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    What is STEM and Why African Parents Should Care

    William Jackson, M.Edu
    #MyQuestToTeach @wmjackson


     What is STEM and Why African Parents Should Care


    The world is changing on the continent of Africa, the incorporation of technology will not stop, the integration of technology in homes is changing how people communicate on dynamic African continent. The engagement of educational initiatives that will train and teach children for the future is progressing and creating a transformative paradigm shift in how teachers teach even the basics of educational foundation.

    African children must be prepared for careers not even available now and be able to solve complex problems that will challenge the ability to function in a technology rich environment.

    The earth is much smaller because of digital communication, and African people are able to participate in distance learning collaborations. These build the intellectual abilities of youth, teens and young adults dreaming of being entrepreneurs.

    STEAM and STEM initiatives are being provided by the growth and integration of academic elements being taught in schools. Because technology has advanced it is important for the engagement of tools to be fused into educational initiatives like STEM/STEAM/STREAM/CSTREAM and STEM2, each has a powerful individual effect in the world helping to solve problems that affect human survival and growth.

    These is the infusion of science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, math and in some cases medicine. The goal, to engage the whole child and foster high achievement in all areas,”as defined by STE[+a]M, a website created to share information about the blending of arts and sciences.

    The new thinking of building African minds is that STEAM creates a curriculum that embraces elements to allow students to hone their personal knowledge and technical aptitudes and advance in areas that are new, but needed to help nations grow in competitiveness. A new way of thinking after studying of the brain that shows creativity helps students to learn. The artistic development and the scientific techniques are more complimentary than first thought.

    The blending of STEM and STEAM skills requires students to engage in creative application, critical and higher order thinking that supports collaborative and cooperative learning. Learning that pushes and challenges thinking and rationalization, bringing about success that is transferable in advanced areas of appliance and application in society. Many careers are now influenced from STEM curriculums that help determine the paths for students.

    As an Educational Technology, Social Media and STEM instructor at Edward Waters College, educators, artists, and scientists recognize the importance of blending the arts and sciences believing that this can lead to richer student learning. STEAM is complimentary with 21st artistic, scientific and technological century skills. There is much more than just teacher centered instruction, the student must be the center of learning and involve the “4 Cs”: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication.

    So important are these elements and how instruction is performed that the organizations of the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Department of Education are joining to make sure current and future models of learning properly prepare students to be the skilled laborers this nation needs to lead in the 21st 22nd and 23rd centuries for students in the United States and even assisting nations around the world.

    African is building students at a rapid pace to be the educational, technical, commercial and commerce leaders it needs to take nations and the continent into the 21st and 22nd centuries as a leader.

    Those responsible in government, sciences, business and even commerce need to works together to make sure there are enough STEM experts nationally to assist in the building and restructuring of the continent.

    Resources about STEM and STEAM
    https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/steam/


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    Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch: Nurturing Better Leaders For Africa And The World


    Bethesda, MD, October 5, 2016 - The mission of Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch (PACAW), is to nurture and develop a new generation of African leaders via access to a different educational culture at the primary and secondary school levels. In providing the infrastructure and staff for quality education for pupils in poor underserved communities Pan Africa Children Advocacy Watch promotes change.

    "We can help develop better leaders when early education focuses on turning the gaze of the children away from avarice, extortion, selfishness, the vain, and obsession with accumulation of material wealth.” Dr. Sylvanus A. Ayeni is president of the nonprofit organization. "This type of education culture at the basic and secondary school levels would prepare young people for leadership that champions the development of their nations from within, and embraces living for a higher purpose.

    "We'd like to expand our programs to several states in Nigeria,” says Dr. Ayeni. "In particular we would like a presence in the delta area and the northeastern part of the country where education has been brutally decimated by stone age ideologues.” Later, they plan to establish similar programs in other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The Biennial PACAW Leadership Academy is the second component of PACAW's program. The Academy is for community leaders, the teachers and interested young graduates from the country's tertiary educational institutions. The lessons and the values learned are then passed on to the children.

    The third aspect of PACAW initiatives is the Community Economic Empowerment Program, intended to lift up the community economically. The goal is to transfer the PACAW programs to the community, the local government and perhaps, the state government within about ten years. This is designed to break the cycle of dependency which is so deeply entrenched in many nations of Sub-Saharan Africa.

    PACAW is governed by an all-volunteer board in the USA and Africa. Members of the Organizing Committees of the programs at the grassroots level in Africa are all volunteers as well. At least 95% of donations goes directly to the villages or communities in Africa to fulfill the PACAW mission.

    Dr. Ayeni is a retired neurosurgeon and former associate professor of neurosurgery at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. Born in Nigeria, he has studied and taught around the world. For more information, please visit: www.pacaw.org.


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    SPOTLIGHT IS ON AFRICAN ART - GROWTH GREATER THAN GOLD BARNEBYS, THE WORLDS LARGEST ART & AUCTION SEARCH ENGINE, NOTES TENFOLD GROWTH IN VALUE OF AFRICAN CONTEMPORAY ART


      AFRICAN CONTEMPORAY ART
    Credit: Artnet auctions


    Things are suddenly moving fast in Africa’s art market. After a decade in which Bonhams had Africa to itself – the only international fine art auction house holding sales of African Art in London and New York – there are now suddenly three other international auction houses in the field besides Bonhams.

    Pontus Silfverstolpe, co-founder of Barnebys, the world’s leading art and auction search engine, says: “Now the world’s leading auction houses have taken notice of all this new interest in African art and have taken the plunge. Suddenly we have a new scramble for Africa, and this time it’s about art.”

    Barneby’s echoes CNN’s findings on this market. CNN recently reported that values in African Art had grown between fivefold and tenfold in the last decade. CNN says: “You'd be hard pressed to find a man who has witnessed the rise in recognition and value of African art better than Prince Yemisi Shyllon, who is reported to be Nigeria's largest private art collector. Then Prince says: "When I started collecting art as an undergraduate at University in the mid 1970s, it had virtually no value," he told CNN. "You could buy a piece of good art for 20,000 Naira [about $100 at current conversion rates]. Today it would sell for millions."

