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Quelques réflexions personnelles sur la situation au Mali

Après avoir travaillé au Mali sur 8 ans, durant la période 1989-1993 et 2001-2005 et continué à suivre l’évolution du pays, je ne peux que constater aujourd’hui à quel point la démocratie, qui était pourtant porteuse d’espoir lors des premières élections pluralistes...

Access to the Canadian Film Institute’s African Film Festival

    African Films to Watch Online! Dear CFI Supporter, We hope you are enjoying the free online mini-EU Film Festival. It continues until June 18. CFI-ICF.ca/eu-summer As you are aware, the Canadian Film Institute’s African Film Festival of Ottawa (AFFO),...

African Union report on the Impact of the Coronavirus

After the first infections in China at the end of 2019, the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has continued to spread across the world. No continent has been able to escape this virus, which has recorded average mortality of around 2.3% (According to the Chinese Center...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – April 5, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! MAKING IT IN AFRICA This week, universities in Zimbabwe gave the country’s Coronavirus campaign a boost when they teamed up to form something of a manufacturing hub for masks, gloves and hand sanitizers. Even though these products were not...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – March 29, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! STEPPING UP Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba, made global headlines this week with his donation of essential medical supplies amid the coronavirus pandemic. It’s perhaps the most high profile example of how private businesses are utilizing their...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – March 22, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! IT’S GETTING COLD Most of us have watched the slow, slow, quick, quick rate of coronavirus spread across Africa over the last fortnight. The concerns about the potential outsize impact of a viral outbreak simultaneously hitting multiple...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – March 8, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! CORONAVIRUS HITS The last fortnight has been a rude awakening for Sub-Saharan Africa as fears of the coronavirus’s inevitable arrival were realized. First in Nigeria, then Senegal, then South Africa, Cameroon, and Togo. The numbers are still...

Institute of African Studies Celebrating 10 years of Impact

Overview The Institute of African Studies has made great strides since its inception almost a decade ago. Looking back on the last 10 years, the IAS has been a hub for enriching exchanges, collaborations between the continent and its diaspora and has been a second...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – March 1, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! YOUTH OPTIMISM VS YOUTH BULGE Over the next 30 years, half of the world’s population growth will happen here in Africa. Inevitably, that impending reality prompts questions about whether governments across the continent can cater to the...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – February 23, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! BLOWING IN THE WIND This week we wrote about how more of Africa’s leading economies are looking to wind energy to power homes. It was worth noting because when it comes to renewable energy much of our discussions have focused just on solar...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – February 16, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! CREDIT SCARRED African debt is on the rise and that fact is causing tensions to spark in unexpected places. Total external debt for Sub Saharan Africa jumped nearly 150% to $583 billion in 2018 from $236 billion 10 years earlier, according...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – February 9, 2020

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! SPENDING POWER In the early 2010s, African tech ecosystems were defined by the promise of e-commerce with a simple mission: getting hundreds of millions of young Africans to make online purchases. A decade on, the mission still remains a...

Quelques réflexions et pistes de solutions sur le Mali

L’une de nos membres et ancienne présidente du GRA nous fait part de ses réflexions sur la situation très pénible du Mali. Elle a été ambassadeure du Canada au Mali de 2001 à 2005. Réflexions sur le Mali – 4...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – November 24th

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! BETTER HALF The number of women founders and co-founders in Africa is on the rise, according to research by Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) an online community for startups. In 2019 that number was still just at 18%, that’s fewer than one...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – November 17

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! BEATING THE ODDS An often repeated saying among entrepreneurs in Nigeria is one borrowed from New York: “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.” But the circumstances are usually less glamorous than in New York. The sentiment...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest , November 8, 2019

African Studies News and Events No Images? Click here Upcoming Events Les Cafés Féministes: Nigel Lezama | Splendeurs et misères de la femme noire dans la culture hip-hop Nigel Lezama, professeur agrégé au département de langues, littératures et cultures modernes à...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – November 10

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! UP NORTH One unintended outcome of the “sub-Saharan Africa” classification of African countries is that North Africa is typically excluded from conversations about Africa’s tech startup landscape. This often means we’re sharing an incomplete...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – November 3rd

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! DIGITALLY VULNERABLE As African countries economies and governments digitize rapidly the need for transparent rules about what happens with citizens’ data is becoming a more pressing issue\. Nigeria is at the early stages of trying to roll...

Quartz Africa Weekly Brief – October 20

Hi, Quartz Africa readers! BROADBAND DREAMS One of the lessons of working with remote teams on the African continent or traveling around Africa is that the internet is not the internet everywhere you go. Sure, everyone has Google, Facebook and WhatsApp, but the...

African Studies @ Carleton Digest – October 11, 2019

Get Outlook for iOS From: African Studies <african.studies=carleton.ca@cmail20.com> on behalf of African Studies <african.studies@carleton.ca> Sent: Friday, October 11, 2019 4:59:42 PM To: Michelle Rugamba <MichelleRugamba@cmail.carleton.ca>...