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4 Africantrumpet-The voice of Africans Today’s Sex Evangelists! By Emmanuel Adetula

service? They sexual evan- gelist could be a great source of spreading dis- eases around.

In many studies indicate 25% of all men have paid for sex at least once in their life. One of the sources for the spread of HIV in Africa is prostitution. In one of such studies in Accra, Ghana,


The word Sex tourism origi- nally refers to people travel- ling to other places outside of where they live with the aim of indulging in sexual relations with multiple part- ners before they return home. There are many nations in the world with the reputation of being sex tourism destinations. I am a little worried because of a new phenomenon that has crept into Christendom. Many cases and rumors about Pastors, Religious Leaders indicate many of them are travelling around the world preaching and per- forming miracles and are also having illicit relations with the many ladies who fol- low them around.

or reside at court", and later came to mean "to behave as a courtier" and there are many Church courtiers today on the lists of Church Mama- san. Those offering services to female Prostitutes in the Church are commonly known as Brother gigolos; those offering services to male customers are Elder hustler or rent Evangelist, when are you coming back again for another crusade?. These female prostitutes could be independent and sometimes influential women in the Church famous for their company as their beauty.


African Pastors today under the cover of coming to America to preach are enjoying the comfort of many frustrated women around who have become good in offering sex , giving money and gifts to these traveling Prophets while on vacation to America despite having a legal wife back home in Africa.

These relations are often put together by the host pastors who I will want to call Deacon Pimps (if male) and or the Church Mama-san (if female). In fact, the verb "to court" originally meant "to be

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should know that a difficulty facing migrant prostitutes in many developed countries is the illegal residence status of some of these women. They face potential deporta- tion, and so do not have recourse to the law. They are frustrated and need the arms of a man to help ease the pressure they face. And so you can see them struggling and fighting over these so called men of God who come around. Many of these women are not on speaking terms with each other because of Prophet Dr Evangelist somebody. They


have become mistresses of the crusade pastors. They have in fact become church sex workers, partakers of what I call Sex Evangelism. That is why it is possible for every Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Solomon, David and who comes around to go into them.

In ancient time, prostitutes were often foreign slaves, captured, purchased, or raised for that purpose, sometimes by large-scale "prostitute farmers" who took abandoned children. Today difficult circumstances seem to have compelled these often pretty women into allowing themselves into such shameful circum- stances.

when coming to church, sometimes wearing very short revealing skirts and they never sit down. They keep going up and down to show off when the preaching is going on, or come late to the church so that Deaconess Mama-San can see her good body and dress. And these weak Pastor Dr. Evangelists too. How can you be said to be men of God when just after performing those miracles you end up in a hotel with the song ministration leader. Where did the power come from during the deliverance

They dress to kill

was revealed that encoun- ters with prostitutes pro- duced 84% of new HIV infec- tions in adult males in Accra. The spread of HIV from urban settings to rural areas in Africa has been attributed to the mobility of farmers who visit sex workers in cities, for example in Ethiopia. Some studies of prostitution in urban settings in developing countries, such as Kenya, have stated that prostitution acts as a reservoir of STDs within the general population. In coun- tries and areas where safer sex precautions are either unavailable or not practiced for cultural reasons, prostitu- tion is an active disease vec- tor for all STDs, including HIV/AIDS, but the encour- agement of safer sex prac- tices, combined with regular testing for sexually transmit- ted diseases, has been very successful when applied consistently. It has been esti- mated that successful imple- mentation of safe sex prac- tices "would drive the [HIV] epidemic to extinction” In a chat with one of such church sex workers she asked me to remember Rahab the prostitute of the city of Jericho. Because she took care of the two men of God when they came in as traveling Evangelists to spy Jericho she got saved. I could not also help but remember, the case of the woman caught in adultery who was brought before Jesus, I also told her to go and sin no more.

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by Nehanda Nzingha Sankofara (Nana)

My Trip to Congo

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, close to 8 million have died since 1998 due to a deadly conflict, four thou- sand people die a day, and there is over 2 million rape survivors. No one is exempt from being raped which includes women, girls, babies, seniors, men and boys. These rapes are hor- rendous, they insert machetes inside of the women, staff’s, rocks and stones, shoot them with guns and the latest development is pouring fuel into women’s vagina’s and setting them on fire and putting out the fire just short of them dying to make them suffer, they dis- embowel pregnant women and hold women for months as sex slaves. They also have made family members drink the blood of the dead. Many people know about the murders and rapes, but they do not know or understand the complexity of the plight of the Congo or how to help the victims of these crimes. These defenseless people are not armed and are left homeless, brutalized, or mur- dered. Rebels armed from Rwanda, Uganda and Burundi are causing the pain and suffering in the Congo, also U.N. Soldiers, Congolese military and police are raping.

The United Nations (U.N.) says the Congo is the dead- liest conflict in the world since World War II. They say rape is a tool of war, but whose war is it? The death toll has already surpassed Nazi Germany’s holocaust, but according to Human Rights Watch it cannot be consid- ered genocide, because the victims include different eth- nic groups and in order to be classified as genocide there has to be one ethnic group targeted.

I am the president of a non profit 501 (c) 3 called Mothers for Africa the Nana Sekyiaabea Foundation. When I found out about these atrocities I could not sleep and it gave me nightmares. I decided I should travel to east Congo for a fact finding mission to see how we could help. It is not recommended to fly to the Congo, it is the first place that I have traveled were I needed a letter of invi- tation to obtain my visa. The Congolese people have suf- fered too long from the hor- rors of tyrant colonizer King Leopold in 1885, who at the end of his reign half of the people were murdered in 10 years to a legacy of dictators. I planned my trip with the

help of Congolese people; some of these Congolese people cannot travel home for fear that they will be mur- dered because they are out- spoken about the conflict. One in particular has had family members murdered because of his outspoken- ness.

My trip to the Congo started off in Kigali Rwanda. Upon my arrival to Kigali I felt assured when I saw the smil- ing faces of two men that car- ried a sign with my name. We caught a taxi to my hotel. During the drive they asked about Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. I was happy to hear that they knew some- thing about African- Americans.

That morning I was met by my new friend Pasquel and started our journey to the Congo. After an hour on the bus I was glad I decided on taking the bus vs. the taxi. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and the people were friendly. The first part of trip started off in North Goma. On my first day I visited a hospital that performs fistula surgeries (reconstructive surgeries). The rapes are so horrific that many women need recon- structive surgery. The hospital also performs many cleft lip surgeries. The doctors advised that this is caused due to malnutrition. I was amazed of the doctor’s per- formance with such a lack of equipment and medical sup- plies. Mothers for Africa donated medical supplies to the hospital and they were very happy to receive them. On this trip I interviewed hun- dreds of rape survivors. The first thing I noticed was the smell of urine. Many of the women after the rape cannot return to their villages because they are deemed tainted and because of the urine smell, some of them can no longer control their bladder. These women wait for months before being able to receive the surgeries due to lack of funding. The sur- geries range in prices starting at $250.00 and up.

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