August 30, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report 

From Jan Lamprecht 
Southern Africa in Crisis 
Sunday, 29th 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.  

From Jan: Interesting conversations I've had including: What BLACKS think of a WHITE COUNTRY in Africa!!!!
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: I have had the most interesting conversations of late. I also don't know how it happened... but blacks at my work are debating politics second to none. The blacks are arguing with each other almost da (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Fascinating chat: A Black man tells me: If White people in Africa had their own country... White Presidents for Black People...
Friday 27-Aug-2010: I never thought I'd live to see the day when I discuss this topic face to face with a black man in a rational and calm manner. I have had a number of fascinating discussions with people in recent (By Jan)...
S.Africa & Zimbabwe - some strange politics... what the heck is going on? Is the West smashing the Communists?
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: It is interesting how things are going currently in South Africa and Zimbabwe. They claim Mugabe is dying... Someone else claimed Simba Makoni is dead, but that clearly is not the case... In Sou (By Jan)...
[8 Pics] S.Africa: The airline with the best sense of humor in the world...
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: [Kulula is a South African airline with a very distinctive, “laid-back” style. Their call centre agents even speak a “Kulula lingo”…. This email was doing the round about Kulula. I don’t know if all t (By Jan)...
[Cartoon] The Best Mugabe Cartoon EVER - Power sharing, Mugabe-style...
Monday 23-Aug-2010: I've kept this cartoon for months. This is brilliant. It was in a Rhodesian newsletter. I think it is pure genius. (Photo) (By Jan)...
[Cartoons] The Best Arizona & Illegal Immigrant cartoons - I love Arizona...
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: [These are fabulous! I got them from Jennifer. Jan] (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (Photo) (By Jan)...
ANC Strikes Out At Genocide Charges
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: South Africa's ruling ANC Party has dismissed genocide charges filed by an Afrikaner farmer at the United Nations as "ludicrous." "We think it is ludicrous in the extreme," spokesperson Themba Mase (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
S.Africa: Is the Mass Media, part of the West's Psychological Warfare against the ANC?
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: [I wrote an analysis that I regard as important. I was trying to make sense of the chaos in the Mass Media regarding the ANC and its Alliance partners and the attacks going on. The impression that (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (26-08-2010)
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Howzit I will bet that Marufu will be declared a national hero - by virtue of his sister being Mugabe's wife - but no such consideration was given to Gibson Sibanda... "President Robert Mugabe’s (By The BeardedMan)...
From Jan: Running late: Mugabe dying? ... White country, ANC denies white genocide...
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: I have not been happy at all to see my websites down - in their entirety lately due to a database problem. I will have to investigate this. This is a serious cause for concern. I see the old Af (By Jan)...
Africa: South Africa, the Continent and China in a Changing World Economy
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Jacob ZumaBeijing - Lecture by President Jacob Zuma of the Republic of South Africa, Renmin University, Beijing, ChinaThe President of Renmin University of China, Prof. Ji Baocheng, Honourable Mini (By News Poster)...
[Cartoon] S.Africa: ZAPIRO - The evolution of man... according to South African politics...
Monday 23-Aug-2010: [This is a ZAPIRO cartoon mocking South Africa's presidents. He was of course a Mandela fan. I might not exactly agree, but the commentary is really about Zuma! Jan]     (Photo) (By Jan)...
Uganda: Bomber Confessions
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Kampala - When they were brought in one at a time with their well-trimmed marine-style hair, designer moustaches, and warm jackets and neat T-shirts draped over their fit bodies, they seemed out of pl (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 500 Lose Houses to 'Loan Shark'
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Freeman RazembaHarare - Over 500 people - including politicians, musicians and businessmen - have allegedly lost their houses and residential stands worth millions of dollars to a local businessm (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Lessons from my Work: The Afrikaans Girl in pain... Part II
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: You will recall I told the story of various events at my work... as one reader remarked: Its like Egoli (a top soap opera) here in South Africa.   I mentioned how the Afrikaans guys were doing well, (By Jan)...
South Africa: Fears for Press Freedom
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Chris SteinInternational media freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders ranks South Africa's press as among the freest on the continent. Two proposed new measures are drawing unfavourable compari (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: My White friends who used Julius Malema's racism and turned the tables on the Blacks...
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: I have continuously said that whites must stop being passive and pathetic with respect to the blacks. I heard an interesting story from a small group of whites I know, who really turned the tables (By Jan)...
Liberia: Issa Sesay Distances Charles Taylor From the Creation of the RUF
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayAs his cross-examination moved into a second week, Charles Taylor's 19th defense witness, Issa Hassan Sesay, this week distanced the former Liberian president from the creation of the re (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Inflation Dip Raises Expectations of Rates Cut
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - NEWS that inflation abated more than expected last month has turned predictions of an interest rate cut into a majority rather than a minority view among economists.Inflati (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Probe Blood-Drenched Soils of Karamoja
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Samuel OlaraThere is no easy way out of the spiralling morass of terror and brutality that confronts the innocent Karimojong civilian today. As darkness deepens over Karamoja, the Museveni governme (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (23-08-2010)
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- "Barclays Bank will not be granted permission to transfer its local custody business to Standard Chartered Bank until the bank has complied w (By The BeardedMan)...
Southern Africa: One Madman is Systematically Destroying Everything We Are Working for
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Daniel SteinmannWindhoek - The destruction of the ideal of SADC unity cannot go unchallenged. Ever since the fight against apartheid started in the late sixties by the then front-line states, econo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nation Still Largely in the Dark Over Energy Efficiency
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - AS THINGS stand, SA will be caught napping when the economy recovers and demand for electricity increases, because the country seems to have put energy efficiency on th (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt Moves to Strengthen Ties With China
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma's state visit to China this week signifies a deliberate attempt to reposition the economy to take advantage of new trade and investment opportunities in rapidly growing (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Fascinating discussions with Blacks: Ian Smith Versus Mugabe - If Whites had a country in Africa...
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: The other day I wrote an article about a discussion I had with a black Zimbabwean who said that if white people had their own country, EVEN IN THE DESERT, you would, after a period of time see things (By Jan)...
Namibia: The Heroic Battles of Matias Mbulunganga
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Windhoek - Tomorrow is Heroes Day to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Namibia. Here is the story of former PLAN fighter, Matias Mbulunganga, as he told it to the Mini (By News Poster)...
Africa: Delegates Discuss Obama's Forum With Young African Leaders
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: In an August 26 CO.NX webchat, Lesego Sekano, Palesa Shongwe, and Fred Swaniker, the South African delegates to the President's Forum with Young African Leaders, answer questions about their experienc (By News Poster)...
Zanu PF Refuses to Give Gibson Sibanda Hero Status
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaDeputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara on Wednesday unleashed a verbal tirade aimed at Robert Mugabe and his ZANU PF party for denying the late Gibson Sibanda hero status.'We do not (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Thirst for Nation's Oil - Anticipating Another Battlefield?
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Stephen YeboahThe excitement experienced in June 2007 when oil was discovered in commercial quantities has exploded into heightened political and economic controversy. There is no doubt that the co (By News Poster)...
Is Mugabe Dying Of Cancer?
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: Various media reports claim the health of Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe is quickly deteriorating and may be dying of cancer. Recent photos show a frail Mugabe having to be led around by aides. Th (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
Nigeria: Drug Trafficker Dies of Cocaine Ingestion
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By JacobA suspected drug trafficker, Hakeem Adesegun Habeeb, who survived the Surulere fire incident on October 3, 2006 has died of cocaine ingestion.According to the spokesperson of the National Drug (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Tutu, Cardinal Oppose New Media Law
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa and Roman Catholic Cardinal Wilfrid Napier have called on their compatriots to oppose a proposed media law that critics say resembles (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Naomi's Dirty Message
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Mariama KandehFreetown - I must admit that I have not been following news from the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, Netherlands. As a Sierra Leonean now living in London, I got sick of (By News Poster)...
AfricanCrisis Harrassment: Lots of Crucial photos disappeared.... which relate to the ANC
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: A quick note, I have been spotting more and more instances of crucial photos, graphs and information disappearing from the AfricanCrisis site. When I was putting up some new menu items, "Do your bi (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Sun Answer to Zim's Energy Challenges
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Harare - Zimbabwe, like many African countries, is facing electricity generation problems, forcing the Government and other stakeholders to focus on solar as an alternative energy source. The Zimbabwe (By News Poster)...
Boeremag Trio Not POWs: Judge
Friday 27-Aug-2010: A South African judge overseeing the Boeremag treason trial has dismissed an application from three of the accused to be tried as prisoners of war. Judge Eben Jordaan explained that brothers Johann (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
Somalia: Secretary-General's Remarks to Security Council Open Debate on Piracy
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Ban Ki-moonNew York - Mr. President,Excellencies,Thank you Mr. President for convening this very important meeting at this time.Before beginning, I would like to join you, Mr. President, to welcome (By News Poster)...
The American Govt speaks out over the loss of Media Freedom in S. Africa - Fears of Zimbabwe?
Monday 23-Aug-2010: I heard that the other day a senior American official, very probably the American Ambassador, spoke out in public about the moves by the South African Govt's moves against the press. The Govt, sup (By Jan)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Mass Gang Rape Exposes Systematic Sexual Violence
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Aprille MuscaraUnited Nations - A U.N. human rights investigation mission will be launched in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) Wednesday, U.N. officials announced Tuesday, after g (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Invasion of the Killer Weed From South America
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Rupi MangatNairobi - It looks nondescript. A plant with tiny white flowers. Yet the plant, parthenium, has the potential to create a pandemic that can destroy Kenya's agricultural yields by up to 4 (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Boko Haram Snipers Kill Three Policemen
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Hamza Idris and Sharafa DaudaDamaturu and Maiduguri - Members of the outlawed Boko Haram sect appeared to have resorted to guerrilla warfare as they waylaid and shot dead three policemen in Damatur (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Time Bank Prejudiced of U.S$30 Milion - - Tande
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Bernard MpofuVITAL information was stolen from Time Bank when it was under curatorship, prejudicing the financial institution of US$30 million, a senior bank official has said.Besides the theft, th (By News Poster)...
USA: disgraceful Military pay... Please show your support for American fighting men & women...
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: [Jennifer sent this. It’s disgusting. Please show your support for these military people by spreading this around. Jan]     Jennifer commented: It's a freaking disgrace what they pay our military.  (By Jan)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Clinton Condemns Mass Rape of Civilians
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Stephen KaufmanWashington - Reports that between 150 and 200 women and children were raped by rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) prompted pledges by Secretary of State Hilla (By News Poster)...
The ANC Has Not and Shall Not Wilt Under Criticism or Close Scrutiny (document)
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Pallo JordanFreedom of expression, of which is Media Freedom an important dimension, is one of the fundamental rights South Africans secured through the democratic political revolution of 1994. Aft (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Why the World Bank Will Ruin the Nation
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Dr. Kwame OseiAccra - Readers will know that I have written many articles about the machinations of the World Bank and the IMF. These articles have been written in the main to inform Ghanaians that (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Unions Warn of Economic 'Shutdown' as Strike Intensifies
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Luphert ChilwaneJohannesburg - THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has given the government an ultimatum to agree to public sector unions' wage demands or face a total shutdown next (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Diamonds Sales a False Economic Dawn
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Harare - An auction of Zimbabwean diamonds has created an air of expectation that the country's economic plight will be eased or even improved, but the stones realized as little as a fifth of their va (By News Poster)...
