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Why is Africa So Poor?

April 16, 2012

Why is Africa So Poor?

Africa has always been poor.  Indeed, for most of human history, the whole world has been poor.  It was really only in the 18th century with the industrial and agricultural revolutions that North Western Europe, especially England, started to lift itself out of poverty.  It is a case of Western exceptionalism.   Why this occurred is a complex story.  But more...

Economy , Living , Local

Should Happiness be put on at the Centre of Development?

April 5, 2012

Should Happiness be put on at the Centre of Development?

More than 500 high level government officials and representatives from religious organizations, academia and civil society gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Monday, 2nd April, 2012 to discuss new ways to measure wellbeing and happiness, moving beyond a purely economic paradigm, in a meeting convened by the Government of more...

Health , Living

Sudden Death of Whitney Huston at 48

February 13, 2012

Sudden Death of Whitney Huston at 48

The queen of pop music, Whitney Huston is found dead on Saturday, at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angelos. Whitney dies at the age of 48. The cause of her death remains a mystery although many link it to her ravaged use of drugs. The singer is discovered death at about 3.45 pm, when her body guard noticed she has been drowned in a bath at her hotel room. It is more...

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Social Impact of mobile Phone device

January 2, 2012

Social Impact of mobile Phone device

societal use of mobile phone Mobility has contributed tremendously to the high rate of mobile phone usage in this generation. Mobile phone device has become one of the most common communications tools being used by both young and old. Everyone seems to own a mobile phone now. It may even be “weird” to meet a person who does not own a mobile phone device. In every more...

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Afroeuro Kerstgala 2011

December 27, 2011

Afroeuro Kerstgala 2011

De Afroeuro KerstGala is een jaarlijks evenement georganiseerd door de Afroeuro stichting. Het programma richt zich alleen jongeren, studenten en jonge professionals. Dit jaar is het thema van het evenement is Talent Development en ondernemerschap. Het thema is gekozen om aan te moedigen jonge mannen en vrouwen in de samenleving te more...

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Ten Things to Consider before Relocating to Ghana, facts and figures

November 17, 2011

Ten Things to Consider before Relocating to Ghana, facts and figures

There are many people on the Ghana networks that are abroad but are considering moving back home to work or start a business. Well I want to share what I wish somebody had told me before relocating. The first point is moving to Ghana is a good thing when you are mentally and financially able to do so! If you have friends and family hyping you to move to Ghana for more...

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Foreign students Experience greater Loneliness in Netherlands

November 6, 2011

Foreign students Experience greater Loneliness in Netherlands

Feelings of Loneliness Loneliness is an unpleasant feeling which makes a person experience strong sense of emptiness and solitude resulting from inadequate level of social relationships. Some have describes loneliness as social pain. Loneliness is a state of mind. It causes people to feel empty, alone and unwanted. People who are lonely often crave for human contact more...

Health , Living , Youth

Why do Black women bleach?

October 18, 2011

Why do Black women bleach?

I was born an African and raised up as an African. My upbringing led me to act and behave as an African. I have been preached and taught all the good values of the African culture. The great respect, values, norms and culture all was embodied in me and it made me appreciate the true beauty in being an African. One of the many inspirations I gained as an African was more...

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Human Trafficking in Japan

September 23, 2011

Human Trafficking in Japan

Japan should be ashamed of its record on human trafficking, or modern day slavery.  And its government needs to do a lot more to tackle this problem.    But first, what is human trafficking? The US State Department defines human trafficking as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to exploit a person for profit.  Traffickers can more...

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Marriage and Divorce lead to Weight Gain

August 23, 2011

Marriage and Divorce lead to Weight Gain

A research conducted by the American Sociological Association indicates that both marriage and divorce can lead to weight gain and the chances are much higher in women compared to men. The report says newly married women have the greatest risk of weight gains and this pose severe health risk, says the authors from Ohio State University.   The study more...

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