A look at Africa’s Gio people who never allowed children to live with their fathers

History cannot discuss the Gio people located in northeastern Liberia and Ivory Coast without mentioning their warfare, having been a pain in the butt of the Liberian government. Migrating from present-day Guinea and Mali into their current locations in the mountainous west-central Ivory Coast and adjacent areas of Liberia, the Gio or the Dan fought with their neighbors in their new homes for many years. Later, with their Mande-speaking neighbors, they invaded the coastal region, where an account states that they replaced some of the Atlantic tribes and pushed back…

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Death in small-town America

It was an exchange that gave birth to a thousand memes. At the beginning of August, Jonathan Swan, an Australian journalist working as Axios’s political reporter, sat restlessly, his face contorted in bewilderment, as President Donald Trump asserted to him in an interview that the United States government had the coronavirus pandemic under control. At the time, Johns Hopkins University was reporting that about 1 000 Americans were dying each day.  “They are dying, that’s true. And you have — it is what it is. But that doesn’t mean we aren’t…

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Black Rock Review: The Impaler – A Contract…

You are here: Home / Ent. / Black Rock Review: The Impaler – A Contract… Like Like Love Haha Wow Sad Angry 1 (ThyBlackMan.com) We’re going to look at a cult piece of Black rock in A Contract With Satan by The Impaler. I first discovered Anison Roberts—who performs as The Impaler—by chance while looking through playlists on Spotify. Anison Roberts AKA The Impaler It was both different and familiar. The Impaler’s approach puts me in the mind of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins without the dynamic range but it also had…

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Africa: Leaders Unite on Climate Change but Face Funding Challenges

The African Union is actively mobilising resources to help members implement the Paris Agreement, but funding challenges abound Land erosion, drought and desertification, flooding, the Sahara Desert expanding southward at a rate of 48 km a year, change in the distribution of rainfall, rivers and freshwater resources’ drying-up, among others. This is what Africa’s environment looks like right now. Experts say climate change has already had a devastating impact on food and agriculture, livelihoods, human health and ecosystems. Climate change has generated deadly inter-ethnic conflicts over land and water resources,…

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