Kaltemechegn neger lijemir. By now you might have heard that the new seven wonders of the world have been named. I am a bit disappointed that neither Axum nor Lalibela made it even to the last twenty. Esti eyuachew, min yansachewal? I salute them and hope to visit them someday.
Mo Ibrahim is the Sudanese founder of Celtel, a mobile service provider in many parts of Africa. He has sold the company to Kuwaitis for some 2.3 billion $ Anyway, he has now come up with a new idea .He has set up a foundation that is going to award African leaders deemed outstanding.
A guy in Harvard is developing an index that is going to be used to make the evaluation. One winner a year is going to receive a prize of 500 000 $ for ten years and 200 000 $ thereafter. He reckons that the fear of being suddenly separated from the lavish lifestyle they used to enjoy makes what their face corrupt and what not. The first winner is going to be announced in October 2007. One of the skeptics said of the plan that most of the “bad governance” is done at the ministerial level and the presidents/prime ministers alone can do so much.
The picture above is of a hybrid between a horse and a zebra. I got it from a Spanish blog by the name “inadecuado”. I started visiting this blog in the hope that it was going to help me improve my Spanish. It is mostly pictures and videos with short descriptions. I do not visit it as often as I set out to. Oh by the way, did I tell you that I once bought an Italian magazine on the streets mistaking it for a Spanish one. I realized my mistake soon enough and returned it to the guy who sold it to me. But I was a laughing stock for sometime due to this.
It has been a while since Robin Thicke released his album. For all I know he might have gone double platinum by now. I have heard and loved two songs of his: lost without you and can you believe. I recently saw his cd cover and have admired the creativity.
Lauryn Hill is also set to release a new album; can not believe that it has been nine years. I hope it is banging as supposed to. The mtv unplugged album was also nice. On the home front, I have already told you about Mikaya and even sent some of you a song. But it is time you know that she also happens to have a nice smile.
Staying with music, here are the scientists turned rockers who brought to the live earth concerts what has been dubbed “the coolest concert on earth, literally”. And staying with cool, this post would not be complete if I did not mention one of the coolest human beings I have ever met. In Hebrew her name stands for Damn straight I can do mystery! One