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Malaria Vaccine | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


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Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 22:08 p.m. EDT, 22 October 2011 I narrowly survived an infection of cerebral malaria when I was 10 years old.  We lived just outside of Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, and because my father did not believe in Western medicine, he forbade my mother from seeking treatment for […]

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Botswana’s 45 Years of Freedom



Bank of Botswana

Friday, 30 September 2011, the Southern African nation Botswana will celebrate its National Independence Day.  This date marks the country’s 45th anniversary of the country’s independence from Great Britain. Since gaining its independence in 1966, Botswana has been a stable democracy governed by an elected President. This prosperous African nation is currently governed by President Seretse […]

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Mehndi Henna | Beautiful Brides



Henna Bride Eyes

Henna is traditionally used to mark important life events such as marriage. When most people think of henna they recall the designs such as those in the photo to the left. This type of design is a “Bridal Mehndi.” In Africa, there is another more painful tradition of scarification; however, in regions throughout the world where Henna plants are grown and cultivated, women have used this plant for centuries to adorn themselves with exotic and beautiful designs, each as unique as the woman who wears them.

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Volga Ferry Boat Accident Claims Lives of Children


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Rescue and Recovery Divers

Ayanna Nahmias, Editor-in-Chief Last Modified: 23:38 PM EDT, 12 July 2011 VOLGA RIVER, Russia – 83 people are presumed drowned in Russia’s Volga river after a ferry-boat accident this past Sunday. To date the divers have retrieved the bodies of 16 children, 51 women and 16 men but many bodies remain trapped in the wreckage […]

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Death Toll Rises in Congo Plane Crash




KINSHASA – 8 July 2010 – In a country plagued by civil war, genocide and marauding hoards who routinely terrorize the population and rape girls and women; it seems as if it could not bear another tragedy.  Yet, this was the case when a plane carrying 112 people crashed today at the airport of Kisangani […]

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