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South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is a country located at the southern tip of Africa. The Democratic Republic of the Congo , commonly referred to as DR Congo, Congo-Kinshasa or the DRC, is a country located in Central Africa. 5.0/5

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"Sons of the land"? "Democratic Republic"? Is he sure he's talking about South Africa? That not a solution at all.
Democratic Republic of South Africa - If a king can go to jail...so can a president. I would have pardoned the king. One hand washes another
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Congo is a vast country with immense economic resources, had it not been for the war and exploitation of it's resources, the country would be a far developed state than South Africa. The crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo is virtually unparalleled in the world today as the result of a history of exploitation, corruption, impunity and neglect. Two consecutive wars in 1996 and 1998 instigated by neighbouring Rwanda and Uganda as a result of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda have critically exasperated the destabilization of an already challenged country. Although the conflict officially came to an end in July of 2002 with the signing of the Pretoria Accord the fighting continues as proxy forces and rebel groups vie for control of the vast mineral resources particularly in the eastern region. Currently the conflict and resulting humanitarian crisis is considered to be the deadliest since the holocaust of World War II with an estimated death toll of over 6 million mostly from starvation, malnutrition .. ...
After much promptings and in spite of stallings, South Africa's then president Nelson Mandela is finallyable to get ailing Zairean president Mobutu Sese Seko and rebel leader Laurent Kabila to the negotiating table on board the South Africa Navy vessel SAS Oueteniqua on May, 9, 1997. This was to be Kabila's first face to face meeting with Mobutu since the rebel insurgency in Zaire and the rebels were even reported to be closing in on Zaire's capital city Kinshasha at the time. Kabila had been worried about his own personal safety and hesitated many times on honouring this meeting until some angry promptings from Mandela finally convinced him. The talks however failed to produce a ceasefire agreement and neither would the headstrong Mobutu agree to resign or go into exile. Fighting was to continue and Mobutu would flee into exile in Morocco where he would finally succumb in hospital to prostate cancer on September 7, 1997. Kabila was to become the leader of the new Democratic Republic of Congo afterwar ...
In the remembrance of 100 years of I World War, it could be a beginning of 3rd World War. Reason are, Syria (Dictator for 7 more years)-rebel, Egypt- Muslim brotherhood, Israel-Palestine, Iraq-ISIS, Afghanistan-Taliban, Ukraine-Pro Russian, South Korea- North Korea(with a idiotic dictator), Saudi-Dictator(not much none to the outside world), Nigeria-(useless troops in the sake of religion), Democratic Republic of Congo- Infant training on military activities, South Africa - ANC corrputed and black are still attacked by their own community, Somalia- head quarters for piracy and al qaeda, Pakistan - world knows what is going on every day(Bomb blast are like burning *** Mexico still heading towards drug, where the *** is peace in this world.
Today, on June 20th, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. In Cape Town, civil society organisations and artists from all over the world gathered to honour the courage and strength of the millions of men, women and children who fled their homes under threat of persecution. About a hundred people attended the event which was organized by the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs, with collaboration by Sonke Gender Justice (“Sonke”). According to a UNHCR report, there are more than 50 million refugees in the world, the highest number since World War II, and 65,000 in South Africa alone. Refugees in South Africa come from countries all over Africa, including Zimbabwe, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo in search of freedom from violence and oppression. They often face challenges of integration here, and some have been the targets of xenophobia. The event today highlighted the fact that despite these formidable obstacles, many ref ...
Rwanda stun Libya, Uganda win (AFP) Sunday 1 June 2014 Share Daddy Birori was the hat-trick hero as Rwanda stunned Libya 3-0 this weekend in a 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The 27-year-old striker from Democratic Republic of Congo club Vita struck before half-time in Kigali and twice more within nine minutes midway through the second half. His goals gave the 'Wasps' a 3-0 overall second-round triumph and they face Namibia or Congo Brazzaville for a Group A slot beside Nigeria, South Africa and Sudan. It was a dream debut for English coach Stephen Constantine, who took charge of Rwanda just two weeks ago having watched the goalless first encounter. Libya are ranked 12 in Africa and won the African Nations Championship (CHAN) for home-based footballers just four months ago in Cape Town. Rwanda lie 27 places lower and have been largely in the doldrums since their sole Cup of Nations finals appearance ten years ago. Defeat was a massive setback for Spain-born Libya coach Javier Clemente, whose CHA ...
Ironworking ,iron-using & other factors cause the movement to southern Africa. Sometime between 200–500 CE, Bantu speaking peoples, who originated in the Katanga area (today part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Zambia), and had been expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, crossed the Limpopo River, entering the area today known as South Africa. There were two broad waves of immigration to South Africa; Nguni and Sotho–Tswana We have different Sotho groups called 'Sotho-Tswana' , the first Sotho group includes the Batswana (the largest group) ,the second includes the Basotho of Lesotho and Orange Free State(South Africa) the third includes Northern Sotho(Bapedi in Limpopo).One can also divide the three by saying: Batswana - Western Sotho Basotho - Southern Sotho Bapedi - Northern Sotho Tswana people are Niger-Congo or Bantu-speaking people including all the Sotho-Tswana clans residing either in Botswana, Lesotho or South Africa, also in Zimbabwe & Namibia. Some say the word Batswana origin ...
How Well Do You Know Africa? Who are the most beautiful women in Africa? In Africa and the world the concept of beauty itself varies not only from tribe to tribe but among each individual human being. That being said one African ethnic group/tribe is known for its beautiful women - meaning that most of the women in this ethnic group/tribe are beautiful. What is the name of this ethnic group/tribe? a) The Fulani of northern Nigeria b) The Himba of northern Namibia c) Northern Habeshas of Ethiopia d) The Wolof of Senegal e)) The Ahmara tribe of Ethiopia f) Women from the Islands of Cape Verde g) The Ashanti women of Ghana h) The Bassa of Cameroon i) The Efik (Calabar) women of Nigeria j) The Khoisan women of South Africa k) The Somali women of Somalia K) The Yoruba women of Nigeria l) The Kikuyu of Kenya m) The Bakongo of Democratic Republic of Congo n) Senuofos of Ivory Coast o) Mende of Sierra Leone p) The Rashida in Eritrea
Africa Cup of Nations defending champions Nigeria were grouped with South Africa and Sudan when the 2015 qualifying draw was made in Cairo Sunday. The Group A line-up will be completed by the winners of a preliminary tie involving Namibia, Congo Brazzaville, Libya and Rwanda. Nigeria can be confident of making the 16-team finals between January 17 and February 8 in Moroccan cities Agadir, Marrakech, Rabat and Tangier. They are a bogey side for South Africa – never losing a competitive match to Bafana Bafana (The Boys) – and Sudan have struggled lately. Every draw creates a 'group of death' and Group G fits the bill with Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal and one from Burundi, Botswana, Central African Republic and Guinea-Bissau. Egypt have lifted the Cup of Nations a record seven times, hosts Tunisia triumphed in 2004 and Senegal were the strongest third seeds. Another mini-league set to generate fierce competition is Group D, which includes Ivory Coast, Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The remaini ...
