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Monthly Archives: November 2011
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
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu, ex-Biafra leader, has died. This man will be remembered for his pivotal role in the Nigerian Civil War (1967-1970).
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
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
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
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