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2017: African Voices Goals

31 Dic

African Voices reached the sixth year of life and I am happy with the development, and successful although slow, which has had and is continuing to get See this page is followed by every corner of the world and from many Africans, makes me proud.
I never wanted to invest on the development of the page, but I think that in 2017 will be an expense that I will face, for what are my ideas for sharing the news.

Well, at least six months that I’m getting ready, knowing, getting relationships to give more information on the active black people, not only in Africa but around the world, searching for old African communities living in the world and the diaspora, also passing through the human rights and the oppression of peoples and minorities.

So, much more work waiting me and the staff that are working directly without receiving anything in exchange, people and activists as Huno Djibouti, Djibouti and the Horn of Africa; Henry Mworia for Kenya; Adrian Arena for Afro Mexicans, Fulvio Beltrami for Burundi and the Great Lakes area and Cornelia Toelgyes for sub-Saharan Africa and human rights, has always been friendly and administrator of the group for the  Per la Liberazione dei Prigionieri del Sinai. But also many others that revolve around African Voices that are a source of inspiration on the most difficult areas of Africa.

A main goal of African Voices for 2017 is to help small and medium NGO in Africa, those who can not enjoy the support of European governments or the EU, but with great sacrifice on the field and thanks to the good will of volunteers, seek funds and charities increasingly rare and hard to find.

To get this goal, I started a few months working with a multinational leader in the Cashback system called Lyoness and is present in 48 countries worldwide with its seat in Austria, Graz.
Lyoness is an interesting formula and useful to all those who shop in the hundreds of thousands of companies of all kinds, affiliates. The user who uses this shopping system, earn an average percentage directly and immediately its current account and African Voices, in this case, cashes 0.5% for each of your spending. Percentage that, African Voices, donates to non-profit organization without asking for donations that can often become heavy for the user that instead, doing shopping, gains and carries a minimum cash of 0.5% to African Voices that devolve to non-profit organization in Africa.I find this a nice system, useful, brilliant, that will satisfy everyone. If you are interested in attending, you can write to African Voices admin email africanvoiceseditor@gmail.com

Another goal we set ourselves is to find jobs for Africans in Africa who need to work, and on this, I need your help.

I will not take the place of job search enterprises, they do a different job from what we can do ourselves to African Voices.

We can turn to small companies, private individuals seeking workers in all sectors, seriously. Receiving requests on africanvoiceseditor@gmail.com with the subject: Work, indicating the country and the state, we can publish, and in this way, help the recruitment since many are the people who are following African Voices especially through Facebook, but the our publications are also seen on other social as Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, through our blog, followed by tens of thousands of readers, and will activate, in 2017, our YouTube channel with the weekly press and the section dedicated to the job search.

That’s all, African voices in the world, sure to make a beautiful journey together in 2017.

Good luck to all of you and Happy New Year.

Marco Pugliese
Admin, African Voices.


Ethiopia: Italian Corporations massacred farmers

20 Ago

Ethiopia, the massacre of the fermers against the dam of Italian corporations.

Adults tied to trees and shot, children and animals thrown in the rivers, bodies left for meat to hyenas and a village of Suri destroyed. 154 inhabitants, only seven survivors.

Through polemics and dispute around the Gibe III dam, increasing the number of victims in Ethiopia. In its latest report, dating back to December 2012, it is revealed that there are hundreds of people who have obtained violence, murders and rapes. The “fault” is to object to the building of hydropower giant to defend their land.


In the Omo Valley, a UNESCO heritage, a silent conflict that began seven years ago he continues to make victims. It is one of those conflicts that the great European armies is interested in solving. This is a war unknown to the people, kept hidden. In July 2006, the Ethiopian Government, through the EEPC (Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation) procures, without notice or race, the Italian company Salini Costruttori building a third dam that bears the name of GIBE.

Taking inspiration from tenets of sustainable development, it is on technological innovation and organizational and on the extraordinary human and professional assets at its disposal to develop constructive solutions, able to exploit the resources of the territories and to contribute to economic and social growth of the peoples” , is the mission that Salini says on its website. The dam will be a giant capable of producing 6.500GWh year. Energy to be included in the national electricity system and to sell at a high price to the nearest country: Kenya.
Although the legal system of Adis Ababa says that prior to project an assessment on the environmental and social needs to be done, the government gives the green light to Italian tycoon of laying the first stone.

