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Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain English. Mina Fabulous is the pen name of Carmen Avalino, the NewsBlaze production editor. When she isn't preparing stories for NewsBlaze writers, she writes stories, but to separate her editing and writing identities, she uses the name given by her family and friends.

Women Play Crucial Role in Nourishment of Their Families and Communities

According to Ms. Otero, hunger strikes first at the individual. She aid too often, its early victims are women and children. She noted hunger strikes even at communities and entire societies.

‘1,000 Days’ Partnership Scales Up Nutrition for Mothers and Children

'Bread for the World' and 'Concern Worldwide' hosted the event to highlight the importance of improving nutrition for mothers and their children.

African Countries Begin to Show Great Growth

Ms. Clinton clarified that the United States doesn't see the Chinese commercial and diplomatic interest in Africa as inherently in conflict with U.S. interest.

Tanzania Expands Energy Supply

In her visit to Symbion Power Plant, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said she found herself standing in front of a very large jet engine which will bring electricity to thousands of homes here in Tanzania, is a good metaphor.

Tanzania a Land of Optimism and Promise

Ms. Clinton happily recalled that she was very touched by the people that she met, particularly the women and the civil society groups. They also enjoyed their time traveling around the country from the visit to Arusha, to the crater, to the Serenge

Trade Between United States and Africa Quadrupled in 10 Years

Ms. Clinton stated that there are still barriers to trade, investment, especially foreign direct investment. She said some of them are external and some of them are internal like better infrastructure, making sure that corruption doesn't stifle bus

More Volunteers Choose Zambia Than Anywhere Else in The World

At the meeting with staff and families of Embassy Lusaka, Ms. Clinton was thrilled to announce new funding for the African Women's Entrepreneurship Program, which will be based in Lusaka.

AGOA Increases Economic Opportunity Within Africa

Ms. Clinton thanked the government of Zambia for its warmest welcomes that she could imagine. She said the AGO conference was a great success by everyone's measurement.

Harun Fazul’s Death a Significant Blow to Al Qaeda

The key al-Qaeda figure was killed by Transitional Federal Government forces in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

CTBT Establishes Global Legal Ban on Any Nuclear Weapon Test Explosion

Ms. Gottomoeller said she had participated in the conference on the future of nuclear power in 2006. At that time she was at the Carnegie Moscow Center and was very much focused on potential areas of cooperation between the United States and Russia.