10 of Africa’s Most Affluent Families

From business to the arts, politics to religion, here are 10 of Africa’s most affluent families.

The dos Santos Family – Angola

From Petroleum to mining, banking, real estate, cement, retail, media, and entertainment, there are few areas of trade and investment that the dos Santos Family have not spread their reach to. At the hub is José Eduardo dos Santos, the 75-year-old Angolan president, who has been in power for 37 years. The family also boasts Isabel dos Santos, usually referred to as Africa’s richest woman. She owns banks, telecom companies, a cement factory, a supermarket chain, restaurants, casinos, and also holds stakes in various utility firms. Isabel dos Santos has a vast portfolio of investments in Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, and Cape Verde. Other influential names in the family include banker and investor, José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, media guru, Welwitschia José dos Santos Pego (Tchizé), and famous creative, José Paulino dos Santos, who is popularly known as ‘Coreon Dú.’

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dos_santos_family

The Rupert Family – South Africa

They say, “Do not despise humble beginnings.” What started out as a small cigarette company in 1941, transformed into a huge billion-dollar corporate empire, making the Rupert Family one of the wealthiest and influential families in the world. The Rupert Family owns luxury brands such as the infamous Cartier, Mont Blanc, and Dunhill under the Richemont banner. Apart from the luxury brands and cigarettes, the family also has a lot of control in the beverage industry, controlling nearly a fifth of South Africa’s wine market, as well as up to 80% of all Brandy sales. The Ruperts, through the investment company, Remgro (formerly Rembrandt S.A.), also own Mediclinic, which is one of South Africa’s biggest healthcare brands.

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 johann_rupert

The Oppenheimer Family – South Africa

If diamonds are forever, then the Oppenheimers’ wealth is surely eternal. This South African family previously De Beers and Anglo American, two of the biggest names in the world of diamond, gold and platinum mining. What started as a broker job for German-born Ernest Oppenheimer in Kimberley, South Africa, developed into a mining empire whose wealth and power reigned for years around the world. Even though the family has sold most of the shares in the mining companies, the wealth and influence still remains, and it is looking like it will be forever, just like the diamonds.

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nicky_oppenheimer

The Dangote Family – Nigeria

Aliko Dangote comes from a prominent Nigerian business family. He is the great grand son of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955. Aliko, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano State, was born on 10 April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family. He remains the richest man on the African continent for the seventh consecutive year, and owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities and operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia. He is father to three daugthers and despite their father’s affluence, the daughters remain private and have studied at the best universities.

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

The Ibru Family – Nigeria

The Ibru Family is considered one of the most successful and influential families in the history of Nigeria. Some of the key names the Ibru Family boasts are the late Felix Ibru, Goodie Ibru, who was president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and Alex Ibru, who once served as Minister for Internal Affairs and founded Guardian Newspaper. Perhaps the most influential Ibru was Olorogun Michael Christopher Ibru. Michael was well-known for having founded the first black-owned frozen fish business, as well as vehicle distribution and marketing company, Ruta, which, at one time, was the sole distributor of Mazda, Tata, and Jeep vehicles. Regardless of succession dispute rumors, the family conglomerate, the Ibru Organization, remains one of the largest businesses in Nigeria and holds a huge stake in Aero Contractors Airlines, Sheraton, and Ikeja Hotels Plc, among others.

ibru family

ibru family

The Kenyatta Family – Kenya

The name ‘Kenyatta’ is influential in both business and politics, having produced two Kenyan presidents – first president, President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and fourth president, President Uhuru Kenyatta, The Kenyatta family’s influence is, arguably, the biggest influence in the East African Region. The Kenyatta Family commands a lot of business control in the dairy, hospitality, media, and banking industries both in Kenya and abroad. Some of the family’s notable investments include Brookside Dairy, Heritage Hotels, and Mediamax Group. They also hold about 25% shares of the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA).

Kenyatta family

Kenyatta family

The Bakhresa Family – Tanzania

From Kenya to Malawi, Tanzania to Mozambique, the brands Azam and Bakhresa Group dominate the food, beverage, and plastics industries. What was started by Said Salim Bakhresa as a small restaurant, has now turned into a continental powerhouse. The Bakhresa Group, which has a turnover of almost $1 billion dollars annually, is currently managed by Said’s sons, Mohammed and Abubakar, and includes companies like Azam Media, a confectionery company, among many more. The Azam Group also deals in petroleum and plastics, as well as owns the Azam Football Club, which is one of the biggest football clubs in Tanzania.

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said_salim_bakhresa

The Nguema Family – Equatorial Guinea

The Nguema Family of Equatorial Guinea is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families of West Africa. The family consists of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa’s longest-serving head, as well as his son, Teodorin, who is the country’s vice president, along with other relatives who serve as ministers and government leaders. It is hard to know the actual monetary value of the Nguema Family; however, in 2012, French authorities seized various luxury assets belonging to Teodorin worth close to $300 million, having us conclude that the family is worth more than that.

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the_nguema_family

The Bushiri Family – Malawi

Faith leaders are some of the most influential people on the African continent. One of the most influential names in Malawian history is Malawi-born, South African-based prophet and entrepreneur, Shepherd Bushiri. With an estimated wealth of $200 million, Bushiri and his wife, Mary, have a combined social media reach of more than 2.5 million followers, making them one of the most influential couples on the continent. They also own a mining company, a mobile telecommunications network called PSB, and a TV station that broadcasts across the continent as well as SB University, which has campuses in South Sudan and South Africa. Prophet Bushiri’s brother, Otis, also mans a mega church in the South African city of Cape Town, while Mary’s brother, Duncan, popularly known as ‘Gwamba,’ controls a beverage plant in Malawi.

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the_bushiri_family

The Kuti Family – Nigeria

From music and artm to human rights activism, one cannot help but awe at the influence that the Kuti Family of Nigeria has had on Nigeria. Perhaps the foundation of this great family is Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997). Fela Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, and composer who is regarded as a pioneer of the the Afrobeat music genre. A solid pan-Africanist, Fela’s music remains some of the most exported music pieces from the African continent. Fela’s sons, Femi and Seun, continue to carry their father’s musical legacy. Fela’s daughter, Yeni, who is also musically gifted, currently runs The Afrika Shrine, a revamped studio and entertainment place, which was originally founded by Fela. Yeni is also one of the founders of FELAbration, a music festival dedicated to celebrating Fela’s work.

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femi_kuti

Source:  https://www.africa.com/most-affluent-families


Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) Planted a Prophetic Seed, Laid a New Foundation and Elevated Los Angeles During a Prophetic Conference in Hollywood, California

From April 5th to April 6th, 2018, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries), Founder and President of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the world’s fastest growing church, has prophetically shaken Los Angeles during a conference / revival organized in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, in Los Angeles, the most populous city in California. Originally planned to take place at The Forum in Inglewood, the venue of that conference was upgraded to the Dolby Theatre formerly known as the Kodak Theatre, a world’s premier auditorium for dance shows, entertainment, musicals, opera, prominent television and award events, symphony performances, and top live-performances in Hollywood, the home of the US film industry.

 

Several world-renowned artists such as Adele (Adele Laurie Blue Adkins), Alicia Keys (Alicia Augello Cook), Andrea Bocelli, Andy (Andranik Madadian), Barry Manilow, Beyoncé (Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter), Celine Dion, Charice (Jake Zyrus), Christina Aguilera, David Jon Gilmour, Dixie Chicks, Elissa (Elissar Zakaria Khoury), Elvis Costello (Declan Patrick MacManus), Googoosh (Faegheh Atashin), Ian Scott Anderson, Joe Bonamassa, Leila Forouhar, Mariah Carey, Neil Young, Philipp Kirkorov (Philipp Bedrosovich Kirkorov), Prince (Prince Rogers Nelson), Shadmehr Aghili, Shohreh Solati, Siavash Ghomayshi, The Corrs, The New Power Generation, Vanilla Ice (Robert Matthew Van Winkle), etc. have performed at that Dolby Theatre. Since its opening in 2001, the Dolby Theatre has hosted several top ceremonies including the Academy Awards also known as the Oscars which honor excellent achievers in cinematic under the leadership of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. However, none of those events had a significant impact on lives and on the city as the prophetic conference just led by Major One, the first Black to be nominated to receive the prestigious “Honorary US Citizenship” given to only 8 people of exceptional merit since 1776.

 

Indeed, during the conference, Major 1, the richest minister in the world and one of the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” http://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/ShepherdBushiri, announced that God sent him to lay a new foundation in Los Angeles. He said that God showed him a vision and God said “I am about to change the City of Los Angeles”. The #1 Major Prophet of all time said that the Lord told him that, in the next three years, a revival is going to shake Los Angeles. Therefore, where many have often gathered from all over the world to be entertained by famous Hollywood celebrities, thousands have gathered in the same venue instead to partake into the prophetic movement, worship, honor, and experience life-changing encounters with the God of Major 1, the God of Miracles and Wonders.

 

During the first day of the event, Major 1, one of the youngest billionaires in the world (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com), preached and prophesied to many people. His message focused on the hand of God and how He stretched it. When God stretches out His hand, He wants to touch and/or bless somebody. In Isaiah 65, God stretched out His hand to a rebellious people who might have not even been aware that God wanted to bless them. Similarly, God still stretches out His hand today over some people deemed unworthy to bless them. However, as Major 1 (https://www.psbministries.international) explained to the crowd, God’s hand is not short that He can’t touch people, but sin and most often the lack of knowledge hinder Him.

 

One the second day of the conference, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, PhD, prayed for and laid hands on everyone in attendance one by one. Afterwards, miracles rained, people witnessed the touch of God, several people were instantly healed from incurable diseases, and countless people came in front to testify. For instance, a lady who could not walk and was using a wheelchair for 15 years began walking on her own immediately after Major 1 laid hands on her. Overcome with great emotion, that woman could not even talk or explain how she felt; all she could do was to demonstrate the healing power of the God of Major 1. A man to whom Major 1, PhD, prophesied the first night of the conference stepped forward the second night to testify of his overnight miracle. For years, that man had been suffering from extreme insomnia in such a way that he could not sleep at all. Day or night, he could never catch any sleep or peace of mind. But after Dr. Major 1 prayed for him, he was delivered and that same night, he slept like a baby for the first time in years. Countless miracles happened during the two-day Prophetic Conference and some of them were captured in these videos:

Video of Day 1 of the Prophetic Conference with Major 1 on April 5th, 2018

 

Video of Day 2 of the Prophetic Conference with Major 1 on April 6th, 2018

 

Some of the members of the African delegation which accompanied Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to the conference were:

 

On his return to Africa, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, the spiritual son of Prophet Uebert Angel (https://www.uebertangel.org), testified that the Los Angeles Prophetic Conference was a huge success. He appreciated the great work that the stewards of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in America (www.ecgministries.org) are doing under the leadership of Mr. Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor of ECG America based in Washington DC (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc).

 

Los Angeles, the La-la-land, the Entertainment Capital of the World, has hosted major events including the Olympics and other prominent ceremonies indeed, but it probably has never been impacted by a prophetic shift as what just happened. Moreover, several historic religious events can be connected to Los Angeles. For instance, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was in Los Angeles that the historic Azusa Street Revival (1906-1915) which birthed the Pentecostalism movement took place. Led by Evangelist William J. Seymour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_J._Seymour), an African American preacher, that revival began like a small revival meeting in 1906, but it became the origin of the modern-day Pentecostal movement, and the main “catalyst for the spread of Pentecostalism in the last century”. Let’s not forget that, at the beginning of the Azusa Street Revival, its leader, William J. Seymour, was about 34 years old, which seems not much different from Major1’s physical age. Although many people did not believe in the one-eyed pastor William J. Seymour, a descendant of enslaved Africans, a man of God who endured a lot of problems in his life during a period when the “Jim Crow” racial segregation laws were at their height in the United States, God powerfully anointed and used him in a supernatural way that, even some of his accusers including many racist people who opposed him for the fact that such a global movement could start with a black person, had to confess and follow God. Evangelist William J. Seymour “would tell the audience to sing in the Spirit and then, fire would come up out of the roof, go through the roof, go up about fifty feet in the air and a fire about fifty feet away from it in the sky would come down and mingle with it. While the fire was ablaze, many miracles happened“. People could even see the fire from outside. Not knowing it was the fire of God’s Glory, many people outside called the Los Angeles Fire Department on different occasions to come extinguish the fire.

 

Many churches originated from the Azusa Street Revival including the Church of God in Christ (led by Black People), the Assemblies of God (led by White people who split from the Blacks of the Church of God in Christ), Church of God, International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, Pentecostal Assemblies, Pentecostal Church of God, Pentecostal Holiness Church, etc. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azusa_Street_Revival). The Azusa Street Revival held the record of the biggest miracles in the history of America. In 1909, William J. Seymour prophesied that the next greatest revival, even greater than the Azusa Street Revival, will occur in about 100 years! This should shock any alert follower of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), whose ministries started growing at a historic remarkable record after he moved to Pretoria, South Africa, in 2015, which is exactly 100 years after the end of the Azuza Street Revival. Surely, the prophecy of Major 1 about the incoming revival in Los Angeles confirms that announced by William J. Seymour about the same city approximately 100 years ago.

Therefore, recalling this history, the reader of this article must be watchful, thoughtful, and prayerful about what is about to happen in Los Angeles, charismatically nicknamed the “City of Angels”, as a Major Prophet in the caliber of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), the Prophet who Speaks with God Face to Face like Moses, the Prophet Who Works with Angels and Archangels all the Time, the Prophet Who Walks in the Air, the Fearless General who can Kill Any Demon, the Prophet Who Calls Fire from Heaven and it Comes Down Physically right away like Elijah did, the Prophet Who Speaks to Dead Human Beings and Animals and They Instantly Come Back to Life, stand on the same stage that the famous celebrities in the world receive their renowned Oscar Award and declared that, “a prophetic seed has been planted in L.A. and the revival has begun”. Los Angeles, the second most populous city in the United States after New York City will never be the same again as it will surely experience historic angelic activities very soon and be better known for its prophetic name, Angeltown, City of Angels, that the Spanish who founded the city gave to it.

 

Are you ready for the end time prophetic movement under the leadership of young prophets (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) foretold by Prophet Joel hundreds of years before Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World, was physically born?

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) preaching in Los Angeles, California
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) preaching in Los Angeles, California
Prophet Dr Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) praying for people one on one during the Los Angeles conference
Prophet Dr Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) praying for people one on one during the Los Angeles conference
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, arriving at the Los Angeles conference venue in Hollywood
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, arriving at the Los Angeles conference venue in Hollywood
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri after their interview on arrival at the airport in Los Angeles, California, USA
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri after their interview on arrival at the airport in Los Angeles, California, USA
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri welcomed on arrival at Los Angeles airport in 2018
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and Prophetess Mary Bushiri welcomed on arrival at Los Angeles airport in 2018
A lady testifying about her miracle at the LA Conference
A lady testifying about her miracle at the LA Conference
Apostle Nick Magola, Pastor Brian Ngambi and other officials during the conference in Los Angeles
Apostle Nick Magola, Pastor Brian Ngambi and other officials during the conference in Los Angeles
Flyer for Los Angeles, CA Conference in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre
Flyer for Los Angeles, CA Conference in the Ray Dolby Ballroom at the renowned Dolby Theatre
Prayer time by Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) during the Los Angeles conference in Hollywood
Prayer time by Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) during the Los Angeles conference in Hollywood

 

 


The Pillars of Business Success According to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), The Richest Person in Africa

Part 1 – Prophetic Advice: The pillars of business success (Part 1)

Often times I [Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1]  get asked by young people who wish to enter into business what the pillars of success are. The questions maybe phrased differently, but they seek the same answer at a structural level.

To begin with, one thing we must understand is that business is an extension of character. It is a reflection of character. Character is the foundation by which all things are built.

Character is a broad term, which needs a separate thread detailing its various aspects. I intend to touch on each and every single one of them in the coming days.

However, today, it is critical that we address it in general terms.

 

Character

Your general behavioural attributes, values, ethics, attitudes and habits are what make your character.

If you wake up every day, for 365 days, and go for an early morning jog, it is a habit that builds your character and becomes who you are. The days when you are not in the mood, your body will still wake you up, and you will feel funny if you do not do this routine.

If you set your alarm to go off at 05:00hrs every morning, after several weeks you will realise that automatically, even without an alarm your body will wake you up at 05:00hrs.

If you, commit, always seeking to do good, for no return, that is an attitude that defines your character.

What you do everyday, what you think, what you aim for, and what you desire make up your character.

 

Why character is important?

Character is one of the few constants in life. In an ever changing world, products change daily, profitable realms shift, and even perspectives change.

So, if investments change, it means success can change too. To guarantee the future you must invest in two things that do not change.

Invest in your character, and invest in God.

The bible, in the book Romans says

Romans 5:3-5 – “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

If you invest in a noble, humble, and hard working character and you are faithful to God, then you are guaranteed endless hope.

Success is not quantified by the size of your bank account. In fact, monetary success is only a result and an extension of character success.

It is impossible to be a public success, if you are a private failure.

The ingredients that generate repeat and sustainable success depend entirely on character.

If you work hard, if you are resilient, committed, consistent, righteous, steadfast, faithful then success is the result, in any business you decide to venture into.

Just like life, business brings tests, of varying magnitude. Hence success is not a destination, but a process. If the attributes mentioned above are not within your character, when the test of sustaining success comes, you will falter. You will grow weary and fail.

But if your character is who you are, then you cannot get tired because even when desire and strength is gone, your own self will persist.

That is the importance of character.

I have said before, when i taught about the Tuchia wisdom, that i do not have money because i pray. I have money because i work, labour, and toil using Godly principles.

