Sudan-Uganda: ugandan rebels drive thousands from their homes in southern Sudan

August 22, 2009 at 6:53 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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United Nations – 22 Aug. 2009 – Fresh attacks carried out by a notorious Ugandan rebel group have uprooted thousands of people and spreading panic in southern Sudan, forcing the United Nations to suspend its humanitarian work in the area, the world body’s refugee arm said today. Continue Reading Sudan-Uganda: ugandan rebels drive thousands from their homes in southern Sudan…

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Somalia: main actors in Somalia’s conflict

August 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia have seized a second town from rebels as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed’s fragile administration seeks to crush the insurgents, witnesses said on Wednesday. [read news]
Here are the main actors in Somalia’s war: Continue Reading Somalia: main actors in Somalia’s conflict…

Somalia: pro-government militia seizes second Somali town

August 19, 2009 at 12:18 pm | Posted in Africa | 1 Comment
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Pro-government militiamen in southern Somalia have seized a second town from rebels as President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed’s fragile administration seeks to crush the insurgents, witnesses said on Wednesday. Continue Reading Somalia: pro-government militia seizes second Somali town…

Global fight against malaria: Tanzania gets massive malaria boost

August 19, 2009 at 9:31 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The Global Fund for Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria will give Tanzania $111-million for treated bed nets to fight malaria, a senior UN envoy said. Continue Reading Global fight against malaria: Tanzania gets massive malaria boost…

World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes

August 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The World Bank has pledged further support to efforts by countries emerging from conflict in Africa to foster good governance and transparency in the natural resources sector that has often fueled violence, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick said Tuesday after his first visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes…

Congo: World Bank signs first biocarbon agreement in DRC

August 6, 2009 at 8:25 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The first Emission Reductions Purchase Agreement (ERPA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was signed with a local Congolese firm, NOVACEL, at the World Bank office in Kinshasa today. Continue Reading Congo: World Bank signs first biocarbon agreement in DRC…

Nigeria: not for sale, MEND pronounce stance

August 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Nigeria’s main militant group, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), has pronounced its stand of the money for disarmament, saying its struggle was not for sale. Continue Reading Nigeria: not for sale, MEND pronounce stance…

Agro-industries essential for Africa’s development – experts

July 24, 2009 at 9:02 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Multi-stakeholder experts meeting at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, have called for the promotion of agro-businesses as an essential element to Africa’s industrialisation efforts. Continue Reading Agro-industries essential for Africa’s development – experts…

Shirin Ebadi: Iran protests are a sign of political maturity

July 14, 2009 at 4:18 pm | Posted in world | Leave a comment
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Interview: Clare Atkinson

In 2003, Shirin Ebadi became the first Iranian to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a lawyer, who gained entrance to the Faculty of Law at Tehran University in 1965. In 1975 she became the first woman in the history of Iran’s justice system, to be made the president of Bench 24 of the Tehran City Court. She then set up her own practice after receiving her lawyer’s license in 1992. Ebadi has written several books and many of her articles have been published in Iranian journals. Continue Reading Shirin Ebadi: Iran protests are a sign of political maturity…

Frattini: Italy stands with Somalia

June 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Piracy off Somalia is only the “tip of the iceberg” in the multiple crises facing the Horn of Africa country, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Tuesday. Continue Reading Frattini: Italy stands with Somalia…

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