archives : February 2010


South africa - International
Dr Johann Rupert can justly be regarded as a leader in numerous fields and an achiever of innumerable successes. This versatile fourteenth Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU) is known as, inter alia, both a local and an international business giant, critical thinker, wine entrepreneur, conservation enthusiast, sports lover and champion of the less-privileged. - Friday 19 February 2010

South africa
The fierce rivalry between the traditional giants of South African soccer resumes at Orlando Stadium on Saturday, when Orlando Pirates take on Kaizer Chiefs in one of the most contested derbies in the continent. - Friday 19 February 2010

South africa
School libraries in South Africa are in a desperate state. Only 7.23 % of public schools have functional libraries; 13.47% have a library space without books or a librarian; and a massive 79.3% do not have a library. - Friday 19 February 2010

Malawi - Japan
The Government of Japan has decided to extend environmental program grant aid (the Project for Introduction of Clean Energy by Solar Electricity Generation System) totaling 660 million JPY to the Republic of Malawi. Notes to this effect were exchanged on February 17 (Wed) (local time: same day) in Lilongwe, the capital city of Malawi, between Mr. Motoyoshi Noro, Japanese Ambassador to Malawi, and The Honourable Ken Kandodo, Minister of Finance. - Friday 19 February 2010

Ivory Coast - Ghana
The Ghanaian battalion of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) based in Bondoukou, on Tuesday, donated food to Hellas orphanage in the town. - Friday 19 February 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
The Third Meeting, Third Session of the Second East African Legislative Assembly sitting at the Chambers of the Parliament of Uganda in Kampala has today adopted a common strategy for food security in the region. - Friday 19 February 2010

Kenya - United States

Philip J. Crowley

Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs

- Friday 19 February 2010

More than 1000 disgruntled Zimbabwe’s state workers took to the streets today in Harare declaring that they are scaling their strike. - Friday 19 February 2010

A cross section of Christians in Uganda have protested against the showing of pornography in churches as one way of making the public aware of what gays do. - Friday 19 February 2010

Panafrica - United States
In the Gullah culture, there is an expression that goes, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you should know where you came from.” Proud Gullah communities along the coast of the southeastern United States are determined to make sure that future generations never forget where they came from. - Friday 19 February 2010

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