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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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Mobile Money. Person-to-Person Lending. Micro-Insurance. Working in Africa’s financial services industry has never been more exciting as the sector is disruptively innovating its way to the future. The Continent seems to be pregnant with so much possibility. This feeling was especially overwhelming last week Wednesday

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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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Sitting in New York City’s Lincoln Center Theater, two beautiful black bodies emerge in the spotlight making leaps, turns, gyrations, and kicks so effortlessly by themselves and intertwined with each other. The music is just as infectious as the movements and more dancers appear, instinctually

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The challenges of our time are bringing innovators, scientists, and experts together, all in the hopes of finding solutions that avoid creating more challenges. In The Paradox of Our Time George Carlin wrote the following: “The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but

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Last Thursday, April 7, Shared Interest celebrated change-makers for Southern Africa in a star-studded tribute featuring an exciting multi-media program with Raiza Said beautifully displaying the power of the Continent in a rousing musical performance. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle in her second year running as host, kept the night racing

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Thousands of fans flocked to the "Mother City" this past week to revel in the magic of the African Continent's biggest music gathering; the Cape Town International Jazz Festival (CTIJF). Affectionately dubbed “Africa’s Grandest Gathering,” the festival is the biggest music event in sub-Saharan Africa and

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