Congo Week 2014 at SOAS

Posted: October 14, 2014 by Admin in Events, News
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congo week 2014

 

From Monday 20 Oct – Thursday 23 October Congolese Action Youth Platform (CAYP) in collaboration with SOAS Pan-African Society will host Breaking the Silence: Congo Week 2014 at School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas). Guests can look forward to film screening, debate series, a market place, performances and quiz.

Our aim in breaking the silence on Congo is to maximise awareness about the Congo, to educate SOAS students and external guests.

Monday 20th October 2014 INTRODUCTION TO CONGOGuest speakers: Congo Calling/ JJ Bola (Poet) break the silenceTime: 20:00 – 22:00 Room: DLT (139)

Tuesday 21st October 2014 Booking Title: DEBATE ON THE CONGO – DRC CHANGE OF THE CONSTITUTION ‘Constitution + Democracy vs Autocracy Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Room: BGLT (290)

Thursday 23rd October 2014 Market Place & Quiz, Film Screening, Exhibition and performances (Traditional & Poetry)Time: 10:00 Am – 11:00 Pm Room: JCR

Venue:

SOAS, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG London

For more info check out our event page on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/703631713053112/?fref=ts

 

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Deux délégations gouvernementale et parlementaire séjournent à Beni-ville  depuis dimanche 19 octobre, à la suite de la résurgence d’assassinats des civils dans le territoire de Beni (Nord-Kivu). Selon la société civile locale, plus de quatre-vingt personnes ont été tuées en un mois par des présumés rebelles ougandais des ADF. Read the rest of this entry »

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SINGAPORE — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Read the rest of this entry »

Les rebelles FDLR qui ont fait leur reddition à la SADC dans un camp apprêté par la Monusco près de sa base à Kanyabayonga, Nord-Kivu, le 5 Juin 2014. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Les rebelles FDLR qui ont fait leur reddition à la SADC dans un camp apprêté par la Monusco près de sa base à Kanyabayonga, Nord-Kivu, le 5 Juin 2014. © MONUSCO/Sylvain Liechti

Le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général de l’Onu, Martin Kobler demande aux ex-combattants des Forces démocratiques pour la libération du Rwanda (FDLR) regroupés à Kanyabayonga d’accepter Read the rest of this entry »

Crowds line the streets of Kinshasa as Muhammad Ali passes ahead of his 30 October 1974 heavyweight fight against world champion George Foreman. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Crowds line the streets of Kinshasa as Muhammad Ali passes ahead of his 30 October 1974 heavyweight fight against world champion George Foreman. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The heavyweight world championship showdown between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman electrified a city full of pride and promise in the early years following independence – and then the money ran out …

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Omar Victor Diop El Moro, 2014 Magnin A

Returning to London for its second edition, 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair brings the African art world to an international stage. Notable participating galleries include October Gallery, Taymour Grahne Gallery, and ArtLab Africa, among others, and          mediums range from sculptures and installations, to paintings and multimedia works. As a forum for showcasing African artists and projects related to Africa, 1:54 highlights the latest offerings and insights into the growing market for African art.

1. When? Where? How?

1:54 takes place October 16th–19th at Somerset House, London, open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the fair.

2. Why visit?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

In its second edition, 1:54 is unique in that it is designed for promoting African art and African-related projects. Showcasing work from 27 galleries, 1:54 offers an inside look at the innovations and contemporary movements emerging from Africa. In addition, it will include an extensive educational and artistic program curated by Koyo Kouoh, curator and founding director of RAW Material Company, a center for art in Dakar. The programming will include lectures, film screenings, and discussions between leading curators, artists, and art advisors.

Wanna  find out more why not take a glimpse at this years exhibition by clicking on this   Gallery

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