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African Union (AU) leaders have agreed to strenghten the AU peace keeping force in Somalia. The aim of this suppor is to tackle Al Shabab militants who are developing terrorism in this part of Africa. During a summit that was organized in Uganda, these leaders approved a request to send an additional number of 2000 peacekeepers to Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. Regulations of engagement must be altered in order to allow the troops to fire first in case they affront an imminent attack from the terrorists.
In fact, the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had wanted a tougher... (more)
Children on streets are becoming too numerous in Africa. This is due to several factors like lack of social and political interest to protect them as the future for the national development. But despite this, I still believe that we are not waiting to revive Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal to the Irish government in the wake of increased street children on Irish streets, to consent to the plight in our countries. In fact, in the minds of Swift, since there were many street children whom the city and perhaps government authorities had failed to contain or rid off the streets, the said children... (more)
Technology is becoming more and more powerful as years move on. This is confirmed by a team of Swiss engineers who have built a plane flying using solar energy. This attempt is presently being conducted to ascertain whether this prototype plane running on solar power is viable or not. The prototype plane departed from an airport located in Switzerland shortly before 7am local time on Wednesday, 7 July 2010. For this reason, engineers in the Solar Impulse control room and pilot Andre Borschberg cheered loudly when the prototype plane passed the historic milestone.
This attempt is to check... (more)
Albinism is also called achromia, achromasia or achromatosis. This is a congenital disorder characterized by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes due to deficiency of an enzyme involved in the production of melanin. Indeed, albinism results from inheritance of recissive gene alleles.
Here in Africa, and particularly in Tanzania and in Burundi, this defect is often associated with bad luck and the latter has connotations with malediction or witchcraft. However, some Africans believe that the body of albinos contains some mysteries. For this reason, African... (more)
An American lawyer, by the name of Peter Erlinder, is 62 years old. He came to Rwanda to help with the legal defense of opposition leader Victoire Ingabire. Ingabire, a female Hutu who wants to run for presidency this during the August 9 elections. She is ready to face incumbent President Kagame. The problem with this plan is that she is in legal trouble.
She was arrested in April and charged with promoting a genocidal ideology. She was freed on bail but her passport was seized and she cannot leave Kigali. She is required to report at the court on a monthly basis until her case is closed.... (more)
An African's perspective. The American President, Mr Obama, finally met with BP officials in Washington. This is the first time they met over a course of 60 days of oil spill which according to experts, is now leaking at the rate of 60,000 barrels a day. This is two times the rate that was previously estimated. The disaster grows. Yet it is amazing that Obama and the CEO had not met or spoke previously.
The oil spill is a tremendous assault on the shores, environment and the citizens of America. Oil has been spewing into the sea for 2 months since the BP rig exploded. When Mr Obama met... (more)
Everyone has been hearing that there is misunderstanding between Iran and the UN. They fight over whether Iran is enriching uranium for nukes. However, even Russia knows what Iran is doing surreptiously. We also know Russia has commercial ties to Iran which complicates its position on sanctions imposed on Iran. Since Iran is also close to China who finally agreed to watered down sanctions, its capabilities grow more threatening to the world and particularly its closest neighbors.
In case Iran is not deterred as soon as possible, it may cause other Middle East countries to develop nuclear... (more)
The soccer historic day has come. South Africa which is the host country of this 2010 world cup has done everything possible to allow this event to succeed. Africa in general, and South Africa in particular, is very proud for this great event to take place on its land. People from the different parts of the world have landed in South Africa to attend the soccer world cup. Today, the great ceremonies to the event will start at 2 sharp and then the very first soccer game begins at 4 sharp, South African hour. This game is opposing the South African soccer team Bafana and the Mexican soccer team... (more)
Having a look throughout the Great Lakes Region of Africa, GLR, ie Burundi, the Congo and Rwanda, we find that women are not well represented in the professional area, government and leadership positions except in Rwanda. Rwanda is the first country in the world that employs more women than men in the public sector. Precisely in the government they represent 52%, except in the army. In this field, they are also more represented compared to Burundi and the Congo. In these two countries, women are extremely less representative within the armed forces; they always lag behind their counterpart... (more)
The Congolese media is a body comprising radio broadcasts, Tv shows and newspapers. There are more than 200 different newspapers, 52 private television networks and some 250 private and community radio broadcasters. In addition to this, State radios and televisions are disseminated throughout the country in each province. A big question is whether they really responsible of what they write and broadcast?
In a detailed study of the state of the Congolese media commissioned by the South African Institute for the Advancement of Journalism in late 2004, Mr Claude Kabemba observed that despite... (more)