What Do You Do About a Problem Like Malema?

In the latest twist of the saga in current South African politics former ANC Youth League President Julius Malema has been charged with money laundering. Malema, once an ally of President Jacob Zuma now counts himself as Zuma’s chief foe. “We must make sure Jacob Zuma does not become president of the ANC…. Remove him [...]

Namibia awarded for protecting marine biological diversity

Namibia’s Marine Resources Act has won Silver in the 2012 Future Policy Award. The jury stressed that the Act has served to institute an economically and ecologically viable fishing industry in the African country. The 2012 Future Policy Award highlights exemplary solutions to protect the world’s oceans and is initiated by the World Future Council, [...]

Innovating to save farmer, assure food security

While key global leaders led by former UN Secretary General Kofi Anan and Melinda Gates, co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation assemble in Arusha, Tanzania for the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) aimed at developing African-led food security solutions, an example to be showcased by a youthful Kenyan Linda Kwamboka at the forum [...]

South Africa: Gender Bill targets are unrealistic

South Africa has made significant progress in regard to gender equity since 1994. The draft Gender Equality Bill published on 29 August is intended to accelerate this process. “Promoting gender equality is an important part of this country’s commitment to transformation,” says Sandra Burmeister, CEO of the Landelahni Recruitment Group. “The question is whether we [...]

UNECA, UNDP to train Tanzanian officials on APRM implementation

The United Nations’ Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) and the United Nations Development Fund (UNDP) have jointly sponsored a two days training for Tanzanian officials on the implementation of APRM governance reports in Dar es Salaam starting on this Tuesday, 25 September, 2012. APRM-the African Peer Review Mechanism, is a program of the African Union [...]

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