Archive | November, 2013

60 million schoolgirls sexually assaulted every year, UN says

60 million schoolgirls sexually assaulted every year, UN says

An estimated 60 million girls around the world are sexually assaulted on their way to school every year, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) said this week, adding that many boys and girls also face such violence in their classrooms and playgrounds. “This heinous human rights violation carries significant human, social, and economic […]

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Bubu Mazibuko, Akin Omotoso, Thandi Brewer team up for End Game, South Africa’s political thriller

Bubu Mazibuko, Akin Omotoso, Thandi Brewer team up for End Game, South Africa’s political thriller

Bubu Mazibuko is back with a bang, and this time with a political tag of an attractive lead character ready to thrill South African TV audiences to the last degree. Mazibuko has joined forces with Nigerian-born Akin Omotoso, Thabang Moleya, Thandi Brewer and Bridget Pickering to create End Game, a South African political thriller. The […]

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Diarrhea, typhoid hit Zimbabwe as water, sanitation crisis worsens

Diarrhea, typhoid hit Zimbabwe as water, sanitation crisis worsens

The water and sanitation crisis in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital city, places millions of residents at risk of waterborne disease, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report released last week. The 60-page report, Troubled Water: Burst Pipes, Contaminated Wells, and Open Defecation in Zimbabwe’s Capital, describes how residents have little access to potable water and […]

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 Accor redefines business model to enhance growth

Accor redefines business model to enhance growth

France-based Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator, said this week that it was redefining its business model around its two core missions, for maximum operational performance and sustainable growth purpose and sustained value creation. The company said on Wednesday that it was re-emphasising its two core competencies – asset management and services to owners – […]

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Nokia still popular cellphone brand in South Africa - survey

Nokia still popular cellphone brand in South Africa – survey

Nokia remains the most popular cellphone brand in South Africa, despite its market share  dropping significantly from 50% to 44%, according to the Mobility 2014 research study conducted by World Wide Worx in association with First National Bank (FNB). Blackberry has increased its market share locally, despite almost vanishing as a force in Western markets, […]

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European Union-Africa trade grows, but China is watching

European Union-Africa trade grows, but China is watching

Trade between the European Union (EU) and Africa is once again flourishing after years of stagnation and wrangling over the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), a thorny issue experts believe could sour the relations between the two parties, and drive Africa entirely at China’s ‘greedy’ hands. Figures released recently by Eurostat shows that exports between the […]

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