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Mr.Riyale and his Party Udup ruled the country for seven years, they destroyed the national pride, reached the highest position in corruption. Broke all the articles of the Somaliland Constitution, destroyed the peace in the country, robbed all the wealth of the country, including the marine life, sold for their pocket all the national buildings including the schools, and playgrounds for sports and children. By I.D.Elmi.
2010 budget is to be voted (4.9millions usd) and less than 2 per cent for education. That is to say no improvement is expected in this field, several other teachers will give up teaching, thousands of other children are joining the streets.
Members of Parliament should do something to avoid this situation.
A petition to encourage equal opportunity for all Kenyans.
"We Somalilanders of the diaspora, call on citizens at home and abroad and all friends of Somaliland to ask Rayaale to step down respectfully."
Despite a motion of impeachment approved in the House of Representatives ( Elected), President Rayaale of Somaliland is clinging to power, and wants to offset with counter-motion from the Upper House (unelected) and whose term the President extended by full four years in 2007.
President Rayaale failed the most important duty in a democracy, holding election on time. That election was due on April 2008. It was twice delayed by Guurti( unelected Upper Chamber), the last one to 29 September2008, thus extending the President's term to 29 October 2009 ( An extension of 18 months).
The failed President asks the same Guurti to extend his term, third time. This political seesaw, took Somaliland back to dark episode of dictatorship, an era they hardly afford to remember. There has been a series of peaceful demonstrations, which the authority used force to disperse, killing three and wounding dozens, with a detention of over sixty. READ VOICE OF AMERICA: 3 Killed in Somaliland Protests.
The international communities expressed concern over the deterioration of democracy in Somaliland. Read the following report article:
We believe President Rayaale is either incapable to hold elections, or worst is sticking to power illegaally. Somaliland, unrecognized nation that was on the verge of recognition due to its stability and remarkable democratic institutions is turning into a cobweb of despotic leadership.
President Rayaale is openly bidding Guurti votes with the hardly earned nations meagre resources. Land and public properties are sold without tender, fishing licence are offered secretly, and independent media is constantly under threat. The government owned media, radio and TV are solely used by the ruling Party propaganda. Even the news of the Parliament is not allowed to be aired. There is no judiciary Independence, and the police are under the thump of the executive body.
For more information read Human Rights Watch exclusive report, click the following links:
Somaliland: Fragile Democracy Under Threat
To save Somaliland from certainty of instability and violence that accompany with selfish leadership that holds to power at all cost, material and moral, we call for your help to join us in this petition.
Erf 81 Tamboerskloof lies on the foot hills of Signal Hill, and is currently a neglected farm, with beautiful heritage buildings, which are being vastly neglected. The land was handed over by the Queen of England to the Military of South Africa, for military use, or for the people of South Africa.
For many years the use of the land has been debated, from scrap yards, developments and lately low cost housing. The only tenant for many years was a Philanthropist who runs the likes of a breeding farm for pigs and dogs. All the animals are neglected with very little protection form the elements.
The tenant also sublets the property to all sorts of characters. Recently the Police Mounted unit has been occupying a small portion of this farm, and we are in support of the unit occupying the entire farm.
Nous saluons avec chaleur la mouvance qu'a connu l'ingénierie marocaine depuis la création du Syndicat National des Ingénieurs Marocains (SNIM) et la reprise de l’Union National des Ingénieurs Marocains (UNIM).
Les efforts fournis par les deux organisations ont abouti au bon diagnostic de l’état du corps des ingénieurs marocains et ont formulé chacun son dossier revendicatif.
Déposés auprès du gouvernement marocain depuis 2007, aucune revendication n’a été prise au sérieux et nous sentons des tentatives de dispersion de notre corps en jouant sur les différences entre l’UNIM et le SNIM.
The British Council has suddenly decided to close the British Council Library which was there in Alexandria for a very long time. It offered the service of borrowing books which is a unique service in Alexandria and is provided by only one or two places.
It was an extremely depressing move by the British Council as it will deprive its faithful member from borrowing books and using the library. It is a good thing for the BC to add new service but why close the old ones? We hope this petition convince the BC that we don't want the library to be closed.
The Wine World Network is aimed at getting SA wine industry exposure through a social media platform of wine minded people.
A national wine day is a must for all those who include wine and its heritage into their lifestyle.
South African Athlete - Caster Semenye's personal medical information has been leaked to news papers world wide.
