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Rwanda. Forrest In Focus: Critical Film Reviews. I am still a newcomer to the films of Ousmane Sembène, but even with my limited experience, it is clear that his cinema is an intensely political one; colonialism, race, corruption, and religion surface time and time again as Sembène’s observational style remains consistent.

Forrest In Focus: Critical Film Reviews

Leadership and National Development: The Missing Link, By Nuhu Ribadu. Otunba Dino Melaye (dino_melaye) A DIFFERENT NUANCE FROM THE STATUS QUO. Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets.


Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa. Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps.

Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa

The company is intending to finance, build and help operate networks from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, with the aim of connecting around a billion people to the web. To help enable the campaign, Google has been putting together an ecosystem of low-cost smartphones running Android on low-power microprocessors. Rather than traditional infrastructure, Google's signal will be carried by high-altitude platforms - balloons and blimps - that can transmit to areas of hundreds of square kilometres. Google has also considered using satellites to achieve the same goal. "There's not going to be one technology that will be the silver bullet," an unnamed source told the Wall St Journal. Small-scale trials are underway in Cape Town, South Africa, where a base station is broadcasting signals to wireless access boxes in high schools over several kilometres. Centre for African Studies Basel: Macamo. Elísio Macamo is Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African Studies at the University of Basel (since October 2009).

Centre for African Studies Basel: Macamo

Previously, he taught development sociology at the University of Bayreuth, where he was a founding member of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies. The Colour Of Life. The TRUE Size Of Africa - An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years! Although featured in 'The West Wing', this map dishonesty is anything but fictional.

The TRUE Size Of Africa - An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years!

The video below will give you an accurate look at the size of Africa. People are often not aware of how large Africa continent really is. The image below is an accurate look at Africa relative to some major countries: The map shows how Africa (30,3 million km²) is larger than the combination of China (9,6 million km²), the US (9,4 million km²), Western Europe (4,9 million km²), India (3,2 million km²) and Argentina (2,8 million km²), three Scandinavian countries and the British Isles (map gives no surface for these last two areas). Map Source. Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies. 22 March 2013Last updated at 16:58 GMT Bilkisu Labaran, from the BBC's Focus on Africa programme, talks about the influence of Chinua Achebe Renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe has died at the age of 82 after a brief illness.

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies

Electricity comes to an impoverished Mozambican island. Antiquated electricity generator on island of Ibo, Mozambique On a recent visit to the remote Ibo Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago in northern Mozambique, we were struck by the island’s stunning views and the soft white-sand beaches, the mangrove swamps and the wooden dhows that have plied in the Indian Ocean for decades.

Electricity comes to an impoverished Mozambican island

Beautiful though it is, the island is poor, and few people live there. Kisumu Kanyakwar Women Group. AFRO BOY. Amandla News. Africa Gathering — Home. WE LET AFRICA DOWN BADLY by Prof George N. Ayittey « A New Nigeria. Posted by seunfakze in Uncategorized.

WE LET AFRICA DOWN BADLY by Prof George N. Ayittey « A New Nigeria

Trackback An Open Letter to African Academics, Scholars and Intellectuals Dear Colleagues, Vanguard Update: Finding "Chinatown, Africa" in Uganda. To Our Faithful Users: Current's run has ended after eight exciting years on air and online.

Vanguard Update: Finding "Chinatown, Africa" in Uganda

The Current TV staff has appreciated your interest, support, participation and unflagging loyalty over the years. Your contributions helped make a vibrant place for discussing thousands of interesting stories, and your continued viewership motivated us to keep innovating and find new ways to reflect the voice of the people. Afrologica Investigation Unit. A.k.a. DJ Badly - ILLEGAL GATHERINGS : Play and the Durban Alternative Scene (c. 1990) VIDEO: #OCCUPYNIGERIA "I am ready to die" Nigerian Protester To Police. Kayode Ogundamisi is a commentator on Nigerian and international affairs, he was involved in the Nigerian pro-democracy struggle, Ogundamisi survived a trumped up charge of treasonable offence against the military government of General Babangida, he was detained in Jos prison in 1991 and released after intensive local and international campaigns against the government charging him and 12 other students before a military tribunal.

