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2011-11-10 06:00:00

LONDON, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Lands of Guinea, Inc. (OTC BB: FLGI) ,which controls a quarter of a million acres of underutilized West African agricultural land, has received an investment from Craven House Capital plc for $1,000,000 of the Company's common shares. Craven House Capital is a London-based agricultural investment firm that is under new management and concentrating on "frontier investment." The new team at Craven House, which has considerable expertise and...

2011-07-28 11:13:00

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross today announced a pledge of up to $1 million for the evolving humanitarian crisis in eastern Africa, continuing its history of support to the region. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) With 2011 classified as the driest year on record in the eastern Horn of Africa, the health, livelihoods and food security of millions of Somalis, Ethiopians and Kenyans are at serious risk. "The need...

2011-06-03 09:54:00

Tiffany Circle members to hear from Japanese leaders WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of the American Red Cross Tiffany Circle, a group of women leaders and philanthropists, will attend the fifth annual national summit June 5-6 at American Red Cross Headquarters in Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) Founded in 2007, the Tiffany Circle is a society of women leaders and philanthropists from 75 different communities...

2011-04-28 13:15:00

MONTREAL, April 28 /PRNewswire/ - CN (TSX: CNR)(NYSE: CNI) announced today it has teamed up with the Canadian Red Cross to recruit and train corporate employees as disaster volunteers to help the agency respond to natural disasters. With a contribution of C$450,000, CN becomes a national sponsor of the Ready When the Time Comes (RWTC) natural disaster preparedness program. RWTC is a workplace volunteer program in which the Red Cross trains and prepares employees of businesses who can be...

2011-03-04 13:05:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Farm Lands of Guinea Limited ("FLG") which through its 90%-owned subsidiary, Land & Resources (Guinea) SA ("Land & Resources") controls nearly a quarter of a million acres of underutilized West African agricultural holdings under an agreement with the Ministry of Agriculture of Guinea ("MAG"), announced today that it has completed a reverse merger and investment with Kryptic Entertainment Inc. (the "Company") valuing the Company at...

2011-02-23 16:48:00

VIENNA, February 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and four African countries (Ethiopia, the Gambia, Niger and Sierra Leone) today signed loan agreements totalling to US$62.4 million to finance projects in key development sectors - energy, education, transport, water and agriculture. Ethiopia will receive US$20 million to pursue an "Energy Access Project"; while the Gambia obtains US$5 million for a "University of the Gambia Project"; Niger, two...

2009-10-14 10:40:00

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Aidmatrix Foundation and the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) announced their agreement to make IFRC's warehousing system available to Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide. Aidmatrix is an international charity that provides technology systems that accelerate the process and delivery of humanitarian aid for relief organisations. "With the right systems you can do smart things and become much more...

2009-07-01 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Inter-American Development Bank's Board of Governors meets in Santiago, Chile on July 2 to discuss a proposed $100-$200 billion General Capital Increase, civil society groups issued a set of recommendations urging donor countries to insist on stronger commitments to sustainability and results before considering the Bank's request. In a memo to bank directors and members of U.S. Congress, a coalition of organizations who monitor the IDB...

2009-06-04 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, journalists cover war and conflict around the globe. But what happens when the conflict ends, and media coverage shifts to the latest "hot spot?" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO ) A new exhibit at the Newseum reveals the horror and the hope left behind in conflict's wake. "Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines" features 40 stirring photographs taken in eight countries by five...

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2009-05-28 06:16:50

Wars, unstable economies and Mother Nature have mixed together in a recipe yielding the global turmoil that has led to International Red Cross's announcement of its record high annual expenditure as reported by AFP.  The humanitarian organization, based in Geneva, released its annual report stating that it spent a little over $1 billion last year.  The organization employs nearly 11,000 people worldwide. The majority of the funds went to Sudan with 71.8 million euros ($99.7 million...