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Report Notes Few Toxic Cleanup Successes

Blacksmith InstituteLocal contractors in the Dominican Republic managing hazardous materials cleanup at a former battery dumping site.An international anti-pollution group turned its gaze toward successes in the clean-up of toxic sites in the developing world, but found few candidates worthy of recognition, according to a report released Wednesday.The fourth annual World’s Worst Polluted Places report, by the New York-based non-profit Blacksmith Institute, lauded remediation efforts underway in

Careers in Africa: International Firms to Converge in London Seeking Top African Talent

As an indication of optimism in the market, leading companies like Ecobank, Halliburton, and Total will be congregating in London to secure talented professionals for their operations across Africa at the Careers in Africa Recruitment Summit from 30 October to 1 November. This will be the second edition of the Summit this year following a very [...]

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

AUDIO: Tracking Africa’s people smugglers – BBC

Tracking Africa’s people smugglers By Brian Hungwe  BBCHarare Listen to African Perspective Human smugglers are running a complex multi-million dollar network, fleecing distressed Somalis seeking a way out of their war-torn country and desperate Ethiopians caught up in vicious cycles of hunger, floods and political repression. The migrants have to walk for thousands of miles Thousands of people leave their countries every year, trekking thousands of miles through eight countries from the Horn

Tree house vacation on Mafia Island (Tanzania)

Tree house vacation on Mafia Island On the tiny island of Chole in the Mafia archipelago, within Tanzania’s first Marine Park, you will find Chole Mjini. It is set amongst lush vegetation, overgrown orchards and mangrove forest. Named after the ruins of a once thriving trading centre between the Sultanates of Kilwa and Zanzibar and hidden among them, you will discover unique accommodation in six magnificent tree houses and one luxurious house at ground-level. Set among ancient Baobab trees a

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

Quantifying the burden of disease associated with inadequate provision of water and sanitation in selected sub-Saharan refugee camps

Cronin, A.A. … [et al.] (2009). Quantifying the burden of disease associated with inadequate provision of water and sanitation in selected sub-Saharan refugee camps . Journal of water and health ; vol. 7, no. 4 ; p. 557-68. DOI: 10.2166/wh.2009.089 A WHO methodology is used for the first time to estimate the burden of disease directly associated with incomplete water and sanitation provision in refugee camps in sub-Saharan African countries. In refugee camps of seven countries, containing j

‘Baptism Of Fire’ Was Inevitable

Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara’s recent “baptism of fire” by African leaders at the Global 2009 Dialogue in Uganda exposed the “shadow” of post-revolutionary actors as illustrated by one newspaper columnist, if not a spectacular backfiring by one lecturing insignificant sophistries to sober, experienced and tactful veterans. DPM Mutambara reportedly incurred the ire of African leaders when he said no African leader had a brand worth selling, where national visions were concerned, and

HIV AIDS Prevention - Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction - Health (CA Dept

Comprehensive Sexual Health & HIV/AIDS Instruction - Health (CA Dept Information on comprehensive sexual health education and HIV/AIDS/STD prevention; includes legal requirements for education in these areas and additional resources for quality HIV, AIDS Prevention, Education, Tanzania, Africa: GSC Volunteer Join Global Service Corps as a volunteer overseas & teach HIV/AIDS education & prevention. International service learning & volunteer community service since 1992.


The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope By William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer This is an amazing book that will stand along side books like THREE CUPS OF TEA. I posted this so you all could know about this amazing young man and the good work he is doing. Please read and enjoy! William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withere

Ugandan Foreign Minister on Peace-keeping and the Al Shabaab

Foreign Minister Hon Sam Kutesa [NRM, Sembabule] on 22nd July chaired a United Nations Security Council debate on the theme “ Post-conflict peace building”. Uganda, a non-permanent member representing African countries, ends a one-month period as chair of world’s most powerful body. Here is a text of that interview in which he discusses the Security Council, peace-keeping and Somalia’s Al Shabaab. peace-keeping troops. The interview was done at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. It wa

