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Brazil’s Rousseff one of the main speakers at the African Union 50 year celebration

Friday, May 24th 2013 - 07:30 UTC
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Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff will be attending next Saturday in Ethiopia the fiftieth celebration of the African Unions Organization that preceded the African Union, (AU) and will be one of the main speakers on the opening day. Read full article


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  • Fido Dido

    (half the Brazilian population has African blood from the time of slavery)

    An old historic ( and exaggerated) fact that the Brazilian “white” elite love to use gain access on the African continent. So far, that strategy is successful.

    May 24th, 2013 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    What, no CFK ?

    May 24th, 2013 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Long live to ours brothers in Africa!

    May 24th, 2013 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nerosaxo

    The Afrikaner Journal...Might be worth reading before you go.

    The Afrikaner Journal
    The day the DA blushed.

    By: Jacques Mare

    May 24th, 2013 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Africa is a brothers! Not Europe, AFRICA....AFRICA.....AFRICA

    May 24th, 2013 - 08:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    5 Brasileiro

    No country can afford to alienate the western world. FACT

    May 24th, 2013 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nerosaxo

    Why not return to the most corrupt country in Africa. Lovely president who is a great singer .

    May 24th, 2013 - 09:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    We changes that fact!

    May 24th, 2013 - 09:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • nerosaxo

    Brasilerio (#)' brothers.

    May 24th, 2013 - 09:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    I like monkey. I am a GREAT MONKEY! HHHHHhhhhhuuuuuaauauauauauua

    May 24th, 2013 - 10:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Renato

    6 ChrisR (#)

    We are living in a different time. It's time for responsability.
    For every action we take, there will be a reaction or results.

    If you want to buy a diamond ring for your fianceé whitout questioning about it's destination, probably someone will pay for it.

    If you want to fill you car with gas, whitout questioning about the origin of it, someone will pay.

    If you want to buy cheap eletronics, without asking about how they were made, someone will pay for it too.


    We just can't keep consuming whitout asking about the consequences of our actions!

    This actual crisis is very much because we are valuating stuff more than people MORE THAN EVER!

    Today we are facing a neo-feminism (new sexist war), expendable realationships, atheism(based in a pseudo-science) , mental depression as results of this “developed” agenda.

    Because we are failling as human beings.
    Because we are don't care about real people.

    I'm tired of this desperate consuption fever.
    I'm tired of the “developed” Neo-liberalism...

    May 25th, 2013 - 01:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    11 Renato

    So, you don't want:
    a car to travel to see your friends across the country?
    to fly in a plane to see other parts of the planet?
    to improve your home to make it more comfortable?
    to wear new clothes?
    to improve the schools by having up to date computers and laboratory gear?
    to learn the truth about science?
    BUT, you do want to:
    keep believing in a god even though there is no proof for one, even after 4,000 years?
    keep the 'Father' of the damnable RC Church in your community even though they bugger the boys and rape the girls?
    keep the RC give us your money and go to heaven when you die nonsense?

    If I were you I would calm down a little, you are going to be ill if you keep on like this.

    May 25th, 2013 - 03:14 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    A day work in Naija!!!!

    May 25th, 2013 - 05:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Renatto

    12 ChrisR

    Of course I want all those conforts. But I don't want receive them by destroying other countries. Exploiting them.

    Inventing imaginary “nuclear weapons” to steal oil and destroy a hole country...
    Training evil men to fight my enemies. Like Osama B. Laden(Trained by CIA).
    Or selling guns to both sides in a war (IRAN-IRAQ).


    We are studing atoms since ancient greece! 2500 years stuying them.

    The atoms are real just because our science proved it?

    The eath is round just because Columbus proved?

    Science is just a tool. A method of human expose ideias. We are always using many methods to expose ideias.

    I'm Christian, but I'm not Catholic.

    Based in evolution I can tell this science will fall. Because this is the evolution of human thinking! I'm based on human history.

    Just take a look in Darwin theory in practice in every mother womb! The history of life on earth (4 billions of years) in 9 months. Cell to men/women. And this “book” is marked in every cell of our body. But we are not defined only by this body.

    Big Bang? Other evolutionary theory. Mass extictions? Other evolutionary theory.

    Will we deny God just because our science prove?

    It's not enough for me.

    May 25th, 2013 - 09:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Escoses Doido

    @14 Renatto:
    Lets dance you fanny.

    Lets dance you creationist imbacile.

    I take it you do not accord with the scientific THEORY of Evolotion?

    The fact that you belive in christ shows me, - That you are an idiot.

