Month: September 2016

Best 50 Events African Londoners can look forward to in October 2016

As part of Black History Month Special – and because i’m in the mood; attached within this article are 50+ Events spanning from African-themed Poetry, Networking, Art, Training Courses, Workshops and Investment Summits that you may want to check out this month. 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. Enquiries on how to be listed should be forwarded to africancultureblog@gmail.com


Our Africa-themed Events are split into the following categories:


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Want your event listed in our Monthly Events Guide? Enquiries: africanculturblog@gmail.com

A) Future Generations: Events for Kids and Young People | B) Film Screenings: Black History Month Showcases + Debates | C) Seminars, Debates and Workshops | D) Book Launch | E) Business & Networking | F) Food, Supperclubs & Dining | E) Live Music | F) Art, Fashion and Poetry | G) Community Showcase | H) Outside London


*** FUTURE GENERATION ***


1) DESTINATION AFRICA (AFRICAN LANGUAGE & CULTURAL CLASSES)

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Date: Saturday 1st October (10 Week Course) | Time: 12pm – 3pm | Venue: Forest Hill Pools, London SE23 3HZ | Facebook 1/Destination-Africa-Group | Facebook 2/Listen-Speak-Learn | Twitter@DestAfricaGrp | Phone: 07974 82 93 42 | Emailinfo@listenspeaklearn.com

Boom! Creative Language learning classes for children and teens in Twi, Hausa, Yoruba, Shona and Swahili in South London at discounted prices – Yes!  Destination Africa run tailored Saturday Classes for young children between the ages of 5 – 16 in South East London. They have a vision to connect young Black British sons and daughter with knowledge of their ancestral heritage and creative language sessions make this particular Saturday school a fun and ‘must-try’ experience for parents and young parents with kids in London.  Parents are more than welcome to sit with their kids and meet a very small but growing hub Black parents who homeschool all their children at the classes – I have been truly blessed by attending and seeing our children excel in our languages!  For more info; contact them Mr. Okaw or Abena Richardson via the details above or below.

For more info; please click here


2) FRANCOPHONE BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION EVENT

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Date: Sat 8 October | Time: 13:00pm – 16:00pm | Venue: 3 Bradbury Street, N16 8JN Dalston Kingsland, London, N16 8JN | Hosts: Mind Your Language | Facebook: /Worldofmyl | Phone: 020 3022 5572

As Hackney is home to a sizeable group of this community, we have partnered with Hackney Council to host a special event honouring Black History Month. This period provides an opportunity to learn about the history, heritage and achievements within the community. It offers much needed inspiration to the young Black people in our C ity. This event will feature performing arts, culinary offerings, and a youth performance that emphasizes the cultural diversity and depth of this community.

The events include:

  • Hackney French Youth Theatre Performance – Our theatre group is made up of young people from both Francophone and non-Francophone backgrounds in developing their French language skills through theatre.
  • Ziloka Group – Traditional Gwoka Dance from Guadaloupe. This group portrays vibrant dance moves from the French Caribbean.
  • Exotic Crepes with Carole Creperie – The crepes are freshly made and filed with exotic flavours such as mango and passion fruit.
  • Ivorian Art with Moussa Sanogo.
  • Traditional Flute Playing from Bukina Faso with Moustique Pique.

For more info; please click here


3) SIGNS OF ANCIENT AFRICA

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Date: Sat 22 October | Time: 19:00pm – 22:00pm | Venue: Durning Library, 167 Kennington lane, London, SE11 4HF | Hosts: TallTree | Email: enquiries@talltree.info

TallTree believe that involvement in the arts is invaluable; it gives people the skills and confidence to address other issues within their lives and their community and provide skills and competencies in creativity and discovering knowledge through investigation. They facilitate school pupils with an inspiring educational experience of creating art and broadening their knowledge of history, while celebrating local heritage and cultures. Promote the diversity, creativity and excellence of Multiculturalism in the context of history.

In this Children’s themed event; you will learn about the African symbols known as Adinkra. Discover the Ancient African history that conveys traditional wisdom, aspects of life and the environment. The Adinkra symbols of the Ashanti in Ghana are timeless and still used today on fabric, walls, in pottery, woodcarvings, and logos. Learn their hidden meaning through animation, films, and folktales

Use the textile stamps to create your own designs on a T- shirt or cloth bag for a donation of £1 in the family workshop

For more info; please click here


*** FILM SCREENING ***


4) BHM Screening: Big City Stories: Black London’s Film Heritage

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Date: Tue 25 Oct & Wed 26th October | Time: 19:00 – 21:00 | Venue: Wood Green Central Library, 187-197A High Road Wood Green, London, N22 6XD | Hosts: Black History Studies | Twitter: @BlackHistStudies | Facebook: black.historystudies | Insta: /BlackHistoryStudies | YouTube: /Black-History-Studies | Linkedin: /in/BlackHistoryStudies | Google +

 

Black History Studies‘ mission is to inform, inspire and empower people through Black History and Black Studies by educating the community to educate themselves. In this Free Event for Haringey’s Black History Month programme; the screening of ‘Big City Stories‘ by Black History Studies follows the London’s African-Caribbean population through the last century: their changing lives and perceptions as they established their place among London’s diverse cultures and communities. The selection includes images of London’s Black citizens from the very earliest years of cinema, alongside personal perspectives embodied in home movies, footage of key historical moments and fictional representations of Black London’s stories.

For more info; please click here


5) ‘SELMA’ (12) SCREENING & POST-SCREENING Q & A

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Date: Thu 20 October | Time: 19:30pm – 22:00pm | Venue: Harrow Arts Centre, 171 Uxbridge Road, Hatch End, London HA5 4EA | Facebook: /HarrowBHM | Twitter: @HarrowBHM | YouTube: /HarrowBHM

Harrow Arts presents in association with Harrow BHM and Harrow Mencap ‘Selma (12) Screening & Post-Screening Q&A’, a Harrow African History Season event.

History consultant Kwaku will facilitate a Q&A drawing upon links and refrence to Britain after the screening of the biopic in which Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his followers pressed forward on an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, an effort which culminated in President Lyndon Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

For more info; please click here


6) SEIZE THE TIME: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE BLACK PANTHER FOR SELF-DEFENCE (1966-2016)

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Date: Sat 8 October | Time: 10:00am – 16:00pm | Address: Wood Green Central Library, 187-197A High Road, Wood Green  N22 6XD | Hosts: Black History Studies | Twitter@BlackHistStudies | Facebookblack.historystudies | Insta/BlackHistoryStudies | YouTube/Black-History-Studies | Linkedin/in/BlackHistoryStudies | Google +

To mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence (1966 – 2016), Black History Studies presents a day of film screenings, debate and a Black Cultural Market to celebrate the founding of the Black Panther Party for Self Defence and asks the question ‘how is the Black Panther Party 10-point programme relevant to the progressive activism of today.

We will be screening the following films Malcolm X El Hajj Malik El Shabazz, All Power to the People: The Black Panther Party’ and Cointelpro 101 with discussion with activists from the UK. 

For more info; please click here


*** SEMINARS, DEBATES & WORKSHOPS ***


7) MANAGING THE QUARTER LIFE CRISIS

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Date: Monday October 3rd | Time: 6.30pm – 8.00pm | Venue: The Relay Building, 1st Floor, 114 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7PT | Host: Addo Life and General Assembly | Tickets: here

Most people have heard of a mid-life crisis however, according to research, most 20 and 30 somethings will face a quarter-life crisis. Many plan to have a thriving career, buy a house or settle down by the age of 30. But what do you do when the opposite is true and you find yourself in debt, in a job you’re dissatisfied with/overqualified for or your business idea has not taken off as quickly as you expected, or at all? This event will provide practical tips that will guide you through navigating the prime of your life.

For more information; please click here


8) THE PRACTICE OF RACIAL IDENTITY THEORY & AFRICAN-CENTRED PERSPECTIVE

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Date: Thursday October 13th and Friday October 14th | Time:  09:00am – 4.00pm | Facebook: /FreeMindClinic | Twitter@DrLauraFontaine | Eventbrite: here

To provide public sector workers with an in-depth understanding of the concepts of Racial Identity theory and African-centred perspectives (RIACP).

Suitable for:
Public sectors workers, Psychologists, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Teachers, Social workers, Youth/Support workers, Nurses, Midwives, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Trainees & Qualified clinicians, CBT Therapists and people who are interested in Black Mental Health.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Understand the evolution, role and impact of low and high racial identity attitudes.
Develop a racial-cultural client-centred focused practice with your service users.
Understand how to identify and challenge certain racial identity attitudes at an individual and client level.
Explain how post-traumatic slave syndrome symptoms, such as internalised racism, can develop as psychological, behavioural or an emotional problem.
To understand how racial identity attitudes impact on everyday interactions and how people navigate their world views.
Identify priorities in charge of racial identity attitudes to achieve ‘optimal’ racial and cultural wellbeing.
Identify the ‘when’ and ‘how to’ supervision opportunities to provide or receive support when working with psycho-racial identity problems.
Enhance the effectiveness and overall performance of your practice in order to work culturally competently with BME groups with mental or common emotional health problems.

For more info; please click here


9) FACTS AND LIES ABOUT AFRICA: A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH

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Date: Wed 19 October | Time: 18:00pm – 20:00pm | Venue: Boardroom, 1st Floor, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW | Hosts: Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies | Twitter: @uw_IAS

Africa Check and the Africa Media Centre will debate the continued distortion and misrepresentation of Africa in public debate and the media. The evening is hosted by Westminster Institute for Advanced Studies (WIAS) and the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) and will be held at the University of Westminster’s Regent Campus.

For more info; please click here


10) WOMEN & NON-BINARY IDENTITIES

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Date: Wed 12 October | Time: 12:30 – 14:30pm | Venue: Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, 1 Granary Square, London N1C 4AA | Hosts: Shades of Noir | Insta: /ShadesOfNoir | Twitter: @ShadesofNoir | Facebook: /ShadesOfNoir

Are women and non-binary folk portrait in black history?Is this representation fair? What does this mean to the mediatisation of black history month?

Black History month is celebrated across the nation. However it seems to mainly focus on historical achievement by male activist. “The most unprivileged person in America is the Black woman”.
For more info; please click here


11) THE BLACK HISTORY OF PRINCE

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Date: Mon 24 October | Time: 18:30pm – 21:00pm | Venue: Leytonstone Library, 6 Church Lane E11 1HG | HostsBlack History Walks | Facebook: /BlackHistoryWalks | Twitter: @BlackHistWalker

This event will showcase  his activism, consciousness, politics and philanthropy and other information neglected by mainstream media. We will also cover:

  • Is there a war against ‘conscious’ Black artists
  • Worth more dead than alive? Who gets the money?
  • Artists he influenced or mentored
  • Conspiracy theories real or imagined ?

This event is part of the Waltham Forest Black History Month programme curated by Black History Walks. Visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/bhm2016 to find out about other events celebrating Black History Month in Waltham Forest.

For more info; please click here


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Date: Wednesday 26th October | Time: 14:30 – 15:30pm | Venue: Enfield Town Library, 66 Church Street, Enfield EN2 6AX | Hosts: Narrative Eye | Insta: /Narrative_Eye | Twitter: @NarrativeEye | Facebook: /Narrative-Eye

Narrative Eye is an organisation dedicated to promoting equality and social change through education. They are hosting this interactive workshop which explores the achievements of Black Women in Britain and participants will be invited to develop frameworks for utilising this important history in the future.

In Britain the teachings of women in history, particularly Black history, often focuses on American history, ignoring the lives of women of African descent who built communities in 18th century England, who were activists in the British Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s, and who held the first major positions in politics.

Participants are encouraged to attend the Achievements of Black Women Lecture on Saturday 22nd October.

For more info; please click here


13) WEST AFRICA IN WORLD WAR I: The Untold Story

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Date: Sat 15 October | Time: 11:00 – 15:00pm | Venue: The National Archives, Bessant Drive, Richmond, TW9 4DU | Hosts: African Heritage and Educational Centre & The Great War in Africa Association

The African Heritage and Educational Centre (AHEC) works with people of all ages and all backgrounds to promote a positive image and understanding of African culture and traditions. By helping people to learn about African heritage, and by helping people of African descent to understand the UK’s systems and traditions, AHEC aim to create happier, more integrated communities. In this event; several talks will explore questions such as: How did African soldiers experience the campaign? and What did the war mean for West African societies as a whole? Staff and volunteers of the African Heritage and Education Centre will present an exhibition of their work on their Heritage Lottery funded project on the West African Frontier Force and will be there to discuss the project. The exhibition will be launched by The Ghana High Commission.

For more info; please click here


*** BOOK LAUNCH ***


14) FROM PASTA TO PIGFOOT: SECOND HELPINGS (Author talk by Frances Mensah Williams)

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Date: Sat 8 October | Time: 15:00pm – 16:00pm | Venue: North Kensington Library; 108 Ladbroke Grove, London, W11 1PZ | Host: Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington Libraries | Blog: /RBKCLibraries | Twitter: @RBKCLibraries | Facebook: /RBKCLibraries | Emaillibraries@rbkc.gov.uk

Pasta fanatic Faye Bonsu is back for another adventure in love, life and culture! Second Helpings is the delicious new sequel to From Pasta to Pigfoot and combines all the elements of a contemporary romantic blockbuster with stunning descriptions of Ghana and the day-to-day lives of its young urban professionals in London and Africa.

Ghanaian-born author Frances Mensah Williams will talk about her life, the inspiration behind From Pasta to Pigfoot and discuss the challenges of writing and publishing fiction.

For more info; please click here


15) LAGOS RISING: with publisher Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and crime writer Leye Adenle

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Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Venue: 122 Peckham Hill St, London SE15 5JR | Insta: /CassavaRepublicPress | Twitter: @CassavaRepublic | Facebook: /CassavaRepublic

So this amazing literary event focuses on the work of Cassava Republic Press, the African publishing house which launched in the UK in April 2016 with the aim of “changing the way the world thinks about African writing”.

Founder Bibi Bakare-Yusuf and  Cassava press author Leye Adenle will talk about Cassava Press’ eclectic list of literary fiction, crime, young adult fiction, children’s books, and romantic fiction which “spotlights the vibrancy and diversity of prose by African writers on the continent and in the diaspora” along with Leye’s new novel Easy Motion Tourist and reflect on the resurgence of crime and thriller writing from Africa.

For more information; please click here


16) MARK NASH – RED AFRICA

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Date: Thu 13 October | Time: 19:00 – 20:30pm | Venue: Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, London, E2 7JP | Hosts: Calvert 22 FoundationBlack Dog Publishing  | Insta: /Calvert22Foundation | Facebook: /Calvert22 | Twitter: @Calvert_22

Red Africa is the culmination of a two-year research programme and exhibition project at Calvert 22, London, and Iwalewa House, Bayreuth. This traced the work of African artists and filmmakers who studied in the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc under free education schemes originally offered under the Third International. Connections were particularly strong with countries such as Mozambique, Ghana, Ethiopia and Angola that were conducting libertarian struggles, or which, post-independence, were part of the Non-Aligned Movement, which held its first Summit conference in Belgrade in 1961.

Red Africa is beautifully illustrated with film stills, artworks and archival images drawing on the extensive research of the contributing artists, researchers and curators.

For more info; please click here


17) CREOLE DAY FESTIVAL

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Date: Sat, October 15 | Time: 2:00 PM – 11:00 | Venue: St Anne’s Catholic Settlement Hall, 42-46 Harleyford Road, London, SE11 5AY | Hosts: Creole It’s Us!

{Caribbean French Creole speaking diaspora in London Event) The 3rd CREOLE DAY FESTIVAL will take place in London @ St Anne’s Hall SE11 5AY. Once again it will be a special celebration of the success and achievement of the Caribbean French Creole speaking diaspora in London. The celebration will be attended by a wide variety of guest speakers, writers, poets, artists, singers, dancers and other talented entertainers.

