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Know What’s Scarier—and More of a Threat—Than Ebola? The Racism It’s Fueling.

A hysteria-fueled media paints a continent’s people in grossly stereotypical strokes. Stop us if you’ve heard this one before.

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Russ Feingold Appointed as Africa Envoy

Former U.S. senator named a special representative to Great Lakes Region

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The Al-Aqsa of Africa

Sierra Leone’s Israeli-built parliament building is a symbol of the Jewish state’s long-running engagement in Africa

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Zimbabwe’s Jewish Music

Lemba guitarist Hamlet Zhou takes an interest in his African-Jewish heritage for a new album

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Songs of Desert Wanderers

I was drawn to Mali’s nomads and their musical pleas for a homeland, until they allied with Islamists

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Israel’s Shifting Color Lines

A new film, 400 Miles to Freedom, follows Ethiopian immigrants who long to move to the Jewish state but find unexpected barriers upon arriving there

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Ugandan Rabbi Loses Petition Over Votes

Gershom Sizomu is vanquished, but undefeated

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Kenyan Branch

In a Kenyan village 100 miles north of Nairobi, a small group of homesteaders and subsistence farmers have adopted Judaism as their faith

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Election

The Abayudaya, a small Ugandan Jewish community, survived Idi Amin’s persecution and then reconnected with the wider Jewish world, as they had done a century before. Part 2 of 2.

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Election

The Abayudaya of Uganda have been Jewish since a colonial-era chieftain decided to follow the five books of Moses. A century later, a descendant of those African Jews became a rabbi and ran for parliament. Part 1 of 2.

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Sub-Saharan Shabbat

Meet the first-generation Jews of Ghana

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Daybreak: Secret Meetings

Plus Iranian uranium and two Gaza operations

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Evil Is as Evil Does

Obama draws a connection between slavery and the Holocaust

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Vision of Unity

An activist poet explores the religious side of social justice

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