Afrikaner Gives The "White" Perspective - And A Shoutout To Frank!
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Afrikaner Andre from South Africa gives “The White Perspective” on what happened to South Africa, and a shout out to The Greak Frank from Queens, host of "Hello, Africa!". (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
Somalia: Trying Pirates Often as Tricky as Catching Them
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Aprille MuscaraUnited Nations - U.N. member states and regional organisations debated the question of how Somali pirates should be prosecuted in a Security Council meeting Wednesday, following a re (By News Poster)...
West Africa: Networks Freely Move Women, Girls
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Dakar - Authorities in Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria should investigate and close down networks that traffic Nigerian women and girls to Côte d'Ivoire for forced prostitution, Human Rights Wat (By News Poster)...
Help for Afrikaaners - From Spain - Whites will become a minority in Europe - A Contact person...
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: [I know Peter Munns personally, and people are welcome to contact him directly. He liaises between various organizations. Below are his contact details. Jan]   Subject: RE: Help for Afrikaaners - Fr (By Jan)...
Zambia: Task Force on HIV/Aids Includes Traditional Healers
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: By Jessie Ngoma-SimengwaTHE inclusion of traditional healers in the Copperbelt Province AIDS Task Force (PATF) signifies the important role they play in health care services.It is a big shift from the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Defence Ministry And Foreign Policy Pay-Offs (3)
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By John AmodaTHIS is one side of the preventive diplomacy third party interventions. The other side of the prevention statecraft is one that addresses the task of developing strategies that facilitate (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Hopes to Tame Beijing Trade
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - CHINA this week welcomes President Jacob Zuma for a two- day official visit in what analysts believe is an attempt by SA to force China's hand to concede to more favour (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banks Face Crippling Strike
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Bernard MpofuHarare - ZIMBABWE'S financial services sector stands to lose at least US$3 million daily in deposits after a union representing bank employees gave two-weeks notice to go on strike ove (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Govt Condemns Suicide Deadly Hotel Attack
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Sh. M. NetworkMogadishu - The transitional government of Somalia has harshly condemned the suicide bombers deadly attack of Munna hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, just as it left t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Confirm Soboma George's Death
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: RIVERS state Police Command has confirmed the brutal murder of a former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) and repentant militant leader, Soboma George. According to the (By News Poster)...
Africa: Why Kenya Has Pulled Ahead of Zimbabwe
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni and Russel BruetonKenya and Zimbabwe's last elections, held within a few months of one another, were characterized by violence either before or after polling. The outcom (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banks Must Mobilise Savings
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Harare - Annual inflation rates continue to fall, and prices for a second month running have dropped by a tiny fraction, showing that the Zimbabwean economy is still obeying basic economic laws for th (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Julius Shaambeni Shilongo Mnyika - The Guerilla Fighter (1938 to 2003)
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Catherine SasmanJulius Shaambeni Shilongo Mnyika was one of the eight combatants that were captured at the battle of Omugulu gwOmbashe, and sent to Robben Island on a charge of terrorism.- Not much (By News Poster)...
Mystery of Missing Zimbabwean Solved?
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Zivisai ChagakaHarare - THE remains of national hero, Edison Sithole, who disappeared without trace following his abduction by suspected Rhodesian forces at the height of the country's liberation s (By News Poster)...
Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa is Speeding Towards Affluence, Author Says
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Julio GodoyAfrica is heading towards a bright economic future, according to a new book co-authored by the former director of the French state agency for economic cooperation and released recently i (By News Poster)...
Somalia: UN Debates Legal Options for Pursuing Pirates
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Commending the efforts undertaken so far to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today stressed that more can be done, as the Security Council debated legal options to (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Outrage Grows Over Failure to Protect DRC Civilians
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Aprille MuscaraUnited Nations - As details emerged this week of the U.N.'s knowledge of rebel activity in the villages where nearly 200 women were systematically gang raped by armed groups in the e (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Diamonds Controlled By New Group of Zanu PF Hardliners
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe intrigues in Zimbabwe's power politics have taken a new turn with the emergence of a powerful group that is said to be in control of the country's diamond riches.They are allege (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Country Could Become Largest Uranium Producer
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichTHE envisaged higher uranium production in Namibia would catapult the country from fourth place to the largest producer in the world, a new study on this sector reveals.Assuming al (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Killing Innocent People Has No Basis in Islamic Scripture
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Yasiin MugerwaNine years after the 9/11 bombing in the US, a proposed mosque and an Islamic centre near the spot where terrorists killed over 2,000 people has caused outrage among Jewish extremists (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Outrage Over Claim That Anti-GM Campaign "Causes Hunger"
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Miriam MannakCape Town - Civil society organisations have reacted with outrage to claims that the international campaign against genetically modified (GM) crops is partly responsible for food short (By News Poster)...
Somalia: French Diplomat Appointed Special Adviser on Piracy
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a French public law professor and former diplomat to advise him on legal issues surrounding piracy off the Somali coast, it was announced today.Jack Lang, 7 (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Broader Mandate Sought for Troubled Land Bank
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - THE government is reviewing the Land Bank's mandate to transform it into a strategic driver of the agricultural economy and a sustainable development finance instituti (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: It Looks and Smells Like Pension for Kayumba in South Africa
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Joseph BideriKigali - FOR the last few months, the controversy surrounding Rwandan fugitive officers, Kayumba Nyamwasa and Patrick Karegyeya's decision to move to South Africa, and their subsequent (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Suspected Robbers, Fake Soldier Nabbed in Delta
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Kola Niyi-EkeAsaba - Law enforcement agents in Asaba, Delta State, have arrested 14 armed robbery suspects, including a fake soldier who have been terrorizing Asaba and it environs.Besides, the pol (By News Poster)...
Africa: Donor Fatigue New Threat to HIV, Aids Fight
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Nelson ChengaHarare - AN aftershock of the deadly HIV and Aids tremor whose epicentre was located in sub Saharan Africa way back in the 1990s threatens to reverse all the gains made so far in the f (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Electricity Workers' Strike - Matters Arising
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Rasheed KomolafeLagos - "Shutdown of the nation's power stations, no that is not possible ,who in his or her right senses would in this age want to take Nigeria back into the stone age when all han (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Inflation Rate Drops
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Bright MaderaHarare - For second month running, the year-on-year inflation rate has slackened, dropping 1,2 percentage points to 4,1 percent from 5,3 percent in June, the Zimbabwe Statistical Agenc (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Mass Rapes Underline Urgency of Consolidating Peace in Eastern DR Congo - Ban
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Rapists rarely see the inside of court houses like this one in Goma, DR of CongThe recent savage rape and assault of scores of civilians in the remote and troubled far east of the Democratic Republic (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Issa Sesay Says the RUF Did Not Fight for Charles Taylor in Guinea and Liberia
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayReturning to the stand after a brief illness, a former Sierra Leonean rebel leader said his group did not fight battles for former Liberian President, Charles Taylor, in neighboring Guin (By News Poster)...
Nedbank Analysis - Why the HSBC Deal is Difficult to Judge
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Tim CohenJohannesburg - Apart from the larger slice, how would HSBC's transaction be different from the ICBC and Barclays deals?WHAT South African game enthusiasts know about civets is that they ar (By News Poster)...
Uganda: 'MP Kiyonga Telling Lies'
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Risdel KasasiraAccusations by Pokot County MP Francis Kiyonga that the army's Special Forces Group killed a dozen Pokot warriors have stirred up a storm of counter-accusations. Risdel Kasasira caug (By News Poster)...
Burundi: Political Antagonism Grows After Elections
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Bujumbura - The political climate is growing increasingly antagonistic in Burundi, where many of today's political parties were yesterday's rebel groups.A spate of elections designed to entrench stabi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan to Eliminate Power Outage By 2012
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Clara Nwachukwu and Yemie AdeoyeLagos - PRESIDENT Goodluck Ebele Jonathan said, yesterday, he planned to eliminate constant power outage in the country by 2012 through the introduction of 'revoluti (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mining
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Laurence BoulleJohannesburg - SOUTH African taxpayers not accustomed to surfing the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes' (ICSID's) website will have missed a recent judgment (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Drug Mule Gets Five Years in Zambia
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Jeff KapembwaLusaka - Olivia Shilunga, a Namibian business executive, has been jailed for five years by a Zambian court for trafficking in drugs.Shilunga, 34, was sent to prison by Lusaka Chief Res (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Defence Force Loses Rocket Launchers, Assault Rifles
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - Rocket launchers that can be used to stop tanks, mortars and automatic assault rifles are among a batch of weapons lost by the South African National Defence Force (SANDF (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Bashir and Hague Court in Cat-and-Mouse Game
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Thalif DeenUnited Nations - Sudan's elusive President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir and the unrelenting Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Luis Moreno-Ocampo are playing a political (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Mogadishu Clashes Claim 115 Lives, Leave 200 Wounded in Four Days
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Fighting in Somalia's anarchic capital Mogadishu entered a fourth day Thursday, as African Union-backed Somali interim government forces continued street clashes and artillery exchanges with Islamist (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Govt Ready for Truth Commission Report
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: According to protocol, the TRC is to submit its Final Consolidated Reports released last November to the National Legislature, for only God knows what, and simultaneously submit it to the President fo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Monday Comment - Will HSBC Buying Nedbank Help?
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Tim CohenJohannesburg - AT THE time of writing, it appears that mega- bank HSBC will soon announce it is in exclusive talks to buy Old Mutual 's 51% stake in Nedbank , perhaps even today. The detai (By News Poster)...
Somalia: U.S. Condemns "Outrageous" Attack by Al-Shabaab on Hotel
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Stephen KaufmanObama administration officials condemned an attack on a Mogadishu hotel that reportedly left 30 dead, including six parliament members in Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (T (By News Poster)...
