Mensah wrote on koaci.com:
For Nigerian soldiers, enlisted men, officers and even aspirants, the military hierarchy has decided that the knowledge of the French language is now a prerequisite for anyone to get a promotion.
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Ousmane Gueye on the site Mondoblog writes [fr] about the slow deployment of African troops in northern Mali :
If we were to judge the impact of the intervention in Mali by the jubilant euphoria of liberated populations, then it should be obvious that by deploying so slowly, African countries failed Mali once again ….. All the posturing by African heads of state and yet they could not achieve a single action of their own to slow down the Islamists in Mali.
What if the football history of Côte d'Ivoire was doomed in a particularly strange way? A story written in such a way that superstars cannot ever put their hands on the continental trophy ? What exactly do Didier Drogba and Laurent Poku lack to win a Africa Cup? They are both talented [..] but they fail where other less talented players have found success.
The Malian army has committed serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law (IHL) during the ongoing conflict against armed groups, including extrajudicial executions of civilians, according to testimonies collected by Amnesty International during a ten days mission in Mali.
“I didn’t pay much mind to the #Kony2012 kerfuffle when it first surfaced back in March. I couldn’t be bothered to watch the film and was a bit blasé about the re-emergence (as it seemed to me) of the Lord’s Resistance Army as a topic of wide international interest. But now Invisible Children has released another film that promises the unleashing of a new wave of activism (they’re promising to take over the US capital in mid-November) and awareness-raising”.
OLUFEMI Terry in #KONY2005 on the Africa is a Country blog. OLUFEMI unpacks the nuances that must be taken into account when approaching the stories of child soldiers in Uganda.
So how about this great Francophone Summit in Kinsasha, where millions and millions [of Euros] were spent while people are drowning in misery? It appears its main purpose would have been to develop strategies to protect the French language? I mean, seriously ? I love the French language (as much as the next language) but not enough to put it above mine .. “
Commenting a post on lestimes.com about the the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) top brass facing a court charge after they allegedly ignored a High Court order to accept a junior soldier’s sick leave application, KOTOPE writes:
The answer to all this mess is very simple, LESOTHO DOES NOT NEED ARMED FORCES WHO ARE VERY VERY EXPENSIVE [TO] MAINTAIN, all we need is a MILITARY POLICE joaloka bo Swizerland who would at least benefit the Country by fighting crime and stuff.
Welcome DLAMINI writes about ‘virginity dance’ in a post published on swazilive.com:
Her Royal Highness Princess Sikhanyiso performed her show-stopper ‘virginity dance’ under floodlights yesterday as the 2012 Reed Dance Ceremony progressed into the twilight
Human Rights Watch wrote [fr]:
In addition to deploying reinforcements and recruits to support military operations, Rwandan military officials have been providing important military support to the M23 rebels, including weapons, ammunition, and training, Human Rights Watch said. This makes Rwanda a party to the conflict.”