Pambazuka News 261: DRC'S potential: lighting the continent from Cape to Cairo

The presence of people of African origin in most of the teams guarantees that which ever team or country finally wins, it is very likely that we are going to have Pan Africanist contribution to it, writes Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem. So whatever the outcome, Pan Africanists can still celebrate. But many still wonder why African teams have not made the desired impact, and transformed individual promise and potential into success in the World Cup? Why are we so good at serving others but do not have ...read more

This presentation, given by Mrs Ramou Cole-Ceesay, the Head of National Reproductive & Child Health (RCH) Programme at the Department of State for Health of The Gambia, looks at the AU Protocol on the Rights of Women from the perspectives of women’s reproductive health and rights. It was made during the Public Forum on the Rights of Women, organized by Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) on the 24th of June, 2006.

Ethiopian blogger, Weichegud!ET Politics (http://weichegud.blogspot.com/2006/06/letter-to-paul-wolfowitz.html) writes an open letter to World Bank President, Paul Wolfowitz who is soon to visit Ethiopia. She writes eloquently on the realities of Ethiopia under the dictatorship of Meles Zenawi and what she expects from the US:

“I don’t envy American diplomats in Ethiopia. How do you negot...read more

In a presentation given at the Public Forum on the Rights of Women, organized by Solidarity for African Women’s Rights (SOAWR) on the 24th of June, 2006, Isatou Touray (DPHIL), Secretary General of GAMCOTRAP, discusses the strategies for the domestication of the African Union’s Protocol on Women’s Rights in Africa, as a strategic tool to achieve Millennium Development Goals.

FEATURED: Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja talks to Pambazuka News about the strategic importance of DRC
COMMENT AND ANALYSIS:
- Inviolata celebrates life, and yet another birthday, in Kenya, where over 600 people die from HIV/AIDS every day
- With everyone being football crazy, what gets hidden from the news is that World Cup will also lure unsuspecting girls and women from Africa
- and with the migration of players from Africa to the west, soon Africa will be winning every W...read more

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