archives : June 2010

     

Panafrica - United States - International
Two American researchers, Daniel Byman and Christine Fair, have published an unusual report in the July-August edition of the popular American culture magazine The Atlantic. Islamist terrorists are often portrayed in the collective unconscious as pious soldiers who organize themselves for a common cause, or holy war. But Daniel Byman and Christine Fair would beg to differ. Avid consumers of pornographic material, terrorists are not what we think they are. - Wednesday 30 June 2010


Nigeria
Third in Angola for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, Nigeria will not be able to better this result. After a largely disappointing World Cup in South Africa, the Super Eagles have been suspended by the country’s president, Jonathan Goodluck. - Wednesday 30 June 2010


Morocco - Spain
Moroccan and Spanish cooperation to fight against illegal immigration has reached its expected goal. - Wednesday 30 June 2010


Sudan
Prospects of peace has increased in Darfur after leaders of rival rebel groups signed a reconciliation deal in the West Darfur town of Zalingei brining an end to a warfare that has claimed more than 200 lives since March. - Wednesday 30 June 2010


Ghana
At 48, Abedi Pelé remains one of the legends of African football. The former Black Star believes Ghana must seize the opportunity and become the first African country to make the last four of the World Cup. - Tuesday 29 June 2010


Burundi - DR Congo - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Somalia
Uganda government has expressed its unhappiness towards African countries over delays in the ratification of the Kampala Declaration, which aims at ensuring that African states partner in offering protection to victims of forced displacement and the reconstruction of communities emerging from conflicts. - Tuesday 29 June 2010


Burundi
Burundians went to the polls on Monday to re-elect incumbent head of state Pierre Nkurunziza, who was the only candidate to run for president in the elections following the withdrawal, in early June, of six opposition candidates. The six insist that the authorities rigged last May’s Municipal elections. - Tuesday 29 June 2010


Guinea
At fifty-two, Guinea, a novice in what concerns democratic practices, seems to have emerged from Sunday’s first free and independent presidential election unscathed after more then four million voters cast their votes in the West African country. Both the National Electoral Commission and International Observers have declared the the process free of any major irregularities. - Tuesday 29 June 2010


Nigeria
Aviation, power supply and the development of infrastructure in Nigeria, all three previously run by the government, will henceforth be opened to private investors from within and outside the country, the Nigerian government has announced. - Tuesday 29 June 2010


Societe Generale, one of the leading financial services groups in the world, and Obopay, a leading mobile banking and payment provider, today announced they are teaming to bring mobile payment services to banked and unbanked customers who have access to a mobile phone. The partnership between the companies is intended to make mobile payments available in new markets, with the first stage of the initiative being launched today in Senegal through Societe Generale de Banques au Senegal (SGBS). - Monday 28 June 2010

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