Netherlands - : Africa and Maghreb's news - The panafrican daily newspaper, 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 : Africa news, Maghreb news - The african daily newspaper New York Forum Africa 2013: The ICC, judicial colonialism in Africa? Fri, 28 Jun 2013 17:54:06 +0200 At a debate on "independence" in Africa during the second edition of the New York Forum Africa 2013 in Libreville, Gabon, the Rwandan minister for foreign affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, called into question the role of the International Criminal Court. The chief prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, tried to defend the judicial institution that she directs. Fouâd Harit Ivory Coast makes sex not war Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:50:14 +0100 Condomerie, the Amsterdam-based condom shop, provided over 2,000 “little blue helmet” condoms for UN soldiers stationed in Côte d'Ivoire on February 1. The prophylactics are meant to stem a potential ballooning birthrate, which often follows national periods of political and economic strife (i.e., the post-WWII baby boom in the United States). Miles Marshall Lewis Beneath the Islamic beards and burqas Fri, 17 Sep 2010 01:02:11 +0200 The most striking scene in Nick Broomfield's powerful 2007 film Battle for Haditha is not one of violence but a simple love scene. A wife calls to her husband from an upstairs window. He comes up to the bedroom. She removes her hijab. Her hair tumbles over her bare shoulders. They shower and then they make love. Stefan Simanowitz Antique Dutch law for Somali pirates: Could this be the way out? Wed, 28 Jul 2010 19:23:38 +0200 Some people accuse us old guards of not adopting new ways and new solutions even to old and persistent problems and I think it is perhaps high time we considered novel approaches and solutions to deal with those stubborn problems that have refused to leave us. Here the first of a three part series of some of our problems and what could be a possible way out. Hama Tuma Exit for Cameroon as Lions fail to roar Thu, 24 Jun 2010 22:52:22 +0200 Nine points for the Netherlands, none for Cameroon. The so called Indomitable Lions head home empty handed after a disappointing run. Paul Le Guen leave the 2010 World Cup pointless after, once more, losing to Holland (2-1), in spite of a good reaction in the second half. Nicholas Mc Anally Dutch Oil Company in the dock for Ivory Coast disaster Wed, 02 Jun 2010 02:20:59 +0200 Dutch oil firm, Trafigura alleged of dumping toxic waste in The Ivory Coast is facing prosecution in The Netherlands. Prosecutors said Trafigura had broken Dutch export and environmental laws and also forged documents. Muritala Bakare Global Witness welcomes Dutch court decision to retry timber baron Guus Kouwenhoven for crimes committed during Liberian war Thu, 22 Apr 2010 12:39:45 +0200 The Dutch Supreme Court has overturned a 2008 ruling by the Court of Appeal which cleared businessman Guus Kouwenhoven of charges of involvement in illegal arms deals and war crimes during the civil war in Liberia between 2000 and 2003. The Court of Appeal will now have to re-examine the case and bring a new judgment. El Asira's first Muslim Halal online Sex Shop Tue, 30 Mar 2010 18:38:44 +0200 Abdelaziz Aouragh, a 29-year old Dutch-Moroccan and a practicing Muslim, has launched El Asira, a rather unlikely, if not daring, enterprise in the Netherlands. It is the first halal "sex shop". The question is whether the concept, which is raising many eye brows, will be accepted by an increasing skeptical niche market. Shahinez Benabed World Cup 2010: Dutchman Puts his Villa in South Africa on a Lottery Thu, 11 Feb 2010 12:08:46 +0100 For only EUR 99 (approximately GBP 88) see the World Cup in South Africa and sleep in your own South African Villa? Dutchman Peter de Pagter is offering this unusual chance. He is putting an exclusive, completely furnished villa on a draw and is adding 4 free tickets for a match of the England team at the World Cup, including 2 flights. Anybody can participate. After the WC the villa will remain the property of the winner. Trafigura in Africa: A crime against humanity Sat, 19 Sep 2009 03:41:32 +0200 This week the controversial oil trading company Trafigura found itself in the limelight once again, following a revelation by the British press showing evidence that its involvement in a 2006 toxic waste disposal in Abidjan poisoned over 100 000 Ivorians. The company, which is still refuses to admit any wrongdoing, Wednesday agreed to a financial settlement in order to avoid a trial in London. But another trial, brought by Greenpeace, is already underway in Amsterdam. Again this week, Ivorian contractor Solomon Ugburogbu, who aided this treacherous act, was sentenced to a 20 year prison sentence. Denis Carlier Ivory Coast: Massive population poisoning, Dutch oil-trading company guilty? Thu, 17 Sep 2009 13:20:47 +0200 Oil-trading company, Trafigura, purposefully dumped deadly chemicals in Ivory Coast that poisoned and killed thousands of people in 2006, evidence has shown. An Ivorian contractor, Solomon Ugburogbu, who aided this treacherous act, is now serving a 20 year sentence. The big players behind the dumping, however, are yet to answer for their part in the case. “We are sending underlings to trial without trying their silent partner, [Netherlands-based oil trader] Trafigura. For us, this trial has the bitter taste of impunity," the president of the Union of Abidjan and Surrounding Areas' Victims of Toxic Waste, Ouattara Aboubacar, had said at the beginning of the trial. Konye Obaji Ori, Patrick K. Johnsson The Netherlands gives back the head of King Badu Bonsu II to Ghana Sat, 25 Jul 2009 09:55:12 +0200 Members of the Ahanta kingdom, one of several kingdoms within the Akan group, Thursday took part in a ceremony in the Netherlands to honour the memory of King Badu Bonsu II, beheaded in the Gold Coast (now Ghana) 171 years ago by the Dutch. His head had been preserved in formalin and kept in the reserves of a medical center. The head was returned to the Ahanta people to enable them give their king a proper burial. Claire Schaffner Netherlands - Zimbabwe: You will get no money from us Tue, 09 Jun 2009 14:00:34 +0200 Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was told in the Netherlands on Monday that his government had to implement serious political and economic reforms before it could expect a significant financial bail-out to revive its shattered economy. Alice Chimora Dutch confiscation of HIV drugs for Nigeria threatening Thu, 05 Mar 2009 12:10:30 +0100 Dutch customs officials said in a document seen by the Financial Times that the seizure in December of 49kg of Abacavir had taken place because of intellectual property concerns. Andrew Jack in London, Frances Williams in Geneva and Michael Steen in Amsterdam A new Moroccan Mayor for Rotterdam Wed, 07 Jan 2009 01:48:02 +0100 This is the first time a person of foreign descent has been appointed to run a city in the Netherlands. Ahmed Aboutaleb, of Moroccan descent and holder of dual nationalities, assumed duties as the new mayor of Will Ghartey-Mould