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Monday, March 29, 2004

Electronic Publishing and Dissemination: "CODESRIA Conference on electronic publishing and dissemination - 1 - 2 September 2004, Dakar, Senegal"

White slaves: "North African pirates abducted and enslaved more than 1 million Europeans between 1530 and 1780 in a series of raids which depopulated coastal towns from Sicily to Cornwall, according to new research. " (Guardian book review)

Friday, March 26, 2004


POSITIONPukka post-colonial club seeks Chef!: "We are seeking to appoint a creative and dynamic Executive Chef with a three year experience as an Executive Chef in a well-known establishment (preferably a mid-size luxury hotel or restaurant) offering haute cuisine of recognised international standards, in Kenya and overseas."

Tuesday, March 23, 2004

VSO Canada: "Possible placement locations for 2004 include: South Africa, Indonesia, Ghana, Pakistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, The Gambia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Bangladesh, Namibia and more.
NetCorps internships provide an opportunity for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialists to share their skills to build a fairer world.
If you are between the ages of 19-30, have post-secondary training and professional experience in ICT and are looking for an opportunity to gain experience and help disadvantaged people realize their potential, you may be a match for a NetCorps internship." - Dual sex lives harm blacks: "Dual sex lives harm blacks " - this is bound to be controversial, isn't it?

Monday, March 22, 2004

144 percent return in Ghana: "Africa in 2003 was home to the world's best performing stock market"

Job: International Director - Africa, ActionAid

Wednesday, March 17, 2004

RAP 21-Print Media Management course for southern Africa: "Southern African journalists in senior management positions may now apply for a fully funded training programme sponsored by the NSJ-Southern African Media Training Trust. The first part of the programme takes place from 7 to 18 June, at Rhodes University, South Africa. The second part of the course runs from 8 to 19 November. The course will cover: Introduction to Management theories and principles; Trends in business leadership; Strategic planning; Business marketing; Circulation management; Newspaper economics; SADC ownership patterns. Women are especially invited to apply. The course is fully funded including return flight, accommodation and a daily stipend for food for women applicants. Male applicants must cover half of their transportation costs, yet all other costs are covered. "

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Nice quote from Ethiopian government spokesman about a new massive resettlement program: "We know there will be problems and challenges and what we are trying to do is overcome them and ensure our people have enough to eat,'' Zemedkun said. "Criticism is not helpful for the government or the country.''

Monday, March 01, 2004 | Media: "Second Annual Photography Contest
This contest is designed to raise awareness about the benefits of assistance that works by bringing together powerful images in support of The Global Partnership for Effective Assistance campaign. The campaign aims to save lives and build self-sufficiency by increasing development and humanitarian assistance, improving aid effectiveness, and building international partnerships."

/UPDATE/ECONOMY-KENYA: Efforts to Improve Lukewarm Prospects of Coffee: "NAIROBI, Feb 25 (IPS) - Connoisseurs have long appreciated the merits of Kenyan coffee, typically described as having a fruity, acidic flavour. For many years, this renown helped make coffee one of the country's prime exports.

It was the top earner of foreign exchange for Kenya from 1963, when independence was gained from Britain, until 1988. According to the Coffee Board of Kenya (CBK), the country produced 128,926 tonnes of coffee during the 1987/1988 season, which netted a profit of almost 74 million dollars.

That was then.

By last year, output has declined to about 55,000 tonnes - something attributed to rising production costs, mismanagement within co-operative ventures and poor policies on the part of government. "

Comment: You can buy vouchers for Nairobi's trendy and delicious Java House coffee online at GiftShopKenya.