archives : June 2010


South africa
Heroic versus Mexico (1-1), sent off against Uruguay (3-0), South African keeper Khune has had an interesting World Cup so far. He hopes it will continue despite Wednesday’s defeat. - Thursday 17 June 2010

Sudan - International
Sudan rebel leaders wanted for war crimes in connection with the deaths of 12 African Union peacekeepers in 2007 have voluntarily surrendered to the International Criminal Court(ICC) in The Hague, a year after they were charged. - Thursday 17 June 2010

Panafrica - United States
The Justice Department today announced that Benjamin Haskell, 23, of Springfield, Mass., pleaded guilty to a superseding information charging him with two crimes related to the burning of the Macedonia Church of God in Christ, a predominantly African-American church, in Springfield on the morning after President Barack Obama was elected as the first African-American President of the United States. - Thursday 17 June 2010

Panafrica - United States
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Republican Leader John Boehner, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Congressman John Lewis, Senator Blanche Lincoln, and Members of Congress held an unveiling ceremony for plaques to recognize the contributions of enslaved African Americans in the construction of the United States Capitol this afternoon in the Rayburn Room of the Capitol. Below are the Speaker’s remarks: - Thursday 17 June 2010

Equatorial Guinea - International
The Government of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) released the following statement today in response to the announcement by UNESCO’s Director-General, Irina Bokova on the decision to delay setting a date to award the UNESCO-Obiang Life Sciences Prize and to postpone the decision on the matter until the next meeting of the Executive Council in October. - Thursday 17 June 2010

Equatorial Guinea - International
UNESCO’s decision today to delay awarding a controversial prize named after and funded by the dictator of Equatorial Guinea is a positive initial step, civil society groups said. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced June 15, 2010, that its executive board, consisting of 58 countries, approved Director-General Irina Bokova’s proposal to postpone the award and instead engage in consultations to consider the prize’s future. - Thursday 17 June 2010

Panafrica - United States
Citing access to healthcare, jobs and affordable housing, leaders say crisis in Black America threatens social and economic prosperity for all; Black Press has responsibility to keep the issue on front burner - Thursday 17 June 2010

United Kingdom - Western Sahara
A photographic exhibition marking Refugee Week opened this week in Brighton with images of refugees from one of the world’s longest and most forgotten conflicts. Known as ’Africa’s last colony’ Western Sahara, was given to Morocco by the Spanish when they withdrew in 1976. A 16 year war followed and a 19 year ceasefire, but the Saharawi’s displaced by the occupation have never been able to return home. - Thursday 17 June 2010

Zimbabwe - International
An IMF mission visited Harare during June 2-10, 2010 to review recent economic developments and assist the government in the preparation of the mid-year budget statement. The staff team met with Minister of Finance Biti, Minister of Economic Development Mangoma, Minister of Youth and Indigenization Kasukuwere, Minister of Mines and Mining Development Mpofu, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) Governor Gono, and other senior government officials, as well as representatives of the business and diplomatic communities. The mission would like to thank the authorities for excellent cooperation and warm hospitality. - Thursday 17 June 2010

Panafrica - Ethiopia
As a follow up of the fund raising bazaar organised in March 2010 by the African Ambassadors’ Spouses Group in Addis Ababa (AASG), at the headquarters of the African Union Commission, a donation ceremony will take place on Thursday 17 June 2010, in three humanitarian NGO’s based in Addis Ababa. - Thursday 17 June 2010

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