August 23, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report

From Jan Lamprecht
Southern Africa in Crisis
www.AfricanCrisis.co.za
Sunday, 22nd August 2010

From 1994-Present over 3,000 Farmers have been murdered in S.Africa.
Many thousands of their farm workers have also been murdered too.
Click here for Photos & Updates - WARNING: Very Graphic & Gruesome
South Africa: The ANC is worse than Apartheid was - following Zimbabwe on media freedom
Friday 20-Aug-2010: [I have been saying for years that the ANC will make Apartheid look really good - and that includes what BLACK PEOPLE are going to experience. Take a look at this fascinating analysis. Jan]   South (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Reader: Farm murders continue, Julius Malema is Zuma's attack dog, shutting up Jan...
Friday 20-Aug-2010: [A loyal, and regular reader has been asking me questions and I hardly get around to writing to the poor man. Karl sent this note below.   Karl, yes, the farm murders continue. I do not know how fas (By Jan)...
MUST WATCH VIDEO: Afrikaners Apologize For Apartheid
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: This video was made by Afrikaners who put the history of Apartheid in the right perspective. (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
S.Africa: The Mercury - Its not too late for Whites to apologise for Apartheid.... M
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Hi Kobus, Thanks for this message. Well, I must be honest, the whole white guilt trip thing is something that afflicted me deeply in the 1980s. But since 1989, just watching Mugabe, I have completel (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Reader's comment: Zuma, Malema Mugabe - ANC Weapons supply route for Civil War
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [Here is a fascinating commentary from April by one of our Pretoria readers: Carel. Jan] The reason behind Malema’s Zim visit to meet with Robert Mugabe is much more sinister than only to “study” l (By Jan)...
[Pic] S.Africa: Johannesburg - It isn't racist if Blacks do it... but if Whites did it... there'd be HELL
Monday 16-Aug-2010: I often drive past this sign and I can't help musing about it. If blacks do this... its quite fine. But God help any white person who ever did it! Then there'd be HELL TO PAY and the white person woul (By Jan)...
[Pic] From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe - Rhodesia's Amazing Maize production...
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: Here is an excerpt from a Rhodesian newsletter giving some details of what the whites were doing... and starting to do 100 years ago exactly. It is hard to think that in 1910, Rhodesians were thinking (By Jan)...
E-Mail: Jan did you write this? Race War IMMEDIATELY?
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [This is from 6th April 2010. Yes Martin, I wrote this and it is on my website. Jan] To Jan I received this e-mail a few minutes ago. Please can you confirm that it did indeed come from you, (By Jan)...
Southern Africa: Communique of the 30th Jubilee Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government
Friday 20-Aug-2010: 1. The Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held in Windhoek, Republic of Namibia from August 16-17, 2010.2. Summit was officially opened by (By News Poster)...
Somalia: The Al Shabaab Threat And West's Mistaken Policies
Monday 16-Aug-2010: They call themselves "Al Shabaab" - an Arabic term, meaning, "The Youth." Indeed, as the saying goes, the greatest trick the Devil ever pulled is to convince the world that he does not exist.The Al Sh (By News Poster)...
Old AfricanCrisis is back up again: Reader's Threats to boycott ReadyHosting... boycott YouTube...
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: I was so exceptionally annoyed with Readyhosting.com the other day and I was beside myself with rage. I wrote this article, and posted the results: AfricanCrisis: Hackers - shutting down of the other (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Land Reform Underfinanced and Failing
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Fidelis ZvomuyaRaffingora - Mavis Muchena sits on the veranda of her mud hut, a middle-aged single mother of four with a face worn beyond her years and hands creased from working the soil. She shou (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Our Biggest Fear is Living, Albinos Cry
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: After travelling all the way from Kitale to the Tanzanian border town of Buzuruga in the hope of finding a bus conductor's job, little did Robinson Mkwama know that he was just a disposable item in hi (By News Poster)...
Southern African Customs Union Keeps Nations Afloat
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Mbabane - Increasing strains on a century-old, five-nation southern African customs union is raising questions as to whether the sovereignty of its poorest members - Lesotho and Swaziland - is sustain (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Farmers plead to Zuma for help - later Zuma wipes his ass on White Farmers
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [This is a story submitted by one of our readers in February. So the farmers pleaded to Zuma... so what good did that do? Zuma wipes his ass on the farmers and refused to meet farming organisations. J (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Corruption Fueling Police Abuses, Says Report
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Lagos - Widespread corruption in the Nigeria Police Force is fueling abuses against ordinary citizens and severely undermining the rule of law in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said in a report released (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Rejection of Absa's Merger Not Right
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Pendapala HangalaAny good investment intentions by a foreign investor that are within the confinement of the law, that generally meet the basic trading requirements/conditions whether via a control (By News Poster)...
The Swift Trashing of Our World Cup Image
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Allister SparksJohannesburg - The speed at which we are trashing the positive image of this country created by the soccer World Cup is astonishing.A mere six weeks ago the world was applauding us f (By News Poster)...
Kenya: DISGUSTING: Black man jailed for trying to sell albino man to witchdoctors to be murdered for his body parts!!
Friday 20-Aug-2010: [Its 2010, and Blacks are still trying to sell each other without any qualms over the morality of the matter. It appears, in East Africa, blacks sell albino blacks to other blacks to be murdered for w (By Jan)...
American reader comments about AfricanCrisis header, helping whites...
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [A reader in Texas sent these comments. Thoughts or comments anyone? Jan] I support your views - - but (1.)Your website needs a redesign. The header at the top of the page is much too big and ob (By Jan)...
S.Africa: gives away 1% of its GDP to its poor black neighbours....
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Thanks for this awesome article Cynic. Jan] February 19, 2010 By Mzwandile Jacks South Africa was giving away more than 1 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP) - about R28 billion in the (By Jan)...
South Africa: Business Leaders Deeply Concerned About Strike
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Nickolaus BauerJohannesburg - The BLSA condemns intimidation and violence and has warned union leaders to call their members to orderThrough a statement released on Friday, Business Leadership Sout (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Violence Photos Move SADC Civil Society to Tears
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Alex BellAs political diplomacy once again saw Robert Mugabe escape criticism at the Summit of regional leaders in Namibia this week, an exhibition on the violence he has spearheaded left audiences (By News Poster)...
Africa: Between Naomi's Blood Diamonds And War Victims
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Francis MonekeLagos - The hitherto quiet trial of Charles Taylor drew significant international attention with the appearance of British supermodel, Naomi Campbell. On the application of the Prosec (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: Driving my American hosts completely up the wall... How cohesive is America?
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: I think yesterday, I drove all my American hosts almost to the point of insanity with my questions. What I wanted to do for fun, was to keep in touch with my websites, read and post to them, and have (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Issue Suspiciously Blocked From SADC Debate
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Dumisani Muleya/Faith ZabaACCUSATIONS of political chicanery at the just-ended South African Development Community (Sadc) summit in Windhoek, Namibia, have surfaced following the failure of regiona (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Gold Production Rebounds
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Dumisani NdlelaHarare - Zimbabwe's gold production is expected to stage a phenomenal rebound, allowing the country to benefit from a surge in the safe-haven metal's price, which has so far breached (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: Starting to pencil in dates... Good news regarding tickets...
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: So far, for my visit to America in October, I have booked my flight into and out of the USA. Initially, I was thinking of things like trying to pop in to New York on my way to or from Portland - and t (By Jan)...
Why we should be watching Geert Wilders.
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [Aubrey sent us this months ago. Jan] NRO Symposium Author Archive E-mail Latest February 8, 2010 4:00 A.M. Western Civilization on Trial Why we should be watching Geert W (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Crime: Angelique Cilliers Misunderstood and Neglected by the system
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [I am not aware of the news item this relates to but a reader in Cape Town, Jane, sent this to us, and I'm posting it now. Jan] This is what our poor Welfare, Legal/Court, Mental Health, Foreign Af (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Land Reform Underfinanced and Failing
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Fidelis ZvomuyaJohannesburg - Another story of an African farm, in Zimbabwe, one that accounted for 15 percent of the countries cotton crop was stolen at the end of a machete and has reverted to pr (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe, Tsvangirai Disagree on Polls
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Faith ZabaHarare - A ROW is brewing within the inclusive government over the timing of the next elections and the level of Sadc's involvement in any such polls as regional leaders increasingly view (By News Poster)...
USA: Pentagon: China can strike greater distances
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Whether people realise it or not, China is the largest threat to the Western world...they are the Eastern Sleeping Giant...or rather, the Sleeping Dragon! The irony is that the very lifeblood of Chin (By JanOlifant)...
Sierra Leone: Issa Sesay Distances RUF From the January 1999 Invasion of Freetown
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayFormer interim leader of the Sierra Leonean rebel group that Charles Taylor is accused of providing support for today made considerable effort to distance his rebel group from the 1999 i (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Land Restitution Disappointing
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Clive FelixJohannesburg - PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma recently expressed his disappointment about the lack of success of the government's land restitution and land reform programmes, saying that, "among o (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SADC Issues Deadline to Implement Outstanding Issues
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe SADC Troika on Defence, Security and Politics on Sunday resolved that all outstanding issues in the Global Political Agreement (GPA) should be fully implemented within a month.T (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: President in Talks With Chinese Bankers
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Caesar ZvayiHarare - Officials from China's two main banks - the China Development Bank and China Exim Bank -have pledged to extend assistance to Zimbabwe to finance programmes integral to short- a (By News Poster)...
A Golden Child in Zuma's Family
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: Political networks are helping a scion of the Zuma clan secure lucrative supply and production deals with Asian investorsThe business empire of *Khulubuse Zuma*, a favourite nephew of President *Jacob (By News Poster)...
Central Africa: Rebels Attack Civilians Across Central Africa
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Uele - Groups from the Lord's Resistance Army continue to attack civilians throughout central Africa. Attacks against civilians in a remote corner of Bas Uele District in north-eastern Democratic Repu (By News Poster)...
Old white guy kicks young black's ass on bus in Oakland (California) :YouTube video
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [Sent to us by Lars. Jan] Couple of facts: The 67 yo guy is known to have psychological problems (Vietnam War, 14 years in jail) The black guy (30yo) is back in jail for parole violation, app (By Jan)...
Rwanda: The Whole World May Hate Kagame, But He is the Choice of Rwandans
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Gerald MbandaNairobi - On August 9, Rwandans went to the polls to elect their leader for the next seven years.Hundreds of journalists were in Rwanda early enough to cover campaign rallies for the f (By News Poster)...
[2 Pics] Science: If DNA makes Jews brilliant... then surely it holds true for Blacks too?
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: This is an article from a Jewish magazine. A friend gave me this. It is written by a Rabbi talking about IQ and race. It mentions a scientist who talks about IQ being inherited. So, take note of th (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Diamonds Sale a Damp Squib
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: Harare - ZIMBABWE'S much hyped sale of alluvial diamonds has become a damp squib for locals who were hoping for a windfall that would contribute significantly to the revival of the country's economy, (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Villagers Devise Whistling Scheme to Combat War Vets
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Irene MadongaFearful villagers in Chipinge and Nyanga have devised a whistle strategy to combat increasing attacks from ZANU PF thugs and war vets, as the police standby, refusing to come to their (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Govt Debates 'National Tragedy' Over Jobs
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Jo-MarÉ DuddyNAMIBIA'S latest labour survey, which Government has failed to release for nearly a year and which shows that 15 per cent of the population have to take care of the remaining 85 per ce (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Much Ado About AMCON Implementation
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Rotimi DurojaiyeGroup Business Editor, Rotimi Durojaiye, examines some of the storms generated by the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) recently signed into law by President Goodluck Jona (By News Poster)...
A S.African Economic Analysis of America's darker economic outlook....
