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Dung Beetle Wisdom: Salt-of-the-Earth People

Dung beetles are the cleaners of Africa! There are many animals like elephants that eat tons of grass a day and make a lot of dung. Dung is gold for the dung beetle! Once on site, they use their forelegs to roll the dung into a ball about as big […]

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There are Many Ways to Give (and Get) the Big Lift

Booker T. Washington believed strongly in the power of education and spent his life dedicated to teaching and creating educational opportunities for Black Americans. His story is particularly inspiring given that he was born in 1815 as an enslaved person and was too poor as a child to attend school […]

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Starting Off on the Right Foot

  President Ramaphosa and President-Elect Joe Biden are both finger pointers – but they’re good at other ways of communicating too. In their first discussion yesterday, the covered a lot of ground. On the agenda were: strengthening the US-Africa relations, overcoming the Covid-19 pandemic, stamping out corruption, leading recovery of […]

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Meerkat Wisdom: The Grass is not Always Greener on the Other Side

  Meerkats are very territorial and will protect their boundaries ferociously against other gangs. They plant their own grass, nurture it and take the time to enjoy it. Meerkats don’t spend their lives looking for other animals’ grass in hope that it will be juicier and greener. Unlike meerkats, we […]

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Strengthen Your Pandemic Endurance Like a Pro

  If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.     ~ Martin Luther King Jr. Perseverance is often said to be the thing that separates “achievers” from “aspirers.” Right now, we are all […]

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Wild Dog Wisdom: The Value of Teamwork

African wild dogs are the most efficient hunters in Africa and targeted prey rarely escapes. Wild dogs hunt in formidable,cooperative packs of 6 to 20. The dogs have a peculiar rather playful ceremony that bonds them for a common purpose and initiates each hunt. They start circulating among the other […]

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