The Africa you never see

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#28 Aug 5, 2013

Schererville, IN

#30 Sep 2, 2013
The racists are quick to say "go back....", but the fact is Blacks were already here in the Americas. The racists will say these were not ancient PPL. of African descent....LOL. Don't believe it






Schererville, IN

#31 Sep 2, 2013

Eskilstuna, Sweden

#32 Sep 2, 2013
bubblelipjones wrote:
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So have you figured out who the baby daddy is to your bastard hell spawn/ future criminal yet?

Eskilstuna, Sweden

#36 Sep 3, 2013
Gmork wrote:
<quoted text>You do realize the technology those African n-rs are using came from the west don't you? They copy western culture/white culture because they don't have one of their own.
No, came from asia.^_^ If go back long enough technology you enjoy has it roots in Egypt in Africa.
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#38 Sep 3, 2013
Gmork wrote:
<quoted text>You n-rs know the technology you use every single day of your lives comes from white people. You all know you just don't want to admit it because you're a race of cowards. The truth is your worst enemy. No you stupid ass black n-rs never accomplished anything.
Long before any whites set foot on African soil, West African had Djenne Djenno, Walata, Timbuktu, the Ancient Ashanti. What did West Europe have during the sima e time frame? lol SMH.

Europe untill recently in time Europe still had Celtic huts, up untill 10 A.D.

Due to the enslavement and colonazation by Romans the rest of Europe became more advanced, like becoming literate, understanding some form of hygiene, etc..but this was only amongst the aristocrats. Common man was not included, yet. Up untill the early 20th century in most European countries people were still illiterate and lived in huts.

The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#39 Sep 3, 2013
^Typo sima e = same
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#40 Sep 3, 2013
Boon wrote:
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No, came from asia.^_^ If go back long enough technology you enjoy has it roots in Egypt in Africa.

And it's about to become that way again.

Europe excluded Africa from the international economic world stage, exploited and Africa by the means of imperialism, Asia is (re)-including Africa in the economic world stage.

"With very complementary economies, China and Africa have experienced rapid growth in economic cooperation. Fueled by currently expanding demands for energy and natural resources, China’s investment in resource abundant countries has grown exponentially."

It's time for African Americans to rediscover the continent of their ancestors.

Eskilstuna, Sweden

#43 Sep 3, 2013
Gmork wrote:
<quoted text>You n-rs know the technology you use every single day of your lives comes from white people. You all know you just don't want to admit it because you're a race of cowards. The truth is your worst enemy. No you stupid ass black n-rs never accomplished anything.
No. Most of the tech gadgets I use are Asian.

This is the garbage the british left in Africa.

This what Africans build after they left.
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#44 Sep 3, 2013

"major trade route connected Ouadane with Oualata (Arabic: &#1608;&#1604;&#15 75;&#1578;&#1607;)(som etimes "Walata"), a ksar in the southeast part of the country. Oualata is believed to have been first settled by an agro-pastoral people akin to the Mandé Soninke who lived along the rocky promontories of the Tichitt-Oualata and Tagant cliffs of Mauritania. There, they built what are among the oldest stone settlements on the African continent."

The sandstone escarpment of the Dhar Tichitt in South-Central Mauritania was inhabited by Neolithic agropastoral communities for approximately one and half millennium during the Late Holocene, from ca. 4000 to 2300 BP. The absence of prior evidence of human settlement points to the influx of mobile herders moving away from the “drying” Sahara towards more humid lower latitudes. These herders took advantage of the peculiarities of the local geology and environment and succeeded in domesticating bulrush millet – Pennisetum sp. The emerging agropastoral subsistence complex had conflicting and/or complementary requirements depending on circumstances. In the long run, the social adjustment to the new subsistence complex, shifting site location strategies, nested settlement patterns and the rise of more encompassing polities appear to have been used to cope with climatic hazards in this relatively circumscribed area. An intense arid spell in the middle of the first millennium BC triggered the collapse of the whole Neolithic agropastoral system and the abandonment of the areas. These regions, resettled by sparse oasis-dwellers populations and iron-using communities start
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#45 Sep 4, 2013
Gmork wrote:
<quoted text>Black African STILL live in huts, have poor hygiene so wtf are you laughing about? Black africans ARE still illiterate and still live in huts, in 2013. LMAO
Yes, it's true there are a few small tribes living in huts these days. The willingly choose to do so. They know about modernity. But don't like it, they want to live in their tradition ways.

By the way there is noting wrong with a hut. From a physical anthropological perspective, people built and build homes which the natural habitat provides best.

Built Heritage

Architectural monuments in Africa have long been neglected, not only in the discussions about preservation but also physically. The last few decades however, starting from the sixties and seventies, the architectural treasures of this continent have more and more attracted western architects and researchers. At the Faculty of Architecture at the Delft University of Technology it was especially the Forum movement, with architects such as Aldo van Eyck and Herman Haan, which inspired many students and gave the debate about African Architecture an extra whim.

