Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Press release

Sunday 26 September 2010

For immediate use



Labour’s 21st Century Women Summit



Labour’s Deputy leader Harriet Harman MP today hosted the first ever women’s summit at Labour Party conference.

The event was the biggest political meeting of women in any political party in recent times, bringing together Labour women activists, new members and
elected representatives from across the UK.

Party membership has risen by 35,000, 40% of whom are women. Women now form the highest percentage of the Parliamentary Labour Party ever and almost half the new intake of Labour MPs are women.

Harriet Harman said:

"Labour women are at the forefront of the fight for women’s equality and will be at the forefront in the campaign against Tory Lib-Dem cuts, unfairness and broken promises."

Recent polling has also shown that women are even more worried than men about public spending cuts, and that a majority think that the cuts are being made in an unfair way.

The Women’s Summit debated how Labour will campaign to fight for women and families, as well as debating ideas for the future including on women and the economy, women’s representation and violence against women.



Speakers included Yvette Cooper, leadership contender Diane Abbott, Oona King and Ed Miliband, the new Leader of the Labour party.


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Monday, 27 September 2010


Press release

Saturday 25 September 2010

For immediate use



Ed Miliband elected new Leader of the Labour Party





Ed Miliband MP has today been elected the new Leader of the Labour Party following a vote by party members, MPs, and individual members of affiliated organistations.

Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party said:

"Today a new generation has stepped forward to change our party. We are united in our mission to transform Labour so that, once again, we stand up for the hardworking majority who play by the rules and want a less divided and more prosperous Britain. I know we have a lot of work to do. The journey starts today."


After four rounds of voting Ed Miliband won with 175,519 votes. David Miliband received 147,220 votes.



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Editor's notes:



1. A full breakdown of the results is attached and can be found at www.labour.org.uk/results

Saturday, 25 September 2010

WEEK AHEAD CALENDAR: September 27 – October 1, 2010*********************************************************************The Foreign Press Center is pleased to share with you our weekly announcement of events in the Washington, DC area. The Washington Foreign Press Center provides this information as a convenience, and the inclusion of an organization or activity does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation. Please note that this information is subject to change.NOTE: For the latest information on events, please check our online Week Ahead Calendar at:www.fpc.state.gov/events/index.htm *********************************************************************Monday, September 27, 2010WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Conference on "The Foreign Fighter Problem: Recent Trends and Case Studies":- 9 a.m.: Keynote address by Terrance Ford of the United States African Command - 1:15 p.m.: Panel discussion on "Somalia Case Study"- 3:15 p.m.: Panel discussion on "Maghreb Case Study"WHERE: Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Alan Luxenberg, 215-732-3774 ext. 105, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lux@fpri.org&subject=The%20Foreign%20Policy%20Research%20Institute%20-%20Conference%20 NOTE: Register online: http://www.fpri.org/research/nationalsecurity/foreignfighters1009
WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The Atlantic Council Conference on a "North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Beyond Afghanistan and Strategic Implications for NATO of the International Security Assistance Force Mission":- 9:00 a.m.: Welcoming remarks by Frederick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council; and Damon Wilson, Vice President of the Program on International Security at the Atlantic Council- 1:00 p.m.: Panel discussion on "Mid-Day Debate: Where does NATO Military Transformation Go From Here?"- 2:15 p.m.: Panel discussion on "NATO Beyond Afghanistan-A Strategic View"WHERE: Atlantic Council, 1101 15th Street NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Mary Micevych, 202-778-4993, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=press@acus.org&subject=The%20Atlantic%20Council%20-%20Conference%20; web site: http://www.acus.org/ NOTE: Register to http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=icp@acus.org&subject=The%20Atlantic%20Council%20-%20Conference%20 with your name and affiliation. WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling public hearing on response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration:- 9 a.m.: Opening remarks by Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla.; and former EPA Administrator William Reilly- 9:10 a.m.: Retired Adm. Thad Allen, national incident commander for the Gulf oil spill, participates in a panel discussion on "Decision-Making Within the Unified Command"- 1:35 p.m.: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson participates in a panel on "The Use of Dispersants"- 2:35 p.m.: Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, participates in a panel discussion on "The Future of Offshore Drilling"WHERE: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Dave Cohen, 202-570-8311, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=dave.cohen@oilspillcommission.gov&subject=The%20National%20Commission%20on%20the%20BP%20Deepwater%20Horizon%20Oil%20Spill%20and%20Offshore%20Drilling%20-%20Hearing%20 (Media)NOTE: Camera set up is at 7 a.m. WHEN: 11:00 a.m.WHAT: The Library of Congress (LOC) lecture on "Mouvman Peyizan Papay (MPP) Responds to the Earthquake in Haiti and to its Aftermath: Actions, Vision and a Plan." Speaker: Chavannes Jean-Baptiste, founder and executive director of the Peasant Movement of PapayeWHERE: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE, Mary Pickford Theater, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-707-2011; web site: http://www.loc.gov/ WHEN: 11:00 a.m.WHAT: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Discussion on "Women as a Barometer of Success and Stability? Sharing 'Lessons Learned' from Iraq to Afghanistan." Speakers: Kathleen Kuehnast, gender adviser of USIP's Gender and Peacebuilding Initiative; Isobel Coleman, senior fellow at the U.S. Foreign Policy Council on Foreign Relations; Manal Omar, Director of Iraq Programs at USIP; and Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, Deputy Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program Council on Foreign Relations.WHERE: USIP, 1200 17th Street NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Lauren Sucher, 202-429-3822, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lsucher@usip.org&subject=The%20United%20States%20Institute%20of%20Peace%20(USIP)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.usip.org/NOTE: RSVP required. A live webcast will be available online: http://www.usip.org/webcastWHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Middle East Institute (MEI) discussion on “The Struggle for a Democratic Future in Afghanistan: The 2010 Parliamentary Elections.” Speakers: Marvin Weinbaum, Afghan Election Monitor, Scholar-in-Residence, Middle East Institute; and Caroline Wadhams, Afghan Election Monitor, Director for South Asia Security Studies, Center for American Progress.
WHERE: MEI Boardman Room 1761 N Street NW, Washington D.C.
CONTACT: 202-785-5336, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@mei.edu; web site: http://www.mei.edu/
RSVP: http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=rsvp@mei.edu or online at http://mei.edu/Events/Calendar/tabid/504/ctl/EditReg/Mid/1423/ItemID/295/d/20100927/Default.aspx
WHEN: 1:00 p.m.WHAT: Washington Foreign Press Center (WFPC) Briefing on “2012 Diversity Visa Lottery Program and Registration.” Speaker: John Wilcock, Diversity Visa Program officer at the Visa Office of the Bureau of Consular Affairs.WHERE: WFPC, National Press Building, 14th and F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-504-6300; web site: http://www.fpc.state.gov/ NOTE: RSVP to Andrea Corey at http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=coreyad2@state.gov&subject=John%20Wilcock,%20Diversity%20Visa%20Program%20officer%20at%20the%20Visa%20Office%20of%20the%20Bureau%20of%20Consular%20Affairs%20-%20Briefing%20

