Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Access Bank Limited (ACCESS.ng) 2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAccess Bank Plc is a leading financial institution offering banking products and services for the retail, private, corporate and institutional and non-institutional sectors in Africa and Europe. The company offers solutions for corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, personal banking and business banking. In addition to transactional banking, Access Bank Plc offers cash management and treasury services, project and structured finance, supply chain and trade finance as well as insurance, brokerage services, liquidity management and debt management programmes. The company was established in 1989 and has grown its national and international footprint to approximately 300 branches. Access Bank Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Access Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Attitude Property Limited (APL.mu) 2018 abridged results.Company ProfileAttitude Property Limited deals in the rental of hotel properties based in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of Attitude Hospitality Limited and was formerly known as Neymar Limited. Attitude Property Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the half year.For more information about First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First National Bank of Botswana Limited (FNBB.bw) 2021 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFirst National Bank of Botswana Limited is a financial services institution providing products and solutions for personal, business and private clients in Botswana. Its personal banking division offers the standard range of transaction products as well as student accounts, overdrafts and loans and online banking products. The business banking division offers additional services such as purchase order finance, premium credit facilities and commercial property loans. First National Bank of Botswana also provides agricultural solutions, farming enterprise finance, business investment solutions and farm risk insurance finance along with solutions for payments, funding, cash management services to the public sector, and treasury and trade services. The private banking division offers wealth and advisory services, and structured lending services. The banking group facilitates its banking services through the Pick n Pay franchise with a sales and service channel called FNBB Kiosk. First National Bank of Botswana Limited is a subsidiary of First National Bank Holdings (Botswana) Limited. read more
ArchDaily photographs: Charalambos LoizidesPhotographs: Charalambos Loizides+ 28 Share Photographs Save this picture!© Charalambos LoizidesThe design of the building and the surrounding landscape is based on overlapping movements of transitions with the landscape as a permanent backdrop. The raw materials used on the shell – exposed concrete and wood – amplify the symbiotic affinity between building and nature whilst the rhythm of the vertical and horizontal openings encourages the dialogue with the natural light, providing in parallel conditions of desirable privacy. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessDaniel Libeskind to Design Physics Building at Durham UniversityArchitecture News’Sa(ndy)licornia’: MOMA PS1 Rockaway Call for Ideas Winning Proposal / Daniel J WilsonUnbuilt Project Share CopyAbout this officePotiropoulos D+L ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNikeaHousesGreecePublished on July 15, 2013Cite: “Residence in Larissa / Potiropoulos D+L Architects” 15 Jul 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
2018 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/908783/jambreiro-house-marcos-franchini-plus-flavia-lutkenhaus Clipboard Jambreiro House / Marcos Franchini + Flávia Lutkenhaus Architects: Flávia Lutkenhaus, Marcos Franchini Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Year: CopyHouses•Bosque Residencial do Jambreiro, Brazil Area: 390 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographer: Courtesy of Gabriel Castro / Reverbo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Gabriel Castro / Reverbo+ 27Curated by Pedro Vada Share CopyAbout this officeMarcos FranchiniOfficeFollowFlávia LutkenhausOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBosque Residencial do JambreiroBrazilPublished on January 23, 2019Cite: “Jambreiro House / Marcos Franchini + Flávia Lutkenhaus” [Casa Jambreiro / Marcos Franchini + Flávia Lutkenhaus] 23 Jan 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Israeli occupation forces seized at least 11 Palestinians in a series of pre-dawn raids across the occupied West Bank on July 2.They included Khalida Jarrar, a member of the Palestinian Legislative Council, and Khitam Saafin, president of the Union of Palestinian Women’s Committees and a member of the secretariat of the General Union of Palestinian Women.After a raid on Jarrar’s home, her daughter Suha reported: “I kept demanding they allow me to see my mom, so the female soldiers called male soldiers into the room and they handcuffed me with plastic ties, hit me in the head and made me get on my knees in the middle of my bed.