August 2012

Thursday 23 August 2012

 

Exploring Sino-Russian Relations: The Dynamic Partnership PDF Print Email
Thursday, 23 August 2012 09:31 Russian Reports

Exploring Sino-Russian Relations: The Dynamic Partnership

ShanghaiCOBy John Kmiecik

CHINA, August 23, 2012 (IPD) - Exploring the dimensions of Sino-Russian relations reveals a perplexing question, “who is the junior partner?” No definite answer presents itself because Sino-Russian relations change depending on different issues and situations. In the post Cold War era, China has proved to be very adaptable to change while Russia has struggled to restructure to the new order.



Wednesday 22 August 2012

 

Meles Zenawi: An Ethiopian Visionary Leader, Apostle Of Change PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 22 August 2012 09:25 Society

Meles Zenawi: An Ethiopian Visionary Leader, Apostle Of Change

MelesZwiADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, August 22, 2012 (Buziness Africa/Council of Ministers) - The Council of Ministers of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, with deep sorrow and grief, regrets to inform the Peoples of Ethiopia that, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who has led our country for the last 21 years with great wisdom and far-sightedness, passed away on August 20th at 11:40 pm at the hospital where he was under medical treatment.



Saturday 18 August 2012

 

U.S.-Africa: Working for Sustainable Partnership PDF Print Email
Saturday, 18 August 2012 09:27 Interviews

U.S.-Africa: Working for Sustainable Partnership

ScottFirsing_By Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, August 18, 2012 (Buziness Africa) - In this interview conducted by Kester Kenn Klomegah from Buziness Africa media, Dr Scott Firsing who is a visiting Bradlow fellow at the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) and a senior lecturer in international studies at Monash University in Johannesburg, and holds a Ph.D that focused on US-South Africa relations from 1994-2008, talks about the significance of Hillary Clinton's tour to Africa, some challenges and future perspectives of U.S.-Africa cooperation.



Sunday 12 August 2012

 

Promoting Russia’s culture in Africa PDF Print Email
Sunday, 12 August 2012 09:21 Diplomacy

Promoting Russia’s culture in Africa

TASSBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, August 12, 2012 (Buziness Africa) - Countries such as China and the United States are promoting their interests in Africa through the use of soft power. Is Russia missing out? The intensification of non-political contacts between Russia and Africa may contribute to increased interest.



Friday 10 August 2012

 

Unforgettable Diplomatic Memories PDF Print Email
Friday, 10 August 2012 12:54 Interviews

Unforgettable Diplomatic Memories

Karimov2C1997By Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, August 10, 2012 (Buziness Africa) - More than a decade has passed, but still Thomas Wheeler, currently a research associate at the South African Institute of International Affairs, recalls some of his memories when he served as South African non-resident ambassador in former Soviet central Asian republics in this short interview with Kester Kenn Klomegah.



Monday 06 August 2012

 

Government Wants Extension of African Growth Act PDF Print Email
Monday, 06 August 2012 12:48 News

Government Wants Extension of African Growth Act

PRETORIA, South Africa, August 06, 2012 (SAnews.gov.za) - The South African government would like an extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for a reasonable amount of time, Trade and Industry (DTI) Minister Rob Davies said.



Sunday 05 August 2012

 

Africa: Sustainable Growth Through Agribusiness, Agro-Industries and Economic Diversification PDF Print Email
Sunday, 05 August 2012 12:49 Agriculture

Africa: Sustainable Growth Through Agribusiness, Agro-Industries and Economic Diversification

KandehUnidoBy Anthony Kamara, Jnr

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, August 05, 2012 (Concord Times) - The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Kandeh Yumkella, has said that Africa's road to prosperity hinges on three key factors: agribusiness, agro-industries and economic diversification.



Saturday 04 August 2012

 

Africa: Focac V Brings Billions More PDF Print Email
Saturday, 04 August 2012 12:47 China Africa Watch

Africa: Focac V Brings Billions More

LONDON, August 04, 2012 (Africa-Asia Confidential) - With a crucial leadership handover at the end of the year and growing domestic economic concerns, Beijing hosted the Fifth Forum on China-Africa Cooperation on 19-20 July with the usual dash of multibillion-dollar promises.



Friday 03 August 2012

 

Africa: Building Sustainable Partnerships in Africa PDF Print Email
Friday, 03 August 2012 12:51 Diplomacy

Africa: Building Sustainable Partnerships in Africa

HillClitonBy Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton

WASHINGTON, August 03, 2012 (State Dept) - Good morning. It is such an honor and a pleasure for me to be here, and let me begin by thanking the Foreign Minister. We are very proud that you were educated in part in our country, and we are very pleased to see you in this position. And I thank you for quoting one of my favorite sayings and admonitions about what we are to do with our time on this earth. And I am grateful to you, Foreign Minister Cisse.


 

Puppy Diplomacy: Putin Gets Pets Wrapped With a Bow PDF Print Email
Friday, 03 August 2012 12:39 Society

Puppy Diplomacy: Putin Gets Pets Wrapped With a Bow

By Nikolaus von Twickel

AkitaDogMOSCOW, August 03, 2012 (TMT) - Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker once recalled that Kyrgyz President Askar Akayev gave him a horse when he visited the newly independent nation in Central Asia in the early 1990s. China has traditionally presented giant pandas to foreign leaders, giving rise to the term “panda diplomacy.”

 


 

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