This week in Bridges With Africa: A look back at some of the stories that made headlines this year across the continent, and a look ahead to what 2012 might bring. The uprisings in Tunisia and Libya. Election violence in Ivory Coast, previously considered one of Africa’s most stable countries. A new country: South Sudan. The rise of militant Islamism. In South Africa, ANC youth leader Julius Malema is provoking President Zuma. Music from the Barefoot Diva, Cesaria Evora from Cape Verde, who recently died age 70. And two other legendary figures who left us this year: anti-apartheid fighter Albertina Sisulu and Kenyan runner Sammy Wanjiru.
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