archives : April 2010


Panafrica - United States
At the direction of Governor Edward G. Rendell, all United States and Pennsylvania Flags on all state facilities are to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, April 29, to honor the memory of civil rights leader Dorothy Height, who died last week at the age of 98. - Thursday 29 April 2010

Today, children in the Mumbwa District of Zambia are no longer stuck in overcrowded classrooms with few learning materials. Thanks to the ATLAS program, they are eager and motivated to learn. - Thursday 29 April 2010

The Media Liaison Committee (MLC) has postponed the launch of the recently created Zambia Media Council (ZAMEC) on 3 May 2010 as earlier planned. - Thursday 29 April 2010

Four journalists with the weekly Standard newspaper have been summoned to appear in court on 6 May 2010 as state witnesses in the criminal defamation case against Harare Mayor Muchadeyi Masunda and eight councillors on allegations of defaming businessman Philip Chiyangwa. - Thursday 29 April 2010

On the occasion of World Day for Safety and Health at Work, 28 April 2010, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) issues the following statement : - Thursday 29 April 2010

Amnesty International urges the Rwandan Government to ensure that opposition leader Victoire Ingabire, receives a swift, fair trial on charges including genocide ideology and collaboration with a "terrorist" group, and is not punished for the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression. - Thursday 29 April 2010

Roche announced today the launch of the EDUCARE (EDUcation for Cancer in African REgions) project, which, in concert with IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency), will provide support to help combat the growing cancer epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa. - Thursday 29 April 2010

Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked to learn that three journalists were killed in two separate incidents on 24 April. Edo Sule Ugbagwu, a court reporter for the daily The Nation, was gunned down in his Lagos home. Nathan S. Dabak, the deputy editor of the Protestant fortnightly Light Bearer, and Sunday Gyang Bwede, one of his reporters, were hacked to death in Jos, a city torn by sectarian violence. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

Panafrica - South africa
London April 28 Gateway Communications, the leading supplier of African telecommunications services, today announced that it is the only carrier on SEACOM currently operational in many East and Southern African countries following an outage on the sub-sea cable. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
Uganda’s president ,Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has today officially opened the 3rd East African Community Investment Conference at Munyonyo Resort hotel in the outskirts of Kampala. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

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