I pray that you seek a righteous character, and that you invest in your heart. For out of your heart’s character, and faith in God, will come sustainable success.

 

Part 2 – The metaphor of streams that feed the vast ocean: The pillars of business success (2)

Through scripture we know that God wants us to succeed in life. By growing and using our faith and trust in the Lord we can be strengthened to fulfil his will for our lives- this is true success.

A few days ago, i promised to share business principles, values, ethics, and attitudes that you can adopt and will help you establish what i called sustainable business success.

I took time to mention, that, the pillars of success are broad and many, and i added that i would take time to explore each and every single one of them.

I wrote about Character. I stressed that a noble, humble, and trained character is necessary for you to achieve any success. I also added that it is key for one to be able to maintain any kind of success. I highlighted that the human body may grow weary, that in a changing world vested interests change, and so to do profitable realms. Above all i stated that a righteous character precedes all.

If you missed it, you can read more about it here

Central to the subject at hand, i described success using the allegory of a building; one the requires a foundation and pillars in order for it to be erected firstly, then to remain patched high.

The analogy of a building was also deliberately metaphorical. A building is a place of sanctuary. Buildings protect your body and properties from harsh exposure to the elements. Business success, is a sanctuary. A safe haven which allows a life of ‘no stress’.

But I (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) do not wish to allow you to see success in this rigid manner. This is why today i shifted the metaphor and used the analogy of the sea.

You see, the ocean, is vast. Most of the Earth’s surface is ocean. But marine life accounts for only 15 percent of the world’s species.

 

The ocean is big and abundant.

The ocean is big. Very big.

With all our modern technology, we still have not been able to assess it in its entirety. It is huge, and it is abundant.

The ocean is not running out anytime soon. It will not run out anytime soon either. Water is an endless commodity in the seas. In fact, the seas are the commodity.

I want you to think of success in this way. As a place of abundance. A place where limitless possibilities exist. Life in ways you are not aware of.

Many a times i speak to young people i am often told of opportunities being hard to find, and hard to get.

I think this is false, or partially correct if you think of success in a rigid manner.

The ocean only accounts for 15% of the world’s species today. So it is clearly not over crowded. The ocean has only been partially exploited so far. So there are clearly several other new places to explore.

 

The lessons of the water cycle

Understanding that success is like the great big ocean; it is not only a body of vast rich abundant life whose depths can never be fully explored, it is also a process arrived at by channeling several streams, rivers, and rain water towards one grand reservoir.

The ocean does not run dry because water is continually fed to it through the water cycle.

The Water Cycle: Showing how all water ultimately flows in small channels towards the ocean
The Water Cycle: Showing how all water ultimately flows in small channels towards the ocean. (Credit: US Department of Geological Surveys)

The image above here shows aptly how several small processes send water to the ocean. Be it ground water run flow, or surface run off. Basically there are several arrows there, which all feed into the ocean.

For you to be able to achieve the state of the ocean, you need to have several streams, rivers, and attributes that all feed towards your ocean.

A building cannot stand on one pillar. An ocean is fed by various streams and methods.

Now you may be wondering that your streams are.

This is why this series is significant. I wrote about character before. That is one stream. I  (http://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/shepherdbushiri) also mentioned then that it was imperative to also have things like consistency, commitment, courage, wisdom. All those pillars that you need simultaneously. They are the various streams that feed into the abundance of the ocean.

The bible says, in the book of Psalm 1:1-3

1 Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, 2 but whose delight is in the law of the LORD, and who meditates on his law day and night. 3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.

I pray that you may meet such abundance. I pray that you realise that you can succeed in conquering parts of the remote ocean which have never been seen, that your success is not just a building but can be the vast ocean. I pray that your leaves do not wither. That you commit to character. Tomorrow, i will touch on the importance of another pillar, another stream. I will write on commitment, and why it is important.

Part 3 – Pillars of business success: The importance of Commitment

The biggest tragedy is not that people fail. The biggest tragedy is that people do not finish what they start. That they give up when they fail. That they give in when they face resistance. That they stop when they can’t go on anymore.

In fact, most of the time, people fail because of themselves, and nothing more.

It is very easy to want something, to want to achieve something. I always tell young people i meet, that desire is easy, and that desire on its own is not enough.

Desire is all too often tied to motivation and inspiration. Desire instructs your dreams. You set your goals based on a desire to achieve them.

Yet, desire is difficult to maintain. Desire disappears over time. Desire succumbs to pressure. Desire crumbles under pressure from resistance.

Previously i wrote that character is important. That the heart precedes the head.

Desire alone is not enough. I [Major 1] know desire can come from both your heart, and your head.

This is why commitment is very important. Commitment. Commitment. Commitment.

If google the word commitment, there are two inherently different definitions. Both are true for this lesson.

1. The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.
(dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, bond, adherence, attentiveness)

2. An engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action.
(responsibility, obligation, duty, tie, charge, liability, burden, pressure; undertaking, task, engagement, arrangement)

Commitment goes beyond these things. In theory, dedication sounds easy, devotion appears simple. In practise, you do not just need dedication, you need dedication in spite of…, and despite the…

In Economics, they have a law called the law of diminishing returns. In simple terms, it refers to a point at which the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested.

In simple relative terms to what i am speaking about. When you start of on a venture, the energy you need today is less than the energy you will need tomorrow. It is considerably less than the energy you will need next week, just to achieve the same results.

This is why it is so easy to start a venture, but so difficult to maintain one.

This is why commitment is key.

Commitment is staying true to what you said you would do, achieve and get, long after you have changed your mind.

I always say, aim to complete your actions as opposed to aiming to reap the rewards of your actions.

Commitment comes from the heart. Desire comes from your head.

For you to achieve anything, and maintain that achievement you need to be committed. To never give up or give in, even when it seems senseless to continue.

The bible says, in the book of Galatians 6:9 ESV

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

If you have faith and trust in the lord, and use Godly principles, and remain committed to these, then sustainable success is your portion (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv).

The bible says in the book of Isaiah 40:29-31

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

It is normal to burn out. The bible says even the young, who ought to be full of strength develop fatigue. But, if you trust and hope in the lord, and remain committed, you will reach the pinnacle.

In the book of James 1:12, the bible says

“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him”

Make a decision to learn how to commit today. Start by setting an alarm and waking up at 05:00 to take a jog. Do it and stick by it. Make a commitment to doing good, to improving your character.

Set goals, and aim to achieve them. It will be difficult.

The bible acknowledges this. In the book of Hebrews 12:11, it says,

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.”

After character, seek to be a person of unwavering commitment. If you can do this, then your success if guaranteed.

I (Prophet Shepherd Bushiri) pray that you may have strength and discipline. That your heart be filled with strength and a commitment to commit.

 

This article was written by Major 1 and originally published under the title:

Prophetic Advice: The pillars of business success (Part 1)

 

The metaphor of streams that feed the vast ocean: The pillars of business success (2)

 

Pillars of business success: The importance of Commitment

 


Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), First Black to Receive the Prestigious “Honorary US Citizenship” Given to Only 8 People of Exceptional Merit Since 1776

While testifying on February 25, 2018 at the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the biggest church in Africa also ranked as the world’s #1 fastest growing church, Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), informed his millions of followers that, he has been nominated to receive the Honorary US Citizenship Award and very soon, a ceremony will be held for that purpose.

For any well-informed person who is Black or who is a friend of the people of African descent, this historic award deserves celebration. Indeed, the United States of America has 2 main paths to citizenship:

  • birthright citizenship, in which any person born in the USA, or born abroad to a US citizen, is declared a citizen, and
  • naturalization, in which an immigrant is granted citizenship after applying for it and meeting certain requirements (e.g. biometric screenings, interviews, tests, and oaths).

 

The honorary citizenship of the United States is a highest award granted usually to a “non-United States citizen of exceptional merit, by an Act of Congress or by a proclamation issued by the President of the United States, pursuant to authorization granted by Congress”.

Unlike native citizens and naturalized citizens of the US which have certain rights, duties and benefits, honorary citizenship is not attached to any known unclassified rights, privileges and duties. It does not require an oath. For instance, Honorary US citizens are ineligible for US official or diplomatic passports. However, according to the US Government, “honorary citizenship is and should remain an extraordinary honor not lightly conferred nor frequently granted”.

 

Since its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4, 1776 until 2017, the United States of America has granted the Honorary US Citizenship to only 8 people. Six of these honorees received the award posthumously, some of them more than 200 years after their death, and two received it during their lifetime:

 

Each of these honorees has significantly impacted the US and / or the world:

  • Sir Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965), the first person to receive such an honor, was a prime minister of the United Kingdom and a loyal American ally during World War II.

 

  • Raoul Wallenberg (4 August 1912, death date unknown), a businessman, Swedish diplomat, who rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust during which six million European Jews were systematically murdered during World War II. Raoul Wallenberg himself was arrested and imprisoned by the Soviets in 1945, but until today, what happened to him and how he died is still unknown although the Soviets claimed that he died in 1947.

 

  • William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) and his second wife Hannah Callowhill Penn (11 February 1671 – 20 December 1726) were respectively the founder and administrator of the Province of Pennsylvania, the state where the United States Declaration of Independence was adopted. The State of Pennsylvania was named after their last name, Penn.

 

  • Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), an Albanian-Indian, Roman Catholic nun and missionary, was known for her charitable works with the poor in Calcutta (India) and across the globe.

 

  • Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), was a French general who served as an officer in the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783) also known as the American War of Independence. He significantly caused France to help the US’ colonies against Great Britain. He was a great ally of Thomas Jefferson (2 or 13 April 1743 – July 4, 1826), an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the US from 1801 to 1809.

 

  • Casimir Pulaski (4 or 6 March 1745 – October 11, 1779) was a notable Polish politician and military officer who fought and died for the US against the British during the American Revolutionary War in a way that he was nicknamed “The Father of the American Cavalry”.

 

  • Bernardo de Gálvez (25 July 1746 – 30 November 1786), a Spaniard general, governor of Louisiana, who risked his life to free the Americans by providing supplies, intelligence, and military support during the American Revolutionary War to the point that George Washington (22 February, 1732 – December 14, 1799), the first President of the United States (from 1789 to 1797) and one of the Founding Fathers of the US, considered him as “a deciding factor in the outcome of the Revolutionary War,”

 

Considering the status and impact of the people who were granted the honorary citizenship of the United States, it is obvious that this impressive honor is a proof of the historic impact that Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) is having in the world. Details of the services he provided for the US to deserve this prestigious honor at his young age may be classified and never revealed. However, some public records exist about his success in business and in ministry.

 

His success in business has been applauded throughout the world. He has invested a lot in the US and many other countries. In February 2018 alone, he invested $450 US million in the US economy. As of 2017, his business, Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI), which employs more than 10,000 people, has several entities (e.g. SB Hotels, SB Mining, SB Telecommunications, SB Beverages and SB Airways), has an asset worth more than $1.2 US billion, and has been strangely surging and growing at a very fast rate that defied projections. In February 2018, he received a Business Excellence Award (Person of the Year 2017) and was inducted in “Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame” by the prestigious African Leadership Magazine.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) - CEO Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) – Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017

His family, The Bushiri Family, has been ranked one of the 10 Africa’s most affluent families (https://www.africa.com/most-affluent-families). He is the only Malawian in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa. Major 1 is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, 27 gold mines, two diamond mines and other treasures that space and time do not allow to detail here. Since he relocated to South Africa three years ago, he is the only person who has been consistently filling up above its capacity the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest stadium, since its opening in 1989. In 2016, he was featured in a book that honored the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leadershttp://AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/shepherdbushiri.

Certificate of Honor - Prophet Shepherd Bushiri-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders
Certificate of Honor – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

He authored several books and is a personal council to numerous Presidents and leaders around the world. He is also known for his massive charitable activities.

 

His impact goes beyond the Christian communities where he is known as the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the number one mega church in Africa. In his third year in South Africa, his church in that country alone has over 2000 home cells and over 400 branches, with more than 5000 branches worldwide. He also has many church branches and home cells in several states in the US (http://www.ecgministries.org). In 2017 alone, his church recorded over 800,000 people that gave their lives to Jesus through his ministries (http://www.psbministries.international). The greatest prophet of all time preaches more than three times per week to hundreds of thousands of people who attend his mega church at Pretoria Showgrounds. His TV channel, Prophetic Channel TV  (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world in English, French and Spanish.

It should not be surprising that he is called:

  • Major 1
  • The Most Influential Contemporary Prophet in the World,
  • The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,
  • The Richest Minister in the Whole World,
  • The Prophet of the Prophets,
  • The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,
  • The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,
  • The Fearless General,
  • The Sharpest Prophet in the World,
  • The Man of God Who Can Kill Any Demon,

 

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/prophetess.mary.bushiri) and they have two daughters, Raphaella and Israella.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017

Major One always says that his achievements are “not because he is intelligent or clever, but because of the Grace of God”. As the leader of the contemporary prophetic movement, spoken by prophets thousands of years ago, is receiving one of the highest honors in the world at a very young age and at a time that all well-informed analyses point to an imminent end of the world, it is important that the reader of this article ponders on his stand with God and really ensure he or she is ready to meet the Creator of all things if the world ends now. Are you ready? Do you believe in the God of Major 1? If not, you better get ready for God, Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith, Bread of Life, Chief Cornerstone, Deliverer, Emmanuel, Everlasting Father, Faithful and True, God of Israel, Good Shepherd, Great High Priest, Head of the Church, I Am, King of Kings, King of the Jews, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Lord, Lord of All, Mediator, Messiah, Mighty God, One Who Sets Free, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Resurrection and the Life, Risen Lord, Rock of Ages, Sacrifice for Our Sins, Savior, Son of David, Son of Man, Son of the Most High, Supreme Creator Over All, The Door, The Life, The Truth, The Way, The Word, Victorious One, Wonderful Counselor, …, The God of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, The God of Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, The God of Prophet Uebert Angel, and the God of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1, … is coming back very soon.

 

 


Prophet Brave Mkandawire: One of the Young African Prophets Shaking the Nations

For centuries, western missionaries travelled to Africa to share the Word of God with the Africans. However, in recent years, because of the prophetic movement that is shaking Africa under the leadership of God’s Major Generals such as Prophet Shepherd Bushiri also known as Major 1 (from Malawi but based in South Africa), Prophet Uebert Angel (from Zimbabwe but living in the UK), Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin (from Nigeria), etc., countless people across the globe have been traveling to Africa, just to visit and receive prayers from true great prophets. Besides the major prophets mentioned above, several other young prophets are emerging in Africa and are shaking the world like never seen before since the creation of the world. This article presents Prophet Brave Chiswamtawa Mkandawire (https://www.facebook.com/brave.cmkandawire), one of these young African prophets doing wonders.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire
Prophet Brave Mkandawire

Brave Mkandawire was born in Mzuzu, the hometown of Major 1, in Malawi. He did not believe in God until he was 14. Indeed, thirteen years ago (in 2005), while he was smoking coming out of a restaurant in his hometown, he met a certain man of God by the name of Prophet Bernard Silungwe, who told him that he should stop what he was doing because God has called him as a Prophet. He accepted the call, gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ that same day, and started preaching that same year. To help him grow in the Lord, Prophet Bernard Silungwe connected him immediately to Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale (https://www.facebook.com/binala.lusale), who then became his spiritual father / mentor. Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale is the Founder of the “Glory of God International Ministries” in Malawi. According to the testimony of Prophet Brave Mkandawire, “Apostle Lusale is a great man of God whom God has entrusted into raising ministers. In Malawi, a lot of men and women of God have been highly impacted with his teaching ministry”. Apostle Lusale is a friend of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) and one of the first men of God who believed very early in the prophetic ministry of Major 1. Apostle Lusale even ministered many times during live services at Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in Pretoria, where hundreds of thousands of Christians meet every week to listen to the words of Major 1, the richest and sharpest prophet of all time.

Two weeks after being born again, Brave Mkandawire started prophesying. The anointing upon him was so strong that about three years later (in 2008), he founded his own ministry: “Fountain Of Peace Ministries International”. Those days, he was studying at Luwinga Secondary School, where he managed to turn almost the whole school to Jesus. He was the main Christian reader at the campus and was well known by the teachers and students in Mzuzu. While still serving the Lord, he managed to graduate from that high school (Class of 2009). In 2014, he followed the divine instruction to relocate to Windhoek, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.

So far, Prophet Brave has managed to open two branches in Malawi (one in Mzuzu City and another one in Lilongwe City), two ministerial branches in Namibia (in Rundu Town and in Windhoek City), one branch in Cape Town, South Africa. His ministries have impacted lives beyond the borders of Africa and he has preached in several countries including:

  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • etc.

Several signs and wonders have been following his ministries:

  • the lame have walked
  • the eyes have opened for the blind
  • chronic diseases (e.g. HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis, Cancer) were healed
  • miracle money and miracle debt cancellation occur very often
  • people have gotten instant promotions
  • possessed people were delivered from witchcraft, demons and curses
  • bareness has been destroyed and many women have conceived
  • instant marital breakthroughs have taken place many times
  • instant business breakthroughs were received
  • drunks and smokers were delivered and converted into men and women of God
  • prostitutes were delivered and turned into worshippers
  • less privileged (e.g. orphans, widows and the fatherless) received assistance
  • dead people were raised to life
  • etc.

His real concern about the ongoing prophetic movement is that, “some people have turned its gear from setting people free from bondages, revealing Jesus Christ to the Nations of the World, rebuking sin and pointing people to salvation and righteousness to entertainment, which is never the will of God”. He believes that “God has entrusted his ministry and calling to contribute in putting order in the prophetic movement”. He hopes to open branches everywhere across the globe. In 2018, he has scheduled crusades in a lot of African countries like Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. Prophet Brave Mkandawire is happily married to Selma Mkandawire and, so far, they have a daughter, Princess Mkandawire. To contact Prophet Brave Mkandawire, please visit his Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/brave.cmkandawire.

