Archive for the ‘Africa’ Category

UK: Parliament Member Urges Increased Trade in Africa

Chuka Umunna, a member of Parliament since 2010 and Shadow Business Secretary since 2011, has indicated plans to increase trade with Africa in the future.

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Africa: Prospects of a New Pope

The number of baptized Catholics in Africa more than tripled between 1980 and 2010 to 185.6 million, offsetting a decline in the flock in Europe and slower U.S. growth.

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Nigeria: My Big, Phat Nigerian Wedding

Rising consumption across Africa has impacted societal norms. In Nigeria, the typical wedding has evolved in recent years into a high-concept “production,” sometimes with 2,000 guests.

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Libya: South Africans Alleged to Have Helped Gaddafi Escape

South African and Libyan diplomats are investigating the possibility that South Africans tried to help Muammar Gaddafi escape and died in the process.

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Botswana: Reprimanded for Denying Critic Access to Courts

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has found that national security is not a legitimate justification for infringing on the right of access to courts.

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South Africa | Quote of the Week

‘We fear, once released, his evil creatures will tamper with the investigations.’

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South Africa: Working Together on River Management

Angola, Botswana and Namibia depend on water from the Okavango River, the fourth largest in Africa. All three countries have developed a cross-border plan for river management.

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Libya: African Immigrants Flee the Country

African migrants from Libya have been streaming into neighbouring Tunisia to escape the violence. They include many Africans running for their lives, for fear of being mistaken for mercenaries.

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Zimbabwe: 46 Arrested For Plotting Egypt Style Protest

On Saturday the Harare police arrested 46 people for allegedly trying to organise an Egypt style protest through the internet’s social media. Included in the accused 46 is former Highfield MDC MP Munyaradzi Gwisai.

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Egypt: Post-Mubarak Era Dawns On Egypt

People power has spoken in the biggest Arab nation just four weeks after Tunisians toppled their own ageing ruler.

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