Desert Road

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  • Terrorism in Africa : Boko Haram - Boko Haram loosely translates as "Western education is ... terror group Boko Haram launched a military offensive in north -eastern Nigeria and since then it's killed thousands of people while ... some 200 schoolgirls from their boarding school in Chibok, north -eastern Nigeria. News of the kidnappings sent shockwaves around the ...
  • Awesome Tapes from Africa has been introducing Western audiences to diverse African sounds since ... Brian Shimkovitz. | Photo: Awesome Tapes from Africa on Facebook. In partnership with The Jewish Federation ... behind blog -cum-record label Awesome Tapes from Africa . "And they said, 'Oh, next door is a rabbi's house, and we're doing ...
  • Africa and Islands -- A survey of music from Mali, South Africa , Haiti and Cape Verde concluding with a call for the African Diaspora ...
  • ... off its confusion to claim its place in the new South Africa . ...
  • In the frontier city of Manaus, on the Amazon River, Taiwan immigrant Jack Sun has been running the Mandarin for thirty years. He came to Brazil when he was a young man, to build his life in the resource-rich country.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama wrapped up his visit to Africa in July, but once again, the world’s attention is focused on the continent. The future of Africa is rapidly evolving with a new generation of change makers poised to ...
  • Stories are powerful. They teach us lessons and shape our values. A good story can inspire people everywhere to think, to start conversations, and to take action. These films, from Link TV's ViewChange.org, bring the timeless power of storytelling to a modern and critical mission: fighting poverty, hunger, and disease around the world. ViewChange.org is a ground-breaking multimedia...

  • Two young Scandinavian men are determined to make a difference and to take things into their own hands. Not only are we treated to their crazy adventure, but we also see some hauntingly beautiful scenery that shows the precious and delicate nature of our world. Their voices teach us about activism, youth and environmentalism.

  • Inge Wegge (25) and Jorn Ranum (22) spent nine months of cold, Norwegian winter in the isolated and uninhabited bay of a remote, arctic island off the coast of northern Norway, facing nothing but the vast Atlantic Ocean. There they built a cabin out of driftwood and other cast-off materials that washed up on shore, and ate expired food stores would otherwise have thrown away. But the boys brought...

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