Archive for March 10th, 2007
09 March, 2007
ACCRA President Festus Mogae says the new generation of African leaders are the hope of the continent.
Addressing the media after attending Ghanas 50th anniversary of independence celebrations, Mr Mogae said the most important aspect of the new generation of African leaders is that they are pro-industrialisation and against corruption.
They are also optimistic in outlook, as well as committed to democracy and improvement of the welfare of their populations.
Thats the new leaders, he said. They are our hope. The new orientation is welcome. President Mogae said Ghana epitomises the rest of Africa.
There was hope at independence but internal conflict and disillusionment followed. Africas first military coup took place in Togo in 1961, followed by the one during which Ghanas first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah was deposed in 1966.
Then followed several military takeovers throughout the continent, including [continue reading]
Botswana seeks private partner for university
The university should produce Botswana’s next generation of scientists
9 March 2007
The government of Botswana is seeking a private partnership to overcome delays in getting its long-awaited science and technology university off the ground.
The deadline for opening the Botswana International University of Science and Technology (BIUST) has been moved from this year to 2009 (see Two-year delay for Botswana’s science university).
Badumetse Hobona of Botswana’s Ministry of Education, the coordinator of the US$1.5 billion project, says that a public-private partnership will make the 2009 target possible.
In a paper published by the US Institute for Public Private Partnership in February, Hobona states that the country’s Ministry of Education is still [continue reading]