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California African Church's Ebola Donation Drive Shipment Heading to Liberia Tags: Delphina Swen Kofi Moulton Tim Wulah Alice Poison Ebola West Africa

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Mrs. Alice poison, Mr. Kofi Moulton, Ms. Delphina Swen and Mr. Bestman Larmena and others were named some of the best workers during the Friends In Jesus, the African church, first Ebola Donation Drive shipment to the affected West African region.


Sacramento, Calif -After a long and endless campaign and the unity of African and other foreign nationalities who came to together to help curb with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, one of California African Church, which is located in California’s capital, sacramento, known as Friends In Jesus International Church's first Ebola donation drive shipment filled with donated medical supplies, food, equipment, and drink supplies such as surgical gloves, exam gloves, infrared thermometers, isolation gowns, body bags(adults and children), Oatmeal, cornmeal, flour, sugar, canned meat, van vegetables, beans, rice and among other supplies that are heading to the affected West Africa's Ebola region such as Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and perhaps Nigeria. 

The African church held an endless two Ebola Donation Drive events in which they were able to get all of the donated products (medical supplies, food, drinks, and equipment supplies) from big medical companies, medical supply hospitals, ordinary Africans and other foreign nationalities; the two Ebola Donation Drive events were successful due to huge support from all the African churches in the region and the common Africans themselves, friends, family, relatives, etc.

On Friday, November 26, 2014 which marked a historical day in the church's first big donation relief abroad (internationally), the African church gathered its members, other Africans (family, kids, women and men) in the region and foreign nationalities to help with the loading of some donated supplies into a big cargo container; the first Ebola Donation Drive cargo container shipment is set to leave California’s port for the West Africa's Ebola affected region in about a one or two days, Pastor Tim Wulah Jr, the senior pastor and founder of the church and the idealist of the Ebola Donation Drive committee, confirmed.

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And as people gathered to load the first cargo container shipment full of expensive donated supplies -which begins at 10:30 am PT to 7:30 pm PT, cheers from Mrs. Bendu Hunter, one of the inventory committee and others at the loading site gave those that were loading the cargo container a victory applauded performance -and with such praises, happiness and performance, the church was able, yet again, to win its first Ebola international donation cargo container shipment.

And even though there were people who loaded the cargo container, there were other extraordinary people that really enabled the church to complete its first Ebola international shipment; they are namely, Mrs. Alice Poison, who was actually in the container and trying to speed things up; Mr. Kofi Moulton, who was the head stacker, and he was accompanied by Mr. Bestman Larmena; finally, Ms. Delphina Swen, one of the extraordinary female loaders, made sure that all supplies were handled well, and people and stuff were safe; when she (Ms. Delphina Swen) was asked what encourages her to work that hard, she replied,“I am happy to take on this role. I am part of the community, and I did it not for the price but for the people who are suffering.”

On the other hand, however, Mrs. Alice Poison the extra- extraordinary woman felt that the church has done what it was made to do -and that’s helping the innocent Ebola's victims back home, and also showing that working together comes with victory over the deadly virus -which has claimed over 5000 victims -so far in the affected West Africa's Ebola region.

The estimated arrival of the church's first cargo container shipment, which is filled with food, medical supplies, and drink supplies, is scheduled to reach in the affected West Africa's Ebola region in late January; including in the first cargo container (on the medical side) are surgical gloves, exam gloves, infrared thermometers, isolation gowns, body bags(adults and children), medical supplies, vitamins, acetaminophen and other medical supplies; (for the) Foods are oatmeal, cornmeal, flour, sugar, canned meat, canned vegetables, beans, rice, canned or powdered milk, cereal, cream of wheat or other non perishable food; (finally,) for the drinks are bottled water, canned juice, canned soda, Gatorade and other health beverages; and no cash. 

Also, all the shipments including the first, second, third and perhaps the fourth will go directly to the people and not the government of the affected West Africa's Ebola region, the church committee responded to a question which was asked about “who is going to receive the shipment if it gets there [on the ground].”

