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Jennifer Brea

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Haiti: Mobile phones bring news of missing relatives

  18 January 2010

In Port-au-Prince, @guyadams , the Independent's L.A. correspondent, tweets: “People finally able to get mobile signals. Sadly, that means they're only now finding out about dead relatives…Our host just found out that three of his cousins are dead. Don't know what I can say to console him.”

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Senegal offers free land to Haitian earthquake survivors

  17 January 2010

Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has been making headlines by offering free land to any Haitian earthquake survivors who wish to "return to their origins," according to a spokesperson. Online, the proposal has been received with almost universal ridicule.

Haiti: “Culture, Crossroads, Color”

  17 January 2010

Haitian-American writer and artist Lenelle Moise tries to: “balance the images of the devastation of my birthplace (injured bodies aching in wait, starving orphaned children, mass graves set amid rubble) with evidence of all the beautiful dynamic magic its descendants make.”

Haiti: Time Running Out for Earthquake Survivors

  16 January 2010

Keziah Furth is a 24-year old American nurse who works with kids in Haiti. Keziah warns that unless food, water, and medical supplies come quickly, many will die needlessly. She has so far not seen any foreign aid or rescue teams in the part of the city where she has been treating the injured.

Haiti: Rescuing Survivors, Searching for the Missing

  15 January 2010

Here are just a few of the online networks and databases which have mobilized in the last few days to help relatives abroad locate family and direct urgently needed help to survivors of the earthquake in Haiti, many of whom are still trapped beneath the wreckage of their own homes.

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Togo Disqualified from African Cup Following Deadly Attack

  12 January 2010

Togo's national football team has been formally disqualified from the African Cup of Nations following Friday's deadly attack on the team's convoy in Cabinda, a region of Angola long troubled by separatist violence. With plenty of criticism for the Angolan government and African football officials, Togolese bloggers ask hard questions about the tragedy.

Cameroon: Video Shows Harsh Conditions of Rural Medicine

  5 December 2009

As in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, doctors in Cameroon work without adequate training or equipment--a fact that in itself is not surprising, but is made disturbingly real by four young Americans who shot this amateur video of surgery in a rural hospital in Cameroon. Posted on 20mai.net, a Camerounian citizen media site, the video provoked a heated discussion.

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World AIDS Day: Fighting Discrimination Around the World

  2 December 2009

Millions around the world came together on Tuesday to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Online, in blogs and in forums, many assessed the progress made and the distance left to travel in the fight against discrimination and the spread of the disease. Here's a collection of text, images and video from those writing and speaking in French.

Togo: Democratic culture

  1 June 2009

revedafrique, during a trip home to his village in Togo, was disappointed by the democratic spirit of the youth: “Some still believe, for example, that criticizing the government's policies can land you in prison” [Fr]

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