WHEN: 3:00 p.m.
WHAT: Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Survivors Speak: Essential Leadership in Combating Demand for Sex Trafficking and Commercial Sex.” Speakers: Vednita Carter, Breaking Free; Kristy Childs, Veronica's Voice; Marian Hatcher, Women of Power Alumni Association; Rachel Lloyd, Girls Education & Mentoring Services.
WHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/
************************************************************Tuesday, September 28, 2010WHEN: 8:00 a.m.WHAT: National Journal holds a conference on "Workforce of the Future":- 8 a.m.: Breakfast keynote and Center Stage - "What Happened to the American Job Machine"- 10:30 a.m.: Workshops on "Supply and Demand: Where are the Jobs and Who Will Fill Them?"; "Creating a Second Chance Economy"; and "White, Blue and Green Jobs Report"Speakers: Larry Summers, Director of the National Economic Council; Assistant Labor Secretary Jane Oates; Emily DeRocco, President of the Manufacturing Institute and senior vice president of the National Association of Manufacturers; Scott Paul, Executive Director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing; Tom Woodruff, International Executive Vice President of Service Employees International Union; Amy Wilkins, Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications at the Education Trust; Harris Miller, President and CEO of the Career College Association; Martin Baily, senior fellow for economic studies at the Brookings Institution; Anna Burger of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board; Robert Templin, President of Northern Virginia Community College; Lawrence Mishel, President of the Economic Policy Institute; Maj. Gen. Keith Thurgood, Deputy Chief of the Army Reserve and senior vice president of operations at Sam's Club; Ron Brownstein, editorial director of the National Journal Group; and Ron Fournier, editor in chief of the National Journal Group.WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Atrium Ballroom, Concourse Level, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-739-8400; web site: http://www.nationaljournal.com/ NOTE: RSVP online: http://njworkforce.eventbrite.com/WHEN: 8:00 a.m.WHAT: The Committee to Support U.S. Trade Laws Conference on "the Renaissance of American Manufacturing: Supporting the Manufacturing Industry in the United States":- 9:30 a.m.: Opening remarks by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio- 9:45 a.m.: Remarks by House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md- 4:15 p.m.: Remarks by Gov. Jennifer GranholmWHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Kate Alexander, 201-638-3946, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=kate.alexander@reputationarchitects.com&subject=The%20Committee%20to%20Support%20U.S.%20Trade%20Laws%20-%20Conference%20; or Jon Goldberg, 973-699-7148, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=jon.goldberg@reputationarchitects.com&subject=The%20Committee%20to%20Support%20U.S.%20Trade%20Laws%20-%20Conference%20WHEN: 8:30 a.m.WHAT: Inter-American Dialogue Discussion on "Building a More Resilient Haitian State: Recommendations for Reconstruction from the RAND Corporation." Speakers: James Dobbins, Director of International Security and Defense Policy at the RAND Corporation; Keith Crane, Director of Environment, Energy and Economic Development at the RAND Corporation; Laurel Miller, senior political analyst at the RAND Corporation; and RAND Corporation Senior Fellow Charles Ries.WHERE: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 510, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-822-9002; web site: http://www.thedialogue.org/WHEN: 8:45 a.m.WHAT: The Foreign Policy Research Institute Conference on "The Foreign Fighter Problem: Recent Trends and Case Studies":- 8:45 a.m.: Panel discussion on "Yemen Case Study"- 10:45 a.m.: Panel discussion on "Afghanistan and Pakistan Case Study"WHERE: Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Alan Luxenberg, 215-732-3774 ext. 105, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lux@fpri.org&subject=The%20Foreign%20Policy%20Research%20Institute%20-%20Conference%20NOTE: Register online: http://www.fpri.org/research/nationalsecurity/foreignfighters1009 WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The Brookings Institution Discussion on "Crossing Borders: From Myth to Sound Immigration Policy":- 9 a.m.: Welcoming remarks by Former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Co-Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations- 9:15 a.m.: Panel on "The Economic Evidence on Immigration"- 10:30 a.m.: Panel on "Immigration Policy: Impacts on Workers, Employers, and America's Future"- 11:30 a.m.: Keynote remarks by Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M.WHERE: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Avenue NW, Grand Ballroom, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-797-6105, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=events@brookings.edu&subject=The%20Brookings%20Institution%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.brookings.edu/
WHEN: 9:40 a.m.WHAT: The National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling public hearing regarding response to the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, environmental impacts, and approaches to restoration:- 9:40 a.m.: Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks; Louisiana Lt. Gov. Scott Angelle; and John Farrington, interim dean of the School of Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, participate in a panel discussion on "Impacts: Environmental and Economic"- 10:30 a.m.: Senate Small Business Chairwoman Mary Landrieu, D-La.; and Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., participate in a panel discussion, "Elected Officials from the Region"- 3 p.m.: Assistant Interior Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks Tom Strickland; and Garret Graves, Director of Louisiana Office of Coastal Activities, participate in a panel discussion on "The States and the Federal Government: Defining a Shared Path for Gulf Restoration"WHERE: Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Dave Cohen, 202-570-8311, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=dave.cohen@oilspillcommission.gov&subject=The%20National%20Commission%20on%20the%20BP%20Deepwater%20Horizon%20Oil%20Spill%20and%20Offshore%20Drilling%20-%20Hearing%20 (Media)NOTE: Camera set up is at 7 a.m.
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: Senate Budget Committee Hearing on "Outlook for the Economy and Fiscal Policy." Witness: Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf.WHERE: Room 608 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-0642; web site: http://budget.senate.gov/ WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: Business Roundtable conference call briefing to release the results of its latest "CEO Economic Outlook" survey, providing the CEOs' outlook on economic conditions for the next six months. Speaker: Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman of Business RoundtableCONTACT: Kirk Monroe, 202-496-3269NOTE: Call-in, 888-566-5010; host, Business Roundtable. WHEN: 10:00 a.m.
WHAT: Heritage Foundation discussion on “The 2010 DOD China Report: Defining the Challenge To Taiwan.” Speakers:
Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute; Dan Blumenthal, Resident Fellow and Director, Asian Studies, American Enterprise Institute; and Dean Cheng, Research Fellow, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation.
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Allison Auditorium, Washington D.C.
CONTACT: Andrew Parks, 202-675-1752, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=Andrew.Parks@heritage.org, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lectures.seminars@heritage.org; web site: http://www.heritage.org/
NOTE: RSVP: http://www.heritage.org/Events/2010/09/2010-DOD-China-Report
WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Middle East Institute (MEI) discussion on “Rebuilding Security in the Persian Gulf.” Speaker: Ambassador Robert E. Hunter
Senior Adviser, RAND Corporation.
WHERE: MEI Boardman Room 1761 N Street NW, Washington, DC
CONTACT: 202-785-5336, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@mei.edu; web site: http://www.mei.edu/
NOTE: RSVP: http://mei.edu/Events/Calendar/tabid/504/ctl/EditReg/Mid/1423/ItemID/294/d/20100928/Default.aspx
WHEN: 12:30 p.m.WHAT: The Palestine Center (PC) Discussion on "The Settlement Freeze and the Peace Process Freeze." Speakers: Michelle Dunne, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and editor of the Arab Reform Bulletin; and Daniel Levy, senior research fellow at the American Strategy Program and co-director of the Middle East Task Force.WHERE: PC, 2425-35 Virginia Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-338-1290, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=info@palestinecenter.org&subject=The%20Palestine%20Center%20(PC)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.palestinecenter.org/NOTE: Register online.WHEN: 2:00 p.m.WHAT: The United Nations Association of the United States of America's Council of Organizations Discussion on "Millennium Development Goals Summit Outcome - What happened? What is the US' plan? How you can help." Speakers: Sarah Farnsworth, interim North American coordinator of the Millennium Campaign; Peter Yeo, Vice President for Public Policy at the United Nations Foundation; and Nancy Fitzpatrick, Deputy Executive Director of Quota InternationalWHERE: UN Information Center, 1775 K Street NW, 4th Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Jessica Hartl, 202-462-3446 ext 12, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=jhartl@unausa.org&subject=The%20United%20Nations%20Association%20of%20the%20United%20States%20of%20America; web site: http://www.unausa.org/NOTE: RSVP to contact.WHEN: 2:30 p.m.WHAT: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) Discussion on "Can the United States Revitalize Relations with Japan and Korea?" Speakers: John Park of the United States Institute of Peace; L. Gordon Flake of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Michael Auslin of AEI; and Nicholas Eberstadt of AEI.WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Veronique Rodman, 202-862-4871, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=vrodman@aei.org&subject=The%20American%20Enterprise%20Institute%20for%20Public%20Policy%20Research%20(AEI)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.aei.org/
WHEN: 4:00 p.m.WHAT: House Financial Services Committee Hearing on "A Review of Current and Evolving Trends in Terrorism Financing." Witnesses: TBAWHERE: Room 2128 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-4247; web site: http://financialservices.house.gov/WHEN: 4:00 p.m.WHAT: The Heritage Foundation Discussion on "The Anglosphere and the Advance of Freedom," and diplomacy between Australia and the United States after 9/11. Speakers: John Howard, former Prime Minister of Australia; and Nile Gardiner, Director of The Heritage Foundation's Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom.WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Allison Auditorium, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Andrew Parks, 202-675-1752, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=Andrew.Parks@heritage.org&subject=The%20Heritage%20Foundation%20-%20Discussion%20, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lectures.seminars@heritage.org&subject=The%20Heritage%20Foundation%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.heritage.org/
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.WHAT: National Press Club (NPC) Newsmaker Discussion on “On the Way Ahead – Afghanistan.” Speaker: Mark Sedwill, NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan.WHERE: NPC, 14th & F Streets, NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Tejinder Singh at 202-503-8052; web link: http://fpc.press.org/ WHEN: 6:30 p.m.WHAT: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) 60th anniversary celebration of its first broadcast from the Empire State Building. Speakers: Walter Isaacson, Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute; and Jeffrey Gedmin, president and CEO of RFE/RL.WHERE: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Knight Conference Center, 8th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Ari Goldberg, 202-457-6949, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=GoldbergA@rferl.org&subject=Radio%20Free%20Europe/Radio%20Liberty%20(RFE/RL)%20-%20Event%20; web site: http://www.rferl.org/ NOTE: RSVP to http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=dc-response@rferl.org&subject=Radio%20Free%20Europe/Radio%20Liberty%20(RFE/RL)%20-%20Event%20 or 202-457-6949.
******************************************************Wednesday, September 29, 2010WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) Discussion on "The Employment-Based Immigration Reform Solution." Speakers: Henry Olsen of AEI; Pia Orrenius of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; Madeline Zavodny of Agnes Scott College; Tamar Jacoby of ImmigrationWorks USA; and Michael Clemens of the Center for Global Development.WHERE: AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Veronique Rodman, 202-862-4871, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=vrodman@aei.org&subject=The%20American%20Enterprise%20Institute%20for%20Public%20Policy%20Research%20(AEI)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.aei.org/ NOTE: Register online: http://www.aei.org/event100303WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on "Envisioning the Two-State Solution: Young Political Leaders from Israel and Palestine." Speakers: Ahmad Omeir, youth leader of OneVoice Palestine and acting director of Young Entrepreneurs Palestine; and Danny Shaket, youth leader of OneVoice Israel and head of OneVoice Israel's Tel Aviv University Chapter.WHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 4th Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/WHEN: 9:00 a.m.WHAT: United States Institute of Peace (USIP) discussion “Towards a Palestinian State: Is Institution-Building Succeeding?” Speakers: Howard Sumka, U.S. Agency for International Development; Nathan Brown, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Neil Kritz, U.S. Institute of Peace; Ghaith Al-Omari, American Task Force on Palestine; and Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, Moderator, U.S. Institute of PeaceWHERE: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington DC.CONTACT: Allison Sturma or Lauren Sucher in the Office of Public Affairs and Communications, 202-457-1700; web site: http://www.usip.org/NOTE: This event is at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “PEPFAR: From