Monthly Archives: November 2013

Congo-Kinshasa: Four Arrested for Witness Tampering in ICC Case

Four men have been arrested for alleged witness tampering in the war crimes trial of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba. The International Criminal Court announced the arrests Sunday, saying the suspects bribed witnesses to give false testimony and presented evidence to the court that they knew to be false or forged. The four include […]

Western Sahara – Barack Obama for “Mutually Acceptable” Solution

Washington (us) — U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday he will continue to support efforts to find a “peaceful, lasting and mutually acceptable” solution by the Polisario Front and Morocco for Western Sahara issue, and supports the efforts of UN Special envoy Christopher Ross. ” The President (Obama) is committed to continue to support […]

Zimbabwe: Foreign Shop Owners Face Fresh Threats of Arrest

Foreign shop owners have once again been threatened with prosecution if they do not comply with Zimbabwe’s indigenisation laws by the end of this year, being told to relinquish their businesses or be jailed. This latest ultimatum was voiced by the Secretary for Youth, Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment George Magosvongwe who told a parliamentary committee […]

Are we in the recycling phase of Africa’s demise

AFRICA’S DILEMNA: Are we in the recycling phase of Africa’s demise?

From 1441 to 1888, a period 450 years, more than 29 million black Africans were terrorized and kidnapped from their virgin homelands and transported across the different oceans as slaves in a carefully planned operation. It was meticulous, discreet and handled by players who knew what would exactly follow. Though the exact number of victims […]

Nigeria: Jonathan Falls Ill in London

President Goodluck Jonathan President Goodluck Jonathan, in the course of his on-going visit to London for a meeting of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investors’ Council, became indisposed and could not be present at the opening of the meeting today. Presidential spokesman Reuben Abati, who disclosed this in a statement today, said the president had since been […]

Africa: New Push On Malaria

Trial participant being vaccinated, Siaya District hospital, by the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. Washington, DC — Malaria researchers believe that better coordination and new technologies, such as the use of vaccines and sophisticated disease mapping, can inject new life into the ambitious goal of eradicating the deadly illness. For the past three decades, the key […]

Uganda Women Unable to Get Contraception, Dying From Unsafe Abortions

A woman sits by the fireplace in her hut in Oromi camp in Kitgum District, northern Uganda. Uganda has one of the world’s highest unmet needs for contraception, leading almost 300,000 women to seek backstreet abortions each year – with many dying as a result, the Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) said in a new […]