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Country Leads in Africa Literacy RaceZimbabwe has overtaken Tunisia as the country with the highest literacy rate in Africa.According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) latest statistical digest, the southern African country has a 92 per cent literacy rate up from 85 per cent.Post independence Zimbabwe’s education was heavily subsidised by government resulting in vast improvements from the colonial system.Zimbabwean graduates are well sought after throughout the world.http://allafrica.com/stories/201007150032.html ‘Lettuce Lady’ takes on Kenya’s meat-eatersA campaigner wearing a dress made of spinach has paraded through Nairobi urging Kenyans to give up meat.Dubbed “the Lettuce Lady”, Michelle Odhiambo from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, admitted her campaign was provocative.Ms Odhiambo went on to urge restaurants to change their menus to cater for vegetarians.”So what do we eat, if we don’t eat meat?” said Mohamed Asman, from the north-east of the country where many people’s whole way of life is based on animals.”Meat is like our staple food,” he said.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10635452South Africa’s ruling party to mark Mandela DayNelson Mandela’s African National Congress is preparing to celebrate his 92nd birthday.On Mandela’s birthday, ANC leaders will renovate a school in Mvezo, the southern South African village where Mandela was born.People around the world…

Country Leads in Africa Literacy RaceZimbabwe has overtaken Tunisia as the country with the highest literacy rate in Africa.According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) latest statistical digest, the southern African country has a 92 per cent literacy rate up from 85 per cent.Post independence Zimbabwe’s education was heavily subsidised by government resulting in vast improvements from the colonial system.Zimbabwean graduates are well sought after throughout the world.http://allafrica.com/stories/201007150032.html ‘Lettuce Lady’ takes on Kenya’s meat-eatersA campaigner wearing a dress made of spinach has paraded through Nairobi urging Kenyans to give up meat.Dubbed “the Lettuce Lady”, Michelle Odhiambo from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, admitted her campaign was provocative.Ms Odhiambo went on to urge restaurants to change their menus to cater for vegetarians.”So what do we eat, if we don’t eat meat?” said Mohamed Asman, from the north-east of the country where many people’s whole way of life is based on animals.”Meat is like our staple food,” he said.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-10635452South Africa’s ruling party to mark Mandela DayNelson Mandela’s African National Congress is preparing to celebrate his 92nd birthday.On Mandela’s birthday, ANC leaders will renovate a school in Mvezo, the southern South African village where Mandela was born.People around the world…

Africa’s young ‘change sex habits and lower HIV rates’ In a report, UNAids says the incidence of HIV has decreased by up to 25% as young people between the ages of 15 and 24 change their sexual behaviour. Uganda’s vigorous campaign against HIV/Aids had helped to reduce the prevalence of the virus – which reached 30% in the 1990s – to single-digit figures. In countries such as Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe the reduction in new HIV infections, measured among young pregnant women presenting for antenatal check-ups, indicates that these nations will achieve UN targets for reducing HIV rates among the young this year.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/10616274.stmUganda: Obama Offers U.S. Assistance in Phone Call to Museveni Following the bombings in Kampala on Sunday, the White House announced that President Barrack Obama phoned Ugandan President President Yoweri Museveni Monday morning to express “sincere condolences for the loss of life.” “The leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment to working together to combat terrorist organizations that threaten innocent civilians around the world,” Gibbs said in his opening statement at the White House briefing. He said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case.http://allafrica.com/stories/201007130001.html Scientists Discover Antibody for HIVResearchers have discovered a protein that can…

Africa’s young ‘change sex habits and lower HIV rates’ In a report, UNAids says the incidence of HIV has decreased by up to 25% as young people between the ages of 15 and 24 change their sexual behaviour. Uganda’s vigorous campaign against HIV/Aids had helped to reduce the prevalence of the virus – which reached 30% in the 1990s – to single-digit figures. In countries such as Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe the reduction in new HIV infections, measured among young pregnant women presenting for antenatal check-ups, indicates that these nations will achieve UN targets for reducing HIV rates among the young this year.http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/africa/10616274.stmUganda: Obama Offers U.S. Assistance in Phone Call to Museveni Following the bombings in Kampala on Sunday, the White House announced that President Barrack Obama phoned Ugandan President President Yoweri Museveni Monday morning to express “sincere condolences for the loss of life.” “The leaders reaffirmed their shared commitment to working together to combat terrorist organizations that threaten innocent civilians around the world,” Gibbs said in his opening statement at the White House briefing. He said the Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting with the case.http://allafrica.com/stories/201007130001.html Scientists Discover Antibody for HIVResearchers have discovered a protein that can…

More than 300 high school student leaders from across the U. S. will meet with ambassadors, policymakers, and professionals during the Teach Africa Leadership Summit at the State Department on Thursday, June 3, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for a day-long Africa immersion, leadership program. The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and the U.S. Department of State are partnering for this U.S. Agency for International Development funded Teach Africa Leadership Summit. Additional sponsors for the initiative to educate and inspire young Americans who have distinguished themselves as student leaders are Humanity United, MARS, Inc., and Chevron. Students will converse with their counterparts in Liberia, South Africa, and Cameroon through interactive Digital Video Conferences. During afternoon workshops, experts will lead discussions on topics focused on Africa, including: leadership, conflict resolution, women, science and technology, media and U.S. foreign policy. The distinguished guests who will speak to the students include:

More than 300 high school student leaders from across the U. S. will meet with ambassadors, policymakers, and professionals during the Teach Africa Leadership Summit at the State Department on Thursday, June 3, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m. for a day-long Africa immersion, leadership program. The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa and the U.S. Department of State are partnering for this U.S. Agency for International Development funded Teach Africa Leadership Summit. Additional sponsors for the initiative to educate and inspire young Americans who have distinguished themselves as student leaders are Humanity United, MARS, Inc., and Chevron. Students will converse with their counterparts in Liberia, South Africa, and Cameroon through interactive Digital Video Conferences. During afternoon workshops, experts will lead discussions on topics focused on Africa, including: leadership, conflict resolution, women, science and technology, media and U.S. foreign policy. The distinguished guests who will speak to the students include:

Job Creation Focus of SA’s Green SummitJohannesburg

Job Creation Focus of SA’s Green SummitJohannesburg

On Monday, March 22, 2010 at the World Bank, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, in partnership with Travel Channel, held a reception and world premiere for the film, SENEGAL: THE PRESIDENT

On Monday, March 22, 2010 at the World Bank, The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, in partnership with Travel Channel, held a reception and world premiere for the film, SENEGAL: THE PRESIDENT