“Why Are We Surprised?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about the geography of mind

The following is a repost from bookslive.co.za/blog Video: “Why Are We Surprised?” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Keynote Speech at the Nordic Africa Institute by Luso on Oct 24th, 2012 Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the acclaimed Nigerian author of Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck and the Orange Prize-winning Half of a Yellow Sun, recently gave the keynote speech at the Nordic Africa…

“While revolutionaries as individuals can be murdered, you cannot kill ideas.”

… Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (Dec 21, 1949 – Oct.15, 1987) declared a week before his murder. He was a Burkinabé military captain, Marxist revolutionary, Pan-Africanist theorist, and President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987. Viewed as a charismatic and iconic figure of revolution, he is commonly referred to as “Africa’s Che Guevara”. (Wikipedia) His quotes and initiatives are remembered across the globe, here we…

e-Learning Africa 2012 was held in Cotonou, Benin

Some of you might recall that last year, we reported about the conference eLearning Africa when it was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This year, the annual event took place in francophone Cotonou, Benin in West Africa. The Berlin-based organizing company ICWE GmbH again did an outstanding performance making this unique happening a great success, so we can’t…

Rural development and community self-help – internship 2013 in Cameroon

This article was translated from French and was published at sitrapid.net and reseau-idee.be (cet article en francais)   VILLAGE COMMUNITIES OF THE COMMON Nkol-METET IN CAMEROON 1. BACKGROUND Alternatives for Sustainable Development (Alternatives Durables pour le Développement – ADD) is a social organization for non-profit work for local development in Central, South and East Cameroon.Its action is…

Journée Internationale de la Jeunesse 2012 – en Tchad

N’Djamena, le 23 août 2012 Pour la première fois dans l’histoire du Tchad, il a été célébré comme partout ailleurs, la Journée Internationale de la Jeunesse édition 2012. Placée sous la tutelle du Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports, cette journée a été organisée par la Coordination des Réseaux des Jeunes avec l’appui du…

Teleconference on “Approaches to Grassroots Direct Funding to Indigenous Communities in Africa”

FPW and the Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group Host Teleconference on “Approaches to Grassroots Direct Funding to Indigenous Communities in Africa” | First Peoples Worldwide Next Friday, September 28, 2012, funders and donors are invited to a conference call hosted by the Africa Grantmakers Affinity Group and First Peoples Worldwide (FPW) on “Approaches to Grassroots Direct Funding to Indigenous Communities…