Author Archive | Issa Sikiti da Silva

AFCON 2013: Coach Gordon Igesund in hot water as Bafana Bafana draw miserably against Cape Verde

AFCON 2013: Coach Gordon Igesund in hot water as Bafana Bafana draw miserably against Cape Verde

Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund is under the spotlight after his inconsistent team played to a goalless draw (0-0) against giant killer and AFCON debutants Cape Verde during their opening game of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations played on Saturday 19 January 2013, at the FNB Stadium in Soweto, Johannesburg. Igesund, who the nation […]

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Africa's housing finance under spotlight at South African conference

Africa’s housing finance under spotlight at South African conference

Housing finance in Africa will be under the spotlight at the 6th African Microfinance Conference to be held in Durban, South Africa, on 13-15 August 2013, Kecia Rust, spokesperson for the Centre for Affordable Housing Finance in Africa (CAHF), tweeted this week. The event will take place at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre […]

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1400 French ground troops engaged in Mali war, humanitarian crisis worsens

1400 French ground troops engaged in Mali war, humanitarian crisis worsens

A total of 1400 French ground troops are currently fighting against heavily armed Islamist fighters in Mali alongside local forces, the French defence ministry said, as the humanitarian situation worsens with more people packing their belongings and trekking to nowhere to seek social relief and peace. Well-trained fighters of Ansar-Dine, Mujao and al-Qaeda in Islamic […]

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Mining companies entangled in Eritrea’s human rights violations, says Human Rights Watch

Mining companies entangled in Eritrea’s human rights violations, says Human Rights Watch

(Source: HRW). Mining companies developing projects in Eritrea are walking into a potential minefield of human rights problems, Human Rights Watch says in a report released on Tuesday. The US-based agency says these firms most notably risk getting entangled in the Eritrean government’s uniquely abusive program of indefinite forced labour—the inaptly-named national service program. Eritrea, […]

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Nigerian newspaper editor shot dead in Onitsha

Nigerian newspaper editor shot dead in Onitsha

(Source: CPJ). Ikechukwu Udendu, the editor of Anambra News, a monthly newspaper in Anambra (south east of the country), has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen, while he was returning home at night in the city of Onitsha from a commercial printing house, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said, quoting local news […]

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683-million USD a year only - that’s private sector’s contributions to global education, UNESCO says

683-million USD a year only – that’s private sector’s contributions to global education, UNESCO says

(Source: UNESCO, edited by Issa Sikiti da Silva). Current private contributions to education globally stands at 683 million USD a year, equivalent to only 5% of all aid to education and less than 0.1% of the profits of the world’s two biggest oil companies Exxon and Shell, UNESCO says in its Education for All Global […]

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