archives : July 2012

     

While the hunger strike may have made its greatest political gains in the 20th century helping to expose injustice, overturn prejudice and even overthrow empires, the release of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak earlier this month, after a 95-day hunger strike, demonstrates this ancient form of protest has lost none of its power. Indeed, in the digital age, the hunger strike is finding new influence. - Wednesday 25 July 2012


Mali
History dating as far back as the 5th century is literally being chipped away with pick axes and shovels at the hands of an extremist rebel faction in northern Mali. Holy Muslim shrines in the ancient city of Timbuktu have become targets of the Ansar Dine. For the Islamist faction, the Sufi shrines are a form of idolatry. - Monday 23 July 2012


Panafrica
African expectations were high for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, the biggest UN summit ever. The conference, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June, was “too important to fail,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the outset. Under the theme of “The Future We Want,” many of the 100 heads of state and more than 40,000 participants demanded ambitious and measurable outcomes to address sustainability issues such as the “green economy,” climate change and so on. Yet when it was over, the “Rio+20” summit left a heated debate over whether those goals had been met. - Monday 23 July 2012


Mali
History dating as far back as the 5th century is literally being chipped away with pick axes and shovels at the hands of an extremist rebel faction in northern Mali. Holy Muslim shrines in the ancient city of Timbuktu have become targets of the Ansar Dine. For the Islamist faction, the Sufi shrines are a form of idolatry. - Sunday 22 July 2012


(Paris, July 16, 2012) – UNESCO’s decision to issue a controversial prize sponsored by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea is disappointing and irresponsible, seven civil society groups said today. A ceremony to award the prize is scheduled for July 17, 2012, in Paris. Obiang, in power for 33 years, leads a government known for corruption and repression. - Monday 16 July 2012


Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria - During The Second African Women Economic Summit will take place in Lagos, Nigeria 12- 14 July, Afrik.tv did an interview of Dr. Nkosana Moyo, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS). Interview. - Sunday 15 July 2012


Nigeria
The city of Lagos, Nigeria is hosting the second edition of African Women Economic Summit on July 12-14th. Supported by the African Development Bank, the Pan African Association’’ New Faces New voices’’ is at the root of the summit. - Friday 13 July 2012


Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria - The Second African Women Economic Summit officially opened in Lagos, Nigeria on Friday with a call on more decision makers to promote women empowerment and to remove the barriers that impede women’s economic progress throughout the African continent. - Friday 13 July 2012


Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria – The Second African Women Economic Summit will take place in Lagos, Nigeria 12- 14 July. The event is hosted by New Faces New Voices in partnership with the Africa Development Bank, and will bring together African and global leaders to discuss the development of women in finance around the continent. - Thursday 12 July 2012

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