Archive for January 31, 2012

Remember Sobukwe! – South Africa

South Africa reflects after ANC centenary To see more go to Follow us on Facebook ( or Twitter ( As the world reflects on the ANC’s struggle since 1912, South Africa also remembers a leader who is often overlooked by the international community: Robert Sobukwe, founder of the Pan-Africanist Congress. Sobukwe would never see his dream of “South Africa’s youth, walking tall, in a country they call their own.” He is a man with a remarkable legacy. In particular, his monumental call to action against the pass laws, on 21st March 1960. Heeding the call, thousands of black South Africans left their pass books at home and marched to their police stations, demanding arrest. “You had to give non-violence a chance. That was Sobukwe’s mission.” Protesters paid the price: police opened fire in the Sharpeville massacre and Sobukwe suffered years of imprisonment. But the protest left an indelible mark on international consciousness and helped clear the path for the ANC to change South African politics. October 2011

Money taken illegally from the developing world is worth 10 times annual global aid budgets, according to a recent study by a Swedish agency, Forum Syd. Tax evasions by multinational companies in Africa is so vast that one tax analyst believes that if the money were paid, most of the continent would be “developed” by now. But, lacking a sophisticated tax code, or the people qualified to enforce tax laws, many African countries continue to lose money that could solve most of its financial problems. Al Jazeera’s Peter Greste reports from Nairobi.

Photographing on Safari: A Field Guide to Wildlife Photography in East Africa Reviews

Photographing on Safari: A Field Guide to Wildlife Photography in East Africa

An award-winning author-photographer gives detailed instruction for other would-be safari photographers and treats readers to his own 14-day safari journal. He reveals how to get the best photos of birds, reptiles, large animals, people and scenery when visiting Kenya on safari. 150 color photos.

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Wildlife Photography: To Catch a Predator (On Film)

Complete video at: Wildlife photographer Michael Forsberg has long had an interest in photographing predators, such as wolves, grizzly bears, and mountain lions. In this highlight, Forsberg describes his mission to catch a bobcat with a camera trap in Nebraska. —– A nature photographer and Nebraska native, Michael Forsberg shares his work documenting this vast landscape, its lakes, prairies along with its plants and animals. The Great Plains are a dynamic but often forgotten landscape — overlooked, undervalued, misunderstood, and in desperate need of conservation. Forsberg’s book helps lead the way forward, informing and inspiring readers to recognize the wild spirit and splendor of this irreplaceable part of the planet. – California Academy of Sciences Michael Forsberg is a Nebraska native and has focused much of his work in North America’s Great Plains, once one of the greatest grassland ecosystems on Earth. His goal has been to try to capture the wild spirit that still survives in these wide-open spaces and put a face to the often overlooked native creatures and landscapes found there. His hope is that the images can build appreciation and go to work to inspire conservation efforts on the land far into the future. Forsberg received a degree in geography with an emphasis in environmental studies from the University of Nebraska, and worked briefly as a seasonal ranger in the National Park Service before accepting a job as a staff photographer and writer

Mom and Me

Posted by Hyman Weeks

Mom and I went to TVByDirect.comlast week to look at their educational line up – I’m really hesitant to get a tv at home because the kids will watch too much or watch the wrong things but I’ve got to do something to get them off my back during the day. I mean, I love playing with them but it’s really tough getting all my chores around the house done when I’ve got the triplets hanging off my legs, literally, so I guess it wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world if I found some good TV shows to have them watch from time to time. I really don’t want to become one of those moms who just plops their kids down in front of the TV and expects it to riase them but I don’t really know what choice I have. I’ve got to get some work done and I can’t corral them all the time, it’s just not possible, so I think a little educational TV is a good option.


