Daily Archives : 15th July 2011

South Africa: African and world contexts of mineworkers’ tribulations

South Africa: African and world contexts of mineworkers’ tribulations

Mineworkers’ Tribulations

Various analysts and commentators have so far treated the Marikana massacre of protesting mineworkers in South Africa as homegrown tragedy– the sole and unique product of the country’s catastrophic history, turbulent industrial relations, and broken politics.

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African business leaders support AU’s Dlamini Zuma

African business leaders support AU’s Dlamini Zuma

African business leaders support AU’s Dlamini Zuma

The Pan African Business Forum (PABF) has called for Africa to focus more on supporting its own business entities on the continent, as opposed to foreign investment.

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Chad: Prisoners face unbearable conditions

Chad: Prisoners face unbearable conditions

Chad: Prisoners face unbearable conditions The inhumane conditions of African prisons are an issue that is generally overlooked and not often heard about. The same is with this landlocked country in the Central African region. For this reason, the plight…

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Bekoji: Town of runners

Bekoji: Town of Runners What would the Olympics be without Ethiopian athletes being featured among the medallists of the middle and long-distance athletics races?

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AfDB to promote Africa’s green growth

AfDB to promote Africa’s green growth

More than 30 African nations will participate in the 4th Korea Africa Economic Cooperation (KOAFEC) Ministerial Conference, which will take place from October 15 to 18,2012 in Seoul, South Korea.

Since the first meeting in Seoul in 2006, KOAFEC has progressed into a highly recognized channel for economic cooperation and receives the support of its co-organisers, including the African Development Bank

This year marks the 4th KOAFEC Ministerial Conference, with participants from more than 30 African nations and Korea private and public sectors, as well as academia.

The theme of this year’s conference focuses on ‘inclusive and green growth,’ and the program will include the ministerial roundtable, bilateral meetings of ministers, economic cooperation seminars, African countries’ investor relation activities, and one-on-one business meetings.

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Tanzania: Global leaders boosting Africa’s agriculture

Tanzania: Global leaders boosting Africa’s agriculture

African heads of state, ministers, private sector representatives, the international community and farmers gathered today at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF)in Arusha, Tanzania, to identify concrete actions for transforming Africa’s agricultural sector.

AGRF 2012 is the global platform for the promotion of the private sector investment and policy support needed to increase agricultural productivity and income growth for the African agricultural sector.

As host of the forum, H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania commented to forum attendees on Africa’s promising future.

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US $500 million to empower Africa’s youth

US $500 million to empower Africa’s youth

The MasterCard Foundation today announced the launch of the Scholars Program, a US$500m education initiative that will provide talented yet economically disadvantaged students from developing countries – particularly from Africa – with comprehensive support for secondary and university education. Over…

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Rotary to commit US $75m to end Polio

Rotary to commit US $75m to end Polio

A funding announcement is to be made today, during a special UN General Assembly session to rally support for global eradication of polio, plans to contribute US $75 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. It comes as…

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Can the Two Sudans Live in Peace?

Can the Two Sudans Live in Peace?

Can the Two Sudans Live in Peace?

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Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Plateau State

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Plateau State

Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in Plateau State

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