Africa News

World Music Festival Set for April 13-18

March 30, 2009

“Sounds of Globalism,” a free public world music festival, will be held April 13-18 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The festival will be at the FedEx Global Education Center, at the corner of Pittsboro and McCauley streets, on April 13 and April 16, and in Gerrard Hall on Cameron Avenue on… Read more »

Carolina Performing Arts Unveils Its 2009-10 Season

March 24, 2009

Carolina Performing Arts at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill unveiled the lineup for its fifth season today (March 24), offering 38 performances by artists and ensembles from 14 countries between September 2009 and April 2010. Giving audiences a chance to “see the world,” Carolina Performing Arts will welcome artists from across the… Read more »

Global Health Update

  Among the challenges to improving health in resource-constrained countries are a limited healthcare infrastructure and inadequate workforce.  Malawi has one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world: 2 per 100,000 people.  For the past 20 years UNC has been working to improve health care delivery at its research, care and training facility UNC Project-Malawi,… Read more »

John Eder and Mercy Wambui

Priceless Lessons

December 15, 2008

John Eder could never have imagined the benefits he would receive from spending a summer in Ethiopia. The Kenan-Flagler Business School MBA student thought he would be spending his summer helping build a business from the ground up – and that’s what he did. But business experience wasn’t the only thing he took away from… Read more »

UNC Increases Focus on Africa

November 14, 2008

In the last decade the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has become one of the leading institutions in the field of African Studies. The establishment of the African Studies Center has played a significant role in this progress. A current initiative of the center is a partnership with the Cheikh Anta Diop University… Read more »