Ukraine: New government, same corruption (Al Jazeera)

Kiev, Ukraine – A veteran of the Soviet Union’s war in Afghanistan and the Chernobyl nuclear clean-up, Mykola Mykolaiovych Sharpatyi is now fighting for political reform and an end to corruption in Ukraine. For him, the issue is personal. Sharpatyi is organising protests to push the Ukrainian government to honour its broken promises of remuneration for…


Refugees at Tense Uganda Camp Share Plight with UN Official

At the Nyumanzi Transit Center in northern Uganda, refugees greet U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi with song and dance, as well as with tales of food shortages and poor living conditions. Grandi is on a tour of Uganda’s overcrowded refugee centers. Since violence began last July, nearly 90,000 South Sudanese have crossed into […]

African Film Industry Pros Learn From Hollywood

Nigerian actress Olajumoke Bello Aruwajoye had an “out-of-body” experience when she arrived in Hollywood. “It’s surreal, it’s amazing, it’s exciting for me because I never thought I would be here,” she said. Aruwajoye is one of a small handful of entertainment professionals from Africa who got a chance to come to Los Angeles for three […]