Archive February 2013

Cyclical agriculture shares lag behind market in NSE

Agricultural stocks are projected to continue lagging in performance at the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) with most investors expected to continue going after liquid counters, whose business is not affected by uncontrollable factors like the weather. External factors such as the fluctuation of the local currency, economic downturns in export markets, and high costs of inputs affect the profits of agricultural firms, and by extension the dividends they pay out.

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African policymakers ‘lack environmental data’

Environmental policies in Africa are being hindered by a lack of adequate and accessible data and poor coordination between countries, according to experts who were speaking at the launch of ‘Africa Environment Outlook 3, Summary Report for Policy Makers’.

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7 amazing gaming & animation companies in Africa


What is Africa’s gaming and animation industry up to? At Venture Capital for Africa, the largest online community connecting African entrepreneurs and investors, we’ve put together a list of great ventures in gaming and animation on VC4Africa, including video’s. Check them out and follow the ones you like.

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Media Discover the Limits of Freedom in Somalia

Mogadishu (Somalia) – Media advocates in Somalia worry that a recent case against a journalists who exposed the story of a gang rape involving members of the national security forces will serve as a deterrent to journalists countrywide. Journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim was arrested on Jan. 10 for publishing the story of a 27-year-old woman who alleged that she was gang-raped by five Somali security forces in August 2012.

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Kenya’s Elections: Perspectives From an Inadvertently Unregistered Voter

Nairobi – March 4th will be a historical day for Kenya. We will be voting in the fourth president under a new constitutional dispensation. In addition to the president’s post, Kenyans will be voting for five other seats that denote the county system of Government.

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Did Goodluck Jonathan pay $1 million from anti-poverty fund to bring Beyonce and Jay-Z to Nigeria?

Whatever Jay-Z and Beyonce were expecting when they went to Nigeria in 2006, they can’t have seen this one coming. If the document New York-based muckrakers Sahara Reporters have published is authentic, then they have just scooped one of the news stories of the decade. No doubt about it.

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Direttore Responsabile Stefano Arduini