archives : September 2010

     

Algeria - Morocco - Western Sahara
“I have just lived through one of the most terrifying experiences of my life” renowned Spanish actor Willy Toledo, tells me over the phone in the early hours of Tuesday morning. - Tuesday 28 September 2010


Zimbabwe
A private grouping of lawyers in Zimbabwe has claimed that there is rampant corruption at government hospitals and municipal clinics as HIV and Aids patients are “forced’ to pay exorbitant bribes to access anti-retroviral drugs. - Tuesday 28 September 2010


Sudan
Civilians in the volatile south Sudan region will be armed with guns to fight off looming attacks from rebels of the Lords Resistance Army, a state governor in south Sudan has announced. - Tuesday 28 September 2010


Algeria - Mali - Mauritania - Niger
A meeting in Algeria on Sunday saw the Chiefs of Defence Staff from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger agreeing to join forces to fight against Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). The coalition will benefit from Algerian military assistance and could also be open to other states that are exposed to threats from the extremist group within the Sahel region. - Monday 27 September 2010


Uganda - Rwanda
In a bid to improve service delivery among the prisons services in the east African community, Rwanda and Uganda have embarked on a bi-lateral programme that will see both countries share ideas on how improve on services in their over congested prisons. - Monday 27 September 2010


Uganda
Statistics from a recent survey carried out by a Ugandan NGO has revealed that a shocking number of over one hundred and thirty babies are born on the streets of Kampala city and other towns in the east African country every month by street children. - Monday 27 September 2010


Panafrica
Various reports by the United Nations and other international organizations have shown that Africa is facing enormous challenges in achieving the world’s anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Whilst overall statistics may be sobering, some countries on the continent are showing bright spots of progress as highlighted below. - Monday 27 September 2010


Panafrica - Somalia
The United States has decided to work closely with semi-autonomous Somaliland and Puntland states in Somali as a means to defeat Islamist extremists. - Monday 27 September 2010


Ghana
Dr. Kwesi Nduom, former presidential candidate of Ghana’s socialist party, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), and now “Shadow Finance Minister” in the newly created CPP think tank, pledged to Ghanaians this morning on TV3, a private Ghanaian television station that he will “bring Ghana’s [wandering] economy home”, by having the state support the private sector, decentralise economic decision to regions and districts, all very noble ideas, but sadly, he also wants the state to impose heavy tariffs on imports Ghana can’t even compete with, as if the current ones are business and consumer friendly. - Friday 24 September 2010


United States
PJTV’s Tea Party TV today unveiled the results of a special Tea Party poll, which revealed that about one-in-three (32%) African Americans who are likely voters would vote for a candidate supported by the Tea Party movement. - Friday 24 September 2010

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