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Gut-Wrenching Images Show The Brutal Reality Of The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia

Ebola dead are carted away to cremation without burial rites and rituals. Their families cast aside as refuge. All of the victims are not Ebola deaths, however. Under legitimate fear and the subsequent necessary forced cremation policy, all dead are now being carried away while their families look on in horror. The photo below tells some of this story. The associated article and photos tell the rest. Sacred social rituals are easily disposed of among the most poor of any community.  Ebola dead buried without ceremony

A woman throws a handful of soil towards the body of her sister as Ebola burial team members take her Mekie Nagbe, 28, for cremation on October 10, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. Nagbe, a market vendor, collapsed and died outside her home earlier in the morning while leaving to walk to a treatment center, according to her relatives. The burial of loved ones is important in Liberian culture, making the removal of infected bodies for cremation all the more traumatic for surviving family members. John Moore/Getty Images

via Gut-Wrenching Images Show The Brutal Reality Of The Ebola Outbreak In Liberia.

5 Things Every Black Person Should Know About Marcus Garvey – Page 4 of 5 – Atlanta Black Star

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One measure of the influence of Marcus Garvey’s philosophy and accomplishments is the impact on the leaders directly influenced and inspired by him. Mr. Garvey has inspired every major black movement of the 20th century, both in Africa and the Americas. Notable followers of Garvey’s ideology include: Minister Louis Farrakhan, President Nnamdi Azikiwe, Elijah Muhammad, President Kwame Nkrumah,  Kwame Toure, President Jomo Kenyatta, President Nelson Mandela,  President Patrice Lumumba, President Julius Nyerere, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. They are only a few examples of leaders both on the African continent and in the United States who credit Marcus Garvey’s philosophy and accomplishments as their inspiration.

via 5 Things Every Black Person Should Know About Marcus Garvey – Page 4 of 5 – Atlanta Black Star.

Genetically Engineered Bt Cotton In Ghana: The Hidden Agenda Exposed – Sustainable Pulse

Currently, West Africa has the enviable record of producing some of the best cotton in the world with the least use of pesticides and without genetic engineering. Introducing Bt cotton will put this at risk. Cotton and rice farmers in Ghana can easily recount the constraints limiting their production and profits. But none of these priority problems can be solved by introducing highly controversial GE hybrid seeds.

Potential demand by farmers is not driving this recent action by the Biosafety Committee. There is another, quite hidden, agenda pushing Ghana down the GE road. The so-called success of Bt cotton in Burkina is only being used as a pretext for this agenda.

via Genetically Engineered Bt Cotton In Ghana: The Hidden Agenda Exposed – Sustainable Pulse.

The 6th Africa Agricultural Week Is Not About Science – ModernGhana.com

The 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week has been held in Accra this week July 15-20. Many of the people attending Science Week are good people with very good intentions. They want to develop African agriculture and make sure no one goes hungry. Many of the sessions listed in the agenda appear very relevant. For example, there are sessions to discuss ways to have a more gender sensitive approach to agriculture, improving access to micro-finance for small holder farmers, exploration of how ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) can assist in promoting more sustainable and productive food production.

Despite this, we have a deep concern that our efforts in sub-Saharan Africa to use ‘science’ for the benefit for a more climate smart, resilient and productive agriculture, that improves food nutrition of small scale farmers in particular, is being heavily distorted and influenced by well-funded information campaigns of the big agro-chemical companies, such as Syngenta, Monstanto, Dupont, Bayer, and more. Many agricultural organizations in Africa, such as AGRA, FARA in Ghana, and their partners, are generously funded by these giant corporations, by the governments that host and sponsor them, and by the foundations such as Gates and Rockefeller that invest in them.

via The 6th Africa Agricultural Week Is Not About Science – ModernGhana.com.

The Amazing, Surprising, Africa-Driven Demographic Future of the Earth

If these numbers turn out to be right – they’re just projections and could change significantly under unforeseen circumstances – the world of 2100 will look very different than the world of today, with implications for everyone. It will be a place where today’s dominant, developed economies are increasingly focused on supporting the elderly, where the least developed countries are transformed by population booms and where Africa, for better or worse, is more important than ever.

via The Amazing, Surprising, Africa-Driven Demographic Future of the Earth.

Black HIStory: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Interactive Biography

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Black HIStory: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (b. July 18th, 1918- )

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http://kaufmantoldmesettheworldonfire.wordpress.com/2010/02/12/black-history-nelson-rolihlahla-mandela/

In honor of the 20th anniversary of his release from prison, today’s feature is on former South African president and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela. Mandela was a political prison who was convicted on charges of sabotage, “as well as other crimes committed while he led the movement against apartheid.”

via Black HIStory: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Interactive Biography.

Center for International Development Hosts Kenyan Government Delegation – University at Albany-SUNY

Kenya Delegation at UAlbany

UAlbany’s Center for International Development’s (SUNY/CID) Kenya Parliamentary Strengthening Program is hosting a delegation of senior officials from the government of Kenya, to assist them in implementing a new devolved form of government under the county’s new 2010 Constitution.

via Center for International Development Hosts Kenyan Government Delegation – University at Albany-SUNY.

How Nelson Mandela betrayed us, says ex-wife Winnie – News – London Evening Standard

Nelson and Winnie Mandela

“I kept the movement alive,” she began. “You have been in the township. You have seen how bleak it still is. Well, it was here where we flung the first stone. It was here where we shed so much blood. Nothing could have been achieved without the sacrifice of the people. Black people.”

via How Nelson Mandela betrayed us, says ex-wife Winnie – News – London Evening Standard.

Kleinfontein: South Africans Shocked by ‘Whites Only’ Settlement

AFRICANGLOBE – The government expressed dismay on Wednesday that there were still citizens who did not want to integrate into a democratic South Africa.

“This disintegration is extremely disappointing as it perpetuates the ills of the White apartheid era,” Government Communication and Information System CEO Phumla Williams said.

“Such acts were the main causes of a divided South Africa,” she said.

She was reacting to a report that residents of a settlement on the farm Kleinfontein, near Tshwane, had vowed that only Afrikaners would be allowed to live there.

via Kleinfontein: South Africans Shocked by ‘Whites Only’ Settlement.

 

PressTV – New influx of colonizers target Africa resources: Mugabe

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has warned Africa of a new series of schemes by the former colonizing powers aimed at seizing control over the continent’s vast natural resources.

Speaking at a convention of the 10th Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) in Zimbabwe on Monday, Mugabe called on the African intelligence services to prepare themselves for the fresh wave of colonialism.

via PressTV – New influx of colonizers target Africa resources: Mugabe.