Africa: The Pursuit Of Happiness At The Backyard

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In the midst of poverty and medical crimes, Africans are naturally healthy and happy. A locally made clay pool board in a village.

It may be likely that many  doubt if at all there is happiness in Africa, because among all the continents, Africa has suffered all kinds of internal and external atrocities, including slavery, colonial aggression, wars, ethnic conflicts and medical crimes, such as Aids, Lassa fever and Ebola.

As a matter of fact, there is happiness in Africa probably more than any continent on the earth. Why would I make such an assumption when I haven’t carried out any research?

The reason is simple and logical. Among all the seven continents in the world, Africa is regarded as the poorest, but has the lowest suicide rate, compared to Europe and America. The challenges Africans face right from birth to adulthood, can be compared to the training  amateur soldiers have in the developed world.

Some rural students could walk over a mile to school. Some pupils carry their tables and chairs to school and bring them back home after classes. With such a hard daily life routine, Africans grow to be one of the toughest creatures able to withstand pressures and problems.

To pursuit their happiness, there are many ways African youths and children seek that happiness, to avoid depression and boredomness. Some craft football with local materials, make musical instruments out of wood and plastic materials while others invent many incredible things which never appear in the newspapers.

As technology takes its impact in development, Africa is also gradually influenced by technology, including remote and rural areas. Communication is now flexible due to mobile phones. Wells are giving way to projects of pipe borne water and digital or online marketing is improving.

The development of Africa is generally slow, but we have confidence that gradually we shall also reach the top of the mountain that many have already reached.

Aids And Ebola Medical Crimes: Africa Wants Justice

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In the midst of Aids, Ebola and Lassa fever, African children are always happy

By Joel Savage and Johan Van Dongen

Illiteracy is not having the ability to read and write.  According to UNESCO, 774 million people aged 15 and older are illiterate. 52 percent live in South and West of Asia and 22 percent in sub-Saharan Africa. Even though literacy is very important and is a human right, illiteracy is one of the biggest problems in Africa today.

The impact of illiteracy in Africa is very heavy to the extent that Burkina Faso, South Sudan, Niger, Mali, Chad, Somalia, Ethiopia, Guinea, Nigeria and the Republic of Benin, are seriously affected. It is not surprised that some pastors are now claiming that Aids and Ebola are God’s curses, because of lack of reading. Some clans and tribes believe they have offended God, thus; deserve such punishment. Can you imagine how the impact of illiteracy can affect the way people think?

With such kind of thinking among the literacy and the continued dependence of African leaders on Europe and America, bringing those responsible of the medical crimes in Africa, (Belgium, Holland, Germany, France, America etc) to face justice, has been a dream of illusion to pursued. It is heart-wrenching that many years after independence swept through Africa, African leaders continue to bring their bowls on shores of Europe and America, begging for food and finance, while the continent has everything available to be used towards its development and creating jobs for the common people.

The inability to solve internal problems and financing of projects, have made African leaders a sort of puppets on strings, being pulled by Europe and America. As the proverb goes in Ghana, “If your hand is in someone’s mouth, don’t knock his head,’ African leaders can’t confront Europe and America over the crimes they have committed against the continent, because they still depend on them. That actually doesn’t make African leaders smart at all.

If Africans love to read, they will not continue to say that Aids and Ebola are curses from God, after many scientists , including Dutch Professor Johan Van Dongen have challenged Europe and America that Aids and Ebola were  engineered as bio-weapons as a means to depopulate Africa.

If African leaders have totally disappointed Africans and continued to show their incompetence, the African population, including everyone who has lost his or her loved one to Aids and Ebola,  must let Europe and America pay for their crimes. They should demand the justice they need. Yesterday were Aids and Lassa fever, today is Ebola, who knows what comes next?

APRIL 30th: SAVE THE FROGS DAY

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Today is one month from Save The Frogs Day! This year Save The Frogs Day will be held on April 30th and already we have 50 events registered and taking place in 13 countries: Bangladesh, Estonia, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Kingdom and the United States!

As we get closer to Save The Frogs Day, I have exciting news to share with you as well as some important information for event holders. With the support of our wonderful donors and The Pollination Project, SAVE THE FROGS! is pleased to announce that we were able to distribute $1,250 in grants to help fund Save The Frogs Day events in four countries. Congratulations to this year’s Save The Frogs Day Award winners:

* Q.M. Monzur Chowdhury – Sylhet, Bangladesh: $250
* Kristiina Kübarsepp – Elva, Estonia: $250
* Biraj Shrestha – Kathmandu, Nepal: $250
* Rajesh Jha – Kathmandu, Nepal: $250
* Sandra Owusu-Gyamfi – Kumasi, Ghana: $250

These frog savers have proven their abilities and dedication in the past, and these awards will ensure their 2016 Save The Frogs Day events are huge successes. Congratulations again to the recipients, and thanks again to all of our donors. I know we all look forward to seeing photos from their upcoming events!

