December 2010 archive

Dec 21

‘WICKED LEAKS’ — THE US AND THE GHANA DRUGS SCENE, PLUS HOW THE US UNDERMINES THE UNITED NATIONS

THE ‘WICKED LEAKS’ AND THE WICKED WAYS OF US DIPLOMACY By CAMERON DUODU The exchanges between high Ghana government officials — including President John Mills himself — and the US embassy on the drugs problem are very revealing. The cables lay bare the weaknesses of the Ghana drug enforcement system, and give us a touching …

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Dec 20

Tanzanian prosecutor’s difficulties in tackling corruption

US embassy cables: BAE’s ‘dirty deal’ to sell radar to Tanzania revealed guardian.co.uk, Sunday 19 December 2010 21.30 GMT Article history Tuesday, 24 July 2007, 14:06 C O N F I D E N T I A L DAR ES SALAAM 001037 SIPDIS SIPDIS AF/E FOR B YODER AND D MALAC MCC FOR G BREVNOV …

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Dec 19

WIKILEAKS: revealing exchange of views between china and usa on darfur and bashir’s indictment

Series: US embassy cables: the documents US embassy cables: China plays a strong hand on Sudan guardian.co.uk, Friday 17 December 2010 21.30 GMT Thursday, 04 September 2008, 10:56 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 KHARTOUM 001354 SIPDIS DEPT FOR AF A/S FRAZER, S/E WILLIAMSON, AF/SPG …

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Dec 19

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL REJECTS GBAGBO’S ULTIMATUM THAT UN FORCE MUST LEAVE

LE MONDE Côte d’Ivoire: Ban Ki-moon rejected the ultimatum of Laurent Gbagbo LEMONDE.FR with AFP and Reuters | 19.12.10 | 10:19 • Updated 19.12.10 | 11:20 The UN operation has some 10 000 peacekeepers while the Licorne force of the former French colonial power about 900 men. AP / Sunday Alamba The Secretary-General of the …

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Dec 19

WIKILEAKS: OBSTACLES TO POLITICAL REFORM IN ZIMBABWE

US embassy cables: Obstacles to reform in Zimbabwe guardian.co.uk, Saturday 18 December 2010 21.30 GMT Friday, 30 October 2009, 07:29 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 HARARE 000865 SIPDIS AF/S FOR B.WALCH DRL FOR N. WILETT ADDIS ABABA FOR USAU ADDIS ABABA FOR ACSS STATE PASS TO USAID FOR J. HARMON …

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Dec 19

WIKILEAKS: ‘KOFI ANNAN OFERED MUGABE RETIREMENT PACKAGE TO LEAVE ZIMBABWE’

US embassy cables: Easing Robert Mugabe out of office guardian.co.uk, Saturday 18 December 2010 21.30 GMT Wednesday, 27 September 2000, 14:59 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 HARARE 005461 SIPDIS NSC FOR SENIOR AFRICA DIRECTOR GAYLE SMITH LONDON FOR CHARLES GURNEY PARIS FOR BISA WILLIAMS …

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Dec 18

WIKILEAKS: DELAYING TACTICS DETECTED AT CHARLES TAYLOR’S TRIAL

US embassy cables: The protracted case against Charles Taylor Wednesday, 15 April 2009, 15:00 C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 000247 DEPARTMENT FOR S/WCI – WILLIAMSON/DOHERTY, L – DONOGHUE, L/UNA – BUCHWALD, L/AN – OHAHS EO 12958 DECL: 04/15/2019 TAGS PREL, PGOV, KAWC SUBJECT: SCSL’S TAYLOR TRIAL …

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Dec 18

WIKILEAKS: RUNNING JOSEPH KONY OF THE LRA TO GROUND

http://s1.lemde.fr/image/2009/01/28/540×270/1147825_3_6c93_joseph-kony-le-chef-de-la-lra-photographie-en.jpg Wikileaks: on the trail of the mysterious LRA of Joseph Kon y | 17.12.10 | 10:30 p.m. • Updated 17.12.10 | 10:41 p.m. (Google automatic translation from Le Monde) Joseph Kony, the LRA leader,[photographed in 2006. AFP / STUART PRICE] The LRA is one of the most mysterious and violent armed groups on the …

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Dec 18

WIKILEAKS: ‘BASHIR OF SUDAN HAS STACKED $9 BILLION WITH LLOYDS BANK IN LONDON”

Ocampo said Bashir invents conflict to create a better negotiating position, and thought Bashir was using the expulsion of the NGOs to divert attention away from his arrest warrant. Ocampo suggested the U.S. and the international community also needed to push for Bashir’s arrest to isolate him. Ocampo likened Bashir’s situation to “a bleeding shark being surrounded by other sharks,” with no loyalty, only greed, motivating those competing for power. By promoting the possibility of Bashir’s arrest, Bashir would be further marginalized within Sudan’s ruling elite, Ocampo thought.

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Dec 17

asamoah gyan is crowned bbc african player of the byear

video of asamoa gyan\'s exploits _50472086_gyan_640.jpg Ghana’s Asamoah Gyan is named as 2010 BBC winner Ghana and Sunderland star Asamoah Gyan has been crowned BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2010. The Black Stars striker clinched the title with an overwhelming majority – receiving more than half of the vote. He finished well ahead …

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