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Foreign Affairs / Rwanda Ex-spy Chief Pascal Simbikangwa Jailed In France by anonymous6(f): 7:48am On Mar 16
"A French court has jailed former Rwandan spy chief Pascal Simbikangwa for 25 years over the 1994 genocide.

In a landmark trial, Simbikangwa was found guilty of complicity in genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity.

It was not immediately clear whether his lawyers would appeal.

Simbikangwa, 54, who is paraplegic after a car crash, was arrested in 2008 while living under an alias on the French Indian Ocean island of Mayotte.

He is the first man to be convicted in France in connection with the genocide in Rwanda 20 years ago.

Some 800,000 people - mostly ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus - were killed over a period of about 100 days.

He had denied the charges against him.

Prosecutors had asked for life imprisonment for Simbikangwa, branding him an ethnic "cleanser" who was radically committed to his work and a "man capable of the worst".

Supplying arms

His lawyers said the trial was politically motivated and described witnesses as unreliable and guided by spite.

Simbikangwa, who rose to be third in command in Rwanda's intelligence services, was specifically accused of inciting, organising and aiding massacres, particularly by supplying arms and instructions to Hutu militia who were manning road blocks and killing Tutsi men, women and children.

Simbikangwa served under President Juvenal Habyarimana, an ethnic Hutu whose death in a plane crash in April 1994 triggered the violence.

Simbikangwa was tried under French legislation that allows universal jurisdiction for genocide and other heinous crimes committed by foreigners abroad.

Rwanda's current Tutsi-led government has long accused France - an ally of Mr Habyarimana's then regime - of aiding the genocide.

But in recent years there has been a thaw between the two countries. A new genocide unit within the Paris prosecutor's office also helped to pave the way for the trial.

Of the two dozen or so cases linked to the Rwandan genocide being investigated in France, one involves the widow of President Habyarimana. "

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-26587816
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 1:29am On Mar 16
Fulaman198:

Exactly, but herein lies the question.

Once the old school musicians die and pass away, who will be playing the traditional music when these copy cats only want to play Americanized music?

there are people of the new generation that play traditional music but I think what is going on is African music is evolving
Ethnic/Racial Politics / Re: Do White People Have A Future In South Africa? - BBC by anonymous6(f): 1:27am On Mar 16
ikeyman00: @@
BBC should tell us the evil Britain inflicted on Biafra

who knows maybe they did but maybe not entirely, the video is in the link

The day the Biafran war came to my village - BBC
Ben Okafor was just 12 years old when Biafra in south-eastern Nigeria declared independence, sparking a bloody civil war.

The conflict lasted two and a half years and left more than a million people dead.

Okafor, now a successful reggae musician living in the UK, witnessed the moment when the war came to his village in May 1967.
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25737837
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 8:57pm On Mar 15
Fulaman198:

This is a difficult task that you have assigned me sad 95% of Nigerian music videos portray other cultures instead of their own.

95% fulaman, I know there are wlot doing it but some are not, especially with the old school musicians, the problem is many of the old school musicians its hard to find the videos they do have on youtube
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 8:56pm On Mar 15
AkiraApple1: i hear dem on d streets and everywhere, honestly they disgust me especially all those davido, wizkid and co songs.
how can someone be singing of how rich he is or of d beefings he has for his co musicians, gosh

I get where you are coming from I don't agree with that nonsence but I like the song pakaramo from Wizkid
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:48pm On Mar 15
Fulaman198:

You are correct without a doubt Mademoiselle.

yup, post some beautiful music video's though revolving around Nigeria
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:42pm On Mar 15
Fulaman198:

They are videos, but def. not from this fail of Nigeria where North and South both suck at music.

well everybody is entitled to their opinion
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:36pm On Mar 15
Fulaman198: I have a thread on traditional and beautiful Fulani songs here:

http://www.nairaland.com/1636531/beautiful-fulani-songs-all-over

Not song's, music video's Fulaman
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:35pm On Mar 15
Fulaman198:

Waw waw, I'm not talking about the cars and houses. I'm talking about the dress style, the music beat (where are the traditional instruments), eetc.

I watch a lot of African music videos from all over West Africa, however, Nigeria is one of the least watched because of the lack of traditional music found in Nigeria these days. Many Nigerian artists try to be something they are not.

