The wealth of Africa explained?

The wealth of Africa explained?

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In this May edition we would like to introduce you to a lady we have huge respect for, Mallence Bart Williams a German born Sierra Leonean Economics graduate.  As a fellow Sierra Leonean born in the UK and economics graduate I totally identify with her view,  achievements and ethos.  Prayer warriors this is what she has to say and it seems to me to be a cry from the heart of Africa to the rest  of the world for fairness, honesty and compassion in a genuine way.

The wealth of Africa explained?

Good afternoon. I am Mallence. And I come from the richest country in the world. It is located in the richest continent in the world, in the West of the richest continent. My country is called Sierra Leone.

On the surface we are blessed with infinite beauty and abundance of flora and fauna, producing the most exquisite harvests of coffee, cocoa, fruits, vegetables and a rich culture. You name it, we’ve got it.

We also have diverse wildlife and vast marine resources, and waterfalls, and rivers that run into the most beautiful beaches. The land is golden. Literally. A true paradise.

Which of course is inhabited by the most beautiful souls.

We have a very strong cultural heritage.

In fact, Sierra Leone had the first sub-Saharan university. Prior to that there was one in the kingdom of Timbuktu, which was the first university in the world, succeeding the great Gnostic schools of Egypt and Osiris.

On a deeper level, we are blessed with the real treasures the kings and queens of this world desire

This was the largest alluvial diamond ever found. It weighs almost a thousand carats, 969 to be precise.

This beauty was found by an old lady in her back yard about 2 years ago. 125 carats.

Some people mine gold in their back yards. That’s quite common.

Besides gold and diamonds, we have about 20 precious minerals that have been discovered as of today. We recently started extracting huge petroleum reserves that have been discovered. We have platinum, ilmenite to make titanium, rutile to coat jets, iron ore, the largest iron ore deposits in Africa, the third largest in the world. Tantalite, also known as coltan, used in your mobile phones and computers. Bauxite for aluminum production, zinc, chrome ore, copper, coal, phosphates, potassium, salt, lead, granite, asbestos, nickel, zircon. Furthermore, we have exquisite timber, like mahogany and teak. And we have the most beautiful stamps in the world.

Of course the West needs Africa’s resources, most desperately. To power airplanes, cell phones, computers and engines. And the gold and diamonds of course: a status symbol, to determine their powers by decor, and to give value to their currencies.

One thing that keeps me puzzled, despite having studied finance and economics at the world’s best universities. The following question remains unanswered: Why is it that 5,000 units of our currency is worth one unit of your currency, when we are the ones with the actual gold reserves?

It’s quite evident that the aid is in fact not coming from the West to Africa, but from Africa to the Western world. The Western world depends on Africa in every possible way, since alternative resources are scarce out here.

So how does the West ensure that the free aid keeps coming? By systematically destabilizing the wealthiest African nations and their systems, and all that backed by huge PR campaigns, leaving the entire world under the impression that Africa is poor and dying, and merely surviving on the mercy of the West. Well done Oxfam, Unicef, Red Cross, Life Aid, and all the other organizations that continuously run multi-million dollar advertisement campaigns depicting charity porn, to sustain that image of Africa, globally. Ad campaigns paid for by innocent people under the impression to help, with their donations

While one hand gives under the flashing lights of cameras, the other takes, in the shadows.

Last year the IMF reports that six out of ten of the worlds fastest growing economies are in Africa, measured by their GDP growth. The French treasury, for example, is receiving about 500 billion dollars, year in, year out, foreign exchange reserves from African countries based on colonial debt they forced them to pay. Former French president Jaques Chirac stated in an interview recently that we have to be honest and acknowledge that a big part of the money in our banks comes precisely from the exploitation of the African continent. In 2008, he stated that without Africa, France will slide down in the rank of a third world power.

This is what happens in the human world. In the world we have created. Have you ever wondered how things work in nature? One would assume that in evolution the fittest survives. However in nature, any species that is overhunting, overexploiting the resources they depend on as nourishment, natural selection would sooner or later take the predator out. Because it offsets the balance.

Now that I shared my perspective with you, I would like to share my initiatives with you.

As a Sierra Leonean, I am a diamond expert. I find them in the rough.

What nature created from the darkest substance, under the influence of heat and pressure, transforms into the strongest, most brilliant rocks.

These rocks have the consistency to sustain an entire nation.

Mallence goes on to explain about the charity she set up to help street people from one of the poorest and most dangerous parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone  turning them into international artists, engineers , lawyers etc.  Her rocks are human intelligence and initiative.

Thanks Mallence for this encouraging talk.

Africa Hopes In Christ seeks to emulate you and give Africans  the opportunity to excel.

Our present Projects 

 1At present we have a Sierra Leonean  author for  whom AHIC  funds the publishing of his book  (This is a loan)

“The Sherbros of West Africa”, a book publishing project, about an industrious African tribe/people who are disappearing as they assimilate into neighbouring societies, written by an African author. This is part of our “Enlightenment” projects because it enlightens the reader (African or not) to the industrious nature of these amazing and adaptable people, and can inspire the next generation of great Africans.

2.We have a second live project for  a physically ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, AHIC has already pressurised an unwilling housing association to renovate the  badly damaged structure of the lady’s premises, called in the pest control department to fumigate the premises and arranged with a local  linked good neighbours befriending agency to visit her regularly . We have provided funds to insulate her home by carpeting her living room.   And we intend to fundraise to carpet the rest of her home.  (This is a grant).

3.  A third project in conjunction with another Christian charity, providing clean water to 10 villages in Sierra Leone, to be proceeded with a kitchen gardening venture for villagers and a health or first aider  within each village. Business loans for good ideas. This project is at final application stage requesting funding from DFID   (Department for International Development). It was whittled down from 3000 applicant charities to 120 which we are proud to say we are one of. The next stage is to further cut down to 40 worthy causes who will then be given the finances DFID has assigned to them, so much prayer is needed as all 120 charities are very good candidates. 

4. A fourth possible project may be in association with a local company in Senegal  and the international firm Orange an osusu saving type venture(local African type of banking) using Orange technology.  But this is at a very early stage of just expressing an interest, contracts and procedure, terms and conditions  will need to be drawn for this venture.  And it is hoped that we will assist with the company’s  Sierra Leone venture to start with.  This project will self finance itself with initial cost coming from the parent local company in Senegal. Our involvement will be to provide a large number of willing groups starting with the council of churches within Sierra Leone.

5. We also assist on a monthly basis  a local Sierra Leonean charity that helps orphans from the EBOLA crisis that hit Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea in 2014, as well as giving shelter and foster care to abandoned disabled children. (This is a grant)

6. We are currently fundraising for a Christian Nigerian lady to achieve her dream of managing a school in Lagos dedicated to giving understanding and practical teaching to youngster as opposed to repetitive memorising learning that is prevalent in Africa but gives children no explanation or understanding of the concepts they are learning about.  We need £2000 and we expect  that 100 people giving £20 each should kick start this venture. Please give to Africa Hopes In Christ , Royal Bank of Scotland, Uxbridge branch, UK  Account Number  10189448 Sort Code 16-33-24  (This is a loan)

 So what can you do to assist us help Africans help themselves?

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As an independent consultant I  get commission on all but debt solutions and the Financial Game Plan and 50% of my commissions go to AHIC. We also build teams so if you know anyone willing to work hard for good returns or in need of any one of our products  please let me know.  We offer the debt solutions and financial game plan free because we know that when building a house the foundations must be strong, so too when becoming financially independent and prosperous, the other products will automatically follow when one is ready to soar into excellence. Contact me on 07506229064

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 Straight forward one off or monthly standing orders are also welcome   visit us at  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/   to donate via paypal.

We need £2000 for  our school venture in Nigeria and we expect  that 100 people giving £20 each should kick start this venture. Please give to Africa Hopes In Christ , Royal Bank of Scotland, Uxbridge branch, UK  Account Number  10189448 Sort Code 16-33-24 

 Thank you once again for your support and valuable assistance and I hope you will agree to  help me and my team help Africans help themselves

 2017 Prayer Point

  • Please pray for a change for the better in the hearts and minds of the powerful within this world of ours regarding Africa and her problems
  • Please pray for more people of African origin to raise up and help their motherland rebuilding the disconnect of colonialism and slavery days
  • Please pray for African  leaders and the church in Africa to turn to our Commander in Chief the Lord Jesus and trust and obey in spirit and truth for he is a rewarder of hard, honest  work

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter   http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/
  • Please support AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa starting with
  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) Praying for a  positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone. Application for funding  has  successfully passed the 1st stage. Prayers  for the 2nd and final stage needed as we are now competing against very good 120 worthy charities and there would only be 40 successful applicants.
  • PLEASE HELP US HELP Africans help themselves BY 1) A one off donation 2) A regular standing order  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic 3) Buying a book or tshirt   http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/
  • Or use wonderful health products on  440101338973www.goo.gl/mmPzNU

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Helping children this Easter

Helping children this Easter

Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis

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One of the most popular and beloved introductions to the concept of faith ever written, ‘Mere Christianity’ has sold millions of copies worldwide.

The book brings together C.S. Lewis’s legendary radio broadcasts during the war years, in which he set out simply to ‘explain and defend the belief that has been common to nearly all Christians at all times’.

Rejecting the boundaries that divide Christianity’s many denominations, ‘Mere Christianity’ provides an unequalled opportunity for believers and nonbelievers alike to absorb a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.

