Culture & Lifestyle

African Heritages

Mother’s Day – The Situation about Women and Girls

In the United States, Mother’s Day is an annual holiday celebrated on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day recognizes mothers, motherhood and maternal bonds in general, as well the positive contributions that they make to society.Although many Mother’s Day celebrations world-wide have quite different origins and traditions, most have now been influenced by the American traditions.

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.

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.

SUDAN – The Great Divorce

Sudan, Africa’s largest country, is in the final run-up to a critical referendum on independence for the oil-rich south in January 9, 2011 that seems certain to split the war-scarred state. For many, there is a fear that the split between the North and South could birth a new religion conflict between the two sides: the north, dominated by Arab Muslims, and the south, predominantly Christians.

Oh Oh…No? Holidays are Here

Time to get your wallet out: only two more weeks before Christmas. It’s that time of the year again, when miracle happens: mean people become somehow friendly, crazy drivers become tolerant of others, people actually smile at you without reasons, and somehow we all truly believe that we have unlimited cash on our bank accounts to buy everyone a gift in this world.

South Africa Launches New Space Agency (SANSA)

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa unveiled its national space agency on Thursday, aiming to become a leader in earth observation technology across the continent in 10 years, the minister of science and technology said.

The agency, called SANSA (South African National Space Agency) which already has two micro-satellites, will produce timely data imagery to help detect natural disasters and monitor water resources around South Africa and the continent, Pandor said at the launch.

The new agency, which aims to bring together previously un-allied experts in the field, will also seek to revive several space facilities that were mothballed in the 1990?s during apartheid rule, said a government official.