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    Blog posts of '2009' 'June'

    (0) Happy Independence Day Congo! - June 30th
    Today is the Independence Day of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo gained her independence on August 15, 1960 from France and Belgium. In Congo, the third largest country in Africa, this day holds a very special place in the hearts of the people. The road to independence has not been e...
    (0) In Honor of Michael Jackson
    "In a world filled with hate, we must still dare to hope. In a world filled with anger, we must still dare to comfort. In a world filled with despair, we must still dare to dream. And in a world filled with distrust, we must still dare to believe." We mourn the death of this incredible talent th...
    (0) Quote of the week by Gloria Naylor
    [caption id="attachment_2224" align="alignnone" width="247" caption="Gloria Naylor"]Gloria Naylor[/caption] "Spoiled. That's all it's about—can't live without this, can't live without that. You can live without anything you weren't born with, and you can make it through on even half of that." Gloria Naylor (bo...
    (0) Orphan Boy in Congo Africa Has a Home
    Africa Imports pays the cost of meals and some other expenses for about 200 orphan children in Congo, Africa. One of these boys and his story is shown below. This is a young man of 5 years of age - they have given him the name Gabriel. He was abandoned by his family - they do not know what his or...
    (0) What Does This Mudcloth Design Mean?
    Sickle and Blade Mudcloth Design The Sickle and the Blade. This pattern tells a story about a farmer that did an exceptional job. Approximately 80% of the workforce in Africa consists of small farmers, and agriculture accounts for 40% of the region's gross domestic product. Find out more about the history, making, and meaning of...
    (0) Celebrating Madagascar's Independence Day - June 26th
    Madagascar Independence Day In Madagascar, Independence Day is an occasion of great magnitude. Celebrated on the 26th of June, the Malagasy people celebrate with good food, drinking, and dancing. One of the spectacles of the day is a presentation of 'Hira Gasy' which is a musical presentation of Malagasy folklore; in this, s...
    (0) Celebrating Somalia's Independence Day - June 26th
    June 26th marks the 49th anniversary of Somalia's independence. On June 26th, 1960, the Somali Republic was formed. A few days later, Italian Somaliland gained its independence from Italy on the 1st of July 1960 and was united the same day with the Somali Republic. We found this vintage video on yo...
    (0) Girls Getting their Hair Done at Moukondo Orphanage
    Girls at Moukondo Orphanage At Africa Imports, a percentage of the money we make goes towards supporting the Moukondo Orphanage in Congo. We pay for the cost of meals and expenses for about 200 orphan children. Here's what a friend of ours who works with the orphanage said when she sent us this photo. "Here is Ms. Celesti...
    (0) Black Seed - A Goldmine of Healing
    Black seed oil is one of the best selling health and beauty products that we offer at Africa Imports. It has many obvious benefits; but it also has some lesser known benefits that are just now being talked about in the medical field. The Benefits You Hear About the Most: Black seed oil is known to...
    (0) Africa Imports quote of the week
    "You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration." - James Allen ...
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