Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

prepaidafrica:

“From studies, the market certainly exists. We are looking at Somalia … we just came back from Nigeria and hopefully in August, we will do our first shipment. Export markets are already up 60 per cent this year,” said Mr Walmsley.

He said that the company expected to open its Burundi subsidiary which will have a retail tyre centre and a depot, on June 15, and that that subsidiary, together with the one in Uganda and Tanzania were expected to contribute at least 20 per cent of revenues. The Burundi subsidiary will be used to re-export to eastern DR Congo while the company was also looking at increasing its export sales to Zambia, Zimbabwe and Ethiopia.

Other export markets were expected to contribute another 20 per cent, bringing the total contribution of the non-Kenya subsidiaries and export markets to 40 per cent.

Posted at 7:45am and tagged with: Africa, Economy, Heavy Industries, Kenya, Republic of Kenya, Jamhuri Kenya, Nigeria, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Burundi, Republic of Burundi, Republika y'Uburundi, République du Burundi, Somalia, Federal Republic of Somalia, Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya, جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية, Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya, Congo, Ethiopia, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, ye-Ītyōṗṗyā Fēdēralāwī Dīmōkrāsīyāwī Rīpeblīk, Zambia, Republic of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Republic of Zimbabwe,.

May 26th 2012

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voa60news:

Today’s VOA60 Africa

Somalia: Civilians flee as African Union forces advance on al-Shabab stronghold west of Mogadishu.
 
DRC: Responding to renewed fighting in eastern DRC, UN sends in more troops to protect civilians.
 
Mali: Spokesman says the transitional government remains focused on organizing elections and resolving Tuareg rebellion in the north.
 
Egypt: Turnout is lighter in the second and final day of voting for president.
 
South Sudan: Archivists battle heat, humidity and termites to save documents relating to new country’s colonial past.

Kenya: As mysterious disease hits bees in Europe and America, Kenya’s beekeepers are hoping their bees can fill the honey gap.

Posted at 1:00pm and tagged with: Africa, Somalia, DRC, Democratic Republic of Congo, République démocratique du Congo, Somali Republic, Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya, جمهورية الصومال, Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl, Mali, Republic of Mali, République du Mali, Mali ka Fasojamana, Egypt, Arab Republic Of Egypt, جمهورية مصر العربية,.

voa60news:

Today’s VOA60 Africa

South Sudan: After days of international pressure, Juba government says it will pull its forces from the Heglig oil fields seized from Sudan.
Mali: Highest-ranking Tuareg in the Malian army, Colonel Gamou, says 500 of his men have taken positions in the North to defend area against Tuareg rebels.
Angola: Chairman of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Barroso, visits Angola to boost EU-Angola relations.
Somalia: UN report says victims of sexual abuse and violence in Somaliland face stigma and ridicule in their communities.
‪Egypt: Protesters in Tahrir Square demonstrate against ex-regime officials running for president and to demand the military hand over power to civilians.
Kenya: Retail store chain Nakumatt looks to expand into southern and western Africa.

Posted at 4:41pm and tagged with: South Sudan, Republic of South Sudan, Mali, Republic of Mali, Mali ka Fasojamana, République du Mali, Angola, Republic of Angola, Repubilika ya Ngola, Repubilika ya Ngola, República de Angola, Somalia, Somali Republic, Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya, جمهورية الصومال, Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl, Somaliland, Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliland, جمهورية صوماللاند‎, Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālilānd, Republic of Somaliland, Arab Republic Of Egypt, Egypt, جمهورية مصر العربية, Ǧumhūriyyat Maṣr al-ʿArabiyyah, Kenya, Republic of Kenya, Jamhuri ya Kenya,.

doctorswithoutborders:

Somalia: Measles Takes its Toll

Measles is sweeping unchecked through parts of southern Somalia. The disease is highly contagious and unvaccinated children are at great risk, especially if they are also malnourished. The war in southern Somalia is a key factor contributing to ongoing widespread malnutrition, low vaccination coverage, and lack of access to health care services. All of these factors aggravate the spread and severity of diseases like measles.

