in Kano..... 09.09.05 Women
in Kano State have been banned from riding in the
same buses as men and from riding behind men on
motorcycles as the state government extends its
application of Islamic Shariah law. The separation
of the sexes in this state in northern Nigeria
will be enforced by a 9,000-strong religious
police force with the power to fine people who
ignore the new rules.More
The wealth of the west was built on Africa's exploitation 09.09.05 Britain was the principal slaving nation of the modern world. In The Empire Pays Back, a documentary broadcast by Channel 4 on Monday, Robert Beckford called on the British to take stock of this past. Why, he asked, had Britain made no apology for African slavery, as it had done for the Irish potato famine? Why was there no substantial public monument of national contrition equivalent to Berlin's Holocaust Museum? Why, most crucially, was there no recognition of how wealth extracted from Africa and Africans made possible the vigour and prosperity of modern Britain? Was there not a case for Britain to pay reparations to the descendants of African slaves? More
Zero tolerance for corruption in Nigeria 09.09.05 Nigeria's anti-fraud agency will investigate President Olusegun Obasanjo for several cases of alleged corruption following accusations by a state governor.
Obasanjo ordered the probe of himself and other top officials after Orji Kalu, governor of southeastern Abia state, accused them of receiving bribes for oil contracts and privatisations, and operating illegal foreign bank accounts.
Col Gaddafi invites Bush to Libya 09.09.05 Libyan leader
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has invited US President
George W Bush to visit Libya, a top US senator says.
Senator Richard Lugar was in Libya as the US and
Tripoli begin to rebuild ties after decades of
hostility. The US began to ease sanctions on Libya
last year after Col Gaddafi abandoned a nuclear
weapons programme and paid compensation for the
Lockerbie bombing. More