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Babylon Travel Magazine

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Babylon Travel Magazine welcomes you to a travel website designed for those with a lust for adventure travel. Their aim is to gather a unique collection of travel experiences & photos, uniting adventurous and independent travellers who roam the planet.
Ban Landmines

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International Campaign to Ban Landmines

The ICBL calls for:
An international ban on the use, production, stockpiling, and sale, transfer, or export of antipersonnel landmines.

The 1997 treaty banning the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of antipersonnel landmines has been ratified by 118 countries and signed by 140 . Since the treaty became law, countries may no longer sign it, they must accede. Those countries which have already signed, must still ratify in order to be fully bound by the ban provisions.

Barcelona 2004

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The First Universal Forum of Cultures will be held in Barcelona in the year 2004. It is to be a new type of world event, of spirit and scale similar to the Olympic Games and International Expositions, but based on the cultures of the world. The premiere adventure in a new sort of international encounter for the 21st century. The Forum will turn Barcelona into a great festival, a stage open to the creativity of all nations and a space in which dialogue among the citizens of the world is possible.

Steve Biko Memorial

Drawing Steve Biko

Drawing Steve Biko

Biko, Stephen (1946-1977), South African political leader of the late 1960s, who became known as a martyr for black nationalism upon his death in prison. Biko was born in King William's Town, in what is now the province of Eastern Cape. He entered the University of Natal in 1966 to study medicine. In 1972 Biko was expelled for his political activities, which were directed at the white-minority government of South Africa and its restrictive racial policies, known as apartheid. Biko sought to liberate the minds of Africans, arguing that liberation grows out of "the realization by the Blacks that the most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed." He was one of the founders of the Black Consciousness Movement (BCM) in the late 1960s. Students were in the forefront of the BCM and in 1968 they also founded the South African Students' Organization, which operated as a black group separate from the white-run National Union of South African Students. Biko served as the black organizations's first president. He also was instrumental in starting other black groups. In 1972 a coalition of more than 70 black organizations established the Black People's Convention, and Biko was named the honorary president. The South African government initially tolerated the BCM and some of the other black organizations, but it began cracking down on them in the early 1970s. Biko was banned from many activities in 1973 and arrested several times. In August 1977 Biko was arrested again and was severely beaten by the police while in custody. He lapsed into a coma and died within a month of his arrest.
BlackMen in America

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Black Men In America.com's Black Interest News and Electronic Newsstand consists of current news and events of interest to black folks and also includes news feeds on sports, entertainment, personal finance, gossip and technology. The Black Links page has one of the largest collections of "black oriented" web sites on the Internet with information on black history, culture, sports, health & fitness, money & investing and entertainment.
Blackworld Today

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The Blackworld Today is a collective of journalists, writers, artists, communicators and entrepreneurs who have banded together to use the information revolution as one means towards the overall empowerment of Black people in the United States and around the world.
Blackworld Today Chat
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Black-Network.com is an Interactive Community of Resources for African-Americans Worldwide with free Email, Chat Rooms & Personals. It claims it has put all of the BEST African American resources available on the web into one easy to navigate community. Its primary goal is " Uplifting the Black People". Think about how they struggled, for over 400 years, trying to gain equality in this world. Their ancestors embarked upon their journey here, most in the holds of slave ships, after being promised a better life!

BONO

Bono
"The abject poverty makes people very susceptible to the likes of al Qaeda and ... so I think, if you look at Africa, there's potentially another 10 Afghanistans in Africa. Are we going to leave them the way we left Afghanistan? And is it cheaper to actually prevent the fires from happening than putting them out? I can tell you by a factor of a hundred it is" (source: Bono)

In 1999, the U2 lead-singer got involved with Jubilee 2000, now known as Drop the Debt, a London-based coalition of academics and activists who equated Third World debt with slavery. In the course of his work with the campaign Bono has met with Presidents, Prime Ministers and the Pope to get attention for the issue. He relishes the incongruity of a rock star talking about world policy, but he backs it up by knowing his stuff. He reads economics tomes and did some unofficial studying at Harvard. "I think that politicians are attracted at first by the celebrity," says Harvard economics guru Jeffrey Sachs, who has huddled with Bono and the Pope on the debt issue. "But once they meet him, they find that he is an outstandingly capable interlocutor." Senator Jesse Helms met with Bono to talk about starving children in Africa and ended up weeping—marking the first time a rocker has inspired an emotion in the Senator from North Carolina other than perhaps outrage.

