Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the half year.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) 2012 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
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Los AngelesWW photo: John ParkerLos Angeles — Women leaders in the anti-police brutality struggle that reaches from Oakland, Calif., to New York City gathered at the Harriet Tubman Center for Social Justice here on March 22 to discuss the growing movement against racist police terror and to highlight the growing number of women being targeted.Gloria Verdieu, from San Diego’s Committee Against Police Brutality and People’s Power Assembly, set the tone throughout the meeting as she emceed this Workers World-sponsored event.Verdieu presented a powerful slide show with the faces of women who have lost their lives to police terror all across the United States. Although most were women of color — since people of color are the primary targets of police attacks — the multinational character of the victims dramatically exposed the fact that no one is safe from police murder. Verdieu said the killing of women by police can no longer remain invisible to this movement.The slides continued to run throughout the meeting, intensifying every speaker’s words.Ishtyme Robinson, of Mothers Against Youth Genocide, talked about her loss of two children to police terror, while emphasizing that she didn’t want people’s pity or any gestures to help her. What she wanted was for people to join the struggle against police killings and to examine and eliminate whatever distractions they may have that keep them from fighting back against police repression.The gathering also heard from Cat Brooks, the leader of the Anti-Police Terror Project and co-chair of ONYX, groups that have courageously participated in militant actions in Oakland, including the shutting down of the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. Brooks inspired the audience with her description of how the APTP is organizing communities, including political education on tactics, messaging and activism, with an emphasis on maintaining leadership by people of color.A ‘beautiful new movement’Lesbian activist Teresa Gutierrez, a Workers World Party leader and co-chair of the May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights, gave a rousing talk that scrutinized the backward slight made by Patricia Arquette at the Oscars against people of color and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer communities. That, said Gutierrez, was an action against solidarity that pushed the women’s movement in a backward direction. She explained how fighting for those in the streets of Ferguson and against the attacks on LGBTQ people were women’s issues that strengthen all women.Gutierrez said that white women especially had to champion those struggles, not deny and counterpose them as Arquette did. These remarks were especially appreciated by members of the African-American Caucus of the Service Employees’ United Long Term Care Workers who attended the meeting. They told about their union’s campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15.All the speakers were excited about the youth who activated this nationwide movement against police terror. Danielle Longchamps, a leader of the youth organization FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together) in Baltimore, highlighted the work being done in that city by several organizations to keep the Black Lives Matter movement active there. She gave a personal account of the daily challenges women face as they combat racism, police terror and the unfortunate tolerance that enables the objectification of women. Longchamps said this sexist objectification of women must be fought, especially by those organizations which consider themselves progressive.Commenting on the success of the meeting, Maggie Vascassenno, of Workers World Party in Los Angeles, who coordinated the event, said, “There’s a beautiful new movement against police terror growing in this country, and this meeting once again highlights the fact that women are in the leadership of this movement, in particular women of color, lesbian and trans women.”BostonWW photo: Liz GreenBoston IWD forumOn March 21, the Women’s Fightback Network, Team Solidarity and Workers World Party held an International Women’s Day forum in Boston attended by women and men on the theme, “Every Issue Is a Women’s Issue! Globalize Women’s Solidarity!” The forum was addressed by women speakers from Black Lives Matter, the Boston School Bus Union, Veterans for Peace, the People with Disabilities Caucus, the Women’s Fightback Network and Workers World Party. A leader of a high school walkout talked about the struggle that precipitated the walkout.The Boston WW Bureau contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The process of Britain leaving the European Union — called Brexit — has turned the politics of that country into a shambling wreck. Many Brexit scenarios predict major economic damage to the British economy, the second largest in the EU.What is not being trumpeted is that the worst economic blows of Brexit would fall on the workers. The major British political parties have split into “leavers” and “remainers.” There are subfactions like “hard exit” — no treaty between the EU and Britain — and “soft exit” — preserving an open border between the Republic of Ireland and the six northeastern Irish counties, Northern Ireland, that remained under British rule after the Republic’s independence in 1922.In the general referendum on leaving the EU, the “leave” option won with only 