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Iman Promotes Online Auction To Help Fight AIDS

ISSUE 254
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Buroa Police Arrest Prominent Clan Leader

SNM Veteran Commander Hassan Yonis Habane Dies

US Seeks UN Backing For Somalia Peacekeeping Force

World AIDS Day Celebrated In Somaliland

Erigavo’s Students Trained In Leadership

New chapter in UN-Somaliland cooperation

Floods In East Africa Said To Kill 250

Somalia On Edge After Baidoa Suicide Attack

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Somaliland Administration And UNDP Agree New 2007 Partnership

Uganda : Journalists Call for Respect of Media Freedom

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US Defends Somalia Peacekeeping Plan

Religious fanaticism not the main cause of political violence and terrorism

INTERNATIONAL CRISIS GROUP: Somalia Conflict Risk Alert

Somalia Needs To Be Stabilized - US

Iran turns up the Heat

Citing Spike In Somalia’s Arms Trade, Security Council Extends Group Tracking Flows

Al-Jazeera and the Truth

FEATURES & COMMENTARY

U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Somaliland Within The Context Of The Bush Administration’s War On Terrorism

Somalia: Getting It Wrong In Somalia, Again

Sending African Troops Into Somalia 'Would Trigger War'

Islamists Claim Clash With Ethiopian Troops

Iman Promotes Online Auction To Help Fight AIDS

Eritrea : The Somali Problem Should Be Left for Somalis to Tackle!

Conflicts And Peace Building in Africa

Food for thought

Opinions

More Warning Signs Of Islamic Courts Influence In Somaliland & Desperate Need For Somaliland Response And Message

Media, The Hand That Rules Somaliland

The Imminence Of A Proxy War In Somalia And Its Ramifications – From A Somalilander’s Viewpoint

Islamism Rode Democracy's Wave

The Miracles At Hargeysa And Mogadishu. What Lessons Can Be Learned And What Is The Path To The Future?

Ethiopia And Kenya In Peril: Good US Strategy?


NEW YORK , Dec. 1, 2006 — Iman is marking an anniversary she wishes she didn't have to: the 25th year of AIDS.

She's a celebrity spokeswoman for Keep a Child Alive, which provides drugs for AIDS and HIV patients, and to support World AIDS Day on Friday, the organization is holding a charity auction on the Charity Folks Web site to raise money for HIV/AIDS care in Africa.

Why is the ex-supermodel, who was born in Somalia, so involved?

"First of all because I am an African and I have seen the continent being ravaged and ravaged and ravaged through the years," the 51-year-old wife of David Bowie told AP Television. "Unfortunately this year, AIDS is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Twenty-five million Africans have died, 60 million people around the world are infected with AIDS; 40 million are living with HIV ... The death toll is one problem, the economic structure of what it's doing to it is another problem. We're losing all our children."

Up for bid through Wednesday is a chance to co-name, along with singer Alicia Keys, an AIDS clinic in South Africa.

Other items — or, rather, brushes with celebrity — are being offered in the auction, including a private concert with Keys, lunch with actress Liv Tyler and a walk-on role in Spike Lee's next film.

Source: The Associated Press


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