archives : November 2010

     

Liberia
A crackdown on corruption in Liberia which sanctioned investigations of some public officials, has led to the dismissal of all but one member of the presidential cabinet. Only the minister for presidential affairs is to stay on for the time being. - Thursday 4 November 2010


Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast’s presidential electoral is heading toward a second round runoff because no candidate won more than half of the votes cast Sunday. The country’s current president and its former prime minister led a field of 14 candidates. - Thursday 4 November 2010


Ivory Coast
Provisional results from Ivory Coast’s electoral commission show the country’s current president and its former prime minister are leading returns from Sunday’s vote. - Wednesday 3 November 2010


South africa
Ruling African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa has been unsettled by a massive civil society conference, where plans to set up a new political party comprised of trade unions was mooted. - Wednesday 3 November 2010


Panafrica - United Kingdom
Africa deserves a version of the Marshall Plan, reconstruction and assistance, similar to that given to postwar Europe, after the years of "colonial rape" it suffered, U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson has suggested. - Wednesday 3 November 2010


Benin
The World Food Program (WFP) and aid groups CARE and Caritas have moved to distribute food to thousands of homeless affected by flooding in the West African country of Benin, where more than 680,000 people have been affected. - Tuesday 2 November 2010


Nigeria - Israel
Nigerian authorities have failed to get any comments from the Iranian embassy in Nigeria concerning an arms-loaded ship from Iran which was seized by Nigerian port security authorities. - Tuesday 2 November 2010


Uganda
Human Rights Watch has advised the Ugandan government to ensure that in the lead-in to the forthcoming election, those responsible for any violence are held accountable. They also want the government to allow the media to operate free of harassment. - Tuesday 2 November 2010


Ivory Coast
An anxious Ivory Coast is standing by for the results of Sunday’s long-awaited presidential election. - Tuesday 2 November 2010


Panafrica - Ghana - Germany - Italy
If imitation is the measure of success then I am a genius, a paraphrased quote from Oscar Wilde credits mavericks and loners whose behaviour sparks imitations from copycats. Now the famed bohemian’s assertions might have been self serving but could also be a viable benchmark for unparalleled human achievement. - Monday 1 November 2010

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