Essays, poems and Stories of an African-American

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The Pontiffs and Africa!

Pope Francis you are welcome to Africa,
Everyone in Africa welcomes you,
yes, this is true, everyone,
Even the young one will be told about you,
In Africa the seasons will be named after you,
yes, 'my  child shall be named Francesca if she is a girl.'
'My child shall be named Francis if he is a boy.'
'We had a bumper harvest during the Papal visit.'
Some will say, 'I felt the Spirit of the Lord,'
Others will say 'I was there and saw the pope with my eyes,'
You are a blessing to Africa,
You are a blessing to Kenya,
And so many will say, Uganda is blessed,
We were blessed before time,
Central African Republic is blessed,
You came to many countries in Africa,
Even if you visited 3 countries this time around,
You were on the African continent,
A very promising continent,
Am sure you are aware of this,
The smile you bring to many faces,
The humility and purpose,
The meaning of living in the now,
The reason to bring God in our life,
The effort behind being responsible,
The mortar between humanity and nature,
Many people were brought together by your visit,
By this I don't mean mere getting together in one place,
many people joined in the occasions that made your visit to Uganda successful,
People from different walks of life,
You brought about peace among enemies,
You caused many to revisit their dreams about life,
We saw purpose dressed in clothes,
A child kissed,
A leper hugged,
a young girl welcomes the pope,
adolescents given hope,
You lit a fire in all of us,
A fire of love,
A fire of respect,
A fire of accountability,
A fire of resolve,
A fire of commitment,
Whether in Kenya, Uganda or Central African Republic,
We promise you: we shall keep the fire burning!
Pope Paul XI and Emmanuel Cardinal Nsubuga of Uganda

Pope Francis

Pope Francis going to work in Rome

Pope admirers

Pope in CAR, November 2015

Pope in CAR

Pope in CAR

Emeritus Pope Benedict and Pope Francis

Pope arrives in CAR

Pope Francis and Emeritus Pope Benedict

Pope Francis

Pope In Kenya,November 2015

Pope in Uganda, November 2015

Seeing off the Pope, November, 2015 at Entebbe International Airport Uganda

Pope in Uganda

Pope with Ugandan youth

Pope visiting the sick
The Vatican

Pope Francis

Pope Francis saying Mass

Pope Francis waving to crowds

Rubaga Cathedral, Uganda

Pope in Kenya
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: All pictures are collected from different sources such as: New Vision, Daily Monitor, Google, Wikipedia and Vatican Archives. Copyright belongs to them. Here they are used for educational purposes. Thanks.






Sunday, 22 November 2015

THE UN ON TERRORISM

UN Envoy welcomes Security Council Resolution on ISIL ( A megaphone Article Post)

Baghdad, 21 November 2015 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Iraq (SRSG), Mr. Ján Kubiš, welcomed the Security Council Resolution on ISIL adopted Friday.

In the Resolution, the Security Council concludes that ISIL constitutes a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security, notes that it has the capability and intention to carry out further attacks, regards all such acts of terrorism as a threat to peace and security and expresses its determination to combat it by all means.

“The people of Iraq are suffering daily from the terror tactics and ideology of this evil organization and, therefore, this renewed commitment of the international community to fight ISIL and to come to the aid of Iraq, a country in the forefront of the struggle against terrorism, is timely and welcome,” SRSG Kubiš said.

The United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2249 (2015), which, among others, “calls upon Member States that have the capacity to do so to take all necessary measures, in compliance with international law, (……) on the territory under the control of ISIL (……), in Syria and Iraq, to redouble and coordinate their efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts committed specifically by ISIL (……) as well as ANF (Al-Nusrah Frot), and all other individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities associated with Al Qaeda, and other terrorist groups, as designated by the United Nations Security Council, (……) and to eradicate the safe haven they have established over significant parts of Iraq and Syria.”

The Resolution also “Urges Member States to intensify their efforts to stem the flow of foreign terrorist fighters to Iraq and Syria and to prevent and suppress the financing of terrorism, and urges all Members states to continue to fully implement the above-mentioned resolutions.”




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For more information, please contact: Mr. Khalid Dahab, Deputy Director of Public Information/Deputy Spokesperson United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), Phone: +964 790 194 0146, Email: dahab@un.org or the UNAMI Public Information Office: unami-information@un.org