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First International African Humanist Conference be Held in Nigeria


The following article is from the Secular Humanist Bulletin, Volume 17, Number 2.


The first International Humanist Conference in Sub-Saharan Africa will be held from October 8-10, 2001, at the Conference Centre at the University of Ibadan—the nation's premier university. The theme is "Science, Humanism, and the African Renaissance." It will bring together for the first time writers, activists, humanists, freethinkers, and intellectuals, particularly from the West African sub region, to discuss the philosophical imperatives of an African rebirth.

The topics include: Managing ethnic pluralism, religion and society, combating superstitions, gay issues, and organized humanism. In addition to speeches, there will be a cultural dance and play. There are also plans for post-conference tours to historical sites in Ibadan and surrounding areas.

Registration: N1000 naira ($8.60 US dollars) for those who can afford it. N500 ($4.30 US dollars) for those who cannot. N200 ($1.72 US dollars) for pensioners and students.

Accommodations: University of Ibadan Hotels are located at the conference venue. Room rates are as follows: Double room, Queen bed: $60.00 per night. Double room, Twin beds: $75.00 per night. Royal Standard Room: $85.00 per night. Executive Suite: $120 per night. 

The Premier Hotel is located 15 minutes from the conference venue. Double room, Queen bed: N4500 ($22.50 US). Double room, Twin bed: N5200 ($26.00 US). Business suite, N9000 ($45.00 US).

Hostels: Single Bedroom: N900 ($4.50 US) including breakfast. Double Bedroom: N1400 ($7.00 US) including breakfast.

For more information, bookings and sponsorship, contact 

Leo Igwe
Secretary, Congress Organising Committee
P.O. Box 25269
Mapo, Ibadan, Oyo-State, Nigeria
E-mail: nhmigwe@usa.net or nskepticleo@yahoo.com
Telephone: 234-2-2318420

Register today and be part of this history-making event!


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