#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month
#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.
Topic – “Africa and Ubuntu”
Wed, October 15th, 2014 – 4:30 PM GMT, 12:30 PM ET
How are the people and countries of Africa, as well as the people who visit them, giving expression to the power of Ubuntu? We’ll talk about it this Wednesday.
Ubuntu is an ancient Nguni Bantu word meaning “human kindness” and “humanity to others.” It is also said to mean something like “I am what I am because of who we all are.” The word has been popularized in recent years by great speakers like Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu, who have referred to Ubuntu (and other words like it that exist in other African languages) when discussing African cultures’ and communities’ commitments to compassion, reciprocity, justice, dignity and harmony.
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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.