(Reblogged from pocketglobalhealth)
(Reblogged from pocketglobalhealth)
mapsontheweb:

Euler diagram of African Organisations
SoDDevil:


UMA = the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Maghreb_Union
COMESA = the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Market_for_Eastern_and_Southern_Africa
CEN-SAD = Community of Sahel-Saharan States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_Sahel-Saharan_States
EAC = East African Community http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Community
ECCAS = Economic Community of Central African States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Community_of_Central_African_States
ECOWAS = Economic Community of West African States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Community_of_West_African_States
IGAD = Intergovernmental Authority on Development http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intergovernmental_Authority_on_Development
SADC = Southern Africa Development Community http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Africa_Development_Community

mapsontheweb:

Euler diagram of African Organisations

SoDDevil:

UMA = the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arab_Maghreb_Union

COMESA = the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Market_for_Eastern_and_Southern_Africa

CEN-SAD = Community of Sahel-Saharan States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Community_of_Sahel-Saharan_States

EAC = East African Community http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Community

ECCAS = Economic Community of Central African States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Community_of_Central_African_States

ECOWAS = Economic Community of West African States http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_Community_of_West_African_States

IGAD = Intergovernmental Authority on Development http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intergovernmental_Authority_on_Development

SADC = Southern Africa Development Community http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Africa_Development_Community

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Some wise words from Dame Julie.

(Source: lejazzhot)

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generalelectric:

“We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.” 
Maria Mitchell is known as the first professional female astronomer in the United States. On October 1, 1847, she peered through her family’s telescope and “swept around for comets,” as she did every night it was clear. But that night she became the first woman in the U.S. to discover one. She later became the first Astronomy professor at Vassar College, where she would often ask her students, “Did you learn that in a book or observe it yourself?” 

generalelectric:

“We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more is our desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.” 

Maria Mitchell is known as the first professional female astronomer in the United States. On October 1, 1847, she peered through her family’s telescope and “swept around for comets,” as she did every night it was clear. But that night she became the first woman in the U.S. to discover one. She later became the first Astronomy professor at Vassar College, where she would often ask her students, “Did you learn that in a book or observe it yourself?” 

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You’ve got the poorest part of the world paying the highest charges for what is a relatively simple money transfer operation.
This isn’t about aid, its not about reinforcing their dependence on rich countries, it’s about giving them their own chance to work their way out of poverty.

Kevin Watkins, director of the Overseas Development Agency in London, talking about a new report on how African migrants pay some of the highest international money transfer rates in the world.

(via nprglobalhealth)

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txchnologist:

U.S. Soil Grows Wind Power Garden
by Michael Keller
Wind farms have proliferated across the American landscape over the last four decades. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, one wind farm existed California in 1975. It produced enough electricity to power around 4,100 homes. By 2012, 815 wind farms were pumping out enough power for 15 million homes. 
See the Department of Energy’s interactive version.
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txchnologist:

U.S. Soil Grows Wind Power Garden

by Michael Keller

Wind farms have proliferated across the American landscape over the last four decades. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, one wind farm existed California in 1975. It produced enough electricity to power around 4,100 homes. By 2012, 815 wind farms were pumping out enough power for 15 million homes. 

See the Department of Energy’s interactive version.

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