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Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi dead at 57

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s long-time ruler who held tight control over this East African country but was a major U.S counter-terrorism ally, died of an undisclosed illness after not being seen in public for weeks, Ethiopian authorities announced Tuesday. He was 57. Meles died Monday just before midnight after contracting an infection, state TV said. Hailemariam Desalegn, ...

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Tourism in Africa is slowly coming of age

Jet-lagged, 500 delegates from around the world arrived in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, in May to deliberate on the path to Africa’s tourism future. To unwind, Zimbabwe’s Tourism Authority, host of the congress of the Africa Travel Association (ATA), had organized a fun-filled welcome. The delegates toured Victoria Falls — one of the world’s seven natural wonders — where they participated ...

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Renewed calls for mining contracts to benefit communities in Africa

Obuasi, about 200 kilometres northwest of Accra, Ghana’s capital, is home to one of the world’s richest gold mines. For more than a hundred years the precious metal mined there has been taken to jewellers in the West and beyond, earning millions of dollars for mining companies and their shareholders. But for inhabitants of villages around this rich mine — ...

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Red Cross Responds to Cholera Outbreak in Sierra Leone

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) are responding to a growing cholera crisis in the capital Freetown and surrounding areas. GENEVA, Switzerland, August 17, 2012/ — The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) (http://www.http://www.ifrc.org/) and the Sierra Leone Red Cross Society (SLRCS) (http://www.sierraleoneredcross.net/) ...

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Public Deserves More Information on NEPAD’s Achievements, Challenges – ECA Official Tells Experts’ Meeting

The Director of the Economic Development and NEPAD Division ECA’s has said that officials and experts working on the implementation of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) owe the public clear explanations on what the initiative has achieved in the 10 years of its existence. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 16, 2012/ — Public Deserves More Information on NEPAD’s Achievements, ...

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American AIDS Activist Names Trans-Atlantic Rowboat In E. Guinea Next Week

Goree Island, Senegal – Victor Mooney of Forest Hills, New York will announce the name of his new ocean rowboat in the capital of Equatorial Guinea, Africa’s sole former Spanish colony, next week. Mr. Mooney’s announcement is designed to coincide with the Ninth Leon H. Sullivan Summit, which is scheduled from August 20 – 24. “Remarkably, President Teodoro Obiang Nguema ...

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World Humanitarian Day Campaign Passes the 100 Million Mark and Sets its Sights on one Billion by 19 August 2012

The campaign jumped in momentum following a breathtaking live performance on Friday night at the United Nations General Assembly by Beyoncé WASHINGTON, August 15, 2012/ — The global campaign that aims to make social media history by attempting to reach one billion people on 19 August to celebrate World Humanitarian Day (http://www.whd-iwashere.org) has passed its first milestone – the 100 ...

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