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Brand Africa:The African People

Brand_AfricaBy Penelope Muzanenhamo

WARWICK, United Kingdom, April 18, 2015 (Research Blog) -- Some say Kim Kardashian's photo is worth at least a million USD and if you are Kim, it’s all about ‘looks.’ Nobody really cares what you actually do except looking good. Others say, but for Justin Bieber ‘looks’ alone are not enough. He should also produce the goods (the so called delicacies for the ears, that is). These are some rumours we read and hear about on the Internet everyday. But what does that have to do with brand Africa? One might justifiably ask.

Read more... Saturday, 18 April 2015 17:11
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Anti-Apartheid Heroes Return to South Africa From Resting Place in Russia

Anti-apartheidBy Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber

MOSCOW, February 27, 2015 (TMT) -- Decades after having been laid to rest among eminent Russians, buried around the corner from writer Nikolai Gogol and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, two South African anti-apartheid revolutionaries are finally going home.

Read more... Friday, 27 February 2015 16:54
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Kenya Taps Diaspora to Boost Economy, Create Jobs

By Julius Kithuure

NAIROBI, Kenya, February 22, 2015 (SABAHI) — With the launch of its first diaspora policy, the Kenyan government is seeking to harness the financial and investment power of around three million Kenyan expatriates to grow the economy and create jobs.

The policy, rolled out by President Uhuru Kenyatta on January 20th, details the various steps the government will take to tap into the country's worldwide network of expatriates.

Read more... Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:53
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Ethiopia: The Addis Millionaire's Club

By Jacey Fortin in Addis Ababa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, February 11, 2015 (The Africa Report) -- At first glance, Ethiopia would seem like a tough place for business owners to make it big. The strength of the state stands in contrast to the fledgling private sector, where foreign competition is barred in key industries and big sectors are entrusted to state-owned companies.

Read more... Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:39
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Cultural exchange still blooming as Peoples’ Friendship University turns 55

SocUnivBy Alexei Stroganov, Special to RBTH

MOSCOW, February 5, 2015 (RBTH) -- On Feb. 5, one of Russia’s biggest universities, the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), marks its 55th anniversary. RBTH spoke to the university’s rector Vladimir Fillipov about its origins, humanist principles and modern-day revival, as well as his personal reminiscences of life as a student at the institute in the late 1960s.

Read more... Thursday, 05 February 2015 16:50
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African Russian official has turned locals' suspicion to admiration

Jean-SagboBy Ann M. Simmons

MOSCOW, January 12, 2015 (LA Times) -- The stares that greeted Jean Gregoire Sagbo when he first arrived in the Soviet Union from Benin in the early 1980s were sometimes accompanied by insults. Today the gestures are warm and welcoming, at least in this rural community where Sagbo made history four years ago by becoming the first black person elected to office in Russia.

Read more... Monday, 12 January 2015 22:55

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