Daily Archives: 2010-03-01

A well-heeled journey Tamara Thiessen follows a trail of Italian shoe sensations into the shops, museums and hotels of Milan, Venice, Florence and Rome As Marilyn Monroe once said: “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” For every outing – whether to the shops, the countryside, […]

A well-heeled journey

Micro madams More and more women across Kenya are finding their feet in the world of business, thanks in large part to microfinance loan schemes. Chris Peck reports Among Africa’s female working population there is an emerging trend towards local investment from microfinance organisations, set up to encourage entrepreneurs to build a better […]

Micro Madams

Scoring goals With just five years left to achieve the UN’s eight Millennium Development Goals, Victoria Averill weighs up the chances of these targets actually being met In the western Kenyan village of Sauri, near Lake Victoria, the crops don’t fail, nearly all the children attend school, malaria is almost non-existent and […]

Scoring Goals

It’s a matter of opinion Compensation aside, it’s about time African governments acted on climate change, says Ivorian campaigner Eric Agnero, head of Greencast Africa Greencast Africa is an Abidjan-based group of media professionals and scientists, who traveled to the Copenhagen climate summit last December to put pressure on African […]

It’s a matter of opinion

Songs from a thousand hills A choir made up mainly of Rwandan orphans seeks to bring a message of hope to other troubled nations, writes Dicken Marshall While Africa may already have a wonderful range of established and emerging choirs, the Solace Gospel Choir, which was formed in 1998 with the […]

Songs from a Thousand Hills