archives : March 2010


United States
National Urban Fellows announced the yearlong commemoration of its 40th anniversary, including: the establishment of national government and leadership advisory councils, and the announcement of the results of its leadership diversity research study. The organization also announced plans to celebrate the milestone year, with a call to action, challenging national community leaders across the nation to take a leadership stand to help create a pipeline of leaders of color who are ready to step into positions of power. - Thursday 4 March 2010

Relief agencies operating in Uganda are blaming government for not knowing how to handle disasters, saying it’s the reason why many lives of innocent Ugandans perish even when they are not meant to. - Thursday 4 March 2010

DR Congo
Beatings, insults, rape ... Prostitutes in the city of Mbuji Mayi in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) live very tough lives. Rejected by their society and physical abused by their clients, sex workers have found support from the Collective for Integrated Economic, Social and Cultural Development (CODESCI), an NGO that seeks to create awareness, with respect to the rights of these women, through advocacy and community programmes. - Thursday 4 March 2010

Panafrica - United States
During the years that followed, and especially after 1890, state governments in the South adopted segregationist laws mandating separation of the races in nearly every aspect of everyday life. They required separate public schools, railroad cars, and public libraries; separate water fountains, restaurants, and hotels. The system became known informally as “Jim Crow,” from the 1828 minstrel show song “Jump Jim Crow,” which was typically performed by white performers in blackface as a caricature of the unlettered, inferior black man. - Thursday 4 March 2010

Panafrica - South africa - Algeria - Ivory Coast - Ghana - Nigeria
Carlos Alberto Parreira should have had a sleepless night Wednesday after his charges dug deep to salvage an undeserved one-all draw with minnows Namibia in their international friendly. - Thursday 4 March 2010

South africa - United Kingdom
South African President, Jacob Zuma has lashed out at British tabloid newspapers for derogatory comments about him and his personal life. The Daily Mail Newspaper published a scathing report about the visiting South African president, describing him as a "sex-obsessed bigot" and "vile buffoon". - Wednesday 3 March 2010

Ghana - United States

Somehow we survive
and tenderness, frustrated, does not wither.

- Dennis Brutus, A Simple Lust

- Wednesday 3 March 2010

Some 60 school children in Uganda are feared to be among those who perished in a landslide accident which occurred on Monday night in the Bududa district at the eastern part of the country. - Wednesday 3 March 2010

South africa - Algeria - Cameroon - DR Congo - Ivory Coast - Ghana - Namibia - Nigeria
The countdown is on! It is 99 days to the D-day, and the six African teams qualified for the FIFA World Cup 2010 are busily getting ready, with some putting finishing touches to their strategies while others still frantically look for a coach or a midfielder... Wednesday has been set aside for friendly matches at all levels. - Wednesday 3 March 2010

Twenty ministers, including five women and five military officers are part of a new interim government cabinet appointed Monday by Mahamadou Danda, the head of Niger’s new government. Most members of this team are unknown and from the Nigerien diaspora. - Wednesday 3 March 2010

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