    Not surprisingly Sotheby’s has now set up a Contemporary African Art Department and is set to hold a first sale next year.

    Christie’s are holding an exhibition of a South African sculptor in London. Stanislaw Trzebinski has been invited to participate in a collaborative exhibition between Christie's and the South African Southern Guild Gallery. The exhibition will showcase some of South Africa's top designers and artists at Christie's in London this coming October.

    And in January this year Phillips sent Arnold Lehman, former director of the Brooklyn Museum, to do a recce in South Africa for them. His visit generated a great deal of media attention.

    South Africa’s strongest home based auction house, Strauss & Co, was headed by the legendary Stefan Welz, who died this year. So the home team is having to scramble to meet the new threat from abroad: four hungry international auction houses.

    All of this new interest and energy is creating huge excitement in the two countries, South Africa and Nigeria, whose art dominates auction sales abroad featuring the work of African artists. But the ripple effect is being felt in all of Africa’s 54 sovereign states, says Silfverstolpe.

    How and why this sudden attention on Africa? The answer is in part that Bonhams who have led the way and established an international market for contemporary African art, have been breaking world records for a decade. The work of the late Irma Stern – South Africa’s leading artist – would have commanded prices in the hundreds of thousands of pounds ten years ago; now her work is making millions. Her painting Arab Priest made £3.1m at a Bonhams sale a few years ago, bought by the Government of Qatar. And this dramatic rise in prices has been seen too with work from Jacobus Hendrik Pierneef, Gerard Sekoto and William Kentridge. The Ghanaian-born, Nigeria based Professor El Anatsui dominates prices in north Africa. His bottletop tapestries command £1m-plus figures in London and New York

    Giles Peppiatt of Bonhams holds eight of the ten world records for South African art. He says of the African phenomenon: “The fact is that modern and contemporary African art is today one of the hottest properties on the art block. Africa is the new China when it comes to art. When the Tate, the Smithsonian and other similar institutions start putting on exhibitions of Contemporary African Art, then one knows that something strange and wonderful has occurred and that real change is in the air.”

    “The Romans had a phrase for this: ‘There is always something new out of Africa,’ says Silfverstolpe. ”Today that new thing is art, and the scramble is to acquire it, as the educated view in the capitals of the world is that South African and African Art is a bull market, with one’s investment liable to return a handsome profit in the years ahead.”

    Picasso and many of his contemporary artists saw in Africa the wellsprings of their own creative drive. They acknowledged Africa’s creative genius and their work pays homage and tribute to it. Now the African artists are claiming for themselves some of that acclaim and some of the kinds of sums earned by those master artists whose names are household words.

    Another significant factor in Africa’s art renaissance that is attracting attention is the new contemporary art museum being built on the Waterfront in Cape Town. The Zeist MOCAA museum will be the biggest art museum in Africa. The gravitational pull of this huge new development will bring art tourists to South Africa for the first time, many pundits are saying, and it certainly looks likely.

    The Zeitz MOCAA Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is a major new cultural institution that will focus on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting cutting-edge contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora. It is a unique not-for-profit partnership between the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz

    Zeitz MOCAA will be housed in the historic Grain Silo at the V&A Waterfront, with the V&A committing over R500-million to the development required for the establishment of the Museum. This investment will further the development of art in Africa and acknowledges the important cultural and financial contribution the visual arts sector makes.

    Considered by many to be the leading collection of contemporary art from Africa and its Diaspora, Jochen Zeitz will commit his collection as the founding collection, underwrite the running costs of the Museum and provide a substantial acquisition budget to allow the Museum to acquire new important artworks over time to remain on the edge of contemporary cultural production. The Museum will open to the public in early 2017.

    In London and New York, the Africa 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair has also added to the buzz with galleries from the continent exhibiting some of the best new work to come out of the continent.

    Pontus Silfverstolpe concludes: “A new day is dawning in Africa which will secure for its artists the kind of recognition, respect and prices which their fellow artist elsewhere can command.”

    Find out more at Barnebys.co.uk


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    A COLUMN, A CONTINENT, A $500,000 PRIZE

    New Gerson L'Chaim Prize--Inspired by a NYT Piece-- Is Largest Ever in Clinical Care


    NEW YORK CITY -- AUGUST 17, 2016 -- Announcing the $500,000 Rabbi Erica and Mark Gerson L’Chaim (“To Life”) Prize, an annual award for Outstanding Christian Medical Missionary Service--the largest-ever in clinical patient care.The historic prize, inspired by the response to a New York Times column, springs from a friendship between former college roommates: New York entrepreneur Mark Gerson and Dr. Jon Fielder, a Christian missionary living in Kenya.

    From love of history and ideas in their college years, Gerson and Fielder graduated to shared concern for Africa. Early on, as Fielder helped build HIV programs there, Gerson supplied, in Fielder’s words, “intellectual firepower and humbling generosity.” By 2010 the two had founded the African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF) to support Africa’s faith-based healthcare workers, who provide one-third of Africa’s medical care.

    The result is a practicing Jewish couple advancing essential healthcare led by Christians. "In nearly a decade I’ve seen limited resources in this community yield extraordinary return in lives saved and suffering relieved,” Gerson explains. “The Jewish and Christian faiths share sanctity of life as the highest value. My wife and I are gratified to honor the physicians most effectively employing resources to heal the world’s poorest and most vulnerable.”

    The inaugural 2016 Gerson L'Chaim Prize drew 26 applications from long-term medical missionaries, Catholic and Protestant, in 12 countries. Projects submitted cover women’s health centers, African doctor training, cancer diagnosis and treatment, pediatric surgery training and care, heart surgery, mobile HIV care, malaria prevention, and ER centers. The selection committee combines current and former medical missionaries, African healthcare experts, and on-the-ground clinicians.

