Monthly Archives : August 2010

South Africa: strikers are out of line

South Africa: strikers are out of line

South Africa’s current public sector strike is proving to be a repeat of the ‘07 strike – and in many ways, perhaps worse. Strikers have stepped out of the bounds of legitimacy by intimidating both fellow workers who wish to…

4 Comments / 14 View / 23rd August 2010

Celebrities Back Africa’s Year of Peace

Celebrities Back Africa’s Year of Peace

Efforts to raise the campaign profile of the African Union’s 2010 Year of Peace and Security have stepped up a notch. This is demonstrated by the esteemed individuals and celebrities who are now backing the exercise. Individuals such as Archbishop…

1 Comment / 22 View / 20th August 2010

Egypt: Afreximbank re-appoint President

Egypt: Afreximbank re-appoint President

Jean-Louis Ekra has been re-appointed the head of Afreximbank, he will be serving his second term. Shareholders unanimously re-appointed Ekra because of what they deemed to be his demonstration of incredible leadership during the unpredictable global recession. Advocates maintain that…

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Namibia: Ban on marches deemed ‘unconstitutional’

Namibia: Ban on marches deemed ‘unconstitutional’

The recent ban on public demonstrations instilled by the country’s police has been declared provisionally unconstitutional by the High Court. The police public relations division issued a statement last week saying ‘no demonstrations or gatherings would be permissible because the…

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Tanzania: Agencies attempt save rare toads from extinction

Tanzania: Agencies attempt save rare toads from extinction

Kihansi Spray Toads (KST) have been flown back to the country in an effort to save them from extinction. The move has been made in collaboration with World Bank and the Tanzanian government. The Bank has financed Tanzania’s commitment to…

2 Comments / 9 View / 19th August 2010

Sierra Leone: International institutions urged to aid Africa’s poorest

Sierra Leone: International institutions urged to aid Africa’s poorest

The World Bank and African Development Bank have been urged to do more for Africa’s most deprived people by senior financial ministers.  The African Caucus Meeting, which took place in Sierra Leone between 16th -17th August, was hosted by President Koroma…

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Kenya: 200 Buffalos to be moved

Kenya: 200 Buffalos to be moved

The country’s wildlife service is to begin relocating 200 buffalos from Solio Ranch, located in the Rift Valley Province, to Aberdare National Park.  The exercise is in a bid to protect the animals from the effects of the prolonged drought…

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Zambia: Corruption case against ex-president thrown out

Zambia: Corruption case against ex-president thrown out

The on-going case that would have forced the country’s former president, Frederick Chiluba to repay the government tens of millions of dollars has been thrown out of court. Legal action was brought forward in accordance with an earlier case in…

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Somalia: South Africa set to deploy troops

Somalia: South Africa set to deploy troops

The South African cabinet is set to hold a meeting on Wednesday 18th August to discuss the possible deployment of its troops to Mogadishu, the troubled capital of Somalia. African Union (AU) troops, known as Amisom, are already active in…

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Sierra Leone: UN-HABITAT donates US$20,000 to disabled youth

Sierra Leone: UN-HABITAT donates US$20,000 to disabled youth

UN-HABITAT has donated US$20,000 towards a youth led project that supports disabled youth in the West African nation.  The Handicapped Youth Development Centre which was almost closed because of lack of funding earlier this year may now breathe a sigh…

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