Michele Mathison’s African Art

    I viewed Michele Mathison wonderful art this month at the Tyburn Gallery in London. Mathison’s work reflects by his own migratory experience, he was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in South Africa and  lived in London for sometime before returning back to South Africa. His art weaves through his own cultural, political and … Continue reading Michele Mathison’s African Art

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Awarded Mental Health Nurse 2015 Can a Ban on Witchcraft Protect People of Albanism in Tanzania Researching Gender Violence at The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Interview with Professor Dr Vesile Senturk Cankorur Smokey death in Nepal Slum art and flying toilets in Kampala Scoping mental health in Tanzania Scotland My Dear Seminar … Continue reading African Art

African Lioness Roaring Around London

A video posted by Dorcas Gwata (@zambezi40) on Jul 23, 2016 at 3:10pm PDT       I love London in the summer. At a glimpse of sunshine, this multi-cultural city throws up a number of African festivals, complete with African arts, music, literature, fashion and Diaspora conversations. Events are as spontaneous as they are … Continue reading African Lioness Roaring Around London

Cosy with CHIMOIO, a Southern African fusion band

There’s a new band on the London music scene, and it goes by the name CHIMOIO. Infused with the African marimba and sweet nostalgia of a place they call home, CHIMOIO is a southern-African fusion band with cultural roots in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique, with a Brazilian flavour for added spice. This distinctively multicultural group … Continue reading Cosy with CHIMOIO, a Southern African fusion band

‘No one will talk about us’ Tunisian artist, Mouna Karray

  Mouna Karray’s art sits within the intimate space of the Tyburn Gallery in Central London. Her art captures fascinating images of bodies enslaved in white sheets, randomly yet strategically placed in  desolate places, embodying a silent resistance and a desire to be heard. In her collection ‘No body will talk about us‘ Karray takes … Continue reading ‘No one will talk about us’ Tunisian artist, Mouna Karray

A moment with a young African Leader, James Woods

I first met James on a media platform in London, we were both analysing events in Africa. I was struck by his vision, age and focus on global affairs with particular focus on Africa. Whilst his roots are firmly anchored to his home country Malawi, he continues to shine across the continent. He has achieved … Continue reading A moment with a young African Leader, James Woods

3rd AFRUCA Summit on African Children and Families in The South of England 2015

Theme: Safeguarding, Everyone’s Responsibility  #AFRUCASUMMIT2015   Date: Saturday 10th October 2015 Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm Venue: Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA) 1 Silchester Road W10 6SQ. Event Convenor: Modupe Debbie Ariyo OBE, Founder of AFRUCA Event Host: Afua Hirsch (Social Affairs Editor – Sky News and AFRUCA Vice Chair) Keynote Speakers: Kevin Hyland OBE (UK Anti-Slavery Commissioner) and Sue Berelowitz (Former Deputy Children’s … Continue reading 3rd AFRUCA Summit on African Children and Families in The South of England 2015

Cultural Context Of Domestic Violence Amongst Africans In The Diaspora

“What covers the house is the roof” Shona Proverb Relationships and family lives are often glossed up by society and the media as though that is the reality for everyone, yet if we really held the mirror closer against our own society, a disturbing picture of abuse and sometimes violent reality emerges. In the midst … Continue reading Cultural Context Of Domestic Violence Amongst Africans In The Diaspora

Nutrition in Zimbabwe, a Global Health perspective

Global health challenges accelerate in conditions of poverty, poor economies, and geo-political uncertainty. Infectious diseases thrive in poverty, viruses do not respect boarders. It is therefore imperative that we discuss and explore measure to strengthen regional responses to health challenges in Southern Africa and improve health security for all. In analysing Global Health threats and … Continue reading Nutrition in Zimbabwe, a Global Health perspective

From A Hospital Cleaner To A Global Health Specialist. My Story

The Nursing Times kindly featured my career journey as a role model in nursing. I weep as I reflect on this journey, many challenges all of which I embraced as opportunities for a better tomorrow.   Dorcas Gwata started as a hospital cleaner, and now she’s a clinical nurse specialist who works with young people … Continue reading From A Hospital Cleaner To A Global Health Specialist. My Story