archives : August 2010


Kenya - Uganda - Somalia
The Uganda inspector general of police, Kale Kayihura, has revealed that terrorists are using the eastern and northern districts of Uganda as training grounds. - Thursday 12 August 2010

United States
Miss Black Connecticut USA, Osas Ighodaro, is the new Miss Black USA® 2010. She immediately gave praise of thanksgiving to God during her acceptance of the crown at the historical Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC. This is the first time in history that two queens from Connecticut won the title of Miss Black USA®. - Thursday 12 August 2010

Julian Lob-Levyt will step down as CEO of the GAVI Alliance in October to take up a major role in the private sector after leading the public-private global health partnership through nearly six years of growth and innovation. - Thursday 12 August 2010

South africa
South Africa is in a season of industrial action and workers have been incensed by revelations of their ruler, President Jacob Zuma’s paycheck. - Thursday 12 August 2010

Eritrea - Ethiopia
A coalition of ten opposition parties from Eritrea have made a resolution to form a parliament in exile at their just ended assembly in Ethiopia’s Capital, Addis Ababa. - Thursday 12 August 2010

African governments must reconsider their legal and policy posture towards sex work in order to respect and uphold African sex workers’ human rights. - Thursday 12 August 2010

An alleged sex scandal involving one of the wives of Africa’s last absolute monarch, King Mswati III of Swaziland, has made worldwide headlines. Yet, in the southern African mountain kingdom, media coverage has been subdued, shying away from questioning the silence of the monarchy over the reports. - Thursday 12 August 2010

Burundian police on Tuesday arrested Thierry Ndayishimiye, chief editor of the private weekly Arc-en-Ciel, on defamation charges related to a story about alleged government corruption. Ndayishimiye is the second Burundian editor to be jailed in less than a month. - Wednesday 11 August 2010

The first ex-president of Uganda to die within the country, Godfrey Lukongwa Binaisa has today been burried at Natete church grave yard near Kampala. The former president also practiced law in USA during his years in exile. - Wednesday 11 August 2010

Scores of international diamond buyers thronged Harare, Zimbabwe on Wednesday for the sale of the controversial gems from Marange Diamond fields after a ban was lifted. - Wednesday 11 August 2010

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