Friday, April 25, 2014

Africans give govts failing marks on power, water supplies

January 6, 2014

The trans-continental averages reported in the survey conceal wide differences in perception from one country to another.…... read more

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Madagascar: Both presidential candidates claim victory in run-off

December 25, 2013

AFP reports that Madagascar election results are slowly coming in, as both presidential candidates claim victory in run-off polls. Former health minister Robinson Jean Louis,... read more

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South Africa: Court Says South Africa Must Probe Alleged Zimbabwe Torture

November 27, 2013

A top South African court has declared that the country’s police and prosecutors are obliged to investigate allegations of torture and crimes against humanity committed... read more

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Africa: Senegal, Kenya Lead Africa’s Internet Surge, iGDP

November 25, 2013

Senegal and Kenya are the African countries where the internet is having the biggest economic impact, according to a new report. The report, by the... read more

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Central African Republic: Soldiers ‘Out of Control’ in CAR, Says Amnesty

October 29, 2013

Cape Town — The rebel fighters who overthrew the government of the Central African Republic (CAR) earlier this year, and who now comprise the country’s... read more

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Africa: Advances and setbacks in Polio fight

October 27, 2013

As the global community marked World Polio Day last Thursday, recent events show there is both cause for celebration and concern. There have been 296... read more

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Rwanda, Africa’s top promoter of Gender Equality

October 17, 2013

Rwanda is Africa’s top-performing advocate of gender equality, followed by the Seychelles, Mozambique, South Africa and Botswana. This is reported in the 2013 Ibrahim Index... read more

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Africa: Free speech equals better governance, says report

October 17, 2013

The more freely Africans can speak their minds, the more confident they are in the performance of their governments, says a report. The report, released... read more

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Nigeria, Mauritania, Africa’s highest slave-holding nations – Anti-slavery foundation

October 17, 2013

An anti-slavery campaign group says in a new report that Nigeria has the highest number of people living in what it describes as “modern slavery”... read more

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Africa Is Rising But Slowly and Unevenly

October 14, 2013

By John Allen Standards of governance are gradually improving across Africa. Although the performance of some nations has deteriorated in fields such as the rule... read more

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Malawi: Anti-Corruption Official Shot

September 16, 2013

A senior Malawi government official has been shot and severely wounded in an attack the presidency says was aimed at silencing his efforts to combat... read more

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Nigeria: The Good News about Economic Growth and Competitiveness, By Adebowale Adefuye

September 15, 2013

Nigeria Ambassador to the U.S, Adebowale Adefuye The World Economic Forum’s 2013-2014 Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), as reported 4 September, 2013 [Premium Times] on allAfrica.com, highlighted various... read more

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Africa: Invest in Ourselves for Profit and Social Good – Elumelu

July 17, 2013

Tony Elumelu When President Barack Obama announced his administration’s US$7 billion ‘Power Africa’initiative in Tanzania this month, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist Tony Elumelu was at his side.... read more

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Africa: UN Report Provides Roadmap to End Poverty By Amoussouga Gero

July 9, 2013

AMOUSSOUGA GERO At this September’s meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, governments will discuss elements of the development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development... read more

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Africa: Power Sector is Ready for ‘Stampede’ of Investment – General Electric

July 2, 2013

The U.S.-based multinational General Electric, which points to a 100-year record of involvement in Africa, is one of the companies participating in the Power Africa... read more

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Nigeria: Knotty Cassava Tubers Can Change a Nation

June 18, 2013

When Mathius Karoni shops for bread at his local Park ‘n’ Shop supermarket, he’s not thinking about the contribution he’s making to Nigeria’s national budget... read more

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Zimbabwe: President Mugabe Sets Election Date

June 13, 2013

Cape Town — President Robert Mugabe has proclaimed July 31 as the date for Zimbabwe to hold general elections which are expected to end the... read more

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INTERVIEW: Pulling Nigeria and Africa Towards Prosperity and Power – Moghalu

June 9, 2013

CBN Deputy Governor, Kingsley Moghalu INTERVIEW…... read more

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Police confirm five officers, 20 Boko Haram killed in Gashua, Yobe

April 26, 2013

A total of 25 people, including police and assailants, were killed on Thursday in a crossfire between military operatives and gunmen in Gashua Town of... read more

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Africa: Malaria Care Improves With Cash

April 26, 2013

A question had been nagging at Ghanaian researcher Alexander Nartey. Since Ghana’s government had made health insurance available to the country’s poor to ease the... read more

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Africa: Malaria – Keeping a Crafty Killer On the Run

April 26, 2013

Imagine that snake attacks were killing a person a minute. Or that it was dogs, or foxes or chickens that were killing three-quarters of a... read more

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Sudanese President announces release of all political prisoners

April 1, 2013

Photo Credit: voanews.com via google Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that he will release all political detainees in the country, AFP reported on Monday.... read more

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Senegal Koranic school fire leaves nine children dead

March 5, 2013

At least nine children burned to death after a room they were sleeping in caught fire near the centre of Dakar, Senegal, according to the... read more

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Women-led farm initiative aims for peace, prosperity in Kenya

March 1, 2013

Fear of violence surrounding the upcoming general elections next week has raised anxiety among many Kenyans, but less so for Nyokabi Wamuyu. She is counting... read more

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