Success in Thailand for ASPIRE Football Dreams

Success in Thailand for ASPIRE Football DreamsBANGKOK, Thailand, August 4/PRNewswire/ –- More Than 15,000 Young Hopefuls Narrowed Down to Three Lucky Boys Over the past three weeks Thailand has played host to ASPIRE’s Football Dreams program – the largest football talent search of its kind in the world. Experts from ASPIRE Academy for Sports Excellence teamed up with some of the sport’s top coaches as they assessed over 15,000 would-be footballers.(Logo:

Also In Global Health News: Tanzania Drug Audit; WFP Might Suspend Flights; Acute HIV; HIV/AIDS In China

Global Fund Audit Reveals Expired, Missing Drugs In Tanzania "Millions of dollars worth of life-saving drugs destined for Tanzanians living with AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria are missing or have expired, an internal Global Fund [to Fight AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis] audit has discovered," the Observer/Guardian reports.

12′ x 15′ Sorrento Sisal Rug

Our Sisal is imported predominantly from Kenya and Tanzania, where is extracted from the agave plant and spun into a durable and smooth, textured yarn. This long-lasting fiber is then woven into a gorgeous area rug. Strength and durability meet smoothness, texture and charm with our decadent collection of Sisal Area Rugs. Free Shipping with your order.   $839.00 | Rugs Store | Read more...

Australia: Muslim Bombers Busted in Plot to Attack Australian Army Base…

August 03, 2009 Australia: Muslim Bombers Busted in Plot to Attack Australian Army BaseAnother day, another jihad. Men arrested in Melbourne over army base suicide attack plot hat tip Lucy A PLOT by Islamic extremists in Melbourne to launch a suicide attack on an Australian Army base has been uncovered by national security agencies . The Australian newspaper reports federal and state police, armed with search warrants, swooped on members of the suspected terror cell

Terror suspects detained in Australia

Four men arrested in Melbourne allegedly planned to enter army barracks with guns and kill as many soldiers as they could Police in Australia said today they had foiled a plot to stage a suicide attack on an army barracks in suburban Sydney, after arresting four men with suspected links to a militant Somali Islamist group. “The men’s intention was to actually go into the army barracks and to kill as many soldiers as they could until they themselves were killed,” said the country’s federal po


The recent controversy involving the arrest of a black Harvard professor in Boston made me think about the different kind of policemen out there protecting and serving us. Like in every other field, some are good men, the best you would want on the force, but there are always some who try their best, usually effortlessly, to sully the image that their brethren try so hard to shine. These are the jerks who nurture the general feeling of dislike of any kind of authority in the public to full-blo

Tanzania safaris and tours to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The Ngorongoro conservation area was initially a part of the greater known Serengeti before the British set it apart in 1951. The Ngorongoro conservation area, which  became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, is located towards the north of Tanzania and covers an expansive area of over 7,000 square miles. The park joins up with the Serengeti to the north-west and it is through here that wildebeest horde through during their world famous migration from the Masai Mara to Serengeti, then to

if this ‘peters out’, they can blame premature publicity

Police swoop on Melbourne homes after Somali Islamists’ terror plot exposed Cameron Stewart, Lauren Wilson, The Australian, Aug 4 2009 A plot by Islamic extremists in Melbourne to launch a suicide attack on an Australian Army base has been uncovered by national security agencies. Four men, all Australian citizens, were arrested this morning as federal and state police armed with search warrants swooped on members of the suspected terror cell this morning in the second largest counter-terro

Australia Launches Major Anti-Terror Operation

MELBOURNE, Australia — Police in Australia foiled a plot for commando-style suicide attacks on at least one army base, arresting four men Tuesday with suspected links to a Somali Islamist group, senior officers said. Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said the plot was a "sober reminder" that Australia is still under threat from extremist groups enraged that the country sent troops to join the U.S.-led military campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some 400 officers from state and national secu