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Meghan Markle has dealt with racism in the British press since before she and Prince Harry even confirmed their relationship to the world.

In 2016, Harry highlighted and foreshadowed the treatment that was to follow the Duchess of Sussex throughout her royal career, calling out the press over the "racial undertones" he identified in articles written about the then-actress.

"His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment," a representative for Harry said at the time. "Some of this has been very public — the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social-media trolls and web-article comments."businessinsider my

Three years later, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced that, as part of their "step back" from the royal family, they will no longer be cooperating with the "royal rota."

This is a system that allows a rotation of royal reporters from British newspapers to attend and report on the royal family's engagements.

The UK outlets involved in this system include the Daily Express, the Daily Mail, the Daily Mirror, the Evening Standard, The Telegraph, The Times of London, and The Sun, as noted on the Sussex Royal website.

Markle is often subjected to double standards by the press

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Though the couple did not directly cite racism as a reason for the change, they did write on their website that they "believe in a free, strong and open media industry, which upholds accuracy and fosters inclusivity, diversity and tolerance."

And there's no denying that some of these publications have been accused of double standards when it comes to how the duchess is described in comparison to her sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.

"Over and over again, the press tears Meghan apart for crossing her legs, saying it's a breach of protocol," the royal commentator Kristen Meinzer told Insider. "But do a quick Google image search of 'Queen crossing legs,' 'Camilla crossing legs,' 'Di crossing legs,' etc., and you'll find dozens if not hundreds of photos of royals at official events crossing their legs."

She added that Markle wouldn't "be facing any of these double standards if she were white."

Asked about Markle and Harry's decision to leave the royal family — and rota system — behind, Meinzer she could "see where they would be fed up" with the way things stood.

"I understand their desire to escape the royal-rota system — which essentially gives equal weight and credence to a handful of legitimate publications and several gossip rags," she said.

"The UK tabloid press has been relentlessly racist and sexist toward Meghan — a fact that her husband, the women MPs of Parliament, and many legitimate press outlets (including Insider) acknowledge," she added.

There's still a long way to go before these issues are solved, but Harry and Markle are taking important steps forward

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This type of behavior, however, is owed to far more than just headlines.

Ayesha Hazarika, an editor at the Evening Standard, says many women have been asked as guests on live TV to debate racism in the British media, only to be told "it's all in our heads."

"Shout out to all my sisters of color who have been summoned on national broadcast to be told there's no racism & it's all in our heads & then have to deal with the fallout here," she wrote on Twitter.

Kerry Daynes, a consultant forensic psychologist who often appears in the media, says she has been asked questions designed to achieve a negative and misleading response about Markle.

"I have been asked (by British, more right-wing media) to comment on Harry and Meghan in my capacity as an expert in coercive control," Daynes told Insider.

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Daynes added that she thought racism could be a factor behind this behavior.

"I'm not an opinion-for-hire and am certainly not prepared to make wild and unsubstantiated speculations," she added. "I think I have a professional and personal responsibility not to get involved in what I see as mass media bullying.

"I am sure that this is underpinned by a number of factors, not least anger and resentment towards Meghan Markle — who is seen as an outsider and 'other' to us. I'm sure that there are racist values driving this in some quarters."

Though it's unlikely Harry and Markle will be able to put an end to stories like these, their new media regulations mean they will get to handpick the organizations they work with from now on.

On the media section of their website, the duke and duchess wrote that they planned to "engage with grassroots media organizations and   young, up-and-coming journalists."

They added that they would invite specialist media to specific events and "provide access to credible media outlets focused on objective news reporting to cover key moments and events."

"This new chapter in their lives will allow them to work more closely with grassroots and legitimate press outlets," Meinzer told Insider.

"It will allow them to use their talents, ambitions, and hearts in bigger, broader ways. And I hope it also means that they'll be happier and face less abuse than they have up until now."


Rechtliche Anerkennung, dass der Begriff „Neger“ rassistisch ist!

Charlotte Nzimiro hat diese Petition an Franziska Giffey (Bundesministerin für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend) und  an 3 mehr gestartet.


Das deutsche Landesverfassungsgericht Mecklenburg-Vorpommern sagt folgendes:

„"Neger“ werde zwar nach heutigem Sprachgebrauch in der Regel als abwertend verstanden, räumte auch das Gericht ein. Ob es tatsächlich so gemeint sei, könne jedoch nur aus dem Zusammenhang heraus beurteilt werden. Der Ordnungsruf habe den Abgeordneten somit in seinem Rederecht verletzt.“

Lasst uns dafür einstehen, dass der Begriff in Deutschland als rassistisch eingestuft wird und ein Gebrauch des Wortes nicht mehr zur Normalität gehören darf. Und schon gar nicht in einem Landtag! 

Das N-Wort ist immer abwertend!

Und darüber entscheiden allein die Menschen, die diesen Begriff als höchst abwertend und entmenschlichend empfinden und das sind schwarze Menschen. 
Wir sind ein Teil dieser Gesellschaft und haben ebenso wie jeder andere Bürger ein Recht auf Menschenwürde und Gleichheit, welche durch dieses Urteil angegriffen werden und dem Rassismus in Deutschland noch mehr Spielraum und Entfaltungsmöglichkeiten geben.

Schwarze Menschen verbinden den Begriff mit viel Leid, Diskriminierung, Gewalt ihnen gegenüber, Ungleichheit und Entmenschlichung!

Wir dürfen es nicht dulden, dass Menschen, die nicht wissen wie es sich anfühlt als „N-Wort“ betitelt zu werden, darüber entscheiden, ob der Begriff (ganz gleich in welcher Situation) beleidigend ist oder nicht.

Lasst uns gemeinsam unseren Unmut und unsere Wut zum Ausdruck bringen!

Rassismus darf keinen Platz in unserer Gesellschaft bekommen.

Dieses Urteil ist ein Schlag in unser aller Gesichter und kann nicht hingenommen werden!
Der Begriff, kann und wird NIE eine positive oder neutrale Bedeutung haben.


Almost 10% of Germany's university students are foreign, with most coming from China and India. But are they well integrated? Financial shortfalls and a xenophobic far-right are just some challenges universities face.

There are 2.87 million university students in Germany, and around 1 in 10 comes from abroad.

The president of the  German Academic Exchange Servie (DAAD), Margret Wintermantel, is satisfied with these figures. "The cross-border mobility of students, scientists and international cooperation projects promoted by the DAAD is a great success," she told DW.

After the USA, the United Kingdom and Australia, Germany is the most popular host country for students worldwide — making it the most popular non-English-speaking destination for foreign university students.

However, according to Wintermantel, Germany lacks a country-wide strategy to better integrate students.

Against racism: Federal Association of Foreign Students, including chairman Maimouna Ouattara

A steep learning curve

Maimouna Ouattara comes from the Ivory Coast and is pursuing doctorate from the University of Potsdam outside Berlin. She feels well integrated today, but she can still remember how difficult it was when she began studying in Germany. "I had a language course, but I felt lost during the first class," she told DW. "For example, I did not know how to take notes or make transcripts of lectures."

As the chairwoman of the Federal Association of Foreign Students, she knows the advantages of studying in Germany. "Among other things, the students come because they can enjoy a good education here, and a German degree gives them more opportunities on the international market," Ouattara says. Additionally, most universities do not charge tuition.

But Ouattara also knows the problems. With her association, she advises international students facing legal issues and fights against the introduction of tuition fees for non-European students.

Dropout rate is too high

Dealing with a foreign culture and its different language and bureaucracy is never easy. Many feel left alone.

The dropout rate for foreign students in Germany is around 41% — too high, finds Margret Wintermantel.

"We have to make sure that the success rate for foreign students improves. We cannot go on with the fact that young people come to us, but then abandon their studies and return home frustrated," she said. The students need more support and counseling and, accordingly, universities require the appropriate financial resources, she added.

Aims to improve integration: Margret Wintermantel, president of the DAAD

To start with, there is often more demand for language classes than there are available places.

