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August 8, 2015
As Cycling Gains Traction in Africa, When Do Women Get to Ride?: Riders from Eritrea Broke Barriers at the 2015 Tour de France. Will they pave the way for women cyclists?

As Cycling Gains Traction in Africa, When Do Women Get to Ride?: Riders from Eritrea Broke Barriers at the 2015 Tour de France. Will they pave the way for women cyclists?

Through sheer grit and determination, Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus became the first black Africans to compete in the Tour de France. People watched from all corners of the world as history was made. In their home country, exhilarated crowds in cafes and streets around Asmara cheered for Daniel when he received the King... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2015
Abroad: Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Join a “Global Village”

Abroad: Habitat for Humanity Volunteers Join a “Global Village”

FOR VOLUNTEERS, BUILDING HOMES ABROAD IS LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE A catchphrase among volunteers is “think globally, act locally.” Habitat for Humanity believes it has found a way to do exactly that. Through a program based on the Christian tenet of tithing, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County sets aside money each time it builds a house... Read more »

Jan. 5, 2015
Welcome to the Newly Designed Africa-Talks.com

Welcome to the Newly Designed Africa-Talks.com

The goal of Africa Talks is always to put the audience first. To help meet that goal, I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand new version of the site. You, the audience, will get to experience a simple, clean, responsive and interactive site.

April 23, 2014
Examining the roots of biased reporting on Africa: Insensitive ReportingWriting betrays the notionof subjects as subhumanCreating Distance from Subjects 

Examining the roots of biased reporting on Africa: Insensitive ReportingWriting betrays the notionof subjects as subhumanCreating Distance from Subjects 

The cover of the venerable weekly magazine, the Economist in May 2000 said it all. Inside the outline of the continent of Africa, the magazine showed a photo of a young soldier with a rocket launcher slung over his shoulder. Above it was the headline, “The hopeless continent.” This example, though extreme, is not unusual... Read more »