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: [Here is a good analysis from Moneyweb. Jan] The frail US economy received fresh setbacks as new jobless claims scaled a nine-month high. The frail U.S. economy received fresh setbacks as new U. (By Jan)...
State Wrestles With Seven Percent Growth Vision As Strike Strangles Country
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Linda Ensor And Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - The government yesterday warned public sector trade unions engaged in an indefinite strike that excessive wage demands would harm the economy and jeopa (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Frozen Warfare in Mogadishu
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Dr. Michael A. WeinsteinAn independent source on the ground in Mogadishu confirms and expands on the intelligence on the balance of power in the city provided by the source for this writer's "Intel (By News Poster)...
Somalia: African Peacekeepers Warn of 'More Attacks' as Explosion Kills Insurgents
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: African Union peacekeepers in Somalia (AMISOM) appealed to Hizbul Islam and Al-Shabaab to stop fighting during Ramadan the Holy Month of Muslims and respect the civilians as huge explosions ripped thr (By News Poster)...
South Africa: 40 Held in Three Months for Xenophobia Attacks
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Andisiwe MakinanaFifty-five incidents of xenophobia were recorded in the Western Cape between May 1 and July 30, with 40 arrests, says Community Safety MEC Lennit Max.He made the announcement in th (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Abuses Rife Despite Anti-Corruption Efforts
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Dakar - Successive governments have sought to reform the police and set up anti-corruption commissions, but members of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) continue to extort and embezzle money from citizen (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Must Sanusi Sell Troubled Banks?
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Tonbofa AshimiLagos - It is the first anniversary of both Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi's appointment as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigerian banking tsunami. In its wake, t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Free Press Lobby Opposes Secrecy Law
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: The following letter addressed to South African President Jacob Zuma concerning legislative proposals that many fear would adversely affect press freedom.H.E. Jacob Zuma,President of the Republic of (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Human Rights Watch - Police Corruption, Threat to 2011 Polls
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Gboyega Akinsanmi And Ezeobi ChiemelieLagos - United States-based human rights body, Human Rights Watch (HRW), yesterday released a report in which it identified the Nigeria Police as the most corr (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Regional Leaders Rally Around Mugabe
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Servaas van den BoschWindhoek - Southern African leaders used the 30th Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit of government leaders to rally around Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe' (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Invaders Leave a Trail of Destruction
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Caiphas ChimheteONCE a haven of international tourists, Denlynian and Tamari Wildlife sanctuary in Beitbridge is now desolate - - most of the game poached and equipment looted.Zebra carcasses are s (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADC Puts Off Confronting Mugabe Over Tribunal Contempt
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Alex BellLeaders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have put off confronting Robert Mugabe over his refusal to abide by rulings of the regional human rights courts, in a move that (By News Poster)...
Karzai decree bans private security firms
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [What absolute rubbish! This is completely unbelievable! It has been noted that anti-Coalition forces in Afghanistan have in recent years become stronger, and now Karzai wants to actually remove tens (By JanOlifant)...
Zimbabwe: Political Violence Breaks Out in Eastern District
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaA new wave of violence erupted in Chimanimani district on Sunday when some ZANU PF militias armed with machetes, sticks and stones attacked MDC activists at Bvumbura village.Gun sho (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Lagging Behind Rwanda in Fight Against HIV/Aids
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - SA COULD learn valuable lessons from Rwanda's structural reforms that have prioritised education and healthcare - especially the fight against HIV/AIDS - as fundamental (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Rallying Around Mugabe While Economic Unity Lags
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By By Servaas Van Den BoschJohannesburg - The Zimbabwean leader talks about producing chocolate while the SADC talk shop fails to agree on concrete trade proposals preferring to tub thump insteadSouth (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Restrains Banks From Fee, Insurance, Asset Management, Issuing House and Capital Market Activities
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Gabriel OmohBanks operating in the country will no longer be allowed to undertake businesses or own subsidiaries outside their core function of financial intermediation.Under the modified universal (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 2011 - FG Raises the Alarm Over Influx of Illegal Arms
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Onyebuchi Ezigbo And Adebiyi AdedapoAbuja - The Federal government yesterday expressed concern over the flooding of the country with illegal arms ahead of next year's general elections.Minister of (By News Poster)...
Namibia: SA Knew About 'Missing' Millions
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Rdp - By Staff ReporterWindhoek - The Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) said Government should seek South Africa's assistance in tracing the still unaccounted for Avid N$30 million and the Off (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Beyond Armed Militancy And Amnesty
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By John UkahIkeja - The Niger-Delta has become a war zone in the agitation for justice, equity and corporate responsibility. Tempers flare over gas flaring. Oil spills pollute the streams and dreams o (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country 'Has Enough Wind for 35 Percent of Electricity Supply'
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Bekezela PhakathiJohannesburg - A University of Cape Town doctoral study has found that SA has more than enough wind to provide a consistent feed of electricity into the national grid.The governmen (By News Poster)...
Somalia: EU Warship Intercepts Suspected Pirate Skiff in Gulf of Aden
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Nairobi - The EU Naval Force Somalia said on Wednesday its warship has disrupted suspected pirate skiff equipped with a ladder and a large quantity of fuel barrels in the eastern part of the Gulf of A (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil And Gas Industry Under Jonathan's 100 Days in Office
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Juliet AlohanSince his inauguration as President, Goodluck Jonathan has remained committed to measures, which in the last 100 days, have repositioned the nation's oil and gas industry on the path o (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Prosecutors Question Issa Sesay About Sierra Leone's Diamonds
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayProsecutors today asked Charles Taylor's 19th witness, the former interim leader of the Sierra Leonean rebel group that Mr. Taylor is accused of providing support for, to account to the (By News Poster)...
S. Africa: His Master’s Voice: How Zuma neutered the SABC
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Those of us who value our hard-won Constitution are gearing up to defend it against an all-out attack on media freedom. The Protection of Information Bill (which effectively criminalises investigative (By JanOlifant)...
Zimbabwe: Regional Leaders Endorse Ultimatum to Govt
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Njabulo NcubeHarare - SOUTH African President Jacob Zuma says ZANU-PF and the two formations of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) should resolve, within a month, outstanding issues threateni (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (17-08-2010)
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Howzit With Zimbabwe on the agenda at the SADC summit in Windhoek, Namibia, I was not surprised when news came out that Mugabe was to be given more time to have the Global Political Agreement imple (By The BeardedMan)...
S.Africa: Open Letter to President Zuma written by a Black Woman
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [A reader submitted this. I haven't had a chance to check it out, but it seems interesting. Jan] Dit is geskryf deur ‘n swart vrou … Aidstekend! Dear Mr President Jacob Zuma After having r (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (21-08-2010)
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: Howzit Yesterday I spoke to a regular reader who expressed a little confusion. He told me that the video interview with Robert Mugabe was old news. I am aware that the video was old, but the poi (By The BeardedMan)...
Liberia: Newsweek Names Sirleaf 'Rebuilder'
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: One increasingly conspicuous irony of contemporary politics and worldview is that one analyst's progressive is almost always another analyst's idiot or despot. The irony is disturbing to most citizens (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Stable Currency Eats Into Banks' Forex Earnings
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Rawlings OtiniThe banking industry registered reduced forex trade income in the first half of this year due to minimal currency fluctuations.Dealers in major commercial banks, including Bank of Afr (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil And Gas Sibling Rivalry
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Bisi OjediranLagos - They are siblings, twins, but not identical. Co-existing in the bowels of the Niger Delta, they offer Nigeria the best opportunity to wealth. They are oil and gas. They are pro (By News Poster)...
VICIOUS CYCLE OF POVERTY, CORRUPTION AND INSECURITY IN ZIMBABWE
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: 07/08/2010 Contrary to testimonies of people who have visited the country and mass media reports that Zimbabwe is getting right, people continue to reap poverty and suffering. Between 2002 and 20 (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
Africa: New Front Opened in War On Terror
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Patrick MayoyoNairobi - The war against terrorism in the region is set to take a new dimension with a new US-led initiative targeting al Qaeda operatives in war-torn Somalia.According to the New Yo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Dipo Dina's Murder - Police Arrest Suspect
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Emma Nnadozie and Evelyn UsmanLagos - A principal suspect in the murder of erstwhile gubernatorial candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the 2007 general elections in Ogun State, Otu (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: No Local Agents in Zimbabwe-Ngoga
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - The Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga yesterday dismissed reports by several Zimbabwean and Kenyan media that Rwandan secret agents had sneaked into Zimbabwe to arrest or kill g (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Suspect Confesses to Killing Journalist
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - One of the two suspects in the murder of local journalist, Jean Leonard Rugambage, yesterday told court that he shot Rugambage out of anger and pleaded for forgiveness and a l (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Strike Hits Public Education, Healthcare
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - Over a million teachers, nurses and other government workers have downed tools across South Africa, suspending public education and health care while their demands for better pay go hea (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Police Demonstration Ban Falls
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Werner MengesTHE eight-day prohibition of public gatherings and demonstrations in Namibia that was proclaimed by the Namibian Police on Thursday last week was ruled to be unconstitutional yesterday (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Testimony of SADC's Strength
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Harare - Sadc and the African Union successfully played midwife to the Global Political Agreement that gave birth to the inclusive Government in Zimbabwe.Through the mediation of South African preside (By News Poster)...
Gambia: NDEA Boss, CDS Renew Firm Stance Against Drugs
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Hatab FaderaThe executive director of the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) Benedict Jammeh, and the chief of Defence Staff (CDS) of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) Lt. Gen Masanneh Kinteh, hav (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Slencsa to Dispose of UNDP AFDWeapons
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Freetown - The newly established Sierra Leone National Commission on Small Arms and Light Weapons which is government's lead agency for the control of the illicit manufacture, trade and use of small a (By News Poster)...
Africa: President Obama's Iftar Remarks
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: The following remarks were issued by U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House iftar dinner in Washington, DC.THE PRESIDENT: Good evening, everybody. Welcome. Please, have a seat. Well, welcome t (By News Poster)...
Israel has '8 days' to hit Iran nuclear site
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Israel has "eight days" to launch a military strike against Iran's Bushehr nuclear facility and stop Tehran from acquiring a functioning atomic plant, a former US envoy to the UN has said. Iran is (By JanOlifant)...
Southern Africa: SADC Summit Ends On High Note
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Pretoria - Regional leaders ended their 30th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) on Tuesday with a pledge to continue with its peace and securit (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Land Registration Brochure, Film Out
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - A brochure and 30-minute film were launched yesterday as information tools on the recently embarked upon registration of communal land.The film is available in English, G (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Banks Upgrade Systems to Stop Cyber Criminals
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Okuttah MarkKenyan banks are tightening their systems against a new wave of global cyber crime that has seen thousands of British online bank customers lose savings to criminals in one of the most (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Regional Leaders 'Review' Tribunal After Mugabe Defies Rulings
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Alex BellGovernment leaders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have resolved to suspend the human rights court of the region, over Zimbabwe's refusal to honour its rulings on the (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Security Guard Arrested for Murder
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Francis XoagubOshakati - A shebeen security guard who fatally shot a man in the face has been arrested and charged with murder, police say.The incident happenedover the weekend at Olubongo, a settl (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zuma Claims Progress in Easing Logjam
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma was yesterday said to be close to resolving the political impasse in the government of national unity in Zimbabwe.SA was appointed the lead mediato (By News Poster)...
Fuel Emissions
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Alexander ParkerJohannesburg - NEXT MONTH, if the government gets its way, cars and bakkies in SA are going to get more expensive. The government wants to introduce a new once-off tax on these vehi (By News Poster)...
Somalia: To Intervene or Not
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Henri BoshoffOn 23 July 2010, just before the African Union Summit in Kampala, the AU Commission Chairperson Jean Ping said that he had asked countries such as South Africa, Angola, Nigeria, Ghana (By News Poster)...
