An Atlanta-based foundation for the International University of Grand-Bassam (IUGB), an innovative institution in the West African country of Côte d’Ivoire, which was launched in 2007 with the support of Georgia State University, seeks board members interested in serving its mission to develop the necessary resources to make the university “a center of excellence” for Read more
While highlighting innovation in the arts, business and science as it has done over the past decade, the France-Atlanta program this year takes a broadband look at African art featuring Francophone authors, photographers and vocal artists. Kevin W. Tucker, the High Museum of Art’s chief curator, welcomed “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design,” at Read more
MedShare’s global impact was clearly visible once again on Sept. 13 when more than 30 volunteers gathered at its headquarters on Clifton Springs Road to send off a shipment of medical supplies to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The Decatur-based humanitarian aid organization has delivered life saving medical supplies to 100 countries and Read more
In tribute of Veterans Day Nov. 11, Kiwanian William “Mack” Secord recalled the joint U.S.-Belgium rescue mission of white hostages and a number of Congolese whose lives were threatened 50 year ago by the violence in war-torn Stanleyville, (today known as Kisangani), in what’s now the Democratic Republic of the Congo. During a luncheon address Read more
The work of Bernard Williams clearly shows that he is an artist fascinated by history, especially less well-known histories, such as the often forgotten role of African-Americans and other minorities in creating the modern American West.
I would definitely recommend that anyone go see this exhibit, not only to learn about the fascinating history of the Kongo, but about how it has shaped American history and culture in innumerable ways.
The Carter Center is tracking mining contracts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in an effort to prevent secret deals by government and company officials to take precious minerals out of the country “for practically nothing” and with little benefit to the workers, according to former President Jimmy Carter.
When the movie star and director Ben Affleck testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in February, he cited the Theo Chocolate Co.’s success in the Eastern Congo. It’s not easy to come up with a success story of any sort in one of the most war ravaged parts of the world where reportedly Read more
Though organizers have hosted preview events since October, Africa Atlanta’s official kickoff Feb. 27 provided the biggest glimpse yet of what’s to come for the yearlong series of events highlighting Atlanta’s connections with the continent. The unveiling of an exhibition titled “Mapping Place: Africa Beyond Paper” at the Georgia Institute of Technology set the stage for future events, incorporating elements Read more
The Pulitzer prize-winning play “Ruined” set in a bar in the Ituri Forest in the eastern Congo is to be performed at Kennesaw State University’s Stillwell Theater from March 18-23 as part of the university “Pan Africa Week” activities. Compared to Berthold Brecht’s “Mother Courage,” the play portrays characters who live amidst war and suffer Read more