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Implementing ICT policy for the benefit of Africans

Implementing ICT policy for the benefit of Africans

First, I wish to address our understanding of ICT and how we can integrate it into our governance systems and also our daily lives. I have struggled to find a term for this and the best I could find was “Progress through Technology”, or in German, “Vorsprung Durch Technik” . I prefer to use the German expression because in German the word “Technik” not only means technology, but also the technique of studying and mastering the skills of something.

Africa Lies Naked to Euro-American Military Offensive

Africa Lies Naked to Euro-American Military Offensive

As the U.S. and its NATO allies move southward to further consolidate their grip on Africa, following the seizure of Libya and its vast oil fields, most of the continent’s leadership seems to welcome re-absorption into empire.

Africa and the ‘Ice Age’ threat

Africa and the ‘Ice Age’ threat

NEVERTHELESS, the Little Ice Age had a profoundly disruptive impact on human civilisation, particularly in the temperate zones of Earth’s higher latitudes and especially in Europe.

Obama, The Son of Africa, Claims a Continent’s Crown Jewels

Obama, The Son of Africa, Claims a Continent’s Crown Jewels

For more than a decade the US has tried to establish a command on the continent of Africa, AFRICOM, but has been rebuffed by governments, fearful of the regional tensions this would cause. Libya, and now Uganda, South Sudan and Congo, provide the main chance.

Africa: Open your eyes

Africa: Open your eyes

History of truth is being re-written as Africa gets so much angry when we see the very killers trying to play super masters instead of bowing down and apologising to Namibians and Africans for their ancestors’ bad behaviour and colonial mentality.

Stitching land back together in drought-hit Ethiopia

Stitching land back together in drought-hit Ethiopia

The land in Lacole, part of the Oromo Region in southeast Ethiopia, looks like it’s literally been torn apart. The rift’s advance had kept local people without reliable water sources and forced them to leave the land uncultivated. The condition of the land was so unstable that they couldn’t use it for grazing their livestock, or even plant crops for fear young plants would either die in extended dry periods or be swept away when rain water rushed in unchecked, taking any remaining good soil with it.

The coup d’état that overthrew Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

The coup d’état that overthrew Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana

At the time of independence from Britain in 1957, the Ghanaian leader, Kwame Nkrumah, enjoyed moderately friendly relations with the U.S. However, his position on the Congo crisis of 1960 led to a noticeable chill on the part of Washington. By the early fall of 1961, Kennedy was telling one of his top State Department […]

Nigerians Seek Energy Solutions from Next Leader

Nigerians Seek Energy Solutions from Next Leader

In Nigeria, as in many sub-Saharan African countries, getting energy to both rural and urban areas is a great challenge. Analysts say that given Nigeria’s immense resources, the energy industry is not very efficient in meeting the needs of its customers.Civilian leaders since the end of the military dictatorship in 1999 have promised changes in […]

Africa Faces Its Own Nuclear Power Challenges

Africa Faces Its Own Nuclear Power Challenges

While the tsunami-caused nuclear plant emergency in Japan is leading to reassessments of nuclear energy policy around the world, in Africa, experts say challenges remain the same as before. They say limits to expanding nuclear power on the continent are of a financial nature, as well as related to fears of political instability. Africa has […]

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