As we are learning more about the contemporary prophetic revolution, let’s not forget that, about 900-800 years before Jesus Christ, Prophet Joel prophesied that: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams…” (Acts 2:17 / Joel 2: 28). For a long time, prophecy has not been the specialty of young men, but of old people. Most of the major prophets in the Bible (e.g. Elijah, Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc.) did not prophecy in their young age, but in their old age. For instance, Moses was 80 years before starting his prophetic journey that delivered the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt. Therefore, the emergence of the prophetic revolution in Africa (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv/videos) under the leadership of young prophets is a warning and confirmation sign that, we are really living in the last days foretold thousands of years ago. Are you ready to meet your Maker / Creator, the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ? Otherwise, you better believe and give your life to Him today before it becomes too late.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG

 

 

 

Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day

 

 

 


Pourquoi l’Afrique Pleure et S’enfonce? Les Vraies Causes et Solutions de la Misère Africaine

Du constat général, le développement économique des pays africains est à la traîne après des décennies d’indépendance et d’essai. Pourtant, on a appliqué des modèles et idéologies de développement. La question est de savoir si la situation que vit l’Afrique est un problème d’inadaptation de ces modèles et idéologies au contexte propre du continent ou si c’est plutôt ailleurs qu’il faut chercher les vraies raisons des échecs. La réponse à cette problématique du développement de l’Afrique n’est pas aisée compte tenu de la complexité du processus de développement. L’importance de bien cerner la source de la misère africaine est alors très bienvenue dans l’approche de la vraie solution.

Ce livre fait une analyse systémique et approfondie des vrais maux qui minent l’essor des pays africains. Apres une revue de littérature sur le développement de l’Afrique et les dérapages professionnels des cadres africains, l’importance de la ressource humaine et du savoir dans le processus de développement de l’Afrique a été démontrée. L’analyse approfondie a porté sur les carences des systèmes éducatifs, le manque de réflexion, les problèmes d’intelligence et de créativité, la recherche scientifique, le négativisme, le bûching, la corruption, la gestion des ressources naturelles africaines, la procréation, la sorcellerie, la politique, le syndicalisme, l’ignorance, la mentalité africaine, la responsabilisation et la conscientisation des africains, les intoxications des puissances étrangères, la fuite des cerveaux, etc. Des exemples d’élites dont l’Afrique a besoin ont été dressés.

En effet, l’Afrique souffre d’une crise intellectuelle, démographique et spirituelle. L’Afrique sombre non seulement à cause de la mauvaise gestion et gouvernance de ces intellectuels, mais aussi à cause des actions diaboliques sur ce continent. Depuis la famille jusqu’au sommet de l’état, l’Africain a encore de grands défis à relever. Beaucoup d’Africains ont peur de réfléchir ou ne veulent pas réfléchir; beaucoup ont peur de parler ou ne veulent ou ne peuvent parler ; beaucoup ont peur d’agir ou ne veulent pas agir; beaucoup de dirigeants sont des tarés et/ou ne veulent pas apprendre; beaucoup ont la connaissance mais ne veulent ou ne peuvent pas appliquer leur savoir; beaucoup de religieux sont tellement accrochés à des visions étriquées qu’ils ont oublié la gestion de la cité, la politique. Au-delà de tous, plusieurs intellectuels sont « bloqués ». Quand on sent que quelqu’un veut devenir quelque chose, on l’Elimine ou on le Rejette. Beaucoup de compétences sont bafouées; les cerveaux sont peu promus et peu écoutés. Pendant que plusieurs politiciens sont peu techniques, maints techniciens avérés ne veulent pas se mêler à la politique.

Quand les dictateurs vont au pouvoir, ils font ce qu’ils veulent ; quand les politiciens sont au pouvoir ils écoutent peu les techniciens ; quand les techniciens prennent le pouvoir, ils agissent tout comme si tout était technique. De plus, il y a un syndicalisme radical et une opposition politique qui tue l’Afrique. Beaucoup ne veulent contribuer au succès des actions n’allant qu’à leur crédit. Pire, il y a une mentalité africaine erronée qui a cloué l’Afrique et qui ne peut jamais permettre l’essor et le décollage de ce continent. Pendant que les compétents bras valides pouvant faire différence chôment à la maison, les fainéants sont promus par leurs proches à des postes très importants et sensibles. Au même moment, les frais de mission des « Grands » ont dévalisé l’Afrique du peu disponible, au détriment des pauvres « innocents » paysans qui meurent sous la soleil du midi. De connivence avec les puissances étrangères et les politiciens, les cadres Africains ont mis l’Afrique à terre.

En outre, dans beaucoup de systèmes éducatifs, les diplômes ne sont toujours pas le symbole d’une dose de connaissance pouvant enclencher des actions positives en matière de développement. Les Africains distribuent ou ramassent beaucoup de diplômes muets. Maints diplômés prétextent et protestent avoir la connaissance alors qu’ils sont des ressources falsifiées. L’Afrique forme trop de savants, trop de perroquets ayant la tête remplie de gros mots ou grosses théories qu’on n’applique jamais, mais malheureusement peu productifs et incapables d’agir sur les matières premières pour leur ajouter de valeur. Ceux qui font exception à la règle sont peu. Pendant ce temps, la procréation anarchique multiplie la misère et les autres problèmes de sous-développement à des vitesses qui dépassent les efforts de résolution de ceux déjà existants. Non seulement la polygamie et la gestion du sexe paraissent une cause du sous-développement de l’Afrique, mais aussi elles constituent une vraie culture de la misère africaine.

En outre, l’intellectuel africain est sous l’influence de beaucoup de facteurs spirituels qui biaisent le résultat de ces efforts vers le développement. Malheureusement, les débats classiques sur le sous-développement de l’Afrique ont toujours ignoré la vraie dimension spirituelle du problème. Sans doute, les pays développés ont eu des atouts qui les avaient lancés. Ces pays ont eu leur siècle des lumières. De grands savants avaient pensé et contribué à mettre ces nations sur le bon chemin. Aujourd’hui, en Afrique, les cerveaux pensants ont même peur d’y rester. Il se pose en Afrique un vrai problème de coordination, de conscientisation, de responsabilisation, d’application intelligible et rationnelle des stratégies de développement par rapport aux besoins, atouts et contraintes des nations africaines.

Et pour trouver la solution durable à cette misère africaine, Roland Holou a suggéré dans son livre des reformes pertinentes et pratiques qui méritent d’être faites en vue de lancer l’Afrique dans la prospérité. Ainsi, ce livre fournit à toute personne préoccupée par le développement de l’Afrique, un outil d’information, de réflexion et de travail. Les idées avancées dans ce livre peuvent être appliquées aux autres continents, car les mêmes maux se rencontrent aussi en dehors de l’Afrique.

Dr Roland HOLOU a un doctorat en science végétales, entomologie et microbiologie. Il est un Ingénieur Agronome, Spécialiste en Aménagement et Gestion de l’Environnement (Ressources Naturelles, Génie Rural, Eaux et Forêts, Pêche et Faune). Il détient le Diplôme de Contrôleur du Développement Rural. Il est l’auteur de plusieurs livres devoués à l’Afrique. Il vit aux Etats Unis d’Amérique. Pour en savoir plus, visiter www.RolandHolou.com or email rholou@yahoo.com ou rholou@diasporaengager.com

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Malawi pro-govt news outlet names Prophet Bushiri its ‘Personality of the Year 2017’

A pro-government news site, Maravi Post, gave Bushiri the honour on Friday after recognising that  runs the church which has over 300 000 registered members in South Africa alone and  is followed by 1.7 million followers on Facebook and nearly 2.6 million TV viewers on his Prophetic Channel.

The publication says it honours  “Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (also known as “Major One”) for his tireless, inspiring, comforting and support of people everywhere – locally and globally.”

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – Major 1 praying on his knees

It notes that Bushiri holds crusades, and economic and social gatherings in Malawi, South Africa, the USA, Venezuela and Australia. Recently he was the guest of the South Sudan government, where he signed a MoU that will create a mining investment partnership that will enhance the north eastern African country’s mining sector.

He has been to Malawi, even making donations to the hungry, prisoners and those in hospital.

But he does not just do that in Malawi. He has reached out to prisons in Nigeria, donated to the sick and underprivileged in South Africa, the relief food and paid needy students’ fees in Malawi—just everything.

 

“Bushiri activities demonstrate love and care for the people. It is not a wonder that some people are debating whether the Man of God can become a next leader for Malawi,” the news site says.

It quotes Nophi Phumisa, a Master of Arts in Political Science student at a university in Australia, saying  Prophet Bushiri’s rise to global stardom is a story that “most Malawians of goodwill admire and those with ill intention greatly despise and burn with envy.”

Senior Editor Janet Karim agreed and said: “The first time I attended a fund raiser in early 2017 that the New York ECG satellite hosted with the Prophet in attendance, I was overwhelmed at grassroots raising of funds. We have this ability in Malawi, we just do not harness it well nor do we account for the use of the funds. Many churches have built houses of prayer, others have also enhanced resources by creating commercial enterprises. Accountability is at the core of these ventures.

Prophet Bushiri ventures out, casting the net widely and the catch is overwhelming and inspiring. People should not critic him; they should emulate him.

“And his charitable ways make great sense of the multiplication of the two fish and five loaves of bread. That Great prophet did say that we would ‘do greater things than these.’ ” Karim said in quotes attributed to her.

Accomplishments

The prophet is recognized for numerous achievements he has made that directly or indirectly impact the society including:

  • He runs the world’s fastest growing ministries, currently with over one million people, and, also, with established branches in all the world’s six continents; with 300,000 in South Africa.
  • His Prophetic Channel TV broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world. The TV recently launched its French and Spanish broadcasts.
  • He is the only church leader in South Africa whose Sunday Services pulls more than 60,000 people.
  • He is the only Malawian, outside politics, who receives state protection in every country he travels.
  • With 2.2 million likes on his Facebook page, he is the only Malawian with the largest following on Facebook.
  • He is Malawi’s youngest and largest employer. His Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI) entities employ over 10,000 people, and 70 percent of them are Malawians.
  • Every year, he spends K2 billion on charitable activities in different countries, with Malawi enjoying the lion’s share at 60 percent.
  • He only eats organic food from Malawi.
  • He is the only African church leader to consistently fill up the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest soccer stadium.
  • He is the only man in Africa driving a 2017 Rolls Royce Black Badge, which is worth K1.2 billion.
  • He is the only church leader from Malawi to be featured in the prestigious New African magazine and, again, the only Malawian to be named, by Africa.com, as one of the 10 affluent and influential families in Africa.
  • He is the only Malawian added in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa.
  • He is the only man of God who has met almost all Heads of States and governments in Africa — except Malawi’s Peter Mutharika.
  • He is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, and 27 gold mines.
  • In his mid-thirties, he is Malawi’s most published author with 17 books on religion, finance; and entrepreneurship to his credit.

Source: https://www.nyasatimes.com/malawi-pro-govt-news-outlet-names-prophet-bushiri-personality-year-2017/

 


300 Next-Generation African Leaders and Entrepreneurs get $6.2m – University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic

 

University of Abomey-Calavi Under Prof Brice Sinsin Becomes First Francophone West African University to Join Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

Cotonou, Benin, November 9, 2017 – The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost today with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program. The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.

Prof Sinsin lors du lancement

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.

The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.

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About Mastercard Foundation

The Mastercard Foundation works with visionary organizations to provide greater access to education, skills training and financial services for people living in poverty, primarily in Africa. As one of the largest private foundations, its work is guided by its mission to advance learning and promote financial inclusion to create an inclusive and equitable world. Based in Toronto, its independence was established by Mastercard when the Foundation was created in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mastercardfdn.org. Follow the Foundation at @MastercardFdn on Twitter.

About the University of Abomey-Calavi

Crée en 1970, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est la plus ancienne et la plus grande université publique du Bénin. Avec une population estudiantine estimée à 85.000 inscrits pour l’année universitaire 2016-2017, l’Université est un véritable lieu du savoir ayant formé la majorité des élites de la nation béninoise. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est un établissement d’enseignement et de recherche du supérieur offrant une grande variété de formation couvrant les domaines des sciences de la santé, sciences et technologies, sciences agronomiques, sciences juridiques et politiques, sciences économiques et de gestion, sciences humaines et sociales, lettres, arts et langages, et les sciences de l’éducation. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi entretient des relations de coopération avec une multitude d’institutions d’enseignement supérieur dans le monde afin de renforcer la qualité de ses propres programmes de formation et de recherche. L’Université d’Abomey-Calavi est également récipiendaire de prix internationaux qui célèbrent la qualité de sa gouvernance académique et administrative. Pour en savoir plus, consulter www.uac.bj.

Source: http://www.mastercardfdn.org/university-of-abomey-calavi-joins-scholars-program

 

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300 Next-Generation African Leaders and Entrepreneurs get $6.2m – University of Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic

The University of Abomey-Calavi’s commitment to educating next-generation African leaders received a boost  with a seven-year, USD$6.2 million commitment from the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program.

The new partnership, which for the first time expands the Scholars Program to Francophone West Africa, will benefit 300 bright young Africa leaders and entrepreneurs with a high-quality education, creating pathways to careers in science and technology, as well as business and entrepreneurship for youth whose academic talent and promise exceed their financial resources.

“The University of Abomey-Calavi is proud to collaborate with the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, a partnership which has energized our commitment to youth leadership and entrepreneurship education,” explained Professor Brice Sinsin, President of the University of Abomey-Calavi. “We envision leading change in our community by putting students and researchers at the heart of local development, and fostering greater involvement of graduates through social action campaigns and community development projects.”

“Young Francophone Africans deserve every chance to study and thrive,” says Peter Materu, Director of Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, the Mastercard Foundation. “Strengthening higher education in Francophone West Africa is critical to ensuring that the region can meet the needs of growing markets. By working with the University of Abomey-Calavi, the Foundation hopes to foster stronger academic relationships and partnerships with other Francophone universities, improving higher education enrollment rates across the region.”

The Scholars Program at the University of Abomey-Calavi will have two components: the first will emphasize access to quality education for 200 Scholars in the fields of agronomic sciences, engineering sciences, computer sciences, and renewable energy. These students will also be admitted into the university’s pre-employment service, a workforce made up of graduates of the University of Abomey-Calavi focused on social entrepreneurship and will enable Scholars to share values and gain valuable work experience.

The second component of the partnership will focus on providing technical expertise for the development of ‘Startups Valley’, a business incubator program created by the University of Abomey-Calavi. Startups Valley will provide 100 Scholars with an opportunity to sharpen their entrepreneurial skills and mindsets, setting them on the path to successful entrepreneurship and enabling them to launch their own businesses, employ other students, and contribute to their economy.

 

The University of Abomey-Calavi joins a global network of 29 universities and non-governmental organizations committed to over 35,000 bright young leaders with a deep personal commitment to changing the world around them and improving the lives of others. The Scholars Program provides holistic student support, including comprehensive scholarships, leadership development, pre-employment, and industry-driven career services – developing highly skilled, transformative leaders to catalyze inclusive prosperity in Africa.

By EABW REPORTER, Thursday, November 09th, 2017

Source: http://www.busiweek.com/index1.php?Ctp=2&pI=6042&pLv=3&srI=107&spI=6035&cI=10

Prof Sinsin et des laureatsProf Sinsin et groupes d'etudiantsProf Sinsin remet un paquet

Assistant lors du lancement

 

Podium lors du lancement

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prof Sinsin during launch mastercard


Élections rectorales à l’UAC : le Professeur Maxime da-Cruz élu nouveau recteur de l’UAC avec 65.50% des suffrages

Maxime da Cruz, nouveau recteur de l'UAC

Au terme du second tour des élections rectorales qui a eu lieu ce 8 novembre 2017, la liste “Nouvelle Vision” de Maxime da Cruz est arrivée en tête avec 65.50% des suffrages contre 34.50% pour “Myba Excellence”. Il devient donc le prochain recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Uac).

Les résultats du premier tour des élections donnaient en tête les listes “Nouvelle vision” de Maxime da Cruz et “Myba Excellence” de Delphin Mèhinto. Le nouveau recteur qui succède à Brice Sinsin était son premier vice-recteur.

La nouvelle équipe rectorale que dirigera Maxima da Cruz prend service le 18 décembre prochain pour un mandat de trois ans.

Sourcehttp://www.ortb.bj/index.php/component/k2/item/7323-maxime-da-cruz-nouveau-recteur-de-l-uac.

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Élections rectorales à l’UAC : le Professeur Maxime da-Cruz élu recteur selon les grandes tendances

La liste NOUVELLE VISION du Professeur Maxime da-Cruz , au vue des chiffres sortis des dépouillements au niveau des bureaux de vote, sort gagnant des élections rectorales. Elle vient donc à bout de la liste MYBA-EXCELLENCE du Professeur Delphin Mehinto, qui n’est pas visiblement arrivé à convaincre les électeurs, ceci malgré son alliance avec la liste EXCELLENCE.

Selon les grandes tendances, la liste NOUVELLE VISION vient en tête avec 617 voix soit un pourcentage de 65,50% suivie de la liste MYBA-EXCELLENCE avec 327 voix soit un pourcentage de 34,50%. Cette fois-ci c’est la meilleure, le Professeur da-Cruz succède au recteur Brice Sinsin , sauf retournement de situation, car il appartient à la commission de supervision de donner les résultats provisoires et définitifs.

