archives : June 2010

     

DR Congo - Rwanda
A state-within-a-state controlled by former Congolse-Tutsi rebels, is emerging in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo once controlled by the Hutu perpetrators of the 1994 Rwanda genocide, raising the chances of renewed violence in the Great Lakes region. - Monday 7 June 2010


Sudan
The Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) of South Sudan has said that the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the National Security are supporting militias led by Galwak Gai. - Friday 4 June 2010


Ivory Coast - Japan
The Ivory Coast will travel to South Africa without their captain. Didier Drogba, Chelsea striker, was injured in a friendly match between the Elephants and the Japanese national team before the World Cup. This blow could prove damaging to Côte d’Ivoire at the 2010 World Cup. - Friday 4 June 2010


Egypt - United States
Over the past year, the Obama administration has been reaching out and listening to Muslim communities around the world, focusing on a “new beginning” based on mutual interest and respect that President Obama called for in his June 4, 2009, speech at Cairo University in Egypt. - Friday 4 June 2010


Panafrica - United States
While news accounts often portray Africa in negative terms, “there is in fact another Africa, an Africa that is an integral part of the global community — politically, culturally, economically and socially” — and one that is of major importance to the United States, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson told the opening session of the “Teach Africa” Leadership Summit. - Friday 4 June 2010


DR Congo
Human rights groups have linked the death of Congo’s top human rights activist to the Congolese police. The Voice for the Voiceless rights group says its leader Floribert Chebeya Bahizire who was found dead in his car on Wednesday in a suburb of Congo’s capital, was strangled. The group says the police are preparing to stage a cover-up. - Friday 4 June 2010


Algeria - Morocco
Renault will open a new manufacturing unit in the northern Moroccan city of Tangiers-Méditerranée, where the French group plans to manufacture up to 400,000 affordable vehicles per year. The group has also been negotiating with the Algerian government since February in order to establish itself on the Algerian territory. Renault wants to boost its competitiveness whilst improving its host countries’ employment sector. - Thursday 3 June 2010


International
The full list is out! Thirty-two head coaches have rounded up their list of selected players for the World Cup in South Africa: 23 players for each team with an overall total of 736 footballers. Côte d’Ivoire, Cameroon, France, Italy, Brazil, New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Portugal, Algeria, Mexico, USA, Switzerland, Netherlands, Ghana, Nigeria ... - Thursday 3 June 2010


Ghana - France
At only 24, Asamoah Gyan is quickly becoming one of Ghana’s most important players. The lone striker, who scored 3 goals during the 2010 African Cup of Nations, is ambitious and believes the Black Stars can cause a few upsets in South Africa. Afrik-news.com chats with Rennes’ forward as he gets ready to go into his second World Cup. - Thursday 3 June 2010


Rwanda
A U.S. law professor, jailed upon arrival in Rwanda — where he was to help with the legal defence of an opposition leader charged with promoting genocidal ideology, may be charged with attempted suicide after he swallowed dozens of pills in his prison. Peter Erlinder was first detained in Rwanda for allegedly denying the country’s 1994 genocide. - Thursday 3 June 2010

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