Yearly Archives: 2010

Entrepreneurial programme to foster the growth of software companies in Africa

I heard about a ‘non-profit incubator’ today for the first time (through Twitter). It rather puzzled me at first until I went to the Africa Newsbreak post on the Meltwater Foundation.

Categories: AFRICA, ECONOMY, Ghana, TECHNOLOGY, TRAINING

Surfaces: Color, Substances, and Ritual Applications on African Sculpture

The essays in this volume bring together a wealth of information gathered ethnographically to reveal how important the surface of a piece is to understanding the culture that once possessed it.

Categories: AFRICA, CULTURE | Tags: , ,

African trees and lost knowledge

The tragedy of African knowledge is that most of what was painstakingly accumulated through sustained engagement with the forest over the centuries was lost in contemporary times when that knowledge was defined as useless.

Categories: AFRICA, CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT, Nigeria

Protecting African Folklore and Traditional Knowledge

Protecting African traditional knowledge The following press release about African traditional knowledge from the UN News Agency is interesting. UN AGENCY HAILS MOVE TO PROTECT AFRICAN FOLKLORE AND TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE New York, Aug 31 2010  5:05PM The United Nations agency charged with protecting intellectual property worldwide has welcomed the adoption by a number of African […]

Categories: AFRICA, CULTURE

African Cultural Renaissance Campaign (2010-2012)

The aim of the Campaign for African Cultural Renaissance is to promote Pan Africanism, cultural renewal and identity as forming part of the shared values in the Continent.

Categories: AFRICA, CULTURE

Burkina Faso : Child Ability and Household Human Capital Investment Decisions

Using data they collected in rural Burkina Faso, the authors examine how children’s cognitive abilities influence resource constrained households’ decisions to invest in their education.

Categories: Burkina Faso, ECONOMY, EDUCATION