Emergency to Sustainability and Advances Against HIV/AIDS.” Witnesses: Eric Goosby, United States Global AIDS Coordinator, U.S. Department of State; Anthony S. Fauci, M.D., Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health; Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease and Prevention, and Administrator, Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry; Paula Akugizibwe, Advocacy Coordinator, AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA); and Wafaa El-Sadr, M.D., M.P.H., Director, International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP), Columbia University.WHERE: Room 2172 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on "The al-Megrahi Release: One Year Later." Witnesses: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Nancy McEldowney in the Bureau of European Affairs; Deputy Assistant Attorney General Bruce Swartz in the Criminal Division; and James Mohler, Senior Vice President for Translation Research and Chair of the Roswell Park Cancer Center's Department of Urology, Buffalo, N.Y.WHERE: Room 419 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://foreign.senate.gov/
WHEN: 10:30 a.m.WHAT: The United States Institute of Peace (USIP); and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) Discussion on "Promoting Political Reform in Lebanon: Opportunities and Challenges." Speakers: Ziad Baroud of the Republic of Lebanon; Tamara Cofman Wittes of the State Department; Richard Chambers of IFES; Mona Yacoubian of USIP.WHERE: Beacon Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Lauren Sucher, 202-429-3822, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lsucher@usip.org&subject=The%20United%20States%20Institute%20of%20Peace%20(USIP);%20and%20the%20International%20Foundation%20for%20Electoral%20Systems%20(IFES)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.usip.org/ NOTE: RSVP required. WHEN: 11:30 a.m.WHAT: World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick Remarks on development economics in a changing world, in the run up to the World Bank/International Monetary Fund annual meetings taking place in October.WHERE: Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Gaston Hall, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Saskia Stegeman, 202-473-4227, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=sstegeman@worldbank.org&subject=World%20Bank%20Group%20President%20Robert%20Zoellick%20-%20Event%20; or Natalia Cieslik, 202-458-9369, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=mcieslik@worldbank.org&subject=World%20Bank%20Group%20President%20Robert%20Zoellick%20-%20Event%20; web site: http://www.worldbank.org/ NOTE: Media registration required to 202-473-7660 or http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=aobrien@worldbank.org&subject=World%20Bank%20Group%20President%20Robert%20Zoellick%20-%20Event%20 by September 27. The event will be streamed live online: http://www.worldbank.org/
WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Discussion with Senator Joseph Lieberman on the “U.S. Role in the Middle East, Its Relationship with Iran, the Peace Process, and the Balance of Power in the Region.”WHERE: CFR, 1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Lucy Dunderdale at http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=DCPressRSVP@cfr.org ; web site: http://www.cfr.org/ NOTE: RSVP by 12:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 28 at http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=DCPressRSVP@cfr.org WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) Discussion on a report, "Covering Corruption: The Difficulties of Trying to Make a Difference," which examines impact that the media has in bringing about reform and better governance. Speakers: Report author Rosemary Armao; Stefan Candea of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalist; Nathaniel Heller of Global Integrity; and David Kaplan of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and Center for Public IntegrityWHERE: NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-378-9700, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=info@ned.org&subject=The%20National%20Endowment%20for%20Democracy%20(NED)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.ned.org/NOTE: RSVP to http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=cima@ned.org&subject=The%20National%20Endowment%20for%20Democracy%20(NED)%20-%20Discussion%20 with your name and affiliation by September 27.WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: The Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on "American Power After 9/11: Afghanistan, Iraq, and the United Nations." Speakers: Caroline Wadhams, Director of South Asia Security Studies at CAP; Scott Malcomson, foreign affairs editor of the New York Times; and John Norris, Executive Sirector of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at CAPWHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site: http://www.americanprogress.org/ NOTE: RSVP required.WHEN: 12:15 p.m.
WHAT: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) book discussion on “’Between Religion and Politics,’ which examines Islamic movements in the Middle East.” Speakers: authors Nathan Brown and Amr Hamzawy; and Marwan Muasher of CEIP.
WHERE: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/
WHEN: 1:30 p.m.WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on "U.S. Strategy for Countering Jihadist Websites." Witnesses: Christopher Boucek, associate in the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace's Middle East Program; Mansour Al-Hadj, Director of the Middle East Media Research Institute's Reform in the Arab and Muslim World Project; and Gregory McNeal, associate professor of law at Pepperdine University.WHERE: Room 2255 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/WHEN: 2:00 p.m.WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Renewed Engagement: U.S. Policy Toward Pacific Island Nations.” Witnesses: Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State; Derek J. Mitchell, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; and Nish K. Desal Biswal, Assistant Administrator for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development.WHERE: Room 2172 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/WHEN: 4:00 p.m.WHAT: The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Discussion on "Asia Adrift: U.S. and Australian Geostrategic Policy in the Asia-Pacific." Speaker: Greg Sheridan, foreign editor of the AustralianWHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 5th Floor Conference Room, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/ WHEN: 7:00 p.m.WHAT: The Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) Discussion and screening of "Reporting from the Front Lines: Covering the Human Side of Conflict." Speakers: Sherine Tadros and Ayman Moheyldine, Al Jazeera English (AJE) Gaza reporters; Josh Rushing, AJE host and former Marine; and Adel Iskandar, CCAS adjunct professorWHERE: Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Gaston Hall, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-687-6215, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=ccasevents@georgetown.edu&subject=The%20Georgetown%20University%20Walsh%20School%20of%20Foreign%20Service%20Center%20for%20Contemporary%20Arab%20Studies%20(CCAS)%20-%20Discussion%20; web site: http://www.ccasonline.org/NOTE: RSVP required

