Africa Newsafrol News19 January 2011
TunisiaPolitics | SocietyLittle faith in Tunisian oppositionafrol News - A US Embassy cable from 2006 discussed the possible replacement of Tunisia's Dictator Zine El-Abedine Ben Ali. It left little faith in the opposition but in many ways foresaw PM Mohammed Ghannouchi's attempt to consolidate the ruling party's power and who will attempt to gain power.Read more TunisiaSociety | PoliticsWho will rule Tunisia?afrol News - In Tunisia, the revolution goes on and the protesters are determined to sweep the entire ancien régime out of government offices. But organised democratic opposition parties are weak and split, while the military forces may be waiting for their chance.Read more MadagascarSociety | Environment - NatureMadagascar illegal logging continuesafrol News - Since Madagascar's 2009 coup, illegal logging of precious rosewood in the island's protected forests has exploded. A promise by coup President Andry Rajoelina to act to stop this logging has not been held, environmentalists say.Read more
AfricaTravel - LeisureYour secret African travel destinationsafrol News - During 2010, this afrol News series will present the most rewarding "secret" travel destinations in Africa, totally off the beaten track. Wondering where to go for a real African holiday experience or adventure? Follow us! SeychellesSociety | Economy - DevelopmentSeychelles' silent 2nd revolutionafrol News - The small island nation of Seychelles found itself in a deep crisis in 2008, which had its roots in the 1979 socialist revolution. A new economic "revolution" in 2008 however is reinventing the nation's economy, turning old truths upside-down and removing the disputed legacy of ex-Dictator France Albert René.