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Africa Should Also Donate to China


KAMPALA, Uganda, June 28, 2014 (The New Times) --- CHINA SAYS its relationship with Africa is a mutually beneficial one-a relationship of equal partners. In practice however, one is the giver and the other plays the receiving party; a lopsided association.

I felt more challenged than privileged when myself, Sunny Ntayombya, The New Times features editor, and thirty other scholarship beneficiaries from Africa and the Caribbean Islands graduated with a master in international communication. We were the third batch of a long term project in which China seeks to improve its image in Africa and other parts of the world through improved public-diplomacy.

Read more... Saturday, 28 June 2014 08:28
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Africa: Four Reasons Skilled Workers Leave - and How to Keep Them


GENEVA, Switzerland, June 26, 2014 (WEF) — Flexible immigration procedures are essential for skilled workers to move easily between countries and businesses. However, all around the world, there's a certain tension between the needs of governments seeking to manage immigration, and businesses wanting to hire the most talented people. As the global competition for talent intensifies, new policies for resolving this tension have emerged, including preferential visa regimes for certain types of workers and quotas.

Read more... Thursday, 26 June 2014 08:20
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Promoting Russia’s Culture in Africa

iRoseBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

MOSCOW, February 11, 2014 (Buziness Africa) -- Countries such as China and the United States are promoting their interests in Africa through the use of soft power. Is Russia missing out? The intensification of non-political contacts between Russia and Africa may contribute to increased interest.

Read more... Tuesday, 11 February 2014 18:21
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ZIMBABWE: Designer Nominated for Top UK Award

HARARE, Zimbabwe, February 10, 2014 (SL&S) -- United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean fashion designer Pamela Samasuwo-Nyawiri has been nominated the first African for the Vogue and Muuse Talents Young Vision Accessories Award for "The Best Emerging International Fashion Accessories Designer". Pamela has also designed a limited edition collection for River Island in the United Kingdom. Below are excerpts of an interview that the StandardLife&Style (SLS) did with Pamela (PS).

Read more... Monday, 10 February 2014 21:56
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From U.S. University Student to Zimbabwe's First Winter Olympian

ZimbabweSBy Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber

MOSCOW, January 27, 2014 (TMT) -- The slogan of the Sochi Olympics — "Hot. Cool. Yours." — hits home for Zimbabwean alpine skier Luke Steyn, who will be representing his subtropical country in its first Winter Olympics.

"I don't think there has been any recorded snowfall in Zimbabwe in something like the last 40 years," the 20-year-old skier said in a telephone interview.

Read more... Monday, 27 January 2014 21:48
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Chinese and Africans Strengthen Bonds of Friendship

Adams_BodomoBy Kester Kenn Klomegah

HONG KONG, China, January 20, 2014 (Buziness Africa) - A new book titled "Africans in China: A sociocultural study and its implications for Africa – China Relations" by Professor Adams Bodomo, director for the African Studies Programme at the University of Hong Kong, has been published by the Cambria Press. The book is a new academic study highlighting the diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of the new generation of Africans, most of them travelling to and forming communities in China.

Read more... Monday, 20 January 2014 18:05

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