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GENEVA, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Gateway to Africa is the first annual, international conference which will tackle pressing issues that Africa faces today through an integrative and multidimensional approach.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PACT, an online underwear brand that blends design and sustainability with support for powerful social and environmental causes, today announced that it has partnered with the Green Belt Movement of Kenya and architect David Adjaye to create the newest print in its line of premium organic cotton underwear for men and women.
WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai's new book, The Challenge for Africa, offers a powerful and compelling look at the severe and wide-ranging problems facing Africa, from Darfur to HIV/AIDS, massive debt to election fraud, cross-border conflicts to environmental degradation.
Text of commentary by Harrison Ikunda entitled "We must act pro- actively to save Kenya's forests" published by Kenyan opposition newspaper Kenya Times website on 13 August The Mau Forest has lately been in the media for all the wrong reasons.
Former Vice President Al Gore and the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Friday for their efforts to spread awareness of man-made climate change and lay the foundations for counteracting it.
NAIVASHA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police burned
By Nita Bhalla NAIROBI (Reuters) - Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai urged Kenya's government on Monday to do more to protect and rehabilitate indigenous forests, saying decades of deforestation had contributed to the current drought.
By Wangui Kanina NAIROBI (Reuters) - African governments and donors on Monday launched an ambitious plan to fight desertification, which causes chronic food shortages and threatens to drive millions from their homes in coming decades.
By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono are among the bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms or a peace broker for Indonesia.
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