South Africa: State Threatens 'Illegal Strikers'
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Linda Ensor And Sarah HudlestonJohannesburg - THE government said yesterday it would take action against workers in essential services who continued to strike in defiance of a high court interdict (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Punitive Bank Charges Discourage Savings'
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Paul NyakazeyaLOCAL banks are milking account holders through high charges to boost their income and support the infrastructure they put in place when the economy was faring better.Individuals and (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Soboma George in the Eyes of History
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Jimitota OnoyumePort Harcourt - No death has generated more serious attention in Rivers State in the last five years than that of the former Commander of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Ni (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Minister Meets Labour in Bid to Calm Strike Tempers
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Linda Ensor, Wilson Johwa And Alistair AndersonCape Town - PUBLIC Service and Administration Minister Richard Baloyi held a private meeting with trade union leaders last night, in a last-ditch effo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: PHCN Strike - Military Engineers to Take Over Power Plants
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Ejiofor Alike With ReportsLagos - Federal Government has directed military engineers to be on standby to operate the nation's power plants if electricity workers fail to call off their strike today (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Ten Days Pass With No GPA Implementation
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Alex BellTen days have passed since the unity government was set a 30 day deadline to implement the Global Political Agreement (GPA), and there is still no sign of any movement towards meeting this (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Alcohol Consumption Increases Dramatically
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Sifelani TsikoHarare - Zimbabwe is likely to join the top 10 African drinking nations after the country's leading beer producer - Delta Beverages recorded a 50 percent jump in beer sales in the cur (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MDC Vice President Sibanda Dies
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Harare - MDC vice president and Special Advisor to the Organ on National Healing, Integration and Reconciliation Mr Gibson Jama Sibanda has died.He was 66. The former trade unionist and founding vice (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Health Minister Warns of Murder as Staff Strike at Hospitals
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Khopotso BodibeGovernment got an interdict over the weekend ordering public service workers to return back to work. In the wake of the strike last week, public sector hospitals, which already opera (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Party Protests Over 'Doctored' Regional Statement
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Farai MutsakaHarare - MDC-T has officially protested to the Sadc secretariat over the handling of Harare's political stalemate at last week's summit and asked for assurances that the regional body (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'New' Farmers Finally Start to Blossom
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Sapa/AfpDouglas Mhembere had only a plastic bag in hand when he took over a farm eight years ago under Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's land reforms.'I arrived here with nothing, just buns and a (By News Poster)...
Tomana Dismisses MDC-T's Claims Document
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: Attorney General Johannes Tomana has laughed off a document detailing close to 200 politically-related murders submitted to him by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC-T party.Tomana yesterday told (By News Poster)...
Zanu PF Power Tussle Chokes Conservancy
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Brian ChitembaPOWER tussles between two rival Zanu PF factions are threatening the viability of a wildlife-rich conservancy in Marondera after the party's government ministers failed to evict suppo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Anti-Terrorism Bill - Jonathan's Plea, National Assembly's Delay
Friday 27-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)...
Nigeria: Killing of Former Militant Leader Condemned
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Ahamefula OgbuPort Harcourt - The Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Chief Executive Officer of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, Mr. Timi Alaibe, yesterday condemned the gruesom (By News Poster)...
From Jan: Running late: Mugabe dying? ... White country, ANC denies white genocide...
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: I have not been happy at all to see my websites down - in their entirety lately due to a database problem. I will have to investigate this. This is a serious cause for concern. I see the old Af (By Jan)...
Africa: Trade Talk - Don't Mischaracterize AGOA, It's Working!
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Rosa WhitakerWashington, DC - I find it troubling that declaring Agoa's achievements a "disappointment" has gained currency in so many policy circles. It leverages a pernicious line of thinking, (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Dozens Killed in Heavy Fighting in Mogadishu
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: At least 40 people civilians have been killed and 150 others injured in heavy shelling and gun fire exchanged between Somali government troops and rebel fighters in Somalia's capital Mogadishu since T (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Landmark Trial in the Hands of Appeal Judges
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Sheila VelezThe Hague - The future of the ICC´s first trial is hanging by a thread. Four judges at the Appeals Chamber will decide the fate of one man, the Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga Di (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Army Steps in to the Breech
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - The army has deployed more 1,800 medical staff to 47 public hospitals throughout South Africa to substitute for striking doctors and nurses as the nine-day industrial action becomes inc (By News Poster)...
Six MPs Dead in Attack On Mogadishu Hotel (news)
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Somalia's Islamist Shebab group carried out a suicide attack on a hotel in Mogadishu Tuesday, killing at least 30 people including six members of parliament. Two Islamist militants disguised as govern (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu Pf Officials to Be Questioned in Torture Trial
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Alex BellTop ZANU PF officials are set to face questioning in the High Court next week, in connection with the torture of a Norton man in 2008.Four Cabinet ministers and a number of service chiefs (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nation Becomes a Victim of its ARV Treatment Success
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Kerry CullinanDurban - Almost a million South Africans are already on lifelong antiretroviral (ARV) treatment and this number is supposed to triple in the next decade if the South African governmen (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Security Council Condemns Mass Rape in DR Congo
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Members of the Security Council today voiced outrage at the recent mass rape of civilians by members of armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and repeated their demand that pa (By News Poster)...
Equatorial Guinea: Human Rights Drowning in Oil
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Mario de QueirozLisbon - The oil interests of Angola, Brazil and Portugal could pave the way for former Spanish colony Equatorial Guinea to become the ninth member of the Community of Portuguese La (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Proposal to Acquire a Controlling Stake in Nedbank Group
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Old Mutual plc ('Old Mutual') wishes to announce that it has received a proposal from HSBC Holdings plc ('HSBC') to acquire a controlling shareholding in Nedbank Group Limited ('Nedbank Group') ('the (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Confirms Reported Gang Rape of Women by Rebels in DRC Congo
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: A United Nations human rights team has confirmed that members of two armed groups in the volatile east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) raped more than 150 women during an attack on a village (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Communities Debate Microbicide Results
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - The recent release of positive results from a microbicide trial in South Africa have kick-started discussions between scientists, activists and community workers about the quickest and (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Repo Rate Likely to Remain Stuck at 7 Percent
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Jo-MarÉ DuddyBANK of Namibia (BoN) Governor Ipumbu Shiimi is expected to continue the central bank's neutral rate stance today by maintaining a repo rate of 7,0 per cent, a poll by The Namibian has (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Six Die in Fresh Fighting in Mogadishu
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: New clashes in Mogadishu killed six people early on Wednesday, according to witnesses. Following Tuesday's attack on a Mogadishu hotel which killed 30 people the Somali transitional government, Europe (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MP Behind Land Seizure Snubs High Court Order
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Alex BellAn MP behind the illegal seizure of a farm in Somabuhla has snubbed a High Court order protecting the land from invasion, refusing to leave the property on Monday.Last week, Philip and Ell (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Courts China to Back Nation's Bric Hopes
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma was confident SA had secured more favourable trade concessions from China, on the second day of his three-day visit to the country.China is SA's la (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Tension Over Militant's Killing
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Ahamefula OgbuPort Harcourt - The police in Rivers State yesterday opened up on the killing two days ago of former militant leader and head of the Outlaws, Soboma George.This is as intelligence in (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Killing And Extorting at Will
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Funke AboyadeLagos - N20.35bn from Police checkpoints in 18 months. That's what the Nigeria Police have allegedly made from their informal toll collections nationwide, according to the Internationa (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Police Corruption Suspected in Eviction of Borrowdale Settlers
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Alex BellThere is rising suspicion that police officials who raided and burned an informal settlement in Borrowdale on Wednesday had corrupt motives for their actions.The settlement at Borrowdale R (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: High Crime Rate in Edo - the Oba's Remedy
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Edos EnobakhareRecently, the highly revered Oba of Benin, due to compelling reasons of the utter helplessness of the ordinary man, had to take practical steps to curb the rising crime rate in the s (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Govt Must Protect Rights of Women With Disabilities, Group Says
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Kampala - Women with disabilities in northern Uganda experience ongoing discrimination and sexual and gender-based violence, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Many are unable to gain (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: World-Famous Tuli Cattle Breeders Thrown Off Farm
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Bertha ShokoA lifetime of hard work by Len Harvey saw him establish a very popular indigenous breed of cattle that helped put Zimbabwe on the world map.The Tuli cattle are now a must-have breed for (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Questions Over Value of Marange Diamonds
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Ndamu Sanndu and Kudzai ChimhangwaZimbabwe sold its first batch of diamonds mined from the controversial Marange fields amid fears of widespread leakages caused by lack of appropriate technology to (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Naomi Campbell - Warrior As Model
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By O Wei LakemfaSUPER British model Naomi Campbell initially declined when invited to testify against former Liberian president, Charles Taylor at his ongoing trial at the United Nations special court (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Set On Being Africa's Most Admired Bank
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - FROM operating in the shadows of its three larger rivals, Nedbank could by the end of November be catapulted into the big league, if HSBC succeeds in prising it away fro (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil Workers Threaten Industrial Unrest Over Unfair Practices
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Victor Ahiuma-YoungWorried by the increasing rate of unfair labour practices in the nation's Petroleum industry and its threat to industrial unrest, workers in the industry are threatening to decla (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Looks to China for Boost to Rural SA
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Loyiso LangeniSA hopes to lure China into providing more foreign direct investment specifically for its infrastructure investment plan, President Jacob Zuma said yesterday.Mr Zuma is on a three-day (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FG to Revisit 2007 Bid Round August
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Lagos - The Federal Government at the weekend declared that the controversial 2007 oil bid rounds would be revisited in August when it plans to auction oil blocks for 2010.Some oil blocks already auct (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Cop Shoots Pit Bull During Drug Raid
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Jason Warner And Matthew JordaanA Metro police officer shot and killed a pit bull during a raid on a suspected drug den and 15 people were arrested for crimes ranging from drunk driving to forgery. (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Blackout Looms As PHCN Workers Begin Strike Monday - Fire Guts Company's Facility in Lagos
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Francis Onoiribholo And Adeola YusufLagos/Benin - Electricity workers on Thursday threatened to paralyse power supply activities in the nation's electricity network from Monday, an action likely to (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Energy Issues -Nation Considers Coal Electricity
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Fidelis Mac-LevaIndeed, the failure of non-renewable energy sources [crude oil, natural gas and fuel wood] has fuelled agitations for an alternative source of power in the country. Experts say alte (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Lwemiyaga MP Sekikubo Fights Police Again
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Dismus BuregyeyaKampala - Gunshots rocked Lwemiyaga in Ssembabule district yesterday when area MP Theodore Sekikubo and the Police engaged in running battles again.Deputy Police commander Charles N (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Rebel Leader Apologies to Nation at Taylor Trial
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayIn concluding his evidence today as the 19th defense witness for Charles Taylor, Issa Hassan Sesay, the convicted former interim leader of the Sierra Leonean rebel group which Mr. Taylor (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Strike Jeopardizes HIV Treatment
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: A strike for better wages by South African health workers is putting the lives of HIV-positive people on the line as industrial action disrupts treatment programmes.Services providing antiretroviral ( (By News Poster)...
Corpses Litter Streets Amid Mogadishu Fighting (news)
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Nairobi - Deadly clashes between Islamist insurgents and African Union-backed government forces cut off many parts of Mogadishu on 24 August, when dozens of people, including several MPs, were killed (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma in China to Boost Ties
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has arrived in China for a three-day state visit to boost trade with China, South Africa's largest export destination by country.The visit forms part of a worldwide tou (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Is the Petroleum Commission Broke? Queries for Them and CBN
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Les LebaIt came as no surprise to close observers of the economy when the Minister for State for Finance, Remi Babalola reported that the NNPC was insolvent.Although the substantive finance Ministe (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: We Will Hands Off Power Sector Soon - Jonathan
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Promises uninterrupted supply by 2012 CBN releases N130b intervention fund President Goodluck Jonathan has assured that Nigerians should expect stable electricity supply by December 2012.Jonathan wh (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Why Are Police Swoops Secret Nocturnal Operations?
