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2014-08-19 04:22:15

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year marks 36 years since Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the founding father and the first president of the Kenya passed on at State House, Mombasa, on August 22, 1978. He was a well-educated intellectual who authored several books, and is remembered as a Pan-Africanist. He is also the father of Kenya's fourth and current President Uhuru Kenyatta. In a presidency spanning 14 years, from 1963 until his death in 1978,...

2014-08-04 04:21:02

NAIROBI, Kenya, August 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenyans will be commemorating the 16th anniversary of the 1998 US Embassy bomb attack in Nairobi that took place on August 7th. The blast killed hundreds, left many more injured and brought down the then US Embassy and nearby city buildings. The attack was claimed by al-Qaeda under the command of infamous late Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, and brought Kenya's capital to a standstill. The bomb site has since been turned...

2014-08-01 16:22:54

Indians Relief Pitcher Cody Allen Joins Team Bright Hope and Moody Radio Cleveland for Feed Their Future 2014 HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cody Allen, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, has joined with Bright Hope and Moody Radio Cleveland for Feed Their Future 2014. The summer campaign exists to provide meals and education to children in Mathare Valley, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Allen, who has three years of experience in MLB and a 2.57...

2014-07-08 12:25:54

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second consecutive year, Justin Masterson, Major League Baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, and his wife Meryl have partnered with Bright Hope, and WCRF Moody Radio Cleveland in an effort to bring Hope to children in the Mathare Valley slum in Nairobi, Kenya. The Feed Their Future campaign continues through Labor Day to raise awareness of the plight of the extreme poor in Mathare and $250,000. Funds from...

2014-07-04 08:21:12

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- <start indent> "We know where we're going... We know where we're from... We're leaving Babylon... We're going to our fatherland." Bob Marley AFRICA24 MEDIA and CCTV NEWS invite you to a half hour of spirituality, music and celebration with "The Rastafarians: Coming Home to Africa". A movement, or to many a religion, the Rasta-far-I started in Jamaica in the 1930's. In the 1960's...

2014-06-23 12:20:54

Obama administration's "Doing Business in Africa" initiative scores first aviation industry win; helps Chicago-based company land multi-million dollar deal to support 737NG aircraft WOOD DALE, Ill., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR (NYSE: AIR), a global aerospace, government and defense contractor, has become the first aviation company to land a multi-year deal under the Obama administration's "Doing Business in Africa" initiative. AAR is announcing a five-year multi-million...

2014-06-18 23:09:37

Apploi has reinvented the hiring process with its jobs app and ecosystem which is available to the public at locations across the world, ranging from Nairobi, Kenya, to Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, enabling millions with previously no access to jobs the opportunity to apply to ones. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Jobs kiosks set up by Apploi – the NYC tech company that has reinvented the hiring process with its jobs app and ecosystem – are now available to the public at locations across the world,...

2014-05-13 12:34:53

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa24 MEDIA, the continent's premiere Pan African international quality media production house, announces the Mohamed Amin African Media Awards (MAAMA's), to be inaugurated in Nairobi in 2015. To get ready for this seminal event honoring African broadcasters, media houses, journalists and filmmakers, Africa24 MEDIA is sending its COO & Senior Executive Producer, Daniel Furnad, on a continent-wide tour to identify excellence...

2014-02-04 23:04:50

Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI), Nokero International, Ltd., and Denver City Councilman Albus Brooks celebrate a trilateral city relationship between Nairobi, Denver, and Kunming. The Sister Cities sponsored the reconstruction of the Madaraka Primary School. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 On January 20, 2014, Denver Sister Cities International (DSCI) and Nokero International, Ltd. celebrated the inauguration of a sustainable water system and the use of solar light bulbs in...


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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