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Ghana: Digital Graveyard

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Keeping pace with the latest technology can be a headache sometimes. But in some parts of the world, it can actually cause serious problems. As old computers and mobile phones are thrown away, they often end up in lan...

Ivoirian Refugees in Guinea

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As the international community focuses on ways to put an end to the raging violence in Cote d'Ivoire, those fleeing the conflict are suffering in neighbouring countries. More than 4,000 Ivorian refugees who escaped to...

Sudan: Peace from the Past

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United Nations - At its source -- the ten-year conflict in Sudan's Darfur region can be described as a competition for natural resources like water and arable land... turning neighbors into deadly foes. But now, new p...

Africa: Digital Graveyard

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Mobile phones and computers have transformed the lives of many -- yet billions of discarded electronic devices are ending up in landfills in the world's poorest countries, posing a potentially lethal toxic threat. But...

Malawi: Standing Up for Women’s Land Rights

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In many traditional cultures, women aren't allowed to own or inherit property. Losing a husband through death or divorce can be a guarantee of poverty. But one woman in Malawi has defied that fate. UNIA Programm...

Burkina Faso: A Filmmaker’s Quest

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Movies tell you so much about a culture - its values, its shared experiences, its aspirations. But most African countries are struggling to develop their own film industries. We take you now to Burkina Faso, where one...

Senegal: Safeguarding the Future of Migratory Birds

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Every year, millions of migratory birds flock to the Senegal River Delta in West Africa for wintering grounds. There, a joint conservation project is underway. Known by its French acronym as “RESSOURCE”, the UN Food a...

Cuba – The Musical Legacy of A Million Slaves

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United Nations - Over the centuries more than one million African slaves were transported to Cuba. Today, their legacy can be heard in Cuba’s music, blending African and Latin rhythms. 21st Century: Episode #124 Sc...

Brazil: The Story of Slavery

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United Nations - More than four million slaves were shipped to Brazil from the coast of Africa during the 16th century and onward. But the practice of slavery was abolished in 1888 when abolitionists brought the issu...

Togo: Lighting up the land

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In today's fast-paced modern world, the idea of turning off the power, even for a moment, may seem a welcome relief for some. We travel to Togo in West Africa where living without electricity is a harsh reality for mo...

Cattle Breeding Meets Nuclear Science

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United Nations - Artificial insemination is assisting cattle farmers across the continent of Africa to raise better quality and healthier livestock without having to keep bulls. In Tanzania, the UN’s International At...

Descendants of slaves: Ancestral land

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United Nations - The United Nations has declared an International Decade for Persons of African Descent. Launched in January, the decade focuses on protecting the rights of people of African heritage, recognizing thei...