Monthly Archives : June 2010

Kenya: On the Prime Minister’s health

Kenya: On the Prime Minister’s health

Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been hospitalized Wed 23rd June in the capital Nairobi, in what his office maintains is fatigue. However independent authoritative sources told New Africa Analysis that he underwent a head surgery to remove a blood clot…

2 Comments / 12 View / 29th June 2010

Kenya: Partial vote for prisoners

Kenya: Partial vote for prisoners

The interim independent electoral commission (IIEC) has announced it will register prisoners to vote ahead of a referendum on the country’s proposed constitution next month. The announcement ended speculation that the country would be forced to postpone its vote, in…

5 Comments / 19 View / 26th June 2010

Kenya: without protection witnesses threaten no-show

Kenya: without protection witnesses threaten no-show

Potential eye witnesses of the ’08 post-election violence are warning they will not testify if their safety is not guaranteed. The government is yet to operationalise a witness protection programme that will enable prosecution by the international criminal court (ICC)…

11 Comments / 20 View / 26th June 2010

Cameroon: The dangers of a fracturing regime

Cameroon: The dangers of a fracturing regime

For many years this country has been a beacon of stability for Africa. However, the International Crisis Group’s (ICG) latest report claims that this peace is coming under threat in the run up to presidential elections scheduled for late 2011….

Comments Off / 18 View / 25th June 2010

Nigeria: The US$66m Celebration

Nigeria: The US$66m Celebration

The decision by the Federal Government to celebrate Nigeria at 50 may appear to be a welcome development. 50 years is worth celebrating, but not in such an extravagant manner as is currently being planned and Nigerians are reacting. According…

7 Comments / 51 View / 25th June 2010

Republic of Guinea: New democratic path

Republic of Guinea: New democratic path

Tomorrow June 26th is national reconciliation day in Guinea. For the first time in over half a century the Guinean people will democratically elect their leader without the interference of the army. In ‘58 Ahmed Sekou Toure became the country’s…

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Africa’s road to achieving the MDGs

Africa’s road to achieving the MDGs

On June 22nd The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and the United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) announced that many of the world’s poorest countries are making significant progress toward achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Eleven of the most improved countries…

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Oxfam campaigns for disaster relief funds

Oxfam campaigns for disaster relief funds

Oxfam has warned that up to ten million people in West Africa are in danger of severe hunger as harvests fail, drought deepens and food prices soar. The UK based charity has launched a £7million emergency appeal to aid some…

2 Comments / 25 View / 21st June 2010

DRC: End attacks on human rights activists

DRC: End attacks on human rights activists

Following a violent attack on the president of leading human rights organisation Heritiers de la justice (Heirs of Justice), Christian Aid has appealed to the international community for increased protection for activists. The UK registered charity has also asked for…

1 Comment / 37 View / 20th June 2010

On ICC review confab and crime of aggression

On ICC review confab and crime of aggression

A small, but yet major development took place at the Kampala review conference of the International Criminal Court (ICC), which took place from 31st May to 11th June. This was the decision to criminalise the use of armed force by…

1 Comment / 15 View / 20th June 2010