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An African Ambassador speaks up

"Africa is not what you see on TV," Cameroonian graduate student Jessica Foumena says (Going Places Fall 2012, pp.25-26).

'They Say' vs. 'We Say' (About Africa)

(source: 28 Too Many)

African Fashion by Moussou Ba

Moussou Ba, also called "La Mouche" ( "The Fly" in French), is a 20 year-old college young woman who wants to share her passion for fashion with the world. Originally from Mali (West Africa), Ba speaks French, English, Spanish, and Bambara. 


Why I Majored in International Journalism

This may sounds cliché but I will say it anyway. The journalism field has been my dream career path since my first year in high school. However, I suppressed the dream because I was told that the journalism profession was dangerous and financially not beneficial.
Convinced, I chose a scientific track and earned a scientific high school diploma. Even though my main subjects were Biology, Chemistry and Physics, my favorite ones remained French Literature and English.

African Fashion by Amani Ya Juu

Amani Liberia is a sewing and business-training project for women in Liberia. The project serves a two-fold purpose. First, Amani gives women the opportunity to improve skills such as purchasing, bookkeeping, quality control, management and design. Second, Amani aims to sow seeds of peace in the hearts of the women as they grow in community and faith together.

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie is good for Africa

Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie has been an official 'Goodwill Ambassador' for the United Nations Humanitarian Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) since 2001.


"No one chooses to be a refugee," UNHCR Special Envoy Jolie said in her video message on World Refugee Day 2012.