    The four finalists for the 2016 inaugural Gerson L'Chaim Prize will be announced in October; the prize is awarded in November 2016.

    Noted medical missionary Dr. Tom Catena--the subject of Nicholas Kristof’s widely read impetus for the prize, applauds the effort. "The hospitals and doctors are deeply invested in the community. They stretch a dollar to incredible lengths in service of the poor,” he said. “This award will transform healthcare for the winner’s institution and inspire others to join as AMHF serves those who need it most."

    Learn more at:

  • www.amhf.us

  • Read the Gerson’s essay on Medium

  • Read the official prize policies

  • Follow #LChaimPrize via AMHF’s profile on Twitter or Facebook

  • Donate to the prize winner


  • Visit Lovell-Fairchild.com for:

  • Curtain Raiser Press Release

  • AMHF Media Tip Sheet

  • AMHF Q&A

  • Suggested Interview Questions


  • About African Mission Healthcare Foundation
    A registered US 501(c)3 charity, AMHF enhances access to health services for the tens of millions of Africans who fail to receive quality, life-saving care. It advances financial, logistical, personnel and management support to African mission health facilities, which, through thousands of centers, provide roughly one-third of medical services on the continent. AMHF directly supports care for 70,000 patients annually and finances formal training of 100 African healthcare professionals--a credit to its partners’ efficiency. In Kenya, a clubfoot may be corrected for $100. In Malawi, a child’s malaria treatment costs less than $10. In eight countries--including Malawi, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania--AMHF has built clinics, procured x-ray machines, educated surgeons and doctors, and sponsored life-changing operations, particularly pediatric rehabilitative treatments. AMHF oversees Kenya’s largest HIV and tuberculosis clinical mentorship program.

    About the Prize Founders
    Mark Gerson, a New York-based entrepreneur and philanthropist, is married to Erica Gerson, a rabbi. Mark co-founded Gerson Lehrman Group, among other companies; he’s international chair of United Hatzalah and chair of United Rescue, a distributed network of volunteer first responders in Israel, Jersey City and Brazil. The author of many books and articles, his subjects range from intellectual history and inner-city education to basketball and the biblical Jonah.

    While earning his MD from Baylor College of Medicine, Jon Fielder spent nine months with Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity. After training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital, at a rural mission teaching hospital in Kenya he helped start a HIV treatment and training program, now caring for nearly 5,000 people. His training program has equipped 2,000-plus Kenyan health workers to care for HIV sufferers, and across Kenya he has helped mission hospitals establish HIV clinics. His textbook, Tuberculosis in the Era of HIV, is widely used in East and Southern Africa. In Malawi, Dr. Fielder initiated a community HIV support program, hospital ward and TB clinic. Living with his family outside Nairobi, Dr. Fielder now serves full time as president of AMHF.


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    Ngoma Africa Band set to entertain fans at Afrika-Karibik Festival in Frankfurt,Germany

    Written by: Stephen Ogongo


     Ngoma Africa Band


     Ngoma Africa Band


     Ngoma Africa Band


    All who love Rumba,Bongo Dansi and Soukous can’t afford to miss this show by one of the most sought after African bands in Germany. Ras Makunja, the band leader of Ngoma Africa confirmed that they’ll be on stage at the Afrika-Karibik Festival in Frankfurt on 13th August 2016.

    Recently the band sent people wild at Afrika Festival Tübingen with its emotionally captivating performances.

    Thousands of people at the Festival took to the dance floor from the moment Ngoma Africa Band went on stage until the end of the show. If you missed the show in Tübingen, or want to enjoy another fantastic performance by Ngoma Africa Band, then join them at Afrika-Karibik Festival in Frankfurt.

    The other bands scheduled to entertain guests at the Festival include: Pow Pow Movement; Riddim-Sound-System; Sir Mystic and African Best; Fatoumata Kamissoko and Djéli Band.

    The Festival’s motto is: “Let’s get together and feel alright”.

    Source: http://www.afronews.de


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    Mali’s Old Towns of Djenné on List of World Heritage in Danger


    Istanbul, Turkey, 13 July—The World Heritage Committee has added the Old Towns of Djenné to the List of World Heritage in Danger due to insecurity, which is affecting the area and preventing the implementation of protective measures for the Malian World Heritage site.

    The Committee has expressed concern over the property, which is situated in an area affected by insecurity. This situation is preventing safeguarding measures from addressing issues that include the deterioration of construction materials in the historic town, urbanization, and the erosion of the archaeological site. The Committee also appealed to the international community to support Mali in efforts to ensure the protection of the site.

    Inhabited since 250 B.C., the Old Towns of Djenné became a market centre and an important link in the trans-Saharan gold trade. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was one of the centres for the propagation of Islam. Its traditional houses, of which nearly 2,000 have survived, are built on hillocks (toguere) as protection from the seasonal floods.

    The site was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1988.

    The is designed to inform the international community of conditions which threaten the very characteristics for which a property was inscribed on the World Heritage List, and to encourage corrective action.

    The 40th session of the World Heritage Committee began on 10 July and will continue until 20 July. It is chaired by Ambassador, Director General of Cultural Affairs and Promotion Abroad of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lale Ülker.

    The work of the Committee can be followed in real time at: http://whc.unesco.org/

    More about the Committee :

    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/40th-world-heritage-committee/


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    Love and Stigma: A real-life Romeo and Juliet in modern-day times

    by Sir Adolphus Ekejiuba


    In “Love and Stigma: The Outcast System,” Nigerian author Sir Adolphus Ekejiuba shares a fictional story of two lovers within Nigeria’s Igbo community who are separated by their social classes within the Osu caste (Outcast) system. Akin to Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” of two star-crossed lovers whom society and their families deem that they can never be together, Adolphus highlights the real-life challenges that can erupt when two people of different Nigerian classes wish to be married.