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Kae Matundu-TjiparuroOn Saturday, the police in Okahandja embarked on a campaign to stamp out illegal shebeens and other unlawful activities that cause noise pollution, as well as clamping down on (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Australian Firm to Acquire Stake in Zimbwe Gold Miner
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Harare - AUSTRALIAN firm Cape Range Limited (CAG) is set to proceed with plans to acquire an equity interest in Zimbabwean gold producer, Ox Mining (Pvt) Limited.According to CAG the acquisition of Ox (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Wanted Terror Suspect Arrested in City Swoop
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Fred MukindaNairobi - Police are holding a man suspected to have masterminded the 2002 Kikambala bombing.Detectives are carrying out further tests to establish whether the suspect is Mr Issa Osman (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 'Why New Malaria Drugs Are Failing'
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Incidence of new types malaria medications failing to deliver the desired cure is rising among Nigerians. However, malaria experts have said such failures might be due to improper knowledge on how the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Old Mutual, HSBC Talk a Deal for 70 Percent of Nedbank
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - OLD Mutual yesterday ended market speculation about the future of Nedbank , by confirming talks with HSBC which could buy up to 70% of the bank in a deal potentially wor (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Storm Over Al-Bashir's Surprise Visit
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: By Peter Leftie Pmutibo and Kevin KellyNairobi - Kenya was in the eye of a storm on Saturday over its decision to invite Sudan President Omar al-Bashir to witness the promulgation of the new Constitut (By News Poster)...
Construction Industry Battles
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - The construction industry is battling to survive. This situation suppresses overall business confidence in the country. The industry went down 28 percent in terms of the total (By News Poster)...
Cameroon: Limbe - Suspected Murderers of Mrs. Ymke Warren Arrested
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Ndzi Amos TarlaThe forces of law and order have napped two suspects charged with the murder of a British National working with the Limbe Wildlife Conservation Society.On June 29, 2010, 40 years old (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: National Bank Sets Deadline for Share Phase Out
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Mikias SebsibeThe National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE) ordered commercial banks to implement a new directive that sets a timeframe for shareholders to reduce or relinquish shares they hold in excess of (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Unity Govt Leaders in Row Over Letter to Zuma
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: By Violet GondaThere has been confusion, accusations and counter accusations between the rival parties in the coalition government over a controversial GPA letter written by Deputy Prime Minister Arth (By News Poster)...
Human Remains Reminder of Colonial Terror
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By EditorYet another commemoration of Heroes Day and yet another grim reminder of the past bloody reign of terror and genocide against the indigenous people of Namibia by nations that claim civilisati (By News Poster)...
Africa: National Public Sector Strike Hits HIV Treatment
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - A strike for better wages by South African health workers is putting the lives of HIV-positive people on the line as industrial action disrupts treatment programmes.Services providing a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Okada Riders - Victims of Extortion
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Lagos - No doubt, the controversy trailing the enforcement on the ban which stops motorcyclists, popularly called okada operating on expressways and major roads, carrying visibly pregnant women, schoo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Children Crossing Borders in Search of HIV Treatment
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Ignatius BandaA new type of migration is taking place in Zimbabwe. While in the past people crossed the borders into South Africa and Botswana seeking work and fleeing from their repressive circums (By News Poster)...
Burundi: Investigate Those Accused of Torturing Opposition Politicians
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Burundian authorities must investigate allegations that state security officials tortured 12 opposition politicians during the country’s recent elections, Amnesty International said today.A Step (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 20 Suspected Armed Robbers Nabbed in Asaba Markets
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Austin OgwudaAsaba - DELTA State police command has arrested twenty suspected armed robbers that had been operating between Lagos, Osun, Edo, Delta, Anambra and Abia states visiting terror on motor (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Police Members Forbidden to Down Tools
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Wilson JohwaJohannesburg - THE South African Police Service (SAPS) yesterday won an interim order preventing members from striking, with the court arguments on what constitutes an essential service (By News Poster)...
Telecel Dogfight Escalates
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Leonard MakombeA BATTLE to control Telecel Zimbabwe escalated this week after Empowerment Corporation (EC), owners of the firm's licence, pushed for the cancellation of the company's operating lice (By News Poster)...
Africa: Oil Economy - Time to Face Realities
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: In the next few months Ghana will be drilling its first barrel of crude oil from the Jubilee Fields in the Cape Three Point in the Western Region.The discovery of oil in commercial quantities has gene (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Mogadhishu Fighting Leaves 11 Civilians Dead, 53 Wounded
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Somalia's Islamist Shebab group, which is linked to Al-Qaeda, launched an attack on government and African Union forces in Mogadishu Monday that left 11 civilians dead and 53 wounded, medics said."Ele (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Male Cut No Answer to Aids Spread, Says Expert
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Arusha - Male circumcision is no excuse for not using condoms as a protective gear against HIV/Aids, medical experts have warned following assertions that circumcision can protect one from the virus.T (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Govt Arrests Gen Nyamwasa's Brother
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By David Kezio-MusokeThe Rwanda army has arrested Lt. Col. Rugigana Ngabo, a brother to renegade Lt. Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa, over alleged "individual criminal liability".Gen. Nyamwasa, a former Chief o (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Armed Forces, TACOS, PenCom And the Rumbling Threat
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Kingsley OmonobiWHEN Prince Adetokumbo Kayode, Minister of Defence, assumed office several months ago and undertook a familiarisation visit to the Defence Headquarters in Abuja, the media asked him (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Economy to Grow Between 7 and 10 Percent
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Berna NamataKigali - THE Central Bank (BNR) has projected that the country's economy will grow beyond the earlier set 7 percent, depending on the current economic trends.The new trend was attribute (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Reneges On GPA Implementation
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe countdown for the inclusive government to implement the GPA, as resolved at the SADC summit, began on the day the Troika tabled the report on Zimbabwe in Namibia.MDC spokesman N (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 'Sexual Harassment' Case Gets Messier
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Lagos - It is not easy for now for anyone to predict, accurately, who will eventually be the Accuser and the Accused in the case of alleged sexual harassment of a student by one of her lecturers at th (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Ex-Militants' Reform - a Roadmap to Brighter Future
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Mary EkahLagos - As the rehabilitation of ex-militants continues at the Obubra camp, in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State, indications are that trades, entrepreneurial training and (By News Poster)...
Africa: Continent's Leaders Retain Frosty Stand on Hague Court
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Nompumelelo Sibalukhulu and Antoinette LouwThe recently concluded 15th African Union (AU) summit which took place in Kampala from 25-27 July 2010 made it clear that the International Criminal Court (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Fear of LRA Causes Thousands to Flee in Western Equatoria
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Nzara - Armed attacks blamed on the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Southern Sudan's Western Equatoria State have displaced thousands of civilians and undermined food security, say local and UN offici (By News Poster)...
Irregularities With Livestock Exports to RSA Confirmed
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichLIVESTOCK exported to South Africa from Namibia is sometimes accompanied by false declarations in order to avoid higher levies and value added tax (VAT) payments, meat industry exp (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Snyman Wins Gold in Zimbabwe
Friday 27-Aug-2010: NAMIBIA finished the African States Bowls tournament on a high note over the weekend when Graham Snyman won the gold medal in the men's singles category, while Diana Viljoen won the silver medal in th (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Civil Servants March On Ninth Day of Strike
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Thousands of public servants marched through South Africa's cities and towns to press for higher wages on the ninth day of a crippling strike.General Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade U (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: FDLR Abuses in DRC Intensify
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By James KaruhangaKigali - New reports indicate that abuses, especially rape and raids, perpetrated by the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR) militia in the east of the Democratic R (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Strike Enters Sixth Day
Monday 23-Aug-2010: South Africa deployed soldiers to 37 hospitals Monday to help keep basic health services running, as a nationwide strike by more than one million public workers entered its sixth day. The government w (By News Poster)...
Chad: Polls Offer Chance to End Turmoil - Analysts
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Fred OluochThe Chadian elections scheduled for November provide the biggest opportunity to end the political and military turmoil that has bedevilled the Central African country for the past five y (By News Poster)...
Africa: African Union 'Would Consider Taking on Unesco-Obiang Science Prize'
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Yojana SharmaThe African Union may take on the controversial UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences after talks were held on the issue by African leaders (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Chihuri, Ministers Sued for Police Brutality
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Wongai ZhangazhaA MT Hampden woman is suing Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri and cabinet ministers for close to US$4 million as damages for the torture she says she suffered at the han (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bread Price Goes Up 10 Percent
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Viniel DeredzaHarare - The price of bread has gone up by 10 percent with immediate effect.The retail price of a standard loaf now ranges from 90 US cents and US$1,10 up from between 80 US cents and (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Smaller Banks Realise Faster Profit Growth
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Mid and small tier banks that have released financial results have outperformed the big banks in terms of growth.Ecobank, Chase, HFCK, Family, Prime, Bank of Baroda, Imperial, Consolidated and Orienta (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Militant Leader Feared Killed in Port Harcourt
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Ahamefula OgbuPort Harcourt - A major blow was yesterday evening dealt on the federal government amnesty programme when the leader of "Outlaws" and major urban guerrilla, Mr. Soboma George, was kil (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Price War Looms As New Phone Firm Enters Market
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Samuel KamndayaMobile phone tariff wars are expected to rekindle as the latest entrant in the market starts operations next January. Armed with a Sh300 billion ($200 million) capital investment the (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Alert Woman Foils Kidnapping Attempt
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Mbuya Immaculate Silver of Mufakose high-density suburb spent most of last Wednesday keeping a close watch on her eight year-old grandchild as she played on the street with two friends.But after dashi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Promises Stable Electricity by 2012 - FG Hikes Tariff
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: With an eye on the vote next year, President Goodluck Jonathan hit the ground running on Thursday with a promise that Nigerians will enjoy an uninterrupted power supply by 2012, in what looked like a (By News Poster)...
So Many Elections, So Little Change
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Leonard MakombeTOO many elections, too few changes! The spectre of more polls next year brings this exhausting ring to Zimbabwe, one of those African countries where elections are regular but leade (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Murder Attempt On Otedola - Two Arrested
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By JacobTwo persons, Celestine Ononobi, and Moses Oluremi, have been arrested in connection with the recent trapping of the chairman of African Petroleum (AP), Mr. Femi Otedola, and six others in the (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Tanzania Can Be the Region's Bread Basket, Say Farmers
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Samuel KamndayaThe government needs to go an extra mile to help farmers benefit from the East African Common Market (EAC-CM), farmers say.Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa. With the su (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Nedbank is Indeed Up for Sale
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Just days after Old Mutual denied that it intends to sell Nedbank, there is now confirmation that the South African insurer is indeed in exclusive discussions with HSBC Holdin (By News Poster)...
Al-Shabaab Kill Lawmakers in Hotel Raid (news)
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Somalia's Al-Shabaab fighters stormed a hotel in Mogadishu 's government-controlled area, killing many people including lawmakers and officials, Radio Garowe reports.The fighters, reportedly numbering (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: New Dawn to Merge Zim Operations
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Dumisani NdlelaHarare - TORONTO-listed New Dawn Mining Corp is understood to be mulling a merger of its Zimbabwean operations with those of AIM-listed Central African Gold (CAG), which it recently (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Land Enquiry Commission Set Up Five Members Sworn-in
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Hatab FaderaThe Gambian leader, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, has established a commission of enquiry to look into matters of land allocations in the country.The nine-memb (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Is Secession of South Wise?
