September 6, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report 
From Jan Lamprecht 
Southern Africa in Crisis 
Sunday, 5th September 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. 

S.Africa: Reader predicts a possible Black White Race War in 7-10 years... with Malema
Monday 30-Aug-2010: [This is one of the best analyses I've seen from an AfricanCrisis reader. These are Nic's thoughts from back in April 2010 when Eugene Terreblanche was murdered (most likely as the result of an ANC (By Jan)...
Liberia: Charles Taylor Monthly Trial Report - July 2010
Friday 03-Sep-2010: A month/y summary of the Taylor trial for July 2010 written by Elena Marrs at the UC Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center. The views and opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views and (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Charles Taylor Monthly Trial Report - June 2010
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: A monthly summary of the Taylor trial for June 2010 by written by Elena Marrs at the University of California- Berkeley War Crimes Studies Center. 1. OverviewTrial Chamber II at the SCSL continued to (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Is an idea I floated about Julius Malema knocking out President Zuma coming true?
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: There is a lot going on in the Tripartite Alliance at the moment and I will comment on it shortly. But part of the activity surrounds some interesting moves. Some months back, Robert Mugabe's propa (By Jan)...
South Africa: Creeping Anarchy As the Centre Fails to Hold
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Rhoda KadalieJohannesburg - NOTHING has cracked my maternal heart as much as the accident in Cape Town's Blackheath last week, in which 10 children died as a train ploughed into the minibus taxi th (By News Poster)...
Jeff Rense show - An American listener... The Positive side of Apartheid & Colonialism
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: [Hi Paul, Thanks very much for writing. I apologise for my belated response as I try to catch up on correspondence. Neither Apartheid nor Colonialism in general were "perfect", but I must tell yo (By Jan)...
The black capitalists - lessons from Zimbabwe - Black man: S.Africa will go the same way...
Friday 03-Sep-2010: [Liberals might be destroying the very things they want to protect. This is a brilliant article by a black guy, and it goes deeper than you think. This black man is ignoring the base ideology of Zanu (By Jan)...
The Shocking things a Black man said about Whites ... and Zimbabwean democracy is based on one big false assumption....
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: I was chatting one day to a black Zimbabwean man who had done his own analysis of what was going on. He told me he has a little son and how he has realised that his baby boy has NO FUTURE if he does n (By Jan)...
Islam Explained in Layman's Terms by Dr Peter Hammond...
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: [I know Dr Peter Hammond. He is a tireless fighter for the truth and honesty and Western values. He has exposed Robert Mugabe and other filth over the years. He soldiers on bravely, doing God's work. (By Jan)...
Rhodesia: Something I told Black people once about Colonialism, which really made them think...
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: I once had the opportunity to discuss colonialism with two black Zimbabweans, and I made a point which really hit home to them. I pointed out to them (and this is true for Apartheid South Africa t (By Jan)...
Stock Markets: IMMUTABLE LAWS: 5 Best Sentences you will ever read about economics...
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: [An American lady friend sent me this. I've seen it before, but you can't read this too many times. This is the absolute, total and utter, final truth about economics. These are the immutable laws of (By Jan)...
ATTENTION: JUSTICE IS THE CONDITION FOR NATIONAL HEALING AND RECONCILIATION IN ZIMBABWE
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: August 29, 2010 It�s true that forgiveness is a necessary part on the side of the victim. Forgive and seek justice for oneself and others. It must also be made clear that forgiveness on the part of (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
South Africa: Deportation of Zimbabweans to Begin Again
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - South Africa will resume the deportation of undocumented Zimbabweans on 1 January 2011, ending its 17-month moratorium, the Cabinet announced on 1 September."After the 31st of December (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: The Economic Effects of Strikes - what nobody discusses... Colonial Mass Employment for Blacks...
Monday 30-Aug-2010: I see the strikes are getting nastier. One day THE STAR has blaring headlines showing stuff on fire (ho hum, so what's new?) ... entitled: "ITS WAR!". But the scariest one seems to be a WATER SHOR (By Jan)...
