Daily Archives : 3rd September 2010

Rwanda: Post election transition

Rwanda: Post election transition

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame gets 7 more years after flawed elections. Though Kagame can claim credit for impressive economic growth and development under his leadership, the current system of governance seems unlikely to yield long-term peace and stability in Rwanda….

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Africa: Changing hearts and minds

Africa: Changing hearts and minds

 The media have become the kingmakers in a world where mass audiences are increasingly dependent upon broadcasting outlets as their main source of news. People are now more politically aware, better informed, more demanding and hungrier for information. And while…

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Caster Semenya: sports and South African identity

Caster Semenya: sports and South African identity

Berlin – Another victory was won on the field for Caster Semenya and South Africa. Yet on the sidelines, questions are still being asked: who is this young upstart, trying to give her best to the world in the face…

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Cote d’Ivoire: UN committed to assist in elections

Cote d’Ivoire: UN committed to assist in elections

The UN operation in this West African nation (UNOCI) is calling on the authorities to finalise its voters’ list in order to ensure that the electoral process runs to schedule. The election is set to take place on 31st October,…

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Gambia: Rice Project supports farmers

Gambia: Rice Project supports farmers

The country’s rice project (GRP), under the ministry of agriculture, recently distributed Nerica rice seeds and fertilisers to farmers in the Central Baddibu District in the North Bank Region (NBR) of the country. The recipient communities include Busura, Kinteh Kunda,…

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DRC: Mass rape sparks outrage

DRC: Mass rape sparks outrage

The United Nations has confirmed that members of two armed rebel groups raped at least 154 civilians in the North Kivu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It has also condemned the attacks, in which homes were looted…

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South Africa: Opposition merger

South Africa: Opposition merger

The country’s official opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), has agreed to form a coalition with the Independent Democrats (ID). The parties will unite ahead of local elections next year, by which time the ID’s officials and structure will be…

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UN-AU develop Darfur peace strategy

UN-AU develop Darfur peace strategy

The head of the United Nations-African Union peacekeeping endeavour met with government authorities in Darfur to discuss the peace process, currently in effect in the troubled west Sudanese region. Discussions were led by UN-African Union Joint Special Representative in Darfur,…

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Daniel Alexander QC

Daniel Alexander QC

Daniel Alexander is intelligent, witty and charming – he also happens to be an award winning QC, deputy judge and proud trustee of the National History Museum. NAA spoke with him recently to discover what it takes to ascend to…

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Nigeria: Ex-footballers oppose Football Federation elections

Nigeria: Ex-footballers oppose Football Federation elections

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) has been caught in a whirl wind of controversy yet again. A court order issued on Wednesday 18th August 2010 halting the NFFs upcoming executive board elections has been overturned by FIFA, the world football…

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