We are proud to announce the support of The National Urban League for the 2nd African Union Business Expo to be held on 11/15/2016 at MIST Harlem from 10am -7pm.

We are proud to announce the support of The National Urban League  for the 2nd African Union Business Expo to be held on 11/15/2016 at MIST Harlem from 10am -7pm.  Register to win up to 1,000.00! at

at http://africanunionexpo.org/events/african-union-expo-2016-nyc-harlem-on-11152016-from-10am-7pm/

or email info@africanunionexpo.com or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8002 to the attend or to request further  information

follow: #AfricanUnionExpo2016

This year will feature 2 new events:

  • Go Africa Startup Contest (for entrepreneurs, startups and small companies)
    • General category
      • 10 min presentation of your business with 5 min Q&A from the Audience and Judges:
      • 1,000 cash (First Prize)
      • 250 Gift Card (Second Prize)
      • 150 Gift Card (Third Prize)
    • Innovation & idea Category
    • Contestant has an innovation or idea that is in the incubation, development stage
      • 10 min presentation of your business with 5 min Q&A from the Audience and Judges:
      • 150 Gift Card (First Prize)
      • 100 Gift Card (Second Prize)
      • 75 Gift Card (Third Prize)

Contestant, Individual or Business can only compete and/or win in one of the categories but not both.

  • Business Review (business plan review and financing, planning assessment) Featuring the following:
    • Individual planning and assessment with Go Africa Capital LLC and a financial institution for your business or startup.
    • Individualized scoring and funding proposal created for your business
  • If the funding proposal is accepted by all parties involved, funding will be provided within 60 – 120 days.
  • See (business Review Section for more details on the criteria, and other parameters

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About the National Urban League: nul-images-4

Our Mission
The mission of the Urban League movement is to enable African Americans to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights.

Our History
The National Urban League, which has played so pivotal a role in the 20th-Century Freedom Movement, grew out of that spontaneous grassroots movement for freedom and opportunity that came to be called the Black Migrations. When the U.S. Supreme Court declared its approval of segregation in the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision, the brutal system of economic, social and political oppression the White South quickly adopted rapidly transformed what had been a trickle of African Americans northward into a flood. nulu-logo nul_footer_logo

Those newcomers to the North soon discovered they had not escaped racial discrimination. Excluded from all but menial jobs in the larger society, victimized by poor housing and education, and inexperienced in the ways of urban living, many lived in terrible social and economic conditions.

Still, in the degree of difference between South and North lay opportunity, and that African Americans clearly understood. But to capitalize on that opportunity, to successfully adapt to urban life and to reduce the pervasive discrimination they faced, they would need help. That was the reason the Committee on Urban Conditions Among Negroes was established on September 29, 1910 in New York City. Central to the organization’s founding were two remarkable people: Mrs. Ruth Standish Baldwin and Dr. George Edmund Haynes, who would become the Committee’s first executive secretary.

Mrs. Baldwin, the widow of a railroad magnate and a member of one of America’s oldest families, had a remarkable social conscience and was a stalwart champion of the poor and disadvantaged. Dr. Haynes, a graduate of Fisk University, Yale University, and Columbia University (he was the first African American to receive a doctorate from that institution), felt a compelling need to use his training as a social worker to serve his people.
A year later, the Committee merged with the Committee for the Improvement of Industrial Conditions Among Negroes in New York (founded in New York in 1906), and the National League for the Protection of Colored Women (founded in 1905) to form the National League on Urban Conditions Among Negroes. In 1920, the name was later shortened to the National Urban League.

The interracial character of the League’s board was set from its first days. Professor Edwin R. A. Seligman of Columbia University, one of the leaders in progressive social service activities in New York City, served as chairman from 1911 to 1913. Mrs. Baldwin took the post until 1915.

The fledgling organization counseled black migrants from the South, helped train black social workers, and worked in various other ways to bring educational and employment opportunities to blacks. Its research into the problems blacks faced in employment opportunities, recreation, housing, health and sanitation, and education spurred the League’s quick growth. By the end of World War I the organization had 81 staff members working in 30 cities.