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Evarist KagarukiWhen former Sudanese First Vice President and rebel leader John Garang died in a helicopter crash only months after the signing of the January 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CP (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: Dump my Sony Netbook, Getting HP Netbook - Stuff Windows 7 Premium...
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: Last weekend I went on a netbook shopping spree and I am glad I did. I spend a lot of time looking for the right netbook and ended up buying quite an expensive Sony one. During the week I started (By Jan)...
Kenya: Kibaki Proclaims 'Dawn of New Era'
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Murithi MutigaNairobi - Kenya took its place at the high table of nations with progressive constitutions at a euphoric ceremony in Nairobi laced with historical significance.Before an overflowing c (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: As Ghana Strategizes Against 'Resource Curse'
Friday 27-Aug-2010: The Revenue Watch Institute recently organized a two-day workshop for members of the Ghanaian Parliament aimed, inter alia, at preventing that nation from suffering the massive developmental dislocati (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Tshwane Metro Cop Allegedly Beaten to Death By Blue Bulls Player
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - Tshwane Metro police have confirmed that one of their officers was beaten to death this morning, allegedly by a Blue Bulls rugby player.Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha has told SAPA t (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Issa Sesay Did Not Know Charles Taylor Wanted to Kill Him
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayAs prosecutors concluded his cross-examination today, Issa Hassan Sesay, the convicted former interim leader of Sierra Leone's main rebel group told Special Court for Sierra Leone judges (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Maize Surplus Threat to Farmers
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - BANKS are urging farmers to consolidate their loans so they will be in a position to finance next year's crop, following Grain SA's prediction that almost 30% of comme (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Mining Regime Still Favourable - Survey
Friday 27-Aug-2010: International confidence in Tanzania's mining sector regime has not faltered despite initial fears that the implementation of new Mining Act 2010,to increase local participation in the industry,would (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: One Year of Sanusi Reforms
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: IT is a little over a year that Lamido Sanusi Lamido swept away eight bank chief executives, and some of their directors, in a move the Central Bank of Nigeria Governor said would sanitise the banks a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Bank Index Shows Recovery Slowing
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - SA's leading indicator of business activity fell for the second month in a row in June, reinforcing the view that the economy slowed in the second half of the year, officia (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Renewable Energy 'Will Boost Jobs, Manufacturers'
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Jocelyn NewmarchJohannesburg - ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners want the government to adopt ambitious targets on renewable energy. This would help SA secure global funds for climate mitigation, cut green (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Ex-Militant Killed in Kidnap Attempt
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Vincent EgunyangaBenin - A repentant militant, Grikpo Louis, alleged to be on a kidnap mission was killed Monday in Benin during a gun battle with the police. Louis who had identity card number ED/ (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Bank of Africa Grows Income 106 Percent
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By David MugweBank of Africa (BOA) has posted a 106 per cent increase in profits before tax, a performance it attributed to its increased branch network, entry into the Small and Medium-sized (SME) bu (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Two Cops in Jail Over Death of Suspect
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Kampala - Two policemen have been arrested over the death of a man in their custody.Muhammad Kavuma and Ramhadhan Dhikusoka, both attached to the Rapid Response Unit, are held at Wandegeya Police Stat (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Exports Boost Zimplow Revenue by 72 Percent
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Tawanda MusarurwaHarare - Zimplow Limited notched up US$3,4 million in revenue during the six months to June 2010, an increase of 72 percent from the previous comparative period.The performance is (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Government Changes Tack On HIV Prevention, Treatment for Drug Users
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Nairobi - Intravenous drug users (IDUs) have been largely ignored by the government's HIV programmes on the basis that drug-taking is illegal, but a new policy is being drafted with the aim of reducin (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Bank of Salone in Shady Vehicle Loans
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Jariatu BanguraFreetown - The Auditor General's report has charged the Bank of Sierra Leone of breaching official policies in issuing out vehicle loans to staff.The 2008 report also indicated that (By News Poster)...
Africa: Proliferation of Arms Threatening Peace Accross Borders
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Proliferation of small arms and trafficking of light weapons across boarders in Africa pose a serious threat to the security and peace of the continent, the Minister of the Interior, Mr Martin Amidu, (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Sasol Awaits Chinese Review
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - EXPERTS appointed by the Chinese government to review the project application report that Sasol and the Shenhua Ningxia Coal Group have submitted for their proposed coa (By News Poster)...
Africa: Annan Calls for Faster Green Revolution
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Joseph OlanyoDar Es Salaam - Tanzanian President, Jakaya Kikwete, former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo and African Union Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture, Rhoda Peace Tumusiime (By News Poster)...
Somalia: 6th Day Fighting Kills 4, Wounds More Others in Mogadishu
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: Mogadishu - Heavy fighting between the troops of the transitional government of Somalia backing by the African Union troops AMISOM and allied fighters of Hizbul Islam and Al-shabab has broken out in p (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Hydopower Project to Reduce Power Outages
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Helena SelbyThe Akosombo dam has been of service to the people of Ghana, and some of its neighbouring countries for some decades now, but just as anything which wears out in its productivity as tim (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Veteran Journalist Killed in Mogadishu Fighting
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has sounded the alarm over the complete absence of safety for journalists in Somalia following the death of veteran journalist, Barkhad Awale Adan.Awa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bayelsa Police Parade 13 Robbery Suspects
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Samuel OyadonghaYenagoa - The police in Bayelsa State, Tuesday, paraded 13 robbery suspects, including a man and his wife, who specializes in 'one chance' robbery.Also paraded before newsmen were a (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Cotton Growers Miss Out of Rising Prices
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Dar Es Salaam - THOUSDANDS of cotton growers in the Western Cotton Growing Area-Shinyanga, Mwanza and Mara regions-are haplessly watching as the cash crop price escalates, reaching to levels that had (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Strike Threatens Lives' of Aids Patients
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Ayanda YeniPeople taking life-long antiretroviral therapy have been left stranded and are being forced to skip crucial treatment as the public sector strike continues.Hospitals and clinics administ (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Open for Business-Zuma Tells Chinese
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has declared to Chinese's business executives that South Africa is open for business.Addressing a forum of business executives from China and South Africa on Tuesday on (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Villagers Foil Anti-Outreach Militants
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Wongai ZhangazhaVigilant villagers this week stopped a group of axe-wielding militants from disrupting a constitution-making outreach preparatory meeting in Nyanga North constituency, according to (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Corruption Poses Serious Challenge to EAC
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Zephania UbwaniNairobi - Legal and governance systems among the East African Community (EAC) partner states are too weak to deal effectively with corruption amid little cooperation often received f (By News Poster)...
Africa: HIV Positive Cleric Says Continent Can Beat Aids
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Rev Canon Gideon Byamugisha today called on the African bishops of the Anglican Communion to take the lead in ensuring the HIV virus never celebrates its 50th birthday in 2031.Canon Gideon - who made (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Growing Vegetables in Sacks to Beat Hunger and Make a Shilling
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Mathias Ringa MringaNairobi - As land becomes scarce and food prices hit the roof, a new method of growing vegetables is fast gaining popularity in various parts of the country.Using the simple tec (By News Poster)...
Sudan: UN Relief Chief Urges Unfettered Access for Aid Workers in Darfur
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: The top United Nations humanitarian official on Monday urged all parties to the conflict in the war-torn Sudanese region of Darfur today to ensure that humanitarian workers are free of harassment and (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Land Case Tops Agenda of Regional Presidents
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Charles TjatindiNairobi - They came, they saw ... but whether they conquered anything remains open to debate.Such was the feeling that filled the air at the end of the two-day South African Develop (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Muhoozi Accused of Killing Karimojongs, Staff Strike at Makerere
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By John TugumePokot MP Francis Kiyonga said the UPDF are not in Karamoja to protect people from the bullets of cattle rustlers but rather to kill the innocent people.Mr Kiyonga did not stop at that; h (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: New Era for Motoring Industry
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By By Paul NyakazeyaJAGUAR Land Rover last November returned to Zimbabwe following the signing of a dealership agreement with Premier Auto Services (PAS) that paved way for the return of Land Rover ve (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Maada Bio Debunks Media Report- Says It's Fake
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Sayoh KamaraFreetown - Former Head of State in the Second National Provisional Ruling Council (NPRC) Rtd. Brigadier Julius Maada Bio has laid bare truth about the letter published in the Monday, 23 (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Witnessing a New Nation Born
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Nairobi - A minute-by-minute account of the promulgation of Kenya's new Constitution at Uhuru Park, Nairobi, on Friday August 27:10:44am - Next, Prime Minister Raila Odinga. There are loud, wildest ch (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Public Health Strained By Nurses' Strike
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Chris SteinJohannesburg - Striking health workers have continued their work stoppage despite accusations that it endangers patients' lives.They are part of a nationwide strike by public sector work (By News Poster)...
Angola: Cabindan Separatists Under New Management
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - After a recent mass defection from its senior ranks, the Front for the Liberation of the Enclave of Cabinda (FLEC) has announced that the separatist movement in exile is now under new m (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mining Letdown Tarnishes Growth Outlook
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - MINING output falls offsetting a trade boost from the World Cup, official data showed yesterday.THE growth rate slowed more sharply than expected to 3,2% in the second quar (By News Poster)...
Kenya: A Bid to Save Macadamia Crops
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Isaiah EsipisuJoseph Ndirangu Muriithi is a worried man. After watching the fall of coffee farming in Kenya a decade ago, he now fears that his other cash crop will also go into decline as a new di (By News Poster)...
MDC-M Vice President Gibson Sibanda Dies
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaGibson Sibanda, the MDC-M Vice President and former leader of the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU), died in Bulawayo on Monday aged 66.The humble, softly spoken Sibanda lost (By News Poster)...
Africa: Environment, World Food Supply Linked
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Tamar KahnCape Town - Food scientists should follow the lead of climate scientists and petition the United Nations (UN) to safeguard the environment so the world can produce enough food to feed its (By News Poster)...
Equatorial Guinea: Four Ex-Officers Sentenced to Death for 2009 Attack
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Four former army officers have been condemned to death by a military tribunal in Equatorial Guinea for their involvement in an attack on the presidential palace in 2009, state television reported Sund (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Mob Justice Kills Three in Beira
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Maputo - Three people died after being severely beaten by residents in the neighbourhood of Munhava, in the city of Beira, Sofala province. According to Radio Mozambique, the deceased were accused by (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: PIB to Generate 30,000 Jobs Locally, FG
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Yemie AdeoyeTHE Federal government has announced that in view of the planning and strategies put in place to bring about a smooth passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), investment inflow aft (By News Poster)...
