Tag: Africa

Refugees Who Became Presidents
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Refugees Who Became Presidents

Staff Reporter - Mar 20, 2017

These men were once refugees but went on to become Presidents of Namibia, Ghana and South Africa. Their contributions to the independence of their countries and to…

Africa: Call for a Return to the Base
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Africa: Call for a Return to the Base

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

> Mkhosana Bingweni & William Ntabazimbili The recent tour of South African universities by Ngugi wa Thiongo, during which he delivered punchy lectures on African languages, has…

Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth
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Improving conditions for people and businesses in Africa’s cities is key to growth

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

AFRICA's cities are growing in population – adding the size of another Nigeria to cities by 2025 – so have a critical role to play in their…

How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa
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How flying donkeys will boost trade in Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Hassan Houry IN the past, the world was clearly split into developing and developed countries – with the latter boasting the most advanced logistics ecosystems. Today, the…

Powering Africa’s future
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Powering Africa’s future

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Alpha Conde WHEN G20 leaders meet later this year in Hamburg, investment in Africa’s future will be high on their agenda. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has already…

Africa needs to address power generation woes
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Africa needs to address power generation woes

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Lenin Ndebele THERE'S a lot of talk about what could lead Africa's economic turnaround, from information technology, agriculture as well as mining and tourism. But all…

Africa mourns ‘mother of SA literature’
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Africa mourns ‘mother of SA literature’

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Sharon Kavhu HARARE - The recent death of the first black South African woman to be published, Miriam Tlali has robbed Africa of its pioneers in…

WHAT’S BEHIND SA’s AFROPHOBIA?
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WHAT’S BEHIND SA’s AFROPHOBIA?

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Tichaona Zindoga JOHANNESBURG-THE latest round of violence taking place against mainly African nationals has received widespread condemnation and former President Thabo Mbeki is the latest high-ranking figure…

Africa outraged by renewed attacks in SA
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Africa outraged by renewed attacks in SA

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire Recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa have outraged Africans across the continent with some urging the African Union to decisively…

Africa’s jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth
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Africa’s jobless youth cast a shadow over economic growth

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Kingsely Ighobor African governments are confronting unemployment in many different ways. In Senegal, with 200,000 Senegalese joining the labour market each year, President Macky Sall launched…

Is China displacing traditional aid donors in Africa? The evidence suggests not
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Is China displacing traditional aid donors in Africa? The evidence suggests not

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Haley J. Swedlund In keeping with a two decades long diplomatic tradition, the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi chose Africa for his first overseas visit of…

Trump keeps Africa guessing
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Trump keeps Africa guessing

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Peter Fabricius Like most parts of the world, Africa is still waiting, anxiously, for United States (US) President Donald Trump to articulate his policy for the…

Lessons from Africa prove the incredible value of mother tongue learning
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Lessons from Africa prove the incredible value of mother tongue learning

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Kathleen Heugh SIXTY-FIVE YEARS ago a group of students paid with their lives in a fight for language. A number of students were shot and killed by…

UNWTO race – attempts to scuttle Africa’s chance unearthed
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UNWTO race – attempts to scuttle Africa’s chance unearthed

Staff Reporter - Mar 06, 2017

By Freedom Mupanedemo EF¬FORTS TO scuttle Africa’s glaring chance to assume the stewardship of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) when its secretary-general, Dr Taleb Rifai,…

Fall armyworm threatens livelihoods in Africa
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Fall armyworm threatens livelihoods in Africa

Staff Reporter - Feb 27, 2017

By Sifelani Tsiko African plant and animal disease experts held a crisis meeting in Harare last week on the spiraling fall armyworm outbreak which is destroying maize…

Africa urged to radically improve environment, public care
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Africa urged to radically improve environment, public care

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Emmanuel Koro YOUNG AFRICAN leaders have called for a radical and wise approach towards using and managing all types of the continent’s resources, including money, in…

A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa
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A rough guide to foreign military bases in Africa

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Obi Anyadike It’s a symptom of the fragility of African states, and the power of external interests. The long and inglorious history of intervention runs from…

Botswana mining industry adopts sustainability model
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Botswana mining industry adopts sustainability model

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE- MINES in Botswana would be the first in Africa to adopt a Canadian model of sustainability that requires members to continuously assess their…

Can Africa Slay Its Financial Hydra?
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Can Africa Slay Its Financial Hydra?

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Busani Bafana Bulawayo - Thanks to growing investor interest, increasing respect for democratic reforms, and its vast food production potential, the Africa Rising narrative is only…

African migration: What’s behind it?
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African migration: What’s behind it?

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Darcy Borrero Batista They ask him, “Have you forgotten something?” and the emigrant responds “I wish!” in the shortest tale in the world. This phrase suffices…