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Almamy Samory Touré. Photo credit: Wikimedia
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Samori Touré: African Leader and Resistant to French Imperialism

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  One of the great kings, and fighters of African freedom was the great Samori Touré. Over 100 years ago, Samori Touré was captured by the French and deported to Gabon where he died of pneumonia. But who was Samori Touré? Well, Samori Touré was born in 1830 in Manyambaladugu (some texts […]

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How Samba Became a Form of Resistance in Brazil
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How Samba Became a Form of Resistance in Brazil

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“Não vai ter golpe de novo, Reage, reage meu povo…. Vamos honrar nossa raiz Democracia é o que a gente sempre quis….” Source: TeleSUR TV / The Dawn News / February 23, 2017 As the world prepares for Carnival festivities, we look at how Brazilian music has contributed to the […]

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Interview With Wamba Dia Wamba, Part I
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Interview With Wamba Dia Wamba, Part I

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By: María Torrellas, reporting from Zambia for The Dawn News and Resumen Latinoamericano / The Dawn News / April 13, 2016. During the Pan Africanism Today Congress in Zambia, María Torrellas interviewed Ernest Wamba Dia Wamba, senator of The Democratic Republic of Congo. He was the President of the Congolese Rally for […]

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