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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 […]

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. […]

Whoever drinks from the Nile will always return to it

Whoever drinks from the Nile will always return to it

By Ahmed Kadry | The AfricaPaper Disclaimer: I am fully aware as an Egyptian that what you read next may sound biased, utopian, out of touch with reality, and so on. But I am going to go ahead and write it anyway; firstly because I believe it to be true, and second, because with all […]

ELECTION: KENYATTA’S KENYA

ELECTION: KENYATTA’S KENYA

    The AfricaPaper | Kenya   NAIROBI – Kenyans waited four days for the outcome of the election. It was a tense atmosphere full of political speculations. An election that many around the world monitored with keen interest, but finally, Uhuru Kenyatta has been elected to serve the same office his father held 40 […]

Americans Vote in a Cliffhanger Election

Americans Vote in a Cliffhanger Election

  The AfricaPaper | USA Minnesota – Polling stations opened as earlier as 7:00 a.m. in Minnesota. As time approaches midday, voters streamed into different precincts to vote for their candidates. For some, it is the first time voting in a US presidential election that hangs on a knife edge between the Democrats and the […]

The more things change… Sierra Leone’s 2012 elections

The more things change… Sierra Leone’s 2012 elections

By Jonathan Bhalla and Sareta Ashraph “…Electricity!” London & Freetown – In the late 1980s, a common joke told on the streets of Freetown was: “What did Sierra Leoneans read by before they had candles? … Electricity!” By then, life expectancy in Sierra Leone was one of the lowest in the world. Infant mortality was […]

PROSECUTOR SEEKS NEW CHARGES IN DRC

PROSECUTOR SEEKS NEW CHARGES IN DRC

The AfricaPaper | DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO As eastern region sees renewed violence, commentators question whether justice process actually deters atrocities.   By Mélanie Gouby, Simon Jennings The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, ICC, has asked judges to issue new charges against two alleged warlords in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. While experts […]

Senegal Waits for a New President

Senegal Waits for a New President

As Senegal prepares for a run-off election, our correspondent in the capital, Dakar, reports on President Abdoulaye Wade’s quest for a third team and his quarrel with his people. The AfricaPaper | Senegal DAKAR – As the sun beats down in Senegal, thousands march through the capital, Dakar, protesting against President Abdoulaye Wade who refuses […]

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