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.…

So what about Tribalism? – Interviews with Juliani and Emmanuel Jal

Earlier this week, two team members of African Perspectives were priviledged to meet and talk to Sudanese former child soldier and now internationally renown Hip Hop artist Emmanuel Jal as well as the Kenyan Hip Hop artist Juliani. Read below what Emmanuel and Juliani would like to share with you:

‘Wax & Gold’ – the new J!GG e-magazine

Welcome to the inaugural edition of our quarterly e-magazine ‘Wax & Gold’. This special issue focuses on the International Year for People of African Descent and coincides with the official launch of the Jethro Institute for Good Governance (J!GG). Following the successful launch of our website earlier this year, we invite you to join us…

From SUDAN to NYC: Emmanuel Jal and the Power of Generosity

Emmanuel Jal is a former child-soldier from South-Sudan, who is using Rap music to globally raise awareness about the destiny of war children. He has founded the organization gua Africa to create peace for kids, many of them former child soldiers; to build schools, and much more. Currently being in New York for the Tenth Session of…