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Tribute to Wangari Maathai  [26/10/11]

On September 25, 2011, Wangari Maathai died in Nairobi. Lisa Butenhoff brings as this tribute and summarizes her achievements.More

Speech delivered at the Forum 2000 by H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor  [25/10/11]

I am honoured to have been asked to join in your discussions today. This Forum continues to bring together experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss the major challenges humanity faces. This is certainly the case this year with its focus on democracy and the rule of law which are central, I believe, to our hopes for a fairer, peaceful and prosperous future.More

The best present to Zambia and Zambians to this year’s independence celebrations  [25/10/11]

On September 20th 2011, Zambians went to the polls to choose their 5th President. Zambian President Rupiah Banda conceded election defeat to opposition leader Michael Chilufya Sata on September 23rd, saying “the people have spoken.”More

Speech Delivered by HE John Agyekum Kufuor at the Presentation of the World Food Prize Laureate  [24/10/11]

Date: 13 – 10 – 11

Venue: Capitol Building, Des Moines, Iowa, USMore

Ex-president Kufuor in Prague  [15/10/11]

The former president of the Republic of Ghana (2000-2008) and chairman of the African Union (2007-2008) John Agyekum Kufuor participated in Forum 2000 conference which took place from 9 to 11 October 2011 in Prague. It was the first time in history of the conference that a leading Ghanian personality in the capacity of a former President was attending. Indeed, it is a historic moment, not only for the Forum, but for the warming relations between Ghana and the Czech Republic. While in Prauge, President Kufuor also took time off his busy schedule to meet some Ghanians and other Africans living in Czech Republic and on the same occassion he also visited the African Information Centre and the office of Humanitas Afrika – see photo report on our Facebook. From Prague, he flew to the US where he was awarded the 2011 World Food Prize together with the Brasilian ex-president Lula da Silva. His speech at the presentation of the prize is published on our website.More


His Excellency John Agyekum Kufuor, the immediate past President of the Republic of Ghana, is due to participate in this year‘s Forum 2000 conference. As usual it is scheduled to take place in Prague, the Czech Republic from 9th – 11th October 2011. Although the Forum has been going on for some years now, and has attracted participants from across the world including some Ghanaians, it will mark the first time ever that a leading Ghanaian personality in the capacity of a former President will be attending.More

Samia Nkrumah steps into her father’s shoes  [10/10/11]

Former president Kwame Nkrumah’s daughter, Samia, is now in pole position to salvage the fortunes of her father’s once great party.More

Germany to hand back stolen Namibian skulls; The remains derived from four women, 15 men and a boy  [10/10/11]

Germany will face up to a bloody chapter of its colonial past Friday when it hands back 20 skulls spirited away after what many historians call the first genocide of the 20th century.Source: www.africasia.comMore

New African Review August/September 2011  [22/09/11]

August/September issue was reviewed by Swegenyi D.K. Shivairo. The reviewed stories include: Can we trust the UN? / South Sudan; a new nation is born / Africa had its own writing systemsMore

The African Courier/Inside the August-September 2011 issue  [19/08/11]

Cover Story

Elombo Bolayela

In May, Congolese-born Elombo Bolayela was voted into the parliament of the State of Bremen, making him the holder of the highest political office ever attained by a person of African origin in Germany.

In an exclusive interview with The African Courier , the Bremen legislator talks about his election, the German society, the place of Black people in it and what they must do to profit from the tremendous changes that the country is undergoing. Bolayela, who came to Germany in 1992 as an asylum-seeker, also talks about problems that are particular to the Africans and why they have to tackle them collectively as a community.

For more content please view the website of the magazine here

In the Czech Republic the magazine is only available in the African Information Centre. 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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