**************************************************Thursday, September 30, 2010WHEN: 9:00 a.m.
WHAT: New America Foundation (NAF); and the Committee for Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB) discussion on "Getting Specific: How to Fix the Budget." Speakers: Senate Budget Committee ranking Republican Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H.; Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.; Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; former Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., fellow at the German Marshall Fund; Bill Frenzel, co-chair of CRFB; Martin Feldstein of Harvard University; former U.S. Comptroller General Chuck Bowsher; Maya MacGuineas, president of CRFB; Bill Galston, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Buck Chapoton, strategic adviser at Brown Advisory; Bill Gale, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution; Larry Korb, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; and Robert Carroll of Ernst and Young LLP
WHERE: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: Kate Brown, 202-596-3365, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=brown@newamerica.net; http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=communications@newamerica.net; web site: http://www.newamerica.net/
NOTE: RSVP: Contact Ashley Shuler at http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=shuler@newamerica.net or online at:
http://www.newamerica.net/events/2010/getting_specific_how_to_fix_the_budget
WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Out of the Shadows: The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking.” Witnesses: Luis CdeBaca, Ambassador-at-Large, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State; David Abramowitz, Director of Policy and Government Relations, Humanity United; Mark P. Lagon, Chair, International Relations and Security Concentration, and Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Aruna Uprety, M.D., Founder, Rural Health Education Services and Trust, Partner, American Himalayan Foundation’s Stop Girl Trafficking Program; Neha Misra, Senior Specialist, Migration & Human Trafficking, Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO; and Beryl D’souza, M.D., Medical Director and Anti-Human Trafficking Director in India, Dalit Freedom NetworkWHERE: Room 2172 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/WHEN: 10:00 a.m.WHAT: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion in advance of President Obama's visit to India in November. Speakers: Shivhsankar Menon, national security adviser to the Indian prime minister; and Jessica Mathews, president of CEIP.WHERE: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/WHEN: 10:30 a.m.WHAT: The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Director's forum on "Toward a Safe, Secure, and Clean Energy Future." Speaker: Interior Secretary Ken SalazarWHERE: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-691-4000; web site: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/NOTE: Media should RSVP to Sharon McCarter at, 202-691-4016 or http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=sharon.mccarter@wilsoncenter.org&subject=The%20Woodrow%20Wilson%20Center%20(WWC)%20-%20Forum%20
WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on “Hezbollah’s Impact on Security and Political Dynamics in the Middle East.” Speakers: Thanassis Cambanis, author of “A Privilege to Die: Inside Hezbollah’s Endless War Against Israel”; Elliott Abrams, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.WHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site: http://www.americanprogress.org/NOTE: RSVP to: http://app.mx3.americanprogressaction.org/e/er.aspx?s=785&lid=64683&elq=e897132a2a334e8887762f1aaa312a77 WHEN: 12:00 p.m.WHAT: The Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE) semi-annual Global Economics Prospects program to discuss the course of the world economy for the rest of 2010 and 2011. Speaker: Michael Mussa, former chief economist at the International Monetary FundWHERE: IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-328-9000; http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=meetings@piie.com&subject=The%20Peterson%20Institute%20for%20International%20Economics%20(IIE)%20-%20Program%20; web site: http://www.iie.com/WHEN: 12:15 p.m.WHAT: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) Discussion on "Corruption in Yemen," as well as a screening of "Destructive Beast," a new documentary film on "exposing the economic and social costs of corruption in Yemen." Speakers: Abdulwahab Alkebsi, Regional Director of Africa and the Middle East at the Center for International Private Enterprise; and Christopher Boucek, associate at CEIP's Middle East Program.WHERE: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-483-7600; web site: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/WHEN: 12:30 p.m.WHAT: National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon with National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J. WHERE: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Ballroom, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Melinda Cooke, 202-662-7516, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=mcooke@press.org&subject=National%20Republican%20Senatorial%20Committee%20Chairman%20Sen.%20John%20Cornyn,%20R-Texas;%20and%20Democratic%20Senatorial%20Campaign%20Committee%20Chairman%20Sen.%20Robert%20Menendez,%20D-N.J.%20-%20NPC%20Luncheon%20; web site: http://npc.press.org/ WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
WHAT: Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) brown-bag lunch discussion on “The Midterm Elections and What Will They Mean for the Progressive Movement.” Speakers: Steve Cobble is an associate fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, a cofounder of AfterDowningStreet.org, and a cofounder of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA); Bill Fletcher, Jr., a founder of the Black Radical Congress and longtime labor, racial justice and international activist, is Executive Editor and columnist for BlackCommentator.com and a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington; and Karen Dolan is a fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies and director of the Cities for Progress and Cities for Peace.
WHERE: IPS Conference Room, 1112 16th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington D.C.
CONTACT: 202-234-9382; http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=info@ips-dc.org
NOTE: RSVP: http://www.ips-dc.org/events/mid-term_elections_what_will_they_mean_for_the_progressive_movement

