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African Proverb of the Day – 2

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“If you are ugly you must either learn to dance or make love.” ~ Zimbabwe

This is a very good one. There is a true wisdom key hidden within these words; and it has nothing to do with dancing and making love. First of all, these two acts are mentioned because it captures the African high interests and natural skills. When it comes to dancing and making love, Africans stand out high – we are after all, the cradle of Humankind.

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Miss Cameroon USA 2014

NORA NDEMAZIA CROWNED MISS CAMEROON USA 2014

Photos courtesy of Miss Cameroon USA – Lady Kate (SELMO PHOTOS)

April 5, 2014 – 23 Yrs Old Nora Ndemazia was crowned Miss Cameroon USA on April 5 2015 at the Hampton Conference Center with hundreds of Cameroonians and Friends of Cameroon witnessing the spectacular event.  Nora Ndemazia is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Richard and Helen Fualefock.  She grew up in Buea, South West Province and is a graduate of Seat of Wisdom College in the South West of Cameroon where she graduated in 2009.  She moved to the United States of America for further Education and settled in New York where she is a full time Law Student at City University New York (CUNY).   Continue reading

5 Smart Ways to Spend Your Tax Refund Money

How to spend your Tax Money

IF YOU’RE EXPECTING a tax refund this year, you need a good plan for your money. Always remember that the government isn’t sending you a bonus check – it’s money that should have been yours all along. In fact if you’re receiving a huge refund, you’re probably having too much withheld. Be sure to revisit your W-4 form and adjust your federal income tax withholding allowances.
Getting a refund check somtimes feel like winning the lotterry – a very small loterry. Just like lottery winners, it’s easy to get caught up on all the things you will want to have right away, and before you know it, you’ve already spent more than your expected refund – in your mind. Don’t get caught treating your refund check any differently than you’d treat your weekly or monthly paycheck.
Give the money a purpose. By the way, don’t just let it sit in your checking account because before you know it, it will all be gone through your routine expenses such as entertainment, bills, shopping, and much more. Before you know it, you’ll have nothing to show for the refund. Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day

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ADUNAGOW Magazine celebrates all women around the globe today as part of the 2014 International Women’s Day.

International Women’s Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In some places like China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria, International Women’s Day is a national holiday.

For more information on Women’s day, visit the International Women’s Day website.

Overcoming PayCheck to Paycheck Living

Personal_FinancePaycheck-to-paycheck (P2P) living is very stressful and hard to overcome. It happens when you are regularly waiting for your next paycheck before you make any basic financial decision such as paying your bills or buying groceries for your household. It’s a way of life that many people in America have come to accept as a norm, but it shouldn’t be so. It’s an issue in our society and everyone must learn how to overcome this since it affects not just your finance, but your whole life.

If you’re living paycheck to paycheck and can’t seem to find a way out of debt, here’s an article just for you with advice on how to break the cycle and live a happier financial life.

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2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics – Africa Participation

The 2014 Winter Olympics, officially called the XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, is underway in Sochi, Russia. it will be running until the 23 February 2014. The event (including the 2014 Winter Paralympics) is being organized by the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC). Sochi was selected as the host city in July 2007. The Sochi Olympics will be the first Olympics in the Russian Federation since the breakup of the USSR in 1991.

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MLK Jr. Day

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As I woke up this morning, getting ready to start the week with my daily routine, I realized that this day would not have been the same without the sacrifice and leadership of one man that I came to know later in my adulthood life.

As a naturalized African American (originally from the Congo Democratic in Central Africa), I realized that this wonderful day (along with many others to come) could not have been possible if a certain group of people stood up for my future, knowing for sure that they might not get a taste of it as they confront unthinkable injustice and ideology rooted in the American society. Continue reading

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AFRICA DAY: May 25

Africa Day is the annual commemoration on May 25 of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 1991, the OAU established the African Economic Community, and in 2002 the OAU established its own successor, the African Union. However, the name and date of Africa Day has been retained as a celebration of African unity.

