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Aung San Suu Kyi to attend the 2nd Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit

Aung San Suu Kyi gives speech to supporters at Hlaing Thar Yar Township in Yangon, Myanmar on 17 November 2011. Author Htoo Tay Zar. Source: Wikipedia.org

 

It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Prize laureate and Chairperson of the National League for Democracy will be attending The 2nd Myanmar Oil and Gas Summit, Yangon, 17-18 June. read more

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IDASA (AN AFRICAN DEMOCRACY INSTITUTE): MEDIA STATEMENT

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King Mohammed VI Deepens Morocco’s Economic, Security Ties with African Countries, Gains Support for W. Sahara Initiative

Senegal, Cote D’Ivoire praise Morocco’s reforms under King Mohammed ‘s leadership;
Back Morocco autonomy plan for W. Sahara, cite Mali, stability threat in Sahel
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Afrobarometer: Poor South Africans More Active, but Less Well Served by Government

The Afrobarometer is a comparative series of public attitude surveys, covering up to 35 African countries in Round 5 (2011-2013). It measures public attitudes on democracy and its alternatives, and evaluations of the quality of governance and economic performance. In addition, the survey assesses the views of the electorate on critical political issues in the surveyed countries. The Afrobarometer also provides comparisons over time, as four rounds of surveys have been held from 1999 to 2008 and Round 5 is currently underway. read more

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South Africa’s Somali refugee child stars fly to the Oscars

After narrowly winning a race against time to get extended refugee status, passports and visas, brothers Harun and Ali Mohammed are flying from Cape Town to Hollywood today for Sunday’s Academy Awards, where their film Asad will compete in the Best Short Film category. read more

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Dolat Ventures to Enter African Timber Sector

* DOLV To Access an Exclusive Licence to Cut Timber and Export read more

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Dolat Ventures To Enter Diamond Reconditioning Sector

NEW YORK, Jan., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dolat Ventures Inc. (OTCQB: DOLV) announced that its Diamond Mining subsidiary Dove Diamonds is expected to begin operations in the lucrative Diamond Reconditioning sector.  The Company intends to begin operations in laser drilling and irradiation of diamonds and commented today on the growing economic opportunities in the diamond industry. read more

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Idasa Press Statement on the Release of the Open Budget Index (OBI) South Africa Results, 2012

The Washington-based International Budget Partnership has placed South Africa in second place in its Open Budget Index, with a score of 90 points out of a possible 100. In the last edition of the Index in 2010, South Africa achieved top honours. read more

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Desmond Tutu develops new African leadership in Al Jazeera series

A fresh generation of African leaders will be featured on new Al Jazeera English series Tutu’s Children. read more

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Zimbabwean journalist awarded MISA Best Photojournalist award for children’s rights

By a Correspondent

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) Regional office in Windhoek, Namibia in association with Save the Children Sweden presented Wallace Mawire, a Zimbabwean journalist with the Best Photojournalist award in Lilongwe,Malawi on 22 December 2012 for contribution towards ethical reporting on child rights in the Media. read more

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Ethiopia: Tekeda Alemu’s Self-Serving & Ignominious Defense of Susan E. Rice

Sophia Tesfamariam

The Benghazi incident that took the lives of four Americans has resulted in the resignation of four Department of State (DoS) officials and has cost Susan E. Rice, the current US Ambassador to the United Nations, her chance to head the DoS. Her potential nomination set off a barrage of commentary as those opposed to her nomination were countered by those who supported her. Several reports were written about the “radio-active” candidate and there were some who actually questioned her credentials and there were others who claimed that her “entire career has been based less on solid accomplishment than on her networking skills.” read more

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Dolat Ventures Continues to Diamond Mine in Sierra Leone

*Sierra Leone is One of The Best Destinations for Investment in Africa
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Hailemariam Desalegn, can the figurehead Prime Minister stop Ethiopia’s implosion?

by Sophia Tesfamariam

The legitimacy and viability of the minority regime in Ethiopia is the staple of conversations amongst Ethiopians and Horn analysts these days. The center of the discussions is Hailemariam Desalegn, who is said to be Meles Zenawi’s handpicked successor. I would venture to say that he is just a figurehead. As I have stated in the past the entrenched regime remains in the hands of card carrying Tigray Peoples Liberation Front (TPLF) members who are managing the government along with their foreign advisors, behind the scenes. For brevity’s sake, allow me to present these basic facts which prove my assertion that he is just a figure head Prime Minister with no real power to speak of. read more

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The Systematic Emasculation of Africa’s Leadership-Part 1

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