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Unlikely backers legitimize Black History Month observance

Unlikely backers legitimize Black History Month observance

Black History Month observances seek to correct factual inaccuracies that continue oozing across America perpetuating a litany of misunderstandings that fuel racial discord in...
Libya: Gaddafi turns to son’s special forces and foreign mercenaries

Libya: Gaddafi turns to son’s special forces and foreign mercenaries

Col Muammar Gaddafi has turned to a special military unit controlled by his son and mercenaries allegedly from Zimbabwe to aid his battle against...
Botswana warns Libya amid suspected Zimbabwe mercenaries

Botswana warns Libya amid suspected Zimbabwe mercenaries

Botswana, a small Southern African nation has threatened to cut all diplomatic ties with strife-torn Libya while its neighbour, Zimbabwe, is suspected of having mercenaries...
Libya: Independence for the east?

Libya: Independence for the east?

There are indications that Eastern Libya is now independent of Libya. Reports emanating from the city of Benghazi suggest that every element of Col...
Libya: Gaddafi’s national address marks his end

Libya: Gaddafi’s national address marks his end

It is difficult to exactly comprehend the logic in Muammar Gaddafi’s defiant speech on Tuesday Februar 22- his first major speech since unrest began...
Libya: Violent plans by military alerted as death toll rises

Libya: Violent plans by military alerted as death toll rises

The United Nations and the United States have condemned plans by the Libyan military to cleanse Libya of anti-government elements. The military has described...
Libya: The Gaddafis in panic mode?

Libya: The Gaddafis in panic mode?

The political ‘revolution’ that changed Egypt and Tunisia continue to sweep through the rest of North Africa and the Middle East as Libyan protesters...
Zimbabwe: Activists arrested to prevent Egypt-Tunisian style protests

Zimbabwe: Activists arrested to prevent Egypt-Tunisian style protests

Security forces in Zimbabwe claim to have foiled Egyptian-style uprisings after arresting 46 rights activists in the capital Harare for allegedly “plotting to oust...
Ivory Coast: 40% of world’s cocoa under threat of destruction

Ivory Coast: 40% of world’s cocoa under threat of destruction

Coffee and cocoa producers in the Ivory Coast Thursday morning torched several bags of cocoa in front of the European Union headquarters at Plateau,...
Can the US allow democracy to take root in Egypt’s shifting sands?

Can the US allow democracy to take root in Egypt’s shifting sands?

According to Noam Chomsky, President Obama’s reaction to the Egyptian revolution conforms to the normal US response when one of their “favoured dictators” loses...
United States of Africa: Just a nice dream?

United States of Africa: Just a nice dream?

The idea of creating a single state out of the African continent is well touted by numerous scholars and political autocrats such as Gaddafi....
Zimbabwe: Wives of officials off EU sanctions list

Zimbabwe: Wives of officials off EU sanctions list

Thirty five Zimbabweans, mainly wives of President Robert Mugabe's close associates, who where on European Union travel sanctions have been let off the...
Uganda: Museveni rejects winds of change

Uganda: Museveni rejects winds of change

As Ugandans prepare to cast their votes in the presidential and parliamentary elections on Friday, their president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has assured them that...
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Libya: Gaddafi warns against use of Facebook, activists arrested

On 13 February 2011, ANHRI condemned the latest move by Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi as he warned against the use of the social networking...
Ethiopia: Four NGOs get government ban

Ethiopia: Four NGOs get government ban

Ethiopian authorities have revoked the licenses of four Non-Governmental Organizations (two local and two foreign). The government of the Horn of Africa country claims...
After clampdown Algeria protesters vow to return

After clampdown Algeria protesters vow to return

As the much doubted domino effect of the popular Arab revolt takes root, President Bouteflika of Algeria is seemingly the next to face the...
Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, who’s Arab world’s next?

Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Bahrain, who’s Arab world’s next?

The successful revolt in Tunisia under the autocratic regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali who had ruled for 23 years inspired confidence in...
Algeria protests take place amid 30,000 police deployment

Algeria protests take place amid 30,000 police deployment

A real tussle between the government and the opposition is gaining momentum as the wind of revolt that is currently shaking the Arab world...
Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak resigns

Egypt: President Hosni Mubarak resigns

It was 18 days of sometimes violent demonstrations that forced the man who ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years to step down. Friday...
Egypt: Bloody day of rage warned

Egypt: Bloody day of rage warned

The revolution in Egypt is expected to get vicious as Egyptians vow to raid the presidential palace to forcefully oust President Hosni Mubarak who...
Why are democracies contagious?

Why are democracies contagious?

‘……man is created free but everywhere he goes he lives in chains….’ Rousseau’s remark about the pitfalls of modernization also serves as an adequate...
Salva Kiir wants CPA respected after release of Sudan referendum results

Salva Kiir wants CPA respected after release of Sudan referendum results

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir on Monday accepted the existence of a South Sudan state, as he validated the results of the referendum on self-determination...
More protests expected in Egypt

More protests expected in Egypt

The alleged mistreatment of an Egyptian Google executive whose Facebook group may have triggered the Egyptian revolution is set to inspire more protests against...
Ivory Coast: Both Gbagbo and Ouattarra isolated?

Ivory Coast: Both Gbagbo and Ouattarra isolated?

Laurent Gbagbo and his supporters have grown increasingly isolated in Côte d’Ivoire, says the U.S. ambassador to the west African country, Phillip Carter. There is...
Senegal: Presidents rally to change the world at World Social Forum

Senegal: Presidents rally to change the world at World Social Forum

The rally to change the world has kicked off in Senegal as activists gathered in the capital city of Dakar to communicate the message:...
Egypt: Pride to determine Mubarak’s departure

Egypt: Pride to determine Mubarak’s departure

Embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak might not step down immediately because he has to salvage his reputation after a 30 year police state regime,...
What about farting to protest?

What about farting to protest?

Vicious and cruel as they are, most of our dictators take time out from their sadist tendencies to entertain us in one way or...
Zimbabwe: Youth votes blocked ahead of polls

Zimbabwe: Youth votes blocked ahead of polls

Youths in Zimbabwe who form the backbone of the country’s political parties are being systematically barred from registering as voters, for the country's impending...
Africa’s Political Tsunami and a few bad men

Africa’s Political Tsunami and a few bad men

I recall sitting in a West-African classroom in the coastal town of Cape-Coast, Ghana, transfixed by the revelations trickling out of the mouth of...
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Red flag over Ghana’s census results

The Census Secretariat will release provisional results of the census today. The figures were initially scheduled to be released last Monday but for technical reasons. Speaking...