    Moronic child blinded by the need for Jesus.....

    May 26th, 2013 - 04:15 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Elena

    11 I mostly agree with you, sadly most actual economic models, even left leaning ones, involve a serious level of waste on nature itself, and a consumption that in some cases can get really out of hand in comparasion for what is really needed, and at a great cost which sometimes involve human beings becoming less caring towards each other. My only objection to your POV is that this isn´t a reason to think of all economic activity as something to get away from, rather, ppl can reorient those same economic activities towards developing and respecting spaces for nature to keep an equilibrium.

    May 26th, 2013 - 07:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    14 Renatto

    You are new here and do not know that I was once head server / vicars assistant in a High Church within the C of England, then at the age of 12 I found science. And realized I was really an atheist, it's the only thing that makes objective sense.

    If we left it to the church:
    the Earth would be flat;
    witches exist and need to be burnt at the stake;
    the more money you pay to the church the more your chance of getting into heaven;
    the RC Church sold ‘time off’ in purgatory for a scaled price: the more you paid the less time you had to do in purgatory;
    everybody, especially atheists, who do not believe will be sent to hell: good job there is no god, there is no devil either;
    until very recently the RCC considered the Earth Centric version of the universe to be the ONLY one;

    I can see that your lack of education and excess of indoctrination as a child by your parents (which almost happened to me) makes it very difficult to accept ANY science as fact. But that is your problem, not one of science.

    “We are stud(y)ing atoms since ancient Greece! 2500 years stu(d)ying them.”

    Not true. The Greeks and the Indians were hypothesising about the ‘atom and the void’ that went with it. The atom was indivisible which science has demonstrably proven incorrect or don’t you believe in current atomic theory either? BTW it was 7,000 years ago and they were wrong then as they are wrong now.

    We, with our modern machines can actually LOOK at atoms AND determine the elements that comprise their make-up.

    But like all delusional god believers you cannot see that after 4,000 years there is still not a scintilla of proof forthcoming AND the reason for that is obvious: there is none! I bet you don’t even know why I say 4,000 years and not 2013, do you?

    May 26th, 2013 - 05:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    Good news. Brazil is probably the most promising “great power” for Africa, giving them an alternative to the west and its dictates, as indeed does China too. Hope Africa will follow Latin America's example, and throw off the legacy of neo-colonial, dictatorial and oligarchic regimes and return to the Bolivarian style governments that the west overthrew in 60s, the ones that invited the great Malcolm X to one of the first of these meetings =)

    #7 Good link from that youtube vid to a George Galloway radio show debate on the same subject =)


    Quite right!

    #17 “If we left it to the church:
    the Earth would be flat”

    No, God and/or nature made it round, whatever the Church said =)

    “witches exist and need to be burnt at the stake”

    Sounds like your attitude to Cristinita!

    “the RC Church sold ‘time off’ in purgatory for a scaled price: the more you paid the less time you had to do in purgatory”

    A bad episode in Church history, though Luther split over it without denying God! Personally I don't like the capitalistic connotations of that policy...

    “until very recently the RCC considered the Earth Centric version of the universe to be the ONLY one”

    Define “very recently”, it must be several centuries now, though of course that's a fraction of the Church's history...

    “BTW it was 7,000 years ago and they were wrong then as they are wrong now”

    Your wrong, the earliest civilisations in Egypt and Iraq began between 5 and 6 thousand years ago; and Greece was much later than that

    “We, with our modern machines can actually LOOK at atoms”

    Though quantum mechanics as I understand it says you can't have any certainty about things at that scale...

    Jun 02nd, 2013 - 06:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR


    A commie who believes in God!

    In 1741 Galileo’s book was moved from Heresy to a neutral location in the library of The Devils Estate (the Vatican) and this is taken as the date when the RC morons realised they had it wrong. AND of course in 1992, 359 years after his trial, Pope John Paul II issued an apology, lifting the edict of Inquisition against Galileo. Wasn't that NICE of him?

    So I was 1000 years out (perhaps because it depends when you define the civilisation) and at 14% out that is better than 2,500 or 240% out?

    “We, with our modern machines can actually LOOK at atoms”. Never heard of the Hadron Super Collider the machine that found the ‘God particle’? BTW it is not because the scientific community believe in God: it was a piss take on the part of those who surmised the existence of the particle.

    BTW I bet YOU ALSO don’t know why I say 4,000 years and not 2013 years, do you?

    A Christian commie, that’s really ‘precious’. I bet Chubby Chavez is rotting and wondering why it’s all still black (so to speak). LOLs

    Jun 02nd, 2013 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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