Under the headline 'What binds them together', Africa Today magazine publishes an article about the work of Yahaya Ahmed to sell energy saving cooking stoves across the Sahel region of northern Nigeria.
The Times newspaper, UK, today carries a full obituary of the diplomat Archie Mackenzie who was Britain's Minister for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations in the 1970s. The subheadline describes him as: "Diplomat and founder member of the UN who was a leading advocate of action to address the developing world’s economic problems".
A major feature in the the Economic Times, Mumbai, April 19th, looks at the way that the German multinational engineering company Siemens has cleaned up its act after the scandal which led to the company admitting to several bribery charges and paying around $1.6 billion in fines.
So successful has been the turn-around that another engineering giant, Tata Group, is studying it closely with a view to licensing some of the processes.
Two national newspapers of Scotland today carry substantial obituaries of Ambassador Archie Mackenzie who died on 15 April, aged 96. The Herald, Glasgow, publishes an obituary written by R D Kernohan, former Editor of Life and Work, the magazine of the Church of Scotland, and The Scotsman in Edinburgh publishes a contributed obituary.
Ilene Andersen tells journalist Peer Rødal Haugen, 'God called me, He led me, and He used me, an ordinary girl from California.' Read her fascinating story of 'Taking part in changing the world', – what turned her life upside down and launched her into global adventures, serving and above all singing.
The Sydney Morning Herald, Australia, carried an obituary of the Ethiopian journalist Mammo Wudneh, chairman of the Ethiopian Writers' Association, on 2 April, under the headline, 'Worked for a better future, for friend and foe alike'. The obituary tells how he played a critical role in saving Ethiopia's capital city, Addis Ababa, from a bloodbath during the final throes of President Mengistu's military Marxist regime, thanks to Wudneh's influencial radio broadcasts.