July 2012

Friday 27 July 2012

 

Technology Center Seeks Foreign Partnership PDF Print Email
Friday, 27 July 2012 08:37 SciTech

Technology Center Seeks Foreign Partnership

AduGjpg_1By Kester Kenn Klomegah

KUMASI, Ghana, July 27, 2012 (Buziness Africa) - Yaw Adu-Gyamfi is a co-founder and Executive Director at Kumasi Center for Lifelong Learning, a center for business and technology skills development, entrepreneurship, research, and policy advocacy based in Ghana's second largest city, Kumasi. The center has strategic partnership with First Atlantic Semiconductor and Microelectronics (Fasmicro) Limited, a leading microelectronics company in west Africa offering training for students, entrepreneurs and business leaders in embedded systems applications, innovation and research.



Thursday 26 July 2012

 

Poisoned Chalice or Fuel for Development? (Part II) PDF Print Email
Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:32 Experts Policy Center

Poisoned Chalice or Fuel for Development? (Part II)

By Dr Martyn Davies*

LONDON, July 26, 2012 (OUCAN) - In the first of a series of OUCAN debates, two renowned African public intellectuals give their views on the pros and cons of the wave of investment and trade between China and Africa's 54 countries that is remaking the international political economy as we know it.


 

Poisoned Chalice or Fuel for Development? PDF Print Email
Thursday, 26 July 2012 08:29 Experts Policy Center

Poisoned Chalice or Fuel for Development?

GeorgeAyitteyBy Professor George Ayittey*

LONDON, July 26, 2012 (OUCAN) - In the first of a series of OUCAN debates, two renowned African public intellectuals give their views on the pros and cons of the wave of investment and trade between China and Africa's 54 countries that is remaking the international political economy as we know it.



Wednesday 25 July 2012

 

Africa in the Multipolar World PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 14:25 Experts Policy Center

Africa in the Multipolar World

By Vladislav Gulevih*

eWomanMOSCOW, July 25, 2012: The recent global developments – unrest in the Arab world, the rise of illicit arms business, the proliferation of terrorism – increasingly often turn the attention of global audiences towards Africa. The region seems to be loaded with a complete array of present-day problems and currently faces the consequences of the war in Libya along with the growing Islamist threat posed by such groups as Boko Haram and al-Shabaab.


 

Africa: The Key Pillars of China, Africa Partnership PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 25 July 2012 08:45 China Africa Watch

Africa: The Key Pillars of China, Africa Partnership

Li-JinzaoBy Li Jinzao*

BEIJING, China, July 25, 2012 (ChinAfrica) - The Fourth Ministerial Conference of FOCAC in 2009, saw the Chinese government announce eight new measures (the New Eight), to support the development of Africa in the subsequent three years. Of the eight, six of these measures are about economic cooperation and trade, covering a dozen areas. Thanks to the concerted efforts of the two sides, these measures have been implemented effectively over the past two years.



Tuesday 24 July 2012

 

Nigerian Tipped to Be British Opposition Leader PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 14:38 Society

Nigerian Tipped to Be British Opposition Leader

By Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar

ChuUmunnaLONDON, July 24, 2012 (Daily Trust) - He dislikes being called Britain's Obama. He downplays the shared features that prompt many to compare him with the first black president of the United States. Yet he vigorously pursues a career that he hopes could ultimately make him the first black prime minister of the United Kingdom.


 

Kenya: Ambitious Geothermal Power Plant Kicks Off PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 08:43 Industry

Kenya: Ambitious Geothermal Power Plant Kicks Off

EnergyPowerBy Charles Gichane

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 24, 2012 (Capital FM) - President Mwai Kibaki unveiled the construction of the world's most ambitious power project that will help ensure adequate power supply in the country, while reducing the cost of electricity.



Monday 23 July 2012

 

Africa: The Caine Prize - Is There Such a Thing As African Writing? PDF Print Email
Monday, 23 July 2012 14:34 Society

Africa: The Caine Prize - Is There Such a Thing As 'African Writing'?

By Nikita Bernardi

ThinkAfricaPressLONDON, July 23, 2012 (TAP) - This year's Caine Prize highlights the need to question the notion of 'African writing' if stereotypes of the continent are to be challenged. On July 2, Rotimi Babatunde of Nigeria was declared the winner of this year's Caine Prize for African Writing. His story, Bombay's Republic, tells of a Nigerian soldier fighting for the British Empire during World War II. Colour Sergeant Bombay witnesses much brutality, and what started out as pride in fighting for "his" empire ends with complete disillusionment. On his return to Nigeria, he declares his own personal independence.



Friday 20 July 2012

 

Corporate Business:Time for the African Lion PDF Print Email
Friday, 20 July 2012 14:30 Interviews

Corporate Business:Time for the African Lion

By Kester Kenn Klomegah

AshishThakkarKAMPALA, Uganda, July 20, 2012 (Buziness Africa) - Ashish J. Thakkar, a 29-year-old co-founder and CEO of Mara Group, is a Ugandan conglomerate with tentacles in financial services, hotels, renewable energy, technology and manufacturing. Thakkar's entrepreneurial instincts were realised as a teenager, when he began to sell computers at school, leading him to start his first business in information technology at the age of fifteen.


 

New Prospects for China-Africa Strategic Partnership PDF Print Email
Friday, 20 July 2012 08:41 China Africa Watch

New Prospects for China-Africa Strategic Partnership

By Chinese President Hu Jintao

BEIJING, China, July 20, 2012 (Xinhua News Agency) - Chinese President Hu Jintao on July 19 delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the Fifth Ministerial Conference of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) entitled as "Open Up New Prospects for A New Type of China-Africa Strategic Partnership."


 

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