Industrial investment in Africa by BRICS nations has been mired in scandal at times but on the whole appears to be welcomed. Farai Maguwu takes a closer look at the real impact of BRICS investments in Zimbabwe, and questions what is required for Zimbabwe’s long term benefit.
This week marks the 20th anniversary of the start of the Rwanda genocide, which killed nearly one-in-seven people in the small African nation. Today, there is continuing debate about the role of the news media in the calamity – from the role local broadcasters and newspapers played in fuelling ethnic hatred, to concerns that the shallowness of international coverage in the early days contributed to the lethargic international response.
I am reading this and I can’t believe it. So I read it again: “When people, including some politicians, say that there is a dictatorial regime in Angola, this is not true”, says Paulo de Carvalho, professor of the Faculty of Social Science of the Agostinho Neto University, in Luanda.
The African Media Initiative (AMI) has announced new funding opportunities for business and technology stories in its pan-African journalism competition. The African Story Challenge is inviting applications from individual journalists and newsrooms with unique story ideas or projects on business and technology that can only be produced with substantial support.
By AMI, 3 March 2014
THE HAGUE : The International Criminal Court said it had opened an initial probe into war crimes in the Central African Republic, where another lynching Friday underscored spiralling sectarian violence.
February 09, 2014 – AFP
When a Chinese businessman first approached Malagasy farmer Jean Manantsoa, 47, in April last year with an offer to lease his family rice fields, Manantsoa had no idea of the untapped pockets of potential natural wealth beneath.
By Nadia Raonimanalina and Will Fitzgibbon, The Africa Report, 08 January 2014
Boko Haram has proved resilient despite government’s crackdown on the deadly islamist group in the northern parts of Nigeria. But as that country’s government seeks to deal with the terrorism quagmire posed by the group, with their source of funding and logistics support coming under scrutiny, Boko Haram’s demands point to a long battle ahead.
By Theophilus Abbah, 27 Sep 2013, The Africa Report
As gunshots rang out in the background, then-Prime Minister of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed called his man in the United States. It was 2011, and fighting around Mohamed’s fortified location in Mogadishu was commonplace.
30 Jul 2013, by Aaron Kessler and Wanjohi Kabukuru, exclusive to 100 Reporters (Also published in the Huffington Post)
Call for story proposals: Our fifth and final Transnational Investigation (TI) under the SIDA funded grant programme in 2013 will focus on “Women and Violence in Africa”, open to both male and female journalists. [Deadline: 25 July 2013]