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Hip Hop Dreams in Dakar

A whirlwind tour of the Senagalese captial's music scene laid the groundwork for my comparative dissertation.

Bringing Africa to the Classroom

Organizers offered practical ways for the nearly 200 teachers to move beyond stereotypes about African disease, poverty, and chaos on the one hand, and safari animals and exotic customs on the other.

Rwanda as an African Model

Veteran journalist Stephen Kinzer talks about his latest book, on President Paul Kagame's role in the amazing rise of Rwanda.

Teach Africa Launches SoCal K-12 Program at UCLA

Teach Africa advocates more and better teaching about the continent in the schools. The launch event brought distinguished guests to UCLA along with high-schoolers and teachers back from a Ugandan trip.

Teaching Africa in L.A.'s Schools

UCLA partners with government, nonprofits on Teach Africa. To jump-start the Southern California launch, the sponsors hosted a group of three high school students and three public school teachers on a trip to Uganda this month.

A Fiddle's Deep Roots

Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje is an international expert on things she once snubbed, with articles on gospel and spirituals and a new book on fiddling, "Fiddling in West Africa: Touching the Spirit in Fulbe, Hausa, and Dagbamba Cultures."

'The Art of Women's Masquerades in Sierra Leone'

This Fowler Museum exhibition runs from Dec. 9 through April 27, 2008.

Former Cape Verdean President Sees Africa Standing Up

Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro, who served two five-year terms as Cape Verde's first president elected under a multiparty system, tells a UCLA audience that Africa is no lost cause, but a continent striving towards peace and democracy. He discusses Cape Verde's relations with China and other emerging powers.

In Memoriam: Greg Cherry

Amy Futa remembers friend and colleague Gregory A. Cherry.

From the Director

From UCLA African Studies Center Director - Allen F. Roberts

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