DNA Links Suspects to Tourist's Murder
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Werner MengesDNA tests done in Canada are linking both suspects accused of robbing and murdering a German tourist in the Khomas Hochland about three years ago to scenes connected to their alleged c (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Troop Request for Somalia is Likely to Fall On Deaf Ears
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - South Africa is unlikely to deploy soldiers in support of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), as it did "not believe" in the political direction being followed to resolve the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Anti-Terrorism Bill - Jonathan's Plea, National Assembly's Delay
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Philip NyamAbuja - Last week, the hope Nigerians had of having some respite from kidnapping incidences was dashed. That was when the National Assembly put off consideration of the Anti-Terrorism bi (By News Poster)...
SADC's Motives Questioned Over Tribunal Review
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Alex BellQuestions are being raised over the true motive behind the Southern African Development Community's decision to review the mandate of the regional bloc's human rights court.SADC officials (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Political, Social Divides Threaten Peace, Says UN Chief
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Although Liberia continues to make considerable progress in consolidating peace and security, enduring political and social divides, among other factors, could roll back the strides made so far, Secre (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: [Pic] Fiona Coyne of The Weakest Link commits suicide - Was Fiona the Weakest Link?
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: [I was very surprised to hear that Fiona Coyne of The Weakest Link had committed suicide in Cape Town yesterday. What's this with whites and committing suicide of late? The day before, a Jewish co-wor (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe uses soldiers, Chiefs & Militia to attack the MDC - The MDC achieving nothing
Monday 16-Aug-2010: [This is an excerpt from the Sokwanele newsletter. Obviously, nothing has changed. Mugabe seized all the diamonds in the east... he now has money... and he whips the MDC daily. Honestly, I don't know (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Blocked
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Clemence ManyukweHarare - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was this week blocked from being the guest of honour at the auction of the controversial Marange diamonds in Harare, a development critics (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Crashes Interest Rate On N500 Billion Power Fund
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Adeola YusufLagos - Some palliatives came for the real sector on Thursday. Abuja announced $3 per million cubic feet (mcf) as the price of gas, and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) slashed interes (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Outreach Suspended Over War Vets' Terror in Masvingo
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Jennifer DubeWar veterans leader Jabulani Sibanda allegedly brewed violence in Bikita South on Friday, stalling the constitution outreach process.MDC-T officials said 10 meetings to gather villager (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt Suspends New Bids for Mineral Prospecting
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu made the following statement at a media conference in Pretoria on Tuesday, 17 August 2010:“I have noted with increasing concern the growin (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Nation Takes Over SADC Chair
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichPRESIDENT Hifikepunye Pohamba has taken over the chairmanship of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for the next 12 months as the 15-member bloc looks back on 30 yea (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Expensive Food Fuels July Inflation
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Jo-MarÉ DuddyTHE price monster started rearing its ugly head for the first time in seven months in July, with Namibia's annual inflation rate increasing to 4,6 per cent from 4,3 per cent in June, m (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt Gets Tough On Striking Workers
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: Pretoria - As violence and intimidation continues to flare in the nationwide public servants' strike, government has interdicted unions in order to ensure that essential services continue.The interdic (By News Poster)...
No Bail for Robbery Suspects
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Werner MengesFour of the alleged armed robbers facing charges after a hold-up at a Windhoek gambling house ended in a deadly shootout with the Police in April last year will remain in custody follo (By News Poster)...
Africa: Creators of 'Apps 4 Africa' Contest Discuss the Ideas Behind It
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: Creators of Apps 4 Africa Joshua Goldstein and Jon Gosier, along with Philip Thigo, with the Social Development Network, answered questions on the Apps 4 Africa contest during a July 9 CO.NX program.F (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: Gold Ahoy!!! Rapturous gold bugs see new highs ahead...
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Peter Brimelow Aug 19, 2010 09:58:00 (ET) NEW YORK (MarketWatch) - - Is gold gearing up for new highs? Rapturous radical bugs say yes. Wednesday may prove to have been a very important day i (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Police Work 'Hand-in-Glove' With South Africa
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Harare - South African police will continue working with their Zimbabwean counterparts to combat crime in both countries, Pretoria's top cop said yesterday.Visiting Commissioner of South African Polic (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Ex-IGP Badjie Faces D20 Million Civil Suit
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: By Sidiq AsemotaThe managing director of ALCO Company Ltd., Aly Ismaiel, has instituted a D20 million civil suit against the former Inspector General of Police, Ensa Badjie before the High Court in Ba (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mining Threatens Backbone of Agricultural Economy
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - THE government has to be vigilant about how old coal mines and hundreds of new prospecting licences will affect SA's agricultural sector over the next few years, Dr Ko (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Prosecutors Question Issa Sesay About RUF Commander's Promotion to General
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayProsecutors today questioned Issa Hassan Sesay about allegations that Charles Taylor promoted a fellow Sierra Leonean rebel commander to the rank of Two Star General in late 1998, a time (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mining Sector Poised for Growth
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Tawanda MusarurwaHarare - Zimbabwe could experience significant growth in its mining industry by the close of 2010 as indicated by the number of sector expansion projects on the cards, but only on (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Issa Sesay Denies the RUF Was Created and Supported by Charles Taylor
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayAs the cross-examination of Charles Taylor's 19th defense witness moves into a second week, prosecutors today put to Issa Hassan Sesay that Sierra Leone's main rebel group was created an (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Women Invade Oil Firm's Gas Facility
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Omon-Julius OnabuWarri - Hundreds of protesters, made up of mostly women from the Itsekiri community of Ugborodo in Warri South-West Local Government Area of Delta State, yesterday invaded the Fede (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Improving the Lives of Small-Scale Farmers
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Aimable TwahirwaJoelle Nsamira Kajuga, a female agricultural researcher has a ready answer to describe which modified crop will produce a higher yield, which will be resistant to bacteria, and whic (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Governor in Drug-Peddling, Dollar-Printing Scandal
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Rafiu AjakayeLagos - A police investigative team on Wednesday allegedly ransacked the Asokoro (Abuja) home of Kogi State Governor, Ibrahim Idris, arresting five mobile policemen guarding the reside (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Investigators Storm 7/11 Bomber's Hotel
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Steven CandiaKampala - A Kenyan national who couriered the bombs used in the July 11 explosions that claimed 79 lives, booked into a hotel in Namasuba, a city suburb, months before the blasts.Secur (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Opposition Parties Merge to Offer United Front Against Ruling Party
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Alistair Anderson and Sibongakonke ShobaJohannesburg - THE Democratic Alliance (DA) said yesterday it would merge with the much smaller Independent Democrats (ID) to offer a united electoral challe (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Two More Jailed for Fake Robbery
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Werner MengesA FAKED armed robbery that was staged at a shebeen at the end of August last year has landed two Windhoek residents in prison with jail terms of two years each.The trial of Tomas Uupin (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Sirleaf Accused of Divide-and-Rule Policies
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Liberia's unemployment is unofficially 85% even as the government fights tooth-and-nail to reduce it through its poverty reduction strategy (PRS) – while remaining the single largest employer in (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Civil Servants Want Diamond Money
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Harare - Civil servants are upbeat that Government could soon improve their salaries following the successful auctioning of the first batch of diamonds from Marange.Finance Minister Tendai Biti yester (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Home Affairs to Crack Down on Fraudulent IDs
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Pretoria - The Department of Home Affairs is working on rolling out an online Identity Document (ID) verification system which is expected to crack down fraudulent documentation.The project will allow (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Tears as 40 People Burn to Death in Multiple Auto Crash
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Evelyn Usman and Ifeanyi OkolieLagos - It was a black Sunday for several families in Lagos, yesterday, as no fewer than 40 persons allegedly perished in a multiple auto crash that occurred at a pol (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Diesel Pump Price to Rise Sh3
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Kennedy SenelwaNairobi - The price of diesel is set to rise by Sh3 a litre, as pump prices are adjusted upwards to reflect the cost of a recently imported cargo.Importer Gulf Energy issued a bill o (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Woman Researcher Tackles Aflatoxin Poisoning
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Isaiah EsipisuDespite a bumper harvest of maize just a few months ago, many residents in the eastern part of Kenya are facing hunger and starvation. While granaries in the region may be full, the g (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 7 Abducted MDC Still Detained in Jail
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaA group of 7 MDC activists, who were abducted at gunpoint by Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) operatives in Manicaland on Monday, are still being held at Cashel Valley po (By News Poster)...
Film Portrays Sad Reality of So-Called Greener Pastures
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Harare - I spent most of my time glued to the screen at the weekend because I love reality shows and secondly, I enjoy watching movies.Big Brother All Stars airing on DStv's channel 198 is the most gr (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Suspect Admits City Carjacking
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Werner MengesONE of the two men accused of staging a carjacking in Klein Windhoek near the end of 2008 pleaded guilty to charges of robbery and motor vehicle theft in the Windhoek Magistrate's Cour (By News Poster)...
Africa: Looking Afresh At China's Role in Africa
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Steve Davis and Jonathan WoetzelJohannesburg - The debate over China's role in Africa continues to rage. One side contends that China is a rapacious neocolonial oppressor, while the other sees it a (By News Poster)...
Strike Dashes World Cup Hopes - Economist
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Luphert Chilwane and Beth ShirleyJohannesburg - THE strikes in the public service and automotive sectors would deter foreign direct investment in SA, a significant contrast to the global optimism a (By News Poster)...
Baby Dumping and Infanticide - Time to Take Stock
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - The causes and effects of baby dumping and infanticide have an extremely negative and widening effect on society. Efforts to understand and deal with this in a more holis (By News Poster)...
ANC's Media Clampdown is Not the Leopard Changing His Spots
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By John Kane-BermanJohannesburg - TWENTY years ago this month the South African Institute of Race Relations organised a seminar whose proceedings were published under the title Mau-Mauing the Media: N (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mining Firms Have Bad Record in Region
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichSOUTH African mining companies do not have a good record of corporate social responsibility and environmental protection, either at home or in southern Africa, a new book released (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADC Regional Economy Grows Despite Recession
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: Windhoek - The just ended SADC Heads of State and Government followed the SADC's Council of Ministers which started from 14 to 15 August 2010. The latter followed the Standing Committee of Senior Offi (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Shrines the Way to Redemption, Reparation!
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Kae Matundu-TjiparuroTomorrow the Ovaherero and Ovambanderu, as are all other Namibians appreciative of the rich history of these communities, converge on the Garden Town, as Okahandja is popularly (By News Poster)...
Kenya: TB Patients With HIV Miss Out On Arvs
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Nairobi - Only a third of Kenyans infected with tuberculosis and HIV are receiving treatment for both conditions, despite the latest World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines recommending that anti-r (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banks Struggle to Survive
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Ndamu SanduEvidence that all is not well in the banking sector is abound.The new dispensation is now characterised by the introduction of products which at face value, appear to be innovative, but (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Did the U.S and Moi Cut a Deal Over Fr Kaiser's Death?
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Noah CheploenNairobi - If he had been alive today, Fr John Anthony Kaiser would probably be one of the happiest men in Kenya.It was this towering, aggressive and compassionate American missionary w (By News Poster)...
Human trafficking of women from Zimbabwe to South Africa
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: 16 August 2010 It’s tragic that thousands of young women from Zimbabwe are being exploited and abused in South Africa. Many have come to South Africa after fleeing economic crisis or severe politic (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
Nigeria: Barth Nnaji - A Square Peg
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By C. Don AdinubaIf there have been appointments which President Goodluck Jonathan has made based purely on merit and a deep concern for Nigeria's future, they are the choice of Attahiru Jega as Chair (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Simba Makoni - is He the Best President Country Never Had?
