Kasuule Emmanuel, a nine-year old street kid who spends his time in the congested Kampala downtown is not bothered by rumors of the spreading Ebola virus in Uganda. In fact: “No, I have not heard about that Ebola disease,” he says.
Archive for August, 2012
Have you ever been on a flight and looked at a mountain thousands of feet below and wondered what its name is, whether it has been climbed yet, and if so, who was the first to do so?
The past week has most certainly been a disturbing one for anyone concerned with the rights of women. As a South African student, active global citizen, and adamant supporter of women’s rights, I think it’s necessary for all of us to take a closer look at the issue of the rights of women.
“Who can do this part of the choreography? I need someone who can flip, turn, leap and do hip hop—basically everything,” I said to my group of 30 students in Guinea, West Africa. The kids all pointed to a skinny boy at the back of the training room. He walked forward.
Yesterday, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf spoke at the World Premiere of the video, “God First, Second the Market: The Story of the Sirleaf Market Women’s Fund of Liberia,” at Monrovia City Hall in Liberia.
Africa.com partners with the Royal African Society to bring you up-to-the-minute commentary by director Richard Dowden. In this piece, Dowden writes about the multifaceted personality of Meles Zenawi, the former prime minster of Ethiopia who passed away yesterday.