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Lights, Models, Runway: Africa Fashion Week in New York

Just a few years old, Africa Fashion Week is a phenomena occurring in London and elsewhere, is part of an on-going effort to improve African trade and encourage sustainabilty, fair trade and green marketing. Enjoy Dowoti Desir’s images from the event.

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The Struggle For Academic Freedom In Malawi Continues

The struggle for Academic freedom in Malawi began when the Inspector General of Malawi Police, Peter Mukhito, summoned Associate Professor Blessings Chinsinga for interrogation “over the contents of one of his lectures in which he gave reasons for popular protests in Egypt and Tunisia.”

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Women and Film in Africa Conference: Overcoming Social Barriers
Conference organised by the Africa Media Centre, University of Westminster
Date: Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November 2011
Venue: University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus
35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS
This is a 1st Call for Papers for a conference on the contemporary and historical role played by women in the film, television and video industries in Africa. From the Arab North Africa, West Africa, Central and East Africa, through to Southern Africa, women have emerged from the double oppression of patriarchy and colonialism to become the unsung heroines …

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Five Lunacies of Equitorial Guinea

Bantu-speaking peoples, predominantly Fang, establish the majority of population of the Equatorial Guinea. Bantu have a proverb that deals with the common sense: “There are forty kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.” Based on how the Equatorial Guinea is currently governed it’s clear that the common sense stopped applying there long time ago violating the great historical and cultural of the Bantu speakers who introduced Iron Age and an agriculture civilization into a surrounding Neolithic hunting and gathering societies very early and probably around the sixth century BC.

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Kevin Alexander Gray On Gil Scott Heron’s Legacy

KPFA played a two hour tribute to African American musician Gil Scott Heron and KPFA’s Ann Garrison spoke to African American author Kevin Alexander Gray on Gil Scott Heron’s passing.

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Culture Wars: UNESCO, Libya And The General History Of Africa

Just as there remain lingering doubts about the legitimacy of NATO’s involvement of the Libyan war, the legitimacy of the UNESCO Director General’s sole decision to return funds donated by the Gaddifi Foundation towards the General History of Africa something that exceeds her jurisdiction, raises questions about what are the real motivations behind her actions.

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The Kofi Annan Fellowship provides the opportunity for talented and motivated students from developing countries, who lack sufficient financial means, to study management at ESMT European School of Management and Technology, Berlin, Germany (www.esmt.org)

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Controversy Over Academic Freedom In Malawi Grows

Former Binghamton PhD student, Jessie Kabwila-Kapasula, involved in controversy over academic freedom in Malawi.
The present situation began around February 12, when her Chancellor College colleague, Blessings Chinsinga, Associate Professor of the Department of Political and Administrative Studies, was summoned by the police chief, Inspector General Peter Mukhito and asked about the content of a lecture he gave. Allegedly, Chinsinga compared the popular protests in Egypt and Tunisia to Malawi’s fuel and food crisis.