Ethics dictate any person dealing with medical information should sign a confidentiality clause. In addition written permission from the person should be requested before the information can be released
National Geographics the Black community is deeply upset by your constant white-washing of Black history. Your portrayal of a non-black Egypt is in DIRECT contradiction to the primary sources and anthropological evidence all of which attest to the glories of black Egypt. In the Studies and Comments on Ancient Egyptian Biological Relationships anthropologist S.O.Y Keita wrote and I quote "Overall, when the Egyptian crania are evaluated in a Near Eastern (Lachish) versus African (Kerma, Kebel Moya, Ashanti) context) the affinity is with the Africans."
Another study said "The basal epithelial cells were packed with melanin as expected for specimens of Negroid origin."(Biotechnical & Histochemistry 2005, 80) These studies are inline with people who came FACE to FACE with the ancient Egyptians most notably Aristotle who said "Those who are too black are cowards, like for instance, the Egyptians and Ethiopians." (Aristotle, _Physiognomy_, 6) Diodorus agreed with Black Egypt and said "Ethiopians say also that the Egyptians are colonists sent out by the Ethiopians, Osiris having been the leader of the colony...And the larger part of the customs of the Egyptians are, they hold, Ethiopian."
Update (July 13, 2010) William of Scarborough is the first non-dispersing male to be killed under the new "raiding baboon" protocol. He was trapped and killed in secret without any public knowledge or input around the decision making.
UPDATE (May 15, 2010): IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT CAPE NATURE CONSERVATION HAS ALREADY CAPTURED AND KILLED "SOL", ONE OF THE DISPERSING MALES THAT WERE "TAGGED" LAST YEAR, IGNORING ALL NON-LETHAL OPTIONS OFFERED TO THEM, AND OPERATING BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, DESPITE VEHEMENT PUBLIC PROTEST. THIS WAS DONE UNDER THE NEW "DISPERSING MALE" PROTOCOL
Plans are under way to cull Cape Town's dispersing male and repeat raider baboons. Bart, a dispersing male recently seen at UCT is one of the first of a number of healthy adult males targeted for euthanasia.
Three offers have been made to relocate him and other dispersing males elsewhere off the Peninsula, but these are being ignored by the Wildlife Advisory Committee, even though translocation is an option set out in the new protocol.
(To date- July 2010, we do not know what happened to Bart as he disappeared late last year).
United Nations, Africa Union organization, South African Development Commission and International Organization of Francophonie is actually on interference in local problem of MADAGASCAR. They are unaware of Independence of the state and of reality in the country.
Then there is a political conflict, they have no right to do like that. They have to respect people's intentions.
They have not to be an authority for malagasy people.
Maputo convention signed on 9th August 2009 has to be changed in many parts.
Hurghada is a growing tourist town at the Red Sea in Egypt. The city has a lot of stray dogs and cats. The government and private people try to get red of them by dropping toxic baits on the street. This is very dangerous for humans as well.
Hurghadas boarder is on three sides desert and on one side we have got the sea. The problem is easily to get under control by sterilisation and castration of this animals. Poisoning them makes the problem worse. This procedure doesn’t cause the minimizing of stray dogs and cats. It is pushing this problem to the top as it is proved in worldwide examinations. This decrease of animals is causing more stray puppies or kittens for the next born generation because of increasing the food for the animals that survive.
The problem will be double within one year and sterilization and castration is the only possibility to get red of this problem futurewise. The financial costs therefore haven’t to be carried by the government. There are enough volunteer organizations that are offering this service for free. It just needs the approbation of the government.
The Health Professions Council of South Africa has indicated their desire to replace the existing short-course format paramedic courses with the B-tech and ECT paramedic programs.
The HPCSA are not however consulting adequately with existing paramedics, and many medics can not afford the high costs of tertiary level education.
Our appeal is for the HPCSA to re-instate short courses and allow for the recognition of the short course format within the national qualifications framework, and empower paramedics that cannot afford university education to become fully qualified advanced life support paramedics using the short course formats.
A women is on trial in the Sudan for wearing pants, and faces public whipping for her "crime".
She faces 40 lashes for "indecent dressing". This is something we can do, help her and all women.
Hijacking of German MV "Hansa Stavanger" by pirates off the Somalian coast on 4th of April, 2009 without any effort of Leonhardt & Blumberg to help the crew members who are being kept hostage.
International Petition in support of Tunisian judges.
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is an organization comprised of New African/Black people whose mission is to defend the human rights of our people and promote self-determination in our communities. We aim to fulfill our purpose through various programs and initiatives we do in our communities.
It is vital that we come together to support what is just and fair. If we don't stand up in support of one another's struggles, despite of our individual efforts we will not as a community, go far. We encourage you to check out our website www.mxgm.org to find out more about the work we do.
