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APRM condemns latest downgrade of Mauritius by credit rating agency Moody’s

– – The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM), which is an organ of the African Union (AU) that supports African countries in the area of credit ratings, has condemned latest downgrade of Mauritius by credit rating agency Moody’s. In a statement APRM said it has “noted with concern the unsolicited rating action by Moody’s that resulted in the downgrade of… Read More
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Britain refuses to end colonial rule in Africa’s Chagos Islands

Britain has failed to withdraw from the Chagos Islands, the last territory it still colonizes in Africa despite a deadline for it to do so. A United Nations deadline for Britain to end “continued colonial administration” expired this week. The U.N. General Assembly voted in May in favor of Britain returning the islands to Mauritius and set a deadline for… Read More
100 young African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa Southern Africa 

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,… Read More

REVEALED: Pastor TB Joshua’s Uncanny Influence In Tanzania

Within 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... Read More

President Obama’s Visit And Africa’s Second Uhuru

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),… Read More

Mauritius: A woman president for all citizens

“I 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.  ... Read More

Mauritius: Gender equality for the next term

Port 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.... Read More

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

A  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... Read More

Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete threatens Malawi over lake dispute

LILONGWE(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. . Read More

Lake Malawi fossil could be oldest dinosaur ever found

LILONGWE: 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... Read More