Monthly Archives : July 2009

‘New moment of promise’ for Africa?

‘New moment of promise’ for Africa?

As expected, U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech to Africa in Accra had plenty to say on the importance of good governance – but there was also a very strong message that his ‘new moment of promise’ is one that Africans…

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Archbishop responds to DFID white paper.

Archbishop responds to DFID white paper.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has welcomed the launch last week of the British Government white paper, ‘building our common future’. The paper which is a rebranding of the goals and objectives of the department for international development…

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The Pope, the Press, and AIDS in Africa.

The Pope, the Press, and AIDS in Africa.

By Rev. Dr. Bernard J.O’Connor On March 17, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI responded to questions from journalists during his flight while en route to Cameroon.  Zenit International News Service published this interview (http://www.zenit.org/phprint.php ) the following day, enabling us to…

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Kenya police most corrupt institution in East Africa – TI.

Kenya police most corrupt institution in East Africa – TI.

Sister organisations of transparency international (TI) in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have reported in their first ever bribery index that the Kenya police is the most corrupt institution in East Africa. The survey conducted between 16th April and 15th May…

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British company admits corruption in Ghana.

British company admits corruption in Ghana.

A British engineering company, Mabey & Johnson Ltd has admitted involvement in corruption in Ghana.  The management of the company appeared at London’s Westminster magistrates court Friday 10th July to answer to charges of corruption. This is the first prosecution…

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Highveld will also raise some steel prices.

Highveld will also raise some steel prices.

South Africa: The country’s second-largest steel producer Highveld Steel & Vanadium would join its larger rival, ArcelorMittal South Africa, in raising steel prices as from the start of August, having refrained from doing so in July. Engineering News Online has…

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IMF approves US$144.1Million.

IMF approves US$144.1Million.

Cameroon: The international monetary fund (IMF) has given government approximately US$144.1 million to help the country weather the effects of the global shocks on its balance of payments. The disbursement falls under the rapid access component of the exogenous shocks…

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Congo: A Comprehensive Strategy to Disarm the FDLR.

Congo: A Comprehensive Strategy to Disarm the FDLR.

The joint Congo (DRC)-Rwanda military push against the Rwandan Hutu rebels has ended with scant results. Fifteen years after the Rwanda genocide and the establishment of those rebels in the eastern Congo, they have not yet been disarmed and remain…

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UN envoy discusses peace process.

UN envoy discusses peace process.

Cote d’Ivoire: 13 July 2009 –The top United Nations envoy to Côte d’Ivoire has held talks with the President of the nation on progress made in the peace process, including voter identification and registration, and the upcoming presidential elections. During…

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Annan delivers envelope on post-election violence in Kenya.

Annan delivers envelope on post-election violence in Kenya.

The Hague: Luis Moreno Ocampo, the prosecutor of the international criminal court (ICC) has informed that he received Thurs 9th July a sealed envelope from former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan. Annan, who is the Chairman of the African union panel…

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