Those programs help counsel
and train children, some as young as eight or nine years old
, who were forced
to become child soldiers in order to survive. Ratcliffe heads up
and Reintegration of Former Child Soldiers Program.
Without programs like this one, which is being
run by IFESH with funding from
The World Bank, returning to the fighting may be the child's only
avoiding starvation. Internet address:
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many great cultures, including the famous Egyptian and Sudanese, going back thousands of years.
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Sullivan's work, which earned him the Presidential Medal
of Freedom, America's highest civilian honor
, is based on the concept that,
for true sustainable development to occur, principles of self-reliance
adhered to and integrated into community projects.com
Information on Petronas
PETRONAS, short for Petroliam Nasional Berhad, is Malaysia's
national petroleum corporation established
on 17 August 1974.
We may in this document make statements that are not historical
facts and relate to analyses and other information based on forecasts
of future results and estimates
of amounts not yet determinable.
comoros deserts "Close to 70% of the children who do manage to escape the conflict
will return to the fighting," said Ratcliffe.org, or contact the organization at 480. In South Africa
has in the region of 1 250 service stations and in the region of 450
Information on Sasol LFB
Sasol LFB includes all of Sasol's assets in the liquid
business, encapsulating the entire value chain from crude oil
procurement for Sasol's 63
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Foundation for Education and Self-Help, has received a $900,000 grant
World Bank Group to expand its child soldier repatriation programs in The
Republic of the Congo (DRC), Africa.
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Information on Tshwarisano
Dr Penuell Maduna, the former South African cabinet minister, is
leading a group of BEE investors
for Tshwarisano. While it is expected that the
Maduna group will take an important position in this
Tshwarisano will also involve previous shareholders of Exel who
currently hold shares
in Sasol Oil, as well as Batho Trust (a
broad-based empowerment trust) and other broad-based BEE
including women's groups.
tromelin tome "We want to reclaim these children and reintegrate them back
society," added Ratcliffe."
"Skills training and job opportunities are rare or non-existent
children," said Dr.1800. The company
also manufactures and markets synthesis gas and
operates the only
inland crude oil refinery in South Africa. Engen owns and manages a 125 000 barrel
a day (bbl/d) crude oil refinery and a state-of-the-art lubricants
blending plant at Durban. Forward
-looking statements apply
only as of the date on which they are made, and we do not undertake
obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of
new information, future events
yoruba equatorial "Their physical and emotional needs must be
addressed, as must the needs of the communities
to which the children are
Information on Worldwide
is a black-owned and managed investment holding company
founded in 1994. He is responsible
facilitating and structuring a broad-based and representative BEE
consortium associated with the
Sasol LFB that will participate in the
joint venture through, Tshwarisano.engen.
There are more than
2000 African languages today, including the widely-spoken Swahili, Hausa and Yoruba.
hausa lesotho The child's identify
and status are verified by the local
community; a sign-off by an independent United Nations observer
process. Unfortunately, unlike food, shelter,
vocational training and jobs in the
DRC, there is no shortage of firearms. Over the last decade, Worldwide has undertaken
investments in several economic sectors, most notably in
the oil, financial services, telecommunications
tome swahili "More than 1,000 civilians die
here every single day from
hunger and disease and if the child's family
members are among the missing and the dead, the likelihood
of his being
re-recruited becomes almost a certainty. The intention was to form a new liquid
business to be called Uhambo Oil Limited.
Since its incorporation PETRONAS has grown to be an integrated
international oil and gas company with business interests in 35
The Group is engaged
in a wide spectrum of petroleum activities,
including upstream exploration and production of oil
and gas to
downstream oil refining; marketing and distribution of petroleum
gas processing and liquefaction; gas transmission
pipeline network operations; marketing of liquefied
petrochemical manufacturing and marketing; shipping; automotive
For the financial year ended March 31 2004, Petronas recorded
revenue of US
IFESH Gives Child Soldiers a Second Chance at Life in the Democratic Republic of the Congo Africa
-based IFESH. All of Sasol's assets in distribution and marketing, as well as
assets in the marketing
and storage of fuel oil, are also included.
In the early 1600's European slave traders and colonizers
started moving in, and only Ethiopia and Liberia remained independent of the European powers.
"The Democratic Republic of the Congo has one of the largest populations
of child soldiers in the
world," said Jeff Ratcliffe, the IFESH Program
Coordinator for northern Katanga Province in the DRC
In addition to the Demobilization and Reintegration Program, IFESH also
operates a number
of conflict resolution and community development projects in
Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Kalemie, Butembo
, Kolwezi, Likasi, Nyunzu, and Pweto in
DRC as well as a number of community development and conflict
programs in Nigeria.
If the go-ahead is given by the South African Competition
, Uhambo is expected to be trading as soon as possible
thereafter. Worldwide's shareholding in Engen
company's biggest investment. Engen is represented in 13 countries outside
Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia,
Kenya, Mozambique, Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi
, the Democratic Republic
of the Congo (DRC) and Ghana.
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Information on Engen
Engen's core business entails refining crude oil, marketing
retailing primary refined petroleum products and providing consumer
convenience services through
its retail network.
