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LOVE RADIO: EPISODES OF LOVE AND HATE

Twenty years after the genocide in Rwanda, during which almost one million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were murdered, journalist and filmmaker Eefje Blankevoort and photographer Anoek Steketee present Love Radio – Episodes of love and hate, an interactive documentary about the complex process of reconciliation using a radio soap.   In an effort to prevent new outbreaks of violence, the Dutch NGO Radio La Benevolencija created the radio soap Musekeweya (‘New Dawn’) ten years ago. On the same frequency that in 1994 incited Hutu gangs to kill, Musekeweya today broadcasts…

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Celebrity Interviews Featured 

MEET THE FASHION DESIGNER TAKING HIS XHOSA HERITAGE GLOBAL

It is not every day that a designer showcasing at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Johannesburg for the very first time gets a standing ovation. But that is exactly what happened to Laduma Ngxokolo, a young man from the Xhosa ethnic group, whose colourful range of knitwear had lit up the catwalk. Laduma is the founder and creator of MaXhosa by Laduma. Born in 1986, he was taught by his mother how to use a knitting machine. The design range showcased in Johannesburg was conceptualised as a project titled The…

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Economy Featured General 

WORK ON NIGERIA’S FIRST URBAN CABLE CAR NETWORK IN LAGOS TO BEGIN IN NOVEMBER

LAGOS is to get Nigeria’s first ever urban cable car commercial next work as part of the ongoing revitalisation of the city designed to make it a genuine world class metropolis comparable with similar cities of its size. Work on the first phase of the $500m cable car system, involving the clearing of the sites, the construction of towers and the laying of the cables will begin in November. It is being managed by Ropeways Transport, which signed an agreement with the state government and the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport…

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3 TYPES OF EMPLOYEES YOU SHOULD FIRE IMMEDIATELY

As a business owner, your time is limited; you hired a team of capable professionals because there’s no way you can do it all. Even if your organization runs like a well-oiled machine, there’s usually at least one team member who causes you more stress than the others. You may not even realize it, but these “time-suckers” hurt your business by drawing your attention away from the tasks you need to do each day. While many types of productivity-zappers exist in an office environment, none are as disruptive as those…

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INNOVATION PRIZE FOR AFRICA (IPA) 2015 NOW OPEN – USD 150,000 IN PRIZES FOR CONTINENT’S BRIGHTEST INNOVATORS TO ACCELERATE AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT  

With 2000 innovators from 48 countries entering in its first three years; IPA 2015 takes investment in unleashing and supporting sustainable African led innovation past half a million USD The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) is calling on all African innovators to submit their entries for the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) competition (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org). The IPA is presented annually, enabling and encouraging African pioneers to develop creative ideas and techniques to overcome some of the challenges faced by the continent and support sustainable development. “At the African…

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SKYVISION WINS NATIONAL BID FOR A COMMUNICATIONS PROJECT WITH BANK OF AFRICA IN BURKINA FASO

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina-Faso, August 1, 2014/ — SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. a leading global communications provider, announced the successful implementation of the first phase of its project with the Bank of Africa (BOA) Burkina Faso, the country’s second largest financial institution. The project included implementing a full communications solution through the SkyVision VPN service, connecting BoA headquarters in Ouagadougou to its branch offices throughout the country. “This project is an important win and an even more important milestone for SkyVision. We welcome the opportunity of a long term partnership with BOA…

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