archives : July 2010


Sudan - International
On June 23, 2010, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Sudan. - Saturday 31 July 2010

The 15th AU Summit held in Kampala, Uganda, from 19 to 27 July has adopted the following decisions: - Saturday 31 July 2010

Panafrica - Sudan
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) together with its Sudanese member organizations, the African Center for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) and the Sudan Human Rights Monitor (SUHRIM), deeply regret the refusal of the African Union (AU) to cooperate with the International Criminal Court (ICC), as expressed at the 15th Summit of Heads of State and Government held in Kampala, Uganda, from 15 to 27 July 2010. - Saturday 31 July 2010

Sudan - Japan
On Friday, July 30, Japan decided to provide through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) an emergency grant in the amount of approximately 8.17 million US dollars to assist the conduct of the referenda in Sudan scheduled to be held in January next year. - Saturday 31 July 2010

Panafrica - Burundi - Uganda - Somalia
Al-Shehab, the notorious Somali Islamist rebel group, will strike Ugandan and Burundian targets around the world. The announcement which was made Friday seeks to clarify recent threats from Somali insurgents since the African Union’s July 27 decision to strengthen its mission in the stateless Horn of Africa country. - Saturday 31 July 2010

Tanzania - United States
Humans are not alone in their use of tools, chimpanzees aren’t left behind. American primatologist William C. McGrew has proved that the use of ordinary tools by chimpanzees is not limited to their search for food, but involves their sexuality as well. Fun and games in Cheetah-land. - Friday 30 July 2010

Libya - United States - United Kingdom
A U.S. Senate hearing over the release of the Libyan spy, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi scheduled for Thursday was postponed after "key witnesses" failed to appear before the U.S. Congress. The hearing sought to question BP boss and other prominent English and Scottish leaders over the reasons behind the release of Abdel Basset al-Megrahi. The U.S. suspects that a petrol deal could have influenced the spy’s release. This affair, which comes in the backdrop of the BP oil spill, has contributed to recent deteriorating relations between London and Washington. The U.S. Senate plans to launch an investigation into the affair. - Friday 30 July 2010

Botswana - Cameroon - Ethiopia - Uganda
Thirty-four African women entrepreneurs are participating in the 2010 U.S.–Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum — better known as the AGOA Forum — and the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Forum to further enhance the U.S.-Africa trade relationship by expanding their businesses and increasing economic growth in their own countries. - Friday 30 July 2010

Panafrica - Ethiopia - India
The last of my three part series deals with asceticism as practiced in India, especially after Yogi Prahlad Jani’s 70 year fast. It holds an enticing promise for millions. This would ensure that Ethiopians aren’t burdened by disastrous government policies. It is also true that the threat of the ever imminent water war among Nile riparian countries will be dealt with. Only if the Indian government would do us a favour... - Friday 30 July 2010

Caribbean islands - United States - Haiti
World acclaimed entertainer Wyclef Jean’s family Tuesday confirmed that the former Fugees member will run in the Haitian presidential elections in November. The artist, who resides in the United States, however, needs to clear an important constitutional obstacle. - Thursday 29 July 2010

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