Posted on October 11, 2010 by africanblogs
This is as simple and as natural as music could ever get it in these days of electronic and synthetic musical productions. Greetings to Zimbabwe! ENJOY!
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Posted on October 13, 2009 by africanblogs
Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding. – TED Talks
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Posted on June 16, 2009 by africanblogs
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Posted on November 11, 2008 by africanblogs
CRARN Children accused of being witches and wizards, protesting outside Gov's headquarters
Even as we celebrate love, hope, and unity across the world with the dawn of the Obama era, let us remember those who may not have the voice loud enough to bring attention to their plights. Sometime ago, we brought your attention to the plight of the people of the Niger-Delta whose environment have been and continues to be polluted through gas-flaring and other oil production related activities by some of the world’s biggest and richest oil companies. (To read details and see video please scroll down)
Now, we bring you the story of thousands of children branded witches and wizards by some religious and local priests and institutions in Africa. We wonder what could be the convincing proof for subjecting these children to instant condemnation, harm and death. Also, we wonder how many children have been mistakenly or ignorantly killed because of this belief. For the full story, please see our NOTICE BOARD
NOTE: One British charity worker is fighting to help the children stigmatised as witches.He decided to help raise money for the refuge – the Child Rights and Rehabilitation Network (Crarn) – and try to persuade the parents to take their children back. He has also helped to build a school for the children who are refused places at local schools.
“Any Christian would look at the situation that is going on here and just be absolutely outraged that they were using the teachings of Jesus Christ to exploit and abuse innocent children,” says Mr Foxcroft whose expose of what he describes as “an absolute scandal” will be screened in a Channel 4 documentary on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 9PM.
To help these children, please visit http://crarn.tripod.com/id6.html
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