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Jennifer Brea

I am a first-year graduate student studying political economy at Harvard. I blog commentary on African politics (and now, frequently, the everything of everywhere) at Africabeat and photographs at my Flickr photostream.

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Latest posts by Jennifer Brea

17 January 2010

Senegal offers free land to Haitian earthquake survivors

Senegalese president, Abdoulaye Wade, has been making headlines by offering free land to any Haitian earthquake survivors who wish to "return to their origins," according to a spokesperson. Online, the...

Haiti: “Culture, Crossroads, Color”

Dominicans aiding Haitians where no UN, Red Cross

16 January 2010

Haiti: Time Running Out for Earthquake Survivors

Keziah Furth is a 24-year old American nurse who works with kids in Haiti. Keziah warns that unless food, water, and medical supplies come quickly, many will die needlessly. She...

15 January 2010

Haiti: Rescuing Survivors, Searching for the Missing

Conversations for a Better World

Here are just a few of the online networks and databases which have mobilized in the last few days to help relatives abroad locate family and direct urgently needed help...

Haiti: Finding Trapped Survivors Using Twitter

13 January 2010

Diaspora Mobilize to Help Haiti in Earthquake Aftermath

As aftershocks continued to rattle Port-au-Prince this morning, Haitians in the Diaspora have started mobilizing prayers and financial support as they try to find word about friends and family.

12 January 2010

Togo Disqualified from African Cup Following Deadly Attack

Togo's national football team has been formally disqualified from the African Cup of Nations following Friday's deadly attack on the team's convoy in Cabinda, a region of Angola long troubled...

5 December 2009

Cameroon: Video Shows Harsh Conditions of Rural Medicine

As in many parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, doctors in Cameroon work without adequate training or equipment--a fact that in itself is not surprising, but is made disturbingly real by four...

2 December 2009

World AIDS Day: Fighting Discrimination Around the World

Millions around the world came together on Tuesday to show support for those living with HIV/AIDS. Online, in blogs and in forums, many assessed the progress made and the distance...

22 September 2009

Gabon: Opposition Continues to Fight Election Result

Gabon's political opposition present a united front against the August election results, which handed the son of former dictator Omar Bongo the presidency. Politicians and citizens alike speak out against...

31 July 2009

Gabon: Presidential Candidate Uses Social Media in Historic Election

As Gabon prepares for its first election since the death of Omar Bongo, one candidate, whose rivals who include the current prime minister, Jean Eyeghe Ndong, and Bongo's own son,...

13 July 2009

Obama's Ghana Speech Underwhelms

Two Congolese readers react to Obama's first-ever visit to Africa as president, each unimpressed by the speech he gave Saturday before the Ghanaian parliament.

24 June 2009

Togo Abolishes Death Penalty

Togo's National Assembly voted on Tuesday to end the death penalty for all crimes, making it the 15th member of the African Union to abolish capital punishment.

3 June 2009

Niger: Widespread opposition to president's bid to extend rule

Tensions are on the rise in Niger as President Mamadou Tandja moves forward with a referendum that, if passed, would allow the 71 year-old leader to modify the constitution and...

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