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Locally Made Guns Business Flourish in Ghana

Last Updated- Oct 26, 2009 12:46

Blacksmith Sarpong, 35, operates a small shop in Ghana’s second largest city, Kumasi. He is trained to produce cooking utensils, but prefers to make guns as he can earn more money that way.

When sales are good his shop brings in US$1,000 a week, he said. Foreigners paying better […]

Land Grabs: Africa’s New ‘Resource Curse’?

Land grabs: Africa’s new ‘resource curse’? Khadija Sharife 2009-11-26, Pambazuka Issue 459

As developed nations attempt to secure supplies of food and biofuels to mitigate the impacts of climate change on the food and energy security of their populations, Khadija Sharife writes in this week’s Pambazuka News about the rush by foreign investors to […]

Shona Spirit: Mbira Masters From Zimbabwe

Listen to this amazing healing album featuring two masters: Dumisani Maraire & Ephat Mujuru. This is our sacred, classical music. I am so happy to be Afrikan! Aren’t you?

Find more music like this on Adiama Network Bringing together two of the world’s most accomplished mbira (thumb piano) players has resulted in a landmark recording […]

The Life & Death of Ken Saro-Wiwa: The Struggle for Justice in the Niger Delta

Ogoni writer and activist, Ken Saro-Wiwa

On November 10th 1995, Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight of his colleagues were hanged by the Nigerian military government for campaigning against the devastation of their homeland the Niger Delta by oil companies, in particular Shell. Ken was an activist, writer, political journalist and businessman and became the iconic leader […]

New Sankɔfa T-Shirts & More!

New Sankɔfa T-Shirts & More! Brought to you exclusively by Adiama Afrikan Liberation Apparel

Sɛ wo werɛ fi na wosan kɔfa a, yɛnkyi It is not taboo to go back and reclaim that which has been lost – Akan Proverb

Visually and symbolically “Sankofa” is expressed as a mythic bird that flies forward […]

Living in the Low Country: The Gullah’s Struggle to Keep Their Traditions Alive

Living in the Low Country In the South, the Gullah struggle to keep their traditions alive By Whitney Dangerfield, June 01, 2007

The Gullah Geechee perform an ancestral ceremony on Sullivan's Island.

In Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, along Highway 17, a middle-aged African American man sits on a lawn chair in the […]

Black Brazilians Learn from Steve Biko

Black Brazilians learn from Biko By Alejandra Martins

Steve Biko sought to set black South Africans free from oppression and he died for it.

He probably never imagined that 30 years on, his message would be setting free the minds of young men and women thousands of kilometres away, in Brazil.

Garifuna Ethnic Group Seeks Voice In New York City

Garifuna Ethnic Group Seeks Voice In New York City by Jesse Hardman November 15, 2009

For centuries, home has been a transient notion for the ethnic community known as the Garifuna.

Pushed around the Caribbean region by various colonial powers, many sought safe haven in New York beginning in the 1940s. They’ve kept coming […]

Should African Traditional Rulers Apologize for the Slave Trade?

BBC NEWS| Africa Page last updated at 09:55 GMT, Thursday, 12 November 2009 Traditional African rulers should apologise for the role they played in the slave trade, a Nigerian rights group has said in a letter to chiefs.

“We cannot continue to blame the white men, as Africans particularly the traditional rulers, are not blameless,” […]

Zimbabwe: N’anga Runs Out of Charm

Published by the government of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe: N’anga Runs Out of Charm

Isdore Guvamombe 7 November 2009 Harare — The scotching sun rises imperceptibly sending cicadas complaining, albeit melodiously, from a Mopane tree in front of a shopping centre where residents of this lakeside town walk in and out of the only supermarket.

A spitting […]