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Archive July 2010

Kenya: ‘Yes’ Commands 68 Percent Referendum Vote- Poll

Nairobi — Sixty eight per cent of Kenyans will vote for the proposed Constitution, according to a survey released just five days to the referendum.

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African communication post FIFA World Cup

African business and economic development has had an unparalleled opportunity to present itself to the world media during the FIFA World Cup which took place in South Africa. A joint study between the Zurich and Pretoria offices of Media Tenor highlights how successful agenda-surfing has been in enabling the promotion of the African economic agenda.

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MADAGASCAR: women form own political parties for fair representation

ANTANANARIVO – Brigitte Rasamoelina and Yvette Sylla are women with two different approaches to politics in Madagascar. One formed a political party, while the other decided to legalise her organisation as an association. But both women are considering running in Madagascar’s November elections.

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African centres hope to produce top mathematicians

Senegal hopes to begin producing world-class African mathematicians with the first of three Africa-based mathematics training centres, which is due to open in September next year.

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Niger: A population on the brink

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FAO is stepping up support to farmers and pastoralists in Niger as part of its response to the alarming food situation in the Sahel, with new operations benefiting an estimated 2.8 million people. A video by A24Media.

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AFRICA: “Free trade in natural resources bad for development”

GENEVA – While some believe that restrictions on natural resource exports should be done away with, this could cause an increase in such exports that would be detrimental to the environment and bad for development. Many African countries follow the strategy of exporting as much as they can and, since they are uncompetitive in manufactures and services, they export raw materials, Mark Halle, director of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, said in an interview with IPS about the World Trade Report 2010 on trade in natural resources.

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