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2013-05-06 23:19:39

Dikembe Mutombo will be keynote speaker at the Fulbright Academy 2013 Summit in Montego Bay Jamaica, May 24-26. Roswell, Georgia (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Academy announced today it will partner with the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (DMF) on its 2013 Global Health Summit in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The organizations will work together in the future to contribute to malaria prevention efforts in the Congo. The DRC has one of the highest mortality rates for...

2013-05-02 23:01:25

Dikembe Mutombo will be keynote speaker at the Fulbright Academy 2013 Summit in Montego Bay Jamaica and the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation will partner with the Academy at the 2016 Summit in Kinshasa, DRC. Roswell, Georgia (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Board of Directors of the Fulbright Academy announced today it will partner with the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (DMF) on its 2016 Global Health Summit in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The organizations will work together to contribute...

2009-10-29 14:54:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Khaliah Ali, daughter of legendary boxing icon Muhammad Ali, has arrived today in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to honor the 35th anniversary of the historic 'Rumble in the Jungle' bout between Ali and George Foreman. This marks the first time that an Ali family member has returned to the city where one of sports' most historic events occurred (October 30, 1974). Khaliah began her humanitarian visit to the DRC Oct. 25, in her mission to...

2008-10-02 09:00:04

By MALCOLM RITTER By Malcolm Ritter The Associated Press NEW YORK The AIDS virus has been circulating among people for about 100 years, decades longer than scientists had thought, a new study suggests. Genetic analysis pushes the estimated origin of HIV back to between 1884 and 1924, with a more focused estimate at 1908. Previously, scientists had estimated the origin at around 1930. AIDS wasn't recognized formally until 1981 when it got the attention of public health officials in...

2008-09-25 12:00:43

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Clinton Global Initiative recognized BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) , a leading global medical technology company, for its commitment to the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (DMF) to enhance immune system monitoring and healthcare worker safety at the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital (BMMH) and Research Center in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "Under-resourced healthcare systems in Sub-Saharan Africa face fundamental challenges in...

2006-08-23 11:59:27

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - A truce ending clashes between followers of Congo's presidential election rivals brought a tense calm to Kinshasa on Wednesday and diplomats said more confidence building steps were needed to avoid further violence. U.N. and European Union peacekeepers patrolled the sprawling riverside capital to enforce a U.N.-brokered agreement reached on Tuesday between President Joseph Kabila's military commanders and fighters loyal to Vice-President...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'