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Africa’s SMEs contribute to economy, but struggle to survive

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs)’s contribution to employment, income and economic growth cannot be underestimated, according to several studies conducted across various parts of the world. But some analysts believe the lack of adequate financing of small business has the potential to hurt the SMEs-economic growth casual link, and compromises countries’ policy to fight unemployment. […]

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AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma crowned Renaissance Woman of the Year

AU Chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma crowned Renaissance Woman of the Year

African Union Commission (AUC) chairperson, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has been awarded the 2012 International Renaissance Woman of the Year Award by the Italy-based Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, the African Union said this week in a statement. The annual celebratory event took place this week in Florence, Italy, the Addis-Ababa-based organisation said. Dlamini-Zuma was chosen because of […]

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Hope for Senegal ‘circumcised’ women

Hope for Senegal ‘circumcised’ women

There is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for Senegalese women who have been ‘circumcised’ or rather excised – meaning whose clitoris have been cut or mutilated. A medical technology, invented and developed by French doctor Pierre Foldes (61) in collaboration with  his colleague and counterpart, urologist Jean-Antoine Robein, has begun repairing […]

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Namibia welcomes ATTA 2013 World Summit

Namibia welcomes ATTA 2013 World Summit

The Southern African nation of Namibia will host the 2013 World Summit of the US-based Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) in late October,  ATTA has announced this week. ATTA President Shannon Stowell told Moon of the South that the event will consist ofa further two days of adventure as well as a field learning time […]

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Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor's security staff

Nigerian journalist assaulted by governor’s security staff

Authorities in Nigeria must immediately investigate attack on a journalist by a state governor’s security operatives and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said this week. Three plainclothes operatives of the State Security Service on Sunday, 9 December 2012, beat to unconsciousness Kazeem Ibrahym, a journalist with The Nation newspaper, at […]

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