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|Family / Re: Man Impregnates, Dumps 17-Year-Old In Ogun (Photo) by anonymous6(f): 9:23pm On Jan 16|
It's so sad, she has no parents and some weirdo takes advantage of her. I hope someone comes to her aid soon.
|Culture / Re: Atheist Group Threatens School With Lawsuit Over Prayers - Fox News by anonymous6(f): 7:33pm On Jan 16|
|Health / Re: Nigeria's Fake Doctors - Aljazeera by anonymous6(f): 7:32pm On Jan 16|
|Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 7:16pm On Jan 16|
interesting thanks for your answer
|Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 7:15pm On Jan 16|
Thats how the author(who is also Fulani) of the article which this thread is about titled it, click the link and you will see: http://hausanigerian.blogspot.com/2011/03/why-you-dont-meet-many-hausa-people.html
|Culture / Re: 8 Reasons Why You Meet Few Hausa/Fulanis In The Uk by anonymous6(f): 7:04pm On Jan 16|
I'm surprised this thread has gone this far, I'm just seeing this thread after the last time I checked it, thanks everyone for your answers it is interesting to know there are many Hausa's and Fulanis abroad
understood, I get it, based on the answers religion is part of the reason at times where people migrate to a extent. Majority of the Nigerians I have bumped into have been nigerians of southern tribes, mostly yoruba and igbo.
abdulplayer02:I'm Nigerian american, born and raised in America and have visited the UK but have never bumped into a hausa or a fulani in the UK. In America only twice. So sorry if thats disappointing to you
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Africa Is Not A Country - TIME by anonymous6(f): 6:47pm On Jan 16|
|Culture / Re: Why Can't People Embrace Pan-africanism? Why So Much Hatred On This Forum?? by anonymous6(f): 6:27pm On Jan 16|
well Agbani Darego who became the first black woman to win Miss world is Nigerian and not Arab looking like the Miss Somalia but Black African and she won out of beauty from Miss world which is a more well known beauty pageant internationally then Miss Africa. So whats your point
|Culture / Re: Why Can't People Embrace Pan-africanism? Why So Much Hatred On This Forum?? by anonymous6(f): 4:40pm On Jan 10|
Get out of nairaland, you keep changing your name ayanle/ajuran/etc but everybody knows you as the Somali troll. This is a Nigerian forum, Nigerians don't give a damn about most of your Horn of Africa worship threads. Seek help and take your medication, your obsession has become a nuisance.
|Health / Re: Nigeria's Fake Doctors - Aljazeera by anonymous6(f): 4:58am On Dec 01, 2014|
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Mugabe’s Wife Plans To Take Over Power by anonymous6(f): 6:24am On Nov 28, 2014|
No surprise there
|Health / Nigeria's Fake Doctors - Aljazeera by anonymous6(f): 6:23am On Nov 28, 2014|
Take a drive though any city or large town in Nigeria and the chances are you will come across numerous privately owned health clinics, doctor's surgeries and hospitals.
They are so widespread because Nigeria's state-run health system – ranked at 197th out of 200 by the World Health Organisation – is chronically underfunded and so overstretched that it simply cannot meet all the demands made on it. Private medicine fills the gap and in the best cases, at least for those who can afford it, it can provide a valuable alternative service.
But while there are many legitimate private health providers, there are many more that are completely bogus; unaccredited, unregulated 'quack' doctors - con artists and criminal scammers for the most part - who ruthlessly exploit the credulity, ignorance and desperation of the poorest and most vulnerable people in society. Indeed they are so prolific that a survey carried out in Nigeria earlier this year found that more than 50 percent of the population had received 'treatment' from the quacks at one time or another – even people with very serious diseases such as typhoid and malaria.
Professor Alex Dodoo, who monitors patient safety for the World Health Organisation in West Africa and has dealt with quacks for years points out the obvious dangers of dealing with fake doctors:
"If one is not licensed by the state, anything that one does is illegal. Going to see them is dangerous. Period. Would you sit in an aeroplane where the pilot says 'OK hello, I'm the pilot, but I've not been licensed!' No way! You put your health at risk and you can die."
But it is something that has long bothered Rosemary Nwaebuni, a reporter who lives and works in Nigeria's Delta State. She has encountered many people who have suffered at the hands of fake doctors, particularly women who have been the victim of botched abortions, and she is frustrated that the authorities have not done more to stamp them out.
For this this episode of Africa Investigates, she joined up with Anas Aremeryaw Anas, an award-winning journalist from Ghana, to track down the quacks and gather evidence of their scams.
The duo's eye-opening investigation quickly unearthed a host of 'doctors' and 'nurses' using forged and fake qualifications and with little or no medical training.
The premises these fake medics operate from are invariably unsanitary and the manifestly phoney 'treatments' they offer patients risk ending in blindness, poisoning, perforated wombs and even life-threatening disfigurement and death from surgical procedures carried out by people lacking even a modicum of skill or experience. Others fall victim to the quacks' complete inability to diagnose even the most obvious diseases and conditions; mistakes that are more likely to kill or injure their patients than they ever are to heal them.
