Archive | February, 2013

Little progress on safety, labour rights at Chinese mines in Zambia – HRW

Little progress on safety, labour rights at Chinese mines in Zambia – HRW

Zambian workers plying their trade at Chinese-owned mining companies still face health and safety risks, and their rights continue to be abused despite some progress made since the election of President Michael Sata, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said last week. Although some improvements has been made in supporting the oversight of the mines, there remains […]

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‘Unarmed’ US drones patrol skies of Mali, looking for Islamist terrorists

‘Unarmed’ US drones patrol skies of Mali, looking for Islamist terrorists

US drones have recently begun patrolling the skies of Sahel, including war-hit Mali, looking for Islamist rebels the Obama administration and the European Union describe as radical elements threatening security in the region, according to reports from Washington and Bamako. The drones, called Predators, are being manned from a secret CIA base located in the […]

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AfDB donates 1.42 billion USD to ‘challenge’ Africa's climate change

AfDB donates 1.42 billion USD to ‘challenge’ Africa’s climate change

The African Development Bank (AfDB) is currently funding projects in Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, South Africa and other African countries to the tune of 1.420 billion USD to ‘challenge’ the continent’s climate change. This was revealed last week in a semi-annual report published by AfDB, Financing Change, AfDB and CIF for a Climate-Smart Africa, which […]

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Islamists wants to bomb Dakar, US warns

Islamists wants to bomb Dakar, US warns

Dakar is under the microscope of the Islamists of Mujao, Ansar-Dine, Boko Haram and other radical groups who want to bomb the Senegalese capital Dakar to ‘punish’ the government of Senegal for sending troops to Mali. The Islamists are also said to be targeting Western citizens, especially Americans, British and French, not only in Senegal […]

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Eurozone recession persists in 2013

Eurozone recession persists in 2013

The economies of 17 European countries that use the Euro are set to remain deeply into recession in 2013, but should start to show signs of recovery in the first half of the year, reports from Brussels say. Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is the headquarters of the European Union. This grim picture confirms the […]

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23rd FESPACO opens in Burkina Faso

23rd FESPACO opens in Burkina Faso

The 23rd edition of the Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) has opened its doors on Saturday at the Stadium of 4 August with about 20 000 film lovers watching from the stands. Nigerian music band Flavour brought the stadium down on its knees, and 200 dancers and musicians from Burkina Faso, Benin and […]

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