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Washingtonians are NOT just fair weather activists!

What an incredible experience standing in front of the White House with hundreds of soaked, dedicated people taking part in a historic, global event! Standing there Saturday we were connected to schoolchildren in Ghana, mountain climbers in Vermont, women in Bangladesh, and activists in Egypt. If you haven’t already, please head to and spend a few minutes watching the pictures from around the world. As Bill McKibben wrote as he watched images flood in from every corner of the glo

Nigerian Taliban: Oil & Caliphate in Africa

The renewal of violence in the northern provinces of Nigeria brings this oil producing country to the brink of "Talibanization," threatening not only the precarious ethnic and religious makeup of the most populous African state but also the entire region, from Chad to Senegal. The fight between the now-called "Nigerian Taliban" and the governmental forces took place this week within a country whose borders are 300 miles from where President Barack Obama stood inside the Ghana Parliament to addre

Niger votes on giving president 3rd term - The Associated Press

Voice of America Niger votes on giving president 3rd term The Associated Press "This is a profound setback for Niger, for Africa , for democracy." Opposition leaders had called for a boycott and turnout appeared low in the capital. ... Niger's President to Seek Backing for Third Term in Referendum Bloomberg Yar'Adua Should intervene in Niger crisis - Activists NEXT Niger on the brink GlobalPost Ghana News Agency  - AFP  - The Associated Press all 49

Telemarketer calling from 310-861-0989 (Beverly Hills, CA)

Livian Ann Parker reported a Telemarketer (3108610989 from Beverly Hills area, CA) . The following comments were posted: Calls at all times of the day, wanting a donation for their church they say they are building in Ghana. Permalink:

Hillary Heads to Africa

Today marks the first day of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s seven-nation, 11 day trip to Africa. Her first stop is Kenya, where she’ll speak at the 8th African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Nairobi, an annual forum that examines trade and investment relations between the U.S. and Africa. Following her time in Kenya, Clinton will then travel (in order) to South Africa, Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Liberia, and will end her trip in Cape Verde on August 14

Africa photos are up!

I've posted my favorite photos from Africa (Ghana/Burkina Faso/Mali) up on Facebook. You can check out them out here:;=1209158&l;=4e976d2540 Still getting settled back in Berkeley, enjoying Joanna's good coffee and my room again. I'm pretty glad I only have three weeks until school starts, because I don't think I could spend much more time than that just sitting around doing nothing. I've been able to ride the past three days in a row

Milo names Zambia squad: Appiah is back

Of note in this line-up is the recall of: Sulley Muntari, Stephen Appiah, Eric Bekoe and Laryea Kingston. All of them did not play in any of Ghana’s qualifying games in June. Eric Bekoe hasn’t played in national colours for one whole year and Stephen Appiah, due to his clubless issues, has also not been around since last featuring for Ghana against Benin in Kumasi. Samuel Inkoom has been named in the side but with the Black Satellites on duty in Switzerland ahead of the World Youth Champions

Vodafone at loggerheads with African labour

Vodafone is at loggerheads with yet another labour movement in Africa. First it was in South Africa with COSATU and now the Trade Union Congress (TUC) in Ghana is up in arms over the telecom giant’s... This is a summary only. Visit for full links, other content, and more!

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Africa: the 'Super Size Me' tour

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has returned to Africa for an 11-day, seven-country tour of the continent. I use the term “returned to Africa” because Hillary Clinton has been to Africa before, most recently accompanying President Obama during his visit to Egypt in May and in her role as the U.S. ‘First Lady’ during former U.S. President Bill Clinton’s administration. Some readers may not remember the 1997 whirlwind tour through Africa by Hillary Clinton together with her daughter

Part 1: iTunes and the pen

So it came down to me, and that old foe: the blank screen. My word processor was up and I had plenty of ideas that needed to get on the screen and out of my head. A character was actually talking to me. He was hanging out in my kitchen, taking my food, and bugging the hell out of me so much, I need to trap him on paper, like a djinn. I couldn’t, though. That’s a problem, of course, for some fool who thinks of himself as a writer. It was too quiet. The high pitch of silence was too much to

