archives : July 2010


Prince Mahlaba, a member of Swaziland’s royal family, has been widely condemned after he made "death threats and outrageous claims" against local journalists over their critical coverage of the country’s leadership. - Tuesday 27 July 2010

Panafrica - United States
The 10th annual United States–Sub-Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum, known as the AGOA Forum, convenes its ministerial meeting in Washington August 2, offering an excellent opportunity to look at U.S.-Africa trade today and agree on new strategies for tomorrow. - Tuesday 27 July 2010

Panafrica - Uganda - Somalia
The African Union has embarked on an all out offensive against al-Shabab militia in Somalia in order to bring an elusive civility and stability to the Horn of Africa nation. The first major assail carried out in Mogadishu on Monday has claimed at least 11 people, mainly Islamist militiamen. - Tuesday 27 July 2010

Panafrica - South africa - Cameroon - Ethiopia
The South African Football Association (Safa) has boldly indicated that it won’t hesitate to nominate World Cup Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan to challenge Issa Hayatou for the presidency in the 2011 Confederation of African Football general elections. - Monday 26 July 2010

South africa
South Africa is this week bracing itself for a first major industrial action after the World Cup over pay as representatives of public-sector unions affiliated to the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) said talks had reached a dead end. - Monday 26 July 2010

Panafrica - United States
The information age in America provides citizens with a dizzying array of broadcast, print and web choices but it continues the practice of purposefully excluding information about minorities beyond crime, entertainment and sports – exclusions that perpetuate racial prejudice. - Monday 26 July 2010

Ivory Coast - Australia

Yannick Koffi is an exceptional and enigmatic 11 year-old musician. Affectionately called the «musical genius» by his Japanese fans, the Australian-Ivorian appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show two years ago when he was only nine. In December 2009, the young boy gave a series of concerts in Abidjan where his talent and maturity struck many including renowned musicians like, Alpha Blondie, Ismael Isaac, Kadjeem, Désiré Gadeau and Caribbean superstar Jacob Devarieux from Kassav. Yannick has been featured in several newspapers and magazines, including LIFE, The Sydney Morning Herald and London Metro who called him a «guitar hero».

- Interview.

- Monday 26 July 2010

United States - United Kingdom - International
The head of BBC Persia Service, Sadeq Saba told an audience in the British Parliament on Monday that “any foreign intervention in any shape or form will harm Iran’s democratic movement.” Speaking as part of an expert panel at a meeting entitled Iran: Which Way Forward? he argued that the future of Iran will be determined by “the Iranian people, the struggle for democracy and also the economy.” With unprecedented levels of disunity within the regime Saba believes that the tipping point will come “if poor sections of the society come to the street and demonstrate and I think Iran is heading towards this situation.” - Monday 26 July 2010

DR Congo - United Kingdom
The British government is to face charges over its failure to surrender British companies and individuals trading directly or indirectly in conflict minerals and dealing with armed groups fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo. - Monday 26 July 2010

Propaganda songs praising President Mugabe have re-surfaced on Zimbabwe’s heavily state controlled radio and television and are causing a storm in the political circles. - Monday 26 July 2010

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