Issue 5

Issue 5 / 2009

Featuring: Abdul Mohammed, Philip Effiong,Ph.D., Philip Emeagwali; two distinguished members of Africa Unbound Brother Ishmael Tetteh and Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba; and an interview with the Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin.

The Shift

The Shift

Rahel Kassahun, Ph.D.

"We all incarnated on Earth at this time to experience the closing of a 5,128 year cycle of history and help initiate the opening of a new cycle," says Tajh Abdulsamad, our featured Conscious Artist in this issue. Tajh and many others are talking about “the shift”, a transformation in the consciousness of human beings. Some are calling it the biggest movement in history, the greatest social transformation of all times.

Politics and Activism: the Case of Darfur

Politics and Activism: the Case of Darfur

Abdul Mohammed

Mahmood Mamdani has, in his usual provocative manner, ignited a relevant and appropriate debate on Darfur in his new book Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror (Pantheon Books, 2009). Until recently, foreign activists had a near-monopoly on publicity and, in doing so, they defined not only the immediate response to Darfur, but also all the issues surrounding Sudan. Political, humanitarian and security issues were all defined in the media by this activist constituency.

The Career Africanists in Washington D.C.

The Career Africanists in Washington D.C.

Philip Effiong

Perhaps you are familiar with those seminars in Washington D.C. that address challenges typically associated with Africa—HIV/AIDS, inadequate healthcare, famine, poverty, war, dictatorship, poor infrastructure, low agricultural productivity, gender inequity, insecurity—the list is long though quite predictable. You may have noticed, too, that the "expert" orators at these gatherings are fairly consistent and essentially constitute a circle of recycled speakers that speak to an equally consistent bunch of recycled listeners.

How do We Reverse the Brain Drain?

How do We Reverse the Brain Drain?

Philip Emeagwali

For 10 million African-born emigrants, the word “home” is synonymous with the United States, Britain or another country outside of Africa. Personally, I have continuously lived in the United States for the last 30 years. My last visit to Africa was 17 years ago.

The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

Rahel Kassahun, Ph.D.

Spend a few minutes with Dr. Eleni Gabre-Madhin and you will know that she is a woman of great substance. A truly soulful personality, she is ambitious, vivacious, and focused. Currently, Eleni and her team are in the process of building an institution that may completely transform the way agricultural commodities are traded in her native country of Ethiopia.

Ethereal Mission

Ethereal Mission

Brother Ishmael Tetteh is the Founder and Director of the Etherean Mission, a trans-denominational metaphysical organization established in Ghana in 1973. For over three and half decades, Bro. Ishmael has been teaching philosophies and practices that are based on ancient African mystical practices.

NEEDCSI

NEEDCSI

Established in 2006 by Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, the New Era Educational and Charitable Support Initiative (NEEDCSI) is a Nigeria–based, registered non-profit organization. NEEDCSI is committed to the revival of human values that transcend religious, ethnic and cultural differences. These values include a sense of belonging to a common humanity, respect and consideration for all people, compassion and non-violence, a commitment to preserving the natural environment, and a social service ethic.

Tajh Abdulsamad

Tajh Abdulsamad

"We all incarnated on Earth at this time to experience the closing of a 5,128 year cycle of history and help initiate the opening of a new cycle. This period of transition and transformation is known as “The Shift”.

Latest Comments

Ajayi Olutayo

Ajayi Olutayo

11. October, 2012 |

People like you are needed on this continent to take us to where we should be. Keep it up man!

Marcus Edibogi Akor

Marcus Edibogi Akor

11. October, 2012 |

Thanks for this powerful article. I am very glad I read it. Keep up your great work and remain Blessed Law!

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