Africa must go the e-book way

Photograph by Worldreader. A World Bank report in 2008 revealed that, "Only 1 out of 19 countries studied (Botswana) had adequate textbook provision at close to a 1:1 ratio for all subjects and all grades" in the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa which means there are inadequate textbooks on the continent for school children to read….

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Glossing over Africa’s image

There is a growing tide of activities taking place in Northern Ireland which aim to project a new image of Africa. It is hoped that the European Commission funded project: Images and Messages of Africa from an African Perspective will change biased perceptions in Northern Ireland. African Diaspora organisations in Northern Ireland, the Republic of…

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Africa’s Third Liberation is underway

Africans, the general masses, the youth, intelligentsia, opposition politicians, religious leaders, students, and trade unionists have finally woken up from the yoke of oppression, the previously untouchable regimes that have ruled them since those days of political independence from Europe. Without any hesitation, this is Africa’s Third Liberation being spoken in the revolutionary languages that…

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Campaign launch marks the UN Int’l Year for People of African Descent

People with Voices will be marking the United Nations International Year for People of African Descent (UNIYFPAD) with a yearlong editorial campaign with three distinct themes: Past, Present and Future. According to the United Nations: “The Year aims at strengthening national actions and regional and international cooperation for the benefit of people of African descent in…

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Film Review: Africa United

Football has done itself few favours of late. From Wayne Rooney’s bumper new contract to the latest player sex scandal, the stories have become depressingly familiar. Thankfully Africa United uses the beautiful game to tell a more remarkable tale; one that travels the length of a continent, taking in the good and the bad along…

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The Dark Sahara by Jeremy Keenan

Since the dawn of time, the Sahara has been a place generating both feelings of attraction and fear. The immensity of the desert, the endless sandy dunes, and the scorching sun have Recently the Sahara has regularly been mentioned in the media for its geostrategic position and natural resources, which have led the way to…

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