Look at the artists names for example, wizkid....I mean come on now sha, wetin disgrace be that?


I'm not disagreeing with you or about wizkid, I understand but this thread is to post about nigerian music videos that showcase nigerian culture, so please Fulaman post some that you know that show immages and etc of Nigerian culture, it doesn't have to be perfect. When it comes to wizkids two videos I posted, well as much as you say he has some aspects that are westernized, his videos show some beauty of the nigerian culture which is what I am saying
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:30pm On Mar 15
Fulaman198:

The truth is the music you linked isn't really Nigerian music. It is Nigerian musicians trying to sound like Afr. Americans grin and dress like a sub-culture in America.

to be honest I am NOT talking about the music I said music videos that show the beauty of nigerian culture, you and the other person missed the point. Read the thread title

I'm surprised Fulaman you don't know any fulani/hausa nigerian music videos that show the beauty of nigeria

This thread is meant to showcase nigerian music videos that show the beauty of nigeria one way or another, it can be the land, society, clothes whatever, this is not about the music but the video's itself
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:28pm On Mar 15
Fulaman198:

You and me both, the videos the OP linked are Americanized music

Americanized ones, some of them are completeley nigerian, and I said the videos have to have some sort of aspect of Nigerian culture. If cars and houses are americanized to you then I don't know what to tell you
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:21pm On Mar 15
AkiraApple1: i dnt listen to naija musics, always boring. looking for traditional ones

really, you should give some nigerian music a chance, listen to some of the videos I posted and the videos itself you will like them
Culture / Re: What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:21pm On Mar 15

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Culture / What Are Your Top Nigerian Music Videos That Show The Beauty Of Nigerian Culture by anonymous6(f): 7:05pm On Mar 15

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Ethnic/Racial Politics / Re: Do White People Have A Future In South Africa? - BBC by anonymous6(f): 4:21pm On Mar 15
sweetcheecks:

@Whats your obsession with SA interacial issues? This is the second post in short space of time that you have posted. Could you do yourself a favour and deal with Nigeria's mountains of issues that include a failed state, BH, inter-tribal and ethnic issues first before you attemp to poke your nose into things you no know nothing about. Are you that miserable? You should have gone to line for a job in Abuja or any other centre for immigration job. PSSSTT and leave SA issues alone.

There is no obsession, I am posting news if you don't like it, go and complain to BBC(since they are the ones poke nosing), FOOL. I have a right to post what I like and I post news feeds almost about everything not all on crime ridden south africa, get a life cause it seems you have issue with people posting things you don't like. Also learn the difference between people posting news and people poke nosing on issues cause if I was poke nosing, I would have stated a thread of my opinion about it instead of making a thread about a news article from BBC.

Lastly I don't need to line up for a job, I have one, what you need to do is line up for anger management immediately cause if you do this on every thread when someone post a news article on a topic you don't like then you have issues, lol

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Music/Radio / Re: What Are The Top 20 Timeless Nigerian Music Video's? by anonymous6(f): 4:05pm On Mar 15
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQtzFjsEQ98&feature=player_detailpage[/quote]I would also like to add some other timeless videos, also that are also in the top 20 category

nice video
Culture / Re: BBC's Documentary On The 'Bronze Cast Head Of The Ife King' by anonymous6(f): 3:45pm On Mar 15
tpia:
the features are negroid, not non negroid.

thank you, the bronze castings were a representation of negroid people of the yoruba tribe, had nothing to do with non-blacks
Ethnic/Racial Politics / Re: Itsekiri Nation Threatens To Break Away From Nigeria. by anonymous6(f): 3:42pm On Mar 15
obijenkinz: The itsekiri nation has issued an ultimatum to the federal and Delta state government to appoint an itsekiri son as a delegate to the national confab.Here is the link.http://dailypost.ng/?p=138160

the Link and story are saying two different things
Ethnic/Racial Politics / I’m Black But Not African American - The Race Card Project by anonymous6(f): 3:40pm On Mar 15
I think the term African American was self serving for Black Americans .They obviously did not consider people like me who are black and from the Caribbean or Black people from other countries.How about white people living in America but are from South Africa.They to would be considered African American.I prefer not to be referred to as African American because it omits my Caribbean heritage.I resent that and so do many others.
http://theracecardproject.com/im-black-but-not-african-american/
Foreign Affairs / Oscar Pistorius Trial Highlights Racial Tensions In South Africa by anonymous6(f): 3:16pm On Mar 15
PRETORIA, South Africa — A well-known athlete, who is white, is charged with murder after shooting and killing his girlfriend, a model and reality show star who also happens to be white.

