Commemorating 130 Years of Anti-Colonial Resistance in Cameroon

Anti-colonial resistance in Cameroon has not started with Rudolf Duala Manga Bell in 1914, as is often written, but with Kum'a Mbape (Lock Priso) in August 1884. Lock Priso has thus waged a fierce resistance from the very beginning of colonial occupation until the departure of the Germans from Cameroonian soil. The protest telegram of Cameroonian Kings against their expropriation which was addressed to the German Chancellor Bethmann Holweg on the 24 Novembre 1913 is signed by the following Kings « Bell, Akwa, Deido, Kum’a Mbape ». In 2014, it will be 130 years that Lock Priso has claimed the independence of his territory as the basis of peace and development. Through a series of articles in the late Pius Njawe's Le Messager, AfricAvenir is commemorating 130 years of anti-colonial resistance.

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German Premiere: “Président Dia & Mère-Bi“ with director Ousmane William Mbaye in Attendance, Sunday, 6 April 2014, 17h30, Hackesche Höfe Cinema

On the occasion of Senegal's Independence Day and in presence of director Ousmane William Mbaye AfricAvenir and Sunugaal invite you to the German Premiere of the award winning documentaries “Président Dia” and “Mère-Bi” (both original with... |+| read article

"Inspiring Young Imaginations – African Films for Children and Youth" - AfricAvenir Windhoek and FNCC to start Youth Film Series

mwansa the great

Do you and your kids want to spend time together at the movies? Are you and your kids looking forward to discover great movies from Africa? AfricAvenir and the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) will start a monthly African Film Series for Children and... |+| read article

Imperfect Steal: Humboldts Erben in postkolonialer Liquidationskrise? von Kien Nghi Ha

In den letzten Monaten hat sich die seit Jahren andauernde Kontroverse über Sinn und Unsinn des geplanten Humboldt-Forums politisch deutlich zugespitzt und zieht immer größere Kreise. Jüngst setzten sich Marianne Mballé (Zentralrat der Afrikanischen Gemeinde... |+| read article

German Premiere: “Of Good Report” with Director Jahmil XT Qubeka in Attendance, Sunday, 30 March 2014, 17h30, Hackesche Höfe Kino

On Sunday, 30 March 2014 at 17:30 AfricAvenir invites you to the German Premiere of the banned and now unbanned South African thriller and awarded opening film of the Durban Film Festival „Of Good Report“ (Xhosa/Sotho/English with English... |+| read article

Namibian Premiere of the Tunisian feature “The Professor”, Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 7 pm, Goethe-Centre Windhoek

the professor

On Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 7 pm AfricAvenir invites to the Namibian Premiere of the Tunisian film „The Professor“at the Goethe-Centre Windhoek. The Tunisian fiction film “The Professor” was directed by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, and produced by... |+| read article

Public Protest for the Restitution of looted Human Remains, Friday, 21 March 2014, 11h, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

The state-owned Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation detains thousands of human remains from all over the world. They were shipped over here during the colonial era for racist research.

On the International Day for the... |+| read article

Press Release: AfricAvenir Namibia announces partnership with Chimurenga

Windhoek, March 06, 2014- A number of selected publications from Chimurenga are now in Namibia and will be available at the different AfricAvenir film screenings and events.
Chimurenga is a project-based mutable object, a print magazine, a... |+| read article

"Occupy M-Straße": Protest-Kaffeetrinken gegen den rassistischen Straßen- und Bahnhofsnamen "Mohrenstraße" Samstag, 15.03. 2014, 16 Uhr, "Mohrenstraße" (U2)

Kommt zum antirassistischen Kaffeetrinken und setzt ein Zeichen gegen den rassistischen Namen der U-Bahnstation. Bringt Kaffee und Kuchen mit! Kommt bunt, kommt zahlreich, kommt pünktlich, kommt antirassistisch!

Wir fordern die... |+| read article

African Refugees Union lädt ein: „Celebrating Mandela“, Samstag, 15. März 2014, Betahaus

Wir, die afrikanischen Geflüchteten in Berlin, sind beeindruckt und inspiriert von Mandelas Kampf. Wir fühlen uns verpflichtet diesen fortzuführen, im Gedächtnis zu bewahren und in unserem Alltag umzusetzen. Sein ganzes Leben lang war er ein... |+| read article

Speech by Namibian Minister Hon Jerry Ekandjo on the Occasion of the Handover of 21 Human Remains of Namibian Origin

 Berlin, 05 March 2014. Statement by Hon Jerry Ekandjo, Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture speaking about German colonialism, its connection with racial science and the current importance of repatriation of the Namibian skulls.... |+| read article

Court decision postponed: Press release by the campaign “Justice for Sankara, Justice for Africa“, let us intensify the mobilization

On March 5th, 2014, the court delayed again its decision on the identification of bodies buried at Dagnoen, in Ouagadougou to April 2nd. Up to when will the Burkinabe judges hearing this case continue procrastinating? Yet this is a... |+| read article

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