Bella Paghasian : Philippines

Please consider providing a small donation to assist the following person in need. Ad revenue from this site is used to help support new assistance requests. See the people we’ve helped already . Please visit an advertiser so we can help even more people. $25 of $125 raised. Started raising funds on Aug 4, 2009 Bella Paghasian, 49, is from the village of Bitibut, Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental, where she is the married mother of six school-aged children

First AfNOG EO Localization UNIX System Administration Workshop

16 years ago, an Internet Community from Ghana connected West Africa to the Internet and transferred this knowledge to other countries in Africa. Sadly, this community has been ignored over the years and no wonder Ghana has lost its presence on the global internet space with an internet penetration rate lower than the average on the African continent. Group picture of participants at the First AfNOG EO localization workshop held at the University of Cape Coast The President of Internet

Does anyone really believe that the Greek Government copied Elgin’s actions?

In a recent talk , the British Museum’s director suggested that: The Greek government has simply continued Elgin’s practice and removed the rest [of the Parthenon Marbles] now from the building . Few could sensibly argue that this was the case though. Whatever Elgin’s eventual explanations may have been, it was clear initially that he merely wanted the sculptures for his own house & was in no sense acting as a preservationist. From: Modern Ghana THE AMAZING DIRECTOR OF THE BRITISH

Clinton African Trip Bolsters U.S. Oil Game Plan, says Gold Star Resources CEO

Clinton African Trip Bolsters U.S. Oil Game Plan, says Gold Star Resources CEOChina and U.S. Race To Offer ‘Infrastructure Aid In Exchange for Oil’ PoliciesVANCOUVER, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ — “U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s trip beginning today through August 11th in Africa is part of an Obama White House energy resources strategy to offset China’s growing economic clout on the African continent,” said Patrick Morris, President and CEO of Gold Star Resources Corp. (TSX-V; GXX; OTC Bullet

Conflict Still Taking Innocent Lives in Eastern DR Congo

Rebel groups backed by Rwandan emigrés appear to be stepping up attacks on civilians in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After more than 10 years of roving internal conflict, the DR Congo has seen an estimated 5 million killed, and now sees its UN-backed military unable to protect innocent civilians caught in the danger zone between their positions and those the rebels are using to stage attacks. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) now says 536,000 people have be

Sunlabob won Lighting Africa Award 2008

Sunlabob has been announced as one of the 16 winners of the prestigious Lighting Africa award at the First Global Business Conference for Off-Grid Lighting In Africa. The conference was organized by Lighting Africa and held in Accra, Ghana. Lighting Africa is “a joint IFC and World Bank program that seeks to support the global lighting industry in developing affordable, clean, and efficient modern lighting and energy solutions for millions of Sub-Saharan Africans who currently live without acces

Attitude of health workers in Ghana is appalling - Frimpong Boateng

BY Stephen Darko and Millicent Yaro Director of the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCC), Professor Frimpong Boateng, has attributed the dwindling standards of health care delivery system in the country to lack of commitment on the part of health workers. According to him, Ghana will be heading for doom in the next ten years, if [...]

Ghana: Austrian Investor Installed Asafohen of Anomabo

A 56-year old Austrian investor, Prof. Karl Stein Glover, was on Thursday installed a traditional leader (Asafohen) of Anomabo at a colourful ceremony.

Ghana: District Officers Educated On Culture, Development Planning

CULTURE, IS said to be the way of life of a people, but in recent times, the Ghanaian indigenous culture has often come into conflict with many elements of modernity, especially with the various democratic institutions.

Clinton’s trip to Africa her biggest yet

August 4th, 2009 | by addis portal | WASHINGTON (CNN) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is embarking on her biggest international trip yet: Africa. Seven countries in 11 days. Issues as diverse as economic entrepreneurship and gender-based violence. Hillary Clinton’s trip to Africa will be her biggest international yet as secretary of state.The trip comes just three weeks after President Obama’s trip to Accra, Ghana. She will highlight many of the themes he struck.The State Department notes