Archive | December, 2014

UMOJA narrator Hope Ndaba dies

UMOJA narrator Hope Ndaba dies

South Africa-born Penuel Bhekizitha Ndaba, aka Hope, the great mentor and narrator of UMOJA – the Spirit of Togetherness – died on Tuesday this week. The cause of the death has not been disclosed. He was 59. Born on 22 October 1955 in Umlazi township (Durban) in KwaZulu-Natal, Hope was a self-taught musician and performer. […]

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 Twin bombings kill 2 Somali journalists, wound 3

Twin bombings kill 2 Somali journalists, wound 3

Two Somali journalists were killed recently and three were wounded in the city of Baidoa after two bombings hit a restaurant regularly frequented by the media and officials, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has reported. Al-Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the double attack. The names of the dead are TV and radio reporter Abdulkadir […]

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5980 small businesses created in Ivory Coast in 2014

5980 small businesses created in Ivory Coast in 2014

A total of 5980 small businesses were created in 2014 in the West African nation of Ivory Coast, an increase of more than 50% compared to 2013, according to figures released this week by the country’s investment agency CEPICI. CEPICI director-general Essis Esmel said reforms carried out by his institution have helped increase the number […]

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