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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%...

2010-02-11 07:00:00

LONDON, February 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- De La Rue Identity Systems, a world expert in secure e-government identity solutions, today announced that it will design and roll-out East Africa's first national eID project for the Government of Rwanda, as part of the ongoing Rwandan National ID project (NID). The plans for systems integration, to combine data from the current ID card, passport and driver's licence, are already underway. The first eID documents are expected to be...

2010-01-19 21:19:57

Circumcising newborn boys as a way to prevent HIV infection in later life is more cost-effective than circumcising adult males, finds a new Rwandan study in this week's PLoS Medicine. It has already been conclusively shown, from three randomized clinical trials in Uganda, Kenya, and South Africa, that adult male circumcision (MC) roughly halves the HIV transmission rate from women to men. Many African countries hit hard by HIV are therefore offering men the procedure as way to control the...

2010-01-19 17:10:18

A thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, shows that cooperative organizations play an important role in the peace-building efforts undertaken in the wake of the Rwanda genocide. The 1994 genocide in Rwanda tore apart and destroyed large parts of the country's socio-economic and institutional foundations, and its severe consequences are still evident. As part of the recovery process, there is a desperate need to restore relations between genocide survivors and former perpetrators...

2009-12-14 09:47:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enough, the anti-genocide project at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today concerning Niotan Inc.: In a December 7 statement, Nevada-based Niotan Inc. claimed that it "does not source tantalum from the Democratic Republic of the Congo" and denied reports suggesting that it is linked to conflict minerals originating in eastern Congo. The Report of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo,...


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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
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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.