    Through his book, Adolphus hopes to abolish the outcast system and achieve freedom, justice and peace for people who have been stigmatized and discriminated against for ages -- emphasizing that everyone should be able to love who they want to love.

    https://www.amazon.com/Love-Stigma-OUTCAST-SYSTEM-Elimination/dp/1514408279

    About the author
    Sir Adolphus Ekejiuba is a retired geologist with the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria. He is an avid world traveler and philanthropist, contributing significantly to his community development and well-being of the less privileged. He is the founder of the Adolphus Ekejiuba Foundation, a philanthropic organization aimed to reach out to Nigerian youth to curtail restiveness, laziness, ignorance and disease. For more information about the Adolphus Ekejiuba Foundation, visit http://www.adolphusekejiubafoundation.org.

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    Tosheka Textile Project update and National TV coverage


    Textile project update


    Textile project update:

    We are making great progress and are now training two groups at two farmer’s homesteads. We have also completed the installation of all the rearing cabinets and support equipment at our new grainage site. In June we move our silk rearing operation to a new county in Central Kenya.

    We have also have trained a dozen woman to spin cotton & silk with our mechanized spinning wheels. Are next training is on knitting products using the knitting machine.

    Textile project update


    http://www.kenyamoja.com/tv/citizen-tv-live/ 4/15 Citizen TV: Clothing The Nation, Death Of Cotton Industry by Mercy Kandie
    https://youtu.be/jIcEiJtGkJo

    On Friday night Citizen TV aired a major segment called "Clothing The Nation, Death Of Cotton Industry" on the issues and failures of cotton development in Kenya.
    https://youtu.be/jIcEiJtGkJo

    The story featured Mr. Kamuya our lead cotton farmer in Wote. He stated that Tosheka a "private business" has been the most active and supportive stakeholder for cotton development on Makueni.

    Textile project update


    www.toshekadesigns.com
    hblj2@aol.com

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    Love Africa Concert (24 Apr 2015)



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    Tosheka Herman & Lucy See


    Tosheka Herman & Lucy See


    Tosheka Herman & Lucy See


    Tosheka Herman & Lucy See


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    Tosheka Textiles has been invited to participate in the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this July in Nairobi Kenya


    We are thrilled & honored to be invited to participate in the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this July in Nairobi Kenya. This will provide our business enormous exposure and opportunities for funding and global sales.

    Global Entrepreneurship Summit Kenya:

    Tosheka Textiles has been invited by the Commercial Attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Kenya to participate in the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit this July in Nairobi Kenya.

    Organized annually since 2009, the GES has emerged as a global platform connecting emerging entrepreneurs with leaders from business, international organizations, and governments looking to support them. This will be the first time the GES will take place in sub-Saharan Africa.

    President Obama will travel to Kenya in July for bilateral meetings and co - host the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, an annual conference that connects entrepreneurs with business leaders, international organizations, and governments. The White House White House statement, noted that during the visit he will “continue our efforts to work with countries in sub-Saharan Africa, including Kenya, to accelerate economic growth, strengthen democratic institutions, and improve security.”

    Launched by President Obama in 2009, the annual summit has grown to include high-level meetings and networking events, strategic workshops and pitch competitions. It’s a chance to celebrate startups and more established ventures and unlock the world’s economic potential. More than 6,000 people, from small-business owners and mentors to policymakers and investors, participated in last year’s summit. For the sixth year, the summit will offer entrepreneurs the opportunity to connect with one another, gain expert insights and attract investment.

    Background info. on the 6th Annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit:

    “Choosing Kenya as the destination for G.E.S. underscores the fact that Africa, and Kenya in particular, has become a center for innovation and entrepreneurship,” reads a White House press release. The White House also hosted dozens of leaders from sub-Saharan Africa at the U.S. - Africa Summit in Washington last year.

    It’s the first time the summit will be held in sub-Saharan Africa, a region that has seen massive economic growth in recent years. It is home to a booming start up scene as entrepreneurs hope to capitalize on largely untapped markets and a growing middle class. Between 2013 and 2014, private-equity fundraising for the region tripled to hit $4 billion, according to the Wall Street Journal.


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    (BPRW) Dentons Expands Its Presence in Africa, Opening Johannesburg Office

    The Firm is the First Global Firm to Achieve Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Status


    (BLACK PR WIRE)-- JOHANNESBURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Dentons, the global law firm with more than 50 years’ history in Africa, is expanding its presence in South Africa with the opening of its second South African office. The first global firm with Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status, Dentons’ new Johannesburg office joins its Cape Town locale, growing the Firm’s unique offering in South Africa.

    This expansion puts in place another piece of Dentons’ strategy, offering clients talent from diverse backgrounds and countries, with local knowledge and deep experience in every legal tradition in the world, and follows last week’s news that Dentons and (pronounced “da CHUNG”), a leading law firm in China, will combine to form the largest law firm in the world.

    “Following the news of our exciting combination with, our expansion in South Africa further underscores our commitment to bringing clients comprehensive solutions that are simply not available elsewhere,” said Joe Andrew, Global Chairman of Dentons. “Many of the best known brands in the world care about Black Empowerment qualified service providers, and as the first global law firm to be Level 1 B-BBEE qualified in South Africa, Dentons not only demonstrates its polycentric positioning but offers our clients a true choice.”

    “South Africa is an exciting and sophisticated commercial market, as well as an important gateway for the Southern Africa region,” said Global Chief Executive Officer, Elliott Portnoy. “Our Johannesburg launch will tap into that dynamism and enhance our service offerings for international clients, especially those in the energy, infrastructure, mining, transport and finance sectors. Very few global firms can match our geographical scope or depth of service in these sectors, here or abroad.”

    Dentons currently supports clients in more than 75 locations across more than 50 countries around the world. Eighteen of those countries are in Africa, providing seamless local support through the Firm’s extensive network of African offices and associate firms. The combination with will grow that already expansive footprint to 6,500 lawyers and professionals in more than 120 locations.

