The Time has come for American Super Dividends through Pro-Growth Angolan Investments

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, October 3, 2019/ — By Sergio Pugliese, Angolan President of the African Energy Chamber and Verner Ayukegba, Senior Vice President of the African Energy Chamber On the 16th of October, the U.S. – Angola Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Embassy of Angola in the United States and the Angola Representation at the World Bank Group, will host the first Angola Economic Forum (AEF), just before the 2019 Annual World Bank – IMF meeting. The Africa Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) endorses this event and encourages US based…

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Meet the 2019 ’30 Black Stars’- America’s distinguished business and professional achievers

Face2Face Africa is proud to introduce the inaugural list of its “30 Black Stars” – a new initiative launched earlier this year to highlight and celebrate African, African-American, and Caribbean business and professional leaders in the United States. The company received hundreds of nominations from members of the business community and the 30 finalists were chosen by a Selection Committee led by Dorinda Walker, CEO of Cultural Solutions Group, based on their outstanding professional achievements, impact and contributions to the African-American community. The 30 Black Stars initiative seeks to help…

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Lesotho: Striking Teachers’ Salaries Docked

The government has slashed the salaries of about 4 000 teachers who went on strike to press for better pay at it seeks to enforce its no work no pay policy. Each of the affected teachers will have about M2 500 deducted from their salaries this month. Teachers’ unions have vowed to fight the decision. The Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Education and Training, Thabang Lebese, confirmed to the Lesotho Times that the 4 000 teachers would have their September salaries slashed by up to M2 500 to cover…

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How Black Women Steered National Politics Through Local Activism in Washington, DC

US Capitol Building (Flickr: Martha Heinemann Bixby) Many histories of America’s capital city have explored the personal networks of political figures. They have revealed the sociopolitical influence of women socialites. Political histories of Washington, D.C., have occasionally centered women, local policies, or Black perspectives. But historian Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy accomplishes all of the above in her 2018 book Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945. As a scholar of African American studies, women, and gender, Murphy analyzes how African American women Washingtonians transformed national politics…

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No evidence Tambo said ‘a corrupt ANC will be far worse than apartheid’

There’s no evidence anti-apartheid activist Steven Biko said: “Apartheid doesn’t keep you alive unless it’s going to use you later.” The same goes for a widely shared quote about white people attributed to former Mozambican president Samora Machel. Another controversial quote is now circulating online, this time said to be by Oliver Tambo, the former president of South Africa’s governing African National Congress (ANC). “A corrupt ANC will be far worse than apartheid,” it reads, on a black and white graphic with a photo of Tambo.   Tambo died in 1993.…

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