Post Tagged with: "Africa"

Botswana’s investment and management in diamonds paying off

July 1, 2013 12:25 am0 comments
Botswana’s investment and management in diamonds paying off

This week, the government of Botswana announced that it would start auctioning its own diamonds for the first time ever, moving much of its precious stone trade internally, away from the usual markets in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe

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Ugandan Government Official Jailed For Stealing Donor Funds

June 26, 2013 4:38 pm0 comments
Geoffrey Kazinda the former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister

KAMPALA – A Ugandan Government official has been jailed for embezzling US$5M donated by the international community.

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Is it time for Wimbledon Tennis Organisers to relax its traditions?

June 24, 2013 9:43 pm0 comments
Is it time for Wimbledon Tennis Organisers to relax its traditions?

Wimbledon 2013 starts on 26th June and runs through to 7th July 2013. Everyone involved, whether as a spectator, player, organiser or sponsors will be hoping that the weather behaves itself. Generally, the weather does not affect the overall quality of the grand slam

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Is Canada fit for purpose to help Tanzania achieve transparency in Extractive Industries?

June 15, 2013 1:02 pm0 comments
Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada & His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, President of Tanzania

Extractive Industry public policy is an increasingly hot issue in Tanzania. Since many of the extractive companies active in Tanzania are registered in Canada, it is not surprising that this issue has raised eyebrows.

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Africa is the Net Creditor? This should not surprise us…

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Africa is the Net Creditor? This should not surprise us…

Often Western leaders or negotiators have their national interests first, while African leaders are known for having their personal interests first. Let’s change!

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Lawn Tennis the Forgotten Sports in Africa

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Lawn Tennis the Forgotten Sports in Africa

Certain words, which we easily use in our daily vocabulary, were not in existence a few years or decades ago. They may not be your cup of tea as you find it annoying or they may be your buzz words. Whichever side you belong, the key issue is that you are aware of its meaning and have the option to use it

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The Demise of Creativity in African Football

June 8, 2013 1:44 pm1 comment
Nigeria's midfielder Jay Jay Okocha (R) struggles to keep control of the ball in front of Sweden's midfielder Anders Svensson during match 21 group F of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan opposing Sweden and Nigeria 07 June, 2002 in Kobe, Japan. AFP PHOTO TORU YAMANAKA

The 1998 World Cup held in France, Nigeria advanced from the Group Stage, which included Spain, Paraguay and Bulgaria. It was not the first time that Nigeria or a country representing Africa advanced from the Group Stage. They also advanced to the second round in 1994 FIFA World Cup USA in a group comprising Argentina, Bulgaria and Greece. But it was achieved by playing a brand of football that entertained neutral football fans watching on TV or lucky enough to have stadium tickets. On both occasions, the other African countries Cameroon, Morocco, Tunisia, South Africa did not advance to the second round. And although Nigeria lost in the second round […]

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East Africa should be Able to Feed Itself

June 5, 2013 12:16 pm1 comment
East Africa should be Able to Feed Itself

In trying to understand change it is always necessary to understand what has remained the same. Looking at how the East African Community is creating exciting opportunities at the moment, it is still sad to.

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U.S. Takes Off the Gloves and Takes on the Competition with China for African Markets

May 2, 2013 10:01 pm0 comments
U.S. Takes Off the Gloves and Takes on the Competition with China for African Markets

WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), John Boozman (R-AR) and Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced legislation today that will help create American jobs by dramatically increasing the number of U.S. exports to Africa.

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