Monthly Archives : June 2010

GREEN-er AFRICA

GREEN-er AFRICA

Over the centuries Europe and North America acquired resources from other regions of the world, most of the time violently, and rapaciously with less regard of the consequences to future generations. These consequences include civil wars, imperialism, and, most recently,…

7 Comments / 21 View / 18th June 2010

Somalia: Dying to see a Match

Somalia: Dying to see a Match

Many following the World Cup may have, at one point or another, being ‘dying to see’ a certain match. Few, however, would ever consider the literal meaning of the phrase. But on the night of Wednesday 16th June, in Somalia…

3 Comments / 12 View / 17th June 2010

Jonathan Dimbleby’s African Journey – A Review

Jonathan Dimbleby’s African Journey – A Review

While watching ‘An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby’, the latest series in the reporter’s extensive coverage of the continent, one cannot help but notice the overly positive perspective from which it comes. Seemingly one-sided, it is a far cry from…

Comments Off / 44 View / 16th June 2010

Botswana: Rising inflation by 2011

Botswana: Rising inflation by 2011

The IMF reported Monday 14th June that the country could experience a temporary rise in inflation, while declining mineral and custom receipts might put a squeeze on government revenues. The IMF said that increases in the value added tax and…

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Clinton on development of African economies

Clinton on development of African economies

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday 14th June urged Africa to be tough in making structural reforms that will aid the development of the economy. Particular emphasis, she says must be placed on trade reformation. Clinton made it…

13 Comments / 134 View / 16th June 2010

Mo Ibrahim Foundation – Is the bar too high?

Mo Ibrahim Foundation – Is the bar too high?

The Mo Ibrahim Foundation risks feeding into popular perception that there are no good African leaders by not awarding its leadership prize the second year running. Following the Foundation’s announcement Monday 14th June, executive director of the Royal African Society,…

Comments Off / 47 View / 16th June 2010

Consideration for refugees during World Cup

Consideration for refugees during World Cup

This week is full of obvious excitement for the World Cup, but the UK is set to host an event that is also global and international as the World Cup: the Refugees Week. As the organisers say ‘there is so…

13 Comments / 33 View / 15th June 2010

Ethiopia: Observing Day of the African Child

Ethiopia: Observing Day of the African Child

Ethiopia is observing the 2010 African Children’s Day to be celebrated tomorrow 16th June, with a call to better respect of children’s rights. The day is being observed at national level in Hawassa town located some 260 kilometres south of…

1 Comment / 24 View / 15th June 2010

A FIFA World Cup legacy: ‘Football for Hope’

A FIFA World Cup legacy: ‘Football for Hope’

Football’s world governing body, FIFA is setting up projects in 20 communities across Africa as part of its legacy programme for the 2010 World Cup. The organisation announced that the new centres will be called ‘Football for Hope’ and will…

2 Comments / 49 View / 15th June 2010

London: South Africa celebrates World Cup

London: South Africa celebrates World Cup

While the eyes of the whole world zoom in on South Africa today, Londoners are gathering in Trafalgar Square to celebrate the first day of the first ever soccer World Cup to be hosted in Africa. The event is organised…

2 Comments / 22 View / 11th June 2010