Posts Tagged ‘Africa’

Amina Mohamed.jpgAmina Mohamed

Amina Chawahir Mohamed Jibril (Somali: Aamina Maxamed Jibriil; Arabic: امينة محمد جبريل‎‎) (born 5 October 1961) is a Kenyan Somali lawyer, diplomat and politician. She previously served as Chairwoman of the International Organization for Migration and the World Trade Organisation’s General Council, as well as Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. She is the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs of Kenya.

Minister for Foreign Affairs
Assumed office: 20 May 2013
President Uhuru Kenyatta
Preceded by Sam Ongeri
Deputy Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme
In office: 13 May 2011 – 20 May 2013
Appointed by Ban Ki-moon
Preceded by Angela Cropper

Personal details
Born 5 October 1961 (more…)

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Image result for amina mohammedAmina J. Mohammed

Amina J. Mohammed is the current Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, and former Minister of Environment of Nigeria.

5th Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations
Assumed office on 1 January 2017
Secretary-General António Guterres
Preceded by Jan Eliasson
Minister of Environment, in office: 11 November 2015 – 15 December 2016
President Muhammadu Buhari
Preceded by Lawrencia Laraba-Mallam
Succeeded by Ibrahim Usman Jibril (Minister of State)

Early life and family
Amina Mohammed was born on 27 June 1961 in Gombe State, North Eastern part of Nigeria. Her (more…)

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Image result for CABRI budgetBudget Practices and Procedures in Africa 2008
Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative and African Development Bank

Executive Summary [Excerpt]

The Collaborative Africa Budget Reform Initiative (CABRI) is a pan-African network of senior budget officials in ministries of finance and/or planning, created as a platform for its members to share experiences on budget reform programmes and to contribute towards the efficacy of public finance management in Africa.

a) Timeline of the budget process in African countries
Budget timelines depict the duration and sequence of the different stages of the budget process, which are likely to reflect country-specific factors, such as administrative heritage and capacity, the balance of power between the different branches of government, as well as the macro-economic context. The budget process can be divided into four distinct stages: (1) executive (more…)

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Image result for uganda militaryWill United Nations Cover-Up Rwanda’s Congo Genocide? [Yes]
By Milton Allimadi, 2010

Let’s see how Paul Kagame’s chief apologists, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Ban Ki-Moon, and Tony Blair help the co-architect of Rwanda’s genocide spin his way out of the accusations in a yet-to-be published United Nations report, that his troops committed genocide in Congo during the 1990s.

The report is scheduled to be released in October and according to media accounts it exhaustively documents the massacres of tens, perhaps hundreds of thousands of Hutu refugees who had fled to Congo after Rwanda’s President Juvenal Habyarimana was assassinated –a dastardly deed which courts in France and Spain have pinned on Kagame– Rwanda erupted in massacres and the country was overrun by an invading army from Uganda. (more…)

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Related imageRwanda: The True Forces Behind Genocide in Africa
By Mosalagae Ditshego

Is the genocide that is taking place in Rwanda the result of “tribalism” between Bahutu and Batutsi, as the white-owned media claims? Is it as simple as that, “tribal war?”

Let us get to the bottom of the Rwandan story. In 1938, the Western powers wanted to settle European Jews in the middle section of Africa— around Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania—but failed due to fierce opposition from Marcus Garvey. Tony Martin mentions this in his book, “Race First.” (more…)

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Image result for africa warIntroduction: The Causes & Costs of War in Africa
From Liberation Struggles to the ‘War on Terror’

Violent conflicts of one type or another have afflicted Africa and exacted a heavy toll on the continent’s societies, polities and economies, robbing them of their developmental potential and democratic possibilities. The causes of the conflicts are as complex as the challenges of resolving them are difficult.

But their costs cannot be in doubt, nor the need, indeed the urgency, to resolve them, if the continent is to navigate the twenty-first century more successfully than it did the twentieth, a century that was marked by the depredations of colonialism and its debilitating legacies and destructive post-colonial disruptions. The magnitude and impact of these conflicts are often lost between hysteria and apathy – the panic expressed among Africa’s friends and the indifference exhibited by its foes – for a continent mired in, and supposedly dying from, an endless spiral of self-destruction.


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