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Vacancy: Paid Fellowship for African Content Creaters

August 23, 2016

aKoma is making a call for applications for Amplify, a paid Fellowship program for talented African storytellers and creators5. Amplify is a partnership between aKoma and MasterCard Foundation, who have been awesome in working with us to make this happen.  

Event: The State of Democracy in Africa … and Kenya 24 August, Nairobi

August 15, 2016

Call: Systematic Reviews for DFID

July 4, 2016

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty and commissions world-class research that directly improves people’s lives. The DFID Systematic Review Programme aims to strengthen evidence-informed policy making through the production of high quality and policy relevant evidence synthesis products.

With this aim in mind, DFID has awarded the EPPI-Centre the contract to commission its next round of systematic reviews, to provide training and support for the review teams, and to quality assure their work. We shall be working with DFID to identify unanswered questions that are important to policy and can usefully be addressed by systematic reviews. The first questions relate to the area of:Women's economic empowerment


Event: Africa Writes, 1-3 July 2016, London

June 8, 2016


Africa Writes is the Royal African Society’s annual literature festival. Celebrating its 5th yearwill bring together over 50 authors, poets, publishers and experts for a stimulating and exciting three days! Every year the festival showcases established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest celebration of contemporary African writing taking place over an exciting summer weekend. The festival features book launches, readings, author appearances, panel discussions, youth and children’s workshops, and other activities.

This year’s highlights include the symposium “Africa in Translation: Memory and Remembering” on friday, 1 July 2016 (10.00-13.00). The symposium aims to explore the place of translation in the contested spaces of memory and re-membering, and its impact on society.  The discussants – Veronique Tadjo, Kama Sywor Kamanda, Abdilatif Abdalla, Roland Glasser, Ida Hadjivayani and others – look into Caleb Femi, the meaning of ‘the African body’ across time and space, and into the place of literature in cross-cultural scholarship, writing, reading, translation, publishing and performance.

Caleb Femi, photograph by Jolade Olusanya
 photograph by Jolade Olusanya