Three writers will present and sign copies of their new books.

For more info; please click here


*** BUSINESS & NETWORKING ***


18) Cee4Bee Networking Event – Black Africans Connecting 4 Better Life Chances

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Date: Tue 18 October | Time: 18:30pm – 21:30pm | Venue Hotel Novotel Tower Bridge, 27 – 31 Clerkenwell Cl, London EC1R 0AT | Hosts: Connect4Better | Facebook: /Connect4Better |  Twitter: @Cee4BeeUK | Insta: /Cee4BeeUK | Linkedin/Connect4Better

‘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. 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.

For more info; please click here


19) AFRICA EXPO LONDON

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Date: Sat 22 October | Time: 11:00 – 17:30pm | Venue: Islington Assembly Halls, Upper Street, London, N1 2UD | Hosts: The PR Lab | Twitter: @TheAfrica_Expo | Insta: /Africa_Expo

The Africa Expo is a new event for anyone interested in:

– Launching a business in the UK or Africa

– Starting a social enterprise

– Working in Africa

The event will include presentations from expert speakers, Q&A sessions, a panel debate and networking.

Don’t miss out!

Book your ticket- Africa_Expo.eventbrite.co.uk


20) UK HEADS OF MISSION BREAKFAST: Infrastructure and Mining in Africa

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Date: Tue 11 October 2016 | Time: 08:00am – 10:00pm | Venue: Milton Gate 60 Chiswell Street London EC1Y 4AG | Please contact: info@bcafrica.co.uk (to receive your code)

The Business Council for Africa is delighted to be hosting UK Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Senior Department for International Trade and Foreign Office staff from across Africa for a breakfast meeting to discuss the political and economic developments in their region, with particular reference to opportunities in the mining and infrastructure sectors.

For more info; please click here


21) THE 4TH ANNUAL UK -NIGERIA INVESTMENT SUMMIT

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Hosts: London Nigerian Business Forum | Facebook: /NLBForum | Phone: 02072783631 | Emaillondon@nlbforum.co.uk

Now in its 4th year, the summit will bring together policy makers, regulators and C-level representatives from pension funds, asset managers, investment banks, economic development thinkers, lawyers and consultants.

NILOBF will customize an investment conference to showcase bankable projects and opportunities in Nigeria and debate the potential for sustainable growth in Africa, key priority sectors for this summit are: power & energy, agriculture, banking and finance, infrastructure, manufacturing, real estate, transportation, gas, solid minerals, education, communication satellite and ICT, health, construction, retail, mining and tourism.

Split over two days, the summit will help your business to broker deals and investments and plan a long term furture with Africa’s leading economy.

For more info; please click here


22) GHANA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE UK PRE LAUNCH and NETWORKING EVENT

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Date: Fri 14 October | Time: 18:00pm – 21:30pm | Venue: University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Road, Stratford, London E15 1NF | Hosts: Ghana Chamber of Commerce | Facebook: /Ghana-Chamber-of-Commerce-UK | Twitter: @GhanaChamberUK

The Ghana Chamber Of Commerce UK was created because they believe that they are stronger working collectively rather than operating as islands. Business is one of the main foundations that add to the world’s growing economy and GCUK believe that as Ghanaians in the UK and worldwide they can play an important role in helping to grow the Ghanaian community as a whole; ‘Stronger together’. As a result; the Chamber of Commerce in Ghana is launching its UK arm and we wanted to invite you and your organisation to join us for our 1st ever Pre-Launch Event taking place in London and throughout the North East of England.

Itinerary 

6.00pm 6.30pm meet and greet

6.30pm 6.45pm welcome introduction

6.45pm 7.00pm Introduction to The Ghana Chamber Of Commerce mission and vison in the UK

7.00pm 7.45pm 1st guest speaker Presentation

7.45pm 8.15pm half an hour break and network

8.15pm 9.00pm 2nd guest speaker Presentation

9.00pm 9.15pm Closing Words

9.15pm 10.00 networking

For more info; please click here


23) TOAST 2 YOUNG LONDON

(a Networking Event recognising and promoting young entrepreneurs)

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Date: Thu 27 October 2016 | Time: 18:30pm – 22:30pm | Venue: Nomad Club London, 58 Old St, London EC1V 9AJ | Hosts: Toast2YoungLondon | Facebook: /Toast2YoungLondon | Insta: /toast2younglondon | Twitter@toast2younglndn

Fantastic and Inspiring Event here. Toast2YoungLondon is a networking evening in partnership with LupusUK to motivate those who want to learn or be inspired to start / grow their own businesses. The night will showcase inspirational speakers to share their business stories.

For more info; please click here


24) TIPS AND ADVICE ON MOVING BACK TO NIGERIA

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Date: Thu 6 October 2016 | Time: 18:30 – 21:30 | Venue: DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel, 2 Bridge Place, London SW1V 1QA | HostsMoveBackToNigeria | Facebook: /MBTNGlobal | Twitter: @MBTNGlobal
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. We all know that  Moving back to Nigeria requires careful planning and special consideration. Let them help you make the decision with insight, advice, and local expertise that will make your move easy.
For more info; please click here

*** SUPPERCLUBS + FOOD ***


25) LERATO’S WILD AFRICA

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Date: Saturday 15th October | Time: 19:00 – 21:30pm | Venue: Printworks Kitchen, 26 Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4SX | Hosts: Lerato | Insta/Lerato_Tomato | Facebook/LeratoLovesFood | Twitter: @LeratoLondon | Blog: /LeratoLovesFood

Lerato’s African inspired recipes and Supperclubs are growing right here in London – first it was the African Afternoon Tea and now WILD AFRICA. WILD AFRICA is a feast of her ever growing collection of recipes of sumptuous meals reflecting the vibrancy and richness of Africa, with colourful vegetables, bold flavours, and cooked fruits, brought together for a wholesome yet decadent meal. Her dessert of Chocolate Malva Pudding, is created using gourmet cocoa and chocolate by Divine Chocolate, part owned by the Kuapa Kokoo Ghanaian farmer co-op who secure premium prices and welfare of the farmers. Showcasing our own and Supporting our own – Lerato’s delicious recipes get bigger and better and the opportunity to join what could comfortably be labelled as one of London’s most anticipated African Supperclubs should not be missed.

For more info; please click here


26) ONIDODO SUPPER CLUB – SUNDAY EVENING INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL

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Date: Sun 2 October | Time:  18:30 – 22:00pm | Venue: The Joker of Penton Street, 58 Penton St, London N1 9PZ | Hosts: Onidodo Supper Club | Insta: /Onidodo | Twitter: @OnidodoUK | Facebook: /OnidodoUK

Celebrate Nigerian Independence Day with ONIDODO. We know these guys and their food very well on this blog! They’re an amazing family run Supper Club based in London and specialise in Pan African dishes using authentic flavours from West Africa with a European twist. On this Sunday evening; you will experience breathtaking Nigerian dishes being pampered along the way with your plate and tantalise your taste buds offering a very unique dining experience.

A three course meal prepared by Chef Oni with twists and turns at every bite.

A full-service bar will operate at this event with refreshing African beers.

(This is an over 18s event)

For more info; please click here


27) FOOD IS READY: OYA COME CHOP

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Date: Sun 30 October | Time:  18:00 – 21:00pm | Venue: The Clerkenwell Kitchen, 27-31 Clerkenwell Close London EC1R 0AT | Insta/TokubosKitchen | Twitter@TokubosKitchen | Facebook/TokunbosKitchen

Tokunbo’s Kitchen are ready to bless many people in October for real! They are excited to bring you a fun night of delicious home cooked food and putting our own very African spin on the beloved curry in support of the excellent work Find Your Feet undertakes at our #CurryforChange Event. £5 of all ticket sales will be donated to Curry for Change.

SMALL CHOPS

Suya Prawns* (Hot) – Suya is a smoky, peanut spice blend of black and white peppercorns, dried ginger cloves, dried red peppers and salt

Yam, Plantain and Shrimp Balls

Akara – honey bean fritters with mixed peppers and sweet corn (ve)

Served with Ata Din Din – onions, garlic, tomatoes, chilli, ginger and curry powder dip

MAINS

Spicy Coconut Fish Curry

Wana Sweet Potato Veggie Curry

Served with Basmati Rice, Roasted Plantain and Salad

DESSERTS

Tamarind and Molasses-glazed Fruit Kebabs (ve)

Sweet Toasted Coconut (ve)

For more info; please click here


28) INDEPENDENCE GRILL SPECIAL

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Date: Sat 1 October | Time: 14:00 – 19:00 | Venue: Willsden Green (Zone 2) | Facebook: /Nigerian-Express | Phone: 07710 737719

Nky Iweka aka The Executive Mama Put, supported by Akosa Asika & Sam Homer-Williams, changing the way we “eat Nigerian” via fun Gourmet Grill Experiences. Their End of Summer 2016 Independence Grill Special Menu:

  • Beef Suya
  • Chicken Suya
  • Grilled Fish
  • Roast Yam & Ugba Sauce
  • A selection of Grilled Vegetables & Salads

Bring a bottle of what you fancy drinking. Glasses, ice, soft drinks and water will be provided.

FREE PARKING

NOTE: This is a one-off special, early start, early finish.

For more info; please click here


29) AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A LAGOS PARTY

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Date: Sat 1 October | Time: 12:00 – 19:00 | Venue: The Engine Room, Vickers Court, Waterside Way, London N17 9QQ | Insta: /TokubosKitchen | Twitter: @TokubosKitchen | Facebook: /TokunbosKitchen

Tokubos Kitchen are planning a family friendly fun day with interactive workshops including African drumming and dance, for kids and grown up kids alike!

Oya, come chop at Tokunbo’s Kitchen with other food lovers and feast to your heart’s content because no one leaves a Nigerian kitchen without a full stomach and heart.

Here at Tokunbo’s Kitchen, we are about providing food lovers the opportunity to enjoy authentic Nigerian food along with a cultural immersion celebrating the vibrancy and traditions of West African food and culture.

Celebrate Nigeria’s 56th Independence Day at our Oya Come Chop! All You Can Eat Buffet.

For more info; please click here


 *** LIVE MUSIC ***


Feature: PINEAPPLE PUNCH FEST

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Date: Saturday 8th October | Time: 10am – 7pm | Venue: Dugdale Arts Centre, 39 London Road, Enfield, Greater London, EN2 6DS | Email: info@pineapplepunch.co.uk | Insta: /PineapplePunchFest | FB: /PineapplePunchFest

Probably the Best Live Acts Show in October. Join PineapplePunch as this Family festival in Enfield  8th October 2016 celebrating British Black Culture, Arts, Music and History. All are welcome! Do checkout Miss Baby Sol and Kadija Kamara – absolutely sensational artists! Met Miss Baby Sol some days back – a lovely and talented lady indeed. Find out more info on tickets here


30) 50 YEARS ON @TheAfricaCentre

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Date: Thu 6 October | Time: 19:00 – 23:00pm | Venue: Roundhouse,Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8EH | Hosts: The Africa Centre | Facebook: /Africa.Centre.1

The Africa Centre proudly celebrates its 50th Anniversary.

For 50 years, the Centre has played a unique role in supporting African art, culture, enterprise and education in the UK.

Join us on Thursday 6th October at the Roundhouse for an evening of live music performances accompanied by a delightful cocktail reception.

Enjoy acoustic jazz-folk-soul by London’s very own Bumi Thomas, liven yourself up with Fela Kuti-inspired afrobeats by ‘The Fontanelles’, and finish your evening in style with Anna Mudeka band playing a fusion of music driven from the Mbira music of Zimbabwe.

For more info; please click here


31) UBUNTU SOCIAL & MICHAEL FRANTI

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Date: Thu 20 Oct – Fri 21 Oct | Time: 19:00 – 03:00am | Venue: The Cuckoo Club, Swallow Street, London, W1B 4EZ | Hosts: Ubuntu Education Fund | Insta: /UbuntuFund | Twitter: @UbuntuFund | Facebook: /UbuntuFund | YouTube: /UbuntuFund

Party with a purpose to support the dreams of South Africa’s township toddlers and youth. Join us for an extraordinary celebration at The Cuckoo Club, featuring an acoustic performance by Michael Franti, a musician and humanitarian with a spirited, energetic, and inspiring sound.

All proceeds benefit Ubuntu Education Fund, a non-profit organization that provides world-class health and education support to the orphaned and vulnerable children of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

For more info; please click here


32) BURNABOY #HOMECOMING CONCERT

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Date: Sat 1 October | Time: 18:30 – 23:30 | Venue: Eventim Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline St, London W6 9QH | Hosts: Cokobar | Insta: /CokobarLondon | Twitter: @Cokobar | Facebook: /Cokobar | Phone: 02089531219

Organized and promoted exclusively by Cokobar, this event is set to be more than just a concert. With Burna Boy’s high energetic and riveting performances and sounds which is continuing to innovate the African music scene, this concert is set to be one of the most anticipated concerts of the year.

Continuing its mission to bring fans closer to their favorite artists and creating captivating experiences, Cokobar has been behind some of the best sold out events in the UK including Wizkid at the Eventim Apollo in 2012, Iyanya at Brixton Academy in 2014, and many more.

Info & tickets 02089531219

For more info; please click here


33) Mini Fest: Featuring Laurent & Adeline & Pre Party @ Ta Doce (Angola)

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Date: Sat 8 October | Time: 13:00 – 20:00 | Venue: Oxford House in Bethnal Green, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG | Host: Urban Kiz UK Email: urbankizuk@gmail.com | Insta: /PakassaDJ

Urban Kiz UK are bringing to London for the FIRST TIME, the internationally known, amazingly inspirational dance couple LAURENT & ADELINE 

For this Mini Fest Urban Kiz UK will move the Saturday party to and collaborate with Kizzart & Kizomba Silk to bring you ONE massive party night from 11pm until 6am on Friday 7th October @ Flow Dance.

Pre party classes from 9pm -11pm  

  • Nili (Improvers & Intermediate Urban Kiz) 
  • Adriana Neves (Kizomba), 
  • Bea Kiz (Ladies Styling),

For more info; please click here


34) AFRO ANGELS VIBES PRESENTS: THE NIGERIAN 56 YEAR INDEPENDENCE

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Venue: Kervan Banqueting Suite, 293 Fore Street, London N9 0PD | Hosts: Afro Angel Vibes Twitter: @AfroAngelVibes | Facebook: /AfroAngelVibes | Phone: 07956 282 658 |
Email: info@afronangelvibes.com

Originally hosting popular house parties for the Nigerian community since 2010, we have now begun to create new and unique events, that link together with a common goal ‘Bringing the community closer together’.We have created and been involved in parties in London, and abroad! Our aim has always been to put the fun back into partying, with like minded people, bringing together such crowds that appreciate more than just one type of music, yet still maintaining credibility, and a fantastic atmosphere!

Free parking available,  SIA security on site and Fully Licensed bar

For more info; please click here


*** ART, FASHION & POETRY ***


35) POETIC DYNAMICS

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Date: Monday 3rd October | Time: 6.00pm – 9.00pm | Venue: University of the Arts London, London College of Communication, Saint George’s Road, LCC Darkroom | Hosts: PoemsAliveUK

Portraying the various complexities and dimensions of Poetry – POETIC DYNAMICS are on a mission! Join them on their Official Launch of POETIC DYNAMICS. Creating a harbour for people to express themselves freely, whilst providing amazing and thought provoking POETIC CONTENT through the artistic devices of MUSIC, SONG, POETRY, COMEDY, DANCE & More. They are calling on YOU to come down, join in and Speak your Piece. Send in your Open Mic Submissions to Poemsaliveuk@live.co.uk


36) AWKWARD ART HISTORIES: POST – APARTHEID TRAUMA IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Date: Fri 28 October | Time: 19:00pm – 22:00pm | Venue: Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square Hampstead, London, NW3 1LT | Hosts: Burgh House 1704  | Insta: /BurghHouse1704| Facebook: /BurghHouse1704 | Twitter: @BurghHouse1704

Under apartheid, identity was fixed, owned and controlled. Post-apartheid white artists use their art to articulate their confusion regarding that identity, while black artists struggle to gain recognition as international artists. In this talk we explore some of the art that has been produced in the twenty-two years since apartheid officially ended in South Africa and how it articulates these issues of trauma, identity and anxiety.

