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Africa: Between East and West - the Cold War's Legacy in Africa

DOHA, February 23, 2016 (Al-Jazeera) -- Though often absent from retellings of the Cold War, the interventions and alliances conceived in Southern Africa between the 1960s and 1980s, had a profound and sometimes devastating impact.

Newly independent nations such as Angola, Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) provided the stages for some of the most bloody proxy battles between "East" and "West", as the United States, apartheid-era South Africa and China tried to prevent the spread of communism in the global south, while Cuba and the Eastern Bloc sought to support it.

Read more... Tuesday, 23 February 2016 09:05
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Ethiopia: Enticing the New Generation With Soft Power

By Tibebeselassie Tigabu

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 11, 2015 (The Reporter) -- Russia, one of the most influential countries in the world, is known for many things, which ranges from Leo Tolstoy to Vladimir Lenin and vodkas and Russian dolls. Being the largest country in the world by area, with 11 timezones, Russia is a vast array of cultures. Tibebeselassie Tigabu of The Reporter recently traveled to Moscow, the capital city of the Russian Federation, under a program designed for young professionals.

Read more... Friday, 11 December 2015 12:13
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Dr. Gligui Receives Medical Excellence Award

10dec2015ACCRA, Ghana, December 10, 2015 (Buziness Africa) -- Dr. Cornelius Atsu Gligui, an Atebubu based medical officer in the Brong Ahafo Region, has been awarded and judged as the best medical practitioner in the country and was one of the latest recipients of the the "Medical Excellence Awards (MEA) 2015" for Healthcare Delivery in Ghana.

Read more... Thursday, 10 December 2015 09:23
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Seychelles: Popular Russian Reality Show 'Dom 2' Comes to Seychelles to Film 'The Island of Love'

By Salifa Magnan and Bettymie Bonnelame

L'islette Island, Seychelles, October 10, 2015 (SNA) — The Seychelles, a group of islands in the western Indian Ocean largely dependent on tourism, will get a new window for the attraction for tourists from its Russian market with the filming of the country's popular reality show "Dom 2" [House 2] on its shores.

Read more... Saturday, 10 October 2015 12:38
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Art Exhibition of Six Ghanaian Artists

september_socBy Buziness Africa Correspondent

MOSCOW, Sept 17, 2015, (Buziness Africa) -- On September 16, 2015, His Excellency, Dr. Kodzo K. Alabo, Ghana's Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Russian Federation & Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) opened one-week long decorative art exhibition, a collection of artworks by six famous Ghanaian artists, in Moscow.

Read more... Thursday, 17 September 2015 14:59
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From Budget Officer To United Nations General Secretary: Mr. Kofi Atta Annan

By Emmanuel Amarh Ashitey

ACCRA, Ghana, August 19, 2015 (Modern Ghana) -- Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Atta Annan was born within minutes of his twin sister, Efua Atta, on April 8, 1938, in Kumasi, Ghana. The grandchild and nephew of three tribal chiefs, Annan was raised in one of Ghana's aristocratic families where he grew up with his family. Mr. Kofi Annan during his youthful age attended an elite Methodist boarding school from 1954 to 1957 called Mfantsipim where he learned that "that suffering anywhere concerns people everywhere.

Read more... Wednesday, 19 August 2015 09:11

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