archives : March 2010


Gabon - United States - International
Gabon’s president, Ali Bongo, intends to use his country’s two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council to highlight democratic reforms and his fight against corruption, which he terms a “cancer” sapping Africa’s strength and potential. - Thursday 11 March 2010

Panafrica - United States
United for a Fair Economy today announced that its annual report on racial economic inequality is now available in Spanish. The report, State of the Dream 2010: Drained - Jobless and Foreclosed in Communities of Color examines racial economic disparities in a range of areas including foreclosures, poverty, income and wealth. - Thursday 11 March 2010

Panafrica - United States
Ruder Finn’s travel and economic development EVP & Director, Gail L. Moaney, has been selected as one of The Network Journal’s "25 Influential Black Women in Business" for 2010. The Network Journal, is a business magazine which provides news and commentaries on the workplace and focuses predominantly on African-American professionals and seeks to honor women who have demonstrated strong leadership in their respective fields. - Thursday 11 March 2010

Panafrica - United States
Institute to Use Verizon Foundation Grant to Expand Emerging Leaders Program Over Next Three Years in Partnership With Virginia’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Thursday 11 March 2010

United Kingdom
An analysis about whether there is a racial element to referees decisions to give a yellow card to football players in the Premiership, has been carried out by staff at the University of Surrey. - Thursday 11 March 2010

The African Ambassadors’ Spouses Group in Addis Ababa (AASG), Ethiopia, and the African Union Commission (AUC) will on Saturday 13 March 2010, from 09 am to 17 pm, jointly organising a bazaar dubbed "Charity Bazaar", in the compound of the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. - Thursday 11 March 2010

Amidst a celebratory atmosphere and fanfare, over 60 Liberian children took over UNMIL Radio airwaves on this year’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) under the theme "All Rights, All Children". Children commandeered 10 hours of programming broad issues, including rights, hopes and dreams. Celebrated every first Sunday of March, this year’s ICDB also marked the 20th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. - Thursday 11 March 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
The inaugural meeting of the EAC Heads of Prisons/Correctional Services ended today at the Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha, Tanzania. The inaugural meeting was attended by Mr. Augustino N. Nanyaro, the Principal Commissioner of Prisons, Tanzania Prisons Services; Ms. Mary Gahonzire, Commissioner General, Rwanda’s National Prisons Services; Mr. Deogratias Suzuguye, the Director General Penitentiary Administration Burundi; Dr. Johnson O. R. Byabashaija, Commissioner General of Uganda Prisons Service; and Mr. Isaiah M. Osugo, Kenya’s Commissioner of Prisons. - Thursday 11 March 2010

Direct interventions of governments in providing agricultural inputs can be more disruptive than supportive, and in almost all cases, the resources used can be better spent elsewhere, according to a new report released today in Abuja by the Southern Africa Sub Regional Office of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). - Thursday 11 March 2010

Fourty nine death row inmates in Zimbabwe’s jails live in perpetual fear as they have no clue when the executioner will show-up. - Thursday 11 March 2010

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