What Did Nelson Mandela Mean To Africans?
Some thirty-five years ago Senegal’s then president, Abdou Diouf, christened “Soweto Square” and “Nelson Mandela Avenue” in downtown Dakar, Senegal’s capital city. I have no personal memory of this occasion, but I cannot begin to overstate the influence that this brave “former terrorist” from South Africa (those are his own words) had on my native country. His influence during his own lifetime was enormous. Having now died without a single blemish on his reputation, it can only increase in the decades ahead. He is a sorely needed hero for Africans. Alas, we live on a continent teeming with tyrants but few heroes. Nelson Mandela put every African despot — and there are perhaps too many of them to count — to shame on that day in 1997 when he announced that he would not seek a second term as South Africa’s president. Getting African El Supremos to leave office is more often like pulling rotting tree trunks out of the ground with a pair of tweezers.Charitable Giving: A Financially-Sensible Option
Many people do not understand that giving to charity can bring financial benefits. You don’t have to make a multi-million dollar contribution to charity in order to receive future or immediate financial benefits. There are some popular options of charitable gift giving that can earn for you some notable tax advantages, even though you are not a millionaire.Inspiring Your Children To Be Charitable
In the last few years, giving has been elevated to a new level owing to the natural disasters, war and attacks from terrorist all over the world. Witnessing images depicting the horrors and sufferings endless steamed on television and over the internet has encouraged people to offer help in the relief effort for the survivors of unparalleled tragedies. Not a few parents have utilized this opportunity to teach their children the importance of reaching out to those in need.China’s Anti-Foreign Company Rhetoric and Regulation
What you do is a company when you are operating in a foreign country, and that foreign government uses its power and state-controlled media to cause near civil unrest and riots towards your products and services amounting to state incited violence, protests, and boycotts? Let’s talk.If Poverty Is Multidimensional, Why Not Development
Poverty is now widely believed to have several dimensions other than income. It is also established now that economic growth alone cannot eradicate poverty. In fact, the concept that development only means “economic growth” needs change and the focus of development must shift to people. Only a people-centric development model can eliminate poverty from the world.When Ignorance Is Power and the Greed That Reigns Supreme Will Be Caste Out
Greed has kept the ignorance in place as the poor are used as slaves to enhance the life styles of those over them. But the Spirit is about to change things and bring the things of the world to a conclusion.Ways To Get Involved With Charitable Organizations
Charitable organizations provide some vital services to the community, especially during these times of tough economy for most parts of the world. These organizations are always in the look-out for people who can help them in their missions, as most of these charities rely only on volunteers and on the generous contributions of their patrons. This is why it is important to get as much help as possible.Specific Ways Where You Can Help Charities
More often, people think that charity involvement only mean donating money. While this can be a great way of helping, especially when the charitable organization you are supporting use most of the funds directly to the cause they claim to support, it is unfortunate that there are charities who use only a small amount of the contributions they received directly to people who they are supposed to help. So you need to find a very reputable charity organization supporting a really worthy cause.The EU’s Failure to Inspire Could Cause Its Breakdown
The European Union is failing in its function of catalyst for reforms in emerging Europe, and this could have serious consequences, including a breakdown of the union. A major, albeit little talked-about consequence of the European debt crisis is the fact that, as the euro proved not to be the ideal currency union and the EU not the ideal set-up for dealing with a crisis, people in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe were left without a goal towards which to converge.Why Is There No Name for Father God?
There is a reason why Father God has no name and it has to do with the plan that is in place to bring the children of Israel to the Spirit at the end of the day. We are fast approaching that time.