Month: August 2016

25 Events African Londoners can look forward to in September 2016

We’re in September 2016 and in London! And according to us that can only mean one thing: a new month of African-themed events that will grace the capital and beyond. This month we have networking events, high scale investor workshops, lots of food pop-ups and West African and Sahel musicals to keep you occupied this month. Here are 25+ African Events Londoners can check out this Autumn:


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A’FRIQUENCY: THE NEW SOUND OF AFRICA

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Date: Friday, 9 September 2016 | Time: 20:00pm  01:00am | Venue: Rich Mix – 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA | Host: AfriCori | Event Link: Eventbrite

Top Notch Event here organised by Africa’s leading digital music company: AfriCori ‘Promoting the wealth of African music around the world’.On Friday September 9th, pan-African international event series A’friquency lands in London for an all-star launch party showcasing the finest contemporary music coming out of Africa and the Diaspora.


1) AFRICA TECH SUMMIT LONDON 2016

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Twitter: @AfricaTechSMT | Linkedin: /AppsAfrica | Facebook: /AppsAfrica

Very important gracing London and the South Africa House in late September. The Government of South Africa will host attendees on the 29th focussing technology opportunities in Africa. Tech leaders from across Africa and Europe, international investors, entrepreneurs and leading African start-ups will convene at South Africa House on the 29th of September 2016 for an exclusive, invitation only, one-day conference to discuss the African technology landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa. For more info; click here


2) GALLERY TALK: DANIELE TAMAGNI AND JAMES BARNOR

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Date: Saturday, 10 September 2016 | Time: 15:00pm to 16:30pm | Venue: October Gallery – 24 Old Gloucester Street, London, WC1N 3AL | Hosts: October Gallery | Event Link: Eventbrite

Join photographers Daniele Tamagni and James Barnor for a discussion about their work and their new exhibition on Saturday 10th September, 3.00 pm at October Gallery, London. Free Entry. Reserve a place on Eventbrite.

Daniele Tamagni, an Italian photographer, trained as an art historian before travelling worldwide to document colourful fashion subcultures. In 2007 he won the Canon Young Photographer Award with a project about the Congolese dandies, Sapeurs of Brazzaville and in 2010 won the ICP Infinity Award, fashion category.

James Barnor (a man i’ve been privileged to have met), born in Accra, Ghana in 1929, began, like many of his contemporaries on the continent, by setting up a studio which was visited by the general public as well as dignitaries. He developed his career rapidly, by working for the Daily Graphic, as their first photojournalist, and Drum magazine, the influential anti-apartheid journal for lifestyle and politics.


3) SEEDS OF HOPE – FILM SCREENING & FUNDRAISER (+ LIVE MUSIC + Q & A)

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Date: Sunday 11th September 2016 | Time: 7pm – 10pm | Venue: Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA, Haggerston/Dalston Junction Overground | Hosts: Mimi_Ninyi_Sisi | Event Link: Facebook

Set in the heart of eastern Congo, what do the tales of all the women and children have to do with your technology and gadgets…? And how can their hope, courage, strength and determination help us fight for a fairer future…..?  Headed by the ultra-matriarch and activist – Mama Masika (RIP) who takes us on a journey from hurt to healed and becomes a mother to many, travel with us through this raw and tense, yet heart-warming event as we learn about our connection to Congo and its people.

And as always, in the true style of {mimi : ninyi : sisi}, there’ll be Edutainment at its finest by a Congolese musician (tbc) and a Q&A by people in the field of technology, activism and members of the Congolese community.


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4) CEE4BEE NETWORKING EVENT – BLACK AFRICANS CONNECTING 4 BETTER LIFE CHANCES

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Date: Thursday, 8 September 2016 | Time: 18:30pm to 21:30pm |  Venue: Novotel Hotel London Tower Bridge,  10 Pepys Street, London, EC3N 2NR | HostsCee4Bee Connect 4 Better | Event Link: Eventbrite

‘Cee4Bee’ is a non-profit initiative implementing intentional practical solutions including but not limited to hosting networking events and awareness campaigns to reduce poverty levels among minority black Africans living in UK. I certainly look to go this event myself! This FREE networking event hopes to bring together givers and receivers for the purpose of improving the life chances of black Africans living in UK. Join givers sharing their stories and giving helpful insights which should hopefully stimulate and encourage someone for success.


5) MBTN PROFESSIONALS MIXER

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Date: Friday, 30 September 2016 | Time: 18:00  00:30 | Venue: Crowne Plaza London, The City, 19 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6DB | Hosts: MoveBackToNigeria | Event Link: Eventbrite

Many Nigerian Londoners haven’t heard of MBTN before – but they have now! This is a great initiative and great hub of people here. The MBTN London Professionals mixer is an exclusive monthly event that hosts the highest profile African professionals in London for an evening of networking, music, dancing and making career defining business connections; this networking event usually takes place on the last Friday of every month.


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6) EU OUT, AU IN: THE POLITICS OF FREE MOVEMENT

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Date: Friday, 9 September 2016 | Time:  18:00pm to 21:00 | Venue: Houses of Parliament, London, SW1A 2PW | HostYoung Pioneers Network | Event Link: Eventbrite

The Young Pioneers Network (YPN) was founded in 2015 with the purpose of developing the political capacity of young people in Africa and the diaspora. Join them as YPN discuss the politics of integration, the effect of Brexit on the UK and Africa, and what freedom of movement means to the African continent, its citizens, and the diaspora.

Confirmed Speakers include:

Benjamin Bennett – Vocals & Verses

Dentaa MBE – GUBA

Naivasha Mwanji – Hashtag Congo

Francesca Danmole – Britsh Youth Council

As the EU threatens to unravel and restrict its borders, the AU pursues a policy of integration. The freedom of movement of people and goods is political – but which is better?


7) WHEN IS A REFUGEE NOT A REFUGEE? THE CASE OF ERITREA AS A PARADIGM FOR AFRICANS SEEKING SANCTUARY

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Date: Monday, 12 September 2016 | Time: 16:00 to 17:30 | Venue: House of Commons – St Margarets Street, London SW1A 0AA | Hosts: Afford UK | Event Link: Eventbrite

AFFORD is a charity evolving into a social enterprise to drive entrepreneurial agenda and capacity of the African Diaspora. In this Lecture; hosted by The (Prospective) APPG Diaspora Development and Migration in partnership with APPG on Refugees and the Migrants Rights Network;  the parliamentary panel discussion will discuss: ‘When is a refugee not a refugee? The case of Eritrea as a paradigm for Africans seeking sanctuary’ Do remember that to register interest; you must go to this link http://bit.ly/29OerEk ; if you have any questions; please contact kanea@parliament.gov.uk


8) LIVING HISTORIES: CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RADICAL AFRICAN BRITISH HISTORIES

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Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016 | Time:  13:00 to 16:00 | Venue: 128 Theobalds Rd Holborn, London, WC1X 8TN| Host: BTWSC | Event Link: Eventbrite

A Real Family-Friendly Community Organisation here: BTWSC is a pan-London voluntary organisation that uses the creative arts to develop potential, raise aspirations, and promote social inclusion. It works with youths, adults and inter-generational audiences. Its core areas of delivery cover music industry, event planning, and African history education and programmes. For more details and queries email: btwsc@hotmail.com. At this event; History consultant Kwaku will be in conversation with activists, teasing out the little-known experiences of those who’ve been part of the African British radical history narrative.


9) BLACK HISTORY WALKS: THE BLACK IMAGE

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DateWednesday, September 21, 2016 | Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM | VenueUCL Roberts Building GO6, Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Torrington Place, WC1E 6BT London | Hosts: Black History Walks | Event Link: Eventbrite

Black History Walks are practically the leading community enterprise in the UK that consistently put on walks, tours, lectures and its African history which goes back 3500 years. Walks take place in St Pauls/Bank, Docklands, Soho, Trafalgar Square, Elephant & Castle and Notting Hill. ‘A very revealing presentation and film which shows how the image of African people has been deliberately altered by Europeans to show negativity. In the 15th century African people were portrayed in European art as noble, sophisticated and intelligent. With the rise of Empire these images were thrown out and replaced with demeaning stereotypes which still inform public opinion via children’s books and Hollywood movies.


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10) RUDI RUDI AFRICA OPEN MIC

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Date: Sat September 24th 2016 | Time: 5pm | Venue: Durning Hall Community Centre, Earlham Grove, London, E7 9AB | Host: BantuArts | Event Link: Eventbrite

Bantu Arts is a UK registered production company since 2013 with an aim to bridge the gap between skilled and unskilled by providing a positive, reliable and sustainable platform from which some of Africa’s many talented artists can earn a living and share their unique skills and creativity with the rest of the world. Their philosophy is to give Africa an identity and a footprint on the world through stories, dance, music, and drama.


FOOD:

Related: 15 London-based African Catering Companies you should get to know (2016)5 Cameroonian Food Joints to Check Out in London, Best 20 Ghanaian Restaurant & Food Pop-ups in London and Best 15 Nigerian Restaurants in London (2016)


11) AFRICAN AFTERNOON TEA

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Date: Sun Sep 11th | Time: (Slot  1) 13.00pm – 15.00pm (Slot 2) 15.00pm – 17.00pm | Venue: Printworks Kitchen, 26 Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4SX London | Host: Lerato London | Event Link: Eventbrite

Food Glorious Food. Or should we way African Tea and a luxurious contemporary Afro-fused menu to follow; Interesting. Intriguing and very original. Lerato London is a contemporary African pop-up restaurant which Lerato has cteated to share her recipes celebrating African foodand the diversity of the continent.

I am a food writer, Nigerian TV Chef, and former journalist living in England. I also write a weekly food column for The Guardian in Nigeria where I share contemporary African recipes inspired by my family, experiences and my environment. (Lerato)


12) CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AT FATI’S KITCHEN

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Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016 | Time: 18:00 to 22:00 | Venue: NewburyPark – 13 Monarch Way Newbury Park, Newbury, IG2 7NY | Hosts: Outreach Management | Event Link: Eventbrite
By popular requests Fati’s Kitchen invites you to explore authentic tastes of Africa in a unique ambiance with relaxing afro-fusion music. You will experience the diversity of Africa through culinary traditions based our bold flavored foods with cultural influence, such as Jollof Rice, Waakye and their free exotic African drinks. Fati’s Kitchen will provide intimate atmosphere for relaxation, whilst they cater for your desire for good traditional meals. They feature selection of free African entertainment to promote cross cultural experience.