Nowadays, most of the monumental built environment in Africa has been recognized as such. The importance of the recognition, validation and preservation of cultural heritage knows however many difficulties. Especially in a country like Mali, known for its rich cultural past and present, the diversity of attentions fields (archaeology, anthropology, architecture, music) creates a huge problem in how to make choices, how to create sustainable structures etc. The methods of labelling cultural heritage generate their own dynamics and problems.

The most prestigious label is of course the World Heritage List of UNESCO. The preservation of a World Monument however is not so easy as it seems and one can often wander if this labelling actually provides a sustainable framework for conservation. The impact of this label on the local cultural perspective of the monument often exceeds the original, traditional perception of the building structures as a living part of everyday society.

International conservation rules (for instance Charter of Venice) provide a fairly workable set of operational tools in regard to a conservation project. However, the local building traditions, the traditional way of modifying and using houses and the impact of modern western society often are in conflict with these international standards.

Therefore, restoration and conservation of a modern historic city has to be seen in the framework of the development of the historical structures, the impact of western society and possible future growth. New city developments, electricity, sewerage systems, motorized transports, car parking, plastic pollution; these are just e few of the ingredients of the conflict between modern life and historical city structures. A new approach has to be defined, to reconsider the system of monumental labelling and its instruments to conserve and preserve.

Djenné, a well known UNESCO World Monument, is a city which faces all of these problems. The case of its restoration can be used in the research for new restoration concepts and tools. Satellite cases such as Asmara and Zanzibar can be helpful to redefining international standards.

I advice you not to speak on subjects you have no understanding about.
Cruel Summer

Houston, TX

#47 Sep 4, 2013
Carmiana wrote:
ROTFLMBO!!!!! at the part with the white lady trying to do African dancing. TOO FUNNY!!!!!!!!
HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I know, right? Everybody knows that humans can't dance like apes.
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#49 Sep 4, 2013
Gmork wrote:
<quoted text>They may be MANUFACTURED in asia but they were INVENTED by whites. The black n-rs destroyed what the British built.
It's like going in circles with you.

Whites were influenced by Africans and Asians, before that.

You vent on stuff which is recent, as if it is and was a common demeanor. lol
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#50 Sep 4, 2013
Cruel Summer wrote:
<quoted text> HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I know, right? Everybody knows that humans can't dance like apes.
Angola's Eduardo Dos Santos offers help to Portugal

I agree, humans can't dance like apes.

However, if you take an ape and compare it to the white woman, their dancing skills would look similar. Just saying.

Eskilstuna, Sweden

#51 Sep 4, 2013
Gmork wrote:
<quoted text>They may be MANUFACTURED in asia but they were INVENTED by whites. The black n-rs destroyed what the British built.
No they tore down the garbage the british left behind. Asians do make original stuff and take stuff and make them better. Am sure of most of the gadgets in your house are asian. Even the computer you are spewing garbage on.^_^ Whites have through out history gone around the world and taken stuff from other races and improved on them and used them against them. Those days are gone, buddy.

Behind western technology are lots of non- whites doing their part to advance western tech advantage. Like this guy.

B. Nahum founder of Medtech

"Bertin Nahum is an engineer of the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, a native of Benin and holds a Master of Science in Robotics from the University of Coventry .
After graduation, he held various management positions in various companies specializing in surgical robotics:
Computer Motion Inc.(cardiac surgery, urology, etc.).
Integrated Surgical Systems Inc.(Orthopaedic Surgery)
IMMI SA (Neurosurgery)
He helped create the company Medtech SAS in 2002, based near Montpellier .
This company manufactures and sells robots for assistance neurosurgical procedure. These robots range Rosa , created in 2009, guide and assist the surgeons, doctors and biologists during biopsies , implantations of electrodes and neurological surgeries open skull.
He was awarded an honorary degree by the Canadian publication for schoolchildren Discovery Series 1 : the ranking of the "10 most revolutionary high-tech entrepreneurs," Bertin Nahum occupies the 4 th place behind Steve Jobs , Mark Zuckerberg and James Cameron . Welcomes the publication including Nahum and Medtech for robot Rosa ."
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#52 Sep 4, 2013
brownskin_beauty wrote: =vrfeRQ_mlE4XX
Angola's Eduardo Dos Santos offers help to Portugal

The family of President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos controls a large chunk of Angola's economy Continue reading the main story Global Economy

Angola is prepared to help its former colonial power Portugal cope with its financial crisis, the oil-rich nation's President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos said.

They should be "advantageous for both countries" and "in a spirit of solidarity and mutual help", he said.

Analysts say Portugal's economy is expected to contract by 2.8% next year and Angola's to grow by 12%.

