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College student raises money for families in Kenya with CARE for AIDS

College student Gilbert Bongmba wants to impact lives positively. Along with other college students, he joined the CARE for AIDS University (CFAU) at Baylor University.
This year, Bongmba currently serves on the Executive Board of CARE for AIDS University at Baylor as a committee member. According to Bongmba, CARE for AIDS is an organization that exists to help mobilize the church in caring, both physically and spiritually, for families affected by HIV/AIDS in Kenya.

The future of Africa is in the hands of African millennials leaders

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream for his country. About half a century later, his dream came to life, thanks to the support of his countrymates. In many African countries, a lot of changes are taking place. Even though the international community's support is important in the process, the future of the continent is the hands of the African millennials leaders.

This letter is addressed to my fellow millennials African leaders. Before going further, I would like to define the term 'Millennials' for those who are unfamiliar with it. Mashable describe Millennials also known as the Millennial Generation or the Generation Y as the demographic cohort following the Generation X. There are no precise dates so most commentators limit the birth dates from the early 1980s to the early 2000s (decade).

Watch for these new book releases from African female authors

Last year proved to be a momentous year for African female writers. 2013 also introduced us to an array of new authors, including Taiye Selasi, Chinelo Okparanta and more. This year, there are already a new crop of books lined up to launch within the next few months. African female authors have left their mark in 2013. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's book Americanah, was named best book of the year and even made it on the New York Times '10 Best Books of 2013' list.

Music unites Africa

The continent of Africa and its people are often well remembered by foreigners for their joyful spirit, their dance moves and their upbeat rhythms. So, it made sense to the three founders of the nonprofit  organization 'Music Unites Africa' to use music to promote their continent.
In 2011, the nonprofit organization 'Music Unites Africa' (M.U.A.) started as an idea: African musicians desiring to support each other within the global music industry. Eguonor Anirejuoritse Okene also known as (a.k.a.) P-Hypha is one of the three founders of Music Unites Africa. He quickly realized the unlimited possibilities the project has to offer.


How I view Africa

For Sierra Leonan-Gambian LaMin SaWaneh, a picture is certainly worth a thousand words. Since July 2012, SaWaneh posts unique pictures of the African continent for the greatest joy of his 200,000 Facebook fans (and counting).

SaWaneh, who grew up in The Gambia, his father's homeland, is the founder of the popular Facebook page Howiviewafrica.

Lagos-born and rape survivor Ayodeji Osowobi #StandtoEndRape

There was a time the word 'activist' was associated with waving placards, demonstration marches, and some incidents of vandalism and arson. Today, the advent of social media means that a physical presence may not necessarily berequired to begin a movement, stand up to be counted or to make an impact.



For Lagos-born Ayodeji Osowobi, social media can be effectively utilised to “say no to rape and stigmatization”.  On September  2013, Osowobi  founded  the online initiative Stand To End Rape (STER).

Shakira's 'Waka Waka' song is a remake of the Cameroonian song 'Zangawela'

Since no World Cup is complete without an official anthem, the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) chose Columbian popstar's song 'Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)' as the official World Cup anthem.
The FIFA World Cup 2010 was a huge deal not only for South Africans but for Africans across the globe.  For the first time in the world's history, an African country was finally the host of the most celebrated football event.  The FIFA World Cup 2010 was definitely a special time for Africa, as Shakira sang in the chorus of her song 'Waka Waka.'


In 1985, the Golden Sounds, a group made of Cameroon's President guards, recorded a tune called 'Zangawela.' The song 'Zangawela' became an international hit leading Golden Sounds to rename themselves as Zangawela. The group members were also famous for their dance moves and costumes. They would often wear military clothes, stuffing clothes so their stomachs will appear ridiculously…

The New Year's celebration around the world

Today is the birth of a New Year 2014. The New Year, which marks the beginning of the Gregorian calendar, is celebrated around the world and observed by many countries such as Australia, Canada, United States and United Kingdom as a public holiday. During the time. all government offices, schools and most businesses are closed and people are expected to take a day off.  
The New Year is another time of the year during which families and friends get together and share their happiest moments as they say good bye to the previous year.  It is important to note that not all cultures around the world celebrate the New Year's Day of the Gregorian calendar, which is January 1.  The Hindu, Chinese, Coptic, Jewish and Islamic calendars differ from the Gregorian calendar and therefore, they plan their celebrations differently.

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