Tag Archives: Africa

The story of the first Black Man in the British Army

A few weeks in a new episode of Dr Who, there was something of a story about one of the characters in that weeks episode.  It involved a platoon of Victorian British soldiers who ended up working on some alien … Continue reading

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Musa I of Mali – The richest man you may never have heard of

You might never have heard of Musa Keita I of the Mali Empire but it is fair to say that no-one alive today will ever make such an impact on the world today. Born in 1280 AD, Musa grew up in … Continue reading

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Do Chimps Believe in God?

As Good Friday nears and Easter beckons to many as well as Passover to many others, it might come as a surprise to you that recent studies have indicated that a group of Chimpanzees have been studied and a series … Continue reading

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Band Aid 30

There are many problems with the world at the moment and certainly with our country but one thing that we can be proud of is our record of charity and giving to countries that are poorer than our own.  In … Continue reading

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How Technology Can Help Solve The Water Crisis In Africa

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I was thrilled that I was approached and then commissioned to write for one of the leading academic environmental magazines in the world, TerraGreen after they read my post on The Green Wall … Continue reading

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The Man Who Planted Trees and The Green Wall of Africa

About five years ago, I watched part of a short animated film entitled The Man Who Planted Trees. It is the most lovely short French film (an English version can be viewed here) and it tells the story of a … Continue reading

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