In Case You Missed It: 3/13/17 – 3/21/17

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on March 25, 2017

Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye

Nigeria is a major tomato importer, despite having enough land to grow them.

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, countries in Africa are limiting imports to support economic growth, and all African delegates denied visas for Africa Summit held in U.S.

African Nations Propose Limits to Imports into their Countries

Kenya and Ethiopia are among the countries that are taking measures to restrict international imports into their nations. This strategy is to boost internal revenue markets and incentivize citizens to shop local.

The African continent imports billions of dollars worth of grains annually.…

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In Case You Missed It: 10/24/16 – 10/30/16

By Gelllilla Gebre-Michael on October 31, 2016

Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Project

This week’s most important headlines out of and about Africa.

In this week’s news, Kenya is set to have the largest wind farm on the continent and the International Criminal Court loses Burundi, Gambia and South Africa.

Kenya to host largest wind farm in Africa

There has been an influx of energy investment toward the African continent. The Lake Turkana Wind Project (LTWP) covers 40,000 acres and is set to be the largest wind farm on the continent by June 2017. This stems from the global push to move from existing conventional power generation toward renewable energy.…

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Managing the G20

By George Bamu on September 24, 2009

Who is going to crash the summit?

As the 64th U.N General Assembly meeting winds down, international attention has shifted from New York to Pittsburg in Pennsylvania. So, the talk of “crashing the party” by protest groups and movements gains another level of attention. The talk about nuclear disarmament, global climate change and the world financial system picks up steam with renewed attention towards green technology, sustainable economic growth and globalization.

Promises not delivered, they say

Many of the same issues being discussed in New York are on the agenda for discussion in Pittsburg, PA.


In Pittsburg, many avowed protest groups and movements have already taken up positions with plans to crash the summit of 20 presidents and prime ministers.…

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Next G20 Meeting in Africa?

By George Bamu on September 22, 2009

The ONE organization, a grassroots campaign organization against extreme poverty and preventable diseases, is asking leaders of the G20 nations, now meeting in Pittsburg, to hold the next G20 summit in Africa. Today, the organization sent out an email asking everyone to take action and pressure these leaders to hold the next G20 meeting in Africa.

In the statement they released, the organization said:

“Africa’s tremendous potential will only be unleashed if the rest of the world makes a real effort to bring the continent into the global economy. Africa’s resources, intellectual and physical, can help re-start the global economy and lift a generation out of extreme poverty.

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One Planet: Powering Africa’s Future

By George Bamu on December 5, 2008

If you are crazy about nuclear power in Africa, please check out the BBC’s series on this topic coming up Dec 4. Please check out the below notes or follow the attached link to learn more.


Africa is searching for future sources of energy. Vera Kwakofi looks at whether the continent should go nuclear or use solar power.

If you’ve ever flown over Africa at night, there’s no escaping the fact that it is a continent of darkness.  Lights twinkle only around the northern and southern tips of the continent. That’s because only one in three of Africa’s 700 million people has electricity, and in the countryside only one in ten has light at the flick of a switch.…

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