Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice last month appointed a special U.S. envoy for Somalia, ending more than 10 years of no diplomatic presence in the African nation. But some experts and local Somalis say the move is too little, too late.
Failure in Iraq: those three words seem to define (for many Britons) the legacy of their soon-to-be-former prime minister, Tony Blair. But ask an African and an environmentalist, and the answer to the question of Blair's defining legacy may well be different.
Keeping full and accurate homeowner records is vital for determining not only your home deductions but also the basis or adjusted basis of your home. These records include your purchase contract and settlement papers if you bought the property or other objective evidence if you acquired it by gift, inheritance, or similar means.
Jeff Koinange is CNN’s Africa correspondent, responsible for reporting for CNN from across the African continent. Since joining CNN in 2001, he has reported on news events throughout Africa for the international news network.
Since joining CNN, Koinange has covered a range of African issues and events with a dedication to professional impartiality while using his experience to report on his topics sympathetically.
Yesterday, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health, held a hearing on the topic "Vulture Funds and the Threat to Debt Relief in Africa: A Call to Action at the G-8 and Beyond." During the hearing, Payne urged the US government to take action against the predatory practices of a class of commercial creditors appropriately known as "vulture funds".
A deliberate attempt to ensure that under developed regions of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are a priority in allocating scarce resources is critical to the success of the envisioned East Africa political federation, a leading international scholar, Dr. Ahmed Samatar has said. Dr. Samatar, the Dean of International Studies and Programming at Macalester College in Saint Paul was speaking during a listening session to gather views from the three countries’ nationals living in Minnesota.
What do you know about Ireland? Perhaps you have heard of its beautiful countryside or Irish beer or Irish Step Dancing? This year the Minnesota International Center in line with its goal of educating the community about different countries around the world honored Ireland.
Minnesota Kenyans continue to be the faithful Diaspora in receiving Kenyan politicians interested in running for office in Kenya’s general election later this year. The latest to make a stop here was former Health Minister, Professor Sam Ongeri. He is the former Member of Parliament for the Nyaribari Masaba constituency.
African immigrants in Minnesota today comprise 25% of the black community in this state and should learn to understand the funding culture of philanthropic organizations in America if they are to attract any money to meet their ever-growing needs.