archives : June 2010


Ethiopian opposition coalition, Medrek’s Executive Committee has decided to go to the Cassation Bench after the Federal Supreme Court rejected their request for an election rerun on Friday June 18, 2010. - Friday 18 June 2010

Ghana - International
On June 9th this year, a certain Daniel Fisher, a Senior Editor at Forbes Magazine specialising in macroeconomic and legal issues, wrote an article in which he “showcased” Ghana as the 9th “worst-managed country” in the world. - Friday 18 June 2010

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has identified the increasing spates of kidnapping in Nigeria as a threat to development, and has vowed to stamp out the practice. According to the Nigerian police, more than 300 suspected kidnappers, mostly in the Igbo ethnic community have been arrested since February. - Friday 18 June 2010

Panafrica - Ghana
As I prepare to travel to South Africa to attend the 19th FIFA World Cup event, I am reminded of the incomparable power of sports. Perhaps it is because I am a politician that I am so acutely aware of the fact that through international competitive sports we as a global community have managed to overcome seemingly insurmountable political and social divides. It seems that when we look at the world through the lens of sports, we are suddenly, magically, able to place people first — regardless of race or ethnicity or religion or national origin. We are able to finally see one another without the intrusion of our own false assumptions and prejudices, the sensationalism of newspaper headlines, or the self-important posturing of politicians. Even more important, we permit ourselves to appreciate — and sometimes even applaud — what we see. - Friday 18 June 2010

United States
Johnson Products Company (JPC), one of the nation’s most trusted names in African American hair care, culminated two days of Hollywood-style events with the naming of the four Grand Prize winners of The Great Model Search this past weekend at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The Great Model Search winners are: Jenise Durham of Lawrenceville, GA; Jahminah Harris of Detroit, Michigan; Nicole Hill of Pensacola, Florida; and Hamidah Ahmad of Zion, Illinois. The models, all selected by a panel of celebrity judges after a nationwide search, were awarded $5,000 cash, a modeling contract and an opportunity to be the new faces of JPC’s Gentle Treatment® and Ultra Sheen® brands. - Friday 18 June 2010

Panafrica - United States
The MTTG design/build joint venture team comprised of McKissack & McKissack, Turner Construction Company and its subsidiary Tompkins Builders and the Gilford Corporation, have announced construction is progressing with significant participation of minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) firms on the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial located on the National Mall. - Friday 18 June 2010

Ghana - Senegal - Togo - United States
As cultural and heritage tours become increasingly popular in West Africa, luxury specialist Crystal Cruises has set more than a dozen shoreside options in Senegal, Ghana, Togo and Principe for Crystal Serenity’s "African Adventurer" voyage departing Cape Town April 17, 2011. - Friday 18 June 2010

DR Congo - International
The departure at the end of the month of the first group of peacekeepers from the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) was announced Wednesday. Their absence is expected to place greater responsibility on a Congolese army known for its structural difficulties. Early June, the country’s Senate passed a law to clarify the military’s status: A set of innovative laws that emphasise the training of officers, non-commissioned officers and soldiers. - Friday 18 June 2010

Nouhou Thiam, Chief of General Staff of the Guinean Army announced Wednesday that all soldiers must be held responsible for their acts, especially for last year’s bloody 28 September massacres at the Conakry stadium. - Friday 18 June 2010

Nigeria stumbled against a terrible Greek team. It was all good as the Super Eagles were off to a flying start but a red card and a string of injuries hurt the African team chances. First World Cup victory for an undeserving European squad. - Thursday 17 June 2010

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