sub-Saharan Africa

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Mar 4th, 2014
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by Lawrence Nwobu I am still at a loss at understanding what President Jonathan and his goons are celebrating in the so called centenary. Even the deaf and dumb know that Nigeria has been and remains increasingly a tragedy. Only a mad or deceitful person celebrates failure. What has become clear over...
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Feb 13th, 2014
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Perry Munzwembiri Economic inequality has dominated international economic debate recently, and with good reason. Developmental charity organisation Oxfam International made headlines not too long ago with its report which noted that the 85 richest people in the world own the wealth of half of the wo...
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Dec 2nd, 2013
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Dr. Daniel Teferra* The Ethiopian government and some external organizations claim that Ethiopia has recently become one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its October 2013 report concludes that Ethiopia’s “robust economic growth in recent years ha...
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Oct 4th, 2013
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Freedom House Ethiopia has one of the lowest rates of internet and mobile telephone penetration in the world, as meager infrastructure, a government monopoly over the telecom sector, and obstructive telecom policies have notably hindered the growth of information and communication technologies (ICTs)...
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Sep 2nd, 2013
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By Said Temsamani On August 3O, in his address to Moroccan ambassadors, HM King Mohammed VI stressed the fact that to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 21st century, Morocco needs a foreign policy that uses tools and approaches to match a changing global landscape of engagement. ...
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Aug 3rd, 2013
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by GRAHAM PEEBLES To many people land is much more than a resource or corporate commodity to be bought, developed and sold for a profit. Identity, cultural history and livelihood are all connected to ‘place’. The erosion of traditional values and morality (which include the observation of human right...
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Jul 29th, 2013
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Power, power, power… When President Obama recently visited Africa, he announced a “Power Africa” initiative.  In his Cape Town University speech, he proclaimed,  “I am proud to announce a new initiative. We’ve been dealing with agriculture.  We’ve been dealing with health. Now we’re going...
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Jun 12th, 2013
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WHY AFRICAN LEADERS ARE SO OBSESSED WITH RURAL DEVELOPMENT Africa will continue to be one of the most pertinent continents in the world with multifaceted people from different cultural backgrounds. Interestingly, the continent is blessed with innumerable natural resources such as crude oil, gold, coc...
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In Alemayehu G. Mariam
May 13th, 2013
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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world,” said Nelson Mandela. For the late Meles Zenawi and his apostles (the Melesistas) in Ethiopia, the reverse is true: Ignorance is the most powerful weapon you can use to prevent change and cling to power. They have long adop...
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May 8th, 2013
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By Associated Press NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 1 million babies die the day they are born every year, and the 14 countries with the highest rates of first-day deaths are all in Africa, according to a new report released Tuesday.Somalia, Congo, Mali, Sierra Leone and Central African Republic are the f...