Those with Nothing?

So I was busy admiring the photographs taken by Jessica Hilltout in the NYTimes that are part of her book, Amen, where she explores “grassroots soccer” where “the beautiful game exists in its purest form” when something about the article that accompanied the images bothered me.

At first, I was like there you [...]

ICC sees African Women Counsel

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Last week the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the International Bar Association (IBA) jointly launched a six-month campaign to increase the number of women lawyers authorised to represent defendants or victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC). In this first phase the campaign will focus on African countries.

To date, women [...]

Kwani Call for Submissions – The Africa I Live In

Kwani Trust invites you to submit short stories of between 3000-8000 WORDS, that focus on Africa and the experiences of African people, with a particular focus on Africans born after 1978. The theme of the call out is ‘THE AFRICA I LIVE IN’. Published authors will be paid a fee of $100.

If you are [...]

African Entrepreneurs You Should Know

I spent the last few days at the World Economic Forum Africa in Dar-es-Salaam. The larger plenary sessions mainly comprised of platitudes and a restating of the challenges facing Africa – I think the format just doesn’t allow for anything else. The smaller sessions I managed to attend were interesting, as in past WEF conferences [...]

Survey: Africa in Higher Education

Dear KP readers, please help out Natasha, a University of Cape Town Ph.D. student conducting survey on African Studies/ Africana / Diaspora / Carribbean Studies in institutions of higher education. She is seeking undergraduate, postgraduate, and recent graduate responses to simple 10-question survey:http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2Z6QC7C

For further information, you can contact Natasha at nhimmelman-at-gmail.com.

Recent blog finds

EDIT: broken links fixed

Have come up across some gems recently that I need to share (and yes I should get back to blogging myself, I know, I know).

- Mo’dernity Mo’problems

- Solo Kinshasa

- This is Africa

Blog find of the week: Africa is a Country

Africa is a Country – as tongue in cheek as it’s title, and great links to African artistes.

On the Ibrahim Prize for African Leadership

Dear Mo Ibrahim,

If you were to ask me, I’d just scrap the prize altogether.

There’s been a lot of debate in the past week about the Prize Committee’s decision not to award a prize this year. From those who feel that this says a lot about the dire state of leadership in Africa, to [...]