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  USAID Africa
U.S. foreign assistance to Africa is directed to helping African governments, institutions, and African-based organizations incorporate good governance principles and innovative approaches to health, education, economic growth, agriculture, and environment programs.
USAID programs and activities in Africa in these sectors aim to ensure that development assistance supports the overall goal of transformational diplomacy-to help build sustained and well governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and conduct themselves responsibly in the international system.
Through the Africa Education Initiative, effort will aim to increase access to quality education by supporting training of new teachers and providing textbooks and scholarships for children.
www.usaid.gov /locations/sub-saharan_africa   (740 words)

  Conflicts in Africa - Global Issues
Africa has become an attractive and profitable dumping ground for nations and arm manufacturers eager to get rid of weapon stocks made superfluous by the end of the Cold War or by technological developments.
Oil, which could potentially have allowed Nigeria to be one of the wealthiest countries in Africa has instead led it to become one of the poorest.
One conflict in Africa that has taken a long time to get appropriate media attention, with regards to its severity, is that of the conflict of ordinary African people with HIV and AIDS.
www.globalissues.org /Geopolitics/Africa.asp   (682 words)

  Africa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ancient Africa lay to the west of Egypt, while "Asia" was used to refer to Anatolia and lands to the east.
Africa's largest country is Sudan, and its smallest country is the Seychelles, an archipelago off the east coast.
Africa is the oldest inhabited territory on earth, with the human species originating from the continent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Africa   (5616 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is no doubt that there is to be found among the nations of Africa, apart from Christianity and Mohammedanism, a religion, a belief in a higher, living, and personal principle, implying on man's part the duty of recognizing it by means of some kind of worship.
Islamism has found in Africa a boundless sphere of conquest, and its uninterrupted spread, from the seventh century down to the present time, among all the races of the continent is one of the most remarkable facts of history.
Protestantism, therefore, shows considerable activity in Africa, seconded, as it is, by the magnificent generosity of its adherents and of its numerous native assistants.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01181a.htm   (9132 words)

 Africa Action: Activism for Africa Since 1953
Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs.
Our mission is to change U.S. Africa relations to promote political, economic and social justice in Africa.
The Board of Directors of Africa Action is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerald LeMelle as Africa Action’s new Executive Director.
www.africaaction.org /index.php   (374 words)

 NBC 4 - Health Encyclopedia - West Nile Virus
Researchers believe the virus is spread when a mosquito bites an infected bird and then bites a person.
West Nile virus was first identified in 1937 in the West Nile region of Uganda, in eastern Africa.
It was first identified in the US in the summer of 1999 in the Queens borough of New York, NY.
www.nbc4.tv /encyclopedia/6865354/detail.html   (1109 words)

 Geographia - An Introduction to Africa
Empires rose and fell in Africa thousands of years before the European powers began their protracted exploitation of the continent, and much pre-colonial culture remains intact.
Botswana's Kalahari desert is home to one of the Africa's most unique cultures, the resourceful bushmen who have lived there for thousands of years.
The landscape of South Africa is also known for its variety, offering many options for adventure.
www.geographia.com /indx06.htm   (682 words)

 APC Africa ICT Policy Monitor
APC's Fibre for Africa website looks at how access can be opened up in Africa, who stands to benefit, and who's standing in the way.
African ICT ministers also shortlisted several regional projects to be supported by Connect Africa.
Amongst other things, it concludes that the first challenge for the authorities is to find a solid legal basis on which to build the necessary regulations, with both information gathering and enforcement powers.
africa.rights.apc.org   (947 words)

 afrika.no: The Norwegian Council for Africa
Cape Town (South Africa) - A majority of the countries who undertook to assist Sudan financially in implementing the African country's peace agreement have not fulfilled their pledges, President Thabo Mbeki said on Wednesday.
But due to circumstances beyond the control of the committee, members could not convene to vet the No 2 man of the republic, Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama, who had duly presented himself a little before the appointed time of 3.00pm for the vetting.
Index on Africa is a gateway to information on Africa on the Internet, with over 3.800 links sorted by country, subject and news.
www.afrika.no   (903 words)

 SouthAfrica.com - South Africa Hotels, Tourism, Flights and Travel Information - South Africa
At first glance Citrusdal, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa, might seem like an insignificant rural village, but on closer inspection visitors will find an endless number of adventures waiting to be experienced.
The Nan Hua Buddhist Temple situated in the beautiful area of Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa, is the largest Buddhist temple and seminary in Africa.
The picturesque town of Ficksburg is situated between the banks of the Caledon River and the foot of the Imperani Mountain in the Free State region of South Africa.
www.southafrica.com   (538 words)