Background: Church's Ebola Donation Drive Events:
While in Germany for a family visit, Pastor Tim Wulah jr, the founder and the senior pastor of the church, called a three day fast and prayer ceremony soon after his arrival back to Sacramento; but the church decided that it was not enough, and as a result, they rallied together in conjunction with other churches, organizations and news media to call upon on other Africans around the World and in the region to help ordinary Africans such as children, women and men back home -who at that time of the height of the wide spread of the Ebola virus were the victims.

And as a result of such urgency, the church held two back to back Ebola Donation Drive events, which ran on Saturday, August 23, 2014 and the following Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 9am to 6pm -and the church ended up with a warehouse and part of the church filled with donated supplies; also, they held an Ebola gospel concert in November, 1 2014, and it was hosted by some its most prestigious members: Mrs. Zinnah Barclay and Mr. Lobo Marwieh, Grandson of the late Bishop Marwieh -who was renowned for his peace keeping role in Liberia’s 14 year civil war.

Friends In Jesus International Church is part of the Nazarene churches and it’s located at 8115 Elder Creek RD, Sacramento, CA 95824; they are still accepting donations for the Ebola Donation Drive.

Source: Lartink@beeafrican.org

Spiritual Ebola’s Gospel Concert On 11/1 Hosted By Lobo And Zinnah Tags: Local News Ebola Liberia Lobo Marwieh

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Blessed are those that lost their lives, family members, and loved ones to the deadly Ebola virus. “May God have mercy upon them, and bless those that are ill with this virus.” And this called has enabled both Ms. Zinnay Barclay And Mr. Lobo Marwieh to have a “special” and a “spiritual” worship concert against Ebola.

 


The African church, Friends In Jesus International Church Of The Nazarene, named champion among other organizations against Ebola in Africa in California’s capital, Sacramento, by BEEAFRICAN.COM , invitation for a true and powerful spiritual Ebola gospel concert –which will feature African gospel singers around the region, will be held on November 1st 2014 —located at 8115 Elder Creek RD, Sacramento, CA 95824 —and Sunday service time is 11:30am - 1:30pm PT. And FREE admission.

Min. Lobo Marwieh and Ms. Zinnay Barclay are the host for this great concert —”aim to glorify God, the almighty and powerful, to spare our people. . . . And in Jesus Christ, our people are blessed,” the concert committees recite a prayer; both Mr. Lobo Marwieh, the grandson of the late archbishop Marwieh who was renowned for his peacekeeping role during Liberia’s 14 years of civil war, and Ms. Zinnay Barclay are the African church 14 years anniversary honorees, including Mother Padmore, for being the church “presto” members.

Below is the information for the Ebola concert.

Source: lartink@beeafrican.info

'Africa Must Win FIFA World Cup by 2063' - Dr. Dlamini Zuma to Issa Hayatou
Category: African Sports
Tags: News Sports Football Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

“By 2063 Africa should have won the FIFA World Cup at least once: not just host, but won”, African Union Commission Chairperson H.E. Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said to Mr. Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) when they met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 18 September 2014.

The CAF President paid a courtesy call on the AUC Chairperson ahead of CAF’s annual Executive Committee meeting holding at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Mr. Hayatou thanked the AUC Chairperson for hosting the meeting during which CAF will decide on the host nations for AFCON 2019 and 2021.

Having attracted massive attendance from national delegations including very high level representatives from the five countries vying to host, the AU has become both Africa’s political and football capital during these days, Mr. Hayatou said.

“CAF has a special place not only in the AU, but also in the continent. The organization enables our young people to do sports, while demonstrating their great talents. Most importantly the games embody enormous capacity to enhance our integration and social cohesion”, Dr. Dlamini Zuma said while welcoming the CAF President and his delegation to feel at home at the AU headquarters.

Dr. Dlamini Zuma took the opportunity of the meeting to brief CAF on Africa’s development and transformation agenda. Focusing on Agenda 2063, she invited CAF, like many others have been doing, to also reflect and contribute its ideas on the Africa it would like to see in 2063.