This is the case at the Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg, in the north-central German state of Saxony-Anhalt. Akram Elborashi (top picture, center), who comes from Egypt, studies medicine here. He also helps other students integrate through his work with the intercultural association IKUS.

For example, Elborashi organizes excursions with international and German students. "I also take care of intercultural problems in the dorms and help by translating between the janitors and residents," he says. Unfortunately, not many of them speak German. "The free German courses are always full. There are long waiting lists."

The rector of the university, Jens Strackeljan, is well aware of the problem. He is committed to his univerisity's international composition and supports foreign students with the help of DAAD programs. One of the goals of the university is to welcome Syrian refugees. Ten of them were able to start studying there following preparatory classes.

Germany needs immigrants

The Magdeburg university's main expertise is in the sciences and technology. It is considered particularly cosmopolitan. Out of 14,000 students, over 3,000 of them come from 106 countries. "That does not make the integration work easy," Strackeljan told DW. The largest group consists of 950 Indian students, who have their own community in Magdeburg.

Attracts international students: The Otto-von-Guericke University in Magdeburg

Strackeljan hopes to have them mix more with students from other countries, which is why the university is trying to attract more Indians to its bachelor programs, where students learn German from the start. The language used in the university's master's programs is English.

"If we cannot manage to offer enough language courses, our ability to connect with the labor market in Saxony-Anhalt is virtually eliminated," says Strackeljan. In the east of Germany, companies are desperately looking for specialized workers.

"Our society needs more well-educated people, as well as qualified immigrants in many areas, for example, in new technologies such as artificial intelligence and generally in engineering," the DAAD's Wintermantel said. "That's why they must be able to find their way into our job market."

Promoting tolerance in Magdeburg

But integration does not only happen through language courses. It's also about finding one's place in society, feeling comfortable there.

For a tolerant Magdeburg: Otto-von-Guericke University rector Jens Strackeljan

Strackeljan has had good experiences working with the city of Magdeburg. A central information and service institution for international scholars, known in German as a Welcome Center, is being set up in the middle of the city to answer newcomers' questions. "It should be an open meeting point to demonstrate [that] you are welcome here," says Strackeljan. "This will also increase the visibility of the international students."

Strackeljan wants to make Magdeburg a more diverse place. He sees this as not only the responsibility of the university, but of society as a whole. In a region where the population is aging, the university is a way to attract young people to the city and keep them there, he says.

This is not an easy task, however, given that far-right parties, such as the Alternative for Germany (AfD), are particularly popular in Saxony-Anhalt and neighboring state Thuringia.

Studying in Germany

Pressure from the far right

Xenophobic attitudes put off international and German students alike. An event at the university in 2017, which was suppose to include speakers from the Young Alternative, the AfD's youth organization, led to a uproar between the party's supporters and opponents.

Strackeljan received death threats from far-right supporters. "It was hostile," he says. His car was tampered with so that the front wheel came unscrewed. Graffiti was also sprayed on his house. It reached a point where the rector wondered if he "should stick to his positions."  Ultimately, he decided not to be intimidated and to keep his university open and cosmopolitan.

Elborashi hasn't had any xenophobic experiences so far. He likes living in Germany and wants to stay after his studies. He has his friends in Magdeburg, and he sees many advantages to working in the country. "Even if doctors' salaries are better in the US, Germany offers better insurance," he says, pointing out that there is health insurance, long-term care insurance and a pension system. The only thing he fears he'll never understand in Germany is the bureaucracy.

Still, he's convinced he will stay. "There is a lack of doctors here. Germany needs me. So why should I leave?"

Als duale praxisorientierte Ausbildung bezeichnet man die verzahnte Ausbil­dung in Betrieb/Unter-nehmen und Berufsschule, für die am Ende eine Abschlussprüfung vor der Handels-bzw. Handwerkskammer abgelegt wird. Duale Berufsausbildung bedeu­tet auch, dass sich zwei Partner, Schule und Betrieb/Unternehmen, die Ver­antwortung für die Berufsausbildung teilen.

Die Auszubildenden verbringen durchschnittlich drei Tage pro Woche im Betrieb/Unternehmen. Auf der Grundlage einer Ausbildungsord­nung und im Rahmen ihres Ausbil­dungsvertrages mit dem Betrieb/Un­ternehmen werden sie vorwiegend praxisbezogen ausgebildet.
duales system

Im Durchschnitt verbringen die Auszubildenden die restlichen zwei Tage in der Berufsschule. Der Un­terricht beinhaltet sowohl allgemeine Fächer als auch Wirtschaftslehre und Sozialkunde. Englisch ist ein Pflicht­fach in allen Berufsschulen in Ham­burg. Die Vermittlung von theoreti­schem Wissen in der Schule ist eine notwendige Ergänzung zur prozesso­rientierten Ausbildung im Unterneh­men. Der Unterricht wird nach dem Lernfeldkonzept durchgeführt. Das heißt, berufsrelevante Situationen ste­hen im Vordergrund.

Die Vorteile für die Wirtschaft sind vielfältig. Absolventen der praxisori­entierten dualen Ausbildung sind mit den Unternehmensprozessen vertraut. Sie sind qualifiziert und zeigen in der Regel eine überdurchschnittliche Lo­yalität zu ihrem Unternehmen. Auch die Auszubildenden profitieren von der dualen Ausbildung.

Das Abschlusszeugnis attestiert ihnen eine berufliche Qualifikation, die in ganz Deutschland anerkannt ist. Auf­grund der Praxisorientierung bietet die duale Ausbildung zusätzlich einen Wettbewerbsvorteil gegenüber den Absolventen der außerbetrieblichen Ausbildungsprogramme. Die Aus­bildungsvergütung ermöglicht Ihnen während der dualen Ausbildung einen gewissen Grad der Unabhängigkeit. Bis auf wenige Ausnahmen erhalten die Auszubildenden einen unbegrenz­ten Arbeitsvertrag von ihrem Aus­bildungsbetrieb, wenn sie ihre Ab­schlussprüfung vor der Handels- bzw. Handwerkskammer bestanden haben.
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Die duale Ausbildung ist besonders geschätzt:

weil sie theoretisches Wissen mit praktischer Erfahrung verbindet und zur Qualifizie­rung für den Arbeitsmarkt führt;

weil sie ein Schlüssel für Be­schäftigung ist und Jugend­arbeitslosigkeit gering hält (7 % in Deutschland 2015)

weil sie Wachstum und Wohlstand generiert.

Da alle Beteiligten davon profitieren (Azubis, Unternehmen und am auch Ende die Gesellschaft), ist die duale Ausbildung eine Form von pub­lic-private-partnership (PPP)

Chief Executive Officer -/President of Ghana Union Hamburg

The Ghana community in Hamburg is searching for a competent Chief Executive Officer for the Ghana Union Hamburg.

Job description
The CEO is to improve the organisation's position by helping to, manage change, improve efficiency and solve problems.

(a) he/she is a citizen of Ghana by birth.
(b) he/she has attained the age of eighteen years.
(c) Resides in or around Hamburg.

Work activities:

  • Support the social and economic welfare of Ghanaians in Hamburg
  • Provide leadership and direction for economic growth
  • Stimulate the spirit of patriotism amongst Ghanaians
  • Encourage networking amongst Ghanaian institutions
  • Represent and serve as a mouth piece of the Ghana Community
  • Making funding applications for relevant organisations and the union
  • Acting as a facilitator to promote self-help in the community

Remuneration based on performance and projects.

Other positions
1. Vice President
2. General Secretary
3. Vice General Secretary
4. Financial Secretary
5. Youth Organizer
6. Organizing Secretary
7. Women Organizer

Desmond John Beddy -/Electoral Chairman
Tel: 017632140550
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Das deutsche Bildungssystem „Die bessere Option“ – Vorteile und Nachteile

Das deutsche Bildungssystem unter­scheidet sich sehr stark von dem in diversen afrikanischen Ländern. Von vielen Menschen mit Migrationshin­tergrund hört man, dass die Bildung im Ausland, auch hier in Deutschland, so viel besser wäre und viel mehr Möglichkeiten für höhere Qualifika­tionen bieten würde. Doch stimmt das wirklich?

