Monday , October 23 2017

Opportunity for African writers! 2017 Yeovil literary prize is still on. to end 31st may, 2017.

Organised by the Yeovil Community Arts Association, here is an opportunity to enter four very different categories of writing. Aspiring writers throughout the world are invited to enter this prestigious writing competition. Category 1 Novel Requirement : Synopsis and Opening Chapters (combined maximum 15,000 words) Judge : Brianna Beehler, teaches writing and is a literary critic in USA and England Prizes : 1st £1000   2nd £250   3rd £100 Entry Fee : £12 Category 2 Short Story Requirement : Maximum 2,000 words Judge : …

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8 dies as Police opens fire on their country citizens when they attempted to recover bodies of their member killed during protest.- Congo

In the Democratic republic of Congo, the police opens fire on members of Bundi dia kongo (BDK) as they approached the morgue in the town of kimpese to recover the bodies of fellow members killed in protests last month. Jonas Lukoki, the provincial coordinator of the new civil society, told Reuters. ‘There were 12deaths, including three children’ Lukoki said. Another local activist in Kimpese said the police killed at least eight BDK memebers. Both activists said the protestors were unarmed’ President Joseph Kabila’s failure to …

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African must be great again: President Barrow normalizes the working week from 4weeks, introduced by Yahya Jammeh

Gambia president has implied that there is no time for rest! You work everyday of the week but I would reduce the working hour. A day can make a lot of difference. Time is money. The Gambia’s new president has scrapped the four-day week introduced by his predecessor Yahya Jammeh. In a statement Adama Barrow said that public sector employees would now have to work a half-day on Fridays too. Four years ago, Mr Jammeh had said the country’s mainly Muslim population should use Fridays …

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Africa must be great again: Thankfully Lagos State police command withdraws threats and agrees to protect protesters.

The nations reports that the commissioner met with the organizers of the protest and they agreed on terms. He pointed out that his concerns were strictly  for the benefit of the protesters as he did not want hoodlums to hijack the protest. He said, ‘We spoke to news men and explained to them why we advised against the protest. A pro-government group wants to protest that same day and we do not want a situation where there would be friction. We also do not want …

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Nigeria’s vice president says that presidency cannot stop Tuface protest.

This is good because the protest must hold for future’s sake! Speaking through his senior special assistant-media and publicity, Laolu Akande, who was a guest on Channels TV, Osinbajo the vice president of Nigeria said and I quote him,  ”Presidency is not going to stop people from expressing their fundamental human rights. People have the right to protest. Whoever they want to support or oppose is their right. Government is not in the business of countering any protest” We commend the vice-president’s wise words,  because …

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Office palavar ; The real crime of being a woman

Vanessa straightened her sleek black suit as she climbed out of her car. She was confident as she smiled and nodded as she passed by people on the way to her office. She was certain she was going to be promoted this time. She had put in the work and she had proven she could handle all that could and would be thrown at her. Besides, she thought confidently, her competitor was a mere Manager and she had been Director for a very long time. …

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Nigerian police warns Tuface against planned national protest

Apparently the Nigerian government plans to turn a peaceful protest into a war. The evil people are always afraid of something including a peaceful protest.  The last president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebere Jonathan had a government of looters .. Now this new governent under Mohammed  Buahari is one of clueless people, dictators and old men who promises they have turned a new leaf but they are actually still as corrupt as ever … Infact just a year into power and they have driven the Africa’s …

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African leaders and Transparency: Is Zimbabwe’s presidents criticisms of the West just a thing of the mouth?

Judges in Zimbabwe are now required to wear red robes and horse hair wigs similar to judges during the colonial era. Alex Magaisa a lecturer at the university of Kent stated ; “Mugabe gives the impression that he hates the British but he is really fond of thier cultures and traditions” Arnold Tsunga believes the attire cost the country the money they don’t have and doesnot in any way improve the judiciary. He said , “It is an archaic and unnecessary pratice that has been …

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How To Stand For Yourself: Get What You Want And Deserve!

  Nobody ever wants to be bullied or manipulated. But there are times when you need to stop that bad behavior and learn how to stand up for yourself. Always adopting the Gandhi stance on situations won’t help you live a normal life and won’t help those people change their behavior. The only way is to plant your feet on the ground and start standing up for yourself.But this is easier said than done. Standing up for yourself can be quite a challenge if you’re …

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Opportunity for African writers; 2017 Kofi Addo writivism prize for non-fiction.

The Koffi Addo Writivism Prize for Creative Non Fiction is an annual award for creative non-fiction by emerging African writers administered by the Center for African Cultural Excellence (CACE). Entrants must be unpublished writers (unpublished here means those who have not had a book published), resident in an African country. Questions of eligibility shall be resolved by the CACE administration and their decision is final. Entries must be submitted online, by emailing them to info@writivism.com as attachments (not in the body email), clearly labeled in …

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