Teasing out some popular aspirations emerging from national consultations in contribution to Agenda 2063, Dr. Dlamini Zuma said the youths would like to have common African curricula so that they can study and work anywhere on the continent; The businesspeople would like to have an African passport to freely travel around the continent without the hurdles of applying for visas; the women would like to have more access to land and modern inputs to carry out agricultural activities. Dr. Dlamini Zuma also said Africa would like to connect its capitals with high speed trains, provide broadband connections to every village, build modern transport infrastructure; make renewable energy abundantly available and more.

The AUC Chairperson and CAF President also discussed the situation of the Ebola epidemic as well as other issues of development and peace that the continent is currently faced with.

“Listening to you and hearing your thoughts, we know Africa is in good hands. Africa is on the right path. I can assure you of CAF’s presence and support in dealing with all these key continental issues”, the CAF President said, while re-assuring the AUC Chairperson that Africa is doing everything possible to not only continue hosting the World Cup, but to also win it even before 2063.

 

Source: AU

Students’ business plans at Africa Works Conference
Category: Business
Tags: Business Africa Education Students

On 16 October, Nuffic will host a session on ‘Linking knowledge from business to business’ at the Africa Works! Conference in Leiden. During the session African professionals, currently studying in the Netherlands, will pitch innovative business plans that involve collaboration between Dutch and African organisations.

Africa Works! brings together the target group of Nuffic’s capacity building programmes NFP and NICHE, professionals from Africa, and Netherlands’ businesses seeking partners on the African continent.

Aim of the Nuffic session

The aim of our session is to highlight the importance of human capacity development in forging sustainable partnerships with Africa. We will also show how the Nuffic programmes, as well as the Living Labs instrument, offer opportunities to establish such partnerships between private business, knowledge institutions and government agencies.

Session components

A number of African professionals, currently studying in the Netherlands with NFP or NICHE funding, will present their innovative business plans that involve collaboration between Dutch and African organisations. We are expecting proposals in the field of water and food security.

The students will present their business plans in front of an audience and to a panel of experts. The panel will comment on each of the proposals and eventually will select the three best plans. The winner will get a prize.

The panel will consist of experts in assessing business plans and representatives from financial institutions, the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) and a company operating in Africa.

After the pitches the students, panellists, and audience will get the opportunity to actively get in touch with each other.

Join us

The workshop Linking knowlegde from business to business takes place on the first conference day from 14.00 to 16.00 hrs. You can attend by registering for the conference (and for the workshop specifically). If you need more information, please contact Ad Boeren of Birgitte Vos from Nuffic using our contact form.

Source: nuffic

Angelina Jolie To Directs 'Africa' The Movie Tags: Movies News

Angelina Jolie is doubling down on directing and continuing to pursue her overseas interests while doing so: The globe-trotting actress, humanitarian and filmmaker has signed on to helm "Africa," a sweeping drama about the famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey and his battle against ivory poachers. Skydance Productions made the announcement Friday.

Featuring a script by Eric Roth, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Forrest Gump," "Africa" marks the latest in a string of high-profile directing gigs for Jolie, who for all her stardom remains a relatively unproven filmmaker: To date, her only released feature has been the little-seen Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey."

That will all change soon enough, as Jolie's "Unbroken," a biopic about the Olympic runner and World War II hero Louis Zamperini, is scheduled for release on Christmas Day. The Universal release is regarded as a potential Oscar contender, but it's also something of a wild card. Few have seen the film, which hasn't played at any festivals.

Jolie certainly has Universal's confidence — the studio also signed on for her subsequent directorial effort "By the Sea," a relationship drama she wrote and will costar in with husband Brad Pitt. That movie is up next, with "Africa" potentially to follow."

"Africa" also further underscores that Jolie has been able to attract choice collaborators. There's Roth, who in addition to "Gump" has earned Oscar nominations for co-writing "The Insider," "Munich" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button." Also on board is the acclaimed cinematographer Roger Deakins, who has been nominated for 11 Oscars though somehow never won (he also shot "Unbroken").

Along with directing, Jolie will also serve as a producer on "Africa," with David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Jon Peters.

"I've felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life," Jolie said in a statement, "and was taken with Eric's beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man's footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him."

Source: LAtime

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