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Archive March 2010

Bharti and Zain sign agreement for $10.7 Billion

Lagos — Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile telecoms operator, and the Zain Group of Kuwait have signed a “definite agreement” for the sale of 100 per cent of Zain’s African assets for an Enterprise Value of $10.7 billion.

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South Sudan: last call for stability

South Sudan is a tinderbox ready to explode. This is the thought that comes to mind while I’m on my way back to Nairobi after a trip in the region. I visited the cities of Rumbek,  Akott, Malakal, Juba and some of their neighbouring villages to produce reportages and documentaries for the Italian state television RAI.

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LRA now also in Central African Republic

The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), one of Africa’s most brutal rebel groups, now have attacked civilians in a fourth country, the Central African Republic. The looting and massacring rebels are becoming a regional threat to security and stability.

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SA: men against gender-based violence

CAPE TOWN – When Mbuyiselo Botha decided to take the African National Congress League President, Julius Malema, to court for hate speech against women, he was confident from the start that the case had merit. But he also knew it was a toughest test yet in his 15 years of gender activism.

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Egypt: a new bill threatens civil society’s future

CAIRO – Egypt’s ruling party is taking measures to restrict the work of non-governmental organisations ahead of crucial parliamentary elections.

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Kenya, fifty years of Daily Nation

Mar30

After fifty years of activity, the Kenyan Nation Media Group is celebrating with a documentary that traces the group’s journey since it hit the market in 1960.

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