Liberia: Liberian Radio Operator Takes the Witness Stand
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayConvicted former interim leader of the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebel group, Issa Hassan Sesay this week concluded his testimony as Charles Taylor 19th defense witness, during wh (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Black Newspaper: The City Press - Will President Zuma survive? Vavi & Malema - make threats... My Analysis
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: [This is a verty interesting analysis. Christo Burger in the USA sent me this one. In my view Zuma stands in a difficult position, but his position is not that difficult. He might have been tempte (By Jan)...
USA: & S.Africa: History: Military lessons the ANC learned from Vietnam
Friday 03-Sep-2010: [Here are some interesting facts from history. Jan] � By 1974 �the ANC realized that it�s armed struggle was ineffective against the Apartheid state.� At this time they suffered a reduction in f (By Jan)...
South Africa: Nation-Wide Strike Hits Public Services Hard
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Over a million teachers, nurses and other government workers have downed tools across South Africa, suspending public education and healthcare while their demands for better pay go head-to-head with g (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Civil Society Launches 'Right to Know' Campaign
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: A petition launched by the Right2Know Campaign, a civil society-organized lobby, to defend the free flow of information and a free media:A responsive and accountable democracy that can meet the basic (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Oil Maneuvers - Hopes, Woes, Worries in Wait
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Liberia via the seat of Government, for the first time in its 163 years of existence as an independent nation and even including the colonial days, announced an agreement with a transnational company (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Rate Cut is Not a Done Deal, Marcus Implies
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - INFLATION was lower now than the Reserve Bank had expected, but it would take a "forward-looking" approach when it decides on interest rates next week, the Bank's governor, (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Lessons from my Work - Even the Weathy don't get good service...
Friday 03-Sep-2010: I saw an announcement on a company email this morning of a woman I know who was promoted to run a specialised unit to be housed in the same building I work in. Her job will be to give service to the m (By Jan)...
Deep Politics: The Covert Game the Western Liberals keep trying to play with the ANC....
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: In the Mass Media of South Africa they keep referring to the ANC as the ruling party. They keep on talking about the ANC VERSUS... COSATU... and VERSUS the SACP (South African Communist Party). I (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: Gold Rallying to $1,500 as Soros's Bubble Inflates.. Gold's longest rally in 90 years...
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: [Gold is rocking again... getting ready to break new records. I think Gold is going to climb and climb for years... to unbelievable levels. I will revisit my Technical Indicators and how they performe (By Jan)...
South Africa: More Sterilizations of HIV-Positive Women Uncovered
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Veronica* did not realize she had been sterilized while giving birth to her daughter until four years later when, after failing to conceive, she and her boyfriend consulted a doctor."I was like 'Okay, (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: What a Clever Way to Negate the Genocide Against the Tutsi!
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Emmanuel MurangiraKigali - I have always been sceptical about a human race known as "experts," I can now confirm that my sceptism. When I was researching on an academic paper "micro level determina (By News Poster)...
South Africa's Poor 'Have No Friends'
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Allister SparksFinance Minister Pravin Gordhan's warning last week that we need to achieve a sustained 7% growth rate for the next 20 to 30 years if we are to meet the social and economic needs of (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Genocide Ideology and Sectarianism Laws Silencing Critics?
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Aprille MuscaraUnited Nations - Among its unstable and conflict-ridden neighbours, Rwanda stands out. It has been pegged as a model of development and one of Africa's success stories: Since the 199 (By News Poster)...
[Pic] Humour: S.Africa: Important Archaeological find in Polokwane
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: [A friend sent me this one. Nice one... no doubt relating to our friend Julius Malema. � As much as we dislike Malema, and dislike his attitude and what he stands for... it could be that Julius Male (By Jan)...
