All posts tagged with: africa

Let us breathe

Publicado 3 de junio de 2014 no picture Meron

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World Environment Day is the United Nations principal vehicle for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the environment. Over the years it has grown to be a broad, global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated by stakeholders in over 100 countries. It is celebrated every year on June 5th to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and planet earth. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972. T...


Nigerian Girls Gone Missing (Bring Back Our Girls)

Publicado 18 de mayo de 2014 Avatar S.Justice

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Se registró el día 20 de marzo de 2014
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I would first like to dedicate my condolences to all the girls in Nigeria who went missing. I don't even know where to start. I feel like what Boko Haram has done is very foolish. Who would have thought of taking over 200 girls from their homes and then selling them? Are they mad? I mean I am 11 and if I went missing my parents would be overcome in sorrow. The more I think about the issue, I feel like the military in Nigeria and the President Goodluck Jonathan should be doin...


#BringBackOurGirls

Publicado 6 de mayo de 2014 Avatar Mariana G

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Se registró el día 17 de septiembre de 2012
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https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10170771_468867293243544_5212026812790021841_n.jpg

Fuente: http://www.change.org/petitions/over-200-girls-are...

8 more girls have been abducted. Will you sign this petition made by Ify Elueze to help bring back all the girls that have been taken? (The photo is mine. It is not from any site.)


From Weapons to Hope

Publicado 1 de mayo de 2014 no picture Mohamed

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Se registró el día 24 de abril de 2014
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Before, there was an economic problem in Ivory Coast in 1980, so the first president of the Ivory Coast - Felix Houphouet Boigny - tried everything to settle that problem with many politicians, but they couldn’t. Alassane Ouattara was working for International Monetary Fund in the United States at that time, and President Felix Houphouet Boigny called him back to the Ivory Coast to take care of this problem.That is when President Houphouet made him prime minister. At that time, a...


Bedrooms are Important

Publicado 14 de abril de 2014 no picture Kriyana Reddy

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Se registró el día 25 de junio de 2013
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http://news.distractify.com/culture/childrens-bedrooms-across-the-world/ Recently, I saw something posted on Facebook which was incredibly thought provoking. It wasn't some ornate tapestry, confounding riddle or joke I could not understand. Rather, it was a demonstration of the condition of the world through the medium of photography. I was appalled. The photos were not ugly or disgusting. Instead, I felt as if my place in the world was so detached from the places of others that...


Even Miley Cyrus can never make farming cool!

Publicado 31 de marzo de 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Recently, in my country, there has been a campaign geared towards encouraging young people from Kenya and East Africa to embrace farming as a profession under the banner of “farming is cool”. The campaign encompassed using one of Kenyas young and hip celebrity (Juliani) who has a very large following doing a tour and exposing successful farming ventures by other young people. It also involves Amiran (main Sponsors) promoting their merchandise to the audience. I cannot authorita...


Sequel: Am I African Enough?

Publicado 21 de marzo de 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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I am from Kenya. I come from Kenya. I identify with Africa as a continent of origin. Africa is not a country. 54 countries, totally distinct ways of life. I have no idea what language they speak in Zimbabwe (unless I Google it). I have no idea of the history of Nigeria, unless I refer to my history class notes. I hear majority of Tunisians are white. Ask me about Congo? (first give me a minute to research). I am African and we have internet here. We have schools and classes. We hav...


Education - Theoretical or Practical?

Publicado 18 de marzo de 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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We go to school to learn, to be acquainted with a literal KIND of knowledge which gives us the ability to comment or comprehend on a subject wisely. Education brought a light to the world and shaped the way we see things. But one problem we still have is whether to dwell on its "Theoretical aspect" or "Practical part". In Nigeria, 80% of what we do in government owned schools and private work-grounds are 'theoretical' - there are no practical equipment and the areas for the conduction of these p...


The African Identity: Am I African enough?

Publicado 15 de marzo de 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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When I settled on doing this article, I did not anticipate the effort that would be required in developing the necessary arguments and content. I had underestimated the amount of time and research I would need to be able to justify the absence or presence of an African Identity. Regardless, I had to do it; I considered it extremely necessary. Sometimes in February, a prominent Kenyan writer and African icon Binyavanga Wainaina came out; the reactions in the Kenyan media as well...


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