View the clip and then go to www.southafricandvds to access the entire documentary….. Packed with fascinating visuals of the rich traditions of Zulu culture, this video take the viewer into the heart of Zululand where archaeological diggings show a heritage extending back into the iron-age and where ancient traditions are still practised in cultural villages. Experience the excitement of the energetic Zulu traditional dancing-Ngoma-once used to consolidate Zulu impis into a formidable force in preparation for battle.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

Eritrea Travel: Filfil Solomona, Eritreas green beltway. Asmara, Africa’s Beautiful Modernist City. Massawa, Pearl of the Red Sea. Eritrea is located in NE. Africa. (Africa Travel)

Great Flats

Whether you are looking for Flats to rent in Glasgow or Flats to rent in Edinburgh, has a great selection of flats to pick from.  Besides having a great selection, they also have a very easy to use site so that you can sort through the properties that they do have available.

I was looking for a Flats to rent in Aberdeen and they had about 14 to pick from.    They break out the details of the properties so that you can see the number of room, where it is located, rent cost and more.  It is great whether you are a landlord or a renter.  What a quick and easy way to find a new place.

If you are looking for a place to rent and have not had luck with other resources then you probably have not looked in the right place -  I know that I will use them again if I need a new place.  Happy hunting and enjoy your new home.


Sebenzani African Safaris hunting, fishing, photographic adventures Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia.wmv

Sebenzani African Safaris offers guided hunting safaris, fishing trips and breathtaking photographic adventures for the entire family. Sebenzani hunting areas are world famous and the camps are five star rated with wonderful food, fine wines and friendly staff. We provide assistance with your airline needs through an agency in San Antonio, Texas that specializes in air travel from anywhere in the world to our preferred point of entry, Johannesburg, South Africa. Once in Southern Africa, we have long-standing relations with local airline services that fly into hunting, fishing and photographic camps in Zimbabwe and Botswana, Namibia and other areas of Southern Africa.

We have carefully put together this amazingly diverse and excitingly unique itinerary to get you to all the best places, and at just the right time of year, to help you get THE best Galapagos photos ever! Join Australian Geographic Photographer and Canon Ambassador Chris Bray photographing giant tortoises congregating beside misty mountain lakes, snorkel with seals and turtles in crystal clear water, climb and gaze out over the planets 2nd largest volcano crater, snap tropicbirds and frigatebirds performing acrobatics overhead and marvel at the iconic marine iguanas as they clamber around you, basking in the sun before they scamper back into the ocean beside penguins, sea lions, dolphins and even manta rays. Home to the world’s rarest animals, Galapagos really is a stunning island paradise, bursting with the same impossible abundance of wildlife that first got Sir Charles Darwin pondering on his theory of evolution by natural selection in the 1930′s. Most other safaris to Galapagos are unfortunately boat-based, and as many islands have strict landing times, this means many safaris here really frustrate photographers as you can never get ashore for the beautiful morning or evening lighting. Excitingly, while we do have boat transfers to and from some tightly controlled islands, we’ll always be staying the night on shore in hotels, which not only means we’ll have more time for photos, but we’ll be living, eating and relaxing in the villages rather than stuck on a ship

Andy McKee – Africa

Music video by Andy McKee performing Africa. (C) 2009 Razor and Tie, LLC

Christmas Gifts

This year I got two Seiko watches for Christmas. I had asked for them, so it was no surprise when I got them but I was still stoked to get them. Seiko makes high quality affordable watches and I have worn them since I was a kid. My grandpa gave me my first watch and it made a lasting impression on me.

He told me that it was not how expensive the watch was but how expensive the watch looked. Seiko does a great job at making at making you think the watch cost a million bucks but keep them affordable for the average consumer. That is why I have chosen to wear them since high school. I can take the money that I would have spent on a fancy Rolex or Tag Heur and put it in the bank. And in “time” that money will pay my back much more than a fancy watch.

Next time you need to replace your watch – consider buying a nice Seiko! They will never disappoint you and will often get you as many if not more looks then that Rolex you paid thousands for. Save you money and increase your style.

Along with my friends, I am raising money for a trip to Africa. What is an “original” way to raise money?

Question by Kayla: Along with my friends, I am raising money for a trip to Africa. What is an “original” way to raise money?
The trip to Africa is to help the many people there. We feel that they deserve good lives like the wonderful ones that we have here in America.

Best answer:

Answer by NaTa
Garage sale, bake sale, raffle, etc.

What do you think? Answer below!