Category: Community

Cameroon Medical Missions: Maryland, DC Luncheon – Mini Conference

African Women’s Development Foundation Inc and Hope Floats Initiative invite you to the 3rd Cameroon Medical Missions Luncheon and Mini Conference coming up April 16th in Maryland. Please kindly RSVP by return email or Phone call. Join us and network with a great team of Professionals, business men and women, Community leaders and very dynamic movers and shakers.

Reducing Poverty in Africa

The problem of global poverty is the greatest moral challenge of our time that contrasts with the economic growth observed around the world in the last two decades. According to the recent UNDP report, more than one billion people currently live on less than a dollar a day and suffer from malnutrition. Over eight million people die each year because of lack of access to essential resources. The World Health Program states that every six seconds a child dies of hunger. Never before have nations throughout the world experienced such a level of hunger. Africa is one of the most impoverished and least developed regions of the world and has been the most affected by poverty.

AFRICA Music for Fashion Campaign

MISS WEST AFRICA’S SHIREEN BENJAMIN LAUNCHES “AFRICAN MUSIC FOR FASHION” CAMPAIGN AND AFRICAN FASHION DAY
One more year of reign left for the International Beauty Queen of West Africa, Shireen Benjamin, and she has vowed to dedicate it to increasing the support of African fashion. Working along side the Miss West Africa event organisers, Shireen Benjamin has launched a campaign called “African Music for Fashion”, in the process she will also be launching ‘African Fashion Day’ (www.africanfashionday.com) which will take place on the 6th August 2011, the first Saturday of every other August.

SUDAN - Splitting the largest African country.

SUDAN – The Great Divorce

Sudan, Africa’s largest country, is in the final run-up to a critical referendum on independence for the oil-rich south in January 9, 2011 that seems certain to split the war-scarred state. For many, there is a fear that the split between the North and South could birth a new religion conflict between the two sides: the north, dominated by Arab Muslims, and the south, predominantly Christians.

GMF Foundation

THE VOSS FOUNDATION AND GMF PARTNER TO CHANGE LIVES BY BUILDING A FRESH WATER WELL

The Voss Foundation has sponsored a well, built by Solutions for Africa, which is a vital part of the GMF school. Thanks to Voss, there is no need for girls to walk for hours to get fresh water, allowing them more time for education and increasing their safety.

Eric Mulalu – Exclusive Coverage

Always a Congolese, married and a father, I am an entrepreneur in France, Africa and Malaysia.
Besides that, in addition to be the leader of opinions and future presidential candidate in 2011, he is the head of four local associations working actively for the development, non-alienation, peace and cultural mix, including the DRC , Rally Of Congolese registered in the prefecture of Tarn and Garonne in France May 15, 2002, the ADF registered under the prefecture of Morlaix May 25, 1998; DRC wake up call recorded in Austin Texas April 22, 2010.

Women’s Human Rights in Africa

The Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center is pleased to invite you to a Congressional Briefing on Friday, March 5, 2010 on “Women’s Human Rights in Africa” presented by our Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellows. Please RSVP by March 3 (see below for further information).

Haiti quake

Haiti quake: Survivors struggle while awaiting aid

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into Haiti, where a leadership vacuum left rescuers scrambling on their own to save the trapped and injured and get relief supplies into the capital.

President Barack Obama announced that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti, with thousands of troops and a broad array of civilian rescue workers flying or sailing in to aid the stricken country — backed by more than $100 million in relief funds.

Poll – Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize

U.S. President Barack Obama
U.S. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.

Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and planned to travel to Oslo to accept the prize, which he said he does not see "as a recognition of my own accomplishments," but rather as a recognition of goals he has set for the United States and the world.

"I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize," Obama said.

Visions for ICT enabled rural Tanzania

Growing up in Tanzania was a mixture of fun and pains. I was born in a small village called Mowo. The village like
all others in Kilimanjaro , Tanzania was deprived of basic infrastructure. Water was clean if it was from a well-left open. The roads were untarred. . Roofs were mostly mad from grasses, which had to be replaced every year.