Date Archives for October 2013
Makula Dunbar, 6:08 pm
The gang-rape of a 16-year-old Kenyan schoolgirl — and the lack of punishment given to the alleged rapists — has sparked outrage in the country and beyond. The attack was so violent it left the girl in a wheelchair with severe back injury. She identified some of her attackers, who police apprehended
Dana Sanchez, 6:02 pm
Africa’s relatively good performance this year is largely due to the participation of women in the workforce. Women have greater access to income and economic decision-making, but are often present in low-skilled and low-paid sectors of the economy, a report said.
Makula Dunbar, 5:12 pm
Xtreme Design and Engineering, an IT solutions firm based in Atlanta, GA and Senegal has taken software and app development a step further by identifying a need within the African hospitality industry.
Barbara Bean-Mellinger, 3:37 pm
As South Africa trains young people with technical skills to fill the labor gap, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said too few of the trainees are women. He is on a mission to change that.
Makula Dunbar, 1:49 pm
The highest number of countries since 2009, 20 economies showing improvements in the area of business regulation — nine of which are in sub-Saharan Africa — include Liberia, Guinea, Benin, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau, Rwanda, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, and Burundi.
Dana Sanchez, 12:54 pm
Niger’s desert north is a major transit area for migrants. Those who get stranded in the Sahara Desert face a challenge to survive. Many are stopped by Algerian or Libyan authorities and sent back over the border into the desert.
Dana Sanchez, 11:46 am
Organisations like IBM play roles in ensuring that many of society’s challenges and problems do not go unaddressed or unresolved, an IBM Africa manager said. “Promoting talent in the field of science and technology has therefore become a way of life at IBM.”
Dana Sanchez, 11:13 am
Investors in mining companies are reluctant to approve major capital expenditure on new, large mining projects. In the current market environment, investors are looking for near-term cash flow rather than investing in projects that will take years to build and to deliver returns.
Ben Wolford, 10:54 am AFKI Original
Frank Muscarello always knew his idea of an exchange for used IT equipment had legs in developing countries. But he assumed places like Uganda would be the ones looking to buy, not sell. Not so, he quickly realized.
Keren Mikva, 10:30 am
It doesn’t seem to matter that Florence Griffith-Joyner, or Flo-Jo, passed away more than 15 years ago. She remains the fastest woman of all time. Her records for the 100-meter and 200-meter dash in the 1988 Summer Olympics still stand. No athlete has even come close to surpassing her. She was also one of the more glamorous competitors of her time, rocking one-legged unitards and lace attachments, and always with a flawless manicure.
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