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Garcinia Cambogia present a natural way for weight loss and is your best choice. It is fruit grown in India, SE Asia and Central Africa. It is brought to you by National Homeopathic.
4 May 2017
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UNICEF correspondent Shantha Bloemen reports on the upcoming polio immunization campaign in West Africa.
7 Apr 2010
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Solar Eclipse of 2010 The solar eclipse that will occur on January 15, 2010 is called the Annular eclipse of the Sun. This is the longest solar eclipse of 21st century. The annular solar eclipse will be visible from 11:00 am to 3:30pm in India. The solar eclipse path begins in central Africa, crosses the Indian Ocean to touch the southern tip on India, and then moves on to Southeast Asia, ending in southeastern China. The maximum duration of solar eclipse is 11 minutes 10 seconds which will be seen in Indian Ocean region in South India. A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes between Earth and the Sun. An annular solar eclipse occurs when the Moon’s apparent diameter is smaller than the Sun. This causes the sun to look like an annulus or ring, blocking most of the Sun’s light. The annular eclipse will appear as partial eclipse over a region thousands of miles wide.
15 Apr 2010
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Cyrie Sendashonga, Regional coordinator for CIFOR (The Center for International Forestry Research) Central Africa talked to OneClimate at the Climate Change conference that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009. *******www.oneclimate**** The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.
4 Mar 2010
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Cyrie Sendashonga, Regional coordinator for CIFOR (The Center for International Forestry Research) Central Africa talked to OneClimate at the Climate Change conference that took place in Copenhagen, Denmark in December 2009. *******www.oneclimate**** The Center for International Forestry Research is a nonprofit, global facility dedicated to advancing human wellbeing, environmental conservation and equity. We conduct research that enables more informed and equitable decision making about the use and management of forests in less-developed countries.
4 Mar 2010
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BY MILA MIMICA President Obama’s putting boots on the ground in Uganda -- to the tune of 100 U.S. troops in support of that country’s fight against rebel forces. MSNBC’s Martin Bashir reports. “President Obama sent a letter today to Congress announcing the U.S. military will put 100 combat-ready troops on the ground in central Africa to help the local military help remove the Lord’s Resistance Army’s Joseph Kony and his commanders.” As Washington Post’s Elizabeth Flock explains, Kony and the LRA are responsible for wreaking havoc across central Africa for more than two decades. “...the group has engaged in an armed rebellion against the Ugandan government and committed an extraordinary number of human rights violations … [T]roops enter a village, killing the adults and kidnapping the children. The boys are enscripted into the army and the girls are taken as ‘bush wives.’” CNN’s Barbara Star points out the intervention in central Africa is part of recent intelligence-gathering attempts. Barbara Star: “US troops may wind up now in Uganda, South Sudan, Central African Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It’s part of a growing military effort to engage in Africa.” General Martin Dempsey: “And so our presence on the African continent is part of our network of building partners, of gaining intelligence.” The fact President Obama chose to send a letter to Congress after deploying troops to Uganda as well as in Libya earlier this year is drawing some parallels between the two incidents, but a contributor to Fox News says the two cases are not created equal. “It is surprising. Although this is very different from the Libyan case... Congress unanimously in both houses passed a law in 2009 calling on the president to put a stop to Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army.” Although it took the administration two years to act on that law, Henry Okello Oryem, Uganda’s foreign acting foreign minister, told Al Jazeera the country has needed international military aid for decades. “For 20 years, the government of Uganda has been pleading with our American and European friends to help in the LRA problem, because these are international terrorists … We wanted our friends to help in providing technical support, such as intelligence, because they have the best." According to The New York Times, the U.S. sent 17 counter-terrorism specialists to Uganda during George W. Bush’s administration. But... “Unlike the earlier effort, the 100 military advisers sent by Mr. Obama will be armed. They will be providing assistance and advice to their African hosts, Mr. Obama said, and ‘will not themselves engage LRA forces unless necessary for self-defense.’”
18 Oct 2011
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*******www.africanmagick****/ Palo MayombePalo – or The Laws of the Congo – are a group of closely related denominations, sects and religious practices of Bantu origins. They are the roots of slaves brought to Cuba from Central Africa. Other names associated with The Laws of the Congo include Palo Mayombe, Palo Monte, Palo Congo, Brillumba, Voodoo, Obeah, Candomble, Kimbisa and more. Originating in the Great Lakes region of Eastern Equatorial Africa, many Bantu peoples migrated to other Central African regions. Some wanted to escape wars of conquest and expansion. Others to expand their own families. And yet others to find more fertile lands and escape disease. After crossing the African continent in a toilsome march, one of the Bantu migration waves spread in the area of tropical forests and grasslands.