13) THE AFRICAN FOOD AND DRINK TAKEOVER @ AFRICA UTOPIA (2016)

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Date: Friday, 2 September – Sunday 4th September 2016 | Time: 12:00pm Friday to Sunday 18.00pm | Venue: Festival Square – The Southbank Centre – Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | Hosts: Pop Up Africa | Event Link: Eventbrite

Pop Up Africa, known for their African inspired experiential shopping events, look forward to bringing a real taste of Africa to The South Bank Centre.

In conjunction with the Africa Utopia festival, visitors to Pop Up Africa’s Street Food Takeover can expect to be transported to one of the most colourful continents on earth through the aroma of sweet smelling African food and the taste of spices used from Lagos to Lilongwe.


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14) ROYAL AFRICAN SOCIETY: AFRICA’S IMAGE IN THE 21st CENTURY

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Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016 | Time:  19:00pm | Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre – SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG | Hosts: Royal African Society | Event Link: Eventbrite

Case studies consider questions such as: how have new media changed whose views are represented? Do Chinese or diaspora media offer alternative perspectives for viewing the continent? How do foreign correspondents interact with their audiences in a social media age? What is the contemporary role of charity groups and PR firms in shaping news content?

To launch this book, Royal African Society are joined by editors Suzanne FranksMel Bunce and Chris Paterson, and contributors Abdullahi Tasiu AbubakarHeba Aly and Olatunji Ogunyemi as they explore topics as diverse as the media strategies of Boko Haram, the market for humanitarian news and the image of the continent presented in African diasporic press in the UK.


BUSINESS & INVESTMENT:


15) 6TH UGANDA-UK TRADE & INVESTMENT CONVENTION

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Date: Saturday, 10 Sep | Time: 09:00am  – 02.00am | Venue: Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, Limehouse, Shadwell  E1 0HX London | Hosts: Ugandan UK Convention | Event Link: Eventbrite

 

This summit will provide attendees with the strategies, techniques and tools that you need to successful do business in Uganda. The event will focus on the leading industries within the country – namely; Energy, Utilities, Transport, Manufacturing and Agriculture – it will explore key opportunities available when venturing into this highly lucrative space, as well as assessing the challenges involved and how to overcome come them successfully.


16) DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICA

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Date: Wed 7th September | Time: 16.45pm | Venue: Eversheds 1 Wood Street | Address: 1 Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS | Hosts: Business Council for Africa

With a growing number of Africans coming online, the continent’s digital economy is on the rise, with new innovative disruptive technologies being offered, altering the way people live and work and leading to entirely new products and services. The increased consumption of technology in Africa is creating opportunities for organisations to expand into Africa, such as Uber which has recently launched its platform in Dar es Salaam and Jumia which has launched its platforms across key markets on the continent.

This event is to be hosted by the BCA technology working group and will be an opportunity to hear from keynote speaker Jason Njoku, Founder and CEO of iROKO, who has pioneered the African digital content market by bringing Nollywood (Nigerian cinema) to a global audience. iROKO has aggregated the world’s largest online Nollywood content catalogue and is one of Africa’s largest internet TV providers.


17) AFRICA BUSINESS ANGEL FORUM

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Date: Fri 2nd Sep | Time: 10.00am | Venue: 9 Fitzmaurice Place, London, W1J 5JD | Hosts: NewGenAngels | Event Link: Eventbrite

The Africa Business Angel forum brings together 200 of the most influential investors and entrepreneurs that are servicing Africa and looking widening their circles.It is hosted by NewGenAngels, a private members investment club focused on Africa based in London.  We also have a wealth of industry leaders and influencers giving us their insights into the rapidly growing African business ecosystem. Learn more about the last iteration of the last forum which was attended by over 70 people from over 20 countries across the word.


18) FINANCING PROJECTS

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Date: Thurs 22nd September | Time: 11.45am | Venue: Slaughter and May, One Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8YY | Hosts: Hosts: Business Council for Africa

The Business Council for Africa’s Financial Services Group is delighted to be hosting an event to discuss the role of key organisations that are providing development finance and export credit for projects across sub-Saharan Africa.

The event will be an opportunity to hear from leading financial organisations such as UK Export Finance (UKEF); CDC Group; InfraCo Africa and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), which have participated in numerous successful projects across sectors in Africa, including healthcare, energy and power. As Africa’s economic growth and development are intrinsically linked to infrastructure development, speakers will address the challenges in financing infrastructure projects, highlight the necessary prerequisites for their engagement and discuss the type of projects which they are looking to support.


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19) THE TRIO: SECKOU KEITA, ANTONIA FORCIONE and ADRIANO ADEWALE

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Date: Fri 23rd Sep | Time: 19:00pm | Venue: Union Chapel, 7 Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD | Hosts: Focus Organisation | Event Link: Facebook

THE TRIO AKA featuring SECKOU KEITA, ANTONIO FORCIONE, ADRIANO ADEWALE
Trio AKA are kora master SECKOU KEITA from Senegal, guitar virtuoso ANTONIO FORCIONE is from Italy and percussion visionary ADRIANO ADEWALE from Brazil. Together they create mesmerising music that takes your breath away. Adriano Adewale’s percussion sounds evoke the spirit of the forest one minute and the next his infectious grooves lay the foundation for Seckou Keita’s magical rhythms and the acoustic guitar lines of Antonio Forcione . Together three masters sounding as one. A rich chemistry of cultural influences that makes their group one of the best in the world.


20) THE SINGING CHILDREN OF AFRICA

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Date: Saturday, 1 Oct | Time: 13:00 to 17:00 | Venue: Jubilee Hall – Tulse Hill Estate Brixton, London, SW2 2LY | Hosts: Educate the KidsNeter Vital | Eventribite: here

The Jubilee Hall Community Centre is located in Tulse Hill opposite Ellacombe House and very near to Brockwell Park. This event raises awareness of Africa’s talent via natural health and visual culture. The Singing Children of Africa are excited about the visit and want to make it a real community event. Delicious Food, Children’s Activities and Networking will take place plus more.


21) AZIZA BRAHIM (WESTERN SAHARA) – THE LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

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Date: Thurs 22nd September | Time: 19.00pm | Venue: Union Chapel, 7 Compton Avenue, London N1 2XD | Hosts: The Focus Organisation | Event Link: Facebook

Western Saharan singer Aziza Brahim’s new album ‘Abbar el Hamada’ (Across the Hamada) is a commanding and compassionate musical statement about, and for, the tumultuous age in which we live. Raised in a Saharawi refugee camp in the Algerian desert, and living in exile for more than two decades (first in Cuba and currently in Barcelona), Brahim’s life and music embodies both the tragedies and hopes of the present-day migrant and refugee experience. Aziza Brahim makes a welcome return to the festival which kick starts her international journey in 2009. Tonight hear one of the world’s greatest singers in London.


22) THE AFRICAN SALSA ORCHESTRA (BENIN/CUBA) – THE LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016

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Date: Fri 23rd September | Time: 19.30pm | Venue: 2 Empire Mews, Stanthorpe Road, SW16 2BF | Hosts: The Focus Organisation

The African Salsa Orchestra led by Michel Pinheiro is a dancing machine that makes you dance from Cotonou to Cuba. A journey in which the Manding rhythms, gospel, rhythm and blues and reggae associate with Cuban salsa. Salsa is a mixture of voodoo cults and Western music. Cubans have added piano and brass while the drum came from the Yoruba of Nigeria. Michel Pinheiro sings in French, English, Spanish, Yoruba, Fon, Dioula. All on the devilishly danceable rhythms. He creates the explosive 10-piece African Salsa Orchestra in 2014 and tonight they make their UK debut with their infectious rhythms and blazing horns.


23) SEKOUBA BAMBINO (GUINEA) – THE LONDON AFRICAN MUSIC FESTIVAL (2016)

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Date: 20 September | Time: 19:30pm – 23:00pm | VenueKings Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG London, United Kingdom | Hosts: Focus Organisation | Event Link: Facebook

Fantastic Musician here! Guinea’s superstar Sekouba Bambino is one of the great voices of African music. He became a star at 19 when he joined Bembeya Jazz. Since then he has released numerous albums as a leader and recorded and toured the world as a great band leader and as a soloist with Africando. His vocal prowess make his show a must.
· SÉKOUBA BAMBINO YOUTUBE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yQNtykRhE4


FASHION:

Related: Best 50+ African Tailors in London (2016)


24) AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON (2016)

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Date: 8th – 10th September 2016 | Time: Everyday 12pm – 10pm | Venue: Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, W14 8UX Kensington | Host: Africa Fashion Week London | Event Link: Eventbrite

We know know that African Fashion Week London is an annual event showcasing and celebrating work from established and emerging African designers; and each yer these guys seek to get bigger and better. See exclusive catwalk appearances from up-and-coming names, established designers and the best African models from the continent. Browse hand-picked artisan accessories or buy distinctive fashions from the best of the exhibitors all week. Ticket types: – Connoisseur: first two row seats, a goody bag, a complimentary show magazine, Fast track Entry and Access to the exhibition, shopping area and live entertainment on stage.


25) FASHION AFRICA CONFERENCE 2016 – ‘THE AFRICAN MARKET’

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DateThursday, September 8, 2016 | Time: 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM | VenueRich Mix, Top floor, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA London | Host: Africa Fashion Guide | Event Link: Eventbrite

As the international fashion industry ponders the ongoing questions – Is the African marketplace ripe for business? Is Africa Fashion’s final frontier? Is there a growing consumer market in Africa ready to buy? Can Africa be realistically open for international business? Africa Fashion Guide continues to take the bull by its horns and deliver results focused events to address these issues. By strategically bringing together influential stakeholders and actors, being an industry catalyst changing perceptions of Africa’s fashion and textile industry and most importantly encouraging fashion business in Africa!


26) KUTOWA POP-UP SHOP – AFRICA FASHION WEEK LONDON

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Date: Fri 9th September – Sat 10th September| Venue: Olympia London Hammersmith Road, Kensington W14 8UX London | Event Info: Facebook | Host: Kutowa Designs

Kutowa – a fusion of my heritage – a mixture of European aesthetics, cuts, vibrant colourful African fabric and minimalism. A clash of two different fashion senses result in something new and different, which incorporates both worlds but is nothing like the individual fused components. Kutowa is also my answer to this conundrum, our garments reflect outwardly my inner essence of being a child of the New Age – born into a mix of many cultures and traditions. In Kutowa, you will feel like the bright and beautiful creation you were meant to be, people will be dazzled by your sense of style.


