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Friday, August 27, 2004

HAUSTORIUM, Parasitic Plants Newsletter
"The Ai Investment Awards will honour the achievements of the private sector, governments and multilateral agencies working to improve Africa’s investment environment.

Short listed participants will benefit from invaluable corporate profiling potential amongst Africa’s prominent political and business leaders, excellent networking and communications opportunities and enhanced standing within the African business community.

Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 19th November 2004 at the African Business Congress held in Dakar, Senegal."

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Submit Job Vacancies: "Based in Africa, you'll take overall responsibility for delivering a media project on HIV/AIDS in a given country ensuring that the project is on time and within budget. Working with a team of skilled Producers, you'll oversee the production of a wide variety of media outputs."

Job in Kenya: Regional Program Assistant Nairobi: "The International Rescue Committee seeks a Regional Program Assistant for its Horn and East Africa Regional Office program."

Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor, CARE, Kenya: "The Regional HIV/AIDS Advisor, based in Nairobi, Kenya, will assist the Country Offices (COs) and Regional Management Unit (RMU)in East and Central Africa to deepen the quality of HIV/AIDS programming. S/he will take the lead on developing strategic approaches to HIV/AIDS programming particularly as it relates to the Regional Strategy's focus on inequality and discrimination particularly related to issues of stigmatization and related challenges"

IndexKenya Project - The Kenya Indexing Project - IndexKenya.Org - An online database resource for Kenyan Newspapers: " is an online index of articles published in Nairobi newspapers. The focus of the articles indexed includes culture, law/governance, reproductive health, and other topics about which information is difficult to obtain.

The index will ultimately include details of articles published since 1980. The actual content of an article is not provided, rather online citations describing the articles. Hard copy of any article indexed can be ordered directly from the Kenya Indexing Project. This database will be updated on a regular basis. " 12501 indexed articles so far...

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Mobile with prayer alarm and Mecca indicator: "LG Electronics has introduced to the market the Qiblah phone (model:LG-F7100) which comes complete with embedded compass, direction indication and prayer time alarm (Azan feature), usable in 500 cities worldwide. LG Electronics has launched the Mecca indicator phone in UAE, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other Middle East nations, as well as North African nations. LGE held a launching ceremony in Dubai, on July 20th. "

Monday, August 09, 2004

Sea-going hippos in Gabon

Surfing hippos in Gabon

PANOS/GKP Media awards: "Panos London and the Global Knowledge Partnership are happy to announce the theme for the 2004 'Reporting on the Information Society' awards: Transparency, good governance and democracy - does information technology increase accountability? Find out how you could win $1,000 for a piece of print, radio, TV or web journalism (deadline 15 October 2004)."

Thursday, August 05, 2004

Gender and Media Summit 12-15 September 2004 Johannesburg South Africa: "As part of the Gender and Media Summit in September the Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA) and Gender Links will be launching the first Southern Africa Gender and Media Awards.
The awards will acknowledge excellence in gender aware reporting since the Gender and Media Baseline Study (GMBS) in 2003. The GMBS was the most comprehensive study ever to be undertaken regionally and globally on how women and men feature in the news. It showed significant gender gaps in the representation of women in the media, as well as biases in the way women and men are portrayed. "

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

UNEP International Photographic Competition on the Environment 2004-2005: "The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), with the sponsorship of Canon Inc., is holding its fourth International Photographic Competition on the Environment under the title 'Focus on Your World'. "

Jambonet Tariffs The cost of a T-1 in Kenya is $8267 per month.

Tuesday, August 03, 2004

ayf-news : AYF-News> The AYF Youth Award: "The AYF Youth Award is a new annual educational scholarship award which will be awarded to an African Youth starting 2004/2005 academic year. This year?s award ceremony will take place in Accra on the 22nd October 2004. To win this award, a Youth Project writing Contest on ?ICT and Agriculture? is set in place to elicit and disseminate the views of African young people on the needs and benefits of ICT and Agriculture in Africa. "

Inteligence | Internet gateway thrown open as tribunal revokes monopoly: "The Commission had argued that it was following guidelines set by the parent ministry, which gave Telkom Kenya exclusivity in the market but Cockar ruled that CCK was under no obligation to follow policy guidelines that go against the law. " Is this the beginning of the end of the JamboNOT monopoly for Kenyan internet users?