Scholarships to Study Africa at NAI, Uppsala, Sweden.

The Nordic Africa Institute, which encourages research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries, invites applications for a number of one month scholarships to study at the Institute's library. The scholarship covers travel expenses to and from Uppsala and accommodation. Included in the scholarship is a small cash contribution intended to cover the extra cost of living while in Uppsala.

Next application deadline: 1 October 2009
Who can apply?
The scholarships can be applied for by students at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries and by journalists and authors of textbooks.

The purpose of the scholarship

The primary purpose of the scholarship is to enable the scholarshipholders to use the library at Nordiska Afrikainstitutet, which contains a large collection of literature on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, government publications). The scholarship holders also have access to the Uppsala University Library, the Dag Hammarskjöld Library and the Library of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

The scholarship
The study scholarship is intended to facilitate a one-month visit to Nordiska Afrikainstitutet in Uppsala. The scholarship covers travelling expenses for a return fare from study/work place to Uppsala and accommodation. Moreover, the study scholarship holder receives a small cash contribution to cover extra expenses while in Uppsala.

Application dates
The study scholarship are awarded biannually and the applications must be received at the Institute by
• 1 October for the period January-June, and
• 1 April for the period August-December.

For more information please contact Inga-Britt Isaksson-Faris ( [email protected] ), phone +46-18 56 22 00.

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Faidika na BBC 2009 - Good News for '09 winner

CLOSING DATE FOR FAIDIKA '09 HAS BEEN EXTENDED! - you now have until Friday July 3rd to submit your entries.

Faidika na BBC 2009 Winner will be invited to attend the Commonwealth Youth Forum in Trinidad and Tobago, in November 2009. More details to come.

Mshindi wa Faidika na BBC 2009 atapata mualiko kuhudhuria kongamano la vijana la Jumuiya ya Madola katika visiwa vya Trinidad na Tobago, mwezi Novemba mwaka huu. Taarifa zaidi kufuatia.
Maelezo Msingi
Aina:  Biashara - Kampuni
Maelezo: The BBC's annual competition for Swahili-speaking entrepreneurs, aged 16-24, who have a business idea that will benefit their community. The winner receives $5,000 to realise their idea.

The countries involved are: Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Entries should be submitted from June 1st to June 30th. Three successful entrants from each country will compete in national heats in July.

One finalist from each country will then go through to the grand final to be held in Mombasa, Kenya on August 13th 2009.

Anwani Pepe: [email protected]


Job ad with Savannas Forever Tanzania from the Citizen Newspaper - Tanzania

Thank you Kennedy Kimaro (of Magazeti ya Tanzania blog) for sharing this job ad with us.
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500 Scholarships by DeVry Inc.

DeVry Inc. Marks Important Milestone In Joining The S&P 500 Index By Offering 500 Scholarships
Scholarship Details

DeVry Inc. (NYSE: DV), a global provider of educational services, is pleased to announce the offering of 500 scholarships to workers affected by recent layoffs. Scholarships will be awarded to qualified, new students who have lost their jobs in the last 12 months.

Workers can use the scholarships toward any program offered at any of DeVry’s degree-granting institutions:
  • DeVry University
  • Keller Graduate School of Management
  • Ross University
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Apollo College
  • Western Career College
  • Fanor  
Scholarship applications will be available here for you to download on July 1, 2009.

DeVry's high quality academic programs enable students to obtain the skills and retraining needed for positions in high-growth fields.

“Over the years, DeVry has helped hundreds of thousands of students achieve their career aspirations,” said Daniel Hamburger, president and chief executive officer fo DeVry Inc. “Education is the key to employment and we are pleased to be in a position to help those in need.”

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Video: Two little angels in Kenya are struggling against strange tumors, please help.

Phyllis Nyakoboke is a 12-year girl. She lives with her mother and younger sister in a small town near Nairobi, capital of Kenya.
Phyllis, less than 1.5 meters tall, has developed a mysterious disease since she was just one and half years old -- a strange tumor appeared in her abdomen.
Her sister Doris, aged five, also began to have a similar tumor in the abdomen at the age of one years and a half.
With the tumors growing bigger and bigger, the sisters can hardly stand erectly at present. After physical examinations in the town hospital, even doctors cannot explain what the disease is and how the tumors have developed.
Because the family is poor, the father has deserted the sisters and their mother.
"My husband left us, I don't know what's wrong with my children."
Several months ago, they came across a middle-aged woman named Teresa. Teresa feels sorry for the two sisters and plans to send them to Kenyatta National Hospital for medical treatment.
“They are so pity, but I haven't enough money to help them. I hope there are more people to help them.”
Source: Xinhua News Agency correspondents reporting from Nairobi.