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Old July 15th, 2019, 02:10 AM   #25841
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Are the poorest people on the planet better off feeding 3 kids or 6?
Poor people know what is good or bad for them...Let them make their own choice...
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Issue isn’t kids. It’s increasing productivity. Issue has been beaten to death
And also better social control to change people's general behaviours, every country at some time needs to find ways to either increase or reduce fertility rates.
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The best way to eliminate poverty is killing all the poor people. Not just the kids but even the parents. Don’t bother helping their situation. Just eliminate them
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And who will work in the factories and the farms. They're still needed in this age, when robots will be autonomous they can think about killing the less efficient machines but it's too soon for that.
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I have a question? Why did African chose to divide them self into anglophone and francophone countries? Even create separated thread for each one??
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Most of these countries have abundant arable land for agriculture so it's not the problem of kids...
Still there is hunger going on, its a mistery.

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Yes we should.
Says the guy living in NYC who do not have to feed, shelter and educate all those children.
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Maybe there is some button somewhere that increase produtivity, you only need to press it.

Healthcare? goodnutricion? education? who cares about them?
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Old July 15th, 2019, 03:42 PM   #25848
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I have a question? Why did African chose to divide them self into anglophone and francophone countries? Even create separated thread for each one??
Ghana is anglophone as they speak English between each other (if they are from different ethnic groups) but countries like Ethiopia or Rwanda or Tanzania aren't because they speak their own national language on a day to day basis.

There is no anglophone group of countries, it's just how some French media call the countries that are not francophone.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 04:15 PM   #25849
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The best way to eliminate poverty is killing all the poor people. Not just the kids but even the parents. Don’t bother helping their situation. Just eliminate them
Or you can skip genocide and give people the means to have less children.
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Zambia President fires Finance Minister, replaces her with deputy governor

Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, has fired the country’s Finance Minister and replaced her with the central bank's deputy governor responsible for operations.

The Zambian leader said via Twitter on Monday, “I have appointed Bank of Zambia deputy governor, Dr Bwalya Ngandu, as Finance Minister.” He also nominated Ngandu to Parliament, saying he was “confident that Zambia’s next phase of economic development" will be managed well under him.

On Sunday evening, Lungu’s office thanked the outgoing Treasury head, Margaret Mwanakatwe, for her service during her tenure. No reasons have been given for Lungu’s decision to fire Mwanakatwe.

A panel of economists at FocusEconomics expect GDP growth in Zambia to grow by 3.4% this year, saying a “challenging external backdrop will likely cause export growth to slow and, in turn, an overall loss of momentum this year” for Zambia’s economy. The new Zambian Finance Minister is expected to hit the ground running to address systematic and economic challenges hobbling Zambia.

Ngandu holds a PhD in Applied Psychology from Cranfield University in the UK. Reports from Zambia show that Lungu has “challenged the new Finance Minister to settle Zambia’s mounting debt” obligation.

Investment experts at Rich Frontiers said on Monday Zambia was battling to “shrink a fiscal deficit that amounted to 7.5% of GDP” in 2018. In May this year, ratings agency, Moody’s downgraded Zambia’s credit rating From Caa1 to Caa2, which is described as a bad grading for investment.

Moody’s explained that under the Caa2 rating essentially means that a country’s "external and liquidity pressures (are) impairing government ability to service debt over medium-term” and also raise the “probability of default” over the near term outlook.

Moreover, said FocusEconomics analysts, “price pressures are expected to climb and weigh on private consumption, while concerns remain elevated over the economy’s ability to finance its hefty external debt burden and the risks they pose to wider” macroeconomic stability.

Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation has also reported on Lungu appointing a parliamentary taskforce “to be part of the Konkola Copper Mines -KCM- negotiating team”. The committee already consists of other government officials.

“President Lungu says he wants transparency in the process and the team will also include unions and chambers of commerce.”

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Old July 15th, 2019, 06:36 PM   #25851
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Still there is hunger going on, its a mistery.



Says the guy living in NYC who do not have to feed, shelter and educate all those children.
I thought we’re disposed of this stupid notion. You think if I lived in Lagos or Cape Verde or New York City it’d make a difference in feeding shelter and educating my children? Or how many kids I choose to have. My parents had two masters degrees a piece and I have several families members that are professionals. Why do you think being in Africa automatically means one can’t have means to care for their kids. My parents had less kids than their parents and were educated more than their parents. A natural progression based on their education.

