The Promota Magazine
Publisher’s Letter – issue23
Summer is knocking at our door; the smile is back on everyone’s face, and those that were not affected by the credit crunch are busy planning their holidays, wardrobe change, that pending wedding and of course looking forward to what lies ahead.
The world is going through some sort of order; nuclear crisis, tsunami and earthquakes destroying part of Japan; uprising by North Africa Arab nationals demanding for democracy as a natural right; the overthrow of dictators and many other calamities striking our mother earth.
What does all this indicate to us? We cause most of the problems. The invention of nuclear technology was seen as a Nobel invention and many developed and developing countries went ahead to develop their own. Now, even the witty Japanese can’t avert their current nuclear crisis. It is time human needs go back to basics and consider what is important to our existence than inventing what will contribute to our own annihilation.
We have dedicated this issue to fashion. You may agree with me that Africans possess potential as regards to fashion, creativity and design. The presentation of their talents is not well represented in the West. At the Promota, we have decided to dedicate this issue to promote our hidden talents and encourage creative Ambassadors.
In this edition, you will find a very inspiring story about a social scientist and proprietor of London-based Battersea luxury 5-star eco hotel, Rafayel, Mr. Iqbar Latif. He talks about how he managed to home-school his children, making them a success story in the investment industry in UK.
Student migration overhaul – It appears that Tier 1 Post Study Work will be closed after all, but not until April 2012. It seems this will affect students from non-EU countries. Looks like a conspiracy to lock Africans out.
I am not a football fan but I was over-thrilled at seeing Black Stars battling England and making Africa proud in a draw, at Wembley. Ghanaians lit-up the stadium in their colourful Kentes and made me feel at home.
In April we gathered at Southwark Cathedral to commemorate the Rwandan genocide. Testimonies from victims left everyone chilling. I reflected on what I saw happening in Kenya and the Uganda tribal tension and felt that governments need to create more awareness to the effects of tribal tension that can lead to genocide. We should rally behind Rwanda in saying ‘Never Again’ and vow the same for our countries.
Wish you a good reading.
“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.” Abraham Lincoln
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