WHEN: 2:00 p.m.WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on “Cambodia’s Small Debt: When Will the U.S. Forgive?” Witness: Joseph Y. Yun, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.WHERE: Room 2172 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.WHAT: Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on "Latin America in 2010: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Future of U.S. Policy in the Hemisphere." Witnesses: Mark Schneider, Senior Vice President/Special Advisor on Latin America for the International Crisis Group; Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Latin American Program; and Joy Olsen, Executive Director of the Washington Office on Latin AmericaWHERE: Room 419 Dirksen Senate Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-224-4651; web site: http://foreign.senate.gov/
WHEN: 2:30 p.m.WHAT: House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on "Venezuela After the Elections." Witnesses: Michael Shifter, President of Inter-American Dialogue; and Kirk Hawkins, assistant professor in Brigham Young University's Department of Political Science.WHERE: Room 2318 Rayburn House Office BuildingCONTACT: 202-225-5021; web site: http://www.foreignaffairs.house.gov/ WHEN: 4:30 p.m.
WHAT: Center for a New American Security (CNAS) discussion on “Crime Wars: Gangs, Cartels and U.S. National Security.” Speakers: Roberta Jacobson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Canada, Mexico and NAFTA, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue; Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown, Foreign Policy Fellow for The Brookings Institution 21st Century Defense Initiative, Author of Shooting Up: Counterinsurgency and the War on Drugs; Colonel Robert Killebrew, USA (ret.), CNAS Senior Fellow.
WHERE: Willard Intercontinental Hotel's Crystal Room, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC.
CONTACT: http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=info@cnas.org; 202-457-9400; web site: http://www.cnas.org/
NOTE: RSVP: https://cnas.wufoo.com/forms/crime-wars-gangs-cartels-and-national-security/
WHEN: 6:00 p.m.WHAT: The Center for American Progress (CAP) Discussion on "Borderline or Borderlands? The U.S.-Mexico Relationship and the Immigration Debate." Speakers: Cathy Feingold, Director of International Affairs at the AFL-CIO; Mexican Ambassador to the United States Arturo Sarukhan; and Tyche Hendricks, author of "The Wind Doesn't Need a Passport: Stories from the U.S. Mexico-Borderlands"WHERE: CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC.CONTACT: 202-741-6246; web site: http://www.americanprogress.org/NOTE: RSVP required.

