Monthly Archives: March 2016

The deep economic and political crises in Angola

There’s a lot going on in Angola. Western media have extensively covered the trial and detention of the so-called book club (really a civic activists study group on protest) and the imprisonment of Cabinda activist

Benefits of Backpack Biogas

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Billions of dollars of aid has been pumped into Africa. Yet effective change too often remains an elusive outcome, leading to a vicious cycle: more needs, more aid but still little

28 MW Genius Tracker™ Ordered from GameChange Solar for Southeast

NEW YORK, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — GameChange Solar announced that it has received an order from a leading nationwide developer/installer for a 28 MW Genius Tracker™ single axis tracker system to be installed in …

Zambia’s Former Interim President to Support Opposition in August Election

Zambia’s former interim president has declared his support for opposition presidential candidate Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND) in the country’s August 11 presidential election.

Guy Scott, a member of the …

USAID Donates Vehicles and Equipment to the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented three Toyota Hilux pickup vehicles and 41 desktop computers to the Savanna Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) in Tamale, Ghana on March 31st. The vehicles and office …

‘Bazooka’ assassination: Anti-mining activist knew his life was in danger

Xolobeni activist Nonhle Mbuthuma broke down in tears last month while addressing a mining conference in Cape Town. “Our people are being attacked. People are dying because of this,” she said, describing her community’s struggle

BMW Group And United Nations Alliance Of Civilizations (UNAOC) Announce Finalists For The Intercultural Innovation Award

NEW YORK and MUNICH, March 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/– Ten projects have been named finalists by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and BMW Group for the Intercultural Innovation Award. The selection process was highly …

Opinion: World Bank Reinvents Tainted Aid Program for Ethiopia

OAKLANDI was taught that responsibility means admitting your mistakes and being accountable when you make a mistake. I still believe this to be true for individuals and institutions.

So when a powerful group …

Zambia’s Religious Leaders Call for Civility in Political Rhetoric

The Episcopal Conference of Zambia has called on all political parties and their presidential candidates to take steps to curb politically motivated violence ahead of the country’s August 11 presidential election.

The organization of Roman …