archives : July 2010

     

Panafrica - United States
While the ‘blue’ faction of the American public believe that another feather has been placed in the cap of U.S President Barack Obama following his signing into law of what has been described as the most sweeping overhaul of lending and high-finance rules since the Great Depression, the ‘red’ public believe another feather has been removed from his cap. - Thursday 22 July 2010


Sudan
I have just had a meeting with the First Vice President of the Republic of the Sudan, H.E. Salva Kiir Mayardit, about the state and progress of the Darfur peace talks. - Thursday 22 July 2010


Guinea
Colleagues of a radio journalist who was attacked by unknown assailants on July 16, 2010 are suspecting the military of being behind the attack. - Thursday 22 July 2010


United States
Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) and the Organization of Black Airline Pilots (OBAP) today flew aspiring aviation professionals to the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. on the 11th annual "Dream Flight". The flight is a highlight of the Aviation Career Education (ACE) camp, a two-week summer program co-sponsored by Delta and OBAP for minority teenagers with an interest in aviation careers. - Thursday 22 July 2010


Panafrica - United States
Melanie L. Campbell, president & CEO of The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Ms. Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia State Director for Rural Development at the U.S. Department of Agriculture: - Thursday 22 July 2010


Panafrica - United States
The following was released today by the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: - Thursday 22 July 2010


Algeria
The Timgad archaeological site spreads its sumptuous ruins across the Aurès mountains. Listed as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the ancient Roman city, built in the second century, has become a rendezvous point for history enthusiasts. - Thursday 22 July 2010


Kenya
Amnesty International has urged the Kenyan authorities to investigate the death of a market trader reportedly shot dead by police during a protest against forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement. - Wednesday 21 July 2010


Panafrica - Nigeria - United Kingdom

Blue-eyed blonde Nmachi, whose name means “Beauty of God” in the Nigerian couple’s homeland, has baffled genetics experts because neither Ben nor wife Angela have ANY mixed-race family history. Pale genes skipping generations before cropping up again could have explained the baby’s appearance. Ben also stressed: “My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that. “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages – not saying anything.” Doctors at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup – where Angela, from nearby Woolwich, gave birth – have told the parents Nmachi is definitely no albino.

Ben, who came to Britain with his wife five years ago and works for South Eastern Trains, said: “She doesn’t look like an albino child anyway – not like the ones I’ve seen back in Nigeria or in books. She just looks like a healthy white baby.” “But we don’t know of any white ancestry. We wondered if it was a genetic twist. “But even then, what is with the long curly blonde hair?” Professor Bryan Sykes, head of Human Genetics at Oxford University and Britain’s leading expert, yesterday called the birth “extraordinary”. He said: “In mixed race humans, the lighter variant of skin tone may come out in a child – and this can sometimes be startlingly different to the skin of the parents.

- Wednesday 21 July 2010


Panafrica - South africa - Algeria - Cameroon - Egypt - Ghana - Nigeria
Who is the best among equals? The glorious times of the Songo’os, Zakis and Rufais are over. The elders have successfully passed on the mantle to a new and energetic generation of goalies drenched in talent. But who is the best among them? Kameni, M’Bolhi, Enyeama, Kingson, Barry, El Hadary...? - Wednesday 21 July 2010

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