archives : June 2009


Six Ethiopian nationals have been quarantined at St. Paul’s Hospital from Wednesday June 17 after they were suspected of contracting swine flu. - Monday 22 June 2009

Ethiopia - Kenya - Somalia
Kenya, Djibouti, and Ethiopia are getting ready to send troops into Somalia to stop Islamist insurgents from taking over the country. But the al-Qaeda linked al-shabab, which has taken over police stations and other key locations in Mogadishu, capital city of Somalia, has warned foreign troops to keep off. - Monday 22 June 2009

South africa
South Africa’s health department friday said it had recorded its first case of the ’swine flu’ A (H1N1) influenza virus. The announcement came when a 12-year-old boy identified as Aleksey Goussard, was diagnosed with the H1N1 virus shortly after arriving in South Africa from USA. - Monday 22 June 2009

Panafrica - United States
Today, the United States has 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the nation. They graduate more than 50 percent of African-American professionals and public school teachers, and 70 percent of African-American dentists, according to the United Negro College Fund. - Friday 19 June 2009

Panafrica - United States - International
The need for governments to fast-track agreements on a global treaty and develop a strong negotiation text for a new climate treaty due in December 2009 to protect the environment cannot be over-emphasised, the World Wide Fund (WWF) said in a statement from Geneva, Switzerland, ahead of last year’s UN talks on climate change in Poznan. However, it is unlikely that an agreement would be reached at the end of this year, as the United States, which holds the highest negotiating power on the international scene, is still struggling to pass a bill on carbon emissions through its Senate. - Friday 19 June 2009

The Global Fund has stopped financing HIV and Aids programmes through the Zimbabwe government-controlled National Aids Council (NAC) opting to channel funds through a United Nations agency. - Friday 19 June 2009

Somalia’s Security Minister, Omar Hashi Aden and former Somali ambassador to Ethiopia, Abdulkarim Ibrahim Lakanyo, amongst other Somali delegates have been killed in a car bomb in Somalia. On Wednesday, a mortar hit a mosque in Mogadishu, killing at least ten people while another rebel attack claimed the life of Mogadishu police chief. Al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab militia have claimed responsibility for the attacks as they attempt to overthrow the fragile UN-backed government of Somalia. - Friday 19 June 2009

Panafrica - France
The owner of the Olympique de Marseille football club Wednesday fired Pape Diouf after a meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. A majority of the Marseille football club’s fans regret this decision, arguing that the former president was able to salvage the Marseille football club’s bad financial and economic position, which preceded his appointment. - Thursday 18 June 2009

Zimbabwe - International
Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan on Thursday said Zimbabwe’s government has failed to curb human rights abuses a situation that would narrow any chances of the country getting meaningful financial assistance. - Thursday 18 June 2009

DR Congo
Congolese soldiers, most of whom are former rebels have not been paid for the last six months, have revolted. They now disregard orders to attack Hutu rebels and are stealing from the locals. Yesterday, the revolting soldiers fired at the UN army base in northern Congo. - Thursday 18 June 2009

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