    Dentons’ Cape Town office opened in April 2014, through its combination with local firm KapdiTwala, led by Managing Partner Noor Kapdi.

    “The Johannesburg opening and expansion in South Africa truly showcases Dentons’ commitment to Africa and its clients,” said Kapdi. Kapdi’s team is regularly listed among the most prominent oil and gas lawyers in South Africa and the continent at large. “We anticipate growth in the energy, infrastructure and transport industries,” said Kapdi. “The new Johannesburg office will buttress Dentons’ renowned global energy practice, position the Firm for significant developments on the continent and provide us with an opportunity to tailor our local offering.”

    By expanding the Firm’s capabilities and reach across South Africa, Dentons’ clients— from Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and the US— will have an unrivalled access point for legal services in a vibrant continental economy. Foreign investment in African economies reached a record high in 2014 with countries including the United States, Italy, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Japan, China, India and Brazil driving growth, according to a 2014 report by the African Development Bank Group.

    As part of Dentons’ commitment to serve the communities in which it operates, the Firm will create jobs, support a transformation in the legal services industry and transfer an international skillset that can contribute towards the local economy. The Firm continues to be a Level 1 B-BBEE status firm, 100% owned by local partners. Through its relationship with The Black Lawyers Association, the Firm will also be offering five bursaries in the following locations: Polokwane; East London; Bloemfontein; Port Elizabeth; and Cape Town. The grants will allow trainee attorneys to complete a six months Professional Legal Training course - specifically assisting graduates who were unable to secure the two years of articles required before they can be admitted as an attorney - thereby reducing the period of articles of clerkship to one year.

    About Dentons
    Dentons is a global law firm driven to provide clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. A top 20 firm on the Acritas 2014 Global Elite Brand Index, Dentons is committed to challenging the status quo in delivering consistent and uncompromising quality in new and inventive ways. Dentons was formed by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons’ clients now benefit from approximately 2,600 lawyers and professionals in more than 75 locations spanning 50-plus countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, Canada, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, CIS and the Caucasus, the UK, and the US. The Firm serves the local, regional and global needs of a broad spectrum of clients, including private and public corporations; governments and government agencies; small businesses and start-ups; entrepreneurs; and individuals.


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    FOSE AFRICAN FASHION WEEK 2014


    HOUSTON – On Saturday, August 16th, the Fall of Signature Essence (FOSE) concluded a successful debut of African Fashion Week (AFW) 2014 in the City of Houston with an exciting and stunning presentation of ethnic aesthetic on the runway at the official FOSE African Fashion Show, located at the Ayva Center.

     FOSE AFRICAN FASHION WEEK 2014
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     FOSE AFRICAN FASHION WEEK 2014
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    Fashion Show
    Hosted by America’s Next Top Model alumni, Nnenna Agba and comedic trio The Wowo Boyz, the evening’s fusion of live music and performances was led by the electrifying and elegant presentation of 11 designers (Hafshelline, TeKay Designs, Just Belle, Southern Gents, Kachi Designs, Sanerd, Diva Style, Sebastian Faye, Oge Fashion and Precious Pieces Couture) from around the world. The elite designers had the opportunity to present their collection to over 200 attendees.

    Special guest included Macy’s Department Store corporate representatives, Executive Director Val Thompson with Houston International Trade and Development Council, 2014 Deputy Miss Africa USA & Goodwill Ambassador - Hasifa Kivumbi, Lisa Amous-Smith of My Trendy Place, Nenaji MEDIA, Houston Style Magazine, Fresh Broadcast Network, Adrian Johnson with Keep IT Klassy Modeling Agency, and many more. The audience was well entertained by the comedic relief of the Wowo Boyz, the groovy tunes of the evening house band (lead by popular Houston musician, Mr. VSAX), a powerhouse performance from international singing sensation Katumbella, and a breathtaking presentation by the popular South African dance troupe, Impande Ye Africa.

    Over 60 different looks were presented by models against the white floral-theme and color lit stage (Designed by Temmie Omodu of T’soule Designs). From the regal and fine gold stitching signature designs of TeKay Designs, to the diversified body curved friendly presentation of Sanerd, and fun and colorful theme accessories presented by Precious Pieces, not a detail was missed by the talented designers who participated in the event.

    Networking Mixer
    The multi-event series kicked off on Thursday, August 14th with an upscale mixer, host by Huffington Post-recognized rapper, CEO and social personality, Tobe Nwigwe of TeamGINI at the 024 Lounge at the Westin Hotel in Memorial City. The event gave event patrons, sponsors and AFW participants to opportunity to socialize while listening to a special lecture on the progression of African Fashion from AFW mixer special guest Julie Griffith of J. Griffith Public Relations, CEO Kai Dunna of Freedom 54 Clothing Line, and AFW Director of Media Nenaji Adeyinka of Nenaji MEDIA.

    Tradeshow
    Day two of African Fashion Week took place at the Ayva Center, where more than twenty local and national businesses presented their products to attendees. Some of the featured vendor brands include Eni Wear, Praxyssories, Oge Fashion, Kachi Designs, Beauticontrol, Sanerd, Southern Gents, Mary Kay, My Trendy Place, Segun Gele, Afroniqueconce, Vicenzo Leather, Luxury Hair Direct, and many more.

    In addition, a special workshop on African fashion and style was presented to the audience. Lisa Amosu-Smith of My Trendy Style gave a moving presentation on hair restoration with an emphasis on cancer patient care. Mr. Segun of Segun Gele demonstrated the art of tying Gele (a special head tie design) to compliment the attire and pallet of every fashionable African enthusiast. Following the workshop presentations, a special panel session was held with Segun, Lisa, Hasifa Kivumbi and Macy’s on the influence of African fashion in the current market.

