This site was originally set up for a group of students to publish their work in an open setting, to create a record of our academic achievement, and solicit feedback. However, over the course of time, it has become a blog of commentary, with extensive coverage of the World Cup in South Africa during 2010. It contains a travel blog that documented a return to South Africa and the neighboring countries. Since then, The African File has drawn significant viewership based on its standing in the online search world for work on Apartheid South Africa and Sanctions. With the focus of the authors more focused on recently on public diplomacy, communication, international relations, politics, and technology, The African File has begun to publish a weekly recap of African news on the topics of politics, tech, and sport in order to compliment the significant pieces of scholarship on the aforementioned topics. Feel free to use the tabs underneath the header to browse and let us know what you think!
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- Alisa Albee (aaalbee) completed her Intensive Psychology undergraduate degree from the University of California – Santa Cruz in the spring of 2009. Her focus is Social and Developmental Psych. She interned for Search for Common Ground after graduation. She volunteered with Village Volunteers in Kenya in the fall of 2010 and is currently attending the University of California – Los Angeles for a Masters in Social Welfare.
- Alexander Laverty (afrikantraveler) completed his International Studies – Political Science/African Studies Degree at the University of California – San Diego in 2008. He interned for Trans Africa Forum and Human Rights Watch after graduation. He is currently attending university in Los Angeles. LinkedIn - CV Version
The African File’s Header is a picture from taken at Sossusvlei, Namibia in November 2007.
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