archives : August 2012

     

Algeria
Cases of women abused by their Husbands and disowned by their families are prevalent in the Algerian Society in which the male sex is thought superior mainly in Islamic circles. - Tuesday 28 August 2012


Mr. Felix Elia Jumbe, the President of SACAU was elected to the position of Vice President of the Pan-African Farmers’ Organization (PAFO). The elections were held at PAFO’s second General Assembly that was held in Yaoundé, Cameroon from 23rd to 25th of August 2012. The new President is Mr. Bagna Djibo of Niger who represents the Network of Farmers’ and Agricultural Producers’ Organisations of West Africa (ROPPA) took over from Mrs Elizabeth Atangana of Cameroon representing Central African Regional Farmers’ Organization (PROPAC). - Tuesday 28 August 2012


Nigeria
ABUJA, Nigeria – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria and Nigeria signed two grant agreements today worth a total of US$225 million to support programs that will prevent and treat malaria. - Tuesday 28 August 2012


Tanzania
ARUSHA, Tanzania, August 23, 2012/ — Tanzania’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Cooperatives the Honorable Christopher Chiza and President of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Jane Karuku today announced that Tanzania will host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) (http://www.agrforum.com) from September 26 to 28, 2012. The meeting is the next milestone in developing African-led food security solutions. At the recent G8 Summit, global leaders including 21 African countries and 27 private sector companies committed $3 billion to a New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition, launching the next phase of the global food security effort to raise 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years. - Thursday 23 August 2012


Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya, August 13, 2012/African Press Organization (APO). Over 400 Boys and Girls to participate in the inaugural Pan-African tournament. Draw and fixtures for the exciting under-17 tourney to be released on the 15th of August 2012. Winners of Championship to receive a wild card invitation to the Arsenal, Manchester United soccer clinics. - Tuesday 14 August 2012


Namibia - France
PARIS, France, August 10, 2012 — France Telecom-Orange (http://www.orange.com) has suffered a major incident on its cable-ship, the Chamarel. A fire broke out on the ship late afternoon on 8 August while returning from a repair operation on the Sat3-Safe cable off the coast of Namibia in the Atlantic Ocean. Despite the crew’s efforts to control the fire, the decision was made to abandon the ship at around 8pm local time. All 56 crew members were safely recovered by a Namibian fishing vessel without injury or incident. The crew is currently located at the Namibian port, Walvis Bay and will be repatriated in the coming days. - Monday 13 August 2012


United Kingdom
HERTFORDSHIRE, United-Kingdom, August 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – SkyVision Global Networks Ltd. (http://www.skyvision.net), the leading global provider of IP connectivity over satellite and fibre optic networks throughout Africa – today announced that it has acquired Afinis Communication SA (“Afinis”) from Monaco Telecom SAM (“Monaco Telecom”), a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (“CWC”). - Wednesday 8 August 2012


THE HAGUE, Netherland, August 7, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Today, 7 August 2012, Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) (http://www.icc-cpi.int) decided, for the first time in proceedings at the ICC, on the principles that are to be applied to reparations for victims in the context of the case against Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, who was found guilty (http://bit.ly/RwP2zi), on 14 March 2012, of the war crimes of enlisting and conscripting children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities. He was sentenced on 10 July 2012 to a total of 14 years of imprisonment. The Chamber ordered that proposals for reparations, as advanced by the victims themselves, are to be collected by the Trust Fund for Victims (http://www.trustfundforvictims.org) and presented to a newly-constituted Trial Chamber I for approval. Reparations will then be implemented through the resources of the Trust Fund for Victims that are available for this purpose. - Wednesday 8 August 2012


Panafrica
World leaders and some 40,000 people converged on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June in the hope of charting a path towards a better, more sustainable future for everyone that many are calling the “green economy.” Underlining the urgency, Sha Zukang, secretary-general of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, said more than a year before the summit began: “If we continue on our current path, we will bequeath material and environ­mental poverty, not prosperity, to our children and grandchildren.” - Monday 6 August 2012


Panafrica - South africa - International
JOHANNESBURG, 30 July 2012 – With the ’Great Africa Business Migration’ well under way, discussions around the realities of doing business on the continent are now at a critical point. Africa is far from being a homogeneous continent, with 55 countries all boasting different regulatory, tax and competitive environments. Transacting in Africa poses complexities that companies need to factor in. In light of this, KPMG convened a panel of experts for the sixth episode in its Africa Conversations Series, to discuss the most pertinent trends and challenges related to investing in Africa today. CNBC Africa broadcast the panel discussion, entitled Transacting in Africa, live across the continent while KPMG made the session available globally via live webcast. - Wednesday 1 August 2012

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