Central Africa: Gun Trafficking Rampant in West Nile, Says Army
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Dradenya AmaziaKampala - Gidu showing the pistol he was arrested withThe UPDF has decried the increasing rate of gun trafficking in West Nile. The 4th Division army spokesperson, Capt. Peter Mugisa (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zesa Woos Private Investors
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Kudzai ChimhangwaThe Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority, which is struggling to meet electricity demand, is now calling on private investors to help resuscitate three thermal power stations that (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Caledonia Commissions First Standby Generators
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Harare - CANADIAN firm Caledonia Mining Corporation has commissioned the first standby generator at Blanket Gold Mine as the local gold miner is pressing ahead with its expansion programme.Persistent (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Tries to Block Diamond Researcher From Monitoring Job
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Alex BellGroups aligned to ZANU PF have this week attempted to block diamond researcher Farai Maguwu's appointment to a top position monitoring the country's diamond industry.Members of the Civil S (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Brett Chulu - Corporate Governance - the Business Case
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Brett ChuluTWO weeks ago, Jon Younger, Dave Ulrich, two of human resources' leading minds and I engaged in a passionate discussion over the concept of 'organisation capability', the brainchild of D (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Recovering, But Still Fragile
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Jo-MarÉ DuddyTHE International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank of Namibia (BoN) on Wednesday said domestic economic recovery remains on track, but warned that shaky global recovery poses a risk to (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Start a National Terror Threat System
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Nodin MuzeeKampala - I recently read in a prominent business magazine about how security companies were experiencing a boom in business from various industries and agencies rushing to buy equipment (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Trapping Otedola in AP's Lift is Attempted Murder, Says Police
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Kingsley OmonobiAbuja - The Police in Abuja, yesterday, established a prima facie case of attempted murder of billionaire businessman and son of a former Lagos State Governor, Chief Femi Otedola, o (By News Poster)...
Gambia: In Gamtel Economic Crime Case IT Director Cross-Examined
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Sidiq AsemotaThe criminal trial of three ex-officials of Gamtel: Ebrima Bandeh, Adama Ceesay and Sheikh Gaye, resumed yesterday before Justice Emmanuel Amadi of the High Court in Banjul, with the d (By News Poster)...
Africa: Fair Trade Is Growing But Africans Lag Behind
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Hilaire AvrilDespite its minuscule share of world trade, fair trade is a booming business, importing certified foodstuffs and products from all over the world to Northern supermarkets. But there is (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Cleanup Heralds New Era for Africa's Second-Largest Exchange
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Dianna GamesJohannesburg - THE recent firing of the Nigerian Stock Exchange CEO highlights a gradual move to a new standard of corporate governance in Nigeria - characterised by a slow chipping awa (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Peacekeepers Claim Gains Against Militia
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Fred OluochWhile the world is worried that the recent Kampala bombings were a sign that Al Shabaab is growing in strength, the peacekeepers in Mogadishu maintain they have made some major gains tha (By News Poster)...
Equatorial Guinea: UN Human Rights Experts Express Concern Over Executions
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: Independent United Nations human rights experts today voiced serious concern at last weekend's execution in Equatorial Guinea of four men over their alleged involvement in an armed attack on the count (By News Poster)...
Grace Mugabe's Brother, Reward Marufu, Dies
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaReward Marufu, brother to Grace Mugabe, died on Wednesday at his farm outside Bindura, in Mashonaland central province.SW Radio Africa understands that Marufu, 55, had been ill for (By News Poster)...
Rights Group Tackles Nigerian Police
Friday 27-Aug-2010: A recent report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) has ranked the Nigeria Police extremely high on corruption, extortion, brutality and rights' abuses.The report, which covered a period of 18 months (By News Poster)...
Congo-Brazzaville: Mobile HIV Test Unit a Hit
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Arsène SéverinBrazzaville - "I came here out of curiosity, but I ended up taking an AIDS test. I have the results," Gerard, 30 years old, told IPS. He adds, right before leaving: "The results are n (By News Poster)...
Ghana: 'State-Sponsored' Sakawa in Benin, 419 in Ghana And a Suicide in USA
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Benjamin Tawiah, Ottawa, CanadaIf you have ever regretted doing anything in your life, then you are a perfect specimen for a typical Ponzi fraud or any 419 experiment. And if you would do things di (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Bond Trade Boosts NIC Bank's Half-Year Profits
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By James MakauNIC Bank Group chalked up a 54.7 per cent rise in earnings.The bank recorded Sh818 million in half year earnings compared to Sh529 million within the same period last year, aided by a 41 (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Barclays Defied Law - Kasukuwere
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - BARCLAYS Bank will not be granted permission to transfer its local custody business to Standard Chartered Bank until the bank has complied with empowerment laws, Youth Develo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Strike Denies Pregnant Women Service
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Jacqui Ryan And Lungi LangaServices at Mobray Maternity Hospital's outpatients department were largely suspended and most patients were told to return at a later date after workers failed to pitch (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tourism Rakes in U.S. $350 Million
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Tendai MugabeHarare - THE tourism sector has raked in over US$350 million in the first half of the year and is projected to surpass the target of three million tourist arrivals before year-end.Tour (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Navies Plan Response to Piracy
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Maputo - Senior naval officers from member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Wednesday began a meeting in Maputo which will discuss the fight against maritime piracy.The t (By News Poster)...
Africa: Anglican Priest Says Africa 'Has Faith to Believe It Can Defeat Aids'
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Rev Canon Gideon Byamugisha has called on the African bishops of the Anglican Communion to take the lead in ensuring the HIV virus never celebrates its 50th birthday in 2031.According to ACNS, Canon G (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: As Another Petrol Scarcity Looms
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: ONCE more we are at the verge of petroleum products scarcity without knowing what led us to it. The relative supply stability of the past few months is being threatened by the opaque practice the Petr (By News Poster)...
Uganda: AMISOM is Alive and Kicking
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Dr Opiyo OloyaKampala - On February 21, 2007, I wrote: "The African Union (AU) mission to Somalia is likely DOA - Dead on Arrival - for reasons beyond the control of well-meaning African countries (By News Poster)...
São Tomé and Príncipe: Nation at at Oil Bonanza Crossroads
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Megan Iacobini de FazioNew York - With the discovery of large amounts of oil in the Gulf of Guinea, the small archipelago of Sao Tome and Principe faces the possibility of benefiting from considera (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Task Force Calls for Special Courts to Try Illegal Bunkerers
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Jimitota OnoyumePort Harcourt - Joint Task Force has called for the setting up of a special court to try illegal bunkerers in the country.Commander of the Force, Major General Sarki Yarki Bello, in (By News Poster)...
East Africa: EAC Prone to Cyber Crime, Say Experts
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Mark MuhumuzaKampala - Computer systems in East Africa will continue to come under cyber-attacks if no proper law is put into place, the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has warned."As a regi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Old Mutual 'To Cut Debt' With HSBC Cash
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Tim CohenJohannesburg - SA's largest insurance company, Old Mutual, is set to gain a huge cash windfall relative to its size should global bank HSBC's bid for Nedbank transpire, a windfall that is (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Court, Government Get Tough With Strikers
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Jean-Jacques CornishA South African labour court has issued an order to striking public-sector workers not to "intimidate" colleagues who have not joined their work stoppage. And the government is (By News Poster)...
Namibia: On Country's Rural Cashless Society
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Henry H ShimutwikeniNAMIBIA boasts one of the highest GDPs per capita on the African continent. Which is in on average five times the per capita GDP of Africa's poorest countries. This should ideal (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil Production to Hit Four Million Barrels By 2030 - SPE
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Adeola YusufLagos - Petroleum Engineers on all oil platforms in Nigeria on Wednesday declared that the country could double its current production, which stands around two million barrels per day, (By News Poster)...
Angola: Feared Gang Leader Believed Dead, Again
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Lagos - Police believe unknown gunmen killed a Nigerian gang leader accused of helping rig the 2007 election in the nation's oil-rich and violence-wracked southern delta, authorities said Wednesday, t (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Dominant Banks Losing Grip - KCB
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Kampala - Albert Odongo was appointed the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB)-Uganda managing director about two months ago. Paul Busharizi and Sylvia Juuko asked him about his growth strategy for the bank.Wh (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Petrol Price to Drop By 10 Cents
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Pretoria - Motorists will be given some relief when the price of petrol decreases next Wednesday.The Department of Energy on Friday announced that the price of all grades of petrol will drop by 10 cen (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: How Amnesty Doused Political Tension in Niger Delta
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Charles AjunwaLagos - Charles Ajunwa reports that the post-amnesty programme of the Federal Government may have helped to stabilise security and douse tension in the Niger Delta region.Ahead of the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Cholera Claims 352 Lives
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Chioma ObinnaThe cholera epidemic, assuming the status of a devastating hurricane sweeping through the North West, North East and South Eastern parts of the country, has now recorded 6,497 cases wi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Partnering to Spread Aids
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Khopotso BodibeThis week we continue our conversation with Helen Epstein, author of "The Invisible Cure: Africa, the West and the Fight against Aids", which unravels how the practice of multiple an (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Replaced Army Boss Blasts Coup Jibes
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Zainab KanuFreetown - Just few days after effecting the biggest shake-up in the ranks of the Sierra Leone Police - with AIG Francis Munu replacing Brima Acha Kamara as Inspector General - President (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Transport, Electricity Still a Challenge - Survey
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Gertrude MajyambereKigali - TRANSPORT and Electricity are among the four major constraints to doing business in Rwanda, as identified by the Investment Climate Assessment Survey.The ICA Survey repo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwean MDC Co-Founder Gibson Sibanda Dies
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Gibson Sibanda, the co-founder of former opposition party Movement for Democratic Change, has died in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe at the age of sixty six after a long battle with cancer.Zimbabwe's President Ro (By News Poster)...
Namibia: A Local HIV-Aids Hero
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Jana-Mari SmithA LOCAL hero to a number of people living with HIV in Namibia, Augustinus Matyayi, received widespread recognition this year when the US government recognised him as a "hero" in the (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Teenager Raped in Sand Dunes
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Albertina NakaleWalvis Bay - A man raped a 14-year-old girl in the dunes after he tricked her into leaving her home that night.The rape victim happened to be visiting her elder sister from Windhoek (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Premature Babies in Danger Due to Strike
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Johannesburg - The ongoing strike by public servants is placing the lives of premature babies born at Gauteng hospitals in danger, Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane said on Tuesday.Addressing the Gaut (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Armed Men Kill MPs in Mogadishu Hotel Raid
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Mogadishu - Armed gunmen with uniform of the transitional government of Somalia have attacked Muno hotel in Hamarweyne district in Mogadishu and killed more MPs and civiliasn and lastly exploded thems (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Contract Farming Rescues Cotton Growing
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Masato MasatoDar es Salaam - THERE is a growing consensus among cotton stakeholders that contract farming, currently being piloted in Mara region, is a panacea for a myriad of problems that have fo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 60 Million Locals Spend N1.56 Trilion On Power Annually
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Clara NwachukwThe failure of the Federal Government and the Power Holding Company, PHCN, to provide sustainable power to the people has pushed about 60 million Nigerians into generating their own p (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nupeng Directs Tanker Drivers to Halt Lifting of Fuel in Lagos
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Clara Nwachukwu and Victor Ahiuma-YoungNATIONAL Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has directed Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD, in Lagos and its environs to suspend lifting of produ (By News Poster)...
