archives : September 2010


After Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan finally declared he would run for presidential election, northern politicians have vowed to oppose his candidacy. His national security adviser has also resigned in order to run against him. Meanwhile, the electoral commission is bidding for more time to put things together ahead of the national polls. - Monday 20 September 2010

Ethiopia - China - India
Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has snubbed Western donor countries and praised India and China as ‘dependable allies’ as he advised African countries to take advantage of the new the global frontier, created after the economic and financial crises. According to him, the stabilized political scene is ready to withstand pressure from "market fundamentalists". - Monday 20 September 2010

Algeria - France - Saudi Arabia
The alleged rape and murder of a young Franco-Algerian girl in Mecca has set Algerian public opinion ablaze. An investigation was opened on Thursday to determine the circumstances leading to the macabre death. Many are shocked to see such crimes occur in Islam’s holiest land. But this is not the first in a place where hapless victims of rape rather suffer the wrath of an archaic justice system. - Saturday 18 September 2010

Ultraviolet rays from the sun are as dangerous for the eyes as they are for the skin. - Saturday 18 September 2010

So, you’re a few kilos overweight? Here are a few tips to shed those unwanted kilos. - Saturday 18 September 2010

Microwaves are becoming more and more commonly used to prepare quick meals and snacks. - Saturday 18 September 2010

Togo - International
The Bahrain national football team played against a fake Togolese national football team on September 7 in Manama. Bahrain emerged winners with a 3 nil scoreline against the Togolese hawks. An investigation opened a day after the match has revealed a superbly organised masquerade. - Saturday 18 September 2010

United States
We first saw it as a throng of people taking to the streets, venting their anger against taxes and vociferously showing they were not part of the mass euphoria engendered by the Obama election in 2008. Now it seems that these same people have reached a critical mass, as they begin to find real political representation with six Tea Party backed candidates defeating mainstream favorites in GOP primaries (1), while enjoying increased resonance in the news and entertainment industry (2). - Saturday 18 September 2010

The 53 year old Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is a serious Facebooker! And if you are trying to guess where he chose to announce his candidacy for the pending Nigerian presidential elections try Facebook! As far as the Nigerian president is concerned, the social networking world represents a formidable nation building tool. - Friday 17 September 2010

The burning down of the warehouse at Camp Samory military barracks in Guinea where voting materials for the upcoming second round presidential elections were being stored threatens to spark ethnic clashes in a country that has struggled with autocratic governments since its independence. - Friday 17 September 2010

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