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WORLDVIEWS: Gabon is in Chaos – and France is to be Blame

WORLDVIEWS: Gabon is in Chaos – and France is to be Blame

By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry | The AfricaPaper Paris, France – The small African country of Gabon is engulfed in riots over a contested presidential election. And while it may not seem like it at first glance, France is mostly to blame for this upheaval. Gabon is one of the saddest examples of a Cold War-era policy […]

WorldViews: Economic Empowerment for Black Society

WorldViews: Economic Empowerment for Black Society

By Lucas Jallah-Acosta | The AfricaPaper Minneapolis, Minn – During these last couple of years many events have occurred worldwide, especially in the United States. The most controversial or widely known subject matter in our country is the inevitable mass murders of black males by police. According to the BBC, “Black people are three times […]

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

WORLDVIEWS: Doing Right for Victims in Cote d’Ivoire – Ouattara’s Second Term

Newly reelected Ivorian President Ouattara could consolidate peace and economic prosperity during his second term by addressing past violence in Cote d’Ivoire. This month’s  piece on Worldviews, calls on the Ivorian President to make firm steps to deliver justice and reparations to victims and engage more fully on efforts to acknowledge the truth about Cote […]

Opinion: Why Every Diaspora Family Needs “Legacy Planning”

Opinion: Why Every Diaspora Family Needs “Legacy Planning”

By Henry M. Ongeri & Steven E. Antolak* Right upfront, let’s face it: we all like to put off unpleasant or uncomfortable thoughts or conversations. It is not easy to confront the reality of our own disability, weakness or mortality. So we put it on the back burner. However, the reality remains that burying our […]

Opinion: Protecting Seniors from Schemes and Scams

Opinion: Protecting Seniors from Schemes and Scams

By Deb Taylor | The AfricaPaper Dwight, 74, is more cautious now after being stung by a classified advertisement he saw in an online magazine. The ad promised $100 in legal currency for $50. Dwight (naively) felt it was a good deal so he dashed off a check for $50 and mailed it to a […]

Opinion: A Half Century of Progress for Older Adults

Opinion: A Half Century of Progress for Older Adults

By Deb Taylor | The AfricaPaper We’ve come a long way on our journey to enhance support and care for the older adults in our communities. When President Lyndon Johnson signed the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1965, the legislation represented an historic step towards improving the lives of seniors in the areas of income, […]

OPINION: Retiring? Then what?

OPINION: Retiring? Then what?

By Deb Taylor | The AfricaPaper Looking forward to retirement? Are you daydreaming about saying sayanara to the daily grind, the chaotic commutes? Scary Freedom Most of us spend 40 years in the workplace developing skills, supporting our families, and helping others. And then, it ends. Freedom – but a scary freedom. Often, much of […]

OPINION: Ageism, the persistent ‘ism’

OPINION: Ageism, the persistent ‘ism’

By Deb Taylor | The AfricaPaper We frequently hear about racism and sexism in our culture, but we hear little about another persistent ‘ism’ – ageism. As our society grows older, due to the large number of retiring baby boomers, ageism remains a growing challenge and concern. Negative Comments Researchers at Yale University were disturbed […]

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

WEEP NOT FOR MADIBA

By Mike van Graan | The AfricaPaper   There will come a time When history turns When new heroes are birthed And made more giant by fading memory Of him who has now passed   Not yet interred The time has already come For those without sin To cast their first Second Third Stones He […]

The Guardian: Small British paper makes big impact with NSA stories

The Guardian: Small British paper makes big impact with NSA stories

By Paul Farhi For a newspaper that’s small and underweight even by British standards, the Guardian has a knack for making some big noises, both in its home market and across the pond. The venerable paper (founded in 1821) was one of five news organizations to publish stories based on WikiLeaks’s trove of leaked U.S. […]

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