Sweden hosts exhibition on African women filmmakers

The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is holding an exhibition on African women filmmakers at its library in Uppsala, Sweden. The films on display are made on African women. Began on March 8, the exhibition runs to the end of the month. “Part of NAI’s mission is to give voice to our African colleagues. The library does that primarily […]

Dubai hosts global amusement show in April

Africa’s amusement, entertainment and retail industry is set to benefit by participating in Dubai’s DEAL 2016 (Dubai Entertainment Amusement and Leisure) show which runs from April 19- 21 at Zabeel Halls 4, 5 and 6 in the Dubai World Trade Center Over 300 exhibitors from 33 countries are expected to showcase cutting-edge innovations in the […]

South African theologian to be celebrated in Sweden

The life and legacy of South African theolgian Beyers Naudé will be celebrated in Sweden when the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) hosts a public seminar in his memory on February 4 in Uppsala from 15-17 hours. Beyers Naudé (1915-2004) was an advocate of humanity and civil rights for all. On his hundredth birthday, a seminar in Uppsala […]

Kanvee Adams nominated for KORA Music Award

  Liberian gospel music star Ambassador Kanvee Gains Adams has been nominated in the Best Female Artist for Spiritual Music category for the KORA Awards to be held in the Namibian capital, Windhoek on March 20. Kanvee’s track ‘Heart Desire’ is squared up against five other popular African artists in the category: Lara George of Nigeria, South African Rebecca […]

Triggerfish selects top African animation stories

Triggerfish Animation Studios has selected four features and four TV series for development from the inaugural Triggerfish Story Lab, established with the support of South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry and The Walt Disney Company. “From misfit Zambian girls who become low-budget superhero-super-spies to a stubborn 12-year-old Kenyan girl who defies tradition by racing camels, […]

Liberian author: Book makes a good Xmas gift

Liberian author Lulu Marshall says the newest edition of her book – A Book of Liberian Parables:  Wise Sayings and Their Simple Interpretations – is a fantastic gift even for the Christmas holidays.   Available online in soft cover and ebook formats, the book is excellently reviewed on the Archway Publishing website: “A Book of Liberian Parables: Wise […]

Bernice Blackie in concert Sunday in Minnesota

Popular Liberian gospel singer Bernice Blackie will be in concert this Sunday in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, the USA. The multiple award-winning recording star will headline a show that will feature other talented artists as they set ablaze the Brooklyn United Methodist Church with songs of praises and inspiration. Her latest hit single ‘You Change My Story’ will be […]

Technical, vocational education a priority

Liberia’s Youth and Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe says the provision of technical and vocational education to Liberian youth is a major national priority, which deserves the support of members of the international community and partners. Minister Nagbe said with the huge unemployment among young people, due largely to lack of formal education and vocational skills, there […]

UNESCO conference opens in France

The 38th Session of the General Conference of UNESCO opened today in Paris, France with the organization’s outgoing President  HAO Ping, the Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China and President of the 36th Session of the General Conference announcing the commencement of the proceedings. The chairperson of the Executive Board Mr Mohamed […]

In US, awards bring tears to Liberian artists

Overwhelmed by excitement and not knowing how to react, scores of professional artists from the Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors (LNCA)Inc. of America, recently shed tears when their names were called out one after the other before a record crowd to be awarded; writes James Kokulo Fasuekoi.  The award ceremony was a surprise event set up by […]