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Archive February 2011

Africans evacuated from turbulent Libya

Feb28

African citizens evacuated from turbulent Libya expressed happiness and joy as they arrived in the Kenyan capital Nairobi early on Monday. The flight included citizens from Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Southern Sudan, Zambia, Zimbabwe, DR Congo, Sierra Leone and South Africa, following requests from their governments to assist in evacuating their citizens from Libya.

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Sub standard antimalarials ‘widespread’ in Africa

Nearly a third of anti-malaria medicines available in Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania are substandard and possibly counterfeit, according to the latest WHO survey of antimalarials, released on the (25 February).

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Senegal: community radio helps to restore peace

A community radio project in Senegal’s troubled Casamance region is trying to help the peace process there by encouraging dialogue in an atmosphere of ongoing tension and violence.

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World leaders urge Gaddafi to quit

Leaders across the world have called on Muammar Gaddafi to leave office on Sunday . He is said to be running out of options and friends as international action to pressure him into surrendering gathers momentum, with Russia and China joining the west in backing calls to prosecute him for war crimes.

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Energy-DR Congo: small is beautiful – and electrifying

KIKWITDeemocratic Republic of Congo, While discussion of hydroelectric power on the Congo River is dominated by the massive Grand Inga project and the dream of power for the entire continent, construction of a series of smaller dams to benefit local communities may produce tangible results much more quickly.

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Nastio Mosquito’s ‘African mind’

Feb27

The Angolan artist and provocateur Nastio Mosquito’s striking, new, animated film, “My African Mind,” recently described by Frieze magazine’s correspondent “… perhaps the most powerful piece exhibited at the 2010 São Paulo Biennial.” The film “… uses archival footage from the history of Africa, it speaks, with frequent irreverent humour, about the continent’s disasters, conflicts and successes from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. The pace at which the images fly across the screen is exhilarating, even though the content is often disheartening.” Source: Africa is a country

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