Africa

April 9, 2012 - 3:30pm
Budding Newhouse School documentarians reflect on their music-filled adventure in Mozambique.

Before June 2011, Mike Armour, a Syracuse University television, radio and film senior, had never crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

Armour's high school buddy, Josh Eisenfield, also a television, radio and film senior, had an idea to film a documentary in Mozambique about a local band who uses music to educate the masses on hygiene and water sanitation. Eisenfield envisioned Armour as someone he could both trust and put up with for the 35-day adventure.  

April 20, 2011 - 8:42pm
A Sudanese refugee living in Syracuse escaped the violence in his home country, but remains haunted by the horrors he witnessed.

To live in Sudan is to live at war.

Guerilla soldiers draw their battle lines through towns, homes and human lives; lines that tear the country apart.

Fifty years of civil war have split the country in two. In half a century, the war has taken two million lives and left more than four million others homeless.

On Jan. 9, 2011, the Sudanese had the chance to break that cycle of violence.

August 24, 2010 - 10:49pm
Alexander Williams, a graduate student from Ghana, has managed to overcome the obstacles inherent to being blind.

Alexander Williams was always a curious child. One day, his curiosity got him into trouble.

At age 12, Williams was hit in the right eye by a stray bullet.  Warring factions in the part of Liberia where he lived for the first 12 years of his life were fighting over port access to the harbor when his house got caught in the crossfire. 

March 25, 2010 - 3:43pm
The struggle to find an authentic experience in Tangiers

Morocco has been at the top of my list of places to visit while abroad from the beginning. Its proximity to Spain, 340 miles, and the enchantment of going to a country with camels, potent spices, and ocean views made it a must see spot for me. All of this, coupled with the fact that I’d heard stories from my Mom who spent six years in Egypt in her 20s, had me raring to visit northern Africa.