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AS Dr Kenneth Kaunda toasts his 90th birthday today, we must take the opportunity to reflect on the contributions the man made to Zambia, Africa and the world at large. Dr Kaunda made bigger-than-life sacrifices to liberate Zambia from the shackles of colonial rule. He and other freedom fighters, whose efforts should never be ignored, are the reason this beautiful country will be commemorating the Golden Jubilee this year. Beyond this, Dr Kaunda demonstrated to southern Africa, Africa and the world that Zambia’s independence was not enough as long as Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia and others remained under colonial rule and as long as Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) was not stable. That is how and why Zambia hosted several liberation movements at a huge expense to the country’s security and economy. Zambia became a victim of invasion by Ian Douglas Smith’s Southern Rhodesian government, which enjoyed unfettered support from the racist regime in South Africa and some Western countries ...
Apr. 7 (GIN) – News headlines worldwide are trumpeting the startling news that Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as the continent’s biggest economy. According to newly “rebased” statistics, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product or GDP of $509.9 billion – being the total value of the nation’s goods and services over a period of time – now tops South Africa’s and makes the West African nation’s economy the largest on the continent.  Before Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics revised its numbers, the GDP was half that amount. The impressive new figure is certain to be a key element of President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election campaign next year. Yet the numbers fly in the face of a just-released World Bank finding that lists Nigeria among the world’s extremely poor countries alongside India, China, Bangladesh and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Nigeria’s presidency slammed the Bank’s report, accusing World Bank President Jim Young Kim of  “deliberately distorting the f ...
Business Report shared: Push to process minerals is risky African government efforts to force mining firms to process minerals before export may backfire as they come up against weakening commodity prices and investor demands that firms reduce risky investments. In the last year alone, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Namibia, South Africa and others have hinted at, announced or put in place measures aimed at adding value to mineral exports, which will boost tax revenue, encourage formation of new businesses and add jobs. But with falling metal prices and a drastic cut in the capital available for the mining industry, wary firms are increasingly shying away from investment in countries where the rules of the game can change quickly. “Investment sentiment in the last year has moved against the mining sector, but the governments tend to have a lagging view of how this is going to affect investment in their countries,” Mike Elliott, a global mining and metals leader at Ernst & Young, ...
South Africa, Rwanda expel diplomats in row over Rwandan exiles. March 9, 2014 South Africa expelled three Rwandan diplomats it linked to a raid on an exiled Rwandan general’s Johannesburg home, and Rwanda has retaliated by ordering out six South African envoys, officials said on Friday. The row strained ties between two African states involved in efforts to bring peace to eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where South Africa has troops in a U.N. brigade that fought last year against rebels whom U.N. experts said received support from Rwanda. Kigali denied backing the Congolese rebels. Late on Monday, armed men broke into the Johannesburg home of former Rwandan army chief General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame. Nyamwasa, who survived an assassination attempt in Johannesburg in 2010, was not in the house at the time. A diplomatic source, who asked not to be named, told Reuters that South African security services had tracked the attackers. “It was very cl ...
Peace and Conflict Resolution Studies GST 222 Introduction Conflict, as a social reality has been part and parcel of human existence. Whether it is in the "State of Nature" as described by Thomas Hobbes, or the history of ancient or modern empires, or even in contemporary history, marked by the emergence of the modern nation-state, all have witnessed one form of conflict or the other. Africa, like other continents of the world has witnessed series of conflicts. Some of the conflicts witnessed by the continent are the anti-colonial and anti-apartheid struggles in Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa; the civil wars in Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo, among others; and communal *** ethno- religious conflicts such as those experienced in Nigeria – the Tiv-Jukun, Ife-Modakeke, Pan-Gamai, and Hausa/ Fulani-Birom, Afizere and Anaguta, among several others.It is due to the effects of conflict in terms of either moving a society forward or b ...
LOCAL Himoonde Joins Sundowns The Siya crew has heard that Mamelodi Sundowns have finally got their man in Zambian defender Hichani Himoonde. According to reports coming from Zambia, the Chloorkop-based side has concluded negotiations with the player’s club and he is now on his way to South Africa. Sundowns have been known to be big admirers of the player for some time now, having watched him on a number of times during the course of last year. The 27-year-old will link up with countrymen Kennedy Mweene and Mukuka Mulenga. Himoonde has played has spent the majority of his football career in Zambia, but has recently been playing for Democratic Republic of Congo club TP Mazembe. He has not been included in the club's list of players for the 2014 Caf Champions League. Although at this stage contractual details are sketchy, it has been mentioned that he could be loaned out to Golden Arrows for the rest of this season and start his Sundowns career next season. Himoonde has played in the 2008, 2010, 2012 and ...
WOW In October of 1998 a bolt of lightning killed an entire 11-man soccer team from the Democratic Republic of Congo. The opposing team was completely unharmed. Thirty more people had burn injuries. Some people thought the team had been cursed and that was what caused the lightning to strike them. The game was a draw at 1-1 when the lightning struck the visiting team in the province of Kasai in the eastern region of the DRC. Incidentally, a similar situation happened the following weekend in Johannesburg, South Africa. A Premier League soccer match was suddenly stopped when lightning struck the field. Half of the players from both teams, the Jomo Cosmos and the Moroka Swallows, fell to the ground. Several of the players writhed on the ground holding their ears and eyes in pain. Luckily, no one was killed in that incident.
As Nelson Mandela is to South Africa, Patrice Lumumba is to the Democratic Republic of Congo. A struggle for justice and true democracy. A father of the nation, putting his life second for the well being and intent of his people. A struggle for social justice, peace and unification.
