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Newsround CBBC is a wonderful www* for young teenagers and young seniors like myself; leaves me wondering , if decades back, i hadd access to this www convenience, will i have turned out to be a better person?
Clickable map of Africa
Country Profiles from BBC for adults
boost the spirit towards excellence and progress
so necessary for a continent plagued by civil wars, epidemics, droughts, bureaucratic dishonesty
BBC onlines list the African winners
" " • 2004: Wangari Maathai of Kenya becomes the first African woman to win the Peace Prize "for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace".
• 2003: South African writer J.M. Coetzee wins the literature prize.
• 2001: Ghanaian-born UN Secretary General Kofi Annan is awarded the peace prize jointly with the world body "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world".
• 1993: Nobel Peace Prize is awarded jointly to South Africa's Nelson Mandela, a symbol of the country's fight against the apartheid system, and then president Frederik de Klerk, "for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa".
• 1991: South Africa's' Nadine Gordimer, whose work deals mainly with the racially driven tensions in her country, wins the literature prize.
• 1988: Novel and short story writer Naguib Mahfouz becomes the first Egyptian to win the literature prize.
• 1986: Nigeria's ethnic Yoruba playwright, poet and novelist Wole Soyinka wins the literature prize.
• 1984: South Africa's black Anglican archbishop, Desmond Tutu, wins the peace prize for his role in the battle against the apartheid regime.
• 1978: Egyptian President Anwar Sadat shares the peace prize with Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin, who both signed the Camp David peace accords for the Middle East.
• 1960: Zulu chief Albert John Lutuli, head of South Africa's African National Congress — then a banned resistance movement and now the majority party in South Africa — wins the peace prize for his fight against apartheid.
• 1951: South African Max Theiler wins the Nobel prize for medicine for developing a vaccine against yellow fever. " "
see also on CNN
" " John Maxwell Coetzee was born in Cape Town, South Africa , has won the
2003 Nobel prize for literature ;
has won the Booker Prize twice, plus other literary awards.
According to Horace Endgahl, permanent secretary Nobel Academy permanent secretary, the decision to honour Coetzee was an easy one to make.
"We were very much convinced of the lasting value of his contribution to literature," he said.
"I think he is a writer that will continue to be discussed and analysed and we think should belong to our literary heritage". " "
a Giraffe, and a thorn tree in the Bushveld
what's it to do with me?
i've been labelled a geel bosvelder, having grown up on the southern fringes of the Busheld on the northern slopes of the Magaliesberg range;
sometimes a geeraaf with one of the legs always stuck in the heart of the AFrican continent
who despite the transplant to newer continent and its culutral roots
the spontaneous thumping and dancing
the tragedies ~ of so many
But oh so, so frequent
yet the animals, the vegetation, the Africans
make it a continent
that for anybody ~
once there ~
CAN NEVER EVER escape,
it's Africa Fever ~
creeps into one's heart and mind
forever nagging, niggling, calling for another visit
A satellite photo of the electrified face of planet earth ,
Africa is one of the higher populated yet the number of lights is amongst the lowest.
=== Sadly Aids/HIV is a reality, as is war and poverty and development
...... " Quo Vadis " ...... yet, i remain ....
optimistic, that the future has potential,
there is light at the end of the journey,
post colonial / imperialistic / materialistic.
This shall be a reflective intro to a few travelogues that impinge directly and indirectly to the places , people and items of this huge continent that shares the same time zone as Europe,
that was so large that it had to be discovered by explorers by sea and land, no wonder when African MARK SHUTTLEWORTH - the continent's 1st Afronaut arrived at the ISS [international space station] spent much time photograhing and raved ecstatically about the continent, dark but not without hope.
*** * Mapping Africa: Problems of Regional Definition
In this essay based on a lecture at the Maps, Identity and World Studies workshop at the University of Chicago, history professor Ralph Austen describes the ways in which European cartography of Africa has
perpetuated colonial power structures, disregarding indigenous representations of space and the integrity of indigenous societies and cultures: "To divide Africa along these lines--Mediterranean, 'Black
African' and South African--may thus be perceived as 'racist'..."
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- Pros:a continent , always full of surprises for the willing
- Cons:oft misunderstood by outsiders,
- In a nutshell:hope, faith & grind on . . . . . May it's resources be wisely used !
Offspring is headed for Ghana, not me, on a Junior fellowship with EWB, this is her extra curricular activity, but... more travel advice
It's another continent, its not the industrialised world, sure there are tarred [ macamdamised ] roads, but this is... more travel advice
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