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Daily Archives: May 11, 2016

Africa remembers Brenda Fassie – 12th anniversary this week

Africa remembers Brenda Fassie – 12th anniversary this week

One of Mzansi’s favourite daughters, Brenda Fassie was remembered on the 12th anniversary of her passing. Forever in the hearts of her fans, Mabrrr passed away on 9 May 2004 at th ...

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Rwanda acquires EU financial aid to expand electricity supply

Rwanda acquires EU financial aid to expand electricity supply

Rwanda signed an energy financing deal with the European Union on Tuesday worth $200 million that will help the government meet its target to ensure 70 percent of the population h ...

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IMF plays hardball on Kenya credit facility

IMF plays hardball on Kenya credit facility

Kenya will have to meet tough new conditions to access a $1.5 billion (Sh151 billion) emergency credit facility from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The country will be exp ...

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Tanzania’s National Bank of Commerce targets 3 million small businesses

Tanzania’s National Bank of Commerce targets 3 million small businesses

The National Bank of Commerce (NBC) last week launched its Business Banking product that focuses on about three million Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Dr. Adelhelm Meru, the ...

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Depression and HIV: the search for solutions in sub-Saharan Africa

Depression and HIV: the search for solutions in sub-Saharan Africa

Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Makerere University Many people with HIV worldwide suffer from some form of mental health problem. Although antiretroviral therapy has drastically redu ...

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Trump and Zuma: worlds apart but bound by patriarchy and sexism

Trump and Zuma: worlds apart but bound by patriarchy and sexism

Lyn Snodgrass, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University In recent months two highly controversial political leaders, Donald Trump and Jacob Zuma, have received harsh, intense global ...

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Time for Africa to transition from extractive to learning economies

Time for Africa to transition from extractive to learning economies

Calestous Juma, Harvard University The current slump in world commodity prices is forcing Africa to rethink its traditional dependence on raw material exports. This is why the tim ...

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Next steps to strengthen global land governance

Next steps to strengthen global land governance

Ruth Hall, University of the Western Cape and Ian Scoones, University of Sussex Four years ago voluntary guidelines on the governance of land and land tenure were agreed at the Un ...

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African proverb of the day 11/05/2016

African proverb of the day 11/05/2016

Cooked food is not sold for goats. Kikuyu Proverb ...

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China warns US over warship patrol

China warns US over warship patrol

China yesterday expressed “resolute opposition” to a United States warship patrol in the South China Sea near Yongshu Jiao in the Nansha Islands. The US warship, USS William P. La ...

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