The silence of the internayional press and the silent cry of the 500,000 inhabitants of the valley, remains silent.

Soltamente in 2008 the EPA (Ethiopian Environmental Protection Authority) officially giving the green light to the work after receiving a dossier of CESI – an agency in Milan (Italy), which defines the environmental impact related to the “insignificant project” or even “positive“. Cesi has, however, committed to neglect the use of neighboring land to the dam from local farmers, rather than as future work plans of flood control and irrigation artificial. The Milan agency does not even remotely speaks of the future situation of Lake Turkana, across the border with Kenya, who from Omo river which receives 90% of its water.

Yet the sector studies carried out by a number of NGOs say the opposite. “The dam will alter dramatically the seasonal flow of the Omo and will have a huge impact on the delicate ecosystem of the region and the indigenous communities that live along the banks of the river through to its Delta, on the border with Kenya. The Omo flow will suffer a drastic reduction. The phenomenon will interrupt the natural cycle of flooding that periodically pour water and humus in the valley feeding the forests and making it possible to agriculture and pastoralism in rivivificati land from water.”

All subsistence economies linked directly and indirectly to the river, collapse compromising the food security of at least 100,000 people.” read on survival

So local people have been forced to an “evacuation” process as defined local authorities. A real forced relocation of entire tribes such as the Mursi, Bodi and the Kwengu in resettlement camps. Physical and psychological violence are the means of coercion that accompany this mopping. Thanks to a CNN report revealed a chilling situation. Adults tied to trees and shot, children and animals thrown in the rivers, bodies left for meat to hyenas and a village of Suri destroyed. 154 inhabitants of only seven survivors.

Stephen Corry, director of Survival International, said: “This map shows that the Ethiopian government wanted to hide, or the intention of resettling the tribes of the Lower Omo Valley. Taking into account the numerous reports we have received of violent evictions and intimidation, the ultimate goal of the government has now become clear, as well as its refusal to respect the fundamental rights of the persons find yourself in his way.

Appeals asking to stop this massacre are many. Among the first was Unesco and Survival International, Campaign to Reform the World Bank, Counter Balance coalition, Friends of Lake Turkana and International Rivers and Survival has launched a petition to prevent the continuing of this massacre.


Original post italian language HERE
English Version by Aftican Voices


Erdogan‬ and ‪Afewerki‬ dictators united by wickedness.

20 Lug

Joined from busines, they are ruthless dictators, oppress the people, kill deserters and coup leaders, jailed political opponents, journalists critical of the government, torture, close the newspapers and TV who do not think like them. They abuse their power. One is protected by ‪‎US‬ and Europe‬, the other is protected by the European Union and the ‪‎African Union‬.

Erdogan‬ and ‪Afewerki‬… shame on you!!!

The inhuman law of human beast

9 Lug

What happens in the brain of the human beast, it is often an enigma.
What you could have done this African (perhaps Ethiopia) to merit popular law of villages, to be stoned fiercely and then delivered to the fire and no one is opposing the massacre.

No animal has a worse human behavior instead practice violence, murder, genocide and massacre.

The human and civil rights have been invented by man to give an alibi to the trampled rights, torture, murder and oppression.
Human nature is sick and is falling more and more down.

Facebook intolerant African Human Rights

22 Giu

Remember you the video of the ‪‎Ethiopian‬ worker beaten by Arabs, hanging upside down?

Well, for publishing, indeed linked that video, I got (admin) seven days of total block from ‪‎facebook‬ and therefore also from the African Voices page. The blockade ended yesterday.

Now, given that the mother of ‪‎idiots‬ is always pregnant, and that the block has arrived because some idiot has flagged the video, the same idiots who often complain about a print right denied in their own country, what amazes me is the administration’s behavior facebook that should, I thought, that they were from the part of the complaint of human and civil rights. But no, once again confirms facebook to be at 90 ° in front of the big America and Arabia powers at the expense of the suffering or killed.

We fight every day for the rights of all and then, we realize that the main tyrant is precisely the means that we use every day.
I hope that one day there will be a better and balanced means, maybe an African source.

Greetings and good continuation, even the idiots.