Werden den deutschen Schülern wirklich eine höhere Anzahl an Möglichkeiten geboten? Werden sie ausreichend gut auf ihr bevor­stehendes Berufsleben vorbereitet? Hat das deutsche Bildungssystem nur Vorteile oder auch mögliche Nachteile?

Damit man die Vorteile und Nachteile des deutschen Bildungssystems er­läutern kann, muss man zunächst den Aufbau dessen darstellen. Das deutsche Bildungssystem ist in vier beziehungsweise fünf Stufen ein­geteilt:

(Grundschule, 4 Jahre) Sekundärbereich I: ( Gymnasium, Stadtteilschule, 6 Jahre) Sekundärbereich II: ( gymnasiale Oberstufe, berufsbildende Schule, 2 bis drei Jahre)

Hochschulen, Fach­schulen, Fachakademien, Berufsakad­emien, 3-5 Jahre)

Private beziehungs­weise berufliche Weiterbildung nach der Berufsausbildung)

Hierbei sind alle deutschen Schülerin­nen und Schüler dazu verpflichtet, die erste und zweite Stufe zu besuchen. Jedoch bieten die Besuche der weit­eren Stufen höhere Qualifikationen. Außerdem gibt es vor dem Primär­bereich noch die Möglichkeit in den Kindergarten (2 bis 5 Jahre) zu gehen und die Vorschule (1 Jahr) zu be­suchen, wobei diese auch schon in Kindergärten mit eingebunden wird.

Nun werde ich auf die Vorteile des deutschen Bildungssystems eingehen, wobei ich hauptsächlich auf das Ham­burger Schulsystem eingehen werde. Zunächst einmal ist der Großteil der deutschen Ausbildung kostenlos. Dazu gehören der Primärbereich sowie Sekundärbereich I und II. Es ist keinem Bundesland Deutschlands er­laubt Gebühren für den Schulbesuch zu erheben. Dies ist im deutschen Grundgesetz festgelegt. Das heißt, dass Kinder aus wohlhabenden sowie Kinder aus finanzschwachen Familien die gleichen Chancen auf Bildung ha­ben.

Zudem sind die anfallenden Geb­ühren von Fachschulen, Fachakad­emien, Hochschulen und Beruf­sakademien im Vergleich zu anderen Ländern, wie zum Beispiel den Sta­aten, relativ günstig. Auch die Geb­ühren von Kindergärten und anderen Arten der frühkindlichen Bildung sind auf das jeweilige Einkommen der Familien angepasst und stellen somit kein finanzielles Problem dar. Des weiteren sind alle (Hamburger) Grundschulen und weiterführen­de Schulen seit dem letzten Jahr dazu verpflichtet eine Ganztags­betreuung (GBS) für alle Schüler­innen und Schüler anzubieten. Dazu gehört das Mittagessen (hi­erfür fallen Gebühren an, allerd­ings erhalten Familien mit finanziellen Problemen einen Rabatt) und die kostenlose Betreuung (Hausaufgabenhilfe, veschiedene Kurse). So müssen sich Eltern, die lange arbe­iten, keine Sorgen um das frühe Abholen ihrer Kinder nach der Schule machen, da die Kinder betreut werden. Auch hier sind finanzschwache Familien nicht benachteiligt, da das Angebot nicht kostenpflichtig ist.

Außerdem bietet das deutsche Schulsystem Vielfältigkeit. Es werden, insbesondere im Sekundärbereich I und II, eine große Anzahl an Schulfächern unterrichtet, wobei jeder Schultag verschieden lang und verschiedene Schulfächer hat. Zu den Schulfächern gehören die drei obligatorischen Hauptfächer Mathe, Deutsch und Englisch, eine zweite obligatorische Fremdsprache (Französisch, Spanisch, Latein), naturwissenschaftliche Fächer (Biologie, Natur und Technik, Chemie, Physik), gesellschaftliche Fächer (Geschichte, Politik), Sport, Religion beziehungsweise Philosophie und viele andere. Vor allem im Sekundärbere­ich II gibt es viele Wahlpflichtbereiche: Darstellendes Spiel / Musik / Kunst, Pädagogik / Psychologie / / Wirtschaftsen­glisch / Rechtskunde und viele mehr.

Durch die Vielfältigkeit und die eigene Wahl der Wahlp­flichtsfächer wird jeder Schülerin und jedem Schüler Freiheit geboten und die Möglichkeit die individuellen In­teressen zu stützen. Allerdings werden die wichtigsten oblig­atorischen Hauptfächer damit jedoch nicht vernachlässigt. Gespräche über die Lernentwicklung der Kinder wie die regelmäßigen Lernentwickungsgespräche, kurz LEG, (bis Klasse 10) bieten den Austausch zwischen Schüler, Lehrer und Erziehungsberechtigten. Zusammen werden realis­tische Lernziele festgelegt. Durch Austausche wie die LEGs aber auch Elternabende, die übrigens alle obligatorisch sind, werden Schüler bei Problemen in der Schule nicht alleine gelassen, sondern werden von Eltern und Lehrern bei der Suche nach einer Lösung der Probleme unterstützt.

Auch die Stärkung der Klassengemeinschaften wird im deutschen Bildungssystem nicht ausgenommen. Meist werden alle zwei bis drei Jahre Klassenreisen veranstaltet, in denen sich die Schülerinnen und Schüler besser kennen­lernen und von klein auf lernen auf sich selbst zu achten. Im Normalfall finden diese in der ersten, dritten, fünften und achten Klasse statt, wobei in der zehnten Klasse die Abschlussfahrt und in der zwölften Klasse die Profilfahrt stattfindet.

Es gibt noch viele, weitere Vorteile der deutschen Bildung, doch nun werde ich zunächst auf ihre Nachteile eingehen, da sie auch viele Kritiker hat.

Ganz allgemein ist im Sekundärbereich I und II die Ein­teilung der Schülerinnen und Schüler in drei Schulfor­men nicht vorteilhaft, da ihnen somit nicht die gleichen Möglichkeiten geboten werden. Auch wenn es innerhalb der Schülerschaft oftmals Leistungsunterschiede gibt, soll­te dies kein Anlass dazu sein, schwächere Schüler von dem Besuch des Gymnasiums und ihrer Vorbereitung auf das Abitur, welches für den Besuch einer Hochschule relevant ist, auszuschließen. Denn jede Schülerin und jeder Schüler kann sich noch im Laufe seiner Schullaufbahn entwickeln und verbessern.

Wie bereits erwähnt ist für den Besuch einer Hochschule das Abitur eine Pflicht. Noch wichtiger ist hierbei jedoch der Schnitt. Kein 1,3? Auch kein 1,5? 1,7? - Dann gibt auch nicht den gewünschten Studiengang! Vor allem hier in Hamburg ist der sogenannte Numerus Clausus (NC) sehr hoch, weshalb die Mehrheit der Abiturienten in anderen Städten mit einem niedrigeren NC studieren und folglich umziehen müssen.

Auch ein Nachteil des Abiturs ist, dass es nicht in allen Bundesländern einheitlich ist. Beispielsweise hat ein Münchener Abitur einen höheren Wert als ein Hamburg­er Abitur, da grundsätzlich das bayrische Schulsystem

strenger und anspruchsvoller ist. Demnach sind Hamburg­er Schüler gegenüber Münchener Schüler benachteiligt.

