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Archive September 2010

No changes on “Congo” report

The U.N.’s top human rights official says a report detailing gruesome attacks against civilians in Congo will be released unchanged tomorrow despite Rwanda’s angry protests over the findings. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says the final version will have “no significant changes” from a leaked draft that accused Rwandan troops and Congolese rebels of slaughtering tens of thousands of Hutus in Congo in the 1990s.

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Aid award to energize Senegal’s agricultural sector

Senegal is now one of a dozen African nations to win an award for good governance that comes with hundreds of millions of dollars for funding infrastructure and poverty reduction projects.

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Kenya: new constitution faces implementation challenges

NAIROBI – Even though Kenya has set example in East Africa and the continent for adopting a new constitution with one of the most liberal bill of rights, the implementation process is facing numerous challenges.

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African Art/Nigeria: Interview with Oliver Enwonwu

Sep30

Oliver Enwonwu is the son of legendary Nigerian artist Ben Enwonwu. Not only does Oliver want to keep his father’s memory alive, he’s also working to raise the profile of other Nigerian artists. A video by A24Media.

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Growing obesity in Africa bad for worker productivity

CAPE TOWNObesity is no longer a problem confined to wealthy nations. In their developing counterparts in Africa, an increasing number of people can be categorised as obese. According to researchers this trend could be detrimental to countries’ already fragile economies.

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African art/Liberia: Painting against the war

Sep29

Leslie Lumeh is a painter who once made a name for himself with pieces that depicted Liberia’s civil war. Today Leslie is using his canvass to describe and promote the country’s efforts to rebuild. A video by A24Media.

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