Africas top moments of2 010


bsama:

The continent of Africa offers much more than the typical negative news stories of political unrest, corruption, poverty and disease that we often hear about. Though Africa still had its troubles, 2010 was a momentous year for the motherland that included the excitement of the World Cup being hosted in South Africa and 17 African countries celebrating 50 years of independence from colonialism. Here’s a recap of some of Africa’s memorable events from last year:

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fuckyeahnigeria:


I AM ISIGO 
The Nigerian Conglomerate
Photography by Funfere Koroye
http://theafricanconglomerate.blogspot.com/


Fresh Nigerian fashions leaving me wanting more West African dresses and warmer weather to rock them in.

fuckyeahnigeria:

I AM ISIGO 

The Nigerian Conglomerate

Photography by Funfere Koroye

http://theafricanconglomerate.blogspot.com/

Fresh Nigerian fashions leaving me wanting more West African dresses and warmer weather to rock them in.

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“I want us to celebrate our lives, to celebrate ourselves. If you don’t celebrate your life and yourself, your story cannot celebrate itself. You have a responsibility to make your story known.”

Chinua Achebe (via llapen)

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Girls shouldn’t have mustaches in life or in pictures. It’s just weird.

When I was living in Ghana, I visited this gallery in Accra where they custom make coffins for people who want to be buried in something that signifies this life in the afterlife. By no means is this the norm in Ghana, but it’s still cool.

When I was living in Ghana, I visited this gallery in Accra where they custom make coffins for people who want to be buried in something that signifies this life in the afterlife. By no means is this the norm in Ghana, but it’s still cool.

wordsfrommalia:

“What I would like to do is bring sounds from Africa and bring it to the Western world, because I know that through sound and through beats, that people discover a new culture, a new people, a new world.”- Zap Mama(Marie Dualne)

My goal exactly.

wordsfrommalia:

“What I would like to do is bring sounds from Africa and bring it to the Western world, because I know that through sound and through beats, that people discover a new culture, a new people, a new world.”- Zap Mama(Marie Dualne)

My goal exactly.

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wordsfrommalia:

LAGOS market.
summer 2011. AMEN

I miss markets.

wordsfrommalia:

LAGOS market.

summer 2011. AMEN

I miss markets.

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fuckyeahethiopia:


Ethiopia’s biggest hydro-power plant, Gilgel Gibe II hydroelectric power station, resumed generating its 420 MW after collapsing 11 months ago, APA learnt here on Monday.The Ethiopian Electric and PowerCorporation (EEPCO) said that the plant, which is located at 250km south-east of Addis Ababa the capital, started generating power as of late Sunday following the completion of maintenance works.The plant was constructed with an over 300 million Euro investments by the Ethiopian government, and launched early in 2010.A section in the head race tunnel collapsed at 9km from the outlet, 11 months ago.The plant has around 26km-long tunnel, which is the first of its kind in the country, and in Africa.

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When I was in Ghana, I saw something like this. It was in Bui, a little place in central western Ghana on the border between Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Where the hippos used to roam free. Circle of life.

fuckyeahethiopia:

Ethiopia’s biggest hydro-power plant, Gilgel Gibe II hydroelectric power station, resumed generating its 420 MW after collapsing 11 months ago, APA learnt here on Monday.

The Ethiopian Electric and PowerCorporation (EEPCO) said that the plant, which is located at 250km south-east of Addis Ababa the capital, started generating power as of late Sunday following the completion of maintenance works.

The plant was constructed with an over 300 million Euro investments by the Ethiopian government, and launched early in 2010.

A section in the head race tunnel collapsed at 9km from the outlet, 11 months ago.

The plant has around 26km-long tunnel, which is the first of its kind in the country, and in Africa.

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When I was in Ghana, I saw something like this. It was in Bui, a little place in central western Ghana on the border between Ghana and the Ivory Coast. Where the hippos used to roam free. Circle of life.

diasound:

in a real way.

Home is where the soul is.

diasound:

in a real way.

Home is where the soul is.

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Gbagbo is a tyrant


Gbagbo has proved time and time again since the Ivory Coast’s elections in November that he has abused his power and the people of the Ivory Coast. Let’s STOP the madness!

fyeahafrica:

Ivory Coast’s incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo has rejected a deadline set by his rival for him to stand down, saying the international community is trying to stage a coup against him.

Alassane Ouattara is widely recognised as the victor in elections last month.

His supporters said Mr Gbagbo would have “no difficulties” if he resigned before 0000 GMT on Friday.

But Mr Gbagbo said the country could face greater violence if he were to leave office.

In an address for the new year, Mr Gbagbo said the pressure for him to quit amounted to “an attempted coup d’etat carried out under the banner of the international community”.

‘Military intervention’

The UN says some 200 people have been killed or have disappeared in the past month - mostly supporters of Mr Ouattara.

It says it has received reports of at least two mass graves and has been repeatedly blocked from investigating one of them, on the outskirts of Abidjan. The other reported site lies in the centre of the country.

The Gbagbo government has repeatedly denied the existence of any mass graves.

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has written to Mr Gbagbo to tell him he could be held criminally accountable for abuses.

Some of Ivory Coast’s neighbours have threatened to oust Mr Gbagbo by force.

But analysts say intervention in Ivory Coast would be far more difficult than West Africa’s previous operations in Liberia and Sierra Leone.

The UK has said it would back military intervention, if sanctioned by the UN.

Mr Ouattara is holed up in a hotel in the main city, Abidjan, protected by UN peacekeepers.

Some of Mr Gbagbo’s allies have threatened to storm the hotel - a threat which UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said could spark renewed civil war.

Mr Ouattara’s prime minister, Guillaume Soro, said Ivory Coast was “already in a civil war situation”.

The election on 28 November was intended to reunify the country which has been divided since a 2002 conflict.

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