This is the case of double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius, whose high-profile trial is in its second week. Skin color would seem beside the point. But here in South Africa, where official apartheid ended only twenty years ago, an undercurrent of racial politics has emerged.

It begins with Pistorius’s defense. The 27-year-old Olympian and Paralympian claims he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder when he shot her in the early hours of Valentine’s Day last year.

South Africa has one of the highest rates of violent crime in the world. An armed burglar in your home is a terrifying possibility. But in a land still suffering from the myriad effects of enforced segregation, some find it hard not to hear "the old white fear of the swart gevaar,” as South African journalist and crime writer Margie Orford puts it, in Pistorius's legal defense.

This threat of the swart gevaar — meaning “black peril” — was used under the racist, white-minority apartheid system to excuse all measures of violence and control on South Africa’s population, Orford writes in a recent essay. Orford calls the idea of an unknown, presumed dangerous black intruder hiding in Pistorius’s bathroom the "third body" in the case.

This sort of analysis may seem like a stretch to individuals outside the country, but only last year, Afrikaans musician Steve Hofmeyr voiced a perception common in some circles that whites are being killed “like flies" by their black countrymen.

"The figure of the threatening black stranger has driven many South Africans into fortress-like housing estates, surrounded by electric fences, armed guards and the relentless surveillance of security cameras," Orford argues. "So, the accepted logic goes, of course a man would simply shoot."

In fact, it is black South Africans who are more likely to be victims of violent crime. Women of all races are especially vulnerable in their own homes, but this is due to their own boyfriends or husbands, not intruders. South African women are most likely to be killed by someone they know, according to the group Gun Free SA.

In Pistorius’s account, this mysterious intruder, who had crawled through a bathroom window and hidden in the toilet cubicle, would almost certainly have died after coming under fire from the athlete’s 9mm pistol, loaded with hollow-point bullets designed to cause maximum damage.

Sandile Memela writes for the Johannesburg-based Mail & Guardian’s Thought Leader website that if there had in fact been a black intruder, Pistorius would be a hero for having shot and killed him.

“You see, when some whites buy and collect guns, it is to kill two things: animals and black people,” Memela writes, adding that “as far as some gun-toting white males are concerned, sometimes there is no distinction between the two.”

This opinion riled the FW de Klerk Foundation, run by the last apartheid-era president of South Africa who shared a Nobel peace prize with Nelson Mandela.

De Klerk’s foundation released a statement Wednesday saying that Memela’s comments “portray white South Africans as unreconstructed racists who wish to kill black South Africans at the least provocation and who regard black South Africans as animals.”

“Such wildly provocative and unfounded statements can have only one objective: the stirring up of racial animosity,” a statement from the group said.

Meanwhile, in the Pistorius trial courtroom, middle-aged black members of the African National Congress Women’s League — part of the country’s ruling party — sit almost every day with white Steenkamp family members and friends.

There are usually two or three ANC women seated among the Steenkamp supporters, and sometimes more outside the courthouse, dressed in their trademark green uniforms and wearing photos of Reeva on their lapels.

They argue that the most pressing issue here is that of violence against women — a tragedy that cuts across all races and backgrounds in South Africa. The prosecution is expected to argue that Pistorius killed Steenkamp intentionally, in a fit of rage.

Germina Maloka, 51, an ANC Women’s League member from Mamelodi township near Pretoria, said that race doesn’t determine which court case her group attends — rather, they tend to choose ones that are high profile. And there are many.

“There are lots of women who are brutally murdered. It happens every day, every week, every month,” Maloka said, before rushing off to picket a nearby prison over another case.

Reacting to the Pistorius trial, one black South African woman says that she is afraid of strange white men and has even crossed the street to avoid them.

“I do not — of course — think that white men are by their nature evil or violent,” the woman, Sisonke Msimang, writes in The Daily Maverick, a South African news website. “Yet listening to the stories about the gunplay of Oscar Pistorius and his mates this week has reminded me of how little we speak about white male violence in this country.”

