HIV patient in Nairobi, Kenya Hospital (AP/Karel Prinsloo) Nearly half of Ghana's educated citizens live abroad, while one in three skilled Angolans resides outside that country. "Brain drain".... .

Actor Isaiah Washington recently became a citizen of Sierra Leone, inspired by DNA testing that showed he had ancestral links to the West African country. Washington is shown in his Burbank office with a photograph of students from the village of Gerihun, in southern Sierra Leone, taken on his visit there in 2006 (LA Times) As a child growing up in Houston, Isaiah Washington said, his first impressions of Africans were discomfiting TV images of "natives ru.... .

U.S. President Barack Obama waves after delivering his speech during the inauguration ceremony in Washington, January 20, 2009. Obama became the first African-American president in U.S. history. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES) History surely will remember President Barack Obama as the first black to sit in the White House. But success in his term will depend .... .

Jacob Zuma, left, and Thabo Mbeki, right, celebrate the birthday of Nelson Mandela shortly before Mr. Zuma’s supporters forced out Mr. Mbeki as South Africa’s president.  (AP/Jerome Delay) If Nelson Mandela was South Africa’s George Washington, Thabo Mbeki was his John Adams — a short, touchy, fiercely intelligent inf.... .

Barack Obama “One hundred years later, the Negro is still languishing in the corners of American society,” so said Dr Martin Luther King, Jr, i.... .
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