Libya and COSAFA side Mozambique are set for a warm-up game in Johannesburg today before they both leave Gauteng for their respective CHAN 2014 headquarters. It will be Libya’s first warm-up since arriving in Mzansi but Mozambique played Jomo Cosmos on Saturday. The Mambas were supposed to meet the Democratic Republic of Congo but they pulled out of the game because they had just seven players available. Cosmos are the former club of Mozambique coach Joao Chissano. The match finished 1-1. The Mambas will depart for Cape Town after the match to take on South Africa in Saturday’s opening match. Libya are in Group C, along with Ghana, Ethiopia and Congo. They are based at Bloemfontein’s Free State Stadium. Meanwhile, Zimbabwe’s players will go into the CHAN 2014 tournament with a positive attitude, according to their coach Ian Gorowa. The former Moroka Swallows and Mamelodi Sundowns boss says they are fired up for the tournament, where they will be based in Group B in Cape Town. “All the teams ther ...
Sections Videos En francais South Africa: Cheers Greet Mugabe At Mandela Funeral 10 December 2013 , By Tintswalo Baloyi, Source: CAJ News (Photo: New Zimbabwe) Johannesburg ZIMBABWEAN President Robert Mugabe received a standing ovation at the funeral of former South African President Nelson Mandela while the country's President Jacob Zuma was booed. There were raptures after his presence was acknowledged at the FNB Stadium in Soweto by the country ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. Mugabe waved back to the thousands of mourners at the giant stadium which accommodates a capacity 90 000 crowd. Mugabe was seated next to his wife Grace and children when other African heads of state clapped and stood in appreciation of his presence. Goodluck Jonathan, the Nigeria President, and Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo, are two other heads of state that drew ovations, nonetheless lesser than Mugabe. Several international media houses were ahead of the event portraying Mugabe as unpopular in South A ...
Tata Madiba,   What can be said that has not already been said about this great man, the first leader of the Democratic Republic of South Africa. He changed not only the way that we as South Africans lived, but he cast his light out to every part of the globe, creating a shadow over all.   Madiba’s life was one without comparison, for all that he had been through and the years that he spent in prison for the people of our great nation, still he was able to make everyone he ever met smile and feel like an equal, Madiba, touched and changed the lives of every South African.   Madiba holds a special place in the hearts of all, but I think especially in the hearts of the 90’s generation, he was the first president that we ever recognised, and the reason that our generation is one with such diversity in culture and language, Madiba is the reason that we don’t just speak English we speak South African.   Madiba is not only the image of what every politician should be, but rather what every person shou ...
Mandela’s life in brief Born in 1918, Nelson Mandela joined the African National Congress in 1943, as a law student. He and other ANC leaders campaigned against apartheid (white-only rule). He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 1964, but was released in 1990 after 27 years in jail on Robin Island as South Africa began to move away from strict racial segregation. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and was elected South Africa’s first black president in 1994. He stepped down after five years in office in 1999. After leaving office, he became South Africa’s highest-profile ambassador, campaigning against HIV/Aids and helping to secure his country’s right to host the 2010 football World Cup. He was also involved in peace negotiations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and other countries in Africa and elsewhere. Some key moments in his life 5th August, 1962: Police captured Mandela along with Cecil Williams near Howick. Jailed in Johannesburg’s Marshall Square prison, he wa .. ...
Surprise victory in east Congo a credit to muscular UN force The Boston Globe, November 8, 2013 A year ago, the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo seemed headed for another protracted war. The rebel group M23 had taken over Goma, a provincial capital. Aid workers and civilians fled. The United Nations peacekeeping force charged with protecting the city was humiliated. But this week, Goma is celebrating some surprisingly good news: M23 has surrendered. Its foot soldiers are disarming. Its leader, Bosco Ntaganda, will be turned over to the International Criminal Court. The turnabout stems, in part, from an experiment: the creation of a new unit of UN peacekeepers who were given the authority and equipment to take offensive action. The “intervention brigade,” composed of about 3,000 troops from Tanzania, Malawi, and South Africa, is almost unprecedented in the history of UN peacekeeping. It shows what the world can accomplish when it pairs effective military force with smart diplomacy. Commanded by Lie ...
November 15, 1884 Colonization of Africa organized at International Conference in Berlin, November 15, February 26. Major colonial holdings included: Great Britain desired a Cape-to-Cairo collection of colonies and almost succeeded though their control of Egypt, Sudan (Anglo-Egyptian Sudan), Uganda, Kenya (British East Africa), South Africa, and Zambia, Zimbabwe (Rhodesia), and Botswana. The British also controlled Nigeria and Ghana (Gold Coast). France took much of western Africa, from Mauritania to Chad (French West Africa) and Gabon and the Republic of Congo (French Equatorial Africa). Belgium and King Leopold II controlled the Democratic Republic of Congo (Belgian Congo). Portugal took Mozambique in the east and Angola in the west. Italy's holdings were Somalia (Italian Somaliland) and a portion of Ethiopia. Germany took Namibia (German SouthWest Africa) and Tanzania (German East Africa). Spain claimed the smallest territory - Equatorial Guinea (Rio Muni).
Angola, South Africa, the Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo are most at risk in Africa from a slowdown in China’s economy, the International Monetary Fund said.
Kabila opens doors to SA companies Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila has told South African companies that his country is open for business and investment. He was addressing over hundred local business people during the South Africa-DRC Business Forum in the Congolese capital Kinshasa. The business delegation was accompanying President Jacob Zuma on his state visit to the Southern African country. During his stay in the Congo, President Zuma witnessed the signing of the multi-billion rand hydro-power project. The 80 billion US dollar Grand Inga Dam Project will have the capacity to power almost half of the continent with huge investment opportunities for South African companies. Growing the economy remains South Africa's main priority. Africa's largest economy has cut its growth forecast for 2013 to as low as 2.2% as mining strikes and the economic downturn in the Eurozone curb exports. This is lower than a February estimate of 2.7% and down from a 2.5% expansion last year. The co ...
The construction of the first phase of the hydroelectric project at Inga 3 in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) could begin in October 2015. On 20 February 2010, the energy ministers of the DRC, Angola, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa decided to abandon a project dubbed the Western Corridor that would have led to the construction of an electricity interconnection system along the Atlantic Ocean, starting at a third hydroelectric dam at Inga in the DRC's Bas-Congo province.
SA gives R3m in aid to DRC Pretoria - South Africa contributed R3m to the UN's efforts to alleviate hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), International Relations Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said on Friday. The UN’s World Food Programme had appealed to South Africa authorities to consider making a financial contribution to its 30 months' food assistance project in the DRC. "It is against this background that the South African government, as a caring country, on the principle of Ubuntu, responded positively to WFP’s appeal by contributing an amount of R3m," said Ebrahim. He said the aid was also a symbol of solidarity with the Congolese people. The WFP project aimed to help 4.2 million people in the DRC, including the internally displaced, by providing food. The aid was also aimed at combating acute malnutrition, facilitating access to markets and education, and increasing the resilience of severely food insecure communities. Last month, the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) said the UN ...