Helping Children this Easter

In this Easter edition we would like to introduce you to one of our projects we are most proud of, our partnership with a local Sierra Leonean charity called the Jaisie and Sorba Children’s Foundation.  As Easter is all about Love and Sacrifice we know you will appreciate the efforts of this charity founded by two brave young Sierra Leoneans who saw the need and cared enough to do something about it. Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Africa Hopes in Christ has partnered with a local Sierra Leonean charity called  Jaisie and Sorba Children’s Foundation as this charity is in sync with our own core aims and is right in the heartland of where the need is greatest. Helping African help themselves

This little girl is called Therisa Dramine.  She lost her two parents during the spread of the terrible killer disease Ebola. Ebola killed her parents and the little girl had nobody to help.  For her to sustain her life she was working for other people within the community. A nurse working within the community felt pity for the girl and took her in but she couldn’t  afford all her  needs.  So  the charity stepped in to take care of her through the help of well wishers.

Sorba and a group of 3 orphans.   The elder one lost both parents during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.

An orphan looked after by a foster Mum doing his daily chores.

Sorba Steven one of the charity founders giving soap to suckling mother

This  boy has been deserted by both his  parents  because of his physical disability, his left hand is misshapen.  As a result abandoned and lonely he was left to fend for himself with nobody to  care for him because of his condition. He sometimes did  not have food to eat and clothes were a luxury  with the priority being somewhere  safe to sleep. He was mentally astute and the charity saw  his potential  and stepped into his life. Despite his physical disability they  realised that he has an alert mind and  ability and they  wanted  to ensure his educational life.

These children are cared for by kind hearted but poor families who share all they have with them. Both the children of their foster families and the new additions are learning skills such as respect, consideration,  generosity, gratitude and cooperation. However they do not attend school as this is too expensive for now. Would you find it in your heart to help these wonderful amazing gifts from God.

  As the bible says Psalm 127:3 NLT – Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.   Donate to http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/  stating the J&S Children as a reference.

 

The Jaisie and Sorba Children Foundation focus on helping children and vulnerable women  via Education, Health and Sanitation, Human Rights, Microfinance and Agriculture.

MISSION STATEMENT

Their Mission is to develop children and women with creative and active minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others and encourage them to act on their beliefs.  We value the total, development of each child and woman educational, social, physical, moral and spiritual wellbeing.

VISION STATEMENT

Their vision is to add world values to every child rights and vulnerable women and encourage them to be self-reliance.

 Africa Hopes In Christ is proud to partner with Jasie and Sorba Children’s Foundation  in such a noble and worthy cause.

April  2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for funds for the Jaisie and Sorba Children Foundation so that all the children in their care whom are of school age can be put into a suitable school  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/  referencing J&S Children
  • Prayers for God’s  provision and direction for our sister Franca in Tanzania

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter   http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/
  • Please support AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa starting with
  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) Praying for a  positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone. Application for funding  has  successfully passed the 1st stage. Prayers  for the 2nd and final stage needed as we are now competing against very good 120 worthy charities and there would only be 40 successful applicants.
  • PLEASE HELP US HELP Africans help themselves BY 1) A one off donation 2) A regular standing order  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic 3) Buying a book or tshirt   http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/
  • Or use wonderful health products on  440101338973www.goo.gl/mmPzNU

Wishing you all a Happy Easter holiday.

John 3 v 16 : For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

 

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

 

Health care within Africa in 2017

Health care within Africa in 2017

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  Welcome Prayer Warrior to our March  2017 edition,

In this edition we explore health care within  Africa in 2017 and congratulate Ghana and Nigeria for their lead and vast improvement in this sector. Firstly we present  3 world class hospitals within Africa in Kenya, Nigeria and Madagascar.. We present Ghana’s vigourous  expansion plans of hospital building aimed  at meeting their population’s basic health needs and we congratulate Nigeria in their world class performance during the ebola crisis that contained  and prevented it becoming an epidemic within Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country.  Well Done Nigeria.

3 World Acclaimed Health care centres within Africa.
Diani Beach Hospital Mombasa Kenya

Premier private healthcare facility located in the beautiful Diani beach on the south west coast of Kenya .  Established by Dr K S Rekhi . Well known for high quality and efficient staff.

Neuropsychaitric Hospital Aro Abeokuta Nigeria

Located in Nigeria, this modern mental health hospital is committed to providing quality mental health service, training and research in a conducive environment with community participation and international collaboration. The cost of obtaining any service in this hospital is tailored to the economic power of the average citizen of Nigeria.

Institute Pasteur de Madagascar

The International Vaccination Centre of the Institute Pasteur de Madagascar  called (IMC)  immunization consultation centre  provides the vaccinations recommended in Madagascar and required for international travel. It also provides intradermal reaction (IDR) to tuberculin. Finally, it is a supplier in Madagascar of products used in allergy.

Could this be the way forward in health care in Africa?

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 ‘Built To Care’ – Creating Better Health

The Ghana Ministry of Health and NMS Infrastructure Ltd have invested $175 million for the delivery of six new district hospitals under its programme to invigorate regional and district health care throughout Ghana. New district hospitals will be developed in Dodowa, Sekondi, Kumawu, Abetifi, Fomena and Garu-Tempane. A seventh hospital – The European Hospital in the Takoradi Metropolitan District – will be upgraded and re-equipped.

 

 Impact

Beyond just a building

1100   New Jobs     *    2190   New Beds    *      135     New Medical Staff      *   50%    Shorter Waiting Times

 Hospital Design Concept

With cost effectiveness and ‘the patient experience’ at the heart of the designs, they have developed a sustainable, flexible, intuitive district hospital concept. These new units are designed to be environmentally friendly, with the lowest possible operating costs, reducing the need for air-conditioning to a minimum, whilst paying particular attention to massively reducing airborne infection rates by increasing the air exchange ratio.

 About Ghana Ministry Of Health

As a critical Sector of the economy, the MOH seeks to improve the health status of all people living in Ghana, thereby contributing to the Government’s vision of transforming Ghana into a middle income country.  The MOH, working in partnership with its agencies and stakeholders aims at improving the health within Ghana thus ‘creating wealth through health’ through the development and implementation of proactive policies that will ensure improved health and vitality. To this aim they are prepared to put aside a substantial amount of government revenue.

 About NMSI

NMSI provides a full design / build / equip / training service for the development of locally appropriate health-related infrastructure. NMSI brings to bear the expertise of award-winning experts in the field to provide the latest in innovation and design.  A world class team of experts from NMSI in the UK

How Did Nigeria Quash Its Ebola Outbreak So Quickly?

Empty ebola ward in Nigeria. Credit:  CDC Global vuis flickr  due to God’s goodness and good governance.  

Nigeria’s Federal Minister of Health in 2014

What  can be learnt from the boot leather, organization and quick response times that stopped Ebola from spreading in this African nation Nigeria?      By Katherine Harmon Courage on October 18, 2014

On July 20 a man who was ill flew on commercial planes from the heart of the Ebola epidemic in Liberia to Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city. That man became Nigeria’s first Ebola case—the index patient. In a matter of weeks some 19 people across two states were diagnosed with the disease (with one additional person presumed to have contracted it before dying).

But rather than descending into epidemic, there has not been a new case of the virus since September 5. And since September 24 the country’s Ebola isolation and treatment wards have sat empty. If by Monday, October 20 there are still no new cases, Nigeria, unlike the U.S., will be declared Ebola free by the World Health Organization (WHO).

What can we learn from this African country’s success quashing an Ebola outbreak?

Authors of a paper published October 9 in Eurosurveilance  attribute Nigeria’s success in “avoiding a far worse scenario” to its “quick and forceful” response. The authors point to three key elements in the country’s attack:

  • Fast and thorough tracing of all potential contacts
  • Ongoing monitoring of all of these contacts
  • Rapid isolation of potentially infectious contacts

There was vigilant disinfecting, port-of-entry screening and rapid isolation but also with boot leather and lots and lots of in-person follow-up visits, completing 18,500 of them to find any new cases of Ebola among a total of 989 identified contacts.

The epidemic that wasn’t

The arrival location of the index patient was a prime place to cause a widespread outbreak. Lagos is Africa’s largest city, with a population of 21 million. It is a major hub for travel and business. “A dense population and overburdened infrastructure create an environment where diseases can be easily transmitted and transmission sustained,” wrote the authors of a paper for the US Centre for Disease Control (CDC)  and Prevention’s Mobidity and Motality Weekly Report (MMWR) As such, “A rapid response using all available public health assets was the highest priority.”

But, says Folorunso Oludayo Fasina, a senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria in South Africa, co-author of the Eurosurveillance paper and a native Nigerian, it was actually lucky that the index patient in Nigeria fell ill at the airport. “Had the index case gotten the opportunity to contact persons in Lagos or Calabar—[another Nigerian city] where he was to deliver a lecture—it may have been a complete disaster.”

Although it took three days to diagnose Ebola (a period during which nine health care workers were infected with the disease), once the diagnosis was confirmed health authorities swung into action. The Federal Ministry of Health worked with the CDC’s Nigerian office to declare an Ebola emergency. On July 23—the very same day the patient was diagnosed—they created an Incident Management Centre (which morphed into the Emergency Operations Centre) and kicked into action an Incident Management System to coordinate responses. Such a centralized and coordinated system “is largely credited with helping contain the Nigerian outbreak early,” the MMWR authors wrote.

It wasn’t the Emergency Operations Centre’s first time tackling a highly infectious disease. Two years ago, after a global call from WHO, Nigeria redoubled its efforts to eradicate polio, another infectious virus, within its borders. The centre has played a large role in working toward that goal, improving response times and preparedness along the way, the authors of the MMWR paper wrote. Many of those leading the Ebola response were chosen for their success working on polio eradication.