29 Nov 2011
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UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2008 URL: *******www.unesco****/culture/ich/RL/00018 Description: The Aka Pygmies living in the south-west region of the Central African Republic have developed a distinctive vocal musical tradition, which involves a complex type of contrapuntal polyphony based on four voices, mastered by all members of the Aka community. Music and dance form an integral part of Aka rituals including ceremonies related to the inauguration of new encampments, hunting and funerals. Unlike polyphonic systems that are written down in notation, the vocal tradition of the Aka Pygmies allows for spontaneous expression and improvisation. During performances, each singer can change his or her voice to produce a multitude of variations, creating the impression that the music is continuously evolving. The songs are generally accompanied by various percussion and string instruments, each one played for a specific occasion.Among the most common instruments are a local type of drum (enzeko), a harp-like instrument known as the geedale-bagongo, and the single-string bow (mbela). The songs perpetuate essential knowledge for the cohesion of the group and the preservation of community values. The dances are performed to the accompaniment of vibrant hand-clapping. Depending on the ritual, some dances feature men only, while others may be executed by couples or by male and female solo dancers. Relying entirely on oral transmission, the Aka Pygmies have succeeded in preserving their musical knowledge within the community by including children in rituals from an early age. The lifestyle of the Aka Pygmies has been drastically disrupted due to the changes currently taking place in the Central African Republic. The scarcity of game resulting from deforestation, the rural exodus and the folklorization of their heritage for the tourist industry are the principal factors contributing to the gradual disappearance of many of their traditional customs, rituals and skills. Country(ies): Central African Republic
4 Mar 2012
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"Sitting with the Elephants" One of my favorite things to do on safari is to sit with a herd of elephants. Watching their social structure is very interesting and one can't wonder what the future of the largest land mammal on earth will be? African elephants are usually divided into the savannah and the forest elephants. They range from being highly protected in eastern Africa to areas in southern Africa where they can be legally hunted and are also "culled" meaning killed to try to keep their numbers manageable given the amount of land they use. This is controversial as some wildlife groups would prefer to see them transported to lower populated areas as hunting leads to abandoned calves which at times can grow up to become rogue elephants killing the endangered rhinos. Elephants are also illegally poached for their ivory tusks. *(Recently a large African goverment stockpile of Ivory was legally sold to China with an ok from CITES to help the demand, but it only made it worse and new reports show wild elephants are still being poached) Illegal ivory is also confiscated here in the U.S. New reports show a huge drop in populations of forest elephants in the Congo in central Africa. There are approx 500,000+/- African elephants in the wild. Elephants, like humans and apes, have the ability to recognize themselves in a mirror and are very intelligent. The elephants trunk filled with thousands and thousands of muscles can be gentle enough to choose between different blades of grass or powerful enough to uproot a tree. Elephants will sometimes attack and kill humans both in the wild and in captivity. For ways to help the elephant: African Wildlife Foundation: *******www.awf**** Amboseli Trusts for Elephants: *******www.elephanttrust**** Sheldrick's orphan elephants & rhinos *******www.daphnesheldrick**** IUCN Elephant page: *******data.iucn****/themes/ssc/sgs/afesg/ Thanks for watching and please subscribe to my You Tube videos. *Footage filmed in Kenya, Africa
25 Apr 2009
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Traditional wrestling is hugely popular amongs the Bakweri in Fako division in Cameroon. For long it had been perceived as a macho thing in which only the male folk were privy too. The women were merely expected to cheer on or even choose their grooms to be from the agile wrestlers. It is no longer the case. Women also tussle on the grass pitches. Some of them have moved on to become champions in national Graeco-Roman wrestling competitions. Here is a taste of traditional wrestling: women's style among the Bakweris in Cameroon, west-central africa
24 May 2009
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A collection of photos I took for the "Vues d'Afrique" festival in Montréal, on the 11th July 2004, in the Lafontaine Park. These are the traditional drums from my home country Burundi, central Africa.
