Thursday, 17 August 2017

Africans Shines At The IAAF World Championships In London + List Of Honours

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Athletes from the African continent together won 28 medals at the IAAF World Championships which ended August 13 in London, putting Africa just behind the USA at 30 medals... Kenya (11 medals) and South Africa (6 medals) came in second and third place overall, with Ethiopia in 7th with 5 medals, just a nudge behind the host country UK. Congratulations to all.

Congratulations to the African team for representing us in a great way! I wish African governments can invest more in sports and lead Africa to the top.



My Thought,
When you compare what big wealthy countries like the US, UK, China, and Germany spend on their athletes, it is truly remarkable what Africa is achieving.
At the last IAAF tournament Kenya was actually the top country in medals, even ahead of the USA.
Well, i think once African governments, and entrepreneurs (like myself) begin to really invest in sport you are going to see total dominance from Team Africa.

Caster Semenya Wins The 800m At The IAAF World Championship 2017 Almau Ayana Wins the 10,000m At The IAAF World Championship 2017 Helen Obiri Wins The 5000m At IAAF World Championship 2017 #Lets get behind #TeamAfrica! #XclusiveAfrica


Gold Winners
Male:
1. Wayde Van Niekerk (South Africa) - 400m Track
2. Elijah Manangori (Kenya) - 1500m Track
3. Muktar Edris (Ethiopia) - 5000m Track
4. Geoffrey Kirui (Kenya) - Marathon
5. Conseslus Kipruto (Kenya) - 3000 Steeplechase

Women

1. Caster Semenya (South Africa) - 800m
2. Faith Kipyegon (Kenya) - 1500m
3. Helen Obiri (Kenya) - 5000m
4. Almay Ayama (Ethiopia) - 10,000m

Field
1. Luvo Manyonga (South Africa) - Long Jump

Silver Winners
Male
1. Wayde Van Niekerk (South Africa) - 200m Track
2. Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya) - 1500m
3. Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda) - 10,000m
4. Tamirat Tola (Ethiopia) - Marathon
5. Soufiane Bakali (Morocco) - 3000 Steeplechase

Women
1. Marie Josee Talou (Ivory Coast) - 100m
2. Marie Josee Talou (Ivory Coast) - 200m
3. Almau Ayama (Ethiopia) - 5000m
4. Tirunesh Dibaba (Kenya)- 10,000
5. Edna Kiplegat ( Kenya) - Marathon

Bronze Winners
Male
1. Kipyegon Bett ( Kenya) - 800m
2. Paul Tanun (Kenya) - 10,000m
3. Alphonce Simby (Tanzania) - Marathon

Women
1. Caster Semenya (South Africa) - 1500m
2. Agnes Jebet Tirop ( Kenya) - 10,000m
3. Hyvin Jepkemoi (Kenya) - 3000 Steeplechase

Field
1. Rushwahl Samani ( South Africa) - Long Jump


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Americans Protest Due To Trump's Response To Fatal White Nationalist Rally.

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Thousands of protesters crowded the streets around Trump Tower. The protest follows a series of rallies across New York City and the country due to President Donald Trump's response to the fatal white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry, violence - on many sides," Trump said in Bedminster, New Jersey, in brief remarks before signing legislation extending a programme allowing veterans to receive private health care.
"We must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history - together."

Even as Trump called on the nation to unite, many faulted the president - and his reference to "many sides" - for not strongly coming out against the type of far-right groups that supported his campaign and organised the weekend's events.

 
According to Reuters report, The Charlottesville police chief said a driver was in custody after a 32-year-old woman died and 19 sustained injuries ranging from minor to life-threatening when a car hit counter-protesters in downtown Charlottesville. A further 15 injuries were reported in connection with the protests, police said. Two state police troopers died when their helicopter crashed nearby.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

African Icon: Read About William Kamkwamba “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

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You’ve probably never heard of William Kamkwamba, but his life story is one you should know. William dropped out of school in rural Malawi when he was 14 because his family couldn’t afford to pay his fees. He then sat at home for 6 years.

One day, he found a book in the local library describing how a windmill generates electricity. Using only the pictures in the book, William figured out how to build his own windmill using scrap metal, pipes, wooden planks and an old bicycle dynamo he found in the village. People thought he had lost his mind--what on earth was he doing collecting all those scraps ?

