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The World Bank - Young Professionals Program

World-Class Training. Global Opportunities. Chance to Improve the World. Pick 3.

The Young Professionals Program
For 45 years, the World Bank’s Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders. If you have a passion for international development and a drive to lead, we want to hear from you.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank.
It is a unique opportunity for young people who have both a passion for international development and the potential to become future global leaders. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank’s operations such as, economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management. In order to be competitive for this highly selective program, candidate…

CALD ECO-TOURISM

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CALD has partnered with East Africa Eco Safaris to provide eco-tourism services and investment in the East African region. We offer a wide range of management consultancy and development in the tourism and Ecotourism sector all over East Africa.
East Africa Eco Safaries has professional staff; present in all East African countries. They all posses international experience in tourism and Ecotourism consulting, hotel operations, airlines, touring and recruitment.

Ecological Studies
We provides wildlife research, biological consulting and educational courses within East africa. We specialize in aquatic systems, endangered species and special status wildlife populations including amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds. Red-legged frog ecology and management is one example of our emphasis within aquatic systems. Our Associate team members specialize in rare plants, wetland delineations, fisheries, bats, and entomology. We also assist our clients with permit requirements and acquisition fr…
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The US -Department of State is inviting individuals and organizations to attend a discussion on
the food crisis in the Horn of Africa with Diaspora from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Kenya.

Speakers:
Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and
Nancy Lindborg, USAID’s Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance

Date:  Thursday, September 22, 2011
Time:  3:00-4:00 p.m.

Location:  U.S. Mission to the United Nations
45th Street and 1st Avenue
New York, New York

Please arrive at the 45th Street entrance by 2:45p.m.
for security screening and registration
photo ID is required

Please confirm your attendance no later than
1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21,
at PublicOutreach@state.gov with subject line: Horn of Africa Briefing.

Please include the following information in your reply:
Full name, title, title, organization

This event is closed to the media.

Forging Stronger Business Partnerships, African Women Entrepreneurs Travel to United States for Three-Week International Exchange

Media Note
Washington, DC
September 16, 2011

Working to strengthen economic partnerships between the United States and Africa, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that 43 African women business leaders will travel to the United States September 19 through October 7 as part of the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with a group of African Women’s Entrepreneurs in June during the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Zambia.

These women entrepreneurs will meet and network with U.S. policy makers, companies and industry associations, civil society groups, non-profit organizations advocating for women’s economic opportunities, multi-lateral development organizations, and business alliances. They will travel to Albany, NY; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Jacksonville, FL; Kansas City, MO;
Louisville, KY; Miami, FL; New York, NY; Orlando, FL; Pensacola, FL; Portland, OR; Sacrament…

Chinua Achebe forces 50 Cent to rename movie

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Things fall apart for rapper as Nigerian writer makes him change forthcoming film title to avoid conflict with 1958 novel
Cheer up Fiddy … 50 Cent forced to change film title 50 Cent has been undone by one of Africa's greatest novelists, Chinua Achebe. The rapper's latest movie has been renamed ahead of its release, due to a conflict with Achebe's most famous work.

Things Fall Apart, published by Achebe in 1958, is Nigeria's most famous English-language novel. It has sold more than 8m copies worldwide. Unfortunately, 50 Cent was not aware of this. He spent much of 2010 shooting a film of the same name, the story of an American football player diagnosed with cancer. "It's a project that I wrote, produced and financed myself," he explained last year. Directed by Mario Van Peebles, it premiered at the Miami film festival in March and is expected to be released soon.

Unfortunately for Fiddy, his film will not keep its original title. After being contacted by Ach…

NAIROBI, KENYA -Fuel fire leaves stench of death

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By Martin Mukangu and Moses Omusula/Standard News Paper.
The grotesque bodies strewn all over the valley captured the tragedy that was visited upon Sinai slum, whose residents have known nothing but misery and poverty, on Monday morning.
Facing the valley of death overlooking his eight rooms, which had been gutted to ashes, Saphan Mbuthia, 28, stoked his smouldering settee as he sidestepped burnt remnants of all his earthly possessions, which he had held dear for the last five years.
At one corner, a disfigured hot plate and an overturned paper bag with roasted rice gaped, as if defying what was happening around. But even as Mbuthia counted his losses, he kept murmuring how lucky he was for none of his family members had been hurt by the fire, unlike some of his neighbours like Jennifer Atieno.

Although Atieno’s three children were safe, she was not sure about her nine-year-old grandchild, Vivian Atieno, who was last seen as she left for Jamaica Academy within the slums.
"When I hear…

Kawethei Accident victims Fundraising Event

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In my village, Kawethei location in Kangundo district, Kenya, 23 people died and 36 were left with serious injuries after a tragic road accident on the 20th August 2011 as they were travelling back from a dowry ceremony - The groom and 5 others from his nuclear family members are some of those who died. These are people that i knew and know. As neighbours, we used to share little things like cooking salt just as it is in every other rural community in Africa and in the world - For me and others form the village its also time to share the sadness and support each other in every possible way.

CALD and the friends of Kawethei people in Cincinnati Ohio USA organized a fundraising event for the Kawethei Accident Victims on Saturday, September 10, 2011. We appreciate greatly to all those who came, contributed and shared with us at that day and those that still continue to support. - BIG THANK YOU!!!
Kawethei Community Development Network (KCDN)http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kawethei-Com…