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Humor Factory: “Eeee! Not Even Poverty Save Me From Criminals” – Useni

Useni has always believed that kidnapping, armed robbery hostage-taking, ransom demands, and other social problems are exclusive headaches of the rich; not until Agama convinced him otherwise. “You can’ look for money inside house of a man who no get cent.” Useni once told Agama. The dialogue continues: AGAMA: I am not sure I understand what you mean USENI: You see, sometimes, me, I happy I poor… AGAMA: You are happy you are poor? Has you brain engine gone…

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Africa: Just Do Like others And Remain Where You Are

Aside from corruption, one of the greatest problems facing Africa today is the desire to copy from others, instead of being authentic. Innovation is the mother of creativity. There is nothing terrible about getting ideas from existing concepts and modifying them to fit one’s situation, environment or needs. But copying an existing concept, which is developed to fit a particular environment and using it in a completely different setting only leads to mediocrity because what works for, say, the…

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Africa and Prison Reform: Using jail to save money and avoid loneliness.

The former anti-apartheid icon and one of the most respected leaders in this century, Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years of his life in the maximum security prison on the Robben Island, South Africa, once said:  “No one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.” How true is this about Africa and how does the statement reflect African…

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NEW: PROVOCATIVE BOOK!!!!!!!

Wide Sargasso Sea: Themes Of Colonialism And Patriarchy Our everyday discourse throws light on the nature of the human relationship and experience, and equally shows how deeply human beings are entangled in the web of the dominant ideologies, amongst them, sexism and racism. How does the past explain our present social relationship and give meaning and legitimacy to the everyday discourse?  As a counter-text to Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, published in 1847, Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea  reveals “the…

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Africa: Euphemism or Problem of Semantics?

One of the greatest challenges I face in Africa is the ability to understand clearly the difference between the use of euphemism and identifying a semantics problem. Yes, semantics problem; or if you like, the problem of meaning or definition. For the sake of clarity, I will start by defining both terms. Put is a simpler way, semantics is the study of meaning in language, programming languages, semiotic and formal logics, while euphemism is a soft, mild, indirect, or…

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The mother of my boyfriend has a strong influence on him, should I still go on with the Marriage?

Dear Aunt Silvia, I am a 28-year old lady in a six-year-old relationship with my boyfriend. We are about to get married, but I am sometimes terrified to take that next important step because I have the feeling that the mother of my boyfriend has a strong influence on him. She might have a negative influence on our marriage. I really love my boyfriend and want to spend the rest of my life with him, but that fear persists….

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Indiscipline: When Indecisiveness Destroys Your Future

When Indecisiveness on Indiscipline Destroys Your Future Laws are made and meant to be obeyed. The purpose of making laws is to bring some degree of sanity and coherence in our rather incoherent, chaotic environment. But that is not enough, sanity and coherency go beyond the environmental improvement; they equally affect every part of your life – and your future.  You don’t have to crack your brain further thinking how this is the case. I’ll help explain. Without sentiments,…

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Will You Live Up To Your Dreams and Responsibilities In the Year 2019?

2018 has come to an end. It is time to count your gains and losses. Time for a sober reflection. More than anything else, the end of the year means the end of a chapter in your life. While New Year comes with new life, it equally, brings one a step to their ultimate end. It means, logically speaking, that one does not have the luxury of time in this world. That calls for an economy of your time….

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Bullying at School, And how I Overcame it

My experience might not be something new to many kids out there, but I believe sharing my experience could help other kids face their tormentors and probably find a solution to this well-known problem at school. Some years ago, when I was 6 years, I was bullied by a group of children to the extent that I considered stopping going to school. Initially, it started with a boy, who always tried to provoke me. However, I and my siblings’…

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Rice and Beef with Fried Potatoes and Spinach

  Country: West Africa      Ingredients (for 4 people) 500g beef,  600g potatoes, 500g tomatoes, 1kgspinach, 400g rice, 2 onions, 5 tablespoons olive oil, 1 pepper, garlic, water, salt, 2 bouillon.               Preparation Time: 20 minutes       Cooking time: 45 minutes Preparation Method :   1: Cut the beef, wash and cook it for 30 minutes. In between, peel and cut both onions and garlic. Wash and cut the spinach, tomatoes, and…

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My marriage is in danger since I started earning more than my husband

Dear Aunt Sylvia, I am a 51-year old lady married to an educated man with three adorable children. Both my husband and I are working and I would say, we are financially ok. Some years ago, my husband became sick and he was advised by the doctor to work less. That drastically changed our income situation and made me earn more than my husband. Recently, I noticed that he is not the same man he used to be. He…

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CAR: Statement of ICC Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, following Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona’s arrest

On Wednesday, 12 December, I welcomed the arrest of the second suspect resulting from our investigation in the Central African Republic (“CAR”) since August 2012. Mr Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona’s arrest follows Mr Alfred Yekatom’s arrest and surrender to the International Criminal Court (the “Court” or “ICC”) in November of this year.  I welcomed these arrests as important steps towards the fulfillment of my prosecutorial mandate to hold accountable those responsible for the gravest crimes in CAR no matter what side…

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