Tuesday, 07 July 2009

Wednesday 08 July 2009

 

Opinion: Russia's New Scramble for Africa PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:51 Experts Policy Center

ariel_cohenariel_cohenOpinion: Russia's New Scramble for Africa

Moscow attempts to rebuild its sphere of influence in the African continent.

By Ariel Cohen, writing in Wall Street Journal Europe (2009 July)

 

MOSCOW, July 2 (WSJ-Europe) - The Kremlin has launched an ambitious project to restore Moscow's past glory on the African continent. Policy makers in the U.S. and Europe need to understand that it's happening -- and formulate an effective response -- before they find their own relationships with Africa changing in significant and problematic ways.

 


 

USAID, Western Union Program Aids African Business PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:43 News

USAID, Western Union Program Aids African Business

By Catherine Tsai, Associated Press Writer


DENVER, July 3 (AP) – A U.S. aid agency and Western Union Co. are teaming up to offer a cash boost to sub-Saharan Africans who live in the U.S. but have business plans back home.


 

Nigerians From Diaspora Heading Home PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:41 Society

Nigerians From Diaspora Heading Home

By Sophie Mongalvy


LAGOS, Nigeria, July 2 (AFP) – Many Nigerian professionals who grew up, studied and worked abroad are returning to career opportunities back home in a trend that has gathered pace with the global economic crisis.


 

Obamas Africa Visit Prompts Nigerian, Kenyan Anger PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:38 Diplomacy

Obama's Africa Visit Prompts Nigerian, Kenyan Anger

By Nick Tattersall


LAGOS, Nigeria, July 3 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama's choice of Ghana for his first official trip to Africa next week has triggered a bout of self-questioning in Nigeria and Kenya, where many see his itinerary as a deliberate snub.


 

Government:40% of S. African Youth Unskilled PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:34 Education

Government:40% of S. African Youth Unskilled


CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 30 (AFP) – South Africa is seeking ways to equip millions of youths with skills, after education system failures have left 40 percent of youth without jobs and training, government said Tuesday.


 

Zimbabwe Receives $950 mln Loan From China PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:31 China Africa Watch

Zimbabwe Receives $950 mln Loan From China

By Godfrey Marawanyika


HARARE, Zimbabwe, June 30 (AFP) – Zimbabwe has won 950 million dollars in credit lines from China, the largest loan secured by the new government, boosting the country's global appeal for funds to rebuild its shattered economy.


 

World Bank Study Finds Major Africa Improvements PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:29 News

World Bank Study Finds Major Africa Improvements

By Harry Dunphy, Associated Press Writer


WASHINGTON – Several African nations are among those that have made great improvements in how their people are governed, with Botswana even on a par with many more-developed Western nations, the World Bank and the Brookings Institution said in a report released Monday.


 

Kremlin Eases Rules on Residence Permits PDF Print Email
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 00:27 legal information

Kremlin Eases Rules on Residence Permits

MOSCOW, July 1 (The Moscow Times) - President Dmitry Medvedev has signed a law that will ease the rules for obtaining a temporary residence permit in Russia for certain types of foreigners, Interfax reported Tauesday.


 

 

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