archives : August 2010


At 9 am last Thursday, July 29, the southern regional office of the National Employment Agency (ANEM) in Ouargla province, located 500km south of Algiers, Algeria, was under high alert following the thwarting of an attempted group suicide of a dozen frustrated unemployed youths by the police. - Monday 2 August 2010

Zimbabwe - United States - Germany - European Union
A damaging diplomatic row was brewing in Harare Monday with western diplomats indicating that they would leave Zimbabwe after President Mugabe told them to ‘go to hell’. - Monday 2 August 2010

Cameroon - Germany
Usually, you lose your job then your wife. Lothar Matthaus got it all wrong as his young wife had an affair which directly led to his not getting the Indomitable Lions head coach job, due to a veto issued by Cameroon’s President’s wife, Chantal Biya. - Monday 2 August 2010

Panafrica - United States
President Obama is convening a first-ever, three-day conference in August with more than 100 young leaders from a cross section of African life to examine how they see Africa’s future over the next half century, and to help craft innovative solutions to regional challenges. - Monday 2 August 2010

Northern Sudan has been accused of settling Arab nomadic tribes in oil-rich Abeyi region where votes are required to influence whether or not the oil-rich Abyei would belong to North or South Sudan, ahead of a January 2011 referendum. - Monday 2 August 2010

Panafrica - United States

The Best and Brightest Come to Washington, DC to Capture the Crown on Aug 9.

"It’s truly befitting that we hold the national pageant this year in the nation’s capital. In the spirit of the First Lady Michelle Obama, this year’s contestants truly embody her legacy since 75% of our contestants are in graduate or professional school. Our contestants truly are the ’next generation of first ladies!’" said Karen Arrington, Founder/CEO.

- Monday 2 August 2010

Zimbabwe’s president Mugabe on Sunday used the burial of his sister as a platform to bolster his previous stand that “Western world must go to hell and forget that they can dictate what the people of Zimbabwe must do”. - Sunday 1 August 2010

Zimbabwe’s judiciary system is being kept under President Mugabe’s wraps through financial inducements and threats of physical harm with the new coalition government doing nothing to re-establish the integrity of the compromised bench. - Sunday 1 August 2010

Panafrica - Sudan - International
The United Nations had declared the genocide in Darfur over. Last August, the UN’s outgoing military commander in Darfur General Martin Agwai told reporters that the conflict was effectively over and isolated attacks and banditry were the region’s main problems now. While this notion holds some water, there have been reports of recent surge of violence in Darfur, and continual efforts from the Arab-led government in Khartoum to undermine efforts of the United Nations and African Union forces working to restore peace and reconciliation in the region. - Sunday 1 August 2010

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