The award-winning IOM-backed anti-xenophobia film ‘Man on Ground’ recently toured four South African provinces as part of an information campaign.
The community screenings were aimed at raising awareness about the challenges experienced by migrants in South Africa, and initiating dialogue among local communities and migrants on diversity, tolerance and peace.
‘Tell Them We Are From Here’ is an anti-xenophobia campaign led by Akin Omotoso, the writer and director of (...)
Abdul Karim Bangura et al.*
“President Harding’s soul was humanly right. He had a deep sense of human love. He desired to see all men free and happy. He prayed for that. He loved peace and justice.”
—Marcus Garvey, The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey:
Or, Africa for the Africans (1967:51)
During the spring 2013 semester, a Howard University undergraduate student in my Introduction to Research in Political Science course brought (...)
Sarkodie (born Michael Owusu Addo; 10 July 1983), is a Ghanaian recording artist, entertainer, brand ambassador and a BET Awards 2012 Best International Act winner. He is also referred to as Obidi Pon Bidi. Many Ghanaian people recognize him as a leading Hip hop and Hip Life artist. He is considered a major proponent of the Azonto genre and dance. Sarkodie was born on 10 July 1983 to his mother, Emma Maame Aggrey, a single parent and raised in Tema, being the fourth out of five children. (...)
Oum is the first word of moroccan first name Oum El Ghaït, which means » Mother of relief « , and that used to be given to baby girls born in the desert in a rainy day or night. Oum wears well her name; her music generously brings in its flow feelings, dreams, and stories inspired by her own vision of the world.
Her singular voice, at the same time soft and powerful succeeds in combining the elements of her original culture, and those of a universal musical heritage whom she investigates. (...)
Editor’s note: The great Bob Marley passed away May 11 1981. As a token of our recognition and respect for the man after 32 years of his demise, we hereby republish this article, something we shall be doing every year for him and other great African musicians.
Nesta Robert Marley (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981), more widely and commonly known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead singer for the ska, rocksteady and (...)
Christy Clark will head a majority B.C. Liberal government after leading her party to a stunning come-from-behind victory in British Columbia’s 40th provincial election.
But Clark lost a tough fight to hold on to her seat in Vancouver-Point Grey, to high-profile NDP candidate David Eby by 785 votes. Despite the riding (constituency) defeat Clark can still be premier, but it is expected she would seek a seat in a byelection in a safer Liberal riding.
The last time a B.C. party (...)
Peter Tosh (born Winston Hubert McIntosh, 19 October 1944 – 11 September 1987), was a Jamaican reggae musician who was a core member of the band The Wailers (1963–1974), and who afterwards had a successful solo career as well as being a promoter of Rastafari.
Peter Tosh was born in Grange Hill, Jamaica, and was raised by his aunt. He began to sing and learn guitar at an early age, inspired by American radio stations. After a notable career with The Wailers and as a solo (...)
By Our Correspondent, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
The announcement of the visit of Cardinal Peter Tuckson who is the current President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, during last Sunday’s mass in the various parishes in the Makeni Diocese has brought mixed feelings amongst the laity, priests and religious in the diocese as the announcement does not make any clear mention of the purpose of his visit.
Taking into consideration Pope Francis’ present plight in his (...)
Sooliman Ernest "Rogie" or S. E. Rogie (1926-1994) was a highlife and palm wine guitarist and singer from Sierra Leone.
Sooliman Ernest Rogers was born in 1926 in the town of Fonikoh, Pujehun District in southern Province Sierra Leone. He began performing early, while supporting himself as a tailor, and he came to use his nickname "Rogie" as his official surname. In the 1960s, he became a professional musician, singing in four languages. His hits include "Koneh Pehlawo", "Go (...)
Ladies and Gentlemen:
We publish herewith the program for tomorrow’s 40th day charity for the late Sekou Dauda Bangura. Program for this event is titled the “Final issue of the Sierra Leonean News Letter”, his first magazine in the US.
We received many tributes from friends and relatives but due to space constraints in the final edition of this News Letter, we could not publish all the tributes and even had to truncate those tributes that we published including the much (...)