July 2014

Thursday 31 July 2014

 

Russia’s Investment in Africa: Challenges and Prospects PDF Print Email
Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:47 Diplomacy

Russia’s Investment in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

OilGas1By Kester Kenn Klomegah

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, July 31, 2014 (Buziness Africa) --- By "resetting" some strategies, Russia and Africa have entered a new phase of growth in their economic diplomacy mainly due to rising interaction by high ranking government officials from some African countries with their Russian colleagues during the first half of 2014. Undoubtedly, Russia's intensified move to invite delegations has often been interpreted among academics and policy experts as a result of escalating competition and increasing economic influence by many foreign players in Africa.


 

Africa: USAID Invests $38 Million in New YALI Centers to Support Young, Emerging Leaders in Africa PDF Print Email
Thursday, 31 July 2014 11:38 News

Africa: USAID Invests $38 Million in New YALI Centers to Support Young, Emerging Leaders in Africa

YouthSummitWASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 (State Department) --- President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will invest more than $38 million toward four regional Leadership Centers that will train thousands of Africa's emerging leaders and foster connections, creativity, and collaboration in sectors critical to Africa's growth and development.



Wednesday 30 July 2014

 

German Plan to Boost Africa's Higher Education Teaching PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:37 Education

German Plan to Boost Africa's Higher Education Teaching

BONN, Germany, July 30, 2014 (SciDev.Net) — Germany is intensifying its academic ties with countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve higher education systems, according to a strategy document released in June.

The new plan aims to provide 1,000 additional university lecturers and to build more centres of excellence in Africa, and to boost university links between Africa and Germany and within Africa itself, by 2020.


 

Ghana, Morocco to intensify ties - Envoy PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:36 Diplomacy

Ghana, Morocco to intensify ties - Envoy

ACCRA, Ghana, July 30, 2014 (GraphicOnLine) --- The Moroccan Ambassador to Ghana, Nezha Alaoui M’hammdi, has given the assurance that the bilateral relations between Ghana and Morocco will further be strengthened to enable the two countries to benefit from each other.


 

Europe's Nightmare: America vs. Russia PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:34 Experts Policy Center

Europe's Nightmare: America vs. Russia

By Dmitri Trenin*

MOSCOW, July 30, 2014 (Carnegie Moscow Center) -- Russia is learning to live in a new harsh environment of U.S.-led economic sanctions and political confrontation with the United States. More than five months after the change of regime in Kiev, which ushered in a new era in Moscow's foreign policy and its international relations, a rough outline of Russia's new security strategy is emerging. It is designed for a long haul and will probably impact the global scene.


 

Africa: Fact Sheet - Trade Africa PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:33 Diplomacy

Africa: Fact Sheet - Trade Africa

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 (The White House) -- Today the President will announce the launch of Trade Africa, a new partnership between the United States and sub-Saharan Africa that seeks to increase internal and regional trade within Africa, and expand trade and economic ties between Africa, the United States, and other global markets.



Tuesday 29 July 2014

 

President Obama Answers Questions from Young Africans PDF Print Email
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:41 Interviews

President Obama Answers Questions from Young Africans

YouthSummitWASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 (State Department) --- Q. Mr. President. I’m from South Africa. Previously Nelson Mandela had inspired the foundation of the South Africa Fund for Enterprises. It has run for two decades, and it has since been stopped. Is there any chance to develop another fund for enterprises in Africa?



Monday 28 July 2014

 

Russia to Re-Open Trade Mission in Nigeria PDF Print Email
Monday, 28 July 2014 11:38 News

Russia to Re-Open Trade Mission in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria, July 28, 2014, (NAN) --- The Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Nikolay Udovincheko, says Russian Trade Mission to Nigeria will be reopened to promote trade and economic ties between the two countries.

Udovincheko stated this during a courtesy visit by the Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Ima Niboro, to the Russian Embassy on Wednesday in Abuja.


 

Africa: Beyond Africa Rising - The Future Of The Global Economy's 'Last Frontier' PDF Print Email
Monday, 28 July 2014 11:32 Experts Policy Center

Africa: Beyond Africa Rising - The Future Of The Global Economy's 'Last Frontier'

LONDON, July 28, 2014 (AllAfrica) — Public Lecture at the London School of Economics by Dr. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, Deputy Governor (Financial System Stability), Central Bank of Nigeria and Author, Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy's 'Last Frontier' Can Prosper and Matter (Penguin Books, 2014)



Saturday 26 July 2014

 

East Africa Rising PDF Print Email
Saturday, 26 July 2014 14:34 Experts Policy Center

East Africa Rising

By Robert Kaplan

WASHINGTON, July 26, 2014 (STRATFOR) --- The Greater Indian Ocean is the maritime organizing principle of geopolitics, uniting the entire arc of Islam (including the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf), East Africa, the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. But while economic dynamism has focused more on the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia over the past quarter-century, lately the most intriguing success story has been East Africa. So while the situations look dire in Ukraine and Gaza this week, take a moment to look at a part of the world -- once deemed hopeless -- that is quietly experiencing a regeneration.


 

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