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Friday, October 29, 2004

Times Online - Industry sectors: "
ONE of Africa?s fastest- growing telecom companies, Celtel, which has Lord Prior, the Tory grandee, on its board, is preparing a $2 billion (?1.1 billion) flotation on the London stock market. "

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Obesity in Africa: "The First IASO Regional Congress will be held at Sun City, South Africa from October 28-31, 2004. This is the inaugural meeting of what we hope will become an annual event in the three intervening years between the World Obesity Congress."

Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Do they know it's going to No 1?: "The days when you could deflate the egos of the country's top pop stars so they could all squeeze into one studio to sing a song for charity seemed consigned to rock history. But Midge Ure and Bob Geldof are rolling back the years by assembling a new generation of stars to remake Band Aid's Do They Know it's Christmas? for the victims of famine in Africa. "

NOKIA Face Of Africa 2005 Premier modelling competition in Africa has a new sponsor...

Monday, October 25, 2004

News: "In a new report on the effects of global warming on developing nations,Up In Smoke, a coalition of 18 aid and green groups, from Oxfam and Action Aid to Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth, agreed that the warming climate could wipe out all the hard-won development gains of the past half century, and that poor countries would suffer worst of all. "

Friday, October 15, 2004

BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Fine for Ugandan radio gay show: "A radio station in Uganda has been forced to pay a fine for hosting homosexuals in a live talk show.
The Ugandan Broadcasting Council fined Radio Simba over $1,000 and ordered it to make a public apology. "

Thursday, October 14, 2004

News item: "Longest ever surviving liver transplant - 25 years and three months " Ah. Maybe Preseident Abdullahi has a while to go before beating the record...

BBC NEWS | World | Africa | Profile: Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed: "In the 1990s, he needed a liver transplant and is still not viewed as being in robust health. " The rumour is that he is the world's longest-surviving liver transplant patient...

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Monday, October 11, 2004

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'New' giant ape found in DR Congo: "'This is a lawless area,' says Kenyan-based Swiss photographer Karl Ammann, who tipped Ms Williams off about the apes. "

Saturday, October 09, 2004

International Aid & Trade: "The second International Aid & Trade Africa Conference and Exhibition (IA&TA2004), builds on the success of the inaugural event last year and the established International Aid & Trade events held annually in New York and Geneva. It will again be held at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya, this time over three days (instead of two), from 7-9 October 2004. The choice of Nairobi as the venue for this event is because it is recognised as the 'humanitarian aid hub' for Africa and the place where the United Nations is currently expanding its African headquarters."

International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR): "UN/ISDR* is launching an international art contest ? aimed at both schools and communities ? for young people aged 16 and under in the lead up to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction to be held 18-22 January 2005 in Kobe, Hyogo (Japan). The best 12 pictures that illustrate what measures can be taken to reduce risk and vulnerability to disasters will be selected for publication in a UN/ISDR 2005 calendar that will be disseminated to over 5,000 participants of the World Conference and all around the world. In addition, the pictures will be framed and exhibited on-site at the World Conference."