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. Most recently I watched Mandabi (the other two I have seen are Black Girl and Xala), and it is no exception. At first, it’s somewhat comical; when Ibrahim (Makhouredia Gueye) receives a money order from his nephew in the amount of 25,000 francs, his two wives (Ynousse N’Diaye and Isseu Nieng) began to buy things on credit (that is, the honor system) in anticipation of a payday. Whenever Ibrahim thinks he has his hands on the money, he goes through the familiar nightmare of being re-directed from office to office so he can acquire the proper documentation. Mandabi (Ousmane Sembène, 1968) | Forrest In Focus: Critical Film Reviews
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If...citizens believe they will not be protected from retributive violence, their willingness to participate with authorities will be understandably reduced….brian jackson Nigerians and even non-Nigerians woke up to a startling and unpleasant Pre-independence package on the 23rd of september 2013.An unfortunate boat mishap which claimed over 100 lives with some still missing. while we were deeply engrossed in the emotional thrall of this sad occurrence, the sudden news of the students callously murdered in their sleep by Boko Haram terrorists beamed across the print and electronic media to worldwide indignation and grief.At the last count we had lost more than 50 students,i will neither go into further recorded and confirmed casualties of Boko Haram terrorist attacks both after this and before. President Goodluck Jonathan's media chat was intended as an avenue to mount a defence of his Government s scorecard in the 2 years plus he attained the A DIFFERENT NUANCE FROM THE STATUS QUO
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Search giant Google is intending to build huge wireless networks across Africa and Asia, using high-altitude balloons and blimps. 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. Google blimps will carry wireless signal across Africa
Elísio Macamo is Tenure Track Assistant Professor of African Studies at the University of Basel (since October 2009). 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. He was born and grew up in Mozambique. Centre for African Studies Basel: Macamo
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Although featured in 'The West Wing', this map dishonesty is anything but fictional. 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 TRUE Size Of Africa - An Erroneous Map Misled Us For 500 Years!
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. A statement from his family said his "wisdom and courage" were an "inspiration to all who knew him". One of Africa's best known authors, his 1958 debut novel Things Fall Apart, which dealt with the impact of colonialism in Africa, has sold more than 10 million copies. He had been living in the US since 1990 following injuries from a car crash. Nigerian author Chinua Achebe dies
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Project Coordinator's Letter Dear Sir/Madam, I am hereby delighted to introduce Kisumu Kanyakwar Women Group. We are a Kenyan Women Group and our mission is to cultivate self-reliance in Kisumu, Kenya by empowering disadvantaged rural and informal settlement communities through initiation of fundamental and sustainable socio-economic and environmental interventions for improvement of their livelihoods and general welfare. The group was founded after the 2008 national elections in Kenya. Kisumu Kanyakwar Women Group
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Posted by seunfakze in Uncategorized. trackback An Open Letter to African Academics, Scholars and Intellectuals Dear Colleagues, Upon reviewing the current upheavals in North Africa and elsewhere on the continent, I felt it is necessary for us – African academics, scholars and intellectuals – to take stock and a fresh look at ourselves: What role have we played in advancing the cause of liberty and improving governance in post colonial Africa. Our record is not very good. WE LET AFRICA DOWN BADLY by Prof George N. Ayittey « A New Nigeria
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a.k.a. DJ Badly - ILLEGAL GATHERINGS : Play and the Durban Alternative Scene (c. 1990) Play was an “alternative” nightclub in my hometown Durban. For a few years around 1990, it was the headquarters for the Durban alternative party movement - a collective of freaks, geeks and revolutionaries. At the club’s helm was multi-disciplinary artist, DJ and all-round alternative Durban legend, Helge Janssen. Helge Janssen (1982) Play was “alternative” at a time when “zol” was a class A drug, Mandela was ‘n terroris, Boetie was op Manoeuvres, and long hair on men was frowned upon - unless fashioned as a moustache.
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