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Kenya: How do we make sense of hate crimes?

Kenya: How do we make sense of hate crimes?

If there is one thing that guarantees to unify 85% of Kenyan Citizens, young old, working or not, whatever their tribe, (apparently 85% of the country is Christian) are the events in the church that night in Eldoret. Damian ,…

Comments Off / 101 View / 29th September 2012

The story of The Ethical Elephants

Author Catherine Warrington in ‘The Story of the Ethical Elephants’ introduced us to the eight remaining elephants of the Noozoo, who are the only survivors of the herd after greedy humans took over their land, Afindica. This enchanting children’s book…

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Kenya: Supporting growth through improved investment climate

Kenya: Supporting growth through improved investment climate

Tubman Otieno, Mombasa Town Clerk, had reasons to believe the best is yet to come for his city. ‘Mombasa emerged at the top in the ease of registering property out of the 13 Councils that were analysed in the Doing…

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Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

Ethiopia: The green legacy of Meles Zenawi

It is surely better now to concentrate on Meles’ positive achievements rather than dwell on negatives from the past. His legacy will be decided by what happens next. But the “develop now and clean up later” approach enjoyed by the west for a while is no longer an option – for anyone.

Meles Zenawi, Ethiopia’s leader since 1991, was buried in Addis Ababa on Sept 2 in the cathedral where the emperor Menelik II was laid to rest in 1916. The sudden death, age 57, of Africa’s most influential statesman is one of the most significant events in modern African history, and it comes at a critical time for Ethiopia, for Africa and the world.

Comments Off / 0 View / 7th September 2012

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The Paralympics, Africa And The Disabled

The often forgotten Paralympic Games hardly stirs up the same level of excitement as the Olympics, and to some African spectators, it is laughable because those with a disability are often undermined in the continent.

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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.

Comments Off / 40 View / 15th July 2011

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.

Comments Off / 30 View / 15th July 2011