A FEW EVENTS TO NOTE OUTSIDE LONDON:


DENDENDE

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Date: Saturday, 17 September 2016 | Time: 19:00 to 21:30 | Venue: St Andrew’s Church – Freckenham, IP28 8JF | Hosts: Creative Arts East and Freckenham Village Hall Committee | Event Link: Eventbrite

‘Dendende’ is a show featuring music and dance by the Anna Mudeka Band, a six piece band playing the ‘sunshine’ mbira music of Zimbabwe. The show is packed with melodies and rhythms that speak to all generations and nationalities. With songs in Swahili, Hindi and Shona, this is a show full of truly global sounds. Mudeka’s mbira playing takes centre stage, while conga beat and six string bass underpin Zimbabwean rhythms, creating a real fusion of vibrant sounds.


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Five Cameroonian Food Joints to Check Out in London (2016)

There are over 30 Cameroonian Food Joints in the UK consisting of Supper Clubs, Restaurants, Food Pop-ups and more; ‘Nkono: Cameroon Curry in a Cone’ in Bolton, being one of them. That may come as a surprise to some observers who regard London’s African Restaurant Scene a heavily Nigerian, Ghanaian, South African and Ethiopian affair.

Ndole is popular with many tourists that visit Cameroon but is NOT the national dish of the country. Cameroon has over 200 ethnic groups so it’s hard for any one dish to claim that title; and neither do I desire to throw my assertion into the mix.


*** Feature: Matango SupperClub ***

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Insta: /CarineOttou | Facebook: /MatangoSupperClub | Twitter: /OttouCarine | Blog: /CarineOttou

Cameroonian/French Chef Carine Ottou runs the Matango SupperClub. Sensational A Star Food with an AfroCentric Twist and Traditional Flavours from Cameroon is served and enjoyed live from her dining room table. Each month, MATANGO Supper Club celebrates the culture of a particular country. But it’s all about Cameroon in this article; and Carine doesn’t disappoint. Expect to enjoy Ndole, Miondo and Poisson braise amongst many delicacies. Find out more about Matango Supperclub here


 Anyways; back to the narrative. Are there Cameroonian Cuisines in London? Yes. Here are Five you should check out:


1) KALABASH: AFRICAN RESTAURANT AND BAR

These guys serve cassava, cocoyam, yam, rice, plantain, potato, maize, beans, millet, ndole, and achu. The idea behind Kalabash restaurant is to bring authentic Nigerianand Cameroonian cuisine to everyone who is passionate about food. A simple Concept of bringing some very traditional African dishes to be appreciated by those who know about it and whose who are adventurous. Some of the cuisine are from regions who try to balance mans desire for taste and healthy eating, some others are purely for taste.


2) KATA KATA

Address: 134 Brixton Hill Sw2 London | Phone: 020 3490 1160

An Afro-Fusion Blend of Vegan and Vegeterian inspired foods. If you’re vegetarian and a gluten free; this place is for you.

I love the galettes and juices. I went with several elderly relatives and we had a big table in the back of the restaurant which was almost like a private dining room. Everyone enjoyed the food, it’s very tasty and service is friendly. (June 2016, Review)


3) BRIDGET RESTAURANT LONDON

Facebook/Bridget-Restaurant | Phone: 020 8594 9444 | Address: 15 London Road, ig11 8aa Barking

Bridget Restaurant do cook all type of African meals to eat inn and take away at a very cheap rate. We do special launch every Monday to Friday for 5£ from 12 to 4pm.


4) MALOKO

Facebook/MyMaloko | Twitter@MyMaloko | Address: 60 Camberwell Church St, London SE5 8TU

Street, SE5 8QZ London | Phone: 020 3305 8913Cameroonian-inspired French, Vegan and Vegetarian food. Pancakes doesn’t sound like an exotic African dish, but its website stated that their pancakes have a Cameroonian twist. Check these guys out in Camberwell.


5) BOBOLO KITCHEN

Facebook/BoboloKitchen | Twitter@BoboloKitcHen | Phone: 020 8691 1325

These guys serve Cameroonian / African Food in SE4 London at their monthly SupperClub. Not much more needs to be said; probably the only Cameroonian Supper Club in London! #WellDone!

*** To read more; please click on the Les Camerounais à Londres: Mapping London’s Cameroonian Community (2016) article here ***


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Les Camerounais à Londres: Mapping London’s Cameroonian Community (2016)

D’accord. Cameroonians have been increasing in London coming from Belgium and Netherlands whilst French speaking Cameroonians are migrating over from Europe and France in particularly to London after the hearsay of London’s large and growing Cameroon diaspora. This trend has been happening over the last 10 years.

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Cameroon Student Society, University of Huddersfield

Furthermore, there are over believed to be over 12000 Cameroonians residing all over London with the borough of BrentHackney and Islington leading the way. You can also find pockets all over North London, Newham and Lambeth. In addition to formal organisations, many Cameroonians have set up highly effective small scale informal networks, typically consisting of a few dozen people. The purpose of these networks is to provide each other with help and assistance not available elsewhere, ranging from finances to babysitting.

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Connections with friends and family back in Cameroon are of utmost importance; according to interviewees, most Cameroonians send remittances on a regular basis. It’s also random but worth pointing out British-Cameroonian activists, entrepreneurs, migrants and professionals are growing as a base on Twitter. Do check out Happy Cameroonians such as: @The_UK_Migrant, @ReneRenegena, @CHRGUK, @SheGotSoul and @JPOkabol and more. Furthermore, organisations that support both Cameroonians in the UK and back home across various projects have existed for while.

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Thomas Gaëtan Bong (born 25 April 1988) is a Cameroonian professional footballer who plays for Brighton & Hove Albion as a defender

The Association of Cameroonians in North Somerset was formed in 2006. The idea was to amalgamate the Cameroonian community living in Weston Super Mare (South west of England). The objective is to meet members in view to socialise and create a forum for discursion and entertainment. Similar organisations akin to these have also emerged as seen below:

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Checkout some of the amazing Dance classes from Cameroonian Afrohouse Tutor Maryval Bams who teaches Traditiona Bikutsi dances and more

 


CAMEROONIAN FOOD JOINTS TO CHECK OUT IN LONDON:


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Cameroonian/French Chef Carine Ottou runs the Matango SupperClub. Sensational A Star Food with an AfroCentric Twist and Traditional Flavours from Cameroon is served and enjoyed live from her dining room table. Each month, MATANGO Supper Club celebrates the culture of a particular country. But it’s all about Cameroon in this article; and Carine doesn’t disappoint. Expect to enjoy Ndole, Miondo and Poisson braise amongst many delicacies. Find out more about Matango Supperclub here


 2) BRIDGET RESTAURANT LONDON

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Facebook: /Bridget-Restaurant | Phone: 020 8594 9444 | Address: 15 London Road, ig11 8aa Barking

Bridget Restaurant do cook all type of African meals to eat inn and take away at a very cheap rate. We do special launch every Monday to Friday for 5£ from 12 to 4pm.


3) MALOKO

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Facebook: /MyMaloko | Twitter: @MyMaloko | Address: 60 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8QZ London | Phone: 020 3305 8913
Cameroonian-inspired French, Vegan and Vegetarian food. Pancakes doesn’t sound like an exotic African dish, but its website stated that their pancakes have a Cameroonian twist. Check these guys out in Camberwell.

4) BOBOLO KITCHEN

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Facebook: /BoboloKitchen | Twitter: @BoboloKitcHen | Phone: 020 8691 1325
These guys serve Cameroonian / African Food in SE4 London at their monthly SupperClub. Not much more needs to be said; probably the only Cameroonian Supper Club in London! #WellDone!

BRITISH-CAMEROONIANS YOU SHOULD GET TO KNOW:


1) MAMAN CATHY NDELEY

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Catherine Ndeley is am the Founder of Cameroon Literary Group and CAMYUTLOVFEST. She is passionate about celebrating British-African youth of African and Cameroonian descent. Africa’s Got Talent was and is an annual awards ceremony for children between the ages of 5 and 20 showcasing poetry, drama and creative arts from young people across London and the UK that she started five years ago. CAMYUTLOVFEST is a Community Interest Group founded in 2010 for Cameroonian Youths of Ages 5 – 25 years. Our Aim is to Educate, Enculturate and Empower the Youths to help them bring their Skills and Dreams to Fruition. For more info; scroll below


2) HILDA NGELO

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Insta: /MammyPi | Facebook: /MammyPii | Twitter: @MammyPi
London based Fashion & Style Blogger Hilda Ngelo has one of the best fashion blogs in Cameroon. The London-based blogger was born in Limbe, Cameroon. She qualified as a Journalist with a penchant for fashion and photography. Her love for media and communications was triggered as a child in the mid-eighties when she was inspired by a chorus of renowned Cameroonian talents on the airwaves, notably Enanga Kebi and Jessie Atogho.

3) EMMA AKO

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Insta/Mimi_Ninyi_Sisi | Twitter:@MimiNinyiSisi | Facebook/MimiNinyiSisi | Email: emmaako777@gmail.com
Cameroonian Heritage; Proudly Pan-African and passionate about conflict minerals and technology. Poet, Activist and Creative Director Emma Ako runs Mimi : Nyinyi : Sisi (meaning Myself : You : Us in Lingala) a London-based organisation focused on inspiring young people through creative arts via REAL music and REAL poetry – that have a background, a story, soul, heart and meaning. This creative and performance based events organisation uses a range of art forms with a substance & core to spread as well as raise awareness on Congo’s conflict minerals and our technology.

4) SERGE LONDON

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Insta: /Sergeo_London | Twitter: @Sergeo_London | Facebook: /Yengo.Serge | Blog: SergeLondon
Talented fashion designer, beauty and fashion photographer from Cameroon Sergeo London started his journey into fashion and photography a couple of years ago with his menswear collect has continued to grow from strength to strength and has worked so hard to meet the exclusive need of women to bring equality to his brand. In June 2016, Sergeo London launched his bridal/wedding collection of custom made wedding gowns, ladies dresses and Men’s Wedding Suits. The brand aims to be able to create unique pieces tailored to the needs, styles and preferences of the customers with the advice of the brand CEO Sergeo.