In some Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programs, the number of measles cases has sharply increased in recent days and weeks. Many patients arrive in severe condition.

“Over the last weeks, we diagnosed and treated over 300 patients for measles—mainly children—in the towns of Haramka and Marere in Lower Juba Valley,” said Silvia Colona, MSF’s project coordinator for southern Somalia. “We also set up a measles treatment unit in the city of Kismayo last week, and it filled up immediately with critically ill children.”

Somalia 2011 © Martina Bacigalupo
A four-year-old boy suffering from measles and malnutrition waits for his medicine in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu.

Posted at 2:55pm and tagged with: Somalia, Africa, Measles, Medicine, Health, Health Care, Humanitarian Crisises, Human Rights, Doctors Without Borders, MSF, Médecins Sans Frontières, Somali Republic, Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmā, جمهورية الصومال‎,.

doctorswithoutborders:

Somalia: Measles Takes its TollMeasles is sweeping unchecked through parts of southern Somalia. The disease is highly contagious and unvaccinated children are at great risk, especially if they are also malnourished. The war in southern Somalia is a key factor contributing to ongoing widespread malnutrition, low vaccination coverage, and lack of access to health care services. All of these factors aggravate the spread and severity of diseases like measles. In some Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) programs, the number of measles cases has sharply increased in recent days and weeks. Many patients arrive in severe condition. “Over the last weeks, we diagnosed and treated over 300 patients for measles—mainly children—in the towns of Haramka and Marere in Lower Juba Valley,” said Silvia Colona, MSF’s project coordinator for southern Somalia. “We also set up a measles treatment unit in the city of Kismayo last week, and it filled up immediately with critically ill children.”Somalia 2011 © Martina Bacigalupo A four-year-old boy suffering from measles and malnutrition waits for his medicine in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu.

doctorswithoutborders:

Dadaab Briefing Paper: Back to Square One

In the Dadaab camps of northerastern Kenya, which collectively form the largest refugee camp in the world, life is becoming more difficult every day and hundreds of thousands of refugees are facing a humanitarian emergency. Their health is at risk of deteriorating rapidly but humanitarian aid agencies are struggling to provide meaningful assistance on an ongoing basis.

The relocation of families to the newly opened camps of Ifo 2 West and Ifo 2 East continues, but work to ensure sufficient services has been slow to restart. Today, a limited number of people remain on the outskirts of the camps in so-called “self-settled areas,” where living conditions are still extremely poor. Such conditions have profound consequences for the health of these refugees, as confirmed in a detailed survey conducted by MSF’s epidemiological branch, Epicentre, in September 2011. The health situation in Dadaab is alarming, with recent outbreaks of measles, acute watery diarrhea, and cholera.

MSF continues to run its hospital and four health posts in Dadaab’s Dagahaley camp. At the height of the emergency, from October 2011 to January 2012, the 300-bed hospital in Dagahaley was operating beyond its capacity, reaching a peak of more than 350 patients in the first week of January. Today the situation has improved and medical activities have been restored in Ifo 2 [Somali refugee camp]. However, the number of severely malnourished children requiring hospitalization is still high compared to the same period last year, with nearly 100 children being admitted to the intensive therapeutic feeding center every week.

MSF is constantly adapting to the exceptionally difficult humanitarian and security challenges in the camps. Despite limited international presence in the camp due to security concerns, MSF staff are still providing high quality medical care.

Photo:Kenya 2011 © Brendan Bannon - Somali refugees settle at the edge of Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp.

