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Dana Sanchez, 3:22 pm AFKI Original
Despite declining oil prices, oil-rich Norway is the happiest country in the world — proof that it’s about more than income. The people who live in the happiest countries in the world also value good governance, freedom, generosity, honesty, and health, according to World Happiness Report. There’s a deficit of happiness in Africa. African youth are essentially optimisitic and resilient in the face of poor infrastructure, but they are disappointed with development under democracy, say the authors of the report.
Staff, 12:27 am
The Gauteng Education Department now requires parents to apply online. Previously they could apply at the local school. SABC has announced that it will no longer advertise its jobs in newspapers, directing job seekers to its own website. South Africans’ ability to lead the kind of lives they value will become increasingly dependent on the physical, procedural, economic and social networks known as the Internet.
Staff, 12:06 am
The U.S. should remain watchful of other countries’ growing influence in Africa. China’s need to protect its large investments in volatile areas of the continent resulted in changing its traditional non-interference policy in African countries’ internal affairs. Africa has more than enough opportunity for all, but nations such as China and Russia, which frequently challenge U.S. interests in other parts of the world, are likely to follow the same playbook in Africa.
Keren Mikva, 11:03 am AFKI Original
A University of Cape Town council voted this week to remove a statue of British colonialist Cecil John Rhodes that had become the focus of student protests. Rhodes founded the De Beers diamond empire and was considered an architect of apartheid. The following art elicited strong opinions including anger toward the artists, the subject, or those who sought to suppress them. Check out some of the most controversial works of art in Africa.
Staff, 6:21 pm
In Gambia, people better watch what they say if they don’t want the country’s military dictator to shut their mouths for them, says British writer Dotun Adebayo. People are poor in Gambia but the country is West Africa’s most successful tourist destination, and with 10 or 20 more years of authoritarianism Gambia might be the African Singapore.
Keren Mikva, 12:35 pm AFKI Original
All media outlets in Equatorial Guinea must be registered with the government, whether or not they are privately owned, and all media coverage is tightly controlled by officials. Equatorial Guinea does not even permit the coverage of international events unless there is a local official involved in some way. The jailing of journalists for government criticism is commonplace, and international journalists are rarely granted access to work in Equatorial Guinea. The following African countries have the lowest scores for freedom of press according to international independent watchdog organization Freedom House.
Ann Brown, 9:00 am
From Biz Tech Africa Freedom House launched the 2013 edition of Freedom on the Net on October 3, 2013 which has established that Malawi is ‘partly free’ when it comes to internet Freedom. The launch event which was held at Google’s headquarters in Washington, DC and was streamed live on Freedom House’s YouTube page established […]
Makula Dunbar, 1:33 pm
The jail terms imposed on 43 NGO workers in Egypt have continued to provoke international condemnation.
Makula Dunbar, 1:04 pm
Egypt’s presidency said Tuesday it will submit a proposed law regulating civil society groups to the senate, insisting it reflects the values of the country’s democratic uprising despite accusations it is restrictive.
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