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Family: Closer Than You Think

By DKIdea, published on Feb 17, 2014

...about the times we live in, is that science has come such a long way, that it has taken much of the mystery out of our personal history. So while we are told we are this or that, science can now confirm the telling. In my case, Portuguese and Irish went along with the Cree (and obviously my African origins). In taking a recent DNA swab, the possible countries in Africa were reduced to just Cameroon, and Germany popped up on the radar (which probably explains why I’ve bonded with my Audi). It should be noted in DNA testing that the larger the database, the better the results. So if... (more)

Tags: family, children, parents, ireland, african, genealogy, native american, ancestors

African Military Expenditure and Development

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Dec 28, 2011

In Africa, most countries invest huge amounts of money in the military though it is not productive. This makes the net effect of the Military Expenditure (milex) on economic growth in African countries remain a big issue for discussion.

The relationship between milex and economic growth in developing countries is that the milex promotes development but this only in the sense that it increases human capital. If we consider the increase of econometric sophistication and particularly in the context of economy, expenditure of the military has no value.

Military activity does not grow... (more)

Tags: development, military, african, expenditure

First African Woman Nobel Prize Winner Dies at 71

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Sep 30, 2011

Wangari Maathai is the first African woman to win the Nobel peace prize. Wangari was of Kenyan citizenship. She was particularly recognized because of her fearless social activism and crusade for protecting the environment. It was in this vein that she founded the Green Belt Movement. She decided to found this movement in 1977 and planted tens of millions of trees in Kenya. This was a great thing since it was in the context of fighting desertification in Kenya. Now, she passed away this week, last Sunday at the age of 71 after a long struggle with a cancer.

Indeed, her death... (more)

Tags: winner, african, woman, first, nobel, prize, dies

African Youth Face up to Life

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Nov 30, 2010

The African continent engorges a great number of young people. It is said that that 60 percent of Africa's population is below the age of 30. Accordingly, if the young people are supported as to deal with the challenges they face, they can build their future in a positive way. The African youth face challenges to permanent life realities. The youth is always defied the harsh facts of globalization and different other categories of development. Actually the line of attack to such confrontations carry some much weight and thus, can turn what is seemingly negative into a strength.

The truth... (more)

Tags: youth, life, african, face

The African Grand Master of Polygamy

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Nov 9, 2010

...a friend. In this way she is actually a person who supports the other. While the world is changing and people are attempting to make few children due to different reasons, there still exist other people who think that making too many children is wealth or power. This is actually what most Africans still think.

And this is the case of this Kenyan man, known by the name of Ancentus Akuku Danger, who married more than 100 women before he died last October. He married his first wife 1939, while the youngest wife was married in 1997. He was nicknamed Danger because women were... (more)

Tags: african, master, polygamy

The Strong and Deep Meanings of the African Dance

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Aug 4, 2010

Africa has many cultures and therefore varied traditional songs and dances. Traditional African dance delivers far more than meets the casual on looker’s eyes. It represents the actual fundamentals and belief systems that the specific African culture stands for. So whilst an outsider may believe that the dancers are simply jumping around, in order to have a good time, this is not the case.

A good history lesson about any given culture will reveal that any African people’s traditional dance is deeply imbedded with meanings and symbols that reflect the cultural beliefs and their lifestyle.

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Tags: african, dance, meaning, african culture

African Gorillas in Peril

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Mar 25, 2010

According to some researchers, the gorillas of the African continent may go extinct within fifteen years. This may happen if nothing is done to protect them against poaching and their illegal trafficking on and outside the continent. Even their dwelling places are in danger since some forests in which these great animals used to hide and reproduce are being damaged by people. This widely shows that there is a need of an SOS to protect these animals which attract tourists to Africa from all over the world.

Gorillas are one of the most visited animals on the African continent; so their... (more)

Tags: african, gorillas, stake.

African Women and Economic Development

By MUGISHO N.THEOPHILE, published on Feb 24, 2010

...animals for the very precious link in the food chain. As a matter of fact, women were always interested in selecting the seeds to sow and those which are good for conservation.

In the western countries, development carries different meaning; it is considered as very different from the African view. There, they use modern tools, which helps them to produce crop of higher quality that is very competitive on the wsorld market. Mostly men are involved in agriculture here, which is quite different from what Africans do.

In the context of Africa,, development is considered as... (more)

Tags: women, development, african, economic

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