I think you need to understand the place you’re making suggestions for. You’re just taking out your azz as usual.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 06:37 PM   #25852
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I have a question? Why did African chose to divide them self into anglophone and francophone countries? Even create separated thread for each one??
We don’t choose to divide ourselves do. However France makes it a point to have those divisions. Nigerians don’t refer to themselves as anglophones
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Old July 15th, 2019, 06:42 PM   #25853
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Maybe there is some button somewhere that increase produtivity, you only need to press it.

Healthcare? goodnutricion? education? who cares about them?
You’re not qualified to even have this discussion if you don’t know that productivity comes from education healthcare and the rest. I’ve pointed out your contempt for all things black and African. You’ve even admitted it’s a common facet in your country and affects its politics. So don’t pretend like you care about the people we’re talking about.

You work hard and educate your populace. You don’t extinguish them. Unless you hold the mentality that these people don’t deserve to exist.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 06:45 PM   #25854
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Or you can skip genocide and give people the means to have less children.
Same thing. I notice you guys never seek to offer a way to make people more educated. Healthier or anything positive. Your solutions are always the same: less of them.

Educating them is too hard. Feeding them? Let them beg Israel. But less of them? Yes you propose that and will fund that
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Old July 15th, 2019, 06:53 PM   #25855
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Canal+ Acquires studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film


Canal ROK IROKOtv Acquisition
French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount.

Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed by $45 million in VC—IROKOtv boasts the largest online catalog of Nollywood film content in the world.

Nollywood is a movie genre popularized in Nigeria that has become Africa’s de facto film industry and one of the largest globally, by production volume.

Based in Lagos, ROK film studios was incubated to create original content for IROKOtv, which can be accessed online anywhere in the world.

Actress and producer Mary Njoku—IROKOtv CEO Jason Njoku’s wife—founded ROK studios and will stay on as Director General under the Canal+ acquisition.

Owned by media conglomerate Vivendi, Canal+ looks to give Mary more production resources, without disrupting ROK’s creative chemistry.

“We are acquiring the talent of Mary,” Canal+ Chief Content Officer Fabrice Faux told TechCrunch on a call.

“We will provide administrative support, finance, and equipment, but otherwise it is our intention to give Mary maximum autonomy and creative freedom,” he said.

Mrs. Njoku’s creative work so far has led ROK to produce over 540 movies and 25 original TV series, according to company data.

Mary Njoku ROK IrokotvThrough ROK, Njoku has expanded Nollywood’s formula for producing films on low budgets, largely shot on location in Nigeria, that connect with African audiences wherever they are. One of ROK’s more recent popular productions is Ojukwu, a period series set in an 1800s Nigerian village, in which Njoku directs and acts.

“Nollywood is Africa…We tell the African story. You can bring a Nigerian story, a Ghanaian story, a South African story…we talk the same drama. So Africans can connect to the average Nollywood story anywhere in the world,” Njoku told TechCrunch.

With the ROK acquisition, Canal+ looks to bring the Nollywood production ethos to other countries and regions of Africa.

Ojukwu ROK IROKOtv“It’s not that easy to produce an interesting movie for $20,000. People in Nigeria, particularly Mary and IROKO, know how to do that,” said Faux from Canal+.

“We want her to bring that to French speaking Africa. Because we need more African content and we need the industry to develop in French speaking Africa.”

Faux would not divulge the acquisition price but confirmed there is a cash component of the deal. “This is key for Jason…to developing the VOD aspects of IROKO,” he said.

Under the deal, ROK will continue to create unique content for IROKOtv, ROK’s four existing channels—three on DSTV and ROK Sky in the UK—as well as Canal+’s Africa and global channels.

The ability to reach a larger network of African consumers on the continent and internationally is another acquisition play for Canal+. Nollywood online content has proven the ability to find demand anywhere Africans are, including diaspora populations abroad. IROKOtv’s top-three streaming countries are Nigeria, the US, and the UK, according to a company spokesperson.

“We’ll now be able to do things in English speaking and French speaking African markets…and gain access to an advertising market where we believe there’s huge potential for growth,” said Faux.