Robert Burch

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For many pictures from a "Wonderful World with Beautiful People", with albums from Benin, Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, South Africa, and Zanzibar, we recommend to visit the Internet Site "Robert Burch Communications", and get surprised.
Bushmeat Project

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Mission

to preserve humanity's living wildlife heritage

    Goals

  • to achieve worldwide recognition of the devastating effects of the commercial bushmeat trade,
  • to encourage and organize long-term programs and urgent pilot projects that will stop the slaughter of great apes and other endangered animals,
  • to establish viable alternatives to bushmeat commerce that serve people, wildlife, and diverse natural and cultural heritage.
Capetown - Bospherus

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Chronological Diary
After 4 months Hans & Marianne Schoelink have made it back home in their modified Mazda driving thru Africa starting in Capetown and taking the eastern route over the red sea in to Saudi Arabia and the Middle East before entering Europe by crossing the Bospherus. They arrived in Capetown the 26th of January 2001 and drove into our home town in Leiden, The Netherlands on the 28th of May 2001.
Care

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CARE is one of the world's largest private international relief and development organizations and has become a leader in sustainable development and emergency aid, reaching tens of millions of people each year in more than 60 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. CARE reaches out to people whose lives are devastated by humanitarian emergencies, or who are struggling each day in poor communities to survive and improve their lives.
Mohammed Chambas

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Dr. Mohammed Ibn Chambas: Executive Secretary of ECOWAS.

Dr Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a lawyer and political scientist, was born in Ghana on December 7, 1950. He attended Mfantsipim School, Cape Coast and Government Secondary School, Tamale. He holds degrees in Political Science from University of Ghana, Legon, (B.A. 1973) and Cornell University Ithaca, New York (M.A. 1977, Ph D (1980). He has a law degree from Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He was admitted to practice law in Ghana and the State of Ohio.

Clickafrique.com

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A very comprehensive website, opening the Africa Continent with many links, forums, news, directories, shops and much more. "Just "clickafrique! and find out"
Bernard Cloutier

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Bernard Cloutier:
Consultant and Globetrotter:

Bernard Cloutier started his web site to offer his services some years ago when he retired at age 55 to enjoy the freedom of being a consultant. Now that he doesn't work anymore, the web has become a hobby and he uses his site to express himself. If life is a statement, then, the internet is a good place to publish part of it. That's what this site is about, his life, his adventures and his vision of the world.

Cycle to the Summit

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Ruth Hollinger, Toby Hammond, Paul Bradbury and Frank Hindle will set out at the beginning of November 2001 to make the 10 000 mile journey to the Earth Summit being held in Johannesburg, September 2002. The team will produce a video diary of their experiences of the trip, to be themed broadly around water, focussing on specific issues at various stages of the journey. - To develop an understanding of the issues relating to water and the complex interrelationship that this has with other issues such as poverty, human rights and health. - To raise awareness about the issues relating to water in developing countries both at the Summit and on return to the UK in order to help people think about the implications of their actions.