**********************************************Friday, October 1, 2010WHEN: 8:30 a.m.WHAT: Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Discussion with Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl M. Levin on “U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan and a Congressional Perspective on the Way Forward.”WHERE: CFR, 1777 F Street, NW, Washington, DC.CONTACT: Lucy Dunderdale at 2020-509-8525 or http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=DCPressRSVP@cfr.org; web site: http://www.cfr.org/ RSVP by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 30 to http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=DCPressRSVP@cfr.org WHEN: 12:00 p.m.
WHAT: Heritage Foundation Discussion on "Immigration Enforcement at the Crossroads: Arizona v. Obama Administration." Speakers: Larry Dever, sheriff of Cochise County, Ariz.; Kris Kobach, professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and former counsel to the attorney general; Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal & Judicial Studies; and Charles Stimson, senior legal fellow in criminal law, military law, military commissions and detention policy at the Heritage Foundation's Center for Legal & Judicial Studies
WHERE: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Allison Auditorium, Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-675-1752, http://uk.mc274.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=lectures.seminars@heritage.org; web site: http://www.heritage.org/

Wednesday, 22 September 2010


Thursday 23rd September
6.30pm

Auditorium at the Royal Commonwealth Society

(nearest tube Embankment)

Speakers:
John Githongo (journalist / consultant / anti-corruption leader/ civil society organisation director)

Professor Justin Willis (Prof. in History, University of Durham )

Michela Wrong (Journalist / Author)



Chair:

Sir Edward Clay (formerly a High Commissioner and ambassador)


Event description:

John Githongo has had a varied career as journalist, civil society activist and most famously Kenya ’s anti-corruption tsar. Appointed in 2002 by President Mwai Kibaki, John uncovered large-scale corruption up to the highest levels of the administration. After making these revelations John fled Kenya . His controversial story was recounted in Michela Wrong’s book ‘It’s our turn to eat: the story of a Kenyan whistle-blower’.
Having now returned to Kenya John heads Inuka, a grassroots advocacy group aimed at creating an informed citizenry. John is a passionate commentator on Kenyan social and political life and he will be joined by a pair of Kenya experts Michela Wrong and Professor Justin Willis ( University of Durham ) to discuss Kenya ’s future post referendum.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

The Nigeria @50 Gala held at the Royal copmmonwelath club .The guest of honour was the Parmanet Secretary -Mininstry of Foreign Affairs Nigeria



























Monday, 20 September 2010

BARAZA LA IDD LONDON LILILO ANDALIWA NA JUMIIYA YA WATANZANIA EAST AFIRCA FOUNDATION
















Thursday, 16 September 2010








News from Chuka Umunna MP
Issue date: 16 September 2010
For immediate release

Youth violence in London –
House of Commons debate today

Chuka Umunna, Member of Parliament for Streatham, has secured a debate taking place in the House of Commons today (16 September) in the wake of 14 teenage deaths and 1683 teenage gun and knife crime victims in the Capital this year.

According to the latest statistics provided to Mr Umunna’s office by the Metropolitan Police, this calendar year to date there have been:
• 14 teenage homicide victims;
• 1230 knife crime victims (non-fatal); and,
• 145 gun crime victims (non-fatal),
in Greater London.

On 7 July 2010 Mr Umunna raised the murder of a young constituent at Prime Minister’s Questions. 15 year old Zac Olumegbon was killed in a planned attack on 2 July 2010 close to his school in West Norwood.

Commenting on the debate, Mr Umunna said:

“It is timely for the House of Commons to be discussing this issue following a difficult summer in which youth violence has continued to take place on the streets of our great city.

“It simply will not do for policy makers to take a reactive approach to addressing this issue each and every time there is another tragic death – it is essential that a pro-active approach is taken and that we properly fund youth provision in our communities.

“Londoners want to know what the new coalition government is planning to do to put a stop to the violence on our streets.”

Shortly before the debate, Mr Umunna is meeting with members of Lambeth’s Youth Council in Parliament including Lambeth’s Youth Mayor to discuss how youth violence can be reduced in London.

The debate, “Youth violence in London”, takes place in the House of Commons chamber from 5.30pm. Parliamentary Under Secretary for Crime Reduction, James Brokenshire MP, will respond to Mr Umunna’s debate on behalf of the government.
ENDS

For more information, please contact Emily Wester on 020 7219 2329 or email emily.wester@parliament.uk
Notes to editors
1. On 6 May 2010, Chuka Umunna was elected as Member of Parliament for Streatham, receiving 20,037 votes.
2. The parliamentary constituency of Streatham covers Streatham, parts of Balham, Brixton, Clapham and Tulse Hill.







