2012-03-15 10:25:13African Democracies 'Represent the Future,' Says U.S. Policymaker[allAfrica.com]
Washington, DC -
Promoting democracy in Africa has been a policy focus for successive U.S. administrations in the post-Cold War era. Since President Barack Obama took office in 2009, the American government has provided some form of backing for many of the two dozen presidential elections and several dozen national and local legislative polls that have been held across the continent.
Thursday, 02-11-16, 17:45Police Beat Journalists Covering Opposition Candidate's Arrival[RSF] Reporters Without Borders condemns the action of the police in beating journalists who went to Brazzaville's Maya-Maya airport to cover the arrival of Gen. Jean-Marie Michel Mokoko, a newly declared presidential candidate. The violence was clearly designed to prevent pluralistic media coverage of next month's election.
Thursday, 02-11-16, 15:39Interministerial Committee Assesses Damage After Torrential Rain[Government of Mauritius] Following the torrential rain of 10 February 2016, an Interministerial Committee, chaired by the Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Lands, Mr Showkutally Soodhun, met today to assess the present situation across Mauritius, determine the extent of damages in the hard hit areas, as well as prioritise the recovery and emergency works that need to be carried out accordingly.