Drum Television Network

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drumTV is a full-service video production facility located in the heart of Harlem. We create original programming for our community. Philosophy: A drum is a circle and a circle can be used for exclusion or inclusion. We choose one of inclusion... to embrace all who want to work for the greater good. It is important to us to provide a venue that empowers community residents, businesses, entrepreneurs and all who are interested in creating cultural, educational and business opportunities for everyone.
Philip Emeagwali

Philip Emeagwali
In Africa, Emeagwali is synonymous with computer and Internet and his name has become immortalized in popular African ballads. In a televised speech, as president, Bill Clinton extolled him as "one of the great minds of the Information Age" and used the phrase "another Emeagwali" to describe children with the potential to become computer geniuses. Born on August 23, 1954 in what was then colonial Nigeria, Emeagwali's father was a nurse's aide and his 16-year-old mother was a housekeeper. With the aura of a renaissance man, Philip Emeagwali talks about technology, politics, black history and the future. He sees a future in which people will be digitized, half-human and half-machine. Emeagwali is described as an inspiration to African youths who wonder what life can hold for them when the odds are stacked against them. A measure of his influence is that, each week, 10,000 students use his website to complete their school homework. The United Nations inducted him into its Gallery of Prominent Refugees in recognition of his successful journey from a refugee camp to the highest intellectual podium.
Earth Summit 2002

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"September 03 - 30: Join the Earth Summit 2002 online debate at http://www.lifeonline.org/debate - Your chance to speak out on 'What Earth Summit 2002 should be trying to achieve?' Key writers and thinkers on sustainable development will start the debate on different subjects each week. Everyone is encouraged to join in."

Amara Essy
(English Biography)

Amara Essay
(French biography)
Amara Essy:
Secretary-General Organization of African Unity:

The 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the OAU elected, early morning of 10 July 2001, Mr. Amara Essy as the Secretary-General, former Ivory Coast Foreign Minister. He is expected to steer the affairs of the Secretariat during the transition period to the African Union.

Fair Trade

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Products like coffee, tea and chocolate, that we in the north have come to depend on, are produced in the warmer climates of the South. The prices paid for these commodities have not risen in real terms over the last forty years, whilst the value of fertilisers, pesticides and machinery (imported from richer countries) has increased substantially. On top of this the market price of commodities frequently drops below the cost of producing them. Consequently many of the people who grow these crops are having to work harder and longer for less money.
DIAN FOSSEY (Foundation)

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Intense observation over thousands of hours enabled Dr. Fossey to earn the complete trust of the wild groups she studied and brought forth new knowledge concerning many previously unknown aspects of gorilla behavior. When poachers attacked and killed a young male named "Digit" to whom she had grown especially attached , she reacted by waging a public campaign against gorilla poaching.
The Foundation for
Democary in Africa

Democracy Foundation
The Foundation for Democracy in Africa is a Washington-based non-profit, nonpartisan organization. The Foundation was founded in 1994 with the intent to vertically integrate a culturally based program aimed at strengthening and enhancing the fundamental principles of democracy, freedom, and economic plurality in Africa. Its mission is to implement the principles of culturally based democratic government within the African society, bringing the countries of Africa into the mainstream of the global economy through free enterprise, thus cultivating the pathway for peace and prosperity from resulting economic opportunity
Freedom Links/News

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We protect liberty. We defend it everywhere in the world. We support the oppressed, and encourage all peoples to confront injustice, oppression, exploitation and colonialism. We encourage them to combat imperialism, racism and fascism, in accordance with the principle of the collective struggle of peoples against the enemies of liberty. The Green Charter for Human Rights.
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The Friends of Africa Foundation brings together over 40 years of experience in youth development work in Africa. Our purpose is to empower young Africans (under the age of 30) to develop sustainable livelihoods through skills, enterprise and leadership training and practical support for young entrepreneurs. Linking up with established local organisations, and making full use of new technology, we are working to help unlock the potential of Africa's youth, fostering a spirit of enterprise and self-reliance.
Karin Fung's Africa Guide

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This unique data base of Africa related links is structured and maintained by Karin Fung, Deputy Curator, Africa Collection, Hoover Library, Stanford University, Stanford, California. Listing of a business or organization in this guide is not an endorsement or guarantee regarding the products or services of the business or organization.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is dedicated to improving people's lives by sharing advances in health and learning with the global community. The foundation was created in January of 2000, through the merger of the Gates Learning Foundation, which focused on expanding access to technology through public libraries, and the William H. Gates Foundation, which focused on improving global health. Led by Bill Gates' father, William H. Gates, Sr., and Patty Stonesifer, the Seattle-based foundation has an asset base of $24.2 billion.

