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An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola could go global – The Economist

An outbreak of yellow fever in Angola could go global

May 10, 2016 – The Economist Magazine

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Since December, nearly 300 deaths from yellow fever have been reported in Angola. It might get worse: outside the capital, vaccination rates are low. The disease, spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, has crossed to Congo and Kenya. Trade and migration mean that its chances of going to Asia are higher than ever before. Once yellow fever is established in a tropical country, it is nearly impossible to eradicate.

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Guyana’s new government and African allies renew historical ties

Guyana’s new government and African allies renew historical ties

Published on Monday September 28, 2015


Granger meets Kikwete

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

NEW YORK, USA — On the sidelines of the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Guyana’s new president, David Granger, is holding a number of bilateral talks with other heads of states, especially from Africa. On Friday, Granger met with Tanzania’s President Jakaya Kikwete. On Saturday, (September 26), he held bilateral talks with the vice president of Angola, Manuel Vicente, and on Sunday (September 27) he was due to meet Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta, in an effort to renew ties with traditional African allies.  Continue reading

Brazil – Slavery and struggle for racial equality – 2 videos

Here are two video documentaries on Brazil

Brazil – An Inconvenient History – BBC

This  is a documentary of Slavery in Brazil abolished on May 11, 1888,. the last country to officially abolish this practice  in the Americas.  Brazil,in 400 years,imported over four million slaves, mostly from Angola, its colony in South West Africa. 

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Burnham to be honoured with Oliver Tambo Award

Burnham to be honoured with Oliver Tambo Award

April 18, 2013 · By Stabroek News · 36 Comments

Late Guyanese President Forbes Burnham is to be honoured by the South African government with the Oliver Tambo Award.

The award, established in 2002, is conferred on foreign nationals (Heads of State and Government) and other foreign dignitaries for friendship shown to South Africa. During the 1970s and 1980s, under Burnham’s leadership Guyana played a leading role among third world countries in opposing apartheid in South Africa and helping liberation movements in southern Africa.

LFS Burnham

Forbes Burnham

The following press release was today issued on behalf of his family:

“Ms. Roxane Van West Charles will be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa to accept the Oliver Tambo Award (Gold), which was conferred on her father, the late President L F S Burnham by President Zuma. She will be accompanied by her sister, Dr. Francesca Onu, and her husband, Dr. Richard Van West Charles. The award ceremony will take place on the 27th April.  Continue reading

Miss Universe is in Guyana for 2012 Miss Guyana pageant

Miss Universe is in Guyana                               

Thursday September 13, 2012 – Demerara Waves

Miss Universe Leila Lopes and President Donald Ramotar.

Miss Universe Leila Lopes paid a courtesy call on President Donald Ramotar in the company of a small entourage three days before she makes a special guest appearance at the 2012 Miss Guyana Universe pageant.

The 27-year-old native of Angola who made history as the first woman from that country to win the Miss Universe crown in Sao Paulo, Brazil had an enlightening conversation with the Head of State in the presence of Acting Minister of Tourism Irfaan Ali, Minister of Human Services and Social Security Jennifer Webster and Presidential Adviser on Community Development Odinga Lumumba.              Continue reading