Energy in africa Business Development 

Orange aims to become a key player in energy transition in Africa and extends its services to five new countries

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, March 27, 2018/ — At the Africa CEO Forum, which is currently being held in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire), Orange (www.Orange.com) confirms its desire to become a key player in the energy transition sector in Africa, by providing services directly to the general public or as a wholesaler to public operators. Orange already provides a service offering rural populations access to solar energy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Madagascar. Today Orange is announcing the launch of this service in Burkina Faso, and further ahead in…

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Development OP-ED 

How Can Africa Develop a Culture of Sceptical Inquiry?

While there is a critical need for sceptical rationality in Africa, it has not been such a potent force in the region. Sceptical viewpoints are seldom visible in everyday talks and discussions, in public and national debates, in the mainstream media, in scholarly and popular literature. The mistaken belief that sceptical rationality is a Western idea persists. The dearth of these ideas is evident especially in discussions that are related to culture, religion, and tradition. Issues are presented as if questioning them is immaterial and of no consequence – that…

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dock-workersMadagascar Development East Africa Madagascar 

Madagascar dockworkers protest at Parliament as global union warns Africa against partnering with ICTSI

The plight of the Malagasy 43 – dockworkers sacked in Madagascar for standing up for their rights – has reached the highest levels of the Madgascan Government today with protests at Parliament and meetings scheduled with Government to try and resolve the dispute. The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and local Madagascan union SYGMMA will be meeting with Minister of Public Service, Labor, & Social Law Jean de Dieu Maharante and requesting that the Madagascan Government enforce the Supreme Court ruling and resolve the worsening dispute. The meetings come after…

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albinisms Development Human Rights 

Malawi Group to commemorate International Albinism Awareness Day

The Association of Persons with Albinism (APAM) will on June 13, join the international community in commemorating International Albinism Awareness Day at Nkolimbo ground in Ntcheu district. Overstone Kondowe, who is the president of APAM told Malawi News Agency (MANA) that this is the third year the association will commemorate the day, on which the world seeks to address challenges that people with albinism face. Please follow and like us:

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Business Development 

World Bank and IMF, help #StopTheBleeding of Africa’s wealth!

As the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) hold their Spring meetings in Washington, DC, billions of dollars due to African nations are illicitly leaving the continent. Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity, an emerging pan-African citizens’ movement, condemns the World Bank’s and IMF’s lack of action on and complicity in illicit financial flows from Africa and calls on them, as well as African governments and regional bodies, to act to #StopTheBleeding of African wealth now. According to the Economic Commission for Africa, illicit financial flows from…

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Human Rights OP-ED 

Death Penalty: World’s biggest executioner China must come clean about ‘grotesque’ level of capital punishment

  1,032 executions worldwide in 2016, down 37% from 2015 (1,634) ·         Iran, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Pakistan join China as world’s top five executioners ·         USA not among top five for first time since 2006, with lowest number of executions since 1991 ·         Botswana is one of just four countries in the world to resume executions in 2016; along with Nigeria, the State of Palestine and Belarus ·         Deprose Muchena, Southern Africa director warns “Botswana’s step backward must not be replicated elsewhere in the region.” China’s horrifying use of…

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Nigerian Police Human Rights World 

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

The State of the World’s Human Rights, delivers the most comprehensive analysis of the state of human rights around the world, covering 159 countries including 10 in Southern Africa. It warns that punishment of dissenting views and politically-motivated attacks on peaceful protests and the right to freedom of expression are on the rise in countries such as South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.   “From #FeesMustFall in South Africa, to #ThisFlag in Zimbabwe and the #UnemploymentMovement in Botswana; 2016 was a difficult year for human rights defenders and activists in the…

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Morocco solar Plant Development North Africa 

Morocco Leads the Way with the World’s Largest Solar Power Plant

Africa is changing at a rapid pace and those who pay attention to these changes are nothing short of impressive. Huge amounts are now invested continent wide and the creativity of local entrepreneurs is propelling national economies forward. Many of them have the merit of bringing in investors, while empowering like-minded co-nationals. It’s refreshing to see that some governments are also playing the long game and invest massively in high heels technologies. Please follow and like us:

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AU and technology Human Rights Technology 

AU Commission appoints High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies ‎

Johannesburg, December 18th, 2016 –  The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), HE Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has made a landmark decision by appointing ten (10) eminent experts from various fields to serve on the High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies (APET). The High Level-APET has been constituted in recognition of the need to harness both existing and emerging technologies for the economic development of Africa. Please follow and like us:

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Radison Kigali Rwanda Development Getaways Tourism 

The Role of NGOs in Africa’s Tourism

Tourism is one of the largest sectors in Africa, contributing approximately 3.3% to the total Sub-Saharan Africa GDP, and forecast to grow, in terms of GDP contribution by 5.2% between 2016-2026 in the same region. Various stakeholders have contributed to this growth, among them Non-governmental organizations. Here are different major roles which NGOs have played in developing tourism in Africa. Driving Sustainable Tourism Due to the continuous growth and influx of tourists into the continent, the industry has at some point been criticized for various negative impacts on the environment.…

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