But guess what, he managed to generate electricity from his windmill! Before you knew it, everyone in the village was coming to his house to charge their cellphones and radios, and he became the hero who transformed the lives of his fellow villagers.

Inspired by his story, He was admitted into the first ever class of African Leadership Academy 10 years ago. He could hardly speak English and was several years behind his classmates, even though he was much older. Our team at ALA helped him catch up and gain admission to an Ivy League university in the USA (Dartmouth). He’s since gone on to become a global phenomenon. He published a book (“The Boy who Harnessed the Wind”) which became an Amazon bestseller, gave a Ted Talk, and has appeared on The Daily Show, CNN and Good Morning America. He’s transformed his entire village by building a school that has over 400 students, and has brought clean drinking water and electricity to several hundred people in the village.

William  has taught a great lesson and here are 3 key lessons  you should always come back to :

1.__Use what you have until you get what you need
William is today seen as an engineering genius, but he didn’t always have what he needed to make the things he wanted to make. He didn’t have a fancy laboratory or even electricity. But he used what he had around him- scrap metal, to achieve his goal. If you want to be a photographer but can’t yet afford a camera, maybe start by taking photos with your phone. The most important thing is not the materials or equipment you have, but to practice your craft and hone your skills. The fancy labs, equipment, laptops, cameras etc will come later. 

2.__Take criticism to your head and not to your heart
Some people in William’s village  looked at him collecting scraps and thought he had gone crazy. If you have big dreams, many people will criticize you and be skeptical about whether your ideas will succeed. That’s ok---remember that if you’re doing something people have not seen before, they may not understand your vision or see what you see. Listen to criticism if it’s constructive, but avoid being discouraged by pure negativity. People will come around when they start to see the results of your work. 

3.__Innovation is right where you are if you pay attention
Look around you and observe your environment very carefully. What problems do you see? What can be improved? Many times, the things that improve our lives (what many people call innovations)  come from making simple observations and designing a solution that addresses the challenges you see. So don’t wait for others to solve the problems in your society. Use your creativity to think of solutions. You never know what exciting innovations lie in your head until you try.

What problems do you see around you? What simple things that you may take for granted can you can use to build a solution? What’s your version of William’s windmill and how will you build it?


8 OF THE MOST FASHION-SAVVY FEMALES IN AFRICA.

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Africa being the home of the world’s most eccentric fashion and style, here are 9 of the African celebrities picked by Zen Magazine Africa that are doing us proud.


1.VANESSA MDEE.

29-year-old Tanzanian Vanessa Mdee was first known to us as the trendy, too-cool-for-school VJ from MTV. Later on, she delved into the music industry as a beautiful songstress and phenomenal hit maker and all this time her fashion sense is still as amazing as it has always been.



2.MINNIE DLAMINI

Minnie Dlamini is one of the most popular fashionistas in her homeland, South Africa. The fact that she is an on-air personality, actress and model just makes it better and oh! How fabulous is her sense of style? See it for yourself.



3. ADESUA ETOMI.

The beautiful Nollywood actress, Nigerian Adesua Etomi is taking the industry by storm and so is her classy and chic fashion sense. She is truly making Nigeria proud.


4. FAAROW

Meet Faarow, the Canadian Pop and R&B duo of Somali sisters Siham and Iman Hashi. Owing to their Somali heritage it is hard to miss their obviously gorgeous faces and just as with their talent in music, their love for fashion and style is simply as amazing.


5. SORAYA DE CARVALHO

Beloved Angolan beauty and fashion blogger, Soraya De Carvalho, has such a unique and chic sense of style, it would honestly be impossible to miss her walking in the street.


6. SAI SANKOH.

Fashion envy, Sai Sankoh is undeniably a wardrobe queen. The Sierra Leone native has truly built a name for herself in the fashion industry as a stylist and fashion expert.


7.JOY KENDI.

I am sure every Kenyan knows Joy Kendi by now. The gorgeous and confident fashion blogger. Her fashion sense never EVER disappoints and she is such a huge inspiration to many girls across the country.

8. POKELLO NARE.

If like myself, you love Big Brother Africa and are a die-hard fan, I’m sure we all know Zimbabwean contestant Pokello Nare from season 8. Even afterwards, we still continue to hear of her successes especially in the release of her shoe line, Pokello Pink Bottoms in 2014 and more importantly, her impeccable fashion sense.

