Ann Brown

  • Protests In Algeria Over Shale Gas Exploitation

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    From ABC News/Written By AOMAR OUALI Protests in Algeria’s remote and sparsely populated south over efforts to exploit the country’s vast shale gas reserves spread to the regional capital, the state news agency reported. Algeria has the third-largest estimated shale gas reserves in the world, after China and Argentina. With the country’s once-rich oil and […]

  • Hollywood In Morocco

    By Ann Brown, 5:00 pm

    From The Daily Beast Soft red rocks adorn the landscape, and fluffy capes of snow grace the mountain peaks, as the road winds through dusty villages to Ouarzazate, Morocco. En route, carcasses hang over makeshift grill stations where travelers stop to feast on the five-hour journey from Marrakech. I point at the red flesh hanging […]

  • Canadian-Based Global Wealth Open In Ghana

    By Ann Brown, 3:00 pm

    From Ghana Web Global Wealth Trade Corporation (GWTC), based in Canada, is extending its operations to Ghana this year. With its focus on jewelleries, bags, shoes, clothing and other accessories, the company is expected to provide employment for Ghanaian women interested in accessories. A sensitization workshop has already taken place in Accra to educate interested […]

  • Ghanaian Immigrant & High School Drop-out Makes Good In Business

    By Ann Brown, 2:00 pm

    From The Hartford Courant/Written by Mara Lee D’Mario Sowah was building a following at New York Sports Club in Blue Back Square when he thought of a way to drum up more business: split exercisers in group classes into two competing teams. Sowah, like many personal trainers, was an independent contractor. He was paid a […]

  • Economic Conference Gathers In Congo

    By Ann Brown, 12:00 pm

    “Economists from around the globe are gathering in Congo for a forum on boosting economic growth in the African country as large as Western Europe,” reports The State Journal. Even though the Congo has some of the largest mineral deposits in the world at least 63 percent of its citizens live in poverty, according to […]

  • Mozambique Minor Parties Under Scrutiny

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 am

    “Thirty minor political parties in Mozambique who participated in last October’s general elections have been given a month’s ultimatum to explain how they spent state funds meant to bankroll their campaign activities,” reports Star Africa. The parties concerned may face severe legal penalties if found wanting, according to  the Mozambique News Agency. Under Mozambican electoral […]

  • South African Jazz Great Pat Matshikiza Has Died

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 pm

      South Africa is morning the loss of jazz great  Pat Matshikiza. He has died at age 76 in Durban, a senior official said on Saturday. “We wish to offer our condolences to the family, friends and, above all, the music fraternity, especially jazz,” Arts and Culture Ministry spokesperson Sandile Memela said. “Matshikiza is widely […]

  • Sudan Amends Constitution To Allow Bashir To Appoint Governors

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    From Yahoo Sudan’s parliament on Sunday passed constitutional amendments allowing President Omar al-Bashir to appoint state governors directly and expanding the mandate of its powerful security agency. “The amendments were approved unanimously,” national assembly speaker Al-Fatih Ezzedine Mansour said after parliament agreed to 18 changes. Elections for state governors had also been due to take […]

  • A Look At Israeli Arms That Took Part In The Rwanda Genocide

    By Ann Brown, 5:00 pm

    From Haaretz. Written by Uri Misgav. The Tel Aviv District Court is located on Chaim Weizmann Street, named after the Zionist leader who was eventually defeated by his partner and rival David Ben-Gurion. Weizmann’s moderation and caution were pushed aside by Ben-Gurion’s pragmatic activism. In Room 1401 of that court late last month, a story […]

  • Mozambique Considers Free Internet Areas In Tech Push

    Ugandan Internet By Ann Brown, 3:00 pm

    There will be more people going online in Mozambican as the government plans to implement free access on Saturdays. It’s all part of a drive to promote technology usage through Digital Resource Centres (CPRDs). According to Ministry of Science and Technology spokesperson Amancio Ubisse, the CPRDs would be established in all provinces except Manica and […]