Perhaps it is time to move on from the “black peril” to a new discussion around race and violence in South Africa

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/africa/140312/oscar-pistorius-trial-highlights-racial-tensions-south-africa
TV/Movies / Re: Corporatization Is The Future Of Nollywood by anonymous6(f): 3:07pm On Mar 15
VillageBoi: lol @ "Nigeria forayed into the colorful and delicate realms of celluloid twenty years ago."

it is funny when in a way
Culture / Re: What Are The Top 5 Black Cultural Foods/Cuisines To You? by anonymous6(f): 3:06pm On Mar 15
Ethnic/Racial Politics / Do White People Have A Future In South Africa? - BBC by anonymous6(f): 3:05pm On Mar 15
It seems to me that only certain parts of the white community really have a genuine future here: the better-off, more adaptable parts.

Working-class white people, most of them Afrikaans-speakers, are going through an intense crisis. But you will not read about it in the newspapers or see it reported on television because their plight seems to be something arising out of South Africa's bad old past - a past which everyone, black and white, would like to forget.

According to one leading political activist, Mandla Nyaqela, this is the after-effect of the huge degree of selfishness and brutality which was shown towards the black population under apartheid.

"It is having its effect on whites today, even though they still own a share of South Africa's wealth which is entirely disproportionate," he said.


That may all be true. But the people who are suffering now are the weakest and most vulnerable members of the white community.

Ernst Roets, a leading Afrikaans campaigner from the AfriForum organisation, took me to a squatter camp outside the country's capital, Pretoria. A white squatter camp.

It has been set up on the property of a sympathetic white farmer and is called, optimistically, Sonskyn Hoekie - Sunshine Corner.

There are broken-down cars and bits of discarded furniture everywhere. Beyond the wooden shacks lie ditches and pools of dirty, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. Two basic toilets serve the whole camp.

According to Roets there are 80 white squatter camps - many of them bigger than this - in the Pretoria area alone. Across South Africa as a whole he believes there could be as many as 400,000 poor whites in conditions like these.

Sonskyn Hoekie has no water and no electricity. The inhabitants live on two hand-out meals of maize porridge a day, which is provided by local volunteers. There is no social security for them, no lifeline - any more than there was for non-whites when apartheid ruled.


"I don't want to live in a place like this," said Frans de Jaeger, a former bricklayer, who with his beard and wrinkled face looks like one of the old Voortrekkers.

"But I can't get out."

His wife died suddenly of cancer a few years ago and it sent him into a downward spiral of binge drinking and destitution.

Semi-skilled white people have little chance of getting a job when so many black South Africans are unemployed.

There is another group of white Afrikaners, far higher up the social scale, who are deeply threatened - in this case, literally. Virtually every week the press here report the murders of white farmers, though you will not hear much about it in the media outside South Africa.

In South Africa you are twice as likely to be murdered if you are a white farmer than if you are a police officer - and the police here have a particularly dangerous life. The killings of farmers are often particularly brutal.


Ernst Roets's organisation has published the names of more than 2,000 people who have died over the last two decades. The government has so far been unwilling to make solving and preventing these murders a priority.

I went to a little town called Geluik - happiness. A few weeks ago gunmen burst into the farm shop there and opened fire, killing one farmer outright and injuring one of his sons and a shopworker.

They stole next to nothing. It seemed to be a deliberate, targeted killing. Soon afterwards the son died of his injuries.

Belinda van Nord, the daughter and sister of the men who died, told me how dangerous the lives of white people in the countryside have become. The police, she said, had seemed to show little interest in this case.

In the little graveyard where her father and brother are buried there are two other graves of farmers murdered recently. The wonderful landscape which surrounds it has become a killing ground.

There used to be 60,000 white farmers in South Africa. In 20 years that number has halved.

In the old days, the apartheid system looked after whites and did very little for anyone else. Nowadays white people here are on their own.

Those who fit in and succeed will certainly have a future. As for the rest, there are no guarantees whatsoever.