Going undercover in the guise of a patient, Rosemary was offered treatment for typhoid and malaria (even though she is perfectly healthy) and an illegal abortion (even though she is not pregnant) by quacks who had no medical qualifications whatsoever but who pretended to be experienced and licensed practitioners.
In one remarkable sting, the Africa Investigates team rented a house and invited local quacks to come and do 'home visits'. The 'patient' was again Rosemary, who – with the help of a qualified medic – had learned some symptoms that any genuine doctor would immediately recognise as indications of heart disease. Instead, one after another, the 'quacks' turned up and after cursory examinations wrongly claimed that Rosemary was suffering from typhoid and malaria (two commonly cited conditions) for which she need expensive drugs that only they could prescribe.
What the fake doctors did not know was that the house was rigged with secret closed circuit cameras and that their every move was being scrutinised by a genuine medical practitioner. The doctor was local to the area and asked to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, but he was unequivocal in his condemnation of the fakes.
"This is absolute quackery," he said of one of the fakes. "All he did was just glance at the patient and then made a diagnosis and prescribed medications … To take all barrage of medications for this patient with malaria and typhoid. This is wrong, this is all wrong. These drugs are poison. They cause real damage."
The team took this this and other evidence to Dr Alfred Ebiakofa, a senior medical officer working for the Nigerian Ministry of Health. He had always lacked the resources and proof to go after fake doctors but now was able to act. He called in the police to work with Anas who, as the investigation heads to a climax, devised a dramatic scheme to trap one of Nigeria's most notorious quacks in the act.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Protest Against Togo's President Gnassingbe. Happening Now. by anonymous6(f): 10:29pm On Nov 25, 2014|
I support them 100%, they need to protest and chase these foolish african leaders that stay in power for decades out because that is one of the reasons most african countries have never moved forward because of this backwards behaviour
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Kim Kardashian Wants To Run For Mayor, Would You Vote For Her? by anonymous6(f): 1:14am On Nov 23, 2014|
send to celebrity section please
|Foreign Affairs / Re: Shopping Malls Spring Up Across Africa As Middle Class Grows - Washignton Post by anonymous6(f): 10:09pm On Nov 19, 2014|
well thats just another thing africans need to tackle to
|Foreign Affairs / Re: This White / Arab Man Loves Making Sex Slaves by anonymous6(f): 9:49pm On Nov 19, 2014|
exactly they do it to their own Arab Christians
|Foreign Affairs / Re: The Decline And Fall Of The French Language? by anonymous6(f): 8:28pm On Nov 19, 2014|
another question and debate entirely but the French really made sure they had a strong hold on francophone countries after colonization.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: The Decline And Fall Of The French Language? by anonymous6(f): 7:05pm On Nov 16, 2014|
French is one of the most beautiful languages in ther world but it is not economically necessary anymore for many in the world, so I think thats one big reason why the French language is facing a decline.
|Foreign Affairs / The Decline And Fall Of The French Language? by anonymous6(f): 3:18am On Nov 15, 2014|
It's been indisputable for some time that English is becoming the ‘universal language’. As the number of living languages has steadily decreased, the use of English has expanded on every continent. And though English has not — despite predictions — crushed all other languages (German, Russian, and Spanish, to cite the prime examples, all remain strong), one language does seem to be undergoing the predicted cataclysmic collapse. English may not yet have won the globe, but French has definitely lost it.
The reasons for the decline of French are many, including geography. Francophone regions are spread out: think of France, Vietnam, Quebec, and Guadeloupe, to start. Many of these regions are without direct connections to other French-speaking countries. The result is that many of the people choose to abandon French for more useful languages within the region. In contrast, German, Russian and Spanish speakers are based in numerous adjacent countries, each supporting the others.
French has been most visibly hurt in the last few decades in Africa. In North Africa, French has had to compete with Arabic, a language which Arabs are now clinging to as proudly as the French have traditionally clung to French. South of the Sahara, countries which formerly had large French-speaking populations are making the switch to English due to its relevance in Southern Africa, as well as internationally.
In Algeria, after the Algerian War, French was mostly expunged. Its decline has continued, including the recent closure of French schools, as Arabic and English become the standard.
More dramatically, in Zaire, in 1997, fueled by anti-French sentiment, the French language was replaced with native languages. And in nearby Rwanda the president has pushed for the abandonment of French in favor of English. It is questionable whether any Africans will be speaking French in a few decades.
English, meanwhile, is becoming the most important Western language in Africa, replacing both French and Portuguese. An English derivative is the majority language of Sierra Leone, and remains an important language in South Africa, of course, as well as Nigeria, and various other smaller countries.
