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Thursday, November 25, 2004

Foreign Policy Association - Job Board: "About the Project: IFES seeks a Program Assistant to assist with its programs in Angola, Mozambique and other areas of East and Southern Africa. Program Assistant is the entry-level professional position at IFES. The Program Assistant will provide administrative and implementation support to the Africa Program Manager. "

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Ugandan recipes: "Find a hive with bee larvae, smoke them and eat like you would eat white ants, or cook in groundnut sauce; serve with steamed matooke, sweet potatoes, cassava or kalo (millet bread).
You would have tasted a rare cuisine of the Bagisu. "

Monday, November 22, 2004

Foreign Policy Association - African Development Foundation: "The African Development Foundation (, a U.S. government agency fostering participatory grassroots development in Africa, seeks experienced professionals to serve as ADF country representatives for (1) Swaziland and Zimbabwe; (2) Sao Tome and Cape Verde; (3) Mali; (4) Benin; (5) Kenya; (6) Tanzania and Zambia; and (7) Nigeria. These are personal services contract positions. For a full copy of the solicitation, go to and search for 'African Development Foundation' under the Department of Treasury- Bureau of Public Debt. "

Sunday, November 14, 2004

NewsXchange 2004: "Some 500 broadcast news professionals are expected to convene on The Algarve, making it the largest truly international broadcast news event of its kind.

This year's event focuses on a wide range of issues, ranging from a look at the 2004 elections (and the just completed US presidential election) to the diversity of Arabic Media. Also, in conjunction with the International News Safety Institute, we will again focus on the most important safety issues faced by journalists today.

To bring a truly international flavour to the event, we will examine 'new' Europe and the role of public service broadcasting and we'll also explore journalistic coverage of humanitarian issues, with a particular focus on the crisis in Darfur. "

Thursday, November 11, 2004

US-MD-Bethesda-Country Manager/ Chief of Party: "Project Description
Abt Associates, Inc is in need of a Country Manager/Chief of Party to be the lead official for a international project. The purpose of this project is to establish and operate a safe, secure, reliable, and sustainable Supply Chain Management System (SCMS) to procure pharmaceuticals and other products needed to provide care and treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS and related infections. The plan will focus significant resources on 15 of the most afflicted countries in Africa, the Caribbean and Asia. These focus countries, which are home to nearly fifty percent of AIDS infections worldwide, are: Botswana, Cote d?Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guyana, Haiti, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Vietnam. "

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

UK-London-Analyst, Africa: "Founded in 1986, Pyramid Research provides international market analysis and consulting services to the global communications industry. Pyramid covers fixed, wireless, and Internet/media markets in more than 80 countries. We are headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and have additional offices in Miami, London and Hong Kong.
In our London office, we are seeking an analyst with the following qualifications to cover Africa: Strong market and business analysis skills: Sales orientation and entrepreneurial mindset: Ability to actively contribute to the team and take responsibility: Excellent logic and analytical skills -- both quantitative and qualitative: Proficiency with Excel and other standard software packages: Excellent writing and presentation skills: Impeccable business English: Impeccable spoken French: Relevant regional and/or industry knowledge. "

Monday, November 08, 2004

Contact: Ms. Musarait Kashmiri, Program Director, Maisha

Maisha will be holding its first Screenwriters’ Lab in Kampala, Uganda in August 2005. The deadline for receiving Screenwriters Lab applications is Tuesday, March 1st, 2005. All application information is located on the Maisha website Citizens of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania can apply for the program along with citizens of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Foreign Policy Association - Job Board - ReliefWeb internship: "The intern will assist the New York-based information management team in the research and posting of content on humanitarian emergencies and related issues. This includes:
- Performing Internet based research on specific countries and emergencies in order to update and extend the coverage of ReliefWeb "

Monday, November 01, 2004

Foreign Policy Association - Job Board: "The Congressional Hunger Center seeks applicants for the Mickey Leland International Hunger Fellows Program. This two-year service-learning initiative begins with a one-year field placement in countries throughout Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The second year of the program places fellows in a policy setting (often in the field organization's headquarters) to focus on public policy and its effects on hunger, food security and poverty. "