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beautiesofafrique:

Men of different ethnic groups in Ethiopia

1. Afar

2. Hamar

3. Amhara

4. Alaba

5. Arbore

6. Harari

7. Mursi

8. Tsamai

9. Oromo

10. Tigrinya

  Top Ebola Doctor  from Sierra Leone has died.
Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor, Sheikh Umar Khan died  on Tuesday from complications of the disease. 
He was the main doctor at the  front lines of what is now considered the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with 670 dead, primarily in West Africa. He is credited with treating more than 100 victims and has previously been hailed as a national hero.
One small bit of good news: The current outbreak has proven to be less deadly than previous strands of the disease. Instead of a 90% mortality rate, 60% of the infected have died. And in some areas in Guinea, the situation has stabilized, with Doctors Without Borders even closing one of its Ebola treatment centers.
Still, the fight continues…
Retrieved from http://time.com/3057153/sierra-leones-top-ebola-doctor-dead-after-contracting-virus/

  Top Ebola Doctor  from Sierra Leone has died.

Sierra Leone’s top Ebola doctor, Sheikh Umar Khan died  on Tuesday from complications of the disease. 

He was the main doctor at the  front lines of what is now considered the worst Ebola outbreak in history, with 670 dead, primarily in West Africa. He is credited with treating more than 100 victims and has previously been hailed as a national hero.

One small bit of good news: The current outbreak has proven to be less deadly than previous strands of the disease. Instead of a 90% mortality rate, 60% of the infected have died. And in some areas in Guinea, the situation has stabilized, with Doctors Without Borders even closing one of its Ebola treatment centers.

Still, the fight continues…

Retrieved from http://time.com/3057153/sierra-leones-top-ebola-doctor-dead-after-contracting-virus/

Video to my poem ‘Bring Back Our Girls’

Our voices are all we have left to bring an end to this pain

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A big congratulations to Blessing Okagbare on winning the Gold medal for Nigeria and setting a new record (finished at a record time of 10.85secs for women’s 100m) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Go Nigeria!

A big congratulations to Blessing Okagbare on winning the Gold medal for Nigeria and setting a new record (finished at a record time of 10.85secs for women’s 100m) at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Go Nigeria!

Solidarity Message to the entire Muslim Ummah

africanewsitaly:

Solidarity Message to the entire Muslim Ummah

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 29, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ — H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission,

on 2014 Eid-Al-Fitr for Muslims marking the end of the Holy month of Ramadan

It is with great pleasure that I heartily congratulate the entire Muslim Ummah in general and members of the African Union Muslim Community in particular as you celebrate…

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dynamicafrica:

South Africa Ranks Highest in Gold Medals amongst African Nations at Commonwealth Games.

It’s day 6 of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, and South Africa have fast edged their way to the fourth position on the medals table with a total of 24 medals - 9 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze.

Two of those gold medals were won by swimmer Chad le Clos who finished first place in both the 200m and 100m Men’s Butterfly races, setting two Commonwealth records in each. Clos has a total of five Glasgow Commonwealth medals: a silver for the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay, and a bronze for the Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay and Men’s 50m Butterfly.

Fellow swimmer Cameron van der Burgh managed to win the Men’s 50m Breastroke winning gold and setting a new Commonwealth record in that race. Der Burgh won silver in the Men’s 100m Breaststroke behind Englishman Adam Peaty.

After beating New Zealand in the finals, the South African Rugby Sevens team won gold over the weekend making history as the first team ever to beat the Kiwis since the sport was introduced at the Commonwealth Games.

South Africa’s first gold medal was won in the Lawn Bowls after their mixed team beat the host nation 14-10 in the finals.

More Lawn Bowls victory came in the form of Prince Neluonde, Petrus Breitenbach, and Bobby Donnelly winning the Men’s Triples Gold Medal Match.

Paralympic sprinter Fanie van der Merwe won gold in the Men’s 100m T37 Final, and wrapping South Africa’s gold medalists (so far) is Zack Piontek who took home the judo Men’s -90kg Final first place title.

by-grace-of-god:

Meriam Ibrahim, the woman who was sentenced to death in Sudan for refusing to renounce her Christian faith, arrived Thursday in Italy and met with Pope Francis in the Casa Santa Marta. During the meeting, she was accompanied by her family: Husband Daniel Wani, Martin (a year and a half), and Maya, born in prison two months ago. (News.va)

andrew-nunez:

Afro Taino - by Gaba LPL HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

andrew-nunez:

Afro Taino - by Gaba LPL HD Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou. Untitled (Vodou Series), 2011.

Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou’s photographs of the people of Porto-Novo, Benin (formerly Republic of Dahomey) are drawn from street life, his friends, family and studio customers. Benin is all about colour – Porto Novo is like a visual assault.In Leonce’s impressive portraits, wild combinations of locally designed Dutch imported textiles create extreme gradations between background, foreground, person and clothing. Leonce is part of a generation experiencing rapid change and his photographs capture the energy and unfettered zest for life of a people caught between tradition and progress. 

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