    Event Founder & Recognized Charity:
    Mr. Nkem Oji-Alala, CEO of Emaginethat Entertainment and Executive Producer of FOSE, has worked for several years to bring the concept to African Fashion Week to life in the City of Houston. Reflecting on the outcome of the event, Mr. Oji stated, “A vision without a plan is only a dream." He further expressed his satisfaction with the results made from this year’s African Fashion Week in Houston, and looks forward to working with the entire FOSE organization and their supporters to evolve AFW Houston to a greater magnitude.

    Proceeds raised from this year’s fashion show will go to Hospitals for Humanity (www.hospitalsforhumanity.org), a non-profit organization committed to providing access to quality and affordable health care for people who are in dire need, especially those who live in developing and third-world countries. For additional information from Fall of Signature Essence, please send e-mail inquiry to info@thefose.com, or visit us online at www.TheFose.com.


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    The Africa Center Opens to Public for the First Time at “Meet The Africa Center”

    Board of Trustees announces election of new Co-Chair


    New York, NY (September 15, 2014) – The Africa Center, Africa’s Embassy to the World announced that on Saturday, September 20th, The Africa Center will open its doors to the public for the first time, with an all-day “Meet The Africa Center” festival from 10:00am until 6:00pm. A private concert performance will follow from 8:00pm until midnight.

    Once known as The Museum for African Art, The Africa Centerhas expanded its mission to become the world’s leading civic African institution. The Center is located less than 20 minutes from the United Nations, at One Museum Mile, and plans to permanently open in late 2016.

    All are invited to the one-day extravaganza on September 20th, which will introduce the New York community to its new neighbor at The Africa Center’s stunning home at 1280 Fifth Avenue. The “Meet The Africa Center” festival will be a celebration of African culture, featuring an art installation by Nigerian artist Emeka Ogboh; performances by the Dance Theater of Harlem; musical presentations by OkayAfrica; a West African Photo Booth; healthy living presentations and African-Influenced tastings by Alexander Smalls and The Cecil; and screenings of ONE’s inspirational film, The Power of Protest Music.

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to learn about and sample African cuisine, partake in educational craft workshops, listen to African musicians and storytellers, and much more, all while listening to the sounds of traditional and contemporary African music.

    The evening concert at The Africa Center, is a special edition of the Festival-in-Exile, a solidarity event hosted in conjunction with the The Timbuktu Renaissance initiative. The evening will feature many of the finest Malian musicians and special guest stars, in a unifying performance, including Amanar, Amkoullel, Rocky Dawuni, Salif Keïta; Samba Touré and Vieux Farka Touré; with remarks by H.E. N’Diaye Ramatoulaye Diallo, Minister of Culture of Mali. All the way from the ancient cross-roads of Timbuktu, the concert is a musical exploration highlighting the profound connections between West African and American Blues.

    Partners: The Cecil, Dance Theatre of Harlem, Harlem Eat Up!, Okayafrica, The NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, ONE, El Museo del Barrio, Wells Fargo and iMarc.

    Supporters: The Government of Mali, The Brookings Institution, Festival au Desert, USAIDS/Office of Transition Initiatives, ONE.org, FN.org, Marcus Samuelsson of Red Rooster Harlem, The OIC.

    Sponsors: The Boston Consulting Group, Voss Water and The Voss Foundation, Empire Entertainment.

    Chelsea Clinton elected new Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees

    The Africa Center is also pleased to announce Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, has been elected as the new co-chair of the Board of Trustees for The Africa Center.

    As Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, Chelsea’s work emphasizes improving global and domestic health, creating service opportunities, and empowering the next generation of leaders. Chelsea also serves on the boards of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media, and the Weill Cornell Medical College. She is the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Of Many Institute at New York University.

    Chelsea will succeed Ian Bruce Eichner, Founder and Chairman of The Continuum Company, as Co-Chair of The Africa Center. Previously Chair of the Board of Trustees, duringMr. Eichner’s tenure The Museum for African Art was transformed and expanded to become The Africa Center.

    Together with Co-Chair Hadeel Ibrahim, Executive Director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, Mr. Eichner and Ms. Ibrahim envisioned a new world class cultural institution that embraces the entire African continent, including and beyond African Art. Mr. Eichner’s new role is Vice Chair of The Africa Center’s Board of Trustees.

    The Africa Center’s Board of Trustees leadership team also includes Mr. Ashish J. Thakkar, Board Treasurer and Mr. Hosh Ibrahim, Board Secretary.

    Mr. Thakkar, Founder of the Mara Group and Mara Foundation joined the Board of Trustees in January of 2014. Mr. Ibrahim, Founder, Planet Developments, also joined the Board of Trustees in January of 2014.

    The Africa Center will provide a gateway for engagement between Africa, New York City and the world. Spanning culture, policy and business, The Africa Center aims to transform the international understanding of Africa and promote direct engagement between African artists, business leaders and civil society and their counterparts from the United States and beyond.

    The Africa Center
    Our Vision: To be Africa’s Embassy to the World. Our Mission: To be the premier international destination for dialogue on critical issues of the day facing the development, understanding, and advancement of the African continent, its citizens, and its culture. www.theafricacenter.org




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    Africa: The Next Growth Frontier

    International Celebrity Akon Convenes Leaders to Rebuild and Rethink The African Continent


    (Washington, DC) – During President Obama’s first-ever U.S.-Africa Summit, Akon, a five-time Grammy nominated artist and philanthropist, will convene the first annual“Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference,” on August 7, 2014. Featuring African Heads of State, including those from Guinea, Kenya, Congo, and Ghana, this international conference will give the next generation of African leaders from all sectors of activity a platform and opportunity to directly exchange with African decision-makers, business leaders, civil society representatives, opinion leaders, athletes, artists, and celebrities.

    Akon will discuss the results of this event at a National Press Club Newsmakers news conference on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 11 a.m. in the club’s Murrow Room, National Press Building, 52914th St. NW, Washington, D.C. The news conference was originally scheduled for 3 p.m. the same day.

