archives : March 2009

     

United States - Japan - International - European Union
A boost in international emergency funds and agreement on financial-markets oversight likely will be among the concrete results of the April 2 meeting of the world’s major economic powers. - Tuesday 31 March 2009


Ivory Coast
Women in villages around Korhogo, 630 km north of Abidjan the capital of Côte d’Ivoire, dare not walk to their fields alone for fear of rape. They have become the target of indiscrminate rape with even women with babies on their backs suffering from this unprecedented phenomenon. - Tuesday 31 March 2009


Sudan - International
Sudan’s president Mr. Omar al-Bashir was all smiles Monday after he received immense support from fellow Arab heads of states at the Qatar summit. "We stress our solidarity with Sudan and our rejection of the ICC (International Criminal Court) decision," a statement from the League of Arab Nations read. Meanwhile, dramatic scenes from Libyan leader and an angry protest from Yemeni leader as well as the group’s inability to reprimand the Sudanese leader for his decision to ban humanitarian agencies and putting the lives of millions at stake, have been received with mixed feelings. - Tuesday 31 March 2009


Sudan - United States
AJC is gravely distressed by the lavish welcome afforded to Sudanese President Omar El-Bashir, whose arrest on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes is sought by the International Criminal Court, at the Arab League summit in Qatar. - Tuesday 31 March 2009


Zimbabwe - United States
The following statement was agreed upon by the countries attending a meeting held at the United States Department of State on March 20, 2009. - Tuesday 31 March 2009


Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe has upped its financial aid package to $8-10 billion as it strives to rebuild the country’s devastated economy. The shock plea at the Southern African Development Community on Monday morning with South Africa’s Foreign minister saying the regional block is reviewing the recovery plan requiring that financial assistance. - Monday 30 March 2009


Zimbabwe
The lax security that was around Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai who recently survived a horific car crash will be bolstered this week. A state of the art ambulance, a lead police car fitted with a beacon to warn off other motorists wil be allocated to him. Sources at his office at the weekend said all has been put in place for the beefing up of his security when traveling anywhere in Zimbabwe. - Monday 30 March 2009


Sudan - International
Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s president, was given a red carpet welcome as he arrived in Qatar on Sunday, defying an international arrest warrant to attend an Arab League summit. - Monday 30 March 2009


Nigeria
In recent years, a closer look at the Nigerian tertiary institutions reveals a worrisome skew from the epicentrum of scholarly life. Religious groups (both Christian and Islamic) have mostly filled the emblematic and substantial spaces vacated by civil intellectual, scholarly and erudite organizations. The ideology: ‘Students-as-quaestors-after-knowledge’ has been replaced by ‘Students-as-religious-disciples.’ - Monday 30 March 2009


Ivory Coast - Malawi
22 people have been confirmed dead and over 130 severely injured in a stampede that happened before a Fifa World Cup qualifier match between the Ivory Coast and Malawi in the Houphouet-Boigny arena in Abidjan, capital of Ivory Coast. - Monday 30 March 2009

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