16 Nov 2009
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Three of Cameroon's largest timber companies are leading the way in changing the country's forest industry. The companies will join an international certification system of legal and sustainable wood production. Cameroon, with its valuable rainforests, is a major timber exporter, especially to the European market. International environmentalist groups have welcomed the industry's move help to protect Cameroon's endangered forests. According to WWF, this change "will see economic benefits for both the country and local communities, while helping to conserve the Congo Basin forests," which is the world's second largest tract of rainforests after the Amazon. Three timber companies - Pallisco, Decolvenaere, and Transformation Reef Cameroon - are the first in the region to have applied for membership in the Central Africa Forest & Trade Network (CAFTN), a part of WWF's Global & Forest Trade Network (GFTN). - By joining the CAFTN, we reiterate our commitment to conserve the forests we manage and ensuring we make a lasting contribution to the local economy, said Jules Esquenet, Decolvenaere's manager in Cameroon. "Moving towards credible forest certification is a huge challenge, but we are committed, and with WWF's support, we will achieve it." The CAFTN aims to build the capacity of producers to supply legal and sustainable wood, and achieve credible certification. To qualify as members, each company will now undergo an independent audit of their operations and prepare time-bound action plans to achieve credible certification for their forest concessions and phase out the purchase of wood from unsustainable sources. The companies' membership announcement came during the 2nd Central African Heads of State Forest Summit, being held in Brazzaville from 45 February 2005. "Governments in the region are taking bold steps to conserve the Congo Basin forests," said WWF's Director General Claude Martin. "International agencies are backing them by providing financial support." - The private sector can also join in this venture by achieving credible certification in the forest concessions they manage and ensuring no wood from illegal or unsustainable sources enters their supply chain, Mr Martin added. Through the CAFTN, the environmentalist groups offer timber producers committed to responsible forestry advice, information, technical support, market recognition, and direct links to responsible buyers who are also GFTN members. The three companies together manage over half a million hectares of forest concessions, including forests with high conservation values. They export about 120,000 cubic meters of sawn timber to European markets - about 20 percent of EU imports come from Cameroon - mainly to France, Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK. - Wood markets in the Netherlands and other northern countries are increasingly demanding FSC certification for their supplies, be it oak, pine or tropical species, said Paul Reef, Administrator for Transformation Reef Cameroon. "With support from the CAFTN, we hope to be able to supply FSC-certified timber by the end of 2006." Also Michel Rougeron, head of Pallisco in Cameroon, saw the need for a certification system. "We are committed to achieving the highest standards of sustainable forest management. The prospect of future credible certification of our forestry practices and products is keeping us on track, and we welcome WWF's support," said Mr Rougeron. The addition of these three leading tropical hardwood producers to the GFTN was said complete several GFTN buyer-supply chains leading from the forest floor in the Congo Basin to shop floors across Europe. "These trade or market links will contribute directly to the conservation of one of the world's greatest natural heritage areas," WWF said in a statement. - WWF believes that responsible forestry practices will help conserve the forests of the Congo Basin so that they continue to provide for both people and wildlife, said Laurent Magloire Somé of WWF in Central Africa. "The development of markets for credibly certified forest products will contribute to the development of national economies and improvement of local communities' livelihoods." he added. The Congo Basin forests contain more than half of Africa's animal species, including most of the forest elephants left in the continent and the entire world population of lowland gorilla. They also provide food, materials and shelter to some 20 million people. Estimates indicate that the region loses 1.5 million hectares of forests - about half the size of Belgium - each year due mainly to illegal and destructive logging. cameroun exploitation forets, cameroon timber exploitation raw materials africa deforestation
4 Dec 2009
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"We Are the World" is a 1985 song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie, produced and conducted by Quincy Jones and recorded by a supergroup of 45 popular musicians billed as USA for Africa (United Support of Artists for Africa). The charity single was intended to raise funds to help famine-relief efforts in Africa, which had experienced unusual drought in 1984/1985. The song was inspired by the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" which had been released a few months prior in November 1984. After that performance, which mostly included British musicians, Band Aid organizer Bob Geldof attempted to contact American musicians for an American Christmas charity single, but he had little luck in getting the musicians to reorganize their schedules for recording. Harry Belafonte, who had not been contacted by Geldof, contacted music manager Ken Kragen about putting together a concert to help raise money for African causes. A temporary, but severe, drought in central Africa during 1984/1985, had decimated local food supplies, and famine relief was still needed for 6 countries, noted by the United Nations (UN): Ethiopia (commonly in news reports), Chad, Mali, Niger, Sudan and Mozambique.[3] Kragen, the manager of Lionel Richie and Kenny Rogers, didn't believe that a concert would make enough of a difference and suggested a charity single instead, including about a dozen artists. However, response from musicians was overwhelming, and Kragen turned down about 50 artists who wished to appear on the song. Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie wrote the song for the group, knowing there were people dying in Africa. Quincy Jones agreed to produce and sent a demo to all the participating artists, along with a note to "check their egos at the door". (wikipedia)
14 Jan 2010
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More about this episode: *************/nature/species/African_Forest_Elephant *************/programmes/b00r9v6z Deep in the rainforest of Central Africa lies an elephant oasis - a remarkable place that holds the key to the future for forest elephants. Over the last 20 years, Andrea Turkalo has been studying these enigmatic giants, getting to know over 4,000 intimately. She has begun to unravel the secrets of their complex social lives and the meanings of their unique vocalisations. New acoustic research is shedding light on the many mysteries that still surround forest elephant society. Will these endangered elephants finally speak out and tell Andrea what it is they need to survive?
