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#SundayThoughts today’s sermon at #StAndrews #Guluddene - my village church, with 1 service at 10am to 12noon, non-resident pastor (we are working on building a residence in 2019)

#Okuwagala - loosely translated to #Love in English but that is just a small aspect & perspective
#okwagala is seeing the positive and the best in people and circumstances …

The story used is of #Joseph son of #Jacob. His father loved him so much more than his brothers, leading to “natural” ill feelings towards him
Lesson 1: Show love to your children equally and try not to show favoritism

His brothers wanted to kill him, but Reuben (in a moment of love) asked then to just put him in a hole, with plans to taking him back home later but did not follow up so he was sold into slavery
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#AmfestExpoLagos2018 - The report - Day 6:

#musicAMFEST 6th July 2018

 Topic for #musicAMFEST was
‘International Successes so far, What next? (Keynote)
#Culture Assets and Value Exchanges with Bigger Markets’(Panel Discussion)
 Mr Yemi Isaac Falusi of Goldrock Inc, #USA took the keynote speech, touched on the what it means to
really be INTERNATIONAL and the need for #Nigerians and #African professionals not to consider only
breaking into the USA as international,
but being able to break into new frontiers, away from familiar
geographical terrain. The need for African content in various continents was discussed, and even
how African sounds are nearer in style to South American and even #Asian that most people think.
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Where do I begin?

Some disclaimers are in order.
1.) I disavow anyone who uses this thread to harass people.
2.) I'm aware that the subject matter I am going to talk about enters "conspiracy territory." I'll walk that fine line and do my best not to wander too far into that.
In fact, I'd like you to vote in this poll simply as an acknowledgement of the above.

It'd make me feel better.
In an earlier thread I simply asked if there was public interest in discussing the role of the banks in regards to the Patreon situation.

The results were significantly overwhelming in favor of that.

I'm operating under the impression that the same applies here. Again.
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So, that long-promised lowdown on rice and slavery. There's a couple of things to understand from the off: "jollof wars" might be playful but they indicate a long West African history with rice.
That history also means that industrial head hunting actually began during the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Rice has been cultivated in West Africa for centuries although the variety native to the region was not considered to have high yields.
Soon, the WA strains were largely replaced with Asian oryza sativa strains and is now mainly cultivated in Nigeria, Mali, Sierra Leone and along the Ghana-Togo border. Locals continue to cultivate it because they consider the native rice more filling and sweeter... (call break..)
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We are so excited to a present this... A thread of businesses run by women and non-binary people of colour and other under-represented groups that you can support this festive season, by buying their products as gifts! 🎄✨ #TOBgifts
For #African inspired Christmas gifts and stationery, shop Bonita Ivie Prints at bonitaivieprints.etsy.com and follow on Instagram @ bonitaivieprints #MySweetPlantain
Shop @ayokadeco for art Prints and Phone Cases inspired by African & Black culture, designed by emerging Black Artists. Each sale supports an artist! ayokadeco.com
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SHORT THREAD:

So I just got out of the French embassy in Yaoundé where I went to submit a short-stay visa application. I have been left speechless by the officer at counter 1. @FRauCameroun @G_Thibault_Fr
I got there & greeted a cheerful: "hello, good morning". I noticed she did not respond. But that's never an issue.

She took my documents & proceeded to take the ones she didn't need & silently "throw" them back at me.

Still not a problem. You must bear with them. 😀
Then she asked:

"ou es votre domicile?" While looking at my files.

I responded: "I live in Yaoundé."

She shot back: "parlez en français, vous êtes a l'ambassade de France"

Floored.😱

As in, I was being barred from speaking a national language.

@FRauCameroun @G_Thibault_Fr
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.@ATAFtax launches 2018 African Tax Outlook. #ATAFNexus2018
Average #tax to GDP ratio for #Africa was 16.2% in 2016 compared to the 34.3% @OECD average and 22.8% in Latin America.
#VAT was the highest contributor to #tax revenue in all countries. Personal income tax came second (lower in ECOWAS at 13% compared to 23% in SADC and EAC).
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"Can #African clinics help decode #schizophrenia and #bipolar disorder by collecting #DNA from thousands of patients?"

Sounds like a job for Wojcicki sister #3, Janet, #Fulbright scholar. They were looking for ways to ~diversify~ their biobank! 🙄

wsj.com/articles/globa…
How Anne and Susan Wojcicki's parents raised the founder of 23andMe and the CEO of YouTube cnbc.com/2018/06/18/how…
Janet Wojcicki, Fulbright
Host Institution
University of Swaziland
cies.org/grantee/janet-…
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