Daily Archives : 20th July 2010

Sierra Leone: US$20million for Youth Employment

Sierra Leone: US$20million for Youth Employment

Today (July 20th 2010) the World Bank announced that it has signed an agreement with the Government of Sierra Leone that supports its short to medium term efforts aimed at building on the successes of existing youth employment programs in…

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Dispatches: Africa's Last Taboo

Dispatches: Africa's Last Taboo

Dispatches is Channel 4’s highly successful, sometimes controversial pioneering documentary series that critically covers a vast range of topics and areas. In a recent episode entitled ‘Africa’s Last Taboo’,  filmmaker and reporter Sorious Samura travels to a couple of countries…

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SA Tourism Educated Indian Trade about Destination SA

SA Tourism Educated Indian Trade about Destination SA

Mumbai: The Learn South Africa programme, a South African Tourism initiative in India, has sparked tremendous interest amongst the travel fraternity there.  The unique programme exclusively designed to train Indian travel agents, has received an overwhelming response from across the…

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No Turning Back as Africa's Hour Arrives

No Turning Back as Africa's Hour Arrives

The 2010 World Cup has been a memorable and momentous occasion not only for me, but for South Africa, the African continent and the rest of the world. It has indeed been incredible. It has been a unifying factor, with…

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Ignore these Northern Political Looters

Ignore these Northern Political Looters

Since President Goodluck Jonathan assumed political office early this year, the ailing Northern Political class have gone into a frenzy, issuing threats, organizing showcase meetings and grand standing, all to frighten a minority from staking for federal power. Yet, none…

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Iconic Leader, Nelson Mandela, Celebrates 92nd Birthday

Iconic Leader, Nelson Mandela, Celebrates 92nd Birthday

Anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela celebrated his 92nd birthday at home with his family on Sunday July 18, just one week after the World Cup showed off the successes of democratic South Africa. After spending 27 years in an apartheid prison,…

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Sudan: Sustaining the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Sudan: Sustaining the Comprehensive Peace Agreement

A report published last week calls for urgent action from African heads of state who are meeting at a major summit of the African Union (AU) in Uganda from 19-27 July. In their new joint report titled ‘Renewing the Pledge:…

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Brazil can Learn from South Africa

Brazil can Learn from South Africa

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has praised South Africa for its ‘wonderful’ hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and suggested that Brazil had much to learn from their predecessors. ‘We (Brazil) now have a tremendous responsibility on…

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Renaissance capital acquires BJM Securities

Renaissance capital acquires BJM Securities

Renaissance Capital, the emerging markets investment bank, announced on July 14th that it has completed its acquisition of BJM Securities, the brokerage business of South Africa’s Barnard Jacobs Mellet (BJM) Group. All regulatory and other consents were received, and shareholders…

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EAC turns to the Business Community

EAC turns to the Business Community

Visitors and citizens of the East African Community (EAC) have not started to enjoy the privileges of the free EAC trading block, two weeks after it was launched by the community’s heads of states on 1 July. As a result,…

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