archives : June 2010


Benin - International
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved a new three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for a total amount equivalent to SDR 74.28 million (about US$109 million). The approval will enable the first disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 10.62 million (about US$15.6 million). - Thursday 17 June 2010

Panafrica - France - International
Social science from Western countries continues to have the greatest global influence, but the field is expanding rapidly in Asia and Latin America, particularly in China and Brazil. In sub-Saharan Africa, social scientists from South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya produce 75% of academic publications. In South Asia, barring some centres of excellence in India, social sciences as a whole have low priority. These are a few of the findings from World Social Science Report, 2010: "Knowledge divides", to be launched on 25 June 2010 at UNESCO (Room IX, 10.45 a.m. to 1 p.m.) in Paris (France). - Thursday 17 June 2010

Panafrica - International
Journalists from three regions in East Africa affected by conflicts spent a week together exchanging experiences and learning new strategies for reporting on conflict in a way that contributes to peace. - Thursday 17 June 2010

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: - Thursday 17 June 2010

List of Cabinet members and State ministers in new Sudan government. - Thursday 17 June 2010

South africa
It was make or break for South Africa as they crossed swords with Uruguay. But the Bafana Bafana were no match for an incredibly efficient Diego Forlan. 3-0, tough luck for the World Cup host who can wave their chances of seeing the second round good bye. - Wednesday 16 June 2010

Hundreds of residents in the Kawogo village of central Uganda have fled their homes after the death of 22 of their neighbours in the last 9 days. - Wednesday 16 June 2010

Uganda - International
Ugandan women civil organizations and politicians want the banning of female genital mutilation (FGM) to be effected worldwide. - Wednesday 16 June 2010

Ivory Coast - Ghana - China
Ghanaian officials have corroborated the story of three Ivorian stowaways who were thrown into the sea on Saturday night after being discovered in the crane of a Chinese ship, the MV Rui Ning 3. A violation of United Nations law on immigration and Human Rights. One of the three drowned whilst a second is in critical condition. - Wednesday 16 June 2010

A report released by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Tuesday reveal that Zimbabwe topped the charts by having more of its people seeking asylum in other countries in 2009. - Wednesday 16 June 2010

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