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Michelle Obama trip in Africa – By Glez

Jun29

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US first lady Michelle Obama meets the fifth wife of South Africa’s President Zuma.

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Protests erupt in Senegal over worsening power cuts

Jun29

Protests have broken out in the Senegalese capital Dakar and in the southern city of Mbour over continuing power shortages. In Dakar, several government buildings were set on fire including the offices of the state electricity firm, Senelec. Security forces in Mbour fired tear gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators. The trouble over power cuts, which has lasted 48 hours in some areas, comes just a week after rioting against the president. Video by: VOXAFRICA

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Walking Africa deserves a Nobel – Ami Stuart

Jun28

To recognise and enhance the crucial role women play in Africa and “award them with the Nobel Peace Prize 2011″. This is the proposal promoted by CIPSI, an Italian NGO that coordinates 48 international solidarity-based associations. A campaign that Ami Stuart has decided to support with this video.

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G20 food summit falls short

The agriculture ministers of major economies, rich as well as emerging, meeting for the first time as the world verges on another food crisis in only four years, have disappointed.

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A cultural map for Lagos

In a bid to give more attention to the discussion of art in public spaces, Goethe Institut Lagos in collaboration with three companies – XMLab, Ushaidi, Pixelchiefs – created a new website, www.liveinlagos.org.

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WB, JP Morgan launch $4bn hedging tool to fight food prices

The World Bank has teamed up with JP Morgan in encouraging farmers and food producers in poorer countries to use some of the same financial tools that are criticized in the hands of speculators, in order to protect themselves against swings in prices.

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