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2014-08-14 23:08:27

Got Produce?® forges new opportunities for sustainable food production during the recent US Africa Summit in Washington DC. High level discussions on the importance of food security and economic stability were among the goals that can now be achieved using new technology and partnerships. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The U.S.-Africa Leaders’ Summit, the first such event of its kind and took place on August 4-8th and was the largest event any U.S. President has held...

2014-03-24 12:32:23

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An infrastructure provided by SGS-Societe Generale de Surveillance and Global Voice Group for the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority The consortium made of SGS-Societe Generale de Surveillance and Global Voice Group (SGS/GVG) is proud to announce the official inauguration of the Telecommunications Traffic Monitoring System (TTMS) implemented by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA). The...

2009-10-01 09:35:00

Sassou-Nguesso: 'Our Forests Have International Usefulness, Climate Change Biggest Challenge Humanity Ever Confronted' WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Denis Sassou-Nguesso of the Republic of Congo urged developed nations to include the fragile Congo Basin ecosystem, which makes up one-quarter of the world's tropical forests, in climate change talks at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation's Summit on the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) yesterday....

2009-09-10 08:44:00

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo, has been named the lead spokesperson for the African Union on climate change. The appointment was made at the AU's Special Summit in Tripoli, Libya last week. President Sassou will address the United Nations General Assembly on September 22nd on the impact of climate change on Africa and regional efforts to ensure global sustainability. Sassou will also...

2008-10-13 06:00:13

Text of report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency Former president Thabo Mbeki will travel to Zimbabwe on Monday afternoon to try and resolve a deadlock in power-sharing talks, his spokesman said. "He leaves this afternoon [Monday]," said his spokesman, Mukoni Ratshitanga, adding that Mbeki had been invited by "all the parties in Zimbabwe plus SADC". Mbeki earlier this year negotiated a power-sharing deal in strife- torn Zimbabwe after being...

2008-10-09 15:00:24

Excerpt from report by state-owned TBC (Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation) television on 9 October [Presenter] The Malagasy and Tanzanian governments have signed agreements that will enable exchange of information and expertise in areas of business, tourism, communication, defence and security, as well as establishment of permanent cooperation committees between the two countries. [Reporter] Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana used the opportunity to address the media before concluding...

2008-09-25 12:00:18

South Africa's parliament Thursday appointed Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president of the African National Congress, as the country's interim president. Motlanthe was sworn in and succeeds outgoing President Thabo Mbeki, who stepped down at the request of the ANC, CNN reported. Motlanthe, who has roots in the country's labor movement, will serve as interim president until next year's general elections, scheduled for April. Mbeki resigned Sunday amid claims of political interference in a...

2008-09-25 09:00:19

Text of report by South African privately-owned, established daily newspaper The Star website on 25 September [Report by Moshoeshoe Monare and Xolani Mbanjwa: "Mbeki Lauded as he Bows Out"] An "emotional and aggrieved" cabinet have paid tribute to Thabo Mbeki for his achievements, defended his integrity to the bitter end and elected Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri as acting president for about 12 hours. The term of office of Mbeki, Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo- Ngcuka,...

2008-09-22 09:00:19

Excerpt from report by website of non-profit South African Press Association (SAPA) news agency ANC president Jacob Zuma hinted on Monday that his deputy Kgalema Motlanthe would become acting president, but stopped short of confirming this. [Passage omitted] He called on all ANC ministers and deputy ministers to continue their work, supported by the public service "which is not affected at all by the change". Mbeki tendered his resignation on Sunday night after the ruling party informed...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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