“The Everywhere Library”

South Africa-based telecommunications company MTN Group  teamed up with ad agency MetropolitanRepublic Group to increase access to books in Uganda, using just print ads and regular mobile phones, in a campaign called ‘The Everywhere Library.’

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This Day in African History: 26 September

1897 – Prof. James Smith, who identified the first coelacanth found in South Africa, is born

1936 – Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of President Nelson Mandela, is born

1941 – World War II: North Africa
The Western Desert Force is upgraded through the presence of two complete corps: the XIII and XXX. General Sir Alan Cunningham is given overall command of the newly named Eighth Army. Troops include Australian, New Zealand, South African, Indian, Free French, and Polish soldiers.

1943 – Paul Mosaka establishes the African Democratic Party

1992
President FW de Klerk and ANC leader Nelson Mandela reach a deal for the process to majority rule in South Africa at a summit in Johannesburg.

2004 – Nelson Mandela is voted the greatest South African

 

 

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Class central Free Online Education

MOOCs

Class Central is a free “MOOC aggregator” that references free online courses from top providers like Stanford, Harvard, MIT and others. It gathers data from Coursera, Udacity, edX, Canvas Network and similar sources.
Also take a look at 4 Sources to Help You Find Cool MOOCs.

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Kofi Awoonor is dead

 
The Ghanaian poet Kofi Awoonor was among those killed last Saturday in the attack at Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
Some of his poems could be found at Poetry Foundation Ghana
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Selected Sources on Africa/African Diaspora Studies

The selcted sources are collected by St.Lawrence University.

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H-Net: H-Africa

A member of H-Net’s consortium of scholarly lists. H-Africa encourages discussion of Africa’s history, culture, and African studies generally. Africanists of all disciplines are encouraged to subscribe.

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E-books at NTNU Library about medical anthropology

Medical anthropology

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E-books at NTNU Library about food/drink anthropology

Food/drink anthropology

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E-books at NTNU Library about GIS/Remote Sensing/Geographical Information Systems

GIS/Remote Sensing/Geographical Information Systems

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Guide to finding “Book Reviews” in African Studies Journals

Here comes a guide by Dr. Hartmut Bergenthum at  http://www.ub.uni-frankfurt.de/afrika and
http://www.ilissafrica.de about finding book review in African Studies Journals.

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