archives : July 2010


Uganda - United Kingdom
Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has said the western world has squandered cultural links with Africa and mismanaged it by making lectures thereby losing out unnecessarily. - Sunday 25 July 2010

Oil fields in Nigeria believed to account for some 50,000 barrels of oil per day, are to be sold by Shell, and while observers believe the firm is selling due to militants incessant attacks on its facilities, a company source said the sale of the fields was part of the company’s regular review of its portfolio and not a decision based on the incessant militant attacks in the region. - Saturday 24 July 2010

Panafrica - Sudan - Chad - International - European Union
Sudanese President al-Bashir is still in Chad where he is attending a summit of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD). The European Union (EU) Thursday urged Chad to honour its obligations towards the International Criminal Court (ICC) by arresting the Sudanese president who has been on its soil since Wednesday. N’Djamena, meanwhile, has chosen to fine tune its recent reconciliation with Khartoum and will likely suffer repercussions from the ICC. Meanwhile, the African Union (AU) is standing by its position as it continues to refuse to cooperate with the ICC in order to preserve peace in the troubled country. - Friday 23 July 2010

Djibouti - Guinea - Uganda - Somalia
AU commission chairman, Jean Ping has said that two African states, Djibouti and Guinea are ready to immediately deploy a battalion each to Mogadishu to boost the meagre African Union peacekeeping force in the Somali capital. Shortly after the Kampala blasts, AU Peace and Security Commissioner Ramtane Lamamra had announced that the attacks have strengthened the continent’s resolve to stamp out Al-Shebab. - Friday 23 July 2010

Morocco is the first social network entirely dedicated to Moroccans. The idea to create the site was born out of the realization that other international social networking sites are not tailored to fit specific Moroccan demands, according to its founder, Mohamed El Yacoubi. Interview. - Friday 23 July 2010

Burundi - Rwanda
Amidst accusations of tyranny and rights abuses, Rwandan President Paul Kagame, has been credited for Rwanda’s transparency, after anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International revealed that Rwanda was by far the least corrupt country in East Africa. - Friday 23 July 2010

The news of a pregnancy should ideally be met with joy – but all too often there is justifiable fear. The African Union Summit this week, set to focus on the health of mothers and children, has a chance to transform this fear into hope. - Friday 23 July 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Rwanda
Kenya has relinquished its position as the most corrupt country in East Africa to Burundi, according to the East African Bribery Index 2010 by Transparency international-Kenya. The index which has expanded to Rwanda and Burundi this year, ranks the latter at the top position with a corruption prevalence of 36.7% while Rwanda is the least corrupt country in the region with a prevalence of 6.6 %. Kenya, at third position, has registered a slight improvement in the prevalence of corruption, from a corruption prevalence rate of 45% in 2009, to 31.9% this year. Uganda comes second at 33% while Tanzania is fourth with a corruption prevalence of 28.6%. - Thursday 22 July 2010

South africa
A leading South African academic has made a passionate plea to her countrymen who are grossly “addicted to former president Nelson Mandela to be cured of this”. - Thursday 22 July 2010

A United States based Aids advocacy group is planning in August to hand over what it says is evidence on politically motivated rapes committed by President Mugabe’s supporters two years ago to the International Criminal Court (ICC). - Thursday 22 July 2010

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