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I've been waiting to see this day for 15 years -- and in some ways, my whole life. I've loved history ever since I was a little boy. Growing up in the oppressive shadow of Jim Crow, my teachers would ask me to cut out

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Happy Independence Day, Eritrea! On this day, the nation of Eritrea celebrates its 25th year of independence! As a country of six million, Eritrea is a multi-ethnic nation with ethnic groups such as the Tigrinya, Tigre, Kunama, Saho, Bilen, Nara, Afar, Hedareb, and Rashaida people. Of

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Today, April 27th, Applause Africa celebrates with South Africa!   Twenty-two years ago on this day, South Africa shed the shackles of colonialism and white minority domination by electing Nelson Mandela as the first democratically-elected president through a free and fair voting process. This day, Freedom Day, is

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Nobody does it quite like Sierra Leone when it comes to independence celebrations. In an unmatched effort, the DMV area, home to the highest population of Sierra Leoneans in the US, will be overrun this weekend with a rich, unifying celebration of Salone heritage. The GWB Commission,

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Applause Africa salutes Zimbabwe! Formerly and territorially known as the Republic of Rhodesia, today the country celebrates the 36th anniversary of independence from the United Kingdom on April 18th, 1980. On this celebratory occasion, we highlight a few Zimbabwean actors coloring the face of film. Danai Gurira [caption

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Applause Africa celebrates the vibrant and colorful nation of Senegal today on their 56th year of independence from French colonial rule. Renowned for their griots, musicians, and cuisine (P.S. They invented Jollof!), Senegal has always been a global epicenter of African arts and culture. More recently,

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Obed Emvula, chairman of the government-run Namibia Film Commission, is the man responsible for getting Namibia’s name mentioned in the 2016 Oscars so frequently. He is also the writer and producer of the film Katutura, the biggest Namibian independent film to date.

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