At this exhibition; Art historian Sue Ecclestone will be giving a series of talks on Awkward Art Histories. Taking subjects not usually discussed in mainstream art history lectures, Sue will lead us through some of the more sensitive subjects of art historical discourse.

For more info; please click here


37) SOMALI WEEK FESTIVAL 2016 – WeekPass

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Date: Fri 21 Oct – Sun 30 Oct | Time: 17:00 – 22:00pm | Venue: Oxford House in Bethnal Green, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG | Hosts: KAYD Somali Arts and Culture | Twitter: @SomaliWeekFest

Given the importance of artists in Somali public life, Kayd Somali Arts and Culture will explore the theme of leadership and creativity from a range of different angles by inviting some of the most popular and established artists to this year’s Festival. While we have invited several contemporary and more traditional high-profiles guests from the Somali Horn, we also plan to showcase Somali artists who have been born or raised in Europe or North America. Together these different generations and groups of artists have greatly enriched Somali arts. Find out more about London’s Somali Community here

Somali Week Festival is an integral part of Black History Month and offers the best of Somali arts and culture, both old and new. The festival offers a mix of events including poetry, literature, panel discussions, documentary film screenings and music.  Through these different artistic forms, SWF has explored a variety of themes in past years and has become a widely recognised and anticipated annual event in the UK.

For more info; please click here


38) FORUM LONDON 2016: ARTIST TALK: Michele Mathison with Liese Van Der Watt

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Date: Thu 6 October | Time: 16:30pm – 17:30pm | Venue: 1:54 @ Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN | Hosts: 1: 54 | Insta: /154ArtFair | Facebook: /154ContemporaryAfricanArtFair | Twitter: @154ArtFair

Michele Mathison (artist) in conversation with Liese Van Der Watt (critic). Referencing South African writer Njabulo Ndebele’s injunction to rediscover the power of the ordinary, this conversation will focus on Mathison’s sculptural practice which shows us how the ordinary is intimately connected to and revealing of wider political circuits of labour and cultivation, of power, globalisation and migrancy.

For more info; please click here


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Date: Saturday 15th October | Time: 19:00 – 21:00 | Venue: Melange Hair Salon, 1-3 Blenheim Grove, Peckham SE15 4QW | Insta: /Illuminated_Arts_Peckham | Facebook: /HeritageistheLockCultureistherKey | Twitter: @ArtsIlluminatedEventbrite: here

Illuminated Arts invites you to an exhibition of photographs, art and sculpture inspired by the traditions and symbolism of African hair and its history.  Their communities are engaged with their heritage, see it as a source of love and pride, and are at peace with their history. Come and learn about the significance that hair played and continues to play in social groupings, hierarchy, status and bonding in African societies. Come and discover the cultural importance of braiding, hair as a method of spiritual interaction, and hair as a symbol of rebellion, pride and empowerment. Come and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Africa.

For more info; please click here


40) AFRICAN FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA

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Date: Saturday October 29th | Time: 3pm – 8pm | Venue: St. Andrews church hall corner of Brockley and Wickham roads in Brockley Lewisham SE4 2SA | Insta: /African_Fashion_Extravaganza | Facebook: /Events | Twitter: @DrYehoeshahfaht

Showcasing the creative and attractive best in evolving African Fashion and Culture with international designers, professional and young, budding from the Hebrew Israelite Community of North East Africa. Truly wearing our faces, dignity and personality once again! Setting leading, ascending high cultural bespoke fashion trends in business, leisure, flair designs for the 21st Century and beyond! Enjoy Live DJ + Music, roots food & drink stalls, culture market, an int’l & future designers fashion show. Plus Much Much More!! Sponsored by African Hebrew Israelites.
For more info; please click here

41) MISS FACE OF GHANA UK 2016

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Date: Sat 8 October 2016 | Time: 18:00 – 23:00pm | Venue: GSC Centre, 3rd Floor 777 Old kent road, opposite Toys R us, London SE15 1NZ | Insta: /MissFaceofGhanaUK | Twitter@FaceofGhanaUK | Facebook: /FaceofGhanaUK

 

Miss Face of Ghana UK 2016, A pageant with a real legacy hosted by Ewurama from TV3 Ghana and Deborah Darling, red carpet hosted by Mika Abraham, as well as live performances.

For more info; please click here


42) AFRICAN ROYALTY IN THE LMA COLLECTIONS

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Date: Thursday October 6th | Time: 2pm – 4pm | Venue: London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road | Facebook: /LondonMetropolitanArchives | Twitter: @LdnMetArchives | Insta: /LdnMetArchives | Eventrbite: here

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) is home to an extraordinary range of documents, images, maps, film and books about London and this month are presenting ‘African Royalty’. African royalty in their collections include the daughter of Haile Selassie, a mysterious Nigerian princess who trained as a nurse at St. Thomas’s hospital, inauguration photographs of a Liberian Emperor, a visit by a Nigerian Oba to a London school and more.

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43) THE REJUVENATE FASHION SHOW 2016, IN AID OF WELLFOUND

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Date: Sat 8 October 2016 | Time: 18:00 – 21:30pm | Venue: St Barnabas Church, Pitshanger Lane | Hosts: WellFound | Facebook: /WellFound | Twitter: @OpWellFound | (100 percent of proceeds will go directly to WellFound to build a well in Bissunaga, Guinea Bissau, West Africa)

Izzy Meimsaab grew up in India watching her mum do all the creative work and sewing. Later she went to study fashion and was selected to represent India in an international young fashion designer’s contest, held at Beijing China. Hosted by her; Rejuvenate 2016 charity fashion show is a catwalk with a twist. Upcycled and recycled clothing, oozing with inspiration and creativity to suit all females from teenagers to pensioners. Outfits showcased on the day will be available for purchase. If you would like to do so, you can also watch as Izzy transforms old garments in preparation for the show at https://www.youtube.com/user/izziizaiah

For more info; please click here


44) #NIFSUK NIGERIAN INDEPENDENCE FASHION SHOW UK 

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Date: Sat 1 October | Time: 18:00 – 22:30pm | Venue: 65 Evelyn Rd, London E16 1TU | Insta: /NigerianIndependanceUK | Facebook: /NigerianIndependanceUK | Twitter: @NIFSuk | Phone: 07442619430 |

Music: Deejay Sean

The official Nigeria Independence Fashion Show UK 2016 takes place in London on Saturday 1st October 2016.

Acts: Nkay ‘Mr Maga’, Lojay, JoZie, Kay Riley #ThatWoman and Lyrical Whiz.

Official Event Partners: Lychee Events, BattaBox, Yemzi Ldn, VMA events cocktails, Rose African Fabrics, Ego Johnson enterprise, MakeUp Ministry, TemiTysKitchen, Nigerian Nurses United UK, Born To Model TV, LEO Management, eMVi Arts and Beauty Whisperer UK.

For more information; please click here


45) WILLIAM TOWNSEND MEMORIAL LECTURE: WILLIAM KENTRIDGE

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Date: Wed 19 October | Time: 18:00pm – 19:30pm | Venue: Christopher Ingold Auditorium, UCL, 20 Gordon Street, London, WC1H | Hosts: Slade School of Fine Art | Insta: /SladeSchool | Twitter: @SladeSchool | Facebook: /SladeSchool

This year the Slade is delighted to welcome South African artist William Kentridge as our guest speaker.

William Kentridge is renowned for his animated expressionist drawings and films exploring time, the history of colonialism and the aspirations and failures of revolutionary politics. He currently has a major exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery, and has designed the staging for the ENO’s production of Berg’s opera Lulu this autumn.

For more info; please click here


*** COMMUNITY SHOWCASE ***


46) IGBO WOMEN CONFERENCE AND AWARDS GALA 2016

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Date: Sat 8 October | Time: 17:30 – 22:00pm | Venue: The Dream Centre,  Town Hall Approach Rd, London N15 4RY | Hosts: ICSN

The Igbo Women Conference was created to celebrate the achievements of Igbo Women at home and in diaspora.

Igbo Women Award was established with the aim of recognising and also appreciating Igbo women across the globe for their great achievement and work. Igbo women are known for their strength and resilience. They have continued to excel in all areas of life. Focus, drive, determination, ambition, passion, talent are just some of the characteristics that are embedded in this women we have chosen to honour in a celebratory way. This is the maiden edition.

For more info; please click here


47) CONGOLESE COMMUNITY MEETING

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Date: Wed 5 October 2016 | Time: 18:00pm – 20:30pm | Venue: Merci Marie, 18-22 Ashwin Street, Dalston | Hosts: Save the Congo | Insta: /SavetheCongo | Facebook: /SavetheCongo | Twitter: @SavetheCongo

Save the Congo! is a non-political and not-for-profit campaigning agency working to raise awareness of, and to help end, the wars and human tragedy engulfing the Congo. Save the Congo! was founded in 2008 by Vava Tampa (@VavaTampa) and receives no funding from any government and all of its activities are founded by its own staff, supporters and donations from good-willed individuals. In this event; debates and discussions will take place on how together British Congolese and friends of the Congolese Community can better and support the community here in the UK; and what we can do from this side of the world to support the efforts of our sisters and brothers in Kinshasa and across Congo fighting to stop Kabila’s regime from clinging on power.

 

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48) AN EVENING WITH THE NIGERIA NURSES CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION UK

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Date: Sat 15 October | Time: 17:00 – 23:30pm | Venue: 805 Old Kent Rd, London SE15 1NX | Hosts: NNCAUK | Facebook: /NNCAuk

This British-Nigerian Network exists to share knowledge and experience and to make impact and influence policies both in the UK and Nigeria healthcare.

Nigerian Nurses Charitable Association UK is a non-profit organisation incorporated in January 1998 in the UK. The Association represents approximately 3,000 Nigerian nurses and intends to establish chapters nationwide. Our mission is to provide a forum for collective action by Nigerian nurses to “investigate, define and determine issues affecting its members with a view to implement change to alleviate and improve living and working standards amongst members.”

For more info; please click here


49) EBONYI STATE UNION UK & IRELAND

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Date: Sat, October 22, 2016 | Time:  4:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Venue: St Edmonds Church Hall, 115 Hertford Road, London N9 7EN | Hosts: Ebonyi State Union UK | Facebook: /ESUI

Ebonyi State Union UK and Ireland (ESU) will be hosting its 20 year Celebration Anniversary and the 1st Ebonyi International Day on Saturday 22nd October 2016. The event coincides with the 20th year since the creation of Ebonyi State in Nigeria.

Although Ebonyi state is one of the youngest states in Nigeria, the Union here in the UK has been very dynamic, engaging and forward thinking in its approach to development and expansion. The Union has worked hard from.

For more info; please click here


50) INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S INITIATIVE GALA

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Date: Fri 28 October | Time: 18:00 – 23:00 | Venue: 133 – 135 Bethnal Green Road London E2 7DG | Hosts: International Womens Initiative | Twitter: @IWinitiative | Facebook: /InternationalWomensInitiative | Linkedin: /International-Womens-Initiative

This is an evening of great speakers, drinks, music and networking to support the efforts of the International Womens Initiative to bring attention to women’s human rights globally, and specifically our flagship project the Safe Birthing Programme (SBP) (http://bit.ly/2a4KWLy). IWI are launching the SBP to help reduce the maternal death rate in Northern Uganda. Each birthing kit they provide to local health centres costs just under £1 to put together but this small amount of money can mean the difference between life and death for mothers and their newborns. Each ticket purchased for the event means many more birthing kits we’re able to provide to Ugandan community health centres!

For more info; please click here


51) NDC ASSOCIATION Black History Month

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Date: Saturday 8th October | Time: 1.30pm to 6pm | Venue: House On the Rock 49 Tufnell Park, N7 0PS | Hosts: NDCAssociation | Twitter: @NDCconnection | Phone: 07956407448

JOIN NDCASSOCIATION CIC TO CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY MONTH ON Saturday 8th of October 2016 at House On the Rock 49 Tufnell Park London N7 0PS Time 1.30pm to 6pm.

This event aims to offer advice and opportunities to black and ethnic minorities young adults and women from marginalised background in the UK, and Developing Countries.  Tailored intervention programs structured to help raise the achievement of Youths and Women to become effective citizens. we run courses in jewellery designing, arts and craft, and African Sports promoting health and well being.

For more info; please click here


*** OUTSIDE LONDON (BUT STILL) ***


52) Race in the Media: on the front lines

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Date: Wed 19 October | Time: 18:00 – 19:30 | Venue: TC001, Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road, Cheltenham, GL50 4AZ | Hosts: University of Gloucestershire

Seyi Rhodes, reporter for Channel 4’s critically-acclaimed series ‘Unreported World’ and ‘Dispatches’, presents this special event with extracts from his television work as part of Black History Month. Originally from South London, Seyi spent parts of his childhood living in Nigeria and Spain – he went to school in Bath and university in Bristol. He has worked in TV for more than a decade, reporting from danger zones all over the world, from favelas in Brazil and Guatemala to war zones in Ivory Coast and Libya. He has won a mental health media award and been nominated for an Amnesty Award.

For more info; please click here


53) AS I OPEN MY EYES – CAMBRIDGE (Cambridge African Film Festival)

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Date: Thursday October 27 | Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Venue: The Queen’s Building, Emmanuel College, Cambridge CB2 3AP | Twitter: @AfriCambridge | Facebook: /CambridgeAfricaFilmFestival

(CAFF) is the longest-running annual African film festival in the UK. Since 2002.

As I Open My Eyes (French: À peine j’ouvre les yeux) is a 2015 French-Tunisian drama film directed by Leyla Bouzid, her first feature film. It was screened in the Contemporary World Cinema section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. Baya Medhaffar stars as a teenage rock singer.

This film screening comprises the final film event of the 2016 Cambridge African Film Festival and will be followed by a Closing Party to which all audience members are welcome.

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Best 20: African DJ’s you should know in London

You don’t often find an article dedicated and celebrating London based British-African DJ’s but this read is just that. With vendors, clubs, hotels, celebrants, wedding planners and those just simply looking for a good night out or reliable talent that entertain their guests at their next show – the question of ‘Where can I find a good Afrobeats/African DJ for my event?’ may come into mind.

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We all know that the DJ has become so much more than the person who stands behind the speakers and plays music.  When choosing your DJ, keep in mind that this is your master of ceremonies; the best DJ’s need to be booked early (as early as 12-18 months in advance) and this means you need to find someone now. Below are 20 trending London-based DJ’s that can set your African event’s entertainment up and running:


*** Feature: KINZY T ***

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Mixcloud: /Kinzy_T

“Deep Melodies and Chords, Heavy Hitting Beats, Danceable, Hypnotic and Different.” East Londoner Kinzy T sets your emotions, heart and thoughts into action with ‘Proper House Music’. Kinzy has been keeping up his impressive release schedule this year with more tracks and remixes not of your favourite labels but of deep and raw underground house, techno, electro beats. If you’re interesting in tunes that aren’t vocal heavy, mainstream and for people who want to hear polished loud recognisable music; then this upcoming DJ is for you. Kinky is not a crowd pleaser, but will make you dance. If you have an open mind, and enjoy music, you will enjoy his sets. Check out his Mixcloud here


1) DJ NASH

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Insta: /InnaCityNash | Soundcloud: /innacitynash | Twitter: @InnaCityNash | Facebook: /InnaCityNash | Mixcloud: /Nash-Panashe | Email: nashbeats100@gmail.com | Snapchat: /NashBeats

I would say He is up and coming because of his age; but community-wise a certain Mr. Nash Panashe is an established figure. Zimbabwean and Proud, Lewisham and Proud, and Multigenre proud DJ is 20 as we speak but more than just ‘doing his thing’. As CEO of Innacity Entertainment; it’s worth checking out the good work that they do. Not only are they a multi-based Creative Company with a niche for Marketing, Music, and Clothing; but  have also hosted and continue planning to host numerous charity based events to help the community, helping the younger generation and making a difference. #GoodMan!


