Monday, December 15, 2014

New World University Announces Partnership with 'Sub-Saharan Monitor'


New World University Announces Partnership with 'Sub-Saharan Monitor'
Africa News Aggregator Now Hosted on Caribbean Academic Web Site

(Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica, 15 December 2014) --- Sub-Saharan Monitor, an African news aggregator, will now be published on the web site of New World University.

New World University educates students through distance learning and partner organisations, building upon the resources of its Free Curricula Centre, which promotes the development of open educational resources as a way to approach one the most significant costs for tertiary students. With “brick and mortar” learning centre partners in India, Nigeria, and Rwanda, and with independent study available worldwide, New World University currently offers a bachelor's degree programme in international business leadership and will soon be launching degree programs in information systems, development studies, and professional studies.

Sub-Saharan Monitor began in the early 1990s as a print newsletter published by the International Freedom Foundation (IFF). That newsletter was edited by IFF's director of African affairs, Richard Sincere. In its newest incarnation, launched in April 2014, Sub-Saharan Monitor is a news aggregator with an aim to become a provider of original reporting and content for readers interested in events and trends in Africa south of the Sahara. Emphasis is on economic and business news with an appropriate admixture of information about politics and culture. In keeping with the educational mission of its host, New World University, book reviews will be featured prominently on Sub-Saharan Monitor.

Richard Sincere
The publication's editor-in-chief, Richard Sincere, is a senior research fellow at New World University, based in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. He is the author of two books, The Politics of Sentiment: Churches and Foreign Investment in South Africa (1984) and Sowing the Seeds of Free Enterprise: The Politics of U.S. Aid in Africa (1990), as well as co-editor (with Zbigniew Brzezinski, Marin Strmecki, and Peter Wehner) of Promise or Peril: The Strategic Defense Initiative (1986). His articles and reviews have appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Wall Street Journal, Washington Examiner, Washington Star, Washington Times, and various other publications.

“We welcome Sub-Saharan Monitor to New World University as an addition to our academic and research programmes,” said Stephen H. Foerster, the university's president. “Highlighting cultural, economic, and political news from Africa in an accessible manner fits precisely in our mission to provide innovative and exciting educational opportunities in developing nations.”

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Africa News Headlines for 15 December 2014

Miss South Africa Rolene Strauss crowned Miss World 2014
Source: Fox2Now/CNN Wires

‘Local knowledge key to Breaking Ground in Sub-Saharan Africa’
Source: This Day Live

How crude oil’s global collapse unfolded
Source: Times Live

Ghana, Kenya sign seven agreements
Source: GhanaWeb

Untapped SME opportunities in Africa
Source: Business Day

Malema says South Africa is in a crisis
Source: The New Age

Life is different in Ghana
Source: Kiwi Traveller

The World’s Kitchen? Thailand’s Lessons for Africa
Source: Ventures Africa

China partners Abuja varsity on human capacity devt, cultural exchange
Source: The Guardian

Boko Haram: Over 800 Schools, 194,664 Students Affected – CSOs’ Report
Source: Leadership

2015 Outlook For Core Africa Markets Positive, Says Malick Badjie
Source: Seeking Alpha

Ethiopia welcomes Korean investors, professors and engineers
Source: Korea Herald

Ebola is no ordinary disease. It changes the way people relate to each other
Source: The Guardian

Africa’s middle class floats between poverty, prosperity
Source: The Sunday Independent

Culture Of Silence In Nigeria And Rising Gender Based Violence
Source: Channels TV

The Central African Republic’s Hidden Conflict
Source: International Crisis Group

Nigerian oil workers to strike from Monday
Source: Sky News Australia

Rights Groups: New Kenya Security Laws Threaten Freedoms
Source: Naharnet

‘Sudan’s economy collapsed, 2015 budget fake’: economist
Source: Radio Dabanga

Kenya needs to win war of ideas to stop militant advance
Source: Daily Times

Ambassador To U.S. Presents Credentials To President Obama
Source: GhanaWeb

Museveni outlines objectives of NRM to NEC
Source: New Vision

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 14 December 2014

S. Sudan couple say inter-marriage a way to restore tribal unity
Source: Sudan Tribune

Bill Gates Says Africa Should Copy Asian Giants’ Economic Development, But Will It Work?
Source: Ventures Africa

Idris Elba backs Mirror fundraiser to save Sierra Leone's Ebola orphans
Source: Sunday Mirror

Robert B. Oakley, Envoy Deft at Tackling Crises, Dies at 83
Source: The New York Times

Khoisan people of South Africa were once the most populous humans on Earth
Source: Ancient Origins

Museveni exits Kenya using a voter’s card
Source: Capital FM

ICC prosecutor halts Darfur war-crimes probe
Source: Aljazeera

Togo internet uptake lags
Source: Biztech Africa

Zuma: Electricity problems apartheid's fault
Source: Mail & Guardian

US, South Africa in a flap over chicken trade
Source: Moneyweb

Mobile phones aid healthcare innovations in Africa
Source: CNBC Africa

Angola Cables and Akamai Join Efforts in West Africa
Source: Productivity Applications @ IT Business Net

