Daily Archives : 8th March 2015

UN envoy for Somalia, Nicholas Kay, welcomes state building progress during a visit to Kismayo. Photo: UNSOM

UN envoy welcomes progress in Somalia

During an official visit to Kismayo on March 7th, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Somalia, Nicholas Kay, welcomed the Interim Juba Administration’s progress towards forming a regional assembly. “I welcome the progress on forming the IJA’s…

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East African countries address power sector

Ministers and senior representatives from four East African countries have recently pledged their support in solving East Africa’s crippling power deficit, as detailed in a statement released on March 4th. Hon. Joseph Njoroge, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Energy, Kenya, H.E….

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The new Zambian head of state President Edgar Lungu attends the opening ceremony of the 24th Ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2015. (Tiksa Negeri / Courtesy Reuters)

Zambia’s Uncertain Future

Last January, Zambian President Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front (PF) party was elected to replace late President Michael by a small margin of 28,000 votes over his opponent, United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema. With only…

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President Koroma in Germany 0211 AP

Sierra Leone: Time to let go of Frank Timis

Franklyn Bai Joseph, 8th March 2015 President Koroma said in his statement in Brussels on 3rd March 2015 that before the Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone was ‘hailed in 2013 as the 2nd fastest growing economy’, suggesting that Ebola is principally…

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