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Yaa Nana Asantewaa was born in 1840 as Asona royalty in Besease, then Ashanti Empire in present-day Ghana . She was also of the Edweso stool line. Yaa Asantewaa was an influential Ashanti queen at the beginning of the twentieth century who remains a powerful symbol today. She died in exile on the Seychelles on 17th October 1921. Before the 20th century, the Asante political structure was critically explicated by the occupancy of royal stools (an equivalent of thrones). In… Read More

Journey to forgive part two: How to forgive

Isn’t it hard for every one of us to forgive the ones who hurt us, betray us, the ones who stab us in the backs? We are often hurt by the people who are closest to us so it’s natural for the wound to go deeper than the hurt you may endure through a stranger. Largely because you don’t expect hurt to come from their direction. Forgiving others is essential for spiritual growth. Your experience of someone who has hurt… Read More

What Exactly Is WillPower

An Introduction Many people believe they could improve their lives if only they had more of that fleeting quality known as willpower. With more self-control, we would all eat right, exercise regularly, avoid drugs and alcohol, save for retirement, stop procrastinating and achieve all sorts of noble goals. It impacts every area of our lives. We still do not have widespread awareness as to how to nurture it Spiritual leader and activist Mahatma Gandhi described willpower by noting that: “Strength… Read More

Thomas Sankara “Africa’s Che Guevara”

Thomas Isidore Noël Sankara (French pronunciation: ; Thomas Isidore Noel Sankara was born on 21 December 1949 and he died on 15 October 1987. He was a Burkinabe revolutionary and President of Burkina Faso from 1983-1987. One of the most confident and outspoken anti-imperialist leaders of the late 20th century he was. Sankara’s life and political praxis continue to be significant in shaping and inspiring anti-imperial and Pan-African youth activism and resistance across the African continent and beyond. A… Read More

Striving to Perfection

Our fascination with perfection is damaging individuals and society. A lot of people are perfectionists. They do their damnedest to do the things that they do as perfectly as possible. No matter how ideal perfectionism might sound for someone with first-rankness, the reality is that it can be mutilating, even a precursor to mental illness. Research shows that perfectionism seems to be on the increase, particularly among younger workers, and frankly is something that should cause concern for us. I’ve… Read More


Jealousy originates from a lot of negative emotions. Jealousy usually is not a stand-alone emotion, it has many other emotions. Such as anger, frustration, upset, hurt and envy. Most of us have felt it at one time or another. It could be a mild annoyance or like a fire inside you, devouring you and making you feel like you might explode. Although it is a common emotional reaction when a person is feeling threatened, jealousy is one of biggest relationship… Read More

A Walk Down Self love

Before anybody else can love you, you have to love yourself. Can you honestly say that you love yourself? Are you having a hard time being happy with yourself? It is so easy to focus on your faults and everyone can dwell on their insecurities instead of the things about themselves that they are happy with. For many different reasons, many of us find it easier to love other people than to love ourselves. Sometimes we’re truly quite terrible to… Read More

An Authentic Taste of ZAMBIA

I think that one of the reasons people travel the world is so they can experience life in a whole different manner than they’re used to. Naturally, this involves discovering new cultures, tastes and sampling or feasting on traditional foods prepared in that region. Welcome to Zambia There’s been some debate about where exactly on the African map Zambia is located; Central or Southern Africa. Nevertheless, it is accepted by many that it is part of Southern Africa and that… Read More

Journey to Forgiveness Part One

Anger and resentment keeps us stuck in the past replaying disheartening emotions, instead of living in the present moment. In a world where being out for revenge seems to be more at hand, and appears to bring more gratification , they say it takes courage and strength to forgive. And I couldn’t agree more. “An eye for an eye” is a reaction to being hurt, physically or emotionally. To withhold forgiveness keeps alive emotions of hurt, anger and blame which… Read More

A Sneak Peek at the People of the heavens

One of South Africa’s Oldest Clans The Zulu people were originally a clan in what is now known as Northern KwaZulu-Natal. The Zulu tribe represents the largest population of ethnic groups in South Africa; making up to 10-11 million people. They are known for their strong fighting spirit which has fashioned renowned warriors in history including the likes of Shaka Zulu who played a prominent role in various Zulu wars. The Zulu, also known as Amazulu, tribe is one of… Read More