January
27
 

The good news from Africa

tags : Harambee

Welcome to MercatorNet's great new blog about the good news from Africa! 

Africa has more than one story. When we get to know it well and completely, we surprisingly discover a continent that is big, joyful, generous, enthusiastic and optimistic. It is today the darling of many foreign investors, and the world's superpowers are competing to lay first claim to it, not now as lords as in times past, but with a desire to be first to be regarded Africa's friends. So much has it grown in many facets, economy included, that it portends hope for many peoples.

A one-word Ibo proverb “Nkoli” loosely translates to “tell your own story”. Harambee seeks to contribute local brush strokes to build the real story about Africa told by Africans themselves. 

There is much hope Africa can offer the rest of the world; from its love of life and family, to the heroic examples of people who have withstood great odds with a smile on their lips, and great stories of innovation achieved with limited resources. 

The blog contributors are Africans from different works of life, each with a rich perspective. Our partner is Harambee Africa International, a Rome-based NGO which has a mission to “Communicate Africa”. 

We want to hear from you -- we need to hear from you: your comments, suggestions, ideas for articles, links to positive stories about Africa. Contact me, the editor of Harambee, at harambee@mercatornet.com, or the MercatorNet editors, Michael Cook or Carolyn Moynihan

Enjoy!




This article is published by Eugene Ohu and MercatorNet.com under a Creative Commons licence. You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non-commercial purposes following these guidelines. If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation. Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees. Some articles on this site are published under different terms.


comments powered by Disqus
 

Search Harambee

 Subscribe to Harambee
rss RSS feed of posts

 From MercatorNet's home page

Persecution of Christians contradicts idea of a Caliphate
28 Jul 2014
In the glory days of the Caliphate, Muslims and Christians lived side by side.

Scientific truth and its real enemies today
25 Jul 2014
The scramble for funds and the pursuit of relevance make us all losers.

Terrified Christians driven out of Mosul
24 Jul 2014
The Islamic State is expelling Christians from its newly-won territory.

Of astrophysics and atheism
24 Jul 2014
Why we need religion in the space age.

On July 23, 1944, Soviet troops found 800,000 pairs of shoes
23 Jul 2014
This was the day that the world finally realised that the horror of the extermination camps was real.


 Tags
MINT, BRIC, Nigeria, economic growth, childbirth, maternal health, Harambee, obituaries, Ghana, rebasing, nigeria, economic growth, images of africa, Rwanda, Pope Benedict XVI, Africa, westgate, terror, ushahidi, crowdsourcing, movie, nollywood, suffering, desertification, lists, Islam, kenya, terror, islam, Al-Shabaab, westgate, The Economist, stereotypes, Meriam Ibrahim, sistine chapel, Ibo, African writers series, Uzoamaka Maduka, the american reader, literary culture, malaria, insecticide, resistance, Harambee USA, makoko, media bias, Ihub, Nigeria, malaria, art, africa rising, china, africa, #bringbackourgirls, health policy, New York Times, economics, Nigerian Christians, African Pope, reconciliation, kenyatta, demographic winter, African Union, Organization of African Unity, security, poverty, development, tech hubs, africa hopeful, Harambee awards, Things fall apart, Communicating Africa, innovation, poverty and technology, maternal mortality, power, leadership, democracy, robert mugabe, best of, large families, books, africa cult of ancestors, Chinua Achebe, homosexuality, silicon valley, kenya, information technology, e-book, affordable education, kenya, africa, dreams from my father, Nelson Mandela, forgiveness, reconciliation, love for life, africa, internet jobs, reproductive health, faith, Coltan, PlayStation, Natural Resources, history, aid, gleneagles, tony blair, bono, bob geldof, china trade, chinese president xi, partnerships, foreign direct investment, china, united states, Boko Haram, funerals, history of africa, africa story, madonna, malawi, aid, corruption, life, down syndrome, demography, Cardinal Turkson, Traditional kings, Conclave 2013, safe abortion, safe motherhood, saaf, w.i.e.r.d, Africa institutions, Obama Africa visit, MercatorNet, east africa community, kenya, innovation, close-knit family, heroes, african community life, African women legacy, true feminism, barack obama family, hunger, agriculture, food security, fertility, mail, al qaeda, french military, intervention, neo-colonialism, tragedy, slum, Pope Benedict retirement, infrastructure, Kenya, african values, same-sex marriage, maasai, masai, brand,
Follow MercatorNet
Facebook
Twitter
Newsletters
Sections and Blogs
Harambee
PopCorn
Conjugality
Careful!
Family Edge
Sheila Reports
Reading Matters
Demography Is Destiny
Conniptions (the editorial)
Information
our ideals
our People
Mercator who?
partner sites
audited accounts
donate
New Media Foundation
Suite 12A, Level 2
5 George Street
North Strathfield NSW 2137
Australia

editor@mercatornet.com
+61 2 8005 8605
skype: mercatornet
© New Media Foundation 2014 | powered by Encyclomedia | designed by Elleston