Author: Bhatupe Mhango

HIV Positive: To tell or not to tell?

To tell or not to tell- that’s the penultimate question! Ok, this morning a friend wrote on my facebook wall a question which I’ll summarize as : “and what do we do about those who do not disclose of their + status, who are going around with poorer, more vulnerable people & spread the disease?”

World Malaria Day – April 25, 2011

The theme of World Malaria Day 2011, Achieving Progress and Impact, highlights the successes of the past decade, as well as remaining challenges to achieving near zero deaths by 2015.
Five years ago, malaria killed nearly one million people each year—most of them children. In Africa alone, the burden of the disease cost the continent $12 billion a year in lost productivity.

50 million people lack clean water to drink in DRC

Some 90 per cent of the DRC’s rural population is dependent on groundwater and springs for drinking water

An estimated 51 million people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – or three quarters of the population – have no access to safe drinking water, even though the country holds over half of Africa’s water reserves, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) said in a new study released today.
The country’s troubled legacy of conflict, environmental degradation, rapid urbanization and under-investment in water infrastructure has seriously affected the availability of drinking water, UNEP said in the study, unveiled to coincide with World Water Day.

Clayton County Cultural Celebration 2011

Fifi Souma - Miss Africa USA 2010

Clayton County Cultural Celebration 2011!
Saturday April 16, 2011 • 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Clayton County Performing Arts Center | 2530 Mount Zion PKWY | Jonesboro, GA

Join Queen Fifi Soumah, Miss Africa USA - Special Guest - Celebrate Culture and Diversity in Historical Clayton County, Georgia
Help to raise funds for several community non-profits and
organizations including:
Clayton County Alzheimer Support Center;
Clayton County 4-H Program; Clayton County Grassroots
Leadership Institute; Elite Scholars Academy Charter School;
Miss Africa USA Scholarship Pageant.

The theme for this year's program is
"Clayton County; Above Color; Beyond Politics;
A Community United."

The mission of the supported non-profits is to help provide services throughout the Clayton County Community. Last year we had over 1,800 guests and performers. All proceeds will go towards community based projects and events.
Tickets are scheduled to go on sale March 18th and may be purchased from the non-profits listed.

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Cameroon Medical Missions: Maryland, DC Luncheon – Mini Conference

African Women’s Development Foundation Inc and Hope Floats Initiative invite you to the 3rd Cameroon Medical Missions Luncheon and Mini Conference coming up April 16th in Maryland. Please kindly RSVP by return email or Phone call. Join us and network with a great team of Professionals, business men and women, Community leaders and very dynamic movers and shakers.

Vital Kamerhe – The Road to the DR Congo Presidential Election

VITAL KAMERHE (born on March 4, 1959) is a Congolese politician. Former Speaker of the National Assembly of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and former Minister of Information, he is currently Honorary President of the National Assembly, founder and leader of the UNC party (Union pour la Nation Congolaise) and candidate to the 2011 presidential election in the DRC.

Office Weight Loss

The office environment does not generally lend itself well to helping a person lead a healthy lifestyle. Long periods spent sat down at your desk or in meetings with biscuits, crisps and fizzy drinks only a short walk away at the vending machine. However, you don’t have to give up on being healthy just yet so put down that custard cream and read our 7 tips to helping you stay trim in the office.

Reducing Poverty in Africa

The problem of global poverty is the greatest moral challenge of our time that contrasts with the economic growth observed around the world in the last two decades. According to the recent UNDP report, more than one billion people currently live on less than a dollar a day and suffer from malnutrition. Over eight million people die each year because of lack of access to essential resources. The World Health Program states that every six seconds a child dies of hunger. Never before have nations throughout the world experienced such a level of hunger. Africa is one of the most impoverished and least developed regions of the world and has been the most affected by poverty.

AFRICA Music for Fashion Campaign

MISS WEST AFRICA’S SHIREEN BENJAMIN LAUNCHES “AFRICAN MUSIC FOR FASHION” CAMPAIGN AND AFRICAN FASHION DAY
One more year of reign left for the International Beauty Queen of West Africa, Shireen Benjamin, and she has vowed to dedicate it to increasing the support of African fashion. Working along side the Miss West Africa event organisers, Shireen Benjamin has launched a campaign called “African Music for Fashion”, in the process she will also be launching ‘African Fashion Day’ (www.africanfashionday.com) which will take place on the 6th August 2011, the first Saturday of every other August.

Interview Exclusive – Sunday Omony on Plus Size Modeling

SUNDAY OMONY was born in the war-torn region of northern Uganda. Her family migrated to Canada in 1991. Through life altering situations Sunday has persevered to become a talented plus-size model and humanitarian. She is known for being diverse with regards to look, talent and content. Sunday is a vivacious woman, standing at 5 feet, 9 inches. She has been featured as one of the “Sexiest African Women” by Jamati.com. Her glowing and infectious personality has contributed to her success. Sunday is the new spokesperson for Hearts 4 Peace, an organization that offers services and courses in conflict transformation and social justice.

Happy New Year 2011

2011: The Political Year for Africa

AFRICA has been on the world radar lately, starting early this year with the inevitable resignation of Egypt’s fourth president Hosni Mubarak, after 18 days of demonstrations by the Egyptian population. This month, our eyes have all been captured by the ongoing turmoil in Lybia, where the president Muammar Gaddafi has defied his own people in the fight for the throne.