Ein anderer Nachteil ist die Abschaffung des Sitzen­bleibens. Schüler bleiben wie vor einigen Jahren nicht mehr sitzen, sondern bekommen meist eine kostenlose Nachhilfe, welche in den häufigsten Fällen von der Schule selbst bereitgestellt wird. Da Schüler oftmals mangel­hafte Noten in ihren Nachhilfefächern haben, hilft auch keine kostenlose, nicht private Nachhilfe. In manchen Fäl­len tendieren Schüler der 10. Klasse meist genau wegen ihren Schwierigkeiten und der meist nicht helfenden Na­chhilfe dazu, die Schule abzubrechen.

Ein Nachteil, der Grundschule betreffend, ist die frühe Benotung, welche oftmals schon in der dritten Klasse beginnt. In der dritten Klasse sind die Schülerinnen und Schüler erst zwischen dem Alter von 8 bis 9 Jahren und können demnach noch nicht das Notensystem vollständig nachvollziehen. Auch würde dies den Leistungsdruck stei­gern, was sogar zu einer negativen Einstellung bezüglich dem Schulbesuch führen könnte.

Zuletzt ist noch das frühe Einschulungsalter nicht vorteil­haft für die Kinder. Vor allem Eltern üben diesbezüglich Kritik aus, da Kinder durch die frühe Einschulung mit 6 Jahren schon einem Leistungsdruck unterliegen würden und mental noch nicht für ihre Schullaufbahn wären. Auch zu den Nachteilen gibt es noch viele, weitere Beispiele. Ich persönlich denke, dass das deutsche Bil­dungssystem im Vergleich zu den anderer Länder relativ gut ist, da es für jedes Kind die Bildung ermöglicht. Fakt ist jedoch, dass Deutschland, insbesondere der Norden des Landes, deutlich schwächere Ergebnisse vorweist als andere Länder. Möglicherweise ist unser System doch zu einfach und bietet zu viele Möglichkeiten, so dass Schüler weniger lernen und genau wegen der hohen Anzahl an offenstehenden Türen nicht wissen sollen, welche sie öffnen sollen. Alles in allem erfüllt das deut­sche Bildungssystem jedoch alle Grundvoraussetzungen.

Tizita Getie Gelaye -/Studentin

Paris: Secret documents leaked on the fiasco in Burkina Faso expose troubling information on the undercover activities of the American Multi-Billionaire Bill Gates in the small African nation and across the region. Intelicor veterans in Paris express unease as the Burkinabe government led by Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba resigned

A leading Intelicor veteran thinks that the reason why President Roch Marc Christian Kabore demanded the resignation of the Prime Minister is related to the matter of the proposed release of genetically modified (GMO) mosquitoes in Burkina Faso under the sponsorship of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The story began in January 2018, when Bill Gates pledged USD $45 million to the health initiative in Burkina Faso. Some felt that the funds were a decoy to cover bribery to top government officials for allowing the program to release the GMO mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. The GMO mosquitoes were programmed at Imperial College London under a grant from Bill Gates to sterilize natural mosquitoes and humans across the African continent over time

The terrifying news of the secret project for Human Sterilization of Africans with GMO mosquitoes alarmed African leaders, who quickly came down hard on President Kabore forcing him to act. Similar teams are working in Mali and Uganda. The homing endonuclease gene (HEG) that sterilizes the female mosquitoes also could be passed through saliva to humans during bites and the human in turn could pass it on through sexual intercourse to another human, in a cascade that could have the entire Black Continent exterminated before anything could be done about it.  This is why 170 Global Groups called for Moratorium on the release of these new genetic extinction technology at the UN Convention

The GMO mosquitoes were moved into Burkina Faso from UK illegally under EU regulations

Ànd fresh evidence from trials in Cayman Islands, Panama and Brazil show that the Oxitec’s GM mosquitoes failed to reduce the female mosquitoes  population

It goes to reinforce what critics have always said, that it is not about the mosquitoes but about making people sterile.

Investigations revealed that, of the $45 million dollars pledged by Bill Gates, $10 million dollars were earmarked for family planning

In the secret deal, the Minister of Health of Burkina Faso Professor Nicolas Meda  appointed the wife of the Prime Minister Anne Thieba as ambassador for family planning

And so she has authority over the funds. However, some say that “it is to keep it within the family”, that raised the smoking gun prompting in-depth investigation by President Kabore and could have exposed the comprising evidence against Prime Minister Thieba. The Intelicor veteran said “in all cases, we see a pattern, that Bill Gates uses monetary bribes disguised as philanthropic donations to compromise African leaders, to take actions with devastating consequences for their nations”.  

The HIDDEN AGENDA is usually not fully understood by the African leaders the source continues. According to a business consultant who has been involved in tracking Bill Gates’ investments in biotechnology, the main focus for Bill Gates is to have the controlling shares in the biotechnology companies for food production sold in Africa as GMO crops. With partners such as Monsanto (now under the German company Bayer with a troubled Nazi past

Bill Gates will control the food security and polity of Africa and could at any moment exterminate the Black Africans in the Continent as his partners did in Vietnam and Auschwitz with agent Orange and Chlorine Gas. Bill Gates used pseudo-names Boko Haram in Nigeria and Al-Shabab (formaerly unknown local Islamic groups with tens of followers) in Kenya to bring Black Africa’s fastest growing populations to a standstill. Boko Haram, Al-Shabab and ISIS are all funded by Bill Gates and were trained by Blackwater

The Western governments are culprits in the crime, until the coming of Donald Trump the U.S. was the main sponsor in partnership with Bill Gates! Bill Gates owns the majority shares in Monsanto/Bayer

For example, Bill Gates’ acquisition of Ginkgo a $1 billion USD biotech company in Boston MA that prints DNA for GMO crops will give him control over the food security in Africa, should the continent go GMO. Africans would not out of free-will give up their natural crops for GMOs except if they are forced to do so. An agronomist Anaïs Étienne says Africans would be left without choice because all the fields are being cleared by Boko Harma fighters and their farmers driven out to displaced people camps and would be given GMO crops to plant during rehabilitation through NGOs and UN organisations supported by the Gates Foundations.

Ismail Kadir, a real estate agent in Maiduguri, Nigeria says “all my foreign clients operating NGOs are taking rents for 5 to 10 years and I ask them what would they be doing here in ten years, if they do not think that the insurgency would last that long”. Bill Gates is operating a special type of business philanthropy, whereby the aim is to create the problem of insurgency and offer the solution with GMO crops which will guarantee him as the main supplier of seeds and hence food, then grow it into a business worth $1 trillion USD by 2030

On the other hand, Claudia McAnthony a reproductive health expert on sabbatical in an elite laboratory in Paris says “making Africans sterile would mean their women would go for invitro-fertilization (IVF) to seek for help to conceive, but their ovarian eggs would be poached for embryonic stem cell research as young Africans are killed for experiments in European and American laboratories of companies seeking to clone human organs for sale, a business worth over $30 trillion USD by 2030”.

Nigeria and Kenya supply most of the ovarian eggs used in embryonic stem cell research in Europe and America, only to leave the donors die slowing in Africa from kidney failure, liver failure, cancers and infections. It is convenient for Bill Gates to hire for the crimes against humanity, people posing as Islamists paid in US dollars through proxies and blame it on Islamic fundamentalists. Bill Gates shows up frequently for photo-ops on Polio with African leaders and leaves donations to feed the corrupt practices in the continent. The Polio program has been a very big cover for Bill Gates as the good man from America, while he uses it to facilitate clandestine operations including administering sterilizing agents

And using the vehicles marked as vaccination team to convey Boko Haram fighters beyond military checkpoints. The process began since 2009 in the food growing region of Northeast Nigeria.

