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    • How Islam destroys our beloved continent

      How Islam destroys our beloved continentReligion is one of those issues people find very uncomfortable discussing in Africa and there is a good reason why. The big question here is "why?". If religion was all about peace and love (as some people say) then why do some of us feel very uncomfortable discussing religious issues in public places?. If religion was all about unity and understanding then why do some people find it so difficult discussing religious issues today? Also, if religion was all about togetherness then why all these...

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    • African philosophy: Ubuntu a way of life

      African philosophy: Ubuntu a way of lifeUbuntu is an African word that means so much. Ubuntu is more than just a philosophy. Ubuntu is a way of life and it simply translates "I am because we are". In other words, a person is a person through other people. Although the word "Ubuntu" comes from southern Africa, the concept of Ubuntu is universal throughout Africa under various names. Ubuntu in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are". In the Botswana Tswana language, the same concept exists. It is called botho, and the phrase...

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    • Voodooism the mother of all religions

      Voodooism the mother of all religionsHuman skulls, blood sacrifices, demon-possessed dolls, snakes, mysterious priests and priestesses, etc. Such is the image the media often paints and unfortunately, this seems to be the perception the general public holds whenever “voodoo” is mentioned. Some people consider voodoo nothing but an archaic ancient pagan religion full of nothing but darkness, sorcery, witchcraft, demons and blood. But is voodoo really that evil? Someone asked me this interesting question the other day; Do...

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    • The West Threatens Africa with Homosexuality

      The West Threatens Africa with HomosexualityAccording to my grandfather, "it doesn't make much sense differentiating between mother and baby snakes". Why? Because a snake is a snake and none of them shows mercy. In other words, evil is evil and must not be tolerated in any way or form. In Africa, "one does not follow the footprints in the water". Why? Because "A log thrown into the water does not become a crocodile". Also, "too much roaming about deprived the male rat of its fat". It is true Africa is the land of "mysteries" but what...

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    • Some African Proverbs and their meanings

      Some African Proverbs and their meaningsI am a true son of my father because in Africa, a crab does not beget a bird. According to my grandfather, it doesn't make much sense to ask the hunter how was his hunt especially if you saw him come in with a bunch of mushrooms in his hand. I pray for the day when lions will get their own historians but until that day, the tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter including even the one who came home with mushrooms. It is because of hot food that nature gave us two cheeks instead of one...

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