Vimbai B Chinembiri

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Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Dialogue and Development

The 21st of May marked the day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development, a day which provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity. This celebration precedes Africa Day for our continent, and today we want to hear from you. What aspects of your culture are you proud of and what do you wish could change about your culture either politically, socially, religiously and/ or economically?


A Shout Out From the Garden Route in South Africa

Greetings from the Garden Route, a 300 kilometers stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape. It includes a mix of golf courses, ancient forests, secluded artists’ communities, retirement estates, modern malls, craft centres, mountain hideaways and beach holidays. The name comes from the verdant and ecologically diverse vegetation encountered here and the numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the coast.

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Remembering the Inauguration of South Africa’s First Democratic President: Mandela

23 years ago on this day, the continent celebrated the swearing in of Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela in Pretoria as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. Mandela’s inauguration followed the historic first multiracial democratic elections held the previous month where about 22 million South Africans voted propelling the African National Congress (ANC) into power. As an African, how significant is this historical day to you?

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The African Drums Festival in Pictures

The African Drum Festival that took place in Ogun State Nigeria was a colourful ceremony that saw more than 20 cultural troupes from about 13 countries in attendance. The festival also drew participants from Haiti and observers from Dallas in the United States. The Kano State contingent emerged overall winners taking with them a whooping N5 million prize money. On today’s GMA we bring you some of the pictures taken by TIA during the festival.

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#WCW The Miracle Doctor: Dr Helena Ndume

Omoakhuana Anthonia once remarked that, “The greatest purpose in life, the greatest achievement one could ever have in life, the greatest satisfaction one could ever get in life can only be found in the service of others.” This is the case with our woman crush Wednesday today, Dr Helena Ndume a Namibian ophthalmologist who has dedicated her life to restoring the sight of over 35 000 people in Namibia free of charge. Let’s meet Dr Ndume.