archives : December 2009

     

Panafrica - Sudan - France - International
Sudan’s president Mr. Omar al-Bashir is still not welcomed by western nations for his alleged role in the Darfur genocide. France has relocated the venue of its forthcoming meeting with Africa in order to keep the Sudan leader from attending. European Union (EU) rules prohibit its members from engaging into contacts with an individual indicted by the ICC. - Wednesday 16 December 2009


United States - International
Cherrypal, the company that brought the world’s "greenest" desktop computer to market last year, announced today that it has officially launched the first $99 laptop computer: the Cherrypal Africa. With a screen size of just 7 inches, the Africa is a mini netbook computer that enables anyone to browse the Internet at an affordable price. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Nigeria
The Nigerian company Allied Energy Plc. and Eni, through its affiliate Nigerian Agip Exploration, have started the production of the Oyo oilfield, located in the deep offshore Niger Delta, about 120 kilometers off the Nigerian coast. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Libya - European Union
The American Jewish Committee urged the European Union to press for an independent investigation into the death of a leading Libyan human rights advocate, Fathi al-Jahmi, as it begins negotiations with the Libyan government over a framework agreement. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is to sign an agreement with IOM today supporting the East African Community (EAC) in efforts to harmonize migration management in the region. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Panafrica
African Experts in the domain of Economy and Finance converged at the headquarters of the African Union Commission (AUC), today, Monday 14 December 2009, within the framework of the Extraordinary Conference of African Ministers of Economy and Finance (CAMEF) scheduled for Thursday 17 December 2009. The opening ceremony of the Experts meeting was chaired by Dr, Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Commissioner for Economic Affairs of the African Union. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Panafrica - South africa
A few weeks ago, South African Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana informed her nation that she had approved the changing of twenty-eight names in Mpumalanga, one in Gauteng, five in the North West and eleven in KwaZulu-Natal provinces. This raised so much hue and cry, inevitably from the ‘career’ opposition Democratic Alliance and other political organisations like the Afrikanerbond and Freedom Front Plus (FF+) traditionally operating at the extreme end of the governing African National Congress [ANC]socialist ideological scale. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Sudan
People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) and other South Sudan political parties have called off the boycot of not seating in the national assembly. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Swaziland
Royal Swaziland Police is set to purchase five sniffer dogs from their Zimbabwean counterparts at a cost of US$210 000 to combat growing crime in the tiny kingdom. - Tuesday 15 December 2009


Eritrea
The repressive and authoritarian government regime in Eritrea has suffered a new disapproval as its national football team refused to return to the country after a tournament in Kenya. Authorities have confirmed that it is the third time an Eritrean team had failed to return home after an international tournament. - Tuesday 15 December 2009

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