The ROK acquisition is not the Canal+ Group’s first collaboration with IROKOtv. The media company joined a $19 million Series E investment in 2016, that also saw Canal+ and IROKO launch a French VOD channel. This was shortly after Netflix announced it would go live in Africa, though with little original African content. Netflix has since started to commission film content from Nigeria.

VOD tech startups, such as IROKOtv, have worked to take African film online, where it can be better distributed and monetized. That’s become less of a hard road, given the continent’s improving mobile and internet penetration paired with better bandwidth and falling data costs. There has been some attrition and loss. In 2017, Y-Combinator-backed French language VOD startup Afrostream shuttered—ending subscription services in 24 African and 5 European countries.

Canal+ and ROK are open to producing content for other VOD and production outlets, according to Njoku and Faux. “We could [for Netflix], or we could create a production corner on another VOD service,” said Faux.

On the possibility of pursuing an African film with crossover appeal to non-African audiences—particularly in the wake Black Panther’s success—ROK CEO Mary Njoku did not rule it out.

“I have been tempted in the past and am tempted today, but I want to focus on making the channels we have now the best Nollywood channels out there,” she said.

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Old July 15th, 2019, 06:57 PM   #25856
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Same thing. I notice you guys never seek to offer a way to make people more educated. Healthier or anything positive. Your solutions are always the same: less of them.

Educating them is too hard. Feeding them? Let them beg Israel. But less of them? Yes you propose that and will fund that
Simple question ekema, how would your life economically change if you had 3 kids in NYC? 4? 5? 6? You probably couldn't afford it. Now the difference of course is you can move. You can go to a local CVS and take precautions against unwanted pregnancies. You can go to world class medical facilities.

I find it so disingenuous people living a life of comfort in the West advocating or saying there is nothing wrong about the poorest people in the world having 5,6,7 or 8 children who they are unable to feed. Who for some reason are against family planning policies an empowering women when you have access to freedoms hundreds of millions lack. Or mothers who risk their lives giving birth, often at such young ages.

Of course people should be educated. Of course people should have access to quality health care. What we say is that part of health care and someone's well-being is contraception options, which you have been unable to articulate why you're against. It makes real differences in people's lives and its far cheaper than building a school or hospital. Advocating for one doesn't exclude the other.
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Old July 15th, 2019, 06:58 PM   #25857
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Or you can skip genocide and give people the means to have less children.


Thats a ridiculous idea!

Imagine a poor couple having more food per child if they had less children, more money to spend on school books, less time the woman was economically unavailable through pregnancy, less time the woman putting herself and children through the risk of childbirth.

Sheer craziness here
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Thats a ridiculous idea!

Imagine a poor couple having more food per child if they had less children, more money to spend on school books, less time the woman was economically unavailable through pregnancy, less time the woman putting herself and children through the risk of childbirth.

Sheer craziness here
It's okay, with economic growth, her grand-children will have less kids so it won't be a problem!

Btw unwanted pregnancies don't exist in Africa, so people don't need contraception.
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Canal ROK IROKOtv Acquisition
French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount.

Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed by $45 million in VC—IROKOtv boasts the largest online catalog of Nollywood film content in the world.

Nollywood is a movie genre popularized in Nigeria that has become Africa’s de facto film industry and one of the largest globally, by production volume.

Based in Lagos, ROK film studios was incubated to create original content for IROKOtv, which can be accessed online anywhere in the world.

Actress and producer Mary Njoku—IROKOtv CEO Jason Njoku’s wife—founded ROK studios and will stay on as Director General under the Canal+ acquisition.

Owned by media conglomerate Vivendi, Canal+ looks to give Mary more production resources, without disrupting ROK’s creative chemistry.

“We are acquiring the talent of Mary,” Canal+ Chief Content Officer Fabrice Faux told TechCrunch on a call.

“We will provide administrative support, finance, and equipment, but otherwise it is our intention to give Mary maximum autonomy and creative freedom,” he said.

Mrs. Njoku’s creative work so far has led ROK to produce over 540 movies and 25 original TV series, according to company data.

Mary Njoku ROK IrokotvThrough ROK, Njoku has expanded Nollywood’s formula for producing films on low budgets, largely shot on location in Nigeria, that connect with African audiences wherever they are. One of ROK’s more recent popular productions is Ojukwu, a period series set in an 1800s Nigerian village, in which Njoku directs and acts.

