archives : June 2010


United States
The Justice Department today announced that it has reached a consent decree with the township of Green Brook, N.J., that, if approved by the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, will resolve the department’s lawsuit against Green Brook alleging racial discrimination in employment in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its concern about the harassment of independent newspapers in Rwanda after learning that access to the Umuvugizi news website has been blocked in Rwanda since 3 June on the orders of the Media High Council. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Nigeria - International
Nigerian states have been actively reforming to encourage business activity over the past two years, finds Doing Business in Nigeria 2010. Launched today (Monday), the joint IFC-World Bank report is the second in a series analyzing business regulation in Nigerian states and the first to assess the ease of doing business in all 36 Nigerian states and in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory (FCT). - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Panafrica - Ethiopia - International
Mr. Michael Hailu took office as the new Director of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) on 25 May 2010, replacing Dr Hansjörg Neun. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Libya - Switzerland
High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström issued the following statement today on the release of Max Göldi. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania - United States
The third negotiations session between the East African Community (EAC) Partner States and the European Commission (EC) on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) ended today at the Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to consider outstanding issues in the Framework Agreement. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Reporters Without Borders regrets the Cameroonian government’s foot-dragging in the investigation into journalist ?Bibi? Ngota Ngota’s death in Yaoundé’s Kodengui prison on 22 April. See previous release : HERE - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Sudan - International
Our organisations regret that the Human Rights Council has decided to defer its discussion of the human rights situation in Sudan to its fifteenth session in September 2010. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

Guinea - Italy
Minister Frattini had a cordial meeting today at the foreign ministry in Rome with Mrs. Rabiatou Serah Diallo, President of the National Transitional Council of Guinea Conakry, at which members of the Community of Sant’Egido were also present. Mrs. Diallo expressed her warm gratitude for Italy’s support for that African country’s return to constitutional order. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

The ongoing looting of Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) assets by an elite clique of senior government officials has forced President Mugabe to act. - Tuesday 15 June 2010

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