Publication: Norwegian Council for Africa

First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

How the death penalty is slowly weakening its grip on Africa

At both global and continental levels there is an observable trend towards the abolition of the death penalty. More than two thirds of all states have now either abolished the practice or have long-standing moratoria on its use. Though Amnesty International ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 14 2014 - Updated Oct 14 2014 - 1 reports

Kenya: Are we becoming unfair to the ICC?

Nairobi (Kenya) - On his return home from the Hague President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the International Criminal Court should leave Kenya to sort out its own issues. His comments were echoed by President Museveni of Uganda who said that Africa should ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 14 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 2 reports

Nigeria: U.S. sends medical experts to study how Nigeria tamed Ebola

Abuja (Nigeria) - Stunned by the entrance of the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, into America, the United States' Center for Disease Control and Prevention has despatched its personnel to study how Nigeria contained the killer disease.The US reported on Tuesday ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Africa: Little evidence of ‘Africa Rising’ in Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Next time you pick up a glossy document from one of the global consultancy companies promoting investment opportunities in Africa, count the number of times the word ‘could’ appears. Also the phrase “potential to become…”.These global megafirms, whose ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

South Africa: Another Abahlali baseMjondolo member assassinated

GroundUp (South Africa), October 1st, by Daneel Knoetze / Monday, 06 October 2014Johannesburg (South Africa) - Shortly after returning to KwaZulu Natal from the Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM) Western Cape relaunch, Thuli Ndlovu, a branch chairperson in the ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

“Small Talk” is very African: In Defence of Small Talk.

One of the things that confuses me about us modern Africans is our sudden hatred for small talk. The idea of small talk is really foreign, if not a Western one. It became fashionable to say that we hate small talk once we started hearing that there was ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
Entities: Steve Biko, ubuntu, Hatred
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

The State and Future of Freedom of Artistic Expression in Cameroon

By Mwalimu George NgwaneFreedom of Expression by Cultural Practitioners is getting more and more stifled in Cameroon.  In November 2013, more than 1000 musicians gathered in an elective Assembly within their Association called Cameroon Music Association ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Oct 06 2014 - Updated Oct 06 2014 - 1 reports

Can We Share The Kenyan Space?

In the 1970s, Dutch traffic engineer, Hans Monderman, came up with the concept of “shared space” after being asked to reduce the speed of traffic in a village in north Holland. He eliminated all forms of regulation on the street and to his nervous surprise, ... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

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 - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

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 - Sep 30 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]

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The US reported on Tuesday that it has discovered a case of EVD in Dallas, Texas, but its health officials said "the crisis is under control and the public has nothing to fear."
"The social media Ebola campaign was massive, but it complemented the traditional media. This is due to social media’s limited reach within rural areas"
"We have so much to learn from those comrades," said newly re-elected Western Cape chairman Siyamboleka James. "It is a privilege for us that they sent some of their most experienced activists to show solidarity with us on our relaunch. They gave us a lot of strength and encouragement."
...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.”"

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Kenya: Are we becoming unfair to the ICC? [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 14 2014]
How the death penalty is slowly weakening its g... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 14 2014]
Nigeria: U.S. sends medical experts to study ho... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
Nigeria: Ebola and the media – Nigeria’s good n... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
Africa: Little evidence of ‘Africa Rising’ in I... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
South Africa: Another Abahlali baseMjondolo mem... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
Can We Share The Kenyan Space? [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
“Small Talk” is very African: In Defence of Sma... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
The State and Future of Freedom of Artistic Exp... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Oct 06 2014]
South Africa: Ramping up trade, SA ignores Indo... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 30 2014]
Sudan: One year on from last year´s protests, i... [Published Norwegian Council for Africa - Sep 30 2014]
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]
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