Africa

Associate Professor Victoria Rovine will deliver a lecture at Art Building West to address the innovations and history of African fashion design.

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The African Studies Program invites you to attend their first event of the semester, titled "Writing Lives in Africa: A Conversation with Visiting African Writers ." This event will take place on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 302 Schaeffer Hall.

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Mandela Washington Fellow Chipo Chikomo visits the Iowa City Famers' Market. Chikomo wants to start a business that manufactures and markets reusable sanitary napkins, especially for high school girls. In her home country of Zimbabwe, many families can no
African entrepreneurs learn about business in the US during six-week State Department program at the UI

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Kent Statler, Rockwell Collin’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Commercial Systems, speaks to people from Africa visiting American business as part of a University of Iowa program in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
The Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders is making a six-week stop in Iowa.

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A group of emerging leaders from sub-Saharan Africa has traveled to Iowa City, and the will spend six weeks engaging and participating in entrepreneurial education at University of Iowa.

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Mandela Fellows to start UI visit Friday
Young African leaders will participate in six weeks of business training and get to know more about Iowa

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UI International Programs and the African Studies Program invite you to attend an upcoming baraza titled, "Durban Dockworkers and the Struggle against Apartheid." Featuring guest speaker Peter Cole, this event will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, from 12-1:30 p.m. in 1117 UCC.

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The University of Iowa will host 25 young business and government leaders from several African countries this summer as part of the U.S. State Department’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for African Leaders. The fellows will spend six weeks in Iowa, participating in entrepreneurial education programs on the UI campus in Iowa City and also touring the state, visiting businesses in Des Moines, Muscatine, the Quad Cities, Cedar Rapids, and other cities.

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One group in Cedar Rapids is working to make a different for voters in Africa.

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Professor Sandra Hackman Barkan will present a public lecture entitled, “The Elephant and African Literatures” on Monday April 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in 2780 University Capitol Centre (UCC). Barkan will also receive the Rex D. Honey African Studies Lectureship Award presented by the African Studies Program. This event is free and open to the public.

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