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"Culture is the heritage of us all. some may be more interested than others in the treasures of the past, but no one can fail to take a pride in his country's participation in the story of mankind, as represented in carvings, sculpture, music, paintings and the other arts. And there is a personal commitment to this, for no man can really say he is alone: we are all joined through our identity, with the cultures which are part of the mainstream of life"
- Simon Kapwepwe, Zambian Independence Freedom Fighter

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

"Try to be the rainbow in someone else's cloud" - Maya Angelou

"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinion drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition" - Steve Jobs

Saturday, 23 July 2011

East African Drought Crisis

The United Nations and World Food Programme have declared that over 11 million people in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia are in dire need of food assistance and that this should be the globe's top humanitarian priority.  This is the worst drought to hit the Horn of Africa in 60 years. The most pressing area is Somalia due to the unrest in the region and the reluctance of al-Shabab Islamists to acknowledge the gravity of the situation and allow aid through to those in need.  This however should not deter us and we should do whatever we can to help.

You can read more about the crisis here and below are links to organisations that have information on the crisis and how you can help:

World Food Programme 10 ways you can help
Build Africa