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Soweto Comedy Festival

Soweto International Comedy Festival (3 – 4 May)

The annual Soweto International Comedy Festival is coming to the Soweto Theater on 3 and 4 May 2013.

This time around Premium Comedy is bringing us international comedy heavyweights, Griff of Def Comedy Jams (USA), Magic  Man (Canada), Martin Davis (UK) and George Kuda (Zimbabwe) will be headlining the shows. We’ve rounded up some of the funniest minds abroad to tickle our funny bones with their witty and controversial jokes. Continue reading

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WHAT IS THE STORY BOOK OF YOUR LIFE?

“And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works” – The Book of Revelations 20:12

What would you do if you knew that your life story is being written into a book? What would you do or say differently? Yes, everyone’s life is a story based on your actions. It will be put up into the book of books. What story are you telling? How will it start and end? If people were to read it what will they say about your story?

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Learning About Africa

 

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AFRICA is full of talented individuals. No matter where we are in the world, there is an African man or woman doing great things. This is what makes my job (if you call it really a job) so enjoyable all the time. As an editor for a magazine that focuses on showcasing Africans positive contribution to the world, it’s such a pleasure meeting and talking to these great individuals that I get the privilege to call “brothers” or “sisters.”
It’s not a racial thing, to be proud of where you come from. We live in a world where Africa and Africans are thought to be at the bottom of the development curve, considered by many the last human group to still get into the evolution bandwagon. Yet, when you look at the history behind the development of the Northern Hemisphere civilizations, you will find the contribution of someone coming from the mother land. Continue reading

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Celebrating with Rev. Jesse Jackson

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To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the nonprofit organization LE HESED in collaboration with a couple of local organizations hosted an impressive event with Reverend Jesse Jackson as the guest speaker. The event was held on Sunday March 18th, 2012 at the Birmingham Palace in Brussels, the capital of Europe. The Reverend Jesse Jackson was accompanied by the director for International Affairs of Rainbow Push, Mr. James Gomez.
Nearly a thousand people from all races and different parts of Belgium and Europe assembled to condemn various forms of discrimination in Europe, Africa and around the world. The event directed by the outstanding presence of the Reverend Joseph Kasongo Bondo, a member of LE HESED’s board of directors, was marked by three crucial phases.
First, a dozen Afro-European gospel groups successively delivered exceptional presentations of different styles that lead the audience into a remarkable experience of communion. The performing groups were: Corps du Christ, Les Héritiers, Sister Bénédicte, Sister Sandra Mbuyi, EMJY, Brother Djino Lukala, Source du Salut, Brother René Lokwa, Les Chérubins, By Faith Choir, NJL Choir and Anne Marie Abia.
During the first part of the event, one after another, leaders from Europe and Africa raised prayers on the podium against the devastating effect of discrimination worldwide. Dr. Siméon Kubulana Matendu, Pastor Richard Onebamoi, Pastor Luke Henrist and Pastor Marcel Kabisekela took turn to pray for peace and justice in Europe, Africa and throughout the rest of the world.
The second part of the evening was marked by speeches of the Deputy Mayor of the Brussels parliament, Mr. Bertin Mampaka and Reverend Jesse Jackson. Mr. Bertin Mampaka paid a tribute to Reverend Jesse Jackson, a comrade of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and delivered a captivating testimony. He noted that Rev. Jackson is a true inspiration for him and many of our contemporaries. Indeed, Mr. Mampaka stated that despite Reverend Jesse Jackson’s age, he never gets tired of traveling in different continents to firmly denounce discrimination and promote peace.



MAR/APR 2012 Issue

ADUNAGOW Magazine: MAR/APR 2012 Issue

MAR/APR 2012 Issue of ADUNAGOW Magazine. Exclusive interview with Recording artist NAIRA. Also in this issue, the new South Africa’s Afro-Soul Queen Lira’s bio, and coverage of the upcoming Africa Movie Academy Awards 2012. Much more inside!

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