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January 2017 Vol 34

 



Liberty in a Soup

   ‘Tis the season for pumpkin: the big orange squash is everywhere, in stores, drinks, fragrances, decorations. It’s Halloween tradition. But there’s another pumpkin tradition with which you may not be familiar. Haitians celebrate New Year’s Day with soup joumou, a concoction of pumpkin, beef, onions, garlic and more. Why? “Liberty in a Soup,” a documentary premiering Oct. 9, explains. Filmmaker Dudley Alexis says the project was inspired four years ago by a chatty Las Vegas cab driver. “He asked where I was from, I said I was from Haiti,” says Alexis, 32, who moved to South Florida in 1999. “We started to talk about the Haitian revolution.He was talking about how he was a big fan of Haitian culture. Surprisingly, he knew about the soup.” Before 1804, soup joumou was a forbidden delicacy, prepared by enslaved people but only to be consumed by their owners. A successful struggle for independence changed that.

 

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 Featured News  

 

Tanzania seizes 'idle' land

 

 

DAR ES SALAAM - Tanzania has begun a nationwide program to seize land left undeveloped by investors and return it to poor farmers, in a bid to quell conflicts between farmers, herders, and developers. For more than a decade, foreign investors have bought up large tracts of land for agriculture or for energy projects, but many have left the land unused. Agriculture is the backbone of Tanzania's economy and more than 80 percent of the population depend on it for their livelihood.

 

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 Ethiopia Wants To Be Africa’s No. 1 Auto Manufacturer - See more at: http://afkinsider.com/126810/ethiopia-wants-to-be-africas-no-1-auto-manufacturer/?utm_source=AFKInsider+Newsletter&utm_campaign=649b189057-AFKInsider_Newsletter_6_2_20166_2_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0aff70cb26-649b189057-177209109#sthash.9skvXTfG.dpuf
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 Students urged to embrace Pan-Africanism

 

 Students of the Adventist University of Central Africa (AUCA) have been urged to be patriotic and to embrace Pan-African values.These remarks were made Tuesday during the launch of Pan-African Movement chapter at the varsity’s Mudende campus in Gasabo District.Cyrus Nkusi, the Secretary-General of the Pan African Movement Rwanda chapter (PAM Rwanda), said Africa has gone through a lot of problems, for generations, in most cases at the hands of colonialism and imperialism. “Africa spent 300 years in slavery before being subjected to decades of colonialism. Much as these have ended, we are still living with the consequences like neo-colonialism,” he said. He challenged students to embrace critical thinking, especially when it comes to what they can do for the betterment of their country.

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The Black Community Is Being Targeted

 

A scientist who goes by the name Mike Adams, “The Health Ranger has broken the cardinal rule when it comes to snitching.  He is literally exposing white America paticularly the Medical Industry and the hate they have for black America today.You think blacks are killing blacks because they just hate each other?  No, they are being poisoned and mentally conditioned to kill be angry and hate each other.  In certain demographics most often impoverished black neighborhoods, blacks are being misdiagnosed with all types of disease and are literally being treated with toxic treatments.


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Diaspora News

 

African Diaspora: 8 Non-African Countries

- Brazil

 For hundreds of years, the slave trade forcibly removed Africans from the continent and placed them in the African diaspora. Africans influenced the culture everywhere they were transplanted. Here are 8 non-African countries with the highest black populations.

 
 

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Colonial Sahara

Western Sahara serves as a powerful and timely reminder to the world that colonialism has not ended in Africa. It continues in the form of what the Sahrawi (the indigenous people of Western Sahara) activist Maty Mohamed-Fadel referred to as “the global shame” that is the Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara. The majority of Western Sahara has been under occupation by Morocco for decades, following incomplete decolonization by Spain in 1975 when the territory was split between Morocco and Mauritania.

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African News 

 

Castro’s  relationship with its diaspora


 

The death of longtime Cuban ruler Fidel Castro last month led to tributes for the larger-than-life revolutionary leader from all over the world. In Africa, from the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa to Harare and Pretoria, leaders praised Castro’s contribution to anti-colonial struggles on the continent. The death of longtime Cuban ruler Fidel Castro last month led to tributes for the larger-than-life revolutionary leader from all over the world. In Africa, from the African Union's headquarters in Addis Ababa to Harare and Pretoria, leaders praised Castro’s contribution to anti-colonial struggles on the continent.

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Robert Sobukwe’s pan-Africanist dream:

 

Eyes of Africa

The generosity of Africa’s middle class can lead us to shared prosperity. For decades we have relied on foreign aid and a handful of the homegrown super-rich to lift us out of poverty. It hasn’t worked. To achieve shared prosperity, we also need to share the burden of socioeconomic transformation. Community-based philanthropy on this continent generates an estimated $3-billion, according to research from the African Philanthropy Network. I believe this number is even higher because there is no formal system for recording the amounts given. We can catch a glimpse of Africa’s generosity through funerals. Middle-class families can spend as much as $20 000 on a dignified burial, a vast sum of money raised in part through gifts from friends, family, and others. If people can raise such sums in times of grief, they can do the same for socioeconomic transformation

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Tidbits of History

   

Ghana Will Remove Racist Gandhi Statue


 

Ghana has said it will remove a statue of Mahatma Gandhi from a university campus in the nation’s capital where it had sparked protests over the leader’s allegedly racist attitudes.  The statue, which was unveiled by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee during his visit to Ghana in June, was meant to symbolize friendship between the two countries, according to Ghana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. But professors and students at the University of Ghana called the statue “a slap in the face” because of Gandhi’s “racist identity.” They started an online petition calling for the statue’s removal.

 

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Dr.  Walter Rodney:  Revolutionary Intellectual,  socialist,  

 

 

 

By the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries, Africans in the newly-formed United States were in rebellion against slavery. Since 1619 under British rule there had been a rising stream of indentured servants and enslaved persons fueling the agricultural and industrial growth of the country.Incorporated as a state within the union in 1837, the areas are now known as Detroit and Michigan also engaged in the peculiar institution dating back to the closing decades of the 18th century. Many of the streets that we travel on daily were named after white men who owned enslaved Africans.

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