Tag Archives: Africa

Are Millennium Goals helping me?

This week the Department for International Development here in the UK has issued a new report ELIMINATING POVERTY : Building Common future, which spells out a new direction and desire to address issue of poverty in the developing world and … Continue reading

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Africa doesn’t need Obama’s style of democracy

Really? A lot has been written about Obama’s vist to Africa and I have scanned and read a few of the artcles/blogs. Earlier today I came across this one although it would appear that it has since  been pulled, unless … Continue reading

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The Ethics of designing development programmes

In trying to address this issue a good start would be to understand that meaning assigned to the word Ethics. The meaning I assign to the word Ethics is derived from the African ideology/philosophy of Ubuntu which is about how … Continue reading

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How can business contribute to sustainable peace?

As someone that lived through 20 years of civil wars in Idi Amin’s Uganda etc, I can say that my experience of both poverty and absence of peace is hard earned. Business needs certain conditions or the right environment to … Continue reading

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An English Cow in Africa

No folks, I am not being rude but you may remember my blog on how an english cow changed an African woman’s life. Well you would not believe it if I told you that on 14 May 09 I actually … Continue reading

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Third world debt is rich pickings for vultures

Whilst driving home today I tuned into the evening news on BBC Radio 4  I heard something that left me dumb founded. I actually didn’t think that it was possible to be shocked or surprised by what is wrong with … Continue reading

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Ethical gifts at ethnic supplies

We have travelled through East Africa andMadagascar to bring you the best African textile and handicrafts from female producers who cut, sew, knit and bead. Because our products are handmade there maybe a variation in size or the slight imperfection. … Continue reading

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Climate change, Worklessnes, Justice:where do we go from here?

  There is no doubt that these are tough times folk and I find myself in a reflective mood today. The wet weather here in Maidstone Kent, from where I am writing this  has not helped. The G20 nations are … Continue reading

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New addition at Ethnic Supplies

The most exciting thing that has happened at Ethnic Supplies has been the introduction of a new group of producers from Rwanda.   After the 1994 Rwandan Genocide Rebuilding the nation of Rwanda was never going to be easy following … Continue reading

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Rwanda Peace baskets at Fairtrade fortnight

The 1994 genocide in Rwanda left the country, it’s peoples and economy in tatters. Rebuilding trust was vital and the women of Rwanda achieved this through reviving the weaving tradition. Weaving cycles were formed up and down the country as … Continue reading

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