Monthly Archives : June 2010

Towards a strategic vision 2020

Towards a strategic vision 2020

The ECOWAS council of ministers has adopted the West African Common Industrial Policy (WACIP), its action plan and supplementary acts and called on the Commission to take all necessary steps to ensure their speedy implementation. WACIP, in particular, seeks to…

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South Africa: Ready to host the world

South Africa: Ready to host the world

South Africa’s tourism minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, Tuesday 8th May, talked to business partners in London about the impacts and opportunities that big events like the soccer World Cup can bring to tourism. The meeting was organised by Visa, the…

7 Comments / 18 View / 10th June 2010

Bill Gates: Kicking polio out of Africa

Bill Gates: Kicking polio out of Africa

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave the Kick Polio Out of Africa (KPOA) campaign a boost Monday 7th June by signing the football that traveled from Cape Town to Egypt ahead of the 2010 World…

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On the road to SA

On the road to SA

The world soccer governing body FIFA has branded the soccer World Cup 2010 as a ‘once in a lifetime’ event. This might help our understanding of why football supporters from Eastern and Southern Africa are enduring 4,371 kilometers of road…

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Ghana: Launches Whistleblower Booklet

Ghana: Launches Whistleblower Booklet

A Whistleblower’ guide has been launched to increase awareness of what can be done to combat unlawful, illegal and corrupt practices in the Ghana. The booklet launched Wednesday 2nd June aim to encourage honesty and good behaviour in relation to…

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Kenya: Court bars MP’s prosecution

Kenya: Court bars MP’s prosecution

The High Court in Kenya last weekend extended an order barring the Attorney General (AG) from prosecuting Naivasha MP John Mututho, over a KES40 million, (approximately £340,000) tendering scandal that occurred ten years ago. Extending the orders, Lady Justice Jeanne…

1 Comment / 28 View / 10th June 2010

Somalia: Rebels kill two peackeepers

Somalia: Rebels kill two peackeepers

Two Ugandan soldiers serving in the African Union’s peacekeeping force in Somalia (AMISOM) died in fighting with rebels for control of north Mogadishu last week, an AMISOM spokesman said Saturday 5th June. At least 11 people died when the al…

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On environmental awareness and sustainability

On environmental awareness and sustainability

At the commemoration of the World Environment Day on 2nd June at union headquarters in Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, commissioner for rural economy and agriculture, Rhoda Peace Tumusiime spoke about how Africa is responding to the challenges of climate change. She…

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Changing South Africa’s landscape through sport

Changing South Africa’s landscape through sport

‘Ladies and gentlemen, I am a happy man to be with Jacob Zuma, and I would like to thank you, your government, the host cities and the provinces, for their work.’ This is how FIFA president Sepp Blatter addressed national…

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Towards an amazing and healthy World Cup

Towards an amazing and healthy World Cup

With the World cup bringing foreign football supporters expectantly in a party mood, some are concerned over the risk of an increase in HIV infections. The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has been preparing for this moment since ‘09,…

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