    The objectives of the Africa: New Partnership Models for Growth Conference are to:

    (1) Debrief with African Heads of State on their experience of the challenges of building a different Africa and on the takeaways they will have gathered from the US-Africa Summit with President Obama;

    (2) Provide young African leaders with a chance to showcase to their elders how they are increasingly finding their own voice, redefining themselves and rallying around a call to unity and action, bringing global partnerships, and delivering innovative and inclusive solutions to Africa’s fast-track development. The conference builds on Akon’s role in founding Akon Lighting Africa, focused on bringing electricity to 1 million rural African households in over 20 countries by the end of 2014. Akon Lighting Africa uses an innovative, scalable, cost-effective, and replicable solar energy model, which is designed to provide green energy solutions and create youth employment.

    Like all NPC Newsmaker events, this news conference is open to club member and credentialed media, free of charge. No advance registration is required.

    Contact:
    Steven Olikara, Newsmakers Event Host
    262-894-3584, steven.olikara@millennialaction.org


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    INVITATION: Love Concert 2014


    Love Concert 2014



    LETTER OF INTRODUCTION/INVITATION
    With reference to the above, we hereby write to officially introduce to you Heal The World Mission Inc. a non-denominational Christian Charity Organization committed to give succor to Orphans, indigent students, Widows and the less-privileged in our society.

    The Mission is currently having over Eight Hundred (800) beneficiaries under her scholarship scheme studying in various institution of learning in Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. The scholarship covers through to the completion of University education.

    Also as part of her contribution to the society the Mission established The World changers club. The World Changers Club is a project tailored to motivate our young people towards successful achievement, mobilize them to participate in community development and growth, educate them to influence positive change among peers and the Nation in general. Equip them with tools for all round excellence and subsequently engage them to promote social moral values, national integration and impact global decision making.

    It is our pleasure and honor to invite you to our annual Love Concert, an event set up to celebrate the faithfulness of God towards all our beneficiaries.

    Theme: Lift Him High
    Date: August 9th, 2014
    Time: 10am prompt
    Venue: 1, Heal the World Avenue, Opp Gateway Hotel, Ota

    We look forward to having you as our special guest for this event; we urge you to join us in supporting this worthy cause for our common good and together make our world “a better place to live”

    It is our prayer that all your efforts shall be divinely rewarded even as you honor our invitation.

    For further details call - 08073735153 | Email - info@healtheworldmission.org.ng


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    The World Must Hear My Story


    Dear Sir/Madam,
    As you read this email, the news on the air is that I am dead in United Kingdom. So be it if only that will keep me and my children alive for the world to hear my story.I am Simbiso Chisirimunhu, the second and customary law wife of late Retired General Solomon Mujuru of Zimbabwe. My late husband Solomon Mujuru was murdered and burnt in his farm house in Beatrice - zimbabwe in the early hours of Tuesday 15 August 2011 on the orders of President Robert Mugabe of Kenya and his men because my late husband was the only remaining official able to openly challenge Mugabe in high level meetings and was poised to succeed him in the next election as President of Zimbabwe. Till date the President could not establish a commission of inquiry into my husband’s death because of his complicity. My late husband first wife is Joyce Mujuru. She became the Vice President of Zimbabwe in 2004 and never wanted to see me and my two children hence we left to South Africa where my childre n were learning. Mujuru used to c Sincerely, Ms Simbiso Chisirimunhu

    For details on my husbands death and my purported death, please visit the following links.

    http://africajournalismtheworld.com/tag/solomon-mujuru/
    http://nehandaradio.com/2012/01/13/chiwenga-ordered-mujuru-assassination/
    https://www.newsday.co.zw/2012/06/21/2012-06-21-gen-mujuru-wife-dies/


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    Half a Piece of Cloth

    the Courage of Africa’s Countless Widows


    The estimate is grim: thanks to HIV/AIDS, relentless wars, and the harsh realities of poverty, an estimated one in four women in Sub-Saharan Africa, or 63 million women in all, are widows. Many of them are young, have small children, and are desperately poor.

    Half a Piece of Cloth



    In Half a Piece of Cloth, the Courage of Africa’s Countless Widows, author Jane L. Crane exposes the daily realities these women face. In this reader-friendly book, Crane examines the plight of nearly 60 widows in seven different African countries, giving first-hand accounts from widows who survived the genocide in Rwanda, ran from the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, survived the "rape capital of the world" in the Democratic Republic of Congo, fought for their land in Zambia, and cope with HIV/AIDS in a black township in South Africa.

    Half a Piece of Cloth also documents how cultural factors and superstitions often compound the widows’ suffering, putting their children at great risk for little or no education and a life of poverty and despair. Among other atrocities, widows in multiple African countries are blamed for their husbands’ death, stripped of assets, at times subjected to dehumanizing widowhood rituals, and are frequently left desperate, without welfare or other safety nets.

    Part I of Half a Piece of Cloth tells the widows’ stories. Part II offers solutions – among them education, economic empowerment, and individual, grassroots, and other efforts to bring about change – with the goal of helping Africa’s widows to have a full and satisfying life, or what Crane calls "a whole piece of cloth."

    She comments, "When I heard a speaker from Zambia at the United Nations describe the horrors that widows go through culturally after the death of a husband, my life was changed. Eventually, I traveled to Africa multiple times to see for myself. Half a Piece of Cloth is the result."

    "[Half a Piece of Cloth is]…in tune with the African way of telling stories. Once I started reading, it was hard to put down." ~ Emily Onyango, Dean of Students, St. Paul’s University, Limuru, Kenya

    AUTHOR: Through her graduate work on women’s land issues in Sub-Saharan Africa, Jane L. Crane discovered the desperate situation of widows in that region, a topic that has been largely ignored. After interviewing dozens of desperate widows in Africa, she founded Adopt A Widow. Similar to a sponsored-child program, Adopt A Widow helps African widows learn a skill to support themselves and their children in a one-year program while experiencing emotional healing. The author of the "Map for Gender Reconciliation," she holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Justice and is currently working on her doctorate in Oxford, England, on Africa’s widows. Born in Augusta, Georgia, she was raised in the tender care of African-American maids and babysitters, to whom she dedicates the book. Today, she lives in San Diego, California, and travels to Africa regularly.