Former French-speaking colonies beyond Africa have been hostile to the French language. French has been collapsing even faster in Asia than it is in Africa, due to the isolation of French-speaking populations. In Vietnam, students have protested having to learn French, stressing the need to learn English instead. And in the Middle East, the Lebanese have been shucking off French in favor of English.
French has also seen a drastic decline in North America. In the U.S., between 1990 and 1995, college applicants for French class declined by twenty-four percent. In Canada, the number of French students enrolling in English classes is rising rapidly, while the overall percentage of French speakers across Canada is falling.
Across Europe, French has gradually declined from being the lingua franca to falling behind German and English. English is spoken by 41% of Europeans, while only 19% speak French. English is now the language of business in Europe, a fact which even French ambassador for international investment Clara Gaymard was forced to admit. And French has fallen so far behind in Eastern Europe, in particular, that it is the third-most studied language, behind English and Spanish.
While once the language of culture, French has been pushed off the global stage. Perhaps the most symbolic example of this was in 2008 when Sebastian Tiller, the French representative at the Eurovision contest, planned to sing 'Divine' almost exclusively in English. That the French singer did not choose to represent the jealously guarded language of his country internationally came as a shock to many. This cultural decline was mirrored when New York's Metropolitan Opera decided to reject the libretto of the musical star Rufus Wainwright (who was raised in Canada), because he chose not to translate his opera into English.
The calamitous decline in French seems irreversible, even to the French. In 2008, the budget of La Francophonie, the governing body of the French language, was six million euros; in contrast, the British Council announced it would spend 150 million euros in efforts to advance English.
In any Darwinian model, a characteristic can become prominent, or it can be driven out of existence. Use of the French language has been globally dispersed, and French culture is without historical significance in many of its colonies. These are not the characteristics that increase a language's chances of survival.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 3:07am On Nov 15, 2014|
lol, nothing surprises me anymore of the western worlds view of Africa
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 12:17am On Nov 14, 2014|
Like you said it is ignorance and a "I don't care attitude" from Americans of what is going on outside America, which includes the American media. A few years ago theres was a documentary news report on the knowledge of Americans of their country and what goes on outside America, they found out many Americans didn't know the pledge of allegiance, some mixed up what Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln did in history, some had a hard time knowing whether Mexico was in North America or South America, and other ludarcris and embarrassing things. So if they don't even know simple things of their country or care to they won't even try with Africa. It is only in the past few years a small minority of Americans are slowly knowing some countries in Africa and it's because of some big events that have happened internationally that they just happen to find out
|Foreign Affairs / Re: One Million Children Are Growing Up Without A Male Role Model In England by anonymous6(f): 12:00am On Nov 14, 2014|
a combination of both
|Foreign Affairs / Re: One Million Children Are Growing Up Without A Male Role Model In England by anonymous6(f): 6:45pm On Nov 12, 2014|
Yeah and I don't see it ever changing
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 6:43pm On Nov 12, 2014|
yup many americans think the whole continent has Ebola when it's just 3 countries affected right now. It shows that many Americans don't know the difference from one african country to another, Once they hear Africa that's it.
|Foreign Affairs / Re: The Most Powerful Woman In African Politics And In The World Helen Zille. by anonymous6(f): 6:40pm On Nov 12, 2014|
The most powerful woman in african politics, lol, I guess to you
|Culture / Re: The Rise Of African Films by anonymous6(f): 5:16am On Nov 11, 2014|
I think Nollywood has made a mark in Africa and beat Hollywood in the continent but I don't think I will give them that title either at least not right now. African film industries still need to progress and advance more but Hollywood shouldn't be used as the epitome but who to stand side by side with in the future.
|Culture / Re: The Rise Of African Films by anonymous6(f): 5:07am On Nov 11, 2014|
Well Tanzania has beautiful geography and is used alot as a image for Africa cultural landscape and DRC is the birth place of soukoss so yes I give them credit
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 5:02am On Nov 11, 2014|
well thats true, the safari industry is big in east africa, or south east like Kenya for example
|Foreign Affairs / Re: White Guy Gets A Knock-Out Kick For Calling A Black Guy "Kaffir" *** Video*** by anonymous6(f): 4:52am On Nov 11, 2014|
The white dude put that upon himself and I don't feel sorry for him
|Culture / Re: The Rise Of African Films by anonymous6(f): 1:05am On Nov 10, 2014|
don't know when, and never knew it was, I don't consider them the Hollywood of Africa though
|Culture / Re: The Rise Of African Films by anonymous6(f): 12:48am On Nov 10, 2014|
I think it depends but I'm leaning towards Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal
|Foreign Affairs / Re: 'Epidemic of Ignorance': Tourist Avoid Africa, All Of It - USA Today by anonymous6(f): 12:46am On Nov 10, 2014|
I think it is southern Africa, that are suffering from tourism cause the depend on the Safari industry. The rest of Africa never really depended on tourism so it is no loss for the rest of Africa
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