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Friday, January 30, 2004

SOMALIA: 4.5 formula for Somalia: "According to this formula, Somalia's four major clans will each select 60 MPs, and an alliance of small clans will select 35. The task of dividing the seats along subclan lines is left to each group. 'This could be a very long process, since each subclan wants to get what it considers to be its fair share of the seats,' one Somali delegate, who requested anonymity, warned. "

Monday, January 26, 2004

Sp@m ShEn@nig@nS!!: That Gibberish in Your In-Box May Be Good News Apparently those snippets of spam poetry are called "word salad". Thanks, Ian.

AFROMET - The Association for the Return of The Maqdala Ethiopian Treasures: "Six magnificently illustrated ecclesiastical manuscripts [looted] from Maqdala are currently part of the Queen of England's personal collection in the Royal Library in Windsor Castle."

Saturday, January 24, 2004

From the "Somali Investment Letter" 5721 Kenyans win US visa DV lottery. Nigeria, Ethiopia, Ghana win more!

Monday, January 05, 2004

Dehai Eritrea OnLine: "Hardman Signs MOU to Explore Offshore Eritrea [oil]"

Thursday, January 01, 2004

Incubator Initiative -Brief: "With support from the Government of Japan, infoDev has launched a new flagship initiative - the Incubator Initiative aimed at fostering entrepreneurship and private sector development in developing countries. This initiative is dedicated, over an initial three-year period, to establish a knowledge exchange and cooperation network among incubators and to facilitate the emergence and growth of innovative and ICT-enabled small enterprises in developing countries. " RFP out now...