Monthly Archives : July 2010

So… what next for South Africa?

So… what next for South Africa?

What a fantastic World Cup! The tournament was one of highs and lows and many unexpected results. Spain were crowned the new World Champions at the final on July 11th but the real winners were undoubtedly the South Africans themselves….

4 Comments / 15 View / 20th July 2010

FIFA World Cup – what next?

FIFA World Cup – what next?

This summer South Africa hosted an undeniably beautiful, well-orchestrated and, most notably, safe FIFA World Cup. The whole world seems to be proud of the nation’s achievements, none more than Africans themselves; ‘we have proven we can organize, we have…

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Ethiopia: Poverty Reduction Budget Approved by Parliament

Ethiopia: Poverty Reduction Budget Approved by Parliament

The outgoing parliament, in its 36th regular session recently approved the budgetary bill for the 2010/11 fiscal year amounting to 77.2 billion Birr, the biggest ever in the country’s history. The bill allocates more than 70 percent of its budget…

11 Comments / 37 View / 12th July 2010

Uganda: Football fans killed in blasts

Uganda: Football fans killed in blasts

Three explosions went off Sunday 11th July in two locations in Uganda where supporters had gathered to watch the World Cup Final. Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba confirmed that so far 64 people have died in the blasts at the viewing…

18 Comments / 26 View / 12th July 2010

Kenya: Protesting handling of Somali Crisis

Kenya: Protesting handling of Somali Crisis

Kenya is leading a diplomatic revolt in the Horn of Africa region. The nation is protesting the way that the Somali Crisis has been handled by the International Community since millions of dollars pledged by different countries have yet to surface….

2 Comments / 28 View / 7th July 2010

Ghana: World cup stars receive a hero's welcome

Ghana: World cup stars receive a hero's welcome

(July 6th) The country today welcomed back its World Cup stars in force with thousands of dancing and singing fans awaiting their heroes (aka the Black Stars) at Accra airport. The team will parade through the city and will attend…

1 Comment / 15 View / 6th July 2010

Côte d'Ivoire: Security Prolonged

Côte d'Ivoire: Security Prolonged

In an effort to consolidate stability in the country, the Security Council has expanded the mandate of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI, est. 2004) until the end of the year. The decision by the council was unanimous…

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South Africa: Disadvantaged to receive Mining Stakes

South Africa: Disadvantaged to receive Mining Stakes

The government wants to implement plans that will see at least 26 per cent of historically disadvantaged citizens gaining a stake in the mining industry by 2014. According to Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu, the racial pattern of mining assets…

2 Comments / 12 View / 6th July 2010

Nigeria: Jonathan Reviews Ban Decision

Nigeria: Jonathan Reviews Ban Decision

President Goodluck Jonathan announced on June 30th that he has banned the nation’s football team from participating in international competitions for two years following their poor performance at the World Cup. The team came bottom of their group having gained…

2 Comments / 15 View / 6th July 2010

Somalia: Summit urges 20,000 troop deployment

Somalia: Summit urges 20,000 troop deployment

A two day summit of the inter-governmental authority on development (IGAD) in Eastern Africa ended Monday 5th July with several concrete actions to chart the way forward in solving the political and security crisis in this troubled country. The IGAD…

9 Comments / 20 View / 5th July 2010