archives : March 2010

     

Togo
"Togolese, let’s vote in peace." It is with this slogan that, the political parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the traditional and religious leaders as well as the opinion leaders are urging their country people to take part in the March 4, 2010 Presidential election in Togo. - Tuesday 2 March 2010


DR Congo
Fifty Congolese human rights and civil society organizations, along with Human Rights Watch, lodged a formal complaint today against Colonel Innocent Zimurinda, a senior army officer based in North Kivu province, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. - Tuesday 2 March 2010


Panafrica
The African Union Commission (AUC) will on Wednesday 3rd of March 2010, join the rest of the African community within the continent and in the Diaspora, to commemorate the Africa Environment Day under the theme : "African Resilience to Climate Change : Biodiversity Conservation and Enhancing Traditional Knowledge". - Tuesday 2 March 2010


South africa
Its only 100 days left before the 2010 World Cup kicks off in South Africa and the national team’s success rests with their opening Group A match against Mexico at Soccer City on June 11. - Tuesday 2 March 2010


Panafrica - International
It was not the agreement that anyone had wanted. But during the night of 18–19 December — as nearly two weeks of contentious talks tottered on the brink of collapse — a limited deal was finally brokered among a couple dozen leaders, out of the nearly 120 governments that sent delegations to the United Nations climate change conference. - Tuesday 2 March 2010


Panafrica - DR Congo - United States
Rain forests are critical carbon dioxide storage sites that are most useful in their natural state. Their removal from the Earth, as is being done today in several large forests, could lead to catastrophic consequence. John B. Flynn who is Based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, and has since 2003 managed the Central African Regional Program for the Environment (CARPE), a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative that promotes sustainable resource management in the Congo Basin, discusses rain forests in Africa and elsewhere and possible solutions to an urgent problem. - Tuesday 2 March 2010


Panafrica - United States
Should the first black President of the United States publicly push a “Black Agenda” specifically addressing issues historically sought by the community whose 96% voting support helped propel that official into the White House? - Tuesday 2 March 2010


Panafrica - France - Caribbean islands - United Kingdom
The French skating pair, Yannick Bonheur and Vanessa James electrified spectators at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Dancing to the tune of Romeo and Juliette, the duo received a standing ovation after a memorable performance, and although they placed a distant fourteenth, history was made. They are first black figure skating pair ever at the Winter Olympics. - Tuesday 2 March 2010


Nigeria
A video footage released by Al-Jazeera TV, showing Nigerian police officers carrying out extra-judicial killings, has led to the arrests of about 17 officers. The detained officers have been taken to Abuja for inquiries. - Tuesday 2 March 2010


Panafrica
The first round of the 2010 Champions League was a no nonsense phase. Three power houses were eliminated in the preliminaries. Now, it’s time for a round up before moving on to the next phase. - Monday 1 March 2010

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