Vendredi 24 Novembre 2017
( 17/07/13)
ASI24 - (Dakar) Les télécommunications en Afrique avaient pour règle quasi générale de passer par l’Europe, même lorsqu’il s’agissait de communiquer entre deux pays africains voisins, et même entre deux régions d’un pays, ce n’est plus le cas. L’Afrique est en train de s’affranchir de cette tutelle. Bientôt, le trafic entre l’Afrique australe et l’Afrique de l’Est ne sera plus routé par l’Europe, a indiqué samedi l’Agence Ecofin. L’opérateur des télécommunications Liquid Telecom a annoncé s’être lancé dans le perfectionnement de son réseau de fibre optique à travers l’Afrique de l’Est. Ces travaux « ont déjà permis de décongestionner le réseau, améliorer la connectivité et fournir des taux de latence très bas sur le contient africain ». Depuis l’acquisition de...
(Public Eye 12/07/13)
MASERU – Public transport operators yesterday suspended their ‘stay away’ scheduled for Tuesday next week after Prime Minister Dr Motsoahae Thabane assured them he would personally handle their grievances. A coalition of public transport operators from the country’s 10 districts last week announced they would pull their vehicles off the road indefinitely beginning July 16 in protest against new fares expected to be implemented on August 1. They also want the Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mrs Keketso Rantšo, and her Principal Secretary, Lebohang Phooko fired, for alleged maladministration. The operators have also demanded that the Ministry’s Road Transport Board be dissolved as they were not represented on it. But the operators had a change of heart yesterday and...
(Reuters (Eng) 07/07/13)
America's wealthiest universities are venturing into Africa's fast-growing frontier markets in search of outsized investment returns that will allow them to offer scholarships, lure star professors and fund research. For Sub-Saharan Africa, recognition from these deep-pocketed U.S. institutions, who have often earned envy among fellow global investors for their strong returns, marks a significant shift. American university endowments - permanent funds of educational institutions - pride themselves on spotting new investment opportunities early, such as venture capital, private equity and natural resources such as timber. Combined, they manage assets of over $400 billion. A study of 831 endowments by the Commonfund Institute and the National Association of College and University Business Officers published this year showed their annual net returns...
(The Associated Press 06/07/13)
There was no official update Saturday morning on the condition of the 94-year-old former president, who is in critical but stable condition after being diagnosed with a recurring lung infection. He was taken to a hospital in Pretoria, the capital, on June 8. The government has said Mandela is not in a vegetative state, contrary to recent court documents. A close friend told Sky News that the anti-apartheid leader was conscious and responsive earlier this week. There has been an outpouring of concern in South Africa and around the world for Mandela, a transformative figure who led the tense shift from white rule to democracy two decades ago in a spirit of reconciliation.
(The Associated Press 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG — The desk is spotless and books neatly line the shelves in Nelson Mandela's office at a Johannesburg-based foundation that carries his name, but the former South African president and anti-apartheid leader hasn't worked there for years. The meticulously preserved room is one of many tributes to the legacy of a former prisoner who became so revered for his efforts to reconcile a racially divided nation that many South Africans cannot bring themselves to speak openly about the possibility of his death. That reluctance is gradually eroding as the 94-year-old receives treatment for a recurring lung infection, spending a fourth day in a Pretoria hospital on Tuesday. President Jacob Zuma called Mandela's condition "very serious" but said he has...
(AFP (eng) 11/06/13)
JOHANNESBURG, June 11, 2013 (AFP) - Nelson Mandela was spending his fourth day in hospital Tuesday where he was being treated in intensive care for a lung infection. The 94-year-old former president was rushed to a Pretoria hospital early Saturday and was said to be in serious but stable condition. His latest health scare has been met with prayers and a growing acceptance among South Africans that their hero may be nearing the end of his life. "He is receiving intensive care treatment," presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj, who served jail time with Mandela, told AFP on Monday. He "remains in hospital, and his condition is unchanged," the presidency said after describing him as being in a "serious but stable" condition...
(Sahara Medias Agency 13/05/13)
Chahid Al Hafed — The Ministerial delegation of the Kingdom of Lesotho, visited the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic from 9 to 10 May 2013, expressed "full support" to the right of the Saharawi people to self-determination and independence. In a joint communiqué signed with the SADR, Lesotho delegation "strongly" condemned the continued occupation of some parts of the Saharawi territories by Morocco, and the continued violations of human rights in the occupied territories of Western Sahara. The communiqué also expressed hope that the United Nations Organization would in collaboration with the African Union implement the decisions of the African Union and UN General Assembly on the decolonization of Western Sahara, in compliance with AU and UN's resolutions, especially the UN...
(Public Eye 08/05/13)
MASERU– A local catering company, Gill’s Integrated Services, is suing the Minister of Health Dr Pinkie Manamolela for her alleged meddling in the awarding of catering tenders to her ministry. Gill’s Integrated Services, which also trades as Lindy’s Catering Services, says Manamolela allegedly interfered in the tendering process in February this year, which led to the company losing its longstanding contract with the health ministry. In papers filed before the High Court on April 4, 2013, the company’s Managing Director Ms Lindy Gill, accuses Manamolela and the health ministry’s Principal Secretary Mr Lefu Manyokole of interfering with the tender-process, alleging their involvement amounted to corruption. In her affidavit, Gill says the minister’s alleged interference in the tendering process resulted in...
(Reuters (Eng) 26/04/13)
Africa's brisk economic growth over the past decade has been consumer driven, a much-hyped trend that masks the uncomfortable fact that the region remains far too reliant on commodities. Sub-Saharan Africa's growth has been second only to Asia and cracked along at 5.8 percent last year, according to a World Bank estimate, if South Africa, the continent's biggest economy, is excluded. About two-thirds of growth in the past decade has been driven by domestic demand, which has been stoked by a number of factors including the continent's fast-growing and young population. Consumption has had multiplier effects into a range of services including banking and finance. Yet unlike in Asia, Africa's consumer boom has been financed mostly by income generated from...

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