2011 archive

May 26

GOOD MORNING!… BUT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO BE HERE STILL? WHY HASN’T THE WORLD ENDED?

By the way – after his 21 May 2011 debacle, Harold Camping did not clamp up. Rather, he came up with another new date – ‘The Rapture’, he said, would now occur on 21 October 2011. The earlier date had – you’ve guessed it – been the result of a numerical error, he said.

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Apr 24

IN REMEMBRANCE OF BOB MARLEY

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/apr/24/bob-marley-funeral-richard-williams

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Apr 12

OH GBAGBO! SO WAS IT WORTH ALL THE BLOODSHED?

Gbagbo arrested and taken to Hotel Golf, in Abidjan. With him is his wife, Simone. A stubborn, stupid insistence on an election victory that does not exist, had ended at last. Cry for the poor thousands in the Ivory Coast who lost their lives during the fighting over this man’s ambition — and the hundreds …

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Apr 05

THE BLOOD OF OTHERS by CAMERON DUODU

THE BLOOD OF OTHERS By CAMERON DUODU As I was writing this column, I received a jolting report from Accra. A young friend of mine phoned to tell me: “ I have left the hostel where I used to stay. There are too many refugees hanging about there. Most of them are from the Ivory …

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Mar 31

WIKILEAKS:BOTSWANA’S RELOCATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE CONDEMNED

19. (U) Only at the end of the meeting, XXXXXXXXXXXX ventured to answer the Ambassador’s question: people are not happy. While many people were resigned to the relocation by now, many also went back to the CKGR. People mourn for their way of life, and regret that their children are not with them, but at school. Another grievance was that the Game and Wildlife Department prohibits New Xade residents who want to visit their relatives on the other side of the CKGR from traveling through the reserve; they have to go around. And only some, not all, received livestock.

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Mar 31

EI! AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COURT EXISTS?

Gaddafi regime ordered to appear before Africa’s highest court African court on human and peoples’ rights accuses regime of killing peaceful demonst Gaddafi’s regime has been ordered to appear before Africa’s highest court to face charges of “massive violations of human rights” for killing peaceful demonstrators in the early days of the uprising. The announcement from …

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Mar 31

GADDAFI’S DEFECTOR

THE LONDON GUARDIAN Libya conflict: Gaddafi’s close ally Mousa Kousa defects In a huge blow, Libya’s long time foreign intelligence chief has become the most senior of Gaddafi’s men to defect Peter Beaumont The Guardian, Thursday 31 March 2011 The Libya conflict took an unexpected turn when Gaddafi’s close ally, Mousa Kousa, defected. Photograph: AP …

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Mar 30

Asamoah Gyan Anaaaaaaa!

Asamoah Gyan’s goal, which brought the scoreline to England 1, Ghana 1, was one of the most intricate goals I have ever seen scored. Asamoah Gyan was well and truly surrounded, and challenged at every turn. But he kept weaving and tapping the ball along and just melting his way through the crowd. And then …

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Mar 30

UPDATE:IS GBAGBO’S WORLD COLLAPSING AT LAST?

Côte d’Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo camp called a “cease-fire immediately” LEMONDE.FR with AFP | 29.03.11 | 3:16 p.m. • Updated 29.03.11 | 10:00 p.m. http://www.lemonde.fr/afrique/article/2011/03/29/les-forces-pro-ouattara-progressent-vers-le-sud_1500268_3212.html#ens_id=1476585 The forces of Alassane Ouattara rose on Tuesday, south of Côte d’Ivoire and the economic capital Abidjan, controlled by Gbagbo . REUTERS / Luc Gnago On the second day of a …

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Mar 30

GBAGBO IS NOW CALLING FOR A CEASEFIRE!

Key Ivory Coast towns fall as Gbagbo calls for ceasefire Tuesday, March 29 09:33 pm Evelyn Aka Forces backing Ivory Coast’s internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara seized key towns in a massive offensive Tuesday, prompting his rival Laurent Gbagbo to call for a ceasefire. Skip related content As Ouattara’s camp ruled out a peaceful solution …

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