Urgent Action Fund-Africa (UAF-Africa) and its partners are convening the inaugural Women
Steering Innovative Leadership in Africa International Conference, scheduled to be held in
The conference objectives are: Continue
To contribute towards the development of a new generation of transformative and
visionary leaders in Africa;
To appreciate the multifaceted meaning of leadership and the roles and responsibilities
of transformative leaders;
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Added by Michelle Lee Rosenthal, LMSW on May 12, 2012 at 2:30am —
Once in a while someone will say something to you that perfectly encapsulates what you’ve been trying to convey, only in a more concise, elegant or articulate way. @Semhar Araia, founder of the Diaspora African Women’s Network did that for me in a conversation recently, and her brilliant summary has stayed with me over the last few weeks, resulting in this poem last night.
I dedicate it to her and the… Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 11, 2012 at 7:00am —
One hundred years of African intellectual activism
Address by the South African Minister of Science and Technology at the Archie Mafeye memorial lecture.
It is no accident that the founding leaders of post-colonial African countries - men like Nkrumah, Nyerere, Mandela – were able to articulate ideologies and… Continue
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 7, 2012 at 9:13pm —
- Experts say the increasing trend of illicit financial flows are posing a great threat to Africa’s fragile growth as they pump back more dollars to developed countries than those send to poor African states.
- The Open Society Media Program released background papers earlier this month on Mapping Digital…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 28, 2012 at 8:07pm —
- The African Union summit in Addis Ababa ended in deadlock after the group failed to chose a new chairman for the executive commission. A new election was then scheduled to be held in June or July, though they managed to elect President Boni Yayi of Benin as the new…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 31, 2012 at 10:19pm —
I know, I know. I’m supposedly on a self-declared shut-down, but I couldn’t resist sharing my top 12 people, trends, sites, and organizations to watch in 2012!!
In no particular order...
- @InnovateAfrica – About to unleash the philanthropic and intellectual capital of the African Diaspora for collective social investment on the continent!
- Re-Action – A private-sector…
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 3, 2012 at 12:38pm —
Hello, hope all is well!
This week’s conflict reports will be a little thinner than usual, as I have been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple days and haven’t been reading as extensively as normal. Please be sure to add anything I have missed in the comments below or send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 20, 2011 at 7:58pm —
- Transparency International’s new report concluded that police forces in eastern Africa are perceived as the most corrupt body among the six institutions surveyed; the police, judiciary, customs, registry and permit services, land services, medical services, tax revenue, utilities and education systems. According to the report, 54% of people surveyed reported to have paid a bribe in the past year.
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 13, 2011 at 7:38pm —
One day a Nigerian friend of mine asked if poverty is a curse or a mental disease in Africa. I replied by saying that in my view, poverty is not a curse; it is mental condition which can be treated like a headache.
I believe Africa is poor only because of the poor and broken mentality of the African people today. It is not because Africa somehow does not have what it takes to be a prosperous continent. I told my friend that, the vast majority of people in Nigeria are… Continue
Added by Chief Suleman Chebe on September 1, 2011 at 3:54pm —
Washington's "Long War" against Africa
by Prof. James Petras
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on September 1, 2011 at 3:03am —
The Legacy of Julius Nyerere
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 12, 2011 at 1:38am —
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- Vincenc Fisas of the School for a Culture of Peace released his report on the progress of peace processes in the third quarter of 2010. Sudan, Chad, the Western Sahara, Myanmar talks with the NLD, China-Tibet talks, Israeli-Palestinian talks and Yemen were all listed as progressing poorly in their respective peace…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 29, 2010 at 2:30pm —
- Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they did a decade ago? The UNFPA's 2010 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday attempted to answer this question inconclusively. The report suggests taking a broader look at the relationships between women and conflict, paying special attention to the…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 22, 2010 at 6:25pm —
- The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural
resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous
- August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am —
This week in conflict...
- Rwanda's election process saw…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2010 at 1:00pm —
PAN-AFRICAN AWARENESS RISES: WILL IT BITE?
Erle Frayne D. Argonza…
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 11, 2010 at 10:15pm —
I arrived in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, land of cacao and coffee, almost a week ago now. It’s not my first time in West Africa. I had been to Cote D’Ivoire in 2004, and during that time experienced the violence between pro-government militias and the French peacekeeping troops. At that time, military roadblocks were common along all roadways and made travel throughout the country incredibly… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 2, 2010 at 12:30pm —
On Wednesday, February 10, 2010, African Foundation for Peace and Love Initiatives (AFPLI) launched SAMS (Students Acquiring Media Skills) in Lagos State
. The inaugural session was held at the Lagos State Council of Arts and Culture at Agidingbi area of Ikeja, near the Lagos State Secretariat. SAMS, a bi-annual program, is targeted at students… Continue
Added by Titus Oyeyemi on February 13, 2010 at 1:54pm —