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What I know for sure today

I am reading a great book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero. Today’s chapter really has me thinking.

I grew up being the pleasing child (I know some of you are laughing at this but it is true), after my mother died I swung that pendulum as far over to the opposite of that as I could in some areas of my life. 464 more words

Eat Bunny Chow in Durban

We arrived in Durban, the place in which the books said bunny chow was a must. I still had no clue what it was. The words amused my tongue and ideas danced around my brain. 298 more words


Spirit of the Drum

An orchestra travelled to the land of hope to join in the celebration of the dawn of a new nation. They polished their violins and trumpets in preparation for the fanfare. 585 more words

The Major Challenges of Opposition Parties in Ethiopia and the Case of Leenco Lata’s ODF. #Oromo. #Oromia. #Africa

The Major Challenges of Opposition Parties in Ethiopia and the Case of Leenco Lata’s ODF

By Kiya Tesfaye*

Since the adoption of the new Constitution in 1995, Ethiopia has organized 4 elections carried out regularly ever 5 years (in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2010); the ruling party, TPLF, claimed victories in all of these elections. 1,360 more words

African Studies

Pepper, Fudge, Licorice, Ginger and Treacle

No not a recipe for some strange concoction, but the names for the cat and the kittens she had a month ago. We have developed a tradition of naming our pets after items of food. 252 more words

Tanzanian Living

Learning About Africa: How Does The US Media Represent Africa?

Taken together, this anachronistic style of coverage reproduces, in condensed form, many of the worst habits of modern American journalism on the subject of Africa. To be clear, this means that Africa only warrants the public’s attention when there is disaster or human tragedy on an immense scale, when Westerners can be elevated to the role of central characters, or when it is a matter of that perennial favorite, wildlife.

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