Publication: Norwegian Council for Africa

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South Africa: Ramping up trade, SA ignores Indonesia's human rights violations

South African Civil Society Information Service (SACSIS), by Anna Majavu* / Monday, 29 September 2014The visit by the South African government and 17 unnamed South African companies to Indonesia last week has thrown into stark relief the ANC government’s ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - 23 hours ago]
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Sudan: One year on from last year´s protests, inequality remains the truth

A year has passed since the September 2013 protests in Sudan, in which more than 170 people, including women and children, died at the hands of the militiamen of President Omar Al-Bashir’s Islamist-military regime.The protests began on 23rd September ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - 23 hours ago]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

A Year Later, Confusion Still Reigns Over Westgate

A year ago, Kenya experienced one of the worst terrorist atrocities on ever perpetrated on her soil. The gunmen who attacked the Westgate mall on that awful Saturday morning may have killed at least 67 people and wounded many more but the real impact ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

AfroCab

was founded in 2012 by a group of savvy entrepreneurs and investors who identified the need to facilitate better transportation services in some of Nigeria's growing cities. The company, in collaboration with its technical partner which had grown its ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

International Make-up Brands Targetting Africa

Global beauty ambassador Eryca Freemantle talks about: how the international make-up brands are investing in Africa; why women of color spend more on beauty products than their white counterparts; the kinds of beauty products the international brands ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Teff the next “miracle grain”?

Robert A. FerdmanReuters/Charlie Riedel There’s a huge business opportunity hiding in the fields of East Africa.Teff, a golden, wheat-like grain , has quinoa-like potential . It’s gluten-free, and boasts all kinds of highly marketable health traits that ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Better data reporting needed

. Nikhil Sonnad...African leaders met with officials in Washington and agreed to billions of dollars of US investments and infrastructure deals. But the terrible state of statistical reporting in most of Africa means that it will be nearly impossible ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Building an Africa-Wide Network of Cargo Drones

image courtesy of Wired I’m in Somalia, interviewing an al-Qaeda Shabab commander on a stretch of the malarial Jubba River. It is 2009, famine has swept the country and people are starving. Girls sent to the river to fetch water are being eaten by crocodiles. ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Nigeria: Boko Haram’s Gwoza ‘caliphate’ demonstrates group’s increasing power

On 24th August a video surfaced featuring the Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau boasting about his organization’s exploits in northeast Nigeria. Shekau went on to state that the town of Gwoza, an area with a Christian population, is now under Boko Haram ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Africa: How not to win hearts and minds

South African Civil Society Information Networks (SACSIS), by Nick Turse* / Monday, 15 September 2014Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) - Movie night in Mouloud, Djibouti. Skype lessons in Ethiopia. Veterinary training assistance in Garissa, Kenya. And in this ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Kenya: Prosecuting Kenyatta - damned if you do, damned if you don't (analysis)

Institute for Security Studies (ISS), by Ottilia Anna Maunganidze and Allan Ngari* / Monday, 15 September 2014On 5 September 2014, after years of digging in their heels, the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution further asserted that without ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Who Today Speaks Of The Kenyans?

When, following the Second World War, the surviving Nazi and Japanese leaders, were arraigned in military courts to face charges of, amongst others, crimes against humanity, Chief Prosecutor Robert Jackson described the trials as “one of the most important ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 15 2014]

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...To do this, we must begin with an honest account of how we got here. As Ndungu Gethenji put it , with reference to Westgate, "people need to know the exact lapses in the security system that possibly allowed this event to take place.”"
...In withdrawing these charges, the prosecutor stated that crucial witnesses in the case had either been "killed or ... are unwilling to testify or provide evidence to the Prosecution." With such a huge blow to the prosecution case, the prosecutor decided that there was not sufficient evidence to secure Muthaura's conviction
...could be tried and that it was not a defense to argue that the Allies had done many of the same things the Axis Powers were being accused of, "one of the most important tributes that Power has ever paid to Reason” turned outout to be little more than victors' justice."
...Derek Gatherer, a virologist at Britain’s University of Lancaster, was recently told Reuters that the virus is not "super-infectious” . In fact it is much less easily passed on than measles. You do not get it just by being in the same room with, or on the seat next to, someone who is infected. It is spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of an infectious person. However, by the time they are infectious, victims are typically very ill, many with scary symptoms like bleeding through the eyes and ears. In short, you can spot them from a mile off and take precautions. So why is it killing so many people in West Africa and why is it scaring Kenyans, who are on the other side of the continent?"

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South Africa: Ramping up trade, SA ignores Indo... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - 23 hours ago]
Sudan: One year on from last year´s protests, i... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - 23 hours ago]
A Year Later, Confusion Still Reigns Over Westgate [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
Building an Africa-Wide Network of Cargo Drones [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
Better data reporting needed [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
Teff the next “miracle grain”? [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
AfroCab [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
International Make-up Brands Targetting Africa [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 25 2014]
Kenya: Prosecuting Kenyatta - damned if you do,... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 16 2014]
Nigeria: Boko Haram’s Gwoza ‘caliphate’ demonst... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 16 2014]
Africa: How not to win hearts and minds [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 16 2014]
Who Today Speaks Of The Kenyans? [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 15 2014]
Can you tell me more about your expectations fo... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 15 2014]
Chad: Why France chose Chad as key counter-terr... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
Liberia: Mistrust of government spurs Ebola spread [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
Battle against Islamism brings realpolitik back... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
West Africa: A call for appointment of ECOWAS s... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
The Past Is A Disease [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
Preparing Snails from Nigeria [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
Jobberman, Nigeria's online jobs giant [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 08 2014]
Egypt: Generals drawn out by Libyan islamist th... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 04 2014]
South Sudan: IGAD’s missed opportunity for action [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 04 2014]
Why Are We Waiting For Ebola? [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 01 2014]
“Mama Machel, WE! are outraged” [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 01 2014]
South Africa: The fall of African Bank: How uns... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 27 2014]
"Girls Who Code" - Ofure Ukpebor [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 25 2014]
Rabaa One Year Later [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Aug 25 2014]
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