The Country Needs to Get Out of its Petrochemicals Cul-De-Sac

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -Over the past few years South Africa has suffered because of the poor state of its electricity industry. The country has experienced rolling blackouts, huge cost overruns and long delays in the delivery of new po…

[The Conversation Africa] Johannesburg -Over the past few years South Africa has suffered because of the poor state of its electricity industry. The country has experienced rolling blackouts, huge cost overruns and long delays in the delivery of new power stations. Finally new power stations are beginning to come on stream.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

A Tour of Robert Mugabe’s Early and Later Legacies

[The Conversation Africa] Robert Mugabe spoke eloquently as Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Elect in March 1980. He offered a message of hope and unity to a population ravaged by years of war. He spoke of creating a government “capable of achieving peace and…

[The Conversation Africa] Robert Mugabe spoke eloquently as Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Elect in March 1980. He offered a message of hope and unity to a population ravaged by years of war. He spoke of creating a government "capable of achieving peace and stability ... and progress."

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Govt and Renamo Deliver Counter-Proposals

[AIM] The fifth round of talks between the Mozambican government and the opposition party Renamo, intended to end Renamo’s insurrection, began on 14 November with both sides delivering their answers to the proposal on decentralization made by the inter…

[AIM] The fifth round of talks between the Mozambican government and the opposition party Renamo, intended to end Renamo's insurrection, began on 14 November with both sides delivering their answers to the proposal on decentralization made by the international mediating team at the end of the fourth round.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

Nearly One in Five Children is a Refugee or Internally Displaced, Warns UNICEF

[UN News] As aid officials prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday to seek funding to continue their programmes in Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reported today that more than 850,000 people there – half of …

[UN News] As aid officials prepare to meet in Brussels on Thursday to seek funding to continue their programmes in Central African Republic (CAR), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported today that more than 850,000 people there - half of them children - are still on the move, either internally displaced or refugees in neighbouring countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic