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Inquiry in Guinea

The U.N. set up an international inquiry into a bloody crackdown on protesters in Guinea last month. Gunmen used live rounds against anti-government protesters on Sept. 28 in a stadium in Guinea's capital Conakry. The violence killed 157 people and wounded more than a thousand, according to a local rights group. Tensions after the violence have led France to advise its citizens to leave the West African country and the United States to withdraw diplomats' families.

Tags: technology , Pentagon , Guinea , France , United States ,

Monday - 10/19/2009, 11:45am EDT

USAID leverages social media for famine awareness

Haley Van Dyck, USAID's director of digital strategy and engagement, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the new project.

Tags: USAID , Haley Van Dyck , social media , technology

Friday - 09/23/2011, 10:31am EDT
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Trip to Africa may net jobs, economic growth for Frederick

Residents of rural Africa may soon have systems that provide power for water wells, communications and more through Maryland-based companies.

Tags: jobs , economy , Global Trade & Development Consulting Inc. , Guy Djoken , Yonnas Kefle ,

Saturday - 02/19/2011, 11:54am EST

Local teen gathers bikes to send to Africa

How much of a difference can a 10-year-old really make in the life of a child thousands of miles away? A pretty big one if that 10-year-old is Winston Duncan.

Tags: bicycle , Winston Duncan , Wheels to Africa , Arne Duncan

Saturday - 12/11/2010, 04:57pm EST

How chimps use leaves might surprise you

You'll look at monkey love a little differently after reading this one.

Tags: chimpanzees , Tanzania , sex , sex toys , Jane Goodall

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 12:41pm EDT