Archive | June, 2013

Mission accomplished, says Papa Wemba

Mission accomplished, says Papa Wemba

Forty-four years into his musical career – highlighted by his humble beginnings in the Zaiko Langa-Langa group in 1969 and the creation of his band Viva La Musica in 1977 – DRC superstar Jules Shungu Wembadio, aka Papa Wemba, can now safely say that he has accomplished his mission. Wemba’s mission, whose fundamental aim was […]

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Freemasonry gaining ground in Ivory Coast

Freemasonry gaining ground in Ivory Coast

(Reporting from Abidjan). Mystic and occultist sect freemasonry has taken Ivory Coast by storm. Almost every bourgeois, from politicians to business people, university lecturers and rising middle class nouveaux-riches are said to have joined this ancient secret society, well-known for its extreme mutual solidarity and influence in world affairs, and its rejection of ‘ordinary’ people […]

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Seek advice before starting own business, youth told

Seek advice before starting own business, youth told

Young entrepreneurs planning to start their own businesses are urged to make use of fellow business owners as mentors, as well as seek out advice before funding. This is a food-for-thought from a South African expert, Byron Jeacocks, Business Partners Limited regional GM. The business support landscape in South Africa for young entrepreneurs is full […]

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Mixed reactions to President Obama’s speech on climate change

Mixed reactions to President Obama’s speech on climate change

Environmental experts have begun slowly but surely to react on US President Barack Obama’s speech on climate change. Today, we publish reactions and quotes from the London-based International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED). Dr Simon Anderson, head of IIED’s climate change group says: • On strengthening global resilience to climate change “The emphasis on strengthening […]

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