2012-02-21 13:08:54BP Makes Opaque Payments for Oil Block As Petro-Lobby Seeks Weak Transparency Rules[Global Witness]
As oil industry lobbyists attempt to water down watershed transparency legislation in the United States and the European Union, Global Witness shows that BP has agreed to make multi-million dollar payments into obscure "social projects" controlled by the highly opaque state oil company of Angola as part of a deal to win oil exploration rights.
Sunday, 08-02-15, 12:00Habre's Tactics Mimic Script of Former Rulers[The Conversation Africa] There is more to former Chadian President Hissène Habré's disruption of the opening of his trial in Dakar than meets the eye. He faces various charges including the politically motivated murders of at least 40,000 people.
Sunday, 08-02-15, 11:10PM At Bedside of Poet Sghaier Ouled Ahmed[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Prime Minister Habib Essid Saturday visited poet Mohamed Seghaier Ouled Ahmed at home to inquire after his health and wished him prompt recovery.
Sunday, 08-02-15, 10:00In South Africa Childhood Hunger and Obesity Live Side By Side[The Conversation Africa] There is a bizarre paradox at work in South Africa: children are either going hungry or are eating too much of the wrong foods. This means that over and under nutrition co-exist. Both phenomena are extremely harmful for children's physical and mental development and long term health.