Hope for African Children Initiative to facilitate community-based programs: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invests $10 million; initiative to receive portion of proceeds from all-star "What's Going On?" single.

M.K. Ghandi Institute

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The Mission of the Gandhi Institute is to promote and apply the principles of nonviolence locally, nationally, and globally, to prevent violence and resolve personal and public conflicts through research, education, and programming. The Institute, founded by Arun Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi's grandson) and his wife Sunanda, was established to promote and teach the philosophy and practice of nonviolence to help reduce the violence that consumes our hearts, our homes, and our societies.
GICHD

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The Geneva Centre supports Humanitarian Mine Action through research, operational assistance and contributions to the implementation of the Mine Ban Treaty. It is an independent Foundation supported by 18 governments.
Gigglepotz

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"Kids Making a Difference" is a unique Project where Gigglepotz connects classrooms and students in the US, UK and Australia with the needs of the people in Africa. Students are able to write letters, email and send materials or funds to a particular cause in Africa, thus making a difference to our world.
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This beautiful designed website is a unique focus in regard to Black women - one of global outreach and self-appreciation. On this site you'll find information about Global Black Woman Magazine and Mount Meru Holistic Products. Both resources are oriented towards helping fulfill women's goals of drawing abundance into their life and to those of their family and communities. Visitors and readers will find the resources here to provide the means of prospering in the areas of human relations, career paths, finance, physical and mental health, and last, but not least, spiritual well-being.
Global Movement for Children

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"We cannot waste our precious children. Not another one, not another day."
Nelson Mandela and Graça Machel

The Global Movement for Children is a force for change, calling for people throughout the world to take action and protect the rights of children. We all have a role to play -- leaders and citizens, public and private organizations, children and young people.

Jane Goodall (Institute)

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... Dr. Louis Leakey decided that Jane Goodall was the unique individual he was looking for to begin a study of wild chimpanzees on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. At first, British authorities resisted the idea of a young woman living among wild animals in Africa.

In the summer of 1960, 26-year-old Jane Goodall arrived on the shore of Lake Tanganyika in East Africa to study the area's chimpanzee population. Although it was unheard of for a woman to venture into the wilds of the African forest, the trip meant the fulfillment of Jane Goodall's childhood dream.

Harvest Africa Children's Foundation

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Harvest Africa Children's Foundation is dedicated to assisting children of West Africa through a long term commitment providing health care, educational assistance and support to families. HACF was founded in 1996, but the roots of the organization go back to 1989. Cofounder, Gladys Richardson first visited Africa in 1989 and could not forget the plight of the children. Needy children have been helped by subsequent visits to Ghana and Nigeria since 1994.
HIVOS

Hivos (Humanist Institute for Development Co-operation) is an organisation working to further emancipation and democracy and to combat poverty in developing countries.

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Poverty is a consequence of unequal opportunities and an unfair distribution of knowledge, power, production and income - on a global scale and within national states. Hivos feels that the world can only become a sustainable and fair place to live if more people have access to the resources and the decision-making processes that determine their future.

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U.K. CHARITY EXPEDITION 2001

On the 4th August 2001 the team left on an overland journey from Demelza House in Kent and drive through seventeen countries in order to reach Cape Town, South Africa. Their primary aim is to raise funds for Demelza House, however, the journey will be broken three times in order to work at African children’s hospices with a view to establishing sustained support from the UK.

Johannesburg Summit 2002

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Johannesburg Summit 2002-the World Summit on Sustainable Development-will bring together tens of thousands of participants, including heads of State and Government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups to focus the world's attention and direct action toward meeting difficult challenges, including improving people's lives and conserving our natural resources in a world that is growing in population, with ever-increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.

