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2012-08-22 10:21:31

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the worst drought in 15 years continues to devastate communities and increase malnutrition among the most vulnerable people in West Africa, the nonprofit Counterpart International is asking companies, their employees and individuals to donate to the relief efforts. (www.Counterpart.org) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110818/DC54764LOGO) "Counterpart is taking on this crisis one village at a time," says Joan Parker,...

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2012-08-16 22:03:27

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Companies have taken a significant step towards eradicating "blood phones" and "conflict minerals," but there is still more work to be done, according to a new report. A new investigative Enough Project report assessed companies and what measures they are taking to ensure the materials they use to build their electronic devices are not bought at the highest of prices. A conflict arose back in the early 2000's when nations caught...

2012-07-24 14:22:11

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of children fleeing a recent upsurge in violence in eastern DRC are at risk of being forcibly recruited into armed groups, said World Vision today. The majority of people fleeing violence in DRC are children, with some reporting they are doing so to avoid forcible recruitment into armed groups, the aid agency said from Goma. Despite the release of some of the estimated 30,000 child soldiers since the...

2012-07-13 06:24:28

Improvement of public health and health infrastructure is a national priority in Equatorial Guinea. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, July 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea and Botswana lead Africa in per capita investments in health care, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report, but the gap in spending between Africa and the rest of the world is still a concern. The statistics are from the WHO's 2012 Health Financing and Health MDGs (Millennium...

2012-06-13 14:20:47

Favorable conditions for U.S. investment in a modern, diversifying economy. President Obiang seeks U.S. companies for IT, telecoms, fisheries, agribusiness, mining, tourism. HOUSTON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea laid out the welcome mat in Houston Monday for U.S. investments in information technology, telecommunications, fisheries, construction, agriculture and agroindustry, mining and hydrocarbons. Some 200 representatives of companies...

2012-05-21 10:22:40

Participation reflects government's commitment to Horizon 2020 development plan MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea will participate in the annual 65th World Health Assembly, which will be held at the Palais de Nations in Geneva from May 21st through the 26th. This year's assembly will focus primarily on public health issues such as universal health care, the Millennium Development Goals and noncommunicable diseases. In addition, the...

2012-03-29 06:24:42

Statement cites discriminatory actions and attempts to destabilize the country. MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The government of Equatorial Guinea has accused French government investigators of acting illegally in efforts to seize diplomatic property and seek an international warrant for the arrest of the country's Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, for an allegedly obtaining property in France with ill-gotten...

2012-03-07 15:59:12

With its 1.7 billion square kilometres, an area equivalent to 5 times the size of Germany, the Congo Basin forest is the world's second largest tropical forest. The 'State of the Congo Basin Forests 2010' report launched in Douala, Cameroon, at the Annual meeting of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP), provides a comprehensive and detailed assessment of the status of this crucial pool for climate regulation and natural resources. It looks at deforestation patterns, points to trends in...

2012-01-24 12:01:00

Concern Worldwide Warns that Slow Response Will Cost Lives NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After an international symposium on nutrition and food security in Rome last week, Concern Worldwide warned that large areas of Africa's Sahel region could slide into a full-scale emergency if the global community does not act now to prevent food shortages and malnutrition. Nearly 12 million people are at risk of hunger across Niger, Mali, Mauritania and Burkina Faso. This...

2011-11-28 07:37:00

BAMAKO, Mali, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Lands of Guinea, Inc. (OTC BB: FLGI) CEO Mark Keegan and Director Cherif Haidara recently completed a week-long trip through the Republic of Mali, where they held meetings with the Minister of Agriculture and the Director of The Office of the Niger, inspecting parcels of land within a 1.2 million hectare area irrigated by the barrage across the Niger River. "We have decided to proceed with an application for 10,000 hectares on which to...