Monthly Archives: July 2012

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  • wangari maathai

African Youth Journals: African Women Who Make A Difference

uch has been said about the African woman and she has been repeatedly stereotyped as the weaker sex, the one who must live in the shadow of her husband, the one who has no say in political or economic issues, and one whose responsibility is only to her husband and [...]

South Africa’s Journey Through “The African Century”

From Kwame Nkrumah to Nelson Mandela, every extraordinary post-colonial African leader shared a common dream: living in a free, united and prosperous Africa. That dream has been deferred, continually, because of the numerous and complex challenges faced by our continent. In the 21st century, the rise of Africa has once [...]

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The 2012 Olympics: Updates From London

African athletes are already showing great promise at the 2012 London Summer Olympics that commenced last Friday. The first few days of this international sporting event has been a success for African participants. South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh (below) won the gold medal in yesterday’s men’s 100m-breaststroke event. Van [...]

  • Ruddy Zang Milama

The 2012 Olympics: Africa′s Flag-Bearers

The people of the British capital of London have promised to make this year’s opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics one to remember. Showcasing Britain’s cultural and industrial evolution under the artistic direction of Danny Boyle, performers will entertain the crowd of 60,000 at Olympic Stadium. The opening ceremony [...]

  • How To Succeed In Africa

Bain & Company: How To Succeed In Africa

At great companies, management teams focus on a few ways to differentiate themselves from their competition: they then translate those into front-line routines, they make sure the organization supports these routines (or gets out of the way), and they thrive on customer feedback, improving their routines over time. It’s a [...]

FELA! On Broadway: A Celebration of One Man′s Influence

FELA!, the Broadway musical currently showing at the Hirschfeld Theatre in New York, ignites its audience just as Fela Kuti ignited a nation four decades ago. Born in Nigeria in 1938, Fela Kuti was raised in a middle-class family, his father a Protestant priest and a school principal, his mother a feminist [...]

  • A picture of the Ghanaian president John Dramani Mahama

John Dramani Mahama sworn in as Ghana′s new president

President John Dramani Mahama was sworn into office by Chief Justice Georgina Theodora Wood on Tuesday. He will take over the remaining term of office of the late President John Evans Atta Mills. Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital in the country’s capital, Accra, where was there receiving medical [...]

Survival and Commerce in Little Mogadishu

Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of MURDO. The names of those interviewed have been changed. Since the early 1980s, Somalis (of Kenyan and Somali origin) began to settle en masse in Eastleigh, a low income area [...]

  • Women participant of the Mauritius Volleyball.

The 2012 Olympics: Mauritius and Women′s Beach Volleyball

Natacha Rigobert, 31, and Elodie Li Yuk Lo, 29, comprise the first beach volleyball team from Mauritius to participate in the Olympics this summer in London. The pair has had an interesting journey from finding each other to making its way to the games. They are both Mauritian nationals, but [...]

  • Daniel Teklehaymanot

The 2012 Olympics: From Eritrea, a Legend and a Newcomer

Long-distance and road runner Zersenay Tadese, 30, is Eritrea’s biggest medal hopeful during this year’s Summer Olympics, after winning the country’s first Olympic medal in 2004 at the Athens Summer Olympics. He is also the first Eritrean to hold a World Championship title after winning the 2006 IAAF 20-kilmoter race. [...]

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