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Archive January 2011

Africa: corruption by global fund grant implementers

OPINION On January 23 the Associated Press (AP) ran a long story about the Global Fund entitled “Fraud Plagues Global Health Fund.” The story was picked up by nearly 200 media outlets in the U.S. and 50 in other parts of the world. This led to Germany putting on hold its 2011 contribution to the Fund pending a full investigation.

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Measures to tacle the symptoms of global food crises

What should the G-20 do to prepare us to confront food crises, now and in the future? World Bank President Robert Zoellick recently listed nine measures that the G-20 should adopt under its current French presidency. An analysis by Olivier de Schutter.

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The revolution will be televised

This could all still go terribly wrong no one can predict how the Egyptian army will respond, but it has been heartening watching Egyptians taking to the streets for the last five days to free themselves from oppressive, US-friendly dictatorships.

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Egypt: ‘planned anarchy’ playing into Mubarak’s hands

CAIRO – The city squares where protesters battled riot police for four consecutive days were unexpectedly quiet late Sunday night, as Egyptians fighting to topple the Mubarak regime returned home to defend their neighbourhoods from looters and thugs.

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South Sudan celebrates first referendum results

JUBAPreliminary results announced Sunday by the Southern Sudan Referendum Commission (SSRC) indicated that 99.57 percent of voters in the ten states of south Sudan voted for independence in the region’s self determination plebiscite.

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Standing Tall – mental disability

Jan30

Mental disability is a taboo subject in many parts of the developing world. But here in the west of Kenya, Poroko special school for the disabled is fighting to change that. A Video By All Africa.com

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