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New Archive Creates Global Access To Rare African Photos

by Kristen ParkerMichigan State University

Hoping to preserve cultural heritage and change Western thought on Africa, a Michigan State University researcher will use a $300,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize 100,000 original black-and-white negatives of Mali’s most important photographers, dating from the 1940s. 420 more words

Leadership In History

Equatorial Guinea

Unusual Fact: The official languages are Spanish and French though most people speak native languages including Fang, Annobonese and Bubi

I don’t know how many of you read the ‘unusual facts’ section but this weeks is a ripper. 846 more words

Dinner

Mali: Dutch Hostage Freed By French Special Forces

Fortune has favoured the brave in Western Africa after a French Special Forces raid on militant positions resulted in the unexpected recovery of a Dutch hostage.  297 more words

Security

How Can You Persuade Someone To Be Healthier?: Stories from Africa, Persuasion, and Celebrating National Doctor Day

To this day, my dad remembers — word for word — a specific phone call with me from years ago. It was brief, and started something like this: 1,857 more words

Health Communication

Nigeria's Elections: Voting Extended

Nigeria’s much-waited elections have been extended until Sunday in some regions due to intermittent violence and issues with a new voting system.

The most populous and richest nation in Africa, Nigeria is referred to as ‘the giant of Africa’, and with good reason. 321 more words

Geopolitics

Support Facility for renewable energy SMEs in ECOWAS

In the framework of initiative ProSPER, destined to promote sustainable markets for photovoltaic power systems in ECOWAS countries (Economic Community of West African States), a support facility has been created to provide technical assistance 97 more words

FUNDING

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Study Abroad.”

If you were asked to spend a year living in a different location, where would you choose and why?

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