The mercenaries hired first from Liberia

Sierra-Leone, and later from Libya, Chad, Niger, by Blackwater/Academie/Xe owned by Bill Gates and Monsanto/Bayer

Fighters are paired $10,000 a month as Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria ( ) by Bill Gates. The Boko Haram attacks will intensify as the elections in Nigeria draws near as it is now clear Bill Gates is supporting the opposition leader Atiku Abubakar who he could convince to allow GMO crops in Nigeria. In a recent visit to the U.S facilitated by Bill Gates, at a time there is a government shutdown it is clear Atiku Abubakar was not welcome anywhere within the US government and US Congress, but for a publicity stunt, and an opportunity to seal up the deal with Bill Gates in person.  Atiku Abubakar has been barred from the U.S. pending US Congressional investigation on corrupt practices by him and his family in the United States from Nigeria

Many experts expect Bill Gates to sponsor dramatic Boko Haram attacks aimed at embarrassing the government of President Buhari of Nigeria and to help the opposition

Some think that Bill Gates using his Boko Haram mercenaries have planned attacks with aim of assassinations of top officials to demonstrate to Nigerians that their government is weak on security. The government of Burkina Faso has been in partnership with the US government under the Obama administration and Bill Gates, and provided its territory for U.S. military bases for training of the top mercenaries for Boko Haram to fight in Nigeria.

Some have suggested that, Bill Gates and George Soros financed the coup in Burkina Faso in 2015 to maintain these military bases for sponsorship of the insurgency in Nigeria and for destabilization of the entire West African region

The Bill Gates sponsored Jihadists have now turned against the Burkinabe government as relations soured because of pressure from African leaders  ( ). There is growing dissatisfaction among African leaders with actions of Bill Gates on the African Continent. Even more distressful is the connivance with leaders of Western Countries like France, Germany and Britain, who have collaborated in the destabilization of Africa.

The growing popularity of China is a direct reflection of the feeling of unease in African capitals that the entire Western countries have gone rouge. According to Laurent Kosic, a political analyst in Paris, who has lived for over a decade in Africa, said “ this is typical of Africa, they would rather avoid you than pick a fight, but what they need now is a total ban of genetically modified organisms across the continent”. “The effort by Bill Gates to sterilize the entire black people of Africa with GMO foods and GMO mosquitoes all fits well with UNFPA targets to depopulate the continent and provide a means for perpetual colonialism” – he added.

The watch is on as President Kabore names Christophe Dabire as the new prime minister, but the last is yet to be heard from the events unravelling in Burkina Faso.

Source: Sussy Vozniak, reporter for Intelicor Press, Vienna

Pastor Gives Members Dettol and Jik Bleach

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Ugandans serve as guinea pigs for toxic chemical treatment peddled by a self proclaimed American pastor

“America and Europe have much stricter laws so you are not as free to treat people because it is so controlled by the FDA. That’s why I work in developing countries,” Robert Baldwin of the Global Healing Christian Mission said of his alleged healing outreach in Uganda where thousands of people including infants are being treated with toxic industrial bleach.

52-year-old Baldwin, an American based in New Jersey, poses as a pastor to effectively and extensively peddle this fraudulent treatment also known as “miracle mineral solution/supplement” or MMS as it is popularly called by about 50,000 Ugandans. MMS is, in fact, chlorine dioxide, a powerful chemical made by mixing sodium chlorite and citric acid, often used in the textile industry.

The Guardian reports that Baldwin, who imports bulk shipments of the chemical from China, has trained over a thousand Ugandan pastors on how to administer MMS to their congregation, an activity that often takes place after Sunday service. The 52-year-old gives smartphones to these committed pastors as incentives for helping him spread his ‘miracle cure’ which he claims heals different diseases including malaria, cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Baldwin said he set up a church so he could distribute MMS under the radar without drawing the attention of the government or drug companies. “When you draw attention to MMS you run the risk of getting in trouble with the government or drug companies. You have to do it low key. That’s why I set it up through the church,” he told Fiona O’Leary, a campaigner against fake medicine who posed as a journalist to interview him.

MMS has been banned in several countries around the world for use as a medical treatment. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a public warning asking people to stop consuming MMS. Consumers of MMS have turned up with really bad symptoms that can be life-threatening.

Baldwin runs his fraudulent ministry alongside a 25-year-old Briton named Sam Little. Little told the Guardian that he was using his savings to help fund the distribution of MMS in Uganda with a donation of $10,000. He has also invested $30,000 into building an orphanage for about 20 homeless Ugandan children.

Little claims MMS cured a family member of cancer and that made him travel to Africa to conduct more research. A video online shows the 25-year-old conducting a test in a village hospital in Uganda where he was on a mission to prove that malaria could be cured with chlorine dioxide within two hours. Little is also repeating the study on HIV/AIDS patients in Uganda as well.

Like Baldwin, he admitted that such field studies would not be allowed in the UK or US. However, he denied using poor Ugandans as guinea pigs. “It’s not using people as guinea pigs for trials. It’s helping them. We’ve cured loads of people not just for malaria, cancer, HIV, all sorts of things,” he said.

Both the Uganda Ministry of health and the Ugandan ministry of gender and social development, which only recently got wind of the nefarious activities conducted by Baldwin and Little, has begun an investigation into the MMS scandal as well as Little’s planned orphanage. “We are investigating these people’s activities. In the medical profession, you don’t do advertising when you heal people,” a spokesman for the ministry said with regards to Little’s video. An official also stated that they were unaware of any plans for an orphanage.

Source: Ventures Africa

The government of Ghana has reached a final agreement with Ethiopian Airlines that will see to the establishment of a new national airline in Accra, Ghana. The partnership is in line with Ghana’s increasing efforts to revamp its aviation sector, and Ethiopia’s continuous quest to expand its footprints across the continent’s aviation space.

Under the agreement, Ethiopian Airlines will send several Dash 8-400s aircraft to Accra later in 2019. However, Ghana will hold a majority stake of 51 percent in the new airline while Ethiopia will hold a minority stake of 49 percent.

The final agreement was reportedly signed on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at the headquarters of Ethiopian Airlines in Addis Ababa by Minister Joseph Kofi Adda, Ghanaian Aviation Minister representing the government of Ghana and Tewolde Gebremariam, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO. This sealed an initial Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) that was signed between the two entities in December 2018.

The collaboration, which seeks to explore the economic potentials in Ghana’s aviation sector comes nearly one decade after the state-run Ghana International Airlines ceased operations amid poor management and huge debt.

Emphasis is placed on the participation of African countries in the continent’s aviation market, where African airlines hold only about 20 percent market shares. This is mainly because countries like Ghana and Nigeria do not currently have an operational national carrier.

In recent times, however, Ghana has made significant changes at its airports which include a new terminal at Kumasi, and one at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport. There have also been some expansions and development at Take me, Wa and Ho airports.

The proposed state-owned airline in Accra is expected to operate domestic, regional, and international flights. Although, there is no disclosure yet about the name of the airline.

The deal with Ethiopia to relaunch a national airline indicates that the Ghanaian government is looking to position itself in the continent’s growing competitive aviation trend, where non-African airlines now control the highest passenger traffic.

For Ethiopia, the deal is yet another strategic move to expand its presence in the African aviation space, where it currently holds large market shares in state-owned airlines through acquisition. These include a 49 percent stake in Malawian Airlines, Malawi’s national carrier and 45 percent stake Zambia’snational airline.

Until 2004, the government of Ghana held a 60 percent stake in the then state-run airline, Ghana Airways, which subsequently relaunched as Ghana International Airways following mismanagement and huge debt amounting to $160 million. The Ghanaian government retained a 70 percent stake in the new airline, which finally ceased operating in 2010 due to poor management.

It appears that the Ghanaian government has learnt from past mistakes and is now ready for a new national carrier under a better structure. Consequently, after Ethiopia’s 49 percent controlling stake, the government of Ghana intends to retain only about 10 percent stake while the private sector will take the remaining 41 percent.

Source:Ventures Africa


For White People Who Compare Black Lives Matter to White Supremacy


On the last day of Passover a lone gunman opened fire on the congregation at Chabad of Poway’s Synagogue in San Diego, USA.

The attack left three wounded, and one dead. Lori Kaye was murdered after she took a bullet for the Rabbi.

