More News from the Motherland

 

By Natasha L. Foreman, MBA
Below are links to some intriguing and very informed articles about issues and events taking place throughout several countries in Africa. You or someone you know may be from, a descendant of, or planning a trip to one of these countries. Staying connected keeps you informed, educated, and empowered. As always, share your thoughts if it moves you!

Cameroon: Stepping Naturally Away from Plastic

With news that food wrapped in plastic is known to cause cancer, there has been a move to transition back to the traditional and more natural way of wrapping food…with banana and plantain leaves. Some community radio stations in Cameroon have picked up the warning and are carrying out mass campaigns against the use of plastic to wrap food. In Oku, a locality in Cameroon’s North West Region, the response to the campaign conducted by “The Voice of Oku” has been tremendous.
http://www.ips.org/africa/2012/01/cameroon-stepping-naturally-away-from-plastic/

* Zimbabwe: Pastors Rescue Refugees *
 Local pastors last week thwarted attempts by immigration officials
 to detain and deport Congolese refugees who had sought shelter at
 a church in Makokoba suburb after fleeing political violence in
 their country.
* Congo-Kinshasa: Baloji – a Breath of Fresh Air for Music *
 He spots a four-inch wedge of hair, has a taste for colourful designer
 clothes and sings songs reflecting the experience of coming to terms
 with his African heritage while living in Europe.
* Congo-Kinshasa: Youth Leaders Award Monusco a Prize of Excellence for
 Peace Efforts *
 A local youth association known as Umoja Cargo, awarded the United
 Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic
 Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) a prize of excellence for its peace
 efforts in the Nord-Kivu territory of Rutshuru. The prize, which was
 symbolically represented as a diploma, was awarded in the presence
 of some 50 guests at a ceremony organized for the occasion on
Nigeria: Deregulation Is a Necessary Change – President Jonathan *
 President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has said deregulation of the
 petroleum sector is a necessary change Nigeria must make if government
 will have a significant impact in the lives of citizens.
Copyright 2012. Natasha L. Foreman, MBA. Some Rights Reserved.

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