Leaders of the African Union (AU) are optimistic that a lasting solution to Zimbabwe’s debilitating crisis can still be found without tougher action taken against President Robert Mugabe.
Broadband in Africa has received another boost with the signing in April 2009 of a formal agreement to build the 3.8 terabit/second West African Cable System.
In early October over 100 000 Christians flocked to the MegaFest International festival in Johannesburg, for world-renowned preacher and bestselling author Bishop TD Jakes’s two-day extravaganza of faith, and the first MegaFest to be held outside the US.
Barack Obama has not only won himself a place in the White House at the end of his brilliant campaign. He has also won the hearts of the people of Africa, not only because he has roots deep in the continent, but also with his charisma, humility and vision.
A carbon-rich pebble found in the shifting sands of the Libyan Desert brings conclusive evidence of a comet hitting the Earth; the extra-terrestrial fragment also holds promise for exciting research into the very beginnings of our solar system.
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