In 1918, Dr. Haynes was succeeded by Eugene Kinckle Jones who would direct the agency until his retirement in 1941. Under his direction, the League significantly expanded its multifaceted campaign to crack the barriers to black employment, spurred first by the boom years of the 1920s, and then, by the desperate years of the Great Depression. Efforts at reasoned persuasion were buttressed by boycotts against firms that refused to employ blacks, pressures on schools to expand vocational opportunities for young people, constant prodding of Washington officials to include blacks in New Deal recovery programs and a drive to get blacks into previously segregated labor unions.

As World War II loomed, Lester Granger, a seasoned League veteran and crusading newspaper columnist, was appointed Eugene Kinckle Jones successor.

Outspoken in his commitment to advancing opportunity for blacks, Granger pushed tirelessly to integrate the racist trade unions and led the League’s effort to support A. Philip Randolph’s March on Washington Movement to fight discrimination in defense work and in the armed services. Under Granger, the League, through its own Industrial Relations Laboratory, had notable success in cracking the color bar in numerous defense plants. The nation’s demand for civilian labor during the war also helped the organization press ahead with greater urgency its programs to train black youths for meaningful blue-collar employment. After the war those efforts expanded to persuading Fortune 500 companies to hold career conferences on the campuses of Negro colleges and place blacks in upper-echelon jobs.

Of equal importance to the League’s own future sources of support, Granger avidly supported the organization of its volunteer auxiliary, the National Urban League Guild, which, under the leadership of Mollie Moon, became an important national force in its own right.

The explosion of the civil rights movement provoked a change for the League, one personified by its new leader, Whitney M. Young, Jr., who became executive director in 1961. A social worker like his predecessors, he substantially expanded the League’s fund-raising ability and, most critically, made the League a full partner in the civil rights movement. Although the League’s tax-exempt status barred it from protest activities, it hosted at its New York headquarters the planning meetings of A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other civil rights leaders for the 1963 March on Washington. Young was also a forceful advocate for greater government and private-sector efforts to eradicate poverty. His call for a domestic Marshall Plan, a ten-point program designed to close  the huge social and economic gap between black and white Americans, significantly influenced the discussion of the Johnson Administration’s War on Poverty legislation.

Young’s tragic death in 1971 in a drowning incident off the coast of Lagos, Nigeria brought another change in leadership. Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., formerly Executive Director of the United Negro College Fund, took over as the League’s fifth Executive Director in 1972 (the title of the office was changed to President in 1977). For the next decade, until his resignation in December 1981, Jordan skillfully guided the League to new heights of achievement. He oversaw a major expansion of its social service efforts, as the League became a significant conduit for the federal government to establish programs and deliver services to aid urban communities, and brokered fresh initiatives in such League programs as housing, health, education and minority business development. Jordan also instituted a citizenship education program that helped increase the black vote and brought new programs to such areas as energy, the environment, and non-traditional jobs for women of color-and he developed The State of Black America report.

In 1982, John E. Jacob, a former chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C. and San Diego affiliates who had served as Executive Vice President, took the reins of leadership, solidifying the League’s internal structure and expanding its outreach even further.

Jacob established the Permanent Development Fund in order to increase the organization’s financial stamina. In honor of Whitney Young, he established several programs to aid the development of those who work for and with the League: The Whitney M. Young, Jr. Training Center, to provide training and leadership development opportunities for both staff and volunteers; the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Race Relations Program, which recognizes affiliates doing exemplary work in race relations; and the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Commemoration Ceremony, which honors and pays tribute to long term staff and volunteers who have made extraordinary contributions to the Urban League Movement.

Jacob established the League’s NULITES youth development program and spurred the League to put new emphasis on programs to reduce teenage pregnancy, help single female heads of households, combat crime in black communities, and increase voter registration.

Hugh B. Price, appointed to the League’s top office in July 1994, took over the reins at a critical moment for the League, for black America, and for the nation as a whole. In the early 90’s, the fierce market-driven dynamic of “globalization,” was sweeping the world, fundamentally altering the economic relations among and within countries and reshaping the link between the nation’s citizenry and its economy, fostering enormous uncertainty among individuals and tensions among ethnic and cultural groups.

