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South Sudan: A Country in Perpetual Turmoil

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Spread the love           Salva Kiir Mayardit took oath as the first president of the Republic that day in 2011, the new nation not only gratefully savored its first moments of independence from North Sudan but also remembered with sadness the more than two million people who had sacrificed their lives for that very moment. Tears rolled […]


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Every Soul has its Song of Life!

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Spread the love           There is a tribe in central Africa, some say it is the Himba Tribe, while some say it is the Ubuntu Tribe, which have a unique tradition. When a woman wants to become a mother, she recluses herself from the tribe and goes to stay in the forest. She stays amongst nature and […]


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Empowerment and Wellbeing of African Women

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Spread the love           Many cultural customs and traditions infringe on the rights of women and children by subjecting them to abuse, in keeping with Africa’s gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda, and as part of its advocacy activities. As African women receive education and are recognised with a higher legal status, they provide their households with […]


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Anansi and the Wisdom Pot

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Spread the love           Anansi is a part of the African folklore. He a popular character in many regions of Africa and is known by many names. He is a trickster character, someone who tries to trick others, but often finds himself trapped in his own web. Here’s a story, recounted by Kiren, how wisdom came to […]


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The History of the Iteru – The Nile

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Spread the love           The Nile which is one of the longest rivers in the world passes through nine countries in Africa before it reaches Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. It covers from start to finish a length of 4000 miles, flowing south to north, of which only 900 miles actually go through Egypt. The origins of […]


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The Inspiring Story of the African American, George Washington Carver

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Spread the love           Veena Gavankar came across the English biography, George Washington Carver, an African American agriculturist, botanist, inventor and environmentalist, written by Shirley Graham and George Lipscomb. She was fascinated with his life and wanted to share his inspiring story with her children. She went on to do a lot of research on Carver and […]


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The Girl Who Married a Stranger

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Spread the love           Tutu recounts a popular folktale from the Calabar region of Nigeria. It’s about a stunning young woman, Afiong. She had bright eyes and velvety smooth skin, the colour of the deepest golden honey. She was also tall and carried herself with poise and grace. But, she was vain and turned down several marriage […]


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A Visionary Auteur Goes Gently Into The Good Night

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Spread the love           “People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” —Edmund Hillary Armed with a pedigreed background in film world and a  distinct persona of her own, Kalpana Lajmi(1954) carved a special niche for herself as a sensitive film director on gender issues. Surrounded by trail blazers, she was the […]


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A Gold Watch of the Bishop, a Stick of the Gardener and the Train

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Spread the love           A Bishop had blamed the son of the gardener for stealing his gold wristwatch. The gardener too had beaten his son blue-black. Was the boy a thief? A story by Swapna. A Different Truths exclusive for the Special Feature in Different Truths. There was a hue and cry in the morning! Lo, behold. […]


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Sojourner Truth, First Feminist to Assert Black Identity: Intersectionality and Truth

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Spread the love           What Sojourner Truth may have been most famous for, not unlike the firebrand anarchist Emma Goldman, was her public speaking. Illiterate throughout her life, she nevertheless had a remarkable gift for language, and from 1840s onwards, went on several speaking tours with both women’s rights groups and abolitionists. In 1850, she also began […]


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