We are campaigning in support of a sister by the name of Assata Shakur. Assata Shakur was a member of the Black Panther Party who currently has political asylum in Cuba because of her political activity while she was in the United States. Assata Shakur stands as a symbol of freedom for many people in the US and we'd like to ensure that she remains unharmed. We are appealing to the Cuban Government because we know that they have the power to keep Assata safe.
This year marking the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, we'd like to celebrate Cuba's historic achievement while also gaining assurance that Assata will remain unscathed. Please read over our letter and join us in solidarity!
APPEL A UN RÉVEIL DU PEUPLE DE GAUCHE
LA GAUCHE EST MORTE.
VIVE LA GAUCHE !
En moins d’une décennie, la Gauche marocaine - et en particulier l’USFP - a perdu la quasi-totalité de son influence au sein de la société.
Les taux de participation catastrophiques et les résultats électoraux aux législatives de 2007, puis aux communales de 2009, sont des symptômes qui ne peuvent pas être banalisés. Mais plus grave encore, la majeure partie de la Gauche marocaine, après avoir perdu toute son influence, persiste et signe, jusqu’à en perdre son âme.
Manque d’ambition collective,
Manque de courage politique,
Calculs à court terme qui mettent à nu l’absence d’une vision pour l’avenir du Maroc…
Force est de le reconnaître. Le Présent de la Gauche Marocaine interroge sur son Futur. Son Avenir, lui, est tributaire de l’engagement de chacun, aujourd’hui.
Il ne serait que temps pour nous tous, peuple de la Gauche, Militants, Sympathisants et Electeurs de prendre nos responsabilités.
Signons cet appel pour entamer la discussion, rédiger une plateforme idéologique et politique de gauche. Construisons la force de Gauche de demain. Une Gauche où l’engagement est synonyme de Clarté, d’Ambition et de Courage.
Et surtout, organisons-nous vite, car malgré et contre tout scepticisme, le Maroc peut changer. Il faudrait seulement, que nous soyons un peu plus nombreux à le vouloir vraiment.
نداء من أجل صحوة جماهير اليسار
اليسار مات، فليحيا اليسار
في أقل من عشر سنوات، فقد اليسار المغربي -وخصوصا حزب "الاتحاد الاشتراكي للقوات الشعبية"- جزءا مهما من التأثير الذي كان له داخل المجتمع.
نسب المشاركة الكارثية ونتائج الانتخابات التشريعية في 2007، ثم نتائج الانتخابات المحلية في 2009 هي أعراض لا يمكن التغاضي عنها أو تجاهلها. لكن الأخطر من ذلك كله أن اليسار المغربي، بعد أن فقد كل تأثيره، ما يزال مصرا على الاستمرار حتى لو فقد مقابل ذلك روحَه.
غياب الطموح الجماعي
غياب الشجاعة السياسية
حسابات على الأمد القريب تُعرّي غياب رؤية حقيقية لمغرب المستقبل.
ليس أمامنا إلا نعترف بهذه الحقيقة: حاضر وواقع اليسار المغربي يطرح عدة تساؤلات حول مستقبله. لكن هذا المستقبل رهين بالتزام كل واحد منا، اليوم قبل الغد.
لقد حان الأوان لنا جميعا، شعب اليسار، مناضلين، مُحبّين وناخبين لكي نتحمل مسؤولياتنا.
لنوقع هذا النداء لكي نبدأ نقاشا حقيقيا ولكي نُؤلّف أرضية إيديولوجية وسياسية لليسار. لِنَبنِ قوى اليسار المستقبلي. يسار سيكون فيه الالتزام مرادفا للوضوح والشفافية، للطموح وللشجاعة.
أكثر من ذلك؛ لننظم أنفسنا بسرعة، من أجل مغرب أفضل. نحن نؤمن أنه، رغم الخوف والشك والإرتياب، فإن هذا المغرب قابل للتغيير. علينا فقط أن نؤمن جميعا بذلك وأن نرغب في ذلك فعلا
The sale of Federal Government properties especially in Lagos to private concerns during Obasanjo government led to the concessioning of Eric Moore towers, Surulere to Dock Management Services Ltd. Since then, the properties have been partitioned indiscriminately with the primary purpose of carving out space to build an event centre at the expense of existing access road to Eric Moore road via Bishop Howell street. In the process, the estates and adjoining residents have been denied central water storage facilities installed by Federal Government and the overall aesthetics of the beautiful towers have been destroyed. To further compound the problems, the concessionaire has consistently used his political clout and influence as PDP chieftain to unleash "area boys" and OPC militia to intimidate residents and whenever his interest is challenged. The event centre which is currently at an advanced stage of completion is expected to increase the environmental noise load in the area as it joins the long list of social clubs in the once serene residential heartland of Surulere.
