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#Malawi: How the first Cashgate convict got only 3 yrs for stealing billions

By Mabvuto Banda On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Mrs Treza Namathanga Senzani, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism was given a nine months custodial sentence on theft charges and three years for money laundering. Mrs Senzani became the first cash-gate suspect to be jailed.  She was among the many accused of exploiting a loophole… Read More ›

Qunu prepares for #Madiba

South African security forces have lined the road to Nelson Mandela’s burial site in his boyhood home at Qunu, as preparations for his funeral reach fever pitch, reports News24 Thousands of high-profile mourners, including numerous political figures are expected to descend on the remote location in Eastern Cape province, where Mandela will finally be laid… Read More ›

African states must reject calls to withdraw from the #ICC

Two Zambian gays continue to languish in prison – Amnesty International

The postponement of the trial against two Zambian men charged with same-sex sexual conduct whilst they continue to languish in prison is compounding their suffering, Amnesty International said. “These men should not be facing the courts in the first place. Postponing the trial condemns these men to even more time in prison simply because of… Read More ›

African Agriculture – how to achieve a green revolution

Originally posted on Africa – News and Analysis:
allAfrica Excerpts from the conclusion of the African Agriculture Status Report 2013, published today by the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa: The persistence of low levels of agricultural production, increased food insecurity, unstable agricultural prices and increasing costs of inputs contribute to the challenges facing…

Africa Emerges? A triumph of hope over experience

Originally posted on Africa – News and Analysis:
African Arguments Africa Emerges – but from what and into what? A triumph of hope over experience in Robert Rotberg’s new assessment of the continent – By Keith Somerville Posted on September 4, 2013 by AfricanArgumentsEditor Robert Rotberg, Africa Emerges Consummate Challenges, Abundant Opportunities, Cambridge, Polity, 2013.…

Former Brazilian President da Silva

Brazil’s da Silva to grace UNAIDS first ever summit in Malawi

UNAIDS and the Lancet Commission will this month hold the first ever summit in Malawi to be graced by world leaders among them, former president of Brazil, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva Other commissioners who have already confirmed to attend the summit include the Benin President Boni Yayi, former president of Bostwna Festus Mogae, President… Read More ›

Solar panels like these should drive sustainable development in LDC nations

Poor nations should set agenda for sustainable development — LDC think tank

The least developed countries (LDCs) can play a critical role in ensuring that the new global sustainability goals – which the international community aims to have in place by 2015 — are both fair and effective. But, for this to happen, the LDCs will need to redefine themselves according to their strengths, act to improve… Read More ›

Amnesty International accuses Chinese firms of abuse in the DR Congo

Chinese mining companies operating in war torn DR Congo are the leading human rights abusers, a latest report by Amnesty International has revealed. The report titled Profits and Loss: Mining and human rights in Katanga, examines the impact of the mining industry in south-eastern DRC. In a statement released on June 19, 2013, Audrey Gaughran,… Read More ›

Africa: A continent on the rise

IMF’s first deputy managing director David Lipton is in Mozambique. Below are the excerpts from his speech on sub Saharan Africa. “Africa has benefited tremendously from this trend. In 2008/2009, many were concerned that the continent would be hard hit by the global financial crisis. There was an impact, but most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa… Read More ›


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