Quick links to all the stories posted at the UCLA International Institute
In a series of up-close testimonies survivors of the Rwandan genocide tell their stories in Eric Kabera's film 'Keepers of Memory.
An Eritrean student and instructor explains her holiday traditions to KTLA television.
The graduate adviser for the Department of Political Science and her buds spent 17 days in Kenya distributing more than 1,000 pounds of clothes, school supplies, infant necessities, food and life-saving information on hygiene and health.
Plays, movies, soaps, news shows created by Africans can counter the stream of bad news about the continent, Africa Channel executives tell UCLA audience.
Mandela prison-mate and adviser Kathrada remembers indignities suffered, stresses victories won in democratic South Africa.
Students rally outside Regents' meeting at UCLA, say silence on Darfur genocide not an option.
Speakers criticize international community’s apathy toward Sudan.
Graduate student conference looking at literary exile in the age of globalization finds that it's not all bad.
Colleagues, family, and friends gather to honor the UCLA African Studies Center's generous, humble, brilliant founding director.
African leader Jacob Zuma talks about apartheid, world race issues.
The U.S. ambassador to Benin discusses the U.S. agenda, the Beninese ethos, and the trials of his vocation.
Special Guest Lecture by Gareth Chang, with Professor Toby Miller, UC Riverside
For the first time since students began their campaign for divestment from Sudan earlier this year, the UC Board of Regents publicly discussed its investments in the country in a meeting at UCLA on Wednesday. Visit UC Sudan Divestment Taskforce http://www.ucdivestsudan.com
By Edmond J. Keller, University of California- Los Angeles
Heroes live among us at UCLA. Real, living, breathing heroes. I write now of the kindred spirits who compose the Darfur Action Committee.
What is the status of Ethiopia, 20 years after famine relief? Why hasn't Ethiopia progressed as predicted? Former Clinton advisor for Africa, Gayle Smith, along with leading Ethiopian scholar, Edmond Keller, lead a panel discussion focusing on the state of Ethiopia. Where were you when "We Are the World" dominated the radio waves? Marcia Thomas of USA for Africa discusses the 1984 famine relief effort and pop culture.
UCLA panel looks at people and governments who deny or explain away the Armenian genocide, the Holocaust, the killing of Tutsis in Rwanda in 1994, and the ongoing massacres in the Darfur provinces of Sudan.
UCLA AFC screens major motion picture "Hotel Rwanda" and hosts actor Don Cheadle, director Terry George and Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism during the Rwanda genocide is the basis of the film.
International experts Salih Booker of Africa Action; John Prendergast of International Crisis Group and Peter Takirambudde of Human Rights Watch discuss careers in international affairs.
UN representative faces sharp criticism of AU role in Darfur during UCLA discussion.
Dr. Marcos Espinal calls for uniting anti-HIV and anti-TB programs to stem the health crisis in Africa, India, China, and the former Soviet Union.
Frank discussions examine the Nobel Prize winning diplomat's contributions to African Studies, his controversial role in the Congo crisis of 1960, and his legacy of trusteeship for emergent and failed states.
Award-winning photojournalist Corinne Dufka recalls her time in the midst of the 1994 genocide. She blames the Rwandan state, not tribal violence, for the killings, and castigates the U.S. and the world community for standing by while hundreds of thousands died.
Mr. Atiku Abubakar in a UCLA address sharply condemns lending practices of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, and scores the exclusion of Africa from the UN Security Council.
Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph J. Bunche and the Decolonization of Africa*
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