Monthly Archives : July 2009

Zimbabwe: Talks resume after riot.

Zimbabwe: Talks resume after riot.

Talks aimed at framing a new constitution resumed a day after riot police broke up the conference amid scuffles between rival delegates. Police were deployed inside the Harare venue to ensure there was no repeat of previous problems.

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Key quotes from President Obama’s speech in Accra.

Key quotes from President Obama’s speech in Accra.

On Africa’s future: ’We must start from the simple premise that Africa’s future is up to Africans. I say this knowing full well the tragic past that has sometimes haunted this part of the world. I have the blood of…

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Boost for customs union.

Boost for customs union.

EAC: Rwanda and Burundi have joined the East African community customs union, which should lead to lower prices, as goods from fellow members are now duty free. The union is intended to boost economic cooperation between the newcomers and the…

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Call for continuation of EPA negotiations.

Call for continuation of EPA negotiations.

SADC: Delegates at the 10th regional seminar of ACP-EU economic and social interest groups organised by the European economic and social committee (EESC) in Gaborone, Botswana, on June 28-30 debated the EPA negotiations with the SADC region.  The seminar also…

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Non-co-operation with ICC insult for victims.

Non-co-operation with ICC insult for victims.

AU: Rights advocacy group amnesty international (AI) has decried the decision of the African Union not to cooperate with the international criminal court over the warrant of arrest issued for Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir. Erwin van der Borght, AI Africa…

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Gold refinery to take off.

Gold refinery to take off.

Ghana: A $15 million refinery to process gold locally is said to take off by the last quarter of this year. The refinery to be constructed by CC global investments at Spintex road in the capital, Accra is promised to…

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Commitment to help African nations.

Commitment to help African nations.

United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed the world organisation’s commitment to supporting the people of Africa in building durable peace, security and sustainable development. Ki-moon made the pledge Mon 25th May in a message for Africa Day, which marks…

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$20bn food aid pledge at G8.

$20bn food aid pledge at G8.

G8 leaders have pledged $20billion to boost food supplies to poorer nations following the final day of discussions at the summit in L’Aquila, Italy. The investment, which rose from an expected figure of $15 billion, will help countries develop their…

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What can Africa expect from the G8?

What can Africa expect from the G8?

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi who is a former rebel represented Africa at this year’s G20 summit of rich nations and argued the case on behalf of the continent. Continental spokesman seems a role Meles — who has a passionate…

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Squandered oil wealth.

Squandered oil wealth.

Equatorial Guinea is a tiny country of about half a million people on the west coast of Africa, but is the fourth-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the investment in the country’s multi-billion dollar oil industry comes from…

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