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OAU
African Union

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The Organization of African Unity was established on May 25, 1963, at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and the Charter of the Organization was signed on that occasion by Heads of State and Government of 32 independent African States. Its purposes are to promote the unity and solidarity of the African States; defend the sovereignty of members; eradicate all forms of colonialism; promote international cooperation having due regard for the Charter of the United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; coordinate and harmonize Member States economic, diplomatic, educational, health, welfare, scientific and defense policies.
Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Barack Obama could be elected the first ever black President of the United States of America in November 2008. He was born in Hawaii on August 4th, 1961. His father, Barack Obama Sr., was born and raised in a small village in Kenya, where he grew up herding goats with his own father, who was a domestic servant to the British.
OECD

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OECD, ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT, is an international organisation helping governments tackle the economic, social and governance challenges of a globalised economy. The OECD groups 30 member countries sharing a commitment to democratic government and the market economy. With active relationships with some 70 other countries, NGOs and civil society, it has a global reach. Best known for its publications and its statistics, its work covers economic and social issues from macroeconomics, to trade, education, development and science and innovation.
OHADA

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The business law portal in Africa
Oikocredit

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Oikocredit, Ecumenical Development Cooperative Society (previously EDCS) provides loans to enterprises owned and operated by monetarily poor people. By investing in Oikocredit churches, church organizations, non-profit organizations, institutions and individuals create opportunities for the marginalized to attain self-reliance and build self-esteem.
The Omega Plan

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An African strategy for globalization. By His Excellency, Maître Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal.

The OMEGA PLAN takes its name from the fact that it needs not be personalized as the idea, once stated, is meant to grow from the contributions of others in various environments. As a consequence, the Plan as a whole will be everybody's plan : this is the reason why it is given an anonymous name. Consideration the many problems in Africa led the President of Senegal Republic to present a plan for Africa at the Yaounde Summit.

One World

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Bringing together a network of people and groups working for human rights and sustainable development from across the globe. The organisation is made up of a network of OneWorld centers across the world. These OneWorld centers support a wider network of partner organisation all sharing the common aim of using the Internet to promote sustainable development and human rights.
Ontario black history society

Ontario Black History Society
The Ontario Black History Society is a non-profit, registered Canadian charity, dedicated to the study, preservation and promotion of Black history and heritage. It aims to foster public interest and encourage research of Black History through: -Recognition, preservation and promotion of the contributions of Black peoples and their collective histories through education, research and cooperation. -Sponsorship and support of educational conferences and exhibits in this field. -Promoting the inclusion of material on Black History in school curricula.
Oluchi Onweagba

Face of Africa 1998

Oluchi Onweagba
Oluchi's first name in her native Igbo language means "God's Work". Her father was a civil servant, and her mother was a nurse. She and her siblings (two brothers and a sister) lived in Ayilara Street, Ojuelegba, in Surulere, a low-income area of the sprawling Lagos (the Nigerian commercial capital) metropolis. She spent her high school years as a good student, and enjoyed playing tennis and ping pong. To make her story one of rags to riches, it is often reported that to make ends meet, she sometimes sold bread on the streets of the city.She was urged by a family friend to enter into the M-Net Face of Africa preliminary screening at the M-Net office in Victoria Island, Lagos which she scaled through. The agency immediately groomed her to be one of Nigeria's entrants for a model competition, the M-Net Face of Africa (now called the Nokia Face of Africa).
OPIC

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“OPIC's mission is to is to mobilize and facilitate the participation of United States private capital and skills in the economic and social development of less developed countries and areas, and countries in transition from nonmarket to market economies. In accomplishing its mission, OPIC will promote positive U.S. effects and host country developmental effects.
Oprah (Winfrey)
(Born: 1954)

