Monthly Archives : September 2010

A progressive approach to HIV

A progressive approach to HIV

The HIV and AIDS epidemics are continuing to impact upon the lives of millions around the world. In the UK approximately 83,000 people were living with the HIV virus at the end of ‘08, with 27 percent initially unaware that…

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Nigeria: Glass House of Horror

Nigeria: Glass House of Horror

Nigerian football is set to enact the much anticipated reforms that will revamp the fortunes of the game that brings Nigerians of different ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs together. Football is one game that binds the nation. This comes as…

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Kenya: Organisations boost adoption of wild animals

Kenya: Organisations boost adoption of wild animals

A wild orphaned Cheetah has been given another chance at life, following its adoption by medical insurance provider Resolution Health East Africa (RHEA). The 7 year old Cheetah was named ‘Misty Harmony’ by the company’s chief executive and staff. RHEA…

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Trade crucial to Africa attaining MDG’s

Trade crucial to Africa attaining MDG’s

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon has told attendees at the Africa Consultative Forum that the continent needs foreign aid and fairer trading terms if it is to achieve its Millennium Development Goals (MDGS). In his message delivered by a spokesperson at…

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Burundi: storms ahead?

Burundi: storms ahead?

We were wrong to be optimistic in 2005. The people voted for peace and good government but Burundi’s political leaders put party and personal advantage first, their country second. The government of “Peter” Nkurunziza started off quite well with a…

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Review: Channel 4’s I am Slave

Review: Channel 4’s I am Slave

Imagine, just for a moment, a young person taken by force or by guile from their home to work in a household without pay and are constantly subjected to abuse. Such situations are occurring throughout the world, seeing many endure…

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Tony Blair’s Journey in Africa

Tony Blair’s Journey in Africa

  As with his premiership, Tony Blair’s autobiography, published this month, has been surrounded by controversy. It has rapidly become a bestseller but in the UK book signings have been cancelled because of the threat of demonstrations. Before its launch…

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Pope‘s UK visit provokes debate on Catholicism in Africa

Pope‘s UK visit provokes debate on Catholicism in Africa

Recent controversy in the Catholic Church has reignited debate about the role of Catholicism in modern society. Commentators have noted that the Church thus finds itself at a definitive moment in its history. New Africa Analysis spoke to Sister Janet…

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Swaziland: Agencies Fight for Democracy and Freedom

Swaziland: Agencies Fight for Democracy and Freedom

The country’s first Day of Action is to be held on 7th September 2010.Organisers argue that the aim will bet to raise awareness of political and social injustices in the region as well as supporting the plight for democracy. Action…

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Ghana: Political Leaders Support Africa’s Green Revolution

Ghana: Political Leaders Support Africa’s Green Revolution

A group of senior political Parliamentarians have shown their support for former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s call to action at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF). African politicians, farmers, scientists and financial institutions all met on Tuesday 2nd September to…

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