Switzerland - Afrik.com : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/ Afrik.com, Africa's portal offers a daily online newspaper with information on what is going on in the world, culture, economics, sport, societies of 56 african countries. en Afrik-news.com : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper https://www.afrik-news.com/images/logo_moyen.gif https://www.afrik-news.com/ Joint statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton and Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on the release of Max Göldi https://www.afrik-news.com/article17782.html Tue, 15 Jun 2010 01:06:03 +0200 High Representative/Vice President Catherine Ashton and Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström issued the following statement today on the release of Max Göldi. Switzerland: No hiding place for stolen African assets https://www.afrik-news.com/article17752.html Thu, 10 Jun 2010 19:51:00 +0200 Switzerland does not want stolen assets from corrupt individuals or governments in its banks and wants to give them back to those populations who have suffered the consequences of their kleptocratic governments. From banking secrets to stolen assets, Switzerland is seeking to share its fifteen years of experience (both successes and failures) to help developing countries in the fight against poverty. Falila Gbadamassi Libya: Gaddafi declares Jihad on Switzerland https://www.afrik-news.com/article17051.html Fri, 26 Feb 2010 04:50:30 +0100 Libya's president Mr. Muammar Gaddafi has called on all Muslims to shun Switzerland and begin a jihad against the Alpine nation. The antagonism is reported to be a spillover of a diplomatic row between Libya and Switzerland that began in 2008, following the arrest of Muammar Gaddafi‘s son, Hannibal Gaddafi's, in Geneva after he was accused of assaulting two servants. Konye Obaji Ori Aviation: Lufthansa, Brussels, Swiss together in the African skies https://www.afrik-news.com/article16585.html Fri, 04 Dec 2009 09:54:06 +0100 Lufthansa, Swiss and Brussels Airlines have merged forces to provide a seamless travel, otherwise known as a ‘free-from-disturbance', product towards Africa. With 200 flights per week, the trio will, henceforth, have a joint total of 31 destinations to 25 countries. Falila Gbadamassi Nigeria pleased with efforts from European Union and Switzerland https://www.afrik-news.com/article16513.html Sat, 21 Nov 2009 02:42:50 +0100 It's been a week of Europe's exhibition of support to the efforts of the Nigerian government in transparency, fight against corruption and state civility. The European Union (EU) has supported Nigeria's peace process in the Niger Delta with a fund pledge of $1bn. A Swiss court, on the other hand has ordered the seizure of $350m in assets from, Abba Abacha, son of Nigeria's former military ruler, General Sani Abacha. Konye Obaji Ori Swiss court approves African kleptocracy: Mobutu's loot to go to his family https://www.afrik-news.com/article15923.html Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:05:02 +0200 Chairman of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, Mark Pieth raised an appeal against a Swiss bank to release $6million in assets belonging to former DR Congo's dictator, Mobutu Sese Sisoko, to DR Congo, but the court rather ruled the looted money to the late dictator's family. Konye Obaji Ori International ban on cigarette advertising looms https://www.afrik-news.com/article13720.html Sat, 31 May 2008 12:06:20 +0200 Since most people start smoking before the age of 18, and almost a quarter of those before the age of 10, tobacco companies market their products wherever youth can be easily accessed–in the movies, on the Internet, in fashion magazines and at music and sports venues. Panapress Health Ministers to discuss pharmaceutical industries in Africa https://www.afrik-news.com/article13458.html Fri, 02 May 2008 14:33:42 +0200 The decision to hold the meeting outside the continent was decided by the third ordinary session of the conference of African health ministers, held in April 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Egypt pulls out of football championship in favour of another https://www.afrik-news.com/article13284.html Sun, 20 Apr 2008 00:23:57 +0200 The body said the decision was based on upcoming World Cup qualification that Cairo feels was more important that the tournament for home-based players. Meanwhile, Goalkeeper Essam Al Hadary completed his controversial transfer to Swiss club Sion on Friday and is eligible for Sunday's match, FIFA reported. Panapress South Africa: Dlamini Zuma concludes official Swiss tour https://www.afrik-news.com/article12791.html Mon, 10 Mar 2008 21:54:24 +0100 In this regard, Dlamini Zuma, while in Switzerland visited Berne and Geneva where she held discussions with President Pascal Couchepin, the current President of Switzerland, her Swiss counterpart, Foreign Minister of the Swiss Federation, Micheline Calmy-Rey, former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan and the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the Geneva based Human Rights Council, Louise Arbour. Switzerland considering travel sanctions against Kenyan politicians https://www.afrik-news.com/article12591.html Thu, 14 Feb 2008 02:41:57 +0100 Switzerland is planning travel restrictions against Kenyan politicians who may be seen as causing the failure of the African Union (AU) mediation talks to end the post-election crisis in Kenya or subverting democracy, a Swiss official said.