By Biko Agozino

Professor of Sociology and Director of Africana Studies Program, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 1-540-231-7699

Contrary to the claim by Time magazine that the war on drugs, the longest war that has cost American taxpayers $2.5 trillion over 40 years, has ‘no clear enemy’, [1] the NAACP in 2010 rightly condemned the war on drugs as a racist war against African Americans and against the poor generally. [2] Californian voters have also proposed the legalization of marijuana to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of otherwise law-abiding responsible adults, aid the sick who need the drug and create fair employment opportunities and wealth for the people and tax revenues for the state. [3]


The fifth eLearning Africa conference identified trends and key measures for empowering education on the Continent

Lusaka, Zambia. “The Internet flattens hierarchy, reduces social distance, makes me closer to you, and, paradoxically, makes all our serious connections more authentic. I witness how this helps the young people in the process of learning values and how it assists in the planning of positive community actions.”

Berlin, Germany. Lusaka, Zambia. Teachers and technologists gathering at the eLearning Africa 2010 conference in Zambia will be debating a billion dollar question, attempting to work out whether future African students will learn from the telephones in their pockets or from the laptops in their classrooms.

CASABLANCA September 10, 2009 – Ongoing investment in corporate social responsibility projects across Africa, as part of broader initiatives to invest heavily in the communities in which it operates, are among a range of programs that helped The Western Union Company to win one of the world’s most prestigious awards in corporate philanthropy, the company said today.

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