Kenyans are being starved by corruption. This is on the front page of the Nairobi-based Daily Nation. According to a report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, land grabbing is a common mechanism of corruption threatening food security. The report cites instances where public or private entities have used backdoor deals to secure land for themselves while displacing smallholder farmers. Corruption has also affected Kenya's national grain reserves and market prices. An estimated 15 million euros is missing from last year's accounts of the National Cereals and Produce Board. Kenya is ranked 87th of the 113 countries studied, with the report noting that the prolonged electioneering period last year stalled economic investments in several sectors including agriculture. The same report ranks Singapore in top place in the index that measures the affordability, safety and availability of food in 113 countries across the globe. No role for the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt There will be no role … [Read more...] about African press review 18 October 2018
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Scotland By Steven Brocklehurst BBC Scotland news website 9 October 2018 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-22976781 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Twenty-five years ago Nelson Mandela, a short time after his release from three … [Read more...] about Why did Nelson Mandela thank Glasgow?
Nelson Mandela’s daughter last night expressed her family’s continued gratitude to Scotland for fighting for her father when he was in prison. In 1981, Glasgow became the first in the world to confer on Mandela the freedom of the city, as he sat in a cell on South Africa’s Robben Island. Zindzi, Mandela’s youngest child from his marriage to Winnie, is speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival next month, to mark her dad’s centenary and talk about her children’s book, Grandad Mandela. Now South Africa’s country’s ambassador to Denmark, Zindzi said: “I am honoured to be coming to Scotland to visit the country that valued my father’s freedom even while he was still in prison. “My father valued the Freedom of Glasgow as an important act of support not just for himself but for our whole country, and we are still grateful to Glasgow for that.” In 1993, a Mandela thanked a 15,000-strong crowd in George Square … [Read more...] about Nelson Mandela’s daughter thanks the city of Glasgow for supporting her father
0 Have your say Nelson Mandela would have celebrated his 100th birthday today. Here were look at his historic visit to Glasgow, the first in the world to offer him Freedom of the City. Mandela came to Glasgow in 1993 to thank the city for its support during the 27 years he spent in prison as he fought South Africa’s Apartheid regime.Nelson Mandela praised the “Citizens of Glasgow” for being the first in the world to offer him the Freedom of the City in 1981. Where Glasgow led, many others followed.This hugely symbolic gesture was made while Mandela was still being condemned as a terrorist as he challenged racial segregation in his country.READ MORE: Jimmy Reid - the Clydebuilt union leaderThe South African government at the time refused him permission to leave prison to accept the honour, fuelling the worldwide campaign to set him free. In 1986, the city renamed St George’s Place, the location of the South African consulate, as Nelson … [Read more...] about Mandela’s historic Glasgow trip remembered on 100th birthday
The embassies and honorary consulates of African countries in Greece are holding the 17th African Festival of food, music and handicrafts over the weekend of May 12-13. Visitors will be able to buy food, clothes and handicraft at the stalls of participating countries that include Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, Morocco, Burundi, Nigeria, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Tunisia and Zimbabwe. There will also be live music from African bands. Part of the proceeds will be donated to children’s charity The Smile of the Child. Doors will open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs 3 euros (free admission for children under the age of 10). Libyan School, 25is Martiou & Marathonodromon, Psychico … [Read more...] about African Festival