2) DJ MRI

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Insta: /DJMri | Facebook: /DJMriPage | Twitter: @DJ_Mri | Email: bookings@djmri.com | Mixcloud: /DjMri

Household Name. The Renowned, Lively & Brilliant London based DJ Mri is an entertainer who comes with three guarantees: he will add life to your special occasion, he will put a smile on your guests’ faces and he will leave you with great memories. An exceptional  Nigerian wedding dj who is very verstile and in high demand.


3) DJ SEAN

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Soundcloud: /DJSean or /DeeJaySean2010 | Insta: /DJSeanMusic | Phone: 07932359933

Boom! Amazingly talented #BaddaMan DJ Sean is up and running. He provides a Professional, Reliable and Entertaining DJs service for all events. Been blessed to have attended a few occasions in which the Afros and Beats Our aim is to make your event a memorable one to remember.


4) DJ CHILLS

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Insta: /DJChillz | Facebook: /DJChillzUK | Twitter: @DJChillz | Soundcloud: /DJ-Chillz | Mixcloud: /DJChillz | Emailinfo@djchillz.com | Youtube: /DJChillz

Many may be unaware that the presence of Female DJ’s has been growing in Europe and across the M25; DJ Chillz – we salute you here! Whether it’s Afrobeats, RnB, Hip-Hop and a little Soul – DJ Chillz has it in abundance. She currently a resident DJ at Counter, Tiger Tiger, Bootylicious, Lush, Urban World Pride and Jump-off. She can be found in the same borough as me – Shoreditch! Boom! (thought i’d add that in there too)

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5) DJ TALLEST

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Insta: /dj_tallest | Facebook: /deejay.tallest | Soundcloud: /DJ_Tallest | Twitter: @DJ_Tallest | Email: Deejaytallest@yahoo.com | Phone: +447557947064

Yes – he is a tall man – we all know that; but goodness me his LED Lights, Moonlighting and dance floor entertainment package is indeed quite remarkable. For those whose weddings, anniversaries or celebrations will include a musical dose of raw african, funk, jazz, latin, house and everything inbetween – then DJ Tallest and his entertainment package is the way forward.


6) DJ POCKS

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Mixcloud: /DJ_Pocks | Soundcloud: /DJ-Pocks | Phone: 07455005553 | EmailMensah@fortressrecs.com

Afrobeats DJ Mensah Pocks’ is based between London and Southampton. He has graced many Freshers Raves on Campuses and can also be hired for you events anywhere between the M25 and down south. One of those djs who isnt travel shy and very happy to dj in most locations around the country. Pocks takes pride in his service and getting the young guys and ladies on the dance floor. For booking do get in touch with @RosinaRochellee or via the email address above.


7) DJ BLITZ

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Phone: 07961898644 or 07985473903 | Email: mixmastersentertainment@yahoo.com | Insta: /DJBlitz9 | Facebook: /BFadahunsi9 | Twitter: @Femi_DJBlitz9 | Youtube: /DJ-Blitz-Events

Mix Masters Entertainment, providing professional, and entertaining DJ and MC services for all events at affordable price rates. Professional, entertaining DJs & MC services for all events. Weddings ▪ Birthdays ▪ Cooperate events


8) DJ STEVO

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 Email: derekstevo@live.com | Phone: 07960485001 | Facebook: /DJDerekStevo

DJ Stevo offers moblie Disco, Providing a professional service to my customers for all Occasions. Including: Birthday parties, theme Nights, Anniversaries, school proms, corporate Events, Weddings, christenings and more.


9) DJ HEADMIXTRESS

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Insta: /HeadMixtress | Twitter: @headmiXtress | Facebook: /DJheadmiXtress

DeeJay par excellence!!! Musical genius!!! Original Pied-Mixtress & Queen turntablist supremo!!!! AND I’m being modest 😉

A person’s gift maketh room for them – and the talents of Headmixtress cannot be questioned. The social DJ is a regular face at the SteamBar in Hilton, Paddington and other top events in London and beyond. Aside from also released banging Mixtapes and singles; checkout her Twitter page also. This #GoodLady has been deejaying for a long time – respect!


10) DJ SUAVE

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Insta: /DJ_Suave | Twitter: @DJSuave_S3 | Facebook: /DjSuave | Email: iamdjsuave@gmail.com | Snapchat: /unbeetablemusic | Tumblr: dj.unbeetable

Smiles all around. DJ Shaun Suave has been djing now for over 16 years. Whether it’s Tailored wedding packages, a celebration or anniversary taking place at a hotel hotspot or club; this guy is blessed. In his own words:  “My life is full through my eyes , don’t take life to serious , I Dj and I laugh” and he has a lot of bookings too do get in touch to book in advance.


11) DJ UNBEETABLE

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Insta: /DJUnbeetable | Twitter: @DJUnbeetable | Soundcloud: /DJunbeetable | Phone: +44 79 85 366 499 | Phone 2: +44 79 47 616 146

Dj Unbeetable is consistent in delivering 1st class mixtapes! The internet goes crazy when he releases them! You get the best of both worlds with his mixtapes, all the hottest jams & the mixing experience! Its almost as if your in a club.


12) DJ AKIN OYEFESO

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Soundcloud: /DJ-Akin-Oyefeso | Platinum DJs: /DJ-Akin-Oyefeso

This DJ has an ability to smoothly blend party classics and new tracks from different genres into a dance floor pleasing mix has led to many private and corporate bookings, residencies and guest spots (alongside the likes of So Solid, Oxide and Neutrino, DJ Woody (Choice FM) and Ollie Twist.


13) DJ LAWRENCE

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Insta: /DJ_Lawz1993 | Facebook: /DJ-Lawrence- | Soundcloud: /Law-Muwo

DJ LAWZ has the ability to blend all music genres and is praised everywhere he goes for keeping crowds entertained. He understands local Ugandan and East African music better than any other Dj in the London scene!


14) MYSTERIOUS-VYBES82

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Insta: /MysteriousVYBS | Facebook: /MysteriousVYBS82 | Twitter: @MysteriousVYBS | Gumtree: /Mysterious-Vybs | Phone07940258939 | Email: mysteriousvybz82@gmail.com | Soundcloud: /YsteriousVybs

Dj’s for private parties corporate events bars and clubs. Rnb hip hop house chart soul rare grooves reggae & much more. Prices are competitive, great database, no venue to big or too small and quality sound & lighting.


15) DJ SPENCER

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Insta: /iamDJspencer | Twitter: @iamDJSpencer | Soundcloud: /iamDJSpencer | Phone: 07949189939 | Email: djspencerbookings@gmail.com | Snapchat: djspencer4real

Yes! DJ Spencer is that guy! He truly will set the mood for your reception and you and your guests will be very happy indeed. Not only will he have your playlist, but he will be able to amplify the sound with high quality speakers.  DJ Spencer also provides lighting for the dance floors, which is extremely important in keeping the people on the dance floor =)

 


15) DJ NOIR

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Twitter: @Timi_theOG | Soundcloud: /DJnoir | Facebook: /YoungFutureCo | Youtube: /DJ_N.O.I.R | Emailyoungfutureco@gmail.com or info@youngfutureco.com

DJ NOIR – is an acronym for Nurturing Our Inner Rhythm, the name was derived from my passion for music as a whole as I am to spread my love for music through the art of DJing.


16) ASHMAN DJ

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Insta: /Ashman__DJ | Facebook: /AshmanDJ | Email: ashman_dj@icloud.com | Soundcloud: /Ashman-DJ

Please do check out this guys ‘Afrique Acoustique‘ on soundcloud here.  Great Stuff! Back to the DJ. This guy does it all: DEEP HOUSE – TECH HOUSE – INDIE DANCE – TRIBAL HOUSE – SOULFUL HOUSE – NU DISCO – G-HOUSE – BASS – TECHNO – GARAGE – ELECTRONICA – FUNKY – BROKEN BEAT – BREAKBEAT. He is available for club, bar and festival event bookings & private parties and also does DJ lessons/workshops. A giving man indeed.


17) DJ NATE

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Insta: /DJNateUK | Soundcloud: /DJNate | Facebook: /DJNateUKYoutube: /DJnate1 : Email: djnateuk@gmail.com

 

Yes we mentioned African – but we must support and include our talented Caribbean fellows here also – and DJ Nate is more than that. Dancehall, Reggae, R&B, Hip Hop, Soca + Everything in between! London’s Finest indeed!


18) DJ BAJ

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Insta: /PlatinumToxx | Twitter: @DJ_BAJ | Soundcloud: /ShaunLolu | Email: studiomagicmusic@gmail.com | Bookings: shaunlolu@yahoo.co.uk

DJ BAJ along with his crew have began to fulfil this dream across Nigeria, the UK and US, working with numerous heavyweights such as MI, FuseODG, Ice Prince, Dr. Sid, L. Marshall, and Joe Budden to name but a few. DJ Baj has his DJ and entertainment service available in London also. They make a lot of effort in terms of presentation their booth and dj stand is always unique.


19) DJ PAAK

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Insta: /DJ-Paak | Facebook: /DJPaak1 | Twitter: @DJPaak | Soundcloud: /DJPaakEmaillivehypepr@gmail.com | Phone: 07402348462

D’accord. Some may not have heard of DJ Paak but they have now. Using dj lights and effects; DJ Paak’s entertainment experience enhances the ambience of each event he plays at, complimenting the venue and colour theme. The Award winning international DJ’s work rate and ethics have seen him open up sets for artists like Davido, Wande Coal, R2Bees, Mista Silva, Sneakbo, Joey B, Pappy Kojo, D Black and many more. Paak is now the Official DJ for an Entertainment Group in the UK called ‘’DJEnts’’ and also the official DJ for DostyGhBoi (an afrobeat musician). Paak became Coventry’s best DJ in the year 2014 and also is an award winning DJ in the Midlands of the United Kingdom.


20) DJ YUZKEY

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Soundcloud: /DJ-Yuzkey | Twitter: @DJYuzkey | Phone: 07903798566 | BB: 76AA6E91 | Email: emperorboizents@live.co.uk

DJ Yuzkey is a london based Afrobeats DJ pro and also specialises in Club Activities. The last thing you want to do is stress about the party of your big day. So if you want assurance that the music will play, sound good, and mix well with your guests – then checkout DJ Yuzkey. Professional, Good Flow and Easily approachable to deal with your enquiries – cll DJ-Yuzkey today.


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Officially Unwelcome: Great Britain making Great measures to deter Foreign Students

It is officially official; a private ‘truth’ that has been well known amongst many students within our community (both through bitter experience and word of mouth) has now been made public: International Students are not welcome to the UK. You would think that the events that have taken place over the last 2 months in the UK were scripted from a drama set or documentary but are international students welcome to study in the UK? – ‘no be so’ as the pidgin saying goes.

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The desire for the UK to purge itself  from and of International Students is so intent that even government policy and data stats are ‘magically’ agreeing with this argument in sudden contradiction against stats from trusted UK institutions.  This means there is continuing evidence & data thats suggests international student policy was not and is not based on evidence or facts.

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Home Office figures show just 40,000 non-EU nationals who came to the UK on student visas still have leave to remain five years later. This is in contrast to Theresa May and the government who argue around 90,000 – do not leave the UK at the end of their studies, a claim made on the basis of data from the International Passenger Survey. Dominic Scott, chief executive of the UK Council for International Student Affairs, told The PIE News that the “vast majority [of international students] clearly go home after their studies and make absolutely no impact on net migration figures.” Furthermore, The number of international students coming to the UK has fallen over the past six years and the number enrolling in UK higher education has stagnated.

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“This approach is based on dubious evidence. Other data sources suggest that the government could be relying on an overestimate of the number of students who stay on in the UK after completing their studies – one that overshoots by many tens of thousands. This means that government policy could be focused on driving out tens of thousands of people who may no longer be in the UK. The estimate the government uses is not reliable enough to guide policy.”

Source: Morris, Murray & Murphy (Sep 2016)

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Furthermore, it is also no surprise why excellent solution-orientated groups fighting for the rights of international students to complete their degrees are being shut down and shut out of practically all UK universities as these institutions do not in any way shape or form want external organisations to investigate the way how they treat international students – EDUCATING BEYOND BORDERS leading the way. No support, no media access and few within the British public are interested about the plight of Foreign Students in the UK.  For those that do not know – there is a nation-wide epidemic of international students who do not complete their UK degrees despite spending tens of thousands of pounds and entering the UK legally; more about this can be found here: Dilemmas International Students Face in the UK 2016.

Here are five common questions International Students face when studying in the UK:


1) If a College or University loses it’s border license during my studies; am I forced to leave halfway during my course and am I re-inbursed the thousands of pounds i’ve paid?


2) Why are fee paying international students being forced to find jobs to finish the very expensive studies they have paid for?


3) What happens when the Home Office makes an adverse decision which prevents me from completing my studies?


4) Why do many universities fail to deliver the compulsory #internships UK International Students need to finish the very expensive courses they pay hundreds of thousands for?


5) If UK universities receive hundreds of thousands of pounds from International students; why do the many students feel these universities won’t do all they can to ensure that they finish?


If you are or know any international students in the UK who are struggling due to some of the above questions; please do get in touch with us via email at: africancultureblog@gmail.com for assistance and visit Educating Beyond Borders.

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La liste des emploi (25 offres) en rapport avec l’Afrique basées à Paris : Septembre 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 / Septembre 2016 (Anglais) ici ***


1) COMMUNITY MANAGER

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En qualité de Community Manager, vous serez en charge, dans un contexte international, de l’animation de réseaux sociaux pour nos marques, de l’animation et du suivi des comptes sociaux (Facebook, lnstagram, Soundoloud, Twitter, Google +, Pinterest, Youtube) sous la responsabilité de la dirigeante de notre société.
Votre rôle, en collaboration avec notre responsable Marketing et en lien avec notre agence de communication digitale, sera plus précisément de :
—> Publier des contenus (visuels, textes, musique,…) préétablis par une rédactrice,
—> Surveiller et modérer le contenu généré par les internautes sur les sites et réseaux, —> Répondre aux commentaires de la communauté selon une grille-type préétablie,
Mettre en place et suivre la logistique des jeux-concours et événements sur les
différents réseaux,
—> Réaliser la veille et la curation sur des thématiques spécifiques à notre secteur d’activité (Beauté, cosmétique, capillaire, mode, actualités, communauté afro-caribéen ne, …),
—> Élaborer des revues de presse,
—> Constituer des bases de données blagueurs et influenceurs,
—> Réaliser des reportings des différentes actions menées et suivi des indicateurs de performance.

Compétences et profil :

De formation Bac +2 à Bac +3 (Ecole de commerce, Ecole marketing et/ou Communication, Ecole spécialisée dans les Métiers du Digital, Faculté de sciences de l’information et de la communication),
Votre savoir-faire :
* Bonnes connaissances du web et des réseaux sociaux.
* Bonne maîtrise de la langue de Shakespeare & de Molière (aisance rédactionnelle, orthographe et grammaire irréprochables),
* Doté(e) d’un esprit d’analyse,

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


2) ‪Rédacteur web (Stage)

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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 septembre / octobre 2016.

