Blog entries from: Africa's Heartbeat

I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself. -Nelson Mandela

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December 5 2013

From Africa's Heartbeat Thu Dec 5 2013, 19:24:08

Today the world joins together to remember and highlight one of Africa's greatest heroes, Nelson Rolihahla Mandela. According to BBC Africa, South African president Jacob Zuma announced that the former president and anti-apartheid revolutionary passed away peacefully in the company of his family in his home in Johannesburg around 8:50 this evening Dec. 5th. He [...]

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September 10 2013

From Africa's Heartbeat Tue Sep 10 2013, 15:41:33

Oh let the celebrations begin! Eritrean and Ethiopian New Years is one of the biggest celebrated festivities in both in the Horn of Africa and the diaspora. The Eritrean and Ethiopian calendar is derived from that of ancient Egypt, but is unique to both these countries. The seven- to eight-year gap between the East African [...]

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July 30 2013

From Africa's Heartbeat Tue Jul 30 2013, 10:00:25

"At about the age of seven ... I wrote exactly the kinds of stories I was reading: All my characters were white and blue-eyed, they played in the snow, they ate apples, and they talked a lot about the weather: how lovely it was that the sun had come out. This despite the fact that [...]

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July 19 2013

From Africa's Heartbeat Fri Jul 19 2013, 00:30:11

"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again."  - Nelson Mandela Even though I was born in Eritrea and grow-up in America, I have found that you cannot remain untouched by the amazing Mandela. Historically known as one of the most influential icons [...]

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June 12 2013

From Africa's Heartbeat Wed Jun 12 2013, 12:49:51

Regardless of the numerous stories about wars, famines, corruption, etc., you read online about Africa, Africa still stands tall and proud and I am very proud to be an African. I thought I would try something different and discuss why I love Africa.  I personally love so many countries in Africa and would like others [...]

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