Peace and Freedom shall prevail: Nairobi, Kenya #westgate

It seems to be over now, after 60 hrs of fear. Judgement will be held in heaven, not in court. Kenya #westgate was just released of the chains of terror. Too many to mourn about, too much pain caused. People have yet again demonstrated courageously that #weareone. Incredible forces were unfolded not by the terrorists, but by the Kenyan…

In memoriam across the globe: Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe (pron.: /ˈtʃɪnwɑː əˈtʃɛbeɪ/, born Albert Chinualumogu Achebe, 16 November 1930 – 21 March 2013) was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic. He was best known for his first novel and magnum opus, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature. […]     (Wikipedia, Chinua Achebe, as of Mar. 23, 2013.) Tributes from the blogger scene (random selection)

“Restless City” wins at Colours of the Nile International Film Festival

Andrew Dosunmu’s Restless City was named Best Long Feature Film at the inaugural Colours of the Nile Film Festival, which ran in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012. The Nigerian film also won Best Cinematography. The jury was made up of French/Tunisian filmmaker Karim Dridi; Ethiopian director Solomon BekeleWeya; South African producer Letebele Masemola-Jones;…

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.…