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Young African leaders debate and propose solutions to challenges facing Southern Africa

JOHANNESBURG, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/Asianet-Pakistan — More than 100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 7 – 8 to identify solutions to tough challenges in communities throughout the region by tapping youth innovation and leadership. Young African leaders from 14 countries, including Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe attended the Southern Africa Regional Conference as part of the U.S. government’s Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. Please follow and like us:

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REVEALED: Pastor TB Joshua’s Uncanny Influence In Tanzania

Joshua and KikweteWithin hours of Pastor T.B. Joshua touching down in Tanzania on Tuesday November 3rd 2015, he had met the three most important political figures in the country – John Magufuli, the President-Elect, Jakaya Kikwete, the outgoing President and Edward Lowassa, the former Prime Minister and opposition leader.

However, a government source has revealed that the Nigerian Pastor’s uncanny influence in the East African nation did not just begin during the recently held elections.

“Our new President, John Magufuli, visited T.B. Joshua in Nigeria long before he even nursed a presidential ambition,” explained Eng. Ngimbwa, chairperson of the Tanzanian Contractors Registration Board.

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President Obama’s Visit And Africa’s Second Uhuru

[Open Letter To President Obama] Dear Mr. President, Your trip to Africa this week presents a legacy-defining opportunity. President George W. Bush is remembered for the billions of dollars he made available to fight HIV/Aids; a program which has continued under your administration. Bill Clinton, while decried for allowing genocide in Rwanda, is also hailed for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the preferential trade deal that allows some duty free exports from participating African countries to the U.S.; this program was also recently renewed by Congress under your administration. Mr. President,…

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Mauritius: A woman president for all citizens

Professor Ameenah Gurib FakimI think that the great strength that women bring when they move into senior levels of politics is not that they’re more nurturing, caring, maternal figures, but that they will bring a certain level of different perspective, a different way of thinking, and that is just really valuable for all of us.”— Nicholas Kristof, journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner.

 

Professor Ameenah Gurib Fakim will remain in the history of Mauritius as the first woman President of the Republic who has broken many gender stereotypes. She has shown that women can make it with hard work and perseverance. She is the only President of the Republic who does not come from any political background and is getting the highest function of the state on her own merit. All the male presidents we have had since 1992 starting with Sir Veerasamy Ringadoo followed by Cassam Uteem, Karl Offman, Sir Anerood Jugnauth and Kailash Purryag were members of political parties. By holding the highest and most prestigious position of the Republic of Mauritius she is lighting the torch and showing to the world that African and Mauritian women can make it to the top.

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Mauritius: Gender equality for the next term

Map of MauritiusPort Louis, 6 February:  The elections have come and gone. There is a new government in place of which only eight women form part of the 69 seat National Assembly. Despite progress made over the last few years, gender inequality persists. Gender inequality is deeply rooted in entrenched attitudes. Political commitment at the highest level is crucial for social change. With the post-2015 development framework hot on the agenda, one wonders where women’s rights and gender equality will be during the next term.

 

Like many problems gender inequality is a problem that has a solution. Positive steps taken have proved that women’s empowerment is possible in Mauritius. Many practical steps taken have reduced inequalities in different fields. Girls are doing better than boys in education. Women have access to loans and the majority of Small and Medium Enterprises are run by women. There are more women than men in the judiciary and women Permanent Secretaries constitute over 40%. But there is still much more to be done. Gender based violence (GBV) and the representation of women in Parliament remain major concerns.

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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni thinks there are lessons to be learnt from Malawi’s recent elections

Museveni Of UgandaA  three man delegation from the Uganda Electoral Commission spent a weeklong visit in Malawi to study voter education processes.  Inspite of flaws in the Malawi recents elections the Ugandans believe there are still positive lessons to be learnt.

Uganda has less than two years to prepare for the next  national elections and this time, election officials say they want to do a better job in educating voters.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Blantyre, the director of operations at the Uganda Electoral Commission, Leonard Mulekwa, explained why his three-person delegation came to Malawi.

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Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete threatens Malawi over lake dispute

President Jakaya KikweteLILONGWE(AGV)–Speaking on Thursday during the country’s heroes’ day celebrations, Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete made a rumbling speech saying its armed forces were ready to protect the country against any foreign threat to its territory, raising the stakes in an escalating border dispute with Malawi.

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Lake Malawi fossil could be oldest dinosaur ever found

Men Fishing On Lake MalawiLILONGWE: Fossilised bones unearthed by a British palaeontologist in colonial Tanzania in the 1930s may be those of the oldest dinosaur ever found, researchers reported on Wednesday.

The bones are either those of the earliest dinosaur or of the closest relative of dinosaurs discovered to date, they said.A denizen of the Middle Triassic around 243 million years ago, the creature predates all previous dinosaur finds by 10 million to 15 million years, the scientists said.

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Kenya beat Malawi to earn Cecafa semi-final spot

Kenya beat guest team Malawi 1-0 to secure a place in the semi-final of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in Uganda.Veteran striker Mike Baraza scored the only goal of the game 12 minutes after half-time. The Harambee Stars will play Zanzibar in Thursday’s semi-finals of the east and central African regional event.Hosts and defending champions Uganda take on Ethiopia in the last of the quarter-finals, the winners will face Tanzania in the last four. Malawi’s preparations for the game were hit by a player strike on Monday.The squad refused to…

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Tanzania asks for mediation over Lake Malawi dispute

Fishermen On Lake MalawiDAR ES SALAAM – Tanzania called on Saturday for an international mediator to resolve a long-standing border dispute with Malawi, conceding the latest talks over territorial rights to Lake Malawi and its potential reserves of oil and gas have failed.

The call comes after Malawi accused its neighbour of intimidating its citizens, halting talks with Tanzania over the ownership of the lake.

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