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2011-04-26 10:23:00

ATLANTA, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Little is known of the ancestry of Africans pulled into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A new website, launched at Emory University this week, aims to change that. The African-Origins (http://www.african-origins.org) website provides a rare glimpse of the identities of Africans aboard early nineteenth-century slaving vessels, and through this information, the possibility of tracing the origins of millions of other Africans forcibly transported to the...

2005-07-26 00:06:55

By Rebecca Harrison JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Racist sharks that only devour white swimmers, husband-snatching witchdoctors, and a magic tree with penis-enlarging leaves. Such lurid tales ensure that South Africa's young tabloid industry is riding a wave of sales. Driven by a classic red-top formula of sex and celebrity with a distinctive African bent, the introduction of tabloids has proved a hit with the country's black majority 11 years after the fall of apartheid. "It has all the news...

2005-07-06 02:36:26

By Alain Ngono JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has embarked on ashake-up of its educational system to enable students to beeducated in any of the country's 11 official languages rangingfrom Afrikaans and English to Xhosa and Zulu. Officials describe the policy as an important step towarddeveloping indigenous African languages which were ignored orsuppressed under decades of white apartheid rule. "It is our legal obligation to develop a policy thatincorporates all South African...

2005-07-03 02:51:34

By Alain Ngono JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa has embarked on ashake-up of its educational system to enable students to beeducated in any of the country's 11 official languages rangingfrom Afrikaans and English to Xhosa and Zulu. Officials describe the policy as an important step towarddeveloping indigenous African languages which were ignored orsuppressed under decades of white apartheid rule. "It is our legal obligation to develop a policy thatincorporates all South African...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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