African Update

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Ethiopia Shoe Factory Widens Footprint of China in Africa  [02/06/12]

A steady drone of machines hum as workers assemble shoes in a Chinese-built industrial park outside Addis Ababa, the first in Ethiopia by the Asian giant deepening its presence in Africa.More

Africa May Struggle to Extract Groundwater, Experts Say  [02/06/12]

Vast groundwater resources have been revealed in Africa by the first continent-wide quantitative maps. But the resources may not be easily accessible because of political and technical challenges and costs, say experts.More

A tribute to Donna Summer  [30/05/12]

In this article, Stephen Atalebe pays the last respect to Donna Summer, the African American singer and songwriter who died on 17 May 2012. She was a five time Grammy Award winner and was the first artist to have three consecutive double albums reach number one on the United States Billboard chart.More


BY MINISTER MAITE NKOANA-MASHABANE (Ms Nkoana-Mashabane is Minister of International Relations and Co-operation)

As we prepare to host the Global Diaspora Summit on Friday, the world looks on with great anticipation to the potential benefits of this historical event to both the continent and the African diaspora. This summit takes place at a poignant period of a month, on a day dedicated to celebrating the continent – Africa Day. The meeting is by all accounts one of the greatest milestones yet achieved in the history of the AU, and indeed the continentMore

New African Review May 2012  [16/05/12]

This month's New African review was written by Stephen Atalebe, an African students of Economics, Mendel University Brno, Czech Republic.More

SA minister gives briefing on Global African Diaspora Summit and AU Summit  [15/05/12]

Remarks by the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, during a press briefing on international relations matters, OR Tambo Building, 15 May 2012More

South Africa's African Agenda  [15/05/12]

The Deputy President of the Republic of South Africa, Kgalema Mothlanthe paid a rare visit to Ghana on 19 April - 22 April at the invitation of John Dramani Mahama , Vice President of Ghana. It is significant in terms of a growing realisation of the need for South Africa to develop with Africa.More

Africa Day 2012 - a moment for reflection and celebration  [12/05/12]

25th May is Africa Day. For many years it has been a celebration of African unity. It dates back to 1963 when the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was founded in Ethiopia on the 25 th of May.Before then 15th April, which marked the first Conference of Independent African States held in Ghana in 1958, was upheld as African Freedom Day.More

South Sudan: Hit by fighting, now by prices  [12/05/12]

As thousands of people flee the conflict in South Sudan's northern border states, increasing numbers have also been forced to leave their homes and towns in search of affordable food. As tension between South Sudan and Sudan continues in the South Sudanese northern areas of Unity, Upper Nile, Northern and Western Bahr al Ghazal states, the conflict has more than doubled the price of basic commodities, making it difficult for many here to afford. Read the full article at More

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala loses out and still stands tall  [11/05/12]

The dream of African and many developing countries to have Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala become the presiding chief of the World Bank was given a rude awakening when Barack Obama, President of the United States, nominated Jim Yong Kim to counter her run. Not surprisingly, the US nominee was duly accepted by the Board of the World Bank as its next President.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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