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Date Archives for September 2014

  • U.S. To Deploy More Soldiers To Liberia, Build Ebola Treatment Centers

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:52 pm

    The United States plans to quickly increase its presence in Liberia, where military personnel are deploying to help the West African nation halt the advance of the worst Ebola epidemic on record, the general in charge of the mission said on Monday. Washington is sending 3 000 soldiers to the region to build treatment centres and train local medics.

  • EA Court Of Justice Shuts Down Legislative Assembly Elections In Tanzania

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:56 pm

    The East African Court of Justice (EACJ) has faulted the election of Tanzania’s representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), saying it violated Article 50(1) of the EAC Treaty. The judgment was delivered on September 26 by the First Instance division of the court based in the Tanzanian city of Arusha.

  • Turkey Eyes Zambia Cotton, Textile Partnership

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:21 pm

    Noting that Zambia produces a significant amount of cotton but lacks the necessary facilities to produce textile products, Zambia’s ambassador to Turkey, Miriam Mulenga, has emphasized that investing in Zambian cotton could benefit the Turkish textile sector.

  • The Best Places For High Tea in South Africa

    By Karen Elowitt, 2:00 pm

    High tea got its name from the height of the table on which the treats were served, and the idea was that the snack would curb hunger pangs between breakfast and dinner. The tradition has continued throughout the years, but was practically non- existent in South Africa until fairly recently. Today, almost every five-star hotel has a high tea offering.

  • Lazy Moves We’re All Guilty Of

    By Keren Mikva, 1:29 pm AFKI Original

    Whether you’re a fitness nut or a couch potato, there are plenty of days when all of us just can’t be bothered to do pretty much anything. Like, really, anything. These are ten lazy moves that we’re all guilty of from time to time, so you can stop feeling guilty and celebrate your lazihood with the rest of us.

  • 10 Things You Didn’t Know About NBA Star Steve Nash

    By Keren Mikva, 1:07 pm AFKI Original

    NBA star Steve Nash is known for his incredible offensive ability and infallible work ethic on the court. But the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player and eight-time NBA All-Star wasn’t always teams’ first pick. He worked his way to where he is today. The current Los Angeles Lakers player made his name while playing for the Dallas Mavericks and Phoenix Suns

  • Kenya Joins Africa’s 10 Top Economies After Rebasing

    By Kevin Mwanza, 9:38 am

    Kenya’s gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated to be 25 percent bigger after the authorities changed the base calculation year to 2009 from 2001, sending the east African nation into the top 10 of Africa’s largest economies. Economic output was calculated to be 4.76 trillion shillings ($53.3 billion) in 2013 after rebasing, up from 3.8 trillion shillings ($42.6 billion), the minister for devolution and planning, Anne Waiguru, told a news conference on Tuesday.

  • South Africa Considers Injecting $270 Million Into Small Businesses

    By Kevin Mwanza, 9:29 am

    South Africa will probably need to invest about 3 billion rand ($270 million) to help smaller enterprises so that they can add to growth, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said. “We are expected to make proposals and we are looking at around 3 billion rand over the next three years,” Zulu said in an interview in Johannesburg today. The spending needs to be approved by the National Treasury

  • Nigeria Planning National Airline On $2B Aviation Expansion

    By Kevin Mwanza, 9:20 am

    Nigeria, a country of 170 million people that has no national airline, is in talks with private investors about setting up a new flag-carrier as it expands airport infrastructure, Aviation Minister Osita Chidoka said. Nigeria will spend about $2 billion over four years on rebuilding old airport terminals and constructing new ones as demand for travel swells, Chidoka said in an interview with Bloomberg TV Africa to be aired Oct. 3

  • African Leaders Push To Tackle Climate Change Impacts Now

    By D.A. Barber, 6:00 am AFKI Original

    Although the African continent contributes only about 3 percent to global greenhouse gas emissions, it would be one of the regions most severely affected by climate change. But the impacts of climate change are already being felt in Africa, causing increased wildfires, shrinking rivers that feed hydro-power plants and an increase in water-borne diseases.

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