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Source: PRI’s The World
Despite the ongoing violence in the Somali capital, New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman says on his most visit to Mogadishu he found a vibrant, hopeful city. Gettleman tells host Marco Werman that new investors like Turkey have pumped millions into the capital city, and Somali entrepreneurs have a greater stake in [...]
Source: Washington Post
Donald M. Payne, who served 12 terms in the House of Representatives and was the first African American congressman from New Jersey, died March 6 at a hospital in Livingston, N.J., according to a statement from his office. He was 77 and had colon cancer.
Rep. Payne was first elected to [...]
Once You Learn How To Read, You Will Be Forever Free!~Frederick Douglass
REVIEW Condoleezza Rice was U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 until 2009 under President George W. Bush, after serving four years as National Security Advisor (2001-05). As a child, Rice was a gifted student and a prodigy on the piano, and she entered college [...]
Source: Voice of America
Former President of Cape Verde Pedro Verona, who was awarded a $5 million prize for good African governance for turning his small island nation into a model of democracy, stability and prosperity. (file photo).
The former president of Cape Verde, Pedro Verona Pires, has won this year’s $5 [...]
Source: Take Part
1. International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is scaling up relief efforts to aid people devastated by the drought. Some of their work in this region includes:
- Providing new arrivals with medical screenings and fortified food for malnourished young children in Dadaab refugee camp, northeastern Kenya.
- Trucking in water [...]
The Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom is the ambassador-at-large who heads the Office of International Religious Freedom in the United States Department of State.
The position was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. The first ambassador-at-large was Bob Seiple who served from 1999 to 2001. He was succeeded by John Hanford who served [...]
South Sudan, officially The Republic of South Sudan, is a country in East Africa. Its capital and largest city is Juba, located in the southern state of Central Equatoria. The landlocked country is bordered by Ethiopia to the east; Kenya to the southeast; Uganda to the south; the Democratic Republic of the Congo to [...]
How Goldmans cost Gaddafi a $1.3bn fortune
After losing the cash in just a handful of complex trades, the bank was told it had to offer some sort of compensation
By Alistair Dawber
Source: The Independent
Goldman Sachs managed to lose nearly all of the money it had been given to invest by the Libyan government, which eventually led [...]
Young Malians take to the airwaves. This project is supported by Plan International
written by Tonya Weathersbee
Weathersbee is a columnist for Jacksonville, Florida’s The Times-Union.
Semen, a cell phone and surveillance recordings could very well turn out to be the proof that puts Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of sexually assaulting a West African chambermaid who came to clean his suite at the tony Sofitel Hotel [...]