Monthly Archives : June 2010

South Africa: Socio-economic benefits of Soccer World Cup

South Africa: Socio-economic benefits of Soccer World Cup

As the 2010 soccer World Cup in South Africa kicks of Friday 11th May, the question of what South Africa and the rest of the continent actually gains from hosting this mega-event is raised more frequently. In terms of the…

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DRC: Calls for investigation over activist's death

DRC: Calls for investigation over activist's death

Amnesty International (AI) has called on the government to launch a thorough, impartial and independent investigation into the death of one of the country’s leading human rights activists. The UN secretary general Ban Ki-Moon has also called for an independent…

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Sierra Leone:EU help cushion effects of high food prices

Sierra Leone:EU help cushion effects of high food prices

A donation from the European Union to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is helping to cushion some of the effects of high food prices in the country by providing school meals for some school children. The Euro 2.7 million…

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Time for Africa at the Security Council

Time for Africa at the Security Council

Monday 31st May the 25th Africa-France summit was held in Nice, France. French President Nicolas Sarkozy agrees and expressed the idea that Africa should have a permanent seat in the UN Security Council and promised to push through the change…

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Africa’s Future in our Grasp

Africa’s Future in our Grasp

Africa, south of the Sahara, today faces its brightest prospects in a generation. Before dismissing this statement as yet another belied optimistic forecast, consider the following facts: •Before the onset of the global financial crisis of 2008-9 that morphed into…

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