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Kholwani NyathiFROM Independence until February 2008, Simba Makoni's name featured prominently in the shortlist of those who were likely to succeed President Robert Mugabe.The fluid Zanu PF success (By News Poster)...
South Africa: More Teachers to Join National Public Service Strike
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: Cape Town - Two more teachers' unions will join the public services strike this week, writing off at least three more days of teaching at some schools as experts predict serious problems for this year (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADC Pins Hope On Pohamba
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By EditorPresident Hifikepunye Pohamba took over the Chairmanship of Southern African Development Community at the SADC Heads of State and Government Summit that took place at the beginning of this we (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Region Faces Food Crisis, Warns Report
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Paul RedfernNairobi - Kenya is among the countries most at risk from soaring food prices and shortages, a new report from a UK-based risk management consultancy company shows.Maplecroft's Food Secu (By News Poster)...
Africa: Strong Militaries Can Encourage Terrorism
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Alan TaccaThe riots, trade boycotts and successful campaigns for Independence show that relatively new and inexperienced African political organisations were able to exert enough pressure to force (By News Poster)...
Why is Equity Worth More Than KCB?
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Emmanuel WereNairobi - KCB and Equity Bank were valued in the same league at the beginning of 2010.KCB's market capitalisation, the value of all of a firm's listed shares, was put at Ksh47.5 billio (By News Poster)...
Somalia: UN Offers Options for Prosecuting Pirates
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: An international tribunal set up by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter authorizing the use of force is among several options to prosecute pirates operating off the So (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Employment Crisis Worsens
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Oscarline OnwuemenyiAbuja - NATIONAL Economic Management Team, NEMT, and the World Bank, yesterday, endorsed a pact with stakeholders in the public and private sector to stem youth unemployment in (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Land Bank Has Turned the Corner - Gordhan
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - The Land Bank's legacy where millions were lost due to looting by its former administrators has robbed South Africans the opportunity to reduce poverty through the emp (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Strikers
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Johannesburg police fired water cannons and rubber bullets at striking workers at a hospital on Thursday, on the second day of an open-ended public sector strike. About 1.3 million workers are staying (By News Poster)...
Uganda: UPDF Admits Killing Karimojong
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Tabu ButagiraThe UPDF yesterday admitted killing civilians during the ongoing disarmament exercise in Karamoja, but said the 10 individuals died in crossfire with warriors.Lt. Col. Felix Kulayigye, (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Clash Looms Over New Police Chief
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: By Levi MukaratiHarare - THE three parties in government - - ZANU-PF and the two Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) formations - - are set to cross swords once again when police Commissioner-General (By News Poster)...
Somalia: 10 Dead in Ethiopia-Somali Militia Clash
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: At least 10 people have been kiled and 30 others injured in heavy fighting between Ethiopian troops and Somali militia that erupted in Ethiopian-controlled Somali region of Ogaden, Radio Garowe report (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Israel to Help Fight Terror
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Taddeo BwambaleKampala - The government of Israel is to support Uganda in the fight against terrorism, the deputy ambassador of Israel to Africa, Maor Elbaz- Starintsky has said.He said Israel had (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Zuma to Report On Zimbabwe Negotiations
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is expected to table a report on the ongoing negotiations in Zimbabwe and the implementation of the Global Political Agreement (GPA) at the SADC Heads of State Summit, (By News Poster)...
Patients Die As Hospital Staff Join Strike
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Luphert Chilwane And Sarah HudlestonJohannesburg - HOSPITALS bore the brunt of yesterday's public sector strike as patients were left unattended and some died due to lack of access to medication an (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Military Might Or Good Governance, Which is the Basis for National Security?
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Suwaibou TourayPRESIDENT J. J. RAWLINGS VISITS THE GAMBIA ON JULY 22ND 1995We have been focusing on politics in this column with the objective to document the contemporary history of the Gambia and (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Kenyan Who Tried to Sell Albino is Jailed for 17 Years
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Gerald LumanyikaThe Kenyan arrested on Sunday for attempting to sell a man with albinism, also a Kenyan, was yesterday sentenced to jail for nine years or pay a fine of Sh80 million.Before the Mwan (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Women Hail Microbicide Gel
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Ayanda YeniWomen leaders in South Africa have hailed the outcome of a microbicide gel study, saying it will help protect women who can't negotiate safe sex with their partners against HIV infection (By News Poster)...
South Africa: A Greener, Cheaper Solution for Mines
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Peter DelmarJohannesburg - MODERN hard-rock mining, says Douglas Barrows, was developed in the eighties. "That's the 1880s I'm talking about, not the 1980s," the Scottish grandfather adds with a gr (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Citizen Aren't Aware Mining is Goldmine - Sada
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Obas EsiedesaMinister of Mines and Steel Development, Musa Mohammed Sada, is an architect. In this interview with OBAS ESIEDESA, SENIOR REPORTER, he spoke on his vision for the industry and the hug (By News Poster)...
Uganda: MP Accuses Muhoozi of Karamoja Killings
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Yasiin MugerwaA lawmaker has accused the army of committing atrocities against civilians in Karamoja and named President Museveni's son and commander of the elite Special Forces, Lt. Col. Muhoozi K (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: N4 Billion Cocaine Haul - Suspects Arraigned in Court, Detained
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: By Wisdom PatrickLagos - Six suspected drug barons, including a Taiwanese national charged to court by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for importing cocaine worth over N (By News Poster)...
South Africa: High Level of Intimidation of Docs And Nurses
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Kerry CullinanGovernment resorts to court to prevent intimidation of healthworkers as patients are abandoned in hospitalsThe Gauteng government was today granted an interdict to prevent strikers fr (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Land Bank Doubles Profit As It Cleans Up Its Act
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - THE Land Bank has posted profit of R354m for the 2009-10 financial year, more than double the previous R145m, in a sign that it is shaking off the legacy of bad manage (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Once-in-a-Lifetime
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Petros KausiyoHarare - Zimbabwe's Warriors may have turned into armchair viewers of the 2010 World Cup after failing to qualify for the global soccer showcase but there was a Zimbabwean flavour in (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Big Banks Avoid Each Other
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Dumisani NdlelaHarare - Some banking institutions are reportedly avoiding dealings with potential failures in the financial services sector, as reports indicated last week that at least seven finan (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Sets Up Uniform Bank Account Number Standard
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Omoh GabrielLagos - CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria has directed banks operating in the country to immediately set machinery in motion to implement a Nigerian uniform bank account number standards.The CBN (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Killed and Buried With Four Other Corpses in One Grave
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Tabu ButagiraHis body, skin peeling off, was found interred in the same grave together with corpses of at least four other supposed vagabonds.This is not what Mr Tom Adriko, a custodian at Makerere (By News Poster)...
Islamic Finance Tax Laws 'To Benefit' Country
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Sanchia TemkinJohannesburg - NEW Islamic financing tax laws were likely to attract more foreign investors to SA, Tasneem Gangat, a tax consultant at Grant Thornton, said yesterday.The proposed new (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Obama Criticises Rwanda Government
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: The Obama administration says it is "concerned" by disturbing acts by the Rwandan government in the run up to the country's elections that President Paul Kagame won."Democracy is about more than holdi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Arrest Killer of AC Governorship Aspirant
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Wisdom PatrickLagos - After about eight months' search, police authorities yesterday said it had been able to get the killer of the Action Congress (AC) governorship aspirant, Dipo Dina.Assistant I (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Government Displays Body, Weapon Seized From Hizbul Islam
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Sh. M. NetworkMogadishu - The officials of the transitional government of Somalia have Wednesday displayed the body a young boy killed in a fighting with Hizbul Islam fighters, and weapons seized f (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Issa Sesay Questioned About Charles Taylor's Friendship With RUF Leader Foday Sankoh
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayProsecutors today questioned the convicted former interim leader of the Sierra Leonean rebel group that Charles Taylor is accused of supporting about the friendship between the former Li (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Gets Bids for Four of Nine Rescued Banks
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Omoh Gabriel With Agency ReportLagos - GOVERNOR of Central Bank, Lamido Sanusi, said, yesterday, that the bank had received bids for four of the nine banks it rescued in a N 620 billion bailout las (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Military Doctors Keep Hospitals Going On Third Day of Strike
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Jean-Jacques CornishCivilian volunteers and military doctors are keeping South African hospitals going on the third day of an indefinite public servant strike. Unionists were calmer on Friday after (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Milk Production Plunges
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Harare - The National Association of Dairy Farmers (NADF) last week painted a gloomy picture of the industry, warning that output in the sector, hard hit by violent land invasions about 10 years ago, (By News Poster)...
SA to Explore Business in Congo (news)
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Pretoria - South Africa wants to explore business and investment opportunities in the Congo, says President Jacob Zuma."The South African business delegation wants to explore business and investment o (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bring Terrorists to Book - U.S. Lawmakers
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Benon Herbert Oluka and Mercy NalugoThree members of the United States Congress yesterday called on the government to ensure that the individuals behind the July 11 double bombings in Kampala are b (By News Poster)...
Namibia: March Ban 'Unconstitutional'
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaWindhoek - The High Court yesterday, on an interim basis, declared the recent ban of public demonstrations by the Namibian Police unconstitutional after an application against the ban (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Twenty Nationals Face Death in China
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Mary KarugabaShenzen - There are currently 20 Ugandans sentenced to death in China for drug trafficking.Uganda's ambassador to China, Charles Wagidoso, told journalists in Shenzhen, China, on Wedne (By News Poster)...
Gambia: President Jammeh Sets Meat Prices for Kanilai Farms, Abuko Abattoir
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Hatab FaderaThe Gambia leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, has announced a reduction in the price of meat at the Kanilai Farms and the Abuko Abattoir, disclosing that th (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Shell JV Raises Alarm Over Increase in 'Sabotage Spills'
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Ejiofor AlikeLagos - The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of Nigeria-operated Joint Venture (JV) has raised an alarm over what it called a recent increase in sabotage attacks on its pipel (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Zuma Arrives in Windhoek for SADC Summit
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Windhoek, Namibia for the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government which kicks-off on Monday.Zuma arrived on Sunday morning to attend the two-day mee (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jos-Bound Men With 27 Guns, Arrested
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Isa Umar GusauMaiduguri - Security agents have arrested six men who were trying to smuggle 27 rifles from Maiduguri to Jos, where internecine ethno-religious violence left hundreds dead since the b (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Banks Bet On Phones to Boost Access
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Johnstone Ole Turana And Victor JumaCommercial banks are betting on the mobile platforms to enhance services and grow access thanks to rapid penetration of telephony.About 19 million people own mob (By News Poster)...
Africa: Growing Mobile Phone Use Pushes Up Global Subscription
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Okuttah MarkGrowing use of mobile phones in African countries like Kenya has pushed global subscription to the five billion mark, a new survey by telecoms infrastructure firm Ericsson shows, giving (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Wheat Price Increase No Shocker
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Namibian millers have allayed consumer fears that the anticipated increase in the price of wheat would drive the prices of bread and pasta over the roof.Wheat prices are going (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Four Rescued Banks Get Bidders
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Emele Onu With Agency ReportLagos - Prospective and ready buyers have emerged for four of the eight banks rescued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) last year, the apex bank's Governor Sanusi Lam (By News Poster)...
Uganda: How to Identify the Possibility of a Terror Attack
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Nodin MuzeeKampala - I wish to respond to an article by Chris Kiwawulo entitled: "What Do You Know about Terrorists" Thursday, July 15, 2010 in New Vision.With the emergence of the use of human bei (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sergeant. Shoots DPO, Kills Self Over N50,000
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Salihu Othman Isah And Abdulaziz AbdulazizKano - An irate police sergeant yesterday went berserk, during an argument with his superior, a Divisional Police Officer, DPO, over a missing N50, 000, sh (By News Poster)...
