archives : November 2010


Botswana President Ian Khama’s continued bachelor status is now increasingly worrying his countrymen and members of his own political party-Botswana Democratic Party (BDP). - Tuesday 16 November 2010

As soon as Alpha Conde was declared the first democratically elected president of Guinea, violence broke out in pockets of Guinea’s capital, Conakry. The second round presidential election has pitted the country’s largest ethnic groups, Peul and Malinke, against each other. And Conde’s victory has not failed to polarize the country along ethnic lines. - Tuesday 16 November 2010

Ethiopia - Niger
The development agenda set by the G20 leaders at their meeting in Seoul, South Korea, November 12, calls for members to help countries reduce their dependence on foreign assistance by mobilizing foreign investment and domestic capital to foster sustained economic growth. - Monday 15 November 2010

Morocco - Western Sahara
At six am on Monday 8th November, Moroccan armed military forces began a violent attack on one of the largest of Western Sahara’s three ’independence camps’, comprising a reported 8000 tents and 30,000 Sahrawi residents. - Monday 15 November 2010

Results for Guinea’s presidential election are to be announced Monday, November 15, but the stage has been set for a violent showdown after one of the candidates, Cellou Dalein Diallo, told a press conference on Sunday he would not accept the result if two contested counties had been included in the overall count. - Monday 15 November 2010

United States - International
“The rise in economic freedom in China has been hugely beneficial to China and to the world. I hope in time this will lead to a greater political opening because I am convinced that the best guarantor of prosperity and stability is for economic and political progress to go in step together.” So said British Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech on Tuesday to students in Beijing. - Saturday 13 November 2010

South africa
An Independent Commission for the Remuneration of Public Office Bearers is awaiting Jacob Zuma’s approval after recommending that South African Vice president Kgalema Motlanthe’s salary should be the same as that of the president. - Saturday 13 November 2010

North and south Sudan have assured the international community that war would not be an option, should the forthcoming January referenda sustain or divide the country. The international community awaits the outcome of the referenda on independence of southern Sudan and whether the oil-rich region of Abyei would be under the control of the north or the south. - Friday 12 November 2010

Nigeria - Uganda
Uganda government is to soon come up with a law which will subject all films entering the country to censorship. Ugandan legislators have, in recent times, expressed growing concerns over the issue of morality in the eastern African country. Last year, a proposed anti-homosexual bill was criticised by the international community. An anti-pornography bill is also under way. - Friday 12 November 2010

Although Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM) has been condemned by international bodies as an abuse of human rights, a vast majority of people from the Sebei tribe in Uganda still practice the dangerous tradition. - Thursday 11 November 2010

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