The government’s first priority was to locate all potential contacts. A team of more than 150 designated “contact tracers” tracked down each of the individuals. Such tracing is the most challenging part of this sort of work, Fasina says, especially in Nigeria, where “houses cannot always be traced by street numbers.” With all of those potentially exposed to the virus pinpointed, workers conducted an astounding 18,500 face-to-face visits to check for fever and other Ebola-related symptoms in each of these contacts, according to data in the MMWR paper. The check-ups took a little cajoling, Fasina notes. To get folks to meet with tracers also requires a good deal of effort to remove social stigma around the disease.

Any individual showing symptoms was quickly moved to an isolation ward for further testing, which could be completed locally at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital for rapid diagnosis. Once an Ebola case was confirmed, patients were transferred to a special Ebola virus treatment center. Even those contacts that tested negative but showed Ebola-like symptoms were held—separately from Ebola patients—until all symptoms resolved. As cases were confirmed the Emergency Operations Centre tracked down additional contacts and decontaminated potentially infectious areas.

In addition to contact tracing and rapid isolation, teams of “social mobilizers” canvassed areas around the homes of Ebola contacts, reaching around an additional 26,000 households with health information. Communicating that information effectively to the broader public is another challenge. Ensuring that people have confidence in the government—and understanding of what it is trying to do—is absolutely key, Vanderbilt’s Schaffner notes. Part of that is controlling what he calls “the outbreak of anxiety.”

In Nigeria the response team was able to corral enough funding, staff and tools from state partners, international groups and nongovernmental organizations to successfully launch its attack on the outbreak right away. “National preparedness efforts should consider how resources can be quickly accessible to fund the early stage of the response,” the authors of the MMWR paper wrote.

“Every country needs to evaluate its preparedness and must be ready to respond to an emergency immediately,” Fasina says. “Nigeria was not completely ready,” but they identified the index case early and then hit the streets.

Prayer Points

March 2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for all health care agencies within all African countries, thanking God for the successes of the Nigerian Ebola experience
  • Please pray for Franca our sister volunteering in Tanzania with only income rent from her little flat in London.  Her tenants are moving out at the end of April, Need prayers for the Estate Agents to find new and amazing tenants straight away in May as otherwise she won’t have any money at all to live on. She will have bills to pay whilst people and children are depending on her. She knows God is always faithful and He has always provided for her, even in the tightest times ever, so she is peaceful and certain He will get her the best tenants and He will do so straight away so she  won’t be left with no income

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter   http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/
  • Please support AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa starting with
  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) Praying for a  positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone. Application for funds submitted awaiting first stage hurdle. Results due this March
  • PLEASE HELP US HELP Africans help themselves BY 1) A one off donation 2) A regular standing order  http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic 3) Buying a book or tshirt http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/
  • Or use wonderful health products on  440101338973www.goo.gl/mmPzNU

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Happy Valentine’s Day From Mozambique

Happy Valentine’s Day From Mozambique

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Welcome Prayer Warrior to our February  2017 edition,

Happy Valentine’s day from Mozambique

Happy Valentine’s day to all dating couples, engaged and married.  AHIC is particularly concerned about the state of the family unit. And we believe that the smallest unit of a civilized community is the family. Strengthening family ties, supporting Christian marriages and the upbringing of the next generation in a Godly and Christ-like manner is a necessity for all peoples including Africans.  In this edition we explore a beautiful part of Africa called the Bazaruto Archipelago  in Mozambique situated on the south east corner of Africa ideal for a honeymooning, wedding venue  or Valentine date  weekend trips..

AHIC Bazarato Benguerra-Lodge1The Bazaruto Archipelago is a group of six islands in Mozambique, near the mainland city of Vilankulo. It comprises the islands of Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, Banque, Santa Carolina (also known as Paradise Island) and Shell. Nyati Island locates in further south.

Geography –  The group belongs to the Vilanculos  and Inhassoro  districts of Inhambane Province. The islands were formed from sand deposited by the Save River, which has since shifted its course.   Santa Carolina is a true rock island with deep channels and is just 3 km by 0.5 km in size. It has three beautiful beaches with coral reefs close to the shore. The island, also known as Paradise Island for obvious reasons is regarded as the ‘gem’ of the islands forming the Bazaruto Archipelago which is a proclaimed marine national park that boasts sensational beaches and magnificent scenery.  Tourist attractions include sandy beaches, coral reefs, and opportunities for surfing and fishing.


Ecology

AHIC Bazaruto Dugong imagesA Dugong in Bazaruto  –  The archipelago became a National Park in 1971. There is a wide abundance of reef fish, surgeon, Moorish idols, parrots, angel and butterfly fish to name but a few. Sea turtles, game fish and devil rays are regularly seen. Various endangered marine megafaunas, such as whale shark, manta, leatherback turtles, cetaceans including humpback whales, and the dugong. Bazaruto’s dugong population counts about 120 individuals, making it the largest of remnant populations in Mozambique.  Cetacean biodiversity had been much richer than today before being reduced by human activities including illegal mass hunts by Soviet Union and Japan in 1960s to 1970s, resulting disappearances or rarities of many species such as the  southern right whales. All live free in this conservation paradise, proclaimed a national park and recognised as a Gift to the Earth by the WWF.  –   References    Ministry of State Administration. 2005. Retrieved 20 October 2016.

People

AHIC Bazaruto market 3784227597dbf62155a9fbba403531d3The archipelago has about 3,500 resident in seven communities. They are mostly very poor and rely on harvesting natural resources to survive. 70% of households rely on small scale fishing to survive, while others harvest sand oysters and other marine resources, grow crops and raise livestock. Resources may not be sufficient to maintain the population, leading to decreased catches of fish, reduced harvests and increasing poverty and food insecurity.  Most of them belong to the ethnic group of Tsonga and speak  a distinct dialect of the local language Xitsonga. … Women predominantly do small scale agriculture.

 

 

A Hotels in Bazaruto, Mozambique

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Pestana Bazaruto Lodge  –  Very Good certificate of Excellence 

Activities at Bazaruto

AHIC Bazarato vilanculos-activity-centreA typical review      “Island life at it’s best”     Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the staff to be exceptionally friendly, polite and accommodating.
We went out of season, so there were few of us at the resort which made the experience very personal.
We had prawns on the menu most days but not a lot of fish options.   There are many options for paid activities and excursions which were quite pricey but add great value to the holiday. We did the paradise island excursion and deep sea fishing which are both highly recommended.    We left feeling totally relaxed and pampered  Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple.

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UNIVERSITY OF THE WESTERN CAPE GILBERTO RICARDO Research paper on  Bazaruto

“Local native communities do not have significant participation. There is lack of participation in decision-making in tourism development. Only 18% of the native community islanders are employed in the tourism industry. Non-participation and lack of integration of native islanders in the tourism business deny them the chance of enjoying economic benefits accruing from the sector. Non-integration and lack of participation is attributed to illiteracy and deficiency in technical skills of the native islanders. However, the major reasons for exclusion are the private nature of tourism investment and the spatial pattern of social development into ghettos, coupled with unwillingness to transfer knowhow from tourism investors to the native islanders.

The researcher observed that the preservation and promotion of local culture in the development of tourism is only partially explored by tourism developers. There is little enhancement of cultural attractions, monuments, or architectural building style such as employing traditional styles in the resort complexes by building thatch-roofed chalets presenting interiors adorned with locally made handcraft. The study concludes that although there has been a failure to preserve the physical environment of the island, a production of waste, and over-utilisation of forestry resources, tourism development has had a positive environmental impact on the preservation of some indigenous plant species within the area”.

Prayer Points

February 2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for democracy to prevail in Gambia
  • For Africa’s tourist industry to benefit the indigenous people much more in the future.
  • Please continue to pray against the devil’s plans for Africa in the form of Al Qaeda, Al Shabab &  Boko Haram
  • Prayer for US administration to govern with intelligence and Jesus’s command to love  God  with all their heart, mind and soul and their neighbours as themselves siting the good Samaritan as an example of neighbour, a people despised by the then Jewish rulers

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  • 1) Funds for our continued help to  an ill Malawian lady get decent accommodation in Manchester UK by providing a carpet for the rest of her home.
  • 2) Publishing with the assistance of Winston Forde Books a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) A positive outcome to the application for funds for proposed supplying of clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierra Leone.
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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

 

 

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

 

Praying for political stability in Africa this 2017

Praying for political stability in Africa this 2017

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Welcome Prayer Warrior to our January 2017 edition,  Wishing you all a victorious 2017 filled with God inspired wisdom. In this edition we consider the political stability Africa so badly needs for economic development. We ask you all to pray to the Lord Jesus asking for mercy, forgiveness for past mistakes and guidance and wisdom for the future. We pray the prayer in 2 Chronicles 7v14 “If my people , who are called  by my NAME, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land”. The Message bible puts it this way “If  I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people,and  my God defined people, respond by humbling themseves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives. I will be there ready for you. I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins and restore their land to health”  The Lord has spoken so let’s do just that, pray for Africa, it’s politicians, it’s business people, it’s youth and it’s great Church. We start this edition  by considering the wars that ravaged Africa in 2016 asking for the Lord to intervene and put an end to the castastrophe and dispair in those areas and we go on to look at the political elections that took place in 2016.  26 of out of the 54 countries in Africa had elections in 2016. This tells me that the Lord is shaking Africa up and changing things,  we hope for the better.