11 Mar 2010
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Sudden Attack, developed by the notable Korea-based GameHi and published by CJ Internet in Korea, is a free-to-play FPS MMO (First Person Shooter Massively-Multiplayer Online Game) which was the star feature at the e-Stars Seoul 2008, an international e-sports tournament in Korea where over 1400 e-teams from China, South Korea and Japan joined the preliminary matches to get their hands on the highest cash prize in the world. Background The year is 2010. The war in Middle Eastern that was started in the late 20th century has finally come to an end. Many of the international power involved in the war can no longer continue to fund the expenses for a long drawn out war for oil reserves. The major international powers decided to finally empower the U.N. (United Nations) with military force and resources, thus forming the UGF (United Great Force). The Tanziriro Republic resides in the resource rich region of Central Africa, yet strife with civil war. After several appeal to the U.N. by Energy Tech, a privately owned energy tech corporation, UGF was send in to stabilize the region. But the natural resources are in areas control by rebels, who call themselves the TLF (Tanziriro Liberation Front). A special UGF sub-unit codename "Silent Fox" was sent to infiltrate the rebel forces. All Silent Fox operations under John Hawk were highly successful, until their last mission. No one was sure what happen during the mission, but the 800+ personal strong special unit simply vanished from contact. A year later, the Silent Fox unit reappears still under the command of John Hawk, and much to everyone's surprise, they begin working with the TLF to remove UGF from the Tanziriro Republic. Carlos Riviera, the commander for the UGF units in the region does not take the betrayal of John Hawk lightly. As the civil war rage on, both men spiral closer to a deadly confrontation. Key Features - Fast and Action Packed There is no waiting time as players can join a room which is already in session but there will be a penalty of -100points if players decide to leave in the middle of a game. - Casual and Easy It is a Casual game with controls that are easy to pick up. - Realistic Environment Players will find themselves in real-life situations in-game as they will take damage from high falls, depleting breath capacity bar when swimming underwater and suffer damage when attacked underwater. Physics laws also apply as bullets speed and damage will decrease when shot into water, through boxes, walls and other obstacles. A shot-through box will explode, the force of which will damage players within the box's vicinity. - Ranking System Experience counts as the longer you play, the higher the rank you will obtain. The ranking system in Sudden Attack follows a Military ranking system. This system also serves as a pre-requisite to use alternate skins. - Clan System To create a clan, a player would need 30,000 Game Points. Any clan can participate in clan battles which are only available for 'Bomb/Defuse'or 'Item Retrieval' game modes. To recruit new clan members, the clan leader can send clan invitations to players in the waiting room that do not belong to any clan. The maximum number of members in a clan at any point in time is 30 for the time being.
28 Feb 2011
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Joseph continues his Rwanda adventure and turns his attention to the region's other primate populations. Chimpanzee, Olive Baboons, Mona, Blue and Black and White Colobus Monkeys are just a few of the thirteen primate species that populate the Nyungwe National Park. The rest of the area's flora and fauna is equally impressive with more than 140 orchid species and 275 bird species, dozens of them found only in the highlands of Central Africa. In addition to the wildlife wonders, Joseph has personal encounters in the local Banda (thatched-hut) communities and meets the reclusive and vanishing Batwa people. In Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, Joseph highlights the 1994 Rwanda genocide and the efforts that the country has made to overcome its past at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre.
26 Jul 2011
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