Dady Mimbo welcomed early visitors to the 22nd Africa festival in Wuerzburg with trance music from Cameroon before the official opening ceremony . In order to keep the visitors in festive mood and give a taste of what could be expected in the next festival days, his performance was followed by the South African music artist Zivaduma that provided entertaining mixture of percussion and pop music.
Africa Festival 2009 was blessed with a very pleasant weather. As soon as the heat of the sun was becoming too much, a cool breeze blew over the location as if an air-conditioning system was turned on.
A multi-disciplinary platform for academics to discuss diverse issues relating to Africa was successfully initiated in Berlin on the 29th October 2009. The initiative termed “Africa Berlin International Conference” brought academics together at the Humboldt University, Berlin, for three days (29th till 31st October 2009).