Madela Goodbye Speaches by African Leaders

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  • Posted on January 18, 2013

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Central African leaders prepare for peace talks with rebels

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  • Posted on January 3, 2013

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BANGUI, Central African Republic: The government in the Central African Republic was preparing Thursday to go to peace talks with rebels in Libreville, while the military situation on the ground remained stable. President Francois Bozize’s regime has begun to make allegations about the rebels and their leadership ahead of negotiations to start in Gabon’s capital…



Mixergy Interview: How to get over the startup fear, and just get started – with Andy Wilkerson

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  • Posted on January 1, 2013

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There’s an online marketing place called ThemeForest where designers sell themes they make for sites that run on platforms like WordPress or Tumblr. I happened to chat with the founder of that marketplace and he told me that quite a few of his designers are making over a million in sales. I asked him to intro…



South African traffic police fitness test sees seven killed in 35 degress celcius heat

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  • Posted on January 1, 2013

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The massive crowd of unemployed jobseekers, mostly aged between 18-20, took part in the test, held in a football stadium, after they each received text messages informing them they had been “shortlisted” for the coveted spots in the KwaZulu Natal regional traffic police department. As part of the test, they were told they needed to…



Rwanda has fastest Internet on the continent

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  • Posted on December 30, 2012

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According to statistics featured on Ookla’s NetIndex, Rwanda has the fastest Internet speed in Africa – faster than Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa. The central African country currently has an average download speed of up to 7.28 Mbps, which is more than double the 3.28 Mbps speed it had just six months ago. President Paul Kagame of Rwanda (Image:…



AUC Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma Renaissance Woman of the Year

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Addis Ababa, December 14th 2012 – Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, African Union Commission’s Chairperson, received on the 9th December, 2012, the international Renaissance woman of the Year Award 2012, during the annual celebratory event organized in Florence, Italy, by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation. The Renaissance Awards, established in 2011 by the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, aimed…



Central Africa states to up troops in CAR ahead of peace talks

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  • Posted on December 30, 2012

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LIBREVILLE – Central African Republic’s neighbours have agreed to increase the number of troops stationed there to help defend against rebels threatening to overthrow the government. The Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) – which already has more than 500 peacekeepers in CAR – announced its decision overnight in Gabon’s capital Libreville, ahead of…



Central African Republic seeks US, French aid against rebels

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  • Posted on December 28, 2012

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BANGUI — The president of the Central African Republic appealed on Thursday for France and the US to help push back rebels threatening his government and the capital. However, Paris said its troops were only ready to protect French nationals, while the US embassy temporarily suspended operations and the US ambassador and other embassy personnel…



Rebels Are Advancing Toward Capital of Central African Republic

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  • Posted on December 28, 2012

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Rebels on Thursday inched closer to the capital of the Central African Republic, one of Africa’s most fragile states, threatening to topple an elected government that has had an unsteady grip on power for nearly a decade. Thousands of civilians fled cities and towns into dense forest as embassies and humanitarian aid organizations evacuated many of…



MALAWI-ANGOLA: Some facts on food crises and response

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  • Posted on December 17, 2012

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Prolonged dry spells have driven almost four million people to food insecurity in Malawi and oil-rich Angola, in Southern Africa. Humanitarian aid agencies have been trying to shine a spotlight on crises in the region, even as the situations in Syria and the Sahel continue to dominate headlines. Squeezed supplies and a towering inflation rate…