archives : July 2010

     

Kenya
Amnesty International has called on the Kenyan authorities to halt the forced evictions in a Nairobi settlement that have left hundreds of families homeless and destitute. - Friday 16 July 2010


Panafrica - United States
Roland J. Bourgeois Jr., 47, currently a resident of Columbia, Miss., was charged in a five-count indictment with conspiring to commit a hate crime, committing a hate crime with a deadly weapon and with intent to kill, making false statements and obstructing of justice in connection with a shooting that happened in the days after Hurricane Katrina. - Friday 16 July 2010


South africa
Less than seven miles from the carefully crafted glitter of Soccer City, the host complex for the World Cup, two legendary South African football players told fascinating often fearsome stories that powerful people want suppressed. - Thursday 15 July 2010


Nigeria
Christians in a northern Nigerian state of Taraba, upset with a mosque in their neighborhood burned the house of worship to the ground, inciting a religious violence that claimed five lives. This comes shortly after a video of leader of notorious al-Qaeda linked group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau was posted online. - Thursday 15 July 2010


United States
The YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) honored multiple grand slam tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams yesterday with the Phenomenal Woman of the Year Award, Tuesday, July 13, 2010. The event was held in downtown Los Angeles at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel at 500 S. Grand Avenue and themed "Saluting Women who Change the Game". Special guests included Sheryl Lee Ralph, Vanessa Williams, Rachel Grant, LaVan Davis and more. - Thursday 15 July 2010


Panafrica - South africa - Uganda - Somalia - United States
President Obama said the United States will redouble its cooperation with Uganda and other African Union members against the Somali terror group al-Shabaab to try to ensure that it and similar organizations “are not able to kill Africans with impunity.” - Thursday 15 July 2010


Somalia
On Saturday 26 June, across the length and breadth of the breakaway state of Somaliland the rising sun reveals long lines of people snaking towards polling stations. Many of them have walked considerable distances and queued all night in order to vote in presidential elections that have been delayed by almost two years. They have also braved threats by separatists and by an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group who, on the eve of polling day, issued a warning asking people not to vote and describing democracy as “the devil’s principle”. Despite the warnings, over one million voters came out to vote. But despite the high turn out and although the election was deemed free and fair by international observers, the result will not be officially recognised beyond its territorial borders. Indeed, in the eyes of the international community, Somaliland is a country that does not exist. - Thursday 15 July 2010


Panafrica - International
In front of the world’s largest stage, Shakira (Epic Records) and special guest Freshlyground performed the #1 Hit "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" to audiences in 215 countries with 700 million viewers during the closing ceremonies of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. - Wednesday 14 July 2010


Seychelles
The government of Seychelles has signed a Transfer of Suspected Pirates Agreement with the United States of America at the Ministrty of Foreign Affairs, today the 14th July, as part of Seychelles’ regional leadership in the fight against piracy. - Wednesday 14 July 2010


Swaziland
On 11 July 2010, Channel Swazi, a privately-owned TV station was forced to pull a religious programme off air after Swazi authorities felt the sermon which was being preached in the programme was critical of royalty and Swazi cultural practices. - Wednesday 14 July 2010

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