2012-07-13 16:38:33Marines Teach Riot Control Techniques to West African Nations[U.S. Africa Command]Thies, Senegal -U.S. Marines from the 3rd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, are spending the next couple of weeks with joint forces from various West African nations to train and exchange their shared experiences of non-lethal weapons and crowd-control tactics as part of Exercise Western Accord 2012, July 11.
Saturday, 05-25-13, 8:49Demining On Hold in Senegal's Casamance Region[IRIN]Ziguinchor -Demining has been halted in southern Senegal's Casamance Region after 12 deminers were taken hostage by fighters with the separatist Movement of Democratic Forces in Casamance (MFDC) on 3 May.
Saturday, 05-25-13, 8:35FECAFOOT - Elections Amidst Tensions[Cameroon Tribune]Never have elections at FECAFOOT incited so much public interest given the fact that a scission has occurred within the federation as the election for the post of president of the federation will pit two former friends, Iya Mohammed and John B. Ndeh who have now become foes.
Saturday, 05-25-13, 7:54How Income Inequality Hurts South Africa's Children[SACSIS]There's been a great deal of hand wringing in South Africa in the aftermath of the Marikana massacre. With the explosion of the underbelly of our society onto the international arena, South Africans have been left with little choice but to confront the demons of nearly 20 years of a failed democracy.
Saturday, 05-25-13, 5:59Coal Mining Still Harming Communities[OSISA]It is deeply depressing to see how little has changed in the coal fields of Mozambique in the 18 months since the publication of a damning report into the poor behaviour of multinational mining companies back in January 2012.