Israel’s Fight Against Poverty in Africa; Embassy Inaugurates Farm in Senegal
Source: The Jewish Press

After Barren Years in Somalia, Signs of Growth by the Bunch
Source: The New York Times

Solving Hunger in Ethiopia by Turning to Native Crops
Source: Newsweek

Uganda tops Africa in organic products export
Source: New Vision

Egypt's new regime is cracking down on the gay community
Source: Foreign Policy

DRC makes move to lure S.African private sector
Source: CNBC Africa

Ghana, Kenya bolster historic ties with new pacts
Source: GhanaWeb

Economics dominates Zambian politics
Source: SAPA

Mnangagwa cements his position as Mugabe’s successor
Source: CNBC Africa

Jonathan not afraid of Buhari –FCT minister
Source: The Sun

Ebola And Conflict Threatens Food Security In 38 Countries
Source: Newsroom America

Sudan Government To Invest $213 Million In Wind Energy Project
Source: Clean Technica

Somalia: Tribalism and Extremism Hinder Security
Source: Geeska Afrika

Renewable Energy: The Untold Story of an African Revolution
Source: Independent European Daily Express

Kenya's 'Maasai Olympics' fights dwindling lion numbers
Source: Daily Mail/AFP

In Nebraska, Sudanese immigrants are natural models, dedicated soldiers
Source: Omaha World-Herald

Friday, December 12, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 12 December 2014

Antiporn law screws risque Ugandan singer
Source: Mail & Guardian

Why Rwandan men are rushing to be circumcised
Source: News of Rwanda

Mozambique sex workers learn to put life before money as HIV rates increase
Source: The Guardian

Africa Check: Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?
Source: Daily Maverick

South Africa: Don’t Let a Country’s Reputation Fool You
Source: Value Walk

Media Report: Advertising in Africa’s biggest economy

Tutu marks 30 years since Nobel Prize
Source: Weekend Argus

Mugabe’s new ministers take oath
Source: SAPA

The Future of Egypt is in Education
Source: Egyptian Streets

Pulitzer-winning photojournalist dies in Liberia
Source: The State/AP

Six Africans Vie For $1m Global Teacher Prize
Source: Ventures Africa

Obama: US must remain vigilant in Ebola fight
Source: News & Observer/AP

Bad Hair Selfies Put Africa’s Rhino Poaching Crisis In the Spotlight
Source: The National Student

Three wise men from Africa promote reconciliation through interreligious dialogue
Source: National Catholic Reporter

Yale Programs Help Strengthen African Leaders, Businesses
Source: Yale University

China's Cnooc Says $2 Billion Uganda Oil Field Development on Course

FOREX Africa: How Will Oil Price Collapse Affect Africa’s Big Three Economies?
Source: AFK Insider

Moody's assigns first-time Ba3 rating to the Republic of Gabon; outlook stable
Source: Moody's Investors Service

Ugandan shilling edges down, outlook seen stable
Source: Reuters

Africa Focus: Ghana seeks law to protect HIV persons
Source: Shanghai Daily

Clearing Land Mines Becomes Women's Work in Mozambique and Beyond
Source: National Geographic

PHOTOS: 'Thousands' of Gambians Attend Antigay Rally
Source: The Advocate

Petition hopes to halt gay rights campaigner’s deportation to Uganda
Source: Pink News

Nigeria to Ghana Eurobonds Plunge as Oil Rout Hits Africa
Source: Bloomberg

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni lashes out at ICC, wants Africa to pull out
Source: Standard Digital

Vaalco strikes oil at Etame 8-H offshore Gabon but H2S remains a problem
Source: Oil and Gas Technology

Cameroon army kills 180 Boko Haram militants
Source: African Spotlight

A dynamic African woman lives up to Michelle Obama’s call to give girls the chance to go to school
Source: The Washington Post

EXCLUSIVE: Notorious British criminal and millionaire slum landlord Nicholas van Hoogstraten is bankrolling Mugabe’s ruthless wife ‘Gucci Grace’ to be the world’s first female dictator
Source: Daily Mail

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 11 December 2014

UN Launches International Decade Of People Of African Descent
Source: Bernama

Nigerian Ex-Ruler Buhari Wins Opposition Presidential Ticket
Source: Voice of America

Dissident ‘choirboy’: Rwandan gospel star on trial
Source: Aljazeera

The Radio Battle to Educate Ebola’s Kids
Source: The Daily Beast

Ebola outbreak: Vaccine trial put on hold
Source: The Independent

More Ebola victims found in Sierra Leone
Source: UPI

US Analysts Weigh Nigeria, Russia Arms Deal
Source: This Day Live

Lesotho parties sign electoral pledge
Source: The Citizen

S. Africa pledges to address power outages
Source: Global Post/Xinhua

Uganda launches food aid initiative to South Sudan
Source: New Vision

Sioux Falls group brings relief to South Sudan
Source: Argus Leader

Uhuru to switch on Sh6bn lighting project for Nairobi
Source: Capital FM

Low grid capacity dampens Nigeria’s trans-African power export hope
Source: Business Day

