Outbreak: Ebola in DRC

We provide updates on the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of the Congo, now the second largest in history. ISSUES • Health, Epidemics PLACE • The Democratic Republic of the Congo (North Kivu Province and spreading) DATES • May 2018 — present ORGANIZATIONS • DRC Ministry of Health, Médecins Sans Frontières, and World Health Organization...

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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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Elections 2019: Nigeria

In February 2019, Nigerian voters head to polling units across the country to elect from a range of candidates: President and National Assembly, with the latter comprising the Senate and the House of Representatives. On this page, we provide information to help readers understand the process.Provided via the link...

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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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E Iduma and Chike Edozien

The Nigerian authors meet to discuss their writing at the forefront of “Africa’s quiet LGBT revolution” in Boston Brookline Booksmith.   Genre: Readings, Conversations, Fiction, Nonfiction. Venue: Brookline Booksmith, Boston, MA, USA. Dates: December 4, 2018. Sponsors: Brookline Booksmith. Readers/Performers: Emmanuel Iduma, Nigerian fiction writer, essayist, and co-founder of Saraba...

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Igshaan Adams Exhibit

Adams’s visual art shows us what the medium becomes with attention to culture at the nexus of race, religion, sexuality, history, politics.  Genre: Exhibit, Visual Art, Sculpture. Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. Dates: October 18, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Sponsors: Iziko Museums of South Africa and Standard...

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Women in Colony Exhibit

A painful exhibit comes to Cape Town’s South Africa National Gallery in the partial archival recovery of enslaved women’s lives.Genre: Exhibit, Performance. Venue: Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa. Dates: September 26, 2018 - October 21, 2019. Sponsors/Curators: Iziko Museums of South Africa in partnership with Centre for Curating the Archive...

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Winnie Mandela Passes

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The former wife of Nelson Mandela, and a well-known activist in her own right, passed from illness today. ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April 2, 2018 BODY • Family of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ISSUES • Transition, Activism PLACE • Johanessburg, South Africa DATE • April...

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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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