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With the exception of Syria, African countries currently get the worst rep when it comes to violence and conflict. Virtually every story coming out of the continent seems to showcase one atrocity or another.  This narrative is both true and false. In 2014, Africa experienced more than half of worldwide conflict incidents, despite having only about 16 percent of the world population. This is a slightly larger share of the world’s conflicts than even during the chaotic years of the post-Cold War 1990s.  But there are two important caveats. First, the absolute number of conflicts worldwide has greatly decreased over the last two decades. So despite shouldering a larger share of the conflict burden, in absolute terms, Africa has become more peaceful as well. And secondly, the remaining conflicts seem to cluster in specific regions and involve only a few of Africa’s 54 nation-states.   According to the Uppsala Conflict Data Program, twelve African countries experienced armed conflict in 2014. Three additional countries—Burundi, Niger and Chad—will likely be added to the list for the 2015 data   Geographically Africa’s conflicts are tightly clustered along an arc stretching from northern Mali through southern Algeria and Libya into Egypt, extending into the Sinai peninsula. The Boko Haram conflict in northeastern Nigeria is another epicenter and situated in relative proximity to an area of conflict hot spots in the Central African Republic, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Sudan and Darfur.  On Africa’s eastern coast, the Somali civil war is still going strong in its third decade.

Modern conflicts in Africa are thus highly localised , and they defy simplistic explanations based on stereotypes. That being said the conflicts tend to be religiously motivated such as the Nigerian Boko Haram that invoves Nigeria, Chad , Cameroun and Niger. The Mali, Algeria and Libya is also heavily thought to be Al Qaeda motivated. South Sudanese conflict seems to be based on racism and economic differences in status between Arabs and native Africans.  The problems however in Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of Congo are mostly economic with a multiple of international interests due to the rich  raw materials concentration in this area with desparately poor people being expoilted and pitted one against another.

No list of conflicts in Africa would be complete without the catastrophes that Darfur in Sudan and Somalia continue to be. Darfur has experienced an uptick in fighting recently and there is no reason, certainly not the non-existing international attention, why this wouldn’t continue. We  saw the Muslim Al Qaeda-aligned Al Shabab on the offensive in Somalia, pushinfg back some of the territorial gains made by government and African Union troops over recent years.

One country to watch is South Africa. While the second largest economy south of the Sahara will definitely not devolve into large-scale internal conflict, there are some worrying developments. The economy is going down the drain, President Jacob Zuma is appearing more inept by the day and racial tensions continue to run high—more than two decades after the end of Apartheid

We ask for earnest pray for these afore mentioned countries and that peace, honesty, love and self respect may be resumed and established within the African continent. That our Lord Jesus Christ may again be ressurected in the heart and minds of people of all walks of lives within Africa. We pray that Africa would not become easy pickings for the greedy and powerful within this world and that the African race whereever we are found in the world, (USA, Canada, Europe, Australia and indeed in Africa itself will unite with integrity, love and a determination to overcome our enormous problems.

 

These countries within Africa all had a political election in 2016, We pray this represents a change for the better in the mighty Name of Jesus Christ

  • Benin  Presidential Election
  • Presidential elections were held in Benin  on 6 March 2016, having been delayed by one week due to logistical constraints. Incumbent President Thomas Bon Yayi was at the end of his second presidential term and was constitutionally barred from running for a third. The elections grabbed the interest of many of the country’s top businessmen, resulting in over 30 candidates running for the presidency.   A second round was held on 20 March,  in which businessman Patrice Talon defeated Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou
  • Cape Verde Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Cape Verde on 2 October 2016.   Incumbent President Jorge Carlos Fonseca  of the Movement for Democracy (MpD) was re-elected with 74.08% of the vote.
  • Central African Republic General Elections 2015-16
  • General elections were held in the CAR on 30 December 2015 to elect the President and  National Assembly. As no presidential candidate received more than 50% of the vote, and following the annulling of the results of the National Assembly elections by the Transitional Constitutional Court, a second round of the presidential elections and a re-run of the parliamentary vote took place on 14 February 2016, with run-offs on 31 March 2016.  The elections were delayed several times, the original elections having been scheduled for 18 October before being postponed, whilst the second round of the presidential elections was due to be held on 31 January 2016.  Acting President Catherine Samba-Panza was not allowed to stand as a candidate.   Following the second round of the presidential elections, former Prime Minister Faustin Arcange Touadera of the Union for Central African Renewal was declared the winner with 63% of the vote, defeating independent candidate Anicet Georges Dologuele,  another former Prime Minister.   
  • Chad Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Chad on 10 April 2016. Incumbent President Idriss Deby was re-elected for a fifth term.
  • Comoros Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in the Comoros on 21 February 2016, with a second round to be held on 10 April 2016, alongside elections for the Governors of the three islands.  Azali Assoumani of the Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros  was elected President with 41% of the vote. This was a change of leader.
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo General Elections
  • General elections were originally scheduled to be held in the DRC on 27 November 2016 to determine a successor to President Joseph Kabila  According to the constitution of the DRC the second and final term of President Kabila was to expire on 20 December.  Many candidates including  Etienne Tshisekedi, Freddy Matunguiu, Monique Mukuna Muiombo and Emmanuel Weyi  had announced their intention to run, but the election was postponed until December 2017 after an agreement signed in December 2016.  Praying for the people’s will and right to decide who rules them to be upheld 
  • Djibouti Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Djibouti on 8 April 2016.  Incumbent President Ismail Omar Guelieh was re-elected for a fourth term, receiving 87% of the vote in the first round
  • Equatorial Guinea Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Equatorial Guinea on 24 April 2016.   In a vote initially scheduled for November but brought forward by seven months, incumbent President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo retained his office with 93.7 percent of the vote.
  • Gabon Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in Gabon on 27 August 2016.   Incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba ran for re-election and was challenged by former Minisrter for Foreign Affairs Jean Ping.  On 31 August, the electoral commission proclaimed Bongo’s re-election with a margin of less than two per cent. Protests broke out in the capital  Libreville after the results were announced.
  • Gambia Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in the Gambia on 1 December  2016 . In a surprise result, opposition candidate Adama Barrow defeated long-term incumbent Yahya Jammeh. … Following the election, 19 opposition prisoners were released, including Ousainou Darboe, the leader of Barrow’s United Democratic Party (UDP).
  • Ghana General Elections

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Ghana’s former President  John Mahama hands over power to new President Nana Akufo Addo.

  • General elections were held in Ghana on 7 December 2016 to elect a President and Members of Parliament. … Former foreign minister Nana Akuffo-Addo of the opposition New Patriotic Party was elected President on his third attempt, defeating incumbent President John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress.
  • Ivory Coast Parliamentary Elections
  • Voters in Ivory Coast went  to the polls on Sunday in their first parliamentary election since 2000 on 18 December 2016, when former President Laurent Gbagbo came to power with his Ivorian Popular Front (FPI).

    Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara waves to the crowd
    Image captionPresident Ouattara wants to consolidate his position

    It is only a few months since the violence caused by Mr Gbagbo’s refusal to accept that he had lost the presidential elections died down and Alassane Ouattara took office as the new leader.  Mr Ouattara has vowed to unite the country after the latest bloodshed

  • Republic of Congo Presidential Elections
  • Presidential elections were held in the ROC on 20 March 2016.   It was the first election to be held under the constitution passed by referendum in 2015. President Denis Sassou Nguesso, who had exhausted the two-term limit imposed by the previous constitution, was allowed to run again due to the adoption of the new constitution. He won re-election in the first round of voting, receiving 60% of the vote. Prayer for integrity and against changing laws  to suit individual circumstamces.
  • Soa Tome Presidential Elections
  • There were five candidates, including incumbent President Manuel Pinto da Costa, two former prime ministers, Evaristo Carvalho from Independent Democratic Action and Maria das Neves  from the MLSTP/PSD, as well as two independents.  Carvalho stood as the candidate of the ruling ADI, the party of Prime Minister Patrice Trovoada. Carvalho was initially declared the winner in the first round with slightly more than 50% of the vote, but Carvalho’s score was subsequently adjusted downward to 49.88%, necessitating a second round against President Pinto da Costa. However, Pinto da Costa refused to participate in the second round, alleging fraud and calling for a boycot meaning Carvalho was elected unopposed.
  • Seychelles Parliamentary Elections
  • Parliamentary elections were held in Seychelles from 8 to 10 September 2016.  Three parties and three independent candidates ran for the 25 directly-elected seats.   The result was a victory for the opposition Linyon Demokratik Seselwa alliance, which won 19 of the 33 seats.  It was the first time since the 1993 elections that the People’s Party did not win a majority of seats.
  • Somalia Parliamentary Elections
  • The next parliamentary elections in Somalia was scheduled to be held in October and November 2016. The Upper House was to be elected on 10 October, with voting taking place for the Lower House elected between 23 October and 10 November 2016.   They will be the first elections since  1984, and it was originally scheduled that the new Parliament will elect the President on 30 November.  As of 1 December, the presidential election has not taken place, and approximately 89% of parliamentary elections have taken place, due to instability in the region. Prayer for the Lord to intervene and displace those hell bent on distruction and promotion for  those with intelligence and good leadership skills.
  • South Africa Municipal Elections
  • The 2016 South African municipal elections were held on 3 August 2016,  to elect councils for all districts, metropolitan and local municipalities in each of the nine provinces.  It was the fifth municipal election held in South Africa since the end of apartheid in 1994; municipal elections are held every five years. The ruling ANC  was the largest party overall, earning 53.9% of the total vote.   It was followed by the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) with 26.9% and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) with 8.2%. Popular support for the ANC fell to its lowest level since 1994, a shift which was most pronounced in the country’s urban centres.   Despite marginal gains in some areas, the ANC lost control of three metropolitan municipalities – namely Nelson Mandela Bay, City of Twshwane and City of Johannesburg to opposition parties as a result of the election. The DA achieved its best local electoral performance so far, while the EFF, contesting its first local government election, improved on its performance in the 2014 generl elections. The local polls were widely seen a turning point in the political landscape of South Africa, as the dominance of the ANC was greatly diminished while coalition and minority governments became more widespread.
  • Uganda General Elections
  • General elections were held in Uganda on 18 February 2016 to elect the President and Parliament. Polling day was declared a national holiday. Presidential candidates included incumbent Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, Kizza Besigye who had run against Museveni in 2001, 2006 and 2011, former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi Abed Bwanika who has also challenged Museveni in 2001, 2006 and 2011, former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Venasius Baryamureeba, retired Army General Benon Biraaro, Joseph Mabirizi and former presidential advisor Faith Kyalya. Claims of rigging and violence at polling stations were reported and voting was extended in several locations after reports of people not being allowed to cast their votes. According to the Electoral Commission, Museveni was re-elected with 61% of the vote to Besigye’s 35%.   Opposition candidates claimed that the elections were marred by widespread fraud, voting irregularities, the repeated arrest of opposition politicians and a climate of voter intimidation.   The European Union and United States have since criticised the election for lack of transparency and detentions of opposition candidates.  Overseers from the Commonwealth of Nations were critical of the misuse of state powers in favour of the incumbent.
  • Zambia GeneraL Elections
  • Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected, according to official results, which are being challenged by the main opposition party.  The electoral commission said Mr Lungu had secured 50.35% in Thursday’s vote, just over the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second round under a new electoral system.   His main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, who alleges electoral fraud, won 47.67%

