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Rwanda: Diaspora Team Launches Business Knowledge Exchange Platform

By James Karuhanga

KIGALI, January 12, 2015 (The New Times) -- The Diaspora community has launched a firm that will provide local businesses, other companies as well as public entities with "the best business solutions."

The firm, Uniglobe Business Solutions, launched on Tuesday is a brain child of four academics, and offers diverse consultancy services, capacity building, project development and management, recruitment, market research, and financial advisory services.

Read more... Monday, 12 January 2015 22:53
 
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Russian Women Seek Riches Stripping in South Africa

Strippers3By Kristen Blyth

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, August 29, 2014 (TMT) — Even while wearing nothing but a black satin bra and matching panties with a red heart on the reverse side, Fiona beams a confident smile.

She struts down a runway above the floor of the club toward the pole gleaming at the end, ready to perform the three-minute dance that every stripper here will do in rotation on the main stage at some point tonight.

Read more... Friday, 29 August 2014 15:24
 
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African Endeavours in Chungking Mansions: Portrait of a Hong Kong Hub

iChungkingBecoming a success in Hong Kong isn't easy, but for many African traders the potential to earn big makes it more than worth the effort.

By Fredrick Mugira

HONG KONG, China, August 28, 2014 (CARP) -- The old couches, low tables placed in front of them, only amplify the smallness of the room where a 50-year-old Tanzanian lady is serving boiled bananas and chicken. A handful of African customers sit enjoying familiar meals and smatterings of Kiswahili can be heard being spoken. But despite appearances, this restaurant is a few thousand miles from any African shore. The room is on the 16th floor of Block D in the notorious Chungking Mansions of Hong Kong.

Read more... Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:18
 
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40 African Nations Fete Culture at Moscow Fest

iAfrika2By Kit Rees

MOSCOW, August 14, 2014 (TMT) -- Africans representing 40 countries are expected to come together for Moscow's "Afrofest 2014," an annual celebration of the continent's food, films, games and dancing, at the Bauman Garden on Saturday and Sunday.

"Russians don't know what Africa is," said Serge Phocas Odunlami, president of the House of Africa organization that is hosting the festival. He said he hoped that the occasion would serve as a "bridge" between Russian and African cultures.

Read more... Thursday, 14 August 2014 17:12
 
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Africa: From High Hair to Status Handbags, Africa's First Ladies Use Fashion to Talk About the Past and Future

iUSfashion1By Halimatou Ceesay

BANJUL, Gambia, August 10, 2014 (The Point) -- Fashion we all know is part of life. A world without fashion is unimaginable because the world will look raw to all of us. Fashion plays its own part in the happiness of humans.

Fashion can be found in every place, events, our day-to-day activities, our mood and even the way we feel or get attracted to others.

Fashion is in every person, it just depends on the way we define it for our life. Fashion is embraced by all but you will all agree with me that it is so dear to the hearts of women.

Read more... Sunday, 10 August 2014 17:17
 
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Nigeria: Forum Tasks Nigerians in Diaspora On ICT Local Content Growth

By Adeyemi Adepetun

LAGOS, Nigeria, July 16, 2014 (The Guardian) --- To improve the profile of Nigeria's Information and Communications Technology (ICT) development, with focus on local content growth, the need for the full participation of Nigerians in Diaspora has been stressed.

Read more... Wednesday, 16 July 2014 08:46
 


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