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Friday, July 23, 2004

Former U.N. Envoy Finds African Roots ( African-American DNA lineage test for $349...

Thursday, July 22, 2004

Welcome to the African Review of Books First time I had heard of this, thanks to Kwani?

Africa gets first online journalism course: "The Unites States International University in Nairobi, Kenya will be launching what is believed to be Africa's first online journalism course this September.

Led by tutor Kodi Barth, online journalism will be taught to students that have already studied basic journalism. The course will cover a range of skills, culminating in the production of an online magazine."

Wednesday, July 21, 2004 Books: We Did Nothing: Why the Truth Doesn't Always Come Out When the UN Goes in This book deserves to be better known - a real look at the UN's peacekeeping at the sharp end. Books: A Certain Chemistry : A Novel Very funny. Good for the holidays.

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Thursday, July 08, 2004

Safaricom : The Better Option - GPRS in Kenya: "The introduction of GPRS here in Kenya makes us only the third country in Africa to unveil a technology that adds a whole new dimension to communication with the emphasis on high speed data." Safaricom used to scoff at allowing data on its network at all. Now they are ahead of Kencell (soon to be Celtel).

Job Posting - 4 Interns: "Femmes Africa Solidarit? (FAS), an NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland, has four positions of internship for any person, male or female, starting in August 2004. The candidate must be interested in actively participating in a gender biased conflict resolution and peace building in Africa."

Job Posting - International Partnership Development Coordinator, Africa: "You will be a key figure within our Africa and International Partnership Development teams. Your role will be to co-ordinate the transformation of our capacity in Africa to generate and manage resources from bi-lateral and multilateral agencies and foundations. You will also be expected to support broader efforts around how aid is spent in favour of poor people. This role will be guided by ActionAid?s ethical funding guidelines and policy positions on issues around the management and governance of overseas development assistance. "

Job Posting - Regional Programme Officer, Africa - GRAIN: "Monitor, analyse and write about different trends and initiatives in the field of agricultural research and how they affect small farmers in Africa"

UN vacancy - Project Manager Nairobi: "This project entitled ?Addressing land-based activities in the Western Indian Ocean? funded by GEF, GPA, Norway and the Governments of Eastern Africa, will primarily address major environmental problems of the Marine and Coastal environment of the Eastern African region."

Tuesday, July 06, 2004 Gateway to the Black World: "A poor South African family is taking US entertainment giant Disney to court for unpaid royalties from the hit song 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight', originally a Zulu tune composed by their late father, lawyers said on Friday. "

RSS Equalizer Is this just a script to put RSS on your site and it costs $97?? Yikes.