archives : March 2010


Algeria - Morocco - France - International - Western Sahara
While touring the Maghreb, the U.N. special envoy for Western Sahara, Christopher Ross, witnessed, Tuesday, the antipodal positions of Morocco and the Polisario on the issue of Western Sahara. Christopher Ross’ visit to the region couldn’t come at a more tensed moment. The Moroccan kingdom accuses Algeria of deliberately destroying the construction of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), while the Polisario Front strongly suspects a French "conspiracy" against Western Shara. - Friday 26 March 2010

Zimbabwe’s Premier Morgan Tsvangirai has joined veteran leader Mugabe in declaring that homosexuality has no place in Zimbabwe. - Friday 26 March 2010

United States
High-quality teachers are the strongest influence on academic outcomes, including graduation, yet they are scarce in the high schools that serve the majority of students at risk for dropping out, according to the Campaign for High School Equity (CHSE). During an online briefing today, CHSE urged the implementation of federal education policies to ensure equitable access to effective teachers by all students, including students of color and Native students. The group’s policy recommendations include improving strategies to recruit, support, and retain a diverse effective teacher workforce; evaluating teachers based on the academic growth of all students; and focusing on high-school specific solutions. - Friday 26 March 2010

Panafrica - South africa - Uganda
South African president Jacob Zuma who is on a three day state visit in Uganda has requested Uganda and other African countries to support South Africa as it prepares to host the 2010 World Cup. - Thursday 25 March 2010

Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) ( NASDAQ: APA) today announced the West Kalabsha I-1X discovery in the Faghur Basin of Egypt’s Western desert. The well, located approximately 10 miles southwest of Apache’s Phiops Field, test-flowed at a rate of 4,554 barrels of oil and 10.1 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas per day from 105 feet of net pay in the Jurassic Safa formation. - Thursday 25 March 2010

Freelance journalist Nunurai Jena was on 21 March 2010 detained by security officials at Beitbridge Border Post on his way home from South Africa. - Thursday 25 March 2010

The Government of Swaziland is currently finalizing a Bill that will see current state broadcasters, Swazi TV and the national radio station, Swaziland Broadcasting and Information Services (SBIS), being transformed into public service broadcasters. - Thursday 25 March 2010

Panafrica - United States
Wesley, Brown & Bartle (WB&B), a four-decade-old national executive search firm with the highest record of management diversity in corporate America, announces survey results reflecting a dismal re-employment picture for minority executives. - Thursday 25 March 2010

Rwanda - Tanzania
The Governments of the Republic of Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania are expected to sign a Bilateral Agreement for the establishment and implementation of a one-stop border post at Rusumo on the sidelines of the 20th Meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers taking place on Friday 26 March 2010 at the Arusha International Conference Centre. - Thursday 25 March 2010

Panafrica - Djibouti - Sudan
The African Union United Nations Special Representative (JSR) for Darfur, Professor Ibrahim Gambari, accompanied by a high level delegation including Deputy JSR for Operations and Management Mohammed Yonis, today concluded a two-day visit to Djibouti, where he was received by President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, and members of his cabinet. - Thursday 25 March 2010

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