All posts tagged with: africa

Does education need a transformation?

Posted February 9, 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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Throughout the course of my life, from birth until now, education has been the foundation for growth in Africa. Where we have different and vague minded people who can't think of a new dawn. Well, (EDUCATION) has made a great transformation in Africa. We have learned and as well been governed by it. Education has made the bridge between uncommon folks, and set the ground for excellence. At least we can raise hands and commune with our brothers abroad. Education gave us hope and it has laid the g...


Curious about Deforestation

Posted February 9, 2014 no picture Mrs. Maitner

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Deforestation is when humans remove forest areas and the land is turned to something other than a forest. Sometimes this is done because humans need the trees or because humans need to use the land as farmland or even to create a city. The video above provided by NASA shows a place in Africa where the forests have been cleared and you can see the dirt coming through. National geographic website says "Forests still cover about 30 percent of the world’s land area, but swaths...


Rights in Africa

Posted February 8, 2014 no picture Ngenda_Youth_Zambia

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I chose disability under human rights in Africa. This theme has been a very disturbing thing in our communities because disabled peoples' rights are the most violated. Children who are disabled find it very had to live in African societies where even our TRADITIONAL AFRICAN IDEAS encourage the violation and even go to an extent of our skills.


Energy

Posted February 8, 2014 Avatar Thompson_Youth_Zambia

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Under the theme of environment, I decided to tackle Energy; its impacts, merits and demerits. The environment is a place that is a home to all living things. The process of keeping it clean and healthy can be a great deal to most living things. The topic ''Environment'' caught my attention in so many ways. I thought to myself, ''Where will we live if the environment is destroyed?'' Most forms of energy have negative impacts on the environment yet we still use them. Why? Hydro-Ele...


It is unfair for the west to dictate morals for Africa!!!

Posted January 25, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Yes in Nigeria you can be persecuted for homosexual acts in public, in Uganda parliament passed a law where a person can face a a life sentence for being gay. Yes it is constitutionally illegal in more than 38 countries in Africa to be gay, and homosexuality is considered an indecent act that is punishable by law. However unfair this may be, morals and traditions cannot be forced onto a society under whatever circumstances. It takes a lifetime to model and embrace culture and tradi...


We can eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

Posted January 8, 2014 no picture Kuda Munyemba

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Hi, my name is Kudakwashe Munyemba, aged 21 and currently studying social work at Bindura University of Science Education, in Zimbabwe. It is my deepest thought that many young people, particularly in Africa, are living in extreme poverty and hunger. I know many of these young people have the full potential to live a better life. The young adults need to led and encouraged to use use their inner capacity to ensure their well being. Youth should be encouraged to work diligently to ensure that the...


2014--The Promising Road Ahead

Posted January 8, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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The Pope has spoken about 2014. He calls for change, peace and unity across the planet. In my opinion, I believe the Pope to be as demanding as every other citizen of the Earth. Many skeptics thought 2013 was bad, unlucky even, because of the dreaded number 13. I think the bad quality of a year can only be attributed to the bad quality of the people who create it. And time is created by everyone! So, here's a proclamation to everyone saying that we should all get our heads out of t...


Sudan's Lost Boys are Drawn into War at Home

Posted January 6, 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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“Many, many people are stranded, scattered all over the place,” Mr. Atem said. “This is really devastating because we tried to go back and help this country. It’s really a sad situation.”

Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/world/africa/sud...

AWERIAL, South Sudan — When Jacob Atem was just a young boy, his parents were killed during the long war for independence from Sudan, and he found himself among the legions of orphaned children known as the Lost Boys wandering hundreds of miles across this part of Africa. Resettled and educated in the United States, he returned to the newly independent nation of South Sudan two years ago to open a clinic in the village where he was born. But the promise of this young country...


Celebrating Africa's literary works

Posted December 30, 2013 Avatar Mukhtar Muhammad

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Literature celebration:African literature as the name was coined refers to the literature originally from Africa. It can be termed as the literature of Africa. As postulated by George Joseph in his chapter on African Literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa is “the artistic use of words for the sake of Africa alone.” The African continent of vast lands and the black race through its illustrious literary works and its sound creative writers have been making significant changes. These c...


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