archives : July 2010


Guinean court has stood firm in its coordination of national elections after it rejected votes from five districts due to severe irregularities feared to breed unrest following the results of a hotly contested June 27 presidential poll. Cellou Dalein Diallo and Alpha Conde will contest in the run-off. - Wednesday 21 July 2010

United States
The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is now accepting nominations for its Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP), presented in partnership with the UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. Targeting upper middle managers of color (directors with a minimum of two years at that level and above), the 2010-2011 cadre will be the program’s tenth. The Executive Leadership Development Program takes place on the UCLA campus, and is facilitated over four sessions. Spanning a seven-month timeframe, sessions are planned for October and December, 2010, and February and May, 2011. The nominations deadline for the Executive Leadership Development Program is August 6, 2010. - Wednesday 21 July 2010

Panafrica - International
With the HIV/AIDS epidemic still raging and the global economic crisis threatening desperately needed funding, an estimated 20,000 participants from 185 countries are assembling in Vienna July 18–23 for the 18th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010). - Wednesday 21 July 2010

Uganda - Somalia
Ever since the twin bomb blasts in Uganda’s capital Kampala that left at least 76 people dead some Muslims in the eastern African country have been living in fear. - Tuesday 20 July 2010

In response to skyrocketing HIV prevalence rates among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) around the world, global health leaders have called for an end to the human rights abuses against MSM that contribute to HIV vulnerability. The call came on Saturday at BE HEARD, an all-day pre-conference event hosted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) to address soaring global rates of HIV among MSM. - Tuesday 20 July 2010

Panafrica - South africa
It has long been argued that, due to myriad socio-, political- and economic challenges, the true potential of African business has remained in the dark: unable to connect with the global economy in the way Western nations have succeeded. - Tuesday 20 July 2010

Egyptians are tired of the problems that have persisted for decades: the corruption and bribery that paralyse the nation’s law enforcement and legal system; the perpetual poverty that 20 per cent of the population suffers from; the nearly constant 10 per cent rate of unemployment; and a flawed educational system that has resulted in 27 per cent illiteracy. - Tuesday 20 July 2010

Zimbabwe’s secret agents planted in the country’s uniformed forces have been awarded a double salary from the rest of the civil servants as a reward for the job they did during the 2008 Presidential polls. - Tuesday 20 July 2010

Central African Republic
A Sudanese led rebel faction in the Central African Republic has engaged the armies of the Central African Republic (CAR) over a disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) process- under a peace agreement signed ahead of national elections in CAR, military and rebel sources said. - Tuesday 20 July 2010

Panafrica - United States
I have created vivid scenes of my funeral in my mind many, many times. No, I am not imagining or conjuring up scenarios of the manner of my death – good heavens, no – I just imagine what my funeral will look like. Or rather, how I would like my funeral to look like. I don’t enjoy entertaining morbid thoughts any more than the next person, but I am an event planner at heart and I have some definite thoughts about what I want my last event on earth to look, and, more importantly, feel like. - Tuesday 20 July 2010

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