African Higher Education Summit in Dakar, Senegal

Live Event: The African Higher Education Summit Dakar, Senegal Join global policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and international development partners as they develop a common vision geared towards transforming Africa’s higher education system. Dr. Khumbah: “Technical mastery differentiates the developed world from the underdeveloped.” Dr. Green: “Africa has no time to waste. We need to look at initiatives […]

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UN Unveils Permanent Memorial to Victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade

On March 25, United Nations officials unveiled a memorial commemorating the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who is a trained physician and anthropologist, made remarks about the unveiling: “I hope descendants of the Transatlantic Slave Trade will feel empowered as they remember those who overcame this brutal system and passed their rich cultural heritage […]

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A History of Slavery and Genocide is Hidden in Modern DNA

Isn’t it incredible that you can trace your own DNA and as a result of the DNA sequencing, you can find out exactly which geographic regions your ancestors originated? Using science and DNA analysis, researchers are pinpointing exactly when and where Africans were enslaved and brought to the Caribbean islands. Genetic analysis can also tell us about the history of marriage […]

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How to Use DNA to Trace African Roots

This is a beautifully written story of Ted Johnson’s search for his roots. He writes, “I first visited the African continent a few years ago on a trip to Dakar, Senegal. Though I was there on business, stepping on Africa soil felt intensely personal. In every interaction, I searched for familiarity and connection.” […]

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DNA Reveals History of Buried Slaves

DNA has helped scientists reconstruct the life histories and ancestry of enslaved individuals. Two men and one woman were dug up in 2010 in the Caribbean island of St. Martin, their skeletons dating back to the 17th century. What they found was that one of the men likely belonged to a Bantu-speaking group in northern Cameroon and the others […]

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Women Named in ‘Black Inventors: Crafting Over 200 Year of Success’

Did you know that Ivory Coast’s Cecile Kouassi (pictured above) invented the process for stabilizing and reconstituting fresh attieke, a staple in the country? Did you know that Christine Nare from Burkina Faso invented the process of producing wines from local cereals? A new book documents black inventors from around the world and highlights the women inventors recognized by […]

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NEF Monthly Newsletters – March 2015

http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3756233/EsP2P/h/NEF_Weekly_Newsletter_.htm Sent Thursday, March 26, 2015 Welcome to the weekly NEF Newsletter on Science and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. NEF FACT OF THE WEEK​ Source: This map is from the website of PBS and New York Life for the, “Slavery in America” series. The original site for this […]

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NEF Monthly Newsletters – February 2015

http://archive.aweber.com/awlist3756233/MUuJ5/h/NEF_Weekly_Newsletter_27.htm ent Thursday, February 26, 2015 Welcome to the weekly NEF Newsletter on Science Meets Traditional Medicine. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter. NEF FACT OF THE WEEK Physicians per 1,000 people. Data includes generalist and specialist medical practitioners. Data is collected from the World Health Organization, Global Atlas of the Health Workforce. Image […]

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