‘Majestic African Textiles’ the exhibition includes 60 pieces, richly patterned and elaborately decorate textiles from North Africa and Sub Saharan Africa. The exhibition offers superb presentation of woven arts of the diverse African textile producing cultures of Morocco, Tunisia, Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and South Africa. There’s a Nigerian ceremonial tunic made of panels of imported velvet and wool bedecked with beaded patterns including crowns, medals, faux epaulets, flowers and the faces of Yoruba ancestors. The exhibition will be on view from 3 May 2013.
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SOME ASK WHY THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA? World’s largest hydroelectric plant could finally rise in Africa by Mark Halper The Heart of Light? The Congo River took author Joseph Conrad into the Heart of Darkness. If the Grand Inga hydro project fully takes off, the Congo could be a major source of electricity on the continent. Above, the Inga 1 station, which is a sliver of what might be. A decades-old vision to build the world’s largest hydroelectric station along Africa’s mighty Congo River inched closer to reality recently as the World Bank proposed a slice of funding and South Africa agreed to purchase output. The so-called Grand Inga scheme would size up at 40 gigawatts, twice the capacity of today’s biggest hydro project, China’s Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River. Grand Inga would have a generating capacity of nearly 30 modern nuclear reactors - new reactors weigh in at around 1.5 GW each. Ideas for a mega hydro plant in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) date back to the 1970s, but cos ...
GOD SAYS ' THE WORLD SHALL KNOW ME VIA YOU' These words were said a long time ago before some of the GRM members had been born. It was before some had joined GutaRaMwari.. They are almost as old as the words about building dams when its raining. But since they are God's words they do not expire or become old fashioned or become meaningless. They are still as meaningful as the day they were uttered. BELOW IS A LIST OF GRM News online Active and non active subscribers and their areas of current residence. Countries 1,632 Zimbabwe 1,320 South Africa 294 United Kingdom 239 Botswana 83 Australia 38 Canada 31 United States of America 13 Swaziland 13 Namibia 10 Malawi 9 Ireland 8 Nigeria 6 Kenya 5 Zambia 5 United Arab Emirates 5 Belgium 4 New Zealand 3 Congo, Democratic Republic 3 Indonesia 3 Algeria Cities 809 Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa 700 Bulawayo, Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe 518 Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe 151 Gaborone, South-East, Botswana 82 Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa 72 London, Engl ...
Africa has about 9% of the world’s reserves, and oil deposits are increasingly being revealed. There are 5 main countries that order Africa’s upstream oil production, collectively they are responsible for roughly 85% of the continent’s total oil production. These countries are, in order of decreasing output, Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Egypt and Angola. Gabon, Congo, Cameroon, Tunisia, Equatorial Guinea, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Cote d’Ivoire are the additional oil producing countries within Africa. However, oil exploration events are continuing in a number of additional African countries. These are the countries that either aim to increase their output, or become first time producers. Included in this list are Ghana, Uganda, Chad, Sudan, Namibia, South Africa and Madagascar, while Mozambique and Tanzania are potential gas producers
TIV PEOPLE IN TARABA AND NASSARAWA STATES SHOULD HAVE FIRST CLASS TRADITIONAL RULERS Tiv people are one of the best tribes of Israel that migrated into the African continent. From the Bantu origin in South Africa, they later migrated to the Democratic Republic of Congo in Central Africa and into Nigeria in West Africa. Tiv, whose father was Takuruku Nyiam-Azenga, had a wife called Aliwe and two sons namely; Ichongo and Ipusu. The Tiv nation did have a traditional ruler until in 1946 when some of their sons came back home after a successful battle during the second World War which ended in 1945 and saw the need. Other ethnic groups in Nigeria had paramount traditional rulers. In the North West was the Sultan of Sokoto, North East; Shehu of Borno, South West; Ooni of Ife, South East; Obi of Onitsha and South-South; Oba of Benin. The Tiv people who dominate North Central and are also found in some parts of North East as indigenes, coined out a name, the “TOR TIV” for their traditional ruler. The idea of ...
FDI inflows set to remain narrowly focused on Egypt; Report JOHANNESBURG - Foreign direct investment to Africa is set to rise by more than 10 percent in 2013, approaching its 2008 record high, with the fast-growing sub-Saharan region likely to receive the majority of inflows, a report said on Monday. But investment inflows are set to remain narrowly focused on the major economies of South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt and Morocco, with the rest of the continent still heavily dependent on aid. After three years of decline, FDI is forecast to reach $56.6 billion this year from $49.7 billion last year, according to the African Development Bank's (AfDB) annual African Economic Outlook. In 2008, flows totaled $57.8 billion. Although FDI to Libya and Egypt increased in 2012, continued political unrest in North Africa means sub-Saharan countries are likely to receive around 80 percent of the investment in 2013, the report said. "Almost the entire projected increase in FDI to Africa is expe ...
There is a great deal to celebrate on Africa Day. No longer the 'hopeless' continent, many countries across Africa are developing their own destinies outside of the patronizing paradigm of 'Africa rising' editorials in Western media. Africa is at the tipping point of an information revolution. Mobile technology and Internet connectivity are expanding rapidly across the continent, creating new opportunities and methods for democratization and the upholding of Human Rights. Yet, many challenges remain. Ongoing unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Mali and Central African Republic have contributed to the flow of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. Today, 42 million people have been displaced, globally, by conflict and persecution. Around 15 million of these are refugees, while 27 million have been internally displaced. A vast swathe of these displaced people are in Africa, and South Africa remains the preferred destination for refugees and asylum seekers from across the continent. This p ...
Jacky Ceurvorst just sent me a great review from this week's talks! Press Release It Takes a Village Local Burrito visits with West High English Language Learners Iowa City, IA May 20, 2013: Iowa City West High School students in the English Language Learning program got the opportunity to chew on local food issues today with Kyle Sieck of Local Burrito. Kyle, whose restaurant operates during Saturday Farmer’s Market in Iowa City, was invited to speak to the WHS ELL classes, who are finishing up the school year with a thematic language unit focused around food culture. The students, ranging from 9th grade through 12th grade, and having backgrounds from countries such as Sudan, South Korea, Mexico, Ecuador, Mongolia, Mali, Jordan, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, South Africa, Tanzania, China, and Bangladesh were immediately engaged in the presentation as Kyle asked them to share some of their favorite foods from their home cultures. Kyle talked about his background and how he became involved wit ...
