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2012-02-23 12:05:10 Cash-Strapped Villagers Barter Produce for Electricity [World Bank] Goyola - In late 2009, a small, private electricity supplier in Guinea, West Africa, launched its service in the remote rural village of Goyala. Similar efforts had been made in other parts of the country, but Goyala has proven unique; 100 percent of the villagers have signed up for the service, and all of them pay their electricity bills on time.

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Tuesday, 09-16-14, 13:58Statement By the Spokesperson On the Release of Two Kidnapped Algerian Diplomats[PR Newswire]Brussels -"The EU welcomes the release of two Algerian diplomats kidnapped in Gao, Mali by the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) and congratulates the Government of Algeria and its people. We also extend our condolences for the death of their two colleagues killed during the kidnapping and while in captivity.
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 13:58Mauritian 2014 Chevening Scholars Announced[PR Newswire]London -The British High Commission in Mauritius is pleased to announce that Vignesh Ellayah and Yamal Matabudul have been selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to talented professionals who have demonstrated the potential to become future leaders across a wide range of fields. It is fully funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and covers one year of post-graduate studies in a British university. Both scholars will start their courses in the UK this September.
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 13:51Course for the Malian Trainers[PR Newswire]Bamako, Mali -21 Malian officers and NCOs, future instructors in the Malian military schools participated in the Train the Trainers program, organized and supervised by the EUTM MALI Mobile Training Team from 18 to 29 August 2014, at the camp in KOULKORO.
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 13:49Seychelles Has Concluded the Last Outstanding Bilateral Trade Negotiations With the United States[Commonwealth]In a press statement issued this afternoon, the Seychelles Ministry of Finance, Trade and Investment said the final bilateral agreement was signed in Geneva Switzerland, yesterday.
Tuesday, 09-16-14, 13:22SA Explores DRC Opportunities[CAJ News]Pretoria -A 25-MEMBER delegation of South African businesspeople has arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to explore investment opportunities.

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