Monthly Archives: November 2011

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  • African Leadership

African Leadership: Africa Must Unite Regionally

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when considering African leadership? And who do you think of when considering African leaders? These were the first two questions I pondered at Columbia’s 2011 African Diplomatic Forum hosted by the School of International and Public Affairs Pan African Network [...]

  • Workers constructing the stage as part of the National Arts Festival preparations in South Africa, Africa

South Africa′s National Arts Festival: Eleven Amazing Days

(Editor’s Note: Ashley Michelle Williams, a news associate at NBC, is penning a series of blog posts about a recent trip to South Africa. Previous posts: Part I, Part II) Quiet and small: that explains it all. Within the small South African city known as Grahamstown, everything is pretty quiet. Everyone tends [...]

  • Locals having a prayer session celebrating Eid in Karima, Sudan, Africa

Celebrating Eid in Karima, Sudan

(Editor’s note: Over the last two months, Meghan Thom has posted about her recent trip across North Africa. A student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Ms. Thom resides in London. Previous posts: Part I, Part II, Part III) On our second day travelling in the north, we were treated to [...]

  • The town of Lagos -Nigeria-Africa

Africa.com and Nigeria: Our Continuing Coverage

Lagos, Nigeria. Photo Credit: swimfree215 Follo/flickr Our CEO, Teresa Clarke, is being interviewed by Sahara Reporters, one of the most important Nigerian news sites on the continent. Check out her podcast now—and while we’re at it, here are links to more pieces that we’ve published on Nigeria in [...]

  • Attendee's at the African Economic Conference-Ethiopia

The Time Is Now: African Economic Conference, Part I

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia played host to the sixth-annual African Economic Conference from October 25 to October 28th this year. This conference, titled “Green Economy and Structural Transformation,” was a joint effort of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank, and the United Nations Development Program [...]

  • A beautiful view of the Meroe Pyramids in the desert in Sudan, Africa

Meroe and Sudan: Three Hundred Pyramids

(Editor’s note: Over the next two months, Meghan Thom will be posting about her recent trip across North Africa. A student at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Ms. Thom resides in London. Previous posts: Part I, Part II) Unperturbed by our change of plans to travel to Egypt by boat [...]

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