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Prayer Points

January 2017   Prayer points requests

  • Please pray for peace in Africa especially in the Niger and Chad Nigeria, Mali, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Sudan, Darfur in Sudan and Somalia . May the Lord have mercy on us and grant us peace, wisdom, integrity and unity.
  • Please pray against the devil’s plans for Africa in the form of Al Qaeda, Al Shabab, Boko Haram
  • Please pray for all the above new and old governments and presidents as a result of elections in 2016 and Africa as a continent to grow even more democratic, considering the will of the people to the benefit of all. My school motto was NON SIBI SED OMNIBUS – NOT FOR SELF BUT FOR ALL – May the coming generation hold fast to the ideals of democracy and hold their leaders accountable.

 

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

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  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter   http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/
  • Please supoport AHIC efforts to bring prosperity to the continent of Africa startinfg with
  • 1) Helping an ill Malawian lady get decent accomodation and feel warm this winter in Manchester UK
  • 2) Publishing with the assistance of Winston Forde Books a book about a dying tribe called The Sherbros
  • 3) In association with Operation Wellfound and funds availability supplying clean water, agricultural projects, education, employment and good health clinics for 10 villages in Sierrta Leone.
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GOD BLESS and Wishing you all a happy, prosperous and filled with LOVE New Year  THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017 by spreading the LOVE

Have a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2017 by spreading the LOVE

Welcome Prayer Warriors

Welcome Prayer Warrior to our Christmas edition, And wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a prosperous and fruitful 2017. And as the Irish say this new year May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face ,. The rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His Hand.  Merry Christmas  In this edition we invite you to view our lastest titles and as Africa Hopes In Christ is all about Africans and Christianity we have choosen two books that display this ethos of ours . AKE by Wole Soyinka and The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman. Books to inform, excite and thrill to give to your loved ones as Christmas presents and also assist in aleviating poverty in Africa.

 

Latest Titles
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Ake: The Years of Childhood by Wole Soyinka

£10.49

A dazzling memoir of an African childhood from Nobel Prize-winning Nigerian novelist, playwright, and poet Wole Soyinka.
“Ake: The Years of Childhood” gives us the story of Soyinka’s boyhood before and during World War II in a Yoruba village in western Nigeria called Ake. A relentlessly curious child who loved books and getting into trouble, Soyinka grew up on a parsonage compound, raised by Christian parents and by a grandfather who introduced him to Yoruba spiritual traditions. His vivid evocation of the colorful sights, sounds, and aromas of the world that shaped him is both lyrically beautiful and laced with humor and the sheer delight of a child’s-eye view.A classic of African autobiography, “Ake” is also a transcendantly timeless portrait of the mysteries of childhood.”

Akinwande Oluwole “Wole” Babatunde Soyinka is a Nigerian playwright and poet. He was awarded the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first African to be honored in that category.

Soyinka was born into a Yoruba family in Abeokuta.  Wikipedia
Born: July 13, 1934 (age 82), Abeokuta Nigeria
Spouse: Folake Doherty- Soyinka (m: 1989)
Books: Ake: The Years of Childhood
The Man Died: Prison notes
Children: Olaokun, Moremi, Peyibomi, Makin and Iyetade

10 memorable quotes by Wole Soyinka as he turns 82 – This is Africa  Facebook page  on 13th July 2016

1) One’s own self-worth is tied to the worth of the community to which one belongs, which is intimately connected to humanity in general. What happens in Darfur becomes an assault on my own community, and on me as an individual. That’s what the human family is all about.

2) The greatest threat to freedom is the absence of criticism.

3) Books and all forms of writing are terror to those who wish to suppress the truth

4) Given the scale of trauma caused by the genocide, Rwanda has indicated that however thin the hope of a community can be, a hero always emerges. Although no one can dare claim that it is now a perfect state, and that no more work is needed, Rwanda has risen from the ashes as a model or truth and reconciliation.

5) I am convinced that Nigeria would have been a more highly developed country without the oil. I wished we’d never smelled the fumes of petroleum.

6) A tiger does not shout its tigritude, it acts.

7 I think that feeling that if one believed absolutely in any cause, then one must have the confidence, the self-certainty, to go through with that particular course of action.

8) The man dies in all who keep silent in the face of tyranny.

9) Human life has meaning only to that degree and as long as it is lived in the service of humanity.

10) The hand that dips into the bottom of the pot will eat the biggest snail.

It is often said, look at a boy aged 7 and behold the man. Wole Soyinka, Africa’s 1st and only Nobel Prize winner for Literature relates the story of his first 12 years of life in an African town. An interesting read and Christmas gift for budding Nobel winners within your family and friendship circle.  http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/ 

 

 

the-5-languages-aahic-gary-chapman-037394908f2774a0091c65bf5e436358_400x4005 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

£9.99

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love that’s the challenge!

How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands,

conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?

In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages,

you ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships

worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today.

The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work.

Includes the Couple’s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

The five love languages are 1. Touch, 2. Service, 3. Quality Time, 4. Gifts, 5. Words of Affirmation , Read and find out how you can discover and speak to your spouse, your children, your relatives, your friends, your co- workers or business associates. And spread the good news of how we can best love our neighbours, a perfect Christmas present for your loved ones. They all have a language that touches the very core of their being when spoken to them. Spread the love and also touch the poor by supporting our bookshop   http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/

 

 

New Project

As well as our ongoing two projects previously explained in past newslettersahic-450px-sierra_leone_ethnic_1969

we have now started a new project to supply water to 10 villages on the west

coast of Sierra Leone, (the Sherbro area) a project which we believe will expand

into providing careers, businesses and jobs for the local villagers, lifting them

out of the circle of subsistence  farming into profitable, viable income

generating  co-operatives. However we are at  the very early fact finding

stages, so a lot of  prayer and financial help is required to make  this project

a reality

 

Prayer Points

December   Prayer points requests

  • AHIC is not a supporter of Donald Trump and we are deeply distressed that he has won the presidency of the world’s leading country USA, nevertheless as Christians we are called to pray for our leaders, so with muich trepidation we ask for prayer for Donald Trump and wisdom and compassion  during his tenure as leader for not only the USA but the world
  • We ask for prayer for Gambia as they successfully change leaders through a democractic election. We ask for honesty, wisdom, know how and integrity alongside compassion and Godliness for the new President Adama Barrow
  • We ask for prayer for the new Ghanaian leader after a hard fought election this December 2016. Welcome President Nana Akufo-Addo, may your tenure bring commercial prosperity, employment opportunity, health and education systems that bring prosperity  for all Ghanaians and may you continue President Mahama’s good works.

 

 

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

 

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on yma@ahic.org.uk if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter
  • We have one new  live project in additions to the previous ones

1) Providing clean water to 10 villages on the west coast of Sierra Leone, Project is at a very early stage, with  a lot of prayer and funding needed. We are working in collaboration with another Christian charity Operation Wellfound.

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

 

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

 

Why buy from Africa Hopes In Christ’s Bookshop?

Why buy from Africa Hopes In Christ’s Bookshop?

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our November 2016  Newsletter

In this edition we are launching our new online  bookshop, inviting you all, to browse and not only enrich yourselves and your loved ones but support a good cause at the same time. 

AHIC is dedicated to not only alleviating but totally eradicating   poverty from the face of Africa forever. For Africa to be the poorest continent in the world with the richest store of raw materials needed by the world is a travesty of justice.   We believe that Africans are capable of greatness, and we see our role as helping them help themselves be, do and accomplish greatness.   So, at AHIC, we help Africans help themselves, and we do this in 4 ways – http://www.ahic.org.uk/about-us  with Christian values permeating everything we do.

