‘Africa is on the Right Track’

New Year Statement from Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission: In 2012, we celebrated success in a number of fields as the continent sought to achieve its common vision of development, peace and integration. The development outlook for the continent looks bright as Africa is now considered the next growth pole. Follow…

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Rebuilding Somalia

On 4th November 2012, the new Somali Prime Minister, Abdi Farah Shirdon, announced the composition of his first cabinet with two women appointed as part of the 10 member cabinet. Fowsiyo Yusuf Hajji Aden was appointed as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, while Maryam Kassim was appointed as Minister of Social Development. …

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Congo-Kinshasa: UK and US Must Play More Consistent Hand to End World’s Worst War

Africa is covered in epithets, like graffiti. It has been labelled dark, lost, hopeless. But generalisations about Africa are dangerous. The only certainty is its size: it could contain the United States, China and India and still have room to spare. Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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New President Mackay Sall’s Vision For Senegal

On 25 March 2012, the people of Senegal expressed once again a need to change because their expectations were not met by those who had been leading the country since 2000. Today, Senegal aspires towards rigor, sobriety and ethics. President Sall’s vision goes hand in hand with the expectations and hopes of the Senegalese people and…

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The Indigo Trust

The Indigo Trust is a grant making foundation based in the UK, that funds technology-driven projects to bring about social change, largely in African countries.  The Trust focuses mainly on innovation, transparency and citizen empowerment. It also considers innovative projects, which utilize Information Technologies to support development outcomes in any sector including the health, education, human rights and…

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On the Demise of Meles

Ethopia: Navigating Through The Emotive, Outrageous, And The Subtle But Dangerous Narratives On The Demise Of Meles Ethiopia is in a state of reflection, the outcome of which is not yet clear. If it is to be substantially positive, it is worthwhile navigating the emotive, outrageous and dangerous narratives on post-Meles Ethiopia. The death of Prime…

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