archives : June 2010


United States - Haiti
The African-American Baptist Mission Collaboration (AABMC) presented a check for $500,000 to Habitat for Humanity International in Atlanta, GA., as a part of their commitment to help Haitians rebuild their lives and communities. This contribution is the largest single donation given to Habitat by a faith community for its Haiti earthquake-recovery efforts. - Friday 11 June 2010

DR Congo

South africa
When 400,000 soccer fans converge in South Africa this June and July for the World Cup, many of them will find the work of Martin|Williams Advertising. The agency is launching a new campaign in conjunction with the Not For Sale Campaign, an anti-human trafficking nonprofit, that aims to draw soccer fans’ attention to the issue of modern-day slavery. Using both traditional and non-traditional media, the campaign will capitalize on the crowds attracted by the largest sporting event of the year to highlight human trafficking issues in both South Africa and the world. - Friday 11 June 2010

Ghana - Germany
AP AG (NYSE:SAP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, acting on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), have announced a development partnership to support Ghana in meeting the global standard for transparency in the oil and mining industries as set by the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). SAP is donating an enterprise performance management (EPM) solution from its SAP® BusinessObjects(TM) portfolio, which the Ghanaian Ministry of Finance will use to monitor and analyze payments and revenue flows from its hard minerals industry as well as from future oil and gas production. The solution will enable Ghana to efficiently quantify revenue flows to government and other stakeholders, identifying reasons for any shortfalls or overshoots. - Friday 11 June 2010

Panafrica - Switzerland
Switzerland does not want stolen assets from corrupt individuals or governments in its banks and wants to give them back to those populations who have suffered the consequences of their kleptocratic governments. From banking secrets to stolen assets, Switzerland is seeking to share its fifteen years of experience (both successes and failures) to help developing countries in the fight against poverty. - Thursday 10 June 2010

Algeria - Egypt - Libya - Morocco - Israel
After several spontaneous demonstrations that took place around Europe and Africa, more than 50,000 demonstrators took to the streets of Rabat, Monday, in support of Palestinians while protesting against an Israeli attack, last week, during which no fewer than 19 people were killed on a humanitarian flotilla on international waters. - Thursday 10 June 2010

Sudan - United States
The United States has pledged technical and financial support for the referendum of an independent South Sudan amidst fears that civil war, ethic and religious differences, and totalitarianism constitute a direct threat to the future survival of millions of southern people, southern Sudan authorities have said. - Thursday 10 June 2010

Panafrica - South africa - International
Ask an African to name one thing that most Africans – young and old, male or female – are most passionate about; and you are likely to get two answers. One will be religion, in particular Christianity. It is no secret that sub-Saharan Africans (SSAs) take their religious faith very seriously, with at least three-quarters of the population in the typical city or village attending a church service on a Sunday or an all-night prayer session on Friday to the early hours of Saturday. - Thursday 10 June 2010

South africa - Algeria - Cameroon - Ivory Coast - Ghana - Nigeria
Could an African team actually win the first African World cup? Why not? The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon, the Nigerian Eagles, The Black Stars of Ghana, the Desert Foxes of Algeria, the mighty Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa’s devoted Bafana Bafana will represent the African continent in the world’s prestigious football tournament ever organised on the African soil. - Wednesday 9 June 2010

Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesman, major general Kuol Diem Kuol has said that the rebellion which has been going on in Unity State led by rebel soldier Colonel Galwak Gai has come to an end. - Wednesday 9 June 2010

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