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"sierra leone freetown" Discussed on Here & Now
"Two to three to four hours. I have spent a lot of time this summer and will continue into the fall experimenting with different fresh fruit local herbs. I can't wait to try new england apples and pears. There's just no end to what you can experiment with. And hopefully people will try and realize wait a minute. That's a whole lot easier than i thought our visit to cathy. Guns that are home in maine. Hey this was serious. Research recipes and pictures at here now dot org in sierra leone the minister of education davidson gay not only oversees the nation's public schools he's also the country's chief innovation officer that is when he's not recording music videos or designing his own clothes he also developed a computer assisted technique for making customized prosthetic limbs at. Mit's medialab his ted talk on. The subject has guarded more than eight hundred thousand views. Npr's jason bobi and caught up with a thirty four year old minister sunday in the capital of sierra leone freetown. There's not a single piece of paper on david morning. The sanjay's desk at the ministry of basic and secondary education. Instead there's a computer monitor curved stone sculpture and a plant in june sang a tweet a photo of his predecessors desk piled so high with manila folders. You could only see the top of the previous ministers head on a continent notorious for paper laden bureaucracy. Sangei is on a mission to digitize government in sierra leone Many poor countries the largest persistence was where hungry. You tell us the we don't have what tell us technology. These little power wanna think about science and his answer wasn't just a yes. It was a calm patient. Yes absolutely it took a long time for people to understand that. actually yes. You need science signal. Jenny divisions and make sure you can eat better food and get more food than increase your yield sang as a fit thirty four year old. He wears a black collarless shirt that he designed himself with a gold embroidered strip. That stretches down his breast bone. His dreadlocks are tied neatly behind his back. And yes you need better technology to make sure they have water and yes you need better science and innovation. When should they have better access.
"sierra leone freetown" Discussed on Today in Focus
"Wife things all the way yeah. It was really horrible experience for us to watch the burning of the knee with my doors. But i think against repulsive and because they understand that things need to be changed. Do you think booming. Play a stake in the naser racist at I think if you understand that the reason the Plays proudly represented england. Show a kneeling for equality. And you're aware of that. And you still booed than lesser racist. That assisted was that when people misconstrued. What is alexei about marxism ave say. It's about political ideology. That's that's just the best just an excuse to do something. Wet the down. If someone standing up making a gesture for the good of society how can equality be not be a good thing for to the world we live in and if you still in yes. Mya is a racist act. Simplest that bra government. He people in goven. You've you've misrepresented and changed the whites about. And i just i think for years now. We're we're living in a world of divisive politics of identity politics. But i said gration leverage race with his class on people using the needs to politicize that and speak about in a different way from what i think is criminal and unless people ready know when we know i can name names pretty patel. Her comments last couple of days and made me feel sick guy. Just don't support people participation and you know that type of gesture gesture politics a certain extent as well so the england right to boot. Well that's a choice for them quite frankly would you be blau i. I've gone through match to even contemplate that. But i maintain my point quite frankly that we love from our positron revise vice have someone. Who's in the highest house of government. Who by the way. He should have awareness of west liked to be perceived in a way. Because you're is at british as you why you are perceived to be different because the color of your skin to come out and say she understands why people booing and the knee is nothing short second and it sets sight years and years and years and i think these people should be made accountable for that for that comments. Look fuelling fuelling fuelling gender identity politics fuelling people who by the way. The reasons why won't be doing nothing to do with marxism is to do with an identity has to do with a hatred for different background or off net. But let's be real that starts. It's about and that people were hiding behind this woman and for people and governments view affable johnson. Not taku condemning. You know some acceptable. I've seen some polls on all of this since the match and there is some good news more people support the players taking the knee than oppose it but there are a significant number. Many of whom. I imagine would never boo themselves. Who still don't like the idea of this gesture. It makes them feel uncomfortable. Why do you think that. S a lot of education so wonderful country with with with with great cultural diversity with with an unbelievable history but at the same time. They're parts of our history that we need to go back and confront the huge elephant in the room for me from sierra leon. Capital sierra leone freetown. The reason is cool free talents because of the slave trade. That's a huge part of our history so for people who don't understand that. How can you expect people to have and understanding of race and what it means to be black or asian or comfort. Different world represent this country. Now i can't expect people to understand things that not about welds and i think that's one of the biggest tools of the vision is that she a lack of education lack of tolerance for things that people have no concept understanding as disappointing as it was that there were bays that. Were very quickly chairs. Lots of chairs that drowned out any negativity. What did that mean to you. Ninety percent people in this country good ninety five percent. The high percentage of people in this country want to stand for. What's right on apple was good but until we an doesn't it it doesn't affect me as much here booze o'hare cheese cova more unconscious bias or prejudice web cooler. That's the issue that we really really need to address. You're always going to have a small minority of people with with negative things to say. And that's always gonna beata but actually we need to change people's lives and culture. John prospects and how they perceive those streets and young black children central on the you know in poland the pride again -education data are they being perceived away that they should be against what starts inserts. Search on the streets is much more important issues faced by. Why didn't just bubble so whether the england england place taken in the booth or whether cheered. That's my secondary to the major issues as for me every single person in this country whether they're white black gay lesbian. It doesn't matter as soon as people treated in a few may an equal way talk about over and covert racism. And i guess that we can see the over the decades in football the scenes you described at the start with your