African Update

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Gabon and Equatorial Guinea beckon 2012 African Cup of Nations (Afcon)  [19/01/12]

January and February 2012 is football time in Africa. During these two months the continent will be showcasing, once again, one of the most festive and celebrated football tournaments in the world. The sixteen countries that made it through the qualifications will be parading the cream of their very best players, many of whom ply their trade in Europe and elsewhere outside the continent. All this will be happening live in Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, co-hosts to the 28th Afcon edition which kicks off on 21st January in Bata (Equatorial Guinea) with the final on 12th February in Libreville (Gabon).More

Guinea Bissau bids farewell to president Sanha  [19/01/12]

Thousands of people, including two African heads of state, bid farewell Sunday to Guinea Bissau president Malam Bacai Sanha at a state funeral in the capital Bissau.More

Cape Verde name airport after Mandela  [19/01/12]

Mandela will on February 11 mark 22 years since he was freed from prison, where he had spent 27 years. Cape Verde has decided to rename its Praia International Airport after South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, an icon for freedom in Africa, a government statement said Monday.More

Gabon and Equatorial Guinea beckon 2012 African Cup of Nations (Afcon)  [15/01/12]

January and February 2012 is football time in Africa. During these two months the continent will be showcasing, once again, one of the most festive and celebrated football tournaments in the world.More

S.Africa's ANC accused of living in past after centenary  [13/01/12]

South African media criticised the ANC on Monday for celebrating its past at the expense of the present as the last merrymakers from the party's 100th anniversary celebrations headed home.More

African leaders heap praise on ANC's liberation role  [13/01/12]

African leaders hailed South Africa's ruling ANC in centenary celebrations for the continent's oldest liberation movement which inspired regional struggles for freedom.More

World Bank backs Morocco solar megaproject  [07/01/12]

The World Bank said Thursday it would lend Morocco $297 million in support of the huge 500 megawatt Ouarzazate solar project.More

Esperance conquer Africa thanks to Afful goal  [03/01/12]

Ghana defender Harrison Afful scored midway through the first half to give Tunisian club Esperance a 1-0 victory over Moroccan visitors Wydad Casablanca Saturday and the African Champions League trophy.More

African music stars sing for new Vatican CD  [03/01/12]

Three popular African singers have released a CD in collaboration with Vatican Radio to spread the message of the African Synod and mark the pope's trip to Benin.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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