Tony Blair’s Journey in Africa

Tony Blair’s Journey in Africa

  As with his premiership, Tony Blair’s autobiography, published this month, has been surrounded by controversy. It has rapidly become a bestseller but in the UK book signings have been cancelled because of the threat of demonstrations. Before its launch…

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Pope‘s UK visit provokes debate on Catholicism in Africa

Pope‘s UK visit provokes debate on Catholicism in Africa

Recent controversy in the Catholic Church has reignited debate about the role of Catholicism in modern society. Commentators have noted that the Church thus finds itself at a definitive moment in its history. New Africa Analysis spoke to Sister Janet…

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Swaziland: Agencies Fight for Democracy and Freedom

Swaziland: Agencies Fight for Democracy and Freedom

The country’s first Day of Action is to be held on 7th September 2010.Organisers argue that the aim will bet to raise awareness of political and social injustices in the region as well as supporting the plight for democracy. Action…

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Ghana: Political Leaders Support Africa’s Green Revolution

Ghana: Political Leaders Support Africa’s Green Revolution

A group of senior political Parliamentarians have shown their support for former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s call to action at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). African politicians, farmers, scientists and financial institutions all met on Tuesday 2nd September to…

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Kenya: Trading blocs push costs of trade

Kenya: Trading blocs push costs of trade

Kenyan companies are recording losses as a result of their dash for regional profits from hurriedly launched Pan African economic blocs; a recently launched web based tracking device shows. The tracking tool for non-tariff barriers (NTBs) across the continent also…

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Rwanda: Post election transition

Rwanda: Post election transition

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame gets 7 more years after flawed elections. Though Kagame can claim credit for impressive economic growth and development under his leadership, the current system of governance seems unlikely to yield long-term peace and stability in Rwanda….

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Africa: Changing hearts and minds

Africa: Changing hearts and minds

 The media have become the kingmakers in a world where mass audiences are increasingly dependent upon broadcasting outlets as their main source of news. People are now more politically aware, better informed, more demanding and hungrier for information. And while…

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Caster Semenya: sports and South African identity

Caster Semenya: sports and South African identity

Berlin – Another victory was won on the field for Caster Semenya and South Africa. Yet on the sidelines, questions are still being asked: who is this young upstart, trying to give her best to the world in the face…

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Cote d’Ivoire: UN committed to assist in elections

Cote d’Ivoire: UN committed to assist in elections

The UN operation in this West African nation (UNOCI) is calling on the authorities to finalise its voters’ list in order to ensure that the electoral process runs to schedule. The election is set to take place on 31st October,…

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Gambia: Rice Project supports farmers

Gambia: Rice Project supports farmers

The country’s rice project (GRP), under the ministry of agriculture, recently distributed Nerica rice seeds and fertilisers to farmers in the Central Baddibu District in the North Bank Region (NBR) of the country. The recipient communities include Busura, Kinteh Kunda,…

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