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Marginilisation of women universal – study

Women still face legal and regulatory hurdles to participate fully in their economies around the world, a study by the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has indicated.

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 March 2012 16:10

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Troy Davis' execution reveals deep cracks in US justice system

Troy Davis, convicted of murdering a policeman, was executed, Wednesday after almost two decades on death row, a development that has reignited the debate over the death penalty.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 13:18

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Rooting around in the past: African heritage tourism gains strength

"Watching Kunte Kinte's story unfold had a profound impact on my developing sense of identity" says Ade Akinboyewa of the television serialisation of Arthur Haley's 1976 best-selling novel Roots. As a young black boy growing up in the white suburbs of South London he had never really thought deeply about slavery and how it had shaped him. "For the first time something that had always been opaque and unspoken was suddenly made real."

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 November 2011 18:40

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The Social Network war in Africa is on

As Google launches its new social network service « Google+ », now available to the public without invitations, facebook is trying to remain the leader by looking at emerging countries. With over 700 million regular users in the world, but barely 3 million in Nigeria, facebook knows it can now only grow where the internet is not yet easily accessible.

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Is Google good for Africa?

Photo©FOTOLIA/ ILLUSTRATION©MEHDI BENYEZZARWith an eye on its future profits, Google is investing millions to enable an army of tech-savvy young Africans to build the web from the bottom up and put their continent on the global information map

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Africa's Emerging Partners: Friend or foe?

Land grabs and exploited workers dominate the headlines, but Africa's relationship with emerging partners is more complex and will boost the continent - if states negotiate wisely       

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 August 2012 16:37

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