52 percent of the overall vote. “Leave” actually lost in Northern Ireland and in Scotland by fairly wide margins.But Brexit was pushed by some sectors of the English ruling class that resented the power that German and French financial institutions had over their economic dealings. The British bourgeoisie don’t want to have to coordinate with Germany and France when the next crisis of overproduction breaks and the economy of their world totters. The British rulers want unimpeded control of their own destiny — that is, their wealth — and no EU interference.Now European workers, both in Britain and on the Continent, are facing the devastating fallout of some possible Brexit scenarios. If a hard Brexit with no agreement occurs, either on March 29 or later, the employment status of 3 million or so non-British workers currently employed in the country will be up in the air. One of the main, “nationalist” points of the Brexiteers in the referendum campaign was a racist pledge to control immigration, exclude non-British workers and “protect British jobs.” Similarly, the fate of a million of so British citizens now working on the Continent would be placed in doubt.Unions in Britain, and more generally in Europe, should be taking a clear, firm, militant position that all workers have a right to their jobs, no matter where national borders are drawn.Large sectors of the working class in England have already had their standard of living cut significantly before any declaration of Brexit. The British bourgeoisie have imposed austerity cuts in education, health care and housing without any interference from the unelected EU bureaucrats in Brussels. An additional major impact Brexit would have on workers’ lives is the disruption of trade and transportation, the consequental rising price of goods, and the increased costs and difficulties of travel outside Britain, including trips related to health care.For instance, of the 16,000 trucks a day, at maximum, that pass through Dover, England, on their way from Calais, France, less than 2 percent are inspected. All others pass with only an internet form. If Brexit happens without provision for a customs agreement, every truck would have to be checked. It’s estimated that workers driving trucks would be in a traffic jam more than 40 miles long.In Ireland, workers driving the thousands of trucks that currently pass daily from the Republic to the Six Counties would face similar obstacles. And for women travelling to the Republic to seek reproductive health care, including abortions not available in the Six Counties, a border newly imposed by Brexit might represent an uncrossable obstacle to their future.Brexit: yet another reminder that there should be no borders in the workers’ struggles.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
EritreaAfrica RSF_en Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? January 13, 2021 Find out more to go further The Eritrean capital, Asmara, saw an uprising on 21 January that was both unexpected and short-lived. Around 100 soldiers staged a mutiny and stormed the information ministry. The army responded by surrounding the building with tanks. After a 12-hour interruption, the state broadcast media resumed their normal programming, the mutineers withdrew and officials went home.What really happened that day at the information ministry? Some information began to filter out the next day, and more has emerged since then. But it has not been easy to follow events as they happened. And establishing what this incident means and what it may bode for the future is even harder.Eritrea is one of the world’s most closed countries and has one of the last totalitarian dictatorships. The mystery surrounding the events of 21 January and the chorus of denials and contradictory comments on social networks are the logical consequence of a situation in which privately-owned media have been banned since 2001 and no foreign press correspondents have been permitted since 2010.This Horn of Africa country is ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is Africa’s biggest prison for journalists, with at least 30 detained. Seven have died or committed suicide in detention as a result of the appalling conditions.When the only media allowed to operate inside a country are government-run propaganda mouthpieces, the exile media play a key role. This is the case with Radio Erena, an independent radio station based in Paris and supported by Reporters Without Borders. It was Radio Erena that sounded the alert. We will get back to this. First the facts.Mutineers take “Forto,” state media interruptedEarly on the morning of 21 January, around 100 mutineers took up positions in the information ministry, an enormous ochre-coloured building known as “Forto,” which sits atop a small hill overlooking Asmara.The rebel soldiers quickly gathered all the employees “in the same room” and then Asmelash Abreha, the head of state-owned Eri-TV, which broadcasts from within the complex, was forced to begin reading a communiqué on the air.The communiqué called for implementation of the 1997 constitution, which has been suspended since the 1998-2000 war against Ethiopia, and for the release of political prisoners and all those who were arrested while trying to flee the country illegally across its land borders.After he had read the first two sentences, the TV station’s over-the-air signal was suddenly cut and its satellite signal began broadcasting archive footage. Army tanks quickly surrounded the building. They also reportedly took up protective positions at the presidential palace, located just a few hundred metres away, and at the airport. The rest of the city apparently remained calm but communication with the outside world became very complicated.