The fifth lesson of the Rwanda genocide reveals the nakedness of one of the dirty secrets of African leaderships over the past 60 years: the weak-kneed clause of "non-interference" into the "sovereign" issues in other "member states" of the defunct organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union. They strive to protect their priviledged ponds of opulence and umbrellas of dictatorship and autocracy.
"We need to do more, and we need to do better, together. We need to move with urgency and purpose to confront this enormous challenge," he said.
Liberia Students Scholarship annual banquet on Dec 18 in Houston Special to USAfrica The Newspaper, Houston USAfricaonline.com and CLASS magazine and The Black Business Journal The Liberia Students...
With the growing discontent, new President Jacob Zuma is pressured to meet his promise of easing inequality in South Africa. There are millions who are still living in poverty 15 years after the end of apartheid. However the government has fallen short in meeting demands for better basic services like water, electricity, health care and education.
Kosmos has estimated the Jubilee field could potenitally hold recoverable oil and gas reserves between 650 million and 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent. Exxon is one of the largest producers in Africa and has operations in Angola, Chad, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria. Company also is exploring for oil in Libya, Madagascar, the Republic of Congo and the Nigeria-Sao Tome and Principe Joint Development Zone. But Exxon had held back on jumping on Ghana bandwagon — until now.
"They were raping women publicly. Soldiers were shooting everywhere and I saw people fall" Mouctar Diallo, opposition activist
The Amnesty International report says the women and girls are attacked by villagers living nearby, members of the Chadian army and aid workers in the camps. The global human rights body says it is difficult to give the exact number of victims because they rarely report the violence. "Many people know that women who venture outside refugee camps in eastern Chad to collect firewood and water face harassment and rape," said Tawanda
The embassy, consulates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, as well as aid and development offices, have been closed since Tuesday after the State Department said a "credible" threat had been received.... South Africa itself is not seen as a target for terrorist attacks, but the incident has heightened security concerns in the country ahead of the 2010 football World Cup.
The U.S.-sponsored, leading international christian education college/seminary in Africa and an affiliate of the University of Nigeria (UNN), WATS, during its 20th Anniversary events May 20-23, 2009, in Lagos, awarded two of its first honorary Doctor of Humanities degrees to the Founder of the USAfrica multimedia networks and data mining corporation Chido Nwangwu, and retired Gen. Samuel L. Teidi, member of the Board of Directors of one of Africa's largest corporations, Dangote Flour Mills....