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Archive December 2010

Senegal health insurance

Dec27

DAKAR – Difficulty in accessing quality and affordable healthcare means that many people in Africa die daily from preventable illnesses. But in Senegal, a Women’s Cooperative, PROFEMU, has come up with an initiative to solve the problem. A Video By a24media.com

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXCS_zeK2o[/youtube]

Vegetables can improve food security

NAIROBI –  According to Vision 2030, which is a government strategic plan on how to boost growth and development in Kenya, there are an estimated five million out of an estimated eight million households who depend directly on agriculture, despite the fact that agriculture continues to be one of the most under-budgeted ministries.

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From Ngoni Lute to Kayamba Rattle

Dec25

Whereas African musical traditions are generally associated with drums, and percussion instruments such as xylophones, and other resonant objects, many types of string and wind instruments are also commonly used. The number of African instruments can be estimated to more than 5000. 28 instruments feature in this documentary. Examples of well known strings instruments are Ngoni and Kora are found in the West African musical traditions. A Video By a24media.com

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hCshLDBcvg[/youtube]

Parliament pulls Kenya from ICC treaty

NAIROBIKenyan MPs on Wednesday night rallied behind a motion seeking to withdraw Kenya from the Rome Statute.

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Africa poised for solar lighting boom

NAIROBI – As many as 120 million households in Africa will be living off-grid by 2015, creating one of the world’s largest markets for portable solar lighting in the next five years, according to a report.

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Referendum: Sudan, Egypt, Libya vow to respect outcome

Dec23

Sudan, Egypt and Libya vowed on Tuesday to respect the outcome of a south Sudan independence referendum that has sparked fears of a renewed conflict that could destabilise the wider region. Presidents Mubarak and Gaddafi flew to Khartoum for more than two hours of talks with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir and the leader of the semi-autonomous south, Salva Kiir. AVideo By VOX AFRICA

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