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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Nigeria’s Independence, we are holding a symposium, dinner and award night at the Banking Hall of the Nigeria High Commission, London on Saturday 25th of September 2010. The programme starts at 1700 and finishes at 2200 Hrs.




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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

In the latest interview with the Labour Mayoral contenders, OBV's Director is in conversation with former Mayor Ken Livingstone. In this exclusive first part interview Livingstone talks about his Conservative supporting parents, his rise through the Labour ranks, and the damage caused to Black individuals and groups by the campaign that sought to get him out of office.

This is a fascinating insight into one of the last political big beasts within the Labour movement.

Watch the interview on YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMKySJFL6fk

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

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Sunday, 12 September 2010

on the 21st September, International Day of Peace

2-3pm Special talks:
Peace one day and MDG3 in Africa – [African Women’s Decade 2010-2020]
VAW, trafficking of women and poverty in Africa [case of Zimbabwe]
4-7pm Workshops:
Road Map to the African Women’s Decade

Venue: Tindlemanor Basement. 52/54 Featherstone Street, London EC1Y 8RT.
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Saturday, 11 September 2010


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Friday, 10 September 2010

By ASSAH MWAMBENE

Tanzania and Malawi have agreed to form a joint Committee of Technical Experts that will search, review, and analyze all available legal instruments concerning the common boundary of the two countries.

The Committee of the Technical Experts is mandated to report their findings back to the committee of Officials of the two countries by first week of December 2010.

A Statement issued at the end of the Committee of Officials of the two countries in Lilongwe yesterday said the meeting was aimed at preparing a road map for the reaffirmation of the international boundary between the two countries.

“The meeting was held against the background of the directive of the African Union to all African countries that they should delineate, delimitate, demarcate and reaffirm their international boundaries by the year 2012” the joint Statement noted.

The Committee of Officials meeting which was held in cordial manner, considered the available legal instruments that led to the delineation of the boundary between the two countries by the colonial administrators.

The Committee of Officials also hailed the close collaboration, trust and transparency that prevailed during the discussions over the issues for the benefit of the peoples of the two countries.

Malawi and Tanzania have so far agreed to develop part of the stretch of the Songwe River through Songwe River Basin Development programme in a move aimed at destabilizing and controlling the unpredictable shift of the river course.

Tanzania and Malawi have had border disputes on the Lake Nyasa since colonial times.

Unpredictable shift of the Songwe River course due to flooding and other factors has also made it difficult to determine the border since the two countries are separated by the River.

The Tanzania Delegation in the meeting was led by the Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Ms. Maria Bilia.

H.E. Patrick Tsere, the Tanzania High Commissioner to Malawi , Irene Kasyanju, and the Head of the Legal Unit of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and a representative from the Attorneys General Chamber also attended the meeting.

End

Monday, 6 September 2010

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Ras Nas aka Nasibu Mwanukuzi na skwadi yake wako tayari kufanya shoo ya kufa mtu kwenye kiota cha maraha jijini Oslo, Skuret Konsertscene, Jumamosi hii. Mambo yataanza saa nne usiku. Sasa wabongo waishio Oslo kazi kwenu, habari ndio hiyo! Wanamuziki wa Ras Nas ni Aris Milongo (Congo), Uriel Seri (Ivory Coast), Chuck Frazier (Texas), Dag Pierre (Sweden) na Thomas Langvann (Norway). Vile vile atakuwepo Dj Dominic (UK) akikwaruza santuri kabla na baada ya shoo.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Reformed Nigeria Movement which is campaigning for Goodluck jonathan painted thee Notting Hill carnival white and Green i support of good luck's candidature for presidency 2011
Good drinking water, electricity, telephone, mass transit in every village is a right, not a privilege. Modern infrastructures are needed to attract business into the community and promote tourism. Yearly tourism revenue alone in Nigeria will generate about 3 billion dollar into the economy and create about a million jobs if properly implemented and coordinated.GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS THE ANSWER!
Let’s RESPECT each other’s opinion without prejudice, and rid ourselves of indiscipline, lawlessness, self aggrandizement and lack of compassion and trust which runs wild in our society today. We have suffered enough.GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS THE ANSWER!


Many families are working hard, playing by the rules, but still falling behind. Poverty has exploded. Our people are torn by tribal and ethnic divisions.
Our leaders’ mismanagement has disarmed government as an instrument to make our economy work and support the people’s most basic values, needs and hopes. Our leaderships brought Nigeria a false and fragile hope with unfulfilled promises of prosperity and so will leave behind broken souls. Our naira was devalued because of SAP---false hope. Privatization without security safety nets and safe guards-----false hope. And the many false hopes and failures continues……..
GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS THE ANSWER!


Nigeria citizens are capable of electing genuine and knowledgeable political novice in office, who has a strategic vision and specific economic and political agenda, than a political veteran speculator with no real sense of leadership and lack the will to make real economic and political reforms that Nigeria desperately need. GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS THE ANSWER!

Government will provide money, materials, equipments, expertise, industry specific overseers with Village administrative manager in charge and the village people will provide voluntary labor and get paid salary every two weeks on the 1st and 30th of every month. Wages for all occupations will be almost about the same amount for all to close the earning gaps between they have and have not.GOODLUCK JONATHAN IS THE ANSWER!


visit them at www.reformnigeria.org