Compétences et profil :

– Rédaction d’articles,

– Community management (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter),

– 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. Merci de nous transmettre un CV ainsi qu’une lettre de motivation personnalisée . N’hésitez pas à y ajouter des liens pouvant appuyer votre candidature : *Blog, page Instagram, vidéo pro …

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


3) Offre d’emploi Directeur d’Etablissement H/F

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Pour l’ouverture de notre nouveau centre d’hébergement temporaire pour personnes migrantes (familles, couples et femmes isolées), nous recherchons un Directeur d’Etablissement. Vous garantissez, en lien avec le siège, la réalisation des engagements pris avec les services publics et organismes sociaux et la conformité des prestations offertes aux personnes accueillies. Vous assurez le management ainsi que la gestion administrative et budgétaire du centre.

Compétences et profil :

De formation supérieur de niveau 1 reconnue par le secteur (décret 2007 loi 2002-2) de type CAFDES
Expérience dans le secteur social, ou médico-social ; plus particulièrement vis-à-vis de public en situation de précarité.
Connaissance indispensable de la législation sociale : hygiène et sécurité, conditions de travail.

La maîtrise d’une de ces langues exigée: Anglais, arabe littéraire, pachtou, dari, roumain, tigrigna.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


4) Commercia(e) (stage)

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MaCoiffeuseAfro.com est la 1ère plate-forme en France 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 d ‘un profil commercial pour un stage d’une durée de 2 mois à partir de Septembre / Octobre 2016.

Bac pro service, Bac +2 BTS NRC, école de commerce ou formation commerciale.Vous êtes rigoureux, dynamique et force de proposition.Stage au sein d’une équipe jeune et dynamique en lien avec les co-fondateurs.
Type d’emploi : Stage

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


5) Responsable marketing Afrique de l’Ouest bilingue anglais (H/F)

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MANPOWER CONSEIL RECRUTEMENT est constitué d’un réseau de 70 cabinets de recrutement implantés dans les plus grandes villes de France et animés par 250 consultants spécialisés par métiers et secteurs d’activité.

Votre mission principale est de coordonner toutes les actions marketing visant à promouvoir une marque américaine de spiritueux en Afrique de l’Ouest (Togo, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire et Ghana).

Compétences et profil :

De formation Bac +3/5, vous possédez une expérience similaire de 2 ans minimum. Vous êtes obligatoirement bilingue anglais et français. Vous êtes capable de rédiger des rapports complets dans ces deux langues. Doté d’une excellente présentation, vous êtes l’ambassadeur de la marque. Vous maîtrisez le Mix Marketing et vous êtes orienté résultats et atteinte d’objectifs. Vous savez construire une stratégie avec des équipes en transverse. Organisé, doté d’un bon esprit d’équipe et d’excellentes capacités relationnelles, vous êtes également autonome et énergique.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


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Sa centralité repose sur les problématiques de la refondation des politiques publiques et privées en Afrique articulés sur la déconstruction des systèmes centraux inopérants et inefficients et sur la co-construction de modèles durables intégrant les différentes spécificités des territoires africains.

Compétences et profil :

Bonne culture générale

Aptitudes rédactionnelles :
-Capacité à adapter son écriture à des styles et à des contraintes spécifiques (charte éditoriale, cibles, bonnes pratiques d’écriture web,…)
-Expression claire et synthétique
-Style attractif
-Capacité à insérer des hyperliens et mots-clés
Pratique de l’Anglais et/ou d’une autre étrangère (espagnol, portugais, mandarin, arabe, russe)

Capacités de recherche et de veille
Sur les évolutions du métier et des pratiques, sur tout sujet à traiter

Créativité rédactionnelle

Esprit de synthèse:
-Intégration d’informations nombreuses et variées
-Analyse de leur pertinence
-Reformulation de ces informations
-Rédaction de textes brefs et clairs
-Intégration d’éléments spécifiques dans les textes (liens, mots-clés)
Maîtrise des outils suivants :
-Logiciel de traitement de texte
-Outils des gestion de contenu (CMS)
-Internet

Diplôme de niveau Bac à Bac+5 en journalisme, sciences politiques, communication

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


7) Guichetier H/F

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Le métier de RIA consiste à proposer à ses clients un service de transfert d’argent international rapide, sécurisé et économique.

Filiale du groupe américain Euronet, côté en bourse au NASDAQ, Ria Financial Services est le 3éme acteur mondial du transfert d’argent. Avec plus de 125 salariés en France et une croissance continue, notre entreprise est composée d’équipes multiculturelles travaillant dans une ambiance conviviale tout en ayant la culture du résultat.

Compétences et profil :

– Vous avez une expérience réussie dans la gestion d’une caisse ?

– Vous parlez anglais et une autre langue étrangère (Arabe, Bengali, Roumain, Vietnamien, Tagalog, Vietnamien, Wolof…) ?

– Vous avez une bonne connaissance des outils informatiques (Word, Excel, Internet…) ?

– Vous êtes reconnu pour votre sens commercial, votre rigueur et votre capacité à gérer les agressivités ?

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


8) JURISTE DROIT SOCIAL H/F

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Au sein du pôle affaires sociales et expatriation de la Direction des Ressources Humaines, vos missions seront notamment les suivantes :

– Garantir la conformité réglementaire des process en matière de relations individuelles et collectives

– Accompagner et conseiller les opérationnels pour toutes les questions relatives au droit social

– Réaliser la rédaction des contrats de travail et veiller au bon respect des procédures contractuelles

– Assurer une veille juridique permanente

De formation Juridique Droit Social, vous justifiez d’une expérience d’au moins 2 ans en Droit et Relations Sociales, en entreprise (multi-sites et multi-activités) ou en cabinet d’avocat, avec une expérience opérationnelle orientée vers le conseil.

Compétences et profil :

Vous êtes apte à résoudre les situations précontentieuses et contentieuses. Votre connaissance du tissu économique et social des DOM serait appréciée. A défaut, votre sens de l’écoute et votre capacité d’adaptation sont indispensables.

Vous êtes reconnu pour votre aisance relationnelle, votre capacité pédagogique, votre esprit de synthèse, votre pragmatisme, votre adaptabilité et votre réactivité.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


9) Consultant Sap Sd Mm H/F

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Dans la dynamique de notre développement rejoignez-nous en tant que consultant SAP SD MM au sein de nos équipes de consultants, et intervenez sur les aspects suivants :

Vous serez le garant de l’adéquation entre les besoins du client et l’implémentation de la solution.
Vous participerez aux travaux de supports
Vous analyserez et formaliserez les besoins des utilisateurs sur leur domaine fonctionnel
Vous accompagnez le client dans ses choix de solution
Vous réaliserez le paramétrage et la documentation fonctionnelle et vous réaliserez les formations utilisateurs

Vous Animerez également des sessions de travail avec les clients et définirez avec eux leurs futurs processus cibles ;

Etre force de propositions, soumettre et défendre des recommandations ;

Elaborer un planning de travail ;

Coordonner l’atteinte des objectifs qui vous seront confiés.

Compétences et profil :

Issu d’une formation Bac+5, vous avez une expérience professionnelle de 5 ans minimum dans le domaine SAP SD MM. Vous avez une bonne pratique de l’anglais à l’écrit et à l’oral.

Vous êtes doté de bonnes capacités d’analyse, de synthèse et d’écoute.

Vous avez un bon sens du service client et êtes adaptable à tous types d’environnements de travail.

Vous faites preuve d’une certaine autonomie et avez démontré vos capacités à travailler en équipe.

Vous êtes mobile géographiquement.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


10) Conseiller Afrique Libre & Nomade H/F

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Au sein de Libre & Nomade, vous êtes rattaché à la destination Afrique et êtes en contact direct avec le client et nos prestataires sur place pour la conception et l’organisation des voyages.

Vous travaillez en autonomie et êtes complètement intégré à l’équipe.

Compétences et profil :

  • Vous êtes attiré par le voyage d’aventure
  • Vous avez une très bonne connaissance du continent africain pour y avoir voyagé/vécu
  • Vous avez une première expérience en relation clientèle, de préférence dans le tourisme
  • Vous aimez la vente et le challenge Vous avez un bon relationnel et le sens du service
  • Vous êtes à l’aise à l’oral comme à l’écrit
  • Vous êtes rigoureux et organisé
  • Vous êtes à l’aise avec les outils informatiques

Conditions : Poste en CDI – A pourvoir dès que possible Basé à Paris 5ème Rémunération selon profil

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


11) Assistant(e) programmation

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Cristal Events organise des événements prestigieux à l’échelle internationale dans le domaine de la Publicité, des Médias et des Nouvelles Technologies (Londres, New York, Shanghai, Ile Maurice…) et surtout : 

– Le CRISTAL FESTIVAL : des compétitions et conférences dédiées aux nouvelles formes de contenu publicitaire à l’ère de la mobilité et du digital. Près de 50 pays y participent [mi-décembre, Courchevel ].

– Le MENA CRISTAL-INNOVATION & DIGITAL CONGRESS : événement dédié à l’Innovation et aux problématiques digitales de la publicité au Moyen Orient [février, Dubaï ]

– L’ AFRICAN CRISTAL FESTIVAL : Sommet de la Communication et des Médias pour l’ensemble du continent africain, cet événement a pour objectif de réunir l’ensemble des professionnels du secteur afin de promouvoir la culture publicitaire régionale au travers des compétitions, des conférences et de débats [septembre, Marrakech ]

Compétences et profil : 

-* *Anglais : à l’écrit et à l’oral impératif
– Formation supérieure Bac+4/Bac+5 avec idéalement une spécialisation digitale/gestion de Projet
– Bonne connaissance de l’environnement média et publicitaire
– Rigueur et très bonnes capacités d’organisation et de travail d’équipe
– Autonomie / Aisance relationnelle et rédactionnelle
– Capacité à gérer le stress. Une première expérience dans un poste similaire appréciée
– Maitrise des outils bureautiques suivant : Word, Excel, Powerpoint / File Maker Pro serait un plus

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


12) Commercial Outside Transit int H/F

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Doté d’un bel esprit de conquête et d’une grande autonomie, vous assurerez le développement commercial ainsi que le suivi client de votre zone d’activités. Avec une approche très opérationnelle et une forte présence terrain, vous aurez en charge :

– la pérennité des trafics par la fidélisation et le suivi client,
– le développement de nouveaux trafics,
– le développement du chiffre d’affaires du portefeuille existant,
– le suivi des contrats, tant sur le plan commercial qu’opérationnel.

Vous devrez faire preuve d’une grande capacité d’adaptation, sur le plan humain et commercial, face à la diversité de cultures et d’origines de vos interlocuteurs (prospects, clients et collaborateurs des autres agences).
Vous serez particulièrement vigilant sur le sérieux et la solvabilité des prospects que vous approchez, afin de minimiser les risques financiers, opérationnels et relationnels. Vous assurerez également une veille permanente du marché et de ses acteurs.
Vous participerez également activement à la résolution des problèmes et litiges de vos clients.

Compétences et profil : 

Titulaire d’un BAC+2 en transport et logistique internationale ou commerce international, vous avez une expérience reconnue d’au moins 5 ans dans la commercialisation de transit, trafic, fret et organisation de transports maritimes et aériens.
Anglais courant indispensable.
Un portefeuille client et une connaissance de l’Afrique seraient un plus.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


13) Serveur H/F

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Compétences et profil :

Vous assisterez le chef de Rang/ou le responsable de la Salle dans toutes ses tâches :

  • Mise en place de la salle
  • Accueil du client
  • Service en salle
  • Nettoyage des tables et de la salle
  • Mise en place du bar
  • Conaissance en Cocktails

Horaires traditionnels de restauration continue du matin .

L’alternant sera également formé dès son intégration aux métiers de la restauration en centre de formation spécialisé mais aussi auprès de son tuteur en entreprise.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


14) Customer Relationship Management – Jumia Travel (Internship)

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Jumia Travel is Africa’s No.1 hotel booking website, allowing you to get the best prices for more than 25,000 hotels in Africa and more than 200,000 hotels around the world.Our ambition is to bring every bit of available accommodation online, and to create the easiest and cheapest way for customers to book it. At Jumia Travel, we have hundreds of travel specialists constantly in touch with our customers. Our offices are located in Lagos (Nigeria), Accra (Ghana), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Ivory Coast), Algiers (Algeria), Douala (Cameroon), Kampala (Uganda), Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Porto (Portugal) and Paris (France).

Profile requirements 

    Degree in web development or related field;
    Advanced level of command on HTML & CSS, especially responsive email HTML coding and debugging;
    Familiar with coding software such as Sublime Text or Notepad ++;
    Fast learner, accurate, systematic and methodical;
    Ability to organize and prioritize multi-tasks;
    Self-motivated and enjoy challenges;
    Fluent English & French speaker
    Photoshop / SQL is a plus

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


15) CONSULTANT RESSOURCES HUMAINES GPEC – H/F

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Pour un opérateur Africain, et au sein d’une équipe transverse de gestion de la transformation vous assurez la sensibilisation et la mise en œuvre d’une Gestion Prévisionnelle des Emplois et des Compétences.

Activités principales :

  • Vous réalisez l’audit de l’existant en terme de planification des effectifs,
  • Vous mettez en place des process et pratiques pour une GPEC adaptée à l’environnement de l’opérateur,
  • Vous coordonnez l’ensemble des acteurs de l’écosystème,
  • Vous assurez la formation des équipes RH,

Compétences et profil :

  • Expérience réussie d’une fonction RH similaire si possible en Afrique sub Saharienne,
  • Minumum de 10 années d’expériences,
  • Capacité à fédérer des ressources autour d’un projet,
  • Capacité à transformer des menaces en opportunités,
  • Grande mobilité à l’international (projet sur place)
  • Sens du service et la mission,
  • Bon contact relationnel (contact client) / Capacité d’analyse, réactivité, ouverture d’esprit
  • Capacité d’autonomie et de rigueur fortes,

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


‪16) Assistant(e) Chargé(e) de Communication

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Missions prioritaires :

#Community Manager : gestion et administration des réseaux sociaux, veille méditatique…
#Gestion du site – Amélioration en continu du site (référencement, mots-clés, SEO, structure, etc…) – Analyse du trafic sur le site, amélioration du parcours visiteur – Optimisation du référencement payant : conception et suivi des campagnes adwords selon nos actualité
– administration du site : rédaction et mise en ligne de contenu éditoriaux #Rédaction – Newsletters (2 / mois) – Articles pour le site #Développer les partenariats – de proximité (commerces) – entreprises (mécénats) – autres

#Evénementiel – Aide sur l’organisation d’événements ponctuels : création de supports, promotion de l’événement, recrutement de bénévoles…

Missions secondaires :

#Graphisme – Création de supports et visuels

#Montage vidéo

Compétences et profil :

Vous êtes dynamique, organisé et autonome ? Vous cherchez un stage formateur et vous avez un goût prononcé pour le monde associatif et la solidarité ? Envoyez-nous votre candidature ! Compétences : – Bon relationnel – Qualités rédactionnelles – Organisé – Stratège – Ouverture d’esprit – Très bonnes connaissances en digital (référencement, stratégie, réseaux sociaux) Un goût prononcé pour le secteur associatif et humanitaire serait un plus !

