Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Mobile money: Africa’s best contribution to innovation so far?

August 14, 2013 10:53 pm0 comments
Mobile money: Africa’s best contribution to innovation so far?

The evolution of mobile money in Africa is a clear example of a business in which the continent is leading and not lagging. Besides the classical money transfer services already present since several years, many providers are now expanding their services by entering the banking industry and opening up to interesting scenarios so far unexplored by the so called “developed economies”.

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Making sense of Mugabe’s re-election in Zimbabwe

August 13, 2013 8:54 am0 comments
Making sense of Mugabe’s re-election in Zimbabwe

Robert Mugabe has outfoxed his biggest political rival, Morgan Tsvangirai to win his seventh term as president of Zimbabwe. His victory didn’t surprise many, but the margin with which he clinched the presidency.

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Nelson Mandela Sports Day, a Good Springboard to Promote Fairness in Sports

August 10, 2013 1:35 pm0 comments
Nelson Mandela Sports Day, a Good Springboard to Promote Fairness in Sports

Countries or organization arrange sporting events as a powerful tool to promote an objective. The objective of a sporting event could be for celebration of an achievement, promotion of ideas, competition or inspiration. In certain cases, sports events are planned just to unite together a group of individuals.

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Ethiopian Military plane crashes in Somalia

August 9, 2013 12:51 pm0 comments
An AMISOM firefighter attempts to stop the fire at the site of an airplane crash in Mogadishu, Somalia, on August 9. An Ethiopian Air Force aircraft crashed upon landing this morning at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport. Two of the six crew members survived the crash. AU UN IST PHOTO / TOBIN JONES

Mogadishu 9th August – An Ethiopian Air force flight today crash landed at Mogadishu International Airport killing four crew members and injuring two others.

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Democracy, politics, and international relations

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Democracy, politics, and international relations

So Mugabe won the general elections again! And the international election observers (i.e. SADC) declared that the elections were free and peaceful. There might have been some irregularities in the whole process, but conventional wisdom and experience has it that elections are never perfect.

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Morsi Diaspora supporters protest in Newcastle

August 3, 2013 4:47 pm0 comments
Morsi Diaspora supporters protest in Newcastle

Pro-Morsi Egyptian gathered in Newcastle city centre to protest against the military coup in Egypt. With megaphones and banners, the crowd demanded for Morsi to be released unconditionally.

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Michael Essien is back to reclaim his Throne in Chelsea’s Midfield

August 1, 2013 6:08 am0 comments
Michael Essien is back to reclaim his Throne in Chelsea’s  Midfield

The new European Football Season starts next month. All clubs have started pre-season training. Every football club is trying to improve their squad and release a few players. The objective for every football club is to improve on the previous season. Chelsea as a contender for the 2013/2014 English Premier League title,are no different.

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Aid-for-Trade and Africa is an ongoing process

July 19, 2013 12:51 am0 comments
Benefits at the local level will be crucial to showing the impact of Aid-for-Trade in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Image provided by www.guardian.co.uk.

A week ago I received an advanced copy of the 2013 report, Aid for Trade at a Glance: Connecting to Value Chains, composed by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which outlined the impact that the Aid-for-Trade Initiative has had over the last several years. Since its inception in 2007, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the OECD have partnered to create a system that encourages transparency of borders, through trade

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First 100 days of Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency: Kenyans Be ‘aware’

July 14, 2013 11:16 am0 comments
First 100 days of Uhuru Kenyatta’s presidency: Kenyans Be ‘aware’

Franklin D. Roosevelt came to power as the president of the U.S.A at the time when his country and much of the capitalist world were in economic and political turmoil. The Great Depression had taken its toll on both sides of the Atlantic.

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3 African Football Association are being investigated by FIFA

July 2, 2013 10:26 pm0 comments
3 African Football Association are being investigated by FIFA

One of the many benefits of technology ….in today’s world is the easy access to information. Thus, it was with intrigue …that I reacted to the news about a FIFA probe

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