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Kenyan Election Body Fighting Over 300 Lawsuits As Vote Looms

Kenyan Election Body Fighting Over 300 Lawsuits As Vote Looms

  Kenya’s electoral body says it is facing more than 300 court cases from candidates, parties and civil society groups before elections on Aug. 8, raising concern about whether the disputes can be resolved in time. President Uhuru Kenyatta will once again face his arch-nemesis Raila Odinga, a veteran opposition leader. Kenyatta is the son […]

The Charts Showing Why Ghana Central Bank May Cut Interest Rates

The Charts Showing Why Ghana Central Bank May Cut Interest Rates

Ghana’s central bank may cut its key interest rate for a third straight meeting with inflation at its slowest in four years and a strengthening currency. Consumer-price growth has tumbled 7.1 percentage points since reaching an all-time high of 19.2 percent in March last year. While the cedi weakened to a record low against the […]

Simple Habits Of The Most Energetic People

Simple Habits Of The Most Energetic People

We all know someone with seemingly boundless energy. You know, that person who wakes up with the sun, who actually goes to the gym before 8 a.m., who is always up for an after-work adventure or weekend-long excursion. But chances are, you are not one of those people. According to a 2015 survey from YouGov, […]

The Nelson Mandela Rules: Honoring a Prisoner Turned World Leader

The Nelson Mandela Rules: Honoring a Prisoner Turned World Leader

  Nelson Mandela spent 27 years as a political prisoner in deplorable conditions, and yet he was able to inspire change and a legacy that lives on far beyond the borders of South Africa. In 1955, while Mandela was advocating to end apartheid, the United Nations (UN) was drafting the Standard Minimum Rules for the […]

Don’t Get Stale; Innovate In Your Relationship

Don’t Get Stale; Innovate In Your Relationship

Did you know that 96% of all companies fail over a ten-year period? And that 40-50% of all first marriages in the United States end in divorce? Why? The reason is the same for both –– they stop marketing and innovating. Consider this. In business, companies use marketing in order to get potential clients to […]

U.S. Hunt for Nigeria Fraud Cash May Come Second to a Small Bank

U.S. Hunt for Nigeria Fraud Cash May Come Second to a Small Bank

U.S. prosecutors trying to recover proceeds from an alleged $1.5 billion Nigerian fraud may have to wait their turn. A plum penthouse condominium in one of Manhattan’s most expensive buildings is among the cash, real estate and luxury yacht the U.S. moved last week to seize from Nigerian tycoon Kolawole Akanni Aluko, whom it accuses of […]

South Africa’s ANC to Discipline Member for Speaking Out on Zuma

South Africa’s ANC to Discipline Member for Speaking Out on Zuma

A provincial structure of South Africa’s ruling party is instituting disciplinary measures against a member who has called for President Jacob Zuma to step down and has been receiving death threats from the African National Congress’s Youth League. The public pronouncements by Makhosi Khoza, who is a member of parliament, “represented the worse form of […]

Diggers, Drivers, Diamonds: How Congo’s Zoe Kabila Makes Money

Diggers, Drivers, Diamonds: How Congo’s Zoe Kabila Makes Money

Zoe Kabila, the brother of Congolese President Joseph Kabila, owns a business empire that encompasses everything from tourism to mining. His companies have sold diamonds, owned a luxury hotel on Congo’s Atlantic coast, built roads, invested in farming, set up a fast-food franchise and printed driver’s licenses, according to a review of corporate filings obtained […]

Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate Change Is Literally Making You Lose Sleep

Climate change caused by human emissions of greenhouse gases is wreaking havoc on our planet — from heat waves to heavy rainstorms to higher sea levels, the consequences of global warming are far-reaching. The mere thought of the irreversible damage being done to our planet is enough to leave us tossing and turning at night. But […]

Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable. Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they […]

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