African Affairs

The illustrious examples of Mandela – by Gov. Kayode Fayemi

Written on February 8th, 2014 by
Categories: African Affairs

  The illustrious examples of Mandela - by Gov. Kayode Fayemi   THE passing of Nelson Mandela after his prolonged hospitalisation should not be a cause for sadness on any account. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and offer our prayers for them and for the people ...
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STAR IMAGES: Graca, Winnie: The Two New Widows Who Loved the Same Man Mandela

Written on December 27th, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

  My People: I just finished watching  the new movie "Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom" with my family.  It was lovely: Mandela portrayed magisterially, and Winnie quite powerfully. The movie was all pre-Graca (Machel): which leads me to the notion of the "The Two New Widows who Loved...
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South Sudan mishandled the pro-Machar ‘coup’

Written on December 26th, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

    SOUTH SUDAN Sudan's arid north is mainly home to Arabic-speaking Muslims. But in South Sudan there is no dominant culture. The Dinkas and the Nuers are the largest of more than 200 ethnic groups, each with its own languages and traditional beliefs, alongside Christianity and...
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Confirmation of foreign Heads of State and Government attending activities relating to Former President Mandela’s passing

Written on December 11th, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

    Media Release 09 December 2013 Confirmation of foreign Heads of State and Government attending activities relating to Former President Mandela's passing The South African Government can confirm that the following Heads of State and Government and their representatives, a...
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Video: President Obama’s tribute to Nelson Mandela

Written on December 10th, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

  http://www.barackobama.com/president-obama-mandela-speech From: Jon Carson, BarackObama.com [mailto:info@barackobama.com] Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 4:35 PM Subject: Video: President Obama's tribute to Nelson Mandela   President Obama paid tribute to ...
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South Africa’s Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg

Written on December 6th, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

  6 December 2013 Last updated at 02:06 GMT South Africa's Nelson Mandela dies in Johannesburg The announcement of Mandela's death was made by President Jacob Zuma outh Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95. Mr Mandela ...
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Participants Reaffirm their Commitment to Africa at African Development Fund 13th Replenishment

Written on September 28th, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

  SUMMARY:   "Participants agreed on a replenishment amount of $7.3 billion for the 2014 to 2016 cycle, of which $1 billion will be dedicated to a special facility for fragile states. The replenishment includes donor contributions of $5.8 billion, representing a slight increase ov...
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Will Mozambique end up like Nigeria or Norway?

Written on April 4th, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

  AFRICA Divergent fortunes Nigeria Norway $400bn oil revenue stolen or misspent since 1960 Norway's sovereign fund worth $670bn (2012) Nigeria's treasury loses $6bn a year to oil theft Norway's annual oil revenue is $40bn Nigerian GNI per ca...
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Africa: The Industrialization Agenda – AfricaFocus Bulletin

Written on April 2nd, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

  Africa: The Industrialization Agenda AfricaFocus Bulletin Apr 2, 2013 (130402) (Reposted from sources cited below) Editor's Note It seems to be the season for economic reports and meetings, with the IMF issuing a critique of subsidies for fossil fuels, the UNDP's Human Developme...
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Africa: India Lays Down Strategy to Broaden Trade With Africa

Written on March 31st, 2013 by
Categories: African Affairs

  http://allafrica.com/stories/201303300038.html?viewall=1 Africa: India Lays Down Strategy to Broaden Trade With Africa BY JAMES WAITHAKA, 29 MARCH 2013   The India sub-continent is not content with the current trade levels between it and the 54 African economies; and it is not...
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