By Brendan Kelly
On a weekend when Thierry Henry reminded us that football can occasionally be scripted, a far bigger story was completed in Libreville, the capital of Gabon, as Zambia were crowned, most audaciously, Kings of the African continent. Almost two decades on from the tragic airplane crash that robbed them of a generation of […]
Shell station in Belgravia has been shut down by Climate Rush and OccupyOil activists, at midday Occupy Nigeria in London are protesting outside the Nigerian embassy for one hour.
These follow earlier protests in the year in response to the Nigerian withdrawal of its fuel subsidy.
Occupy Oil Final planning meeting Saturday the 4th of February 2012 Methodist Hall 1pmÂ http://www.methodist-central-hall.org.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=160&Itemid=85
What is Occupy Oil?
By Brendan Kelly
The main theme of African football at international level recently has been that of shock results and big name exits as Nigeria, Egypt and Cameroon all failed to grace the African Cup of Nations this year. The finals of the tournament have proved to be no different with some incredible results in the […]
What needs to be done
To prevent financial speculators from generating profits at the cost of the poot, we need strong regulation of commodity derivatives markets. This includes:
â€¢ Trade on transparent exchanges or clearing houses
â€¢ High margin requirements for Over-the-counter trade
â€¢ Reporting and public reports
â€¢ Price oversight and price limits
â€¢ Prevention of excessive speculation through […]
Date: Monday 23 January 2012
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi
Chair: Professor Judith Rees
More details here
51 years ago today, Patrice Lumumba, the first legally elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo, was assassinated by Katanga authorities that were following Belgian government commands.
He was assassinated with two members of his government Maurice Mpolo and Joseph Okito. The video below briefly charts his story and the story of African […]
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Amazing video by Pilot AfricaÂ – Enough is enough!
On 1 January 2012, Nigeria’s federal government removed the fuel subsidy, an unpopular move confirmed in a statement by the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
The effect was immediate, price tags on petrol at filling stations nationwide went up from N65 to N140 and over.
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