5) TAYONG AZONGA

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Insta/TayongTYN | Twitter@TayongTYN | Facebook/TayongTYN
Born and raised in Luton T.Y.N (aka Tayong) is a 26 year old singer/song writer, Rapper /MC, Producer & Dancer. Also Engineering his own Vocals with an unforgettable tone and a heart felt talent for making music. Cameroonians in the Diaspora are doing their thing certainly and the Luton based star makes it to this cut purely because of his heritage – Well Done Sir!

6) RAMA ENDELEY

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Rama Endeley is the 1st and only Cameroon representative to make it to the grand finals of FACE OF THE GLOBE International Beauty Pageant. This #GoodLady intends to use her title to encourage fellow young Cameroonian girls home and abroad to positively impact the globe by raising more funds for charitable organizations and other means. She is currently a crusader for the British heart foundation – Respect! Her vision is to create a unique business model that will boost private and innovate entrepreneurial ship in Cameroon and Africa. Find out more here

CAMEROONIAN ORGANISATIONS IN LONDON AND ACROSS THE UK:


1) CAMEROON LITERARY GROUP

 

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Facebook: /Cameroon-Literary-Group

Okay; these guys are one the leading London and UK Cameroon-diaspora focused events organisers that target Cameroonian and African youth to develop, nurture and inspire. I brought one of their ‘Poetry by British Cameroonian Youth’ collections last year and it’s highly recommended. Maman Cathy Ndeley along with Poet and Creative Marie-Solange Ndeley are dedicated community-activists determined to celebrate Cameroonian and African Youth in London, Leicester and Beyond. Cameroon Literary Group hold Seminars, Workshops, Symposiums, Assessment Meetings, Educational Tours, Talks and more.


2) SCNC-SOUTHERN CAMEROONS NATIONAL COUNCIL UK 

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Facebook: /SCNCuk | Phone: +44(0)7438934058

Welcome to the official site of the Southern Cameroons National Council (SCNC) United Kingdom. The SCNC is a group advocating for self determination aiming at obtaining independence for the former British Southern Cameroons. It is a non violent and a non political group of activists with its motto; “The Force Of Argument Not The Argument Of Force”


3) CAMEROON DIASPORA CONVENTION

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Twitter: @Cameroon_Forum | Facebook: /CDC | Address: Legacy Business Centre , Town Hall Approach Road, London N15 4RY | Phone 1: (0044) 7828 472 147 | Phone 2: (0044) 7901 399 512

Cameroon Forum is a civil society organisation. Established in 2003 and registered in England and Wales in 2002 under the Companies Act, the organization’s Headquarters is in London from where it currently serves its 2 Regional Chapters and growing. Membership of the organization is open to all Cameroonians, aged 18 years and above and resident in Europe. Corporate membership is open to all Cameroonian professional and community organizations in Europe. A Youth Wing of Cameroon Forum has been formed.


4) CAMYUTLOVFEST

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Twitter: @CAMYUTLOVFEST

CAMYUTLOVFEST is organised every year by the Cameroon Literary Group. Cameroon Literary Group is a Community Interest Group founded in 2010 for Cameroonian Youths of Ages 5 – 25 years. Our Aim is to Educate, Enculturate and Empower the Youths to help them bring their Skills and Dreams to Fruition.  The Goal is to Encourage Good Conduct, Positive Actions and Works, in order to Reduce Knife and Gun Crime, Teenage Pregnancy, Drug & Substance Abuse and all Negative aspects of Life. CAMYUTLOVFEST is a Forum that brings together the Youths, their Relatives, Friends and the General Public, to Celebrate a great Love Feast Festival.


5) SOBAintheUK

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Facebook: /SobaintheUK | Phone: +44 (0) 7956-311-637 | Email: soba@sobaintheuk.org | Twitter: @SOBAintheUK | Email: soba@sobaintheuk.org

SOBA:UK is an alumni association in the UK whose members are ex-students of St Joseph’s College, Sasse located in Buea, Cameroon. The college was established in 1939 and it is a premier educational establishment in Western Cameroon. The college is a fee paying Catholic boarding school and is renowned for producing high calibre students many of whom have progressed to high positions in industry, renowned professions and in government, including the position of a former Prime Minister of Cameroon and Head of Government being an ex-student of Sasse College.


6) LESA UK

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Address: LESA UK Charity, Sunnyside, Crossway, Walton-on-Thames KT12 3JA | Facebook: /LesaUK

LESA UK is an alumni of Our Lady of Lourdes College, formerly Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School, Mankon, Bamenda, in the North West Region of Cameroon.  It was founded in September 2004 after a consultation with ex-students in April 2004.  Its members are resident in the UK and voluntarily adhere to the common goals of unity, love and service as they seek to support for the development of its members and contribution to the welfare of the alma mater.


7) MECUDA UK

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Facebook: /Mecada_UK | Phone: 07414123271 | Email: sabiedi@yahoo.com

MECUDA UK is a non-profit organization that seeks to enhance integral development, among the Meta’ people living in the Meta‘ Clan, as well as in different parts of the world. MECUDA also seeks to safeguard the cultural heritage of its people, everywhere, as a means of preserving worthy traditional values that highlight and affirm the Meta’ identity. Above all, MECUDA UK is aware that meaning success in promoting the social, educational and cultural well-being of the Meta’ people is achievable through partnership with the various branches as well as the friends of Meta’ people.


8) CAMEROON ASYLUM SUPPORT ASSOCIATION

 

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90 Wyndham Road, Camberwell SE5 0UB | Phone: +44 020 77018008 | Email: casauk55@gmail.com


9) CAMDOC UK

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Welcome to CamDocUK. They are an Association of Medical Doctors and Dentists of Cameroonian origin living and/or working in the United Kingdom. This is a non-political and  non-denominational association providing a forum for Medical Doctors and Dentists of Cameroonian origin working in the UK to meet and share ideas about various aspects of healthcare provision in UK and Cameroon.


10) NORTH OF ENGLAND CAMEROON ASSOCIATION

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NECA was created in 2006 when a few Cameroonians met to condole with a recently bereaved brother. It was born out of the idea to create a forum to associate, share and encourage the growth of its members.  Through its motto of Transparency-Integrity-Progress, NECANS strive to bring together the best aspects of   Cameroonian and British cultures. NECA currently brings together 35 Cameroonians without regard to age, gender, religion or political affiliation.


11) CAMEROONIAN ASSOCISATIONS FEDERATION UK

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Facebook: /CAF237UK | Twitter: @CAF237UK | Email: info@caf-uk.org.uk

CAF-UK stands for Cameroon Associations Federation in the UK. This organisation will serve as a one-stop shop if you want to find out what’s happening within the Cameroonian community in the UK.


12) CAMEROON COMMUNITY WELFARE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION (CACOWEDA)

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A) Provides advocacy/advice/information

B) Acts as an umbrella or resource body

C) Provides services such as: Amateur sport; The advancement of health or saving of lives; Arts/culture/heritage/science; Environment/conservation/heritage; The prevention or relief of poverty; Economic/community development/employment; General charitable purposes and Education/training


13) CAMEROONIAN NURSES ASSOCIATION UK

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Phone: [07474327334] | Email: [info@camnursesuk.org] | Address: 120 Haig Road  East E13 9LP

The Association of Cameroonian Nurses UK, aims to support Cameroonian Nurses working in the UK, professionally, socially, and when the need arises to assist with health related issues in Cameroon. 

To Provide a Forum for Cameroonian Nurses to meet, exchange ideas, views and support each other.

To organise educational meetings, training and courses for members where possible.

To Promote Communication between the Association, other relevant bodies in the UK and the Nursing body in Cameroon.

To raise Funds and support,

To Identify health needs in Cameroon and assist as needed.

To Eventually register as a charitable Organisation

If you are interested and want to join CNA UK please click here


14) CAMACC

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Address: Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 | Phone: +44 7838 248 466 | Phone: +44 7957 606 266 | info@camacc.co.uk

CAMACC has over 50 active members who are all professional accountants. Members take active part in the work of the Association.

Membership is open to all professionally qualified accountants, graduates with a professional accountancy qualification and individuals in the field of accountancy.


15) CAMEROON LEICESTER ASSOCATION

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4 Dryden Street, LE1 3QE, LEICESTER | Phone 1: 07853306705 | Phone 2: 07881239005 | Email: info@cameroonleicesterassociation.org

Their aim is to bring together all people of Cameroonian descent and beyond, promote the integration of Cameroonian within Leicester and beyond, promote the Cameroonian culture, and promote the Cameroonian community health and development. Furthermore, CLA also organise events, run workshops, participate in voluntary community work in Leicester and we organise academic exchange.


16) UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD CAMEROONIAN STUDENT SOCIETY

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They are unique and their society represents the Cameroon in Central Africa. Their aim is to share our culture, educate our followers and be innovative.


17) KINNAKAS BLOG

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Insta: /KinnakasBlog | Facebook: /KinnakasBlog of /KinnakaTV | Twitter: @KinnakasBlog | Email: Emilykiki2015@gmail.com

Cameroon’s Finest News, Entertainment, Gossip and Fashion blog. We Inform. We Educate. We entertain. We promote.


18) BALI CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

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Facebook: /Bali-Cultural-and-Development-Association

BCDA-UK as it is known for short in the Cameroonian Bali diaspora community in the United Kingdom. BCDA-UK brings together members of the Bali Nyonga community for the purpose of promoting the cultural heritage of Bali Nyonga and to foster and assist where possible in the the development projects in Bali Nyonga.


19) 237 SHOWBIZ

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Insta: /237Showbiz | Twitter: @237Showbiz | Facebook: /237ShowBiz

These guys are one of the Most Professional Entertainment Powerhouses which delivers Trending and Spanking new Cameroonian music content (Rap, RnB, Makossa, Dancehall, Bikutsi etc) daily to Cameroonians and also by exposing outstanding Artists from the fast growing Camerooonian Music industry to the World.


20) CAMERLINKED

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“CamerLinked, Promouvoir le Cameroun et les Camerounais dans le monde…c’est notre devoir. CamerLinked – CL, le Réseau Social 100 % Camerounais”

Insta: /CamerLinked | Twitter: @CamerLinked | Facebook: /CamerLinked-Reseau-Social

Founded by UK based Cameroonian Entrepreneur Serge Nguele; CamerLinked is social network blog platform that connects friends of Cameroon and Cameroonians all around the world. Contribute to the strengthening of this social network for Cameroon via Cameroonians on Camerlinked.