“They made me sit like that, without proper clothes, for more than half an hour. If I moved even a bit to get comfortable they would point their guns and scream at me.” (middleeasteye.net)Israel previously held Jarrar, now the thirteenth PLC member in its prisons, for 14 months in 2015 and 2016, using both charges of “incitement” and affiliation with a banned organization — the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which she represents in the PLC — and “administrative detention,” or internment without charge or trial.“The legal system [in the occupied Palestinian territories] is a comprehensive system of military law devoted to suppressing activists’ rights and violating their dignity at every stage of the detention process,” Jarrar said after her 2016 release. (jps.ucpress.edu)A prominent advocate for Palestinian political prisoners, she chairs the PLC’s commission on prisoners and is vice-chair of Addameer Prisoner Support and the Human Rights Association’s board of directors, as well as the group’s former executive director.After Jarrar’s detention, Addameer called it “an attack against Palestinian political leaders and Palestinian civil society as a whole.”In a statement, the PFLP urged “the Palestinian masses to escalate the popular movement to support the struggle of the brave prisoners in Israeli jails, for Jarrar and Saafin and the prisoner Muhammad Allan, on hunger strike for 25 days.”July 7 will be the 30th day of Allan’s strike. To support his demand for freedom, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network will protest that day outside the Best Buy store in New York’s Union Square, at 4th Avenue and East 14th Street, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.The store sells products made by Hewlett Packard, which holds extensive contracts with Israel’s prison system, military forces and other occupation infrastructure.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Khalida Jarrar Khitam Saafin read more
By Miley Selena FletcherThe following letter is from a transgender incarcerated worker at SCI Forest in Pennsylvania.On Jan. 6, an inmate nicknamed Brother Bernie (Bernie Shank), who was in his 60s and doing a life sentence, came out of his cell at State Correctional Institution (SCI) Forest on the second tier of the Residential Housing Unit/Special Needs Unit. Brother Bernie turned his back toward the block and began to bounce while hanging onto the railing. He then threw himself back, arms spread open to his sides, held his head back and hit the floor with a mighty thud.Three days later he passed away.There was no guard in the block pod. The guard in the bubble came running out, but too late. No one can understand why he did this.Brother Bernie was quiet, always giving kindly from his heart to many inmates. Never asking for anything back. He was always cheerful, in great spirits. Maybe COVID-19 and this lockdown, limiting us to 20 minutes out of cells per day, had something to do with his mental instability. I guess we will never know.The administration here at SCI Forest said he was COVID-19 positive before he died. On Jan. 14 and 15, SCI Forest did COVID tests on the entire inmate population [2,300 people]. Over 850 inmates tested positive, including me. I was asymptomatic, meaning I have COVID-19, but I have no symptoms. [As of Jan. 22, 24 employees have tested positive.]Immediately SCI Forest COVID-positive inmates were given Vitamin D3 tablets (cholecalciferol) and zinc sulfate for the next 14 days. A new COVID test will then be given out to inmates who tested positive.A lot of people ask: “When will we go back to normal routines?” I wonder if anything will ever be normal again. I’m talking about both inside and outside of the prison complex.I truly believe that the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has looked at lockdowns as a way to control a lot of violence, chaos and mayhem, without taking into consideration the mental toll on people like Brother Bernie.The possibility of something like this happening again is on everyone’s minds, and everyone is wondering what is normal routine now?FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
News Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the two-year jail sentence that the supreme military court of appeals in Cairo imposed today on Maikel Nabil Sanad, a blogger who has been held since March on a charge of insulting the military in a blog entry. The court had been due to pass sentence tomorrow, but brought the hearing forward with the apparent aim of taking advantage of the ongoing elections to reduce media coverage of the case. The court also fined Sanad 200 Egyptian pounds (30 dollars) and ordered him to pay another 200 Egyptian pounds in defence costs. Citing administrative delays, the court did not identify the exact charges on which he was convicted.