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…

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.…

“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…

The Helping THEM for a Lifetime Project – empowering young women in Sierra Leone

Today, we would like to present to you another great initiative aiming at empowering underprivileged people in Sierra Leone. Read about the outstanding work of Musa Ansumana Soko and his female colleagues …   About the Initiator Being a victim myself and coming from a society that respects men with more than one wife, I kept experiencing…

Letter by P.E.Muundjua (Ovaherero Genocide Committee) to the German NGO-Alliance

This letter refers to the Appeal to the Members of the German Bundestag for recognition of and compensation for the genocide in the former colony of “German South-West Africa”, today’s Republic of Namibia : No Amnesty on Genocide! +++++++ 18 March, 2012 in Windhoek, Namibia Dear NGO-Alliance,Thank you so much for your note of support to us of…