Politics: Latest News
Makula Dunbar, 12:39 pm
Ethiopia’s economy is expected to show 10 percent growth in the fiscal year ending July 2013. Still, the world bank is advising the country to focus on making financial resources available for private industries and businesses. This strategy, Business Day Live noted will take a bit of pressure off of Ethiopia’s agriculture sector.
Dana Sanchez, 11:48 am
The African National Congress initiated land reform and has debated land redistribution since the end of apartheid in 1994, but most landowners have been reluctant to sell to the state, according to a report. Last week marked 100 years since the 1913 Natives’ Land Act banning blacks from owning land.
Makula Dunbar, 10:52 am
The World Bank Liberia Country Manager has urged rural communities to redouble their efforts to ensure that investments financed by the World Bank and European Union (EU) under the Community Empowerment Project (CEP)implemented by the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) have long lasting impact in their communities.
Dana Sanchez, 5:03 pm
The cost of feeding babies properly is considerably less than the price of not doing so, said Carlos Acosta Bermudez of the Economic Commission for Africa.
Dana Sanchez, 3:21 pm
Companies should be fined at least 10 percent of sales for misrepresenting measures taken to promote black economic empowerment, the new laws say.
Makula Dunbar, 1:31 pm
The first large-scale protest in Addis Ababa since 2005, activists and members of Ethiopian government opposition parties rallied against the country’s anti-terrorism law
Dana Sanchez, 12:44 pm
People no longer come to Libya as tourists, said Mohammed Bujila, head of antiquities at Sabratha, the Libyan coastal city whose Roman ruins once attracted 20,000 foreigners a year.
Dana Sanchez, 11:02 am
Libya wants overseas assets returned to help replenish its sovereign wealth fund. The Libyan Investment Authority’s value dropped from $61 billion in 2008 to about $57 billion.
Makula Dunbar, 9:01 am
Youth Vision Zambia director of programmes Chilambe Katuta says the youth in Zambia should be considered as the country’s wealth. Commenting on youth and sports deputy minister Chinga Miyutu’s statement that Zambia currently has the largest population of the youth in its history
Makula Dunbar, 1:58 pm
The first time since the 1960s, Liberia has sent peace troops to another African nation. The first deployment was to the Democratic Republic of Congo. This time around, 50 troops will aid the UN’s 120,000 peace force MINUSMA in Mali, Voice of America reports.
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