archives : April 2010


In the spring of 1992 around 2000 people were massacred in the picturesque town of Višegrad in eastern Bosnia Herzegovina. Many of the bodies were taken to the historic Turkish bridge and dumped into waters of the river Drina. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

Egypt - Libya - Nigeria - United Kingdom - Germany
Egypt, under the leadership of Zahi Hawass, the Egyptian Supreme Leader, is determined to recover its ancient treasures scattered throughout the world. The case, which has reached unimaginable heights and encouraged other countries wishing to get back their artefacts, was set off by a trivial administrative bone of contention. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

Sierra Leone
Free health care initiative for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers and children under five years old has begun in Sierra Leone; a government attempt to address the country’s health service fees and cost of medication that resulted in alarming maternal and child death rates. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

Panafrica - United States
Dorothy Height, a founding mother of the American civil rights movement who fought for racial justice and gender equality for more than six decades, died on April 20 at the age of 98. From her participation in anti-lynching protests in the early 1930s, to a front row seat at the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama in 2009, Height witnessed the struggles and triumphs of the American civil rights movement. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

African economies have shown resilience in the face of global financial adversities, have passed the stress test and can be expected to achieve economic growth this year, says Donald Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB). - Wednesday 28 April 2010

The Cabinet of the Republic of Kenya under the chairmanship of His Excellency President Mwai Kibaki today ratified the EAC Common Market Protocol in Nairobi, Kenya. - Wednesday 28 April 2010

Panafrica - United States
On the five-year anniversary of the 2005 settlement of the class action discrimination lawsuit brought by African American managers against Sodexo, community leaders, students and Sodexo workers gave testimony at a press conference and released a new report scrutinizing Sodexo’s progress in increasing opportunities for African Americans to advance within the company. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

United States - International
LPP Combustion, LLC, a Columbia, Maryland based innovator in liquid fuel technology, has teamed up with several international partners to market their equipment overseas. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

Tunisia - Lebanon - Saudi Arabia
AllWorld Network, a Boston-based global economic development firm, today released "The Arabia 50|500 Leading Indicators," the first real-time data on the performance of growth companies in the Middle East and North Africa. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

South africa
The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) could face legal action if it did not reconsider its decision to give companies just three weeks to apply for the new digital mobile television service licence. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

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