Announcing the Michael Noto Ngoe Competition

Events unfolding in our society today prompt that we assert ourselves in any manner we possibly can so as not to sink below the weight of the civil turbulence that slouches upon us. In light of this necessity, the Noto-Agatha Foundation and its partners deem it necessary to honour the achievements of the late educator, Mr Michael Noto Ngoe of Bafaka Balue through a prize-awarding competition in the following categories: Essay writing (on policy, economic planning and development, education, culture/history, or any creative writing piece) Business idea development (in agriculture, information and communication technology, mining/engineering or finance) The best essay … Continue reading Announcing the Michael Noto Ngoe Competition

Bafaka Balue: A Brief History c.14th Century – 20th Century AD

The group of people now known as Bafaka was, according to one version of oral history, known as Bonadiomo, or descendants of Nadiomo (variably called Naliomo or Nariomo), the brother of Nangenoa and son of Elume Netongo wa Ngoi. According to Tata Nebale Johnson Mesembe, the name, Bafaka originates with the people from the Congo. “The idea that the people were warlike only coincided with the meaning of their original name”. Tata Mesembe said. Continue reading Bafaka Balue: A Brief History c.14th Century – 20th Century AD