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22554709
Celebrities / Re: Who Is Lupita Nyongo's Real Man? by anonymous6(f): 2:38am On Mar 13
Bimpss: Yayyyy, Thank goodness It's K'naan!!! I was getting worried there for a second, Wayyyyy better than Leto.

so true lol
Celebrities / Re: Who Is Lupita Nyongo's Real Man? by anonymous6(f): 4:02pm On Mar 07
michaelobinna:

After or before she became famous and won d oscar..

good question lol
Romance / Re: Is There Any Women Who Is Over 18 And Still A Virgin by anonymous6(f): 3:56pm On Mar 07
CedarLife:

Seconded. Infact some are only virgins cos of a lack of opportunity

that's true to a extent
Celebrities / Re: Who Is Lupita Nyongo's Real Man? by anonymous6(f): 11:26pm On Mar 06
JoeCutie: What are you doing with Lupita's 'real man'? Na dat one una wan dey follow now? May God help your hustle.

Aiirforce 1 claims he is the real man
Celebrities / Re: Who Is Lupita Nyongo's Real Man? by anonymous6(f): 11:25pm On Mar 06
tpia: Her boyfriend is black?
Or somali?

they say he is the hip hop singer Knaan of Somali origin
Ethnic/Racial Politics / 10 African Philanthropists Who Gave Over $10m by anonymous6(f): 9:18pm On Mar 06
“Blacks philanthropy has increased…” – Williman Gray HI, president and CEO of UNCF
"VENTURES AFRICA – Do Africans still have doubt about a new dawn of philanthropic atmosphere glinting on the continent’s soil? These past years have seen the emergence of more noteworthy givers, cash-makers with notable efforts, carrying the crest of giving to the society on their suits.

Among these philanthropists, there are a few who have given away over $10million to different causes in their country homes, and across borders. The likes of the acclaimed wealthiest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote; South African business icon, Francois van Niekerk; Congolese NBA Star, Dikembe Mutorubo; South African educational philanthropist, Allan Gray; Nigerian retired military General, Theophilus Danjuma and some others have each given away more than $10 million to charity and are still giving.

The fact that their donations outdone one another, irrespective of their net-worth, wealth south or wealth rate, their attitude to selfless giving crowned them as pacesetters of modern philanthropy in Africa. Those who have not given up to that amount are also making remarkable efforts to contribute to the development of their communities in different ways. But, meet the men who have broken a new record of giving away $10 million:

ALIKO DANGOTE – NIGERIA

Estimated donation: Over $25 million

This famous African business tycoon has enlisted himself on the list of black philanthropists through his culture of generous giving. The Nigeria Commodity giant over last year donated more than $25 million to different causes across Nigerian Communities. Fifty-four years old Dangote who recently opened an automated cement plant worth $1 billion, with constant on-line monitoring equipment to ensure high quality cement production in Ibese, Ogun State, Nigeria, is ignited with the passion of strengthening small and medium scale businesses. It is no surprise that part of his millions charitably went into the pouch of microfinance.

After giving a Nigerian SME fund $15 million, to grant loans to upcoming businessmen and women, Dangote foundation donated $2 million to a fellowship programme that will build young African leaders. The richest black African on earth, with over $10 billion net-worth donated $2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to help those who survived the outrageous flood in Pakistan.

In Nigeria, during the immense flood that ravage some part of Lagos, Dangota donated N100 million ($623, 247) to the victims. The leading pan-African conglomerate charitably gave out relief materials and N365 million ($2.3 million) to victims of the 2011 post-general election violence in some northern States. He voluntarily donated millions to education and healthcare services across his country home in late 2011. And the list of charitable giving goes on and on.

FRANCIOS VAN NIEKERK – SOUTH AFRICA

Estimated donation: $170 million

Rated by Forbes Magazine as one of the top five notable givers in Africa, Van Niekerk stirred up the spirit of modern philanthropy when he gave away 70% of his equity in the company he founded, Mertech Group. From all reported figures of donations printed on the pages of reliable journals in Africa, Van Niekerk took the lead with a stake value at $170 million. The huge sum was actually given to the Mergon foundation a charitable trust he co-founded with his wife.

As part of the core objectives of the Mergon Foundation, the donation is pointed at substantial healthcare services for HIV/AIDs patients, provision of basic educational needs for pre-primary kids and recycling projects for South African youth in their local districts. He set out some R30 million annually to support social investment programmes in South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland and the United Kingdom.

