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Lesotho votes amid instability (Daily Nation (Kenya))

By the time you’re reading this, the tallying of the ballots for Lesotho’s parliamentary elections held on Saturday will be well under way. Despite 23 parties having been registered for yesterday’s election, only three were considered strong enough to be deemed the frontrunners. Among them are the two parties that constitute incumbent Prime Minister Tom […]

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Mobile Phone Insurance Market worth $48 Bil by 2020 (PR Newswire)

DALLAS, February 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MarketReportsHub.com offers “The Mobile Phone Insurance Ecosystem: 2015 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies & Forecasts” – a report that will be of value to current and future potential investors into the mobile phone insurance sector, as well as wireless carriers, device OEMs and insurance providers who wish to […]

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Power Surge For Women As Emerging Consumers (Value Walk)

Power Surge For Women As Emerging Consumers by Tassos Stassopoulos, AllianceBernstein What’s the connection between electricity and women? Electricity is an agent of empowerment, able to transform societies and economies in emerging markets. It paves the way to buying home appliances like electric cookers, refrigerators and washing machines, freeing up women from hours of daily […]

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Ebola Is Not Over Yet [analysis]

The announcement by Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that children will be returning to school, and that borders with neighbouring countries will reopen, comes as a huge relief to everyone around the world alarmed about the Ebola outbreak. At one stage last year, some thought that it would take much longer – even up to the […]

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Amnesty International – Not a Good Time for Human Rights [analysis]

Amnesty International released its annual report on Wednesday, noting a pattern of abuse and force being used to crush dissent in Southern Africa. There were positives, but as 2015 has already seen a rise in the activity of armed groups and state force on the continent, the pattern is worrying. By GREG NICOLSON. “On any […]