Africa is full of crime and fraud. Their banking system and government officers need to be cleaned up. Criminals are always laundering money rather than working hard and using investments to advance their country. Greed is very common. Nearly all countries are run by dictatorships ranging from good to bad.
We are looking at writing Nokia S40 mobile applications running on the new X3 that can be used in Africa including Sudan, Liberia, Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa to aid in infrastructure projects for health, education and Christian evangelism.
In Africa people only have smartphones on low bandwidth 3G mobile internet plus WiFi at internet cafes to download apps and ebooks. Android is very popular. Laptops are too expensive. EBay UK is where they get their smartphones and laptops.
I met a South African embassy staffer in Canberra in 2010.
South Africa has many mobile phone operators and communications companies.
South Africa is a base for Western IT companies in Africa.
Christine Platt from Orange Presbyterian is new CEO of GRN. She is an electrical engineer from New South Wales. I heard her in July 2012 in Orange Presbyterian. She is using her technical skills in setting up radio transmitters and mobile hard drives and MP3 players with wind-up power supply to deliver the gospel in 6000 languages worldwide including Africa.
South Sudan was formed in the UN in 2011 from the south of Sudan in answer to the persecution of the south by the north's islamic majority. This was an answer to prayer! 200,000 Sudanese have died during this civil war.
A colleague Rhys and Rhondda Hall of ACROSS SIM have setup a Radio Program in South Sudan for education, health and evangelism. Rhondda's father Rhys Price was a close friend of my father Preston Walker. They both went to Melbourne Bible Institute in 1938-39.
Rhys is attending a literacy expo and Mobiles for Education symposium in September 2012 in the USA. At the literacy expo, he is speaking on using digital media players for education, mother tongue books and songs for literacy. ACROSS now receives USAID for All Children Reading Project end of 2012 - great news!
In 2013, part of the radio project will close and some staff will be sacked from Faith Line Ministries. Send aid via Western Union to assist Faith Line Ministries to continue by themselves - worthy project.
In July 2013, this is the first video of Mbaraza Emmanuel whom I know personally - reggae gospel music, easy listening and uplifting to the heart. In November 2013, I added 2 more videos, such a blessing. This guy is an angel used by God to lift up tired and weary Christian brothers like me.
He needed a job since his job was axed when mission funding ran out in 2012. In April 2014 after 14 mths he got a job as a DJ! What an answer to prayer! It gives me hope that after 1 year with no job I can get a job too if I retrain and build my IT business.
As of 2014, he now has his own recording studio with a video camera provided by a friend. It is very challenging to see him following the Lord in such dire poverty.
In April 2014, Rhondda Hall, a missionary in ACROSS, sent me a CD of Mbaraza's music! Very uplifting Christian music! What a brother!
About 50 Sudanese, mostly Christian, have settled in Orange since 2010.
Nigeria has a population of 160M, an ex British colony so English as well as their native tongue is used! I know one Christian Nigerian at Canberra City Uniting Church, a very helpful fun Christian.
I saw the Imam and Pastor DVD in Canberra City Uniting Church in September 2012. It helped me heal bitterness.
There are many evangelical Ghanian churches after many European and Australian missionaries worked there in 19th and 20th Centuries. Now they are sending their own missionaries to Australia including Merrylands NSW when I was there in 2002.
A French backpacker from Cameroon stayed in Orange NSW in March-April 2012. He loved rhythmic music!
In 2012, I met ANU student from Liberia in Canberra City Uniting Church. This country has had a civil war with refugees fleeing to Ghana.
A coalition government has led to better services for citizens.
In December 2013, I met an Ethiopian refugee in Red Hill, Brisbane, who said Ethiopia was run by bad dictator for past 25 years. He is illiterate and I helped him learn English for free til I stopped and let someone else take up the burden.
Immigration said he was doing nothing wrong asking for free English lessons off me incessantly in my shared rented accommodation and suggested I move again, putting more pressure on me financially. Police can stop him harassing me.
Ethiopians need to remove Communist Ethiopian dictatorship with truth and solid foundations of medicine, education and good laws. There have been many killings and torture of opposition to dictator leading to refugees coming to Australia.
High youth unemployment and low voting due to old incompetent politicians.
Created 13 Nov 2011 14:55
Updated 3 May 2014 15:24