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: Timbuktu in the 14th century and today

Timbuktu (English pronunciation: pron.: /ˌtɪmbʌkˈtuː/; French: Tombouctou pronounced: [tɔ̃bukˈtu]; Koyra Chiini: Tumbutu), formerly also spelled Timbuctoo and Timbuktoo, is a town in the West African nation of Mali situated 20 km (12 mi) north of the River Niger on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. The town is the capital of the Timbuktu Region, one of the eight administrative regions of Mali. It had a population of 54,453 in the 2009 census.

Stereotypes

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…

KiViWoSHeG – the Kibera Visionary Women Self Help Group

Meet an extraordinary woman with an extraordinary spirit and determination to change the world around her – Millicent Auma Otieno, born in Kisumu and now living in Nairobi, tells you here about her life and vision. She is founder of the Kibera Visionary Women Self Help Group: I am a single parent with one daughter and…

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…

Aziz Salmone Fall: Redécouvrir Sankara – Martyre de la liberté

Here we introduce to you Aziz Salome Fall, who is currently in Berlin, Germany for events and presentations organized by AfricAvenir: The Egyptian-Senegalese political scientist Aziz Fall teaches Political Science, Anthropology and International Relations at McGill University and the University of Québec in Montreal, Canada. He considers himself an internationalist pan-Africanist and developed the concept of “Panafricentrage”. His parents, Prof.…