All posts tagged with: africa

Even Miley Cyrus can never make farming cool!

Publié 31 mars 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?

Publié 21 mars 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?

Publié 18 mars 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?

Publié 15 mars 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...


What is H.I.V/AIDS?

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AIDS (Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is a disease caused by a virus called HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). The illness alters the immune system, making people much more vulnerable to infections and diseases. This susceptibility worsens as the disease progresses. HIV is found in the body fluids of an infected person (semen and vaginal fluids, blood and breast milk). The virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood and sexual con...


You-Life-Welfare

Publié 11 février 2014 no picture Victor Brown Omovbude

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When the mind cannot contribute to a new design or agenda, there is a stagger in progress and a retardation in what is needed. The same happens to life! The inability to justify the means creates a loop for faults and mishaps. This fault develops a breach in peace and well being. The foundation holding every living trait is 'Love.' This is why we have no inferiority issue, no criticism, no hate. But if you cross check countries - especially some parts in Africa and other Asian spheres, human rig...


Does education need a transformation?

Publié 9 février 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

Publié 9 février 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

Publié 8 février 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.


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