Ces résultats montrent qu’au delà de ce qu’on pourrait penser, la participation de da-Cruz à la gestion de l’équipe rectorale sortante n’a véritablement pas pesé dans le choix des électeurs. Il aurait pu être victime d’un vote sanction , si l’on doit se fier aux différentes critiques enregistrées contre cette gestion.

La bataille aura été longue , mais au bout du rouleau une nouvelle ère s’ouvre pour

l’université d’Abomey-Calavi. Le nouveau recteur prend officiellement service le 18 décembre 2017.

Sourcehttp://www.radiobenindiaspora.com/elections-rectorales-a-luac-professeur-maxime-da-cruz-elu-recteur-selon-grandes-tendances

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Élections rectorales à l’Uac : Maxime da Cruz élu nouveau recteur

Le professeur MAXIME-DA-CRUZ élu recteur de l'Uac

Le professeur MAXIME-DA-CRUZ élu recteur de l’Uac

C’est le professeur Maxime da Cruz qui succède au recteur sortant Brice Sinsin à la tête de l’université d’Abomey-Calavi. Le second tour des élections rectorales qui a opposé ce mercredi 8 novembre 2017 la liste Nouvelle Vision  de Maxime da Cruz à celle de MYBA Excellence dirigée par le professeur Delphin Mehinto a livré son verdict dans la soirée de ce même mercredi. Selon les grandes tendances, la liste Nouvelle Vision  vient en tête avec 617 voix soit un pourcentage de 65,50% suivie de la liste MYBA Excellence avec 327 voix soit un pourcentage de 34,50%. Dans les heures à suivre, le président de la commission de supervision Kossivi Attikleme devra proclamer les résultats provisoires et définitifs. Le nouveau recteur prendra service le 18 décembre prochain. Maxime da Cruz a été vice recteur pour le mandat de Brice Sinsin.

Marcus Koudjènoumè

Sourcehttp://quotidien-lematinal.info/elections-rectorales-a-luac-maxime-da-cruz-elu-nouveau-recteur


Prophet Wakisa Chizaso Walking in the Footsteps of His Spiritual Father Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1

In the Bible, we learn about prophets and their sons like Elijah and Elisha. Today, for those who are aware of the prophetic revolution which is shaking Africa, particularly South African countries, the name of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), PhD, no longer needs an introduction. Major 1 has many sons and daughters, but very little is written about some of them. This article is about one of the earliest and closest sons of Major 1: Prophet Wakisa Chizaso (aka Hon 1 Major) (https://www.facebook.com/Hon1Major) who is also doing wonders across the globe.

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso
Prophet Wakisa Chizaso

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is originally from Nkhata Bay District (Malawi), a few kilometers from Mzuzu, the hometown of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso was born in a family of 5. At that time, his parents used to attend the Church of Central African Presbyterian (CCAP Church). Consequently, he grew up in that church. His birth and childhood had severe complications such that his parents lost hope that he would live. For instance, he was born blind and had intestines outside his body and he was bleeding about 125 milliliters daily for 15 years. His parents thought he would die any day. Henceforth, his parents named him Wakisa which in his dialect Karonga means “God have mercy.” Because of the complications Prophet Wakisa Chizaso faced early in life, his parents took him to witchdoctors and medical doctors, but no healing happened. Medical doctors were refusing to operate on him saying he may die any day. Those days, he was a teacher and active leader in the CCAP Church.

 

One night, the God of Mercy sent him an Angel in his dreams. The Angel of the Lord touched his head and healed him from all his diseases. In that dream, he heard a voice telling him: “you are my honorable vessel which l have called and chosen to save lost souls, heal their diseases, see what people are passing through and prophecy to them…” Immediately afterwards, he woke up from the dream, his eyes opened, and he started seeing for the first time, no more bleeding nor intestines outside his body. The words he heard in the dream and the scope of the miracles that are following him today are some of the reasons he is called Hon 1 Major.

 

Since he was in primary school, he was foretelling and foreseeing things which all came to pass. However, he did not know his calling till he met Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who officially led him to Jesus Christ on August 24, 2007 in Mzuzu City. Immediately, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri became his spiritual father, meaning that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is one of the very early sons of Major 1. In his own words, Prophet Wakisa said: “Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is a man who has built my spiritual life and my prophetic ministry. l am advancing because of his mentorship on me. Without him, l could not go far since no one can make it in life without a coach”. For example, the first mansion that Prophet Wakisa had in Malawi was given to him by Major 1. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso also respects and is grateful to Senior Prophet Justice Hara, one of the best longtime sons of Major 1, for the teaching and help he gave him during the early days of his ministry.

 

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso was studying at Mzuzu University in Malawi when he finally understood his calling. Because of the burning calling in him to serve God, he withdrew. He later tried to earn a degree in Accountancy at Malawi College of Accountancy, but could not finish because of his busy schedule with his ministries. Because of the enlightenment he received about the Word of God and his calling, he left the Church of Central African Presbyterian, and founded the Honorable Prophet Wakisa Chizaso Ministries (HPWCM) and the Revival International Christian Center (RICC) Church. Today, he is based in Midrand, South Africa and God has been using him mightily in teaching, wisdom, revelations, detailed prophecies, instant healings, and deliverances. Many people testified that he is very sharp, accurate and microscopic in forensic prophecies. His services are filled with shocking miracles. For instance, in his ministries, dead people come back to life, incurable diseases such as HIV/AIDS and cancer have been healed, people very often get miracle money and miracle airtime on their phone. When asked how he healed those diseases, he answered that he is not the healer but God who “fills him of Higher Dimensional Spiritual Energy which heals diseases, delivers people from demons and makes people rich”. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso believes that “the Lord has anointed him to bring lost souls to Him, heal and deliver people, restore whatsoever they have lost, release what they lack, anoint them into different offices, lift their spiritual dimension and connect them to higher spiritual energy of the Holy Spirit”.

 

One of his favorite quotes is 1 Samuel 9: 6: “But the servant said to him, ‘Look, there is a man of God in this town. He is highly honorable. Everything that he says really happens. Now let’s go there. Perhaps he will tell us where we should go from here’.” Similarly, because of the signs and wonders which are accompanying his ministries, countless people across the globe flock to him all the time via his International Visitor Program so he ministers to them. Prophet Wakisa Chizaso has preached in 37 countries including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, USA, Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Switzerland, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Congo, Zambia, etc. As of 2017, he has laid hands on and prayed for 7 Presidents and heads of nations one on one.

In addition to his ministries, he is a successful business person. He is a Forex Business Trader. He owns an investment company called Hon Investments and a clothing company, Retro Honorable Clothing Company. He has an Agribusiness specialized in maize (corn) farming. He also has a Supply Business, and is into Real Estates (properties) business. He is working on a channel TV called lmpact TV in Malawi. Additionally, he is the Founder of the “Healing On The Network Channel” (HON TV), an international TV channel on DSTV.

 

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso is happily married to Prophetess Sarah Chizaso and so far, they have one Son, Asa Shepherd Chizaso named after Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) to thank God for giving him Major 1 as his father. Their wedding was officiated by Major 1 himself in an ECG (Enlightened Christian Gathering) Church. Together with his wife, Prophet Wakisa Chizaso runs a charitable organization called “Save the World”, which supports the less privileged such as widows, orphans, the sick and rescue missions during natural disasters.

To contact Prophet Wakisa, please email prophetwakisa@gmail.com  or visit his social media:

Facebook at : : https://www.facebook.com/Hon1Major

Twitter at https://twitter.com/Hon1Major

LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/Hon1Major

Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/116061280046332735152

You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOIi0TDZg9M7nJ2tH9MsfNQ

 

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife, Prophetess Sarah Chizaso during their wedding officiated by their Spiritual Father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1).

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife, Prophetess Sarah Chizaso, during their wedding officiated by their Spiritual Father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1).

 

Some of the orphans and needy that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife help through their charitable organization, “Save the World.
Some of the orphans and needy that Prophet Wakisa Chizaso and his wife help through their charitable organization, “Save the World.

 

 

Prophet Wakisa Chizaso praying
Prophet Wakisa Chizaso praying

 

 


Distinction au sein des universités d’Afrique : Brice Sinsin distingué en qualité de meilleur gestionnaire d’université et meilleur scientifique de l’Afrique


A quelques semaines de la fin de son second mandat en qualité de recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi (Uac), le Professeur Brice Augustin Sinsin est honoré. Il a été distingué en qualité de « meilleur gestionnaire d’université et du meilleur scientifique de l’Afrique ». La proclamation a eu lieu ce jeudi 26 Octobre 2017 à Lilongwe au Malawi devant des ministres du Malawi, du Liberia et de l’Ouganda ainsi que des représentants de la Banque Mondiale, de la fondation Bill et Melinda Gates, de la FAO. En présence de 66 recteurs et présidents d’universités africaines ainsi que plusieurs doyens et directeurs d’écoles/instituts, l’agronome Brice Sinsin, vient rehausser l’image de l’Uac. Des trois tops sur les dizaines de compétiteurs, il s’en sort premier meilleur recteur avec 20.000 dollars. Il est suivi de l’Afrique du Sud qui a occupé la deuxième place avec 15.000 dollars et l’Ethiopie qui est venue comme troisième sur la liste avec 10.000 dollars. En plus de cette somme, le récipiendaire a également reçu un lourd trophée et un certificat cadré. Notons qu’avant cette grande distinction, ce manager de l’enseignement supérieur béninois a déjà porté le flambeau de l’Uac et du Bénin, très haut dans les grandes rencontres académiques. Récemment, il a fait honorer le Bénin à la 14ème conférence générale de l’Association des Universités Africaines (AUA) tenue du 5 au 8 juin 2017 à Accra au Ghana. A cet effet, le Recteur de l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, le Professeur Brice Sinsin a été désigné, a l’issue d’un vote au cours de cette conférence, pour siéger au Conseil d’Administration de ladite Association. Pendant qu’il s’apprête à déposer le tablier avec un bilan élogieux, désormais envié par d’autres universités d’Afrique, et reconnu à l’international, le Bénin devra lui aussi se préparer à honorer ce gestionnaire d’université qui laisse des empreints sur son passage à la tête de l’Uac.

L’institution Uac a enregistré 24 prix avec Sinsin
En dépit de ses moyens limités, la première université nationale du Bénin, l’Université d’Abomey-Calavi, a réussi à battre le record des prix sous l’équipe du recteur Brice Sinsin. Au total, l’Uac en tant qu’institution, a reçu 24 prix à l’international en six (06) ans. Au nombre des prix reçus, on peut citer entre autres, le Prix de la «Meilleure université régionale», remporté avec le titre de «Meilleur Manager de l’année» pour le Recteur de l’Uac, le Professeur Brice Sinsin, en Grande-Bretagne, lors du Sommet des Leaders d’Oxford, conjointement organisé par la Fondation Europe Business Assembly et le Club des Recteurs d’Europe, Prix World Quality Commitment (WQC) de la Fondation Business Initiative Direction, dans les catégories «Or», à New York, et «Platine» à Paris. A cela, s’ajoute le prestigieux Prix International Aristote, « Four Seasons Hotel » d’Istanbul en Turquie au cours du Sommet des Leaders organisé par World Business Assembly. L’Uac a été également distinguée par la World Confederation of Business (WORLDCOB) avec l’un des prix entrepreneuriaux les plus importants au monde : « BIZZ 2016 ». Cette reconnaissance lui a été décernée en 2016 lors d’une cérémonie de gala qui a eu lieu dans l’historique Hôtel Intercontinental The Willard à Washington DC.

 

Originallement publié sur http://levenementprecis.com/2017/10/27/distinction-au-sein-des-universites-dafrique-brice-sinsin-reconnu-meilleur-gestionnaire/


Interview du Président Daniel Edah sur le Recensement Administratif à Vocation d’Identification de la Population (Ravip) au Bénin

Le Recensement administratif à vocation d’identification de la population (Ravip) initié par le régime du Président Talon suscite la polémique dans l’opinion publique béninoise depuis quelques semaines. Pour en parler, une équipe de « Bénin Web Tv » s’est entretenue avec le Président du Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire (Mps), Daniel Edah. C’est donc à son domicile situé dans l’arrondissement de Pahou (Commune de Ouidah) que cet ancien cadre de l’Organisation international de la francophonie nous a reçu dans la soirée du jeudi 19 octobre 2017. L’accueil était chaleureux, très…

 

Assis dans un fauteuil bourré brune de type « présidentiel » au milieu d’une vaste pièce sobrement décorée, Daniel Edah a d’abord livré ses appréciations du projet du Ravip avant de porter son regard d’expert international sur les craintes soulevées par les uns et les autres dans la mise en œuvre du projet. Candidat non élu à la présidentielle de mars 2016, Daniel Edah a également exprimé au cours notre entretien, son souhait pour la réussite de l’opération du Ravip et a lancé un vibrant appel au Président Talon. Lisez plutôt.

 

Quelle est votre appréciation du projet du Ravip au Bénin ?

Merci pour l’opportunité que vous me donnez de me prononcer sur cette initiative gouvernementale. Dans un premier temps, je tiens à saluer l’initiative parce qu’elle n’est une invention du Président Patrice Talon. Il se fait que c’est lui qui la met en œuvre sinon, d’autres acteurs avant les élections de 2016 ont eu à proposer un outil pareil.

 

Pour ceux qui ont eu l’occasion de parcourir mon projet de société, alors que j’étais candidat à l’élection présidentielle au point 55 de nos 77 engagements pour le Bénin, nous disions : « Reprendre le recensement administratif à vocation d’état civil, attribuer un numéro d’identification à vie à chaque béninois, instituer une nouvelle carte d’identité nationale à prix subventionné et permettre à chaque citoyen béninois de disposer de sa carte nationale d’identité. Ce nouveau système d’identification servira de base à l’amélioration du système électoral ».

 

Pour ceux qui se souviennent, ce projet de société avait été déjà débattu en juin-juillet 2015, longtemps avant qu’on ne soit au courant que le Président Patrice Talon allait être candidat. Donc aujourd’hui en tant que acteur politique inscrit dans l’opposition au régime dit de la « Rupture », du « Nouveau Départ » ou du « Bénin Révélé », dire que je ne salue pas cette initiative serait me contredire.

 

Quelle analyse faites-vous des craintes des uns et des autres au sujet du projet du Ravip ?

Oui ! Ce sont des craintes légitimes, c’est une contestation légitime à deux titres. D’abord, nous venons d’éviter de justesse, une révision de notre constitution qui devrait entre autres consacrer le règne du 666 sur le Bénin. Ce que j’appelle 666, c’est le mandat présidentiel de 6 ans, le mandat des députés de 6 ans, le mandat des maires de 6 ans et quand ont aligne, ça fait 666, au-delà de tous les autres aspects que ce projet du Président Patrice Talon comportait. Depuis le rejet de ce projet controversé, le gouvernement a décidé de faire de la politique avec « ruse » et « rage »… ça, c’est ce qui concerne nos réalités internes. Il y a d’autres éléments sur lesquels je préfère passer.

 

Mais … l’opérateur « Safran », pour ce que nous savons, cet opérateur est au cœur de la crise électorale au Kenya, cet opérateur a été condamné récemment pour des faits de corruption au Nigéria. Il est clair que cet opérateur a des antécédents négatifs qui montrent qu’il est au centre de la mafia, de la manipulation des chiffres, du tripatouillage. Si ce marché avait été attribué par appel d’offres, ça ne poserait aucun problème mais que ça se fasse de gré à gré et que ce soit cet opérateur à problème que l’on a choisi, je me dis, il y a un gros risque…

 

Peut-être que le gouvernement n’avait pas meilleur choix que « Safran » !

Pourquoi est-ce que dans cette attribution du marché gré à gré, on a préféré aller au-delà des frontières béninoises ? Moi je vous dis qu’il y a au moins un opérateur de nationalité béninoise qui dispose de la technologie sur place ici pour faire ce travail. Cet opérateur avait été déjà floué dans le cadre de la Lépi (Liste électorale permanente informatisée – ndlr) puisque associé à l’élaboration du cahier de charges et après on l’a abandonné pour aller choisir d’autres. (…)

 

Moi je n’ai aucun problème avec les étrangers qui font affaires au Bénin ! Je suis pour l’ouverture du Bénin aux investisseurs étrangers, à tous ceux qui peuvent apporter une plus-value à notre économie. Mais quand on a la solution chez soi, on l’abandonne pour aller ailleurs et que la solution qu’on va chercher ailleurs a déjà fait ses preuves en termes de fraudes ailleurs, eh bien, je me demande ce que nous prépare le régime du Président Patrice Talon en fonçant parce que ce régime fonce. Dans sa politique de « ruse » et de « rage », il ne s’arrête devant rien du tout, rien ne les effraie, ils foncent…

 

On parle de recensement administratif… il y a-t-il alors matière à craindre que le Ravip devienne un instrument électoral ?

Je souhaite que les organisations de la société civile qui, pour moi, craignent à juste titre le pire, n’aient pas raison, je souhaite que les syndicats n’aient pas raison, qu’en dehors du MPS (Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire), les autres partis politiques de l’opposition, enfin !… ceux qui ont le courage de s’afficher opposition, je souhaite qu’ils n’aient pas raison. Mais avec le régime du Président Patrice Talon, nous devons apprendre à être sur nos gardes.

 

Voilà un Président, qui avait promis en tant que candidat ne faire qu’un seul mandat. Et je puis vous assurer que ça fait partie des raisons pour lesquelles, entre les deux tours, le candidat Daniel Edah l’avait soutenu ! Après, ce qu’il a voulu faire passer coûte que coûte n’a pas marché, il dit j’aviserai. Si on nous fabrique un Ravip tripatouillé et qu’après on avise pour dire que « les élections coûtent chères, nous avons déjà un outil, qu’on aille puiser dans cela pour actualiser la Lépi », nous avons déjà dit « Oui », l’outil Ravip existe, les données existent, donc à priori ce sont les données de tous les béninois, qu’est-ce que nous allons dire ? On va dire « Non » ? On ne refusera pas ! C’est une question de logique !

