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ourafrica:

Rwanda is now screening passengers from the U.S (amongst other countries) for Ebola.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate how they’re not going with the mentality that the U.S is doing enough on their part to help stop the disease from spreading. The mentality that 99.9 of other countries have.

ourafrica:

Rwanda is now screening passengers from the U.S (amongst other countries) for Ebola.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate how they’re not going with the mentality that the U.S is doing enough on their part to help stop the disease from spreading. The mentality that 99.9 of other countries have.

yahoonews:

A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country’s first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak. Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, a doctor at First Consultant Hospital, oversaw treatment of Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria’s Ebola patient zero, when he arrived sick in Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital and Africa’s largest city, on a flight from Liberia in July.
Read more here.

yahoonews:

A day after the World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola, the doctor who treated the country’s first case of the deadly virus and later died from the disease herself is being hailed as a hero for helping stop the outbreak. Dr. Stella Ameyo Adadevoh, a doctor at First Consultant Hospital, oversaw treatment of Patrick Sawyer, Nigeria’s Ebola patient zero, when he arrived sick in Lagos, Nigeria’s former capital and Africa’s largest city, on a flight from Liberia in July.

Read more here.

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baelor:

Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death

that’s fucking hardcore

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This will never be overshared

Amazing!

GO OFF!

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hersheywrites:

*wipes tears*

I am so proud to be a witness and proud member of the Chocolate Society.

Fuck it up!!!!

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iguessiamhere:

A troubled past: Slavery in East Africa is a subject that is not talked about often enough.  Typically, conversations about slavery only discuss slaves that were taken to the Americas but slaves were also taken in East Africa throughout what is now Tanzania, Congo, and other modern-day countries in the region as well.  Many slaves were taken from the area around Lake Tanganyika - forced into servitude by Arab slave traders who raided villages or sometimes sold into slavery by kings,  The slaves were then forced to walk from where they were captured to Bagamoyo, on the coast.  This journey would take months and many slaves died along the way.

The slaves were often forced to carry the other valuable commodity of the region with them: ivory (see top picture) and were chained together, 50 or 100 at a time for this long forced-walk to the coast (see bottom picture).  Slavers such as the infamous Tippu Tip - who was supposedly named after the noise his gun made if you were too exhausted to walk - made a fortune off of this trade and up until the colonial period, these Arab slave traders had a big presence in the area.  Not that colonialism was any better though; it’s true slavery was used to justify slavery but was the system or forced labor where colonial subjects would pay ‘tax’ to the state through forced labor an improvement?  It’s difficult to qualify such matters but I just wanted to put things into context.

As you travel to the West of Tanzania, you can still see the effects of slavery today.  Though the Waswahili people and others who lived on the coast had a positive interaction with Islam, many on the interior very much did not because of slavery.  Thus, as you travel more and more west in Tanzania (and finally into Congo), you see less and less mosques because of this.  So, though this history was over a hundred years ago, it’s certainly not something that can - or should - be forgotten that easily.  

Pictures were taken, top to bottom, at the National Museum of Tanzania in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and the Holy Ghost Mission in Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

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"The idea that intelligence is linked to English pronunciation is a legacy from colonial thinking."

 Delalorm Semabia, 25, a Ghanaian blogger (x) @yasminabdulqadi (via arnaib)

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"The West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."

Robert J. C. Young, Postcolonialism, A Very Short Introduction   (via gayperson)

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the-not-here-yet:

In order for white elites in Latin America to claim the land as their own they used “mestizaje” as way to say this land is mine too because my great great grand mother was indigenous.

This is no different than when white people in the US dress up as “Native Americans” and claim it’s not racist because they are 1/18th Native America.

Different country, same bullshit.

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ChikV = opportunity to be ‘national hero’ - PM Simpson Miller

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ChikV = opportunity to be ‘national hero’ – PM Simpson Miller

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It is National Heroes Day today, a national holiday. (Here is Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller’s address, if you are so inclined to read it).

I took a quick scan and it seems that the Prime Minister’s Office managed to bring in the ChikV outbreak. Indeed, the speech calls on Jamaicans to be heroes in the far of this illness.…

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"Don’t criticize or judge other people. Regard everyone else as an angel. Justify their mistakes and weaknesses, and condemn only yourself as the worst sinner. This is step one in any kind of spiritual life."

Fr. Seraphim Rose (via varangoi)

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A lot of Christians need to hear this……

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