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Music from Uganda – Eddy Kenzo

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World Music - the Music Journey

Eddy Kenzo, born as Edrisa Musuuza in 1989 in Masaka, Uganda is a popular dancehall and afropop singer. He lost his mother when he was 5 years old and lived on the streets for 13 years. Listen to his greatest hit so far, called “Sitya Loss”:

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Top 5 reasons why South Africa is a must-see travel destination

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Top 5 reasons why South Africa is a must-see travel destination

Another location on my not too distant bucket list..

Music from Kenya – Daddy Owen

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World Music - the Music Journey

Daddy Owen is a kenyan gospel and Kapungala musician, who was awarded with the MTV Africa Music Award in 2010. Listen to “Saluti”, featuring various artists:

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Calling All Real Men & Women

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Keep the message alive. #BringBackOurGirls

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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigeria FINALLY Accepts U.S. Help To Rescue Kidnapped Girls

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Originally posted by By Boko Haram,on Bossip:#BringBackOurGirls: Nigeria FINALLY Accepts U.S. Help To Rescue Kidnapped Girls But Is It Too Late?
MAY 7, 2014

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Why is Nigeria lagging in the effort to find the 300 kidnapped schoolgirls?

Nigeria Accepts US Help To Rescue Kidnapped School Girls
Via CBS News reports:

President Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. would do everything possible to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls missing since they were kidnapped from school three weeks ago by an Islamic extremist group that has threatened to sell them.

Mr. Obama said the immediate priority was finding the girls, but that in the longer term, the Boko Haram group must also be dealt with.

Speaking to CBS News Tuesday, Mr. Obama said the U.S. was “sending in a team of our military, law enforcement and other experts and we’re really glad that Nigeria has accepted the help.”

CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan said Secretary of State John Kerry first told Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday that the U.S. would send in the team, which would include hostage negotiators and intelligence experts, to help in the search.

“We remain deeply concerned about the welfare of these young girls, and we want to provide whatever assistance is possible in order to help for their safe return to their families,” said Kerry.

The technical experts heading to Nigeria will include U.S. military and law enforcement personnel skilled in intelligence, investigations, hostage negotiating, information sharing and victim assistance, as well as officials with expertise in other areas, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

U.S. armed forces were not being sent, Carney note.

Nigeria’s police have said more than 300 girls were abducted from their secondary school in the country’s remote northeast on April 15. Of that number, 276 remain in captivity and 53 managed to escape.

Another eight girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants early Tuesday morning or late Monday evening, according to local police and villagers who spoke to Reuters by phone. French news agency AFP reported Wednesday morning that 11 girls were actually seized in that latest raid on the village of Warabe. The discrepancy in numbers could not be immediately reconciled.

We hope to God it’s not too late to save these innocent girls! In a perfect world Boko Haram loses captivity of these girls when it sells them. All 300 have well-established identities from photos. Getting them out of the control of BR should be a top priority. But then they can be freed from their less militant captors one by one. Then, the monsters who perpetrated these kidnappings can be caught up with and themselves taken as prisoners.

E&B World Music Showcase

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Music from Uganda – Ghetto Kids dancing to Sitya Loss

Repost from World Music – the Music Journey
May 5, 2014

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Johannesburg 2014

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Brought to us by African Fashion International (AFI) – Official Page David Tlale show in Mandela Square Sandton! The message is loud and Clear! Hail to the King David.

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Credit: New African Woman Magazine