International - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper http://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper http://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif http://www.afrik-news.com/ Thabo Mbeki: “The relationship between African and its ex-colonizers is illegal!” http://www.afrik-news.com/article19444.html Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:28:58 +0100 Charity begins at home, and Africans need to take the first bold steps to deal with problems affecting them instead of depending on the west. Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki's message was met with a resounding applause at the 6th edition of Africities in Dakar, Senegal. Capucine Dayen, Assanatou Baldé EU agencies promote Aquaculture to fight against hunger in poor countries. http://www.afrik-news.com/article19333.html Tue, 02 Oct 2012 11:36:13 +0200 An international initiative to create awareness on the role of aquaculture in food security in poor countries has been launched; the program will bring together a global alliance of development agencies, governments and universities to help low-income food-deficit countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Ojong Debra The weekend of Africans in Europe http://www.afrik-news.com/article19297.html Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:58:51 +0200 In the five major European championships, Africans in Europe performs differently. If Thierry Dubai and Alain Traoré ensured the show in Ligue 1, Aymen Abdennour and Peter Odemwingie were not at their best level . Afrik- news.comes back on a weekend rich in emotions. Abou Cissé KPMG hosts "transacting in Africa" discussion panel http://www.afrik-news.com/article19263.html Wed, 01 Aug 2012 12:20:24 +0200 JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2012 – With the 'Great Africa Business Migration' well under way, discussions around the realities of doing business on the continent are now at a critical point. Africa is far from being a homogeneous continent, with 55 countries all boasting different regulatory, tax and competitive environments. Transacting in Africa poses complexities that companies need to factor in. In light of this, KPMG convened a panel of experts for the sixth episode in its Africa Conversations Series, to discuss the most pertinent trends and challenges related to investing in Africa today. CNBC Africa broadcast the panel discussion, entitled Transacting in Africa, live across the continent while KPMG made the session available globally via live webcast. Antoine Ganne Prices, profits and planning - the teaching of Hayek http://www.afrik-news.com/article19244.html Thu, 03 Nov 2011 22:43:18 +0100 The insights of Frederick Hayek concerning thedevelopment of modern human society have contributed greatly to our understanding of the relationshipbetween law, economics and politics. Franklin Cudjoe African Farmers are Desperate for Change http://www.afrik-news.com/article19243.html Wed, 19 Oct 2011 11:26:11 +0200 The use of GM (genetically modified) food crops is a highly emotive issue. What should influence the debate between those who support these developments and those who oppose them is a report by the US Department of Agriculture. They estimate that with rising population trends, if no significant reforms are made over the next decade, the number of “food insecure” people (those consuming less than 2,100 calories per day) in Africa, will increase by 30 per cent to 645 million. To make use of the latest available technological developments is, therefore, of paramount importance. New Winds of Change Blowing in the Developing World http://www.afrik-news.com/article19231.html Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:05:27 +0200 The developing world has long lent itself to political soundbites, often with a tone of despair. It wasn't too long ago that Henry Kissinger called Bangladesh a “basket case” and Tony Blair cited Africa as a 'scar on the conscience of humanity'. Development in poor countries seemed an expensive exercise in futility. Times have changed. Recent years have seen unprecedented progress in the quality of life across the developing world. In the race towards the Millennium Development Goals, the rate of progress in reducing poverty and increasing access to basic education, health, water and other essential services is eye-opening. Liesbet Steer Royal Wedding article from Al Jazeera's wedding correspondent http://www.afrik-news.com/article19229.html Tue, 10 May 2011 12:59:24 +0200 In his Confessions St Augustine describes how, when studying in Rome, he was persuaded by friends to go to the Colloseum to watch the gladiators do battle. Despite being an ardent pacifist he found himself “drinking in the frenzy, unawares, and was delighted with that guilty fight, and intoxicated with the bloody pastime.” A similar guilty pleasure was experienced by tens of thousands around the world as they watched the Royal wedding last Friday. People who, in principle, are implacably opposed to monarchy and have no interest in the Royals found themselves surprisingly moved by the occasion. Stefan Simanowitz The Global Fund Welcomes U.S. Budget Allocation of US$1.05 billion for 2011 http://www.afrik-news.com/article19225.html Mon, 18 Apr 2011 17:32:34 +0200 Geneva – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria warmly welcomed passage of the continuing resolution for the Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. budget which contains a US$1.05 billion contribution to The Global Fund. Burqa Ban: Islamophobia verses the Enlightenment http://www.afrik-news.com/article19223.html Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:52:31 +0200 Writing during a period of great religious conflict, John Locke stated that the “toleration of those that differ from others in matters of religion is so agreeable to...the genuine reason of mankind, that it seems monstrous for men to be so blind as not to perceive the necessity and advantage of it.” Over 300 years on, this most basic tenet of European Enlightenment thought – the freedom of religious belief and practice – is increasingly under attack. Stefan Simanowitz The Last Straw (Part 2) http://www.afrik-news.com/article19219.html Sat, 09 Apr 2011 12:11:28 +0200 He's right. I'm not one to keep a stiff upper lip. I can be temperamental, prone to dramatic displays of emotion. Then, too, in stark contrast to my independent, no-nonsense demeanour I can be alarmingly fragile, bursting into tears over seemingly trivial things like, oh, microwaved tuna and missed appointments. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah The Last Straw http://www.afrik-news.com/article19213.html Sat, 02 Apr 2011 02:12:59 +0200 Everyone knew that it would happen sooner or later, that despite my seemingly unshakeable optimism and avowed faith in Ghana's ability to become an international force to be reckoned with, I would become frustrated. Ghana has real problems, people have been telling me over and over again since my return; the system is broken. “As no doubt you will find out when the sankofa vibe retreats,” a cousin insisted via text. Meri Nana-Ama Danquah Somalia: Rebuilding a stateless country's piracy-driven economy http://www.afrik-news.com/article19212.html Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:49:22 +0200 Maritime piracy costs the global economy between $7 billion and $12 billion annually, and since January 2010 pirates working from ports in Somalia have received approximately $75 million to $85 million in ransom payments in what has become a seemingly increasingly lucrative profession in the failed state. The United States is working with other entities in the international community to help build governance, security and economic livelihoods throughout the horn of Africa country. MacKenzie C. Babb Norwegian Crown Couple to visit CWC Ghana Summit http://www.afrik-news.com/article19209.html Fri, 01 Apr 2011 10:07:05 +0200 Norwegian Crown Couple, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be travelling to Ghana in mid-April. The Couple's visit to Ghana will be accompanied by Norwegian Minister of Environment and Development, Mr Erik Solheim. Libya: Uganda offers Muammar Gaddafi refuge http://www.afrik-news.com/article19207.html Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:21:06 +0200 Uganda has freely offered embattled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi refuge in Uganda as diplomats attempt to persuade the defiant leader to leave office without military force. However, if Gaddafi chooses to fight to the end as he once avowed, the international coalition said it is prepared to arm Libyan rebels. Konye Obaji Ori