KENNETH D. KAUNDA

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Founding President of Zambia Dr. Kenneth Kaunda, helped emancipate the Southern African region from colonial dictators. Without Dr. Kaunda, Nelson Mandela would still have been in prison. Kaunda gave refuge to ANC and the freedom fighters. Namibia was liberated because of Kaunda. He played a major role in freeing Namibia from South African colonialists. Angola and Mozambique were liberated from Portuguese colonialists in 1975 because of this son of Africa, Kenneth Kaunda. The contributions to African renaissance by Kenneth Kaunda are so many...

Martin Luther King

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"The King Center is a nonprofit organization that educates the world about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s philosophy and methods of nonviolence in order to create the Beloved Community". The King Center is making significant progress in its long-range mission to spread the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. to a broader, global constituency. In addition, it has made dramatic improvement in the Center’s capacity to coordinate the efforts of Dr King's followers in the U.S. and around the world to help fulfill his Dream.

Kwanzaa

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KWANZAA is derived from the Kiswahili phrase "matunda ya kwanza", which means "first fruits of the harvest" which is a depiction of the celebration of harvesting the first crops in traditional Africa. Kwanzaa is an Afrocentric centered institution that is celebrated by people of African descent in North America, the Caribbean and other parts of the African Diaspora. It was created in 1966 by M. Ron Karenga. The celebration of Kwanzaa is a means for Black people to reaffirm their commitment to themselves, their families, their community, and the black struggle for equality. There are seven days of Kwanzaa (The Black Cultural Celebration of the holiday season) December 26th thru Jan 1st. Each day focuses on a specific principle, so there are seven principles.
Le Méridien

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Hostess It is a distinctive personality that has kept Le Méridien ranked among the world's top luxury hotel chains for the past 27 years. Over this time, Le Méridien has built up an outstanding chain of over 125 hotels and resorts situated in some of the world's major cities and most beautiful tourist spots. In Africa you can find Le Méridien in Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Seychelles. Chef
The Liberian Post

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The Liberian Post is an Independent and NON-POLITICAL Internet Magazine, showcasing Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea with extensive information, hundreds of pictures and many links.
Life in Africa

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There are hundreds of scholarly resources out there about Africa, but LiA's Africa Links are a bit different from those... We've looked high and low for sites we haven't seen on other lists, and tried to include especially those that are beautiful and fun, offering in depth and informative content on how people in Africa live.
Links for Africa

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Links to Africa is an indexed website with many Africa links: country by country.
Dr David Livingstone

Dr Livingstone
It was the mighty Zambezi which led missionary Dr. David Livingstone on his greatest and final adventure. In search of a means to access the interior, Livingstone tagged the Zambezi "God's highway" to the Indian Ocean and set off down the river, discovering the great cataract native Africans called Mosi-o-Tunya, "the smoke that thunders." Livingstone christened the great waterfall Victoria Falls after his queen. Today, the great chasm has lost none of it's allure, still considered one of the great natural wonders of the world.
Lonely Planet Lonely Planet publishes the world's best guidebooks for independent travellers. Their books are known worldwide for reliable, insightful, pull-no-punches travel information, maps, photos, and background historical and cultural information. Lonely Planet got every continent covered (yep, Antarctica included) with an ever-increasing list of travel guides, atlases, phrasebooks, travel literature, restaurant guides, videos, world food guides, guides for handheld computers, hiking guides, coffee-table books....
Ruud Lubbers

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Ruud Lubbers:
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:

Prof. Drs. Rudolphus (Ruud) Franciscus Marie Lubbers (born 7 May 1939 in Rotterdam) visited the Canisius College in Nijmegen and studied Economics at the Netherlands School of Economics (the predecessor of the University of Rotterdam). As suggested by the title of his 1962 thesis – "The influence of differing productivity trends in various countries on the current account of the balance of payments" – his main interest was in monetary affairs.

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