A South African Institute recently honored Van Niekerk who was not on the first fifteen Forbes lists of wealthiest Africans for Advancement. The honour carried him on the shoulder of a Special Recognition Award for Philanthropy in 2010, for his commitment to improving the lives of people for the past 31 years.

ALLEN GRAY- SOUTH AFRICA

Estimated donation: $150 million

Although not on the Forbes’ list as first fifteen richest people in Africa, Allen Gray has contributed enormously to social causes, especially in education, across South Africa. With estimated donation of $150 million, his foundation, Allen Gray Orbis foundation, offers full high school scholarships that will take care of tuition, hostel fees and basic operating cost at selected top South African Schools.

Allen is driven by a mission to promote prosperity through entrepreneurship across South Africa. For over 33 years, he has been able to donate about R1 billion to empowerment programmes, education and other causes. The asset management guru set up a trust fund to assist graduates of the University programme, aspiring to set up a business. As part of his contribution to the world wildlife fund, Cape Mental Health and an adult literacy project, the preservationist and South African philanthropist co-founded a charitable trust with his wife, Gill Gray, to support these causes.

To applaud his philanthropic efforts and immense contributions to social change in South Africa, Allan was awarded a lifetime philanthropy Award, by the Inyathelo Institute in 2011. South Africans see Allan as a renowned philanthropic visionary with a distinguish attitude towards giving.

THEOPHILUS YAKUBU DANJUMA – NIGERIA

Estimated donation: $100 million

His $100 million endowment to the TY Danjuma Foundation did cause some wrestling comments among Nigerians over the source of his wealth from. But his generous donation, which emerged as the highest in the history of Nigeria philanthropy, has enlisted him on Forbes list of five most recognizable givers in Africa. Danjuma, the former Chief of Army Staff from July 1975 to October 1979, founded the TY Danjuma foundation, not just as a mere charity body but philanthropic organization equipped with the tools to effect durable advantages through the implementation of developmental activities.

As an oil figure and owner of the South Atlantic petroleum, Danjuma explained that he made his donation from the expansive wealth he had been blessed with. He noted that he made his money from his shipping concern and his big catch in the oil business. To him, he understood that philanthropy is not all about giving away money charitably and also ensure that it is being spent appropriately.

The one time Defense Minister under President Olusegun Obasanjo civilian government is motivated to come to the people’s aid by helping them fight poverty and providing societal needs. He gave $500,000 as a grant to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Taraba State, Nigeria, to address health challenges in the state.

DONALD GARDON – SOUTH AFRICA

Estimated donation: $50 million

He is referred to as a former South African billionaire but his legacy of philanthropic efforts is a mark that cannot be easily washed away on the sand of time. Donald, before passing the mantle of huge capital based charity to his only daughter, Wendy Appelbaum who is also a noteworthy giver, has given away over $50 million to medical services. He is so much interested in good healthcare.

Donald founded a healthcare charitable trust, the Donald Gordon Foundation, to afford efficient and sustainable healthcare services in communities across South Africa. He single-handedly funded the establishment of the Donald Gordon Teaching Medical Centre at the University of Witwatersrand with a donation of $17 million. From his private pocket he also gave away $33 million to the Wales Millennium Centre and the Royal Opera House in the United Kingdom.

MARK SHUTTLEWORTH – SOUTH AFRICA

Estimated donation: $45 million

Inspired by the word change, Shuttleworth, has a driving force that pulls him toward giving out his resources to help bring innovations to limelight. He is a man of risk who can sacrifices a whole lot to impact lives. After selling his company, Thawte, an online security firm for $575 million in 2002, he gave away more than $25 million for development and distribution of free-open source software, Ubuntu. He launched the Shuttleworth Foundation to help fund aspiring and active change makers in the society.

For Shuttleworth loves technology. He is committed to working to create a universal freely available high quality desktop software environment for everyone and at the same time funding his organization to discover social innovation in Africa. The South African entrepreneur donated $20 million through the Shuttleworth Foundation to assist creative and purpose driving individuals actualize their dreams.

A space tourist and the first South African to step foot in space, Shuttleworth was in the space for eight days, carrying out scientific researches for his country. After his return on the 5th of May 2002, he took to traveling to places, enlightening people, especially students about space life.

