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Archive May 2014

Malawi’s President Joyce Banda Gains Support for ‘Fraudulent Election’ Recount

Lilongwe – When Malawi’s President Joyce Banda said that last week’s elections were fraudulent and riddled with rampant irregularities, social media went viral calling her a loser. 

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The story of a South African “tribe”

In October 2013, former South African president Thabo Mbeki, speaking at the Bethesda Methodist Church in the north of Johannesburg, warned us of a resurgence of tribalism in South Africa. In January of this year, Mbeki once again had the courage to speak out.

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Here Africa/5: Interview with Faouzi Bensaïdi

Faouzi Bensaïdi is a Moroccan film director, actor, screenwriter and artistHis film A Thousand Months was screened in Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, Death For Sale premiered at the Toronto film Festival. The film was selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards. Bensaïdi is among the African artists of Here Africa exhibition.

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Here Africa/4: Interview with Zineb Sedira

For Here Africa, Zineb Sedira will be exhibiting 4 photographs from the series Shipwreck: the Death of a Journey (2008) and The Lovers (2008), which record rusting boats and detritus in a ship graveyard situated in Nouadhibou, Mauritania. For Sedira, these images are portraits where life, death, loss, escape, abandonment and shipwrecked journeys meet. The subject of her images is a contradiction: both a toxic graveyard and a source for survival and hope for young Sub-Saharan Africans to reach Europe. Interview with Zined Sedira by Coline Milliard for Here Africa.

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June 2014 Day-By-Day

4th June 2014

Nansen Initiative Consultation: Regional Dynamics of Human Mobility in West Africa

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

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Here Africa/3: Interview with Frédéric Bruly Bouabré

Frédéric Bruly Bouabré was born in Zéprégühé (Ivory Coast) in 1919 (although his officially recorded birthdate is 1923) and died in Abidjan on January 28, 2014. Bruly Bouabré’s first writing dates back to 1940, but it was not until 1970 that he began transposing his art on postcard-sized pieces of cardboard — a technique that he kept unchanged until he died.

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