Africa: Looking Ahead: Opportunities & Challenges for Women’s Political Participation in 2014


This is another piece of good news for South Africa. For their religious freedom and for the women we will have to watch to see what happens.

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Africa: Looking Ahead: Opportunities & Challenges for Women’s Political Participation in 2014

 

WASHINGTON, December 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Remarks

Catherine M. Russell

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

National Democratic Institute (NDI) Offices

Washington, DC

December 12, 2013

 

 

Thank you Ken for opening up NDI to us today, and thank you Lorne for your kind introduction.

I’d like to thank IRI and NDI for the work that you do every day — promoting democracy, supporting democratic institutions and practices, safeguarding elections, and promoting citizen participation. Your work is critical. It also showcases our bipartisan, mutual commitment to democracy, to peaceful democratic transitions and to the engagement of women and men in shaping the futures of their countries.

I’d like to congratulate IRI and NDI for doing this hard and important work every day for 30 years. I know that you each had events earlier this…

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SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN SECURITY COUNCIL, URGES FULFILMENT OF PROMISES TO HELP AFRICA’S FRAGILE SAHEL REGION BUILD BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL


This is wonderful news. A positive step.

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SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN SECURITY COUNCIL, URGES FULFILMENT OF PROMISES TO HELP AFRICA’S FRAGILE SAHEL REGION BUILD BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL

 

NEW YORK, December 13, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks to the Security Council briefing on peace and security in Africa, in New York today:

 

Je vous remercie très profondément, Président Araud, d’avoir organisé cette séance. Nous sommes réunis ici pour honorer notre engagement à l’égard des populations du Sahel à un moment où les besoins sont immenses.

 

Cette séance du Conseil de sécurité fait suite à la visite que j’ai effectuée au Mali, au Niger, au Burkina Faso et au Tchad le mois dernier avec la Présidente de la Commission de l’Union africaine, les Présidents de la Banque mondiale et de la Banque africaine de développement, et le Commissaire européen au développement.

 

Nous nous sommes rendus dans ces pays…

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Long Live Caesar! Not!


I loved this and though to share it with all of you.

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All hail the fellow most fortunate!

May he lord over us with a smile,

Counting his millions and patting our heads,

Eyes glinting with greed all the while

 

We man the machines and fire the furnaces

Keeping the cogs oiled and turning.

He plots and connives with those of his ilk,

Such avarice sets my soul churning,

 

Sick to the stomach and bled from the heart,

Observing the world as it passes

Into confusion and just revolution

Freedom from all of these asses

 

Who think with their pockets, count up the dockets,

Tally the amount they are due

While ordinary folk are broke and feel choked

Doing all they can do.

 

Working for life we endeavour and strive

Doing our best to go on.

Corporate greed, mismanaged politics

Whistle a more carefree song

 

Where notes that are played are all out of tune,

Discordant and…

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