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Piracy in Somalia and Nigeria cause collapse of financial institutions

Piracy in Somalia and Nigeria cause collapse of financial institutions

Somalia, Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea, and the Malacca Straits cost the Global economy about $12 billion a year from piracy operations, experts...
Ivory Coast: Declaration of War or Coalition Government?

Ivory Coast: Declaration of War or Coalition Government?

The declaration of war against civilians in Abobo neighborhood in the Ivorian capital of Abidjan by the head of the army loyal to the...
Africa: Where are the jobs?

Africa: Where are the jobs?

Africa has the highest poverty rate in the world. Even though some countries are on track to meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of...
The Do Cambuá: Angola’s new doggy-style dance

The Do Cambuá: Angola’s new doggy-style dance

The year 2011 will be represented by a cat in the Chinese horoscope. In Angola it is already, without the slightest doubt, the year...
Africa’s MDG Quagmire: Moving beyond the goals

Africa’s MDG Quagmire: Moving beyond the goals

The Millennium Development Goals are likely to remain important for the long-term task of eradicating poverty beyond 2015. But development policy is being challenged...
Ivory Coast: A Genocide Alert?

Ivory Coast: A Genocide Alert?

Ivory Coast has been placed under red alert following reports that houses have been marked according to the residents' tribal background, and after the...
Somalia: Battle for control of capital intensifies as rebels join forces

Somalia: Battle for control of capital intensifies as rebels join forces

The Somali government’s control of a major part of the capital city Mogadishu may be short-lived as the merging of two of the major...
Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

Sudan: Obama seeks African pressure on Omar Bashir

U.S President Barack Obama has written to a number of African leaders urging them to ensure a successful 2011 referendum that may split or...
Somalia: Government gradually takes over capital

Somalia: Government gradually takes over capital

United Nations-backed-Somali government is prepared to reclaim control of the entire country as Al-Shabab rebels continue to lose grounds to African Union troops known...
Honoring the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Honoring the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

December 17th marks the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Sex workers and their allies, clustered in intimate gatherings in cities around...
New AU laws to tackle Al-Qaeda in Africa

New AU laws to tackle Al-Qaeda in Africa

Reports of resurgence in drug trafficking activities, banditry, and hostage taking by groups affiliated to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), in the Sahel...
Africa’s big social media explosion

Africa’s big social media explosion

In the mid-1990s, as the use of mobile phones spread in much of the developed world, few thought of Africa as a potential market....
Gaddafi’s position on Africa versus Wikileaks

Gaddafi’s position on Africa versus Wikileaks

Caught between embarrassment, anger and confusion, African leaders have so far failed to react to the damaging revelations from WikiLeaks, the controversial whistle-blower website....
African entrepreneurship and private equity gather international interest

African entrepreneurship and private equity gather international interest

“From that very modest beginning, he has had a series of steppingstones where one thing has led to another. Now Austin’s company has revenues...
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Kele Okereke — The Beauty of the Writing, the Strength of the Performance

British rock singer Kele Okereke, on hiatus from the alternative rock band Bloc Party, hit the road for his first Solo European tour. After...
What has commonsense got to do with it?

What has commonsense got to do with it?

I have seen too many things that are so hard to say: A woman with severe high blood pressure, who against her doctor’s advice,...
The rebirth of Africa: The way forward

The rebirth of Africa: The way forward

‘Only where there is life is there also a will not a will to live however, but so teach I thee a will for...
Aloe Blacc, a soul-music treasure

Aloe Blacc, a soul-music treasure

In the wake of his hit song “I Need a Dollar”—a track made newly famous by this year’s HBO comedy-drama series How to Make...
U.S. Columbia Business School’s focus on Africa

U.S. Columbia Business School’s focus on Africa

Africa is coming onto the world business stage and, for that reason, it is ultimately up to the private sector and its most important...
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When Alicia Keys morphs into a “Chameleon”

African American singer-songwriter, actress, Alicia Keys, who gave birth to her first son, Egypt, last month, posed for the November 2010 edition of Vogue...
Libya: Sudan president out of Africa-European summit

Libya: Sudan president out of Africa-European summit

The African Union has decided to exclude Sudan President Omar Al-Bashir from the forth-coming European Union-African Union summit in order to prevent a protest...
The role of tradition in African democracy

The role of tradition in African democracy

“Democracy works only when it has evolved within a specific socio-cultural environment and fused into the traditional political systems such that it is seen as an...
Pope Benedict XVI and condoms, yes, but…

Pope Benedict XVI and condoms, yes, but…

Is the Catholic Church changing its discourse on the use of condoms as a means to fight against HIV-AIDS? Pope Benedict XVI's book, Light...
HIV/AIDS: UN report show decline in Africa, increase in Europe and Asia

HIV/AIDS: UN report show decline in Africa, increase in Europe and Asia

United Nation's programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS has announced that HIV-AIDS infections have reduced in Africa, but are increasing in Eastern Europe and central Asia....
African stocks triple on international exchanges

African stocks triple on international exchanges

NYSE Euronext Inc. — the home of the New York Stock Exchange and other exchanges — has seen a threefold increase in the trading...
Southern Africa countries attack Muammar Gaddafi

Southern Africa countries attack Muammar Gaddafi

Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) has expressed concern that some critical decisions reached by their heads of state are not being implemented as scheduled at...
United States: Black-White educational divide no longer down to poverty?

United States: Black-White educational divide no longer down to poverty?

The explanation that African-American males perform poorly in school as a result of poverty and marginalization has been thwarted by a recent research study...
As Africa telecoms grow Ethiopia, Somalia and Zimbabwe present great potential

As Africa telecoms grow Ethiopia, Somalia and Zimbabwe present great potential

A telecoms committee has been recently formed to urge African Countries to focus their attention to broadband deployment and telecom services to rural communities....
SIM card registration: A chance to formalize an informal economy, digitally

SIM card registration: A chance to formalize an informal economy, digitally

A growing number of sub-Saharan African countries – South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, and more recently, Ghana – now require that...
Malaria-resistant mosquitoes the key to malaria eradication?

Malaria-resistant mosquitoes the key to malaria eradication?

A team at INSERM (the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) has identified a gene that makes certain mosquitoes malaria resistant. According...