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War Child

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The adult population in many Liberian cities and outlying villages has been decimated by the atrocities. This has created a whole generation of children who have lost contact with parents, relatives and carers. For these child victims of war the future is bleak. Not only do these children carry a huge burden of trauma, but without skills or formal education they face an uncertain future. The scale of the problem poses a huge challenge to NGO operations: from orphaned children and those who have been maimed, raped or forced into combat, to those who have simply never known a normal childhood.

The West Africa Rice Center

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The West Africa Rice Development Association (WARDA) is an autonomous intergovernmental research association. WARDA was formed in 1971 by 11 countries with the assistance of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). WARDA now comprises 17 member states: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

Warm Africa
The idea behind is to provide africans and people with african interests in general with a fully featured community portal that provides local information on various topics (General, Travel, Sports, Politics, Business...) as well as practicle means for communication for members of the community. The platform is in continuous developing. The current version includes "Real Time" weather information for most african capitals and large cities, updated headlines on Africa, interactive chat rooms, forums, African web directory, a travel shop, a universal currency converter ...
Denzel Washington
(Born: 1954)

Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington Jr. was born in Mount Vernon, New York, on December 28, 1954. One of the most highly respected actors of the 90's, Denzel has mastered the art of storytelling; whether in action films, thrillers, or social awareness-themed films. His performance in Training Day garnered him the Best Actor Oscar in 2002, making him the first African-American actor to receive the honor in 40 years, since Sidney Poitier. Denzel is an avid supporter of charities such as The Gathering Place (a home for those who are infected by HIV), the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, and his church.
The Washington Office on Africa

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The Washington Office on Africa (WOA) is a church-sponsored not-for-profit advocacy organization seeking to articulate and promote a just American policy toward Africa. We monitor Congressional legislation and executive policies and actions and issue action alerts to advance progressive legislation and policy. We seek to work in partnership with colleagues in Africa, the Africa advocacy community in the United States, and grassroots organizations concerned with various aspects of African affairs.

WOA was founded in 1972 to support the movement for freedom from white-minority rule in southern Africa. Today, we have an expanded mission which seeks to address issues affecting grassroots African interests throughout the continent. A key focus of our energies presently are economic justices issues in Africa, including questions of aid, trade, and debt.

Water Aid

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WaterAid is a charity dedicated to helping people escape the stranglehold of poverty and disease caused by living without safe water and sanitation. WaterAid works in partnership with local organisations in 15 countries in Africa and Asia to help poor communities establish sustainable water supplies and latrines, close to home. WaterAid also works to influence governments’ water and sanitation policies to serve the interests of vulnerable people.
The Water Page

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The Water Page is an independent initiative dedicated to the promotion of sustainable water resources management and use. A particular emphasis is placed on the development, utilisation and protection of water in Africa and other developing regions.
Papa Wemba

Papa Wemba
Papa Wemba, often called the King of Rhumba Rock, was born in Kasai, Zaire. Shungu Wembadio Pene Kikumba first made his mark in 1970 in Kinshasa, where he was a singer, composer, and co-founder of the great youth group Zaiko Langa Langa. In 1974 he left to form his own band, Isife Lokole, and then in '76 began Viva La Musica. Hoping to reach a wider audience he ended up in Paris in the early '80s, bringing with him the entire line-up of Viva La Musica. Wemba's musical vision went beyond the capabilities of his seasoned Zairen rhumba rockers as he began to experiment with a wide range of eclectic sounds. Wemba's quite a stylish fellow, a sapeur, an aficionado of fashionable, well-designed clothing. His trendy suits with big jacket, and baggy, though tailored pants, are a strange mix of Africa, Paris, and the American zoot suit. A Soukous show is always a fashion event, and Wemba is a man of great style and taste.
Suzanne Wenger
(Born: 1915)

Suzanne Wenger sculpture
Since arriving in Oshogbo nearly 50 years ago, Austrian sculptor Suzanne Wenger has completely adopted the Yoruba people grove, striving not only to preserve the grove, but also to enhance it. With bent steel, concrete and teams of carpenters and masons, Wenger reshaped the faded shrines into fairy-tale curves, peopling the forest with abstract figures in what she calls "new sacred art." Concrete gods taller than trees lift their hands to the sky, and stone goblins haunt the bushes of the grove’s the slender paths. The effect is unique, mystical, touched at times with a hint of Hieronymus Bosch. Wenger will leave an artistic tradition. Its beams and doors may be rotting, but her Brazilian house remains its center; you can smell the dark-wooded statues. What’s more, Wenger’s work has turned Oshogbo into a center of Yoruba cultural pride. Its yearly Oshun festival held to thank the goddess attracts thousands from all religions.

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The Western Sahara, located on the north west coast of Africa borders Morocco to the north, Algeria to the east and Mauritania to the south. The region is yet to declare independence. While mainly low lying sandy plains the region can be roughly divided into three topographical zones: The steep mountainous rocky desert, formed by the chain of Atlas mountains and the hills of Zemmour, forms the north east zone.

