Tag Archives: Africa

What’s the matter with “Muslim Rage”?

Repost.  Originally written for the Bridging Communities blog. Human rights advocacy org AWAAZ, a group I personally follow, takes a critical lens to Newsweek‘s controversial headline “Muslim Rage.”  I also appreciated a surprisingly empathetic op ed piece in the NYTimes … Continue reading

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Lamido Sanusi, Central Bank Governor of Nigeria, Addresses the African Economic Forum @ Columbia University

As keynote for Columbia University’s student-led 2012 African Economic Forum, on April 13, Lamido Sanusi, the famed Nigerian Central Bank Governor, delivered a vision of development grounded in four key economic components: infrastructure development, value chain management, women’s financial empowerment, … Continue reading

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Video: International development fund answers prayers in Harlem and Ethiopia

Recently, I had the pleasure of sitting with Reverend Nicholas Richards of Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, to talk about his spearheading of the Abyssinian Fund, which provides development grants in the form of training, education and technical assistance to a … Continue reading

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Factory farming on the famished road: Africa & Animal Welfare

Check out this video post, courtesy of OurHenHouse.com, a vegan, animal rights website: Africa Animal Welfare Action Conference. It discusses the intensification of factory-style animal farming in Ethiopia.  This may come as no surprise to anyone following the encroaching of … Continue reading

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