Monthly Archives: November 2010

Colonial Africa’s DNA discovered in Disney Cartoon

Just like Dr. John Hammond in Jurassic Park discovered dinosaur DNA in a mosquito that was trapped in ancient tree sap, I stumbled upon a Disney cartoon from the 1940s that contains the DNA of colonial Africa. In this clip, Goofy goes on an African safari  that … Continue reading

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Death to Aid

In this audio commentary, we reflect on the work of Dambisa Moyo and her book Dead Aid – Why Aid isn’t Working and Why There is a Better Way for Africa. A Harvard and Oxford educated economist hailing from Zambia, … Continue reading

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Professor Chris Blattman speaks at the New School

Last week Chris Blattman, Assistant Professor of Economics and Political Science at Yale, came to speak at the New School regarding his work with ex-child soldiers in Uganda and post conflict development. After his presentation the floor was opened to … Continue reading

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Hollywood, Bollywood and now Nollywood

I’ve known about Hollywood my whole life, I’ve known about India’s film industry Bollywood for quite a few years, but it was only recently that I learned about Nigeria’s film industry Nollywood.  I’m feeling a little out of the loop … Continue reading

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South African Stadium wins “World’s Best Sports Building”

The third annual World Architecture Festival was held in Barcelona, Spain from November 3-5 this year and South Africa’s Soccer City, National Stadium won for World’s Best Sports Building. Every structure that entered into this category had to fulfill immense … Continue reading

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Highlight of South African Fashion Designer

South African Designer David Tlale was featured during JoBurg Fashion Week for his cutting edge collection. The South African fashion industry is a billion dollar industry that creates jobs and resources for the local population.

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Life at the Bottom

So the UN has published their list of the healthy and happiest places to live and Norway has topped the list again. Personally, Norway is a place that I would see as too cold to actually be “Perfect” but to … Continue reading

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