“Snowing in Paris”After being off the air all day, Eri-TV resumed broadcasting at around 10 p.m. with news from Europe. “Snow in Paris is disrupting the everyday activities of the French,” the news programme announced. The mutineers withdrew in the evening, and the information ministry’s 500 or so employees all went home. The next morning they were all back at work, as usual.The 1993 precedentAccording to reports from various sources, including the opposition exile website Awate.com, it seems that the mutiny was led by four people – Col. Saleh Osman, two majors and a captain – but was spontaneous and not very organized. Col Osman was a hero of the anti-Ethiopian resistance in the port city of Assab during the 1998-2000 war.What happened to the mutineers and how was the situation resolved? The authorities did not make any arrests. “The mutineers withdrew peacefully,” said journalist Léonard Vincent, the author of a book about Eritrea, speaking on Radio France Internationale. In fact, not a single shot was fired.An Eritrean interviewed by Reporters Without Borders and Martin Plaut, in a post entitled “21 January in perspective” on his blog, both said the incident resembled one in 1993, a few days before Eritrea’s independence declaration, when a few ex-fighters staged a brief mutiny to demand their back pay.To this end, they surrounded the office of the future president, Issaias Afeworki, then a hero of the liberation and head of the single party, the People’s Front for Democracy and Justice. The situation was quickly resolved by means of negotiation, but some of the ex-fighters were later arrested or disappeared.But never since independence in 1993 has Eri-TV’s programming been interrupted as it was on 21 January.After official silence, comments, spin and denialAlthough just embryonic and ephemeral, this week’s uprising quickly drew the attention of the international community, foreign media and Eritrean diaspora because Eritrea is an extremely authoritarian country where fear is universal and any form of protest seems inconceivable.At first there was complete silence from the government. The first official comment came the next day from Yemane Gebremeskel, the president’s senior adviser, who said: “All is calm today, as it was indeed yesterday.”Comments followed from a few Eritrean officials based abroad, including the ambassador to the United Nations, Araya Desta; the ambassador to the African Union, Girma Asmerom; the ambassador to Japan; and the consuls in Australia and South Africa. All played down the incident and criticized “garbage reports” in foreign media in the pay of “Eritrea’s enemies.”“The government is insisting that the situation is under control while reluctantly admitting that there was an incident,” Léonard Vincent wrote.Meanwhile, the exile opposition and government supporters waged a furious battle on social networks. Rahel Weldeab, who works for the pro-government National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students, tweeted: “People in Asmara are going about their daily lives while ‘experts on the Horn’ cry coup (…) I live right near the airport, nothing is happening.” Another person on Twitter criticized the comments about the human rights situation in Eritrea and said that freedom of information was respected because journalism is taught at school. The exact message says : “And you can be a journalist in Eritrea. They even teach journalism in school. I don’t know wtf you talking about”. Radio Erena, first with the newsAmanuel Ghirmai, an Eritrean exile journalist with Radio Erena, was extensively quoted by all the international news media on 21 January. Throughout the day, international media turned to the Paris-based independent radio station to find out what was happening in Asmara.And for good reason. Radio Erena was the first radio station to report that an incident was unfolding in the Eritrean capital. Alerted early in the morning, the station took to the air at 9 a.m. (Paris time), an hour earlier than usual, and continued to follow events as they happened.With support from Reporters Without Borders, Radio Erena was launched in June 2009 by a group of Eritrean exile journalists. Headed by Biniam Simon, a former Eri-TV star anchor, it relies on a network of local correspondents and contributors. Its independently-reported news and information provide an alternative to the government’s propaganda.Because of its success and the quality of its programmes, Radio Erena quickly became a government target. Its satellite signal was jammed and its website was the victim of a cyber-attack last summer, after it had been broadcasting for three years.More information about the jamming and the complaint that Reporters Without Borders filed with the judicial authorities in Paris:- On RSF.org – “Ordinary heroes”, by Léonard VincentAfter several months of seeking ways to elude such acts of sabotage, Radio Erena is back on the air in Eritrea and the neighbouring region (East Africa and the Arabian Peninsula), broadcasting daily on the shortwave (since 15 November) and by satellite (since 26 December).Radio Erena can be heard every evening from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (local time) on 11560 kHz on the shortwave.It can also be received 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by satellite:Satellite: 7 degrees West (Nilesat) Frequency: 11678 MHz Polarization: Vertical Symbol Rate: 27500 FEC: 3/4 French-language media coverage of Radio Erena (September 2012 – January 2013):- “Radio