San Diego is the latest in a series of crimes committed in the name of ‘white supremacy’. It occurred just six weeks after the mass shooting at a Mosque in New Zealand and seven months after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. And yet, there is still little talk of what white supremacy is; how it operates; and what it means for our communities.

Furthermore, white supremacy has gone transnational.

The San Diego mosque shooter, like many other white supremacy terrorists, was radicalised through online networks.

And yet, the media and politicians have been reticent to identify white supremacy as a threat. Whilst Muslims are openly viewed as a target group of radicalisation, white people are not. The gunmen are viewed as lone rangers and bad apples. But, this is problematic. We should be taking white supremacists seriously. We should be targeting them with the same level of scrutiny that has been used to deal with Islamic radicalisation. To not treat them seriously puts our communities at risk. This would mean identifying the links between what has been painted as fairly disparate attacks since 2011 – including Charlottesville, Charleston and the Murder of British MP Jo Cox, (the Guardian has created a time-line of these events).

There is a clear pattern, white supremacists see the Other (Jews, Muslims, black people) as an existential threat to the white race. Yet, little solidarity is promoted in the mainstream between these communities. In a time where identifying as Jewish can be so negatively scrutinised because of Israel’s politics, the Left (and by extension anti-racist solidarity networks) do have a hard time seeing anti-semitism.

It is not just disappointing that there is little understanding of anti-semitism, but as we can now see this is also dangerous. To keep our communities safe we need to take the threat that white supremacist fanatics pose seriously. And we need to create stronger networks of solidarity by resisting mainstream media that does a good job of polarising the communities affected by racism.

Source: SOAS

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Uganda will be selling marijuana to North America and Europe later this year in deals worth $160 million. This comes after the government reached agreements to export the product for medicinal purposes.

Presently, there are orders for the psychoactive drug from at least 20,000 pharmacies in Canada and Germany, a Director at Industrial Hemp (U) Ltd in Uganda, which is in partnership with Israeli firm Together Pharma Ltd, Benjamin Cadet said.

“We signed annual supply contracts with pharmacies in Canada to a tune of $100m and €58m for Germany… the current contracts run for 10 years but along the way, we shall expand to satisfy future demand,” Cadet revealed.

This is not the first time Uganda will be exporting cannabis products. Another external market for Kampala’s raw cannabis flower is South Africa, where the National Analytical Forensic Services made an order worth $10,000 in 2017, according to the Daily Monitor.

A controversial drug with health benefits

Although it is often abused, Marijuana has great potential for healthcare and is used to relieve pain that comes with several illnesses like cancer.

Cadet explained that “People are using morphine, the main component of opium as an analgesic for cancer pain. Opium is an Opioid and more addictive and with side effects yet Cannabinol (CBD) from medical marijuana is the best option for such patients.”  

Despite having scientists and technology to explore the many benefits of medical marijuana, there are no regulations in place to allow cannabis drugs manufactured for domestic consumption in Uganda. Thus, cancer patients in the country are forced to use CBD illegally.

The subject of using medical marijuana has been a quite controversial one in the East African nation, with supporting and opposing parties airing their respective views. Recently, a five-member sub-committee from the Cabinet met to discuss the dangers and benefits of the drug.

More so, there have been applications for licenses to Ugandan Ministry of Health from 14 companies, to get approval for cultivating, extracting and exporting of the cannabis plant for medical purposes.

Proponents of its use hinge their argument on the fact that its chemicals are used to treat a number of different health conditions – appetite loss, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, eating disorders, among others. While Uganda’s First Lady Janet Museveni has openly denounced its use, referring to the drug as “satanic.”

Source: Ventures Africa

Rwanda Genocide – The Israeli Connection | Veterans Today | Military Foreign Affairs Policy Journal for Clandestine Services


Western propaganda about the Rwandan Genocide has been so triumphant that a Rwandan Hutu on trial in the West faces inevitable jury bias.

“Teganya’s trial became a de facto trial for genocide crime.”

Last week a jury in Boston Federal Court convicted Rwandan asylum seeker Jean Leonard Teganya of fraud and perjury for lying on his immigration papers about his involvement in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. In other words, yet another racist, chauvinist, Western court convicted yet another African of participating in mass violence that the US and its Western allies engineeredin order to expand their imperial influence in East and Central Africa at the expense of France. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. 

In July 1994, Teganya crossed from Rwanda into Congo with millions of other Rwandans, mostly Hutus, who were fleeing the advancing Tutsi army led by General Paul Kagame. Teganya later used a false Zimbabwean passport to enter Canada, where he reunited with his Rwandan girlfriend, married, started a family, and applied for political asylum. Canada repeatedly denied him asylum on the grounds that he had committed crimes during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, which he in turn denied. Fearing for his life if deported to Rwanda, he went into hiding in Canada, then illegally crossed the Canadian border into the State of Maine to apply for US political asylum in 2014. His trial became a de facto trial for genocide crime because the prosecution had to prove that he was guilty of that to prove that he had lied on his asylum application.

“There is no hard evidence of what happened inside Butare Hospital.”

In 1994, Teganya was a third-year medical student at the National University of Rwanda in Butare. He testified that when the understaffed hospital was overwhelmed by wounded patients, he volunteered cleaning wounds and administering intravenous fluids in the emergency room. Former teachers and fellow students from both Rwanda and the Rwandan diaspora came to confirm his story and testify to his character, while prosecution witnesses from Rwanda accused him of rape and murder. 

The jurors’ verdict was based wholly on their conclusions about the credibility of witnesses. There is no hard evidence of what happened inside Butare Hospital after General Paul Kagame and his army assassinated the Hutu presidents of both Rwanda and Burundi, then launched their final military offensive to seize power in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. One former medical student and witness for the defense testified that in the ensuing chaos, violence, and social collapse, he and his friends at the university in Butare protected themselves by staying close to one another and concentrating on how they might eat from one day to the next. He said that trucks and jeeps full of soldiers or civilian militias would drive by from time to time, but that he and his friends could never be sure who they were or where they were going.

US broke its promise not to penalize refugees for illegal entry 

The United States and Canada are both signatories to the 1967  Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees , by which they promised not to impose penalties for illegal entry on refugees coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened. The Protocol expanded the rights guaranteed by the 1951  Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees to refugees fleeing because of events that occurred after 1951:

Article 31

“1. The Contracting States shall not impose penalties, on account of their illegal entry or presence, on refugees who, coming directly from a territory where their life or freedom was threatened in the sense of Article 1, enter or are present in their territory without authorization, provided they present themselves without delay to the authorities, and show good cause for their illegal entry or presence.

“2. The Contracting States shall not apply to the movements of such refugees restrictions other than those which are necessary and such restrictions shall only be applied until their status in the country is regularized or they obtain admission into another country. The Contracting States shall allow such refugees a reasonable period and all the necessary facilities to obtain admission into another country.”

Nevertheless, the prosecution built much of its case on the fact that Teganya had entered Canada on a false document and then crossed into the United States illegally. They even asked the defendant on the witness stand why he walked into Congo, which was then Zaire, without a visa, even though he was fleeing Kagame’s army with millions of other refugees. This was all meant to evidence that Teganya was not an honest man, that he had already lied and broken the law to enter Canada and the US, and that it was therefore reasonable to believe that he had lied to gain refugee status.

One jury member told the Boston Globe that he voted to convict primarily because the defendant had used a fake African passport to enter Canada and because he said on the stand that he would do anything not to go back to Rwanda with its current government. 

A priori assumption that only Hutus committed genocide

None of the premises about what actually happened in Rwanda in 1994 were questioned during the trial. As at the International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda, the court’s a priori assumptions were that Hutu extremists massacred Tutsis from April to July in 1994—which did happen. However, they also assumed that only Hutus had committed crimes, and therefore only Hutus should be prosecuted. 

Sticking to the particulars of what happened at Butare Hospital in the course of a week, the defense did not introduce the body of evidence that the Tutsi army also committed genocide against Hutu people. 

