Tata Naka
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⁣Namibia has the third highest levels of income inequality in the world. 6% of the population own 70% of the land and here, the wounds of German Colonisation run deep. Between 1904 -1908, the Germans established concentration camps where the indigenous Herero and Nama people were interned. Up to 80% of them died in what Germany later recognised as the first genocide of the 20th Century. While the descendants of these victims, like Karvita, live in illegal settlements in constant fear of eviction, the descendants of these colonists continue to own most of the land and have no problem justifying their inheritance.

Most of Namibia’s vast natural resources are owned or controlled by foreigners. The diamond industry is dominated by DeBeers and the ruling Swapo party, widely seen as corrupt, is propped up by its historic ally: China. The construction and uranium industries are controlled by the Chinese and documents leaked in 2021 revealed that North Korea was illegally subcontracted to build the country’s State House.

Most of the country is sparsely populated, enabling nature to flourish. It’s home to one to one of the greatest wildlife populations in the world, including the only free-roaming black rhinos. But these animals are constantly threatened by the Chinese mafia while global warming is increasing desertification, threatening indigenous communities.

Nana Kamau Kambon Archives
4 Views · 15 hours ago

Obenfo Obadele Kwame Kambon demonstrates Capoeira Martial Arts on Sunrise @ TV3 Studios.
Capoeira is a martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics, and music. It originated in the 16th century during the slave trade in Brazil, developed by African slaves as a form of self-defense disguised as a dance. Capoeira is characterized by its fluid and rhythmic movements, often performed in a circle called a "roda," accompanied by music played on traditional instruments like the berimbau, pandeiro, and atabaque. It's not just a physical practice but also carries cultural and social significance, promoting community, respect, and tradition. Today, Capoeira is practiced worldwide and is recognized as both a martial art and a cultural expression.

Nana Kamau Kambon Archives
4 Views · 15 hours ago

Fannie Lou Hamer was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. She was born in 1917 in Mississippi and became involved in activism in the 1960s, particularly in voter registration efforts. Hamer co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and famously spoke at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, where she passionately advocated for the party to recognize and include African American voices. She dedicated her life to fighting for civil rights and social justice until her death in 1977.
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