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Films exploring 21st-century Africa screened, Nov. 18

The Global Issues Forum will screen two documentaries exploring the problems facing post-colonial Africa at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in 2 Robertson Hall.

"Somalia -- The Neglected Civil War" a explores the political upheaval in the nation, which is mainly under the power of guerillas and local warlords. The film also addresses how the country has become a recent target in the post-Afghanistan war on terrorism.

"Zimbabwe and South Africa: Still Far From Co-Existence" addresses post-colonial problems in Zimbabwe related to land reallocation, compensation and the rise of violence against whites. The film also uncovers post-apartheid troubles in South Africa as the country deals with an expanding gap between the rich and poor, increasing interracial conflict, a rising crime rate and the AIDS epidemic.

The films are part of a series, "Africa in the 21st Century," and are co-sponsored by the Program in African Studies, AKWAABA and the Department of History.

For additional information, contact Vernoka Musilova .

Contact: Patricia Allen (609) 258-3601

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