This economic change and the efforts of some to rollback the gains African Americans fashioned since the 1960s made the League’s efforts all the more necessary. Price, a lawyer with extensive experience in community development and public policy issues, intensified the organization’s work in three broad areas: in education and youth development, individual and community-wide economic empowerment, affirmative action and the promotion of inclusion as a critical foundation for securing America’s future as a multi-ethnic democracy.

Among Price’s most notable achievements was establishing the League’s Institute of Opportunity and Equality in Washington, DC, which conducted research and public policy analysis of urban issues and the Campaign for African American Achievement, a community mobilization and advocacy initiative created to raise awareness and promote the importance of achievement through the formation of the National Achievers Society, “Doing the Right Thing” recognition in local communities and the National Urban League’s Scholarship Program.

On May 15, 2003 the Board of Trustees of the National Urban League voted overwhelmingly to appoint former New Orleans Mayor Marc H. Morial as the League’s eighth President and Chief Executive Officer. As New Orleans Chief Executive, he was one of the most popular and effective mayors in the city’s history, leaving office with 70% approval rating. After being elected as one of the youngest mayors in the city’s history, crime plummeted by 60% a corrupt Police Department was reformed, new programs for youth were started and stagnant economy was reignited.

Since his appointment to the National Urban League, Morial has worked to reenergize the movement’s diverse constituencies by building on the strengths of the NUL’s 95 year old legacy and increasing the organization’s profile both locally and nationally.

In his first year, Morial worked to streamline the organization’s headquarters, secured over $10 million dollars in new funding to support affiliate programs, created the first Legislative Policy Conference “NUL on the Hill’, revamped the State of Black America report, created profitability for the annual conference, and secured a $127.5 million equity fund for  minority businesses through the new markets tax credit program. He introduced and developed a stronger strategic direction of the organization with a “five point empowerment agenda’ that focuses on closing the equality gaps which exist for African Americans and other emerging ethnic communities in education, economic empowerment, health and quality of life, civic engagement, and civil rights and racial justice.

Italy’s ‘Fertility Day’ Call to Make Babies Arouses Anger, Not Ardor

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The New York Times

SEPT. 13, 2016

“The government encourages us to have babies and then the main welfare system in Italy is still the grandparents,” said Vittoria Iacovella, a journalist and mother of two girls. Credit Nadia Shira Cohen for The New York Times.

“The government encourages us to have babies and then the main welfare system in Italy is still the grandparents,” said Vittoria Iacovella, a journalist and mother of two girls.

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We would like to welcome the Tanima Dancers to the Artist stage at the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival on 7/16/2016

We would like to welcome the Tanima Dancers to the Artist stage at the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival on 7/16/2016

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 1506550_10203387977765639_3687952286485318140_n

Tanima Productions Organization, based in the Bronx, New York. The organization has been in establishment for over 30 plus years in teaching the youth and teens a  positive venture in the community. As a performing arts organization, our Tanima instructors are trained and educated in various styles of dance such as salsa on 2, ballet, modeling, street jazz, cultural dance and more. Since 1982, the mission of Tanima Organization is to maintain the youth in our community engaged in cultural activities and too occupy their time by staying off the streets. The Executive Director of Tanima, Ms. Nereida Medina, catapulted different artists careers such as Marc Anthony, Romeo Santos and La India, just to name a few. In continuing the strive for Tanima, the outcome is to create a successful future for the next generation and groom young ladies and men to exceptional adults. 11694770_10153143491589492_2563635074153033492_n

Sincerely;

Nereida Medina

Executive Director

www.tanimainc.com

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We are pleased to welcome IDNYC to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016!