 

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Re-Introducing London’s Nigerian Community in 2016: A Brief Overview

Nigerians are in principal the largest African community in London – both officially and un-officially. We all know that. 1,000,000+ human beings of Nigerian heritage currently call London home. Over a million adults born in Africa (excluding South Africa) are living in the UK, with a more middle-aged age distribution than the other large country groups, but fewer post working-age (MigrationWatchUK, 2014). The Mayor of Brent, Michael Adeyeye however declared a year before “nothing less than 1,000,000 Nigerians are living in the UK“. It may be a surprise for some but few within the British-Nigerian community would bet against it.

Peckham, Thamesmead, Woolwich, Abbeywood and Deptford areas on weekday evenings, Friday Nights, Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings are quite simply a remarkable sight. Added to this, Camberwell, Brixton (well sort-of), Bexleyheath, Barking and Dagenham, Erith and Newham will also test your Yoruba and Igbo listening skills. And Hausa and Edo too (as explained later in the article).

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Nigerians of England blog are doing a great job!

Insta: /NigeriansofEngland |Blog: Nigerians of England | Facebook:/Nigerians-of-England | Twitter: @NigeriansofEng

Nigerians are everywhere and so too are the various stereotypes that follow them. Do checkout Nigerians of England blog who are doing a great highlighting the good works and determination of young British-Nigerians. The blog serves as a mouthpiece to declare “to the world that Nigerians in the diaspora are not just ‘hustling’ for personal gain but rather are striving for excellence and alleviating the sociological and economical burdens of our communities.” Good on them! There are many social, cultural and economic dilemmas British Nigerians go through; Tobi Oredein makes a good point of this in her excellent article How I learned to be both British and Nigerian article.

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#GoodLady Tobi Oredein is a British-Nigerian Writer, Journalist and Founder of BlackBalladUK

It’s also good to point out the exclusive group of Super Rich Nigerians buying up central London property. You’ll see some job ads (appear twice a year) for fluent Yoruba and Hausa speaking Sales gurus at Heathrow, Harrods and other department stores – especially during the summer. They come in droves and pretty much buy everything; houses too. But i’ll leave you to read some of the comments on Battabox’s Excellent Video on Rich Nigerians Spend Millions on Central London Property as to what some Nigerians at home think about that! Come to think of it, Battabox deserve a mention!

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Battabox London Presenter, Mary Macauley interviews on the streets of Barking in London hearing the interesting views of many British-Nigerian migrants

Their videos are an excellent resource and window into the lives and mindsets of many 1st generation Nigerian and African migrants that call London home. Nigerian International Students also represent the largest student group of African International Students in the UK (as explained in a previous post) but creative entreprises such as AfroExpressUK (these guys deliver your favourite African grocery items delivered to your uni once a month).

AfroExpress bring TomTom, Agege bread, Mini Flemish bottles, 4-6 plantains, seasoning, Indomie, Chin Chin and more within the food packages to universities and residences across the UK – Fantastic Initiative!

Culturally, one will observe that many non-Nigerian Londoners and British folk (if there is such a term) have a rather Yoruba-centric view of Nigerians. In some black majority neighbourhoods; the feeling is that 4 out every 5 black people are Nigerian; but rather 4 out of 5 Nigerians are Yoruba. The rather colourful, demonstrative and at times well animated Yoruba natives have been set apart from others (many non-Yoruba lament).

This is especially true in WoolwichAbbeywood and Deptford. If you go to some parts of Germany and Turkey and ask some of the locals to describe the Nigerian Community; it’s more than common to be responded with “they are reserved people, conservative, gentle and keep-to-themselves”. This will raise eyebrows to many of us in London; but that’s because their remarks of the Nigerian community they are familiar are rather Hausa-centric. And Yes; there are many Hausa Nigerians in Turkey and Germany.

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Similar to these countries; there are sizeable Hausa communities in London and the UK. Mellow, reserved and often preferring outside London; don’t believe the hype that there are no Hausas in London – that’s quite simply not true. Hausa Nigerians are based in small pockets in Central London and North London and in larger pockets in Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester, Surrey and other cities in the country. It is also important to mention that Idoma, Tiv and Edo Nigerian communities (particularly in South London and Newham) also make up the demographic fabric of this popular and populous group here in London.

Moving away from the various colours and barriers of tribalism (before being accused) to Media. Nigeria’s ‘super-rich’—or rather, their children—were also a a source of intrigue bordering on obsession within the British media for the best part of the last 18 months, as a ‘new’ breed of uber-consumer, jetting in from Lagos to live the high-life in London. The show was disliked by many – I can see reasons why (will explain later). Many British-Nigerians don’t see themselves as well-represented on mainstream British Media; From David Cameron’s infamous  ‘Nigeria is Fantastically Corrupt’ comments to the David Attenborough style once a year descriptive documentaries on Nigeria’s poverty and corruption to even unfair recipients of racist attacks before, during and after the Brexit vote.

British-Nigerian Historian and Broadcaster David Olusoga is an Award winning TV Presenter / TV Producer and critically-acclaimed Writer who resides in Newcastle shared an all to familiar tweet about this a few months back.

The map above illustrates at least how four London boroughs are Nigerian Centric. This is the (2016) Map of the largest Foreign born population in London by borough with people from India being the dominant nationality in Ten areas.


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Southern Sudanese in the UK: Mapping London’s South Sudan Community (2016)

Na tueny deŋ, ke röör aabï pur. (Dinka Proverb) If it rains, men will cultivate.

D’accord. There’s not much to state about one of London’s smaller African Communities. You will find some pockets of South Sudanese communities across the country and capital. Lambeth, Chelsea and Kensington, Harlesden and North London base some of the larger communities.

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Are there any South Sudanese community associations in London?

Yes! There are a few. In London, BirminghamReading and Wales. In London specifically; many of the South Sudan NGOs have only been recently formed whilst some existed prior to the creation of the state in 2011. The groups are used for various migrant related, social, cultural, academic and religious purposes.

 

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Akol Dong: I am proudly representing South Sudan at the 2016 Mister Africa International Competition hosted in London, UK. This year’s theme “Body, Brains, and Business” seeks to find an individual who will inspire a young generation of Africans towards entrepreneurship that will rapidly change the continent. I believe that I have the vision, experience, and knowledge to adequately represent the great continent of Africa and with your support and encouragement I shall become Mister Africa International. (Akol will be representing South Sudan at London’s Mister Africa International 2016)

Akol Dok on his invitation to represent South Sudan in the Mister African International in London


UK based South Sudan Organisations you should know:


2ND CHANCE

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Insta:/2ndChanceMK | Facebook:/Yr2ndChance | Twitter:@2ndchanceMK | Phone: 07501828958 | Email: mirikoang@your2ndchance.org.uk

2nd Chance a non-profit organisation helping young people in UK and building the first youth centre in South Sudan. 2nd Chance is a non-profit organisation that will soon build youth centres in developing countries while also running after-school service programs in London’s urban areas.


SSSUK (Society for the Study of the Sudans UK)

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SOUTH SUDANESE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

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South Sudanese Community Association (UK) seeks to advance education, social welfare, and health in the refugee communities within the UK and South Sudan.

Email: ksname@gmail.com

 


SUDAN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION

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The Sudan Women’s Association, based in Camden, north London, has been working with the Basis Project on governance and funding.

The Association was established by Sudanese women in 1991. The reason was at that time Sudan was in a big war and the refugees were coming from all over. Some of them came to England and some went to America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand – all over. As a newcomer coming from a different background and culture to settle in the UK with a different language, it was very hard. That is why the women decided to establish the organisation.


SOUTH SUDAN WOMEN’S SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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Address: 223 Belsize Rd, London NW6 4DJ | Phone020 7372 0944

SSWSD is a registered organisation provides support for South Sudanese women, their families and all women targeting those from the BME backgrounds; we provide activities tailored to meet the social and educational needs of our beneficiaries/ members, to actively participate and integrate in the society to achieve their aspirations.

Staff and Management

  • The organisation is managed by 9 members of the committee.
  • The organisation have one paid staff and many sessional/temporary for different projects.
  • Various team of dedicated volunteers.

Activities

  • Children Activities (Dance, Martial Arts, Art & Crafts)
  • Trainings (Listening Skills, Safeguarding Children, Conflict Resolutions)
  • Recreational Activities (Sewing, Knitting, Tile Mosaics, Cross Stitches)
  • Awareness Workshops (Healthy Eating, Mental Well-beings, HIV/AIDS workshops)
  • CV & Covering Letters workshops

 

DUT JOK YOUTH FOUNDATION

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Location: London and Abroad

The Dut Jok Youth Foundation aims to fight poverty and violence in post-conflict Southern Sudan by empowering the youth to become transformative leaders through sports and academic training. The foundation is headed by Dut Jok who is based in London.


SOUTH SUDANESE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION UK

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Address: 73 Hornsey Road Holloway Islington London N7 6DJ

Based in North London; this organisation provides advice, representation, translating and Interpreting services in matters such as asylum and immigration for the greater London South Sudan community. Advice on welfare benefits, housing, health education, training and employment are also provided.


SOUTH SUDANESE EAST BANK ASSOCIATION UK:

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Location: Newham, Birmingham City and Camden

This organisation exists to serve those of east bank sudanese descent, in particular refugees and asylum seekers, both in the uk and overseas who are in conditions of poverty, hardship and distress.


SOUTH SUDANESE ASSOCIATION IN READING

South Sudanese Association is a community organisation which supports people in Reading from South Sudan to learn about their culture, socialise with each other, integrate into life in Reading and celebrate diversity. We work with everyone in the South Sudanese community with a strong focus on children and young people.


Embassy of The Republic Of South Sudan (London)

Bentinck House
3-8 Bolsover Street,
London, W1W 6AB
Telephone: 020 7339 3100
Fax: 020 7339 3001

General Enquiries: info@embrss.org.uk(link sends e-mail)

Visa Enquiries: visa@embrss.org.uk(link sends e-mail)

Trade and Investment:trade@embrss.org.uk

 


 

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Offres d’emploi pour les Africains à Paris (Août 2016)

L’inquiétude est palpable, les gens ont peur de ne pas trouver d’emplois.