“Nollywood is Africa…We tell the African story. You can bring a Nigerian story, a Ghanaian story, a South African story…we talk the same drama. So Africans can connect to the average Nollywood story anywhere in the world,” Njoku told TechCrunch.

With the ROK acquisition, Canal+ looks to bring the Nollywood production ethos to other countries and regions of Africa.

Ojukwu ROK IROKOtv“It’s not that easy to produce an interesting movie for $20,000. People in Nigeria, particularly Mary and IROKO, know how to do that,” said Faux from Canal+.

“We want her to bring that to French speaking Africa. Because we need more African content and we need the industry to develop in French speaking Africa.”

Faux would not divulge the acquisition price but confirmed there is a cash component of the deal. “This is key for Jason…to developing the VOD aspects of IROKO,” he said.

Under the deal, ROK will continue to create unique content for IROKOtv, ROK’s four existing channels—three on DSTV and ROK Sky in the UK—as well as Canal+’s Africa and global channels.

The ability to reach a larger network of African consumers on the continent and internationally is another acquisition play for Canal+. Nollywood online content has proven the ability to find demand anywhere Africans are, including diaspora populations abroad. IROKOtv’s top-three streaming countries are Nigeria, the US, and the UK, according to a company spokesperson.

“We’ll now be able to do things in English speaking and French speaking African markets…and gain access to an advertising market where we believe there’s huge potential for growth,” said Faux.

The ROK acquisition is not the Canal+ Group’s first collaboration with IROKOtv. The media company joined a $19 million Series E investment in 2016, that also saw Canal+ and IROKO launch a French VOD channel. This was shortly after Netflix announced it would go live in Africa, though with little original African content. Netflix has since started to commission film content from Nigeria.

VOD tech startups, such as IROKOtv, have worked to take African film online, where it can be better distributed and monetized. That’s become less of a hard road, given the continent’s improving mobile and internet penetration paired with better bandwidth and falling data costs. There has been some attrition and loss. In 2017, Y-Combinator-backed French language VOD startup Afrostream shuttered—ending subscription services in 24 African and 5 European countries.

Canal+ and ROK are open to producing content for other VOD and production outlets, according to Njoku and Faux. “We could [for Netflix], or we could create a production corner on another VOD service,” said Faux.

On the possibility of pursuing an African film with crossover appeal to non-African audiences—particularly in the wake Black Panther’s success—ROK CEO Mary Njoku did not rule it out.

“I have been tempted in the past and am tempted today, but I want to focus on making the channels we have now the best Nollywood channels out there,” she said.

https://tcrn.ch/2GdFLuG
How do you see this? A shot of validation for Nollywood or a loss to a foreign player?
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Old July 15th, 2019, 09:26 PM   #25860
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Simple question ekema, how would your life economically change if you had 3 kids in NYC? 4? 5? 6? You probably couldn't afford it. Now the difference of course is you can move. You can go to a local CVS and take precautions against unwanted pregnancies. You can go to world class medical facilities.

I find it so disingenuous people living a life of comfort in the West advocating or saying there is nothing wrong about the poorest people in the world having 5,6,7 or 8 children who they are unable to feed. Who for some reason are against family planning policies an empowering women when you have access to freedoms hundreds of millions lack. Or mothers who risk their lives giving birth, often at such young ages.

Of course people should be educated. Of course people should have access to quality health care. What we say is that part of health care and someone's well-being is contraception options, which you have been unable to articulate why you're against. It makes real differences in people's lives and its far cheaper than building a school or hospital. Advocating for one doesn't exclude the other.
You’re missing the point. I don’t know about other African countries, but even the remotest village clinic in Nigeria has free family planning provisions, and they actively preach its usage... both on radio stations and in physical outreach (which are forms of education btw). The problem has never been the availability of these options. But you just can’t and you shouldn’t force people to take them.

The viable option (which has always worked since history) is to develop the minds of the population, through quality education and increase their productivity. The reduction in fertility rates would be almost instant, and it would happen without any force. People would use family planning options, because they are educated on the practical need to have a small family. They would see the need to ditch cultural and religious preachings against contraceptives. That is the point.
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