archives : February 2010


Panafrica - South africa - Botswana - Gabon - Equatorial Guinea - Swaziland - Zambia - Zimbabwe
Africa’s prestigious football tournament’s 2012 draw conducted last Saturday in DR Congo southern city of Lubumbashi has drawn interesting reactions. - Tuesday 23 February 2010

Panafrica - Kenya - Malawi
While the elimination of school fees is critical in helping achieve the right to education for all, addressing the challenges it poses is key to success... When the Kenyan government announced it would stop charging fees for primary school education — just days before the beginning of the 2003 school year — the result was pandemonium. - Tuesday 23 February 2010

13 armed soldiers led by a senior lieutenant on Monday night stormed a police station to set free two of their arrested colleagues. - Tuesday 23 February 2010

DR Congo - United States
Unprecedented call to action by "Women for Women International" to unite globally and build bridges for peace, development and opportunity - Tuesday 23 February 2010

Reporters Without Borders has just learned from credible Eritrean sources that journalist and essayist Yirgalem Fisseha Mebrahtu has been held in solitary confinement for the past few weeks in May Srwa prisons, to the north of Asmara. It is not known why she is being given this treatment. - Tuesday 23 February 2010

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is deeply concerned about the arrest of Radio journalist in Wanlaweyn district of lower Shabelle region on Sunday 21 February 2010. - Tuesday 23 February 2010

Panafrica - Eritrea - International
The Eritrean Diaspora has expressed its anger over a recently imposed United Nations sanctions that seek to penalize the eastern African country for supporting Somali insurgents. The sanctions, imposed in December, came after intensive lobbying by Eritrea’s neighboring countries and regional blocs including the African Union. - Tuesday 23 February 2010

South africa
SAA will fly Virginia’s U-12, "97 Fusion" Soccer Team to South Africa for 8-Day, 7-Night Trip of a Lifetime! Second Phase of Contest to Award a Trip for Two to Fly to the Tournament - Tuesday 23 February 2010

Panafrica - United States
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tim Kaine issued the following statement regarding the election of Roslyn Brock as the new chairwoman of the N.A.A.C.P. : - Tuesday 23 February 2010

United States
John Payton, President and Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) presented oral argument today before the United States Supreme Court on behalf of a class of six thousand African Americans who were denied jobs as firefighters. The City of Chicago now admits that it has engaged in unlawful hiring discrimination. The only issue in the case, Lewis v. Chicago, is whether or not the plaintiffs filed their claims of discrimination in a timely manner as required by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. - Tuesday 23 February 2010

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