VIDEO: #OCCUPYNIGERIA "I am ready to die" Nigerian Protester To Police

Ogundamisi was a frontline member of the National Association of Nigerian Student and a former secretary general of the the University of Jos Students Union in Nigeria and the O'dua Peoples Congress. Ogundamisi currently shuttles beetwen his base in The United Kingdom and his Country of Birth Nigeria where he runs a programme on self empowerment. He is the convener of the Liberty Forum UK and his involved in engaging local communities and community and social empowerment. The Coming Battle for Africa's Internet - Drew Hinshaw - International.

As new technology brings Africans online, everyone from Google to local developers are looking to seize the growing market A team of engineers lay fibre optic cables in rural Kenya.

The Coming Battle for Africa's Internet - Drew Hinshaw - International

TallyFox Social Technologies AG. LightBeamProductions (LightBeamPro) Abt_iwlearn/events/iwrmoct2006/51b Salif Diop Freshwater vulnerability.pdf. CBS Tweet - LateLateShow w @CraigyFerg honors BlackHistoryMonth w guests Dr Cornell West & George Clinton Feb 1... C preview. Les églises de Lalibela en Ethiopie (groupe nord) - une vidéo Voyages. Marketing and Media in South Africa. John Wesley Blassingame. John W. Blassingame John Wesley Blassingame (March 23, 1940 - February 13, 2000) was an American scholar, historian, educator, writer, and pioneer in the study of American slavery. He was the former chairman of the African-American Studies program at Yale University.

He died at age 59. The cause of death was not known according to his son, John W. Blassingame wrote and edited several books, including New Perspectives on Black Studies (1971), The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South (1972), Black New Orleans, 1860-1880 (1973), and Frederick Douglass, the Clarion Voice (1976). Blassingame was a lifelong member of many history preservation, heritage, and educational organizations such as the American Historical Association, Southern History Association, the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, and the Phi Alpha Theta honor society. ▲☥▲ The Journal of Negro History issues at Project Gutenberg. BUALA - cultura contemporânea africana. African Studies Programs. Schweizerische Genossenschaft für Afrikanische Studien (SSAS)

Centre for African Studies Basel: Research. Africa and Europe are connected in manifold ways. The two continents share not only a long history but also opportunities and challenges in the present. Both of these call for a joint and interdisciplinary approach in order to achieve positive results. As at now the mutual knowledge on each other is limited. Research on Africa in equitable partnership with African scholars contributes to the building of shared competencies. The University of Basel has become the centre for research on Africa in Switzerland. Since 2001, the Centre for African Studies coordinates teaching and research and offers a MA course in African Studies.

Creative Africa Network - CREATIVE AFRICA NETWORK. Batonga Foundation. BBC World Service - Africa. Show Pages - Inside Africa - - Special Coverage on Issue THE CRITICAL ASS ISSUE. African News, Breaking News, Politics, Sports, Music, Entertainment, Multimedia & Blogs. Tunisie. Bookie Shonuga. Houssein (tn_blogs) A Tunisian Girl /بنيّة تونسية. African Farmers Get Boost From IFC, Soros Economic Development Fund, and Esoko. WASHINGTON, D.C.

/ACCRA, GHANA— IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and the Soros Economic Development Fund have both invested $1.25 million of equity into Esoko, a Ghanaian technology firm. The investment in Esoko will give small holder African farmers and businesses timely crop information that can be shared via text messaging, enabling farmers to increase their incomes. Esoko’s software takes advantage of rapidly growing mobile-phone usage in Africa. The technology allows farmers affordable and timely access to market information that can help them negotiate better prices and improve the timing of getting their crops to market. “Our platform was developed by African software engineers here in Accra, Ghana, and has been a totally local, market-driven initiative,” said Esoko CEO Mark Davies. Putting Complementarity into Practice.

Kenya and the ICC: Fact Versus Fiction. Before December 17, we will file before pretrial chamber III of the International Criminal Court two written applications of around 80 pages each, summarizing the facts and analyzing the evidence collected. We have to prove that there is a reasonable basis to believe that the persons committed the crimes. Open Society Foundations. AfricanViews. China's Trade With Africa Just Exploded To $115 Billion. China's trade with Africa has soared to $114.81 billion in the first 11 months of 2010, according to the Chinese government's first white paper on its economic and trade cooperation with Africa. To put that huge number in perspective, the paper pointed out that China-Africa bilateral trade volume was a mere $12.14 million in 1950. What's driving Africa's growth - McKinsey Quarterly - Economic Studies - Productivity & Performance.

Africa’s economic pulse has quickened, infusing the continent with a new commercial vibrancy. Emerging Africa. The Return of 'Afro-Optimism' Africa: Security and Development for the 21st Century.