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Swiss Govt Supports Ghana's Fashion Industry With US$ 3.5 million  [03/12/12]

The Swiss Government through the International Trade Centre in Geneva and Ghana’s Trade Ministry has provided US$ 3.5 million grant to Ghana towards the promotion of the fashion and fabric industry.More

Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly  [26/11/12]

Despite Global Slowdown, African Economies Growing Strongly - World Bank Urges Countries to Spend Their New Oil, Gas, and Mineral Wealth Wisely


Kenya Launches World's First Climate Innovation Centre  [09/11/12]

Can Kenya's Climate Innovation Center encourage business growth and sustainable climate change solutions?More

New African review October 2012 issue  [05/11/12]

In this issue among other stories:

- Black History Month

- Special Country Report – UgandaMore

Black History Month Press Release, October 2012  [05/11/12]

October is Black History Month in the United Kingdom (UK). It became part of the cultural landscape of the Czech Republic also when Humanitas Afrika introduced it in the country in 2003. Long before then, Black History Month has been celebrated for years in the United States (US) since the 1920s, arriving later in the UK in the 1980s.More

Mum Of 3 Wins National Best Teacher Award  [02/11/12]

Mrs. Patricia Ampofowaa Boso, a teacher of Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI) has been awarded the National Best Teacher for 2012 at a colourful ceremony in Kumasi attended by the Vice-President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur on Friday afternoon.More

Africa: New AU Chief Takes Office, Vows to Tackle Continent's Crises  [18/10/12]

The new head of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, took office on Monday becoming the first female to assume the top position of the 54 member continental bloc.More

New African review August/September issue  [20/09/12]

In this issue, among other stories:

  • Cover story; “We are not against Africa,” says ICC
  • Special feature; Corruption in Europe – lessons for Africa
  • Features; Ghana after Atta Mills, Bright future for Zimbabwe, Who rules South Africa, Controversy over president’s death in Malawi, among other feature articles
  • New African Markets; The African Finance Corporation
  • Health/Opinion; UNAIDS defeating HIV in Africa

Egypt: The fruits of a revolution  [07/09/12]

Egypt is the newest country in Africa to usher in a democratically elected president after the collapse of the government of Hosni Mubarak which had been in power for 30 years.More

Thomas Sankara, Africa’s often forgotten pan-Africanist  [07/09/12]

Thomas Sankara is Africa’s often forgotten pan-Africanist revolutionist and theorist who once lived, fought, hoped, dreamt and put into actions his ideas for a better Africa but died like the ones before him. As we celebrate 25 years since his brutal murder on 15 October 1987, it is important, for the purpose of honouring our forgotten heroes and constantly reminding ourselves of our history and the road Africa has travelled through, to take stock of his achievements and what present and future leaders can learn from it.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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