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Proverb of the week: “Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat; it is just that no one ever gives them meat.”

Dogs do not actually prefer bones to meat; it is just that no one ever gives them meat. ~ Akan (Ghana) Are you meant to be poor? Is your social condition “normal” and permanent? These are perhaps some of the questions you might ask yourself. With the above proverb, the Akan people of Ghana try to create that sense of consciousness amongst themselves and discourage one from accepting their negative social situation without trying hard to change it positively. To…

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The Bill Cosby Conviction and the Sad Truth

For more than five decades, Bill Cosby, once known as “America’s Dad” was a household name in many families – in the USA, Africa and far beyond. He was a role model due to his role in many of his TV series – especial The Cosby show. Sadly, the name Bill Cosby is nowadays anything but fatherly. Just like many great names, he has fallen from grace to grass, thanks to sexual assault accusations against him from 60 women….

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Asi deka melea todzo o.

Asi deka melea todzo o.  (Ewe: Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Benin ) Mkono moja huwezi kushika nyati.  (Swahili) Une seule main ne peut pas attraper un buffle.  (  French) One hand does not catch a buffalo. ( English) To achieve much, we must act as a group rather than an individual   ( Meaning)  

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I hear you

Ukapanda mano usamaswe phale.     (Chewa, Malawi)                                                                                                                                 (Nyanja,   Zimbabwe/ Mozambique /Zambia   If…

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Akabandok`iminsiugacah- akibonaukakabikakure (Kinyarwanda, Rwanda). You should cut your future walking stick when it is day time and store it far away(English) Make early arrangements for the future (meaning)

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Gnatola ma no kpon sia

 Gnatola ma no kpon sia, eyenabe adelan to kpo mi sena. (Ewe-mina – Ghana, Benin, Togo) Until the lion has his or her own storyteller, the hunter will always have the best part of the story. (English) A story is never complete until one hears from both sides. The one who does not have the voice is often the loser  (meaning)

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