dad and also in your early days are not seen these days but racism isn't always in your face like that it can be discreet. It can be institutionalized and it can still be incredibly pervasive. obviously you're talking about society in general but isn't this true and football as well. I mean your one of not that many black people in the management side of the game and the same is true in the hierarchy of governing bodies. Is that part of the problem. I think it is. I think this is how received by say we've come from again if you look at the history of not just full of of race in our country of rice throughout wild if this is a long term issue that's gonna take a long long time issues. Take time to be solved. All i'm trying to do this. Generation is to rethink fool for the next generation. Having a diversity of will highest stretches of modulus foot will bet but any industry Creates by varsity thinking crates and convenient trust between Workers employees voiced. unless why. i'm doing the job i do now. I want to be waiting successful. Was it as a black courage. Proudly black comply approximately wipe my mom's white and i just won't to represent myself in the best way possible to leave faithful wind and hopefully something. I'll be successful doing. I'll have to say as a person of color. I find watching the england players. Take the knee in the face of the abuse that they faced is one of the most incredible things and moving things. You can say such a huge statement. If i was in england plan now made even more proud to take me not to what the light it mean. English lost foot one performance. The first twenty minutes played probably the best football. I've i've ever seen in infancy if he wants to. I twenty minutes back of that game. Some of the football the expression the passionate by the intensity was outstanding. And i think that comes from again. They know that represented some huge and they know the huge pots. Play as roma's speed. Yes winning games in playing a game in a right way with the right spirit. And i think not drive democracy to that performance because they noticed that into something bigger than themselves and i'm really really excited. I'm really proud. Worsening team a representative of the people who've mu society for it to the waste based opposition. In that's where we will people speak about nelson mandela. He didn't have easy but he wanted things to be bad for people moving forward and i think we do that. You stand up things even more inspired so there's actually more inspiring to me to see anger. Plays golfs off day standoff. What he believes is right in the face of provocation. In the face of bruce. That's even bad then people just or.
"sierra leone freetown" Discussed on The Kitchen Sisters Present
"But this was not the first exchange of this kind. It was actually louis armstrong who first visited the country in one thousand nine hundred eighty six. During the filming of satchmo the great film produced by edward r murrow documenting the great jazz musicians global travels and while in the gold coast. Armstrong's first concert was widely popular. It was written that after the show crowds. I ended up the streets of accra and admire long procession followed armstrong back to his town armstrong and his all stars played to an audience of one hundred thousand people. The police said it was a record for the goal and it may well have set the world record in the entire history of music. He was seats. The judge author off africa in stereo modernism music and pan-african solidarity louis armstrong went to ghana when it was still the gold closed in one thousand nine fifty six and for me. That is the beginning of the concert. Planning process forest ulta and nineteen seventy-one been armstrong was completely convinced. He was gone ghanaian because he met a woman in a market. Who was so much like. His grandmother was convinced that this is we came from. That was musicologist john. Ins- resident ghanaian music expert at afropop. There these incredible images of armstrong. Getting off the plane with his trumpet in hand of brass band of highlife musicians there to welcome him playing what he knows the tune simon coups and they are singing all for you and they jam right away because this is a song a repertoire and a way of relating to music that makes sense that they have engaged in on both sides of the atlantic guy claimed the song as a highlight in fact is one of the oldest islands ghana but he recognized the melody. He said that he record his grandmother singing with june later on. Some other research showed that the melody of all few was an actor. Song called sly mongoose. The jamaican calypso or mental song which was recorded in the thirties and forties and there were various renditions of it. So i think louis had forgotten heard the melody just record it. So there was a controversy about whether it's an american music come to africa or an african music to america but was sort of proving the point that the to and through between the two sides of the atlantic been going on for a long time on light brown bag. I'm not flying american bound. Eighteen hundred when jamaicans game to sierra leone freetown. The first time that they brought caribbean is to africa. Most people think african music goes to america during the days of slavery but there was a trickle. Back of africa from the americas. Were african american caribbean music. With treat slaves resilient jamaican maroons. Black soldiers fighting in the regimental of the british. And so on. So the two sides of the atlantic connected even though that may have been the purpose of the whites that in fact there was a constant to and fro and there was also black nationalist boys and padmore. There was constant going to and fro behind the backs of the colonialists. A music was actually one of the earliest reconnections people. Give it different names they call it the boomerang effect. They call it the homecoming of african music from the americas to africa or feedback mechanism with has been going on for a long time. The following year in nineteen fifty seven diplomats from around the world travel to across to join the celebration marking gun as new independence. Ghana's first president women kuma who himself studied in the united states became a leader in the new pan-african movement kwami and kuma was one of a number of political organizers who led a movement in the gold coast towards independent and. He's a really interesting figure because not only does he become the first president of ghana. He's seen as a kind of leader of africa. More broadly in part because ghana was just ahead of the curve in terms of gaining independence in nineteen fifty seven for many africans across the continent and black people throughout the world to see an african country become independent and where it's cultural pride so freely was very inspiring in terms of his political leanings. He was very interested in the work of wbz boys and in solidarity with people like george padmore and left leaning in terms of his politics within a black tradition so he issued this call to black people to regard ghana as home and specifically to invite african americans who had expertise to come. Help build the nation you'd have dentists and doctors etcetera moved there and became important longstanding members of both expatriate community. There maya angelou's spent a year. They're in the sixties writes about it in a wonderful.