The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has pencilled down Nigeria’s Super Eagles to host the Elephants of Ivory Coast between July 6 and 7 in the first fixture of a two- legged qualifying match for next year’s Africa Nations Championship (CHAN). Caf in a letter to the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) said the reverse fixture billed for the Ivorian capital, Abidjan will come up between July 27 and 28. The first leg of this qualifying fixture was earlier billed to hold between June 21 and 23 with the return leg in Abidjan to take place between July 6 and 7. However, Nigeria’s triumph at the Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa in February made the Super Eagles eligible for the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup in Brazil which comes up between June 15 and 30. Nigeria have never played in the Africa Nations Championship which is a tournament for players based on the African continent. The first edition staged by Ivory Coast in 2009 was won by the Democratic Republic of Congo while Tunisia emerged cham ...
Rest in peace Lee Rigby, the soldier from Woolwich and all those massacred everyday around the world. My thoughts and prayers are with Lee Rigby's family and the families of those suffering and dying in atrocities around the world. Horrific indeed, any such perpetrators are clearly devoid of an ounce of humanity or faith. It is a reflection of the current state of the world sadly. Only we can we can make changes and stop the inhumane, murderous, genocidal acts of terror around the world such as those being committed right now against the Palestinians, Syrians, Afghans, Rohingya, Bangladeshis, Libyans, Iranians, Iraqis and the people of Darfur, Uganda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Nigeria, Botswana, Guinea Bissau, South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Columbia, Brazil, Cuba, North Korea, Nepal, Burma (Myanmar), Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Gujrat, Kashmir, Russia-Chechnya, Laos, Cambodia, Uzbekistan, Philipines and China. Because we are the human race.
On Monday May 20, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie came to the Symphony Space in Manhattan to discuss her latest book Americanah. African writers, journalists, storytellers, bloggers, filmmakers, academics and community activists in the (AAJW)-Association of African Journalists & Writers network attended the event. AAJW mobilized 50 Africans hailing from Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Ethiopia, South Africa, Kenya, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Benin, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Thank you for coming out to support one of our own. Let's continue to read, buy and support African literature! Have a fantastic week!
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Johannesburg, Wednesday 08 May 2013 - Following the non-broadcast of the Orlando Pirates and TP Mazembe game in the Caf Champions League on Sunday 05 May 2013, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has decided to contact the local broadcaster Nyota TV in the DRC, to pay for the feed that was transmitted to them on the 18th of April 2013, when the two teams first played against each other in this tournament.     The deal was brokered two weeks ago, when the two teams clashed in the first-leg of their matches in South Africa at Orlando Stadium. As the SABC had provided this broadcaster with a feed, the agreement was that they would reciprocate and provide the SABC with a feed for the match that took place in Lubumbashi.     Acting SABC Chief Operations Officer, Mr. Hlaudi Motsoeneng said "As Nyota TV did not heed this agreement, the SABC feels that it is a matter of principle and they should be held accountable for the costs. The fact that they did not pr ...
AFRICA UNIVERSITY CHOIR COMING TO METHODIST TEMPLE IN EVANSVILLE Methodist Temple is proud to be the host church in the Southwest District for the Africa University Choir Tour! The Choir is a chamber group comprised of 15 young adult members, featuring students from various African countries, all with a passion for music ministry. Its repertoire is drawn from the African praise and worship tradition and features songs in more than 18 languages, including English, French, Portugese, Swahili (East and Central Africa); Shona and Ndebele (Zimbabwe); Zulu (South Africa); and Lingala (Democratic Republic of Congo). These songs speak of abiding faith in the face of trials and celebrate the fullness of God's love. They inspire movement and are often joyful expressions of gratitude and hope in Almighty God. The concert at Methodist Temple will be on Monday, June 10th at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Please come and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to hear the Africa University Chamber Choir!! Contact Metho ...
•Obuh picks Ajagun, 20 others to defend AYC trophy Nigeria has picked a final list of 21 players to fly the country’s flag at the 2013 African Youth Championship holding in Algeria between 16th – 30th March, 2013. The Flying Eagles are the defending champions. On Wednesday, Head Coach Sam John Obuh, who also led the team to triumph in South Africa two years ago, picked three goalkeepers, seven defenders, six midfielders and five strikers as the team intensified its final preparations in Tunis. At the top of the list is Skipper Abduljeleel Ajagun, who was part of the squad that lifted the trophy in South Africa on May 1, 2011. There are also FIFA U-17 World Cup silver medallists Mohammed Goyi Aliyu, Aigbe Oliha, Edafe Egbedi and Olanrewaju Kayode. Nigeria play Mali, Gabon and Democratic Republic of Congo, in that order, in Group B of the 12th African Youth Championship. Host Algeria, Benin Republic, Ghana and Egypt clash in Group A. The Flying Eagles will play all their group phase games in Oran, wit ...
I was looking at the listener stats today to see where people are coming from to tune in… here are few countries. New Zealand, Burundi, South Africa, Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Netherlands, Canada, Rwanda, Indonesia, Ghana, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, France, Uganda, Tanzania, Peru, United States of America, Nigeria, Burundi, South Africa, Australia, Greece,Sweden, Tanzania, UK, France, Canada, Germany, Spain, Somalia, Fiji, Kenya, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe.
The Diamond Industry The diamond industry consists of segments that mines, processes and markets gem diamonds and industrial diamonds. Gem quality diamonds are mined primarily in Botswana, Russia, South Africa, Angola, Namibia, Australia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It takes an average of 250 tons of mined ore to produce one carat of finished diamond. the primary diamond processing centers, where they are evaluated, cut and sold are in Antwerp; India, Tel Aviv and New York. Unlike precious metals such as gold or platinum, gem diamonds do not trade as a commodity: there is a substantial mark-up in the sale of diamonds, and there is not a very active market for resale of diamonds. One hallmark of the trade in gem-quality diamonds is its remarkable concentration: wholesale trade and diamond cutting is limited to a few locations. 92% of diamond pieces cut in 2003 were in Surat, Gujarat, India. Other important centers of diamond cutting and trading are Antwerp, London, New York, Tel Aviv, Amsterda ...
Director’s 2013 Festival Message Greetings: Welcome to the 6th E. Desmond Lee Africa World Documentary Film Festival (AWDFF), sponsored by the E. Desmond Lee Professorship in African/African-American Studies, International Studies and Programs at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis. Through the art of documentary filmmaking, the AWDFF is committed to the promotion of knowledge, life and culture, of the people of Africa worldwide. This year, in our sixth season, we shall be presenting 46 films submitted by filmmakers from Australia, Bahamas, Burkina Faso, Canada, Cameroon, Congo, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Ghana, Israel, Japan, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, United Kingdom, Uganda, and USA. We celebrate and congratulate the extraordinary group of talented filmmakers who have employed their craft and skills in the exploration of African subjects. . ...
