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Hii Chapter Ni Yetu Concert: W/ Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band, Aug. 27 2016 @ Alliance Française
Performances by: Sarabi, Makadem, Mabinti, Mufasa, Teardrops & the Gravitti Band
Also Conversation with Rtd Chief Justice Dr. Willy Mutunga
The 2016 edition of the Slum Film Festival, taking place from 22nd to 26th August, focuses on the various achievements that have been made in the past decade through the Millennium Development Goals, and aims to promote citizen engagement with regards to the newly formulated Sustainable Development Goals.
For 5 days, the communities in Mathare, Kibera, Kawangware and Mukuru will be treated to a repertoire of films from 70 countries around the world – some of which were nominated in the festival and others that are pre-selected for screening by the 2016 panel of judges. The community screenings will focus on short stories representing and exploring slum realities.
For more information on the 2016 edition of the Slum Film Festival: http://www.slumfilmfestival.net/about-sff2016/
Dates: August 24-27, 2016
Venue: Ekalees Cultural Centre, Off Kerio Road – Lodwar
Chief guest will be Mr. Jonathan Mueke, Deputy Governor of Nairobi who will talk about ‘The Power of Community Action.’
Date: August 24, 2016
Venue: BIEA Seminar Room, Laikipia Road, Kileleshwa Nairobi
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dr. Nic Cheeseman will talk about the findings of his recent book, Democracy in Africa, and its implications for the prospects democracy in Africa and, more specifically, in Kenya. This book provides the first comprehensive overview of the history of democracy in Africa and explains why the continent’s democratic experiments have so often failed and how they could succeed. In it, Dr Cheeseman grapples with some of the most important questions facing Africa and democracy today, including whether international actors should try and promote democracy abroad, how to design political systems that manage ethnic diversity, and why democratic governments often make bad policy decisions.
Beginning in the colonial period with the introduction of multi-party elections and ending in 2013 with the collapse of democracy in Mali and South Sudan, the book describes the rise of authoritarian states in the 1970s; the attempts of trade unions and some religious groups to check the abuse of power in the 1980s; the remarkable return of multiparty politics in the 1990s; and finally, the tragic tendency for elections to exacerbate corruption and violence. Copies of the book will be on sale at the event at a discounted rate……
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Kenya Museum Society and The National Museums of Kenya invite you, your friends and colleagues for a fascinating talk on Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution.
Date: Saturday, August 13 2016
Venue: Nairobi National Museum, Louis Leakey Auditorium
Time: 4 pm
Talk: Volcanic Winter and Modern Human Evolution in Africa by Prof. Stanley H. Ambrose, University of Illinois
The disastrous beginning of the last Ice Age, 74 thousand years ago, may have stimulated anatomically modern humans in Africa to cooperate for survival. This new social security system, combined with new technologies, may have facilitated expansion of behaviorally modern humans out of Africa sixty thousand years ago, and replacement of Neanderthals and other archaic human species. Stanley Ambrose will discuss the geological, climatic, archaeological, genetic, physiological and fossil evidence for behaviors that contributed to the competitive advantage of modern African humans and the demise of Neanderthals.
Refreshments for sale at 3:15pm – Talk at 4:00pm
Donation: Ksh 200 Citizen or Student
Ksh 400 KMS member
Ksh 500 Resident Guest
All proceeds support projects of the National Museums of Kenya