africa http://wwno.org en Tidewater sees growth in Africa market http://wwno.org/post/tidewater-sees-growth-africa-market <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">Executives of offshore oil and gas fleet provider Tidewater Inc. told shareholders Thursday that prospects are bright the company&#39;s African market.</p> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:04:21 +0000 The Associated Press 16144 at http://wwno.org Kenya's Free Schools Bring A Torrent Of Students http://wwno.org/post/kenyas-free-schools-bring-torrent-students Parents of U.S. students often complain about things like too many standardized tests or unhealthful school lunches. Kenya wishes it had such problems.<p>Kenya dropped or greatly reduced fees at public schools nearly a decade ago in an effort to make education available to all children. On one level, it's been a success — school attendance has soared. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:27:00 +0000 John Burnett 15866 at http://wwno.org 1-Year-Old South Sudan: Potential To Be Harnessed http://wwno.org/post/1-year-old-south-sudan-potential-be-harnessed Transcript <p>MARIA HINOJOSA, HOST: <p>I'm Maria Hinojosa and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. Coming up, violence continues to erupt across Syria. We'll talk to a human rights activist who has seen it firsthand. That's in a few minutes.<p>But first, a year ago today on July 9, 2011, the world's newest nation was born in Africa.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SPEECH)<p>UNIDENTIFIED MAN: We hereby declare Southern Sudan to be an independent and sovereign state.<p>(APPLAUSE)<p>(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)<p>UNIDENTIFIED WOMEN: (Singing) Now, break the violence. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 15:23:00 +0000 Ofeibea Quist-Arcton & Maria Hinojosa 15344 at http://wwno.org