This is not to say that Teganye’s federal public defender erred by sticking to the particulars of the case. Murder is against the law regardless of its political context, so the defense had little choice but to argue the particulars as evidenced by witness testimony. However, Western propaganda about the Rwandan Genocide has been so triumphant that a Rwandan Hutu on trial in the West faces inevitable jury bias. In “Enduring Lies, Rwanda in the Propaganda System 20 Years Later ,” Edward S. Herman and David Peterson wrote that: 

“According to the widely accepted history of the 1994 ‘Rwandan genocide,’ there existed a plan or conspiracy among members of Rwanda’s Hutu majority to exterminate the country’s minority Tutsi population. This plan, the story goes, was hatched some time prior to the April 6, 1994 assassination of Rwandan President Juvénal Habyarimana, who died when his Falcon 50 jet was shot-down as it approached the airport of the capital city of Kigali. The killers allegedly responsible for this crime were ‘Hutu Power’ extremists in positions of authority at the time. Although Habyarimana was Hutu, the story continues, he was also more moderate and accommodative toward the Tutsi than ‘Hutu Power’ extremists could tolerate; they were therefore forced to physically eliminate him in order to carry out their plan to exterminate the Tutsi. The mass killings of Tutsi and ‘moderate Hutu’ swiftly followed over the next 100 days, with perhaps 800,000 or as many as 1.1 million deaths. The ‘Rwandan genocide’ came to an end only when the armed forces of Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front drove the ‘génocidaires’ from power, and liberated the country.

 “We refer to the above-version of the events that transpired in Rwanda 1994 as the standard model of the Rwandan genocide. And we note, up front, that we believe that this model is a complex of interwoven lies which, when examined closely, unravels in toto. 

“This model is a complex of interwoven lies.”

“Nevertheless, its Truth has been entered into the establishment history books and promulgated within the field of genocide studies, in documentaries, in the official history at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and even proclaimed from on-high by the UN Security Council in April 2014.

 “The institutionalization of the ‘Rwandan genocide’ has been the remarkable achievement of a propaganda system sustained by both public and private power, with the crucial assistance of a related cadre of intellectual enforcers. The favorite weapons of these enforcers are reciting the institutionalized untruths as gospel while portraying critics of the standard model as ‘genocide deniers,’ dark figures who lurk at the same moral level as child molesters, to be condemned and even outlawed. But we will show that this is not only crude name-calling, it also deflects attention away from those figures who bear the greatest responsibility for the bulk of the killings in Rwanda 1994, and for the even larger-scale killings in Zaire and the Democratic Republic of Congo thereafter.”

Ann Garrison is an independent journalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2014, she received the Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza Democracy and Peace Prize for her reporting on conflict in the African Great Lakes region. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Source:Black Agenda Report



CEO of Livenat SAS, Dr. France Aimée Gaïl, in an interview on Radio TopAfric’s health show, encouraged the use of natural-based cosmetic products because it has proven to be a much healthier option.

Dr. France Aimée Gaïl graduated from the University of Orléans with a PH.D. in Organic Chemistry and has expertise in the Pharmaceutical field as well as product development. Her experience as a chemist has driven her to develop healthy products for all hair types.

The company’s brand, DEVANCE COSMETIQUES based in France, has since 2013 produced the best natural based cosmetic products, she says.

DEVANCE COSMETIQUES has products for all hair types, namely; shampoos, conditioners, hair oil, to mention a few.

 In response to a question from a listener, Dr. France Aimée reiterated that people experiencing alopecia, a common autoimmune disorder that often results in unpredictable hair loss, can use DEVANCE COSMESTIQUES natural based oil to restore hair mostly if the condition is not genetically transmitted.


Natural based cosmetics are cosmetics made from raw materials sourced from nature, such as plants and minerals, and a renewable natural source.

People who live in Hamburg can access the hair products at the Modern Hair Creation Salon, Lübecker Straße 82, 22087 Hamburg.

Alternatively, one can visit or place your order on

A new discovery could explain why obese people are more likely to develop cancer, scientists say. A type of cell the body uses to destroy cancerous tissue gets clogged by fat and stops working, the team, from Trinity College Dublin, found.

Obesity is the biggest preventable cause of cancer in the UK after smoking, Cancer Research UK says.  And more than one in 20 cancer cases - about 22,800 cases each year in the UK - are caused by excess body weight.  Experts already suspected fat sent signals to the body that could both damage cells, leading to cancer, and increase the number of them.

Now, the Trinity scientists have been able to show, in Nature Immunology journal, how the body's cancer-fighting cells get clogged by fat. And they hope to be able to find drug treatments that could restore these "natural killer" cells' fighting abilities.

'Lose some weight'

Prof Lydia Lynch said: "A compound that can block the fat uptake by natural killer cells might help.  "We tried it in the lab and found it allowed them to kill again.

"But arguably a better way would be to lose some weight - because that is healthier for you anyway." Dr Leo Carlin, from the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute, said: "Although we know that obesity increases the risk of 13 different types of cancer, we still don't fully understand the mechanisms underlying the link.

"This study reveals how fat molecules prevent immune cells from properly positioning their tumour-killing machinery, and provides new avenues to investigate treatments. "A lot of research focuses on how tumours grow in order to find metabolic targets to stop them, so this is a reminder that we should consider the metabolism of immune cells too."

Four years ago a publication was made Ghanaians living in Hamburg, Germany demanding answers from authorities about the rampant death of their countrymen. Years have passed but the toll of such deaths has neither ceased nor decreased. It is clear that death is inevitable but the frequency and circumstance is what is worrying.

It is upon this back drop that a discussion on that topic was held on the health show hosted by Effya on TopAfric radio and was covered by the NDR Das. This could be a huge step to drawing the attention of the right authorities to come to the aid of the Ghanaian community.

Within the public sphere the theory such as doctors intentionally killing their victims is purported to be one of the causes of such deaths.

During the radio discussion the following factors were enumerated to be possibly contributing to such premature death; Irresponsible self medication, unhealthy and sedentary life styles, physical inactivity, under utilisation of the health care system, religious and cultural beliefs and practices, ignorance and lack of information, double and quadruple jobs to cater for families and acquisitions of properties back home, genetics, environment etc. 

Recommendations to counteracting the problem will be to negate the above enumerated possible causes.

 As public Health scientists we see the issue as public health emergency which threatens the human security within the Ghanaian community in Hamburg. An anecdotal evidence of the issue at stake could be true but not enough deal with the problem.

To a achieve the desired result, a holistic approach is needed hence an urgent need for scientific research that encompasses needs assessments , data collection, analysis  and findings to draw and implement a comprehensive public health intervention which is participatory and culturally tailored to mitigate the problem.

The negative impacts of the continuous premature death of Ghanaians cannot be overemphasised. It affects the families and society at large as well as the economy here in Germany and Ghana. For this reason we would like to call on stakeholders to support the worthy course by funding such project. We are looking up to the Ghana Embassy, German Health ministry and other such interested institutions to heed to this call so as to ensure that such premature deaths would be a thing of the past through the implementation of public health interventions.
Ghanaians dying premature in Hamburg!!!

Aileen Ashe (Public Health scientist and language and culture mediator)
Ursula D’Almeida (pharmacist and  Public Health Scientist)

There is hardly anything that contributes to a better mood or offers more fun than one of the most beautiful pastimes in the world. But the importance of a healthy and regular sex life really is often underestimated.

Here are eight good reasons why you should not neglect your sex life. Because this is what happens to your body when you stop having sex:
Why a healthy sex life not only ensures a good mood

1. You get sick more often

If you don’t have sex for a long time, your immune system becomes significantly weaker. Germs then have an easier job of spreading in your body and you can catch a cold or get the flu more easily. So, just by having more sex, you can help keep your herbal remedy teas in the closet!

2. Your stress levels increase

Sex is a great way to reduce your stress levels. Regular sex reduces the amount of stress hormones and makes you feel more relaxed in everyday life. Without this important balance, you could become a ticking time bomb!

