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Rwanda: Self Empowerment Should Become Our Culture

AFRICANGLOBE - Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has appealed to Rwandans to double their efforts in order to improve their lives in the coming year. The President was addressing residents of Mageragere Sector, Nyarugenge district, where he participated in a tree-planting exercise during this year's last community work.

Zimbabwe Backs Nanotechnology As Route to New Drugs

AFRICANGLOBE - The Zimbabwean government has shown signs of embracing nanotechnology, earmarking it for extensive funding from the science ministry's 2013 budget for new...

Land Reform in South Africa – an Unfulfilled Obligation

The question of land and agricultural reform in South Africa remains largely unresolved as we head towards the end of our second decade of...

Angola Has Huge Amounts of Mineral Wealth – Official

Angola's subsoil offers a wide variety of minerals, such as precious metals (gold and platinoid), basic (iron, copper, chromium, nickel), industrial (phosphates, limestone and...

Development Bank Approves Billions for Infrastructure in Southern Africa

The Development Bank of Southern Africa approved R27.5-billion for infrastructure projects, 86% of which are in South Africa, during 2011/12, the bank said on...

Assessing Mohamed Mursi, Egypt’s Islamist President

It appears nobody knows how to judge Mohamed Mursi, Egypt's first freely-elected president. There is still confusion over what programme and vision for Egypt...

World Bank Approves $1.15 Billion Interest Free Loan for Ethiopia

The World Bank has endorsed a $1,15 billion interest free loan to Ethiopia under its country partnership strategy (CPS) that will help the Horn...

Rwanda: Tourism Revenue Benefits Park Communities

As part of the revenue sharing scheme, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has spent Rwf 1.4 billion on the community projects since 2005 in...

Ghana Exploring Nuclear Power to Boost Energy Export Plans

Ghana is exploring a nuclear energy programme in its power mix strategy, as it strives to become a major net exporter of energy in...

Kenya Full Steam Ahead to Sustainable Energy

There is clean energy in the ground in Kenya - a lot of it - and Kenya has already moved to start tapping the...

Nuclear Plants to Play Major Role in South Africa’s Energy Future

South Africa's plan to build nuclear plants is not a quick fix solution to the country's energy crisis but rather a step closer to...

South Africa’s CubeSats Promoting Space Ambitions

South Africa’s first CubeSat micro-satellite, ZACube-01, is nearly complete and will be launched later this year. A second CubeSat will be unveiled and launched next year. ZACube-01, which measures 30x10x10 cm and weighs approximately three kilograms, was unveiled at the end of September at the French South African Institute of Technology (FSATI), a specialised unit at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) Bellville campus. CPUT, assisted by the University of Stellenbosch, is building the satellites.

Paltry Compensation For Women Sterilised Against Their Will

Black women sterilised against their will under a secret US state programme could be paid $50,000 compensation, according to reports. A government task force in North Carolina has allegedly agreed to the ruling, making them the first state to compensate victims of a controversial public health practice called eugenics, a mass sterilisation programme that targeted poor African Americans.

South Africa Targets New Satellites

South Africa is planning to build its third satellite, to form part of a new African satellite constellation, as part of a government drive to grow the country's share of the global market for small- to medium-sized space systems.

Nigeria Federal Government Plans 50,000 Jobs

Nigeria's Federal Government on Monday, said it is targeting the creation of about 50,000 new jobs and 6,000 young entrepreneurs within the next three years with the launch of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria, YOU WIN, project.

Nigeria to Secure U.S.$550 Million World Bank Loan

Nigerias Federal Government in its bid to meet its transformation agenda and fix the polluted land in the Niger Delta and other parts of the country is negotiating a $550 million financing, Coordinating Minister of the Nigerian Economy and Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has said.