 

Ils ne l’ont pas encore dit. Mais si ça se disait ? Nous devons anticiper… Si on conduit cet outil stratégique dans un climat non consensuel, ça veut dire qu’on n’aime pas le Bénin. Cet outil, s’il est bien conduit, va assoir les bases d’une bonne planification du développement de notre pays à tous les niveaux : au niveau sécuritaire, au niveau financier, au niveau économique, au niveau social… Franchement ! C’est un outil que moi j’avais proposé en tant que candidat pour le Bénin, aujourd’hui, le Président Patrice Talon veut le mettre en œuvre, je ne peux souhaiter que cela se réalise mais il ne faut pas que cela se réalise dans un climat de non consensus, il ne faut pas que cela se fasse à pas forcé…

 

Pensez-vous donc que le moment est mal choisi pour lancer le Ravip ?

Oui ! Le moment est très mal choisi ! Malheureusement, le régime dit de la « Rupture », du « Nouveau Départ », de « Bénin Révélé » … force une campagne précoce pour les élections législative de 2019 ! (…) De toute façon, moi je suis pour la paix dans mon pays. Je sais que le Bénin est prédestiné à une prospérité solidaire, c’est pourquoi notre parti, le Mouvement pour la prospérité solidaire, se refuse de faire la politique de la « ruse » et de la « rage ».

 

Nous souhaitons que le Président Patrice Talon pour une fois, entende le peuple, entende la société civile, entende les syndicats, entende tous ceux qui ne chantent pas, ne dansent pas « Rupture », entende tous ceux qui ne sont pas dans le « Bénin Révélé », tous ceux qui attendent encore le « Nouveau Départ » parce qu’on nous a promis le « Nouveau Départ », mais on attend encore… Nous avons serré les ceintures en attendant que le bonheur promis n’arrive.

 

Quelle est alors votre proposition pour la réussite du Ravip ?

Le Climat de méfiance est très grand maintenant pour qu’on puisse lancer cet outil stratégique là. Il ne faut pas forcer, il ne faut pas forcer, il ne faut pas forcer… Je ne suis pas contre le Ravip, mais je souhaite qu’on puisse différer sa mise en œuvre. On laisse passer les élections législatives de 2019 et au lendemain des élections législatives de 2019 on enclenche le processus, là, on serait dans un climat plus ou moins serein.

 

Votre mot de fin…

Le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la discorde. Le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la « ruse » et dans la « rage ». La « ruse » et la « rage » ne rassemblent pas, elles divisent et le Bénin ne peut pas se construire dans la division. Un outil comme le Ravip n’a pas besoin de « ruse » et de « rage ». J’en appelle à la conscience et à la foi de tous ceux-là qui croient en Dieu parce que je sais que le peuple béninois est éminemment croyant dans la diversité de nos croyances religieuses et pour l’amour de Dieu, je demande que la balle soit ramenée à terre et que nous puissions aller au dialogue, choisir un moment où il y a le consensus pour réaliser cet outil.

 

La non-réalisation du Ravip n’empêchera pas le Président Patrice Talon de mener une politique qui donne à manger au peuple béninois, ne l’empêchera pas de faire en sorte qu’il y ait une politique qui permet l’émancipation économique de notre pays. Je sais qu’il peut, sinon il ne serait pas là. Je prie pour qu’il réussisse parce que s’il échoue, c’est nous tous qui aurons échoué et tous ceux qui disent aimer Dieu, pour tous ceux qui disent croire à Dieu puissent savoir que conduire le Ravip à pas forcé avec « ruse » et « rage », c’est démontrer le désamour pour notre pays. Je sais qu’ils aiment le Bénin et je sais qu’ils vont m’entendre. Dieu bénisse le Bénin, je vous remercie.

Cet article est originalement publié par Ignace SOSSOU le 23 Oct 2017 sur  https://beninwebtv.com/2017/10/benin-ravip-regime-talon-devons-etre-nos-gardes-dixit-daniel-edah/  sous le titre: Bénin – Ravip : « avec le régime Talon, nous devons être sur nos gardes » dixit Daniel Edah.

 

Daniel Edah
Mr. Daniel Edah

Obama speaks out as Trump moves to end DACA: ‘This is about basic decency’

By Michael Walsh | Yahoo News

Former President Barack Obama released a statement condemning President Trump’s order to end his executive action that protects people who immigrated illegally to the U.S. as children.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, Obama conceded that immigration is a complicated and controversial topic over which people of goodwill can have reasonable disagreements. But Obama argued that the White House’s most recent action to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, does not fall into this category.

“Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. It’s about who we are as a people — and who we want to be,” Obama said.

The former president also pointed out that the immigrants affected by the Trump administration’s latest action were brought to the United States as children — sometimes infants — and are often not familiar with their home country’s culture or language. They often don’t even know they are undocumented until they need to fill out an application for work, college or a driver’s license.

Demonstrators march in response to the Trump administration’s announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. (Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images).

“This is about young people who grew up in America — kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag,” he said. “These DREAMers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper.”

Obama noted that politicians on both sides of the aisle have pushed for legislation that would allow these young people to stay in the country and earn citizenship if they were willing to attend college or enlist in the military. He said congressional inaction forced his administration to take action to protect them from deportation.

“To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong,” he said. “It is self-defeating — because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced earlier Tuesday that the Trump administration would start phasing out Obama’s program, which he characterized “unilateral executive amnesty,” on March 5, 2018. He called upon Congress to present the president with replacement legislation by that time that would offer the estimated 800,000 young undocumented immigrants a road to legal status.

Former President Barack Obama
Former President Barack Obama delivering a speech to the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, June 6, 2017. (Photo: Dario Ayala/Reuters)

Former Vice President Joe Biden also released a statement opposing the Trump administration’s decision. He recounted a story of a young girl who grew up in the U.S. but now must live in fear that she would be sent back to a country she has never known.

“These people are all Americans. So let’s be clear: Throwing them out is cruel. It is inhumane. And it is not America,” Biden said. “Congress and the American people now have an obligation to step up and show our neighbors that they’re welcome here, in the only place they’ve ever called home.”

Although Obama has publicly opposed many of Trump’s proposals and actions — both as a candidate and a president — this recent statement is his most forceful since leaving office. Last January, in his first public statement since leaving office, Obama said that “American values are at stake” as Trump moved forward with his travel ban.

Here is the complete Obama statement as posted on his Facebook page:

“Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill can have legitimate disagreements about how to fix our immigration system so that everybody plays by the rules.

 

But that’s not what the action that the White House took today is about. This is about young people who grew up in America – kids who study in our schools, young adults who are starting careers, patriots who pledge allegiance to our flag. These Dreamers are Americans in their hearts, in their minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants. They may not know a country besides ours. They may not even know a language besides English. They often have no idea they’re undocumented until they apply for a job, or college, or a driver’s license.

 

Over the years, politicians of both parties have worked together to write legislation that would have told these young people – our young people – that if your parents brought you here as a child, if you’ve been here a certain number of years, and if you’re willing to go to college or serve in our military, then you’ll get a chance to stay and earn your citizenship. And for years while I was President, I asked Congress to send me such a bill.

 

That bill never came. And because it made no sense to expel talented, driven, patriotic young people from the only country they know solely because of the actions of their parents, my administration acted to lift the shadow of deportation from these young people, so that they could continue to contribute to our communities and our country. We did so based on the well-established legal principle of prosecutorial discretion, deployed by Democratic and Republican presidents alike, because our immigration enforcement agencies have limited resources, and it makes sense to focus those resources on those who come illegally to this country to do us harm. Deportations of criminals went up. Some 800,000 young people stepped forward, met rigorous requirements, and went through background checks. And America grew stronger as a result.

 

But today, that shadow has been cast over some of our best and brightest young people once again. To target these young people is wrong – because they have done nothing wrong. It is self-defeating – because they want to start new businesses, staff our labs, serve in our military, and otherwise contribute to the country we love. And it is cruel. What if our kid’s science teacher, or our friendly neighbor turns out to be a Dreamer? Where are we supposed to send her? To a country she doesn’t know or remember, with a language she may not even speak?

 

Let’s be clear: the action taken today isn’t required legally. It’s a political decision, and a moral question. Whatever concerns or complaints Americans may have about immigration in general, we shouldn’t threaten the future of this group of young people who are here through no fault of their own, who pose no threat, who are not taking away anything from the rest of us. They are that pitcher on our kid’s softball team, that first responder who helps out his community after a disaster, that cadet in ROTC who wants nothing more than to wear the uniform of the country that gave him a chance. Kicking them out won’t lower the unemployment rate, or lighten anyone’s taxes, or raise anybody’s wages.

 

It is precisely because this action is contrary to our spirit, and to common sense, that business leaders, faith leaders, economists, and Americans of all political stripes called on the administration not to do what it did today. And now that the White House has shifted its responsibility for these young people to Congress, it’s up to Members of Congress to protect these young people and our future. I’m heartened by those who’ve suggested that they should. And I join my voice with the majority of Americans who hope they step up and do it with a sense of moral urgency that matches the urgency these young people feel.

 

Ultimately, this is about basic decency. This is about whether we are a people who kick hopeful young strivers out of America, or whether we treat them the way we’d want our own kids to be treated. It’s about who we are as a people – and who we want to be.

 

What makes us American is not a question of what we look like, or where our names come from, or the way we pray. What makes us American is our fidelity to a set of ideals – that all of us are created equal; that all of us deserve the chance to make of our lives what we will; that all of us share an obligation to stand up, speak out, and secure our most cherished values for the next generation. That’s how America has traveled this far. That’s how, if we keep at it, we will ultimately reach that more perfect union.”


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) Shook Washington DC during the Launch of ECG America

On August 29 and 30, 2017, countless people came from all corners all the globe to attend the launch of ECG America in Washington DC under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), PhD (www.psbministries.international). The two-day conference was filled with prophecies, healings, deliverance, impartation, preaching, testimonies, praise, and worship of the God of Major 1.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.

The prophet spent most of the first day of the conference prophesying, while on the second day, he delivered people, prayed for them, and laid hands on everyone in the attendance one by one. Prophecies were popping up like popcorn as the crowd was hungry to hear what the God of Major 1 had to tell them. As an example, in the crowd was a lady who never believed in the prophet, but who was brought to the conference by her cousin. The prophet located that lady and prophesied over her. He also mentioned to her cousin things that she had kept secret in her heart including the man she wrongly thought was going to be her husband after she saw him on TV, downloaded his picture and kept believing that the man will marry her one day. The lady was shocked and confessed that she now believes that Major 1 is a true man of God (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries). Two delegations which traveled from Pakistan and India, just to attend the conference, were also accurately located by Major 1 who prophesied over them. Several people were shocked by the accuracy of the prophecies of Dr. Major 1. During the deliverance service, demons manifested in some attendees and many people were shocked that, regardless of their race, people came together to be delivered by the God of Major 1.

Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.
Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

During the conference, several people were given the opportunity to publicly testify about what the God of Major 1 has done for them. Someone testified about how he came to the conference using a ride by a friend, but surprisingly received a miracle car while he was at the conference. People were miraculously healed including a lame person in wheel chair which started walking, etc. Space and time did not permit to detail what took place in the international ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Washington DC where the conference was hosted. In addition to what they have received from the God of Major 1, the attendees were filled with joy and satisfaction when Major 1 revealed that he will be coming back to the US very soon to launch ECG New York, then ECG California, and later ECG Atlanta, etc. Meanwhile, ECG is already operational in many states in the USA and during the conference, the leaders of these ECG groups and cells were introduced.

Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC
Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC.

Husband of Priscilla Ngambi,  Pastor Brian Ngambi is the National Pastor and Coordinator of  ECG Ministries in America (www.ecgministries.com). Under his leadership during the conference, about one hundred sons and daughters on Major 1 received an intensive stewardship training during which they learned about prophetic prayer, how to take care of God’s goods with accountability, faithfulness, ownership to receive the reward from the God of Major 1. These ECG stewards also learned about the domains and forms of anointing. Under the leadership of Mr. Laston Geoffrey Mkhalipi, the Director of Branding and the International Events Coordinator at ECG, the stewards learned about the organigramme of ECG and some stewardship principles. The next step in the training of these stewards before their ordination by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, is to spend time with him in prayer at a mountain or in church or wherever God will choose. Before ending the conference, the ECG Anthem was executed after Major 1 cut the ribbon to prophetically launch ECG Washington DC (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc).

 

Surely, the God of Major 1 is going to shake America like never before as He is already manifesting himself mightily through Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, who, born as a Muslim but brought to God by Jesus himself, had his first revelation of Jesus Christ at the age of 3, started preaching and prophesying by the age of 4. Right now, ECG Church is the most prolific church in the world and one of the biggest with more than 350,000 members in Pretoria, South Africa, alone. Glory and praise be to God for what He is doing in our generation (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) through His Servant, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1:

The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,

The Richest Minister in the Whole World,

The PROPHET of the Prophets,

The World’s Youngest $$$ Billionaire & Philanthropist,

The Husband of Prophetess Mary Bushiri,

The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,

The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,

The Fearless GENERAL Who Can Kill Demons,

The #1 Son of the Emeritus, the Black Elijah, Prophet Uebert Angel !!!

Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC
Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America in Washington D.C.

The renowned South Africa based minister Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D.  (www.psbministries.international) commonly known as Major 1, will be visiting the USA to inaugurate the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Ministries in America during a conference at the Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20009, on Aug 29 – Aug 30, 2017 (3 pm -12 midnight each day).

 

ECG Church is known as the world’s #1 arena where crazy prophecies (www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv), prophetic deliverance, healings, miracles, wonders, teachings, happen every day in a way that thousands of visitors travel across the world just to visit the church headquarter in Pretoria, South Africa, to be prayed for by Major 1, the sharpest prophet of all time. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries (www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) has affected and continues to affect lives worldwide. Several people from all corners of the globe have been testifying about how God, today known as the God of Major 1, has been changing their lives through the man of God.

 

As of 2017, ECG Church is the fastest growing church in the world and one of the world’s largest churches by membership. Indeed, since its foundation about five years ago in Malawi, the home country of the prophet, ECG Church has branches in all the continents. In South Africa alone, the church membership grew from about a dozen people at its beginning in 2015 to over 350,000 members in less than 3 years. Major 1 has thousands of followers in America (www.facebook.com/ecgwashingtondc) and even before the official launch of ECG in the United States, branches and cells are already operational in many states such as:

 

  • California (e.g. Los Angeles)
  • Connecticut
  • Florida (soon)
  • Georgia (e.g. Atlanta)
  • Illinois (e.g. Chicago)
  • Indiana (e.g. Indianapolis) soon
  • Maine (Portland)
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Islands,
  • Texas (e.g. Dallas)
  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C., etc.

 

Prior to the official launch of ECG America (www.ecgministries.com), headquartered in Washington DC, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri already held services in the US including the historic New York Prophetic Night (17 August 2016), the Prophetic Dinner in Dallas TX (4 July 2017), etc.

 

Concomitantly to his prophetic ministry, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is also a very successful businessman that received many awards across the globe including “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” (http://africandiasporaleaders.com/ShepherdBushiri). He is the world’s youngest multi-billionaire (US dollars of course), the world’s richest minister, and the most acclaimed and sought-after man of God in the world today. As of 2017, this philanthropist is the richest person in Africa, owning businesses in all continents and venturing in many industries (www.shepherdbushiriinvestments.com) such as:

 

  • Travel and Aviation for VIP’s and Presidents
  • Agriculture, Minerals and Oil
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational and Research Services
  • Real Estate
  • Mobile Telecommunications Services
  • etc.

 

With the presence of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries in America, this continent is surely going to be positively impacted like never seen before. Praise be to God who has remembered our generation with a great prophet like Major 1, PhD. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri.

 

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – praying on his knees at ECG Church Pretoria, South Africa.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Spiritual Son Storms Windhoek, Namibia, with Mind Blowing Miracles and Prophecies

From 27-30 July 2017, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D. (Major 1) (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries) sent his spiritual son Apostle Felixosis to lead a powerful revival in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia. Held at ECG Namibia – Windhoek (which is led by Apostle Jimmy), the revival was attended by thousands of people.

Apostle Felixosis blessing the congregation in Namibia
Apostle Felixosis blessing the congregation in Namibia

During the Revival, people experienced heaven on earth. The God of Major 1 touched many people and many crazy miracles happened as Apostle Felixosis ministered under the anointing of Major 1 . For instance, people got miracle money, deaf ears were opened, people got job promotions right in the service, a brain tumor was healed, debts were canceled, miracle weight loss happened, etc. According to the posts on the ECG Windhoek’s Facebook page, below are some of the miracles that happened and caused people to be in a suspense.

As Apostle Felixosis, the Last Born of Major 1, prayed for people to receive miracle money, some attendees of the revival received text messages from their bank and money was deposited into their account immediately. As an example, one gentleman was puzzled to see 3000 Namibian dollars appearing in his account as he had only 175 dollars and he did not know where the money was coming from.

A gentleman testifying about the miracle money he received during the revival

 

Because the main building was full to its capacity, some congregants had to stay in the overflow. Among those in the overflow was a man whose child was very sick and under treatment in the intensive care unit (ICU) at a hospital. As Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira was praying for people in the overflow, he located that man and prophesied to him about the sick child. The Apostle prayed for a picture of the child that the man had in his phone. The man was later instructed to call his wife at the hospital for an update. It occurred that, not long after the apostle had prayed, the swelling of the brain disappeared and the doctors released the baby out of the ICU. The congregants were in awe as the testimony was given.

