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Re: Africa !!!

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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    very true - i only disagree with cabinet ministers getting caught in corruption scandals in Southern Africa committing suicide, in my experience/observation
    Message 1 of 1 , May 28 5:41 AM
      very true - i only disagree with cabinet ministers getting caught in
      corruption scandals in Southern Africa committing suicide, in my
      experience/observation they simply get transferred!

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Parker, Kathleen
      > Sent: Friday, May 28, 1999 8:33 AM
      > To: Gittelman, David; Qualls, Michael; Bell, Elizabeth; 'Swezy,
      > Virginia'; Ryan, Caroline; Perry, Sam; Follas, Roger
      > Subject: FW: Africa !!!
      >
      >
      >
      > > fyi - from a Togolese friend in Paris
      >
      > >
      > >> HAVE FUN!!!!!!!
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >> I had fun reading this, I hope you do too!
      > >>>
      > >>>
      > >> Subject: How To Tell One African from Another
      > >>>
      > >>> It comes as something of a surprise to many Africans to discover
      > >>that all
      > >>> Africans look the same to non-Africans. How do you tell a Nigerian
      > >>from a
      > >>> Kenyan? and I am not talking about passports or clothing. The
      > >>easiest
      > >>> way, of course, is the name, for example Ogunkoye can only be a
      > >>Nigerian,
      > >>> and Njoroge a Kenyan. And where do the Dunns come from? Freed
      > >>> Slaves-----they are surely from Liberia or Sierra Leone.
      > >>>
      > >>> Surely everybody knows that the loud and cocky ones are the West
      > >>Africans;
      > >>> the brooding ones and sly ones are the North and South Africans. The
      > >>East
      > >>> Africans always say yes even when they disagree violently. If you
      > >>want to
      > >>> be more specific, the Camerounians will borrow money to buy
      > >>Champagne
      > >>> whilst the Ghanaians think they invented politics. The Congolese
      > >>think
      > >>> they have the best music and the best dancers.
      > >>>
      > >>> The Nigerians have a +THING; about clothes, and the Ethiopians think
      > >>they
      > >>> have the most beautiful women on God's earth. Morrocans think
      > >>they're
      > >>> French, and so do Burkinabes. Algerians hate the French. Sierra
      > >>Leonians
      > >>> smile profusely. Liberians can't get over America.
      > >>>
      > >>> All East and South African countries have the same national anthem,
      > >>but
      > >>> the South Africans sing it the best. The South Africans have no
      > >>hair; the
      > >>> Zambians and Kenyans have prominent foreheads. The West Africans
      > >>have
      > >>> short memories and never learn from their mistakes; the concept of
      > >>order
      > >>> and discipline must have been invented in East Africa; the
      > >>> words don't exist in West Africa, especially in Nigeria.
      > >>>
      > >>> When a cabinet minister is caught in a corruption scandal, he
      > >>commits
      > >>> suicide in Southern Africa; in West Africa he's promoted after the
      > >>next
      > >>> coup d'etat. In athletics, the divisions are easy: from 800m to the
      > >>> marathon the East Africans hold sway; the West Africans are only
      > >>good at
      > >>> the sprints. South Africans can only sing. But when it comes to
      > >>football
      > >>> (soccer), the North and West Africans dominate the lesser-skilled
      > >>East and
      > >>> South Africans.
      > >>>
      > >>> Still wondering what region this African is from????
      > >>>
      > >>
      > >^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      > >P. S. Polanah
      > >Instructor
      > >Black Studies Program,
      > >Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (C.I.S.),
      > >Lane Hall,
      > >Virginia Tech,
      > >Blacksburg, VA 24061
      > >
      > >
      > >Work Phone: 540-231-4771
      > >fax:540-231-7013
      > >email: ppolanah@...
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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