January 2011 archive

Jan 31

THE ‘AHOKYERE’ DEMO IN GHANA

Wednesday 26 January 2011 _http://www.independent.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00542/Wed_-_Accra_542521a.jpg Protesters demonstrate against a hike in fuel prices in Ghana’s capital Accra. Ghana’s annualised producer price inflation rate rose to 17.98 percent in December from 15.98 percent the month before, the country’s statistics office said on Wednesday. The government announced a hike in the price of petrol and diesel by …

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Jan 30

A MUSEUM OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY

Rupert Cornwell: Long, hard road to a black history museum Out of America: Washington has museums aplenty commemorating almost every aspect of US life, but not one devoted to African Americans The Independent on Sunday Sunday, 30 January 2011 http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/rupert-cornwell/rupert-cornwell-long-hard-road-to-a-black-history-museum-2198470.html

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Jan 30

WIKILEAKS: EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH JULIAN ASSANGE

Julian Assange: ‘How do you attack an organisation? You attack its leadership’ As his court case looms, Julian Assange is facing a rising tide of hostility. In this exclusive interview he insists: ‘We have not once, in four years of publishing, got it wrong’ Ed Vulliamy The Observer, Sunday 30 January 2011 Julian Assange at …

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Jan 28

WikiLeaks: the cairo cables (3) MILITARY CO-OPERATION WITH THE US

US embassy cables: the documents US embassy cables: Egypt’s strategic importance to the US guardian.co.uk, Friday 28 January 2011 14.41 GMT Cable dated:2009-03-31T14:44:00 S E C R E T CAIRO SUBJECT: SCENESETTER FOR GENERAL SCHWARTZ Classified By: Ambassador Margaret Scobey 1. Key Points — (SBU) U.S.- Egypt military relationship is strong, but should change to …

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Jan 28

WikiLeaks: the cairo cables (2) WHAT MUBARAK IS REALLY LIKE

US embassy cables: Mubarak: Egypt’s president-for-life Tuesday, 19 May 2009, 12:58 S E C R E T CAIRO SUBJECT: SCENESETTER: PRESIDENT MUBARAK’S VISIT TO WASHINGTON Classified By: Ambassador Margaret Scobey Summary A secret American assessment suggests Hosni Mubarak intends to seek another presidential term in 2011 despite his advanced years, that the election will not …

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Jan 28

WikiLeaks: the cairo cables (1)

US embassy cables: Police brutality in Egypt guardian.co.uk, Friday 28 January 2011 14.44 GMT C O N F I D E N T I A L SUBJECT: GOE STRUGGLING TO ADDRESS POLICE BRUTALITY REF: A. 08 CAIRO 2431 B. 08 CAIRO 2430 C. 08 CAIRO 2260 D. 08 CAIRO 783 E. 07 CAIRO 3214 F. …

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Jan 28

In the coming year ….by CAMERON DUODU

In the coming year … CAMERON DUODU on what is likely to happen in a number of African countries in 2011. (New African January 2011) Link to this page I HATE WRITING ABOUT THINGS THAT have not yet happened. For just as the best-laid plans of men can be negated by events of which they …

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Jan 25

NIGERIA CALLS ON UN SECURITY COUNCIL TO AUTHORISE THE USE OF FORCE AGAINST GBAGBO

Ivorian television broadcasts  registration [numbers] of UN civilian vehicles LEMONDE.FR with AFP and Reuters | 24.01.11 | 7:38 • Updated 24.01. Nigeria calls on the Security Council to authorize the UN force in Ivory Coast to hunt Laurent Gbagbo ‘s office, says the foreign minister, Odein Ajumogobia , in a letter published Monday, January 24, …

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Jan 25

UPDATE: 3 KILLED IN EGYPTIAN MASS DEMOS

The Washington Post Egyptian protesters denounce Hosni Mubarak; 3 killed http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/25/AR2011012500866_pf.html Anti-government protests in Egypt LEMONDE.FR with AFP | 25.01.11 | 2:55 p.m. • Updated 25.01.11 | 4:54 p.m. 15,000 people participated in Cairo Tuesday, January 25 demonstrations for political and social reforms by the testimony of a police officer told AFP. Meetings were also …

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Jan 25

WIKILEAKS EXPOSES ANOTHER INSTANCE OF “GOVERNMENT BY LIES”

GOVERNMENT BY LIES by CAMERON DUODU The Ghanaian Times Tuesday January 25, 2011 The one thing the WikiLeaks cables has made stunningly clear is that we live in two worlds at the same time. In the one, in which most of us live, our governments tell us what they think is allowed by a so-called …

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