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ZIMBABWE: Security forces deployed as historians

HARARE, 19 December 2012 (IRIN) – Security forces are being deployed across Zimbabwe ostensibly to record accounts of the country’s liberation struggle against white-minority rule, but both political parties and independent analysts view the tactic as a prelude to political violence ahead of next year’s scheduled elections. In the aftermath…

Power & Electricity World Africa Event 2013:8-11th April 2013  Sandton Convention Center  Johannesburg, South Africa
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Power & Electricity World Africa Event 2013:8-11th April 2013 Sandton Convention Center Johannesburg, South Africa

Register for free to attend Power & Electricity World Africa 2013. Over 260 exhibitors and 4500+ attendees in 2012 – make it by far the largest power and energy show in Africa. The exhibition hosts local and global leading solution providers and is attended by decision makers from across Africa…
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South Africa: Private Healthcare set to face tough challenges in 2013

Chairman of Agility Global Health Solutions, Neels Barendrecht says in 2013 medical schemes will face increasing costs and competition. Those that survive will need to come up with innovative ways to service their members even better. Increasing costs, more responsibility for membersAdvanced technology such as biological medicines, an increased disease…

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Africa: Middle East the focus for Altor Risk Group’s growth

Altor Risk Group, a global company specialising in understanding risk and the management of major accidents has boosted its Middle East, Africa and Central Asia (MEACA) operations with the appointment of a new business unit leader for the region. Brian Davis new business unit leader for Altor MEACA regionAltor has…
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Nigeria media urged to vet potential leaders by Human Rights lawyer

By Correspondent Chinyere Ogbonna - The Nigerian media have been challenged to investigate people called to leadership positions in the country. This is the only way the most populous black nation in the world can ensure that better leaders are found in positions of authority.A Human Rights Lawyer and former…

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Intertek extends oil and gas capabilities in Ghana

As part of its continued growth in Africa, Intertek, a leading global quality solutions provider, has invested in the expansion of its services to the petroleum industry in Ghana. Intertek technical manager Frederick Atike with some of the advanced calibration technology in the Takoradi facilityIntertek has opened a new technologically…
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Liberia: WASH R&E Network Ends 2-Day Workshop

…Several Recommendations Advanced – By: WASH R&E Network-Liberia – A two day workshop organized by the WASH Reporters and Editors Network of Liberia (WASH R&E) in partnership with the Liberia Media Empowerment and Advocacy Foundation (LIMEAF inc.) with funding from the West Africa WASH Journalists Network, has ended in Monrovia…

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Ghanaians elect President Mahama as new leader

By Morkporkpor Anku (Accra) – Ghana’s Electoral Commission has declared the incumbent leader John Dramani Mahama as the new president in the West African state in the Friday December 7 elections. President John Dramani Mahama of GhanaMahama, who replaced the late president John Atta Mills after his death in July,…
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U.S. hails expanding Zimbabwe Orphan Care Program

Harare, December, 2012: United States Ambassador David Bruce Wharton on Thursday applauded the Zimbabwean Department of Social Services for adopting the successful Children First program and for pledging continued support to children facing vulnerabilities due to HIV and AIDS. Ambassador Wharton with Minister Mpariwa applause in sign language after receiving…

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South Africa: It’s stupid. But then so is extinction

JOHANNESBURG, December 2012 - The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) has launched an innovative social media campaign in partnership with Owen Kessel Communication (OK) to draw attention to the plight of endangered species. Drawing inspiration from wild animal clips that went viral all over the internet, low-fi versions of the videos…
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African farmers praise COMESA’s commitment to protect jobs

The International Tobacco Growers’ Association (ITGA) today thanked the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) on behalf of millions of African farmers for recognising tobacco farming as “one of the major sources of employment, foreign exchange earnings and an important business base” in the region.The communiqué off the…

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South Africa: Joburg is ready for Afcon spectacle

The City of Johannesburg is counting down the days to the start of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2013, which kicks off on 19 January.Johannesburg is one of the four cities that will host the tournament, and both the opening and closing matches will be played here. Thousands…
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R&B star, Jo-e up for major Asian Music Award, reveals new album tracklist and artwork

R&B SENSATION Jo-e has announced the titles of the 16 songs on the set of his forthcoming album, A Piece of Me. Jo-e a.k.a Jonah Sithole is currently on a roll following the nomination of his single, A Good Night for the prestigious VMA awards in his new base of…

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Sierra Leone – SLPP reverses decision to boycott parliament

By Aroun Rashid Deen (NYC) – The only opposition party in Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leone People’s Party (SLPP), has reversed its decision that had ordered its lawmakers and local councilors to “stay away” from parliamentary and council proceedings.The decision to reverse the call for a boycott was announced Thursday,…
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Keeping Safe and Healthy on your Summer Holidays

The six top tips all travellers need to know before going on holiday this summer As we approach the height of the summer holidays, International SOS, the world’s leading medical & security services company, has compiled the following six pieces of advice that every traveller should read before setting off.“We…

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South Africa: Understand the social networks ecosystem for effective adspend, says 2go

Most people use multiple social networks, says Marc Herson of 2go – and brands need to become familiar with the landscape to ensure they target their spending effectively.“People tend to use their mobile phones to snack on content and conversation,” says Herson. “Far more than desktop-based users, they tend to…
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Zimbabwe: Women HIV/AIDS campaigners want more gendered coverage

Harare, December 6, 2012: Women’s organizations working on HIV and AIDS awareness prevention and women’s empowerment on Wednesday called on the media to include more gender analysis in their reporting, noting the continued exclusion and stigmatization of marginalized groups in mainstream media.“Unfortunately, we have observed that our media has tended…

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Nigeria: Veteran Nollywood actor passes away in India

The Nigerian entertainment industry has lost one of its members, Mr Enebeli Enebuwa. The veteran Nollywood actor, passed on at the age of 65. Veteran Nollywood actor Mr Enebeli EnebuwaMr Enebeli gave up the ghost in the early hours of yesterday morning at the New Delhi hospital in India.He had…
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South Africa: Medical Scheme members should keep emergency details at hand

Come December, our minds seem to automatically shift from work to play mode. While we can hardly wait to switch off, relax and enjoy the holidays, it’s also the season to be extra cautious as year-end festivities often tend to result in seasonal scrapes, aches and pains and sometimes life-threatening…

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South Africa: Scarce skills permits needed for renewable energy programme

The prompt and efficient rollout of government’s renewable energy programme is possible only if we can import the skills necessary for the development of these new industries. This is the view of Sandra Burmeister, CEO of the Landelahni Recruitment Group.The government signed contracts in November with 28 independent power producers…
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Op-ed: To my generation: Listen. Listen very carefully.

Nelson Mandela famously said that the day the ANC does to us what the Apartheid government did, we should do to the ANC what we did to the Apartheid government. Corruption, greed and the rising discontent in our society should have us very concerned indeed – and more so the…

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LIBERIA: FDA, FAO Sign Technical Cooperation

By: Augustine N. Myers - The Forestry Development Authority (FDA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed a Technical Cooperation Project for the establishment of a Forest Database and Information System for Liberia’s forest sector. FDA Interim Managing Director, Harrison Karnwea and FAO Country…
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mUnetsi releases stinging new remix to his hit single, Ghetto Slogan

BATTLE rapper, mUnetsi has released his fresh new single, Ghetto Slogan, online yesterday afternoon.Symbolic of the date, 1 December 2012, mUnetsi launched the track and video of his new anthemic track at 1:12 PM (GMT +2).Ghetto Slogan is the next instalment from the Zimbabwean rapper who is famed for his…

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