archives : February 2010

     

Panafrica - International
Far too often, African leaders have been unable to present a united front on the world stage. Not this time around. At the Copenhagen climate talks, the continent fielded a single negotiating team, and it paid off. But for many delegates, the reliability of funds promised at the summit remains in doubt. - Sunday 28 February 2010


Liberia - International
At only 25, Dulee Johnson is one of the rising stars of Liberian football. After 10 years in the Allsvenskan, the midfielder is ambitious: retaining the Swedish title, reaching the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations with his national side, taking on a new challenge... Johnson opened his heart to Afrik-news.com. Interview. - Sunday 28 February 2010


South africa - Ghana - International
ACCRA – A group of experts from leading international and African-based public policy organizations today issued a challenge to controversial proposed legislation backed by the Labour government which will severely curtail the ability of commercial creditors to recover debts owed by 40 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries. The experts urged Members of Parliament to oppose this legislation and instead encourage better governance in the developing world, and greater attention to poverty alleviation through expanded private investment and trade. - Saturday 27 February 2010


Ghana
The watchman’s job may be among the hardest hit in this era of technology, but for one 32 year old father of five, going back to primary school offers great hope. - Saturday 27 February 2010


Panafrica - Senegal - France
The French comic book recounts the tragic life and career of boxer M’Barick Amadou Fall, one of boxing’s most prominent and yet shockingly unacknowledged champions. - Friday 26 February 2010


Panafrica
The 32 teams are getting ready for the World Cup. The squads are obviously not yet known but the coaches already know where they’ll be sleeping. And the World Cup teams have snubbed the rainbow nation’s neighbours. - Friday 26 February 2010


Zambia - Zimbabwe
Desperate situation calls for desperate measures, so goes the saying. But for one southern African nation with depleted coffers, those measures have been stretched to the extreme. - Friday 26 February 2010


Kenya
Kenya’s first and only sex therapist is making headlines. In a country where eroticism and female libido are still taboo subjects, Gertrude Mungai’s business begs to differ. A place where the art of Kama Sutra, among other things, is taught, the sex therapist’s outfit also displays an audacious collection of sex toys. Gertrude Mungai has just released a DVD titled: “modern sexy woman". Interview. - Friday 26 February 2010


Panafrica - United States
Many blacks turned for leadership to the historian and social scientist W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963). A graduate of Fisk University, a historically black institution in Nashville, Tennessee, Du Bois earned a PhD in history from Harvard University and took up a professorship at Atlanta University, a school founded with the assistance of the Freedmen’s Bureau and specializing in the training of black teachers, librarians, and other professionals. Du Bois authored and edited a number of scholarly studies depicting black life in America. Social science, he believed, would provide the key to improving race relations. - Friday 26 February 2010


Libya - Switzerland
Libya’s president Mr. Muammar Gaddafi has called on all Muslims to shun Switzerland and begin a jihad against the Alpine nation. The antagonism is reported to be a spillover of a diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland that began in 2008, following the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi‘s son, Hannibal Gaddafi’s, in Geneva after he was accused of assaulting two servants. - Friday 26 February 2010

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