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Why South Africa Is Not Fit to Lead Africa

458 ViewsSouth Africa’s failure to successfully engage some of Africa’s most troublesome conflict zones has undermined the country’s credibility and cast doubt about whether South Africa should be perceived as the continent’s regional military and political leader. Ineffectual leadership is at the heart of the matter. President Zuma has made some dubious decisions regarding South […]

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Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe vows to step down if defeated

343 ViewsZimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has said he will quit after 33 years in power if he loses Wednesday’s election. “If you lose you must surrender,” the Zanu-PF party leader said. His remarks came as Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party accused Zanu-PF of doctoring the voters’ roll. Zanu-PF denied the […]

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New Nigeria Law Says Men Can Marry Baby Girls

394 ViewsA new law in Nigeria has people up in arms and wondering what kind of Senator in their right mind would vote for such a thing. Citizens everywhere are protesting an amendment to Section 29 (4b) of the 1999 Constitution regarding the age at which women are allowed to be married. The amendment changes […]

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Why African Entrepreneurs Outperform Their Peers On Levelled Playing Field

1462 ViewsEntrepreneurs in some of the world’s poorest countries should find cause for optimism in “Explaining Africa’s (Dis)Advantage,” a recent study co-authored by Wharton management professor Ann Harrison and published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. “If … you were to give African entrepreneurs the same kind of environment as an American or European […]

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Rwandan woman gets 10 years in US prison for lying about genocide

412 ViewsA Rwandan woman living in New Hampshire was sentenced to 10 years in jail on Monday for obtaining her U.S. citizenship unlawfully by lying about her role in the 1994 genocide in her central African homeland. Beatrice Munyenyezi, 43, who has been in the United States since 1998, failed to disclose during her citizenship […]

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Italy Racism Row: Cecile Kyenge Compared to Orangutan

506 ViewsAn Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country’s first Black cabinet minister Cecile Kyenge reminded him of an orangutan. Roberto Calderoli, from the anti-immigration Northern League, told a rally that the success of Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge encouraged “illegal immigrants” to come to Italy. Ms Kyenge is an Italian […]

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Entire government of Luxembourg resigns after spying and corruption scandal forces its prime minister to quit

239 ViewsThe Luxembourg government today resigned, brought down by a spying and corruption scandal that shook the tiny country better known for wealthy bankers than political intrigue. Jean-Claude Juncker, prime minister since 1995 and the European Union’s longest serving government chief, tendered his resignation to Grand Duke Henri, the royal head of state who himself […]

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Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, may boast Africa’s tallest building by 2017

381 ViewsWhile a 58-story building had been announced, plans unveiled by a private Chinese developer now call for a 99-story office-hotel tower. Guangdong Chuanhui Group has not revealed the building’s estimated cost or other details, including financial arrangements or the names of the architect and engineer. The site for the Chuanhui International Tower is at […]

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Mugabe threatens to pull Zimbabwe out of SADC

370 ViewsZimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has launched his re election campaign with a warning to a 15 member Southern African regional bloc, SADC that his country could withdraw amid demands for a free and fair vote. “Let it be known that we are in SADC (the Southern African Development Community) voluntarily. If SADC decides to […]

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Kenyatta University Student Invents A New Way to Make Electricity Using Chicken Droppings

412 ViewsKenyan Engineering Student Invents A New Way To Make Electricity Using Chicken Droppings: Electricity is something that has become a necessity in every household today and we owe this mode of lighting, cooking to Sir Thomas Eliot who in in the year 1875, tirelessly worked towards making the light bulb better. With all the […]

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