Things Falling Apart in MDC-T
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Zvamaida MurwiraHarare - Last Sunday's MDC-T provincial elections in Chitungwiza gave Zimbabweans a foretaste of what to expect at the party's national congress due next year.Zengeza East legislato (By News Poster)...
Uganda: The Poor are Entitled to Legal Protection
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Kampala - Recently, when I saw a TV news item about lawyers planning to provide legal aid to poor people, I could not help exclaiming: "At last!"Many poor and uneducated Ugandans or those who are igno (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Bearing Witness and Celebrating the Everyday
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Kristin Palitza"I had a lump in my breast for a few years that I ignored [mainly because] it didn't hurt. It's so easy to try to deny illness," says Tracey Derrick. When she finally went to see a d (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Driver, Others Nabbed Over N15 Million Jewellery Theft
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Lagos - Francis Yahi, a driver and three others are currently guests of police detectives over an alleged theft of gold jewellery valued at N15million property of his employer.Yahi was arrested with E (By News Poster)...
Tragedy Stalks Mugabe Family
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Caiphas ChimheteHarare - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's sister, Bridgette, is critically ill and is admitted at Parirenyatwa Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU), officials at the hospital confirmed on (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Brazil Punts Digital TV Technology
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Thabiso MochikoJohannesburg - THE Brazilian government will test a Japanese digital broadcasting technology in SA from the end of the month, in an effort to persuade this country to adopt it.SA, al (By News Poster)...
Namibia: SADC Summit Starts as Body Marks 30 Years
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Charlie TjatindiWindhoek - Namibia's president opened a regional summit today calling on leaders to cement the democratic gains made since the Southern African Development Community was created 30 (By News Poster)...
Ghana: U.S.$12.4 Billion Oil Windfall - CSOS Accuse Nigeria's Attorney-General of Complicity
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Saint MugagaA coalition of civil society has condemned as "a let down and a cover-up" the statement credited to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Ad (By News Poster)...
Kenya: How Country Will Be Affected by Russia Wheat Export Ban
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Cosmas ButunyiNairobi - Despite repeated assurances by analysts that the East African wheat industry is not likely to suffer from the ban on the grain's exports by Russia, there are fears that Keny (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nation's Dying Energy Sector
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Hamisu MuhammadSince the discovery of oil in 1956 in Oloibiri, a town in Bayelsa state, the oil and gas sector cornered the economic activities and gradually became the lifeblood of Nigeria's econo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Regional Leaders Fail to Caution Mugabe
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Kitsepile NyathiHarare - Southern African leaders brushed aside pressure to reign in Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe for refusing to implement a power sharing agreement with his former rivals at a (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Rebels Ambush, Kill Peacekeepers
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the overnight ambush of a United Nations peacekeeping base in the troubled far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) which has claimed the lives of (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Civic Groups to Fight Plans to Deport Asylum Seekers From UK
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Plans by the Home Office to deport Zimbabwean failed asylum seekers will be met with resistance, according to rights groups in the UK.The groups were reacting to news that the UK government has sent a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Policeman in Maiduguri
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Maiduguri - A police corporal, Ahmed Masama, was shot dead by unknown assailant in Maiduguri, last Sunday night.Eyewitnesses said the policeman who was usually on night duty at the Bulabulin branch of (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Reader's comment: White people are murdered - if they complain they are RACISTS
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [Bernie in Pretoria wrote this in April. Well said. Jan] Black people sings out loud in public "kill the boer(White farmer) Mr Eugene Terreblanche, leader of the AWB, a white political organization (By Jan)...
Southern Africa: Still Obstacles on Road to Economic Partnership
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichThere are still some sticky issues to be resolved before Namibia and other countries in southern Africa will sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union l (By News Poster)...
East Africa: EA Faces Phones Hurdle as Dar Threatens to Cut Off Five Million Users
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Mike MandeNairobi - Tanzania will block over five million mobile phone subscribers if they fail to meet a July 14 deadline for registration of subscribers countrywide.The move will affect not only (By News Poster)...
Pfister Leads Race to Snatch Warriors' Top Job
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: By Petros KausiyoHarare - Veteran German mentor Otto Pfister leads a cast of 13 coaches who have applied for the vacant Warriors job amid revelations by Zifa that they will name a substantive replacem (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Reps Call for Probe Over Killing of Citizens in S/Africa
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Turaki A. HassanThe House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora has called on the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa Muhammad Buba Marwa to ensure that investigations were instituted int (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Independent Trust to Boost Energy Sector
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Frank KanyesigyeThe Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF), a public-private partnership established as an independent trust with a seven-year lifespan focused on improving the continent's in (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: General Electric Announces a $200 Million Global Energy Competition
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: General Electric (GE) has announced an open innovation challenge that seeks breakthrough ideas to create smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grids, and accelerate the adoption of smart grid tech (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Rift Valley Fever Fear Halts Wool Exports to China
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - SA STANDS to lose R933m in exports after the government yesterday surprised wool industry players when it halted raw wool and mohair exports to China, saying it could (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Citizenship Bill's Penalty for Fighting in Foreign War Criticised
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - South Africans who fight for foreign countries in wars that the government "does not support" could in future lose their citizenship if new legislative proposals, which a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mittal Berated by MPs
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - Steel giant ArcelorMittal SA was backed into a corner in Parliament on Friday as MPs and its courtroom opponent, Kumba Iron Ore, railed against its pricing policies, which ar (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Niger Destroys Fake Drugs Worth N10 Million
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Aisha WakasoMinna - The Niger State Government has destroyed fake drugs worth more than N10 million in the state in the last one month. The items were seized from pharmacies and hospitals within th (By News Poster)...
Another MDC MP Arrested As Masvingo Police Hunt More
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaMeanwhile the MDC is facing more harassment in connection with the constitutional outreach in Masvingo. The police at Masvingo central arrested Jani Varandeni, the MDC MP for Bi (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Fight Against Corruption - Public Debate On Strategic Plan
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Maputo - - The Strategic Plan on Institutional Development of Mozambique's Central Office for the Fight against Corruption (GCCC) is to be the object of public consultation prior to the preparation of (By News Poster)...
MDC-T 'Happy' With Outcome of SADC Troika Meeting
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe SADC Troika meeting on Zimbabwe - held in Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday - has been described by MDC Secretary-General Tendai Biti as a 'milestone.'He told journalists in Harare th (By News Poster)...
Uganda: 32 More Charged Over City Bomb Blasts
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Charles ArikoKampala - ANOTHER 32 suspects were yesterday charged with terrorism, murder and attempted murder, following the July 11 bomb blasts which killed at least 79 people in Kampala. Four Ken (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Navy Intercepts Pirate Suspects
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Today, Tuesday 17 August, a suspected pirate skiff equipped with a ladder and a large quantity of fuel barrels has been intercepted by EU NAVFOR means in the eastern part of the Gulf of Aden.Intellige (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Zambia's Banda to Chair Key Regional Security Organ
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda has been elected chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) organ on politics, defence and security cooperation at the 30th jubilee summit of Heads of Stat (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Adviser Says Defence Minister Right to Block MPs
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - The legal battle between Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and Parliament's defence committee deepened yesterday with chief state law adviser Enver Daniels saying that a su (By News Poster)...
Uganda: We Need to Fight Radical Islam
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Kampala - Four key suspected have confessed to taking part in the bomb blasts that killed 81 people last month. All the suspects belong to the Islamic faith.This raises fears that young people in Ugan (By News Poster)...
Kenya: How the Proponents of 'No' Misled Us on Issues Concerning Land
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Ibrahim MwathaneNairobi - At the peak of the referendum debate, a few of us relocated to the grassroots to help debunk the lies propounded on the land provisions in the new Constitution. We had und (By News Poster)...
Africa: South Africa to Deploy Troops to Somalia
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Tabu ButagiraThe South African cabinet is due to meet on Wednesday to consider deploying its forces to bolster the African Union troops in Mogadishu, the UK press reported yesterday.Government spok (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Political Leadership and Perceived Corruption
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Kwabena AppiahSome few days ago, Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby and Mr. Kojo Mpiani were discharged by an Accra Fast Track High Court. They were both charged with causing financial loss to the State in c (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: Prince's Aids Views Spark Disbelief, Anger
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Manzini - Remarks disparaging programmes to reduce HIV infections, made by Swaziland's second top-ranking traditional leader, have sparked disbelief and anger among AIDS activists.The threat of HIV an (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (20-08-2010)
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- Two and a half years after the MDC won the parliamentary majority in the general election, they struggle to hold on to any power at all. Ever (By The BeardedMan)...
Southern Africa: President Dos Santos for Integration to Reverse Imbalances in SADC
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Windhoek - Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos, defends integration as a means to address the social and economic development imbalances within the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), (By News Poster)...
Kenya: ICC Flies Election Violence Witnesses Out
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Nairobi - Key witnesses who will testify against five leaders suspected of involvement in the violence that followed the December 2007 botched presidential election in Kenya have been flown out by the (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: HIV Threat "Exaggerated", Says King's Brother
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Manzini - Remarks disparaging programmes to reduce HIV infections, made by Swaziland's second top-ranking traditional leader, have sparked disbelief and anger among AIDS activists.The threat of HIV an (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Lack of Resources Hinders HIV/Aids Response
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: IT is 3:30am on a humid early Thursday morning at St Theresa's Mission Hospital in Chirumhanzu District in the country's Midlands province.Everyone in the wards and staff residences is still asleep, e (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Minister Faces MPs' Heat Over Withheld Reports
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - THE political focus this week will be in Parliament, where one minister is on a collision course with MPs and where the deputy president will take questions on the floor (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Oil Profits - Transparency Should Be Strictly Adhered to
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Peter MugaggaThe account by Walter Wafula in the Daily Monitor of August 12 uncovering the financial and share results of Heritage and the firm's partners from their investment in Uganda's oil reki (By News Poster)...
Gambia: 196 Soldiers Set for Darfur Peacekeeping Mission
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Amadou JallowA contingent of 196 soldiers of the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) bound for Darfur, Sudan, for a peacekeeping mission were Wednesday bade farewell by the vice president and minister of Wom (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Dad Shocked By Sons' Role in Kampala Bombings
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Kampala - Families of the July 11 bomb suspects have expressed shock at their relatives' involvement in the attacks in which 79 people were killed.Hajji Ahmed Nondo Luyima said upon getting reports of (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Former Rebels Repatriated
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - 58 people, mainly former combatants of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia and their family members, yesterday arrived in the country after they (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Shareholders in Court Over Sale of Troubled Banks
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Tobi SoniyiAbuja - Some shareholders of four banks recently taken over by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have dragged the CBN and its governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, to a Federal High Cou (By News Poster)...
Kenya: South African Firms Jolt Kenya's Internet Market
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Paul WafulaSouth Africa's growing influence in the internet sector is likely to halt consolidation in the platform's market, a move analysts say will cut down prices significantly.Market analysts t (By News Poster)...
State Draws Line in Sand on Offer to Public Servants (news)
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Linda Ensor and Luphert ChilwaneJohannesburg - PUBLIC Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi was emphatic yesterday that the government would not budge from its final offer of a 7% wage (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Lag in Transmission Lines Compels Systematic Power Shedding
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Hailu TeklehaimanotDespite recent deluges of heavy rain, rivers roaring with water, and dams filling up, the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) is still unable to deliver power to its cli (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Teachers Join 'Political' Strike
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Sue BlaineJohannesburg - THE start of an indefinite public sector strike today was possibly more about politics than pure economics, says economist Mike Schussler.Large swathes of SA's 1,3m-strong (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Women Caught in Crossfire of HIV Battle
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Mkinga - egina Joseph was beaten up by a group of young men for "dressing indecently" on her way to the local market in northeastern Tanzania's Mkinga District."They stopped me and told me to remove m (By News Poster)...
