Monthly ArchiveMarch 2011

Republic of Burundi

Market in Burundi

Market in Burundi

Burundi is a country in east-central Africa. Burundi or Republic of Burundi is a small, landlocked nation in East-Central Africa. It lies just south of the Equator and is bordered by Rwanda, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The area is 10,747 square miles (27,834 km 2)—slightly larger than that of Massachusetts.

Most of Burundi occupies a hilly plateau some 4,000 to 6,000 feet (1,200 to 1,800 m) above sea level. In the west are mountains with peaks up to about 8,800 feet (2,680 m). The western slopes of the mountains drop sharply into a major branch of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, in which lies Lake Tanganyika. The Ruvironza River is the southernmost souce of the Nile.

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Fruits as Source of Vitamins

fruits

fruits

Fruits are a source of many essential vitamins and nutrients, besides being loved for their delightful taste. They contain many important vitamins required for carrying out biochemical reactions crucial for human growth and development. Let’s find out some fruits exuberant with vitamins, which play a significant role in life-sustaining processes.

Vitamins in Fruits

Vitamin A
Orange, watermelon, blackberry, peach, kiwi and apple are some of the fruits rich in vitamin A. This vitamin plays a crucial role in cell reproduction and formation of hormones. It is also essential for the stimulation of immune system and improvement of vision and hair growth. Vitamin A also promotes proper growth and development of bones and teeth. Deficiency of this important vitamin can trigger diseases like, night blindness, dryness of skin, weak bone and teeth.

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Syria Revolution: A Revolt brews against Bashar al- Assad’s Regime

Syria Revolution 2011

Syria Revolution 2011

Pro-democracy protests in Syria appeared to have started in earnest Tuesday, as a group of 200 mostly young protesters gathered in the Syrian capital Damascus to demand reforms and the ouster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in a ‘Day of Rage’, Deutsche Presse-Agentur reported.

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Ivory Coast Crisis Creates Diplomatic Paralysis

Ivory Coast Crisis 2011

Ivory Coast Crisis 2011

It is a bitterly cold afternoon.  A few blocks from the Champs Elysees, about 20 Ivorians are crowded in front of a building guarded by French police.  This building is Ivory Coast’s embassy in Paris.

But the French government no longer recognizes the ambassador, who was appointed by Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo.  The French foreign ministry says it is waiting for the man widely believed to have won Ivory Coast’s presidential elections, Alassane Ouattara, to appoint a new envoy.

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Libya Revolution 2011

Libya's Revolution 2011

Libya's Revolution 2011

What began in Tunisia is no longer containable, as revolution sweeps through the Middle East, challenging whatever government lies in its path — including that of Colonell Moammar Gadhafi, or the “mad dog,” as President Ronald Reagan once called him.

Protests in Libya erupted on February 15 following the arrest of Fathi Terbii, a human rights attorney who represented the “relatives of more than 1,000 prisoners allegedly massacred by security forces in Tripoli’s Abu Salim jail in 1996,” the BBC reported.

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