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The African Storm opens to applause at Pan-American film festival

A new movie called The African Storm is captivating audiences at the 25th Pan-American film and television festival in Burkina Faso. The film tackles corruption, civil war, and the country’s ties with former colonial powers. Al Jazeera’s Mohamed Vall reports from Ouagadougou. Source: Al Jazeera

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Mozart in Nairobi’s Korogocho slum

Nairobi, Kenya – Korogocho is one of the largest slums in Nairobi, with 150,000 to 200,000 people living on a plot no larger than 1.5 square kilometres. Poverty, crime, drug and alcohol abuse, domestic violence and widespread HIV/Aids make this neighbourhood a tough place to grow up in. Elisabeth Njoroge wanted ...

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Africa is young. Why are its leaders so old?

There is something unmistakably common in Africa: the continent’s aging and long-serving presidents. Its five longest presidencies stretch between 29 and 36 years, adding to a cumulative 169 years. Their longevity in office is matched by their old age, ranging from 71 to 91 years, and a combined 390 years. ...

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