"sierra leone freetown" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Today's crowd signs from the BBC world service we are recording in front of an audience in the capital of Sierra Leone Freetown we hits also how digital technology could transform West Africa you go to a bank you want to open an account and the banks is give me an ID and you see I don't have an ID but they have my fingerprints so it just makes our lives better time and improves the efficiency of our lives find out on today's crowd science coming up on the BBC world service BBC news with Jerry Smit the Philippines has reported the first step outside China from the new coronavirus officials said he was a forty four year old Chinese man who travel from the city of Wuhan where the virus was first detected as Chinese government concern grows about the financial impact of the epidemic with several cities under quarantine the central bank says is pumping over one hundred and seventy billion dollars into the economy at least twenty people have been killed in a stampede during an outdoor religious service in Tanzania the stampede happens during a Pentecostal service held at the stadium in the town of Moshi when the worshippers were rushing to get to knowing to age with holy oil Israel says it's heads more targets in the Gaza Strip belonging to the Palestinian militant group Hamas the Israeli army said the rates were launched on for a number of rockets in in century balloons were launched from Gaza Australia's agriculture minister Bridget mackenzie has resigned following revelations that she grunted public funds to sports clubs in marginal seats she been under pressure since an audit found she use hundreds of thousands of dollars to help the governing coalition a Japanese warship has set sail for the Gulf of Oman to protect the country's commercial shipping in a controversial deployment the critics saying goes against Japan's pacifist constitution the US secretary of state's my poem pair has as because like stone to pressure China over his treatment of Muslims in his western Xinjiang region Mr Pompeii made the comments while on a visit to the kinds I capital Nursultan in tennis the final of the men's Australian Open is on the way Djokovic his bidding for a record extending eighteenth title at Melbourne while his opponent dominate team is hoping to be the first so called next generation to win a grand slam BBC news hello this is crowd signs from the BBC world service we're coming.
"sierra leone freetown" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"And I thought one of the things that was incredibly striking about this instant was just how quickly armed officers were on the scene robots and our London correspondent the Afghan defense ministry says Taliban militants have taken over an army base in northern Ferrier province after two days of heavy fighting at least seventeen soldiers have been killed and fifteen wounded during the attack. His show up Sharifi local officials told the BBC the Taliban storm the base in March from different directions, killing in wounding, many of the hundred soldiers stationed there. The governor of Aaron active Lafayette told the BBC up to fifty soldiers had to surrender because they. They did not receive reinforcements five days ago. The Taliban attacked and captured parts of Grozny a strategically important cities. South of Kabul I've on security forces have since been trying to force the Taliban out on the government says it's now in control Schwab Sharifi reporting a year ago today after three days of torrential rain, there was an enormous mudslide just outside the capital of Sierra Leone Freetown more than one thousand people were killed, and many more were left homeless correspondent Omar for fodder has been funny out how those who survived the tragedy, a coping. Wrong. Forgiving, remembering those lifts behind the pain is still fresh. Malaita camera lost his wife, two children and dozens of other relatives, his back to pray for their souls. But all he could do was weep. Six o'clock. The film, my prayer and as a driver, I went to work, he was only later, but I was told about the slide returned to find that my house disappeared swallowed up by the mountain. I felt like my whole world ended after performing the seventh year rights to Telephone Co. from the central hospital, the my son is still alive. Life. This is melody sound Daniel learning to walk on crutches the live in an unfinished building, not far from the scene of the disaster Donyell survived, but by the skin of his teeth, the scars are all over his body. His left leg has been unprotected to the tie while is rights. Thai-born also broke, and it's still being mended his left arm is only hanging while the backhand is card. So is his back. He said in brand full. Recalls the names of fence used to play with who tied in the mudslide Daniel laments that he's no longer able to play like you're still. We days. I mean, my mom, she styles in border. We were home sleeping your bus at around six o'clock. My father worked for morning prayers. Then he left at this time. There was a heavy storm. Not long after I looked to my mum, we could not find her. I won't stick outside to look for. That was when I felt something lifting me up and crash landing me on a rock. I screamed calling for help. My leg and armor Burkan. This other like was smashed. This is not how it was born. I can no longer run around and play like other children. I don't feel happy about it, but I remain courageous. Did I..