Type d’emploi : Stage

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


17) ‪Assistant(e) commercial – Marché anglophone

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Missions
– Vente et suivi des inscriptions en compétition
– Commercialisation des accréditations
– Aide à la sélection du jury
– Mise à jour des bases de données sur la zone couverte
– Déplacements à prévoir

Compétences et profil :
– Parfaitement bilingue Français/Anglais (UK native)
– Maîtrise des outils informatiques (pack office, web, FileMaker Pro…) et intérêt prononcé pour les réseaux sociaux
– Sens du relationnel, curiosité, dynamisme, motivation, rigueur
– Un intérêt pour le monde de la publicité et des médias serait un véritable plus

Type d’emploi : CDI

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


18) ‪Stagiaire au Département Energie, Transport, Infrastucture

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Vous êtes un expert de la Supply Chain à l’international et vous maîtrisez les Transports (maritime, aérien, route express), le transit et la douane, la logistique et l’informatique. En charge de l’exploitation de la Logistique pour une de nos Business Unit, vous avez en charge la coordination des flux, en lien avec les Achats, l’Administration des Ventes et nos partenaires dans les pays. Vous serez également garant de l‘optimisation des livraisons (délais, coûts et qualité de service).

Le poste est basé en région Parisienne, vous aurez à réaliser quelques déplacements à l’étranger. Vous avez acquis une expertise de 10 ans comme Chef de Service pour le compte d’un Transitaire ou d’un Groupe de Logistique International et vous maîtrisez parfaitement les services maritimes et aériens, idéalement à destination de l’Afrique comme du Moyen Orient, de l’Asie, et en règle générale des pays émergents. La pratique courante de l’anglais est impérative.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


19) COMPTABLE H/F

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La SOMDIAA, société mère du Groupe basée à Paris, recherche un(e) Comptable général.

Rattaché au Directeur Administratif et Financier et pleinement intégré(e) à l’équipe, la personne recrutée aura en charge prioritairement les opérations comptables de la société mère et des 2 sociétés parisiennes associées à savoir :

  • veiller à la bonne tenue de la comptabilité générale et analytique de la société (collecte des factures, pointage, enregistrements des documents comptables,…) dans le respect des normes en vigueur,
  • procéder aux paiements appelés,
  • participer à l’élaboration du bilan annuel,
  • réaliser les rapprochements bancaires,
  • suivre les encaissements, la facturation fournisseurs et les refacturations aux filiales lorsque nécessaire (imputations),
  • effectuer les obligations déclaratives (TVA,…),
  • assurer la relation avec les commissaires aux comptes pour les comptes concernant la société,
  • produire les différents tableaux de bords nécessaires au suivi de l’activité,
  • préparer les liasses de consolidation des 3 sociétés parisiennes.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


20) Assistant Chef de projet H/F

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Women in Africa (WIA) est une jeune société qui oeuvre pour créer le premier réseau mondial de femmes dirigeantes pour étendre le rôle et l’influence des femmes africaines. Présidée par Aude de Thin qui créa il y a 11 ans le Women’s Forum, WIA se donne pour objectif d’accompagner l’émergence d’initiatives innovantes ayant un impact concret sur le société civile africaine.

Compétences et profil :

– Actuellement en fin d’études dans le domaine des Relations Internationales, en école de Communication ou de Commerce – niveau Bac +4/+5 minimum – Grande Ecole
– Profil polyvalent, ouvert, avec un véritable intérêt pour les relations internationales (éventuellement même des expériences internationales) et pour l’Afrique en particulier
– Excellence dans la communication à l’écrit comme à l’oral
– Très bon sens du contact et capacité à développer une relation de confiance avec les interlocuteurs internes et externes du projet
– Fiable, motivé(e) et autonome, à la recherche de projets impliquants
– Expérience en gestion de projets, et notamment avec une dimension internationale
– Bilingue anglais
– Capacité rédactionnelle / organisationnelle.
– Maitrise des logiciels « classiques » (powerpoint, excel etc..) et aisance dans l’utilisation des réseaux sociaux

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


21) Consultant Sap Fi CO H/F

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Dans la continuité de vos missions,

  • Vous Animerez des sessions de travail avec les clients et définir avec eux leurs futurs processus cibles ;
  • Etre force de propositions, soumettre et défendre des recommandations ;
  • Elaborer un planning de travail ;
  • Coordonner l’atteinte des objectifs qui vous seront confiés.

En rejoignant nos équipes, vous travaillerez au quotidien auprès des experts reconnus du monde de SAP. Vous maîtriserez une méthodologie performante et progresserez grâce à un large choix de formations.

Et surtout, vous aurez un impact majeur sur les transformations stratégiques des entreprises.

Compétences et profil :

Issu d’une formation Bac+5, vous avez une expérience professionnelle de 4 ans minimum dans le domaine SAP sur le module FI CO. Vous avez une bonne pratique de l’anglais à l’écrit et à l’oral.

Vous êtes doté de bonnes capacités d’analyse, de synthèse et d’écoute.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


22) Consultant Sap Hybris H/F

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N3XT, cabinet de Conseil intégrateur spécialisé sur SAP, est aujourd’hui un acteur incontournable dans l’accompagnement des entreprises sur les sujets liés à l’implémentation des solutions SAP.

Structure à taille humaine, La société N3XT a pour ambition une croissance ambitieuse de son activité et de ses équipes. N3XT est aujourd’hui présent sur le continent Africain et Européen.

De formation supérieure, vous justifiez d‘une expérience professionnelle confirmée (plus de 4 ans d’expérience) sur un poste de Consultant SAP sur Hybris,

Compétences et profil :

Votre pratique de l’anglais est professionnelle (écrit et oral), Vous aimez le travail en équipe, Vous êtes polyvalent et curieux, Vous avez le sens aigu du service et le sens de l’engagement, Vous avez le souci du détail pour atteindre l’excellence !

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


23) Assistant en communication et gestion administrative (H/F)

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Dans le cadre du projet international de recherche Wasaf – Surveillance et gestion durable des ressources en eau de surface en Afrique, qui se déroule entre la France et trois pays africains, la Côte d’Ivoire, l’Ouganda et le Sénégal, l’assistant recruté aura pour tâche d’assurer la supervision du suivi administratif du projet avec les partenaires africains et la réalisation matérielle d’actions et de documents de présentation des activités menées dans le cadre de ce projet.

Compétences et profil :

Savoirs généraux
• Bonnes connaissances des bases de la communication et de la documentation
• Bonnes connaissances des techniques de gestion administrative
Savoir-faire opérationnels
• Planifier des actions et organiser le travail en réseau
• Structurer et rédiger des documents de communication
• Maîtriser les outils de communication
• Maîtriser les techniques de l’expression écrite
Compétences linguistiques
• Compréhension et expression écrite et orale en anglais de niveau 2

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


24) Interprète bénévole (Ordre de Malte France)

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Le Pôle Migrants de l’Ordre de Malte France agit auprès des personnes étrangères dans le cadre de trois missions : l’aide aux étrangers enfermés en rétention, l’aide aux réfugiés en provenance du Proche et du Moyen-Orient, et l’aide aux familles déboutées d’asile ou en cours de régularisation (Plate-forme Familles).

Compétences et profil :

Ils recherchent également des interprètes bénévoles en arménien, azéri, bambara, bengali, bulgare, farsi, géorgien, grec, hindi, kurmandji, lari, mongol, pachtoun, punjabi, slovaque, tamoul, turc, soussou, swahili, et tigrigna.

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


25) Technical Buyer 1 (Louviers)

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Approvisionner les divisions Françaises et Africaines en  matériels et services : 

– Effectuer au jour le jour les activités nécessaires par le biais des flux d’achats (recueil de données, appels d’offres, gestion des fournisseurs, négociations, mise en œuvre, suivi…) avec l’objectif de réduire les coûts, de contrôler la qualité et  que les accords sont en règle

– Développe et met en œuvre des stratégies d’approvisionnement qui maximise la rentabilité de nos investissements

– Identifie de nouvelles opportunités d’approvisionnement et les implémente

– Participe aux projets d’investissement technique

– S’assure que les procédures et les politiques sont respectées

– Est le support des clients internes

– Collaborer avec les départements ingénierie de l’entreprise, avec les acheteurs Groupe , avec les acheteurs techniques locaux et régionaux du Groupe pour le développement et la mise en œuvre de stratégies d’approvisionnement

Compétences et profil :

Rigoureux (se), vous faites preuve de diplomatie et d’un grand sens de la confidentialité.

Vous êtes convaincant(e), force de proposition, vous savez vous imposer sur des sujets à enjeux. Vous savez prendre du recul, vous savez avancer de nouvelles solutions tout en gardant une proximité avec les équipes et vos clients internes.

Vous justifiez au cours de votre parcours de la réussite de diverses missions dans la mise en place et le suivi de projets Juridiques, fiscaux voire environnementaux

Orienté résultats, vous maîtrisez les techniques de management d’une équipe Juridique et administrative

Pour plus d’ informations : Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus


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Top 15: Black British Female Cake Bakers to check out in London

Nous devons être un catalyseur en favorisant et en mettant en relief l’excellence artistique dans les collectivités africaines de toutes les régions du Royaume-Uni. Si tu aimerais que tes efforts soient mis evedette sur ce site, envoie-nous un courriel! africancultureblog@gmail.com | Cet poste est uniquement disponible en anglais pour le moment.



Many are unaware of the growing presence of talented Black British women who sure can design, make and bake all sorts of delicious cakes; there are many more than are highlighted below; nevertheless this read is dedicated to them.


*** Checkout: YOUR TREATS CAKES ***

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Instagram: /YourTreatsBakery | Twitter@YourTreats | FB/YourTreats | Address: Unit E3 East Ham Market Hall, Myrtle Road, London E6 1HY | Phone: 0203 727 2587 | YouTube/YourTreatsCakes | Email: info@yourtreats.co.uk

Lovely Family run business in Unit E3 of East Ham here!  YourTreatsBakery ensure that every day they expand to a new ideaflavourtechnique to make fantastic cakes for your occasion. I’ve met the director of this amazing local bakery in Newham, East London and their cakes have been featured in Ultimate Wedding Magazine (December Issue – 2015) and Your London Wedding Magazine (2015 – March/April). YourTreats was Finalist on the Best Cake and Jam (Local Mayor’s Show 2013) amongst many other achievements. They were also featured in our very own Black British Talent in East Ham piece some weeks back. Whether it’s soft moist Cakes, to delicate small cupcakes, wedding cakes and anniversary special offers – Get in touch info@yourtreats.co.uk for your cake order. 


Whether it’s those who cook fresh with natural ingredients direct from home or those who have their own shops, online boutiques and even bespoke services; there will certainly be cakes worth trying out here. Don’t just read about them – but let’s support them! The same applies to me of course!

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Ms Sugar Plum doing her thing! | Credits: Blacticulate

 Below are 15 Black British Female Cake Bakers and their businesses that can certainly make ours christenings, anniversaries, birthday parties and wedding event attendees rejoice not only with the celebrants but with the tastes of the quality cakes on show.


*** Featured: CAKES BY YETTY ***

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Insta: /CakesbyYetty | FB: /CakesbyYetty | Twitter: @CakesByYettyPhone: 07440 012209 | Email: cakesbyyetty@yahoo.com

We like. We approve. Cakes that look and taste good! What more can you say. Yetty has an array of cakes ideal for your graduation, birthday and anniversary celebrations. Whilst i’m confident Ms. Yetty can also do some good cookies, brioche-based goodies and cupcakes; you will not be disappointed by her home made cakes because they’re good. Very good. For bookings/enquiries: 07440 012209 or tweet at her via the details above.


1) FAVOURED CAKES BY SEWA

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Insta: /FavouredCakes  | Facebook: /FavouredCakes | Twitter: @FavouredCakes | Phone: 07932 600 470 | Email: info@favouredcakes.co.uk

From fun novelty cakes to chic cupcakes, elegant wedding cakes to traditional celebratory cakes and children character cakes, whatever your needs Favoured Cakes will work with you to create that ‘wow factor’ centrepiece for your celebration. All my cakes are made using only the finest ingredients, ensuring that your cake not only looks great but tastes great too. Vegan/gluten, eggless cakes are also available.


2) TY COUTURE CAKES

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Insta: /TyCoutureCakes | Facebook: /TyCoutureCakes | Twitter: @TYCoutureCakes | Phone07506 430 347 | Emailtoyin@tycouturecakes.co.uk

These guys deliver to London, Kent and the South East and specialise in creating bespoke and decadent cakes for weddings and other special occasions. Toyin and her team use the finest ingredients available, whilst paying utmost attention to detail during baking and  whilst decorating the cakes. We believe that each cake should be regarded as a work of art: captivating, unique and sublime. Our cakes are not only visually stunning,but tastes absolutely delicious. Get in touch with Toyin via the emails above.


3) INDULGENT SUGAR PLUM

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Insta: /Ms_Sugar_Plum |  Facebook: /The-Indulgent-Sugar-Plum-Ltd | Twitter: @Indulgent_SPLum | Email: thesugar-plum@hotmail.co.uk | Phone: 07496141985 (business only)

The attention to detail in this cake is quite simply stunning. The presentation , layout, design – even the cutlery and cake stand give this piece a bespoke and concept feel – like a sort of gallery exhibition masterclass. And this masterpiece is inspired by Ms. Nastassja Lusengo; founder of the online concept bakery & lifestyle store established in 2013: The Indulgent Sugar Plum. ISP produces luxurious cakes & confectionery, craft gifts and inspirational workshops. For further information; check them out here – We 100% approve of their motto: CAKES THAT INSPIRE CONVERSATION.


4) ANGEL CREATIONS CAKES

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Insta: /AngelCreationsCakes | Facebook: /Angel-Creations-Cakes | Twitter: @Cakes_London | Email: Tracy@angelcreationscakes.com | Phone: 07834 691 820

Angel Creations was started in 2003 by Tracy Ritson, from her small kitchen at home. She’s proud to say that word of mouth has spread about her scrumptious cakes, so business has outgrown her home and is now based just off Lavender Hill, Battersea SW11. Ms. Tracy’s cake business has thrived over the last ten years and has won awards at Squire Kitchen annual competition as well as Cake International, Excel. She has delivered wedding cakes to as far as Glasgow, Scotland to Claridges Hotel, London. Her main area of expertise are bespoke cakes made with love, quality ingredients and lots of imagination. She has a variety of scrumptious tried and tested recipes that cover all dietary requirements (e.g. gluten-free, egg-free, vegan, etc..)


5) LITTLE CAKE GARDEN

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Insta: /LittleCakeGarden | Facebook: /theLittleCakeGarden | Twitter: @LittleCakeGrdn Email: jasmine@littlecakegarden.com | Phone: 07506622369

Wedding, occasion cake & other sweet treats from my Little Cake Garden, London. Fairy-tale lover & creator, ever hopeful romantic. Whether it’s birthdays to christenings and wedding anniversaries, whatever the occasion, Jasmine can create a cake of any shape and any size. Have a look at their gallery for some stunning examples.


*** FEATURED: CONNIE CAKES ***

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Insta/ConniesCarrotCakes | Facebook/ConniesCarrotCakes | Phone: 07444 386 064
Connie’s Cakes are all made with carrots and are full of delectable surprises. They are made with the best ingredients to produce a wholesome, moist carrot. Carrot Cakes, Cookies and much more are available via this talented woman. For more info click here

6) JUST LIKE MUMMYS

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Insta: /Just_Like_Mummys | Facebook: /Just.Like.Mummys | Twitter: @JustLikeMummys | Phone: 0203 289 6891 | Email: info@justlikemummys.co.uk

Just Like Mummys  are a London based cake baking and decorating company who specialise in creating bespoke cakes for all occasions. Ms. Krystle’s bespoke, cake baking company which specialises in occasion cakes & cupcakes create amazing creations for their clients & of course; their cakes taste amazing! Join Krystle on her journey via their YouTube Channel Video here


7) CORTEZ TREATS

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 Insta: /CortezTreats | Facebook: /CortezTreats | Twitter: @CortezTreats | Phone: 07472230230 | Email: corteztreats@gmail.com

British Ghanaian and #GoodLady Ms. Vanessa Boadu aka Ms. Cortez is the founder of Cortez Treats. Cortez Treats is a unique company of bakers providing you with everything to indulge your sweet tooth. If you’re looking for bespoke wedding and celebration cup cake creations with utmost attention to detail – then checkout CortezTreats.