  1. Interest free business loans, coupled with mentorship
  2. Infra Structure funding
  3. Health systems funding
  4. Marriage & Family support

And our Bookshop reflects these core goals

Please help us help Africans uplift themselves out of poverty into prosperity and enrich yourself, your children and friends at the same time by buying a book from us. www.ahic.org.uk/shop

You are invited to receive periodic news and updates about what we are up to,  please request to be updated  http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me

Support our projects with either a donation or a regular standing order http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/

Buy a book on our online bookstore, we have a selection of Christian, inspirational, Black culture and Marriage & Family books     http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/ all proceeds go to support our projects.

Together We Can

Christian Books

Mere Christianity by CS Lewis

mere-christianity-aA  book for the seeking, intelligent individual looking for meaning and wanting to know if Christianity has the answers by an UK Oxford and Cambridge university professor. Please buy this ideal book as a Christmas present, for your unbelieving agnostic friends and acquaintances who genuinely want to understand your faith and why you believe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren

the-purpose-driven-life-aA criminal bust into a Christian lady’s home ready to rape her and steal her possessions. She said a short quiet prayer and then went about discussing the 5 PURPOSES of Life, a book she had just finished reading written by Rick Warren. A lot of pertinent questions were asked and after what seem an eternity the criminal bowed his head and gave his life to Christ asking for forgiveness. And together they waited for the police to come.     Rick Warren, President Barak Obama’s chosen priest for his inauguration explains the biggest question most people have, WHY are we here on this planet earth? He gives us 5 good reasons sourced from God’s own love letter to the human race-The Bible

So if you or someone you know is searching for answers to why we exist, please buy them a present this Christmas, that would not only save their lives but also help AFRICANS HELP THEMSELVES  www.ahic.org.uk the  bookshop  proceeds go to Africa Hopes In Christ’s projects  www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic  empowering entrepreneurship in Africa with Christian values embedded in all we do

 

What’s so amazing about Grace    by Philip Yancey

whats-so-amazing-about-grace-aThere is nothing we can do to make God love us more and nothing to make God love us less. The Christian faith, is God’s love for his undeserving creation, to the extent of sending His Son to be crucified in order to save us. Philip Yancey a Christian journalist gives us a probing look at GRACE , what it looks like or it doesn’t look like and why only Christians can reveal the GRACE the world is looking for, in this amazing bestseller of his.

 

 

 

 

 

African Culture Books: Help the younger generation feel pride in their race and culture. Buy these books for yourself or your teenager struggling with his or her identity in a western environment or even to understand a different culture explained to you by the people themselves.

Ake by Wole Soyinka

ake-xIt is often said, look at a boy aged 7 and behold the man. Wole Soyinka, Africa’s 1st and only Nobel Prize winner for Literature relates the story of his first 12 years of life in an African town. An interesting read for budding Nobel winners within your family and friendship circle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

things-fall-apart-alChinua Achebe’s popular classic, is a GCSE prescribed book all over Africa and a prescribed textbook for the OCR & Edexel exam boards in the UK, It accurately depicts the Ibo, Nigerian culture before and during colonialism. Africa’s legal system, political structure, recreation, sports, family dynamics etc through an African family’s eyes. Achebe says it all,  the good and the bad.

 

 

 

 

 

Changes: A Love Story by Ama Ata Aidoo

changes-aSoon after her divorce, Esi falls in love with an attractive, married, wealthy man. A polygamous marriage is arranged, this modern lady finds herself facing a whole new set of unfamiliar problems. Modernity vs Traditional.  Ama Ata Aidoo, is a Ghanaian author, poet, playwright and academic. She was a Minister of Education, under Jerry Rawlings’ tenure

 

 

 

 

 

Half of a yellow sun by Chimamanda Adichie

half-of-a-yellow-sun-aWinner of The Bailey’s Prize “Best of the Best” & Winner of the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007, Now released as a film. In the 1960s Nigeria, Ugwu, a poor villager, Odenigbo,a  university professor, Olanna, a privileged young woman, Richard, an English writer & sharp-tongued Kainene intertwine against a background of civil war, their loves and loyalties pulled apart and collide in ways none of them could have imagined…

 

 

 

 

 

Marriage & Family Books

5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

the-5-languages-aDo you speak your partner’s love language or are you constantly misinterpreting each other? Do you know what touches the heart of your kids or even your colleagues at work? .  Why not start depositing into their emotional bank instead of withdrawing Learn how to understand the 5 main love languages. Most people have a mother tongue when it comes to accepting that their’re loved by another. Enrich your relationships and start identifying the language of your nearest and dearest and support a worthy cause at the same time.  Africa Hopes In Christ believes in the Christian family ideal and strengthening family ties, supporting Christian marriages and the upbringing of the next generation in a Godly and Christ-like manner

 

 

 

 

The Marriage Book by Nicky & Sila Lee

ahic-the-marriage-book-nsl41khtwcinrlHow can we be happily married to one person for the whole of our lives?  How do we resolve conflicts?  How can we discover and rediscover  sexual intimacy? Authors Nicky and Sila  are Christians, married  over 35 years with 3 children and a wealth of experience in family matters. A must read for all married couples and especially for those intending to enter matrimony, The ideal wedding gift

 

 

 

 

 

All these books can be found on www.ahic.org.uk/shop please enrich yourselves, your circle of family, friends and colleagues and support a worthy cause at the same time.  Africa Hopes In Christ at present has two project and several potential ones in the pipeline:

1.At present we have a Sierra Leonean  author for  whom AHIC  funds the publishing of his book  (This is a loan)   “The Sherbros of West Africa”, a book publishing project, about an industrious African tribe/people who are disappearing as they assimilate into neighbouring societies, written by an African author. This is part of our “Enlightenment” projects because it enlightens the reader (African or not) to the industrious nature of these amazing and adaptable people, and can inspire the next generation of great Africans.

2. A second live project for  a physically ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, AHIC has already pressurised an unwilling housing association to renovate the badly damaged structure of the lady’s premises, called in the pest control department to fumigate the premises and arranged with a local  linked good neighbours befriending agency to befriend and visit. We have installed a carpet for her previously bare boarded living room floor, ensuring warmth this winter.(This is a grant). And we intend to further carpet her hallway, and two bedrooms.

Potential projects in the pipeline are a clean water project in conjunction with an existing water charity already operating in West Africa, a school for street children and a competition for the best and brightest business ideas by young, up and coming African entrepreneurs.

November 2016   Prayer points requests

  • Tanzania needs prayer, protection against another situation similar to El Shabab & Boko Haram already in Kenya/Somali/Ethiopia border and Nigeria., Christian President John Magufuli, strikes a deal with Morocco that is worrying to the nation’s Christians – The building of 20 new mosques.
  • USA: for  a God ordained new president this November, who will exemplify the 5 purposes for mankind’s existence, the outcome of this election will impact the whole world for better or for worse. We pray that whoever is elected may embrace these 5 purposes:
    1. To honour and worship God Almighty – put a smile on God’s face with their lifestyle and words.
    2. To love other people like we love ourselves- Do unto others what you would like being done to you
    3. Imitate the character of Christ: love, joy, patience, goodness, gentleness, kindness, faithfulness. peacefulness & self control
    4. Make an impact for good in this world before they leave;  the GOOD of the whole world as well as the USA, where there is no place for xenophobia
    5. To spread the gospel of Christ by their words & actions: We shall know genuine Christians by their deeds

    Remembering that Life is a TEST,  a TRUST and is TEMPORARY

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • AHIC’s bookshop is now open,  you are invited to browse and buy Christmas/Thanksgiving  gifts for your loved ones. www.ahic.org.uk/shop
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on  http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/    if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

 

Nigeria a country to be proud of

Nigeria a country to be proud of

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our October 2016  Newsletter

In this edition we are considering all that’s good about Africa’s most powerful and populous nation NIGERIA, often given an extremely bad press by the west.

FACTS  ABOUT NIGERIA YOU MAY NEVER HAVE KNOWN – http://www.nairaland.com/

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You may already know that Nigeria is the largest  black nation in the world and the most populous nation in Africa.

You may already know that Nigeria has a dependency on crude oil.

Here are 20 unpopular facts about Nigeria

  1. Are you aware that all over the world Nigerians are setting the pace and becoming the standard by which others measure themselves
  1. Do you know in the US , Nigerians are the most educated immigrants community . Type it into Google (Who are the most educated immigrant community in the US) and you’ll see it. Not one of the most educated, the most educated.

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Nigerian Father Dr Uja Tor of Five Female Lawyers

  1. 60% of Nigerians in the US have college degrees. This is far above the American national average of 30%
  1. Nigerians in the US are one of the highest earners, typically earning 25% more than the median US income of $53k

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  1. In Ivy League schools in Europe and America, Nigerians are outperforming their peers from other nations.

 

ahic-nigeria-imafidon16. A Nigerian family The Imafidon family have been officially named the smartest family in the UK

The Imafidon  are Britain’s smartest family and have become international models of academic achievement. Dr. Chris Imafidon and Ann Imafidon came from Edo State, Nigeria, to London over 30 years ago and made no excuses in educating their five children, who have broken national records in education. All of the children have made a list of achievements that continue to grow.   “If you really want a child to learn anything, find out the best way that child learns,” says Imafidon. . “Every human being has a unique way of learning.” Anne-Marie, 23, the eldest child, is multi-lingual. She speaks six languages and graduated from college at age 10. At 13, she was the youngest person to pass the U.K.’s A-level computing exam. She went on to attend John Hopkins University in Baltimore and got her masters degree from Oxford University, all before she turned 20 years old.   Anne-Marie’s younger siblings Christina, 19, Samantha, 15, and twins Peter and Paula, 12, have followed in her footsteps… http://www.bet.com/

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  1. The designer of the famous car Chevrolet Volt is Jelani Aliju a super talented Nigerian from Sokoto state.

