Opinions - Editorials | 2017-03-17 | The Namibian IT HAS BECOME a recurring theme in our post-independence polity that leading elders –– former freedom fighters –– use struggle credentials in an attempt to dismiss questions about good governance and democracy raised by younger Namibians, with remarks like “we died for this country, where were you?”. No less a leading … [Read more...] about Editorial … Namibia, Land of the Old?
Archives for March 2017
Cholera: How African countries are failing to do even the basics
SAMUEL KARIUKI | 13 MAR 2017 | THE CONVERSATION A cholera outbreak has hit Malawi after spreading from neighbouring Mozambique. South Sudan is fighting it a month after the first cases were reported There have been a spate of cholera outbreaks in a number of sub-Saharan countries including South Sudan, Mozambique and Malawi. Cholera can move from one country to another, … [Read more...] about Cholera: How African countries are failing to do even the basics
Ethiopia to honour Madiba with new museum
Siyavuya Mzantsi | 17 March 2017 | The Independent on Saturday Addis Ababa - The Ethiopian government says plans are under way to declare the Ethiopian federal police, regular and vocational training centre a museum in honour of struggle icon Nelson Mandela. The centre, which is now used to train police officers, provided intensive military training for Mandela when he … [Read more...] about Ethiopia to honour Madiba with new museum
CHUCK BERRY LIVES!
David Remnick | March 18, 2017 | The New Yorker Never has the anxiety of influence been captured so openly, and so vividly, as in the standoff between Chuck Berry and Keith Richards, when they rehearsed Berry’s song “Carol” in St. Louis thirty years ago. To watch Berry bully, instruct, and, finally, cajole Richards into getting things right is as unforgettable for the … [Read more...] about CHUCK BERRY LIVES!
ፕሮፌሠር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ከአዲስ ድምፅ ጋር ያደረጉት ቃለምልልስ
ቃለምልልሱን ለማድመጥ የማጫወቻ ቁልፉን ይጫኑ! … [Read more...] about ፕሮፌሠር አለማየሁ ገብረማርያም ከአዲስ ድምፅ ጋር ያደረጉት ቃለምልልስ
Sweden is the best country in the world for women — here’s why
Chris Weller | Saturday 18 March 2017 | Business Insider Sweden is no stranger to topping global rankings, whether it's for excellence in raising kids, environmental friendliness, or doing good for others. The latest: Sweden was recently named the best country in the world for women by BAV Consulting and UPenn's Wharton School of Business. If you ask Asa Regner, … [Read more...] about Sweden is the best country in the world for women — here’s why
HOW AMERICA BECAME A COLONIAL LEADER IN ITS OWN CITIES
CHRIS HAYES | MARCH 2017 | VANITY FAIR Despite increased African-American political power, being black seems as dangerous as ever. In an adaptation from Chris Hayes’s new book, the author, and MSNBC host, examines the system that drives police killings—and its consequences for everyone. What most endures about Richard Nixon’s 1968 speech to the Republican convention … [Read more...] about HOW AMERICA BECAME A COLONIAL LEADER IN ITS OWN CITIES
BACK2KCAB: ናይ ሎሚ ገደደ ሸያብ ዝዓበደ | መንዩ ዝዓበደ-ተስፋልደት’ዶ ካለኦት ሸያባት?
ናይ ሎሚ ገደደ ሸያብ ዝዓበደ ተስፋልደት ባህልቢ | 3/12/2017 | Medrek Issue 28 A Prelude: I was on the phone with a centrist mind of my acquaintances, as usual, to exchange current affairs about our country. He mentioned to me that he was so irritated watching the so called Aboy Habtemariam Abraha’s five series of video presentation at Assena website with Emanuel Iyasu. I was not aware of … [Read more...] about BACK2KCAB: ናይ ሎሚ ገደደ ሸያብ ዝዓበደ | መንዩ ዝዓበደ-ተስፋልደት’ዶ ካለኦት ሸያባት?
The ICC can’t live with Africa, but it can’t live without it either
ADAM BRANCH | 14 MAR 2017 | THE CONVERSATION On the first of February, 2017, the African Union issued a resolution encouraging member states to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC). Whatever comes of it, the reported plan is the culmination of a highly publicised pushback by African states, which have accused the court of political bias, interference in … [Read more...] about The ICC can’t live with Africa, but it can’t live without it either
Nile Basin ministerial committee concludes meetings in Khartoum
Ahram Online | Tuesday 14 Mar 2017 A committee of water ministers and officials from six Nile Basin countries concluded meetings in Khartoum on Monday, with Egyptian concerns around water share due to be discussed later this month in Uganda, Egyptian state news agency MENA said. The meetings, which began earlier this week, included "long discussions wherein Egypt … [Read more...] about Nile Basin ministerial committee concludes meetings in Khartoum