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From Enough blogs Thu Jul 10 2014, 16:22:08

Editor's Note: this post was written by guest blogger Danielle Allyn. Danielle is a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is currently spending her summer interning for Mamafrica Designs in Bukavu, DRC, while conducting research for her senior thesis.

"In 5 years, I want to be living so well that my husband [who rejected me] begs me to take him back. I want the opportunity to tell him no, and to tell him that I am better off making a life for myself and my family." Mamafrica artisan Asifiwe, vibrant and full of life, is one of the youngest student seamstresses working at Mamafrica's Ushindi center in Bukavu, DR Congo, the provincial capital of South Kivu. Each day, the women of Mamafrica arrive promptly at 8 am (some of them traveling up to two hours on foot) and ...

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From Africa in Transition Thu Jul 10 2014, 14:13:48

Mamphela Ramphele, the founder of the political party AgangSA (Agang is the northern Sotho word for 'build') in 2013, announced...

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Jul 10 2014, 13:00:55

Last month a friend posted a link to the Kickstarter page for Out of My Hand, a feature film shot primarily in Liberia. The plot follows a rubber tapper named Cisco who, after taking part in a heated labor dispute that goes nowhere, attempts to move to New York city where he becomes a cab driver. [...]

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Jul 10 2014, 11:00:44

Inyambo Imenda is the birth name of producer Nyambz (or Nyambo). He went to high school in the proverbial 'middle of nowhere' -- a small town called Harrismith in South Africa's Free State Province where him and a rapper friend started making music. "There wasn't any hip-hop scene; nobody was making beats," he says of the place. Necessity, [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 10 2014, 10:33:18

Thursday's sixth stage of the Tour de France will have added poignancy as it passes along the Chemin des Dames, a section of the World War I battlefield where thousands of young French (and German) men lost their lives during the four-year conflict.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 10 2014, 09:39:48

Germany's government requested the United States' chief intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country on Thursday in connection with an investigation into US spying activities in Germany.

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From AFRICA IS A COUNTRY Thu Jul 10 2014, 09:00:01

On the Ock YouTube channel, two young men introduce themselves and say "they're going to the hood" to play pranks. These pranks consist of things like fake farting on people, stealing peoples' phones to check the time, stealing people's gas, or just yesterday, "Selling Guns In The Hood Prank!" Combined, the videos have been viewed close to a [...]

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 10 2014, 07:46:46

Big companies hiring in France will now have to accept anonymous CVs from job candidates, the country's highest administrative court ruled this week, in a bid to prevent racial discrimination in staffing choices.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Thu Jul 10 2014, 07:32:03

Chinese Muslims say they are facing growing discrimination within their country, after officials banned students and civil servants in the western region of Xinjiang from observing fasting rituals during the month of Ramadan.

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