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Confucius Institutes across Africa are nurturing generations of pro-China Mandarin speakers
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Confucius Institutes across Africa are nurturing generations of pro-China Mandarin speakers

Editor Southern Times - Nov 13, 2017

By Claire van den Heever Lusaka - Ten Zambian women sit in a row, readjusting hairdos and smoothing skirts in a flutter of nerves. Another young woman…

Protection of infant industries vital for Africa
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Protection of infant industries vital for Africa

Editor Southern Times - Aug 28, 2017

This is the third in a series of articles by Lukas I Nantanga who argues that Africa needs to protect its infant industries, just like what the…

Girls can easily manage their healthy issues
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Girls can easily manage their healthy issues

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti In Zimbabwe and other African countries, menstruation – a natural biological process -- is still associated with false impressions, as well as mismanagement among…

Africa must stop plunder of its resources
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Africa must stop plunder of its resources

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

In his ground-breaking book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Walter Rodney argues how the countries of Europe exploited Africa for their own development. He argues that colonialism brought…

Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialisation in Africa
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Using agriculture and agribusiness to bring about industrialisation in Africa

Staff Reporter - May 22, 2017

By Akinwumi Adesina Abidjan - No region of the world has ever moved to industrialised economy status without a transformation of the agricultural sector. Agriculture, which contributes…

Promoting gender, children’s rights through developmental projects
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Promoting gender, children’s rights through developmental projects

Staff Reporter - May 02, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti Life in Chikomba district in the Mashonaland East province is tough as gripping poverty is the order of the day and tormenting most, if…

The long shadow of the De Klerk regime
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The long shadow of the De Klerk regime

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Oupa Lehulere FREDERICK de Klerk succeeded in shaping post-apartheid South Africa in deep and fundamental ways. Every policy he spelt out in his 1990 speech has been…

Zim widows still vulnerable to age-old patriarchal practices
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Zim widows still vulnerable to age-old patriarchal practices

Staff Reporter - Feb 03, 2017

By Lazarus Sauti In Zimbabwe, women and girls make the largest number of people who are abused and the situation becomes a double tragedy for widows, of…

No matter who’s doing the eating… CORRUPTION IS CORRUPTION
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No matter who’s doing the eating… CORRUPTION IS CORRUPTION

Staff Reporter - Nov 18, 2016

By Ranga Mberi THE list of people always lining up to spend public money never gets short. There will always be a long queue of people lining…

Africa is not a country
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Africa is not a country

Staff Reporter - Nov 01, 2016

By Wang Ntui Belle GLOBAL news tends to focus on the negative, so people around the world only hear of the wars, disease and poverty that the…

Child bride’s wrong turn to life with
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Child bride’s wrong turn to life with

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Sharon Kavhu GOROMONZI–AGED just 12, Abigail Kakava became a child bride. Marriage, she had convinced herself, was the only way out of grinding poverty, child abuse, loneliness…

Land key in eradicating poverty
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Land key in eradicating poverty

Staff Reporter - Oct 21, 2016

By Dr Kanayo F. Nwanze ROME-THE first UN Sustainable Development Goal calls on us to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030. The goal and the…

Changing lives, inspiring a greater future
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Changing lives, inspiring a greater future

Staff Reporter - Sep 30, 2016

By  Lazarus Sauti Women in Wedza District, Mashonaland East Province of Zimbabwe have welcomed gardening projects established in some parts of the area to fight hunger and lift…

Small steps can arrest climate change
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Small steps can arrest climate change

Staff Reporter - Sep 02, 2016

By Eleni Mourdoukoutas THE visible impacts of climate change in Africa — deforestation, flooding, drought, soil erosion, coastal storms and changing weather patterns — are striking, but so…

Poverty, power deficit hold back SADC region
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Poverty, power deficit hold back SADC region

Staff Reporter - Aug 31, 2016

Address by the outgoing SADC Chairperson President Ian Khama of Botswana at the official opening of the 36th Ordinary Summit of Heads and Government in Lozitha, Swaziland.…

Drought, poverty dominate SADC summit
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Drought, poverty dominate SADC summit

Staff Reporter - Aug 29, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe MBABANE - AS THE Southern African Development Community (SADC) prepares for the opening of the 36th Ordinary Summit of the SADC Heads of State and…

Bots rolls out solar street lights
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Bots rolls out solar street lights

Staff Reporter - Aug 19, 2016

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE - THE Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) has started rolling out a pilot solar street light project called SEDING across the…

The Geography of Poverty
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The Geography of Poverty

Staff Reporter - Jul 08, 2016

By Jomo Kwame Sundaram World leaders agreed in 2000 to halve the number of people living in poverty by 2015. The poverty line was defined as those living…

Seven trends shaping the future of peace and security in Africa
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Seven trends shaping the future of peace and security in Africa

Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2016

By Anton du Plessis and Anja Kaspersen Surveying the current state of the peace and security landscape in Africa is a complex task. The drivers of conflict and…

How to win the fight against global poverty
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How to win the fight against global poverty

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2016

By Nirj Deva Successful economic development has hewed to a well-known pattern. Lifting a country out of poverty and placing it on a path of sustainable growth requires…