Local Cameroon artist revisits #911 in craft.

A local artist in Cameroon’s North Western Region has depicted the #911 attacks using bamboo designs. The artist by name Nfor Celestine also designed US navy and military machinery.


Credits: The Wimbum Development Magazine.

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Fashion revisited

Bisi Designs: 

Following the launch of her memorata collection, Cameroon’s fashion designer Bisi Courage continues to rock the fashion world.


She is undoubtably becoming one of the most recognised names in Cameroon’s fashion world.​

What do you know about lefthanders?

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT LEFTHANDERS?!
August 13, is observed as the international lefthanders’ day, courtesy of the United Nations and Lefthanders International.

Often ignorantly called ‘lefters’, lefthanders constitute the greater minority of those not using the right hand. It is even argued that barely 10 percent of the World’s seven billion people is left-handed.
Lefthanders very often feel special. Not because the other majority usually wonders how possible it is for one to write with the left hand, but because being a lefthander usually comes with an intellectual or physical gift, that gives an air of being exceptional.
Women are statistically less likely to be lefthanders. Some will point out the fact that a couple of great figures the World has had such as Angela Merkel, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Beiber, Eminem, Albert Einstein, Aristotle, Napoleon Bomaparte, Sylvester Stallone, Charlie Chaplin, Angelina Jolie, Jimmi Hendrix, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zukerberg, Barack Obama, Uhuru Kenyatta, just to name a few, are all lefthanders.


Picture; American Presidents Ford, Clinton, Obama.
Nevertheless, being a lefthander in today’s World often comes with a couple of challenges. Some parents and educators in developing countries still find it strange that a child uses the left hand more often than the other, and thereby force the kid to using the other hand. This, regardless of how good the output was with the left hand.

Furthermore, other situational difficulties come in place like using a spiral book, opening a door with a key(lefthanders have this reflex of turning the key anticlockwise), greeting elderly ones(which is often considered disrespectful by some cultures).

It is also argued in developed nations that some lefthanders have a psychological deficiency.
Though there are cases like ambidextrousness (the ability to use both hands suitably), amputation of the right hand and self training, that also compel people to use the left hand suitably, it is still a call for concern that being left handed at birth faces rejection.
August 13 was placed as the international lefthanders day to promote awareness on the inconveniences faced by lefthanders in a predominantly right-handed World as well as celebrating their uniqueness and differences.
By, Erwin Ayota.

Trending today; #guyswithsixpacks

Every day on twitter, trendy hashtags are used to convey messages, show a mood or just for fun. Today, we look at one of the trending hashtags on twitter, #guyswithsixpacks. Below are just a few of the thousands of tweets following the trend. Enjoy.

 

This last one is really my favorite… enjoying the trend, login to twitter and participate in the  Saturday trend, #guyswithsixpacks.

Angola adopts law limiting power of future presidents.

Angola’s parliament passed a law on Friday that will drastically limit the powers of the country’s future presidents in matters of security and defence.

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The law will only apply to successors of the current head of state, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who has enjoyed unfettered control of Angola’s sprawling military and security institutions since taking power in 1979.

Supported by a large majority of lawmakers, the new bill sets out limited circumstances in which the powerful officials can be removed – including instances of criminal behaviour and old age.

It will mean that the heads of the army and police and intelligence services will be protected in their posts for eight years, limiting the president’s power to remove them.

The policy has sparked controversy in Angola with the opposition accusing outgoing Dos Santos of seeking to retain control of the military after he leaves office.

“It means that the president will not be able to remove them from their posts,” said Andre Mendes de Carvalho, a lawmaker with the opposition CASA-CE party.

“A law like this shouldn’t be passed just weeks before the end of a (presidential) term. What’s more, it prevents the future president from working effectively.”

Angolans will go to the polls on August 23 to choose their new leader.

Dos Santos will not contest elections next month which his apparent successor at the helm of the ruling MPLA party, defence minister Joao Lourenco, is expected to win comfortably.

After 37 years in office, Dos Santos has been dogged by rumours of ill-health and has made two medical trips to Spain in recent months.

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Silicon mountain engineers to change social media landscape.

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When you write

When you write, you create your own stage

You determine your actions and reactions, utterances and captions.

You pick and pin, relating it all to the stories you’ve seen and lived

You give the world a peep through your lens

Sleepless nights rewarded by that swift adrenaline rush when the curtains are raised

Tons of hours hours exhausted in seconds, make it seem like nothing.

An hour or two of glory and you leave the limelight

Back to the old times; cold bed, warm chair, pen in hand, more fear.

You can never outlive the times but you try to while you can.

It’s a cycle: create, enjoy, retreat, repeat.

Better than nothing is a moment of thrill and fame.

Raising curtains, breaking boundaries, climbing mountains and skipping valleys

Creating memes, staging plays, penning days, leaving stains

Toiling through more sleepless nights just in the hope that someone will one day recall your name.

Man accused of stealing a cow is killed by soldiers in Rwanda.

East African Press Officer for the Human Rights Watch, Audrey Wabwire has recounted the story of Fulgence Rukundo, a Rwandan father of 2 who was accused of stealing a cow, then killed by soldiers in Rwanda. Continue reading Man accused of stealing a cow is killed by soldiers in Rwanda.

Lions killed in South Africa after escaping from the Kruger reserve.

A few days back tension gripped the villages surrounding South Africa’s Kruger park, following the escape of three males into the village. The BBC today reports that one of the lions has been shot dead by a farmer after he found them eating his cow. He is said to have wounded another while a third ran away.

An African Safari
LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 22: A lion walks through the Pafuri game reserve on July 22, 2010 in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa spanning 19,000 square kilometres and is part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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The Man Who Survived Seven Lightning Strikes.

There is a saying that “lightning never strikes the same place twice” (it’s a myth by the way) but there’s no saying which said that you can’t be struck by lightning twice… or seven times. Being hit by lightning seven times in your lifetime seems almost improbable but somebody unlucky (or lucky) enough had beaten the odds.

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