Africa: Boosting Youth Employment Through Digital Jobs

Cape Town — The announcement by the Rockefeller Foundation of an initiative to create jobs in Africa focusing on the digital field has been lauded as an important strategy by Jack Leslie, chairperson of Weber Shandiwick, a leading public relations firm. “Digital holds tremendous opportunity for Africa,” Leslie said, particularly for Africa which “holds great…

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Yves Niyiragira: The African Union at 50 – Missed Opportunities and Lessons for the Future

On 25 May 2013 Africa will remember 50 years of the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was replaced by the African Union (AU) in 2002. While there are various opinions as to whether the OAU/AU realised the vision of that its founders sought to achieve, there is no doubt Africa does not…

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50 Trailblazers Under 50 – A Future Made in Africa!

The New African Magazine has set apart 50 individuals under the age of 50 who are breaking ground, making Africa proud and propelling the Continent into a future of great hope. The team at Africa speaks 4 Africa (AS4A) congratulates Salim Amin, Founder and Chairman of A24Media, AS4A’s host, along with the other 49 movers and…

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African Liberation Day 2013

African Liberation day, May 25, 2013, was marked with meetings and reflections in all parts of the Pan-African world, from Kingston to Abuja and from Kampala to Accra. But it was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where the current heads of state held their celebration. Many international leaders including the Secretary General of the United Nations…

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Challenging Militarized Masculinities

It is not that ‘masculinity’ generates war, as the question has been put, but rather that the process of militarization both draws on and exaggerates the bipolarization of gender identities in extremis. Amina Mama writes from the Nobel Women’s Initiative conference in Belfast. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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Zimbabwe: Women Debunking the Myth of ‘Merit’

In preparation for Zimbabwe’s forthcoming general election, the use of quotas to increase women’s occupation of political office remains one of the most effective tools for countering the patriarchal barrier to women of ‘merit’, says opposition MP Jessie Fungayi Majome. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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