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  1. The world’s fastest super computer was designed by a world renowned inventor and scientist Philip Emeagwali, a full blown Nigerian whose patency was awarded in 2015.
  1. The wealthiest black man and woman on earth are Nigerians Aliko Dangote and Mrs Folorunsho Alakija. Both have no trace of criminal record of any kind.

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  1. South Africa couldn’t have ended apartheid and achieved black rule if not for the leadership role Nigeria played.
  1. Of the 3 South African presidents who ruled after apartheid, 2 of them once lived in Nigeria under asylum.  Both Nelson Mandela (in the 60s) and Thabo Mbeki ( in the 70s) lived in Nigeria  before becoming President of South Africa .  Nigeria gave  financial  and human support , boycotted an Olympics and Nigerian  politicians, musicians and activists campaigned  relentlessly.
  1. Nigeria spent over $3billion and lost hundreds of soldiers to end the wars in both Liberia and Sierra Leone, which were ignored for a considerable period by the west.  However it must be said that after about a decade of carnage and instability the UK under Tony Blair intervened. For which Sierra Leone and Liberia are extremely grateful to all who helped end the bloodshed.
  2. Nigeria restored elected Sao Tome and Principe President after a coup in 2003. Organised by God knows who.

 

  1. Before there were street lights in European cities, ancient Benin kingdom has street lights fueled by palm oil. Present day Nigeria

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  1. 500 years ago Benin kingdom casted metal alloys to create magnificent art including the world famous Queen Ida mask.
  1. Amina was a warrior queen whom ruled Zaria emirate in Kaduna state , north western Nigeria 400 years ago in 1610.  Amina of Zaria Facts

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Amina of Zaria (1533-1610?), commonly known as the warrior queen, expanded the territory of the Hausa people of north Africa to the largest borders in history. More than 400 years later, the legend of her persona became the model for a television series about a fictional warrior princess, called Xena.
Read more at http://biography.yourdictionary.com/amina-of-zaria#zgpz4FUwosUUS2TE.99

 

17. Nigeria  gave  monetary gifts to Ireland during the oil boom and built a statue for France free of charge. Nigerians  are not poor blacks. Nigeria is rich                   don’t be lied to.

  1. The first television station in Africa was NTA Ibadan (1960) same time as  Ireland and their RTE station.

Where ever you look in this great country,  Nigeria’s heroes  abound both now and in our recent and ancient past.  If all you do is listen to mainstream western media, you’ll not get the full picture of Nigeria’s heritage.  Do not listen to leaders who say Nigerians are  criminals, no matter who they are and  in what  position or capacity they claim to be coming from.   Nigerians are not a nation of scammers, drug dealers, practicing corruption , but a people with a verifiable track record of greatness.

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This  is what  CNN, BBC, Aljezeera  and western media will not tell you about Nigeria, above pictures of Nigeria’s premier commercial city Lagos, Victoria Island.

  1. On the 7th May 2016 at Howard university in Washington DC, history was made . Out of the 96 graduating Doctors of Pharmacy, 43 of them were Nigerians and out of 27 awards given 16 went to Nigerians .

The entire world envies Nigeria uniqueness and togetherness despite ethnic  diversity. One single country with 400 languages, living in a democracy. Not perfect by stable

  1. There are over 180 million Nigerians world over and less than 250k of this figure have traceable criminal records, despite the efforts of the detractors of Africa and the Swiss banks and bribery offered and encouraged by the west. This is about 0.14% of the  entire population  in the last 20 years ,   USA with a population of approx. 320 million has a prison population of  approx. 2 million – 0.625% and the UK with a population approx. 64 million has a prison population of 80k – 0.125%.. Nigerians  are no more or less corrupt than western countries.

 

October 2016   Prayer points requests

  • For the political stability of Nigeria under President Buhari
  • For God mighty to restore peace to Northern Nigeria and put an end to Boko Haram’s rule of terror
  • For the gospel of Christ to be preached and practiced freely in the Northern states
  • For continued economic prosperity and academic success for all Nigerians and indeed all Africans

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

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  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on  http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/    if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter
  • Our bookshop http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/ will very soon be operational. Apologies for the delayed opening, a few technical hiccups. Books about African culture , Christianity and Family life available. Please support us as we aim to help Africans help themselves.  One of our potential projects,  is to provide villages in Sierra Leone with clean water in association with a water charity Operation Wellfound.already in operation in Burkino Faso and Guinea Bissau as well as empowering the community with this basic need,we plan to empower locals with  business and employment opportunities.

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

 

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Well Done Sports men and women of color at Rio 2016

Well Done Sports men and women of color at Rio 2016

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our September  Newsletter

In this edition we are saying well done to a few exceptional sports men and women of African origin  during the 2016 Rio Olympics.  But before that let’s report on what AHIC has been doing so far.

AHIC intends to help the ordinary people of Africa become efficient and highly successful entrepreneurs, as well as aiding the economy as a whole through infra-structure improvement. We all know that without a healthy population economic advancement is a myth so funding improved health systems is a must. Family life is also dear to us as we believe that attitudes and life choices are chosen and formed at very young ages within the family circle. So if there is to be a change for the better within African countries, it must start at family level. Hence we are prepared to set aside a large proportion of our grants for family support.

At present we have a Sierra Leonean  author for  whom AHIC  funds the publishing of his book  (This is a loan)   “The Sherbros of West Africa”, a book publishing project, about an industrious African tribe/people who are disappearing as they assimilate into neighbouring societies, written by an African author. This is part of our “Enlightenment” projects because it enlightens the reader (African or not) to the industrious nature of these amazing and adaptable people, and can inspire the next generation of great Africans.

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Before and Afters pics of desperately ill Malawian lady’s residence

We have a second live project for  a physically ill Malawian lady living in Manchester UK, AHIC has already pressurized an unwilling housing association to renovate the  badly damaged structure of the lady’s premises, called in the pest control department to fumigate the premises and arranged with a local  linked good neighbor befriending agency for which she is at present on their waiting list. We have also part funded a carpet for her living room and intend to do the rest of her home within the next few months. (This is a grant).

AHIC is also in the process of negotiating with an experienced water engineering charity to supply clean water village by village in Sierra Leone,  West Africa. Said charity already in Mali and Bukino Faso. We are also hoping to raise funds for a school for street children  in Freetown Sierra Leone.

WELL DONE BLACK ACHIEVERS IN RIO 2016

Africa Won 43 Medals at the 2016 Olympics

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Caster Semenya made history for South Africa.  Caster Semenya became the first black woman to win an Olympic gold for South Africa. She won the 800 metres gold beating Burundi’s and Kenya’s who took silver and bronze respectively. – AFKInsider

 

 

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South A’frica’s Niekerk became the first African to break a sprint world record Wayde van Niekerk of South Africa became the first man to run under 43 seconds in the 400 meters. He won gold in 43.03 seconds, breaking the 17-year old record of 43. 19, set by legendary Michael Johnson of USA in 1999 in Seville, Spain. (Another superb African American) He is the first African to hold a sprint world record. – AFKInsider

 

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Well Done!  Mauritius Athlete beat cancer to compete in Rio.  Mauritien  Fabienne St Louis competed in the women’s triathlon, barely a year since she was diagnosed with cancer. Fabienne was diagnosed with salivary cancer in December 2015. She underwent two surgeries to remove the tumour and cancerous cells in April this year, leaving her with paralysis for three months. She was forced to withdraw from the Olympics race midway after the swimming race. – AFKInsider

 

AHIC Olympics 16 Kenyan-Athlete-David-Rudisha

Kenya’s Rudisha equaled an old record David Rudisha of Kenya won the Men’s 800 metres, defending the title won in Beijing four years ago. The win earned a place in Olympics history alongside Douglas Lowe of Britain (1924, 1928), Mal Whitfield of USA (1948, 1952) and Peter Snell of New Zealand (1960, 1964) as athletes to defend their Olympic crowns in the race. – AFKInsider

 

AHIC Olympics Ethiopia 11 Almaz-AyanaEthiopia’s Ayana shatters New record Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia won the 10,000 metres, setting a new world and Olympic record of 29:17: 45 seconds. Wang Junxia of China held the previous World record of 29:31:78 while compatriot, Tirunesh Dibaba held the Olympic record of 29:54:66, set at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. – AFKInsider

 

 

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Simone Manuel defied America’s racist swimming history in 52:70 seconds. She became the first African-American woman to win any individual medal in swimming, let alone the gold. Manuel tied for first place, setting an Olympic record with Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak. But Manuel also recognized that her historic victory is inextricably tied to the fight for justice against police violence in the country she represents. “It means a lot, especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality,” Manuel said to reporters after her gold medal performance. “This win hopefully brings hope and change to some of the issues that are going on. My color comes with the territory .” Indeed, for many people of color, the Olympics are an opportunity to show they’re the best America has to offer while recognizing racial injustice. And Manuel’s statement on police brutality carries on this legacy.

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Many wonder where Simone Biles’s brilliance and resilience derives from, but you don’t have too dig far to find where her gift of gymnastics comes from: Simone is outspoken about her Christian faith.