ATTENTION: UNISA CTA STUDENTS *ONLY*
**NB! PLEASE TYPE IN YOUR STUDENT NUMBER UNDER "POST CODE"***
As I trust you are all aware, UNISA has set the CTA exam dates as follows:
Study Unit Date Time Duration
TOE407V (FINACC) 2009-09-30 08:00 5 hour(s)
TOE408W (MANACC) 2009-10-01 08:00 5 hour(s)
TOE409X (TAX) 2009-10-05 08:00 5 hour(s)
TOE412S (AUDIT) 2009-09-29 08:00 5 hour(s)
Auditing, Financial Accounting and Management accounting are written in a 3-day row, which is, in my opinion, unfair.
I believe there is great dissatisfaction amongst a majority of UNISA's CTA students, which I hope this petition will demonstrate to the satisfaction of UNISA such that they will space out the exams with at least 3 days in between each other.
We, as CTA students, are aware of the fact that the SAICA QE1 board exam has been pushed back earlier to January 2010, but spacing out the exam dates by 2-3 days will not cause any major scheduling problems for getting the CTA results out to SAICA, given that the suggested spacing should result in the last paper being written on 9 October, which is only 4 days than originally planned.
Spacing out the exams is of absolute importance and will greatly influence the pass rates of CTA students this year, especially considering that there will be NO supplementary exams this year.
May I also bring to your attention that UKZN CTA exams are from 7 - 13 Oct (which is later than Unisa exams) & they are also having Supplementary exams from 23 - 26 Nov.
This petition will be submitted to one of the senior professors at UNISA (name not published here).
Le Sénégal est un pays pauvre. Des gens meurent tous les jours faute d’accès aux soins médicaux, nos écoles sont délabrées, la malnutrition est généralisée dans nos villages. Vivre est tout simplement devenu un chemin de croix pour beaucoup de nos concitoyens. Aussi, il est important que l’on sache ce que Karim a fait de tous ces milliards qui furent allouées à l’ANOCI.
La plupart des travaux de l’ANOCI ont été réalisés à Dakar et sa banlieue. Eh bien, que les nouvelles autorités municipales fassent leur travail et réclament un inventaire précis de tous les investissements de l’ANOCI, des cocotiers importées de Dubaï, aux tentes bédouines climatisées!
It was reported that “embezzled funds” by ex Governors of various states in the Federal Republic of Nigeria were withheld by the British Courts under the British Proceeds of Crimes Act and money Laundering Act - At a conservative estimate this figure runs into millions if not billions of dollars.
None of the organisations which include Banks & Estate Agents in which the monies were placed in were not prosecuted nor fined in accordance the law in Britain which shows that the international law was not upheld or that another rule of law was applied.
Political party violence in March 2009 led to the banning of the two radio broadcasting stations owned by the All Peoples Congress (APC) and the Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP). Since that time, both parties have shown their strong desire for Peace Building in Sierra Leone by signing up to a Peace Communique on April 2nd 2009.
However, the radio broadcasting equipment used by both parties lies unused.
The United Artists for Peace Concert on June 13 2009 is a clear indication that music is an effective peace building tool.
Therefore, granting this humble request will show support and ongoing committment for peace building in Sierra Leone.
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Africa has ALOT of problems at the moment. Zimbabwe is suffering under tyrannical leadership of Robert Mugabe and is suffering all kinds of relationship problems, such as racial genocide, bankruptcy from lack of trade and constant wars. A huge part of the cause is the fact that the governments are insecure and cannot govern/be stable properly.
Stable government will generate more money for them as they will have a single currency, peaceful trade routes and less red tape. This will lead them out of poverty into a more developed society which will allow them to buy machines for farming-which will strongly reduce famine in that country! This will actually generate more money for the rest of the world and could even help get us out of global recession.
NAIROBI, 10 June 2009 (IRIN) - At least five Somali journalists have been killed and dozens more have left the capital, Mogadishu, this year, after receiving death threats - creating the spectre that some, if not all, independent media may close down due to lack of staff. There are 11 independent radio stations and two TV stations in the city.
"We are in a very difficult and dangerous situation. We are being forced to choose between reporting on what is happening and our lives," Hamdi Kadiye, an executive member of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUJOS), told IRIN.
The killing on 7 June of the Radio Shabelle director Mukhtar Mohamed Hirabe has added to pressure on journalists in the capital.
