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King Sunny Ade
(Born: 1946)

King Sunny Ade
King Sunny Ade, sometimes also called the Minister of Enjoyment, was born in Oshogbo, Nigeria in 1946, the son of a Methodist minister. He began his musical career when, after dropping out of grammer school, he drifted to Lagos and joined a highlife band. Inspired by the music of I.K. Dairo, he joined the Rhythm Dandies, led by Moses Olaiya (later known as Baba Sala, Nigeria's preeminent funny man and a prolific film maker). King Sunny was influenced by the legendary Tunde Nightingale (early Juju pioneer extraordinare) and borrowed stylistic elements from Nightingale's 'So wa mbe' style of juju. In 1966 he formed his own band, the Green Spots. King Sunny Ade and The African Beats tour with the typically large African line-up of 20-30 members. They play a spacey, jamming sort of Juju, characterized by tight vocal harmonies, intricate guitar work, backed by traditional talking drums, percussion instruments, and even adding the unusual pedal steel guitar and accordian.

AfriKan is a young Dutch company selling mainly art from Zimbabwe.
Agricon Africa

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Agricon Africa involves itself in all facets of agribusiness development and project implementation throughout the Central and Southern regions of Africa. Its mission is to provide practical, sustainable, professional agricultural and agribusiness advice and supervision based on grass roots research of the sub continent of Africa. Our objective is to ensure the shape and prosperity for the African people, who live and work in the rural sector, for generations to come. This stems from our on-the-spot experience of the land, its economic potential and the capacity to determine and manage any inherent risk factors.
King Manikongo Afonso I
(1456 - 1545)

Manikongo Afonso I
Manikongo Afonso-I, the greatest king of the Kongo, reigned from 1506 to 1545. He worked with the Portuguese to bring Christianity to the Kingdom - which was located in the area of present day Angola, Congo, and Zaire - and was the first African king to be recognized in Europe. In the end, however, he was unable to contain the Portuguese, who wished to develop the slave trade. Afonso-I was the first ruler to modernize Africa on a grand scale. Because he saw progress as a healthy mix of physical and spiritual development, Afonso encouraged his people to learn Christianity and made it possible for them to practice new skills in masonry, carpentry, and agriculture. He also streamlined Kongo politics and established one of the most modern school systems in Africa..

By the mid-1990s, it became clear that the relentless spread of HIV, and the epidemic's devastating impact on all aspects of human lives and on social and economic development, were creating an emergency that would require a greatly expanded United Nations effort. Addressing these challenges head-on, the United Nations took an innovative approach in 1996, drawing six organizations together in a joint and cosponsored programme - the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The goal of UNAIDS is to catalyse, strengthen and orchestrate the unique expertise, resources, and networks of influence that each of these organizations offers.
Aina Moja

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Aina Moja is Kiswahili for "one of a kind". Aina Moja is an Africa Internet store and each item is uniquely hand-made by African artists and therefore, one of a kind. Proceeds from Aina Moja support the non-profit organization, Expanding Opportunities, which has the greater mission of increasing self-sufficiency through educational and charitable projects for people nationally and internationally.
Mohammed Ali
(Born: 1942)

Mohammed Ali
Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali began winning important amateur heavyweight boxing matches in 1960, including an Olympic gold medal. He turned professional, and won the national heavyweight championship in 1964 by defeating Sonny Liston. Clay converted to Islam in 1967 and took the name Muhammad Ali. He was known for the style he brought to boxing, as well as the amusingly cocky poetry he would recite during interviews. One of his famous verses predicted that he would "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee" and knock out Sonny Liston in "round eight to prove I'm great." Ali became a controversial figure when he refused to enter US military service. He was stripped of his title, but began a comeback in 1970, fighting against such opponents as Joe Frazier and George Foreman. Ali succeeded in winning the national title, losing it, and regaining it.
All Africa Games All African Games

A continental multi-sports games involving all independent African countries. - Held every four years. - It is called Africa Olympics. The Eighth All-Africa Games, “Abuja 2003”, the first in the new millennium to be hosted by Nigeria, should set the standard for subsequent games for the rest of the century. During this All Africa Games there are 22 sports scheduled at many different venues around the City. With over 2000 athletes expected to attend, there will certainly be something for every sports enthusiast at the Games. From Football to Field Hockey, Cycling to Chess, an event for all tastes at this 8th All Africa Games.


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This website,, is among the Internet's largest content sites, posting over 800 stories daily in English and French and offering a diversity of multi-lingual streaming programming as well as over 600,000 articles in our searchable archive (which includes the archive of Africa News Service dating from 1997). Strategic alliances with media and information technology companies, such as Comtex News Network, Radio France Internationale, and the BBC, extend AllAfrica's global reach.

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On paper it is a simple equation. The global economy is worth $25 trillion annually. For a small fraction of that sum - $80 billion per year - we could provide access to education and healthcare for all, by 2015. But instead of progress towards that goal, we appear to be moving in the opposite direction. That is the experience of the majority of the world's citizens...