The reintegration process begins with the child being certified as a
-combatant. "The few schools still standing are ill equipped; they
lack desks, chairs, books or even
chalk. In the future Sasol expects
to apply this technology to convert natural gas to diesel and
chemicals.7-billion and an after-tax profit of US$6.6% stake in the Natref refinery to
blending components from the Sasol Synfuels refinery at
Secunda (potentially to reduce, as a result
of this transaction, to
50%). By their very nature,
forward-looking statements involve inherent
risks and uncertainties,
both general and specific, and there are risks that predictions,
, projections and other forward-looking statements will not
Beginning with Ghana in 1957
, these colonies eventually regained their independence.
bissau regained Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA,
more than 160 people in Africa; most of those employees are natives of the
in which they work.
Joint Statement: Shareholders in Proposed Uhambo Liquid Fuels Joint Venture Welcome
Competition Commission Announcement
Business Editors/Energy Writers
African energy and chemical company Sasol Ltd, Malaysian National
corporation Petronas and black economic empowerment partners
Tshwarisano LFB Investment and Afric
Energy Resources (a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Worldwide African Investment Holdings) today noted
South African Competition Commission's recommendation to the South
African Competition Tribunal
regarding their proposed liquid fuels
joint venture, to be called Uhambo Oil Ltd.
the Competition Commission's recommendation for
conditional approval of the joint venture to the
Tribunal," said the parties in a joint statement.com.
Notes for editors:
In November 2004 Sasol Ltd, Petronas (the majority owner of
Southern African-based fuel company
Engen Ltd), Tshwarisano LFB
Investment and Worldwide African Investment Holdings - through its
-owned subsidiary Afric Energy Resources (AER) - announced that
they intended to form a joint venture
between Engen and Sasol's liquid
fuels businesses (Sasol Oil).
Almost 80% of the company's revenue
was derived from its export and
international operations. Internet address: www.
regained bouvet IFESH's budget
for this program has now increased from $35 per
child per year to $300 per child.
in 1981, IFESH, the International Foundation for Education and
Self-Help, continues to uphold the
pioneering self-help philosophy and
transcendent message of hope of its founder, the late Reverend
Dr. Uhambo means "a
journey" in both IsiXhosa and IsiZulu. Based in South Africa and operating in
15 other countries
throughout the world, Sasol is the leading provider of liquid fuels in
Africa and a major international producer of chemicals, using a
world leading technology for the
commercial production of synthetic
fuels and chemicals from low- grade coal.petronas. Internet address:
are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.
It includes about 800 million people
living in varied landscapes of green forests, mountains, plains and deserts.
'Mother Africa' is where
humans first evolved.
djibouti ivoire5 million per year in funding
from the United States Agency for International
Development (USAID), it
depends heavily upon charitable contributions from concerned corporations
caring individuals to expand its reach.
The new business will include a 25% BEE shareholding
AER and Tshwarisano LFB Investment.
Information on Sasol
Sasol, with a market
capitalisation of approximately USD 16
billion, is an integrated oil and gas group with substantial
interests. As at end of March 2004, the PETRONAS Group comprised 93
, 19 partly-owned outfits and 55 associated
Reform Act of 1995.
For additional information, please visit the IFESH web site at
//www.IFESH. The former Exel shareholders include a trust
with rural women as beneficiaries, a pension
and provident fund with
members who are pump attendants, service station owners and an eminent
's group. Engen's turnover for the year ended
March 31 2004 was R18 178-million and operating profit
for this period
Africa is the second largest continent in size and population
in the world.
"There are estimates that place the number of nine to seventeen year old
at 30,000; other estimates place the number even higher," he said.
The program provides counseling
, education and skills training to the former
soldiers, many of whom have never experienced anything
resembling a normal
Sullivan. The organization currently operates in
countries: Benin, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti,
Ghana, Guinea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Namibia
, Nigeria and South Africa. The company's involvement in the oil industry
pre-dated the South African
Liquid Fuels Charter of 2000 when it
invested in Afric Oil in 1995 and followed with the acquisition
51% stake in Zenex in 1997.co.
bissau remained Sasol manufactures over 200 fuel and chemical products that
sold in more than 90 countries and also operates coal mines to
provide feedstock for synthetic fuels
and chemical plants.
bouvet regained Photo IDs are obtained and paperwork is secured from the
's ex-commander to confirm that he is no longer an active member of the
rebel forces." This high
recidivism rate is one of the factors that
led to increased funding by The World Bank, the United
Nations and others,
said Sullivan. To that end, IFESH
provides highly respected, grassroots education
, healthcare, poverty
reduction, conflict mitigation and community development assistance to
-Saharan Africa. In February 2004, the Worldwide board of
directors decided the company should continue
to build on its
experience in the oil industry and to focus on the energy sector in
Sasol LFB's turnover for the year ended June 30 2004 was R18
851-million and operating
profit for this period was R1 429-million.
While IFESH receives the majority of its $11.
will comprise Engen's Enref oil refinery at Durban, Sasol's
share in the Natref crude oil refinery
at Sasolburg in the northern
Free State, Sasol's liquid fuels produced from synfuels components
at the blending facility in Secunda and significant marketing
operations branded as Engen, Sasol
, Exel and Zenex in South Africa, as
well as liquid fuel operations in 13 other sub-Saharan African
Wholly-owned by the Government, the corporation is vested with the
entire oil and
gas resources in Malaysia and is entrusted with the
responsibility of developing and adding value
to these resources.
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