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Music from Sub-Saharan Africa

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda on this New Sounds program.  Hear selections from “Delicious Peace,” a new collection of songs by the Peace Kawomera (“Delicious Peace”) interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda.  The songs, each sung in the regional language, are about the economic benefits of growing coffee, to the importance of peace among different regions, encouraging neighbors to join the cooperative and teaching methods for producing higher quality coffee. Rather than being harvest songs, these are performed at community gatherings, at meetings of the cooperative, and at wedding receptions of members.  

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New Sounds

Music from Sub-Saharan Africa

Friday, April 05, 2013

Listen to music from Niger, Mali, Senegal and Uganda on this New Sounds program.  Hear selections from “Delicious Peace,” a new collection of songs by the Peace Kawomera (“Delicious Peace”) interfaith fair trade coffee farmers from Uganda.  The songs, each sung in the regional language, are about the economic benefits of growing coffee, to the importance of peace among different regions, encouraging neighbors to join the cooperative and teaching methods for producing higher quality coffee. Rather than being harvest songs, these are performed at community gatherings, at meetings of the cooperative, and at wedding receptions of members.  Enjoy “Get Up and Grow Coffee!” as a free download on our blog

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The Takeaway

Saddi Gadhafi Flees to Niger

Monday, September 12, 2011

Saadi Gadhafi, one of Col. Moammar Gadhafi's sons, has fled from Libya to Niger. The defection comes a week after a dozen top officials from the Gadhafi regime crossed into Niger, leading some to speculate that Col. Gadhafi may have fled there. The BBC's Thomas Fessy reports from Niamey, Niger about what these high profile defections mean for a new Libya and their West African neighbors.

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The Takeaway

Gadhafi Loyalists Flee to Niger

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A convoy of over 200 vehicles believed to be carrying loyalists to Col. Moammar Gadhafi crossed Libya's southern border into Niger on Tuesday. The loyalists are thought to be heading to Burkina Faso, which has offered the fugitive Libyan leader asylum. A spokesman for Gadhafi said he remains in Libya. Questions have arisen as to why NATO would allow the convoy to escape. Rebel negotiators are pressing loyalists in Bani Walid to surrender peacefully by Saturday.

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The Takeaway

Floods and Famine in Niger

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

People in China and Pakistan aren't the only ones hit by devastating floods and food shortages. Niger is facing its most severe food crisis in a decade. After a drought, heavy rains have washed away the remaining crops leaving 80 percent of Niger's population is at risk for food insecurity. Thomas Fessy, reporter for the BBC explains the humanitarian crisis that the country faces.

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