Monthly Archives: September 2011

Forward: Stop the abuse in Eritrea! Respect basic rights!

Stop the abuse in Eritrea! Respect basic rights! A global plea for action This statement was put together by Eva Bruchhaus (, Dr Asia Abdulkadir, Jonas Berhe and Konrad Melcher in Germany; Dan Connell, Professor,Simmons College, Boston, USA (, Professor … Continue reading

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News: Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Wangari Maathai, dies aged 71

Wangari Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize died on Sunday in a hospital in Nairobi. Maathai was an inspiring figure; a social activist and environmental campaigner and a relentless advocate of the struggles of women in … Continue reading

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African money and French politics: and the story goes on

I have already mentioned in this blog what French journalists call Françafrique. Last  week, a blatant example of the links between French highest political figures and some of their African counterparts came to light.

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Africa: News Roundup

Tanzania: Tragedy at sea Nigeria: 14 More Killed in Jos, Jang Ponders Vigilante Response Africa: Will the Arab Uprising Spread to Sub Saharan Africa? Botswana: South Africa celebrates tourism week

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