Kenya: State Sim Card Listing Order Boosts M-Pesa
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Jevans NyabiageNairobi - Safaricom's money transfer system, M-Pesa is now the engine behind the firm's success in the government's mandatory SIM card registration, statistics show.This gives Kenya (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Reserve Bank AGM to Be Delayed
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Des LathamJohannesburg - The South African Reserve Bank has announced that its annual general meeting of shareholders has been delayed.In an online statement signed by bank Secretary, JJ Rossouw, h (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Get Inputs to Farmers - PM
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Harare - Stakeholders in the agriculture sector should focus on moving farming inputs to areas closer to farmers in preparation for the forthcoming season, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said.Sp (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Says Rwanda Systematically Killed Hutu Refugees - Reports
Friday 27-Aug-2010: The French media reported on Friday that a UN report will detail mass killing of Hutu refugees by Rwandan forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the late 1990s.Friday's Le Monde newspaper has s (By News Poster)...
African Governance Peer Review Faces Challenges
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Gabriel Negatu and Steven GruzdOn 24 July 2010, Africa's leaders gathered for the 13th meeting of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Forum, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Observers were watc (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Former Nigerian Gangster Believed Killed
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: A former leader of an armed gang in Nigeria's oil-producing region, the Niger Delta, is believed to have been shot dead, police said Wednesday.Police spokesperson Rita Abbey said a man and a woman wer (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Roadside Coin Selling
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Samuel KamndayaThe Bank of Tanzania (BoT) should exercise great care when dealing with the issue of 'roadside coin selling' as it indicates problems with the entire economy, an economist has cautio (By News Poster)...
Angola: Economic Police Record 17 Crimes in Seven Days in Viana
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Luanda - The Economic Police of the Viana district Command, in Luanda, recorded from 17 to 23 August about 17 economic crimes.According to a press note from that police institution which reached ANGOP (By News Poster)...
Shaduka Held Liable for Wife's Death
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Roland RouthWindhoek - Judge Kato van Niekerk yesterday found Lazarus Natangwe Shaduka not guilty of murdering his wife, but found him guilty on the lesser charges of culpable homicide and attempti (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Provision of ARVs Disrupted in KZN
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Pretoria - The disruption of provision of ARVs to critical patients and the intimidation and assault of non-striking nurses are some of the ways in which hospitals and clinics in KwaZulu-Natal have be (By News Poster)...
Government Says No to Handouts (news)
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Tendai MugabeHarare - Zimbabwe does not want handouts from the international community and only needs the illegal economic sanctions the West imposed to be lifted to achieve self-reliance, Foreign (By News Poster)...
South Africa: On the Money - Ruling On Nedbank, Acc-Ross Leaves an Uneasy Question Unanswered
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Stuart TheobaldJohannesburg - THE Securities Regulation Panel (SRP) has let Nedbank off the hook for its trading in Acc- Ross shares in 2008, but the ruling leaves an uncomfortable question hanging (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Election May Not Resolve Conflict
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: By Tim CocksAbidjan - The prospect of peace in Cote d'Ivoire after the government announced an election date has left Ivorians cautiously optimistic about the future.But few are holding their breath a (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Rights Expert Urges Citizens to Help Prevent Further Bloodshed
Friday 27-Aug-2010: An independent United Nations human rights expert has called on all Somalis to help prevent the kind of bloodshed witnessed this week when 33 people were killed during a hotel bombing in the capital, (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Fuel Price to Drop 10 Cents On Wednesday
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Inet BridgeJohannesburg - But diesel with 0.05% sulphur remains unchanged, and diesel with 0.005% will drop 2c, paraffin goes down 5c a litre and illuminating paraffin drops 7c as dollar weakensThe (By News Poster)...
Uganda Oil: Avoiding 'Resource Curse'
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Phionah KesaasiMany African states have suffered setbacks in their attempts to exploit their resource endowments from oil to diamonds. This is what has been termed as "Africa's resource curse"!It i (By News Poster)...
State, Eskom Vow Power Station Will Go Ahead
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - THE government and Eskom yesterday moved to quell speculation about the future of the parastatal's 4800MW coal-fired Kusile power station and gave strong reassurances t (By News Poster)...
Most Companies Fail to Recapitalise Operations
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Harare - Rainbow Tourism Group, Afre Corporation and RioZim Limited last week released interims for the period ended June 2010 with the trio posting dull results.This is an indication that companies f (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tourism to Contribute 15 Percent to GDP
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Harare - The tourism sector is on course to contribute 15 percent towards the national Gross Domestic Product by 2014, the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Industry has said.Deputy director of the (By News Poster)...
National Police Present BAI Suspect Robbers
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Luanda - The Provincial Command of the National Police in Luanda presented last Thursday three men believed to be involved in theft of USD 283,000, 23,000 Euros and Akz 2 million (the local currency), (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Public, Private Sector Commitment Inevitable for Kilimo Kwanza Success
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Austin BeyadiDar Es Salaam - AGRICULTURAL revolution, as touted under the Kilimo Kwanza strategy, is achievable but only through bold new approaches and strong commitment by both the public and pri (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: U.S. Citizen Gets 14 Months for Attempted Smuggling
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Mikias SebsibeThe Federal High Court sentenced a United States (US) national to 14 months in prison for attempting to smuggle 100,000 Br in local currency out of the country, affirming the decision (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Issa Sesay Denies Authorship of Letter Tendered in Evidence By Charles Taylor
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayA letter that was tendered in evidence by Charles Taylor as being one written by the former interim leader of the Sierra Leonean rebel group that Mr. Taylor is accused of providing suppo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Committee Targets Rhino Poaching
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Jocelyn NewmarchJohannesburg - A NEW committee to co-ordinate the fight against rhino poaching was formed yesterday as environmental groups vowed to work together to conserve rhino at the Lead SA R (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Indigenisation Moves Gear Up
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - GOVERNMENT has now set up 13 sectoral committees to facilitate the development of implementation modalities for the Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Act.Announcing the (By News Poster)...
Somalia: 5th Consecutive Day Fighting Continues in Somali Capital
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Sh. M. NetworkMogadishu - Heavy fighting between the troops of the transitional government of Somalia backing by the African Union troops AMISOM has broken out I the Somali capital Mogadishu for th (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Bashir Defies Arrest Warrants Again
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Walter MenyaNairobi - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir on Friday made a surprise appearance at the Uhuru Park celebrations, defying International Criminal Court arrest warrants against him.The Suda (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Swallowed Cocaine Bag Kills Nigerian Drug Mule
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: A Nigerian man who swallowed bags of cocaine in an attempt to smuggle the drugs to Europe has died after one of the bags ruptured in his stomach, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said. (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Agency Moves to Assist Central Africans Uprooted By Rebel Attacks
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: The United Nations refugee agency has moved to improve the plight of about 1,500 Central African refugees scattered along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a spokesperson sai (By News Poster)...
Come Clean On Ndebele's High-Speed Rail Dream
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Anthony ButlerJohannesburg - TRANSPORT Minister Sibusiso Ndebele this week signed a wide-ranging agreement with the Chinese railways minister to foster co-operation between the two countries.Specul (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Teachers' Voices Heard in Public Sector Strike
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Marshall PatsanzaSouth African teachers - along with other public service employees - have embarked on an indefinite strike over wages. The unions are demanding an 8.6 percent wage increase. Govern (By News Poster)...
Algeria: Islamic Militants Execute Hostage in Sahara
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (Aqim) militants have executed an Algerian customs officer held hostage since June in the Sahara, following an attack that claimed the lives of 11 Algerian police offic (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Shell Not Exonerated Over Oil Spills
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Tina A. Hassan and Mahmud LaloJos - The Minister of Environment, Mr. John Odey, has described as untrue reports that Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) has been exonerated by the United Nat (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: U.S.,UN Plan Response to Mass Rapes
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: The US said Wednesday it was "deeply concerned" about reports of mass rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo and would work with the local government and the UN to bring the perpetrators to justice. (By News Poster)...
South Africa: No End in Sight to Public Service Strike
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Luphert ChilwaneJohannesburg - THE public sector strike, which has affected state schools and hospitals the worst, enters its second week today with little sign of a speedy resolution.Yesterday, un (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Extends Condolences to Accident Victims' Families
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma and Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele have extended their condolences to the families of the nine schoolchildren who were killed when a minibus taxi they were travell (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: South African Ties Fine - Munyakayanza
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Nasra BishumbaKigali - THE Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Amb. Eugène Munyakayanza, has refuted continued media reports that relations between Rwanda and South Afric (By News Poster)...
Government Loyal to Chinese, Not Workers
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Jo-Maré DuddyWORKERS and employers alike yesterday accused Government of being more loyal to Chinese than to Namibians on the first day of the Metal and Allied Namibian Workers Union's (Manwu) conf (By News Poster)...
Chad: Malnutrition Outstrips Aid Response
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Dakar - In parts of Chad acute malnutrition levels far exceed the international emergency threshold, according to a new study - fallout, partly, from crop failure hitting already fragile communities w (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Trafficking in San Children Alleged
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Tileni MongudhiPOLICE at Rundu have been accused of refusing to register a human trafficking case.A 14-year-old San girl went to the Rundu Police station yesterday morning to lay a charge of human (By News Poster)...
Chamber of Miners Poised for Uranium Boom
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Albertina Nakale and Desie HeitaSwakopmund - The first-ever institute for the uranium industry has opened at Swakopmund, a town whose backyard houses five uranium mines.Of these five mines, three w (By News Poster)...
Africa: Sixty Women Researchers Recognised
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Joseph OlanyoKampala, Uganda - A passion fruit pathologist, a catfish breeder, and a pigeon pea researcher are among the 60 outstanding women agricultural scientists from 10 African countries who r (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Time for Govt to Demystify the Diamond Issue
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Edwin DubeThe certification and subsequent sale of diamonds last week came as relief to most Zimbabweans after years of wishing for divine intervention in the resolution of the country's economic m (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Victory for Electricity Consumers
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Jennifer DubeThe beleaguered Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) on Friday said it will comply with an order from Competition and Tariff Commission (CTC) to reduce tariffs and reverse some (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: NUPENG Directs Members to Stop Fuel Supply
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Linda ErokeLagos - National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has directed Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD) in Lagos and its environs to suspend lifting of petroleum products from t (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Kikwete Collapses at Campaign Rally
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Dar es Salaam - President Jakaya Kikwete yesterday collapsed at the Jangwani grounds in Dar es Salaam, as thousands of CCM members watched in disbelief at the official launch of his campaign for his s (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: One of Journalists' Kidnappers Killed in Abia
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Lagos - One of the gunmen that kidnapped four officials of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State chapter, in July has been reportedly killed.An impeccable source told Daily Independent (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nafdac Raids Adamawa, Seizes Fake Drugs
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Yola - As part of efforts to rid Nigeria of fake and counterfeit drugs, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration andControl (NAFDAC) on Monday raided pharmaceutical shops and patent medicine s (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Military Chief to Manage Business Takeovers
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaA group of military chefs and Mugabe cronies were this week named to the committees that are to manage business takeovers, under the guise of the indigenisation Program.The law (By News Poster)...
