OP-ED People 

On My Funeral

 By Leo Igwe When  I die, I would want to be given a humanist funeral. I do not want a religious funeral service because such a ceremony is not consistent with my life stance. I believe that when people die, they should be buried in line with the principles and values that guided their lives. It is a dishonor to do otherwise. I have made this position known to my family and I hope they will respect it. I am reinforcing this position by making it public and  will back…

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North Africa People 

Former Pastoral Nomads Considering In-Place Farming

By Jacqueline Skalski-Fouts Recent trends reveal that pastoralists in the Maghreb region are turning to sedentary farming practices like agroforestry as nomadic herding becomes more difficult. This unpublished article investigates the causes for this shift, associated environmental impacts, and local responses. North African pastoralism, an agricultural method used for centuries by nomadic people in the steppe highlands, is on the decline. Facing limited grazing land due to overuse and drought, pastoral nomads are favoring more sedentary farming methods like growing fruit or nut trees and crops. Developmental nonprofits in the…

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Chinua Achebe Lifestyle People 

Kendeka Prize for African Literature, Call for Submissions

Kendeka Prize for African Literature is accepting entries from 1st February, 2021 to 31st May, 2021 for its’ 2021 edition. The competition is administered by Solano Publications Ltd and entry is free. This Prize will be awarded for the best piece of unpublished short story either fiction or creative non-fiction. The first prize will be KShs.100,000 while the 2nd and the 3rd   shall receive Kshs 50,000 and 25,000 respectively. The remaining two of the five short listed stories shall receive Kshs 5,000 each. All long listed stories shall be published…

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Entertainment Fashion People 

BEAUTIFUL WOMEN FROM MALAWI PART2

Malawi has got its germs like Beautiful Voluptuous. Malawi women are friendly and attractive, plus English is widely spoken. Due to the low language barrier, Malawi is a good place to find an African girlfriend or wife. Nellie Matewere is 19 years old. Born in Lilongwe a town in Malawi; moved to the USA(Washington). I describe myself as the girl with multiple personalities which include openness, helper, achiever, and thinker. I believe in hard work more than anything else because success in life only comes when you refuse to give…

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Nigeria OP-ED People 

COVID19: Apostle Suleman And Five Thousand Dollar Healing Challenge By Leo Igwe

Once again I am challenging, the founder of Omega Ministries, Apostle Suleman, to heal a coronavirus patient and get a sum of money, this time a higher amount-five thousand US dollars. I am throwing the challenge one more time because Suleman has in his response refused to categorically accept or decline the offer. Suleman seemed to imply that the amount, which I had earlier advanced was little. Let’s not forget that in his widely circulated video, Apostle Suleman offered to heal COVID19 patients for free. Thus a thousand dollars offered…

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Lifestyle People 

‘HEALING RAIN’ Falls Worldwide as TB Joshua Declares End To Coronavirus Outbreak!

As the world grapples to deal with the outbreak of coronavirus, Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua has declared that showers of rain would fall to ‘wipe away’ the deadly virus.  On Saturday 29th February 2020, Joshua declared that “showers of rain that will wipe away the fear of the unknown” would fall as a sign the days of the disease were numbered. In the days that followed, rain surprisingly fell in cities around the world, including in Wuhan, China – the epicentre of the disease and location of most of its fatalities.  For many…

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Violence against women Getaways People 

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and ABUSE: Shouldn’t women share a mini-portion of the blame?

It’s both our prayers, that men who are domestic abusers, “burn in hell and rot away in agony!” Oh yeah, I totally do agree with the vengeful prayer request, but hit the brakes for a moment… I think there’s probably another way to look at it. With the flourishing rate of domestic violence in almost all metropolitan and rural societies, I got deeply and quite adventurously curious to look up its major causes. Well, as anticipated, I was certainly left puzzled! Among the numerous causes of domestic violence I was…

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People 

Why Online Dating Advice Could Ruin Your Relationship

The internet has programmed itself, into a non-degree awarding college of diverse knowledge, where almost everyone suddenly runs to for a quick fix on how to polish what’s left of their relationship, or dust dwindling emotions off, without necessarily having to endure long hours of exhaustive classroom lectures. The internet is saturated with so much misconception, through the assumed ‘conventional standards’ it believes every relationship must meet up with, for it to be considered ideal and not toxic. So, it begins to proffer solutions… “5 Reasons Why He Or She…

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TB Joshua Africa People 

Gospel Preachers And Their ‘God-given’ Prophecies of Doom!

With the torrid economic hardship witnessed across Africa, the resilient people device alternative means of keeping themselves happy and earning a living (however decent and otherwise). The decent means, often include: Seeking respite in religion, with hopes of a sudden miraculous turnaround in both personal and metropolitan adversities. “If manna fell from heaven in biblical times, a lot more can fall in the 21st century” some poor Africans mutter to themselves, as they troop in large numbers to their various Christian worship centres, equipped with a keen sense of expectation,…

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Poor Family in Malawi People 

Malawi is a Nation in Search of Redemption says Catholic Church group

“Having soberly reflected on our beloved country’s socio-economic and political context, we note with dismay that while our country continues on a path of peace, Malawi continues to draw global attention for all the wrong reasons”, reads Statement from the Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace. Called by our mandate to contribute towards the mission of the Catholic Church in Malawi in the creation of a God-fearing, Just and Peaceful Malawian Society that promote integral development and lasting peace, we, the Justice and Peace Secretaries issue this statement in order…

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