my return from Africa I had to put together a journal of my thoughts and
impressions . A Pilgrimage to African will surly change your and your
The Exile Exodus
Gentrification is a shift in an urban community toward wealthier
residents and/or businesses and increasing property values.
Why this young person is yelling and why you too should be can be found
The Black Man's Manifesto for the New Millennium
Created by the lovely
READ & HEED.
sad thing about this article is that the essence of it is true. The
truth hurts. I just hope this sets more Black people in motion towards
making real progress. Chris Rock, a Black comedian, even joked that
Blacks don't read.
Help prove them wrong! Read and pass on.
The only successful slave revolt in the world
fought and defeated three great European powers: France, Britain, and
Spain. Moreover, the revolution liberated 90 percent of the population,
which had been living under a brutal system of slavery. Haiti's was the
first, and the only, successful slave revolt in the history of the
world. Moreover, the Haitian Revolution would lead to the doubling of
the size of the United States. It was Napoleon's loss of Haiti that
convinced the overextended dictator to sell the Louisiana territory to
the fledgling US.
Downtown Kingston, on any given day, serves up interesting scenes of
people engaged in different business activities. On Monday it was no
different as captured by Jamaica Observer staff photographer Karl
McLarty on West Street. Veggie stand A woman arranges the vegetables and
ground provision on her makeshift stall. Farm fresh Safely guarded from
the piercing rays of the sun, this vendor ensures that her
freshly-picked okras are visible to passing shoppers. On the bend This
vendor neatens ...
ANZ Staff Volunteers with World Vision
In the days and weeks following
the floods, volunteers have played an important role in World Vision
Solomon Islands emergency response, including packing relief items for
assess damage after 7.6 magnitude earthquake
Solomon Islands, home to 600,000 people, was already reeling from
devastating flash floods that struck Honiara and other areas on April 3
A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake triggered large waves in the
Solomon Islands on Sunday, and authorities were trying to
determine if there was any serious damage or injuries.
Government spokesman George Herming said people throughout the
Pacific island chain awoke to the strong quake at 7:14am. He said
that people on Makira and nearby islands southeast of the capital,
Honiara, reported seeing three large waves after the quake.
News around the Black Nation
Norway to restage 1914 'human zoo' that
exhibited Africans as inmates
Some gospel musicians are not committed
Christians - Pastor
Pastor Kayode, head pastor of the Awakeners Chapel International located at
Ablekuma in Accra, has stated that some gospel artistes in the industry are
not committed Christians.
Since the late 1980s Uganda has rebounded from the
abyss of civil war and economic catastrophe to become relatively peaceful,
stable and prosperous.
In the 1970s and 1980s Uganda was notorious for its human rights abuses,
first during the military dictatorship of Idi Amin from 1971-79 and then
after the return to power of Milton Obote, who had been ousted by Amin.
Questions over Karamoja food security plan
8 April 2014 (IRIN) - Aid agencies are giving out food relief in Uganda’s
arid northeastern Karamoja region earlier than usual due to greater food
insecurity, which locals and experts blame on the failures of a key
government food security plan launched five years ago.
Uganda’s anti-gay law reinforces homophobia, xenophobia, says report
KAMPALA, 30 April 2014 (IRIN) - The needs of male
survivors of conflict-related sexual violence living as refugees in Uganda,
of whom there are several hundred, are poorly met, with recent legislation
against homosexuality making matters worse, according to a new report.
Tourism trade shows highlights travel boom in SA
three tourism related trade shows took place in Cape Town, and this week the
city hosted the inaugural We Are Africa show, which is widely considered the
new stage for promoting African travel to top international travel buyers.
According toBruce Deneys, Director of Sales and Marketing at Pepperclub
Hotel & Spa, the increase in the number of trade shows hosted in the country
highlights the improved perception of the country’s offerings globally.
South African Parties Debate Economy, Social Services
In South Africa, the campaign for
legislative and provincial elections is winding down, with voters heading to
Durban activist wins international award
New Delhi - Six environmental advocates from India, Peru, Russia and
South Africa have won this year's Goldman Prize, which is awarded annually
for grass-roots activism.
South Africa's Desmond D'Sa won the award for helping to close down one of
the SA's largest toxic waste dumps in Kwa Zulu Natal.
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Lesotho offers a high-altitude escape from modern life
In an overly connected world where it seems impossible to escape the grip
of civilization, travelers are increasingly looking to find a truly unusual
experience. Lesotho, Southern Africa’s “kingdom of the sky,” offers the
answer to the growing need for escapism.
Africa’s largest tourism festival opens in Durban
The Indaba 2014 Tourism and Travel Festival has attracted hundreds of
tour operators and tourism officials from across Africa. PHOTO/Kalungi
By Kalungi Kabuye
DURBAN - Hundreds of tour operators and tourism officials from across the
African continent are in the South African city of Durban as the Indaba 2014
Tourism and Travel Festival kicks off on Saturday.
In total more than 13,000 people are expected to attend the thee-day
festival, which has more than 400 exhibitors from all the world.
Uganda is taking part in the festival for the very first time.
Other countries taking part are Angola, Benin, Botswana, Democratic Republic
of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius,
Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Reunion Island, Rwanda, Seychelles, South
Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Indaba festival has been held for several years, but in the past
included only countries from Souther Africa.
This is the first truly African travel and tourism festival.
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A safe place for children in the Age of AIDS
FINETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA –
Mabaso seems to float through the kitchen, quietly eyeing the huge vat
of porridge teetering on the small gas stove. She smiles at her helpers, who
have spent the past three hours chopping carrots, and then checks her list of
children's names, to see who in this impoverished township has been eating.
She glances at her watch. Outside, she knows, her orphans are getting hungry.
Hundreds are waiting. Most are under 6
years old, because it is lunchtime and the older children are still away at
school. They play on a thin metal slide that Ms. Mabaso bought for them, and
run in and out of the two large shipping containers that she set up in her
backyard to serve as classrooms. Later, after school, the older children will
return, lining up for whatever "Mamma Winnie" can give them.
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Michelle Obama: Barack and I see our own daughters in Nigeria schoolgirls
Obama has taken the rare step of delivering her husband's weekly video
address to express outrage over the plight of more than 250 schoolgirls
kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria.
The US first lady began the address, which is broadcast on radio and
uploaded to YouTube, by wishing Americans a happy Mother's Day, before
saying: "Like millions of people across the globe, my husband and I are
outraged and heartbroken over the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls
from their school dormitory in the middle of the night.