Visit www.GoAfricaHarlem.org for more information.  the Go Africa Harlem Street Festival will take place on 7/16/2016 from 10am – 7pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves. please register at http://goafricaharlem.org/events/general-attendee-sign-up-for-go-africa-harlem-2016-street-festival-on-july-16th-2016/  or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

IDNYC will be driving Awareness for the IDNYC program during the Street Festival more details of the IDNYC program are below. if you are Interested in IDNYC right now or have questions go to http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/benefits/benefits.page or contact:

Jorge Muñiz

Digital Communications & Neighborhood Organizer

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs

C: (347) 620-5372 | nyc.gov/immigrants

on Facebook at: @iamIDNYC

New York City residents are now able to sign up for IDNYC – a government-issued identification card that is available to all City residents age 14 and older. Immigration status does not matter. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this initiative in his State of the City address in January 2014 and less than one year later proudly launched the largest municipal identification card program in the nation.

GETTING YOUR IDNYC CARD:

All New York City residents age 14 and older can get an IDNYC card. Applicants must complete an application and submit it at an IDNYC Enrollment Center. Applicants are also required to present proof of identity and residency in New York City. Many types of documents are accepted, all of which are listed here. You must submit your application and proof of identity and residency in person at an IDNYC Enrollment Center or an IDNYC Pop-Up Enrollment Center, which travels to neighborhoods across the City. After you apply for the card, it will be sent to you in the mail.

The IDNYC card is free for all New Yorkers who apply during the first year of the program – until December 31, 2016. Cards are valid for five years from the date the application is approved. The application process is accessible to people with limited English proficiency and people with disabilities.

USING YOUR IDNYC CARD:

The IDNYC card is an accessible and secure document that enables residents to access City services and grant admission to City buildings, such as schools. In addition, the card can be presented as proof of identification for interacting with the police and is an accepted form of identification for opening a banking account at select financial institutions.

You are able to use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York. The card can be integrated with your account at the New York, Brooklyn, and Queens Public Library Systems. This is the first time a single card can be utilized across all three systems. To use your IDNYC card at a library, ask a librarian or a library clerk at your local branch to connect your IDNYC card with your library account or sign up for a new library account and use your IDNYC card as your library card.

Furthermore, a number of additional benefits are available to IDNYC cardholders including the opportunity to sign up for free one-year memberships at 40 of the city’s leading museums, zoos, concert halls, and botanical gardens. The IDNYC card offers a full package of exciting benefits that includes discounts on movie tickets, sporting events, prescription drugs, fitness and health centers, supermarkets, and New York City attractions. The card is also accepted at a number of banks and credit unions in the city to open a bank account.

For information about the benefits of the IDNYC Veteran Designation, click here.

CARD AVAILABILITY:

The IDNYC card is now available at Enrollment Centers across all five boroughs. You can also use our map to get directions to your nearest Enrollment Center.

PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY:

The City will protect the confidentiality of all Municipal ID Card applicants to the maximum extent allowable by applicable federal and state law, and in accordance with Local Law 35.

In addition, the City will not ask applicants for information about their immigration status for purposes of obtaining the card in accordance with Executive Orders 34 and 41.

You can learn more about how your information will be protected by the City here.

LANGUAGE AND DISABILITY ACCESS:

The IDNYC program’s goal is to ensure that neither language nor disability is a barrier to accessing services, regardless of the level of English proficiency or disability. Click here to read the IDNYC Language and Disability Access Plan.

Your IDNYC card is a broadly accepted, official form of identification. IDNYC is accepted:

  • By City agencies to access many services and programs;
  • By NYPD for the purposes of issuing summons or desk appearance tickets instead of arrest;
  • For entry into public buildings, like schools;
  • For taking the high school equivalency exam in New York City.

Your IDNYC also card offers a wide variety of exciting benefits that make it more than just an ID card. Your card can help you experience everything New York has to offer.

Museums and Cultural Institutions
With your IDNYC Card you may be eligible for a one-year free membership package at 40 of the City’s leading cultural institutions, including world class museums, performing arts centers, concert halls, botanical gardens, and zoos in all five boroughs. These membership packages are comparable to each institution’s standard one-year membership package and will give IDNYC card holders a range of benefits including free or discounted admission, access to special events, and discounts to museum shops and neighborhood businesses. For more information on membership eligibility, click here.