The child with a brain tumor in ICU before prayer by Apostle Felixosis.

The child with a brain tumor in ICU before prayer by Apostle Felixosis.

 

The child whose brain tumor was instantly healed after prayer by Apostle Felixosis, the son of Major 1.

The child whose brain tumor was instantly healed after prayer by Apostle Felixosis, the son of Major 1.

 

Furthermore, after Apostle Felixosis (https://www.facebook.com/huios.felixosis) prayed for those who wanted to lose weight, some people lost about 20 kg immediately. He also prayed for the deaf people. Among the several deaf people who were healed instantly, some could not hear with both ears, others were born deaf, and one could not hear for 34 years. Some people were healed just by connecting from their homes. The Apostle prophesied to several people, accurately mentioning their situations, names, house numbers, declaring things over their lives, praying for all the congregants by laying hands on everybody, etc.

Partial view of the crowd at the revival in Namibia

Partial view of the crowd at the revival in Namibia.

 

A woman testifying after her ears opened

A woman testifying after her ears opened.

 

People queuing to weigh themselves before receiving a prayer for miracle weight loss
People queuing to weigh themselves before receiving a prayer for miracle weight loss.

 

Apostle Felixosis prophesying in Namibia

Apostle Felixosis prophesying in Namibia

 

Flyer of the Prophetic Revival in Windhoek, Namibia

Flyer of the Prophetic Revival in Windhoek, Namibia

 

Apostle Felixosis, a Malawian born minister, is the leader of ECG Portland, Maine (USA) and the revival he just led in Namibia is one of the services he officiated during his stay in Africa by the side of his Father Major 1 who is the youngest billionaire in the world and the richest minister in the world (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com).

 

Furthermore, it is worth mentioning that on 25 June 2017, we learned that while Apostle Felixosis was in Malawi, he appeared at ECG Portland, Maine, and according to the eye witnesses, he was physically seen by the congregants. Immediately, people began falling and shouting for joy to the glory of the God of Major 1 (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv) who sent them the angel of the Apostle while they were waiting for him to come back to America soon. What a son that is doing his best to walk in the shoes of his father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, PhD (Major1), the sharpest and most accurate prophet of all time?


Uebert Angel heads to Bulgaria with Benny Hinn

In September 2017, Uebert Angel (www.uebertangel.org) will be jetting out of Eastern Europe for a special Christian crusade in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria called. The event is entitled The Awakening Conference and also includes internationally renowned minister Benny Hinn, who is famed not only his preaching but healing ministry as well.

There has been a high level of hysteria and excitement across social media, that two giants of the Christian world such as Benny Hinn and Uebert Angel are teaming up for the very first time. Many are reportedly travelling from all corners of the globe to be a part of it. The event is hosted by Maksim Asenov who founded Awakening Church the venue where this landmark conference is taking place. In recent years Maksim Asenov has witnessed rapid increase in membership to his church in the Bulgarian capital.

The conference begins on Wednesday 6th September 2017 and ends on Saturday 9th September 2017, the location is Awakening Church, Sofia, Bulgaria. The event is split into evening events and interactive seminars with Uebert Angel, Benny Hinn and Maksim Asenov.

He co-founded The Good News Church in 2007 with his wife Bebe Angel and since then they have raised up and managed over 33 branches in 15 different countries. He regularly partakes in huge global crusades globally to places such a USA and India drawing crowds of up to 100,000 for some meetings.

Prophet Uebert Angel studied in Great Britain and finished two degrees from Salford University. He then became a lecturer in Britain and teaches finance. He has a passion for bringing accessible quality television to people of all walks of life and social standing.

To learn more about Uebert Angel and The Good News Church please Uebert Angel  and Uebert Angel books.

Prophet Uebert Angel, the spiritual father of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1)
Prophet Uebert Angel, the spiritual father of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1)

Shepherd Bushiri Investments partners with Google

Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI), the holding company owned by billionaire Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has entered a groundbreaking partnership with one of the world’s most valuable and richest company, Google.

The tech Giant Google, which is bolstering its presence in emerging markets like Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa is said to have identified SBI as a potential strategic partner due to its reach, influence, and value as a company and brand.

Alphabet, the parent company that owns Google, among other firms, is worth over $750 Billion dollars, but its looking to expand into African markets, and is identifying valuable partners.

The exact details of the partnership have not been revealed yet, although, representatives of both SBI and Google met in Kenya this week to discuss the finer details of the partnership.

Speaking to a reporter, the President of SBI, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri stated that, Google’s general goals, directive, drive and initiative had moved him to agree to their advances.

“I think, when we were first approached, we were not sure how to proceed as a firm. I think any business admires to be like Google, to penetrate global markets, to increase monetary value and market capitalization in the manner that they have. Our point of meditation was just how we could come into the equation.

But, after sitting down, hearing them out, we understood that, their organizational intentions are a mirror image of ours. Our values reflect each other. Things like access to internet for all human beings, making data connectivity a basic right, changing the world through groundbreaking technology and apps.

As SBI we have already demonstrated through the launch of Bushiri Buzz, and PSB Network, that we have a deep motivation to become a global player in the tech industry. This is something that has been identified by the big giants of tech, and areas which we wish to partner.”

Prophet Bushiri added that there should be no surprises about such developments.

“Look, at SBI, we have SBI Airlines, SBI Technologies, SBI Consultancy, SBI Hospitality, and many others. We are a billion dollar inventory firm. It is normal that other big players look for partnerships with us.”

The man of cloth added that further details would be added during the course of the week and the month.

“This is just the beginning. We will be a major player. We have a presence in all of Africa’s biggest economies, and will be implementing terms of this partnership. It will be epic.”

Certificate of Honor - Prophet Shepherd Bushiri-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders
Certificate of Honor – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

‘First 100 Days’: Trump declares ‘ObamaCare is dead,’ predicts replacement deal soon

Fox News

The president gave himself high marks as he reflected on the unofficial end of that honeymoon period in office. While calling the ‘100 days’ measure “artificial,” he touted progress in courting China to counter the North Korean threat, confirming a Supreme Court justice and making headway on his big-ticket agenda items – like health care.

The president acknowledged in the interview with “The First 100 Days” that he’s “disappointed” with how congressional Republicans handled legislation like the ObamaCare replacement, an initial version of which was pulled from the House floor last month amid flagging support.

“I was disappointed that they didn’t have more in line by the time I walked in,” Trump said.

But he said he understands the challenge for lawmakers trying to navigate what he called a “very tough system,” running up against Democratic “obstructionists.”

He noted ObamaCare itself took “17 months of brutality” to get approved and, further, suggested Congress may not have a choice about approving a replacement.

“ObamaCare is exploding. ObamaCare is dead — essentially, ObamaCare is dead, it’s not going to make it,” he said, citing states like Tennessee where insurance companies are fleeing the exchange programs set up under ObamaCare.

Since the March meltdown on the initial bill, House Republicans have come back to the table with a new version that has garnered support from the conservative Freedom Caucus. They were unable to bring it to a vote before the end of Trump’s first 100 days on Saturday, with the necessary votes still being sought, but Trump said,” I believe they’re going to get it done.”

He added, “I think maybe next week sometime. They’re really coming together.”

Trump said House Speaker Paul Ryan is “trying very, very hard,” and he has confidence in the various factions of the party coming together.

He also voiced confidence about moving forward with his newly unveiled blueprint for tax reform. “We’re going to lower taxes,” he said, “and the biggest beneficiaries are the small companies, and the biggest of all beneficiaries are middle-income people who have really been hurt.”

He also said he wants to get GDP growth to 4 percent or higher.

As for his presidency to date, Trump said he’s “created great foundations in terms of relationships with China and with Japan and with many, many other countries” – and praised China specifically for “putting a lot of pressure on North Korea.”

Shortly after the interview, it was confirmed that North Korea test-launched another ballistic missile. Fox News is told it “broke up in flight” over the Korean Peninsula and has been deemed a failure. One White House official told Fox News they were not surprised by the test, or that it failed.

Trump said he can’t say whether Chinese President Xi Jinping will be able to “pull it off” in pressuring North Korea to change its behavior.

“We’ll see what happens,” he said.

Trump pointed as well to the confirmation of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court as a highlight, saying, “I think he’ll be a great one.”

“I could have others and we’ll see what happens, but getting Justice Gorsuch was, to me, a very big thing. And it will be a very big thing in the future,” he said.

The appointment of Gorsuch had conservatives cheering, though other recent policy stances – like backing off his criticism of NATO, declining to label China a currency manipulator and even launching missile strikes on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack – have left observers guessing as to what the Trump doctrine truly is.

Trump told MacCallum he’s “not really an ideologue.” He described himself as “a person of common sense,” noting he used to be a Democrat.

“I get things done. I’ve always been a closer,” Trump said.

He griped about “archaic” rules in the Senate, like those pertaining to the filibuster. Republicans effectively eliminated the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees in order to push through Gorsuch, but for now senators can still filibuster legislation – meaning they demand a 60-vote threshold.

“Maybe at some point we’re going to have to take those rules on,” Trump said, before naming the filibuster as a problem.

Congressional Democrats put the blame squarely on Trump for shortcomings in the first 100 days. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., recently described it as a “disastrous parade of broken promises to working people.”

Trump has not yet notched any major legislative victories since taking office – but he pushed back on such critiques in the Fox News interview.

“That’s really wrong. First of all, we had 28 bills,” he said.

Trump also reacted to the developing controversy behind his fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, whom House lawmakers say may have violated policies against taking foreign money without permission after he left the Obama administration. Trump suggested it was the Obama administration, not his transition team, that erred in vetting him.

“I do feel badly for [Flynn]. He served the country. He was a general. But just remember, he was approved by the Obama administration at the highest level,” Trump said. “And when they say we didn’t vet, well Obama I guess didn’t vet, because he was approved at the highest level of security by the Obama administration. So when he came into our administration, for a short period of time, he came in, he was already approved by the Obama administration.”

As for his personal and family life, Trump acknowledged he’s now “in a cocoon” protected by the Secret Service at all times, lamenting that he can’t drive anymore.

But he said he plans to visit New York again, something he hasn’t done yet since taking the oath of office, and is glad his wife Melania and son Barron are joining him in Washington.

Asked whether one term might be enough for him, Trump said he’ll see.

“Maybe it takes a little bit longer, but I think we’re doing tremendously well. I don’t think anybody has ever done this much in a hundred days,” he said. “But I’ve always said it’s going to be eight years, not four years.”

 

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/28/first-100-days-trump-declares-obamacare-is-dead-predicts-replacement-deal-soon.html

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BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS: CITY OF PEACE – By Reverend Buddy Larrier

This article is written by Reverend Buddy Larrier, one of “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders”: www.AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com/buddylarrier.

 

Welcome to Reverend Buddy Larrier and his colleagues from the Universal Day of Hope Trust who have initiated Bridgetown, Barbados: City of Peace. In 1990, Reverend Larrier was inspired to make a proposal to world leaders for a “Universal Day of Hope” for Truth, Justice, Peace, Healing and Reconciliation. A charitable organization was established and a programme launched for 12th October as the day of hope. A proposal was sent to over 170 world leaders and International organizations. Over the past 24 years the ‘Universal Day of Hope Trust’ has been advocating for world peace. In 2001 a draft resolution for the 12th October as the ‘Universal Day of Hope’ for peace, healing and reconciliation was among the resolutions submitted to the United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.

  

 

VISION STATEMENT

To help positioned Barbados internationally as an island dedicated to truth, justice, peace and advancing the vision of the Caribbean region becoming a zone of peace.

 

 MISSION STATEMENT

We seek to use Bridgetown as a City of Peace with its UNESCO’s inscription of being a World Heritage City to strengthening the proposal for October 12 to be proclaimed as ‘International Reparations (Repairing the Damage) Day’, for Recognition, Justice and Development with truth and healing for reconciliation.

 

GOALS

  • Our aim is to help prepare primary school children for adulthood with peaceful minds and hearts;
    • Provide stimulating learning environment that validate peace coexistence, knowing and understanding and nurture it.
    • To impress on youth the importance of turning away from violence and crime;
    • To help men and women respect each other and turn away for domestic violence;
    • To impress on parents the importance of teaching their children the value of life;
    • To lobby political leaders and governments to pursue policies of a peaceful and humanitarian nature.

A photo showing the horrors of the Bussa’s Rebellion (14–16 April 1816), which was the largest slave revolt in Barbadian history. Several hundred slaves under the leadership of the African-born slave Bussa were defeated by British forces.

Bussa’s Rebellion was the first of three large-scale slave rebellions in the British West Indies that shook public faith in slavery in the years leading up to emancipation. It was followed by a large-scale rebellion in Demerara in 1823 and then by an even larger rebellion in Jamaica in 1831–32. Collectively these are often referred to as the “late slave rebellions”.

 

 

BARBADOS THE ISLAND

Barbados was colonized by the British in 1625/1627 when a British ship arrived on the island with a crew of Englishmen and 10 Africans that were captured from a rival ship after a battle at sea. Unlike other Caribbean islands, Barbados was uninhabited when it was claimed as a British colony. Much evidence existed to prove that people lived on the island prior to the arrival of the British, but it is claimed that none were found on their arrival. This makes Barbados the only colony whereby the colonisers and the colonised arrived together and no blood was shed on the altar for colonization. Barbados is the only colony in the Caribbean that did not began with appropriation from indigenous populations and the infliction of genocide.

 

The early development of Barbados was by indentured servitude mainly from Ireland and Scotland with some of England’s poor. In 1639 the elite settlers established a parliament of nominated representatives. This means that the island is the third oldest in the Commonwealth of Nations after Britain and Bermuda. It never changed British colonial hands and presently stands as a bastion of independence, peace and democracy in the current era. The island’s size is 166 Sq. Miles (21X14) divided into 11 parishes with four town; Holetown, Speightstown, Oistins and Bridgetown the capital.

 

It is said “the history of Barbados is by no means barren of events which have materially affected the British Empire. If the navigation laws led to England’s supremacy on the seas, that small island was the cause which led to the navigation laws”. In 1651 ships were sent from England to the island to put down a rebellion. This was the beginning of the modern Royal Navy. To avert disastrous bloodshed the two sides in the dispute reached a compromise and a ‘Peace Charter’ was signed on 11 January 1652. The ‘Barbados Charter’ was a very important document it ensured that the island had internal self-governance. The document subsequently influenced the drafting of the American Constitution 122 years later.

Barbados had a reputation of being a place conducive to good healthy, hence the reason why young George Washington and his ailing brother Lawrence were advised to visit the island in 1750. Barbados is the only country that George Washington ever visited outside of the USA.

 

In 1816 Barbados had a major rebellion by enslaved Africans many of whom were killed in battle or executed following the battle. This revolte contributed to the emancipation of slavery in 1834. At this time the population was 77,000 Africans and 16,000 Europeans. The next rebellion on the island was in 1937. Barbados became an independent nation state on November 30, 1966. Presently the population is approximately 280,000 of which over 90% is of African descent. It has a very high literacy rate of over 95%, one of the highest in the Western Hemisphere. Education is free from primary school through the tertiary. Health Care is also free to citizens from the many polyclinics across the island and the general hospital.

This small island was nick named Little England for it democratic principles, stability and conservatism. In 1994 it hosted the inaugural conference for Small Island Developing States, since then it has initiated a number of significant programmes including the following:

 

  • In 1997 it established a programme to make it easy for nationals living abroad to resettle home and designated August 1 as Emancipation Day;
  • In 1998 a Commission for Pan-African Affairs (CPAA) was established, the only such agency of any country. The CPAA was given a mandate to advance to cause for truth, justice, peace and reconciliation of the African family – Diaspora and Continent;
  • It is the only known country to have carried out a national consultation on Racism – Report of the Committee for National Reconciliation – A Shared Vision For the 21st Century – December 2000.
  • Barbados played a very important role in the 2001 UN’s World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance held in Durban, South Africa reaching its landmark consensus; that the transatlantic trade in Africans, slavery and colonialism were all crimes against humanity. It hosted the first follow-up to the Durban conference the Afrikan and Afrikan Descendants World Conference against Racism – October 2002;
  • Barbados has lead responsibility for the Caribbean Single Market and Economy process and is also Chair of CARICOM Heads of State Sub-committee on Reparations (Repairing the Damage).

 

Letter of Intent

 

ABOUT REVEREND BUDDY LARRIER

Reverend Buddy Aaron Larrier was born in Barbados an island in the Caribbean on July 2, 1943. He shares this birthday with both his mother and grandmother. Rev. Larrier is the father of seven children – two sons and five daughters and the grandfather of ten – five boys and five girls. He had his early education at the Christ Church Boys’ School. After leaving school at age 15 he pursued his chosen career of tailoring.

 

In November 1963 he gave up his striving tailoring business and migrated to London as part of the British recruitment programme ‘Your Mother Country Needs You’. He worked with London Transport Board as a Bus Conductor and later a Bus Driver. Like most Caribbean nationals of his generation who migrated to Britain during this period he had a distorted view of history, and like others had to endure human rights violations on a daily basis without fully understanding the issues. In 1977 all this changed when he had a spiritual reawakening (a vision) that altered the direction of his life. The change resulted his detention in a mental hospital under section.

During the 1960s and 1970s many Caribbean nationals human rights were violated through this process via the 1959 Mental Health Act, which came into effect following the 1958 Notting Hill Gate “race riots”. However unlike others who had similar experiences, Buddy Larrier challenged the authorities by demanding his release. He became the first known person to have successfully challenged a mental institution in this manner. He became an activist for change and in 1978 started litigations against the health authorities for violating his human rights. His case sparked national debate on mental health and racism and contributed significantly to the 1959 Mental Health Act being revised. He is still in pursuit of justice after 37 years.

