On the 8th of January 2010 the Togolese national team – The Hawks – set out for Cabinda, Angola from the Congo to commence their campaign in the African Cup of Nations. A brief domestic risk assessment of this strategy would show that it is fraught with danger. And it has proved to be a serious error of judgment.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Desperately needed aid from around the world slowly made its way Thursday into Haiti, where a leadership vacuum left rescuers scrambling on their own to save the trapped and injured and get relief supplies into the capital.
President Barack Obama announced that “one of the largest relief efforts in our recent history” is moving toward Haiti, with thousands of troops and a broad array of civilian rescue workers flying or sailing in to aid the stricken country — backed by more than $100 million in relief funds.
Exclusive Interview with Nigerian-Born actor Hakeem Kae Kazim. Classically trained in the UK, Hakeem soon came to prominence sharing the stage with acclaimed actors like Brian Cox in ‘King Lear’ and Sir Ian McKellan in “Richard III” for the Royal National Theatre. He made a successful transition to British television with leading roles in “Trial and Retribution”, “The Bill”, “Grange Hill”, “Ellington” and distinguished himself in the title role of ‘”Julius Caesar” for the BBC.
Togo’s national soccer team, devastated by a shooting attack on its bus that killed at least three and left eight gravely injured, withdrew from the African Cup of Nations on Saturday.
The bus was in Angola about six miles from the border of Republic of Congo when the gunfire began. When the ambush ended, 30 minutes later, the driver was dead and the team’s assistant coach and spokesman were mortally wounded. It was not immediately clear if the convoy was targeted. The attackers fled back into the Republic of Congo after Angolan forces intervened, officials said.
President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday in a stunning decision designed to build momentum behind his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism.
Obama said he was surprised and deeply humbled by the honor, and planned to travel to Oslo to accept the prize, which he said he does not see "as a recognition of my own accomplishments," but rather as a recognition of goals he has set for the United States and the world.
"I do not feel that I deserve to be in the company of so many transformative figures that have been honored by this prize," Obama said.
Last week marked the opening of the Gagosian’s first ever retail space located on the ground floor of 988 Madison Avenue. The 2500 square foot space was designed by Daniel Rowen Architects with MN Designs, and was launched with the presentation of Richard Prince’s newest limited edition artist book, Bettie Kline last week.
South Africa and Nigeria lead the nominations list in the second MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs) taking place in Kenya on Oct. 10.
CALIFORNIA, June 25, 2009 - The entertainment world has suffered another great lost today. The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has passed ayway at the age of 50. Apparently it maight have been due to a heart attack, although they have yet to release the official cause of his death.
Michael Jackson was without doubt the Best performer and singer of the century, yet, also the most controversial one for the last decades. His popularity stretches all across the globe, with millions of dedicated fans.
The death of the King of Pop comes in at the same time with the death of another great actress, well known for her role in the originale Charlie's Angels: Farrah Fawcett.
Jackson was not breathing when Los Angeles Times. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda told the newspaper.responded to a call at his about 12:30 p.m., Capt. Steve Ruda told the
Jackson's death brought a tragic end to a long, bizarre, sometimes farcical decline from his peak in the 1980s, when he was popular music's premier all-around performer, a uniter of black and white music who shattered the race barrier on MTV, dominated the charts and dazzled even more on stage.
Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda was under arrest Friday in neighbouring Rwanda awaiting extradition on war crimes charges after his erstwhile Tutsi allies turned against him.
President Barack Obama gives his inaugural address at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
Zenzile Miriam Makeba was born on March 4 1932 in Prospect Township, Johannesburg, South Africa. She was more than just a talented signer, but also a civil rights activist, which earned her the name of “Mama Afrika.”
The Georges Malaika Foundation – The Georges Malaika Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping African girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to unlock their full potential.