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Festival of Resistance and Alternatives in Morocco, Feb 20-23, 2014

We are a groupe of morrocan people willing to organize a festival called Festival of Alternatives and resistance, and we are looking for help to succeed in the project. The Festival de Résistance et d’Alternatives (the Festival of Resistance and Alternatives, FRA) offers a place dedicated to innovation, exchange and participation where everyone can express themselves freely. During…

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Meet Beatrice Ndung’u – founder of Sema Radio and Young Media Foundation, Kenya

My name is Amb. Beatrice Ndung’u, founder of SEMA RADIO and Young MediaFoundation. I am an African Development Ambassador. My primary objective as an Ambassador is to carryout and promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) among the youth. Young Media Foundation is a non-profit organization in Kenya, whose main mission is to offer a chance for young people to voice their…

African Politics: General Elections in Kenya on 4th March

The upcoming general elections in Kenya, electing the President, Senators, County Governors, Members of Parliament, Civic Wards and Women County Representatives, are scheduled for the 4th March, 2013. In August 2010, Kenyans voted for a new constitution in a referendum, which led several artists and activists to run peace rallies throughout the country – among them Emmanuel…

African History: The Kingdom of Kush

The worst thing to have happened to Africans is not the colonisation of our resources and people or the recent genocides; it is that our history has been stolen and hidden from us.  Emmanuel Jal The Kingdom of Kush or Kush was an ancient African kingdom situated on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara in what is now the Republic of Sudan.…

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With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot – and should not – be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora. Share your personal story about Africa at Africa.com or on Twitter @Africa_com with the hashtag…

African subcultures – Being different through music, clothes and values

The following is a repost and adaption from Smart Monkey TV Issue No.6 / October 2012   Smart Monkey says: Looking below the surface, Africa has some interesting subcultures that define themselves through either clothes or music. I was having breakfast in Cape Town with Vincent Maher, Motribe (a company that build communities with its…

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Afrolatinos – Descendants of Slaves in Latin-America

Much has been told about slavery in the US, while only a few people are aware of the high number of african descendants in Latin America. Afrolatinos “The Untaught Story” is a documentary television series independently produced by Creador Pictures, LLC. This is the story of the estimated 200 million invisible afrodescendants currently living in…