Our friends and colleagues killed at CHARLIE HEBDO were victims of irrational impulsive anxiety disorder. AV joins the world in echoing that they have not died in vain. The tragedy of their death has given a rebirth to the demand for deeper understanding and promotion of the freedom of expression, which has been a much needed awareness. At AV, we honor all the victims of Charlie Hebdo with our solidarity in defense of freedom of expression and press freedom everywhere in the world. We also send our condolencies to families, friends, and to France in this troubled time. We believe that many more African Leaders and the African Union should speak out collectively in condemning this dispecable barbaric act of violence against humanity and our human civilization.
Professor. Ali Al’Amin Mazrui (February 24, 1933 – October 13, 2014)
Professor Ali Al’Amin Mazrui passed away Sunday at 8.32pm New York time (Monday, 12.32am GMT).
“Condolences to all Africans, for a great one amongst us has fallen!” African Views
Professor Ali Al’Amin Mazrui will be remembered for many things, but nothing will supercede what he gave Africans, the vision of the need for stewardship to the African landscape and environment. He was a humble, pious, and extremely generous fellow of humanity.
‘The African condition’
Tanzania’s Deputy Minister of Communication, Science and Technology, January Makamba, paid a more personal tribute, saying Mr Mazrui “taught me to appreciate and value Africa’s complex identity and multiple heritages”. Source: BBC
Farewell gentle giant.
African Identity Articles:
- Cultural Charter For Africa
We the people meeting in its Thirteenth Ordinary Session, in Port Louis, Mauritius, GUIDED by the Organization of African Unity …
- What is African?
We hope this information helps to start a dialogue in understanding the role of history in today’s status quo…
- Issue Of Race
The notion of race need not be problematic from a scientific or from a social point of view. The conception of Race is the common attempt to understand the diversity of human biological foundations…
Candid Assessment of U.S. Response to the Ebola Crisis at Home and Abroad
The general consensus of multidisciplinary panelists on the Candid Assessment of U.S. Response to the Ebola Crisis at Home and Abroad – that took place on 12−13−14 from 12-3PM on the AV Teleforum brought a new light on how to meet the immediate and future challenges of emerging and re-emerging infectious disease outbreaks in Africa. The conversation sets a clear tone that: establishing permanent global standard health research institutes for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases in Africa is the most likely sustainable solution to controlling disease outbreaks before they become epidemics and easy cross border risk transfers.
Readmore /Click here to see list of panelist and speakers and ear the full report
- Join the African Women Empowerment Campaign
- The African Women Advancement is a pilot program designed to use women advancement as a strategy for ending poverty in impoverished or developing communities. This is a concept of grouping women together as an association in urban and rural African communities. The mission is to advance the status of women and girls by forging a strategic alliance between people and organizations committing to improve the education health, environment, and economic well-being of the community.
Anti Violence Against Women’s Act (AVAWA) is one of AV’s latest initiatives. Detail informtion to be made public soon. PINK AFRICA is an award program dedicated to acknowledge and honor champions of women’s advancement — braving the challenges of closing the gender gap.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit concluded on August 6, 2014 in Washington DC after 50 African countries and U.S. government officials as well as over 1000 business leaders, 1000 Media representatives from the US, Africa and other parts of the world met, shared opinions, and announced billions in public and private sector commitments to enhance trade, investment and security across Africa.
Event Report: http://www.whitehouse.gov/us-africa-leaders-summit
Business forum: http://www.bloomberg.com/bmia
Here is a list of challenges facing Africa by country-specific prevalence and make sure your concern is represented too: http://bit.ly/africanproblems
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In an effort to build consensus across the global African Diaspora around strategies for cooperating and coordinating, Constituency For Africa (CFA) collaborates with African Views (AV) to facilitate a conference call of diaspora leaders in Africa and western hemisphere, as part of the 2014 Ronald H. Brown African Affairs Series. While time, distance and travel resources have proven to be significant obstacles in the coordination of diaspora in support of Africa, this effort can bridge the gap, by holding the first of several conference calls of diaspora leaders around the globe to open and strengthen dialogue…