One year ago today, Professor Wangari Maathai
passed away. She has been a source of inspiration to many. May her memory
live forever. Please visit http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/ for more information about this environmentalist icon.
Il y a un déja, Professeur Wangari Maathai a quitté ce monde. Elle a été une source d'inspiration pour beaucoup. Que sa mémoire vive pour toujours. Pour plus d'information sur cette icone de l'environnement, bien visiter le site http://www.greenbeltmovement.org/
La chanteuse d’origine camerounaise Irma est nominée aux MTV Europe Music Awards dans la catégorie « Meilleur Artiste Français ».
Après les MTV Vidéo Music Awards qui se sont tenus le 06 septembre dernier au Staple Center de Los Angeles, la cérémonie des MTV Europe Music Awards aura lieu dans la ville de Francfort en Allemagne en Novembre 2012.
Hawa Aden Mohamedwon the United Nations refugee agency's Nansen Refugee Award on Tuesday
for her work in helping thousands of Somali women and girls, many of
them rape victims, start new lives in their battered homeland. For more information, click here.
Global Voices Africa wins the Highway Africa Award - Best African ICT Blog
Global Voices Sub-Saharan Africa editor Ndesanjo Macha accepts the award in South Africa on behalf of the entire team. Pictured here with runner up in same category Dorothee Danedjo from Cameroon.
In 2009, Oxford and
Harvard graduate and New York Times bestseller Dr. Dambisa Moyo was named by Time Magazine as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World." In 2010, the Republic
of South Africa was the very first African country to host the FIFA World Cup.
Somali lawmakers have elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country's new president. The new president is 56 years old, a lifelong civil society activist. The largely unknown candidate became a strong contender for the presidency after receiving support from lawmakers who were not content with the incumbent administration. The new president is the leader of the Peace and Development Party which he founded last year. (Source: VOA News)
According to Ian Birrell from The Observer, the huge advances the continent has made in recent years have yet to be acknowledged by the west. The continent is on the edge of economic takeoff similar to those seen so dramatically in China and India. For all the problems that still exist, a recent survey found investors in Africa are overwhelmingly positive, while those not there are unfailingly negative. These anachronistic attitudes reflect the west's myopic view, but we cannot afford to cling on to them in a world changing so fast. It is time to recognise the emergence of the new Africa. To continue reading this article, click here.
In her TEDxChange talk, Theo Sowa talks about African voices and
representation in conversations of international health and poverty
issues. Theo argues that if we truly want to see progress in Africa and across borders, we need to invite the millions of African women who are leading change to the table--not just the few notable African women leaders who are asked time and again.
At the Jepson Leadership Forum economist Dr. Dambisa Moyo, named one of Time magazine's most influential people in the world for 2009, discusses her book Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa. She confronts what she sees as one of the greatest myths of our time and argues that foreign aid to Africa be phased out and replaced with innovative ways to finance development and encourage fair trade. Nov. 16, 2009
Wendy Appelbaum (picture) from South Africa is the richest woman in Africa according to Forbes.Making money in Africa is not anymore a man's business! Click here to read more about an article on "The Ten Female Millionaires To Watch In Africa" by Forbes contributor Mfonobong Nsehe.