Jeff and his partner Lyton My name is Tshefu Lokuke (Jeff). I am a refugee in South Africa from the war ravaged country of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). My story dates back to July 2007 when my village of Bukavu was bombed by rebels from Rwanda. Up till then I had been a very successful copper merchant where we mined copper on our family ground, cooked the raw copper into bars and shipped container loads to fill orders in Europe and various Eastern countries. My family and I lived in luxury and had no shortage of money as we were in fact Dollar millionaires. When the rebels attacked our village I was at my office on the outskirts of town and when I tried to get back to my family I was stopped by the Red Cross and told it was too dangerous to go in. On insistence that I wanted to get back to see to the safety of my family they volunteered to go and check for me. To cut a long story short, all I recognized of what was left of my wife was her foot. My brother was dead, his wife and children were also d ...
The new generation will enter the pitch of the Royal Bafokeng Sports Stadium in Rustenburg on Sunday knowing that Nigeria has only ever lost a Cup of Nations quarter final match once before. The Africa Cup of Nations started as a three-team tournament in 1957 and 1959, entertained four teams in 1962, welcomed six teams in 1963 and 1965 and became an eight-nation finals in 1968, which format it maintained till 1990. In 1992, the expansion to 12 teams, with four groups of three teams each, meant there would be quarter final matches. Nigeria finished top of Group A in Dakar and defeated Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) 1-0 in the quarter finals, courtesy a goal by Rashidi Yekini. Two years later, it was the same 12 teams-format, and the same Zaire in the quarter finals, and the same Rashidi Yekini to score both goals in a 2-0 win in Tunisia. The Cup of Nations became a 16-team finals in 1996 in South Africa,but Nigeria was absent for political reasons and was therefore barred from the 1998 finals in ...
To date OSSA have conducted three further free surgical missions in South Africa (two at Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape and one in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga), five in Madagascar, one in Swaziland, two in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one in Rwanda and one in Namibia. This brings the total number of OSSA patient smiles to just over 1650.
GHANA, MALI REACH Africa Cup QUARTER-FINALS Ghana clinched top place in Group B of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 victory over Niger Monday while Mali held the Democratic Republic to a 1-1 draw and finished runners-up. The Black Stars of Ghana stay in Port Elizabeth for a Saturday quarter-final against debutants Cape Verde while Mali face hosts South Africa later the same day in Durban.
Afcon Group A permutations 27 January 2013 All four teams in Group A of the Africa Cup of Nations have a chance of making the quarterfinals when the final fixtures are staged on Sunday. Leaders South Africa face Morocco at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban and surprise side Cape Verde tackle last-place Angola at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth. The Group A winners face the Group B runners-up – most likely the Democratic Republic of Congo or Mali – in Durban on February 2 and the runners-up travel to Port Elizabeth to meet the Group B winners –probably Ghana – the same day. South Africa (4 pts/plus 2 goal difference) Win: Finish top of table Draw: Qualify and stay top of the table unless Cape Verde win and finish with superior goal difference or more goals scored Loss: Would still qualify as runners-up on head-to-head rule if Angola win, or Cape Verde draw, but go out if Cape Verde win.
How wonderful if we the ‘intelligent , sensitive and educated’ live with such compassion in our heart…… Bemba Soul Song and Healing Ceremony -adapted from Alan Cohen   The Bemba tribe live in the Northeastern part of Zambia, near Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. When a woman in the Bemba tribe of South Africa knows she is pregnant, she goes out into the wilderness with a few friends and together they pray and meditate until they hear the song of the child. They recognize that every soul has its own vibration that expresses its unique flavor and purpose. When the women attune to the song, they sing it out loud. Then they return to the tribe and teach it to everyone else. This song is sung at every important event of the child. When he or she is born, the community gathers and sings the child's song to him or her. Later, when the child enters education, the village gathers and chants the child's song. When the child passes through the initiation to adulthood, the people again come ...
What are yr predictions ladies and Gentlemen as Zambia takes on the Malnourished people of Ethiopia. If we loose or draw then we will not manage to grab or defend the cup. This should be an automatic win if we are to qualify to the quarter finals. Remember this is not a friendly game. However. I would like ALL of you connected with me on face book to support only Southern African COUNTRIES so that the cup will remain at the Southern Hemisphere where it was in 2012. Therefore,these are the countries to support Zambia,South Africa (HOST),Angola and Democratic Republic of Congo. AMEN kikikikiki! Scores ZD 2 while Etp 1
Mali win, but DR Congo steal show Mali claimed the first victory of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday, but outsiders Democratic Republic of Congo stole the Group B show. The Leopards shrugged off a troubled build-up with rows over bonuses and the poor treatment of players to cancel a two-goal second-half deficit and hold fancied Ghana 2-2 in Indian Ocean city Port Elizabeth. It was an enjoyable reminder of what African football can provide after an awful start to the tournament in Soweto on Saturday as listless draws between South Africa and Cape Verde and Angola and Morocco failed to deliver a single goal. Outstanding Tresor Mputu and Dieumerci Mbokani were on target for DR Congo, back at the African football showpiece for the first time since 2006, after Emmanuel Agyeman Badu and Kwadwo Asamoah had scored for the Black Stars. West Bromwich Albion midfielder Youssef Mulumbu, one of the English Premier League stars present at the 22-day tournament, was denied a late winner by the quick reflexes of ...
Five African Players In Europe that play for European Countries Mario Balotelli – Ghana v Italy Ghanaian officials worked hard at trying to convince Mario Barwuah, as he was born, the son of Ghanaians, in Sicily 22 years ago, to play for the Black Stars. Balotelli, adopted by Italians as a child, chose Italy’s Azzurri. Romelu Lukaku – DR Congo v Belgium Lukaku, signed by Chelsea from Anderlecht, is the son of Roger Lukaku, the former Zaire international. On the advice of his father, who often found international duty unrewarding, Romelu turned down overtures from Democratic Republic of Congo, as Zaire is now known as, to play instead for Belgium where he was born and grew up. Sean Dundee – South Africa v Germany The striker left South Africa at 19 to try his luck as a professional in Germany. Dundee had gained German citizenship by the time he was about to make his South Africa debut, against Germany. He suddenly pulled out with injury, apparently advised he might be called up by the Germans one . ...