Road map of some new projects in Angola, some of them are already finished.
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#53 Sep 4, 2013
brownskin_beauty wrote: =vrfeRQ_mlE4XX
The objective of this multidisciplinary project is to analyse the relations Brazil - Africa on the political-strategic, economic and historical-cultural level, as well as the impact is to these relations for Africa's image in Brazilian society. A research integrating all these dimensions is innovative. Contrary to China's relations with Africa, the role of Brazil, an emerging regional power, as a new actor in the African continent has almost remained unnoticed by social science research in Portugal. Since President Lula da Silva (2003-2010) has come to power Brazil strengthened considerably its relations with Africa as part a new foreign policy to affirm the country as a new global player. This diplomatic offensive is not new, as already in the 1970s Brazil had established political relations with many African countries. Thereafter, in the 1980s and 1990s, the economic crisis in Brazil resulted in a decline of co-operation with Africa. While in the 1970s Brazil appeared in Africa as another developing country, now the country presents itself as an emerging regional power that claims a place in the international order equivalent to its real demographic, political and economic importance. Invoking both historical and cultural affinities between Africa and Brazil and the great proportion of Brazilians with ancestry, Brasilia considers the strengthening of relations with Africa as the country's political, moral and historical obligation. The role of these historical and cultural affinities in the relations with Africa a transversal issue of this research.

Fulfilling an electoral promise, right at the begining of this term, the president introduced the history of Africa and Afro-Brazilians cultures as compulsory subjects in Brazilian schools. As a result of the new foreign policy, since 2003 the number of Brazilian embassies in Africa increased from 18 to 34. The eleven official visits that Lula da Silva paid to more than 20 countries stress the priority given by the Brazilian government to the African continent as part of its South - South relations

Huntersville, NC

#55 Sep 4, 2013

Are any of you going to support a black owned bank this week?
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#56 Sep 4, 2013
[RIO DE JANEIRO] Three times a year, biologist Wilson Savino leaves his office at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and boards a plane to Africa. It takes three flights for him to reach Maputo, Mozambique, where he coordinates the Postgraduate Health Sciences programme — a partnership between Fiocruz and the National Health Institute in Mozambique.

"Geographical distance is our main difficulty," he says. "But that is nothing compared with the results we get from this effort."

Savino is just one of many Brazilian researchers who have begun working in Africa over the past decade as part of their professional activities. Since the era of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva's government (2003-2010), Brazil has increasingly invested in collaborative projects with African countries, spanning science, technology, education and culture.

A combination of geopolitical interests, solidarity and — increasingly — business opportunities have fuelled the boom in Brazil's technical and development cooperation with African countries, which, some believe, could challenge the traditional paradigms of development cooperation in Africa.

The continent shares historical and cultural ties with Brazil, whose political plans for cooperation with Africa began back in the 1970s and developed an increasingly economic dimension in the 2000s.

"Brazil's cooperation with and aid to Africa is linked initially to a geopolitical ambition and economic interest, but also to the strong historical links and affinities with countries in Africa, relationships other emerging nations … do not have with Africa," Patrice Clédjo, professor at the University of Abomey-Calavi and deputy director-general of Centre Béninois de la Recherche Scientifique et Technique, a Benin research organisation, tells SciDev.Net .

And according to a report by Gerhard Seibert, from Centre of African Studies of the University Institute of Lisbon, in Portugal, Brazil "presents itself as an emerging regional power claiming a place in the new international order equivalent to its demographic, political and economic weight", with its approach to Africa being "an integral part of the country's ambitious global foreign policy".[1]

In the past decade, Africa-Brazil trade has soared by 500 per cent to reach US$9 billion, writes Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard University's Belfer Center, United States, in a recent editorial.[2]

Africa-Brazil relations are not founded simply on historical and cultural affinity, but are also a product of serious diplomatic efforts, with 19 Brazilian embassies established in Africa during Lula's period, Juma writes. With 37 embassies in 54 African countries, Brazil has the fifth largest number of embassies in Africa after the United States, China, France and Russia (and excluding African countries).

Research and educational support to African countries is provided through both federal and state agencies, building on a strong political commitment to building scientific and technological capacity in Brazil, Juma writes.

Next steps

But what does the future hold for Brazil's science diplomacy in Africa?

In terms of scientific initiatives, health is one of the key areas where Brazil could take a lead, and projects to develop these ties are already underway.

Fiocruz is the main institution behind these efforts. "We have cooperated with Africa since the 1990s," says José Luiz Telles, coordinator of Fiocruz's office in Africa, established in Maputo in 2008.

"Our cooperation is based on the principle that actions should ultimately strengthen national health institutions so that they have increasing autonomy and expertise to deal with the serious health problems of their populations."
The Docks

Rotterdam, Netherlands

#57 Sep 4, 2013
Gmork wrote:
<quoted text>Like I said the technology your black ass is using was invented by whites. It may be manufactured in asia but invented by whites. I didn't say whites invented everything.
And those whites were influenced by African and Asians, long before that!

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