September 2011 Blog Posts (10)

Kenya's Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai dies aged 71: Environmentalist and Human rights activist

Kenya's Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai has died in Nairobi while undergoing cancer treatment. She was 71. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for promoting conservation, women's rights and transparent government - the first African woman to get the award. She was elected as an MP in 2002 and served as a minister in the Kenyan government for a time.

Ms Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, which has planted 20-30 million trees in Africa.

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Added by Kateregga Dennis on September 27, 2011 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Gradual decline of traditional postal system

Gradual decline of traditional postal system





Email, SMS, Facebook

killing the Post Office



By Chidi Emmanuel

KUWAIT: Strolling around the central Post Office in Maliya Kuwait City, the casual observer would be shocked at the steady decline of what was, only a few years ago, a busy office bustling with activity. In recent years, the domestic postal service has watched its core business of delivering mail erode as many now prefer to use email services, text… Continue

Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on September 26, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

High quality solar lantern,portable solar lamps

 

We,brighter light Int'l Ltd,manufacture and provides high quality LED solar lantner,portable solar light etc.Our solar lights are with supre quality and available at very competitive prices.they are good option in those areas where the grid electricity is too expensive and unaccessible.it can be used as read light for children to study and also as living room light for doing houseworks.it is portable,can be used as walking light and outdoor light.With the radio function,you can work…

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Added by jamie qiu on September 23, 2011 at 3:35am — No Comments

Carbon credits generated by Indian projects and sold to European countries under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are a lot of hot air

A recent WikiLeaks cable from the US Consulate in Mumbai provides irrefutable evidence that carbon credits generated by Indian projects and sold to European countries under the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) are a lot of hot air.

It reports on a seminar in 2008 with the US Consulate General Office, analysts from the Government Accountability Office (which later released a critical report on offsets), and the executives of top Indian companies. The cable notes that these companies… Continue

Added by Kateregga Dennis on September 22, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

German pavilion to market renewable energy know-how & products at Africa Energy Indaba 2012

The German Ministry of Economics and Technology will provide a German pavilion to specifically promote the participation of German companies in the Africa Energy Indaba 2012.

The German pavilion will include a large official information stand which is usually staffed by consultants contracted by the German government as well as stands of participating German companies from which German renewable energy know-how and products will be marketed.

However, the German pavilion will…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Regional Programme to Enhance Pastoralism Endorsed

At the end of a two-day regional workshop on livestock development and drought preparedness held in Djibouti, technical experts and development partners have endorsed a programme that would enhance livelihoods of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists in the Horn of Africa.

The IGAD Member States also agreed on a timeframe to finalize the study document and the programme’s implementation modalities

In their recommendations, the participants also called on…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Support to Gabes-Ras Jdir Highway and Tunisian SMEs

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Tunisian government, on 19 September 2011, signed two loan agreements totaling 340 million dinars. Both loans will finances projects/programs in conformity with Tunisia’s new focus on inclusive growth.

The first €137,340  (268 million TND), will finance the construction of the Medenine-Jdir Highway. The project will help to create about 2,000 direct jobs during the construction phase. In the medium-term, the project should…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Cement: Dangote, Cameroon Kick-off $700m Deal

The Republic of Cameroon and Dangote Group Monday signed a $115 million Invest-ment Agreement for the construction of a composite cement production plant, which will result in the production of 1.5 million metric tonnes of cement in Douala, Cameroon annually.



The $115 million agreement, which the company described as the first tranche of a $700 million long term investment projection in Cameroon’s various real sector arms, was signed by President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 20, 2011 at 11:58am — No Comments

Electricity generation from Renewable Energy

Will Africa have the power it needs in the future? Will Africa have the technology it needs to supply adequate power? Will reliable electricity become an unaffordable luxury for low-income Africans?

In the last few years, utility bills have risen many times in most African countries. The rising cost of fuel combined with the rising cost of building new generation mean that electric rates will continue increase in Africa.

In the present world trend of increasing importance…

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Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on September 19, 2011 at 10:19am — No Comments

Stereotypes, racism favoritism in Kuwait

"Country! Country! Country!"





Stereotypes, racism favoritism in Kuwait



By Chidi Emmanuel



KUWAIT: "Egyptian! Oh no, I will not sell my car to an Egyptian," replied an Indian man who advertised his Chevrolet jeep for sale on the Indiansinkuwait.com website. Sameh Omar, the Egyptian expatriate who wanted to buy the vehicle, was bewildered by the seller's reaction, asking, "What does he actually want? The money or the nationality of the buyer?"

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Added by chidi emmanuel ekeh on September 9, 2011 at 2:27pm — No Comments

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