 Africa Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Africa (Reference Map) 1999 (190K) larger jpeg image (306K) and pdf format (582K)
Africa Population Density 1979 (232K) and pdf format (235K)
Africa, West - Topographic Maps Series N504, 1:250,000, U.S. Army Map Service, 1955- Note: This series covers all or portions of the following countries: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Upper Volta.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/africa.html   (707 words)

 Pambazuka News
Pambazuka News (Pambazuka means arise or awaken in Kiswahili) is a tool for progressive social change in Africa.
Pambazuka News is produced by Fahamu, an organisation that uses information and communication technologies to serve the needs of organisations and social movements that aspire to progressive social change.
Pambazuka News has won the non-profit category of the sixth annual Highway Africa awards for the innovative use of new media.
www.pambazuka.org /en/category/wgender/32789   (409 words)

 Luxury Safari - CC Africa | African Safaris & Luxury Lodges
Conservation Corporation Africa (CC Africa) is Africa's leading luxury safari company and one of the most comprehensive safari operators with exceptional lodges and safaris in Africa's most breathtaking wilderness locations.
South Africa is a once-in-a-lifetime African safari experience.
Disclaimer: CC Africa is not liable for any errors or omissions.
www.ccafrica.com   (406 words)

 Africa Online
ABOUT US Africa Online is a Pan African integrated Information and Communications (ICT) solutions Provider.
We offer a wide range of ICT products and services to suit a variety of customer needs.
With operations in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe, Africa Online is positioned to provide both individual and organizations alike with scalable solutions based on each client’s specific needs.
www.africaonline.com   (128 words)

 Africa Daily
TRIPOLI, Libya -- During the years when Libya was an international pariah, Ali Ayoob lived in self-imposed exile in Dubai and Paris, working for a succession of companies and hoping to return when...
A horror day for New Zealand in the first cricket Test against South Africa at the Wanderers ended with the shock news that fast bowler Shane Bond will be returning home after suffering yet another...
Michael Walker has been the dominant jockey in New Zealand racing this season and that predatory smile and self-confidence was rewarded with Group One winning glory at...
www.africadaily.com   (1518 words)

 H-Africa Discussion Network
H-Africa encourages discussion of Africa's history, culture, and African studies generally.
Africanists of all disciplines are encouraged to subscribe.
FW: Blacks are silent, while thestealing of Black children goes on in Africa Kwabena Akurang-Parry
www.h-net.org /~africa   (334 words)

 UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (5/30/05; collection) from Noelle.Searcy_at_oberlin.edu on 2005-05-18 ...
UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (5/30/05; collection) from Noelle.Searcy_at_oberlin.edu on 2005-05-18 (Calls For Papers: African-American)
UPDATE: Encyclopedia of Africa and the Americas (5/30/05; collection)
series of encyclopedias treating Africa and the African diaspora.
cfp.english.upenn.edu /archive/African-American/0087.html   (253 words)

 East Africa Living Encyclopedia
About "Teaching and Learning about East Africa" Project
"The Teaching and Learning about East Africa" Project (TLEAP) is a "living library"--a work in progress--of resources for teaching and learning about East Africa and about Swahili, the most widely spoken language of that region.
The educational resources are provided or recommended by East Africa experts on the faculties of the University of Pennsylvania, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and Haverford Colleges, and by Master Teachers of the School District of Philadelphia.
www.africa.upenn.edu /NEH/neh.html   (89 words)

 African Safaris, African Tours, Africa Holidays and Africa Travel Guide for each African country
Africa leads the world in adventurous and adrenalin activities
Africa Forums cover all the major African countries, are easy to use and are visited by thousands of people interested in Africa.
Africa Map - click and go to African countries
www.africaguide.com   (303 words)

 Welcome to South Africa
If so, then you don't have to go far for the perfect holiday.
Online resource to help the travel industry sell South Africa more effectively.
South Africa is a world-class destination to suit all your business travel needs including incentive travel, conferencing, company training, meetings and events.
www.southafrica.net   (62 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa
Waters recede in Togo and Ghana, but the effects will last longer
From balancing bottles to speed limits in Africa this week
Young people from around the world find refuge in Israeli village
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/default.stm   (131 words)

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