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Culture September 2012

ZIFF – Images for a global cinema

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  What remains of the 15th edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)? Certainly an experience of cinema and culture one cannot forget. As every year, directors, artists but also development projects operators shared ideas and visions for an increasingly democratic continent, peaceful and at the service of the last and of which the…

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History – Slave of trade

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  One of the most remarkable figures in Eastern Africa in the XIX century was Hamed bin Mohammed bin Juma bin Rajab el Murjebi (ca. 1840-1905). Al Murjebi was a Zanzibari land owner and trader who extended his influence into mainland Africa as far as the Congo region. He was born into a merchant dynasty at…

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Architecture – Tata somba

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  Along the Atakora Mountains, northern Togo and Benin, nature is pristine. Yet, hidden in the valleys there is one of the best example of local architecture one can find in Africa. In 2004, Unesco declared this area a World Heritage Site. The Betammari-be, known also as Somba, live here. They follow their traditional religion…

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Kenya – University in the slums

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  On Sunday 19th August, a colourful celebration in Kariobangi ? a slum area in the Eastlands of Nairobi – inaugurated a new university diploma in civic and development education. The programme is offered by the Institute of Social Ministry (Tangaza College ? The Catholic University of Eastern Africa) with a view of bridging the…

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Advocacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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