 8) SPOONSBAKE

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Insta: /Spoons_Bake | Facebook: /SpoonsBake | Twitter: @SpoonsBake | Email: spoonsbake@gmail.com

Cakes for all occasions. Feel free to DM any enquires alternatively send them an email; SpoonsBake have been going for over three years and make absolute mouth watering goodness. They love all things chocolate and if your like them you will love this red velvet cheesecake cake above.  Check out the chocolate panels, ooh and the shortbread with cake pops on top…


9) JO’ELLA CAKES

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Address: 207 Dagnam Park Drive, RM3 9RT Romford | Phone 1: 07983411529 | Phone 2: 07947525022 | Email: joan010465@yahoo.co.uk

They specialize in beautiful,unique and elegant cakes for all special occasions. Get in touch with Ms. Joan and be blessed by her customer service and delicious cakes.


10) MON ANNIE CAKES

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Insta: /MonAnnieCakes | Facebook: /MonannieCakes | Twitter: @MonannieCupcake | Phone: 07748040895

Monannie Cakes was born out of a desire to make beautiful things. Ms. Fehintola has always appreciated beauty; and as a trained doctor, searching for- and creating- art had taken a back seat to the hustle and bustle of her career – until now! Beautiful cakes, cupcakes, and desserts from Woodley, Berkshire. All made to order, hand crafted and delicious.


11) SABLES CAKES

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Insta: /SablesCakes | Facebook: /SablesCakes | Phone: 07547 142 535 | Email: hello@sablescakes.co.uk

Delicious personalised cakes, more affordable than you might think. You’ll be delighted with the range of cakes offered all home made from SCRATCH and that’s just the beginning! Ms. Eunice offersLondon based Birthday, Christening, Baby Shower, Wedding Cakes and Cupcakes so there is something for everyone.


12) EFFIE’S CAKES

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Insta: /Effies_Cakes | Facebook: /EffiesCakes | Twitter: @EffiesCakes | Phone: 07943794019 | Email: effiescakes@gmail.com

Ms. Efe Essi – Wow! Chapeau a vous! A great woman with great ideas and attention to details in Cakemixing. Ms. Efe has always been a lover of cake; she bakes from scratch always finding “it was pretty straight forward”. So if you’re in the mood for homemade delicious cakes made to order. Ms. Efe desire to help you create wonderful memories. Contact her via email effiescakes@gmail.com.


13) DELIGHTS BY CYNTHIA

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Insta: /Delights_by_Cynthia | Facebook: /Delights-By-Cynthia | Twitter: @DelightsbyC | Phone: 020 7278 6872

Ms. Cynthia’s Akinsaya’s very own ‘Delights by Cynthia‘ are a bespoke cake making service, specialising in cakes and cupcakes that ‘Satisfy the desires of the sweetest tooth‘. They also offer a complete birthday and anniversary cake service offering bespoke cakes and cupcakes made to your specification with delicious effects.


14) TAFA CAKES

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Insta: /TafaCakes | Facebook: /TafaCakes | Twitter@tafacakes | Pinterest: /tafadzwachigudu | Phone: 07521 516888

A British-Zimbabwean Lawyer turned self-taught Cake Artist has some incredible Children’s cake designs on her Instagram page – do check it out. And not only Kids Cakes, but red velvet, vanilla, chocolate and other types of cakes – Tafadzwa Chigudu is more than able!   make those for kids and adults. Weddings and parties. Healthy and sugary. We also make it delicious. Contact them to order or for a sample. You will be pleased.


15) SAFIYAS CAKES

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Insta: /SafiyasCakes | Facebook: /Safiyas-Cakes-And-Cupcakes | Twitter: @Safiyas_Cakes | LinkedIN: /Safiyas-Cakes | Email: info@safiyascakes.com

Safiyas Cakes, founded in 2010. The rest since then has been history. Luxury Cakes and Favours across the UK have graced many mouths and satisifed clients who can truly say that the talent of the two founders – and two sisters Nia and Akilah are blessed! The two established themselves by making quality cakesand desserts, and have since become renowned amongst customers for their freshly baked goods. They create all of their cakes and cupcakes baked fresh to order using the finest quality ingredients and cater for all events and special occasions, including birthday parties, bridal showers, christenings and weddings.


 *** FEATURE: ROYAL BAKES ***

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Insta: /RoyalBakes

Ms. Ade’s Royal Treats simply put: Delicious cakes and treats to make you drool over 😋😋😊

RoyalBakes bake a range of cupcakes, cakes, brownies, cookies and bespoke celebration cakes, all to order.  Each and every cake they bake is specifically made for you and your occasion.


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25 Africa-Themed Job Vacancies in London (Mid-September 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.


*** FEATURED 1: PARALEGAL (LEAPFROG) ***

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LeapFrog invests in extraordinary businesses in Asia and Africa. We partner with their leaders to achieve leaps in growth, profitability and impact. Launched in 2008, LeapFrog’s portfolio of companies has grown to reach 82 million people in 21 countries, with essential financial services and healthcare. Over 65 million of those individuals are emerging consumers, living on less than $10 a day, many accessing essential services for the first time. The ideal candidate will liaise with LeapFrog’s diverse and exciting portfolio companies’ across Africa and Asia to facilitate deal signing and closing processes (including legal and financial processes).

Ideal Candidate:

Robust ability to project manage complex processes spanning teams based in diverse locations
Familiarity with legal and compliance process management
Superb relationship-building skills and professionalism
Outstanding ability to plan ahead, with experience anticipating and managing process stress points in advance
Flexibility and an ability to readily adapt to changing deal requirements and adjust internal processes to meet those requirements
Proactive and self-driven ambitious individual with an entrepreneurial mindset and can-do attitude
A willingness to travel internationally

For more information; please click here


*** FEATURED 2: SHORT TERM EXPERTS (MEDIA & FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION) ***

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This process aims to fill a roster to obtain the specified consultancy services on-call. The incumbents must be professional specialists with specific experience in at least one of the following countries: Morocco; Tunisia; Malawi; Mozambique and Tanzania on at least one of the following themes:

  • Access to information.
  • Online media/new technologies (including legal and regulatory frameworks)
  • Media literacy
  • Media ownership
  • Government regulation
  • Public interest media
  • Female journalism and female content in media
  • Business development consultants (financial sustainability of media outlets)
  • Financially sustainable
  • Legal experts
  • Training facilitators
  • Project development experts
  • Advertising campaigns

Expert Qualifications and skills

-University degree (Master) or, in absence of University degree, relevant professional experience.

-At least 5 years or 10 years of post-graduate experience as expert on at least one on the following themes:

  • Access to information.
  • Online media/new technologies (including legal and regulatory frameworks)
  • Media literacy
  • Media ownership
  • Government regulation
  • Public interest media
  • Female journalism and female content in media
  • Business development consultants (financial sustainability of media outlets)
  • Financially sustainable
  • Legal experts
  • Training facilitators
  • Project development experts
  • Advertising campaigns

For more information; please click here


*** FEATURED 3: SHIPPING FINANCE LAWYER ***

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This is a fantastic opportunity for to join a global law firm as part of their shipping finance group. This firm has an exceptionally strong presence in shipping, energy and aviation and, due to team expansion, are looking to recruit a solicitor to join their London-based team.

If you are a UK qualified solicitor with a demonstrable interest in shipping and superyacht financing then please apply below for immediate consideration. Applications are invited from junior solicitors – ideally NQ . You must be able to demonstrate a track record of shipping finance experience (for NQ candidates this should be at least 1 seat completed in a shipping finance team) and should be able to iterate why you want to focus in this area going forward.

For more information; please click here


*** Featured 4: Experienced Paralegals – South Africa ***

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Have you considered working overseas? Want an international Paralegal position that offers the opportunity of a Training Contract?

Systech International currently has opportunities for exceptional and talented Paralegals in South Africa.

Systech International is a leading claims and dispute resolution consultancy and is currently involved in some of the largest and most complex construction and engineering projects in the world.

Ideal Candidate Qualifications:

•Paralegals will need to have obtained an SRA qualifying law degree in the UK

•Preferably will have undertaken or registered for the LPC

•Must be fluent in English

•Languages: ideally speak, read and write fluently in at least one of the following languages French / Spanish / Japanese would be an advantage

•3-5 years post graduate Paralegal experience

•Ideally have prior experience in the construction and engineering industries and be widely travelled

•Hold a valid, current UK passport

•Able to work Single Status on an 11 & 2 rotation

•Mobile and flexible

For more information; please click here


1) VP MARKETING EAST AFRICA (TANZANIA)

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Are you an entrepreneurial VP Marketing professional? If so this could be the career defining opportunity that you are looking for. A VP Marketer who has pan African marketing expertise within an FMCG. This opportunity is within a growth solar powered business with the scope of defining the marketing strategy. The role includes brand ownership, market segmentation strategy and development, PR and the ultimate development of the organisation into the premier solar powered business on the African continent.

The ideal candidate will have prior experience of working within an FMCG business in East Africa. You will be keen to work in an entrepreneurial dynamic environment where you can create a strategy and realise the implementation of it. You will have a solid background in a structured marketing organisation and be keen to use that knowledge in an organisation that is growing. You will be passionate about mentoring and coaching your team into exceptional performance. You will thrive in high pressure work environments and understand the role analysis and metrics play in successful marketing. You must be committed to living and working in Africa and for an organisation that is passionate about its mission.

For more information; please click here


2) PROJECT MANAGER (AFRICAN CULTURAL ASSOCIATION)

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Duties to include managing the day to day running of project activities.

Manage project expectations.

Manage volunteers and staff background

Check on health and safety, knowledge of protection of venerable adults and children.

Check on DBS status of all staff and volunteers.

Builds knowledge of each participants interest and goals.

Experience and relevant qualifications essential.

Will be working with people of different cultures and abilities.

For more information; please click here


3) EVENTS INTERN (ABLE CHILD AFRICA)

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AbleChildAfrica is a UK registered charity that works to secure equal rights for disabled children and youth living in Africa and supports them to fulfill their full potential. This is achieved by working in partnership with locally registered and independent African organisations to provide direct services as well as by engaging in advocacy and influencing work in the UK and internationally. With 30 years of experience, AbleChildAfrica is the leading NGO working exclusively with, and on behalf of, disabled children in Africa, some of the most marginalised children in the world.

They are seeking a driven and passionate intern to support our communications and upcoming fundraising events and opportunities.

Internship Description

Location: Central London – Southbank/Vauxhall

Hours: 2-3 days per week, flexible

Duration: Min. 6 months with possibility of extension

Salary: This position is unpaid but reasonable expenses will be covered.

For more information; please click here


4) FINANCE ANALYST (ADZUNA)

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Financial Reporting, including but not limited to:
* Assisting with the collection of financial information from the businesses within the entire group across Europe and Africa.
* Consolidation of monthly USGAAP financial statements and financial reporting in parallel with corporate requirements.
* Developing templates for narratives of monthly results, as well as templates for the review of Cashflow and Balance Sheet reporting for monthly actuals, quarterly forecast & annual budget
* Collating information for monthly DSO analysis
* Ensuring consistency and integrity between P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflows, and that information is presented as efficiently as possible
* Making a proactive contribution to progressively improve financial reporting speed and quality
* Supporting Senior Manager and Manager, Financial Reporting with supplementary analysis and ad hoc requests from the entire group on a global scale.
* Co-ordinating and monitoring responses from European and African teams for regular and ad-hoc reporting requirements
* Working with local finance teams to ensure consistent and accurate reporting in compliance with Group policies, local and US GAAP
* Promoting a robust control environment across the Europe & Africa region

Ideal Candidate:

* Part-qualified Accountant with 2+ years of commercial experience within finance
* Excellent team player, who consistently displays a positive attitude
* IT literate with strong Excel skills and accounting systems knowledge
* Good interpersonal skills to communicate both within the Financial Reporting team and with a range of people across various countries
* Strong organisational and time management skills, with experience of managing multiple deadlines
* Attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
* Proactive, with quick understanding of the business model
* Proven track record and fast learner
* Use of Hyperion reporting systems desirable

For more information; please click here


5) BAR STAFF (AFRICAN RESTAURANT)

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Bar staff required for an African restaurant. Staff needs to be experienced and also know how to make the simple cocktails. Trial shift will start from Friday to Sunday and it will be paid for. Interested candidates to apply here 


*** FEATURE: JUNIOR LEGAL COUNSEL INVESTMENT FUND ***

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To succeed in this role you will need to;

  • Be qualified as a solicitor in the UK, with at least two years post-qualification experience
  • Have experience in advising on corporate/equity transactions
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be flexible and eager to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Have the ability to understand and manage priorities and work to challenging deadlines
  • Be a good team player with strong interpersonal skills

Desirable

  • Experience within an international organisation
  • Legal experience in developing countries (with clients in developing countries)
  • Experience with debt investments

What they offer
In addition to a competitive basic salary you will also receive a performance bonus, life assurance, income protection, 25 days holiday, 5% employee/5% employer pension contributions.

About the company
Our client is a London based international fund management company operating within sub-Saharan Africa. They provide opportunities to leverage substantial private capital into socially-responsible farming and agri-processing businesses in Africa, with major benefits for smallholder farmers and local communities.

For more information; please click here


6) KITCHEN ASSISTANT (x2) – AFRICAN RESTAURANT (LONDON)

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2 x Full time Kitchen assistance with experience to assist the Head Chef in food preparation for an African restaurant.

Please apply if interested.

Immediate start required

For more information; please click here


7) EXPERIENCED AFRO HAIR STYLIST

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An exciting opportunity has opened up for an experienced afro hair stylist to pioneer the launch of a brand new luxury afro hair salon in south east London. Not only will you be styling hair, but you’ll also play a huge part in helping to build the salon’s reputation and shape Dahlia as a brand.

The role will go beyond simply styling hair, but offering advice on common hair problems, offering style advice and constantly searching for the latest trends in afro hair and beauty. You’ll be involved in filming YouTube tutorials, photoshoots and maintaining the salon’s social media presence.

If you’re excited to join a company ready to shake up the afro hair and beauty industry, this is the role for you.

For more information; please click here


8) AFRICA SPECIALIST (RICHMOND)

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The position will involve selling tailor made African holidays to high calibre, discerning clients. You will be expected to build relationships with clients in order to be able to pro-actively sell and gain a loyal client base for repeat bookings.

Successful candidates will be very hands on, target driven and will be instrumental in promoting the brand and move business forward through the use of their sales skills. You will maximise customer enquiries by working with preferred partners to provide fantastic service to clients and turn enquiries into profitable sales, consistently meeting or exceeding targets.

Essential:
• Outstanding product, destination and supplier knowledge, with experience of
selling holidays to destinations.
• Exceptional customer services skills with experience of working in a customer focused
environment.

Desirable:

  • An aptitude for IT, SEO and web-related issues would be a great asset,
  • An interest in photography (still and video) would be a bonus.
  • Obvious that you’ll also need to demonstrate a genuine passion for Africa, probably including an interest in its wildlife, ecology and cultures.
  • Knowledge of Amadeus

For more information; please click here


9) ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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1) Manage client relationships within a set portfolio at a counterpart level, understanding and assessing needs to offer relevant products and services, developing offers that maximise benefits for both clients

2).Lead business development activities including pitches and proposals for deals.
Conduct high level analysis of client strategy.
Supervise the production of credit applications ensuring compliance within the Bank focussing on wider regulations, policies and procedures and providing sufficient information to enable appropriate credit decisions to be made.

3.)Collaborate with internal functions to ensure appropriate engagement and support in the development and finalisation of complex deal opportunities.
Review documentation and carry accountability for the appropriate level of sign off within the function ensuring that documents are further actioned as appropriate.

