sep 21

Conversation between OluTimehin Adegbeye and Aslak Sira Myhre

21. september, kl. 17:30-18:30
Fellesrådet for Afrika
Kirkegata 5
Facebook event

The Norwegian Council for Africa invite you all to a conversation between author OluTimehin Adegbeye and director of the National Library of Norway, Aslak Sira Myhre. 

Adegbeye and Sira Myhre will have a conversation about literature, activism through literature, gender and equality, and in particular how it is to live and make a life as a young female author in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Adegbeye is an author, feminist and activist. She is a prominent figure among Nigerian and African feminists of her generation, and her writing has been published in a range of different languages. Adegbeye was one of the speakers at TED Lagos in 2017.

Aslak Sira Myhre started as director for the House of Literature in Oslo in 2006. Since 2014 he has been the director of the National Library of Norway. 

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sep 26

Afrika Nå: Libya-bombingen - hva gikk galt?

26. september, kl. 18:00-19:30
Fellesrådet for Afrika
Facebook event

Norges krigsdeltagelse i Libya er det største norske bombetoktet siden andre verdenskrig. Norge bidro med 15 kampfly og slapp 588 bomber over Libya i 2011. Nå er rapporten om Libya-krigen kommet, og den viser at norske beslutningstakere stolte blindt på feilaktig etterretning. Hva gikk galt i 2011? Hvordan så Libya ut før krigen og hva har konsekvensene vært for landet, regionen og verdenssamfunnet?

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okt 13

Post-conflict crisis in Sub-Saharan Africa

13. oktober, kl. 10:00-11:30
Africa Center for Information & Development (ACID), Fellesrådet for Afrika og Oslo-Norway Gambian Affairs
Hallen 1, Hausmanns gate 16


Since the reintroduction of multiparty politics across sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s, electoral competition has become the norm. However, there has been has been widespread post-election violence in many countries including Kenya, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

Honorable Halifa Sallah, Secretary General People's Democratic Organisation for Independence & Socialism, The Gambia, Member of Parliament and Special Adviser to the President. 
Dr. Tone Sommerfelt, Senior Researcher Fafo 
Mr. Malcolm Momodou Jallow, Member of Parliament in the Swedish Parliament for the Swedish Left Party

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nov 02

Oslo World Seminars: Freedom to love

2. november, kl. 18:00-19:30
Oslo World ++
Facebook event

South Africa’s Constitution of 1996 is considered one of the most progressive ever written. It includes a ban on discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and protects the rights of people regarding sexual orientation. South Africa is also a country in which plenty of musicians and public figures are openly gay. The legal framework is set. The public visibility is prominent and constantly increasing. Yet, the LGBTI+ community in South Africa faces a set of discriminatory practices: Violence, harassment, intimidation and hate crimes are common.

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