....Across the developing world, whole generations are denied the right to control their own development, generate their own livelihoods and shape their own futures - not least by their own governments.

Alpha Blondy
b.Seydou Kone
(Born: 1953)

Alpha Blondy
During the mid-80s, reggae vocalist Blondy, whose name translates as First Bandit, became one of West Africa's most successful bandleaders, his songs widely covered by other local reggae artists. Adopting not only the rhythms and instrumental arrangements of Jamaican reggae, Blondy also followed its tradition of militant protest lyrics. After releasing his searing Apartheid Is Nazism album, he took the logical next step of flying to Jamaica to record the follow-up, Jerusalem, with the Wailers. Alpha Blondy's embracing of reggae and rasta was not without its problems; after he returned in 1981 from two years" study at Columbia University in the USA, his parents committed him to a psychiatric hospital for eighteen months because of his Rasta beliefs. There is certainly some evidence to support their view: although he dresses as a Rasta, Blondy travels everywhere with the Star of David, a copy of the bible, and one of the Koran. Alpha Blondy also speaks Arabic in Israel, and Hebrew in the Arab world.
(Born: 1925)

Idi Amin
Idi Amin was a sergeant in the British colonial army. After Uganda's independence, Amin rose in the Ugandan armed forces to the position of Commander-in-Chief. In 1971, Amin seized control of the government. Amin was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans. Idi Amin is currently living comfortably in Saudi Arabia.

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AMREF is Africa’s largest indigenous health charity, and for 44 years in partnership with local communities, governments and donors, has worked to research and alleviate Africa’s health problems. AMREF’s mission is to empower disadvantaged people in Africa to enjoy better health by helping them establish their own self-sustaining health systems.

Ananse Village

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Ananse Village

Ananse Village is dedicated to supporting small scale production by talented craftspeople. A portion of its profit helps provide medical care and educational opportunities to the communities they work with. Ananse Village project is working with a number of individual artists in remote and impoverished areas as well as cooperatives to help increase the opportunities available to those in need. Ananse representatives spend 3-6 months of each year in Africa, mostly in Ghana,to purchase African art objects for fair prices.


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SA Web
SA Site Directory

The Ananzi Search Engine aims to be the best South African search engine on the internet. Ananzi is devoted to South African web sites. On Ananzi, sites are individually checked to ensure that Ananzi stays South African. Ananzi's name comes from a Demi-God of West African mythology. Ananzi is a trickster who delights in duping animals and men: tales of his exploits are widespread in West Africa, the Caribbean and South America.

Ancient Africa's Black Kingdoms

Black Queen
Black Kingdoms

The Nubians are believed to be the first human race on earth, and most of their customs and traditions were adopted by the ancient Egyptians. To the Greeks, they were known as Ethiopians and Nubia as the land of Punts, i.e; the land of gods. Read everything in Myra Wysinger's beautiful and well designed website.


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Angola is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo to the north, Zambia to the east, and Namibia to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Angola covers an enormous area which runs from the desert areas of the south to the jungles of the thickly vegetated North. Mountains rise from the coast, leveling to a plateau, which makes up most of the country.

Dr Kofi Annan
Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2001

Kofi Annan
Kofi A. Annan:
Secretary General of the United Nations:

Kofi A. Annan of Ghana is the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations. The first Secretary-General to be elected from the ranks of United Nations staff, he began his term on 1 January 1997 and ended in 2007. Read further at the UN Biography of Kofi Annan. On 12 October 2001, Kofi Annan has been Awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace 2001 together with the United Nations as organization, in recognition of their efforts in establishing peace and combating AIDS.


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Anti-Slavery was set up in 1839 with the specific objective of ending slavery throughout the world. Despite our many successful campaigns, slavery continues to exist in the 21st century. Anti-Slavery's work is divided among three teams: Programme, Communication and Information, enabling us to work effectively towards achieving our goal of a slave-free world.

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APC, Association for Progressive Communications defends and promote non-commercial, productive online space for NGOs and collaborates with like-minded organisations to ensure that the information and communication needs of civil society are considered in telecommunications, donor and investment policy. APC is committed to freedom of expression and exchange of information on the Internet. Through its African members, APC is strengthening indigenous information sharing and independent networking capacity on the continent.

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AquaChlor manufactures a simple device that generates sodium hypochlorite from common table salt and electricity either from an A/C source or solar photo voltaic cells. From as little as US$0.50/day a village can be safe from cholera, hepatitis, diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases. AquaChlor has hundreds of units operating in 25 countries with users like WHO, PAHO, USAID,CARE, PSI, CDC, ADRA, Doctors without Borders and UNICEF. The use of this technology may greatly contribute to the general health of poor rural areas. Our systems are also used in emergency situations and disaster areas as well as in refugee camps."
Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations

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ASCAC provides a body of knowledge that continuously contributes to the rescue. reconstruction and restoration of African history and culture. Its purpose is to promote the study of African civilizations for the development of an African world view.

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