archives : March 2010


The new President of the ECOWAS Commission, Ambassador James Victor Gbeho on Friday, 12th March 2010 assumed duty at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja, three weeks after his unanimous election by the 37th Summit of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the 15 Member States. - Monday 22 March 2010

UNAMID Joint Special Representative (JSR) Professor Ibrahim Gambari concluded yesterday a two-day session of Darfur peace discussions in Paris with high-level French government officials, diplomats and the head of the Sudanese Liberation Army / Abdul Wahid (SLA/AW). - Monday 22 March 2010

Tanzania - International
Parties voted to continue protection for Tanzanian elephants by retaining their listing on Appendix I, and rejecting a request for a one-off ivory sale today at the 15th Conference of the Parties (CoP 15) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting in Doha. - Monday 22 March 2010

Panafrica - Mali
With memories of the devastating global rice price crisis fresh in their minds, experts from Africa and beyond, meeting in Mali from 22-26 March, call for long-term commitment to scientific innovations and partnerships that are critical for enabling the continent to fulfill its huge potential as a rice producer and to sharply curtail its perilous dependence on rice imports. - Monday 22 March 2010

Human Rights Watch is pleased to invite you to the launch of a new report, "’One Hundred Ways of Putting Pressure’: Violations of Freedom of Expression and Association in Ethiopia," to be held in Nairobi on Wednesday, March 24, 2010. - Monday 22 March 2010

South africa - Zimbabwe
Finer details of South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma mediation trip to Zimbabwe are starting to emerge. Last week, Zuma spent two days in Harare locked up in talks with political rivals, Mugabe’s Zanu PF and the premier Tvsanagirai’s MDC. - Monday 22 March 2010

Algeria - Burkina Faso - Libya - Morocco - Mauritania - Niger - Chad
Representatives from seven African countries met, Tuesday, March 16, in Algiers to assess the security situation in the Sahel-Saharan region. Participants at the conference stressed the urgent need to address economic development in the region. - Monday 22 March 2010

Panafrica - South africa - United States
When Oprah Winfrey was 3 years old, her grandmother taught her to read. When Winfrey walked into a radio station at age 16, she had never thought about becoming a broadcaster. But she was sure of one thing — she loved to read. - Monday 22 March 2010

Africa’s battle against HIV/AIDS is not won yet. But there has been some good news recently, including a significant decline in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in sub-Saharan Africa and a critical policy shift in South Africa, the country with the largest number of infected people in the world. - Monday 22 March 2010

In a letter, CPJ decries Morocco’s use of the courts to suppress freedom of expression and prosecute journalists and urges the government to release Driss Chahtan, who is being held in prison under harsh conditions: - Saturday 20 March 2010

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