archives : June 2010


Nigeria open their World Cup in a revival of the 94 and 2002 show down against Argentina. Nwankwo Kanu, the Super Eagles’ striker, is hoping for a better outcome this time. - Saturday 12 June 2010

Panafrica - United States
Professional, high-ranking Black women from around the country will convene to discuss Black women’s prospects for global leadership at the League of Black Women’s 7th annual leadership conference "Black Women 2010 Global Ready" June 15-19 at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Tampa, Florida. - Saturday 12 June 2010

World governments, under the auspices of the United Nations Environment Programme, today completed the first step towards a legally binding treaty to control mercury pollution at the first Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) meeting, in Stockholm, Sweden. These initial discussions will provide a strong basis for developing the text of the treaty, starting at the next INC meeting in Tokyo, Japan, January 2011. - Saturday 12 June 2010

Sudan - United States
The United States has demanded the Sudanese government find and put to death four Sudanese who killed an American diplomat and his driver in 2008. - Saturday 12 June 2010

The first goal of the first African World Cup was scored by a South African, Siphiwe Tshabalala. But it proved insufficient as the hosts left Mexico’s Rafael Marquez to level up. A surprising yet interesting draw for the Africans. - Friday 11 June 2010

United States - International - European Union
Custom made burqas that would make anyone go gaga! A U.S. online store, Zarinas.Com, which since 2007 has been specialising in the sale of clothes and accessories from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Central Asia and the Middle East, has put on sale a not so traditional line of burqas. - Friday 11 June 2010

South africa
It’s kick off time as hosts South Africa take on Mexico for the opening game of the 2010 World Cup. Bafana’s Carlos Alberto Parreira has revealed his line-up as he was promising "hell" to the South Americans. - Friday 11 June 2010

Ahead of the World Cup opening concert, Stefan Simanowitz meets a musician about to perform the biggest set of his life - Friday 11 June 2010

Albinos in Uganda want a representation in parliament to safeguard against witch-doctors who more often than not kill them to perform ritual sacrifices. - Friday 11 June 2010

South africa
The wait is over. In a few hours time, the first World Cup on African soil kicks off in South Africa but the availability of former president Nelson Mandela at the opening ceremony is now in doubt. - Friday 11 June 2010

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