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Posts Tagged ‘Hope’

28Dec

Evans Wadongo’s story is more than inspirational, this is  what it means to turn your disadvantage into an advantage for yourself and those around you. I am in awe of his passion, determination and selflessness. I love it when Africans change their own lives and don’t resign themselves to a stagnant life, waiting for ‘big […]






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22Dec

Reading is a window to the soul. Writing is the room where the bird hidden away in your spirit and soul comes out to fly and flap its wings. I saw the story of Still Waters In A Storm a few days ago on the BBC News Channel and I was moved because I understand […]






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29Nov

In the last few days, I have been consumed by my reading and research into the plight of Congolese women while writing my articles. At some point, I have pondered and wondered, what do I write about which has not been written? What have I got to say that has not been said. In fact, […]






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10Aug

Matilda MacAttram is one of the leading figures addressing the issue of mental health within the African-Caribbean community. She is the founder and director of Black Mental Health UK (BMH UK.) Launched in 2006, BMH UK campaigns to raise awareness about the inequality of mental health treatment provided to black communities. In part II of […]






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3May

Reading the first few pages of Andre Brink’s , A Fork In The Road, I  found myself wiping tears from my eyes, though they was no plan to cry or any notice that the tears would come streaming. Without sounding self-righteous or self-absorbed, thinking I have the key to heal the world of its pain. […]






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19Apr

Welcome to Lagos may not be the best film to promote the people and values of Nigeria but it sure says a lot about the majority who believe in hard work and not scamming their way for a living. I know there are many people, myself included who would say, the choice and places of […]






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15Mar

“When people walk past us, they look at us like we are dogs. They look down on us like we are not even people, just because we eat from bins” – Wanda Msani A powerful statement from a 15-year-old that makes your heart sink. It was only a week or two ago that the documentary, […]






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23Jan

This is for Haiti. I just read a news story on the BBC website which says they have decided to stop searching for survivors. My heart is crying for anyone who may still be alive but we will never know because the search is over. I’m thinking, how will they feel if no one comes […]






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