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Britian Zimbabwe Society Research Day, 18 June 2016

The Britain Zimbabwe Society will be holding its annual Research Day on Saturday 18 June 2016 at St Antony’s College, Oxford. The theme is ‘Health and Politics in Zimbabwe and the Diasporas’ and the keynote address will be given by Dr Portia Manangazira, Director of Disease Control in the Zimbabwe Ministry of Health. Panels will address epidemics (particularly cholera, AIDS/HIV and bilharzia) and politics, mental health in Zimbabwe, and  health and the Zimbabwean diaspora (focusing on the problems of stress and trauma, health education and skills, and the dynamics of the care sector). The draft programme can be found at http://www.britain-zimbabwe.org.uk and registration is now open.

Global History of the Anti-Apartheid Movement Workshop

A workshop on the Global History of the Anti-Apartheid Movement will take place in Oxford on 11-12 March 2016, jointly hosted by the European Studies Centre, St Antony’s College and Maison Française d’Oxford. Saul Dubow of the University of London will give the key-note address, speaking on ‘Apartheid, anti-apartheid and anti-anti-apartheid’, and panels will consider the globalisation of anti-apartheid; shared identities, ideologies and cultures; networks and levers and anti-apartheid and transnational solidarities. Speakers included Håkan Thörn of the University of Gothenburg, Sifiso Ndlovu of the South African Democracy Education Trust and Christopher Saunders of the University of Cape Town. A selection of posters of the British Anti-Apartheid Movement will be exhibited during the workshop.

Further information can be seen at http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/events/global-history-anti-apartheid-movement .

 

Film Africa 2015 opens 30 October

Film Africa 2015, the fifth festival showcasing the new features, documentaries and short films emerging from Africa, opens on 30 October and runs until 8 November 2015. 60 films from 28 African countries will be screened at venues across London and the programme includes several London, UK, European and World premieres.

There is a strand marking the 40th anniversary of independence for the African countries which were Portuguese colonies, ‘Lusophone Liberty: 40 Years On’, a focus on new Ethiopian films and a music strand celebrating the sounds of the continent. 12 films from 10 countries will be competing for the Baobab Award for Best Short Film, the winner of which will be screened on the festival’s closing night.

For more information, including speakers, educational workshops, school screenings and children’s activities, see www.filmafrica.org.uk .


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