Latest Out of Africa Stories

2010-07-09 15:25:00

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- "Heart Of Africa," a dynamic new anthem celebrating the continent's first ever World Cup, will have its debut at a special concert in Nairobi which will benefit the UN World Food Programme. "Big Kenny was an excellent choice to write this song and perform as he is regarded as a true humanitarian, as his previous work in the Sudan and Uganda bear testament. His songs are uplifting, which is certainly what we needed for the occasion of Africa staging...

2009-07-15 14:15:00

VENICE, Calif., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to the expanding Out of Africa organic shea butter line of products, hundreds of West African children are being educated so they can provide for themselves and contribute to their communities. The Southern California-based company, formed in 2005, works with the women's cooperatives in Benin, West Africa to harvest and produce the finest shea butter that is used in the company's products. Out of Africa soaps and body care products are made...

2008-11-30 14:03:08

U.S. actress Meryl Streep says she does not know how to deal with her new position as a Hollywood movie star. While the actress earned critical praise for films such as 1983's Sophie's Choice and 1985's Out of Africa, she said her newfound fame stemming from The Devil Wears Prada has left her out of sorts, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. I know how to be a lot of things, but I don't know how to be a movie star, Streep said. I'm trying to learn over time. Streep's newest Hollywood...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'