African Update

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African solutions and the will of the people coincide in the Gambia  [16/02/17]

Even as the dust is beginning to settle in the Gambia, it is not lost on Africans and people of good will that the manner in which ECOWAS resolved the standoff following recent elections there remains a great example of applying African solutions to African problems. ECOWAS took a principled position that the will of the Gambian people had to be respected by all the means necessary and acted with such steely but decorous resolve it restored order, peace and democracy to the West African nation without a drop of blood. Being able to do so with a good dose of African etiquette and without the usual dictates and bombs of vested foreign powers is a credit worthy of record and celebration.More

Morocco Returns Home  [05/02/17]

In 2016, at the African Union summit in Rwanda, Morocco formally expressed its wish to re-join the union after a 32-year absence. Morocco left the then Organisation of African Unity in 1984, over a disagreement on the independence of Western Sahara.

Therefore, for a continent waiting in expectation for one of its family members to return after more than three decades of absence, it was a great relief and celebration as Morocco took its rightful place at the 2017 AU summit held recently in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.More

Taking ‘forward ever’ to another level, Ghana has done it again, Ayekoo!  [08/01/17]

On December 7th, 2016 Ghanaians pulled off yet another peaceful election almost on the blind side of the world as many remained fixated on the thunderbolt of the American election before it and the embarrassing confusion in the Gambian election next door. The 8th quadrennial affair in Ghana passed off without hiccups as if the exercise of this democratic principle of changing their leaders through the ballot box has always been indigenous.More

(Press Release) First-ever "African Leadership and Excellence Award" presented to Ghana’s President John Mahama  [01/11/16]

Boundaries and borders barricading African countries into sovereign states as in present day Africa is no doubt a legacy borne out of colonialism and neo-colonialism. Many Africans believe that unrestricted movement of people and goods is a catalyst for accelerated progress and development of the continent. Thus, free movement in Africa for Africans has become a burning desire in the heart of good thinking Africans, especially pan-Africanists, who have made this great issue their mission and vision.More

WANTED: Free movement in Africa for Africans!  [04/10/16]

Though African borders are artificial creations of European colonisers, and the Europeans who created the African borders have themselves, on paper, “removed” their borders, making it easier for their citizens to move freely on the European continent, the Africans have stuck so rigidly to the artificial borders that 56 years after African independence, it is easier for non-Africans to move more freely in Africa than Africans themselves. It is a difficult conundrum that borders on self-hatred by the African. As it stands, everybody else can move more freely in Africa than the African. It doesn’t make sense but that is the reality. As more African voices are rising for a change, as African leaders meet at their mid-year Summit in Rwanda in July, a Zimbabwean pan-Africanist is starting a signature petition campaign next month to force the issue. Our Contributing Editor Baffour Ankomah reports.More

Library acquisition trip to Lagos and Ibadan  [18/07/16]

"You like reading eh?" the Nigerian security officer asked me, with a mixture of irritation, amusement, and with a whiff of real interest. For the better part of an hour, I had thrown sand in the cogs of her security machinery, blocking the check-in and luggage-sealing queues in front of the KLM counter at the Murtala Muhammad Airport.More

Angelique Kidjo performs in Prague  [15/07/16]

Benin,Afrika,Chicago to Prague-Czech Republic. Since the passing away to ancestral glory of the legendary Mama Afrika- Miriam Makeba of South Africa while performing on stage in Italy on November 9th 2008,Angeligue Kidjo originally from Benin - West Africa has been rightfully considered as the new Mama Afrika of the present generation.More

Global Diaspora Day 2016  [20/06/16]

The MADE Working Group on Diaspora and Migrants in Development is excited to announce the launch of the first ever Global Diaspora Day!  Our call for submissions generated over 80 articles, case studies, photos and videos from all over the world. We are pleased to share with you all the selected and inspiring stories, learning tools and initiatives today!More

The greatest of all times retires home to ancestral glory, fare thee well Muhammad Ali!  [14/06/16]

By Samwin Banienuba

History is replete with many men and women titled ‘the Great’ and they have all had requiems rising to heavenly heights amidst lavish tributes in annals of the past. While all such ‘greats’ belong to yesteryears of many ages ago or cocooned in epochs of the selective history of conquerors, the most universal and the greatest of all times is none other than the iconic African-American and legendary boxer, athlete, humanitarian, philanthropist, preacher and activist Muhammad Ali who retired home to ancestral glory on June 3rd, 2016 at the age of 74.More

The greatest of all times retires home to ancestral glory, fare thee well Muhammad Ali!  [12/06/16]

History is replete with many men and women titled ‘the Great’ and they have all had requiems rising to heavenly heights amidst lavish tributes in annals of the past. While all such ‘greats’ belong to yesteryears of many ages ago or cocooned in epochs of the selective history of conquerors, the most universal and the greatest of all times is none other than the iconic African-American and legendary boxer, athlete, humanitarian, philanthropist, preacher and activist Muhammad Ali who retired home to ancestral glory on June 3rd, 2016 at the age of 74.More

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Book of the month

Xoliswa Ndoyiya: Ukutya Kwasekhaya

Xoliswa Ndoyiya: Ukutya KwasekhayaTastes from Nelson Mandela’s kitchen

A collection of recipes by Nelson Mandela's personal chef, this book contains the food served to visiting heads of state, celebrities, politicians for more than 20 years. Featuring some of the favourite former South African president's favourite meals including samp and beans, farm chicken, tripe, this book also features paella, peri-peri chicken, prawn curry, and myriad of other delights. With simple, delicious and nourishing recipes, it will interest those who wish to prepare meals that are both elegant and healthy.More

New arrivals

New titles in our library 12/2016

Our library has aquired a number of new and interesting books. Here is the list of the latest titles.

  • Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith
  • Fashion Cities Africa by Hannah Azieb Pool
  • Frantz Fanon: Toward a Revolutionary Humanismby Christopher Lee
  • Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity and Poverty by Robinson, James A., Acemoglu, Daron
  • Shakespeare in Swahililand: Adventures With the Ever-Living Poet by Edward Wilson-Lee
  • A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present by Richard J. Reid
  • Authentically African: Arts and the Transnational Politics of Congolese Culture by Sarah Van Beurden
  • Children in Slavery through the Ages by by Gwyn CampbellSuzanne MiersJoseph C. Miller
  • Global Health in Africa: Historical Perspectives on Disease Control by Tamara Giles-Vernick
  • Rumba on the River: A History of the Popular Music of the Two Congos by Gary  Stewart
  • Women and Slavery, Vol. 1: Africa, the Indian Ocean World, and the Medieval North Atlantic by Gwyn Campbell
  • Women and Slavery, Vol. 2: The Modern Atlantic by Gwyn Campbell
  • Cahier d'un Retour Au Pays Natal by Aimé Cesaire
  • Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948 by Karen Elizabeth  Flint
  • Global Education Policy and International Development: New Agendas, Issues and Policies by Antoni Verger
  • Black Skin, White Coats: Nigerian Psychiatrists, Decolonization, and the Globalization of Psychiatry by Matthew M. Heaton
   

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