Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lessons from Kaundanomics

A story is told that a few years after independence in 1964, Kenneth Kaunda, Zambia’s first president, visited one of the mines in the mineral rich Copperbelt Province and was immediately struck by the complete

SOUTH AFRICA:PRESIDENT ZUMA SIGNS ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING BILL INTO LAW

JOHANNESBURG, President Jacob Zuma has signed the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment (FICA) bill into law.

The Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Act, assented by the President, amends the Financial Intelligence Centre Act, 2001. The 2001 Act …

Where exactly is Kenya’s 5.8 per cent growth?

Although relatively better off than its neighbours, Kenya remains a struggling economy dominated by foreign-owned tourism, agriculture, the services industries and a small manufacturing sector stunted by huge imports and counterfeits. Endemic corruption, increased integration

Indigenous Women: The Frontline Protectors of the Environment

Indigenous women, while experiencing the first and worst effects of climate change globally, are often in the frontline in struggles to protect the environment. A forum organized by the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network

Girls in ICT: ECA professionals inspire Ethiopian girls to break into boys’ club

The Economic Commission for Africa on Thursday participated in the International Telecommunication Union’s Girls in information and communication technologies (ICT) celebrations in Addis Ababa, with ECA professionals joining other distinguished guests in training and sharing …

YPO Innovation Week Launches Across Africa

Annual Event Connects Global Leaders of the World’s Most Innovative Companies

27 April 2017 – YPO, the world’s premier network of chief executives, today announced the launch of Innovation Week across Africa. Through a

SOUTH AFRICA CALLS FOR UN CONVENTION TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

UNITED NATIONS, South Africa has called for a convention with legally-binding norms and standards to provide the maximum promotion, protection and fulfillment of the rights of indigenous peoples everywhere.

Deputy Minister for Co-operative Governance and …

Foreign Minister N. Kotzias to visit Algeria (27 April 2017)

Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias will pay a visit to Algiers on Thursday, 27 April. During his visit he will meet with the Algerian Foreign Minister, Ramtane Lamamra, and the President of the Council of the …

PPF seeks justice for Nigerian Journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), in a letter to Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria expressed serious concern over killing of Famous Giobaro, a journalist working with Glory FM, Bayelsa State-owned radio station.

PPF Secretary General Owais …