archives : January 2010


United States
Marin Institute landmark study on alcohol deaths and hospitalizations reveals significant disparities by race, age, and gender in California. - Tuesday 19 January 2010

Egypt - United States
The Copts, Egypt’s Christian minority, number approximately 12 million, about 15% of Egypt’s population. Under the rule of President Mubarak, violent attacks against them run rampant. These attacks were once carried out mainly by organized Islamic terrorist groups. The climate of hatred in Egypt has worsened to the point that attacks against Christians are now carried by their Muslim neighbors. - Tuesday 19 January 2010

DR Congo - Senegal - Haiti
A row has ensued over the kind gesture of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the victims of Haiti’s earthquake devastation. While many have praised the DRC government, others have lashed out at it. - Tuesday 19 January 2010

South africa - United Kingdom
South Africa football officials have labelled a stab-vest designed by a London-based company for fans visiting the country during the World Cup, as “unnecessary.” - Tuesday 19 January 2010

Kenya - International
A regional workshop to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 2 to 4 February will aim to promote the building of national- and regional-level capacity to advance full implementation of Security Council resolution 1540 (2004). - Monday 18 January 2010

Botswana - Caribbean islands
A radical Jamaican cleric, Abdullah al-Faisal, who was recently deported from several African countries was operating a “suicide bomber camp” in Botswana, a publication has claimed. - Monday 18 January 2010

Uganda - United States - Canada - United Kingdom
Anti gays in Uganda have resolved to mobilize Ugandans to stop buying goods from United States and the other countries which are threatening to cut aid to Uganda due to the controversial anti gay bill. - Monday 18 January 2010

Caribbean islands - International - Haiti
Today, only the generosity of nations can help the tragic victims of the magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck near Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 12. But on that day, a global network of seismographic stations and a range of new tools let scientists monitor the event in real time and calculate probable damage and deaths in advance so aid agencies could prepare the best response. - Monday 18 January 2010

Senegal - Caribbean islands - International - Haiti
The government of Senegal has offered land and reparation settlements to Haitian victims who so wish to live in Senegal, following the devastating earthquake that left over 40 thousand people dead, and hundreds of thousands desolate. - Monday 18 January 2010

In a bid to stamp out corruption and ensure accountability, a new Ethiopian legislation in its final phase will require senior government officials to have their entire assets, as well as those of their close family members, registered by a federal ethics and anti-corruption commission. - Sunday 17 January 2010

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