MOONLIGHT DRUMS

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January 9, 2017

The MOONLIGHT BAZAAR has invited the AFRICAN HERITAGE FOUNDATION (AHF) to host February’s edition of this event. It will be held on the 11th of February at Neil’s Plantation in St Michael ( near Salters St George). The bazaar runs from 5pm to 9pm.

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Blood Diamonds: Tracing the Deadly Path of the World’s Most Precious Stones by Greg Campbell

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October 18, 2016

First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These “blood diamonds” are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York, often with the complicity of the international diamond industry. Eventually, these very diamonds find their way into the rings and necklaces of brides and spouses the world over.

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African Heroes by Naomi Mitchison

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October 18, 2016

KIRKUS REVIEW In the lives of her heroes is the glory and tragedy of Africa: the legendary Sundiata, backward child become triumphant Mali emperor–“”son of the buffalo, protector of the innocent””–and his grandson Mansa Musa of the gold-paved pilgrimage; Mai Idris Alooma of Bornu, faithful Moslem; “”The Greatest Mani of Kongo,”” Christianized King Affonso, seeing Portuguese greed destroy his dream of a beneficent independent state (“”The slave trade had so…

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New push for military intervention in Libya

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April 29, 2016

The West is gearing up for another military intervention in Libya after destroying the country in 2011. What is the African Union – and all Africans – doing about this? What is the role of the AU Special Envoy to Libya, former Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete? At the minimum, the UN should be told that there should be no Western intervention until there is a full-scale inquiry into the first…

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Tunisia’s Dirty Secret

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April 6, 2016

In January 2011, driven to despair by high unemployment, food inflation, corruption, a lack of political freedom and poor living conditions, Tunisians ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and introduced democracy to their country. As the celebrations of this remarkable achievement began to quieten down, people got ready to enjoy the benefits of liberty – especially those to do with fairness, human rights and equality.

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