Adomah revels in rapid rise By Ed Aarons BBC Sport Bristol City winger Albert Adomah will complete an incredible journey from park football to the Africa Cup of Nations when Ghana face the Democratic Republic of Congo on 20 January in Port Elizabeth. After being left out of Ghana's final squad last year, the 25-year-old who began his football career playing for amateur club Old Meadonians in west London was selected by coach Kwesi Appiah last week for the tournament in South Africa. Continue reading the main story “ "I even used to be Ghana on computer games but now I can pick myself in the team. It's unbelievable ” Albert Adomah "I spoke to my Dad on the same day that the final 23 was announced and he said that he had been worried at work all day," Adomah told BBC Sport. "When I told him the good news he told me all the stress came out of his body because he was so excited for me. I made his day and my whole family were very excited for me. All my friends that I used to play football with in the park ...
BOLASIE Replaced in DR CONGO AFCON SQUAD. Yannick Bolasie has been replaced in the provisional Democratic Republic of Congo squad for the African Nations Cup finals because he does not want to go to the tournament, officials said on Tuesday. Uncapped winger Bolasie, who plays for English Championship (second division) club Crystal Palace, was named last month in a preliminary squad of 28 for the tournament in South Africa which starts on January 19. Bolasie's agent told the BBC last month the 23-year-old player felt he was not ready for international football and he has been replaced by Saudi-based player Yves Diba, the Congolese Football Federation said. Diba will join up with the squad when they start a training camp in Oman on Friday. Congo will cut their squad to 23 by January 9. They play their opening Group B match against Ghana in Port Elizabeth on January 20.
Zambia: 'Enough Is Enough,' Says Chief Who Fights HIV/AIDS. The Bible, science and an 18-year-old boy were the elements that sparked an initiative to curb HIV in a remote area of Zambia along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. Fanning the flame is a charismatic traditional ruler, whose efforts have attracted international attention. South Africa's Mail & Guardian newspaper says he "lit a cultural fire." Bill Gates calls him one of Africa's "true heroes". At the biannual gathering of the International Aids Society, in Washington DC in July, Chief Jonathan Eshiloni Mumena mingled confidently with prominent researchers, Aids activists and Hollywood stars, promoting projects that provide circumcision to reduce transmission of HIV as well as the human papilloma virus that causes cervical cancer. His stance is not without opposition, either among his community of 600,000 or elsewhere in the country. An article in the Zambia Daily Mail, published in the capital Lusaka, elicited comments challengin ...
6-Uganda: Kibale National Park Uganda's Kibale National Park is made up of 776 square metres of lowland and rain forest. The park is popular as a result of the high concentration of 13 species of primates. In addition to the primate populations found in the forest, there are almost 230 species of trees found in the forest. 7-South Africa: Kruger National Park South Africa’s Kruger National Park is one of the country’s biggest tourist draws. Visitors to the Kruger National Park routinely spot all each of the Big Five while visiting. Situated in South Africa’s Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, the park is the oldest national park in South Africa, having been designated as such in 1926. 8-Botswana: Moremi Game Reserve Situated in Botswana's Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve is one of Botswana's premier National Parks. It covers just less than 5000 square kilometres of the delta and is comprised of permanent water and drier areas. 9-Tanzania: Serengeti Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has the re ...
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If Sub-Saharan Africa were one country it would already be a MIC with an average per-capita income of around US$ 1,500. This average, however, masks wide differences. Africa has mature economies, such as Botswana, Mauritius and South Africa; it is also home to fragile and conflict-affected countries that are still struggling with entrenched poverty, such as Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Guinea-Bissau. If current trends continue, most African countries will have reached middle-income status by 2025. Only about 13 countries will remain low-income, most of them fragile states. World Bank
Nations Cup qualifiers set for busy week of friendlies Fourteen of the 16 teams who reached next year's African Cup of Nations will be in action this week, playing friendlies across three continents. Ghana, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, South Africa, Angola, Morocco, Niger, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Tunisia and Togo are the qualifiers involved in a busy international week. Mali and Ethiopia are the only two of the challengers for the Nations Cup in South Africa who are not playing. Ghana and Cape Verde face each other in Lisbon on Wednesday. The Black Stars will be missing captain Asamoah Gyan, who has been granted leave to be with his family after his mother died following a road accident at home in Accra. Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah will give a chance to some fringe players and among those called up are striker Abdul Warris, who has quit Swedish side Hacken for a five-year contract with Spartak Moscow, and teenage Inter Milan midfielder John Duncan. As well as the gri ...
Afcon 2013 Seeding Pot 1: South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Ivory Coast Pot 2: Mali, Tunisia, Angola, Nigeria Pot 3: Algeria, Bukinafaso, Morroco, Niger Pot 4: Togo, Cape Verde Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia Note: The four groups will consist of one team from each pot with top two finishers qualifying for the quaterfinals
Hmmm? South Africa has just been appointed 'chair' - for the next 2 years - of a group of 17 'megadiverse' countries at the Convention for Biological Diversity, just ended in Hyderbad, India. According to Conservation International - there are 17 countries, that cover 10% of the earth, but which provide home to 70% of Mother Nature's biodiversity. This group is known as the LMMC - 'Like-Minded Megadiverse Countries'. What is interesting is that they are all developing countries - 4 in Africa, 8 in Central and South America and 5 in the east. They are: Bolivia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, South Africa, and Venezuela. Three questions run through my mind : 1. All these countries have poor law enforcement agencies to stop illegal wildlife trafficking, with limited budgetary allocations. So what the *** are they going to do about these things? 2. How can they help our beloved rhinos, ellie ...
"Democratic Republic of Congo coach Claude Le Roy has tipped Zambia to be among the favourites to win the 2013 Africa Cup. Le Roy told France 24.com that despite the Chipoloppolo’s unimpressive performance in the two-legged qualifier against Uganda they are still the team to beat at the finals in South Africa. Le Roy, who is Chipolopolo coach Herve Renard’s mentor, said the African champions are now a much stronger side and the depth in their squad makes them to be among the favourites. He, however, said it will not be easy for Zambia to repeat the splendid performance exhibited in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon." I tottaly agree
South Africa sold weapons to Zimbabwe and Rwanda between April and July this year, according to a quarterly government report seen on Monday. The country issued permits worth R2.26-million to Zimbabwe for weapons for peacekeeping, military exercises, humanitarian aid and military training in Zimbabwe, according to the National Conventional Arms Control Committee's (NCACC) report for the period from 1 April to 30 June. South Africa also issued permits worth R590 000 to Rwanda, which was fingered in a UN report in June for active involvement in the M23 rebel movement in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Sales contracts to all countries totalled R2.8-billion. Main opposition party the Democratic Alliance slammed the Zimbabwe sale. "The fact is there has been a de facto arms embargo on exporting conventional arms to Zimbabwe for nearly a decade," said a party parliamentarian David Maynier. Zimbabwe arch enemies President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai currently share power in a ...
