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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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.

AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2015 STANDINGS

Last Updated: February 8, 2015

Group A

Team P GD Pts

Congo

3 2 7

Equatorial Guinea

3 2 5

Gabon

3 -1 3

Burkina Faso

3 -3 1

Group B

Team P GD Pts

Tunisia

3 2 5

Congo DR

3 0 3

Cape Verde

3 0 3

Zambia

3 -1 2

Group C

Team P GD Pts
Ghana 3 1 6
Algeria 3 3 6

Senegal

3 -1 4

South Africa

3 -3 1

Group D

Team P GD Pts
Ivory Coast 3 1 5

Guinea

3 0 3

Mali

3 0 3

Cameroon

3 -1 2

01/17/15: Equatorial Guinea 1 - 1 Congo |  Burkina Faso 0 - 2 Gabon

01/18/15: Zambia 1 - 1 Congo DR | Tunisia 1 - 1 Cape Verde

01/19/15: Ghana 1 - 2 Senegal | Algeria 3 - 1 South Africa

01/20/15: Ivory Coast 1 - 1 Guinea | Mali 1 - 1 Cameroon

01/21/15: Equatorial Guinea 0 - 0 Burkina Faso | Gabon 0 - 1 Congo

01/22/15: Zambia 1 - 2 Tunisia | Cape Verde 0 - 0 Congo DR

01/23/15: Ghana 1 - 0 Algeria | South Africa 1 - 1 Senegal

01/24/15: Ivory Coast 1 - 1 Mali | Cameroon 1 - 1 Guinea

01/25/15: Congo 2 - 1 Burkina Faso | Gabon 0 - 2 Equatorial Guinea

01/26/15: Cape Verde 0 - 0 Zambia | Congo DR 1 - 1 Tunisia

01/27/15: Senegal 0 - 2 Algeria | South Africa 1 - 2 Ghana

01/28/15: Cameroon 0 - 1 Ivory Coast | Guinea 1 - 1 Mali

QUARTER FINAL:

01/31/15: Congo 2 - 4 DR Congo | Tunisia 1 - 2 Equatorial Guinea (Extra-Time)

02/01/15: Ghana 3 - 0 Guinea | Ivory Coast 3 - 1 Algeria

SEMI FINAL:

02/04/15: DR Congo 1 - 3 Ivory Coast

02/05/15: Equatorial Guinea 0 - 3 Ghana

THIRD PLACE:

02/07/15: DR Congo (4) 0 - 0 (2) Equatorial Guinea (FT + Penalty kicks

FINAL:

02/08/15: Ghana (8) 0 - 0 (9) Ivory Coast

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Broken Promise

Broken Promise – Part 2 of 6

I had used to dream of Maryam sitting in the car beside me on our way home from the airport, picturing the wonderment and joy in her voice. How thrilled she could have been and bursting into her peculiar hearty laughter at any and everything. She’d have detailed her flight to me in that unaffected manner of hers. It would have been her first time on air, travelling on a plane. She had a fear for heights and regularly marveled at the mystery and ability of planes flying up in the sky. It scared her somewhat, the idea of flying.

Broken Promise

Broken Promise – Part 1 of 6

Broken PromiseStory by: Ejine Okoroafor (Part 1 of 6)

‘Hello, hello. Gogo, are you there, can you hear me?’ I heard the worried voice of my brother, Ndudi, inquiring from the other end of the phone line. He feared our phone connection had dropped but nonetheless had continued to shout, ‘Gogo, hello, Gogo, hello, are you there?’

I heard him clearly but was unable to respond or assure him that I was still on the line and could hear him. I gripped the phone tightly, pressed to my right ear while trying to hang on to the conversation and maintain my balance at the same time. I was dizzy. My mind was muddled. I struggled to comprehend the dreadful news that he had just relayed to me. I felt dazed, transfixed with shock and unable to move or talk. My spirit seemed to have exited outside of my body, leaving me hollow. Continue reading "Broken Promise – Part 1 of 6"