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Mexican exhibitions of southern African art bring death to life

Robin Rhode’s Untitled (Harvest) from 2005
Courtesy of the artist and Stevenson

With the aim of forging cross-cultural connections, the Mexican city of Oaxaca de Juárez is presenting works exploring the theme of death by more than 30 artists from southern Africa. From 4-10 November, five exhibitions opened at four venues in the region in a programme titled Hacer Noche (Crossing Night).

Works by Nicholas Hlobo, Kendell Geers, Jackson Hlungwani, Tracey Rose, Zanele Muholi, David Goldblatt and Athi-Patra Ruga are on view in group shows in the former convent of Santo Domingo and the Cultural Centre of San Pablo, while the photographers Jo Ractliffe and Pieter Hugo are exhibiting in…

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CTF-48 Completes Southern Partnership Station 2018 > U.S. Southern Command > News

Commander Task Force (CTF) 48 completed a successful Southern Partnership Station (SPS) 2018 deployment to the U.S. Southern Command area of responsibility, Oct. 24.

SPS is an annual series of U.S. Navy deployments focused on subject matter expert exchanges (SMEE) with regional partner nation militaries and security forces. This year’s iteration of the mission saw specialized teams of U.S. service members deployed as a series of adaptive force packages (AFP). 

“Sharing knowledge, expertise and best practices side-by-side allows us to understand each other,” said Rear Adm. Sean Buck, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet (USNAVSO/FOURTHFLT). “These annual missions build trust between the U.S. and our partner nations.”


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Insiders Insight: Expulsion season in central and southern Africa

Angola has expelled over 380,000 migrants recently, mostly from the DR Congo. Credit: jbdodane.

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Georgia election fight shows that black voter suppression, a southern tradition, still flourishes

Georgia’s Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp has been sued for suppressing minority votes after an Associated Press investigation revealed a month before November’s midterm election that his office has not approved 53,000 voter registrations – most of them filed by African-Americans.

Kemp, who is running for governor against Democrat Stacey Abrams, says his actions comply with a 2017 state law that requires voter registration information to match exactly with data from the Department of Motor Vehicles or Social Security Administration.

The law disproportionately affects black and Latino voters, say the civil rights groups who brought the lawsuit.

As a scholar of African-American history, I recognize an old story in this new electoral controversy.

Georgia, like many…

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HE in Southern Africa

The Southern African Development Community is an inter-governmental organisation whose goal is to promote sustainable and equitable economic …
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Scholarship: Funding for Master’s Degrees for Southern African Students | H-Luso-Africa

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Funding for Master’s Degrees

At Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

for black Southern Africans


If you are completing (or have recently completed) a four-year undergraduate Honours degree and are thinking of undertaking graduate-level studies, consider studying at Dalhousie University http://www.dal.cahttp://www.dalgrad.dal.ca on the east coast of Canada. Dalhousie’s Southern African Student Education Project (SASEP) offers qualified black Southern Africans, from the commonwealth nations of South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, an opportunity to study for an internationally accepted 2 year Master’s degree plus the valuable…

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