Seychelles accepted as a member of the World Trade Organisation
Source: Seychelles News Agency

Ethiopian voted as The Best Airline to Africa by Premier Traveler Magazine Survey
Source: Ethiosports

Museveni in Kenya for Northern Corridor Summit
Source: New Vision

South Korea avails US$25m loan for Mozambican hospital
Source: StarAfrica

South African president begins state visit to China
Source: Capital FM

Kenya, Ethiopia sign border security agreement
Source: StarAfrica

What we can learn from Tanzania’s hidden socialist history
Source: The Guardian

Security Council voices concern over security in Central Africa
Source: Business Standard

Gov’t, stakeholders debate cyber security, internet freedom
Source: New Vision

Capital FM video was among most watched in Kenya
Source: Capital FM

African Universities or Universities in Africa
Source: Inside Higher Ed

Governance is a key tool for MCC in changing Africa
Source: The Hill

IMF warns on South African economy
Source: Financial Times

Dr. Dan Leads $139 Billion Fund in South Africa’s Frail Economy
Source: Bloomberg

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 10 December 2014

How Prince William Came to Love Wildlife
Source: People

Ebola Fighters are TIME Person of the Year

Source: TVNewser

Africa’s future brighter than ever, Uhuru says
Source: Capital FM

SacOil considers Mozambique gas pipeline
Source: Energy Global

Africa Focus: Kenya denies existence of police death squads
Source: Shanghai Daily

Private Sector Role in Achieving Africa’s Economic Transformation
Source: The African Executive

Combating the African Wildlife Trade in China
Source: Newsweek

Google Images Help Perpetuate African Stereotypes
Source: Atlanta Black Star

South Africa approaches online content censorship
Source: Screen Africa

Displaced in Kenya Hope for Justice Without ICC
Source: Voice of America

Nelson Mandela and the Land Question in South Africa
Source: Africa in Transition

Uganda losing business over anti-gay bill US warns
Source: The New Age

Relocating Kenya's Capital City
Source: The African Executive

Nigeria: A People, An Economy And Its Prospects
Source: Leadership

Kenya and the international court: One gone, another to go
Source: The Economist

Porn TV's prime-time ban upheld by court
Source: Times Live

Ghana's import tax removal on smartphones expected to boost local Africa production
Source: Network World

Spotlighting racism, stigma, UN launches International Decade of People of African Descent
Source: UN News Centre

Debt and hunger at birthplace of Ebola in Guinea
Source: The Washington Post/AP

Saving elephants is behind Auburn man's photographic safaris

Elephant Slaughter, Corruption, and Illegal Ivory Trade Trigger Environmentalists’ Objections to Millennium Challenge Corporation’s $450 Million Aid to Tanzania
Source: WPRI/AP

Tourists shouldn’t cancel African safaris over misplaced Ebola fear
Source: The Korea Herald

Man’s Best Friend is Helping Us Save Endangered African Wildlife
Source: Care2

Africa in spotlight at meeting of 122 ICC members
Source: WRAL/AP

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Africa News Headlines for 4 December 2014

Djibouti: Iran’s strategic Policy in Africa “friend and brother"
Source: Geeska Afrika

Kenya arrests 77 Chinese over 'hacking'
Source: Aljazeera

Tanzania Shows It Has A Woman’s Constitution
Source: Africa in Transition

Uganda begins issuance of national identity cards
Source: StarAfrica

Efforts to dignify SA sex trade
Source: Pretoria News

Kenya Looks for Tourism Boost
Source: O'Dwyer's

The AIDS-Fighting Tampon
Source: The Atlantic

Iran nuke deal a game-changer
Source: Cape Times

Gabon Builds Replica of Mohammed V Mausoleum
Source: Morocco World News

Abortion: Uganda registers 800 daily, 1,500 girls die annually
Source: New Vision

Gay and lesbian Gambians live in fear of ‘aggravated homosexuality’ law
Source: The Guardian

OPEC Batters Nigeria to Gabon Bonds as Crude Oil Drops
Source: Bloomberg

Bloomberg: African oil explorer Tullow ripe for a takeover

Canceling safaris over misplaced Ebola fear hurts Africa and its wildlife
Source: Los Angeles Times

Busch: Night is falling on Nigeria (1)
Source: The Guardian

Civil society unhappy with President Museveni’s World AIDS Day remarks
Source: The Independent

Benefits of circumcision 'outweigh the risks'
Source: Mail Online

Gabon strike cuts oil output, shutters refinery, says union
Source: Business Day

Mbabazi camp keen on NRM court battles
Source: The Observer

Male Ebola survivors asked to abstain from sex
Source: IRIN

Gabon Creates New Marine Park System, Saving Species In 18,000 Ocean Sq Miles
Source: PRNewswire