Month: February 2021

Happy independence day Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic was a Spanish colony until 1821. It was then part of a unified Hispaniola with Haiti until 1844. On 27 February in 1844, the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti. Of note; in 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the island during his first voyage across the Atlantic in search of a new …

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Happy independence day Gambia

The Gambia gained its independence from Britain on 18 February 1965. Interesting facts about the Gambia: – The name “Gambia” is derived from the Mandinka term Kambra/Kambaa, meaning Gambia river. The Gambia River itself is one of Africa’s major rivers.– The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa.– For such a tiny country, the …

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Happy independence day Grenada

Grenada won independence from Britain on 7 February 1974. Interesting facts about Grenada: – Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself, two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and several small islands.– Grenada is almost half covered with forests. Grenada is home to at least 1068 species of vascular plants.– Leatherback turtles – the …

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How to be an ally

Creating change is not the task for an individual but the whole village. Here are some great suggestions on how to be an ally