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“Seizures Show Somalia Rebels Need Money” (The New York Times)

-The recent kidnappings in Somalia (three in the past week) may signal that rebel extremist group al-Shabab is running low on funds.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/world/africa/19somalia.html?_r=2&ref=africa

“Kenya: Waki List Out” (AllAfrica)

-Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has given an envelope containing a list of names of suspected sponsors of the post-election violence in Kenya to Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200907190004.html

“Mauritania’s Coup Leader Elected President” (AllAfrica)
-General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, leader of the military junta that has ruled Mauritania since he overthrew the elected government in a coup 11 months ago, won the country’s election for president over the weekend.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200907200485.html

“South Africa Tests AIDS Vaccine” (The Washington Post)
-A vaccine designed to prevent infection from HIV subtype C (the strain most commonly found in southern Africa) has been administered to 36 healthy volunteers in South Africa.
-This vaccine was developed by the University of Cape Town (with support from the National Institute of Health) and launched in the United States earlier this year in a clinical trial of 12 healthy volunteers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/19/AR2009071901309.html

“Seizures Show Somalia Rebels Need Money” (The New York Times)

-The recent kidnappings in Somalia (three in the past week) may signal that rebel extremist group al-Shabab is running low on funds.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/19/world/africa/19somalia.html?_r=2&ref;=africa

“Kenya: Waki List Out” (AllAfrica)

-Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has given an envelope containing a list of names of suspected sponsors of the post-election violence in Kenya to Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200907190004.html

“Mauritania’s Coup Leader Elected President” (AllAfrica)
-General Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, leader of the military junta that has ruled Mauritania since he overthrew the elected government in a coup 11 months ago, won the country’s election for president over the weekend.

http://allafrica.com/stories/200907200485.html

“South Africa Tests AIDS Vaccine” (The Washington Post)
-A vaccine designed to prevent infection from HIV subtype C (the strain most commonly found in southern Africa) has been administered to 36 healthy volunteers in South Africa.
-This vaccine was developed by the University of Cape Town (with support from the National Institute of Health) and launched in the United States earlier this year in a clinical trial of 12 healthy volunteers.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/19/AR2009071901309.html

Monday morning quarterbacking has begun in earnest on President Obama

Monday morning quarterbacking has begun in earnest on President Obama

Years ago we had no way of knowing the speed with which the world would evolve or the degree to which, with the advent of globalization, peoples, cultures, and economies around the world would become so intricately interconnected. Many of our modern leaders were not groomed to be global ambassadors and citizens of the world. Imagine how different the United States, Africa, or the world would be if our current policymakers, administrators, and legislators had the benefit of an experience like Teach Africa

Years ago we had no way of knowing the speed with which the world would evolve or the degree to which, with the advent of globalization, peoples, cultures, and economies around the world would become so intricately interconnected. Many of our modern leaders were not groomed to be global ambassadors and citizens of the world. Imagine how different the United States, Africa, or the world would be if our current policymakers, administrators, and legislators had the benefit of an experience like Teach Africa

Heading back to the district from the whirlwind Teach Africa