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Campaign to nominate African midwife for Nobel Peace Prize

Campaign to nominate African midwife for Nobel Peace Prize | African News | Scoop.it
Ugandan midwife Esther Madudu is fronting AMREF's "Stand Up For African Mothers" campaign, an initiative aiming to train an additional 15,000 midwifes by 2015.
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Kenyatta, Ruto and the ICC: major diplomatic earthquake in the offing – By Richard Dowden | African Arguments

Kenyatta, Ruto and the ICC: major diplomatic earthquake in the offing – By Richard Dowden | African Arguments | African News | Scoop.it
Everyone is so relieved that the Kenyan election this year did not result in a repeat of ethnic violence after the 2007 election, that we seem to have forgotten…
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Is the ICC prepared to prove itself by not letting this quietly drop?

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A 'novel' idea for spreading literature in Africa: The cellphone

A 'novel' idea for spreading literature in Africa: The cellphone | African News | Scoop.it
Publishers across the continent are increasingly targeting readers with mobile phone apps and other technologies that are far cheaper than either e-readers or traditional books.
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Africa is quietly leading the way in many things

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Is child sponsorship ethical?

Is child sponsorship ethical? | African News | Scoop.it
A major new report finds that sponsorship improves children's lives, so is sponsorship an ethical or effective means of giving?
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Uganda: Govt Creates U.S.$12.4 MIllion Fund for Unemployed Graduates

Uganda: Govt Creates U.S.$12.4 MIllion Fund for Unemployed Graduates | African News | Scoop.it
"President Yoweri Museveni is concerned about the high rate of unemployment among graduates churned out of Uganda's universities."

 

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

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Somalia: Leaders and Other Politicians Congratulate Shabelle Media Group As They Mark Their 11th Anniversary - allAfrica.com

Somalia: Leaders and Other Politicians Congratulate Shabelle Media Group As They Mark Their 11th Anniversary  -  allAfrica.com | African News | Scoop.it
Shabelle media network is celebrating its 11th anniversary today. Abdi Fatah Ibrahim Sabriye, a Somali politician applauded the media group and its workers during the annual celebrations.

 

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience

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Governments can no longer shirk human rights responsibility

Governments can no longer shirk human rights responsibility | African News | Scoop.it
A new UN protocol raises economic and cultural rights to the same prominence as civil and political rights.
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Somali struggle for unity continues

Somali struggle for unity continues | African News | Scoop.it
After years of civil war with militants, Somali towns like Afgoye work hard to rebuild the country - but not everyone wants the peace to last.
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I will uphold freedom of expression

I will uphold freedom of expression | African News | Scoop.it
BY UHURU KENYATTA (President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered this speech during the official opening of a regional journalists convention at the KICC, Nairobi on May 2)
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China: soft power and hard cash in Africa, plus the real value of aid

China: soft power and hard cash in Africa, plus the real value of aid | African News | Scoop.it
Our special report delves into China's extensive development investments in Africa, from new hospitals to shoe firms and opera
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Making African journalism pay: sustainable democracy depends on a strong and independent media – By Yasiin Mugerwa | African Arguments

Making African journalism pay: sustainable democracy depends on a strong and independent media – By Yasiin Mugerwa | African Arguments | African News | Scoop.it

Much has been said about the international media’s reporting on Africa. Over the past years, broadcasters and journalists have been reproached for their afro-pessimism. On this very blog, last year, Richard Dowden addressed an open letter to John Humphreys, bemoaning that “British media’s news values did not include a mission to explain, to dig a little deeper.”Today, the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative is well anchored in journalism, to the point where some are questioning whether what is produced is an unrealistic depiction of the continent.