For more information about Save The Frogs Day, please visit:www.savethefrogs.com/day

Belgium: Jef Merckx, Bamboo Bicycle Already Manufactured In Ghana Before You

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Bamboo bicycle made in Ghana, the work of Miss Winifred Selby. Photo credit: Media Ghana.

History remains incomplete, because certain facts about Africa, have been swept under the carpet by Europeans, just to hide the truth and portray Africa as ignorant.

Is it true that apart from the looting of Africa’s rich mineral resources, including gold, diamond, Copper, Bauxite etc; the Europeans stole ideas from Africa to develop Europe, while they underdeveloped Africa?

In today’s (3/17/2016) Gazet Van Antwerpen, one of Belgium’s newspapers, was an article about Jef Merckx, introducing a Bamboo bicycle in Belgium. According to Merckx, Bamboo bicycle is lighter, faster and ecology, with the photo of him and the Bamboo Bicycle he has manufactured.

After reading the entire article, there wasn’t any indication anywhere in the article that Bamboo bicycle is long manufactured in Ghana, by a woman called Winifred Selby, who started her production at the age of 15. It is likely that Ghana is the first country in the world to manufacture Bamboo bicycle.

Like Always, Belgium has denied Ghana-Africa’s intelligence and knowledge and given the credit to someone who has stolen an idea from Africa, above all from a woman. What a shame?

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There are many reasons journalism is said to lose its credibility. Gazet Van Antwerpen’s publication giving credit to Jef Merckx, as the manufacturer of Bamboo bicycle is one of them. Without investigation, they just published the stolen idea and knowledge from Africa. This is a mockery to the entire Belgian media. I told you so, and I will always tell you.

I DON’T EVEN WANT TO PUBLISH JEF MERCKX’s PICTURE ON MY BLOG, BECAUSE HE DOESN’T DESERVE IT.

Below is an article I published last year about Miss Winifred Selby.

https://joelsavage1.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/ghana-manufactures-bamboo-bicycles/

Prevent Africa To Become A Continent Of Sodomites

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By Joel Savage and Johan Van Dongen

There are evidence of hundreds of historical articles, facts and documents, revealing that Europe and America haven’t any good plans for Africa. Slavery, colonization aggression, colonial underdevelopment, looting, killing of powerful African leaders, to mention a few, proved they were all planned to chronically weakened the foundation of Africa.

Whatever evil plans Europe and America hatched against Africa, seemed fruitless. The tough nature of Africans, living like ancient cave men, had trained them both physically and psychologically strong that, they could resist everything including malaria, when the vaccine of the disease hasn’t been discovered yet.

The Europeans thought they could challenge Africans, proving they are strong, tough and could stand the jungle’s fever and malaria. Unprepared,  malaria killed thousands of them and the few escaped back to Europe, after naming the continent ‘The White man’s Grave.’ Instead of learning how to survive on that continent, they planned to destroy the people and the entire continent.

Hence, after slavery and colonization, the creation of Aids, Ebola, Lassa fever and other deadly diseases, as bio-weapons to depopulate Africa emerged. Those medical crimes were written as a book by Holland’s Micro-surgeon and scientist, Johan Van Dongen, after forty years of research and investigation. He suffered gravely for revealing the truth. He lost his job as a lecturer in one of the universities in Holland.

Despite all that he went through, Johan Van Dongen still has Africa in his heart. Together, we have co-written many articles warning African leaders that the intention to destroy Africa by Europe and America, is not yet over. If I were to be a journalist in living in Africa, I wouldn’t have known the truth, because no European and American journalist is prepared to write this truth.

The leaders of Western Europe and America think African are fools and want African leaders to listen to whatever they tell them. Yet Africa is the least respected continent on earth. They don’t even have respect for African leaders, let alone its citizens. If they do, Belgium wouldn’t have built a statue of king Leopold II in Brussels. That king killed over ten million Africans, including children and women in Congo, while there isn’t any statue of Adolf Hitler for killing six million Jews.

It is time for African leaders to stand firmly behind Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe, to prevent the continent to become land of the Sodomites. After the killing of Gaddafi in Libya,  Mugabe and Yahya Jammeh of Gambia are now the biggest threat to Europe and America, because they don’t tolerate their nonsense. The media usually called those African leaders they can’t stand ‘Dictators,’ but the real dictators are European and American leaders. They shouldn’t tell Africa to legalize same sex marriage. We don’t want to enjoy the ‘back’ of men, when the continent is full of pretty women.

Nobody cares about Africa, yet European and American leaders continue to interfere in African politics, telling African leaders what to do, yet many lack intelligence. If they are intelligent enough, then they shouldn’t swear with the Bible and do the opposites of the Bible. The faith of Africans in the Bible and the Koran has taken us far, building us impenetrable, so we are not going to kowtow to European and American leaders to begin sleeping with men and women sleeping with women.