Vous cherchez du travail à ‪Paris‬? Que vous êtes d’origine africaine, avez une bonne connaissance du marché ‪Africain‬ et/ou que parlez une ou plusieurs langues africaines, voici notre sélection d’offres d’emplois est pour vous:

*** Offres d’emploi pour les Africains à Londres / Août 2016 (Anglais) ici ***


1) Community manager / Rédacteur web

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MaCoiffeuseAfro.com est la 1ère plate-forme qui permet de trouver en quelques clics une coiffeuse en salon ou à domicile pour des tresses, extensions, soins du cheveux …Dernièrement, sélectionnée pour intégrer le HEC booster, notre startup est à la recherche de son Community manager pour un stage d’une durée de 2 mois à partir de Juillet 2016.

‪Vos missions : – Rédaction d’articles,- Community management (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter),- Création de contenu (textes / visuels), veille média dans le secteur de la beauté et du cheveu …- Relation presse

‪Profil : Autonome, créatif, force de proposition. Un intérêt pour la beauté, la mode et les réseaux sociaux ainsi qu’une bonne maitrise de l’orthographe.

‪Stage au sein d’une équipe jeune et dynamique en lien avec les co-fondateurs qui vous formeront sur de nouveaux outils web marketing.

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


2) Agent polyvalent dans l’événementiel

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K-loc est une entreprise spécialisée dans la location de matériel événementiel. Nous vous proposons un large choix de prestations ainsi que de multiples options en termes de services afin de vous faciliter au mieux la gestion de vos événements.K-loc vous propose également des animations, jeux sportifs, jeux en bois, structures gonflables, bassins gonflables, manèges, locations de mascottes « peluches géantes », machine à barbe à papa et à pop-corn, machine de bulle à savon, location de pêche aux canards, barnums, matériel sonorisation.

Nous recherchons H ou F, ayant déjà travailler dans le secteur de événementiel ou bien le commerce international.

Vous serez en charge: d’installer et désinstaller des structures gonflables, proposer des animations (vente de barbe à papa, pop corn…).Vous devrez commander du matériel en Afrique (République Démocratique du Congo) et en Asie (Chine).

Les débutants sont acceptés.

Très bonne maîtrise de l’Anglais et du Lingala.

Bonne condition physique.CDD possibilité de CDI.

Type d’emploi : Temps plein

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


3) ASSISTANT RESPONSABLE DE MARQUES MODE / BEAUTÉ / CULTURE H/F

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CFAO Retail est une filiale du groupe CFAO, leader dans la distribution en Afrique. Avec un projet de construction de plusieurs dizaines de centres commerciaux en Afrique, en partenariat avec Carrefour pour la partie alimentaire et d’autres marques internationales pour les activités non alimentaires, CFAO Retail répond aux nouveaux besoins des consommateurs africains.
L’activité est déployée dans huit pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest et Centrale : le Cameroun, le Congo, la Côte d’Ivoire, le Gabon, le Ghana, le Nigeria, la République Démocratique de Congo et le Sénégal. Le premier centre commercial a ouvert ses portes en 2015 en Côte d’Ivoire, à Abidjan.

Profil:

En dernière année d’Ecole de commerce, vous justifiez d’une première expérience (stage ou contrat d’alternance) dans l’industrie de la Mode ou pour des marques de galeries marchandes
Vous aimez la mode et/ou êtes passionné(e) par la culture et la beauté, et vous souhaitez participer à un projet de grande envergure sur un continent en développement.
Une connaissance de l’activité « Mode » et “Culture & Beauté” serait un vrai plus. La pratique de l’anglais est indispensable.

Durée : 6 mois en stage
Rémunération attractive + Remboursement 50% frais de transport + accès au restaurant d’entreprise.

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


4) Enqueteur : Volontaire expérience internationale

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Le cadre, l’entreprise:

La société anglaise, Swyft Group, est une plateforme qui transforme les startups Africaines en des sociétés robustes et structurées. Afin d’accroitre notre visibilité, nous organisons prochainement, un événement célébrant et illustrant les innovations technologiques, artistiques et scientifiques au Togo

Mission proposée:

Au sein d’une équipe multiculturelle, travaillant à distance, vous participerez à la stratégie marketing de l’événement, en effectuant un travail de recherche principalement :

-Enquête sur les différents acteurs et supports influents, vecteurs de développement sur le continent Africain, ayant attrait aux nouvelles technologies.

-Recherche, analyse et suivi : médias – presse écrite et web, incubateurs/ accélérateurs de croissance, leaders/ investisseurs du marché national et international, les innovations technologiques mise en place par les ONG, la diaspora panafricaine depuis 5 ans.

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


5) ANIMATEUR F/H DANSE

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L’ACCD- Académie des Arts -Directrice Cécile BERREBI DE NOAILLES – recherche des Animateurs H/F sur PARIS EN DANSE CONTEMPORAINE / HIP HOP /AFRICAINE pour des ateliers en interventions dans les écoles DE PARIS INITIATION DANSE (Contemporaine, Éveil à la danse, Africaine, Hip-Hop)

Ateliers REGULIERS SUR L ANNEE SCOLAIRE 2016/ 2017 EN EVEIL ET ‘INITIATION DANSE avec les enfants ( 3 à 11 ans ) SUR PARIS INTRAMUROS .

Disponibilités :

les MARDIS ET VENDREDIS de 15 H A 16 H30 et/ou

LUNDIS/MARDIS/JEUDIS/VENDREDIS de 16H30 à 18 H.

Contrat CDD à temps partiel 10 MOIS du 2 Septembre 2016 au 7 Juillet 2017

DEBUTANTS ACCEPTES .ELEVES EN COURS DE FORMATION D.E. ACCEPTES .

Rémunération de 18,50 € à 20,50 € par atelier selon diplômes et expérience.

Vous aimez votre passion , travailler en contact avec les enfants. Très bon relationnel exigé, ponctualité, rigueur et créativité.

Envoyez CV et lettre de motivation à : Secrétariat : 06.52.36.40.80 (du lundi au vendredi de 9h à 17h ) Directrice : 06.63.78.08.13

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


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The firm started after a collaboration with a European leading private equity house, which raised a mixture of equity and debt and look to complete two/three fundraises a year. The firm is based in Paris with a satellite office in Sub-Saharan Africa. Our client is also looking to open offices in two additional Africa countries next year. They work with a large variety of clients that include: corporate institutions, family offices and institutional investors. The client has made close to 15 investments since their inception and were recently lauded for their efforts in Africa from multiple mediators across the continent.

We are looking for an Associate to join their team will involve regular communication with investors and private/public and governmental institutions across the African continent. The role will require a minimum of 1 week a month travelling to Africa. An ability to draft term sheets, manage portfolios, build models/forecasts and innovatively structure deal sheets is essential.

In addition, the following are required:

  • An exceptional academic track-record from a leading University
  • Strong analytical, written and spoken French (ideally native language)
  • A desire to make the move to the buy-side world
  • The ability to build and manage relationships
  • Be an outstanding communicator with strong presentation skills
  • Experience working across Africa and/or emerging markets

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to step into the fast-paced and varied world African investments.  Please apply by clicking submitting your CV through the link below.

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


7) Category Management (m/f)

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The Category Manager will be responsible for delivering a world-class customer experience thanks to the right assortment, a perfect online ergonomics, the best prices and the most innovative marketing campaigns. There are 2 types of products fashion and General Merchandising (Books, High Tech…). As a category manager you will be responsible for either fashion or GM.

A successful candidate will fulfil the following requirements:

Expected personal skills
• Action oriented and results oriented
• Strong analytical skill
• Strong inter-personal skills: Convince the people and your team that you are making the right decisions
• Fast learner
• Well organized
• Resistant to stress
• Very independent with a strong ability to go further than the expectations

Expected background and technical skills
• Top European Business Schools and Universities
• A previous experience in management consulting, venture capital, company creation or category management (retail) would be appreciated
• Proficiency in MS Office and Excel (VBA would be plus)
• Ability to analyse large data sets to make strategic decisions

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


8) STAGE EN COMMUNICATION / JOURNALISME (H/F)- Montreuil

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<< Nous recherchons pour nos médias dédiés à la Pop Culture Africaine et Pop Culture Occidentale, un stagiaire (H/F) en communication/ journalisme d’une durée de 2 mois minimum. >>

Vous aurez comme missions de réaliser des reportages, de rédiger des articles et de faire des interviews.
Si vous avez une excellente aptitude à l’activité rédactionnelle, curieux et rigoureux, organisé(e), fun et créatif(ve). Vous pouvez dès maintenant nous envoyer votre CV et lettre de motivation

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


9) Hip Hop Animateur professeur

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‪Les cours auront lieux sur Paris, ils sont proposés à des enfants se trouvant dans des écoles élémentaires dans le cadre d’ateliers.Être en mesure de proposer un cours dynamique et ludique.Un bon contact avec les enfants est essentiel.Une expérience dans l’animation avec jeune public est un plus.Un enseignement de qualité est requis.Être capable de préparer un spectacle de fin d’année.L’intervenant devra respecter les horaires.Autonomie, rigueur, méthode et organisation.Esprit d’initiative dans le domaine de la pédagogique et bon relationnel avec la hiérarchie (travail d’équipe).Les ateliers se dérouleront de 15h00 à 16h30.

‪Les cours auront lieux pendant la période scolaire de 2 cours par semaine, (Mardi – Vendredi).

‪Les ateliers se dérouleront de 16h30-18h00.

‪Les cours auront lieux pendant la période scolaire de 4 cours par semaine, (Lundi – Mardi – Jeudi – Vendredi).

‪Temps de travail hebdomadaire: 1h30 à 9h00.