This letter was in my inbox: forwarded by Malika Ndlovu. Dear Todd Akin, I am writing to you tonight about rape. It is 2 AM and I am unable to sleep here in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am in Bukavu at the City of Joy to serve and support and work with hundreds, thousands of women who have been raped and violated and tortured from this ceaseless war for minerals fought on their bodies. I am in Congo but I could be writing this from anywhere in the United States, South Africa, Britain, Egypt, India, Philippines, most college campuses in America. I could be writing from any city or town or village where over half a billion women on the planet are raped in their lifetime. Mr. Akin, your words have kept me awake. As a rape survivor, I am reeling from your recent statement where you said you misspoke when you said that women do not get pregnant from legitimate rape, and that you were speaking "off the cuff." Clarification. You didn't make some glib throw away remark. You made a very specific ignorant st ...
Winky D shines in London From John Mokwetsi in London | 2012-08-30 09:19:00 Winky D, the dancehall artist from Kambuzuma, stood side by side with the music colossuses of Africa at Wembley Arena in London on Monday to emphatically announce his arrival into the new realm exclusive to the talented of the continent. “The Big Man”, as fans call Winky D, performed alongside top-notch maestros like 2face, Zahara, Kenya’s MadTraxx, Femi Kuti, Iyanza of Nigeria, Cabo Snoop and Zakes of South Africa in a show dubbed “Africa Unplugged”. First of its kind in the United Kingdom, Africa Unplugged was brought about to educate by shedding light on the plights of African people. The main focus for Africa Unplugged 2012 was the war ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eddie Kuti from DRC who helped organise the event in support of “Save The Congo” and “War Child” said: “We set to celebrate the spirit of Africa through music, comedy and dance. For each ticket sold, £2,50 will go towards Africa Un ...
I am very concerned about my country, Democratic Republic of Congo which is destroyed by the coalisation Paul Kagame, Museveni and Hippolite Kanambe alias Joseph Kabila.I don't prefer to talk about Rwanda or Uganda. We have been living peacefully with those neighboring countries before these satanists, bloodthirsty presidents took the directions. Our behaviour we congolese is the most crucial factor of our alienation. Many of our brothers are ready to lie publicly and to sell the country for few dollars given to them sporadically without any guaranty for tomorrow, without any plan for the futur of their children, grandchildren and grand grandchildren. My brothers and sisters wake up and realize that the country has been sold. Don't fight for an individual, fight for ideas, for true democraty, for social justice and for the restoration of national pride and integrity. Even a blind person can easily see that Joseph Kabila is not there for the interest of congolese people. Apartheid in South Africa was ver ...
TIME TO END THE SLAVERY There have always been all forms of slavery in Africa; social slavery, witchcraft slavery, political slavery, governmental slavery, economic slavery, and finacial slavery by the underdogs in the world finacial or global markets. These are all draconic forms of “debt slavery” throughout history, and almost everyone is chained to the oppressive financial, corporatist system now in one way or another through our African social, cultural, traditional, economic and political chains of events in our African societal systems which are in chains of bondages, interlinked in one way or the other like a web which has netted us into unfortunate network of economic and political harakiri of anti social conditions of life for the African child. Though Africa be for Africans, African wealth, human and mineral resources do not belong to Africans. Go to all parts of Africa, Lybia, Nigeria, Cameroon, both North and South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola and South Africa, ...
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Good morning fellow inhabitants of this beautiful planet. Today if you are reading this that means you are still very much alive and am asking you to take a few seconds of your time and close your eyes and pray for other troubled parts of this beautiful globe. There are currently fifteen African countries involved in war, or are experiencing post-war conflict and tension. In West Africa, the countries include Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and Togo. In East Africa, the countries include Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda. In Central Africa, the countries include Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda. In North Africa, the country is Algeria and in South Africa, the countries include Zimbabwe. I know we dont have much to spare, but do we few seconds to spare and pray for the above mentioned states? yes we do. take onother few seconds and try greet your brothers from these contries, try to uderstand them and their way of life. further more learn their language, and ...
It's all in Africa. Dear all, here r some signs that u won't find anywhere xcept in Africa. In a restuarant in Zambia ; "Open 7days a wk n wknd" On the grounds of a private school in South Africa; "No trespassing without permission" On a window of a Nigerian shop ; "Why go elsewhere 2b cheated whn u cn come here" On a poster in Ghana ; "Are u an adult who cnt read ? If so we can help" In a hotel in Mozambique ; "Visitors r xpected 2complain btn the hrs of 9.00am and 11.00am daily" On a river in the Democratic Republic of Congo ; "Take note: Whn this sign is submerged, the river is impassable" In a Zimbabwean restuarant; "Customers who find our waiteresses rude out to see the manager" A sign seen on a hand dryer in a Lesotho public toilet; "Risk of electric shock- Do not activate with wet hands" In a Botswana jewelers shop; "Ears pierced while you wait" On one of the buildings of a Sierra Leone hospital; "Mental Health Prevention Centre" In a maternity ward of a clinic in Tanzania; "No children allowe ...
If you think the choices are questionable, who are your choices for the 10 most powerful African men 40 and under? Here they are: 1) Joseph Kabila, Congolese, president, Democratic Republic of Congo Now 40, Kabila has been in power for 11 years. He became president of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in after his father, former President Laurent Kabila, was assassinated in a coup attempt at the height of a civil war. As soon as he took the reins of power, Kabila moved quickly to end the country’s civil war by negotiating peace agreements with rebel forces in 2002, which ended the war. Kabila consolidated his hold on power in 2006 when he won the country’s first democratic elections in over 40 years. The DRC has the second highest infant-mortality rate and the second lowest nominal GDP per capita in the world, despite its immense deposits of mineral resources. But Kabila believes he can fix it all with more time. He is seeking re-election during November’s Presidential elections. 2) Julius Mal ...
Thabo Mbeki has been a notably powerful figure in African politics, positioning South Africa as a regional power broker and also promoting the idea that African political conflicts should be solved by Africans. He headed the formation of both the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the African Union (AU) and has played influential roles in brokering peace deals in Rwanda, Burundi, Ivory Coast and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has also tried to popularise the concept of an African Renaissance. He sees African dependence on aid and foreign intervention as a major barrier to the continent's being taken seriously in the world of economics and politics, and sees structures like NEPAD and the AU as part of a process in which Africa solves its own problems without relying on outside assistance.
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