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Alfajiri:Why Married Women Cheat

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

Alfajiri:Why Married Women Cheat

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Kenya: Owalo leaves Raila Odinga as he accuses cousin Midiwo

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

There seems to be no end in sight for trouble in ODM and CORD in Kenya. From recent fights when there was an attempt to hold elections that was called off due to the fighting started by the men in black – supposedly the same people who were charged with taking care of security, to Owalo now telling Raila that he will no longer work with him because of cousin Midiwo’s accusations. Read Owalo’s letter of withdrawal below:

Withdrawal letterwww.africanpress.me/ withdrawal letter by Owalo to Raila Odinga

Fallout: Chief campaigner & head of Raila Odinga’s 2013 presidential

Yesterday’s chaos:

Raila takes charge to avert fallout

Raila Odinga has now taken full control of all affairs of the ODM party as par its constitution until the new election are held. In a day characterized by meeting after meeting, the party also resolved to have a seven member committee to organize modalities of how the party will hold repeats election after the aborted exercise on Friday last week. Another 5 member task force will investigate circumstances surrounding the disruption of the elections on Friday and give recommendations for the way forward.

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The New Hollywood Star Lupita Nyongo to dedicate herself to her new husband fulltime.

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

www.africanpress.me/ Lupita Nyongo the star actor, 12 years a slaveKenya’s Lupita Nyongo who scooped Hollywood top Oscar Award the other day is now a married woman.

With her marriage to fame, she will have to find time to dedicate herself to it – the new husband who will be very demanding, because just like in a real marriage between man and woman, fame is very demanding.

This fame is now the new husband in her life and must be cared for in order to grow and be loving. If fame does not love you back when you work hard, get it and marry it, it can be very destructive!

In real marriage, if one makes mistakes they fall and fall badly. In fame, if one does not surround oneself with good qualified well-meaning PR people, they may fall and fall bad…… and never to come back.

As a young lady of 31, Lupita’s climb to fame is abrupt, but very positive for her, her family, Kenya and those in the world who love her, or those who just associate with her as a new role model. This abrupt positive climb to fame must be nurtured carefully so that the new star continues to climb up, as she herself has affirmed that the limit is the skies.

Lupita Nyongo’s journey as an actress

We, in African Press International, wish the new star well.

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Ruto and Sang case — “In the Courtroom” programme television: Witness P-0409, 20-28 February 2014

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

Situation: The Republic of Kenya
Case: The Prosecutor v. William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang

Ruto and Sang case — “In the Courtroom” programme (television and radio): Witness P-0409, 20-28 February 2014

This issue of the “In the Courtroom” programme contains a summary of the testimony of the 12th Prosecution witness, who testified under the pseudonym ‘P-0409’, in the trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang. The witness testified under the protective measures of facial pixilation and voice distortion. Parts of the testimony were given in private sessions, closed to the public, in order to preserve the confidentiality of the identity of witness. The “Trial in Context” segment features guest speaker Maria Kamara, Field Outreach Coordinator (Kenya), speaking about the role of the Judges in the proceedings.

“In the Courtroom”, a television and radio programme produced by PIDS/Outreach, contains summaries of the proceedings. Each episode also includes a segment called “The Trial in Context”, which explains one aspect of the proceedings. The purpose of this programme is to provide information and ensure the publicity of the proceedings in Kenya and elsewhere, but also to educate viewers on matters related to the proceedings. Each programme lasts about 10 minutes.

The programmes are produced at the end of each witness’s testimony and complement the daily uploads of the entire public proceedings in this case.

Background of the case: The trial of William Samoei Ruto and Joshua Arap Sang opened on 10 September 2013. Mr Ruto and Mr Sang are accused of crimes against humanity (murder, deportation or forcible transfer of population and persecution) allegedly committed in Kenya in the context of the 2007-2008 post-election violence. The trial is being heard by Trial Chamber V(A), which is composed of Judges Chile Eboe-Osuji (presiding), Olga Herrera Carbuccia and Robert Fremr.

Source: The ICC

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Notice — Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Zimbabwe

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, March 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, the President declared a national emergency and blocked the property of certain persons, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706), to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine Zimbabwe’s democratic processes or institutions.

These actions and policies had contributed to the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political and economic instability in the southern African region.

On November 22, 2005, the President issued Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 by ordering the blocking of the property of certain persons who undermine democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

On July 25, 2008, the President issued Executive Order 13469, which expanded the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 and authorized the blocking of the property of certain persons determined to have engaged in actions or policies to undermine democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, to commit acts of violence and other human rights abuses against political opponents, and to engage in public corruption.

The actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the measures adopted on that date, on November 22, 2005, and on July 25, 2008, to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2014. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

BARACK OBAMA

SOURCE

The White House

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NEW PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF CABO VERDE PRESENTS CREDENTIALS

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

NEW YORK, March 1, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ – The new Permanent Representative of Cabo Verde to the United Nations, Fernando Jorge Wahnon Ferreira, today presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Until his latest appointment, Mr. Wahnon Ferreira was the National Director for Political Affairs and Cooperation in his country’s Ministry for External Relations since September 2011. He served as a Counsellor in the Ministry from April 2010 to September 2011.

Mr. Wahnon Ferreira was Ambassador to Belgium from January 2000 to March 2010, gaining accreditation as Permanent Representative to the European Union in March 2000, to Luxembourg in June 2000 and to the Netherlands in November 2000. He served as Ambassador to Sweden from February to December 1999.

Between September 1995 and June 1997, Mr. Wahnon Ferreira held the position of Director General for International Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Communities, before which he served as Director of Multilateral Cooperation from February 1994 to August 1995. He also served as Deputy to the Exchequer from June 1994 to April 1996.

Mr. Wahnon Ferreira was Legal Adviser and Head of the Foreign Ministry’s Legal Department from August 1989 to July 1990, and Head of the Division for International Organizations between June 1984 and July 1989.

He earned a post-master’s degree in law, with an emphasis on economic law, from the University of Lisbon, Portugal (1983).

Born on 4 December 1955, in Praia, Cabo Verde, Mr. Wahnon Ferreira is married and has two children.

 

SOURCE

UNITED NATIONS

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Mary Robinson visits the DRC

Posted by African Press International on March 4, 2014

GENEVA, Switzerland, March 2, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General for the Great Lakes region will visit the DRC from 2 to 3 March to participate in an important event — the Forum Mondial des Femmes Francophones.

Bringing together high-level women from Governmental and non-Governmental organizations of the Francophonie, the Forum will focus on three themes — Women and Peace; Women and Power; and Women and Education.

Mrs. Robinson will deliver a key note address at the Plenary Session and will moderate the Working Group on Women and Peace.

Mrs. Robinson will also meet with key Implementing partners and Gender Ministers on the Women’s Platform for the Peace Security and Cooperation Framework.

Together they will take steps to operationalize the Women’s Platform, including by determining actions and a timetable for its implementation, as well as a strategy for mobilizing resources.

Through this Platform, Ministers from the region and Mary Robinson hope to enable women’s organizations and stimulate women’s collective action to support implementation of the Peace Security and Cooperation Framework.

 

SOURCE

UNITED NATIONS

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