‪Contrat CDD, Convention collective de l’animation

Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici


10) CHARGÉ DE CLIENTÈLE EXPERT ONU

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Qualifications
Compétences clefs requises :
Vous êtes de formation supérieure (type Ecole de commerce, Ingénieur ou cursus universitaire Bac+5) ou avez une expérience réussie d’officier supérieur à l’Armée dans un environnement du soutien logistique aux forces armées déployées en théâtre d’opération extérieur (idéalement OMP).
Vous avez une expérience reconnue dans la connaissance des OMP et des conditions techniques, logistiques et opérationnelles garantissant aux Etats participants la conformité aux standards ONU.
Vous êtes fortement motivé par le développement d’une nouvelle activité et par la gestion de projets complexes dans un environnement international.
La maîtrise de l’anglais est indispensable pour ce poste.
Qualités indispensables :
  • Rigueur : votre rigueur est indispensable notamment pour respecter les standards ONUsiens
  • Capacité d’adaptation et réactivité : le client (états africains), l’environnement opérationnel du client (opérations de maintien de la paix), le contexte de cette activité pour ISG (activité nouvelle ou tout est à déployer) nécessite une capacité d’adaptation permanente
Relationnel : relations clients et institutionnels, travail en équipe
Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici

11) Directeur des Ressources Humaines H/F

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Description de poste Localisation: Maroc, Côte d’Ivoire, au Sénégal

Administration du personnel : établir les contrats, gérer l’onboarding, les absences, faire le lien avec les organismes sociaux, les processus de sortie, etc

Recrutement : être en charge du recrutement, i.e. écrire les descriptifs de postes, les publier, faire de l’approche directe, organiser et faire les entretiens, etc

Profil recherch un minimum du 5 ans d’expérience dans des environnements reconnus pour leur niveau d’exigence, notamment (mais pas forcément uniquement) Anglais courant, Bonne connaissance du pack Office ,Excellente communication, et qualités interpersonnelles,Organisation à toute épreuve et forte attention au détail,Energique, dynamique et passionné

  • Up for a challenge?Une opportunité inégalée de o  contribuer à developper l’atout principal du Groupe aujourd’hui: ses personnes ! o mettre vous-même en place les processus, et structurer l’effort depuis le débuto   d’expérimenter un apprentissage constant, au sein d’une équipe motivée, dans un environnement start-up o développer la prochaine génération de leaders pour l’Afrique
Plus d’informations: Cliquez ici

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Le profil du candidat

Formation :
Niveau d’étude supérieures – M1/M2 – en gestion de Ressources Humaines ou coopération internationale souhaitable mais non indispensable.

Expériences souhaitées / Compétences attendues :
Expérience terrain dans le secteur de la solidarité internationale.

Au moins 2 ans d’expérience dans la fonction RH ou 3 ans en situation de management généraliste sur le terrain dans le secteur de la solidarité internationale (chef de mission, chef de projet)
Expérience significative et valorisable de recrutement, idéalement de profils internationaux et/ou dans le secteur de la solidarité internationale.

Et idéalement :
Maîtrise des nouvelles technologies et techniques de recrutement.
Bonne connaissance des métiers mis en œuvre par la CRF à l’international.

Aptitudes / Qualités :
Ecoute, patience, diplomatie, persévérance.
Rigueur professionnelle, organisation et discernement.
Adaptabilité à une évolution rapide de l’environnement de travail.
Langues & Informatique :
Le français est la langue de travail.
Un niveau d’anglais avancé est fortement souhaité.
Maîtrise Pack Office (dont Excel niveau avancé)
Maîtrise appréciée de logiciels de questionnaire de personnalité (MBTI, PerformanSe, SOSIE…)
Plus d’informations: Cliquez Ici

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*** Offres d’emploi pour les Africains à Londres / Août 2016 (Anglais) ici ***

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20 Jobs for Africans in London (August 2016)

Attached below are the latest African-related job listings that are currently live in London at the moment. There are positions readily available for translators, analysts and paralegals with African experiences, languages and interests.


1) Creative Strategist

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Organisation: M4iD

Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Commitment to social change and M4ID’s development and health mission
  • Cultural understanding and sensitivity for working with marginalized populations
  • Excellent, proven creative concepting skills and a solid knowledge of different communication channels
  • Strong conceptual copywriting skills
  • Ability to quickly understand and process complex health and development issues
  • Independent, organized and proactive working style
  • Excellent collaboration skills in multinational/disciplinary project teams
  • Experience with agile implementation processes
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Experience in a planner role in the creative field is a plus
  • Willingness and the ability to travel internationally. The work engagement will require regular travel to Tanzania and other locations.

This is a full-time, 18 month fixed-term position based in Helsinki, Finland. The position will be reporting to the Director of Creative Communication.

For more info about this role; please click here


2) International Business Development Manager (Africa Region)

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Company: Aaron Wallis

Aaron Wallis is delighted to be recruiting an International Business Development Manager for a well respected and successful business that specialises in data capture within the education sector. This role is seeking someone to work in the African area of the business so will involve regualr trips to Africa to present the product within the contacts of their educational system.

The product captures data so can improve processes such as collating results from examinations so is very much a product that is well received and in demand. The ideal canddiate will be someone who is used to a relatively long sales cycle and has at least 3 years of high value solution B2B sales with strong communication and influencing skills.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge with international travel to Africa then please send your details in the first instance to giles.phillips@aaronwallis.co.uk

For more info about this role; please click here


3) Research Associate – Urban Periphery (Africa)

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Organisation: University of Sheffield (Post-Doctoral Research Project)

An exciting opportunity to be involved in a major new international research project focussed on lives at the urban periphery. You will make an important contribution for 12 months to a research project which focusses upon experiences of infrastructural investment on the peripheries of three city-regions in Africa.

The primary objective is to understand how urban change in the peripheries of African cities, focusing on infrastructural investments and economic change, is shaped, governed and experienced, and how these processes then impact on urban poverty.

This project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK) and the National Research Foundation (South Africa) as part of the Urban Transformations research agenda. The project is led by Dr Paula Meth and Dr Tom Goodfellow in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and will be conducted in collaboration with colleagues in the School of Architecture and Planning at Wits University (South Africa).

For more info about this research position; please click here


4) Product Growth Manager – Nigeria

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Company: Facebook

As a Product Growth Manager for Nigeria, you will ensure Facebook is locally relevant and successful. Leveraging your deep understanding of the local competitive and product landscape, you will highlight product gaps, identify growth opportunities, and drive execution of growth initiatives specifically for Nigeria. The ideal candidate is passionate about international market success and has significant experience in consumer and mobile technology. This role is based in London (and may require travel)

Ideal Candidate Requirements:

  • 6+ years product development and/or business development experience
  • Experienced with growth marketing or product management at a global scale
  • Experience with social products, technologies and platforms is strongly desired
  • Experience working in startups or successful entrepreneurial adventures and working in a global environment highly desired
  • Extensive knowledge of online and mobile business models and consumer technology
  • Creative, resourceful, detail-oriented, highly organized, hands-on
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Self-driven, comfortable with a fast-paced, always-on, highly ambiguous environment
  • Exceptional communications and interpersonal skills in English
  • Fluency in an additional language strongly desired
  • Understanding of the technical architecture of complex and highly scalable web and mobile applications
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, engineering or related technical field or equivalent working experience

For more info about this role: please click here


5) Business Development Manager – Africa (Sales Engineer)

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This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Sales Engineer to join a leading Oil and Gas manufacturer. This is a European business with an active market in West Africa. It is essential that applicants have experience in this area and are prepared to travel to West Africa and Med regions (approx. 25% of the time).

Required Experience / Qualifications For Sales Engineer

  • Degree Qualified in a technical engineering field – Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge of target markets in Med Sea & Africa (Angola and or Nigeria)
  • Experience of selling technical/engineered products and services.
  • Computer literate – good working knowledge of MS Office.
  • At least 4 years’ experience working within oil and gas or Industrial market in a commercial, sales or business development role.
  • Full driving license.
  • Languages – Fluent English is essential , French would be beneficial
  • Mobility: travel to all Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African Countries in accordance with HT travels policy. Spend minimum 50% of his time in the field.
  • Adaptability to the function: travel during week-end, night flights, etc…

For more info about this role; please click here


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Organisation: Appointments BiLanguage

They are searching for someone ambitious and engaging, with leadership abilities and the following skills:
* Excellent communication and presentation skills in English, French and Arabic.
* Understanding of the African or Middle East culture.
* Someone from an NGO/Volunteering background.
* Effective problem solving abilities.
* Proactive and with a can-do attitude.
* Hardworking and resilient.
* They are looking for someone who is a role model and who would be able to lead and demonstrate charisma as well as being someone transparent and professional.

For more information; please click here


7) Business Admin / IT Assistant Intern

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Organisation: New Africa Consulting LTD

Interesting and Great Internship Opportunity. New Africa Consulting is a publishing company based in Harlesden, North West London, with newly acquired premises at Bridge Park Community Complex. The Company was opened in 2012 and has recently expanded to publish and develop media related contents for African and British Culture.

They are looking for an intern with: Great communication skills written and oral. Good organisation and time management skills. Attention to detail and the ability to work accurately. Ability to use own initiative. Good customer service skills over the phone and face to face. Good research skills. IT skills and the ability to be flexible and deal with more than one task at a time.

For more information; please click here


8) Strategic Operations Manager

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Organisation: Milvik UK

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Define best practices for operational activities across all African markets including distribution/sales processes, call centre infrastructure, customer service, quality control and claims management
  • Establish project teams with members of the local teams to implement these best practices
  • Ensure that BIMA continues to be at the forefront of excellence in these operational activities
  • Identify the right KPI structures to monitor performance within all operational areas across our African markets
  • Work closely with the Chief Technology Officer to define and develop technology that maximizes operational efficiency, monitoring ability and customer experience
  • Set up global guidelines and implement call centre infrastructure to optimize performance and monitoring across all African markets

The Ideal Candidate should have:

  • Languages: fluent in English (French desirable)
  • 4-5 years+ work experience within an implementation/operational role in the telecoms space, or a top-tier management consulting firm (McKinsey, BCG, Bain)
  • MBA (or equivalent) from a top-tier university
  • Experience of working across Africa in telecoms and microfinance or equivalent
  • Eagerness to work in Africa and enthusiasm for travel – the job will involve travel 50% of the working month within Africa and to our head office in Stockholm
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, support and understand different stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong attention to detail, with focus on stakeholder management, product management, product development and performance of distribution channels
  • Note: The closing date for applications will be 3rd September 2016.