Posted at 1:34pm and tagged with: Dabaab, Kenya, Somalia, Refugees, Humanitarian Crisises, Doctors Without Borders, MSF, Médecins Sans Frontières,.

doctorswithoutborders:

Dadaab Briefing Paper: Back to Square One In the Dadaab camps of northerastern Kenya, which collectively form the largest refugee camp in the world, life is becoming more difficult every day and hundreds of thousands of refugees are facing a humanitarian emergency. Their health is at risk of deteriorating rapidly but humanitarian aid agencies are struggling to provide meaningful assistance on an ongoing basis. The relocation of families to the newly opened camps of Ifo 2 West and Ifo 2 East continues, but work to ensure sufficient services has been slow to restart. Today, a limited number of people remain on the outskirts of the camps in so-called “self-settled areas,” where living conditions are still extremely poor. Such conditions have profound consequences for the health of these refugees, as confirmed in a detailed survey conducted by MSF’s epidemiological branch, Epicentre, in September 2011. The health situation in Dadaab is alarming, with recent outbreaks of measles, acute watery diarrhea, and cholera. MSF continues to run its hospital and four health posts in Dadaab’s Dagahaley camp. At the height of the emergency, from October 2011 to January 2012, the 300-bed hospital in Dagahaley was operating beyond its capacity, reaching a peak of more than 350 patients in the first week of January. Today the situation has improved and medical activities have been restored in Ifo 2 [Somali refugee camp]. However, the number of severely malnourished children requiring hospitalization is still high compared to the same period last year, with nearly 100 children being admitted to the intensive therapeutic feeding center every week. MSF is constantly adapting to the exceptionally difficult humanitarian and security challenges in the camps. Despite limited international presence in the camp due to security concerns, MSF staff are still providing high quality medical care. Photo:Kenya 2011 © Brendan Bannon - Somali refugees settle at the edge of Dadaab, the world’s largest refugee camp.

Two major medical centres run by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in the Somali capital have closed.

Posted at 2:36pm and tagged with: Africa, EMEA, Somalia, Mogadishu, Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, Doctors Without Borders, Medicine, Health, Healthcare, Humanitarian Assistance,.

boston:

US military raid in Somalia frees two

- The same US Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine kidnappers early today.

Posted at 10:53am and tagged with: Somalia, United States, US,.

boston:

US military raid in Somalia frees two
- The same US Navy SEAL unit that killed Osama bin Laden freed an American and a Danish hostage and killed nine kidnappers early today.

President BARACK OBAMA, to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta prior to the State of the Union speech.  Earlier, Panetta had overseen the rescue operation of an American woman and a Danish national who were part of a relief organization in Somalia: they had been kidnapped and held for ransom by Somali pirates, nine of whom were killed in Wednesday’s firefight with U.S. soldiers.

Andrew Sullivan used the term “badass” to describe our president.  He continues to be just that.

(via inothernews)

Posted at 10:52am and tagged with: SecDef, Leon Panetta, Secretary Leon Panetta, Department of Defense, DOD, US, United States, President Barack H. Obama, State of the Union, Somalia,.

Leon. Good job tonight. Good job tonight.

doctorswithoutborders:

This mother and child—and this part of Mogadishu—show the toll of the overlapping political, security, and public health crises in Somalia, which have put an immense burden on women and children.

Years marked by conflict, drought, and a profound lack of governance culminated in a massive humanitarian crisis in the second half of 2011, to which MSF responded by expanding its programs in Somalia and for the huge numbers of Somali refugees who sought aid in Kenya and Ethiopia.

Photo: Somalia © Lynsey Addario/VII

Posted at 10:40am and tagged with: Doctors Without Borders, Médecins Sans Frontières, MSF, Somalia, Mogadishu, Health, Human Rights, Politics, Security, Famine, Drought, Humanitarian Assistance,.

doctorswithoutborders:

This mother and child—and this part of Mogadishu—show the toll of the overlapping political, security, and public health crises in Somalia, which have put an immense burden on women and children.
Years marked by conflict, drought, and a profound lack of governance culminated in a massive humanitarian crisis in the second half of 2011, to which MSF responded by expanding its programs in Somalia and for the huge numbers of Somali refugees who sought aid in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Photo: Somalia © Lynsey Addario/VII