News headlines in January 2011, page 2

  1. BRAZIL: Lending a Hand to Less Developed Countries

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    Mothers' milk banks that are helping reduce infant mortality in Guatemala and are starting to be set up in Africa as well form part of the numerous social technologies developed by Brazil that are driving the fast growth of its international development cooperation.

  2. DEVELOPMENT: African LDCs Won’t Benefit Much from BRICS Arrival

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    South Africa landed a coveted membership with the Brazil, Russia, India and China bloc (BRIC) by marketing itself as a gateway to Africa but analysts doubt whether this development holds real benefits for poor countries on the rest of the continent.

  3. Torn Egypt Resigned to Sudan Split

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    Egypt, now itself torn by strife, has worked since 2005 to promote the unity of Sudan, Africa's largest country that is its neighbour to the south. But after overwhelming support for independence for southern Sudan, Egyptians are now preparing to accept partition.

  4. Headscarf Returns to Trouble Turkey

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    A ruling by an administrative court banning female candidates for academic posts from being veiled during an admission examination has brought the headscarf back to the front of Turkish politics, and reignited tensions between secularist and religious forces.

  5. TAIWAN: Media Fights Propaganda Masked as News

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    A coalition of journalist and civic organizations is waging a campaign to rid the Taiwan media of government propaganda masquerading as news, and signs are that the campaign has taken 'the first steps' towards victory.

  6. Serbs Turn Back to Arms for Money

    Monday, January 31, 2011

    A long-running joke in Serbia goes that the country’s most successful export products are berries, grains, maize, and world-renowned tennis players like Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic.

  7. EGYPT: ‘Planned Anarchy’ Playing Into Mubarak’s Hands

    Sunday, January 30, 2011

    The city squares where protesters battled riot police for four consecutive days were unexpectedly quiet late Sunday night, as Egyptians fighting to topple the Mubarak regime returned home to defend their neighbourhoods from looters and thugs.

  8. ZAMBIA: Unsolved Riddle of Sustaining Water Utilities

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Sebastian Chilekwa’s job title at the Luapula Water and Sewerage Company is 'Managing Director of Dilemma'. Or it should be.

  9. EGYPT: Endgame Approaches for Mubarak

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak named a vice-president and agreed to form a new government, but protesters calling for Mubarak’s removal said that they would not let up until the 83-year-old 'Pharaoh' stepped down.

  10. AFRICA: Arms Treaty to Rein in Trigger-Happy Rogue Regimes

    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    A half a century after U.S. president Dwight Eisenhower named and denounced the military-industrial complex’s ever-increasing influence on world affairs, the arms trade thrives more than ever, with African states frequently being the destination.