Park Avenue Armory’s new summer benefit for IDNYC cardholders
Free access to the summer art installation, The Back Door, available June 8 – August 7, 2016.

Libraries
You will be able to use your IDNYC card at any public library in New York. The card can be integrated with your account at the New YorkBrooklyn, and Queens Public Library Systems. For more information, including links to help you find a library branch near you, click here.

Banks and Credit Unions
With your new IDNYC Card, you will be able to open a bank or credit account at more than a dozen financial institutions across New York City. Click here to find more information about the banks that accept the IDNYC card for proof of identity when opening an account.

Entertainment Discounts
The IDNYC card offers you exclusive discounts on movie tickets, Broadway shows, sporting events, theme parks, and New York City landmarks and attractions.  For more information, click here.

Prescription Drug Discounts

BigAppleRx is the City of New York’s official prescription drug discount card, and you can now you get these discounts with your IDNYC card. Click herefind out how.

Fitness and Health Centers
These benefits will help you lead an active and healthy lifestyle.

New York City Parks Department – Adults age 25-61 receive a 10% discount off annual and six-month NYC Parks Recreation Center memberships at any of Parks’ 35 neighborhood recreation centers.

YMCA – With your IDNYC card, you will receive access to Y Roads young adult centers and New Americans Welcome Centers, which offer adult literacy programs. You will also receive 20% off of family and adult memberships at all 22 YMCA centers citywide.  This discount is not available to IDNYC cardholders who have had a YMCA of Greater New York membership within the last twelve months.

Citi Bike – With your IDNYC card you will save 15% on your annual Citi Bike membership during your first year as a new Citi Bike member.

Supermarket Discounts at Food Bazaar
You will receive a 5% discount off all purchases at Food Bazaar supermarkets in New York City on weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Some exclusions apply. For more information, click here.

Veteran Designation Benefits

In addition to the robust and exciting benefits package that comes with being an IDNYC cardholder, Veterans receive additional exclusive benefits with the Veterans Designation, including free one-year membership at theIntrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum; easy access to veteran-specific job placement and entrepreneurship services at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), including Workforce 1 and the Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Program; discounted membership in Veterans Advantage, which offers military discounts from national retailers and travel providers, including Amtrak, United, JetBlue, Greyhound, CVS, Office Depot, Foot Locker, and more; and discounts at businesses affiliated with the  Queens Chamber of Commerce’s Queens VETS Program.  To learn more about the IDNYC Veteran Designation, click here.
Animal Care Centers of New York
IDNYC cardholders will receive $25 off adoption fees for Cats, Dogs and Rabbits. These fees normally range from $50-$100. ACC adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip, spay/neuter, a free office visit at a participating veterinarian and a free identification tag. Animals available for adoption can be viewed here, or on ACC’s free mobile app (available on Google Play and iTunes).

applications can found on IDNYC’s website at http://www1.nyc.gov/site/idnyc/card/how-to-apply.page

and are attached below

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We are proud to Welcome the Red Cross to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 Street Festival on 7/16/2016

Red Cross

We are proud to welcome the American Red Cross to the Go Africa Harlem 2016 street to be held on 7/16/2016 on 116th street btw. 7th & 8Th avenues from 10am – 7pm.

Visit GoAfricaHarlem.org or or email Info@GoAfricaHarlem.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001 for more information.

On Twitter: @intlfamilylinks

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The Red Cross provides free reconnection services to any individual who is separated from their family members due to armed conflict, natural disaster, or other humanitarian emergencies (see attached). We do not take sides in hostilities, nor report or care about immigration status. I feel that our services could be of great value to a large number of ethnic communities living in NY, but not many people actually know about them. I’m hoping that our attendance at events like the Go Africa Festival help educate people about such resources that are available to them.