“We are appalled by this sentence, which is an insult to the spirit of the Egyptian revolution, and we are outraged by the military court’s cowardice in using the elections to sentence Sanad surreptitiously,” Reporters Without Borders said. “On top of everything, Sanad will have to pay the fees of lawyers who did absolutely nothing to defend him during this unfair political trial. We urge the authorities to overturn this verdict and free Sanad at once, especially as his physical condition is worsening by the day.”Aged 26, Sanad has been on hunger strike for more than 100 days. He was arrested on 28 March after posting an article in his blog in which he disputed the idea that the military had taken the people’s side in the revolution. This is the second time he has been convicted on the same charge. The verdict handed down at the end of the first trial was quashed on appeal. Last week, he refused to apologise publicly to the armed forces.His brother, Mark Nabil, today told Reporters Without Borders that Sanad would not appeal because “he contests the military court’s legitimacy.” Nabil said he would refer to the case to an international court on his brother’s behalf. Explaining that he was very concerned about Sanad’s state of health, he added: “Our family will hold the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces responsible for anything that happens to him in detention.”Egypt’s first prisoner of conscience after President Hosni Mubarak’s removal in February, Sanad is emblematic of the situation since the revolution, in which the armed forces continue to regard themselves as off-limits for journalists and bloggers and are using the same methods as the former regime to censor and intimidate them.A Sanad support site, a Facebook group and a petition are available online. Internet users can also post on Twitter using the #FreeMaikel hashtag and follow the case at @freemaikel.In a 1 December report on the Arab revolutions, Reporters Without Borders analyzed the methods used by governments to prevent the free flow of information during the six popular uprisings in the Arab world from December 2010 to mid-November 2011. One of the chapters is about Egypt. Reporters Without Borders condemns the latest adjournment in detained blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad’s retrial on a charge of insulting the military. The Cairo military court had been expected to issue a verdict at today’s hearing but instead the judge postponed the verdict until 14 December without explaining why.During today’s hearing, Sanad was offered the use of a computer in his cell in Cairo’s El-Marg prison so that he could post an apology on the Internet. After he rejected the offer, he was escorted back to the prison to await next week’s hearing.“This trial is just a sham,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By systematically postponing its verdict without giving any grounds, the military court is playing for time in order to keep Sanad in detention and force him to confess to a crime he did not commit. We urge the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces to free him without delay.”————Two bloggers who symbolise the revolution are still behind bars 2011.12.06 —————–Military prosecutors detain blogger in connection with Copt demonstration 2011.10.31Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday’s decision by military prosecutors in Cairo to detain the activist and blogger Alaa Abdelfattah for a minimum period of 15 days on a charge of inciting violence at a protest by Coptic Christians on 9 October.“The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces must put a complete end to prosecutions of civilians before military courts or else it will endanger the success of Egypt’s transition to democracy,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The army, which oversees the prosecutor’s office that has charged Abdelfattah, is itself suspected of involvement in the violence being blamed on him. The Supreme Council’s methods are jeopardizing the establishment of impartial justice in post-Mubarak Egypt.”Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Abdelfattah and all the other civilians and political prisoners held by the armed forces, including the netizen Maikel Nabil Sanad, who continues to be detained although his physical condition is now critical.——————————————————————————————–Situation for netizens worsens in post-Mubarak Egypt27.10.11Although the United Nations special rapporteur for freedom of expression, Frank La Rue, reiterated the importance of protecting online freedom of expression in a report to the General Assembly last week, Egypt is pursuing increasingly repressive policies towards the Internet and bloggers.Free expression in Facebook threatenedIn one of the latest cases, Ayman Youssef Mansour, a netizen who was arrested in August, was sentenced by a Cairo court on 22 October to three years of forced labour on a charge of deliberately insulting, attacking and mocking Islam on Facebook.“Without taking a position on the content of Mansour’s posts, we regret that a law that bans insulting a religion was used to punish a blogger,” Reporters Without Borders said. “This vaguely worded law was often used under Hosni Mubarak to silence dissidents. The blogger Kareem Amer, for example, was given a jail sentence in 2007 on a charge of insulting the Prophet. The former regime’s practices are being continued by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces.” Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Organisation Follow the news on Egypt News Receive email alerts RSF_en to go further News Jailed blogger given 45 days in psychiatric clinicReporters Without Borders also deplores the fact that the imprisoned blogger Maikel Nabil Sanad has been confined to El-Khanka psychiatric clinic in Qalubiyah province for 45 days under a court order issued at a hearing in his retrial on 18 October. The next hearing is scheduled for 1 November. His lawyer, Mahdouh Nakhla, the header of the Al-Kalema Centre for Human Rights, fears that Sanad could be subjected to electroconvulsive therapy, which he describes as “legalized torture.” Detained since March, Sanad is already suffering from renal and neurological problems, anemia and other complication from his hunger strike. ECT could prove fatal.“Sanad, who has been on a hunger strike for two months and has serious health problems, will not get the treatment he needs in a psychiatric establishment,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He must be freed as a matter of urgency and given appropriate medical care. If he dies in detention, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces will be held entirely responsible for the death of the first prisoner of conscience since the revolution.” Reporters Without Borders meanwhile welcomes the seven-year jail sentences that a court passed on two policemen, Mahmoud Salah Mahmoud and Awad Ismael Soliman, yesterday for beating the young netizen Khaled Said to death as he left an Internet café in Alexandria on 6 June 2010. They were initially accused of just unwarranted arrest and torture (read article). December 14, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Maikel Nabil Sanad’s two-year jail term “insults spirit of Egyptian revolution” January 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders deplores the continued detention of the Egyptian bloggers Alaa Abdelfattah and Maikel Nabil Sanad, in custody respectively for one month and eight months. Almost 10 months after the end of Hosni Mubarak’s rule, the Egyptian authorities are still pursuing a policy of repression towards bloggers and the Internet. Alaa Abdel Fattah to stay in custody The High State Security Court in Cairo yesterday rejected Alaa Abdel Fattah’s application for bail. The netizen was arrested and taken into custody on 30 October. He first appeared before a military court, where he was charged with the theft of a weapon belonging to a soldier, assaulting army personnel, destruction of military property and incitement to violence against the military during riots in the Cairo district of Maspero on 9 October. He refused to answer questions from the court in protest against the regular practice of trying civilians before military courts.His case was transferred to a civilian court, the High State Security Court, on 22 November. Far from showing greater leniency, this court added other serious charges to the case against him, namely premeditated murder with the intent of committing an act of terrorism. If he is convicted, there will be no right of appeal against the verdict.At the next hearing due on 13 December, he could be remanded in custody for a further two weeks for the third time in succession.A petition in support of the detained blogger can be accessed online. Verdict looms in trial of Maikel Nabil SanadReporters Without Borders condemns the political trial of the blogger and prisoner of conscience Maikel Nabil Sanad.Since hearings have been postponed many times, the netizen has so far been in prison for more than eight months. The military court announced two days ago that the military will announce its final judgement tomorrow, after once again rejecting his application for bail.Sanad was confined to the El-Khanka psychiatric clinic in Qalubiyah province on the orders of a judge on 18 October. He was subsequently transferred to Cairo’s El-Marg prison after a favourable medical diagnosis. His family was allowed to visit him yesterday as he began the 105th day of a hunger strike. He is also suffering from kidney stones.The blogger recently highlighted the crackdown carried out by the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces in a blog post on the NGO website Mideast Youth. February 6, 2021 Find out more Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Reporters Without Borders published a report on 1 December entitled “Upheaval in the Arab world: Media as key witnesses and political pawns”, which analyses the methods used by the authorities to prevent the flow of information in six countries where there have been popular uprisings, from 17 December 2010 to mid-November this year. It includes a section on Egypt.During rioting on the eve of the elections in late November, many netizens were arrested or assaulted by troops. The press freedom organization again urges the Egyptian authorities to halt threats of any kind towards netizens and media workers and to end the political trials of Alaa Abdel Fattah and Maikel Nabil Sanad, who should be exonerated and released unconditionally. EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Two cyber-activists summoned by military courtReporters Without Borders is also worried that two cyber-activists – Alaa Abd El Fattah and Bahaa Saber – were summoned on 24 October to appear the next day before a military court