White Lady of the Brandberg

White Lady of the Brandberg
A common misconception is that South African rock art depicts exotic 'foreigners'. People who believe the Bushmen to be mentally incapable of producing art, naturally have to find alternative artists to account for the immense quantity of rock art in southern Africa, and they seek evidence in the art itself. The painting that gave rise to most misunderstanding is the so-called White Lady of the Brandberg. It has become a persistent legend, even enjoying the doubtful distinction of appearing in one of Erich von Daniken's books where the author implies that it depicts a being from outer space - the ultimate in exoticism. The painting was discovered in 1917 by Reinhardt Maack, who was preparing a map of the Brandberg, the famous mountain in Namibia. While on a visit to South Africa in 1929, Breuil saw Maack's copy of the painting but did not visit the site.
Wild Life Arts

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logo WLA is a virtual gallery with a mixture of available and sold paintings from the artists Jonathan Truss. Here you'll find a selection of oil paintings and pencil sketches from Africa.

WildNet Africa

WildNet Africa
WildNet Africa links the millions of people in our global village who have a common interest in African wildlife. These people include those who have a responsibility to care for Africa's wildlife, those who live with and depend upon Africa's wildlife, those who want to know more about, experience and enjoy Africa's wildlife, and those who want to do something to ensure the future of Africa's diminishing wildlife and wild areas.
James D. Wolfensohn

James Wolfensohn

World Bank Group

James D. Wolfensohn, the World Bank Group's ninth president since 1946, established his career as an international investment banker with a parallel involvement in development issues and the global environment. Mr. Wolfensohn has been a strong proponent of designing a digital development architecture to harness knowledge and connectivity to leverage development, and to close the digital and knowledge divides.
Stevie Wonder
(Born: 1950)

Stevie Wonder
Singer and songwriter; born May 13, 1950, in Saginaw, Michigan, Stevie Wonder has been an integral part of the world of music for the past four decades, as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer. The boy wonder burst onto the music scene when he was just ten years old, and his mission ever since has been to bring joy into people's lives. Since his prodigious beginnings, Wonder has grown into an artist who combines musical innovation with political activism. The magic of his music is matched by his passionate commitment to political causes and charities. As much a teacher and leader as a supreme entertainer, he was an early and outspoken critic of apartheid in South Africa and has also been deeply involved in the global war against famine. Blind since birth, Wonder sang like a seasoned veteran even as a toddler, and at age 7 he had mastered the harmonica and drums. At 11, he had a contract with Motown that led to the birth of "Little Stevie Wonder." Wonder and his label hit the jackpot in 1963 with "Fingertips-Pt. 2." In two years he became one of Motown's finest artists, recording a series of brilliant singles for a solid nine years. By the end of the '60s, he was not only hitting the charts with his own records - including "Uptight," "Castles in the Sand," and "My Cherie Amour" - but also by writing for many other Motown artists, including "It's a Shame" for the Spinners and co-writing "The Tears of a Clown" with Smokey Robinson. Social activism became increasingly important to his career and his life. He lobbied the federal government to create the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday; he performed in concerts to protest nuclear weapons and promote peace; and he recorded songs that urged racial harmony ("Ebony and Ivory," with Paul McCartney), opposed drunk driving ("Don't Drive Drunk'), advocated stiffer handgun control laws ("My Love Is With You"), and fought world hunger ("We Are the World"). His work has earned him 17 Grammy Awards and an Oscar for "I Just Called To Say I Love You" from the 1984 film The Woman in Red. He has sold more than 70 million LPs and ranks alongside The Beatles and Elvis Presley in having the most Top Ten records. Stevie Wonder is a true black phenomenon.

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The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of development assistance. In Fiscal Year 2001, the institution provided more than US$17 billion in loans to its client countries. It works in more than 100 developing economies with the primary focus of helping the poorest people and the poorest countries.
World Food Program

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Hunger afflicts one out of seven people on Earth. WFP is the frontline United Nations Agency whose mission is to provide: Food for LIFE to sustain victims of man-made and natural disasters; Food for GROWTH to improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives; and Food for WORK to help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities, particularly through labour-intensive works programmes.
World Health Organization

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The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

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Worldnews brings links to news coverage from all over the world. Founded in 1998, the WorldNews Network has already established itself as the most comprehensive news resource on the Internet. WN is a global portal offering an unrivalled degree of coverage. The Network has over 600 thematic and regional news sites and includes the web’s most comprehensive news search engine. It utilises more than 300 sources, from The Times of India to the Washington Post, delivering unparalleled coverage on a vast range of subjects.

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World Trade Organization

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The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business.

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Woyaa! maybe is the best search engine to find web pages related to Africa. You can see how many times, archived links are visited and you can vote for each website. Woyaa helps you exchange and find the African Web resources easily, quickly and cost-efficiently.

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WWF, the World Wildlife Foundation, is a global organization that is doing all it can to halt the accelerating destruction of our natural world. Yet it is no good being 'global' if we cannot act locally. In many regions around the world WWF is carrying out thousands of local projects, each and every day.

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