Erena, fighting for the airwaves” (Libération)- “Radio Erena, the free voice that Eritrea wants to gag” (Le Monde)- “Radio Erena is the only independent radio station broadcasting in Eritrea, so it’s no surprise they don’t like it” (Interview with Biniam Simon by RFI’s Sonia Rolley)- “Radio Erena, an investigation into state piracy in Eritrea” (Slate Afrique) Also read Léonard Vincent’s article about information minister Ali Abdu’s recent defection. Follow the news on Eritrea EritreaAfrica October 27, 2020 Find out more January 24, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 What really happened at Asmara’s ministry of (dis)information ? Organisation Receive email alerts Reports News Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case News News RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision Photo : Asmara (ctsnow) April 14, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information
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Prince George’s County Fire Department(NEW CARROLLTON, Md.) — A woman who allegedly started a massive fire in a Maryland apartment building because she was upset with her ex-boyfriend has been arrested and charged with arson, authorities said.Natasha Ciara Joyner, 32, allegedly sparked the huge blaze in the three-story building at 5334 85th Ave. in New Carrollton on Sept. 17 around 3:30 p.m., according to a release to Prince George’s County Fire/EMS Department.Firefighters spent two hours that day working to get the three-alarm blaze under control.In a video posted to the department’s Twitter account, flames can be seen shooting out high above the roof of the apartment complex with thick smoke billowing into the sky.There were no injuries to any of the residents or the firefighters who worked to extinguish the fire, the department said.The fire displaced 132 residents and caused $2.2 million in damages, the fire department said.The National Capital Region of the American Red Cross provided water, bedding and toiletries to residents who were affected by the fire.Joyner was arrested and charged with arson, malicious burning, malicious destruction of property and reckless endangerment for allegedly sparking the huge blaze, the department announced Friday.Additional charges are pending, according to a release by the department.It was not immediately clear if Joyner had legal representation.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Kansas via FBIBy CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News(LINN COUNTY, Kan.) — Federal investigators in Kansas have exhumed the body of a Black man whose “suspicious” 2004 death may be linked to a possible hate crime, officials confirmed to ABC News on Wednesday.Alonzo Brooks attended a party with friends at a farmhouse in La Cygne on April 4, 2004. His body was found on May 1, 2004 in a creek after a monthlong search.“From the beginning, there were rumors that Brooks had been the victim of foul play. Some said Brooks may have flirted with a girl, some said drunken white men wanted to fight an African-American male, and some said racist whites simply resented Brooks’ presence,” the FBI said in a press release issued last month.The small town within Linn County has a current population of over 1,119, according to the 2019 U.S. Census, and is predominantly white.Brooks, 23, was one of three Black men at the party and his friends left him behind without a ride home, officials said.When Brooks failed to come home the next day, his family and friends contacted the Linn County Sheriff’s Department.Sheriffs searched for Brooks to no avail, but a month later when his family and friends searched the same areas, his body was found in less than an hour on top of a pile of brush and branches in the creek, the FBI said.Because of the lapse of time that passed when Brooks went missing and when his body was discovered, forensic testing at the time could not determine a cause of death, officials said.Brooks’ death was featured on the fourth episode of Netflix’s reboot of the classic true-crime series Unsolved Mysteries. During the episode titled “No Ride Home,” Dr. Erik Mitchell, the forensic pathologist who examined Brooks’ fully-clothed and decomposed body, said there weren’t any “penetrating injuries” from a sharp item or gunshot. Mitchell also said drowning was not a cause of death.“We are investigating whether Alonzo was murdered,” said U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister, adding, “His death certainly was suspicious, and someone, likely multiple people, know what happened that night in April 2004. It is past time for the truth to come out. The code of silence must be broken. Alonzo’s family deserves to know the truth, and it is time for justice to be served.”Last year, the FBI reopened Brooks’ case and announced in May a $100,000 reward for information leading up to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Brooks’ death.The FBI is investigating Brooks’ death as a potential “racially-motivated crime,” officials said.The cold case investigation intensified on Tuesday when the FBI in Kansas exhumed Brooks’ body. Jim Cross, the public information officer with the U.S. Department of Justice of the District of Kansas could not confirm to ABC News the next steps of the investigation.“We are asking one or more of them to come forward now and to lay down that burden at last, so that we can ease a family’s suffering, and serve the cause of justice,” said McAllister.Anyone with information is encouraged to call the FBI at 816-512-8200 or 816-474-TIPS or submit a tip online at fbi.tips.gov.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.