Archive for: February, 2014

30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa 2014

There has never been a more inspired generation of young Africans. These builders, innovators and risk takers are fervent in their resolve to transform the continent. They are solving critical socio-economic problems, exporting African culture to the world, creating job opportunities for Africans, re-telling Africa’s stories, and writing the future. Following a request I made last…

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Uganda President Yoweri Museveni blocks anti-gay law

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has refused to approve a controversial bill to toughen punishments for homosexuals. He has written to the parliamentary speaker criticising her for passing it in December without a quorum. Homosexuals were “abnormal” or were so for “mercenary reasons” and could be “rescued”, a local paper quotes his letter as saying. The…

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South Sudan: escalation of violence on unprecedented scale

Médecins Sans Frontières says ‘massive’ numbers affected, while UN aid agency calls for $1.27bn to help 3.2 million people… The speed and scale of the violence over the past six weeks in South Sudan has been unprecedented, according to Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF). Earlier this week, the UN’s humanitarian agency called for $1.27bn (£780m) to help…

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