Imagine not knowing when your next meal will be. The drought in the Horn of Africa has turned into a famine; thousands of families are going without food and water. We can help them.
Africa has been assumed to be a state — a single country — rather than the continent of 54 independent states, hundreds of nationalities, and thousands of languages that it is.
We have recipes to some of your favorite African foods. From finger foods to intricate soups, we've got you covered. Feel free to grab a pot and get to work!
Fashionistas will melt at the beautiful African-inspired clothing lines and outfits. Pieces from both established and up-coming designers are at your disposal!
We bring you the LATEST music straight from Africa! We also promote up-coming African musicians in the area. Turn up your volume and get ready to dance!
Starring: Ufoma Ojenabor, Jim Iyke, Desmond Elliot
Recently signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, Nigerian artist D’banj will perform for the first time in New York City on February 19, 2012. Presented by LiveNation at Irving Plaza, the “D’banj LIVE in NYC” concert will also feature several of Nigeria’s top music artists as well as special guests.
With a 2011 BET Music Award for Best International Artist and over 150,000 twitter followers D’banj is one of Africa’s biggest music acts and has played a major role in re-defining Nigeria’s local music scene. LiveNation’s “D’banj LIVE in NYC” concert will introduce New York to the new sounds of Nigeria and Africa. Other performers include D’banj’s Nigerian label mates Dr. Sid, D’Prince, K-Switch and Wande Coal, all signed to Mo’Hits Records.
The concert will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 8pm at Irving Plaza located at 17 Irving Plaza on the corner of 15th Street. Tickets are $39.50 and are on sale online here
As part of her quest to move from an agricultural-based economy to a knowledge-based economy, Rwanda has welcome Carnegie Mellon University to establish an annex in the country to boost the development of Information Communication Technology (ICT).
The university which will operate in Kigali will offer a Master of Science programme. It will focus on research incubators, training for executives and a mobile research center plans to expand to electrical and computer engineering in the next few years.
Carnegie Mellon is the first U.S research-based institution in Africa to offer an in-country presence. It established the annex with the belief that Africa can become an information based economy.
The university will be fully funded by the Rwanda government while the Dean of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon, Pradeep Khosla, stated that ‘the university name, reputation, pedagogy and faculty- is their contribution.
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Come Back, Africa (1959) is the eye-opening film shot secretly in the streets of Sophiatown, South Africa. The film is not only legendary for its brave portrait of black township life under the racist apartheid regime, but it also put Miriam Makeba, AKA Mama Africa on the map. To honor the ‘ centennial year, Come Back will screen from Jan 27 – Feb 2 at Film Forum in New York City. Watch the trailer above and purchase tickets here.
Starring: Jim Iyke, Genevieve Nnaji, Tonto Dikeh, Nneka Atako, Kalu Ikeagwu
At least one person has been killed in protests over rising fuel prices. The cost of petrol more than doubled on Sunday night after the government cancelled fuel subsidies.
But hundreds of angry demonstrators responded to the government move in the commercial capital, Lagos, on Tuesday. Protesters shut down petrol stations, formed human barriers along motorways and hijacked buses as police used riot-control tactics to control them
Al Jazeera's Gerald Tan reports.