Monthly Archives: November 2011

News: Elections: DRC; Egpyt

DRC: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/29/democratic-republic-congo-call-election-annulled http://allafrica.com/stories/201111290092.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/can-congos-new-leopard-change-his-spots-6269294.html http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=40541&Cr=democratic&Cr1=congo Egypt: http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/11/29/uk-egypt-election-idUKTRE7AP0A220111129 http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/30/world/middleeast/voting-in-historic-egyptian-elections-enters-second-day.html?_r=1&ref=world http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2011/nov/29/egypt-elections-live-updates Advertisements

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Ex-Biafra leader dies aged 78

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, ex-Biafra leader, has died. This man will be remembered for his pivotal role in the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970).

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Did Sarkozy receive money from Omar Bongo?

In a previous post, I talked about the connection between the French presidents and some of their African counterparts. Officially, the current French president, Nicolas Sarkozy has never received any money from anyone. It would be an understatement to say … Continue reading

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Egypt: Mass Protests Continue

Large scale protests appear set to continue in Egypt today as demonstrators rejected Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi’s proposals for a relinquishing of power by the army and the takeover of a civilian national leader in June; six months earlier than originally planned. … Continue reading

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Africa’s Rich and How They Made Their Money

Forbes magazine recently published their list of Africa’s 40 Richest people with Nigerian cement manufacture Aliko Dangote in number one spot with an estimate fortune of $10.1 billion. Read the full article here. In a continent where socio-economic inequalities are often all … Continue reading

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Election Day: Liberia

Reports on todays national elections in Liberia appear to indicate that voting so far has been relatively peaceful, though tensions in the capital Monrovia remain high. The poll, which opened at 8am this morning, follows yesterdays violence in which 1 opposition supporter … Continue reading

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My View On A New Libya

Following the death of Colonel Gadaffi, Kisaka Robinson gives his personal view from Uganda on recent events. My View On A New Libya Like the rest of world I convey my gratitude to the now former rebels of the National Transitional Council for … Continue reading

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