Bringing Relief, Offering Hope

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Family messages transmitted by the America Red Cross can be very brief, but the three short words “I am alive” may be all that is needed to ease the minds of distraught loved ones half a world away

At a Glance: 2015

  •    Assisted 13,057 people   Opened 4,861 new cases
  • Reconnected 4,256 families
  •     Provided 3,867 phone calls to migrant families

Worked with Red Cross and Red Crescent partners in 103 countries

Contact Us:

Send us an inquiry at: Redcross.org/reconnectingfamilies or call us at:

202-303-1600 Visit our blog: RestoringFamilyLinksBlog.com

What We Do

The chaos and confusion that accom- pany war, disaster and international mi- gration can separate families when they need each other most. When this hap- pens, the Red Cross joins the search across international borders, offering a unique service that allows families to reconnect.

Tracing

American Red Cross caseworkers at lo- cal chapters around the U.S. help fami- lies locate missing relatives by working with our partners – the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Cross and Red Cresent orga- nizations in nearly every country around the world.

This past year, the American Red Cross helped reconnect thousands of families–bridging years of separation to renew critical links between new communities in the U.S. and their families abroad.

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(Raw Story) Andrea Mitchell rips Trump’s foreign policy scam: ‘He’s uneducated about any part of the world’


27 MAR 2016 AT 15:14 ET

Andrea Mitchell appears on Meet the Press (Screen Grab, Raw Story)

Andrea Mitchell appears on Meet the Press (Screen Grab, Raw Story)

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell warned on Sunday GOP front-runner Donald Trump was hiding the fact that he was “completely uneducated about any part of the world.”

“It is remarkable,” Mitchell told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd. “And when he doesn’t know something, he just changes the subject, and makes it all about himself.”

“On national security, it’s very noticeable, especially to your ears and mine,” Todd agreed.

“Absolutely. And this was a week where he could have gone after President Obama, arguably,” Mitchell noted. “There’s a lot happening, and the president has some vulnerabilities, so does Hillary Clinton. But instead, he’s all over the lot.”

As Mitchell pointed out, Trump indicated in a recent New York Times interview that he would cancel defense treaties with Japan and South Korea, and that he would allow the countries to obtain nuclear weapons.

“American policy for decades since World War II has been trying to keep nukes out of that arena,” she observed. “He would stop importing oil from Saudi Arabia if they don’t pay more for their defense.”

“We need oil. We are not energy independent. We rely on oil still for our daily needs,” Mitchell continued. “He is completely all over the lot. On Iran, he complains that Iran isn’t buying our planes. It had to be pointed out to him that Iran is still under sanctions and cannot buy American planes. He thinks North Korea and Iran are the biggest trading partners, when North Korea’s biggest trading partner is China.”

“He is completely uneducated about any part of the world,” the MSNBC host lamented.

Watch the video below from NBC’s Meet the Press, broadcast March 27, 2016.

(News24) Young SA nuclear physicist hopes to bring new mobile charging technology to SA

18 November, 01:13 PM

We speak to young South African entrepreneur Shalton Mothwa about his project, the AEON Power Bag. Watch.

Mothwa took part in the Red Bull Amaphiko Academy, a workshop that hoped to inspire young South African entrepreneurs to collaborate, be creative and share their ideas for a bright South African future.

Mothwa’s AEON Power Bag is a laptop bag that will be able to charge mobile devices using WiFi and telecommunication signals. He says, “It’s about convenience and freedom. You’ll be able to do your thing on mobile devices without having to power your stuff.”

The 28-year-old nuclear physicist is from the North West Province. He tells us he is one month away from finalising the prototype but will still need R900,000 in funding before we see this product on the shelves.

The article was published on News 24.

(NY Daily News) CARIBBEAT: Longwood Arts Project celebrates Africa, puts culture on display in monthlong Bronx exhibition

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 4:00 AM

“Bronx: Africa,” a multi-disciplinary art exhibition celebrating the expressions and impact of African cultures, is being presented next month in Bronx by the Longwood Arts Project.

The influences of the borough’s sizable African population and Bronxites of African descent are also recognized in the show of in-gallery and online presentations starting with an opening reception on Feb. 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibition, curated by LeRonn Brooks, is on display through May 4.

The “BRONX: AFRICA,” art exhibition will open on Feb. 3 and includes works such as “Ascension or Dude Ascending Staircase, 2011” (above) by Eto Otitigbe. The exhibition, curated by LeRonn Brooks, is on display through May 4 at the Longwood Arts Project Gallery at Hostos Community College.