Written by Christine Wothaya

Usian Bolt Injured In his Last Major Race + Gifts Gold To BRITAIN In Dramatic Relay At London Championships

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Usain Bolt's track career ended in agony today as he pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay - while Great Britain stormed to a sensational victory.

The sprint legend grimaced in agony and collapsed on the track on the final straight as the home team raced to victory in the thrilling final at the World Championships in London.

The British quartet of CJ Ujah, Adam Gemili, Danny Talbot and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake pipped the United States to gold in a world-leading 37.47 seconds. The USA took silver in 37.52secs and Japan the bronze.

It was a sad end to the Jamaican's spectacular career, which has seen him win 19 global gold medals – eight Olympic victories and 11 from the World Championships.

As Britain went on to win gold, Bolt was tended to with his head in hands.

After a short while, though, he rose gingerly to his feet and limped across the line to huge cheers from the 56,000 crowd.

-DailyMail UK

Death Toll Rises As Post-election Unrest Erupts In Kenya

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta secured a second term in office, results showed on Friday, setting off wild street celebrations by his supporters and protests in opposition strongholds in the capital and the west of the country.

Speaking after the result of Tuesday’s election was announced, Kenyatta offered an olive branch to the opposition, urging national unity and peace with rivals who have rejected the result and raised the prospect of street protests.

Many Kenyans fear a repeat of the violence that followed the 2007 disputed election, when about 1,200 people were killed and hundreds of thousands displaced as protests over the result led to ethnic killings.

Kenyatta got 54.3 percent of the vote, ahead of rival Raila Odinga who secured 44.7 percent, according to election commission figures. Nearly 80 percent of the 19 million registered voters cast their ballots.

“To my worthy competitor Raila Odinga, I reach out to you, I reach out to your supporters, let us work together,” Kenyatta, 55, said, shortly after being declared winner.

“Let us be peaceful, let us share together,” he said. “Reach out to your neighbour, shake their hand. Say this election is over, let us move on.”

Photo Credit: Reuters

Zimbabwe: MDC Party Revived Bid To Impeach President (Robert Mugabe)

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Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party has revived its bid to impeach President Robert Mugabe, this time with the full support of the Zimbabwe National Liberation War Veterans Association (ZNLWVA), which has since fallen out with the Zanu PF leader, the Daily News can report.

ZNLWVA chairperson Chris Mutsvangwa told a press conference in Harare on Wednesday that they were willing to work with the opposition to get rid of Mugabe, accused by critics of presiding over the country’s economic meltdown and social decay.

According to Zimbanbwe Mail, the former liberation war fighters who are loyal to Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa, said they were willing to support the country’s largest opposition party in its bid to impeach Mugabe, who has been in power since independence from the British in 1980.

The MDC has seized on the offer, and has started engaging ZNLWVA to agree on the strategic and tactical issues involved. More importantly, Tsvangirai’s party wants to assess if ZNLWVA commands the numbers they claim to have in the National Assembly to enable the impeachment motion to gain traction.

Impeachment refers to an act of calling into question the integrity or validity of a holder of public office.

Zimbabwe has 210 Members of Parliament in the National Assembly and 93 senators, with the MDC having only 70 legislators in the lower house and 20 in the upper house. This means that Zanu PF has an overwhelming majority.

For any impeachment motion to go through, it needs the support of two-thirds majority.

New Photo Of Nigerian President Revealed + Preparing For Return Back To The Country

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Thank God for his healing power, as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari hosted his aides in preparation for his return!

President Muhammadu Buhari with R-L: Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant Media & Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Special Adviser Media and Publicity Mr Femi Adesina and Personal Assistant Digital/Online Media Lauretta Onochie as he receives Presidential media team as well as Senior Special Assistant on Diaspora Matters at the Abuja House London on 12th August 2017.

Many allegations and controversies concerning the presidents health has been ongoing in the country as many prominent member have been picking on it.
According to Sahara reporters, Bishops also reprimanded the Presidency for persistently refusing to disclose Buhari’s health status, saying they were in support of protesters demanding the President’s resignation.

Since Monday, the ‘resume or resign’ protesters — backed by a popular artiste, Charles Oputa (also known as Charly Boy) — had accused Buhari’s handlers of holding him captive.

The protesters had also advised the President to demonstrate his “touted integrity” by resigning from office as it was evident he wasn’t physically fit to carry on the number one job in the country.



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