archives : April 2009


Panafrica - France
An African International is among the ten best paid players in the French Premier League. The Ivorian Kader Keita, of the Olympic Lyon (OL), ranks ninth with an annual income of 3.1 million euros. At the top of the ranking is Karim Benzema of OL, with 4.8 million euros a year. The Parisien, Claude Makele, follows Benzema. - Wednesday 1 April 2009

Panafrica - Ethiopia
Sébastien Cailleux, is an ardent photo reporter for Africa. He recently returned from Ethiopia, where he mounted an exciting photographic project with children. Under the name, Village Art Schools, the programme features children’s drawings and photographs. Taking a cue from this Ethiopian success, other African countries, as well as some Latin American countries, have invited Mr. Cailleux (pronounced Kayo) to introduce the concept in their countries. Interview. - Wednesday 1 April 2009

Ivory Coast - France
With an immense support from France, the Ivory Coast has been set Debt Free by the International Monetary Fund. The sum of $3 billion out of the country’s 12.8 billion debt record has been canceled. An armed rebellion in 2002 split the nation in two and it has since struggled to recover. - Wednesday 1 April 2009

Leaders of G20 meeting in London on April 2nd 2009 have been urged to be committed to an open global economy and the rules-based multilateral trading system. Underlying this call is the growing economic pressures in developed and developing countries which is engendering erroneous policy demand for protectionism. - Wednesday 1 April 2009

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