Achebe and Education

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African literature has long been asked to teach readers about their pasts. What if readers learned of their futures instead? The Long ESSay AUTHOR • Alvan A. Ikoku ISSUES • Education, African Literature YEAR • 2019 MONTHS • 2-8 • February-August 2019 The Long ESSay AUTHOR • Alvan A....

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Conference On Food Safety

FAO, WHO, WTO host a conference in Addis Ababa on the future of world food safety for peoples, economies, environments. Genre: Health, Food, Conferences. Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dates: February 12-13, 2019. Convenors/Sponsors: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and the African Union....

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IAAF Athletes of 2018

The IAAF announce Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Caterine Ibarguren of Colombia as male and female athletes of 2018. MONTE CARLO, MONACO — In award ceremonies held today, the International Association of Athletics Federations announced the recipients of the 2018 Male and Female Athletes of the Year. Eliud Kipchoge,...

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King Tut Exhibit in US

California Science Center hosts the US and California stop of a world tour of artifacts from the Egyptian tomb excavation. Genre: Exhibit Venue: California Science Center, Los Angeles, CA Time:  March 24, 2018 till January 6, 2019 Sponsors: California Science Center. Curators: Part of an exhibition world tour, with introductory and...

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Nganang Arrêté

Man Speaking into Microphone

Accusé d’« outrage au chef de l’Etat », Patrice Nganang, camerounais, professeur de la littérature comparée, reste en prison. DOUALA, CAMEROUN — Un jour après avoir publié le 5 décembre un « Carnet de route en (zone) dite anglophone » sur le site de l’hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique, Patrice Nganang,...

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Italy Examines Sea Deaths

A Body, Covered, Being Lifted onto Ship As Crew of Men Watch

The flow of migrants from Africa through the Mediterranean continues — and leads to the discovered drowning of women, young, Nigerian apparently. SALERNO, ITALY — The bodies of 26 young women were pulled from the Mediterranean this past Saturday and brought ashore in Italy. They were found floating in the...

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‘Forêts Natales’ à Paris

Au Quai Branly on a une exposition des scupltures provénant de l’Afrique équatoriale et atlantique; étalage d’une histoire majestique de l’art, culture, société, civilisation. Genre: Exposition. Venue: Musée du Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris, France. Horaire: 3 octobre 2017 au 21 Janvier 2018. Co-organisateurs: L’exposition Les Forêts natales, Arts d’Afrique équatoriale...

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African Migrants Try Canada

This winter several African migrants in the US made the treacherous, snowy trek on foot across the border into Canada, acquiring frostbite, respite, attention, asylum.CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES — A number of vivid reports have emerged on migration difficulties for Africans in North America during winter resulting in dangerous border...

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Attack on Quebec Mosque

Gathering Holding Candles

There are reports of a mass shooting, injuries, and casualties at the Cultural Islamic Center in Quebec City, Canada. A mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec City has left six people dead and eight wounded. The targeted mosque is the Cultural Islamic Center of Quebec. A suspect has...

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Buchi Emecheta Passes

Woman Facing Camera

Fiction and literature lose a trenchant and influential chronicler of the Nigerian, female and human condition in Buchi Emecheta. LONDON, ENGLAND — The world of African, diaspora, and feminist letters mourns the passing of Buchi Emecheta, the Nigerian female author of more than 20 books, including, most notably, Second...

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