archives : September 2012

     

Nigeria
After spending five days at the airport of Jeddah and Medina Nigerian Muslim women expected to go on pilgrimage to mecca finally returned home on September 27, 2012 after being stopped by the Saudi Arabia authorities’ because they have not fulfill the requirement to travel to mecca. - Friday 28 September 2012


EVANSTON, Ill., September 27, 2012/ — Rotary International (http://www.rotary.org) plans to contribute US $75 million over three years to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (http://www.polioeradication.org) as part of a worldwide effort to close a $945 million funding gap that threatens to derail the 24 year-old global health effort, even as new polio cases are at an all-time low. - Thursday 27 September 2012


Guinea
Guinea has been relief of a debt of over 2.1 billion this Wednesday and has now been removed from the list of highly indebted poor countries (HIPC) in the world. After several months of expectation and hopes, the administrative advisers from the World Bank and international monetary fund confirm Guinea had made a great progress within the past years. - Thursday 27 September 2012


Panafrica
NEW YORK – As Heads of State, celebrities and CEO’s gathered in New York City for a dinner focused on “Every Women, Every Child” hosted by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, more than 1700 advocates from all over the world issued an urgent plea to world leaders to fully fund the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (GFATM) so that it can put an end to the three killer diseases. - Thursday 27 September 2012


South africa
The 31 year-old former youth leader of the African national congress has been charged by the South African court with money laundering but the politician mocked at the accusation and in vexation gathered his supporters a moment after his realize on bail to protest. - Thursday 27 September 2012


Panafrica
Geneva – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today announced the release of a results report that shows a dramatic increase in the number of insecticide-treated nets distributed to protect families from malaria. - Tuesday 25 September 2012


Panafrica
Young men and women chat along the glittering corridors of the sprawling shopping complex. With state-of-the-art mobile communication gadgets in hand, they go in and out of the mall’s 65 shops, filling shopping bags with expensive items. Fully air-conditioned, the mall has 20,000 square metres of retail space, a theatre, restaurants, bars and parking for 900 cars. Welcome to the Accra Mall in Ghana, one of West Africa’s best — and comparable to any mall in the world. - Tuesday 25 September 2012


Panafrica
Days before Facebook became a public company on 18 May, the hype behind the social network giant went into overdrive. Investors salivated over a rare chance to make quick profits. The 900 million plus fans who had turned Facebook into a global giant wondered publicly what was in it for them. - Tuesday 25 September 2012


Mali
(Nairobi, September 25, 2012) – Three Islamist armed groups controlling northern Mali have committed serious abuses against the local population while enforcing their interpretation of Sharia, or Islamic law, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch in recent weeks has interviewed some one hundred witnesses who have fled the region or remain there. - Tuesday 25 September 2012


Nigeria
Guilty of a mistake which leads to equalization of Juventus (2-2) Wednesday night at the first day of the group stage of the Champions League, John Obi Mikel tried to apologize his mistake in the press and on his Twitter account. It was then that the international nigerain was on the social network that has been the target of several racial slurs to the point he had to close his account in the process. His club Chelsea planned to punish the perpetrators of these messages . - Friday 21 September 2012

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