She flowed from the rolling waves of the clear blue sea like light floating on a still deep ocean. All glittering and golden, a vision of pure brilliance. Her radiant beams shattered the darkness within my heart, temporarily blinding me within my bleak despair. It seemed an eternity that I lay curled up in the … Continue reading
Vickie Langohr December 22, 2011 This past week was a pivotal moment for the struggle for women’s rights in Egypt. In response to more protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, police and government security forces beat and stripped several female demonstrators. One moment captured by a photographer ricocheted around the country, and seemingly just as fast, … Continue reading
PREAMBLE On December 17, 2011 a typhoon hit the Southern coastal regions of Mindanao which left a devastating trail of death and destruction amongst hundreds of impoverished villagers. (See news links below and follow link for further news article of Mindanao’s Typhoon). Source: BBC News The authorities in the southern Philippines are struggling to deal with … Continue reading
The Nile is famous as the longest river in the world. The river got its name from the Greek word Neilos, which means valley. The Nile floods the lands in Egypt, leaving behind black sediment. That’s why the ancient Egyptians named the river Ar, meaning black.
The river is 6695 kilometers (4184 miles) long and it winds from Uganda to Ethiopia, flowing through a total of nine countries. While the Nile River is often associated with Egypt, it actually touches Ethiopia, Zaire, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Sudan, as well as Egypt. It’s only recent that the first known navigation team successfully followed the river from beginning to its end. Continue reading