Monthly Archives: May 2016

King corn’s crown slips

Some call it nshima or sadza, others pap or ugali. Whatever the name, maize meal is the staple food across much of southern Africa and large parts of eastern Africa.

Boiled and stirred into a …

KCB Bank and GoSwiff Roll Out Mobile Payments in Rwanda During World Economic Forum’s Africa Meeting

KIGALI, Rwanda, May 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — KCB Bank and GoSwiff, a global payment acceptance solutions provider, are rolling out a mobile payment solution (mPOS) for Rwandan merchants, to drive financial inclusion and digital payments

Central African Republic: Radio Ndeke Luka in New Partnership with Arte

Arte is giving a voice to Central Africans through reports by Radio Ndeke Luka, a Fondation Hirondelle media in Bangui and illustrations by Central African cartoonist Didier Kassaï. The idea sprang from a …

Africa: Zambia – Once a Poster Child for New Africa, Now Divided and Broke

Zambia perfectly illustrates the developing country conundrum. It is poor because it has weak governance, and it has weak governance because it’s poor. Can one break this cycle through more aid, or aid better spent, …

Derbas promotes refugee women rights in Egypt conference

Social Affairs Minister, Rashid Derbas, promoted the rights of women refugees in the Arab world in a conference that was held in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

“A woman can be a child, a teenager, …

El Nino-Induced Drought in Zimbabwe

Buhera (Zimbabwe) – Emaciated and with their ribs jutting out, Evans Sinyoro’s cattle lie on the ground overlooking a dry patch of land while the small earth dam nearby is also dry, thanks to the …

Zambia: KK Calls for Peace

FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has urged Zambians to desist from violence before, during and after the general elections this year.

Dr Kaunda has further cautioned Zambians against engaging themselves in xenophobia.

Speaking at the …