Category: Current Events

The way forward for African universities

  This is the text of a speech delivered at the University of Johannesburg on 30 July 2015 I think the critical phrase is – “situate higher education at the centre of the development agenda” We have gathered here at the University of Johannesburg to consider an important […]

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President Sirleaf Commissions US$5.7 Million Coca-Cola Company Investment in Liberia; Describes the New Economic and Social Initiatives as First Vote of Confidence after Ebola

President Sirleaf makes remarks at the commissioning of the Alexander Cummings Model Science and Technology School on Monday, October 26, 2015  Photo Credit: James M.Garresen / Executive Man   Monrovia, Liberia – President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged Liberians to create the enabling environment for businesses investing in […]

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What makes Donald Trump so Popular?

          Written by Dr. Richard Schmitt, Author at Out of the Woods It is tempting to blame the voters for the tremendous uproar Donald Trump has been creating. He is a super sized celebrity. The newspapers and the radio cannot deal with him enough.  […]

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Green Energy for the Poor

Kenyans studying by solar-powered light. CreditWaldo Swiegers/Bloomberg By NGOZI OKONJO-IWEALA, SEPT. 9, 2015 An innovative business model combining solar power and cellphones is electrifying parts of rural Africa that are far from the grid. It’s called M-KOPA. The “M” stands for “mobile,” and “kopa” means “to borrow.” The company’s customers make […]

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CNN Top 30 Idealists and Entrepreneurs

Upstart 30 The Idealists  By CNNMoney Staff   @CNNMoney Brad McNamara and Jonathan Friedman set out to find a more efficient way to farm. But they did it in a pretty unique way. Their company, Freight Farms, uses old shipping containers to create self-contained farms in a box. The […]

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