Photo Credit: NY Daily News

Artists on display the gallery include Seyi Adebanjo, Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Howard Cash, Elvira Clayton, Dennis RedMoon Darkeem, Lisa DuBois, Nicky Enright, Janet Goldner, Ijeoma Iheanacho, Imo Imeh, Hakim Inniss, Natasha Johnson, Ahmed Tijay Mohammed, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Ibou Ndoye, Eric Orr, Eto Otitigbe, Thurston Randall, Ibrahima Thiam, Osaretin Ugiagbe, Misra Walker and Tammy Wofsey. Online artists in the exhibition are Olaniyi Akindiya, Kenneth Anderson and Ray Felix.

“BRONX: AFRICA celebrates the influence of contemporary African cultures that strengthens and connects us with the many peoples of African descent, the diaspora, mixed heritage and migration-dispersion that call the Bronx home,” say organizers.

The gallery is on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse (at 149th St.) For information, call (718) 518-6728 and send mail to longwood@bronxarts.org. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m.

The article was published in the New York Daily News. 

(Yahoo) Zuma’s office admits Africa isn’t biggest continent

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma speaks during his visit to the Lodewyk P. Spies Old Age Home in Eersterust, Pretoria, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma speaks during his visit to the Lodewyk P. Spies Old Age Home in Eersterust, Pretoria, December 15, 2015. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s presidency issued an embarrassing correction on Monday to rectify an erroneous reference last month by President Jacob Zuma to Africa being the “largest continent”.

Speaking at a business dinner on Dec. 9, Zuma, who has no formal education, also described Africa as so big that “all continents put together will fit into Africa”.

The comments were seized upon by Zuma’s opponents, who argue that his lack of schooling makes him unfit to lead a sophisticated emerging economy.

It was unclear why the presidency decided to issue the correction after a delay of nearly six weeks.

“Africa is in fact the second biggest continent in terms of population size, and the biggest continent in this regard is Asia. The President regrets the error,” the statement said.

Zuma’s comments about Africa’s size came hours before he fired respected finance minister Nhlanhla Nene in favor a relative unknown, triggering financial turmoil that sent the rand, bonds and stocks plummeting.

(Reporting by Tiisetso Motsoeneng Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

(Seychelle News Agency) Comoros-Seychelles to Sign Agreement in Drug Fight, Prisoner Exchanges

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Comoros-Seychelles to sign agreement in drug fight, prisoner exchanges
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(Seychelles News Agency) – Seychelles and the Comoros are working on a judicial agreement to address the drug trade and future exchanges of prisoners, government officials from the two countries said Tuesday.

The agreement will allow prisoners to serve time in their respective countries’ prisons.

The Comoros already have such an agreement with neighbouring island nation Madagascar and Tanzania in East Africa.

The subject is timely. Eighteen Comorian fishermen were arrested by the Seychelles Coast Guard in Seychelles’ waters in November. Officials say the fishermen were fishing without authorisation in the lagoon of the Aldabra Atoll, a nature reserve.

Tuesday’s announcement came after a meeting between Seychelles President James Michel and Comoros Ambassador Caabi Elyachroutu Mohamed. During his meeting with Michel, Mohamed congratulated the Seychelles head of state on his December re-election on behalf of Comorian President Dr. Ikililou Dhoinine.

One of the boats caught by the Seychelles coast guards ( SIF) Photo License: CC-BY

During his trip to Seychelles, Mohamed met with the 18 fishermen in total who were arrested. Three Comorian skippers were charged last week with illegal fishing.

“I wish that the court proceedings will be done in the best possible conditions,” he said.

Mohamed is on a working visit to the Seychelles archipelago in the western Indian Ocean. The two countries enjoy bilateral co-operation in many fields given that both are small island states.

The Comorian ambassador has expressed his interest in the having the Seychelles national airline making Coromos one of its destinations.

“The Seychelles is becoming the hub of the region, this is interesting for us. We wish that Air Seychelles will be interested in flying to our island,” said the Madagascar-based Mohamed.