archives : July 2010


Mourners in Uganda today abandoned a dead body they were about to bury after a bomb scare. - Monday 19 July 2010

Two years after arriving in Accra as a pariah, Milovan Rajevac has become a force to reckon with. The Serbian coach who led the Black Stars to the quarterfinals of the World Cup has won the admiration of fans, players and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) who have thrown their support behind him. The technician’s contract ends in just over a month and the GFA is seeking to extend it. - Monday 19 July 2010

Panafrica - Uganda
The 15th Ordinary Session of the Summit of the African Union (AU) has today opened in Kampala under the theme: "Maternal, Infant and Child Health and Development in Africa". - Monday 19 July 2010

A new Unicef report has identified greater urbanization in Africa, disruption caused by war and the growing economic burden of raising children, as factors responsible for the increasing number of accusations of child witchcraft in parts of Africa. - Monday 19 July 2010

A policeman tasked with protecting Zimbabwe’s First Lady Grace Mugabe shot his wife nine times at the weekend citing infidelity. However, Zimbabwean authorities have tried distancing themselves from the suspected killer. - Monday 19 July 2010

Uganda - Somalia
Shortly after Uganda’s deputy speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga revealed that Parliament and churches were the main targets of the terrorists attack local authorities in the the country have banned night prayers. - Sunday 18 July 2010

The Rwandan government has made remarkable strides in infrastructure, the economy, healthcare, and gender equity in political representation, but their continued attack on independent thought and criticism is disheartening – and dangerous. - Saturday 17 July 2010

Panafrica - United States
Two years after a scintillating boisterous win in November 2008 and in the aftermath of three major reforms — stimulation plan, health care and financial regulation, President Obama and the American democrats seem to be losing steam. - Saturday 17 July 2010

Panafrica - Uganda
Civil society organizations in Africa are crying out loud to be heard on the burden of alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates, and are calling for quick intervention to save African lives. - Saturday 17 July 2010

Ethiopia - European Union
Today, the European Commission has adopted a €15 million aid package to address a critical food security situation in Ethiopia where an estimated 5.2 million people will be requiring food assistance this year. The main bulk of the Commission’s funding will go towards providing appropriate and adequate food assistance to the disaster affected population, including food aid, nutrition and short-term food security. Support will also be given to the agricultural and livestock sectors, to safeguard livelihoods and improve food security. The new funding decision will also provide a response to compounding needs in the health and water and sanitation sectors, to avoid health risks such as the recurrent outbreaks of cholera and meningitis epidemics. - Friday 16 July 2010

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