A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A Soldier’s Voice Echoes through the Ages

A recently translated letter written 1,800 years ago shows that a Soldier’s life then was much like a Soldier’s life now. The Egyptian Soldier, Aurelius…

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WHERE AM I?

WHERE AM I?

CLUES The walls that surround this city were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. It is said to be the fourth-holiest city of Islam. It…

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Viewpoint

Viewpoint

U.S. Africa Command Staff Not all security threats involve weapons. From droughts to earthquakes to floods, disasters across the globe often are deadlier and less…

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Sierra Leone Unveils a Fund to Fight Disasters

Sierra Leone Unveils a Fund to Fight Disasters

Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma is the fourth president of Sierra Leone. This is an edited and condensed version of an address he gave on May…

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Kenya Taps Geothermal  Energy Potential

Kenya Taps Geothermal Energy Potential

VOICE OF AMERICA With Kenya’s proximity to the Great Rift, once a hotbed of volcanic activity, the country is the biggest producer of geothermal energy…

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Cameroon Offers Legal Documentation for Marriages

Cameroon Offers Legal Documentation for Marriages

VOICE OF AMERICA Cameroon has been organizing collective marriages to formally unite couples, including some who have been together for 50 years without legal documentation….

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Africa’s Giant

Africa’s Giant

Nelson Mandela: July 18, 1918 — December 5, 2013 “Although it has come at the advanced age of 95, Madiba’s death will create a huge…

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Prevent Prepare Respond Recover Repeat

Prevent Prepare Respond Recover Repeat

Understanding the Cycles of Emergency Management Can Lessen the Impact of Disasters ADF STAFF Malawi’s hunger season lasts from August through March, and it has…

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Linked by Lifelines

Linked by Lifelines

Mobile phones and websites offer affordable options to keep information flowing before and after disaster ADF STAFF Catastrophe struck Kenya in late 2007 and early…

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Centers are Critical in Crisis Response

Centers are Critical in Crisis Response

Uganda’s National Emergency Coordination and Operations Centre Offers a Model ADF STAFF In July 2013, three earthquakes shook Uganda’s Lake Albert region. The tremors caused…

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