May 222014
 
Africa Re-imagined / Developing the Identity, Heritage, Arts and Culture Agenda

Africa Re-imagined / Developing the Identity, Heritage, Arts and Culture Agenda ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 21, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Africa Re-imagined / Developing the Identity, Heritage, Arts and Culture Agenda   Venue: African Union Conference Centre, Old Plenary Hall 09H00 – 17H00 daily   From May 20th to the 25th the AU is [...]

Apr 302014
 
South Sudan on verge of catastrophe – Pillay

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 30, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Opening remarks by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay at a press conference in South Sudan, Juba, 30 April 2014   “Good morning and thank you for coming.   As you may be aware I visited South Sudan almost exactly two years ago, in [...]

Oct 142013
 
Timbuktu manuscripts urgent appeal - update 14 Oct 2013

Timbuktu manuscripts urgent appeal  - Crowdfunding to save them Update 14/10/2013 Dear Friends, Today marks a great milestone, as we have completed fulfillments for the T160k Libraries in Exile Indiegogo campaign! Your contributions have made a positive difference in preserving a legacy for all future generations of humanity. We have completed all our campaign objectives [...]

Oct 032013
 

Final Presentation of results in Ghana   The Final Results Presentation Workshop of the UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators (CDIS) took place on August 26, 2013 in Accra at the UNAIDS Country Office. Coordinated and organized thanks to the joint efforts of the UNESCO Office in Accra and the individuals of Heritage Development, the workshop [...]

Oct 032013
 

South Africa: Why the review of the White Paper on Arts, Culture and Heritage is necessary The revised draft White paper circulated by the Department of Arts and Culture has re-opened debate about the role of the state in relation to the promotion of arts, culture and heritage. On the one hand, supporters argue that [...]

Oct 032013
 

Meeting of the Scientific Committee of the Symposium on “Investing in culture within the WAEMU (Ouagadougou, September 26 to 27, 2013) Held at the headquarters of the Commission of the Economic and Monetary Union of West Africa, the meeting was convened to contribute to the intellectual preparation of the Symposium to be held in Ouagadougou [...]

Sep 032013
 
IFC Hits Record Investment, Advisory Volume to Promote Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

IFC Hits Record Investment, Advisory Volume to Promote Development in Sub-Saharan Africa IFC Hits Record Investment, Advisory Volume to Promote Development in Sub-Saharan Africa Investment commitments reach $5.3 billion, with projects targeting infrastructure, entrepreneurs, and farmers WASHINGTON, September 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today released details [...]

Aug 102013
 

Afrifestnet Toolkit now available! Fourteen months after the official launch of the network in Accra, we are pleased to announce that the Festivals Best Practice Toolkit is now available! This Afrifestnet publication was conducted with the support of 28 African festivals directors who contributed their experiences to the research conducted by Peter Rorvik, Secretary General of [...]

Aug 052013
 

The Arnold Rubin Outstanding Book Award 2014 This award is given for excellence in scholarship on the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora. It is offered triennially, by the Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA) to a work of original scholarship and excellence in visual presentation that makes significant contribution to our [...]

Jul 202013
 

ANN: Seminar by Dr Shamil Jeppie “Episodes from Timbuktu in Times of Distress” Date: 12 July 2013 13:18 X-posted from H-West-Africa From: Charles Becker <beckerleschar@orange.sn> __________ From: ASC – Leiden <Asc@ascleiden.nl> Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2013 09:07:03 +0000 __________ Seminar Series Collecting and Communication: Episodes from Timbuktu in Times of Distress Organized by the Institute for [...]