archives : November 2009

     

Ethiopia - United Kingdom
British Minister for International Development, Gareth Thomas, has indicated that UN agencies have condemned the Ethiopian government’s habit of not allowing food aid to reach regions traditionally known to back opposition parties. - Wednesday 18 November 2009


Panafrica - United States
- Wednesday 18 November 2009


South africa
South African members of parliament, infuriated by a badly sung national anthem before Springboks and France clash have accused the reggae singer who “butchered the national anthem” on Friday night, of treason. Meanwhile, a tug of war between the French and South African rugby federations has seen the South African embassy in France implicated in an affair that has been deemed a sabotage. Ras Dumisani who sang the anthem is an experienced reggae artist. He claims he was sabotaged. - Wednesday 18 November 2009


DR Congo - Uganda
The government of Uganda is concerned about a great number of Congolese sex workers who have recently invaded Karamoja region in North eastern Uganda bordering with eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, leading to rapid increase in the spread of HIV-AIDs. - Wednesday 18 November 2009


Nigeria
The Nigerian government is to introduce an Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) scheme, beginning from the 2010 financial year. The main focus is to make IGR replace the Federation Account as the states’ main revenue source. The scheme would see Nigerians taxed on a state level, in order to fund state budgets. - Wednesday 18 November 2009


Morocco - Spain - Western Sahara
The detention and deportation of Western Sahara’s most prominent human rights activist could backfire on Morocco as the action attracts worldwide condemnation. Aminatou Haidar, known has the "Sahrawi Gandhi", was deported from her home to Lanzarote by the Moroccans on Saturday and has been on hunger strike in the airport terminal ever since. - Tuesday 17 November 2009


Zimbabwe
Plans to transform Zanu PF into an organization with a supreme leader have gone a gear up with reports that a proposal to set a Supreme Politburo Council has been put forward. Early this year Zanu PF declared the former guerrilla leader as Supreme leader, equating him to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader. - Tuesday 17 November 2009


Mauritius
The International Monetary Fund announced today the sale of 2 metric tons of gold to the Bank of Mauritius, the nation’s central bank. The sale was conducted on the basis of market prices prevailing on November 11, 2009 with proceeds equivalent to US$71.7 million (SDR 44.7 million). - Tuesday 17 November 2009


Rwanda - Tanzania
The Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, composed of Judges Theodor Meron, presiding, Mehmet Güney, Fausto Pocar, Liu Daqun, and Carmel Agius, today reversed Protais Zigiranyirazo’s convictions for genocide and extermination as a crime against humanity and entered a verdict of acquittal. It then ordered his immediate release from the United Nations Detention Facility in Arusha, Tanzania. - Tuesday 17 November 2009


Panafrica
Gender experts, civil society organizations and governments representatives were urged to commit themselves to action towards equality and empowerment of African women. - Tuesday 17 November 2009

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