African may be poor, but we have something Europe and America can never take away. That is toughness, respect, principles, humbleness, perseverance, integrity and above all the strength to prevent committing suicide. Not even Aids and Ebola as bio-weapons could destroy Africa. I will end this article by asking Europe and America leaders to ask their citizens: Why everyday Europeans and Americans commit suicide but Africans aren’t?

The Next Africa: An Emerging Continent Becomes A Global Powerhouse

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The Next Africa will change the way people think about the continent. The old narrative of an Africa disconnected from the global economy, depicted by conflict or corruption, and heavily dependent on outside donors is fading. A wave of transformation driven by business, modernization, and a new cadre of remarkably talented Africans is thrusting the continent from the world’s margins to the global mainstream.

In the coming decades the magnitude of Africa’s markets and rising influence of its people will intersect with other key trends to shape a new era, one in which Africa’s progress finally overshadows its challenges, transforming an emerging continent into a global powerhouse. The Next Africa captures this story.

Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

Bright and Hruby detail the cross-cutting trends prompting Silicon Valley venture capital funds and firms like GE, IBM, and Proctor & Gamble to make major investments in African economies, while describing how Africans are stimulating Milan runways, Hollywood studios, and London pop charts.

The Next Africa introduces readers to the continent’s burgeoning technology movement, rising entrepreneurs, groundbreaking philanthropists, and cultural innovators making an impact in music, fashion, and film. Bright and Hruby also connect Africa’s transformation to its contemporary immigrant diaspora, illustrating how this increasingly affluent group will serve as the thread that pulls the continent’s success together.

Finally, The Next Africa suggests a fresh framework for global citizens, public policy-makers, and CEOs to approach Africa. It will no longer be “The Hopeless Continent”, nor will it become an overnight utopia. Bright and Hruby offer a more nuanced, net-sum, and data-rich approach to analyzing an increasingly complex continent, reconciling its continued challenges with rapid progress.

The Next Africa describes a future of a more globally-connected Africa where its leaders and citizens wield significant economic, cultural, and political power–a future in which Americans will be more likely to own African stocks, work for companies doing business in Africa, buy African hits from iTunes, see Nigerian actors win Oscars, and learn new African names connected to tech moguls and billionaires.

The Authors

 

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Authors Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby pair their collective decades of Africa experience with several years of direct research and interviews. Packed with profiles; personal stories, research and analysis,The Next Africa is a paradigm-shifting guide to the events, trends, and people reshaping Africa’s relationship to the world.

http://www.amazon.com/Jake-Bright/e/B00QL084RY

THE MALEVOLENT TWIN

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“The Malevolent Twin” is the story of a wayward wicked twin with destructive intentions. Avery Tran is ordinary in every way except one: her friend Venice. Since she was a young girl Avery was the only one who could see Venice. Avery would describe her as her own alter ego. As Avery got older, Venice began to appear in front of Avery wearing obscene clothing, mocking and harassing her for her frumpy style and average looks Eventually, Avery started to wonder what Venice truly was.

Usually imaginary friends leave after childhood is over. Her curiosity leads her to an abandoned ancient mobile home, where her parents had buried a stillborn, then to a wise old exorcist who failed to successfully exorcise Venice, then finally to a quirky middle aged psychic. All the trouble starts when Avery wakes up in a swinger’s club.

Having no recollection of how she ended up there, Avery starts to think it is Venice’s doing, after discovering herself dressed and made up to look like Venice. Soon after, a neighbor’s dog goes missing and a murder scene appears at her work place. Avery confronts Venice about these heinous acts and learns what she already suspected: it was Venice, controlling her body, who had committed the crimes.

Frantic to stop Venice, Avery starts to handcuff herself to the bed and searches for a way to rid herself of Venice entirely. The quirky psychic, Pennie Apples, helps her figure out what is really going on, but it comes too late. Venice murders someone very close to Avery, who feels obliged to turn herself in. In the end, Avery learns a lesson about what happens when the imaginary abruptly becomes very real.

The Author

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Mary Sage Nguyen is the youngest daughter of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants. Vietnamese was the language spoken at home, so the only way she was able to learn English was through the public school system. Even though English was not spoken at home, Mary became an avid reader as a young child and always dreamed of being a writer someday.

Mary loves fantasy, young adult, and sci fi books and does read books outside my genres from time to time. Some of her favorite authors include Robert A. Heinlein, J.K Rowling, lemony Snicket, Eoin Colfer, Cecily von Ziegesar, Kevin Kwan, Jean Kwok, and C. S. Lewis. The last book I read was “Crazy Rich Asians” by Kevin Kwan. I am currently reading “The Casual Vacancy” by J.K Rowling.

“When I am not plotting and scheming about my future book project,  I do promote other authors, freelancing, and editing unpublished manuscripts. You can find me working as a social media manager at www.oltanow.com andwww.coleandassociateslawfirm.com.”

http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Sage-Nguyen/e/B00VU2RAY6