Matricide Trial to Continue May 11
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Werner MengesA FURTHER wait of nine months in custody is in store for murder suspect Natangwe Ipinge Ngatjizeko before his trial is scheduled to continue in the High Court in Windhoek.Ngatjizeko, w (By News Poster)...
South Africa: One Million Public Servants Set to Strike
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Nickolaus BauerJohannesburg - An economist has told Business Day that a protracted strike in the public sector will have far reaching negative effects for the South African economy.Following a deci (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Scant Room to Scoff at Model's Stupidity
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Nicole FritzJohannesburg - AMONG those who do human rights work and who are inclined to sackcloth and ashes, model Naomi Campbell's testimony at the Special Court for Sierra Leone caused much const (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Abducted Darfur Peacekeepers Freed
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Two Jordanian police advisers serving with the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur, who were abducted on Saturday, were freed today in the south of the war-ravaged Sudane (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Diamonds 'Best in the World'
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Jo-MarÉ DuddyNAMIBIAN diamonds last year continued to be the most valuable in the world by far, with an average value of US$342,97, or about N$2 500, per carat of the precious stone.The closest to (By News Poster)...
Mozambique Bank Covers Fuel Imports
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Maputo - The Bank of Mozambique will temporarily provide funds to pay fuel imports that until recently were paid by commercial banks.Currently, Mozambique is facing high inflation rate, which the Mone (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 30 Die in Lagos Road Accident
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Gboyega AkinsanmiLagos - No fewer than 30 persons were yesterday killed in a gory road accident, which occurred opposite Michael Otedola Housing Estate along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where about 15 (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Art to Benefit in Continental Context
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Frederick PhilanderWindhoek - Namibia on Tuesday became the second African country to have launched a national chapter of the continental art body known as Arterial Network, which was established i (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Popular HIV Drug Linked to Treatment Failure
Friday 20-Aug-2010: One of the cheapest and most commonly used drugs for treating HIV in Africa - nevirapine - has been associated with an increased risk of treatment failure in a retrospective South African study.The st (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Shelling Targeted to Displaced Camps Kills Two, Injuries More in Mogadishu
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Sh. M. NetworkMogadishu - At least two people have been killed 4 others wounded after heavy shelling targeted to a displaced camps in parts of the Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses said on Thursd (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: Unemployment insurance claims hit 500,000 last week, the worst in 2010
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Unemployment insurance filings rose to 500,000 last week, reflecting continuing layoffs in the private sector and state governments. Economists say a healthy economy averages fewer than 400,000 claims (By Jan)...
Somalia: More Troops Needed for Somalia Mission
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Kampala - The African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) needs as many as 40,000 troops to get the job done. The stark assessment was made Tuesday by the Force Commander of AMISOM Maj. Gen. Mugisha at (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Pipeline Attack Hits Crude Oil Exports
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Ejiofor AlikeLagos - Nigeria's crude oil export, which had stabilised at 2.5 million barrels per day in the last three weeks, has declined as Shell declared force majeure on the export of Bonny Lig (By News Poster)...
Kenya: House Finds Cattle Rustling Among Multiple Conflict Causes in Region
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Caroline WafulaNairobi - Cattle rustling is no longer the sole cause of conflicts in Samburu and Isiolo, investigations have revealed.A parliamentary committee which visited the areas says other ov (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Zemen to Select High-Tech Banking Vendor
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Eden SahleZemen Bank expects to pick a vendor in mid-September for the supply of interactive voice recognition (IVR), short message service (SMS), and mobile banking.These technologies follow the l (By News Poster)...
Kenya: United Bank Yet to Find Feet in the Market
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Victor JumaKenya's newest bank United Bank for Africa made a net loss of Sh55 million in the six months to June as it continues to struggle to tap deposits and grow lending in the competitive indus (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Biti Clears Way for Banks to Reopen
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Ndamu SanduFinance Minister Tendai Biti has cleared the way for the return of three banks that were forced to merge to create the Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group (Zabg) in 2005 when they ran into fin (By News Poster)...
Zambia's Mobile Health Clinics Vital
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Much has been said about government's decision to procure mobile clinics, but not much has been understood about what this actually means.Critics call them 'motor vehicles' and question how government (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fuel Imports - PPPRA, Marketers Reach Accord
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku And Damilola OyedeleLagos/Abuja - The lingering dispute between oil marketers and the Petroleum Products Pricing and Regulatory Agency over alleged lack of transparency in th (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Terror Suspects to Get Mental Tests
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Steven Candia and Edward AnyoliKampala - The suspects arrested in connection with the July 11 bombings are to undergo medical tests to ascertain their mental state before being arraigned in court.S (By News Poster)...
Angola: War Maimed Over 50,000 People - Deputy War Vets Minister
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Luanda - The angolan war maimed over 50,000 people, the deputy minister of former combatants and veterans of the motherland, Clemente Cunjuca, stated today.Welcoming his Mozambican counterpart, Mateus (By News Poster)...
Holland: Geert Wilders: Anti-Islamization Free Speech Trial: 15 Witnesses Disallowed
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [Aubrey sent us this in February. Jan] Anti-Islamization Free Speech Trial: 15 Witnesses Disallowed by Hillel Fendel (IsraelNN.com) The free-speech trial of anti-Islamization Fitna movie-pr (By Jan)...
Ghana: Fake Aids Doctor Nabbed
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Dr. Stephen K. OpuniAs part of its regulatory activities, the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) has ordered the immediate suspension of drug production activities at the facilities used by Mr. Nicholas An (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Iipumbu Warns Farmers About Cancelling Agribank Loans
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Luqman CloeteTHE Agricultural Bank of Namibia CEO, Leonard Iipumbu, has expressed concern over farmers who are cancelling their loans with the financial institution."I'm aware and reliably informed (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Civil Society Remains Skeptical About Implementation of GPA
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaMembers of Civil Society Organisations on Thursday raised doubts about the one month timeframe given to the three principals to the Global Political Agreement, to implement 24 out o (By News Poster)...
Namibia: African Court Becomes White Elephant
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Denver KistingALTHOUGH the African Court has been in existence for the past seven years, it has only heard one case, which was thrown out on technical grounds.As a result, some of the continent's m (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FG Approves New Gas Pricing for Manufacturers
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku And Ejiofor AlikeLagos - The Federal Government has approved new gas pricing for manufacturers. This is part of the renewed efforts to ensure that gas pricing is competitive f (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Terror Attacks Should Evoke Patriotism in U.S.
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Ronnie KabuyeAmidst the nervous atmosphere in Uganda today, where people have lost trust following the brutal terrorist attacks that left many dead and hundreds injured, I offer my heartfelt condol (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: What Expectations After African Minerals Agreement?
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By With John MomohFreetown - The African Minerals Limited (AML), one of the new-comers on the Sierra Leonean mining scene, has finally transformed itself from exploration of minerals activities to the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nation Grinds to a Halt As Strike Hits Home
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Nickolaus BauerJohannesburg - As over 1 million workers stayed away from work on Wednesday; courts, school, hospitals and other government institutions remained empty.Productivity at almost all gov (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Pot Calling Kettle Black
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Abba MahmoodLast week, during a retreat for Niger State Officials in Abuja, former President Olusegun Obasanjo made an interesting revelation. He said the National Assembly members are corrupt! On (By News Poster)...
Kilima Investments Sued by Energy Company
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Daniel NemukuyuHarare - SAKUNDA Energy (Private) Limited is suing Kilima Investments which is associated with business mogul Mr Philip Chiyangwa and his son Edmund for US$600 000 over a commercial (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Sh240m US Fraud Planned From Kenya
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Kevin J Kelley, New YorkNairobi - A ring of fraudsters operating from Kenya are behind the attempted theft of millions of dollars from US government agencies for which three Kenyans were jailed in (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Standard Bank Namibia Celebrates 95 Years of Banking
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Windhoek - Standard Bank Namibia (SBN) commemorated its 95th birthday on Thursday this week."Since launching its operations in Namibia, Standard Bank Namibia has proudly remained committed to the deve (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Striking 'The Only Weapon We Have'
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Lucas Shimanga, a finance clerk at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, is one of hundreds of thousands of striking government employees who have abandoned their posts at various insti (By News Poster)...
Uganda: 32 Remanded to Police Over Bombs
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Ephraim KasoziAt least 32 people, who were arrested in connection with last month's twin bombings in Kampala, were yesterday remanded to police custody.The 76 people, who were killed, were watching (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Economy to Grow by 50 to 100 Percent
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Hailu TeklehaimanotThe Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED) has been drafting different versions of Ethiopia's next five-year macroeconomic plan for the past six months, the final v (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Slain Aspirant's Family Fingers Incumbent Representative Member
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Patrick OchogaBenin City - As police authorities in Edo State are investigating the circumstances that led to the brutal murder of an Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) House of Representative aspira (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Police Arrests 11 Cattle Rustlers
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Stephen RwembehoNgoma/Rwamagana - Police has nabbed at least 11 people suspected to be behind a wave of cattle thefts in Rwamagana and Ngoma districts.Security sources say the suspects sneak into p (By News Poster)...
Using Arid Land to Power the Country
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By New Generation OnlineJohannesburg - One of the main problems with wind and solar power is covering huge tracts of land with solar panels and windmills - so why not use arid land instead?In order to (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Land Bank Cleans Up Its Act
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Nthambeleni GabaraPretoria - The state-owned Land Bank has cleaned up its finances and is now attracting investors, says Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Phakamani Hadebe."We've cleaned-up our house a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mandela Charity Boss Resigns Over Diamonds
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: A trustee of a Nelson Mandela charity who received diamonds allegedly given to supermodel Naomi Campbell by former Liberian leader Charles Taylor resignedWednesday, the charity said.Jeremy Ractliffe, (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Renewed Fight Against Aids, Poverty
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By George OkohLagos - GEORGE OKOH writes on the efforts being made by the wife of the Benue State Governor, Yemisi Dorshima Suswam, through Sev-Av Foundation in fighting poverty and HIV-AIDs pandemic. (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Support for Young Scientists Vital
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Sifelani TsikoHarare - Young African researchers need to be supported and encouraged through the promotion of high-level training and ensuring their professional integration into the scientific com (By News Poster)...
Kenya: CBK Sees Growth in Private Sector Demand for Credit
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Johnstone Ole TuranaThe Central Bank of Kenya is betting on rising credit demand to support the ongoing economic growth.In its latest market survey, CBK indicates that banks and the private sector' (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Karimojong Rustlers Killing Us - Muhoozi
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Tabu Butagira & Stephen AriongKampala - The blame game for criminal acts committed during ongoing Karimojong disarmament took a new twist last evening with the elite Special Forces accusing warrior (By News Poster)...
Niger: Massive Funds Shortfall Forces Cuts in Food Aid
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Ousseini IssaIn April, the United Nations World Food Programme estimated it would need 190 million dollars to respond to a food crisis threatening more than 7 million people in Niger. By July, the (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Karimojong Rustlers Killing Us - Muhoozi
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Tabu Butagira and Stephen AriongKampala - The blame game for criminal acts committed during ongoing Karimojong disarmament took a new twist last evening with the elite Special Forces accusing warri (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Police Use M-Pesa to Trace Student's Killer
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Fred MukindaNairobi - An M-Pesa transaction has helped detectives solve the puzzle of a college student murdered three months ago.Twenty-year-old Jane Wairimu went missing on May 20, and her remain (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Must Strengthen Trade Relations With Congo
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Pretoria - Although South Africa and the Congo have a steady trade relationship more should be done to strengthen it, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga."Trade between South Africa and the (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: ZMDC Executives Financial Scandal Deepens
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Dumisani MuleyaTHE financial scandal rocking state-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) has deepened amid further revelations that the company's suspended top managers, including CE (By News Poster)...