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9) Strategic Account Manager – South-Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa

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Ideal Candidate:

  • Proven experience and in depth understanding of managing accounts across Africa. Clients will from a variety of industry sectors including banking, insurance, mining and government.
  • Knowledge of the African market with particular focus on South Africa.
  • Extensive sales success within a B2B subscription environment within the publishing / data / business information industry.
  • Strong results orientation, with the commitment and drive to achieve a new business goal in a demanding and competitive business environment
  • Exceptional negotiation and closing skills to manage renewals from the SAM’s set of customers to a successful conclusion
  • Ability to generate new business in untapped regions and in new African markets.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and customers, to ensure time is maximized for revenue-retaining activities and the most important customers receive an excellent level of account management
  • Ability to adapt a communication style depending on audience, while maintaining a professional and credible demeanour.
  • High level of initiative and self-motivation.
  • Ability to maintain effectiveness when working closely with people of diverse cultures or backgrounds.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to take ownership of problems and coordinate appropriate internal resources to help solve customer issues effectively and efficiently.
  • Good level of business awareness to help build credibility with the client, spot potential opportunities within a the Corporates space, and express the benefits of Dow Jones in the appropriate business context
  • Degree level education is desirable
  • The role will require travel in the region and will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa or London

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10) Head of Trading Floor Operations

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Company: Learn to Trade

Key Responsibilities of Role:

  • Assume day-to-day responsibility for running of both the London and South African trading floor with the ability of working well under tight timelines.
  • Training, developing and mentoring staff
  • Develop and implement operational processes ensuring superior customer service
  • Collaborate with management team on global growth – looking at expanding into other regions specifically Africa. This person will be required to travel often
  • Strategize and develop cost saving initiatives across the London and Johannesburg trading floors
  • Actively overseeing the internal trading software team and ensuring high service levels are met and maintained.

Ideal Candidate Should Have:

  • This position requires a a minimum of 3-5 years working in a trading environment
  • Must be familiar with SA and UK trading regulations
  • MT4 Experience is desirable
  • Must have excellent oral and written skills with the ability to matrix manage a software team
  • Must be familiar with project management tools such as Microsoft Project
  • Experience with sales (3 years minimum)
  • Proven ability of managing employees of a 10+ team

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11) Fundraising Fellow

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Organisation: One Dance UK

The Ideal Candidate should be:

  • A pro-active graduate with the potential to develop into a senior charitable or arts sector leader.
  • IT literate with some experience of working in a team in a charity or other company.
  • A thorough approach to research and attention to detail for the production of fundraising applications.
  • Comfortable when working to tight deadlines, and able to turn work around within a short time span.
  • Excellent social skills, able to operate with diplomacy, tact and empathy.
  • Ability to engage and motivate people at all levels of an organisation.
  • Outwardly focused and interested in order to be aware of new developments and sector trends, and able to relate how developments in different arenas can work to the benefit of the host organisation.
  • Ability to think laterally to maximise opportunities to promote the work of the organisation.
  • Passionate commitment to the work of charities and arts organisations, and a strong awareness of sector potential in a challenging funding context.

Completed application forms should be send to rachel.gibson@onedanceuk.org by 5pm on Thursday 1 September.

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12) Young Cooks and Talented Chefs

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Organisation: Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen

Okay. These guys appeared in our Best 20 Ghanaian Restaurants in London guide some months back and are hiring.

Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen is looking for talented young cooks and chefs for Pop Brixton and our Streetfood and events … If you’re passionate about African food and have kitchen experience – come join the team!

‪Full time and Part time role available.

‪Required experience: Cooking: 1 year

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13) Recovery Outreach Worker

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Organisation: Hestia

Ideal Candidate:

Being African or Caribbean is a genuine occupational qualification for this role, as you will provide people of that racial group with a personal services promoting their welfare, in accordance with Section 5 (2) (d) in of the Race relations Act 1976.

An understanding of the needs, perceptions & engagement of African &Caribbean service users with mental health needs; including those who are not engaged with services.

Experience of working with people requiring support related to Mental ill health and complex needs.

Experience of delivering support to people within a community/outreach setting.

For more information about this role; please click here


14) Talent Acquisition Manager, West Africa Region

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Organisation: Bridge International Academies

As the Talent Acquisition Manager for Bridge International, you are a key member of the People Operations team as we try to attract the best talent that you can access. You will have the opportunity to join a fast-scaling global start-up and shape the organisation by developing a highly effective talent pipeline for all positions in your remit. The ideal candidate will have a strong ability to multi-task and take ownership of the current talent acquisition process from the get-go. You’re an extremely effective communicator, both written and verbal, and are energized by interacting with people, building relationships, and networking. These things come naturally to you and are what you crave in your working life. A keen sense of ownership, speedy execution, and scrappiness is a must. The candidate is equally comfortable as an individual contributor as well as a leader who can drive the efforts of a team.

 Ideal Candidate Should Have:

  • Passion for Bridge’s vision of democratizing the right for all children to succeed.
  • Bachelor’s degree with superior academic performance
  • Extensive headhunting/recruitment experience, particularly with building diverse teams
  • Have managed a small recruitment team for at least 5 years
  • Capable of leading Employer Vision
  • Be capable of recruiting remotely
  • Have lived and worked in Nigeria for at least 3 years
  • Speak the local language
  • Experience in recruiting in West Africa
  • Prior experience within a fast-paced, metric driven Talent Acquisition organization (agency or corporate)
  • We particularly value experience in extreme growth situations.
  • Self-starter; highly driven individual that will take ownership from the get-go and proactively look for improvement.
  • Strong leadership skills and has demonstrated ability to work with a very diverse workforce

For more information about this role; please click here


15) East Africa Regional Manager

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Organisation: BreakThrough Media

You’ll be multi-disciplined; creative, strategic and well-organised. You’ll be delivery focused and able to ensure the project Is delivered effectively against objectives and with integrity.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Management and oversight of all our projects in the East Africa region
  • Line management of project directors in country, supporting them to deliver effectively and ensuring work is in line with the breakthrough approach.
  • Providing leadership to these projects, from developing strategy to overseeing implementation and ensuring the highest quality of work.
  • Liaison between the UK management team, creative team and project teams in country, working to ensure delivery.
  • Leading on client management across projects in the region.
  • Working to identify and support new business opportunities in the region.

Application details: To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter (maximum of two pages) demonstrating how you meet the necessary experience required to undertake this role to: jobs@breakthroughmedia.org

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16) Communications Manager

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Company: African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association Group

 To succeed in this role, it is essential that you have:  

• Minimum of a first degree in a relevant discipline
• At least 5-7 years’ experience in a communications role encompassing media relations, copy writing, brand management, social media management
• Superb writing and editing skills, and the ability to consistently deliver high quality materials across multiple platforms, to tight deadlines, in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
• Proactive media management skills required to drive coverage for AVCA activities and output
• Experience managing social media, writing content for the web and developing social media campaigns to support key events and initiatives
• Capacity to distill technical industry information and research reports into clear, concise and engaging communications, including press releases, opinion pieces, blog posts, tweets, etc

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate their exceptional writing and communication skills as part of the selection process for this role.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please email a copy of your CV, along with a cover letter which sets out your suitability for the role, to: avca@avca-africa.org with the job title in the “subject” line | Deadline: Friday, 19th August 2016

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17) Associate – Africa Delivery Hub

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Organisation: McKinsey & Company

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 year degree (or equivalent) and excellent academic record required
  • Doctoral and advanced degree candidates in public health, development, economics and related disciplines are encouraged to apply
  • 4-6 years of experience in development-consulting style position or working in a public or social sector institution
  • Backgrounds in electric power, health, agriculture and education are most desirable
  • Experience working in Africa is a strong plus
  • Demonstrate sound reasoning and critical thinking skills
  • Proven record of leadership in a work setting and/or through extracurricular activities
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively – both verbally and in writing – in English and the local office language(s)
  • You’ll work with the Africa Delivery Hub (ADH) in either our Johannesburg or Nairobi offices.

You will be expected to analyze data to identify opportunities and drive performance. Associates co-create performance targets and milestones with clients. You will set up and manage project management systems to track performance, and you’ll also have the chance to strengthen your specific technical/sectorial expertise to offer specialist delivery support (e.g. agriculture sector delivery) to clients with targeted needs.

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18) Consultancy: Women’s Political Leadership in Commonwealth Africa

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Organisation: The Commonwealth

The Political Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat are seeking a consultant to be contracted to examine the structures of political parties across Commonwealth Africa, in order to provide clarity about the obstacles to women’s political participation in these organisations; highlight best practice and success stories; and to pinpoint areas for future capacity building support.

The successful candidate should ideally possess:

  • Postgraduate degree in social sciences/humanities such as development studies, gender, public administration, political science or other related field or other relevant disciplines.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in research and policy development at national, regional and wider levels.
  • In-depth knowledge of development issues and management in developing country contexts, and in Africa
  • Substantive experience in developing high-level research and working with international project teams.
  • High-level communication and facilitation skills, especially for engaging with stakeholders for research.
  • Knowledge and experience of work in Commonwealth societies.

For more info about this role; please click here


19) Television News (Internship)

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Organisation: Vox Africa

Voxafrica TV is re-branding and re-launching and as part of that we are bringing back ‘Vox News’ – our daily international news programme. We are looking for hard working graduate or student broadcast journalists with fresh ideas and a passion for news. Based in our London newsroom, you’ll have the chance to work in a live television news environment, assisting producers, presenters and reporters. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone hoping to pursue a career in TV news. For the best interns, there will be a chance to film and report on stories that will go on air on the programme.

Your key duties will include research, fact-checking, finding relevant stories, assisting in shoots, booking guests, finding and coming up with story and staying across competitor output. Good writing and research skills is crucial, as is the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment, a knowledge of international news and a general strong work ethic. This will be a 3-month internship with the possibility of turning into a paid position to the right candidates. Previous interns have gone on to become permanent members of staff at Voxafrica.

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20) Human Resources Manager

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Company: McCann & Braham

Reporting into the CFO you will be responsible for developing a team capable of delivering on all operational needs of the project. You will put in place organizational structures, recruitment plans, policies and procedures to help support the growth and development of the mine.

Skills and Experience required:
• 5+ years of HR Management experience – on-site African exp advantageous
• Degree in Human Resources or Post-Graduate or equivalent qualification
•Experience with union negotiations, implementing HR procedures and processes including recruitment and disciplinary process
• Strong project management skills – ability to translate strategy into plans/tactics
• Experience managing in a fast-paced, rapidly-changing, and highly complex environment.
• Strong knowledge of HR Policies & Procedures, HR Compliance, HR Systems, Performance Management Processes, Employee Relations, Industrial Relations
•French language skills essential

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