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FIFA Moves Against Trafficking of Young Footballers  [15/11/10]

Zdroj: IPS (Inter Press Service), Fulgence Zamblé

Abidjan - When he was 15, Maurice Koné dreamed of becoming a great footballer. Adored for his technical skill and eye for goal by fans in Koumassi, a neighbourhood in the south of Abidjan, he dreamed of living the life of a professional overseas.More

Uganda: One million trees for Mt Elgon region  [15/11/10]


MBALE, A three-year project to increase forest cover and help local communities in eastern Uganda adapt to climate change has been launched.More

2010 BBC African Footballer of the Year award has been revealed  [15/11/10]

The shortlist for the 2010 BBC African Footballer of the Year award has been revealed on BBC World Service's flagship African sports programme, Fast Track.  The five contenders were selected by football experts around Africa.More

EU trade policy threatens Africa  [05/11/10]

The EU and India are negotiating a free trade agreement. Uwe Kekeritz, Member of the German Bundestag, argues in this exclusive article for The African Courier that any deal that restricts market entry for generic drugs will put public health at risk in Africa, calling on parliaments and civil society to join forces to ensure that the developing world will continue to have access to life-saving generic drugs made in India. Read more in the current issue of The African Courier.More

Benin: UN And Partners Launch $47 Million Appeal for Flood-Ravaged Nation  [03/11/10]

The United Nations, its humanitarian partners and the Government of Benin today launched a joint $47 million emergency appeal to help nearly 800,000 people in the West African nation which is experiencing the worst flooding in a century.More

A lot of reasons to be optimistic  [28/10/10]

In an interview for African Renewal, a magazine published by the United Nations Department of Public Information, UN special adviser on Africa Cheick Sidi Diarra reflects on 50 years of Africa's independance. Read more here.More

New African review - October issue  [23/10/10]

October is the Black History Month – a special celebration largely by people of African descent in Britain, but which draws a wide following from across the world. New African October issue has as its main stories, articles fitting to this theme.More

Mobile Money Transforms Uganda  [09/09/10]

The days when Ugandans had to spend USh10,000 on bus fare just to deliver USh20,000 to a relative in the village or join a long queues in banking halls to pay bills are soon coming an end. The advent of mobile money, a platform which allows people to use their phones to transfer money, conduct banking services and pay for goods and services, has started to gather an unexpected pace.More

African nurses and doctors can now sleep easy  [07/09/10]

For the first time, African and other poor countries were able to hold their own and negotiate for a fairer Global Code on the way their nurses and doctors would be recruited to work in rich countries from now on. In the August/September issue of New African, Dr. Lenias Hwenda from Zimbabwe tells what happened.More

Fairtrade hopes for Cadbury cocoa farmers in Ghana  [07/09/10]

Stephen Osuw is one of the luckier cocoa farmers in Ghana. He is one of 200 who live in Adjeikrom, a village about two hours drive from the capital Accra. In Adjeikrom, Cadbury is working with the farmers to improve their yields. It is hoped one day all the producers in the village will become Fairtrade, ensuring the farmers a guaranteed income and a premium price for their cocoa harvest. David Gregory , BBC News Correspondent reports...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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