that is investigating the Coptic Christian protests in Cairo on 9 October that ended in violence. Their appearance has been postponed because Fattah, a blogger and software developer, is currently in San Francisco attending the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference. Fattah and Saber were already detained in 2006 for expressing anti-Mubarak views online. Saber was arrested and tortured again in 2010.It is not known what they may be charged with but they have been informally warned that they are to be questioned about their coverage of the Copt protests. Fattah said on Twitter that he would probably be accused of inciting violence and destruction of public property. During the protest, both actively helped victims of the violence and their families, and helped take the injured to hospital.A pro-Mubarak video-blogger nicknamed Ahmed “Spider” has posted a video on YouTube entitled “Alaa Abd El Fattah the atheist runs away to America after I submitted a case against him.”Opposition to the Supreme Council’s measures is growing. Referring to Sanad’s confinement in a psychiatric hospital, writer and activist Willima Weesa wrote: “This decision violates his civil rights. Many people who have been confined (to psychiatric institutions) by the security forces have entered in good health and emerged devastated.”Yosri Foudra, a former BBC and Al-Jazeera journalist who now hosts a public affairs programme on privately-owned ONTV, suspended his programme on 21 October in protest against the continuation of Mubarak-style censorship methods since the revolution. Alaa El-Aswani, a writer who has often criticized the military, wrote on Twitter. “Is it now forbidden for anyone to criticize the Supreme Council? The revolution needs a new chapter.” February 1, 2021 Find out more News ————-Military court postpones verdict, presses blogger to apologise 2011.12.07 EgyptMiddle East – North Africa read more
The Israeli police denied targeting journalists in Surif. In a statement, they said: “The forces, which were facing dozens of demonstrators – some of them with their faces covered who were throwing stones at them and burning tires – used means for dispersing demonstrations in accordance with regulations and the necessary approvals.” “Although regarded by the Israeli authorities as non-lethal, using firearms and ammunition of this kind to break up protests can clearly cause permanent injuries and exposes journalists to unacceptable risks,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The Israeli authorites must conduct an investigation into this serious incident and must draw the necessary conclusions from this use of weapons against civilians that do not comply with international regulations.” News The statement added: “We do everything possible to prevent injuries to innocent people and ask that photographers avoid approaching places that might endanger them.” IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts Follow the news on Middle East – North Africa Organisation to go further Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns Israel’s use of live rounds to disperse protests after a Palestinian journalist lost an eye when Israeli border police fired at Palestinians protesting in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on 15 November. Such practices expose reporters to direct danger, RSF said. June 8, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts According to the information gathered by RSF, the doctors at the Jerusalem hospital where Amarnih was taken are concerned about the fragments still lodged in a sensitive part of his eye, but are wary of operating because of its proximity to his brain. Witnesses say that Amarnih, who was about 150 metres from the police at the time, was hit in the eye by fragments from a bullet that exploded after hitting an object News November 18, 2019 – Updated on November 19, 2019 Palestinian reporter loses eye when Israeli police fire on protesters Help by sharing this information June 9, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists According to +972 Magazine, a non-profit news website run by Israeli and Palestinian journalists opposed to the Israeli occupation, the police fired 0.22-inch Ruger rifle bullets, also known as “Two-Two.” They are live rounds that cause less damage than regular bullets, but they can cause serious injuries and can be lethal. Israel is ranked 88th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en Amarnih is the second Palestinian journalist to have lost the use of an eye this year. The first was Al-Aqsa TV’s Sami Misran, who was injured by Israeli gunfire while filming a demonstration near a refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on 19 July. Freelance photographer Moath Amarnih has lost the use of his left eye as a result of being hit by fragments from a ricocheting bullet while covering the protest in Surif, a village near the city of Hebron. He was clearly identifiable as a journalist because he was wearing a helmet and a vest with the word “PRESS.” RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance IsraelPalestineMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Armed conflicts News News June 3, 2021 Find out more read more