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2012-02-17 12:18:08 Millions of People to Receive Solar Energy Access [UN News] A Mauritius-based company announced today that it will provide access to low-cost solar energy for 33 million people in Africa and Asia for the next four years, as part of a United Nations-backed initiative to fight poverty.

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Wednesday, 07-30-14, 12:00No to Anti-Insurgency External Borrowing[Guardian]PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan's letter to the National Assembly seeking approval to borrow US$1 billion from abroad as a result of the "urgent need to upgrade the equipment, training and logistics of our Armed Forces and Security Services to enable them more forcefully confront this serious threat" reveals the Jonathan administration's narrow notion of, and ad hoc awakening to the country's security needs. Government has the duty to eliminate any insurgencies in the land. Nevertheless, the National Assembly
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 11:53From Firewood Collector to Wood Sculpture Businessman[New Era]From the humble beginnings of collecting firewood, Jonas Johannes is now transforming old pieces of wood into lucrative breathtaking sculptures that he sells to members in his community and surrounding areas.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 11:44Mozambique Meeting in Msambweni Turns Chaotic[The Star]POLICE officers calmed a stormy meeting convened by Mozambique High Commissioner Floriano Maneno after two groups differed publicly.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 11:41What Africa Needs to Boost Trade With the U.S.[allAfrica]Ahead of the United States-Africa summit which President Barack Obama is convening next week, southern African trade expert Joshua Setipa outlines what he would say if he was to present Africa's case in Washington.
Wednesday, 07-30-14, 11:25Nigerians Divided on Jonathan's 'Unity Rallies'[Independent]Some groups and individuals have expressed divergent views on the “zonal unity rallies” currently being conducted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the country.

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