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2010-12-13 13:44:29

Africans strengthen ability to meet health needs in sub-Sahara with homegrown science solutions, but many products stagnate in labs for want of commercialization know-how, support Global health experts today published a landmark collection of papers that together provide a unique microscope on the experience of countries, companies and organizations in sub-Saharan Africa addressing neglected health problems with homegrown drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other creative scientific and business...

2010-11-30 12:43:00

LPGA Hall of Fame Golfer Teams Up with World Vision to Help African Children December Trip Includes Golf Clinic for Young African Golfers SEATTLE, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This December, golf legend and LPGA Hall of Fame legend Betsy King, from Scottsdale, Arizona will make her third trip to Africa to help aspiring young female golfers in Kenya, genocide survivors in Rwanda and AIDS orphans in Lesotho. King will go with LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis and two LPGA teaching pros:...

2010-10-13 14:12:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE) has been awarded the 2010 Curry Stone Design Prize for development of a locally-produced and distributed sanitary pad that enhances women's dignity and allows better access to education and occupation. In numerous developing countries, the stigma of menstruation is exacerbated by the lack of adequate, affordable sanitary devices, often keeping girls and women away from school and work for days or even weeks during a...

2010-07-21 15:38:50

An article in this week's PLoS Medicine by Younsook Lim (from Dartmouth Medical School, USA) and colleagues shows how the Rwanda Learning Collaborative on Child Health (RLC) sought to increase access to and the quality of prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT) services in the Eastern Province of Rwanda using a learning collaborative model. The model, which uses peer-to-peer learning methods, allows for multiple improvement ideas to be simultaneously tested and...

2010-06-21 20:37:13

Despite the fact that the African languages in Rwanda and Uganda are marginalised in most formal domains in society, they are used far more extensively than commonly believed. This is one conclusion reached in a new doctoral thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Sub-Saharan Africa is characterised by a large number of indigenous languages that are not appointed official languages. In fact, Westerners often find the vast linguistic diversity difficult to comprehend. By comparing...

2010-04-06 10:14:00

NEW YORK, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Rwanda is a nation led by women. Women comprise 55% of the country's workforce, own roughly 40%(1) of businesses and head 1/3 of all households(2). This gender gap is one effect of the Rwandan Genocide, which began 16 years ago tomorrow on April 7, 1994. Throughout Rwanda's rebuilding process, it is the women who have taken the charge. "Rwanda's economy has risen up from the genocide and prospered greatly on the backs of our women...Bringing women out...

2010-04-02 10:52:00

RACINE, Wis., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- SC Johnson believes a flower can change a community. The company's latest ad, titled "Flower," highlights the company's work with partners in Rwanda. For more than 40 years, SC Johnson, A Family Company, has purchased pyrethrum (py), a botanical insecticide that is extracted from chrysanthemums, from East Africa for use in some of its pest control products sold around the world under the Raid® and Baygon® brands....

2010-03-22 11:10:00

LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor, director and advocate Ben Affleck today announced the launch of the Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), an advocacy and grant-making initiative with the mission of helping the Congolese people support local community-based approaches that create a sustainable and successful society in the long-troubled region. ECI is the first U.S. based advocacy and grant-making initiative wholly focused on working with and for the people of eastern Congo. In...

2010-03-11 09:36:00

JOHANNESBURG, March 11, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Highlights - Group subscribers up 28% to 116,0 million - Revenue up 9,2% to R111,9 billion - EBITDA up 6,7% to R46,1 billion - Adjusted Headline EPS down 16.6% to 754,3 cents - Adjusted Headline EPS, excluding the impact of functional currency losses, up 8,5% to 878,9 cents - Dividend per share of 192 cents Overview MTN Group revenues increased by 9,2% to R111,9 billion and earnings...

2010-02-22 14:56:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- To honor the resilience of millions of women survivors of war around the world, Women for Women International is hosting a global campaign called, "Join Me on the Bridge." This unprecedented call to action, on the 99th anniversary of International Women's Day, March 8th 2010, will highlight the fact the women are 70% of the world's poor; 75% of the civilians killed in war [along with their children], and earn only 10% of the world income, despite doing 66%...


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2008-10-18 12:24:29

The Gray-backed Fiscal (Lanius excubitoroides) is a species of bird found in Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are dry savanna and subtropical or tropical dry lowland grassland.

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.