Archive | May, 2013

‘Xenophobic’ Kenya Police torture, rape refugees – report

‘Xenophobic’ Kenya Police torture, rape refugees – report

Kenya, a controversial country infested by political violence, tribalism, police brutality, alleged crimes against humanity, racism and hatred, is once again hit by another scandal. Xenophobia in this Eastern African nation has reached alarming levels, as Kenyan cops are accused by Human Rights Watch (HRW) of raping, torturing and arbitrarily detaining thousands of Somali and […]

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Somali freelance journalist attacked by gunmen, CPJ says

Somali freelance journalist attacked by gunmen, CPJ says

(Source: CPJ). The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reports today that a Somali freelance reporter was attacked by unknown gunmen on Wednesday in the southern town of Kismayo, in the Jubbaland region. Kismayo, a strategic townport, located some 500 km south of the capital Mogadishu, was held by Al-Shabaab for several months before they were chased […]

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 China’s ‘robust’ engagement in Africa marred by arrogance, lack of transparency

China’s ‘robust’ engagement in Africa marred by arrogance, lack of transparency

Many experts argue that China’s ‘robust’ engagement in  Africa is being marred by reports of poor working conditions, low wage policy, lack of safety especially in mines, non-respect for contractual obligations, refusal to cooperate with trade unions, lack of transparency about economic deals, among others. A 25-year-old Senegalese woman told Moon of the South that […]

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80 million euros for Mali presidential elections

80 million euros for Mali presidential elections

Terrorism-hit Mali needs about 80 million euros (about R800 million) to ‘effectively’ organise presidential elections, according from reports Brussels, the European Union headquarters. Donations – or promises to contribute to this amount – are pouring in thick and fast, with Africa’s biggest oil producer Nigeria pledging to give 1.55 million euros to support the embattled […]

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 Accor reaches milestone with 2 000 hotels offering meetings, events facilities

Accor reaches milestone with 2 000 hotels offering meetings, events facilities

Accor has this week reached a portfolio of 2000 hotels offering meeting and events facilities this week. The Paris-based hotel group made the announcement  yesterday during the annual IMEX Frankfurt tradeshow in Germany. With a secured pipeline of 250 hotels to open in the two coming years, the hospitality group said it should be able […]

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Forbes Africa magazine’s fast-growing circulation stuns rivals

Forbes Africa magazine’s fast-growing circulation stuns rivals

Competitors of the South Africa-based upmarket magazine, Forbes Africa, will probably spend sleepless nights about the rise of its success, and probably start to make plans as to how best to counter this fast-growing media outlet. Despite the unavoidable death of print media predicted by the so-called media analysts, the monthly publication’s circulation has soared […]

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