What is the African Manifesto

African Manifesto

The word African specifically relates to the indigenous people of the African continent and their descents in the Diaspora ( Caribbean , Americas , Arabia , etc). The race-nationality model such as that currently employed by African-American, African-Brazilian and African-Caribbean communities more accurately describes the identity whilst fully articulating the history and geopolitical reality.

The miscellaneous usage of the label 'Black' within this site reflects its contemporary use as a means to denote a specific

sociocultural and political context. It is recognized as a colloquial term that was fashioned as a reactionary concept to derogatory racial epithets in the 1960's. It is offensive when used as a racial classification code word to denote African people. Other such denigrating terminology when made in reference to African culture, heritage or identity are 'Tribe', 'Sub-Saharan Africa', or 'black Africa '.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Nigerian superheroes save the world African style

Some of their fans are calling them the “Black Avengers,” but for the founders of Comic Republic in Lagos, Nigeria, these characters reflect the daily struggles and dreams of everyday Africans. "When I looked around, I noticed that a lot of young people don't really have icons to look up to," said Jide Martin, one of the founders. "I thought, OK, what is it that is relatable to the young that we can use to teach them how to do things right?" The company was started in 2013 with the goal of publishing comics for an African audience based on characters from a "galaxy not so far away." One of the company's most popular characters is Guardian Prime. In real life he is a Nigerian named Tundi Jaiye but he is also the "fifth element," a perfect man created in God's image.

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Robots Will Replace 5 Million Workers By 2020: Report

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Disruptive labor market changes, including the rise of robots and artificial intelligence, will result in a net loss of 5.1 million jobs over the next five years in 15 leading countries, according to an analysis published in Davos on Monday. The projection by the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is holding its annual meeting in the Swiss ski resort this week, assumes a total loss of 7.1 million jobs, offset by a gain of 2 million new positions. The 15 economies covered by the survey account for approximately 65 percent of the world’s total workforce.

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Fishers harvest their way out of poverty in Western Zambia

MONGU, Zambia, – Hadon Sichali has been in the fish trade for over 22 years. But he says only now does he feel a true businessman—but why? “Because I now make reasonable income after struggling for so many years,” said the 55-year-old entrepreneur of Mongu, Western Zambia. Until he was recently introduced to improved post-harvest handling techniques, Sichali, one of the retrenchees under the infamous IMF imposed Structural Adjustment Programme, struggled to break even in his business. However, he now earns as much as 5,000 kwacha (417 dollars) per month from a paltry 700 kwacha (58 dollars) that he used to earn on average

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