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Mos Def Undergoes Force-feeding To Call Attention To Treatment Of Hunger-strikers At Guantanamo Bay PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 10 July 2013 15:59
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The rapper-actor couldn't handle the force-feeding and begged for it to stop.

WASHINGTON – Yasiin Bey, the actor and activist formerly known as Mos Def, submitted to the type of force-feeding imposed on hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay — and it wasn’t pretty.

The Brooklyn-born entertainer joined with the human rights group Reprieve to demonstrate what the hunger strikers are enduring at the U.S. military lockup. The demonstration was videotaped and posted online Monday.

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Kofi Annan Warns the World's Hungry May Again Surpass the 1 Billion Mark Unless Global Community Takes Action PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 29 June 2011 10:38
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Kofi Annan, Chair of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and former UN Secretary-General, today warned that the already shameful global record of the number of people living in hunger and poverty is likely to get worse instead of better. In a keynote speech today to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Mr. Annan said the combination of growing populations, rising food prices and constraints on food production has the potential to turn a serious crisis into a permanent disaster.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 June 2011 15:47
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American Red Cross Responds to Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2011 13:14
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The American Red Cross stands ready and willing to assist following a magnitude 8.9 earthquakes in Japan and the resulting tsunami that affected other countries in the Pacific region.

The Japanese Red Cross Society has extraordinary disaster response capabilities, and has mobilized eleven teams to heavily-damaged communities to provide assessments and first aid and prepare to supply emotional support and relief. The American Red Cross is in communication through its global partners with the Pacific nations that sustained the most damage, and stands ready to provide assistance as needed. To date, the Red Cross has not received any requests for blood from the Japanese Red Cross, the Japanese government or the United States State Department.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 04:24
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The African Virtual University Joins Leading Global Universities to Support OpenCourseWare's Future PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 02 November 2010 10:40
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AVU pledges funds to support OpenCourseWare Consortium.

The African Virtual University (AVU) joins a core group of leaders in the OpenCourseWare community by pledging $25,000 over the next five years to support the OpenCourseWare Consortium, the non-profit association of global OpenCourseWare supporters. Other members pay annual dues of US $50 to $500 dollars to ensure the Consortium has the funding necessary to catalyze the development and use of OpenCourseWare content worldwide.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 November 2010 16:27
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SkillsTrain re-launch Project Africa to teach children IT skills PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 22 October 2010 15:47
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SkillsTrain, Europe's leading home study IT provider, has announced that they are re-launching the Project Africa service in February 2011, which aims to help South African school children experience IT technologies.

SkillsTrain's Project Africa is a charitable initiative that aims to teach IT skills to the school children of South Africa, providing the opportunity for disadvantaged children aged 11 and over to learn valuable computing skills by participating in interactive lessons and thereby gain valuable IT skills that will stick with them for life.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December 2010 16:49
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