    HALF A PIECE OF CLOTH: The Courage of Africa’s Countless Widows



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    We are a company in Wanaka, New Zealand looking into "Tosheka"


     Tosheka




    We thank you, I am attaching some of our recent project updates and activities. They include the following:

    We were recently contacted by a business in New Zealand requesting our products & services.

    We are a company in Wanaka, New Zealand looking into "Tosheka". For months we have been searching for an organic material as we are trying to make a 100% organic range of lingerie; we therefore need a sophisticated, luxurious but also pliable/comfortable material. We are seriously interested and enthused about creating a product that is sustainable and ethical too (exactly what you seem to be showing yourselves as!). We are a young start-up company and are interested in being a part of your service. We have recently been recognised by our local Chamber of Commerce as a company with high growth potential and have been awarded a funding grant to help us establish our chain or production. We have designs, the capital and now we are just looking to find contacts to source our material and help us manufacture our product to our high specifications.

    We would love to hear back from you, especially if you able to help through our production process; sourcing the organic materials, spinning, weaving/knitting, dyeing/finishing and the cutting/sewing.

    Tosheka Textiles recently became a member of the African Cotton and Textile Industries Federation:

    The Mission of ACTIF is, to promote trade and increase market access for the cotton, textile, and apparel industry in Africa. This Mission is informed by its Vision, which is, an integrated cotton textile and apparel industry that effectively competes on the world market.

    The Untours Foundation USA steps into its third decade of support to cool green businesses that create jobs/technical assistance. They are featuring us in their catalog being set to 100,000 people. Tosheka Textiles is a perfect example of our foundation’s work. As creators of gorgeous purses, clothing, and other textiles, Tosheka Textiles employs and trains Kenyan women to weave and crochet its designs using natural and organic fibers and recycled materials – even plastic bags! Additionally, it has established a recycling program to collect clean plastic bags that litter parts of Kenya and eventually the oceans.Textiles purses available through www.Toshekadesigns.com

    Woman employed and trained by Tosheka Textiles work on their own time and from their homes or community centers. Everybody wins with this arrangement!

    Tosheka Textile Products were purchased by the are being featured at this years Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, DC. United States of America. It is an annual event that attracts over one million people. The organizers of the event Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage invite countries each year to participate at the Festival where programs focusing exclusively on these countries. Kenya has been invited to participate at the 2014 Smithsonian Folklife Festival making her the first East African country.

     Tosheka




    Tosheka Textiles has been invited to participate in a major Kenyan Media project highlighting Eco-Friendly brands. Nation Media group through the East Africa’s leading daily newspaper Daily Nation will publish an authoritative and comprehensive feature on Eco-Friendly brands in its publication of Thursday June 26th 2014. We will highlight organizations that have challenged the status quo and gone on to bring success and inspire many in saving our environment. We invite you to participate in the feature by showcasing and advertising your eco-friendly products and services in this special feature that is sure to attract wide readership and interest.

    Lucy has established a great relationship with the Permanent Sec. of Agriculture of Kenya after her delegation tour of our facility and community and is supporting our efforts to dramatically increase organic cotton production and our cotton to cloth project. See attache photos of her tour.

    Mr. Tayo Onadein our Commercial textile Consultant is making Great Strides & waits the opportunity to support our project in Kenya to help restore the commercial textile industry.

     Tosheka




    Lucy has established a collaboration of Tosheka Textiles and ICIPE for the purpose of introducing ‘Eri’ Silk in Makueni. A pilot project will be necessary before commercialization of the Eri Silk rearing and textile production. Tosheka Textiles has done the research and established the value proposition.. We have established the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Security under the Makueni County Governments’ interest in supporting the project and received the approval from KEPHIS / KITSCIE for the pilot project.

    We have also developed a new woven textile material that has a broad range of applications that we are now introducing to the market.

    A) As we increase the capacity to produce cotton fibre, we have introduced a new woven fabric using plastic Yarn woven with cotton yarn. The plastic yarn “plarn’ is made from clean used plastic paper. We are proposing to train the youth in collection of clean used plastic paper, preparation and production of ‘Plarn’.

    Herman Bigham
    hblj2@aol.com


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     Making the help meet





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    SOFT VENGEANCE: ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA


    Directed by Abby Ginzberg (70 mins)

    SOFT VENGEANCE is a film about Albie Sachs, a lawyer, writer, art lover and freedom fighter, set against the dramatic events leading to the overthrow of the apartheid regime in South Africa. As a young man, Albie defended those committed to ending apartheid in South Africa. For his actions as a lawyer, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement in Cape Town, tortured through sleep deprivation and forced into exile. In 1988 he was blown up by a car bomb set by the South African security forces in Maputo, Mozambique, which cost him his right arm and the sight of one eye, but miraculously he survived and after a long year of rehabilitation in England, he recovered. Returning to South Africa following the release of Nelson Mandela, Albie helped write the new Constitution and was then appointed as one of the first 11 judges to the new Constitutional Court, which for the past two decades has been insuring that the rights of all South Africans are afforded protection. http://www.softvengeancefilm.org/MAIN.html

    The film is produced by Abby Ginzberg and executive produced by Oscar-Nominated actress Alfre Woodard who also serves as the narrator.


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    THE RESCUERS


    THE RESCUERS, the latest film from Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Michael King, uncovers the largely unknown stories of 13 heroic and courageous diplomats who, at tremendous personal cost, saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II. The film follows Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who lost 100 members of her family in the Rwandan Genocide of the 1990s, and Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned 20th century and Holocaust historian, as they travel across 15 countries and three continents interviewing survivors and descendants of the diplomats. Nyombayire and Gilbert explore and contemplate the past in a quest, in part, to understand what should be done to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur and elsewhere.





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