Showing posts from February, 2022

Warzone blockades shut off food supplies

There are over 1.2 billion people living in Africa, 44.5 million Africans live with daily threats of terrorism and war. War zone blockades shut off the import of food supplies. The land is real, its there but it is not obtainable to feed families during war. War zone blockades shut off the import of food supplies by cutting off transportation by land and sea.  There are over 1.2 billion people living in Africa; 44.5 million live with daily threats of terrorism and war. According to the last stats as of June 2019, there are fifteen African countries involved in war or are experiencing post-war conflict and tension. Africa has 54 countries, 27 percent of people on the African continent are directly affected by tribal conflict, wars and involved with perpetual terrorist violence. Africa's farming economy of imported manufactured goods and local industry is neither large nor well developed enough to meet demand to feed families during times of war and conflict. In Africa small familie

Africa averages four coups per year

Africa averages around four coups per year. Burkina Faso has the most successful coups in Africa, eight. Seven African countries, Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Sudan and Tunisia had coups; an illegal and overt attempt to unseat sitting leaders in 2021. Africa averages around four coups and coup attempts per year however 2021 was unusually high with three failed coup attempts and four successful. The year 2022 has started with two coups on the African Continent. There were successful coups in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, and Guinea and failed military takeovers in Tunisia, Niger and Sudan. Burkina Faso, in West Africa, has had the most successful coups , with eight takeovers, four alleged coups and one failed coup. January 23, 2022 was the latest coup in Burkina Faso. A coup is a illegal seizure of power by a political group civilian or military who forcefully carries out the removal of the sitting government and its powers. A political or military coup causes intense sectarian

Redefining the definition of black

The word black used to describe a culture and history of a complex group of people is inadequate when defining human identity.  Words fail. The word black used to describe a culture and history of a complex group of people has failed. It is detrimental to rely on words with negative associations such as the color black to express human identities. Black is far more complicated than a simple definition. The Black population of the United States is diverse. A little more than 47 million people self-identified as Black accounting for 14% of all people living in the United States.  In North America, there are 47 million African Americans, 2.1 million people from Africa and 4.4 million from the Caribbean. Jamaica and Haiti are the two largest origin countries, accounting for 16% and 15% of Blacks all of whom are lumped under the label black but have a unique history and culture. The word black puts people in the same group or category indiscriminately.  Black immigration to North America

Al-Shabaab Kills More Than 50 Young Men in Mozambique

In April 2020 more than 50 young men in a small village in Cabo Delgado province were murdered for reportedly resisting recruitment into al-Shabaab. In April 2020, more than 50 young men in the small village of Muidumbe in Cabo Delgado province, Mozambique, were murdered by suspected members of the Islamic State-affiliated militant group al-Shabaab. The men were reportedly killed for refusing to join al-Shabaab, which has been waging an insurgency in Cabo Delgado since 2017. The killings in Muidumbe were the latest in a series of atrocities committed by al-Shabaab in Cabo Delgado. In 2020, the group was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of civilians, the displacement of tens of thousands more, and the destruction of entire villages. The violence in Cabo Delgado has had a devastating impact on the province. The economy has been crippled, and the provision of basic services, such as healthcare and education, has been severely hampered. The humanitarian crisis in Cabo Delgado is one