African Update

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Celebrating Africa Day in 2013, where is Kwame Nkrumah’s United States of Africa 50years on?  [23/05/13]

To survive and compete with clout in a rather realist and emulous world Africa has little choice but to unite. It is home truth and a verdict very few political and economic analysts disagree with. For the Pan-Africanist, African unity is much more than plain common sense, it is an article of faith informed by acute intellect and driven by home grown ideological fervour.More

Two African students awarded top prize for inventing soap against malaria  [20/05/13]

Two African students of the Ouagadougou based International Institute for Water and Environment in Burkina Faso won the 1ST and People’s Choice prizes at the 2013 Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) held at the Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, University of California, USA.  The two students are the first non-American born citizens to ever win the GSVC which was in recognition of their invention of a malaria repellent soap that topped 18 global finalists from across the world.More

New African Review April 2013  [11/05/13]

Cover story: Kenya; dawn of a new era?

Slightly over five years ago, violence erupted in Kenya following contested presidential election’s results. Over a thousand lives were lost, and property worth millions of shillings destroyed. The country was shocked, and the international community left in a spin. The aftermath of this violence provided the impetus, and the political goodwill (albeit forced), needed to address a number of historical issues running to as far back as the late 1950s.More

Cameroonian Scholar Wins 2013 ‘African Hero’ Award  [09/05/13]

Internationally-recognised anthropologist, University of Cape Town’s, UCT, Prof. Francis Beng Nyamnjoh was named African Hero of the Year for 2013 by the African Student Union, ASU, of Ohio University, USA, recently.

ASU’s annual African Hero Day celebration honours one person from the continent that has made a significant contribution to improving the lives of its inhabitants.

Cameroonian-born Nyamnjoh follows a long line of distinguished African Heroes, the first of whom was former South African President Nelson Mandela in 1993.More

100 Greatest African Kings and Queens of all time  [03/05/13]

Real African Publishers (RAP),, publishers of TASTES FROM NELSON MANDELA’S KITCHEN have announced the launch date of its Real African Writers Children’s Series (RAW). The event will take place on the 4th of June 2013 in Accra, Ghana, and subsequently in Johannesburg, Lusaka, Lagos, Addis Ababa, London and New York. Full details will be circulated in April 2013.More

Czech Republic To Support Ghana’s Power System  [02/05/13]

The Czech Republic Ambassador, Miloslav Machalek has revealed that plans were near conclusion to secure funds for a 161KV transmission station at Kasoa to boost Ghana’s power system.More

Galloway launches campaign on factory conditions in Bangladesh (Monday 29th April 2013)  [01/05/13]

George Galloway today launched a campaign for western governments to penalise multinational companies which produce directly or buy from companies in developing countries if they don’t take due precautions to ensure workers are producing in safe conditions. This follows the disaster in Bangladesh where more than 350 workers are now known to have died in a garment factory just outside Dhaka which was supplying western multinationals.More

Africa can now add to global growth: ministers  [23/04/13]

Africa, with its improved economies, can contribute to global growth for the first time in history, African finance ministers said Saturday in Washington.More

South Sudan’s Kings and Chiefs visit the courts of Ghana  [22/04/13]

A report on the ’Study/Familiarisation Tour of Traditional Leaders of South Sudan to Three African Countries’ By Toby Collins 17 March, 2013 (LONDON) - A delegation of South Sudan’s Traditional Leaders (TLs) has completed a tour of African countries in which a successful synthesis of governance at the local and centralised levels has been achieved.More

Africa Beats returns to BBC’s international news services  [15/04/13]

15 April 2013. Following the success of the inaugural series, the BBC brings Africa Beats back to its global audiences on TV, radio and online.  From Friday 19 April, the new weekly, eight-part series Africa Beats 2 will showcase the continent’s best up-and-coming musical talent – this time drawing on the rich musical traditions of the DRC, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe.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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