Kenya: MPs Clip Powers of President, PM
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Francis MureithiNairobi - PRESIDENT Kibaki's and Prime Minister Raila Odinga's powers to pick members of the commissions to be established under the new constitution have been clipped.The two will (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Taylor Did Not Know of Sierra Leone Rebel Link, Trial Hears
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayFormer Liberian president Charles Taylor had no knowledge that his Director of Special Security Services had a close friendship with a Sierra Leonean rebel commander in 1998, a Liberian (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Troubled Darfur Camps Tops Talks
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: The situation in one of the largest camps for people uprooted by the conflict in the war-ravaged Sudanese region of Darfur has topped talks between top United Nations and African Union (AU) officials. (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Pepfar Recognises Counsellor
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Windhoek - The United States government has recognised a Namibian as the US President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) hero at the recently concluded International AIDS Society annual meeting (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nedbank Group Limited Announcement
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Nedbank Group Limited ('Nedbank Group'), the majority owned South African banking subsidiary of Old Mutual plc, released an announcement on SENS today. The following is the full text of Nedbank Group' (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MDC Dismisses Zanu PF's Claims Over Sanctions
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Alex BellPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC-T party has dismissed claims by ZANU PF's Patrick Chinamasa that governors would be sworn in only when targeted sanctions against the Mugabe regime w (By News Poster)...
Ghanaian Union Raises Alarm Over Foreign Oil Companies
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By George AmexoAccra - Even before Ghana starts producing oil and gas in commercial quantities there are reports that the rights of Ghanaian workers working on the oil rigs are being abused by their f (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Seven Die in Friday's Fiery Crash
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Werner MengesA HEAD-ON collision and its fiery aftermath on the road between Okahandja and Otjiwarongo claimed the lives of seven people on Friday evening.The collision took place when a minibus lo (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Mad Rush for Land
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By George AmexoIn anticipation of a surge in commercial activities when Ghana commences oil and gas production in commercial quantities, there is a mad rush for acquisition of land in the Ahanta Munic (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Four Die in Tema Beach Explosion
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Four people are reported dead following an explosion at the Tema New Town Beach, Wednesday.The explosion occurred after a mob allegedly siphoned fuel from a vessel that had docked at the beach.Police (By News Poster)...
Angola: State Secretary Highlights Performance of Economy
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Ottawa - The secretary of State for Industry, Kiala Gabriel, on Wednesday in Montreal, Canada, said that Angola is one of the countries in Africa with high political, economic and social stability, as (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Genocide Day Must Be Observed
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Okahandja - Okahandja Day-cum-Maharero Day or Red Flag Day would assume more significance in Namibia if it is celebrated by Namibians from all walks of life, but more so if declared a Genocide Remembr (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Breastfeeding Dilemma for HIV-Positive Mothers
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: The new World Health Organisation (WHO) recommendation that HIV-positive mothers on antiretroviral therapy (ARVs) can exclusively breastfeed their babies for up to twelve months without infecting them (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Suspected Child Kidnapper Held
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Andrew BagalaPolice have arrested a woman who has allegedly been stealing babies to dupe her fiancées that she has delivered. The woman, 20, was arrested in Namugongo, Wakiso District, after (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bread Price to Remain Unchanged - Bakers
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Martin KadzereHarare - The Bakers Association of Zimbabwe says it will find a way of absorbing the effect of the 20 percent increase in global wheat prices to avoid passing the cost to consumers.BA (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Police Officer Jailed for Stealing Sh19 Million
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Edward AnyoliKampala - A senior Police detective attached to the Criminal Investigation Department has been jailed for stealing sh19m from a city businessman.Hope Atuhaire was recently sentenced to (By News Poster)...
South Africa: HSBC's Interest in Nedbank a Vote of Confidence
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Pretoria - Although no formal application has been received by the National Treasury, the offer made by HSBC Holdings to acquire a controlling interest in Nedbank is a vote of confidence in the countr (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Petrosa Board Fires CEO, Gives No Reasons
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - THE board of PetroSA yesterday fired CEO Sipho Mkhize with immediate effect, but did not give reasons for the dismissal.The dismissal is a continuation of the leadershi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Is MDC-T really collapsing? A note from the MDC to me... Is MDC-T in Deep Cover?
Monday 23-Aug-2010: The other day I sent out an article on my mailing list from THE HERALD which is Mugabe's mouthpiece about the MDC-T (Tsvangirai's faction) collapsing. To be honest with you I did not even look to (By Jan)...
Gambia: Two NDEA Officers Appear in Court
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Fatou SoweTwo officers from the National Drug Enforcement Agency (NDEA) namely, Jerreh Jarju and Samba Camara were on Thursday arraigned before Magistrate Nkea of the Brikama MagistratesÂ' Co (By News Poster)...
Cosatu Seeks More Clarity On ANC Media Plans
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: By Wilson JohwaJohannesburg - THE Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) says it does not believe in media self- regulation but will not support a proposed media tribunal until there is more (By News Poster)...
South Africa: State Pension Fund Defrauded of R1 Million By Syndicate - Minister
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - A fraud syndicate consisting of nine officials in the special pensions division of the Government Employees Pension Fund defrauded it of R1m last year, Finance Minister Pravi (By News Poster)...
Africa: Kenyan Wins Google 2010 Award for Phone APP
Friday 27-Aug-2010: By Kui KinyanjuiGrowing up Silvian Gitau thought of being a medical doctor as it would allow her to help people.This was not meant to be as the sight of blood and people in pain made her sick.Her need (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Employment Contracts for Inmates to Resume in 2011
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Maputo - Mozambican Justice Minister Benvinda Levi on Thursday announced that the government is working towards the resumption of employment contracts for inmates by 2011, to prevent idleness among pr (By News Poster)...
Mauritania: Soldiers Stop Suicide Bomber
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Mauritanian troops foiled a suicide bomb attack early on Wednesday. Soldiers killed the bomber who tried to ram his 4x4 vehicle into the main military barracks in Nema, about 1,200 kilometres east of (By News Poster)...
Central African Republic: Lack of Funds May Force UN Agency to Cut Food Aid in Central African Republic
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today that it may have to cut its feeding programme in the Central African Republic (CAR), where tens of thousands risk becoming malnourished unles (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mittal Appoints Lawyers to Evaluate ICT's Sishen Move
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Stuart TheobaldJohannesburg - ARCELORMITTAL SA has appointed a team of lawyers to investigate whether Imperial Crown Trading (ICT) engaged in corruption in its securing of prospecting rights over K (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Now HSBC is Linked to 5 Billion Offer for Nedbank
Monday 23-Aug-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - THE future of Nedbank is again under speculation, after weekend reports that HSBC is the most likely buyer, this week, of Old Mutual 's flagship asset in a deal potentia (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Confusion Over Diamond Revenue
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Ministry of Mines and Mining Development officials were yesterday tight-lipped on the amount of money realised from Wednesday's auction of diamonds from Chiadzwa, after Finance Minister Tendai Bit rev (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Lessons from my Work: How I wrenched victory from the jaws of defeat & succeeded beyond belief...
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: You will recall that back in May my system was supposed to roll out to various departments. Senior management, outside our contact centre, decided that the roll-out should be done by another departmen (By Jan)...
USA: GOOD NEWS: Outsourced Call Centers Return, To U.S. Homes
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: [I work in a call centre, and we've discussed the problem of cost. It has been suggested on several occasions at my work that people be allowed to work from home. All that stops this is the availabili (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: DJIA Again Loses Its Grip on 10000
Friday 27-Aug-2010: [Yep... as I was saying... down... Jan] The Dow Jones Industrial Average stumbled back below 10000 on Thursday, an unwelcome milestone as worries about the U.S. economy increase. The blue-chip (By Jan)...
S.Africa: An Earth Tremor hits... and I really noticed this one...
Friday 27-Aug-2010: [Earth tremors come and go, and I hardly notice them, but I really noticed this one. I was working on my computer but had no music nor TV on. So everything was dead quiet and I heard this strange rush (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Eugene Terreblanche wanted the AWB to go GLOBAL... Attention: Russell Mallon...
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: [I know Dr Peter Munns Personally. I would like him to elaborate more on his discussions with Eugene Terreblanche and their vision.   I wrote an article a while back, where a reader mentioned that t (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets - Wall st keeps going down... fake rally over... next stop 9750...
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: I see that Wall St fell another 74 points today. What is interesting is that the P&F charts showed the tremendous rise of August 2010 as indicating the return of bull market. But with these sharp f (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (29-08-2010)
Sunday 29-Aug-2010: Howzit This morning there really isn't a lot on the internet, which actually suits me fine as B and I are involved with a fundraiser at one of the local clubs. It is overcast and rainy, so I really (By The BeardedMan)...
Germany: Cornfield Swastika Reaps Whining
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: The discovery of giant swastika in an upper Bavarian cornfield has led investigators to fear the symbol indicates a resurgence of right-wing activity. A photographer discovered the Nazi symbol in A (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
My Trip to America: Other famous people contact me: Barbara Simpson & LLoyd Pye...
Monday 23-Aug-2010: Some Americans I know, but haven't spoken to in a long time have also contacted me about my visit. One is Barbara Simpson... I did some interviews on her show in San Francisco. She has always been (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (27-08-2010)
Friday 27-Aug-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- A wounded leopard attacks a hunter in Zimbabwe You can watch a full episode of "Hunting With The Pros" here... My thanks to JCS for se (By The BeardedMan)...
The Right Perspective [2010.08.27 Archive]
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: Frank explores the continuing controversy over the so-called Muhammadan "Cultural Center" that is supposed to be rising on the ashes of the 3,000 Americans who dies on September 11, 2001, noting t (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
USA: Stock Markets: Wall St drops another 1.3% in one day...
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: I see that today, Wall St dropped 133 points. The market is sliding downwards towards the 10,000 mark finally... after stalling and rallying for weeks. Yep... no matter how much they try... the ma (By Jan)...
Help! Help! Does anyone know how to make Windows 7 talk to an XP network?
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: I need some help. Is there anyone out there with some experience with Windows 7 and XP? I have just bought a Netbook with Windows 7 on it, and I have a wireless network at Home which links to my L (By Jan)...
Written and ready... for Friday... A Black man talks about a White country in Africa...
Thursday 26-Aug-2010: Its midnight, but I'm finishing off an article about a discussion I never imagined I would ever have... with a black man... about what if Whites had their own country in Africa.... don't miss it... (By Jan)...
Blast from the Past: S.Africa: Reader says: AWB needs to go global, upgrade its identity and core purpose
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: [I am reposting this because shortly you will see another short comment by Dr Munns who spoke to Eugene Terreblanche about this idea. Jan] Here is the original article: S.Africa: Reader says: AWB n (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (24-08-2010)
Tuesday 24-Aug-2010: Howzit On Sunday, I wrote about the Zimbabwean girl, Gamu Nhengu, who entered the new "X Factor" series and blew away the judges. Now there are claims that the singer and others used voice corre (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (28-08-2010)
Saturday 28-Aug-2010: Howzit Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (2508-2010)
Wednesday 25-Aug-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- I was awake at about 3am this morning and just happened to hear the news. I was amazed to hear that the police in Coventry have offered pro (By The BeardedMan)...