 

Rev. Larrier is a resolute Human Rights Advocate and a Pan-Africanist specialising in racism and mental health. In 1988, he was honoured with the Caribbean Times Community Award. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Wilfred Wood a fellow Barbadian and former Bishop of Croydon, once said of Buddy “neither the misreading of his action, the misdiagnosis of his condition, nor the lack of comprehension of his religious conviction on the part of others was not able to deter him from following what he believed was a call from God”.

 

His vision of 1977 became his life’s mission – the pursuit of truth, justice, peace and unity for the African family and ultimately the world. In 1990 he founded the ‘Universal Day of Hope Trust’ with the mission to promote October 12 to be observed as a Universal Day of Hope for Truth, Justice, Peace. In 1994 he was imprisoned for his activism. In 1998 he was among the architects and first staff members of the Government of Barbados Commission for Pan-African Affairs (CPAA). The CPAA has a mandate to help unite African people globally. He is a member of the government’s Reparations Task Force established on October 12, 2012 and a co-founder of the Non State Actors Reparations Commission Inc. a coalition of Human Rights and Social Justice Organisations established October 12, 2013.

CONTACT INFO

For more information please contact Rev. Buddy Larrier, Universal Day of Hope Trust, at:

Oistins Hill Christ Church, Barbados, BB17154, Caribbean

Tel: (246)428-8273 / 265-8849

udoht@caribsurf.com

 


ABOUT BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS (from Wikipedia)

Bridgetown is the capital and largest city of the nation of Barbados. Formerly, the Town of Saint Michael, the Greater Bridgetown area is located within the parish of Saint Michael. Bridgetown is sometimes locally referred to as “The City”, but the most common reference is simply “Town”.

The Bridgetown port, found along Carlisle Bay (at 13.106°N 59.632°W) lies on the southwestern coast of the island. Parts of the Greater Bridgetown area (as roughly defined by the Ring Road Bypass or more commonly known as the ABC Highway), sit close to the borders of the neighbouring parishes Christ Church and St. James. The Grantley Adams International Airport for Barbados, is located 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) southeast of Bridgetown city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada and the Caribbean. While there is no longer local municipal government, it is governed as a political constituency within the national Parliament. During the short lived 1950s-1960s Federation of the British West Indian Territories, Bridgetown was one of three capital cities within the region being considered to be the Federal capital of region.

The present day location of the city was established by English settlers in 1628 following a prior settlement under the authority of Sir William Courten at St. James Town. Bridgetown is a major West Indies tourist destination, and the city acts as an important financial, informatics, convention centre, and cruise ship port of call in the Caribbean region. On 25 June 2011, Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison were added as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

 

Source: http://www.internationalcitiesofpeace.org/cities-listing/bridgetown-barbados


We Cannot Afford Another 100 Days of Trump Without An Action Plan – By Rev. Al Sharpton

This article is written by Rev. Al Sharpton.

As we approach President Trump’s 100th day in office, many pundits and commentators are reviewing what he has not accomplished – and rightfully so. Whether it was his promise to build the wall and have Mexico pay for it, tax reform, getting a repeal and replace health care bill to the floor and more, Trump outlined his own agenda for the first 100 days but has clearly failed to deliver.

What we have seen instead is his Justice Department withdraw from a lawsuit in Texas on voter ID, announce an end to moving forward on police reform and an undermining of consent decrees. We have also witnessed increased immigration raids, threats to cut funding to sanctuary cities and the spreading of fear within immigrant communities.

Trump outlined his own agenda for the first 100 days but has clearly failed to deliver.

We will develop our own plan of action to protect voting rights, civil rights, police reform and other issues of grave concern. And we have observed gender inequality, Islamophobia, stereotyping, racial inferences and very clear ways of marginalizing certain groups of people. That is why civil rights and social justice leaders, elected officials and faith leaders are converging in New York City under the leadership of my organization, National Action Network (NAN), for the first national gathering of its kind during this new Administration.

On Wednesday, April 26, we will kick things off at NAN’s annual convention with none other than former Attorney General Eric Holder, followed by DNC Chair Tom Perez addressing delegates, activists, clergy, students and others from around the nation that will all convene with us over the course of the next few days.

From Bernie Sanders, Gov. Cuomo, Harry Belafonte, Spike Lee, MC Lyte and Hill Harper to Mary Frances Berry, Van Jones, Shaun King, Joy Reid, Angela Rye, Michael Eric Dyson and many more, we will hear from some of the greatest minds of our time and those leading by example. We are determined not to sit back and watch the erosion of things we have personally and actively fought for.

We will develop our own plan of action to protect voting rights, civil rights, police reform and other issues of grave concern, and we will hit the ground running with our own 100-day strategy to do so.

We will develop our own plan of action to protect voting rights, civil rights, police reform and other issues of grave concern.

Those generations that proceeded us paid a high price so that we could obtain certain rights and opportunities, and we must ensure the same – and more – for future generations. We must organize from the local community level all the way to Congressional races and for the Presidential election itself. We must have media campaigns, economic withdrawals and press our elected officials to do the right thing.

In short, we must use everything at our disposal to resist. While Trump is able to guide public attention away from some egregious things taking place that impact underprivileged black and latino communities, the details are clear from the actions of Attorney General Sessions, Education Secretary DeVos and others in his Administration. We must operate now.

This Administration has declared war on crime when violent crime continues to decline. Sessions ordered a review of consent decrees (that those police departments are actually in favor of), and his actions are halting reform that all sides agree is desperately needed in order to improve police and community relations. We have always been pro-police but anti-police brutality; the distinction is significant. The current Justice Department is also actively allowing laws to proceed that blatantly disenfranchise the votes of people of color, the poor and the elderly ― that is frightening at best. We can defeat Trump and his Administration’s attempts; we did it before with grassroots planning and mobilization as witnessed by the pushback against his Muslim travel ban and their attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It is up to us to remain vigilant.

We will mark the first 100 days by energizing ourselves.

Some will mark Trump’s 100 days by measuring it and what he has or has not accomplished. We will mark the first 100 days by energizing ourselves. This Administration has hidden our pain, but we must not stifle or mute our voices.

As we gather for NAN’s convention, people from all corners of the country, the young, the elderly and from diverse backgrounds will all collectively organize for our future. One filled with increased equality, justice and opportunity. While they may try to reverse progress and turn back the clock, we march forward. As we near the 100th day of Trump in office, we renew our commitment towards organizing and civil rights for all.

 

Reverend Al Sharpton is the President of the National Action Network (NAN) and one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Whether it was his noteworthy run for President of the United States in 2004 or his use of passive resistance and non-violent civil disobedience, Rev. Sharpton has had an irrefutable impact on national politics because of his strong commitment to equality and progressive politics. As the head of one of the most well-known civil rights organizations that has over forty chapters and affiliates across the United States, Rev. Sharpton has been applauded by both supporters and non-supporters for challenging the American political establishment to be inclusive to all people regardless of race, gender, class or beliefs. Ever since his surrogate father, the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, told him, “you can’t set your sights on nothing little…you got to go for the whole hog,” Rev. Sharpton has been doing just that. He was born on October 3, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York, and began his ministry at the unusually early age of four. He preached his first sermon at that age at Washington Temple Church of God & Christ in Brooklyn where he was licensed by the legendary Bishop F. D. Washington at age nine to be a minister in that denomination. He likewise started his civil rights career very young. At age 13, he was appointed, by Reverends Jesse Jackson and William Jones, the youth director of New York’s SCLC Operation Breadbasket (founded by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.). At age 16, Sharpton founded the National Youth Movement Inc. which organized young people around the country promoting voter registration, cultural awareness and job training programs. Rev. Sharpton was educated in public schools in New York and attended Brooklyn College. He was later presented with an honorary degree from A.P. Clay Bible College. In 1991, Sharpton founded the National Action Network a broad-based, progressive civil rights organization which he still heads. From 1994 to 1998, Rev. Sharpton served as Director of the Ministers Division for the National Rainbow Push Coalition under Rev. Jesse Jackson while still serving as the head of NAN. Upon the death of Bishop Washington in the late 80s, Rev. Sharpton became a Baptist, and in 1994, he was re-baptized as a member of the Bethany Baptist Church by Rev. William Jones. Rev. Sharpton has rejuvenated the Civil Rights movement while raising the bar for political participation for people of color. In 1999, when a young unarmed African immigrant was gunned down in the vestibule of his home by four New York City police officers, Sharpton led 1,200 people in the civil disobedience protest arrest. The throngs that followed him to jail in this protest included former mayors, congressman and religious and community leaders across racial, ethnic and political lines. Rev. Sharpton’s platforms against racial profiling and police brutality has reached an international audience, and his work on human rights issues has taken him to Sudan, Israel, Europe and further, where he has formed alliances with international peace activists across the world. But perhaps his most significant international visit was his sojourn to Vieques, Puerto Rico in 2001. Sharpton and three Latino elected officials from New York visited Vieques to protest the U.S. Naval bombing exercises on the island, a practice that has endured for over 60 years. After visiting with hundreds of Puerto Rican citizens who have suffered physical and mental infirmities as a result of the bombing exercises, Sharpton and the other members of the “Vieques Four” led the protest at the U.S. Naval Base in Puerto Rico. They were subsequently arrested, tried several weeks later and sentenced to 40 to 90 days – Sharpton received the longest sentence – in federal prison for their protests. While Sharpton was in jail, he fasted, losing eighty pounds, and even managing to influence the local mayoral election. Because of the stand that the “Vieques Four” took that summer, President George W. Bush addressed the issue and ordered the Navy to end their exercises in 2003. Rev. Sharpton is a member of Bethany Baptist Church in his native Brooklyn neighborhood where the late William A. Jones, Jr., was the Pastor. Rev. Sharpton still preaches throughout the United States and abroad on most Sunday’s, and averages eighty formal sermons a year. Rev. Sharpton says his religious convictions are the basis for his life. In addition to continuing to run NAN, Rev. Sharpton hosts a talk show on Syndication One that broadcasts in 40 markets, five days a week, and he hosts “Sharptalk” on TV One– a national cable show based in a barber shop setting. Rev. Al and Kathy Jordan Sharpton have two daughters, Dominique and Ashley.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/rev-al-sharpton

 


Politicians Testifying to the Glory of the God of Major 1 after Being Prayed for by Apostle Felixosis, a Son of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

The God of Major 1 is still surprising people in the USA through Apostle Felixosis, a son of Major 1, PhD. Indeed, during the prophetic conference he held in Utah (USA) on March 31st and April 1st, 2017 , Apostle Felixosis prayed for many people including politicians and one of them happened to be Mr. Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro, the former Governor of Western Equatoria State (South Sudan). Mr. Joseph Bangasi Bakosoro was elected as governor in 2010, but for some political reasons, he left South Sudan and is now living in the United States. When he came to meet the son of Major 1, he had a prayer request for his medical bills of $41,758.31 and others. Three weeks after Apostle Felixosis prayed for him, the bill was miraculously cancelled.

Governor Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro and Apostle Felixosis in Utah (USA) in April 2017.
Governor Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro and Apostle Felixosis in Utah (USA) in April 2017.

Consequently, the former Governor gave his testimony to honor the God of Major 1. When the former Governor was contacted to hear what he had to say on this miracle, he said that “he is so shocked to see that the bill has been cancelled. He could not explain how it happened since God is a miraculous worker. He gave all the glory to God and encouraged people to keep on believing in the prophets of God like Major 1 and his spiritual sons because Major 1 is raising giants like Apostle Felixosis”.

 

This bill cancellation should not surprise those who have been following Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries and the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church. In Pretoria, South Africa, the bills of countless people have been cancelled after Major 1, the father of Apostle Felixosis, prayed for them. Similarly, in March 2017 for instance, Apostle Felixosis prayed for a lady who spent weeks in a coma in the US, and her medical bill dropped from 1.8 million USD to $63 after the prayer. These mind-blowing miracles are just some of the signs that are accompanying the Son of Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) in the USA.

 

When Apostle Felixosis was interviewed to comment on how the miracles happened, these were his exact words:

Jesus said: Very truly I tell you, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all he does. Yes, and he will show him even greater works than these, so that you will be amazed (John 5:19-20). Similarly, I (Apostle Felixosis), do what I see my father doing. As Apostle Paul indicated to his sons to follow him as he follows Christ, I follow Major 1, my father, as he follows Christ. Major 1 taught me that if I will be so close to the Lord Jesus Christ and learn from my spiritual father’s life, then, I will be able to partake of the Grace. I’m just doing what I see my father doing. I am not trying to be like him, but just to be a son who can manifest the work of his father when he is sent out“.

Apostle Felixosis, Leader of ECG America
Apostle Felixosis, The Last Born of Major 1.

 


Jeff Sessions is rolling back basic rights – BY JESSE JACKSON

This article is written by Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

As Donald Trump nears the end of his first 100 days, media commentary focuses primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents. It’s a mistake, however, to discount the threat that the Trump administration poses to our fundamental rights. His attorney general, former Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, is a case in point.

Sessions has set out with a vengeance to transform the Department of Justice into a Department of Injustice. He’s been hindered by the incompetence that characterizes this administration. He’s home alone in his department, with no nominations offered for the heads of top DOJ units — the civil rights, criminal or national security divisions. His deputies — Nos. 2 and 3 in the DOJ — have been nominated but not confirmed.

That has slowed but not stopped Sessions’ efforts to rollback basic rights. He’s reversed the Justice Department’s position of challenging voter identification laws; he deems the Voting Rights Act too “intrusive.” Now the DOJ will intervene in favor of states that pass discriminatory measures to restrict access to the ballot. The right to vote — the fundamental right of a democracy — will now depend on the willingness of judges to stand up for the truth, as U.S. District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos did in ignoring the DOJ intervention and ruling that the Texas ID law was “passed, at least in part, with a discriminatory purpose.”

Sessions has issued orders to revive the old, failed war on drugs. The promising bipartisan efforts to reform sentencing provisions to end the mass incarceration of nonviolent drug offenders are to be abandoned. Sessions wants to revive private prisons and insure them a steady stream of prisoners. People of color, particularly young African-American men, will be the greatest victims of this injustice.

Sessions has called for a “review” of all the reform agreements that Obama’s Civil Rights Division has reached with police forces. His DOJ sought to delay implementation of a consent decree reached in Baltimore in the wake of the Freddy Gray killing. Sessions scorns these agreements as “political expediency” that will “handcuff the police.” In Baltimore, the judge ignored the DOJ’s efforts to impede reform. But despite the outcry at the killings of young black men and women, Sessions is clearly telling police they can act with impunity once more.

And Sessions has been point on the administration’s efforts to ramp up deportation, terrorize immigrants and defend the president’s unconstitutional Muslim ban. He expressed amazement that a “judge sitting on an island in the Pacific” could overturn the president’s order. That judge was a federal district court justice in the state of Hawaii, part of the union for 58 years.

Sessions has issued letters to nine sanctuary cities, counties and states, including the state of California, New York City, Chicago and Cook County, threatening to deny federal grant funds — largely funds for local law enforcement — unless they commit to cooperating with the administration’s sweeping assaults on immigrants. This arbitrary assertion of federal power is particularly remarkable from Sessions, who as a senator declaimed endlessly about the glories of states’ rights. Luckily, Sessions wasn’t at Herod’s side when Mary and Joseph sought sanctuary in Egypt with the baby Jesus.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel | Maria Cardona/ Sun-Times

The sanctuary jurisdictions have vowed to resist Sessions edicts. Speaking for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, spokesman Matt McGrath noted: “The administration’s plan to deny federal funds to cities that are standing up for their values is unconstitutional, and Chicago is proud to stand with 34 cities and counties across the country in asking a federal court to prevent the federal government from illegally withholding federal funds.”

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio declared that New York City will “remain a city welcoming of immigrants who have helped make our city the safest big city in the nation. Any attempt to cut NYPD funding for the nation’s top terror target will be aggressively fought in court. We won’t back down from protecting New Yorkers from terror — or from an overzealous administration fixated on xenophobia and needless division.”

The assault on rights — for the LGBT community, for people of color, for women, for immigrants — is clear. Efforts to rollback voting rights, civil rights, police reform and sentencing reform have already begun. The resistance — from courts, from decent public officials, from activists and citizens of conscience — has been and will be fierce. Sessions’ Department of Injustice is measure of the damage that Trump can do. Instead of making America a more perfect union, Americans will have to mobilize to defend their rights from the very department that is tasked with protecting them.


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Son Walking in the Shoes of his Father at a Prophetic Conference in Utah (USA)

Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, the leader of ECG Church in America.
Apostle Felixosis, the leader of ECG Church in America.

For several decades, Africa was the continent that received European and American missionaries. However, it is just recently that Africa started sending missionaries abroad. In a rare prophetic move, the renowned Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, sent his son, the Malawian Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, to lead ECG Church in America. Although based in Portland, Maine, this Apostle has been reaching out to other states in the US to share the Gospel. On March 31st and April 1st, 2017, Apostle Felixosis Huios (https://www.facebook.com/huios.felixosis) held a powerful prophetic conference in Utah (USA).

 

During this two day conference, the crowd was astounded by the prophecies and the miracles that the God of Major 1 did through the Apostle. For instance, after a prayer by this minister, some people who were deaf began to hear immediately. Other people attending the conference received miracle money right after prayer during the live service. One lady received $1,000 and another $520 as a sign of what is to come. Two women had one leg shorter than the other, but after the prayer of the man of God, their legs became even. Attending the event was a nine year old boy who was born normal, but who lost his vision and became blind at the age of three. Right after Apostle Felixosis Huios prayed for this boy, he recovered his sight as his eyes opened instantly. Several attendees of the conference were astonished by the miracles because they had never seen anything like that before.

