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President Jacob Zuma To Meet Students In South Africa Over Fees Protests

President Jacob Zuma To Meet Students In South Africa Over Fees Protests

SOUTH AFRICA’s President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday he will meet student leaders and university authorities on Friday to discuss planned hikes in tuition fees that have sparked a week of nationwide protests, some of which have turned violent. Critics say the increases would further disadvantage black students, who are already under-represented. Zuma has not […]

Saving Mothers And Babies Advances Africa – Melinda Gates

Saving Mothers And Babies Advances Africa – Melinda Gates

Sometimes the technical words we use to describe a problem mask its true nature.Such is the case for the hundreds of thousands of women who die during pregnancy or delivery each year across Africa. For them, the official cause of death may be recorded as postpartum hemorrhage or uterine rupture. Similarly, for the alarming number […]

Zambia Missed An Opportunity To Launch National Airline – Francis Simenda

Zambia Missed An Opportunity To Launch National Airline – Francis Simenda

FRANCIS Simenda says Zambia missed an opportunity to launch its national airline in 2013 when almost all the formalities for the initiative were done. There have been numerous attempts by the government to put up a national airline, the country’s official flag bearer. During the official opening of the fifth session of Parliament on September […]

African Civil Society Under Threat: Mary Robinson

African Civil Society Under Threat:  Mary Robinson

The decline of human rights on average across Africa is worrying Mary Robinson, the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and now a special envoy on climate change for the UN Secretary-General. Discussing this year’s Ibrahim Index of African Governance, she also underlined the need for more data on climate change. She spoke […]

South Africa Retains Ranking In 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

South Africa Retains Ranking In 2015 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

South Africa has retained its position in the 2015 Ibrahim Index on Africa Governance. In the 2015 Index, South Africa has retained its rank of 4 of 54 countries assessed in the Index. This follows South Africa’s improved performance in the 2015/16 World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Index which saw South Africa rise seven […]

Africa Is A Rich Continent With Poor People – Dlamini Zuma

Africa Is A Rich Continent With Poor People – Dlamini Zuma

AFRICA is a contradictory place being a rich continent with poor people, African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. She also said development will be very slow in Africa if women are left out. During a cockatil held for her at Melia Habana Hotel on Friday evening, Dlamini-Zuma said only skills and education could be an […]

The Value Of Dual Citizenship For African’s Wishing To Take Advantage Of Opportunities

The Value Of Dual Citizenship For African’s Wishing To Take Advantage Of Opportunities

The Value of Dual Citizenship for African’s Wishing to Take Advantage of Opportunities within the Continent and Abroad. It is estimated that only around 1% of the world’s population have two or more passports, making dual citizenship an exclusive privilege. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 5 October 2015/ “No man is an island” is the theme of […]

Africa’s Governance Winners, Losers And Surprises

Africa’s Governance Winners, Losers And Surprises

Zimbabwe is one of the African countries where governance has improved most in the four years up to 2014. Senegal just might surge ahead of its African counterparts in the future, to become one of the continent’s powerhouses. Developments in Somalia, long the worst-governed country in Africa, can be described as “a good news story”. […]

Africans Lead With The Highest Academic Achievements In The US Beating Asians

Africans Lead With The Highest Academic Achievements In The US Beating Asians

Africans have the highest educational attainment rates of any immigrant group in the United States with higher levels of completion than the stereotyped Asian American model minority. It is not only the first generation that does well, as estimates indicate that a highly disproportionate percentage of black students at elite universities are African or the […]

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa, Number 1 Will Surprise You

The Top 10 Fastest Growing Economies In Africa, Number 1 Will Surprise You

Africa is preparing to take its place in a future global economy which will see the earth’s population reach 10 billion by 2050. As people are saying, Africa is where the ball is bouncing right now. The continent is currently experiencing an average economic growth of between 5 to 8% a year. It’s the youngest […]

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