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African Women take Charge
10.02.2006

Loud cheers and jubilation greeted the inauguration of the first woman president of the continent of Africa, a sign indicating the readiness of the people Liberia after their protracted war ended in 2003 to make peace and move forward with their lives. The lack of a suitable official ceremonial gathering place as a result of the war, did not in any way dampen the spirit of the guests who gathered on the grounds of the capital building and sat under coconut trees to witness this historical event in Liberia.  more....

Gates gives $600m more to stop TB
10.02.2006

The Global Plan to Stop Tuberculosis has received a $600m (£337m) boost from Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.The campaign, backed by more than 400 organisations worldwide, aims to treat 50 million people in the next 10 years.Launching the plan with UK Chancellor Gordon Brown and Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr Gates said it was a "chance to save 14 million lives". more....

Prime Minister backs the Big Sunday
10.02.2006

In a letter to Sir Robin Wales, chair of Newham Civic Partnership, which is hosting the event, Mr Blair said: “The Big Sunday is an excellent idea as it gives the people of Newham the opportunity to find out just how the Olympics will help transform the borough and what they can do to help the Games be a success.“
Best wishes for a great day.”
The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games-themed day, on February 5, is designed to inspire Newham residents to join in with the international sports competition.more....

Bush Launches Africa Education Initiative
10.02.2006

The first lady of the United States of America, Mrs. Laura Bush’s has at Launched in Accra, Ghana President George Bush’s Africa Education Initiative Textbooks Programme. 
The Textbooks and Learning Materials Programme is part of President Bush’s efforts to expand access to education in Africa. His African Education Initiative is a $600 million commitment to provide books, scholarships, school uniforms and teacher training so that more children can attend school. The African Education Initiative includes funding to train 920,000 teachers in 20 countries in sub-Saharan African. As of December, more than 300,000 new and experienced teachers had received training. more....

IN THIS ISSUE

I want to be the Mayor for all - Shafi Choudary

The conservative mayoral candidate for newham Mr Shafi Choudhury visited our offices and granted Mrs Millicent Kwapong the managing of African Echo an interview. more....


Tit Bits from the Continent

Business Ethics: What type of entrepreneur are you?- By Vona Oyibo 

THE LAW, IMMIGRATION AND YOU By: Dr. David Akin-Samuels PhD

TRUSTWORTHY- Not to be Decieved

Less than Humans? - By Nachi Aguboshim

SAY IT LOUD - Is it a new start?

Educate Yourself - English is really strange

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION-The Brain Drain - By DR R. Glah

ENTERTAINMENT, FASHION, MUSIC, FILM, DRAMA NEWS

Ethiopian Pop Idol Offers Hope amid Poverty

Acclaimed Malian blind couple sing of harmony

The Lost Message
-A story from South Africa
 
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