3. It’s harder for you to get aroused

It’s hard to believe, but true: If you don’t regularly “practice,” it’s difficult for a lot of people to become aroused. Men can experience problems having erections and it can be harder for women to have an orgasm. So, you have to stay on top of things to make sure the “switch” always remains on.

4. Your dreams change
Some people suddenly notice that they have strange dreams when their sex life is suffering. It can mean that you unexpectedly start dreaming about sex or have orgasms in your sleep.

5. Over time you lose your desire to have sex

If your body notices that you’re having a prolonged dry spell in the sexual sense, the production of sex hormones reduces. You feel less like having sex if you have been abstinent for a while. In addition, your libido will eventually feel different. And this is all due to the fact that your sex hormones are slowly vanishing.

6. You’ll feel more distance between your partner and yourself

When a couple in a relationship only rarely sleep together, their interpersonal distance becomes greater. You may start to have feelings of uncertainty related to your partner and other people will seem more attractive to you.

7. It lowers your feeling of self-worth

It is not surprising that a person’s self-worth is harmed, if that individual does not regularly feel desired. But a lack of sex has been proven to affect a person’s well-being, leading to sadness or depression when sex is absent from their lives. Studies have shown that having sex regularly helps fight depression. It can sometimes even work as well as antidepressants.

8. Your risk of cancer increases

For men, the risk of prostate cancer increases when they don’t have sex for a longer period of time. So it’s not a bad idea for men to “flush out” the pipes. Because then the risk is significantly reduced.

Well, if all this isn’t motivation enough, then I don’t know what is! For all these reasons, it would be almost irresponsible not to make love more regularly, don’t you think?!


This article was first published in 2014! 
The rate at which Ghanaians are dying prematurely in Hamburg -Germany is alarming and it is time authorities begin to ask questions and provide answers. Life expectancy has improved tremendously in Germany over the years.

In 2012 the life expectancy in Germany increased to about 81.00 years. That for women was at 83.30 years and for men 78.60 years. If statistics available to TopAfric is correct, the Ghana community buried over 30 people 2014, burried 46 people in 2016. As at Nov 2018, more than 30 Ghanaians have been burried. The average age was just around 45 years.                                                                   

The irony is that Ghanaians are dying more than all other Black -/Africans in Hamburg put together. Yes the wages of life is death, but when Ghanaians find themselves in a country with better health infrastructures then they should live longer.

Ghanaians in Hamburg are definitely doing something wrong because even in Ghana, where the rate of avoidable death (drinking and driving, bad roads, no road signs, poor medication, bribery at hospitals or unavailability of medical care) is high the folks are living longer.

Life expectancy in Ghana as at 2012 is about 61 years, so why this high rate of death in Germany.Why the community awaits the results from the authorities to guide the people as to what is wrong and what can be done better. The following unscientific assumptions are making the air waves.

There is this weird speculation that the “Alster River” dislikes this black clothing’s of Ghanaians, the people are therefore disregarding the gods of the river. “The gods are not to blame”.

Ghanaians in Hamburg love burials and funerals above everything; they are seen every week organizing funerals of relatives that have passed away far in Ghana. First the “One Week” and then the “Funerals”.

What you love most is what shall kill you!
There are times the cemetery worker asked if a prominent person or a star is dead. One jokingly said this is a confirmation of the high rate of unemployment amongst the Ghana community.

It would be in the interest of the community to discourage all imported funerals and mobilize the people only when one of the inhabitants dies in Hamburg. The traumatic lifestyle; high divorce rate,  inability to cope with the structured German routine, the bureaucracy, the bad eating habits –eating heavy “fufu” at mid nights, disregard for good health, could be a contributing factor...

Husbands and wives building separate mansions through their menial job, to impress family members back home. Unfortunately 90% do not even sleep in these homes before the lucky ones join the colleagues at “Hamburg -Friedhof Ohlsdorf (Kapelle 10) “the biggest cemetery in the World.

One insanity is changing trains and busses on weekends from funerals and parties to another, sadly incorrectly dressed during the winter season. It is time the Ghana Union and opinion leaders stamp their authority, coordinate all social activities, ban one week funerals and imported funerals.

Whilst we all undertake weekly sporting activities, we encourage the Ghana Embassy in Berlin and the Ghana Union in Hamburg to seek from the German authorities the causes of these premature deaths and make public the findings, -names anonymous.

With all things being equal Ghanaians in Germany can live to be 81 years.

God Bless Ghana! 
God Bless Germany
Desmond John Beddy

Obesity is a growing problem within the African/Black community in Germany and Europe at Large.
With foods such as Fufu, Rice, Yam, Plantains as the staple unit, it makes it easy for Africans to gain weight so easily.

Akoto Degross was an obese individual who lived in Hamburg, Germany for a while where he was attending University and it was during this period that he decided to make a drastic change in his obese life by loosing half his body weight.

He had tried numerous times to loose weight but not until he lost his mother did he buckle up and strictly jump into loosing weight and living a healthier lifestyle.

In the video below, he discusses different reasons why Africans in the diaspora are over weight. He explained what they are doing wrong and how they can change and live better and healthier lives.

He also stated that the obesity epidemic is primarily rampant among the African Women in the diaspora.

He is an author and certified weight loss expert and runs a program called fat2fitghana ( which helps alot of people loose weight and live a healthier life style.

He has also written 2 books on how to loose weight.

1. 7 Simple steps to losing weight (
2. Change what you eat Change how you look 
..Click this link to read it (

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CEO of Livenat SAS, Dr. France Aimée Gaïl, in an interview on Radio TopAfric’s health show, encouraged the use of natural-based cosmetic products because it has proven to be a much healthier option.

Dr. France Aimée Gaïl graduated from the University of Orléans with a PH.D. in Organic Chemistry and has expertise in the Pharmaceutical field as well as product development. Her experience as a chemist has driven her to develop healthy products for all hair types.

The company’s brand, DEVANCE COSMETIQUES based in France, has since 2013 produced the best natural based cosmetic products, she says.

DEVANCE COSMETIQUES has products for all hair types, namely; shampoos, conditioners, hair oil, to mention a few.

 In response to a question from a listener, Dr. France Aimée reiterated that people experiencing alopecia, a common autoimmune disorder that often results in unpredictable hair loss, can use DEVANCE COSMESTIQUES natural based oil to restore hair mostly if the condition is not genetically transmitted.


Natural based cosmetics are cosmetics made from raw materials sourced from nature, such as plants and minerals, and a renewable natural source.

People who live in Hamburg can access the hair products at the Modern Hair Creation Salon, Lübecker Straße 82, 22087 Hamburg.

Alternatively, one can visit or place your order on

The Creative Arts Industry in any country is the powerhouse that provides the avenues to telling compelling stories through diverse arts and connecting cultures through a shared experience.

Contrary to the challenges the Ghanaian Movie Industry is facing, quite a few remarkable stories or films written and directed by Ghanaian Talents seem to breaking boundaries and gaining international recognition.

‘Keteke’, a highly touted Ghanaian drama movie which was released in 2017, has been nominated for the NDR Young talent Award 201 in Hamburg, Germany.

The film was directed by Peter Sedufia, a graduate of NAFTI (National Film and Television Institute) in Ghana and produced by Laurene Manaa Abdullah.

The storyline of ‘KETEKE’ which translates as ’TRAIN’ in the Akan language, focuses on the rail service system which was the only means of transportation back in the 80’s and how a heavily expecting couple who preferred to have their first child in their village, found themselves in the middle of nowhere after missing the train.

How will a heavily pregnant woman and husband survive in the middle of nowhere? Who can help in the middle of nowhere? What will happen if they get no help? Most importantly, what will happen to the unborn baby?

If you are as curious as I am, meet the director and also get the opportunity to watch ’KETEKE’ on the following dates;

Sunday, 29.09 - 17:00  at CinemaxX 2

Tuesday, 01.10 – 17:00 at CinemaxX 8