By Natasha L. Foreman, MBA
So as many of you know, I am very passionate about what goes on throughout the continent of Africa, and there are some countries that I zoom in on the most (Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda, DRC, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast, and several others). I wanted to share the latest happenings and headlines with you, so that you too can expand your mind and vision beyond what you see and read in American media. Enjoy, and of course share your thoughts if you like.
Sudan: Locals Taking Part in Ethiopia’s Trade, Bazaar *
A number of Sudanese firms and businessmen are taking part at a trade
and bazaar in Ethiopia’s Amhara state.
South Africa: Will Country Continue to Buckle Under Pressure
As the ANC celebrates its 100 years of existence, South Africa this
year faces a number of important foreign policy decisions, including
how to manage its relations with China.
South Africa: ANC At 100 – From Struggle to Power *
Africa’s oldest liberation movement celebrated 100 years in power on
Sunday. The highlight should have been a speech by ANC leader Jacob
Zuma, but while his dancing may have entertained, his words didn’t.
* Zimbabwe: Chinese Become Unwelcome Guests *
Alec Marembo has built his family fortune making bricks in
Dzivarasekwa, a sprawling high-density suburb north of the capital of
Zimbabwe. But due to the economic crisis of the last decade, his
fortune started crumbling. Although he could break even when the
downturn started, he finally gave in to competition from the Chinese.
Rwanda: Genocide Suspect Living in Canada Faces Deportation *
Rwandan scholar Léon Mugesera, who has been living in Canada
since 1993 was notified on December 27 that he would face deportation
on January 12, his lawyer told Canadian media on Friday.
Rwanda: Law On Organ Donation Might Remove Taboo and Save Lives *
A new ministerial order makes it possible for people to volunteer to
be an organ donor. For that to succeed, some resistance, especially
from certain religious groups, will have to be overcome.
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