Simone’s faith in Jesus Christ has always played a prominent role in her life and success. When I learned everything Simone endured on her road to Rio, I realized God was using her in extraordinary ways

 

AHIC Olmpics 16 Usain Bolt Jamaica Mens-Olympic-100m-Semi-FinalsNo well done for people of colour in the Olympics can honestly ignore our “greatest” Usain Bolt, the current world record holder with 9.58 seconds, comfortably crossed the line in 9.81 – the slowest time out of any of his major 100m wins.

 

 

 

AHIC Olympics 16 Kenya-Ethiopia 5k GmYPRKyU-774x540Kenyans CHERUIYOT Vivian Jepkemoi and OBIRI Hellen Onsando won Gold and Silver respectivily, while Ethiopian AYANA Almaz won Bronxe for the Women’s 5000m Final

 

 

 

 

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More Applause as Nigeria’s Chierika Ukogu Reaches Olympic Rowing Semi-Finals

Tokyo Look out for Chierika !!!

 

 

 

AHIC Olympics 16 Ghana swimming hopeful 840361491_846151Fourteen-year-old Kaya Adwoa Forson is making history as Ghana’s first representative for swimming at the summer Rio Olympic Games. Forson will compete in the women’s 200m freestyle swimming. As young as Forson is, this is not the first time Forson will be representing Ghana. In 2015 — at just 13 — she became Ghana’s sole representative at the Swimming World Championships in Kazan, Russia. She competed in both the 200m freestyle and the 200m backstroke events, where she placed 66th and 44th, respectively.  Forson may not yet be a world star — many do not consider her a medal hopeful at the current Olympics — but one appears to be definitely in the cards for her future.

At just 14, she is already competing and holding her own against full-grown pro-athletes who are at the peak of their careers, and at the World Championships in Kazan, she was the youngest swimmer.

And for her age group, she consistently places within the top 5 or top 10 in her events. In one such qualifying event toward the Rio Olympics, which featured 296 athletes representing 49 clubs and 21 countries over two days of competition, Forson, again, ranked within the top 10.   Forson currently lives in Malaga, Spain, where she trains with Real Club Mediterráneo de Málaga. And while she holds a dual nationality, she has chosen to represent Ghana and is integral to Team Ghana in Rio, after settling an initial controversy concerning her passport early in her career.  Tokyo Look out for Kaya !!! – Face2Face

AHIC Olympics 16 Niciola Adams Boxing 160053With such a brilliant smile of pure joy  we had to include Gold medalist Nicola Adams of Great Britain as she poses during the medal ceremony for the Women’s Boxing Fly (48-51kg) on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. God blessings Nicola.

 

 

 

 

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Bronze medalists Asha Philip, Desiree Henry, Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita of Great Britain stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women’s 4 x 100 meter Relay on Day 15 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

 

 

 

 

September  Prayer points requests

  • For Our Lord to bless and strengthen all sport people of color and as they strive to excel in their individual sports. Teach them the lessons of perseverance, patience, determination and self control as well as the newest and most progressive skills of their trade. And make them thankful for the talent given to them by the Almighty as we look forward to Tokyo 2020

Africa Hopes In Christ news and prayer requests

  • Please like our page on Facebook (search Africa Hopes In Christ) or  follow us on Twitter (search @AfricaHopes )
  • Need a group of committed Christians to commit to covering AHIC in prayer. Please contact us on http://www.ahic.org.uk/update-me/  if interested in becoming a prayer partner and receiving this newsletter. And if our projects and ethos has touched your heart please support us in one or two of the four ways recommended in http://www.ahic.org.uk/support-ahic/
  • Thanking God for Africa Hopes In Christ first year in operation February 2015 to February 2016.
  • We have two live projects

1) Funding the publishing of Rowland Stevens’  book The Sherbros  of West Africa  a Sierra Leonean Author

2) Part funding a carpet as part of badly needed renovation on a Malawian lady living in Manchester UK

  • Our bookstore will be operational this September http://www.ahic.org.uk/shop/  We will be  reviewing some of our books in the coming months on Facebook and Twitter

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GOD BLESS and THANK YOU Prayer For Africa Friends.

 

If you believe

And I believe

And we together pray

The Holy Spirit will come down

And Africa will be saved

Why choose to love a modern African gentleman?

Why choose to love a modern African gentleman?

Welcome Prayer Partners,

To our August  2016  Newsletter  

In this edition we are exploring some prejudices we have, due to unfair stereo typing.  African men and possibly black men in general have had a bad press, we all know that the police type cast them and unfairly target them, but did we know that this type casting has also affected black women and their choices when looking for a spouse. I came across a very  interesting article about just this topic and decided to share with you all.  Feedback welcomed.

10 Reasons to LOVE the Modern African Gentleman!

Original post by Sandra Appiah and Fred Ngugi April 2016 Face2Face 

This piece was inspired by a very difficult conversation  Sandra Appiah had with her girlfriends over dinner. What started off as a fun discussion about marriage and relationships turned into an episode of “African men-bashing” for everything they were not. To her dismay, all the girls, most of whom happened to be African-born confessed their lack of interest in dating African men. Their main argument was that African men simply cannot accommodate or in their own words “handle” the successful, modern African woman

It’s not surprising to hear some women swearing to never marry from a particular race, tribe or culture. But as Sandra is currently happily married to a wonderful African gentleman, she couldn’t help but feel totally uncomfortable and displeased with the misconceptions about African men, especially coming from other African women.

In every race, there are stereotypes, both cultural and social that define men and women. We’ve all heard all kinds of myths about African men. While it is wise to consider certain aspects of the person you wish to date, it is important that you do not generalize based on experience, and that you draw your conclusions based on facts and not myths. Not every African man is controlling or possessive; not every African man believes that a woman’s place is in the kitchen. Actually, the modern African gentleman is quite the opposite.

Sandra  strongly believes that African men of this particular generation are the ‘cream of the crop’, however our women focus so much on their flaws that we fail to recognize how exceptional they are. It is certainly an opportunity missed.

Regardless of the kind of impression you have of the African man, there are certain characteristics that make him the most lovable. A closer look at some of these characteristics  reveals why most ladies, whether African or foreign, should consider dating the African man.

So in case you do not know or forgot, here is a reminder as to why the modern African gentleman is the one to catch.  

They are Educated

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Statistics show that African men today are some of the most educated and brightest around the world. Whereas their counterparts may settle for a bachelors degree, they are more likely to pursue a graduate degree or higher. Higher education is very important to them and they work very hard to attend the best schools. So if you think you cannot find an African man that meets your education level, think again!

 

 

 

They Value Marriage

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The African society places a lot of value on marriage and many traditions consider the union of man and woman as a sacred rite of passage. Every African man is expected to go through several initiation stages, one of which is matrimony. Marriage is an occasion that marks a man’s transition to another stage of life while integrating him into a bigger sphere of meaning and respect. To most African men, marriage is one of the greatest achievements in life and they will do whatever needs to be done to protect their marriage.

 

 

 

 

They Work Hard

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Every African man grows up knowing that he has an obligation to provide for his family. He will therefore make the necessary sacrifices to put bread on the table. Being the head of the family, the society expects the African man to guarantee his family a good life, ensuring they are well fed and educated. In the African society, a man who can’t feed his family is considered a total letdown. These traditions have succeeded to pass through generations despite the western civilization.

 

They Make Great Chefs

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African men learn to survive on their own from an early age. It’s therefore quite rare to find a real African man who doesn’t know how to prepare a nice meal. Although women do most of the cooking in the African society, men inevitably learn how to prepare their mother’s favorite recipes. A good case in point is the ward winning South African chef Reuben Riffel who holds great titles such as SA Chef of the year (2004), Eat Out restaurant of the Year (2004) and Unilever Chef of the Year (2007).

 

They Are Fashionable

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The modern African gentleman has a great sense of style. Being very conscious of his appearance, he devotes a great deal of effort and attention to his fashion.  This is very important to him because he understands that it is part of his image. And as he endeavors to turn heads in every room he enters, he goes the extra mile to achieve this.

They are Romantic

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Gone are the days where African men only kept their wives in the kitchen at home. The modern African gentleman has great taste and wants to impress his partner. Fancy romantic getaways is part of the norm, and the woman can expect romantic surprises frequently.  A first date with him is quite extraordinary.  He will show up well dressed, smelling good, and will most likely sweep you off your feet.

 

 

They Are Achievers

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When you consider influential personalities such as Nelson Mandela, Kofi Annan, Desmond Tutu and many others, there is no doubt that African men are real achievers. Even the US President Barrack Obama, the world’s most powerful leader, is half African.  After years of captivity and inferiority complex, the African man wants to make his presence felt and will go the extra mile to achieve his dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

They are Feminists!

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The Modern African man does not conform to stereotypes about roles of men and women. They recognize that marriage is a partnership and does not limit their woman to certain societal expectations. They support and encourage their women, and believe in equality for all.

 

 

They are Family-Oriented

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If there is one thing the Modern African man dreams of, it is to have a family of their own some day. This is very important to him, and is the reason for his hard work. His goal is to find a woman who shares the same values and settle down, and have lots of children to take over his businesses when he is frail someday.

 

 

They are Well-Cultured

Culture is very important to the modern African man, and they look for a woman who shares the same value. They want a home that is culturally sensitive, and  want to ensure that their children grow up with  a strong sense of culture and identity. 

Despite all the claims of chauvinism, highhandedness, and violence, the African man has proved to be a polite, caring and well-mannered being. Sandra’s  advise to single women is not to allow the myths and stereotypes to cloud your judgment. Although not all of them will have these traits, give yourself the opportunity to get to know them, and then make a sound decision based on facts and not what you’ve heard.

Africa may the Lord continue to bless you

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