How a new alphabet is helping an ancient people write its own future
When they were 10 and 14, brothers Abdoulaye and Ibrahima Barry set out to invent an alphabet for their native language, Fulfulde, which had been spoken by millions of people for centuries but never had its own writing system. While their friends were out playing in the neighborhood, Ibrahima, the older brother, and Abdoulaye would shut themselves in their room in the family’s house in Nzérékoré, Guinea, close their eyes and draw shapes on paper.
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At Ginjan Café, founders Mohammed and Rahim Diallo aim to paint a more complete picture of Africa.
By Vonnie Williams
1000-Year-Old West African Ginger Drink Gets New Life in HarlemAt Ginjan Café, founders Mohammed and Rahim Diallo aim to paint a more complete picture of Africa.
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By Salem Solomon, Abdourahmane Dia, James Butty
As Guinea’s president visits the U.S. preaching economic development, a debate rages back home about term limits.
President Alpha Condé spent the week visiting U.S. diplomats, granting interviews and meeting with business leaders. He said his goal is to attract investment and transform his country’s economy, which historically has been heavily dependent on mineral extraction.
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The city of New York has agreed to pay $1.9 million to the family of an emotionally disturbed cabbie who police shot dead in his Harlem apartment in 2012.
The settlement ends a long-running, contentious lawsuit over the fatal encounter that resulted in an examination of NYPD protocol.
A jury held the city liable for Bah’s wrongful death and awarded Bah’s mother $2.2 million in 2017. The city appealed that verdict, which did not include attorneys’ fees estimated to exceed $1 million.
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