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The bright spots of Millenium Development Goals in Africa

The bright spots of Millenium Development Goals in Africa

Various reports by the United Nations and other international organizations have shown that Africa is facing enormous challenges in achieving the world's anti-poverty Millennium...
Poor MDG progress could delay Clinton deal on nutrition by 200 years

Poor MDG progress could delay Clinton deal on nutrition by 200 years

As U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday announced an important initiative to tackle malnutrition in mothers and children, WaterAid warned that without action on sanitation,...
Ethiopia: Addis demolishings begin despite lack of compensation funds

Ethiopia: Addis demolishings begin despite lack of compensation funds

Over 4,500 houses located in different parts of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa have been earmarked to be demolished this year under a...
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Egypt’s first nuclear project approved by IAEA

The UN’s nuclear watchdog has given the green light for Egypt’s first nuclear reactor, after President Hosni Mubarak pledged work closely with the agency,...
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A new spokeless bicycle

In the nearly 150 years since the bicycle debuted, its operation has remained remarkably consistent. That is, until this year, when a group of...
Commission for Africa seeks faster progress

Commission for Africa seeks faster progress

The Commission for Africa has urged donor governments to provide an extra $10 billion-$20 billion a year to help Africa adapt to climate change,...
Nigeria’s population- the ultimate resource, not an economic burden

Nigeria’s population- the ultimate resource, not an economic burden

A recent government- sponsored report warns that Nigeria is teetering on the edge of a demographic disaster as its annual population rate outpaces economic...
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New water filter electrocutes bacteria

America has some of the cleanest drinking water on Earth, but in many developing countries, clean water is oftentimes hard to come by. Bacteria...
The ‘long walk’ to equality for African women

The ‘long walk’ to equality for African women

Africa’s political independence was accompanied by a common clarion call to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and disease. Fifty years after the end of colonial, the...
Untangling Central Africa for business

Untangling Central Africa for business

As the proper role of government continue to debated in much of the free world, Africans, and in particular Central Africans can only...
Uganda’s new solar ovens

Uganda’s new solar ovens

An immigrant from Uganda now residing in Chicago has used the first portion of a $100,000 business competition prize he won in January to...
The plight of the Tenant in Ghana

The plight of the Tenant in Ghana

Somewhere in a suburb of Accra, one property-owner triples the size of his or her house in three years, with new construction work underway...
Kenya’s rapid population growth and over-stretched resources

Kenya’s rapid population growth and over-stretched resources

The Kenyan population has grown exponentially over the past 10 years reaching 38.6 million, up from the 28.7 million recorded in 1999, according to...
How not to rebrand Nigeria

How not to rebrand Nigeria

Nigeria’s information minister Dora Akunyili’s rebranding Nigeria project is one with good intents. Better branding with a little more rigorous positive marketing effectively positions...
Schooling: Trapped in a web of special interests

Schooling: Trapped in a web of special interests

Governments world-wide are struggling to solve the problem of deficiencies in their schooling systems. Politicians, teachers, educationists, administrators, employers, parents, politicians, policy analysts...
Rwanda attracts mixed feelings over progress

Rwanda attracts mixed feelings over progress

Rwanda’s progress since the genocide of 1994 has been remarkable and is a testament to the people in facing and overcoming staggering challenges, a...
Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan’s power goals

Nigeria: Goodluck Jonathan’s power goals

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has outlined an end to the country's power debacle; proposing 700 kilovolts- an estimated 3.5-billion-dollar electricity grid that will reduce...
Ethiopian government reveals another ambitious economic plan

Ethiopian government reveals another ambitious economic plan

Ethiopia’s latest five year development strategy will see the laying of a 2,000 kilometer railway network as well as the construction of a huge...
Mobile Phone banking and insurance transforming the world

Mobile Phone banking and insurance transforming the world

Global cellular phone coverage has far outpaced the expansion of essential services such as water and electricity, as well as access to financial services....
More expected of a unified Africa after World Cup

More expected of a unified Africa after World Cup

It has long been argued that, due to myriad socio-, political- and economic challenges, the true potential of African business has remained in the dark: unable...
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South Africa’s promising success

I was lucky to attend the 2010 World Cup final in South Africa. Even though the Bafana Bafana were no longer competing, the enthusiasm...
Uganda: AU wants to make a real difference at 15th Summit

Uganda: AU wants to make a real difference at 15th Summit

The 15th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) has today opened in Kampala under the theme: "Maternal, Infant and Child Health and...
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IFAD President to visit local Community Innovation Centre in Bugesera district of Rwanda

President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is expected to meet with Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda, during a...
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NYERERE centre for peace research begins new training programs in Arusha

The East African Community Nyerere Centre for Peace Research (EAC-NCPR) in cooperation with Arcadia University in the USA has offered new scholarships to undergraduate...
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UAE AIDS Seychelles anti-piracy infrastructure

The Government of the United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement with the Government of Seychelles to fund the construction of a new Seychelles...
Taming the African killer

Taming the African killer

New UNAids reports show positive sign of HIV/AIDS reduction in Africa. In countries such as Ethiopia, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe the reduction in...
Angola and United States sign Strategic Partnership Dialogue

Angola and United States sign Strategic Partnership Dialogue

The United States and Angola have signed the U.S.-Angola Strategic Partnership Dialogue, which formalizes increased bilateral partnerships in energy, security, trade and democracy promotion....
Africa’s growing wealth: The real challenge is cohesion

Africa’s growing wealth: The real challenge is cohesion

Africa, in the last decade, has experienced a marked economic growth fueled by emerging economies. South-South cooperation, as well as intra-African trade, has jump-started...
Kenya: U.S. launches East Africa software competition “Apps 4 Africa”

Kenya: U.S. launches East Africa software competition “Apps 4 Africa”

United States Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale launched the “Apps 4 Africa” contest at the Innovation Hub...
Middle East and North Africa open for telecom business

Middle East and North Africa open for telecom business

France Telecom have recently announced its plans to acquire five telecom deals in North Africa and the Middle East and are hoping to complete...