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Timbuktu: An Amazing Portrait of Life under Jihad Rule at the 52nd Edition of NYFF 2014, Lincoln Center by Dr. Steeve Coupeau, A NYIHA MEDIA Exclusive, 2 October 2014.

The rule of the foreign Jihadist implies all sorts of dislocations including population displacement, isolation and difficulties of communication in daily life as interlocutors had to translate even simple interactions from one language to another as 5 major languages were spoken including Tamachek, Bambara, Arabic and Soinraii. The message of this film is that the fight against barbarism needs to be assumed by everyone. The film which was largely shot in Mauritania certainly highlights the courage of women who defied barbarism in this society in crisis, Timbuktu.

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Celebration of 20 years of South African Democracy at Carnegie Hall: A Magical Night by Dr. Steeve Coupeau 15 October 2014

This team of master artists delivered a Kaleidoscope of old and new South African sounds to accompany stories about the struggle for freedom in South Africa. Hugh’s mastery of the trumpet is was simply unquestionable but that night he revealed himself as a story teller. He told stories of migrants traveling long distances to come to work 16 hours a day in the mines of Johannesburg. He shared untold stories of everyday resistance to apartheid. In his words: ‘We lived our lives trying to beat the system.’ While thanking New York for its support to Apartheid, he injected humorous songs and anecdotes that pleased the crowd as elicited by clapping hands and outbursts of joy and excitement. After all, Ubuntu is all about love.

Hugh Masekela and Somi


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2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Conference, Oct. 10-12

You are invited to attend the 2014 CUNY Young African Leadership Conference, Oct. 10-12.   This year’s symposium theme is “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”.  The program will include a core of  prominent speakers, key panel discussions, important conversations and numerous opportunities for networking.

Conference Overview:Friday, October 10th (6:00pm)- (Reception & Networking) Entrepreneurs interested in presenting a business idea that seeks to be of positive influence on continent of Africa, will be offered an opportunity to present their initiative. Submit your pitch at here.

Saturday, October 11th (8am)
- (Open dialogue, Guest speakers, and panel discussions) YAL has a jam-packed program of open dialogue focused on the guiding questions surrounding the symposium’s theme; listen to perspectives from influential guest speakers such as Sophia Bekele, H.E. Tete Antonio, Prof. George Magoha, along with others; robust stream of panelist comprised of prominent African leaders and organizations.    

Registration & More Information  http://www.2014yals.info/