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11: Arise oh Continent!

Woke up yesterday morning to news of the kidnapping of the Libyan Prime Minister by suspected Islamic fundamentalists in what is suspected to be retaliation for the US-led mission to capture an al-Qaeda operative. It’s also rumoured that his arrest was ordered by the national prosecutor. Mhhh …

African leaders seem set to vote to jointly walk out of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at a vote to be held this coming Friday. Whether the ICC is perfect or imperfect, we can’t have potential offenders voting on what Court will have the authority to prosecute them. Absolutely not! Please sign this petition to add your voice against this action.

Why are there so few women leaders?

*The title of this post is taken from the TEDTalk given by Sheryl Sandberg available HERE.

In case you are not able to load it, these are the three points she raises about what it takes to become a leader at the office and/or stay at the office.

  1. Sit at the table – Be present. Don’t wait to be invited to participate in the big discussions and make the big decisions. Attribute the success to yourself and not to others as women typically do. Women need to reach out for opportunities more.
  2. Make your partner a real partner – Part of what hinders women is the desire to do it all and not allowing their partner  to participate in household work.  Having to juggle childcare, housework and office work and women tend to drop out of the workforce far easier than men.
  3. Don’t leave before you leave – How women plan to have babies and from that moment on that’s all that consumes her. Keep your foot on the gas pedal until you leave to have the baby.


Africa, Arise!

We toast the New Year and pray that this year might bring joy and many of Gods blessings to all, and especially the continent of Africa. I like the prayer for Africa that we always say in my church.

God bless Africa
Protect our children
Transform our leaders
And give us peace

God bless Africa
Heal our communities
Restore our dignity
And give us peace


Especially we remember: Ivory Coast (and the discounted elections), Sudan (and the upcoming Referendum), Zimbabwe (the political leadership there), SA (the Bible exhorts foreigners to pay for their hosts), Kenya and Uganda and the continent of Africa.