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Edmonton woman heads to Africa to help battle Ebola. Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton Published Sunday, January 4, 2015 2:16PM MST Last Updated Sunday, January 4, 2015 6:30PM MST An Edmonton woman is heading to West Africa to help in the fight against Ebola.

Edmonton woman heads to Africa to help battle Ebola

Laura Keegan left Sunday as a delegate with the Red Cross, something she said brought up many emotions for her. “I am excited because I am ready to go. I am ready to help. Nervous because I don’t really know everything about what I’ll be doing. “Just knowing the reality of what I am going to is nerve racking but knowing that I can help, hopefully, makes me feel like I am doing the right thing.” Keegan will be based in Kenema, Sierra Leone for a month offering psychological support. “It is a dire time for them but there is always resilience and hope in that. “I am looking forward to celebrating survivals and helping them move forward with a sense of hope for the future.” Skills that she uses in her day-to-day work at HIV Edmonton will come in handy, she explained.

With files from Amanda Anderson. Photo by taintedvampyre. Google invests in 96 megawatt solar project in South Africa. Google has been investing a lot in traditional wind and solar, along with more innovative renewable energy projects.

Google invests in 96 megawatt solar project in South Africa

But most of that is in the U.S. and so far they had not invested any money into renewable in Africa. That has changed with a new $12 million USD (103 million Rand) investment in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in the Northern Cape province of South Africa (see map below). © Google When up and running, the Jasper project will be one of the largest solar installations on the continent, generating enough electricity to power 30,000 South African homes. South Africa has ambitious goals for renewable energy: Back in 2008, South Africa experienced a severe energy shortage, which resulted in blackouts throughout the country and slowed down economic growth.

Via Google See also: Google buys flying wind-turbine startup Makani Power. Meat Pie (Ghanaian Pasty) Meat Pie: Ghana-style. Another Ghanaian meal that Afi taught me to make is the meat pie.

Meat Pie: Ghana-style

Think Hot Pocket but healthier. Afi told me these are great to eat on the go because they are filling and no utensils are necessary. Meat FillingIngredients:1. meat, about 1/2 pound - any protein will do. We used tuna but I want to try browned breakfast sausage the next time I make this. Mm.... sausage. Okay! Nigerian Recipes. In Ghana, this dish is also called Kontonmire, Kentumere, or Nkontommire, named for the leaf of the cocoyam (taro) plant which is used for the greens.

Nigerian Recipes

What you need What you do If you are using dried or fresh bitterleaf: Wash it in cold water, rinsing several times, and allow it to soak for at least a few hours, then chop it into pieces.If you are using spinach leaves: Clean and chop them immediately before cooking the soup.If you are using any other greens (such as kale or collard greens): Clean, chop, and parboil them briefly before cooking the soup. If you are using dried/salted fish: Soak it in water for an hour or two, then cut the fish into pieces and remove any skin or bones. Heat the oil in a large dutch oven or covered pot. Add the bitterleaf (or greens, or spinach) to the pot.

Add the fish to the pot, along with the onion and tomatoes, and any hot chile pepper, salt, and red or black pepper you like. When the greens seem tender, add the remaining ingredients. Tammy's Somali Home. BetumiBlog.