Oprah Winfrey
Oprah (Winfrey) overcame the pressures of an early troubled life to achieve superstar status in the entertainment world. After a brief stint as a new anchor in Tennessee, she moved on to the AM Chicago television program in 1984. A year later, the show was renamed "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and a star was born. By 1986, the program was nationally syndicated, as it continues to be today. Winfrey has won acclaim as an Oscar-nominated actress for her work in films such as The Color Purple, and as head of her own production company, Harpo Productions.
Nicky Oppenheimer
(Born: 1948)

Nicky Oppenheimer
Nicky Oppenheimer is the patriach of the Oppenheimer Family, owners of the De Beers diamond empire. With a dominant position in diamond production and marketing around the world, the Oppenheimer family have acquired wealth estimated at £2.8 Billion. Nicky Oppenheimer has come a long way since tagging along his father, the late Harry Oppenheimer, to company meetings as a little boy. Nicky's first job was in 1968 as personal assistant to the chairman of Anglo American, the largest shareholder in AngloGold, a diversified natural resources group that has a cross-holding structure with De Beers. Six years later, he became a director, and in 1978, director of De Beers.
Out of Africa

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Karen Blixen wrote the book about how a Danish woman marries a baron whom she doesn't love and moves with him to his Kenyan coffee plantation. After enduring his womanizing behavior, she eventually kicks him out and then meets a British adventurer with whom she falls in love. Upon her return to Denmark, she becomes a famous novelist and writes about her romantic adventure.
Out Of Africa Export

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African Exporters can use this website to promote their goods or services, for Free. This website and all company web-pages will be promoted world-wide to many different business communities and Importers and/or Traders. Free means really Free, no hidden charges whatsoever. The site is a production of the true "Fair Trader" Marcel Stappers in Accra/Ghana.
Out Of Africa Int

Out Of Africa International
Out of Africa International is aimed specifically at people who live, or have lived, in Africa but have either gone on to live elsewhere in the world or are thinking about doing so.
Out Of Africa-Too

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Habari (Hello) from Out of Africa-Too. This site is not so much about the scenic wonders and wildlife, but about the heart of Africa, its people. Unfortunately the average Western Tourist never gets to meet the people of Africa, they never sit down with the African who struggles, dreams, works hard and lives a different life than the visitor to Africa. These pages, are a collection of stories, that make the real Africa, its people, alive. It is filled with encounters, observations, insights of the heart that make the heart soul of Africa real and it is not a "Heart of Darkness" but one that is filled with the equatorial sun awaiting another day with hope and dreams of a better tomorrow.
Out To Africa

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Influenced by the beautiful documentaries on television and with some fear for the unknown, in 1996 Ellen and Paul from Holland went for their first adventure through Africa. Sleeping in a little tent between the wildlife and sometimes so remote that the nearest village was hundred miles away, first worried them. They didn't know then that their first experiences in Botswana would chance the rest of their lives. The Africa madness "infected" them like many others. In 1997 Ellen and Paul travelled from Johannesburg to Nairobi, in 1999 through Kenya and Tanzania and in 2000 they went to Uganda.
Owens Foundation

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The Owens Foundation! Learn about the conservation work of American zoologists Mark and Delia Owens. Beginning in 1974, Delia and Mark worked for seven years in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve of Botswana studying brown hyenas and black maned lions where they made landmark discoveries regarding both species. From 1985 through 1997 the Owenses worked to rehabilitate a 5,000 square mile area in north Zambia by eliminating elephant and meat poaching for the benefit of the people and the wildlife living there. In 1997, Delia and Mark returned to the US and began assisting grizzly bear conservation in North Idaho, which is one of the five remnant grizzly bear populations in the lower 48 states. Today, Delia and Mark continue their support for the people and wildlife of Zambia as well as working for grizzly bear conservation in the northwestern US.
OXFAM

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Oxfam GB is a development, relief, and campaigning organisation dedicated to finding lasting solutions to poverty and suffering around the world. Oxfam believes that every human being is entitled to a life of dignity and opportunity; and she works with poor communities, local partners, volunteers, and supporters to help this become a reality.


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