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World Bank backs Morocco solar megaproject  [03/01/12]

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

New African Fashion Issue  [03/01/12]

New African Fashion Issue

In its first fashion issue, New African Woman explores the growing fashion industry on the continent, which is drawing attention on the world stage. This issue introduces readers to up and coming African fashion designers from across the continent. In particular, Johannesburg, Nairobi and Dakar have become hubs for the industry. However, we also meet the Ghanain Nana Afua Atwi, the UK’s top model of color, Mary-Ann Kaikai (Mammy Yako) from Sierra Leone, and the Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara.More

Visiting Czech President hails “historic” trip to Senegal  [01/01/12]

Visiting Czech President Vaclav Klaus described his trip to Senegal at the end of November as “historic”, claiming that his talks with President Abdoulaye Wade have been “friendly and constructive”.More

Ethiopia: Familiar, Exotic Churches  [31/12/11]

A visit to an Ethiopian church can be a confusing experience for Westerners. There they find the Christian religion they know from back home, but it comes in an exotic form which is sometimes reminiscent of, say, India.More

Women are narrating the future  [31/12/11]

Nigeria’s Wole Soyinka received the Nobel Prize for Literature in December 1986 at a colourful ceremony in the Swedish capital Stockholm. He was the first African writer to be honoured with the prestigious prize. Alexander Macbeth on how Soyinka’s Nobel has influenced the development of African literature 25 years on.More

Ghanian social entrepreneur picks UN award  [31/12/11]

Ghanaian social entrepreneur, Kwaku Kyei has been selected as a winner of the 2011 UNEP SEED Initiative Award. The Awards recognize inspiring social and environmental entrepreneurs whose businesses can help meet sustainable development challenges.More

Ugandan works on space project from mother's backyard  [31/12/11]

Chris Nsamba says that at one time or another every successful scientist has been called a madman, and some think he is crazy about working to send the first Ugandan into space -- from the backyard of his mother's home.More

Africa: the new pot of gold for mobile telecoms  [31/12/11]

Mobile subscribers in Africa have increased by 20 percent annually over the past five yearsAfrica's lag in land-based telecoms infrastructure has propelled the continent directly into the mobile age, opening up short-term growth prospects unparalleled in the world.More

Without Václav Havel  [31/12/11]

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out… (It is the) ability to work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed.”More

President Pires accepts 2011 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership  [30/12/11]

Pedro Verona Rodrigues Pires, the former President of Cape Verde, this evening accepted the 2011 Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership at a gala ceremony in Tunis hosted by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. The Ibrahim Prize recognises and celebrates excellence in African leadership. It is an annual award worth US$5 million over 10 years and US$200,000 annually for life thereafter.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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