Deadly Terrorist Attacks, But Do We Care?

Loud explosions rocked Somalia's capital Mogadishu on 28th of October. There was not one but two car bombs going off in the center of the city, leaving at least 23 people dead and 30 wounded. These attacks are not the first instances of bombings in Mogadishu, where approximately 300 people were killed in terrorist attacks last month. So far the militant Al-Shabaab group has taken the responsibility for the most recent attacks, but there are no confirmations from the regional law enforcement. Al-...
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16 dead after militants attack Grand Bassam beach resort

On Sunday, six armed militants killed fourteen civilians and two soldiers in an attack on Grand Bassam, an Ivory Coast beach resort popular among Westerners and located only 25 miles from the capital, Abidjan.   According to a witness, the attackers were “heavily armed and wearing balaclavas” and “fired at guests at L’Etoile du Sud, a large hotel which was full of expats in the current heatwave.”  Photos posted by other witnesses on Twitter showed the assailants toting machine guns and a sign...
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Media Spotlight: Discovering the sound of Africa

The African influence in today’s pop music is undeniably present. The official 2010 FIFA World Cup Waka Waka (Time for Africa) performed by Shakira, was adapted from Zangaléwa from Cameroonian band Golden Sounds – take a listen to the original at 7:38 if you want to hear the original “Waka Waka”. The infamous Fela Kuti heavily influenced Beyonce’s End of Time; Grown Woman and Run the World (Girls) also don’t shy too far away from Afro-beat and Coupé-Décalé. While music is typically seen as a ...
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