6 April 2010

Stories from 6 April 2010

Senegal: Wade's African Renaissance Monument

  6 April 2010

Ethan discussses Abdoulaye Wade’s African Renaissance Monument project: “Sure, there’s the predictable “Does a country with a per capita income of $1088 per person need a huge copper statue?” The monument has pissed off a surprisingly wide range of people.”

Malawi: Raising Malawi Academy to empower young girls

  6 April 2010

Madonna blogs from Malawi about Raising Malawi Academy: “Our academy will educate, protect, and empower 450 young girls who are Malawi’s hope for the future. We will stop the brain drain happening in so many African nations—our students will receive an internationally competitive education while incorporating local values.”