The Goethe Institute in Kenya along with the Centre for Postcolonial Studies at the University of Naples have embarked on a project called Ten Cities. The idea? To look through the developing world and confront their club culture.
Every year, humanitarian disasters take a devastating toll on the lives and futures of millions of children around the world, and 2012 was no exception. The numbers of children affected are staggering, so much that it is hard to comprehend why so many of these disasters rarely make the headlines.
When we first started filming ‘Call Me Kuchu’, our documentary about the first openly gay man in Uganda, David Kato, we were immediately struck by the apparent disconnect between our experiences in Uganda and what we were seeing in international media reports.
By Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Arts, Film | Tuesday, 23 October 2012 at 3:12 pm
Five years ago this month, adventure beckoned and I disappeared into the sunset on a twelve-month sojourn to teach in Tanzania. I had had no plans to move to Africa, and in fact was seeking work in Peru, so imagine my surprise when I read the job advert in the TES and the realisation of my forthcoming move struck me.
Following years of civil war progress has been made in securing peace and stability. Infant and maternal mortality have fallen significantly and access to primary education is greatly improved. However, despite these advances it was shocking to learn that Burundi has one of the highest levels of child malnutrition in the world.
The key idea of INERELA was to tap into the unique role and authority that religious leaders play in providing moral and ethical guidance within communities, using that to contribute in a productive way to the HIV response; their public opinions can influence entire nations.
Last week, Charles Taylor, the first former head of state to be convicted by an international tribunal since the judgement of high-level Nazis in Nuremberg, received a long-overdue conviction at the Hague for ‘aiding and abetting, as well as planning, some of the most heinous and brutal crimes recorded in human history.’
Drought in the Sahel region of West Africa is fast becoming a humanitarian crisis; Henry Makiwa travels to Burkina Faso to see how the lack of rain and an influx of refugees have affected the country.
Award winning film-maker Victor Buhler talks to Christian Adofo about his new film, “The Beautiful Game”, football in Africa and his hopes for the continent’s future.
For too long, there has been an unwritten rule that it can take 15 years or more before children in the poorest nations benefit from new life-saving vaccines in use in rich countries. It’s a tragic time-lag that has cost many millions of lives.
But national celebrations in Ghana this week show how this shameful gap [...]
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