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Barbara Minishi: The Red Dress

Barbara Minishi: The Red Dress | African News | Scoop.it
A female photographer explores the lives of Kenyan women and tells their unique stories as seen through her lens.
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Video of ailing Nelson Mandela prompts outrage in South Africa

Video of ailing Nelson Mandela prompts outrage in South Africa | African News | Scoop.it
A video of a frail and unamused looking Nelson Mandela surrounded by South African President Jacob Zuma and other officials has prompted cries of political exploitation by the government.
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They are not fit to sit in the same room with Madiba

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How a billionaire is cutting Africa’s ‘big men’ down to size

How a billionaire is cutting Africa’s ‘big men’ down to size | African News | Scoop.it
Democracy and anti-graft campaigner Mo Ibrahim fights to erase ‘the assumption that leaders are some kind of pharaohs’
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Desmond Tutu 'will not vote for ANC'

Desmond Tutu 'will not vote for ANC' | African News | Scoop.it
South African elder statesman and Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu says he will no longer vote for the ruling ANC.
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Does this tell the ANC just how far wrong they have gone?

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Africa Beats: Malawi's Peter Mawanga

Africa Beats: Malawi's Peter Mawanga | African News | Scoop.it
Known in Malawi as "the voice of the voiceless", musician Peter Mawanga has a strong social conscience and is not afraid to speak out on behalf of the poor.
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You don't have to understand the language to appreciate the sound

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Uhuru, Ruto, ICC and the West

Uhuru, Ruto, ICC and the West | African News | Scoop.it
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Gado right on target - as usual.

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Kenya: Schools Re-Open Amid Teachers' Strike Threat

Kenya: Schools Re-Open Amid Teachers' Strike Threat | African News | Scoop.it
Nairobi — Public schools re-opened countrywide on Monday with the Kenya National Union Teachers (KNUT) issuing a fresh strike notice from Tuesday next week over unpaid hardship allowances for teachers

 

 

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Kenya: The Unenviable Fate of the Luo - allAfrica.com

Kenya: The Unenviable Fate of the Luo  -  allAfrica.com | African News | Scoop.it
The question everyone was asking was whether and when Raila Odinga would show up. If he failed too then it was implicit the event would not lift off. For it was Raila who galvanised the crowds; it was he who showed up with throngs of young mainly Luo men willing to be on the frontline once the tear gas started being lobbed about.

 

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Kenya: ICC Trial of Kenya's Deputy President Postponed allAfrica.com

Kenya: ICC Trial of Kenya's Deputy President Postponed     allAfrica.com | African News | Scoop.it

Nairobi — The International Criminal Court (ICC) has now postponed the May trial of Deputy President William Ruto and former radio presenter Joshua arap Sang.

 

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And so the trial is quietly slid over to the back-burner, and thence to be forgotten.

 

 

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South Sudan's newly appointed national reconciliation committee takes over - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan

South Sudan's newly appointed national reconciliation committee takes over - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan | African News | Scoop.it

May 5, 2013 (JUBA) - The national reconciliation committee recently appointed by South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has officially began its mandate

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African leaders call for more effort to stabilise Somalia

African leaders call for more effort to stabilise Somalia | African News | Scoop.it
NAIROBI, Kenya, May 4- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has called on the international community to intensify efforts aimed at stabilising
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Mobile banking in Africa: Nigeria Stumbles After Kenya

Mobile banking in Africa: Nigeria Stumbles After Kenya | African News | Scoop.it

More people in Africa use their mobile phone to bank than in any other region in the world.

 

 

The continent's banking revolution began in March 2007 when Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom launched M-Pesa, a service that allows users to send, receive and save money using a cellphone.

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Big Pharma in Africa: Weighing corporate citizenship and the bottom line – Adam Robert Green | African Arguments

Big Pharma in Africa: Weighing corporate citizenship and the bottom line – Adam Robert Green | African Arguments | African News | Scoop.it

In the early 2000s, pharmaceutical companies were high on activists’ hit lists, prompted by Big Pharma’s ill-advised attempt to sue the South African government for patent infringement on HIV drugs; an attempt to deal with the country’s epidemic by allowing cheaper, generic copies to be sold.   Today, the discourse seems merrier.

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Kenya's Odinga on life after losing election

Kenya's Odinga on life after losing election | African News | Scoop.it
Kenya's former Prime Minister Raila Odinga is in currently in the UK and when BBC Africa's Veronique Edwards caught up with him, she first asked him how he feels now that the election is over.
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