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… Continue reading »

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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… Continue reading »

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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… Continue reading »

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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… Continue reading »

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