Category Archives: Africa

Commission for Africa is Launched by PM Tony Blair

Philadelphia/Los Angeles — On May 4, 2004 British Prime Minister Tony Blair chaired the first meeting of the Commission for Africa in London. The high-level group of politicians and economists, representing thirteen industrialized and developing nations, will spend the next … Continue reading

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Ancestral Ambassadors from Africa

A PROFILE Drawing inspiration from the very soul of African tradition, Ancestral Ambassadors from Africa is a group performing in an artistic invention dubbed ‘Ritualistic Poetry’. It combines poetry (metaphysical), drumming (ritualistic), songs (traditional blues, jazz, and spirituals) and dance … Continue reading

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KWANZAA, The First Fruit Celebration

The Creation of KWANZAA (Kwahn-zah) — Celebrated December 26 to January 1 of every year In 1966, KWANZAA was created by a young visionary living on the west coast who was also the founder and chairman of the Black Nationalist … Continue reading

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Laying waste a continent

Recorded HIV/AIDS cases are growing at an astonishing rate in southern Africa and the deadly virus is threatening the manpower of the world’s poorest countries. What can the UNAIDS program do to battle the spreading consequences of this global problem? … Continue reading

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Notes From Underground – Lewis Nkosi Interviewed

Lewis Nkosi, who comes across as a mild, urbane and gently humorous world citizen, says he is astonished at how at home he feels in Durban, and attributes this to the notion of “home as language”. After 42 years of … Continue reading

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