4) Deep understanding of a African market area

For more information; please click here


10) TEAM LEADER BORDER CROSSING FEASABILITY STUDIES

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Qualification Criteria: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture / Civil Engineering / Quantity Surveying
  • Must be registered/member with a relevant professional regulatory body and have a current practicing certificate
  • Around 20+ years of experience
  • Must have served in a similar capacity on at least eight (8) projects of similar magnitude and complexity in the past 10 years
  • Must have a working experience of at least 3 years in sub-Saharan Africa

The expert should possess good managerial skills, with hands on experience on building design projects. Should have working experience on projects funded by international funding agencies and experience in African region is must.

 

EWI is an international consultancy focused on the search & selection of the Worlds leading engineering and construction professionals. We specialize in recruiting expats and local experts for major infrastructure and build projects across the globe.

For more information; please click here


*** FEATURE: BIRTH REGISTRATION INNOVATION CONSULTANT (GHANA, UGANADA & ZAMBIA) ***

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Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge

The consultant is expected to have the following:

  • Ability to analyse poorly defined problems and create solutions using a user-centred design approach
  • Ability to consolidate complex models and theories into concise and intuitive visual representations
  • Experience of using an innovation process to solve complex problems (preferably in a development context)
  • Hands-on software development experience
  • Experience in writing guidelines and publications which are accessible and intuitive
  • Experience in programme design and creation of programme models for use in developing country contexts
  • Knowledge of multiple technologies and software development approaches applicable in a development context
  • Preferred: Knowledge of birth registration and civil registration and vital statistics (CRVS)

For more information; please click here


11) JUNIOR CATALOGUER/DEPARTMENT ASSISTANT – MODERN AFRICAN ART

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Job Title: Junior Cataloguer/ Department Assistant
Department: Modern African Art
Reporting to: Head of Modern African Art
Location: 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA
Status: Permanent/ Full Time
Closing Deadline: 14th September 2016

This is a dual faceted role responsible for the cataloguing and research of paintings for the Modern African Art Sales in London as-well as supporting the Head of Department in the general day-to-day functioning of the department. Candidates must have experience handling and cataloguing paintings coupled with strong organisation and attention to detail to ensure the smooth running of the department. Any job application you submit to us will be assessed using criteria based on the knowledge, skills and experience required for the relevant post. Please note however, any offer of employment will be conditional upon your rights to work in the UK or you gaining permission to work in the UK.

For more information; click here


12) RESEARCH ASSOCIATE – DFID/ESRC Funded Project on Chinese Oil Companies in Africa

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As Research Associate, you will work on a DFID/ESRC-funded project entitled Chinese national oil companies and the economic development of African oil producers within the Department of Engineering and Innovation in the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology for a fixed-term three-year period.

You will be based at the main OU campus in Milton Keynes and will be expected to live within reasonable commuting distance. The post requires considerable overseas travel. You will work directly with the Principal Investigator, but liaise regularly with the UK and overseas co-investigators and partners in China and Africa. Ideally you will have an economic development and/or oil industry research background, and be a Mandarin-speaker.

You should have a PhD in resource economics, development studies, human geography minerals law or other areas relevant to the project.

For more information; please click here


13) QUANTITY SURVEYOR – HIGHWAYS (NAMIBIA)

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This client is seeking a SENIOR QUANTITY SURVEYOR from a main contractors or PQS background to join our client in NAMIBIA, Africa for a 3 – 6 months period working on highways, roads and other civil engineering projects. This role will also have the possibility of becoming long term.

THE CLIENT

Our client is a small British firm of consultants who offer commercial support to large main and specialist contractors on projects in Africa, Asia and in the UK.

THE CANDIDATE

They are now seeking an experienced Quantity Surveyor with around 6 – 10 years quantity surveying experience to join them ASAP in Namibia

You will work a range of highways and other civil engineering projects.

Most of the work is post contract to include agreeing variations, final accounts and any experience of helping with any claims issues would also be useful.

Good knowledge of contracts is essential along with excellent English report writing skills etc.

You will need to have a good Degree or Diploma in Quantity Surveying or similar with at least six years QS experience of more.

You must have done your Degree or Diploma in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management at a British, Irish or South African university.

My client seeks someone who can start immediately following a telephone or skype interview.

My client is only seeking British, Irish or South African candidates for this role as they are unable to get work visas for any other nationality.

Salary in the region of £5000 per month and accommodation and local transportation will be provided along with flights etc.

Please email your c.v. via this website or give me, Denise Neville a call for an informal and confidential discussion on 44 (0) 20 7613 5555.


14) AREA SALES MANAGER – AFRICA and the CARIBBEAN

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Based in Oxford, with considerable travel overseas, you will be managing the local sales teams and the extended sales network, as well as meeting regularly with Ministries of Education and regional distributors.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to present to large groups
  • Excellent collaboration, influencing and facilitation skills
  • Proven sales skills across a large portfolio
  • Strong negotiation skills and commercial awareness with an attention to detail
  • Proven networking skills and ability to interface with a number of senior level stakeholders
  • Proven experience working with Compliance procedures or in High Risk Environments
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work and travel independently

It would be beneficial if you could demonstrate:

  • Teaching experience
  • Experience of selling business to business, and business to customer
  • Sound and up to date understanding of the educational market
  • Knowledge of International curriculum

For more information; click here


15) VP PAYMENT SALES – AFRICAN FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

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Exciting opportunity to join a growing correspondent bank as their VP Payment Sales – African Financial Institutions in London. This is a strategic role where you will be involved in developing the platform and new products, as well as exploring commercial opportunities on behalf of the bank.

The African banking world is very tech savvy, hence you will need to have a strong grasp of Fintech innovations in this sector. You will be comfortable with pricing, IT and working very closely with the sales teams.

Candidate Profile:

You will have a banking background in payment sales from a bank, ideally with some exposure to emerging markets financial institutions, ideally African banks.

You will have a very strong understanding of Fintech innovations in this sector

You will have a strategic and commercial outlook, and will be comfortable supporting the sales team in their business development pursuits. Additionally you will enjoy working with clients

French or Portuguese language skills are not necessary but would be helpful in this role; for more information – please click here


16) ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT (LAGOS, NIGERIA)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Associate Vice President Corporate Sales to work for a well-established and growing Airline. The role will be based in Lagos.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing a sales and distribution strategy to achieve commercial targets. Moreover, you will ensure that corporate sales strategies are profitable and position the company for long-term growth within the corporate channels.

To be considered for this role, you must meet the following:

  • Degree is a MUST
  • Minimum 7-8 years’ experience years in Corporate Sales with a leadership experience in the airline industry
  • Good knowledge and proven track record of success in B2C (Direct Corporates) and B2B (Travel Management Companies) sales.
  • Good knowledge of the African market
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Have a valid and unrestricted passport with ability to travel at short notice to local, regional and international destinations.

For more info; please click here


17) FINAL EVALUATION CONSULTANT (SIERRA LEONE)

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The main purpose of the evaluation is to determine the effectiveness of the project against all original objectives and provide recommendations for future development. The consultant will be expected to:

  • Assess the suitability of overall project design and effectiveness of project delivery.
  • Assess how effective the training for teachers methodologies, lesson planning and curriculum subjects has been in improving the quality of education received by children from target schools.
  • Assess how effective project interventions have been in promoting access of vulnerable children, especially Ebola-affected and children with disability, to target schools.
  • Assess how effective project interventions have been in promoting positive health and hygiene in schools.
  • Assess the effectiveness of the projects sustainability and community-led components: lead-teachers, CEC, CES and SMC’s.
  • Assess the projects relevance to education sector developments and the Government of Sierra Leone’s policies and directives related to Education, Disability and Child protection.
  • Collect and analyse primary and secondary data to establish key insights relevant to the implementation of the project.
  • Provide recommendations for future programming, based on learning from the project, the local context and partnership assessments with CiC and FAWE.

Applicants should send:

  • A covering letter introducing the evaluators/organisation and how the skills and competencies described above are met, with concrete examples.
  • A two page outline of the proposed evaluation process and methodology.
  • A C.V. for evaluator(s) (not exceeding two pages)
  • One recent example of a previous evaluation (one for each for joint bids)
  • Two referees we can contact to verify experience

Deadline: 30 September 2016 at 9am (applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis)

Applicants must be available for start in early / mid-October for travel to Sierra Leone

For more info; please click here


18) ADVENTURE SPECIALIST

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Join a dynamic team in the leading global Adventure travel company; inspire customers to follow their inner wanderlust, create amazing travel experiences and become integral in the rapidly growing business in the UK and Europe. Your mission – should you choose to apply for it – is to achieve and exceed sales targets, whilst maintaining a high degree of accuracy, and never ceasing to delight our customers. If you have an appetite for travel, are driven by meeting monthly sales targets, and love talking to people, then we want to hear from you.

This role is the primary point of contact for our customers in the South African market and also serves our UK & European customers.

To apply, please email your CV to ilovemondays@intrepidtravel.com


19) BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

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Okay; these guys are a cutting-edge Pan-Africa foreign exchange company, providing low-cost, fast and secure payments to, from, and within sub-Saharan Africa. They have an online platform that allows small-to-medium businesses and money transfer operators (MTOs) to purchase Bitcoin in their home currency and acquire African currency liquidity or make payments through our client, which distributes African currency across five mobile money networks and into over 60 bank networks.

Their full-time team of 20 spans across three continents (From Nairobi and Lagos to London and Talinn) and includes former employees of Google, Apple, Facebook, JPMorgan, Credit Suisse, Deloitte Consulting, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers.

Ideal candidate:

  • Deep experience in financial services business development, sales and/or marketing: 5 years
  • Deep experience in cross-border payments, money transfer, or F/X: 5 years
  • Trading: 5 years

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20) FRENCH SPEAKING RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER

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Do you aspire to be an integral part of a team that conducts research and analysis on more than 100 crucial global issues? Are you excited to be a key player in conveying what the world is thinking?

Are you ready to dedicate your talents in an amazing opportunity to gather data about food insecurity, charitable behavior, financial inclusion and other important issues facing the world’s population?

Are you an outstanding writer and communicator who can create briefings and reports that offer an articulate and accurate perspective on French-speaking African countries?

Are you naturally process-oriented? Do you consistently track and measure service quality and orchestrate people, schedules and resources for optimum productivity, efficiency and excellence?

Do you excel at cultivating and managing cross-cultural and cross-functional team relationships? Are you known for your ability to bring diverse opinions together, and do you foster collaboration to design the best solution?

Ideal Candidate:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • The desire and ability to travel to French-speaking African countries 15%-20% of the year
  • Three+ years of experience working in survey research, journalism or a related field
  • One+ year of professional experience working in French-speaking African countries or extensive travel in the region with knowledge of the professional culture

Professional working proficiency in English and French (writing, reading and speaking)

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21) FINANCE CONTROLLER – KNOWLEDGE OF SOUTH AFRICAN MARKET

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Ideal Candidate:

* Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, or Economics required but Master’s preferable in Accounting, Finance or Business.
* ACA/ACCA OR CIMA equivalent are preferable.
* Minimum 5 years of finance and / or accounting management experience with strong emphasis in precise high quality accounting in corporate environment.
* Knowledge of local regulatory and accounting reporting standards and procedures, knowledge of local fiscal accounting
* Knowledge of HFM and SAP project implementation is essential.
* Good working knowledge of IFRS. Base knowledge of US GAAP.
* Strong PC and system skills (Excel, Access, SAP, HFM Genius)
* Minimum 2 years supervisory experience of managing accounting teams

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22) SENIOR RESEARCH MANAGER

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Join an industry association focused on promoting and enabling private sector investment through private equity and venture capital in Africa. AVCA is looking for a mission-focused, strategic and process-minded leader with the ability to think strategically, delegate responsibility, build consensus, communicate effectively and deliver results in a dynamic pan-African not-for-profit organisation. The Senior Manager, Research is a management position, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Senior Manager will lead and oversee the research function of the association, supervise the research staff and work closely with the management team as a partner in helping the association achieve its key objectives.

  • Lead, manage, coach and develop team members involved in AVCA’s private equity research initiatives to ensure that AVCA accomplishes tasks to meet its overall goals
  • Collaborate with the CEO, COO and other AVCA team members to identify potential opportunities to increase AVCA’s revenue streams through the provision of, or dissemination of, information and insights related to marketplace trends and drivers
  • Develop strong stakeholder relationships with AVCA members and with the broader private equity community
  • Where relevant, contribute to national and international policy discussions relating to the African private equity industry
  • Provide strategic direction for the creation and provision of thought-provoking content, insights and data to build up AVCA’s reputation in the industry. Work with the CEO and other team members to develop the overall go-to market research strategy of AVCA
  • Lead and co-ordinate the research team in creating content, insights and data, and be responsible for high quality project delivery on a timely basis

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23) DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

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A leading African Airline with a global network of over 54 destinations, 44 of which are spread across the Africa continent and a modern fleet of 36 aircrafts is seeking a proven Digital Marketing Manager to manage their websites to stimulate direct sales over and together with Marketing. They want to secure the best positioning and promotion of the sites, setting benchmarked conditions to reach the targets set for these channels.

They believe their greatest asset is their people. They provide you with training and all the systems and tools you require to perform. And best of all, provide an environment that enables each and every one of their employees to achieve their full potential.

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24) AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMME AMBASSADOR (INTERNSHIP)

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The after school programme will aim to engage children in organized sports and recreational activities. Team activities and sports have proven social, psychological and health benefits and is a great way to build confidence. It also allows children to exercise their right to play. By engaging young people in such activities, the programme will work towards creating a safe, creative and fun environment for children outside of school hours.

In particular the programme will attempt to engage more girls in sports and be a space that is both sensitive to and mindful of gender complexities. Our hope is that team sports and group activities can be something for everyone!

Key responsibilities will include:
– Planning and implementing afterschool activities for youth groups
– Training local staff and volunteers who can facilitate activities
– Researching existing initiatives and possible interest in the programme
– Liaising with schools and community groups that have showed interest
– Liaising with Street Child members of staff in Sierra Leone and the UK
– Implementing the pilot project and monitoring the progress closely
– Evaluating the pilot project and making recommendations for further development

Ideal Candidate:
• Excellent communication and leadership skills.
• Hard working, pro-active and professional work ethic.
• Experience working with young people in a sports or educational setting.
• Experience working in a diverse team
• Keen to gain experience working in Africa and be immersed in local culture.
• Strong desire to work closely with young people and encourage engagement in sports and recreation
• Independent and able to make initiative-based decisions.

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25) HEAD OF PENSION & PAYROLL SERVICES – CLIENT COVERAGE

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The role will be focused on business development of new government and pension fund trustee relationships for the bank to provide payroll and pension administration services for their operations in Africa.

Additionally the head of the team will manage a small team and will provide the payroll and pension administration services for the bank’s clients.

Ideal Candidate:

Head of Pension & Payroll Services – Client Coverage focused on provision of payment administration for Pension Funds & Government for operations in Africa for a Growing Correspondent Bank focused on African Financial Institutions in London.

Candidates will have a pension services background and will be familiar with doing business in Africa. There will a strong business development element to this role as the client has strong growth ambitions.


*** FEATURED: GROUP TAX MANAGER ***

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A growing mining group with a focus on the African continent currently seeks a Group Tax Manager to lead their portfolio through a period of consolidation, systems implementation and training. This newly created position marks their commitment to move from being a collection of companies to a homogeneous group with a singular tax culture.

The successful candidate will be a qualified Tax Manager with Group/Corporate/Regional experience and a history of operating in Franco Africa under SYSCOA principles. The ideal candidate will have gained much of their experience within the mining industry.

This is residential position in a major African city with accommodation, car, school fees and other expatriate benefits available.

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