African Update

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New African review/August-September  [02/09/10]

Every year, around summer time, one New African issue covers two months. This is the one this year.

In this issue among other articles:

Mandela: what lies beneath the legend

Africa at 50: losing our colonial mentality

Health; African nurses and doctors can now sleep easy

Uganda; is paying dowry a bad thing?

New African FootballMore

Developing More Top African Women Research Scientists  [17/08/10]

In a tiny village near Kisumu city in Kenya, scientific researcher Mary Anyango Oyunga spends most of her time educating women about something they have always done – grow sweet potatoes.More

Urban Dwellers Adopting Dry Sanitation  [17/08/10]

Diarrhoea causes more deaths than malaria and AIDS combined, yet while funding to fight the latter two have risen sharply, the same cannot be said of resources available for hygiene, sanitation and clean drinking water.More

Foreign language teaching at universities in Kenya has been intensified, the Chinese language being one of the languages newly on offer  [22/07/10]

Kenya's universities are rolling out foreign language programmes as nations and investors, especially from Asia, increasingly turn to the East African country for resources to boost their industrial growth. Recently, the somewhat controversial Confucius Institute of China (an institute purportedly similar to e.g. Goether Institute with the aim of promoting the Chinese language and culture. The institute has been at the same time somewhat controversial) and Kenyatta University launched a partnership that will reportedly promote the Chinese language learning and cultural and educational exchange programmes between the two countries.More

New African review/July issue  [15/07/10]

In this issue among other stories:

Cover story: Nigeria

Feature: After all at 50 we are mature

Special reports: Tanzania, Mozambique, Angola

Reflections: Baffour's Beefs, Back to the Future

New African FootballMore

Football festival ends in South Afrika  [11/07/10]

On Sunday 11 July, the curtains came down in South Afrika at the 2010 FIFA World Cup held peacefully for the first time in Afrika. It was indeed a great football festival which started with a superb two-hour cultural show full of pomp and pageantry at Johannesburg's Soccer City rebuilt in the shape of a multi-coloured calabash.


New African Review/June 2010  [24/06/10]

In this issue of New African: * Impact of the World Cup Bonanza * Pirates and their grievances * The perils of free trade in Africa * Health care in Africa * New African Football

Read the review by Daniel S. Kivairo.


No winner of Mo Ibrahim Prize  [23/06/10]

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, which gives recognition to African leaders, has announced no winner for the Mo Ibrahim Prize this year.More

Shabba, Vuvuzelas and Jabulani / A World Cup update  [20/06/10]

Kofi A. Nkrumah contributes with his comments to the disscutions about Shabba, Vuvuzelas and the Jabulani Ball.More

Great Moment of African football is here  [12/06/10]

The FIFA World Cup is hosted every 4 years by a chosen country in a bidding contest organized by FIFA some years before the date of the event. The tournament was officially launched in 1930, in the South American nation of Uruguay which hosted and also won the maiden event.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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