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USA: The death of civil rights icon John Lewis and hopes for America

John Lewis the USA US civil rights icon John Lewis died on July 17, 2020, of pancreatic cancer, aged 80 years old. He had been since 1987 the U.S. Democratic Representative for Georgia’s 5th congressional district, serving his 17th term in the House. Mr Lewis was one of the fearless civil rights leaders named the “Big Six” (included Martin Luther King Jr, ) credited with organising the historic August 28, 1963, march in Washington, aimed at sensitizing the racial…

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Unity in Diversity: Unity Without Uniformity and Diversity Without Fragmentation

For years the USA had portrayed itself as the oasis of unity in diversity. The land of migrants and opportunity, where every hardworking migrant can achieve their life aspirations. The country, where dreams become a reality – the American dream. With the discovery of seaways to South America by the European explorers, colonisation and slavery, the USA has become a multi-cultural melting point and the beacon of diversity, where migrants from all works of life – irrespective their race,…

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The Coronavirus god and its Laws

Asked their subjects, most would tell you the gods can be invisible, yet omnipresent. One feels their presence and anger – especially, whenever one disobeys the gods’ laws or the duties the deities expect from mankind. According to various definitions, the law is more or less, the system of rules created or set aside by a country, community, which regulates the actions of its members, and can be enforced through the imposition of penalties. From the religious point of…

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Food Culture and Family: Why you should eat home-cooked food

Food and family are hardly inseparable from culture. In many cultures, especially, African, food is, therefore, not only eaten to satisfy hunger; food has some cultural functions as well. That explains why some cultures attach much importance to eating at home and amongst family members and friends.  With industrialization and globalisation playing significant roles around the world at present, there is an increase in the number of restaurants in the entire globe. The surge in the number of hotels…

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LATEST ISSUE OF KATA KATA MAGAZINE IS OUT. READ ONLINE OR GRAB YOU COPY NOW!!

Main Cartoon Story: Kata Kata Village Says Hell No To Cyber Bullying Health: Adolescents’ Health in Jeopardy Technology: New Technology Boosts Life In Africa Interior: Giving your hotel dining room that incredible cosy setting Featured: Donald glover, fighting against inequality & for justice reform Beauty: How to achieve a baby-face look Fashion: The Origin of Modern Shoes Food: Rice, Beans and Fried Sweet Potatoes with Beef-Tomato Stew Destination: The Other Often Untold Side of Haiti Literary Corner: Movies, Books,…

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Right or Wrong: Searching for the truth

Meaning is individual. What is right or wrong depends on the speaker and the opinion itself is influenced by the world-view, background, education, group membership, belief, ideologies and other “makeups” of the speaker. Hum. Getting complicated, some would say. So how would one know what is right or wrong? Perhaps, that complexity or multiplicity of meaning explains the war or words going on between the US ambassador to Zambia and President Edgar Lungu of Zambia.  Well, at the end…

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Mozambique: Old man escapes death over alleged sorcery

A 70-year-old man in Dombe, central of Mozambique, narrowly escaped death after villagers angrily pounded on him with blows and kicks over allegedly practising of sorcery. The irked Dombe residents destroyed the property of the old man after accusing him of keeping crocodiles and snakes in River Lucite for sorcery. The River Lucite runs through Dombe and the villager claimed the accused’s alleged diabolic activities with the animals cause the animals to become a danger to the community. According…

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Malawi: Muslims and Christians clash over hijab

Two people were severely injured and scores sustained minor wounds in Mangochi area, Southern region of Malawi after two opposing groups sparred on Monday over the alleged refusal by the Anglican Church to allow Muslim girls learning in its primary school in the area to put on a Hijab. Several properties, including schools, a church and a mosque were damaged in retaliatory attacks as the fracas spread to door to door fights. Businesses were brought to a standstill and…

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Homosexuality in Ghana: Speaker condemned cultural imposition by the West

Ghana’s government has said it will, under no circumstance, give in to pressure from the international lobbies, calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality in the West African country. Parliament speaker Prof. Mike Aaron Oquaye on Wednesday asked Ghanaians to evade Western cultures imposed on them, saying legalizing same-sex marriage is “corruption of public morals. Prof. Oquaye was speaking during Speaker’s Prayer Breakfast in Parliament that brought together legislators, National Coalition for Proper Human Rights and Family Values, an advocacy…

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PlatAfrica announces 2019 winners

PlatAfrica on Wednesday night unveiled the 2019 winners in jewellery design and manufacturing competition in South Africa. Winners both professional and student categories were crowned in a beautiful ceremony graced by experts in the platinum industry. The competition held yearly provides a platform to the upcoming and established South African jewellery designers to display their creativity in platinum. It is sponsored by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) in partnership with Platinum Guild International India and Metal concentrators (South African industry)….

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A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (Nandi, Kenya)

Mabarei kuinetab teta moitanyi. (Nandi) Pembe ya ng’ombe haiui ndama wake. (Swahili) La corne d’une vache ne tue pas son veau. (French) A cow’s horn does not kill its calf. (English) This proverb from the Nandi community, which is part of the Kalenjin ethnic group in Kenya, emphasizes the importance of discipline, responsibility and punishing of children when they have done something wrong. Such strict measures aim to ensure that children are trained to grow up responsibly, to enable…

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Title: The Dark Well

Chapter 1: Jeremy and Jeremiah love football Jeremy and Jeremiah were playing with their friends Jack and Louis in the grass in the evening. They were using a ball rolled out of banana fibres collected from their banana plantation. They liked to play football every evening with their friends. Jeremy was 6 years old and Jeremiah was 7 years old. Jack and Louise were also 7 years old and went to the same school called Masanafu Primary school. When…

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