archives : April 2010


United States
The all-new 2011 Ford Fiesta will star in an episode of Celebrity Customizer Funkmaster Flex’s new TV show ’Funk Flex Full Throttle’ which premiers on May 2 on MTV2 — As part of the show, one viewer to win the keys to a tricked out 2011 Ford Fiesta, customized by Funkmaster Flex — Filmed in Flex’s car shop, viewers will get to learn more about one of the biggest names in the car customization business and see other Ford vehicles customized by Flex including the 2010 Ford Taurus and 2010 Ford Fusion — On sale this summer, the Fiesta features a vibrant design, 15 class-exclusive technologies and is projected to deliver 40 mpg highway - Friday 30 April 2010

Tanzania - International
Tanzania’s President Kikwete to host the meeting, which will feature around 1,000 participants - Friday 30 April 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
The East African Community today partnered with the One Laptop per Child (OLPC), a nonprofit organisation whose mission is to help provide every child in the world access to a modern education. - Friday 30 April 2010

Building on an invitation from the Zulu royal household, pioneering travel operator Travcoa celebrates its expeditionary roots this September with a 3,500-mile, four nation flying safari to attend the most significant cultural event on the African continent. - Friday 30 April 2010

While members of the Tunisia Monitoring Group (TMG) welcome Taoufik Ben Brik’s release from prison today, the press freedom coalition condemns the charges against journalist Fahem Boukadous as a political manoeuvre whose true aim is to silence criticism of Tunisian authorities. The TMG is a group of over twenty organisations who belong to the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) network. Five members of the TMG are on mission in Tunisia this week. - Friday 30 April 2010

United States
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced at its spring Board of Directors meeting that NBC News will receive the organization’s annual Best Practices Award, and NBC Universal Executive Vice President Paula Madison will receive its Legacy Award. NBC News and Madison will be honored at the association’s 35th Annual Convention and Career Fair in San Diego, the largest gathering of minority journalists in the country. - Friday 30 April 2010

Egypt - China
GD Midea Holding Co. Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire a 32.5 percent stake in Misr Air Conditioning Manufacturing Company (Miraco). Midea is a leading residential air-conditioning manufacturer in the world. Miraco, a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of primarily residential air-conditioning products in Egypt and Africa, is majority-owned by Carrier Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). - Friday 30 April 2010

United States


- Michael Paul Williams, journalist
- Linda Beatrice Brown, novelist, playwright and poet
- Emily Troutman, essayist and photojournalist

With your host, JRW Board member Maya Payne Smart

- Friday 30 April 2010

South africa
The joint replacement market in South Africa is set to experience continued growth in the medium to long term, driven by an ageing population that is prone to cartilage degeneration and bone fractures. The introduction of innovative products with enhanced durability and longevity as well as safer operation techniques is further boosting growth in this market. - Friday 30 April 2010

Two Ethiopian journalists have appeared before the country’s high court charged with an attempt to sell sensitive security information to an international television news network. - Thursday 29 April 2010

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