"All we do is cover the story. We don’t side with any group, but the fighting groups want to silence us to make sure no one hears or sees the suffering they are causing," she added.
She said many journalists had left because "they no longer felt they could carry out their duties".
She admitted that Somalia's story may be lost in the process, but said: "You cannot ask someone to continue when you know their life is in serious danger."
Since late 2006, when Ethiopian troops backing the Transitional Federal Government ousted the Union of Islamic Courts, dozens of Somali journalists have been killed, five of them this year alone, or forced into exile due to the ongoing fighting in the capital.
Ali Sheikh Yassin, deputy chairman of the Mogadishu-based Elman Human Rights Organisation (EHRO), told IRIN that journalists were in even "more danger now than at any time in the past".
He said harassment and intimidation of journalists had increased this year. "We get reports of journalists getting anonymous calls and SMSs [text messages] threatening them."
Residents of Mogadishu who have been affected by the recent fighting....
If this trend of journalists being killed or forced to flee continued, many independent media would be shut down, he added.
"Unfortunately, many of the radio stations and even the TV stations will close for lack of staff. There is a real danger that the independent media will be no more," said Yassin.
That would be a catastrophe for the Somali people and particularly for the people of Mogadishu, he said, adding that the fighting groups could achieve their aim. "They are keen to keep the world from knowing the crimes being committed and the humanitarian disaster their actions and activities are creating."
A civil society activist, who requested anonymity, told IRIN that both sides in the conflict were worried and afraid that the media reports would be used against them "if they are made to appear in court to answer to their actions".
He added: "Thousands have been killed or maimed. Hundreds of thousands have been forced to flee their homes. Someone has to eventually take responsibility for that."
If journalists left and the independent media ceased to exist, there would be no one to tell the story of those suffering in the camps, in their homes and in hospitals, he said. "They are not only killing and starving the people, now they will make sure no one knows about it."
Today the 1st of June, 2009 is the last day of exactly one year of the ECG contract / probational period for the ECG team of the Vodafone Call Centre.
A year ago (2nd June, 2008) a newly formed team of men and women of diverse backgrounds of beliefs, faith and creed gathered in the training room of the erstwhile ExZeed Company Limited to begin their orientation for the task ahead as new employees of Ghana Telecom with the ExZeed appendage.
We were oriented into the different roles and contributions that our hard work within the company will bring to the fore.
We were also educated on the channels for addressing issues bothering them as well as the rules and regulations that governed our term of employment. In the course of the familiarization sessions, we did enquire about our benefits within the company but we were given the response that we were on contract for the one year period which was also serving as our probation. It was only after that period that we will be considered for permanent status based on our performance in the course of the year. We had to accept that since according to the CBA, contract workers could only enjoy certain benefits according to the discretion of management.
It was also made clear to us that the allowances stated on our letters were the only ones we were going to enjoy up until our confirmation.
All these not withstanding we did devote our efforts to work hard and provide selfless service to ECG customers in our bid to make their maiden call centre service worthwhile.
Several incidents occurred in the course of the year which either spelt out our status to us without words or even made us hear audibly the very words pertaining to us being contract staff.
Whenever we raised issues about our fears especially those bothering on our permanency,quick assuring words came through that there was nothing to worry about and that we will be confirmed as soon as the time is due.We know efforts were being mad at a certain point in time to even confirm us earlier than the purported time but that also did fail due to several reasons unknown.
After the takeover ExZeed staff were made to legally transfer their allegience to vodafone via the signing of transfer letters. This too we were left out due to a myriad of reasons which still remains a mystery. All these months have gone by but our commitment to work has not waned. We still go and come like everybody else as we are expected to do. We are now Vodafone staff by default (we stand to be corrected though) since they happen to be our majority shareholders.
We believe after rending devoted service for all this while to the company it is just fair that we are duly confirmed accordingly since the security of the worker is of great importance to him or her and that it will ultimately bring the best out of him/her in service.
I have been in Egypt and i cannot believe such a cruelty exists on this earth. Police and people shoot and poison dogs and cats every day all over Egypt!!
M Jackson est un ancien membre des Freedom Fighters du delta du Niger, en exil depuis 1999, il est condamné à mort par le Nigéria. Il est actuellement menacé d'être renvoyé dans son pays. Cette pétition a pour but d'obtenir un statut de réfugié en France, et lui éviter la torture et la mort.
Mr Jackson is a former member of Freedom Fighters, armed group of the Niger's Delta. He is in jail in France and is about to be sent back to Nigeria where he is condemned to dealth's penalty. This petition's aim is to avoid torture and death to M .Jackson