November 2009

Sunday 22 November 2009

 

ECOWAS Court Says Nigerians Have A Legal Right To Education PDF Print Email
Sunday, 22 November 2009 09:37 Education

ECOWAS Court Says Nigerians Have A Legal Right To Education

By Eliane Drakopoulos, Africa Press Officer

LONDON, Nov 22 (Amnesty International) - In a dramatic and ground-breaking decision, the ECOWAS Community Court of Justice in Abuja has declared that all Nigerians are entitled to education as a legal and human right.


 

GENDER-AFRICA: Some Progress Amidst Continuing Challenges PDF Print Email
Sunday, 22 November 2009 09:32 Women

GENDER-AFRICA: Some Progress Amidst Continuing Challenges

By Madi Ceesay

BANJUL, Gambia, Nov 21 (IPS) - The Beijing Platform for Action in 1995 set out an agenda to address gender equality in priority areas, including poverty, education, and health care. It also committed governments to address violence against women, equitable access to economic resources and decision-making power.



Thursday 19 November 2009

 

Tanzania Drops 24 Places In Global Corruption Ranking PDF Print Email
Thursday, 19 November 2009 09:59 News

Tanzania Drops 24 Places In Global Corruption Ranking

By Tom Mosoba

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Nov 19 (AllAfrica) - Tanzania has slipped 24 places in the global corruption ranking over the last one year, reflecting the country's faltering effort in the campaign against the vice.


 

Russia Leads the World in Economic Crime, Report Says PDF Print Email
Thursday, 19 November 2009 09:58 News

Russia Leads the World in Economic Crime, Report Says

By Alex Anishyuk

MOSCOW, Nov 19 (The Moscow Times) - Companies in Russia experienced more economic crime this year than anywhere else in the world, according to a report released Thursday, which underscores the difficulties facing an ambitions Kremlin plan to curb corruption and lawlessness.


 

Putin Named World's 3rd Most Powerful Person PDF Print Email
Thursday, 19 November 2009 09:45 Society

Putin Named World's 3rd Most Powerful Person

By Maria Antonova

MOSCOW, Nov 13 (The Moscow Times) - Prime Minister Vladimir Putin gesturing during a news conference with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann in Moscow Wednesday. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is the world’s third-most powerful person, far ahead of President Dmitry Medvedev and outranked only by the U.S. and Chinese presidents, according to a list released by Forbes magazine Thursday.


 

Foreign Ministry Gets Investment Portfolio PDF Print Email
Thursday, 19 November 2009 09:39 Diplomacy

Foreign Ministry Gets Investment Portfolio

By Alex Anishyuk

MOSCOW, Nov 13 (The Moscow Times) - The Foreign Ministry should become the locomotive driving foreign investments to Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev said Thursday in his state-of-the-nation address, stressing that foreign partners and knowledge would be key to implementing his plan for modernization and innovation.



Sunday 15 November 2009

 

Grab Russian Economic Opportunities, Tanzania Businesses Advised PDF Print Email
Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:12 Investment

Grab Russian Economic Opportunities, Tanzania Businesses Advised

By Zuwena Shame

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Nov 15 (The Guardian) - The Tanzanian Ambassador to Russia, Jaka Mwambi, has urged Tanzanians to be aggressive and take up opportunities offered by foreign investors who put in their capital in the country for long term business missions.


 

Grab Russian Economic Opportunities, Tanzania Businesses Advised PDF Print Email
Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:12 News

Grab Russian Economic Opportunities, Tanzania Businesses Advised

By Zuwena Shame

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Nov 15 (The Guardian) - The Tanzanian Ambassador to Russia, Jaka Mwambi, has urged Tanzanians to be aggressive and take up opportunities offered by foreign investors who put in their capital in the country for long term business missions.


 

Is Africa Selling Out Its Farmers? PDF Print Email
Sunday, 15 November 2009 10:02 Agriculture

Is Africa Selling Out Its Farmers?

By Barry Malone and Ed Cropley

BAKO, Ethiopia/ JOHANNESBURG, Nov 10 (Reuters) – For centuries, farmers like Berhanu Gudina have eked out a living in Ethiopia's central lowlands, tending tiny plots of maize, wheat or barley amid the vastness of the lush green plains.



Thursday 12 November 2009

 

Global Fund Approves US$2.4 Billion In New Grants PDF Print Email
Thursday, 12 November 2009 10:14 Health

Global Fund Approves US$2.4 Billion In New Grants

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Nov 12 (Global Fund) – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuber­cu­lo­sis and Malaria’s Board of Direc­tors has made an over­all approval of grants with a two-year com­mit­ment of US$2.4 bil­lion. It is the ninth time the Global Fund Board approved new pro­pos­als to sup­port pro­grams fight­ing the three dis­eases.


 

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