Yearly Archives: 2008

African poetry : RATENG AND BRIDE – Alila

In this epic poem Joseph R Alila pleads with the hero (Rateng’) to abandon a lifelong ambition of reigning in a killer, illusive Bride, and redeeming his honor and Ramogi people’s collective pride.

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Africa Mali Environment : All it takes to save the lakes from climate change is money

We must ask ourselves if we are really going to let life-saving projects like this, which are directly related to climate change, go unfunded? (UN Special Adviser on Conflict, Jan Egeland)

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Encyclopedia of Earth additions to the profile of Mali

The Encyclopedia of Earth has additions to the profile of Mali.

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Mathare Youth Sports Association, Nairobi, Kenya

The MYSA football league, with over 1000 teams from Mathare and the engulfing slums of Nairobi, does more than simply keep the kids physically fit and off the street; every weekend, 25-30 teams from MYSA clear the garbage and ditches around their homes.

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Employment-centred Development Strategy for Poverty Reduction in The Gambia

This paper reviews the growth, employment, and poverty record of The Gambia focusing on the macroeconomic environment and the structure and functioning of labour markets.


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