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The Great Madela, wishing you a Speedy Recovery

June 28, 2013

The Great Madela, wishing you a Speedy Recovery

South Africans have been holding an all-night prayer vigil for former President Nelson Mandela, outside his former home in Soweto. The crowd have been singing and saying prayers for Mr Mandela's health, on what is now his 20th night in hospital. South Africa's first black president - an icon of the anti-apartheid struggle - is suffering from a lung infection. President more...

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Status of Kenya truth commission report

June 11, 2013

Status of Kenya truth commission report

The following statement by three members of the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission (TJRC) laments the doctoring of the Land Chapter by the Office of the President. The authors point out ‘the irony of a Commission dedicated to truth, justice, and reconciliation suppressing the voice of a minority in clear violation of agreed upon procedures.’ We are more...

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Zambian Ladies Lead Diaspora Fight Against Hunger

June 7, 2013

Zambian Ladies Lead Diaspora Fight Against Hunger

Come Saturday 8 June, British Prime Minister, David Cameron will host a Hunger Summit in London. This is the start of 10 days of Summits that will culminate at the G8 Meeting in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland on 17 and 18 June. The ENOUGH FOOD FOR EVERYONE IF Campaign would like to ensure that David Cameron goes to Northern Ireland with the demands of the IF Campaign more...

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Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance More questions than answers as the African Union celebrate 50 years

May 29, 2013

Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance More questions than answers as the African Union celebrate 50 years

By Antony Otieno Ongayo[1] May 2013     Introduction   The African Union is going to celebrate its 50 years of existence in May 2013 and its Assembly has adopted the theme of the 2013 Summit as ‘Pan-Africanism and African Renaissance”. This celebration is underpinned by the collective African aspirations namely protection of their civilisation, more...

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President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organisation of African Unity/African Union

May 28, 2013

President Jacob Zuma on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the organisation of African Unity/African Union

On 25th May 1963 leaders of 32 African independent states signed the Charter establishing the Organisation for African Unity. On that historical day, African Leaders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to give birth to the Organisation of African Unity. Today, precisely fifty years on, we celebrate this historical event of 25 May 1963. It is well documented that the more...

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EU Commends Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo

May 21, 2013

EU Commends Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo

The European Union has commended 2012 New Patriotic Party Presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo and the two other petitioners in the ongoing Presidential Election Petition for rightly choosing to seek redress on their grievances, concerning the conduct and outcome of the December Presidential elections, at the Supreme Court of Ghana. This commendation was contained more...

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Kenyan Women to Break Glass Ceiling in Cabinet

May 10, 2013

Kenyan Women to Break Glass Ceiling in Cabinet

Amina Mohamed is the first woman to be nominated head of Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Credit: Brian Ngugi/IPS NAIROBI , May 9 2013 (IPS) - Kenya’s nominees for cabinet secretary positions, who include an unprecedented number of women – six out of 18 – will undergo a gruelling public vetting process by the Parliamentary Committee on Appointments more...

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Restoring growth in the EU Spring 2013 by Michel Barnier

May 8, 2013

The eurozone crisis may be receding with long-term solutions coming into sight, but Europe’s competitiveness and innovation weaknesses are still the major challenges. Michel Barnier, the EU’s Single Market Commissioner looks at the steps being taken at EU level More than five years after the onset of the financial crisis, Europe’s economic situation is still very more...

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Prime minister praises old queen, new king and everyone else

May 1, 2013

Prime minister praises old queen, new king and everyone else

Prime minister Mark Rutte is ‘proud’ of the way a ‘unified’ Netherlands celebrated the investiture of king Willem-Alexander, he told a celebratory banquet in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. ‘We have a fantastic country,’ he said. ‘Thank you all so much.’ In his speech, the prime minister praised the former queen more...

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Developing a Gender Reflex

April 11, 2013

Developing a Gender Reflex

By Timothy Clarke. I have marched for women, petitioned for women, financed projects for women, undertaken and promoted training for women, signed Women's day pledges for women, got EU Ambassadors to sign Action Plans for women, initiated studies for women, written articles and speeches about women, supported best practices for women, obliged my staff to do training more...

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