This tantalizing statistic would seem to indicate that, in the mobile era, Africa’s time has come. But the mobile subscriber numbers are only part of the story. So far, the buzz about African mobile has been about the consumer side of things. I believe, though, that it is at the enterprise level…Read full post
By : The Associated Press
SAO PAULO — Brazil’s top court has backed sweeping affirmative action programs used in more than 1,000 universities across the nation, which has more Blacks than nearly any other country, yet where a severe gap in education equality between races persists.
The Supreme Court voted 7-1 vote late Thursday to uphold a federal program that has provided…Read full post
By Norm Bond
Caribana, the celebration of Caribbean culture that brings more than a million people to the streets of Toronto each summer, has a new name. The 44th annual event will now be known as the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto.
Some are arguing that Caribana is being treated like a “cultural outsider” by the different levels of Canadian government. The festival has the largest economic impact but is receiving the least amount…Read full post
via: The Ghanaian Times
About 600 participants, including some heads of state from West Africa and the Commonwealth, as well as investors from all over the world, will today throng the Accra International Conference Centre for the Africa Investment Forum 2012, to exchange notes on the opportunity to access the growing regional market in a continent of one billion people.
The forum will bring together business and government leaders…Read full post
Tullow Oil has confirmed that it struck oil in its Turkana oil field. The discovery was made last year but the company had said it would give a briefing on the progress in May. The confirmation was done by President Mwai Kibaki.
Even better, this is light crude oil as compared to Uganda’s heavy crude that is usually solid at room temperature. Tullow is the same company that discovered…Read full post
Shaima Alawadi, a 32 year old mother of five, died on Saturday from a vicious beating she received earlier in the week in her in El Cajon, California home. Beaten on the head with a tire iron, she was found in a pool of her own blood.
“I found her on the floor…in her own blood with a letter next to her head saying go back to your country you terrorist,” said Fatima Al…Read full post
Director who had nude ‘meltdown’ on streets is kept in care as wife blames shock popularity of video for behaviour
PRETORIA (SOUTH AFRICA): Getting more small companies wired will help their businesses grow, and help their country fight unemployment, officials said as Google launched a project that makes it easy to showcase South African entrepreneurship on the Internet.
With a few clicks Thursday, the first entrepreneurs used Google Inc.’s Woza Online to create their own websites. Woza Online, which Google launched with help from South African government researchers and cash from mobile…Read full post