archives : February 2010


Algeria - Mali
Pierre Camatte, a Frenchman who was abducted last November in Mali, was released on Tuesday. But at what cost? Algiers has accused Bamako for ignoring bilateral agreements, following the western African country’s release of four Al-Qaeda terrorists in exchange for the release of Western hostages. Algeria believes the Malian decision is a sign of weakness in the fight against terrorism. Tuesday, the northern African country recalled its ambassador in Bamako for “consultation”. - Friday 26 February 2010

Panafrica - United States
Many individual African Americans made important entrepreneurial contributions to American society. One of the most famous of these entrepreneurs is Madam C.J. Walker. - Thursday 25 February 2010

South africa - Namibia
Carlos Alberto Parreira, South Africa national team coach today announced a mixed squad to play lowly Namibia in Durban next week. - Thursday 25 February 2010

United States
While it is sometimes assumed that minorities, particularly Hispanics, favor increased immigration and legalization for illegal immigrants, a new Zogby survey finds that minority voters’ views are more complex. The poll of Hispanic, Asian-American, and African-American likely voters finds some support for legalization. But overall each of these groups prefers enforcement and for illegal immigrants to return home. - Thursday 25 February 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
A joint meeting of the EAC Monetary Affairs Committee (MAC), Fiscal Affairs Committee (FAC) and Capital Markets, Insurance and Pensions Committee (CMIPC) to consider the final report on the establishment of a Monetary Union among the EAC Partner States is taking place from 26 February to 2 March 2010 at the Snowcrest Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. - Thursday 25 February 2010

Egypt - International
IMF and Arab Republic of Egypt, 2010 Article IV Consultation Mission, Concluding Statement. - Thursday 25 February 2010

Djibouti - Germany
Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle met the Foreign Minister of Djibouti, Mr Mahamoud Ali Youssouf, on February 23. The two men agreed that the international community must continue the fight against piracy in the Horn of Africa. - Thursday 25 February 2010

Niger - United States
US-Niger: William Fitzgerald, Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs on Seizure of Power in Niger - Thursday 25 February 2010

Kenya - Japan
The Government of Japan has decided to extend grant aid (the Project for the Construction of Nairobi Western Ring Roads (Detailed Design)) totaling 36 million JPY to the Republic of Kenya. Notes to this effect were exchanged on February 23 (Tue) (local time: same day) in Nairobi between Mr. Shigeo Iwatani, Japanese Ambassador to Kenya, and Hon. Uhuru Kenyatta, E.G.H., M.P., Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance. - Thursday 25 February 2010

Police in Uganda has arrested a Catholic evangelist who told a BBC reporter that he killed 70 people when he was still practicing witchcraft. - Thursday 25 February 2010

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