Cameroon: Technical Problems Hit HIV Campaign
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Brenda YufehThe 8th edition of the AIDS-Free Holidays campaign was launched yesterday under the Patronage of the First Lady, Mrs Chantal Biya.Just when many observers are envisaging that there will (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SADC Protocols Must Be Ratified
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Harare - Earlier this week, regional Heads of State and Government, meeting in Namibia, resolved to do something about the contentious issue of the Sadc Tribunal.Zimbabwe's position on this matter is (By News Poster)...
Uganda: U.S. Reiterates Pledge to Fight Terrorism
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Steven candia and Mary karugabaKampala - Three members from the US House of Representatives yesterday laid a wreath at the Kyadondo Rugby Club, one of the scenes of the deadly July 11 twin bomb bla (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Business Leaders Warn of Threat to Country's Reputation
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - BUSINESS Leadership SA, an association of CEOs of SA's biggest companies, yesterday heavily criticised the government's handling of mining titles, saying the matter und (By News Poster)...
Dina - I Caused So Much Hurt
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Jade WittenDina Rodrigues has finally broken her silence about her role in the murder of six-month-old baby Jordan-Leigh Norton and has "accepted responsibility" for her actions."I have accepted re (By News Poster)...
Business Leaders Raise Voice for Press Freedom (news)
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - BUSINESS leaders yesterday entered the press freedom debate, unequivocally rejecting the idea of a media appeals tribunal.In what signifies the assumption of a more ass (By News Poster)...
Summit Kicks Off
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - The 30th jubilee Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) kicked off in Windhoek yesterday.High on the summit's agenda are peace and security matters, (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Opposition to Choose Election Candidate
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Gerald BareebeThe Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC) today kicks off nominations for candidates in the race to determine who will carry the flag for the coalition of five opposition political parties in (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Competition Body Applies for Arrest Warrant
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - THE Competition Tribunal has taken the extraordinary step of laying a charge with the police against the accountant of First Uranium for not responding to a summons to (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Months of Oil Stand-Off - Kosmos Makes U-Turn
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: After months of a stand-off between Kosmos Energy and the government over the proposed sale of a $4 billion stake in the Jubilee oilfields to ExxonMobil, Kosmos yesterday announced the termination of (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MDC Copac Teams Resolve to Cancel Meetings in Violent Areas
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaViolence related to the constitutional outreach exercise has become so severe in Manicaland that MDC officials on the teams have resolved not to hold meetings in the affected ar (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Bank of England Split Over Keeping Interest Rates Low in August - With Stephen Odoi-Larbi
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: The Bank of England's rate-setting committee remained split in August over keeping borrowing costs at a record low with Andrew Sentance again voting for a rise.Minutes from the meeting, when rates wer (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Don't Expect Too Much From Oil - Religious Bodies
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Two religious bodies have expressed worry about the high expectations of Ghanaians from the oil and gas industry and stressed the need for measures to manage them.The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Tale of a Bomb, a Tear And the Redness of Blood
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Ganzi MuhanguziDying is an eventuality all of us must face, regardless of what view we hold on it. But truth be told, there is death and there is death. The agony of losing a loved one so suddenly (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Tale of a Bomb, a Tear and the Redness of Blood
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Ganzi MuhanguziDying is an eventuality all of us must face, regardless of what view we hold on it. But truth be told, there is death and there is death. The agony of losing a loved one so suddenly (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Carte Blanche asks: The current figure of Farm murders in South Africa
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Hi Tshediso, Sorry for this belated reply. I see your request was in April. I am catching up on lots of reader requests. The last I heard from Adriana Stuijt was that the current figure is in th (By Jan)...
Rwanda: U.S. Anti-Conflict Mineral Legislation Angers Govt
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Kigali - The short period the US has given countries to prove their minerals are not from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will disrupt supply and hurt economies, a Rwandan geologist has said.On Jul (By News Poster)...
Transnet Service Spat Halts Inter-City Trains
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Julius BaumannJohannesburg - A DISPUTE between Transnet and the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa) has resulted in all Shosholoza Meyl long-distance passenger train services being suspended from t (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Nobody Missing in Kavango
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Denver KistingReports that Kavango villagers have mysteriously vanished into thin air seem to be nothing but rumours.So said the Kavango Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Olavi Auanga, this w (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Opposition Parties Unite Against ANC
Monday 16-Aug-2010: South Africa's main opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) announced on Sunday it had signed a merger agreement with fellow opposition party the Independent Democrats (ID).Leaders of both parties say tha (By News Poster)...
East Africa: They Call Us 'Albinos'
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: By Mumbi NgugiNairobi - Truly the East African Economic Community has taken off. You can now move all sorts of goods and merchandise across the common border without hindrance. Indeed, there is this l (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (22-08-2010)
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: Howzit Last evening, as a friend was leaving our house having had dinner with us, whilst my wife and I stood at our front door, B became aware that there was a young fox standing in the street. We (By The BeardedMan)...
South Africa: Rural Communities Take the Lead
Friday 20-Aug-2010: Pretoria - Poverty and unemployment have ravaged the close knit communities of Diyatalawa and Makgolokeong located in the Thabo Mofutsanyane District in the Free State province for years, but the Depa (By News Poster)...
Côte d'Ivoire: American Embassy's National Daily Press Review
Friday 20-Aug-2010: This daily press review is compiled by the Information Section of the Public Affairs Office of the American Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The disarmament of the former New Forces fighters i (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Head of State Reaffirms SADC Wellbeing Ideals
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Windhoek - The Angolan head of State, José Eduardo dos Santos, Tuesday reaffirmed the ideals of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) to speed up growth, reach development and eradic (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Media Protest Ban on Bombs Coverage
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Benon OlukaMedia executives yesterday vowed to challenge an order issued by the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court barring print and broadcast media houses from reporting or publishing any information (By News Poster)...
South Africa: India to Hire Firms for Lucrative Project
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - INDIA is planning to rope in South African companies to assist with its 3-trillion, five-year infrastructure construction strategy.Virendra Gupta, India's newly appoint (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Use of Modern Technology Will Simplify Vote Tallying
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Andrew LimoOn the evening of June 10 this year, the Independent Electoral Commission officials, the public and the media gathered in Nairobi awaiting live transmission of results from South Mugiran (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: firms 'in shady Zim deals'
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: There was a report early last year at the time of Motsepe & colleagues arrive in Zim. It was stated that ZIM has more unexplored minerals and ore than RSA. Zim is the new "Eureka" target. Feb 08 (By Jan)...
North Africa: Maghreb Al-Qaeda Threatens France
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) has threatened reprisals against France following a raid on carried out last month by French and Mauritanian forces in which six Aqim members were killed. An Aqi (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Women Traders 'Blocked' From the 'Big Business'
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Servaas van den Bosch"Africans do not believe women can do big business," fumes Zambian trader Angelica Rumsey.She is referring to the routine harassment of women traders by border officials throug (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Finance Sector Warned on Empowerment Goals
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - The financial services sector was going to have to achieve far more demanding black economic empowerment targets when its new charter was finalised early next year, Parliamen (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Court Bans Strikes in Essential Services
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: Pretoria - The Labour Court granted government an interdict on Saturday prohibiting those employed in essential services from participating in the public servants strike.The interdict also aims to pre (By News Poster)...
Liberia: 'Crazy Man' Destroys Radio Station In Foya
Friday 20-Aug-2010: An insane man only identified as Henry Thompson has reportedly attacked the only community radio station in Foya District, Lofa County and eventually destroyed the broadcasting equipment including the (By News Poster)...
Businesses Uncertain of the Next Six Months
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - It is the second quarter of the year, going on to the third, and the business sector is no longer oozing confidence.Business people are uncertain of what the future holds, wit (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: NNPC Alerts On Killer Kerosene in Edo, Delta States
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Juliet AlohanAbuja - The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has warned residents of Edo and Delta States to desist from buying kerosene from unauthorized outlets and dealers, saying the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: A Teabag That Could Save Millions
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - A cheap and effective filtering device developed by a South African university could provide safe drinking water to millions of people, drastically reducing the incidence of waterborne (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Govt Appoints Firm to Guide Power Utility's Share Sale
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Allan OdhiamboThe government has picked consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to guide the sale of the main electricity generator KenGen, giving impetus to a process that had attracted 14 c (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Fidelity Bank Launches "Go for Gold" Promotion
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Leading Ghanaian Bank, Fidelity Bank has launched a deposit mobilization campaign to attract 20,000 new customers to the bank.The Â"Go for GoldÂ" campaign, among other rewards will encoura (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Probe Finds 'No Evidence' Against Controversial Youth Leader
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Wilson JohwaJohannesburg - AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) Youth League leader Julius Malema has got off lightly after an investigation by the public protector found no evidence that political infl (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Army Medical Teams Move Into Strike-Bound Hospitals
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: Pretoria - The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has been roped in to help at 32 hospitals across the country during the public service strike.SANDF spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said member (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Breastfeeding Dilemma for HIV-positive Mothers
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Evelyn Matsamura KiapiKampala - The new World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation that HIV-positive mothers on antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can exclusively breastfeed their babies for up to t (By News Poster)...
Africa: Wide Gap Over Abortion Rights
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Susan Anyangu-AmuNairobi - Kenyans are still euphoric over the referendum endorsing a progressive new constitution; but the heat generated by its opponents around their main rallying point - aborti (By News Poster)...
Fuel Prices Drop by Ten Cents a Litre
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Jo-Maré DuddyNAMIBIANS will get their second fuel price breather for the year when the petrol and diesel prices drop by ten cents a litre on Wednesday.Mines and Energy Minister Isak Katali on Frida (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Orders Uniform Account Number Scheme in Banks
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Emele OnuLagos - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has given banks operating in the country a maximum period of nine months to implement the Nigerian Uniform Bank Account Number scheme (NUBAN).The (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Goes Fishing for Members
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: President Jacob Zuma started a three-day visit to the Western Cape on Thursday that will take in several towns and suburbs.The Western Cape is the only province in the country where Zuma's ANC is not (By News Poster)...
Strike Turns Nasty As Protestors Surround Hospitals (news)
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Des LathamJohannesburg - After a day that saw Natalspruit Hospital virtually shut down by strikers, Thursday's action has already effectively shut a number of medical facilities while armed striker (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Farmers' Eye Breakdown of the D1 Million Owed to Farmers
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Abdoulie G. DibbaInformation reaching this paper has it that the D1Million owed to farmers in the last trade season which ended in April 2010 is yet to be paid.Foroyaa has repeatedly published repo (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: A Culture That Encourages HIV/Aids
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Mbabane - Anecdotal evidence that entrenched cultural beliefs among Swazis actively encourage the spread of HIV/AIDS has been confirmed by a joint government and UN report.The study by UN the Populati (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Central Rand Widens Loss in Move to Sustainable, Profitable Mining
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - DESPITE interim net losses, gold prospector and miner Central Rand Gold (CRG) says investors should be pleased by its movement from trial mining to sustainable and p (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Lawmakers Give Jonathan Ultimatum Over Electoral Law
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Philip NyamAbuja - The National Assembly has issued a 20-day ultimatum to President Goodluck Jonathan to assent to the 2010 New Electoral Bill it passed three weeks ago, even as it has set machiner (By News Poster)...
Niger: Getting Food in By Truck, Boat, Camel And Cart
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Diffa - This year again, Niger is short of food. Nearly half of the country's 15.2 million inhabitants are facing hunger due to failed harvests in 2009, according to the government.The World Food Prog (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Empowerment Panacea for Poverty Alleviation
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Windhoek - One of the first ladies of Swaziland, Inkosikati Lambikiza, told her peers during a one-day First Ladies Summit that the health of womenfolk in SADC is a number one priority in any programm (By News Poster)...
