| Africatime
Mardi 28 Mars 2017
(Le Soleil 18/07/13)
La Commission économique pour l’Afrique (Cea) en collaboration avec Oxford University Press, a publié la 3ème édition du Rapport sur la gouvernance en Afrique (Agr III). «Alors que l'Afrique a enregistré des progrès remarquables dans la régularité des élections, le contenu et la qualité de ces élections demeurent suspects dans de nombreux pays. Les élections sont devenues source de conflits avec la violence, les tensions et les acrimonies et les divisions d'élite pointue qui retardent les résultats des élections. Ceci constitue une tendance préoccupante à l'avenir démocratique de l'Afrique », lit-on dans le communiqué. Ce rapport retrace la généalogie des élections en Afrique; les infrastructures politiques et constitutionnelles sur lesquelles les élections sont faites, les formes de transition politique par...
(The Namibian 11/07/13)
About 76 pupils at Windhoek's Delta Secondary School had to seek accommodation elsewhere last week after a lack of water supply at their hostel.The water was cut off as a result of a reportedly delayed decision by the Ministry of Works and Transport to fix the pipes earlier in the year. A company assigned Thursday by the ministry cut off the water supply in order to fix the main pipe which supplies water to the entire school. The hostel dwellers were informed at the last minute to evacuate the premises and that the repairs would be concluded by Sunday. The repairs were delayed as a result of lack of materials and the company had to continue working until yesterday. Sources...
(New Era 08/07/13)
WINDHOEK — Uazenga Ngahahe Tjiposa, spokesperson of the Ovambanderu group favouring the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources Kilus Nguvauva as the chief of the Mbanderu clan, says that the group have thus far not received any objection to the Supreme Court’s ruling last month which rejected Aletha Nguvauva, mother of the late Keharanjo II Nguvauva contesting succession. Tjiposa said that they are now only waiting for the finalisation of Keharanjo’s 2010 review application in the High Court in which Keharanjo sought an order to be recognised as chief of the Ovambanderu. The Kilus group had filed a counter application dismissing the late Keharanjo application. Tjiposa said that their legal team is now enrolling that case. “Everything is on...
(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.
(Windhoek Observer 25/06/13)
The police in the Otjozondjupa Region are asking members of the public to come forward with any information that could lead to the arrest of three suspects who robbed young German tourists of N$15 000 in cash, an iPad, laptop and two Samsung cellphones in the early hours of Saturday morning. Regional Crime Investigations Coordinator, Deputy Commissioner Moses Khairabeb, said the suspects held the two young German girls at gunpoint at the Tigerquelle Guest Farm some five kilometres from Grootfontein and secured their hands with belts. "A father and two girls booked into the guest farm on Friday and went to sleep," he explained, adding that at around 03h00 the suspects entered the girls’ bedroom through the toilet window, woke...
(New Era 19/06/13)
The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Richard Kamwi says Namibia has passed the programmatic tipping point, where the annual HIV/AIDS increase in adults on treatment exceeds the annual number of adult infections."The 120 000 Namibians living with HIV on treatment represent an estimated coverage of 87 percent at a CD4 eligibility threshold of 350. More than 83 percent of HIV-exposed infants receive an HIV test within six weeks of birth, and our mother-to-child HIV transmission rate at six weeks is less than 3 percent. These impressive results are some of the best on the African continent," he said. Kamwi was speaking at the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 10th anniversary in Washington DC yesterday. "It...
(New Era 19/06/13)
WINDHOEK - The Minister of Health and Social Services Dr. Richard Kamwi says Namibia has passed the programmatic tipping point, where the annual HIV/AIDS increase in adults on treatment exceeds the annual number of adult infections. "The 120 000 Namibians living with HIV on treatment represent an estimated coverage of 87 percent at a CD4 eligibility threshold of 350. More than 83 percent of HIV-exposed infants receive an HIV test within six weeks of birth, and our mother-to-child HIV transmission rate at six weeks is less than 3 percent. These impressive results are some of the best on the African continent," he said. Kamwi was speaking at the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) 10th anniversary in Washington...
(New Era 12/06/13)
The Embassy of Finland yesterday signed a funding agreement with three Namibian organizations to the tune of N$4.5 million in Windhoek. The beneficiaries include the Civil Society Foundation of Namibia (CSFN) that will receive almost N$2.9 million, the Namibia Art, Craft and Design (NACD) that will get over N$450 000 and the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) that will receive approximately N$1.4 million. According to Chargé d'Affaires ad interim of the Finnish Embassy, Anne Saloranta, the three organizations and their specific projects are funded through an instrument called Fund for Local Cooperation administered by the Finnish Embassy. "The fund supports the overall aim of Finland's Development Policy, that is the eradication of poverty," she said, adding that the funds are in...
(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...
(New Era 03/06/13)
Windhoek — If the popularity of the recent four-day 2013 Tourism Expo is anything to go by, then Namibia's tourist industry should be booming. Namibia is renowned among foreign and local tourists for its breathtaking getaway lodges and scenic destinations, which offer everything from game view drives and boat cruises, to holistic massages in the comfort of your luxury bungalow. Thousands of people flocked to the Windhoek Show Grounds this past weekend, where the 2013 Bank Windhoek Tourism Expo opened its gates to the public on May 29 and closed on Saturday June 01 2013, with many exhibitors packing the halls. The annual four-day event particularly caters for travel agencies, airlines, hotels, lodges, direct suppliers to the hospitality industry, government...
(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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