archives : March 2010

     

Panafrica - United Kingdom
It has finally happened. A Sub-Saharan radio station is streaming live on the Internet in CD quality. Why did it take so long? The reason is simple : Bandwidth. - Saturday 13 March 2010


Panafrica - Somalia - United States
As press reports suggest a military offensive by the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia (TFG) is under way against al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu, the top U.S. envoy to Africa says military operations are the responsibility of the TFG, and U.S. policy toward the war-torn country is guided by its support for the peace process. - Saturday 13 March 2010


Somalia
Residents of Somali capital city Mogadishu have been advised to flee for their lives as battle between Islamist insurgents, al-Shabab and government forces intensifies. The recent bout of fighting’s have claimed over 50 lives in the past three days. About half of Mogadishu’s residents have already fled the city after 20 years of conflict. - Saturday 13 March 2010


Panafrica - Algeria - DR Congo - Sudan
This weekend sees teams vying to take part in the second edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), to take place in Sudan, play one another in the eliminatory rounds. Fifteen other nations will join the host for the finals of the competition. - Saturday 13 March 2010


Uganda - Sudan
Ugandan President has today said that notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels’ leader, Joseph Kony has fled into Darfur which is under the government of Sudan. He has also announced that the feared and ruthless rebel leader will not be allowed to stand trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague and that he will definitely be hanged. - Friday 12 March 2010


United States - International
In recent times, it seems like religion, including Islam, the Catholic Church, the Republican Party and the Religious Right keep getting hit by sex scandals – gay sex scandals – every other week. What is going on? Are these institutions loosing their grip on their members? Or are the members no longer believing or following the institutional moral compass? Or is there a double standard? - Friday 12 March 2010


Panafrica - Nigeria
People of different shades of life have been trouping into the British Museum to see some of the most fascinating display of arts produced in ancient Africa. No, it isn’t the well known Egypt or its Pyramids and Pharaohs or the Nubian Kingdom excavations. It is the Kingdom of Ife, in West Africa. - Friday 12 March 2010


Morocco
Sixteen Christian workers accused of religious “proselytism” were expelled from Morocco Tuesday. They were members of the Village of Hope, an orphanage located in the town of Ain Leuh, which fosters mostly abandoned children. They refute the “fight against proselytism” invoked by the Moroccan authorities. - Friday 12 March 2010


Nigeria - China
Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), have bitterly condemned China’s exaggerated dumping of “cheap and substandard” products on the Nigerian market, describing the situation as "disastrous." But Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI) have said Nigeria should see China’s invasion as a challenge to local industrialists to improve the quality of their products so they can also compete on the world stage. - Friday 12 March 2010


Panafrica - Senegal - Haiti
The government of Senegal has not extended any formal invitation to relocate Haitians - who have been devastated and mostly rendered homeless in the aftermath of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit the impoverished Caribbean nation early January, a top-ranking Haiti Government official said Tuesday. - Friday 12 March 2010

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