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2012-02-28 13:33:05 First Oxygen Filling Plant Sprouts in Adama [Addis Fortune] Universal Gas, a private company affiliated with Ecclesia Memorial Hospital, has opened a filling plant in Adama (Nazareth), 98km east of Addis Abeba in Oromia Regional State, which is the first of such facilities for the town. The plant is built to fill oxygen and nitrogen gases, although managers of the plant foresee the potential to add carbon dioxide, helium, and argon gases in the future.

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Friday, 04-17-15, 17:22World Bank Must Lead Efforts to Raise $1.7 Billion to Improve Ebola-Hit Countries' Health Care[Oxfam] The World Bank and international donors must find $1.7 billion to improve dangerously inadequate health systems in Ebola-affected countries and help prevent such a deadly epidemic ever happening again said Oxfam today on the eve of Ebola talks at the Bank's annual spring meetings in Washington DC.
Friday, 04-17-15, 17:19Ebola-Stricken Countries Appeal for Help as Nations Gather for Annual Meetings[World Bank] Leaders of the three hardest-hit countries in West Africa issued a plea for help battling Ebola at a high-level meeting on the crisis Thursday on the eve of the World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings.
Friday, 04-17-15, 16:31Auditor General Presents Report to PAC/PEC[Daily Observer] The Auditor General of The Gambia on Wednesday presented his report before members of the joint session of the Public Accounts and Public Enterprise (PAC/PEC) Committees at the National Assembly chambers in Banjul.
Friday, 04-17-15, 16:25Moreno Ocampo - Ma'aliya Are Janjaweed[African Arguments] Yesterday I had the opportunity to put a question to Luis Moreno Ocampo, former Prosecutor of the ICC, who was visiting the Fletcher School. The question was a clarification on footnote 3 on page 12 of the July 14, 2008, public application for an arrest warrant against President Omar al Bashir.
Friday, 04-17-15, 16:16One of East Africa's First Female Mountain Guides On 'Making It' and Starting a Business to Boot[Akilah Net] For Zoe Wanjiru, life is one continuous climb -- and she wouldn't have it any other way. For seven years, the Kenyan national has been guiding tourists up some of East Africa's most treacherous peaks, including Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya, and through some of the region's most scenic safari parks.

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