Monthly Archives : May 2010

Fighting Corruption on a Daily Basis

Fighting Corruption on a Daily Basis

It is good to see and refreshing to know that fighting corruption is at the top of the Agenda of many African countries. Angola, accused of not complying with international rules on the issue, has finally approved a law against…

4 Comments / 18 View / 28th May 2010

African Economy To Grow By 5.2% In 2011

African Economy To Grow By 5.2% In 2011

Africa is slowly emerging from the global recession and should grow 4.5 percent this year and just over five percent in 2011, a report by the African Development Bank and the OECD revealed. The rate of growth is an improvement…

Comments Off / 14 View / 27th May 2010

Amnesty’s State of African Human Rights

Amnesty’s State of African Human Rights

Security forces and police in Africa killed hundreds of people in ‘09 but were rarely investigated due to a culture of impunity, Amnesty International (AI) has claimed in its annual report. The report released Thurs 27th May highlighted the massacre…

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Nigeria: New VP with 2011 in focus

Nigeria: New VP with 2011 in focus

The new vice president of Nigeria, Muhammad Namadi Sambo was confirmed in his position Tuesday 18th May by the two chambers of the National Assembly. It followed the burial of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua which sad event took…

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South Africa: Soccer won't be only show in town

South Africa: Soccer won't be only show in town

The soccer World Cup finals when it starts Fri 11th June will not be the only show in town. Visitors will be able to benefit from a wide range of cultural events that will take place in Eastern Cape, where…

20 Comments / 25 View / 25th May 2010

Sierra Leone: Anti-corruption takes a beating

Sierra Leone: Anti-corruption takes a beating

The head of Sierra Leone’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), Abdul Tejan-Cole, resigned Thursday 6th May, as the trial of former minister of fisheries and marine resources Haja Afsata Kabbah got underway. A feeling of déjà vu and anger is gleaned among…

13 Comments / 85 View / 25th May 2010

The World Cup:  Big Win or Own Goal?

The World Cup: Big Win or Own Goal?

Coming hot on the heels of the 1994 ANC election victory and a much-lauded first year in power, replete with calls for reconciliation and the creation of the rainbow nation, the 1995 Rugby World Cup was a sporting, political, international…

1 Comment / 19 View / 23rd May 2010

The Synod on the Environment

The Synod on the Environment

Safeguarding the environment and assuming responsibility for its development has been a consistent theme in the recent discourse of the Holy See.  Pope Benedict’s Message for the World Day of Peace (January 1, 2010) and his Address to the Diplomatic…

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Oxfam: Irresponsible to cut Imperfect Aid

Oxfam: Irresponsible to cut Imperfect Aid

Oxfam has in a report admitted publicly for the first, ‘faults’ in the delivery of development aid.  But, the report published Thursday 20th May says, despite its faults aid has helped transform the lives of millions of poor people in…

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