Blog entries from: Emergent Africa

Inspired by George Ayittey's book 'Africa Unchained'.

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August 18 2014

From Emergent Africa Mon Aug 18 2014, 22:49:00



From Emergent Africa Mon Aug 18 2014, 22:41:00

In London, at the South Bank:

11th - 14th September 2014

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August 17 2014

From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 10:29:00

From the World Science Festival:

Bill Blakemore, Lorenzo Albacate, Nina Azari, Paul Bloom and Bill Phillips discuss prominent clashes -- both historical and contemporary -- have led to the widely held conclusion that science and religion are fundamentally incompatible. Yet, many scientists practice a traditional faith, having found a way to accommodate both scientific inquiry and religious teaching in their belief system. Other scientists are bringing science to bear on the phenomenon of religion and spiritual belief -- neuroscientists are studying what happens in the brain during religious experiences, while anthropologists are investigating how religion is linked to cooperation and community. This program provided an intimate look at what scientists have to say about their religious ...

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 08:36:00

Daniel Howden writing in High Life:

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 08:12:00

A review by Lynette Lisk in Royal African Society:

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 07:59:00

A Think Africa conversation with Bassekou Kouyate:

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 07:39:00

From World Maker Faire 2013:

Solving World Challenges Through Making

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 06:58:00

From the Ghana Humanist Association:

Scene 1 Somewhere in a Ghanaian forest, lying on a mat is a woman named Ama. Dancing around Ama are two priests and priestesses of the Afrikan traditional religion (ATR), dressed in animal skins, a raffia skirt, beads, bodies painted and holding a white fowl and the bones of a goat. Speaking in a language unknown to humans, they call on bossum anchiwiri, the baobab tree God to cure Ama of her sickness.

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August 16 2014

From Emergent Africa Sat Aug 16 2014, 15:10:00

From TED:

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power -- what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. "We need to make civics sexy again," says civics educator Eric Liu. "As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement."

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