DIKEMBE MUTOMBO – CONGO

Estimated donation: Over $20 million

Forty-six years back Dikembe Mutombo was a new born child in Kinshasa, Congo Capital. He grew up knowing how to help people by assisting his mother sell food in the market. The former NBA’s best player, now an administrator, CEO, activist, psychiatrist, campaign sponsor and philanthropist brought succour to his country home where health issues has been a major concern. Dikembe donated over $20 million to build the Biaba Marie Mutombo Hospital which he named after his mother (she died of stroke in 1997 because she could not get to the hospital), worth $30 million and was opened in 2007.

The Congolese who left for the US after he won a pre-med academic scholarship to Georgetown University in 1989 embraces the culture of giving by donating millions of dollars to education and health sector, especially on awareness on HIV/AIDS. He organized a soccer tournament for youngsters as an avenue to attract participations in his HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention projects.

Dikembe, an eight-times NBA All – Star, founded the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation in 1997, to accomplish his philanthropic target. His foundation gave 10,000 doses of albendazole, deworming medications to his country after the discovery that hookworm is a severe public health problem in Democratic Republic of Congo. He also championed a campaign that seeks Americans to help fight global AIDS and poverty.

For his endless philanthropic efforts, in 2010 the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honoured him with Steve Patterson Award for Sport philanthropy.

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA – SOUTH AFRICA

Estimated donation: Over $12 million

He founded the Shanduke Foundation in 2004. Cyril endowed his foundation with R100 million (over $12 million) to support the cause of social investments over a long period of time. The Shanduke Group Chairman who is inspired by any small act of giving has committed million in US currency to education and empowers black entrepreneur development.

His Adopt – A – School Foundation under the Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust has provided basic facilities to 50 schools in seven provinces across South Africa. The foundation is involved in organizing and mobilizing the private sectors, organization and individuals to support schools. It works to improve the condition of schools abandoned by the government. So far, it has succeeded in adopting more than 100 schools in different provinces in his community base.

The entrepreneur through the business development trust own by him has given young and unemployed South Africans an opportunity to lay hand on something profitable. Cyril understanding in business development skills gave him an open sight to pursue the economic empowerment that is being advantageous to his people through his philanthropic efforts.

WENDY APPELBAUM – SOUTH AFRICA

Estimated donation: $23 million

Driving on the legacy his father Donald Gordon bestows on her, Wendy among wealthy individuals in Africa has become one of the biggest philanthropists. Her $23 million donation to the creation of the Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gils), and at the same time funding the Donald Gordon Medical Centre his father founded, gave her much relieve into ensure that South African retains a leading stand in medical centers across the continent.

Wendy who could stand taller than any woman philanthropists in South Africa gave away millions of South African Rand, through her Wendy Appelbaum Institute for Women’s Health to ensure that intensive health care attention is given to women across her country home. The woman philanthropist believes that women have been historically, marginalised in terms of researching their meticulous aliment. This made her gave her breed a needed hand through her women health institute. Mrs Appelbaum also gave her share away, donating R20 million ($2.3 million) each to disability, empowerment and education.

NICKY OPPENHEIMER – SOUTH AFRICA

Estimated donation: About $10 million

He owns the largest private reserve in South Africa, the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Nicky has contributed immensely to the preservation of environmental conservation causes. The conservationist has continued to pump millions of US dollar through his private family company, Oppenheimer & Sons to keep conservation areas alive. Annually, he gives out at least R2 million to research works.

Nicky has championed a research and educational outfit, located on the Oppenheimers’ family 170 acre farm near Heathrow Airport, UK, to discover more on organic farming and national environment for about 16 years now.

The philanthropist who could not hide his zeal for education donated about $10 million (R75 million) for both undergraduate and post-graduate scholarships and bursaries to South African students during the diamond anniversary in 2008. Through the Oppenheimer Memorial Trust, the South African richest man as rated by Forbes committed himself to the disbursement of $6 million annually to education causes.

The African diamond giant is an influential campaigner against poverty. He is endowed with property-alleviation projects. Nicky, also the second Wealthiest man in Africa is a philanthropic model any young and aspiring philanthropist will emulate anywhere in Africa. Though, it may not be of similar or equal causes but in the act of giving charitably."

http://www.philanthropy.org.za/component/content/article/2-uncategorised/258-10-african-philanthropists-who-gave-over-$10m.html
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