Strike Threat to Car Sector's Growth
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Beth ShirleyJohannesburg - VEHICLE industry workers' strike against their employers would have devastating effects on SA's car makers' competitiveness and their ability to attract crucial foreign d (By News Poster)...
Somalia: EU Navfor Italian Warship Its Libeccio Joins Operation Atalanta as the Italian Contribution to the Fight Against Piracy in the Region
Monday 16-Aug-2010: On 29 July, ITS Libeccio and her crew joined Operation Atalanta and the Italian Frigate, under the Command of Cdr Antonio Galiuto, has begun patrolling in the Gulf of Aden Somali basin in support of e (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Ministry of Health Receives CD4 Count Machines
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Harare - The National Aids Council yesterday handed over four state-of-the-art CD4 count machines and reagents worth US$110 000 to the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare.The machines can process 400 (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Burundi Only State to Ratify Cluster Arms Pact
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Cosmas ButunyiNairobi - As the Convention on Cluster Munitions comes into force this month, Burundi will occupy pride of place as the only East African state to have ratified the international pact (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police, NigComSat Partner to Deploy Satellite to Fight Crime
Saturday 21-Aug-2010: By Christopher AdedejiAbuja - The Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) Ltd Tuesday said it is working with the Nigerian police to put in place a modernised public safety network with the use (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FG Pegs Price of Gas At U.S$3 Dollars for Manufacturing Sector
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Rasheed Komolafe LagosAs part of effort to leverage on gas for sustainable economic growth, the Federal Government has announced a three year transition period that will not only provide immediate (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FG Unveils New Gas Prices
Friday 20-Aug-2010: By Clara Nwachukwu and Yemie AdeoyeFEDERAL Government, Thursday, announced a new gas pricing regime for the industrial sector, with a view to revamping and boosting indigenous manufacturing capacity.M (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Kabarebe, Chinese Envoy Discuss Military Cooperation
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - THE Minister of Defence Gen. James Kabarebe, yesterday, met the Chinese Ambassador to Rwanda, Sun Shuzhong.The Ambassador revealed that the two parties discussed military coop (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Co-Op Bank Half-Year Profit Up by 64 Percent
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: By Victor JumaCo-operative Bank of Kenya announced a 64 per cent increase in first half profit, outperforming its top-tier peers on increased lending.The bank, Kenya's fourth-largest by assets, says n (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: Senior Prince's Shocking Remarks on HIV
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: While the Swazi nation was still recovering from the royal sex scandal involving the king’s twelfth wife and the minister of Justice Chief Logcogco (also known as Prince Mangaliso), the chairman (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Prince Johnson 'Finds God,' Seeks Presidency
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Prince Johnson - - once a rebel commander in Liberia's civil war, and a man accused of crimes against humanity - - says he has found God.Twenty years ago, Johnson personally oversaw the torture and ki (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Muslim Students Protest in UI
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: By Sakin BabalolaIbadan - Both academic and administrative activities were yesterday paralysed at the University of Ibadan as thousands of Muslim students in the institution protested the alleged inva (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: No Single Formula for MCPs
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - In southern Africa, prevention campaigns highlighting the HIV risks of having more than one partner at the same time have largely targeted heterosexuals and ignored the fact that men wh (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: SADC - President Guebuza Reiterates Supports for Members in Crisis
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: Windhoek - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Sunday reiterated the support of the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to other member states who find themselves in pol (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADCs 30th Summit Starts
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Windhoek - The 30th Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) started Monday morning in Windhoek (Namibia) to discuss issues concerning regional integ (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Makepekepe Eye Return to Continental Stage
Monday 16-Aug-2010: By Grace ChingomaHarare - CAPS United have placed so much significance on the BancABC Cup and are pinning their hopes of a quick return to the Caf Confederation Cup by winning the Sup8r tournament thi (By News Poster)...
USA: Civil War history... The Bad Americans who commanded West Point...
Monday 16-Aug-2010: [An interesting note: Some American soldiers who passed on into infamy actually commanded West Point where the military officers were trains. Below is a note from Judy whose husband was a Vietnam Vet. (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Barry Ronge comments on Bill Cosby's Racist Rant - Brothers and sisters?
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Thanks for this Cynic. Jan] Relevant today ! Barry Ronge: Bill Cosby made what may have sounded like a racist rant, but how do his home truths relate to South Africa? The Internet, much as I a (By Jan)...
[3 Pics] S.Africa: 2010 - Crime: A really Cool Alarm that FIGHTS BACK against criminals...
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: I spotted this cool South African anti-crime invention in a locksmith shop recently. This is a Pepper Spray alarm that uses the most powerful, legal, pepper spray. When this alarm goes off, it unleash (By Jan)...
[3 Pics] S.Africa: 2010 - Crime: A really Cool Alarm that FIGHTS BACK against criminals...
Monday 16-Aug-2010: I spotted this cool South African anti-crime invention in a locksmith shop recently. This is a Pepper Spray alarm that uses the most powerful, legal, pepper spray. When this alarm goes off, it unleash (By Jan)...
BAE Systems fined many millions for fraud/bribing. - Past arms deals with SA?
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [A reader in Spain sent us this about BAE. BAE I think was one of the companies that was involved in the South African arms deals... so who knows who was corrupt. Mind you I'm sure the ANC guys also w (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Lessons from my Work: Frugal Innovation - They failed 6 times - The Problem I solved would have cost several millions...
Friday 20-Aug-2010: I have had my moments of annoyance at my work. Sometimes one wonders if people are keeping you out of the loop, etc. In many ways I'm quite used to being screwed in life. Expecting fair play in lif (By Jan)...
World News: Why do CNN & SKY news ignore Julius Malema's visit to Mugabe?
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: A reader asks: Why is it that the Outside World (CNN & SKY NEWS) are only aware of the death of ET and not aware of the reason why Malema is visiting Mugabe??? [This is a good question Michael. The (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Reader warns me: Govt may consider you a threat
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Hi Hans, I see you have an interesting "legal" email address. Well, I am actually an Afrikaner by lineage. I may have been born in Rhodesia, but both my parents were Afrikaners. Half our family move (By Jan)...
OPEN LETTER TO TATA OMKHULU MANDELA ON NON-DEVELOPMENT
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [A reader sent this to us some months ago. Jan] Why is the Transkei collapsing? Mbulelo Ncedana 05 February 2010 An open letter from Mbulelo Ncedana to Nelson Mandela Non Development in the Com (By Jan)...
AfricanCrisis: Hackers - shutting down of the other site - My Enraged interaction with ReadyHosting.com
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [I am sick to death of Readyhosting shutting down AfricanCrisis.org. I am at the point where I don't care, even if they shut down all my sites and I never do business with them. I am frustrated to hig (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Another brilliant young White Co-worker commits suicide....
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Just 2 days ago I was in a meeting with some guys discussing how to integrate their system to my system. In the meeting was a shortish, fair-haired, slightly freckled guy. He asked a lot of inter (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: My Technical Indicator: Wall St falling sharply... Gold rising sharply on today's trade... 500 Pt drop coming?
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: I noticed that Wall St took a beating at opening today. The market dropped very sharply on opening today and has fallen 173 points (1.67%) so far. You will recall just a few days ago, I climbed ba (By Jan)...
Love takes hostages: I hate Love... Love is horrible isn't it? ... It makes you so vulnerable...
Tuesday 17-Aug-2010: [I was chatting to a male friend of mine about the way, with matters of the heart one sometimes develops feelings for someone - and you wish you did not have those feelings. You wish so much you could (By Jan)...
USA: Politically Incorrect Truth: Why many Pakistani-Americans aren't sending flood donations home
Friday 20-Aug-2010: [Interesting. Jan] Many Pakistani-Americans say they are reluctant to donate to Pakistan flood relief efforts because they think their money will only line the pockets of a government they see as c (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Lessons from my Work - I can't keep up with business demand - Forming a Department around me?
Monday 16-Aug-2010: That system of mine is just getting wilder and wilder... and we've hardly even begun. We are still on the first version of it, and I'm struggling to get a chance to make even the slightest changes to (By Jan)...
[2 Pics] The Rhodesian flag lives on...
Monday 16-Aug-2010: I spotted the Rhodesian flag flying proudly in a certain security shop here in Johannesburg. Rhodesia lives on... it will outlive Zimbabwe. I have a Rhodesian flag in my bedroom... I look at the Rhode (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: Is Globalism weakening America?
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: [Here is an interesting analysis from Jason Kelly's latest newsletter. I do not necessarily agree with it. But read it, because its valid. The question one must ask oneself is whether Globalism isn't (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: 20% increase - 1.6 million Americans went bankrupt last year....
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: [Check out this interesting excerpt from Jason Kelly's latest newsletter. Jan] It appears that a lot of people are having trouble shelling out much for anything. Bankruptcy filings hit their highes (By Jan)...
USA: From Jan... today's posts being prepared... My visit to Jeff Rense... AThe Afrikaner James Bond...
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: I have been running around with preparations for my American trip. I will be posting some news items in the next hour. I was absolutely delighted when I finalised my visit to Jeff Rense!! I will b (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Mining group eyes winelands
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: [Thanks for this Cynic. I know you sent it in February, but I am catching up. Jan] Wine farmers and land owners are upset about a government-controlled mining company applying for prospecting righ (By Jan)...
[Pic] [Humour] S.Africa: From my Work - a cute thing I spotted in a Senior Manager's office...
Monday 16-Aug-2010: I spotted this cute little thing in the office of a high powered female manager. She's actually a pleasant person... I often feel like this!!! (Photo) (By Jan)...
Attention: Wanted used computers, laptops, components/parts and other IT items
Friday 20-Aug-2010: We are looking for used computers, laptops IT items and computer parts. If you have computers, IT items and any other computer components you no longer want please let us know. We are a small company (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
Attention: Wanted used computers, laptops, components/parts and other IT items
Friday 20-Aug-2010: We are looking for used computers, laptops IT items and computer parts. If you have computers, IT items and any other computer components you no longer want please let us know. We are a small company (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
[Cartoon] English... Muslim style...
Monday 16-Aug-2010: [This is hilarious, naughty and very un-PC… but friends of mine in the Middle East confirm that this is not as off-the-mark as you might think. Jan] (Photo) (By Jan)...
The Right Perspective [2010.08.20 ARCHIVE]
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: Frank returns from Solutrean Vision Quest to Cactus Hill, Virgina with an amazing story of what happened to him there. Plus: A follow-up from last week's discussion about Dr. Laura Schlesinger, who (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
[Pic] Confucius say...
Sunday 22-Aug-2010: [A friend sent me this funny one. Jan] Confucius says, "If you are in a book store and cannot find the book you are looking for, you're obviously in the...   (Photo) (By Jan)...
Running late with posts....
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Last night I had to do some urgent work and only finished at midnight. I just need to get some things off my back today. I will post later. (By Jan)...
[Pic] Cute... the Car Mouse I got... shaped like a VW Beetle...
Monday 16-Aug-2010: I was teasing a (rather pretty) girl at work one day because she had the cutest mouse. It was a VW Beetle... and it has lights! After much teasing, she and her friend found me another mouse like it (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (19-08-2010)
Thursday 19-Aug-2010: Howzit Sorry that this posting is hitting the 'net late. If the truth be known, I slept in this morning... and I still am tired! You know, every now and then I find something on the internet tha (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (18-08-2010)
Wednesday 18-Aug-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE Micros (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (16-08-2010)
Monday 16-Aug-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- The wedding took place as planned on Saturday and the reception at the local Lace Club, by all accounts, was a resounding success. We believe (By The BeardedMan)...