Category : General

  • Design Made in Africa exhibit opens in NYC

    Posted Apr 16th, 2007 By in Art, Events, General With | 1 Comment

    On April 12th, the Design Made in Africa exhibit opened in New York at 4 World Financial Center. The exhibit is the first major traveling exhibition of contemporary African design. It presents a selection of 30 designers from 14 African countries featuring both utilitarian and decorative objects, including seating, lamps, tableware, wall hangings, graphic designs …

  • Business management programs travel to Africa

    Posted Apr 16th, 2007 By in Business, General, Travel With | Comments Off on Business management programs travel to Africa

    Businessweek reports on French business school, HEC, which is leading the way by taking the management programs to Senegal. The program’s focus is on the African cotton industry. Could this be a new trend in African business development? We need to adapt to local contexts and cultures. When we go to Africa, we need to …

  • This week in African Style 4/7 – 4/13/07

    Posted Apr 13th, 2007 By in Art, Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, Events, Film/Television, General, Politics, Technology, Travel With | Comments Off on This week in African Style 4/7 – 4/13/07

    Untapped: the scramble for Africa’s oil. Africa in pictures. Danny Glover joins Bob Marley tribute ‘Africa Unite’. African governments not doing enough. Gallery opening: NY thru the eyes of African immigrants. Plugging Africa’s kids in to $100 laptop. The silent takeover of the continent (Africa) by South African businesses. Gay travel in Africa. Luxury hotels …

  • The Age of African Conversations

    Posted Apr 10th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Charity, General With | 1 Comment

    I don’t consider myself a writer or even a journalist, but I will admit that I am opinionated and prone to debate. If anyone ever spends any time with my family you’ll notice that we constantly get into debates, some outsiders say we like to debate for the sake of it. That may be so, …

  • Puma adds Namibia to list of 2010 African World Cup teams

    Posted Apr 10th, 2007 By in Books/Magazines, Business, Fashion, General, Sports With | 1 Comment

    Puma recently announced a sponsorship deal with the Namibian Football Association (NFA). Namibia’s national team, the Brave Warriors, will be supplied with Puma’s latest v-Series technical apparel and footwear beginning with the African Cup of Nations 2008 qualifier home game against the Democratic Republic of Congo on 16 June 2007 and for the next several …

  • Code Z interviews Wangechi Mutu

    Posted Apr 9th, 2007 By in Art, Books/Magazines, General With | 1 Comment

    Here’s a really nice interview at Code Z Online with one of my favorite African artists Ms. Wangechi Mutu. Kenyan-born Mutu is a true talent. Link ia My Global Hustle blog

  • Converse (RED) Fall 2007; Africa’s NOT a country

    Posted Apr 9th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Fashion, General With | 1 Comment

    The sneaker fiends over at Freshness have a thorough view of the upcoming Converse (RED) Fall 2007 collection. Converse has really used the RED opportunity as a new platform for their design and collaborative efforts which now include photographer Ricky Powell, and the Ramones. But one thing which really bothers me is that in her …

  • Bill Clinton talks Rwandan healthcare at TED 2007

    Posted Apr 8th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, Events, General, Politics, Travel With | Comments Off on Bill Clinton talks Rwandan healthcare at TED 2007

    The good folks at TED have released this video of former US President Bill Clinton’s acceptance speech as a winner of the 2007 TED prize. In his speech Clinton speaks about his Clinton Foundation‘s pilot health care system in Rwanda which is based on the work of Dr. Paul Farmer in Haiti. In 18 months …

  • Fast Company on Product RED’s business of charity

    Posted Apr 7th, 2007 By in Business, Charity, General, Politics With | Comments Off on Fast Company on Product RED’s business of charity

    John N. Pasmore, one of FastCompany.com’s expert bloggers, has an interesting piece on the building controversy around Project RED. He makes a good point about RED’s approach to corporate giving saying, “And yes, we as individuals should give to those less fortunate and not rely exclusively on corporate-sponsored giving to substitute for our personal efforts. …

  • Annansi Chronicles is 1-year old

    Posted Apr 5th, 2007 By in Editor's Note, General With | 2 Comments

    It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since I started this blog. Initially Annansi Chronicles was an outlet for the ideas which I didn’t feel fit into the bi-monthly newsletters I send to my Annansi Clothing Co. customers, but as with any project it has taken on a personality of it’s own. I …

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