 

Those who have been following the prophetic revolutionary revival that is shaking South Africa under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D., know that the God of Major One is showcasing His power and is speaking today in an unusual way as never seen before (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv). It is a well-established fact and truth that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1, PhD) is being mightily used by God in the prophetic, miracles, healings, business, and many other types of wonders. Dr. Major 1 has several sons and daughters across the globe. So far, the last born son of Major 1 (Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira) has been growing the ECG Church in Portland, Maine, and its members at a high speed that is testifying that he is really a son of the undeniable Major Prophet who has been breaking records including his performances in business (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com), teaching, prophecy, philanthropy, networking, mentoring, prosperity, wealth production and accumulation across the globe, etc. For instance, in less than three years, ECG Pretoria, South Africa, which was founded by Major 1, Ph.D., in 2015, grew from just a few members to more than 100 thousand members without counting the millions of followers who watch his services on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries), YouTube, phone application (e.g. Bushiri Buzz https://www.facebook.com/bushiribuzz) and his TV (Prophetic Channel TV), etc. Major1, the world’s richest minister, is also one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He was honored as one of the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” (http://africandiasporaleaders.com/shepherdbushiri). Seeing the miracles and the steps that Apostle Felixosis is taking, under the anointing and mentoring of his father Major1, it will not be surprising that very soon, ECG America will make the national news.

 

As one of the “Christian nations” on earth, the US is blessed to finally have an Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church branch. The time has come for Africa to send more missionaries like Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira to the western nations, where Christianity is sometimes attacked and threatened because of the growing number of worldly philosophies that tend to raise human knowledge and theories above the Word of God, which will never disappear although heaven and earth will pass away very soon. As ECG America grows and is better known by more people in US, more Americans will certainly partake in the grace that is working for the Major Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri. Seeing how ECG is shaking Africa, its continent of birth, there is no doubt that, under the leadership of Major1, ECG America is going to positively shake the US very soon and bring forth the revival that many ministers have been praying for. As the Americans are awaiting this prophetic revival and financial revolution in their land, where great men of God like Evangelist Billy Graham, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Pastor John Kilpatrick, Evangelist Morris Nathan, etc., have faithfully preached the Good News, it is worth thanking God and noticing that Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira and the partners of ECG America are off to a great start. ECG Church in Portland Maine, is located at: 1844 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 04103 (USA).

 


Trump should form bipartisan coalition to get true reforms – BY JESSE JACKSON

This article was written by Rev. JESSE JACKSON on March 28, 2017

The decision of House Republicans to torpedo the American Health Care Act, their own leadership’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, is a stunning defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.

It also rescues the 24 million Americans that were projected by the Congressional Budget Office to lose health care under the bill — particularly older, low-wage families and residents in rural areas. The defeat of the AHCA is as much a triumph of small-d democratic resistance as a failure of Trump and Ryan.

The real test of leadership is how Trump reacts to the setback. His first reaction was understandably bitter. He said he’d move on to other issues and sit back and let what he calls Obamacare collapse, with insurance companies hiking costs or pulling out of the exchanges altogether.

That distorts reality: According to the CBO and other experts, the ACA exchanges have stabilized, and cost increases are slower on average than they were before passage of the law. Expanded Medicaid is providing some 10 million with basic coverage. The major problem is the cruelty of Republican governors who have chosen to deprive their constituents of expanded Medicaid.

The Trumpcare debacle established that there is no majority, even in a Republican-controlled Congress, for depriving millions of health care coverage. The majority of Americans have joined the rest of the industrialized world in conceiving that health care as a right, not a privilege.

Obama’s health care reforms provided millions with access to health insurance or to Medicaid, yet more than 20 million Americans still go without. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports these are mostly families with one low-wage worker who simply cannot afford coverage. Many more are priced out of decent coverage, particularly with the prescription drug market rigged by the drug companies so that Americans pay the highest prices in the world. Reform is still needed.

Trump is president of all of America, not merely the Republican right. In running for president, he promised repeatedly that he would produce health care reform that would “cover everybody,” with insurance that cost less and offered better coverage. He signed onto a Ryan plan that scorned his promise. It featured tax cuts for the very wealthy paid for by depriving millions of health care. Now is time for Trump to lead, to build a coalition that can pass a reform that meets his promise.

Trump should recalibrate, reach out to Democrats and forge a new coalition for reform. If he were truly the bold, populist leader he claims to be, he would join with Bernie Sanders, whom he has often praised, and develop a path to Medicare for all. He might start with empowering Medicare and the exchanges to negotiate bulk discounts for drugs. Add a public option into the exchanges to keep insurance companies honest. Lower the eligible age for Medicare to 55, relieving companies of covering older workers who have the highest health care bills. That would provide companies with massive savings and older workers with immense relief. It could be easily paid for by progressive taxes on the wealthiest Americans or a financial speculation tax to limit destabilizing computer-based nanosecond stock trading.

Democrats have celebrated Trump’s embarrassment. But they too have a stake in reform. They need to do more than simply defend the current system. They need to reach out to Trump and explore if smart reforms are possible with a new bipartisan coalition.

Trump could and should break with the right-wing Freedom Caucus Republicans who led the assault against him. They want to repeal the ACA without replacing it. They are out of step with the vast majority of Americans. Instead, Trump could forge a bipartisan coalition to drive real reforms that would move us much closer to fulfilling his campaign promise.

Tasting defeat is not the test of leadership. All leaders experience defeat sometime. The question is how they react. True leaders pick themselves up, learn from the experience and move forward. Trump could turn the lemons that the Republican caucus delivered him into lemonade. But only if he seeks to fulfill his campaign pledge by reaching out to Democrats and forging a new majority to make health care a right in this country.

Certificate of Honor - Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders
Certificate of Honor – Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Spiritual Son Shaking Portland, Maine (USA), with Mind Blowing Miracles

South Africa based Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (known as Major 1) (https://www.facebook.com/shepherdbushiriministries), the founder and president of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, sent his spiritual son Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (currently known as the last born of Major 1) to lead ECG Portland, Maine, in America. Now, this son has been shaking the city by surprise with mind blowing miracles as he is flowing in what he calls the “elements of his father”. Almost every Sunday, something new happens and testimonies keep coming. Among the miracles that he has done are supernatural weight loss, miracle money, debts cancellation and many more.

 

A recent miracle related to a medical bill, which dropped from 1.8 million USD to $63 after a prayer by the Apostle, has been amazingly shocking people in the US. Indeed, one of the main challenges in life is to keep one’s health up. If despite all precautions and efforts to stay healthy, a medical problem arises, the bills can be overwhelming. In western countries like the USA, healthcare is very expensive and the corresponding bills are costly. Despite efforts to lower the price of healthcare in the US, some people still have to pay a huge price and some cannot even afford it. Some people even die accidently because they are afraid to go to hospital and acquire more debts.

 

A lady in the US was sick and ended up in a coma for three months. During her stay in the coma, she was put on life support. By the time she came out of the coma, she had a medical bill of 1.8 million US dollars. Unfortunately, she did not have money to pay the bill. While trying to return to her normal life, she heard about Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his church, which is headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa. Fortunately, in 2016, ECG Church opened a branch in New York and in Portland, Maine (United States). ECG Portland, Maine, is led by Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (https://www.facebook.com/huios.felixosis), a Malawian-born Cisco Certified Network Expert that is walking in the shoes of his Father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri.

Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira and the lady whose debt was reduced from 1.8 million USD to 63 dollars testifying at ECG Portland, Maine (USA)
Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira and the lady whose debt was reduced from 1.8 million USD to 63 dollars testifying at ECG Portland, Maine (USA).

 

Because of the miracles that lady heard about the ministries of Major 1 (https://www.youtube.com/user/propheticchannelTv), she joined ECG Church in Portland, Maine. There, she met Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, who prayed for her. About a month later, the medical bill dropped from 1.8 million US dollars to eleven thousands. Then, the lady returned back to church and the Apostle prayed for her again. Afterwards, the bill dropped from eleven thousands to four thousands. As she kept believing, she went back to the Apostle who prayed for her again. This time, the bill dropped from four thousands to sixty three dollars.

Medical Bill droped from 1.8 millions to 63 dollars

 

What a miracle! Praised be to God for His healing grace!

The medical bill that dropped from 1.8 million US dollars to 63 dollars after prayer by Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira
The medical bill that dropped from 1.8 million US dollars to 63 dollars after prayer by Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira

 

This miracle should not be surprising as Apostle Felixosis has an impressive prophetic grace upon his life. As a beloved spiritual son of Major Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major One) (http://shepherdbushiriinvestments.com), the Apostle is surely anointed by his father who trusts him well enough to ask him to lead ECG America. This can also explain why in less than six months, ECG Portland, Maine, has been already making the news in Maine, USA! As a responsible, responsive, and organized leader, Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira has a great vision about his calling and the things he wants to do in life. He really cares for the people he oversees and wants to win more souls for the Lord. He is a great motivator who likes to encourage people to trust in the God of Major1 (http://shepherdbushiriministries.org), who can do anything anytime. Under the anointing of his father Major 1 and grandpa (Prophet Uebert Angel), Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira is surely going to be one of the leaders who will play a crucial role in the prophetic and financial revolution that will positively shake the US very soon. To be in touch with news concerning the prophetic revolution in the US or learn more about ECG Portland, Maine, please visit them at 1844 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 04103.

 

 


Can Trump Save Africa and the African Diaspora After the Mixed Legacy of Obama?

It is hard to address the perspectives on Africa at the beginning of 2017 without mentioning the Chinese influence in Africa and the impact of the election of President Donald Trump on the legacy of President Barack Obama, the first African American to be elected as President of the USA. When President Obama was elected in 2008, several people thought he would be the savior of Africa and its Diaspora. However, the feelings towards his legacy are diverse.

 

President Obama might have done what he could to strengthen democracy and boost economic growth in Africa for instance by extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) while investing in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). By organizing the very first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, he helped the US to revisit its strategy for Africa. Soon after Obama leaves office, some of his legacies in the USA (e.g. Obamacare, “immigration reform”, Medicaid expansion, minimum wage increase, overtime benefits, paid pregnancy and sick leave, civil rights enforcement, criminal justice reforms, progressive tax reforms, tax credits for low-income people, climate change initiatives, etc.), may be brought down or replaced by something else.

 

Although several people of African descent including some top civil rights movement leaders are disappointed by the legacy of Mr. Obama, it is worth noticing that he was sandwiched not only between some spiritual and racial strongholds, but also between the strategic forces that brought him to power and the tactical opposition he had to deal with once he managed to enter the White House, which was built by enslaved Africans whose descendants are still struggling in the Americas. The Africans and their stakeholders must reflect on Mr. Obama’s “inability” to do the things that they once thought he could. Unfortunately, many people cannot or do not want to understand that, to some extent, the power of an American President like Mr. Obama is not as strong as that of some Presidents who can even choose to stay in power even if the result of the presidential vote says otherwise. The timing of the presidency of Obama might have also affected his performance as he inherited the worst economic crisis in the USA since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Yet, as he was preparing to leave office, the statistics showed that the US economy is stronger than when he took office. We need to acknowledge Obama for his efforts regardless of his weaknesses, and also thank God for having allowed an African descent to lead the “world’s #1 nation” for 8 years.

 

Many Africans would have loved that Mrs. Hillary Clinton was elected as the President of the USA in 2016. However, although she won the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots, the Electoral College favored Mr. Trump. Several people of African descent did not come out to vote for Hillary as they did for Obama, therefore playing a role in the election of Trump who, during his “thank you tour”, acknowledged the African Americans for staying home during the election! The appointment of Mr. Trump could also be a divine set up that fits the end time as it was prophesied by the renowned Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), one of the most successful businessmen and ministers in the world.

 

Unlike Mr. Obama whose election brought hope to Africa and its Diaspora before they realized 8 years later that, one man at the White House cannot save them, the election of Mr. Trump seems to bring fear on some people as if Trump can sink Africa while trying to “Make America Great Again” as emphasized during his revolutionary campaign. Analyzing Mr. Trump’s campaign and the people he is choosing to fill his cabinet positions, it may sound at first glimpse that his policies may not favor the people of African descent. For instance, some people think that Mr. Trump may reduce or redesign the US aids toward Africa. However, this should not scare anyone. For example, although not a descendant of Africa, President George W. Bush has done a lot of great things for Africa and some well-known African leaders still believe that he has helped Africa more than Mr. Obama whose father is from Kenya. Moreover, although foreign aids benefit some Africans, Africa is not supposed to be living on certain foreign “aids” which usually are strategic loans with high interest that are typically undetectable by the profane. Instead of counting on these “aids”, Africa should be seeking better opportunities that can allow it to put its own people to work and better manage its priceless human and natural resources that some people are still poaching for free. Therefore, let’s hope that, as a businessman who can negotiate deals, Mr. Trump ends up crafting some great agreements that can contribute to the ongoing efforts to advance Africa and its Diaspora.

 

Remember to Love God and His People
Remember to Love God and His People!

Despite these controversial realities, there is hope for Africa and the African Diaspora if they can understand that their “salvation” will not come from any government in the East or West, but from themselves with the help of God Almighty, who did not predestinate Africa to be the headquarter of poverty despite its rich lands and smart intellectuals. That is why I still believe that the Africans must better partner with each other without forgetting the huge untapped potential of the African Diaspora that some leaders unfortunately refuse to realistically incorporate into their strategic agendas. Instead of putting their hope on people who usually disillusion them, the Africans need to keep up all good fights while counting on God to develop themselves and the motherland. As for the unspoken racial discrimination and the other forms of injustice, let’s not forget that, there is a God who will judge very soon!

 

Dr. Roland Holou is a scientist, a businessman, an international consultant and expert in agribusiness, agriculture, agronomy, biotechnology, Diaspora engagement, Africa’s development, international trade and development. To learn more about his work or contact him, please visit www.DiasporaEngager.com, www.AfricanDiasporaLeaders.com and www.RolandHolou.com.

 


Next President of Benin Republic prophesied and anointed by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (aka Major1) on 6 Nov 2016

Two days before the Americans elected their new President, Mr. Donald Trump, the next president of Benin Republic (West Africa) was prophesied on Sunday November 6, 2016, during a live service in Pretoria, South Africa, by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (aka Major1), the spiritual son a Prophet Uebert Angel, the one who accurately prophesied the election of Mr. Trump many months before it came to pass! Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1) and his son Apostle Felix Huios Nabi Navira also prophesied the election of Mr. Trump many months before it happened.

God told me to anoint this man,” said Major1 as he pointed out the man from the crowd.  The prophet said that the man has contested in elections before, but the elections did not go in his favor. He revealed that his failure had been because it was the wrong timing. Major 1 said that God wants the man to serve Him this year and next year first, then he will be President of Benin. Finally, he pronounced a blessing and indicated that all the battles will be turned to victory.

They will not succeed because your calling is not from man but from God. I am going to anoint you so that even if they steal votes from you, God will give you miracle votes,” said the man of God, adding that, “I am seeing this man as President. He will change Benin and in his reign, his country will be as established as Dubai”, concluded Major 1.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and Prophet Uebert Angel are two of “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” recently featured in a book written by Dr. Roland Holou. I am posting this prophecy and the pictures of the future president of Benin, 5 years before it happens, as a witness so that when it happens, people may believe! Major1 said that if that prophecy about Benin does not come to pass, he is a fake prophet. Let’s wait and see the outcome in 2021 when the election will be done! I believe 100% this will come to pass and Benin will be the Dubai of Africa just as Major1 prophesied! Those who know Major1 know that this prophecy is not a joke, but will surely come to pass! By the way, Major1 already prophesied many presidents and they all came to pass. This one about Benin Republic is the first that he publicly made. I am so interested in this prophecy because, among many things, I, Dr. Roland Holou,  was born and raised in Benin Republic before I moved to the USA many years ago. I have been a passionate follower of Major1 and I even managed to travel from the USA to South Africa in 2015, just to meet him one on one! If there was a day of Elijah, today, we are  living in the days of Major1 (Prophet Shepherd Bushiri).

To learn more about Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, please visit http://africandiasporaleaders.com/shepherdbushiri/

To learn about other astounding and crazy prophecies by Major1, please visit his YouTube link.

Major 1's prophecy
You are watching the President that Benin will elect 5 years from now! Major 1’s prophecy
Next President of Benin Republic being anointed by Major1 4 years before the election ! Prophecy!!!
Next President of Benin Republic being anointed by Major1 5 years before the election ! Prophecy!!!

 

President of Benin prophecy from Prophet Shepherd Bushiri 2016-11-6
Major 1 anointing the next President of Benin Republic after he prophesied him on 6 Nov 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa during a live service! Wait and see!

Deux jours avant que les Américains n’élisent leur nouveau président, Mr. Donald Trump, le prochain président de la République du Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest) a été prophétisé le Dimanche 6 Novembre, 2016, lors d’un service en direct à Pretoria, Afrique du Sud, par le Prophète Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), le fils spirituel de Prophète Uebert Angel, celui qui a prophétisé avec précision l’élection de Mr. Trump plusieurs mois avant que cela n’accomplisse! Je poste aujourd’hui cette prophétie et l’image du futur président en tant que témoin pour que quand cela va s’accomplir, les gens puissent croire! Major1 a dit que si cette prophétie sur le Bénin ne se réalise pas, il est un faux prophète. Attendons le résultat en 2021 quand l’élection sera faite! Je crois 100% que cela arrivera et le Bénin deviendra le Dubaï de l’Afrique comme prophétisé par Major1! Pour en savoir plus sur le Prophète Shepherd Bushiri, s’il vous plaît visitez http://africandiasporaleaders.com/shepherdbushiri/