Africa: Fisheries Must Deal With Threats, Opportunities
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - The fisheries and aquaculture sectors are central to the survival of millions in Africa, but the resource is under threat, yet the region should exploit market possibilit (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Iran - - a Friend Indeed
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Tichaona ZindogaIT was quite easy to view the recent meeting between Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and the Iranian ambassador here as one depicting the former as making an ironic "U-turn" four m (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Half of the Population Wants to Leave the Country
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Dumisani NdlelaHarare - Ever wondered why Zimbabwe has lost the battle to bring back professionals and skilled personnel in the Diaspora? Or why Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was booed when he s (By News Poster)...
South Africa: 'Xenophobia Simmering Just Below Boiling Point'
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Kim CloeteCape Town - "Xenophobia is part of life. We do not live easy here. We only survive," says Somali shopkeeper, Abdinasir Shaikh Aden, looking tense.He paces up and down the central Cape Tow (By News Poster)...
Africa: Chinese Firms Take to Africa Like Bushfire
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Justus OndariNairobi - The Chinese influence, in the form of its people, investment and business, is sweeping across the African continent like a wild fire.Be it financing and executing massive inf (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Before Kidnapping Becomes a Political Tool
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Philip NyamThe menace of kidnapping in Nigeria started from the Niger Delta area when militants wanted both national and international attention. Soon unemployed youths all over the nation saw it a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Gang 'Defector' Shot Dead
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: A 23-year-old man died in a hail of bullets in a suspected gang-related incident in Athlone, two weeks after one of the area's most notorious gang leaders was gunned down.The man, who was recently rel (By News Poster)...
Mandiwanza's Bag of Mixed Fortunes
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Shame Makoshori and Dumisani NdlelaHarare - INDUSTRIALIST, Anthony Mandiwanza, the Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited chairperson and Dairibord Holdings Limited chief executive officer, is celebrate (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Fresh GNU Row Erupts Over Provincial Governors
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Faith ZabaA fresh row has erupted over the appointment of provincial governors, with the three principals clashing over letters written to Sadc facilitator, South African President Jacob Zuma, on p (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Further Victims Identified in DRC Mass Rapes Case
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: By Aprille MuscaraUnited Nations - Twenty-eight minors have been documented as victims of last month's four-day raid of more than a dozen villages centred around Walikale, Democratic Republic of the C (By News Poster)...
[Pic] USA - The return of the crotch salute...
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: [An American sent me this one. Jan] � The Ft. Hood Memorial Service... The Crotch Salute Returns This is the turkey that was elected President of our country. �I do believe that saluting the f (By Jan)...
Botswana: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Country
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies. With the consent of the country (or coun (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Price Increases 'Irreversible'
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - A volley of price increases in basic commodities and services has sparked two days of rioting and looting in the Mozambican capital, Maputo, but the government is refusing to rescind them."Th (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: More Victims Identified in Mass Rapes Case
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Aprille MuscaraUnited Nations - The number of women raped by rebel groups during last month's raid of more than a dozen villages centred around Walikale, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Most Vulnerable Pay During Strike
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Kerry CullinanFlorence Nightingale, the woman widely credited with introducing professional nursing standards, died 100 years ago this month.But what Nightingale has come to symbolise - humane, pro (By News Poster)...
South Africa: State Strike Rumbles On, No Talks Scheduled
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Sibongakonke Shoba, Edward West And Jocelyn NewmarchJohannesburg - The strike has put a significant strain on the governing tripartite alliance, with Cosatu threatening to pull the plug on the fede (By News Poster)...
Africa: Former Presidents Sound Warning Over Land Ownership
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Samuel KamndayaAfrican governments need to reform ownership of land in the countries without looking for foreign assistance, former presidents urged yesterday.They should do so in a way that suppor (By News Poster)...
South Africa: World Cup Legacy - What's in Store for Country?
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By JP van der MerweWith the end of the FIFA 2010 World Cup just over a month ago, South Africa can be proud of pulling off an amazing event, which in many ways showed off the best that the country has (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Suspected Boko Haram Members Kill Two Policemen in Borno
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Abdulkareem HarunaMaiduguri - Islamic fundamentalists suspected to be members of Boko Haram took down two police officers in Maiduguri on Wednesday night, in a trigger-happy fashion, just two weeks (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Tense Maputo Counts Cost of Violent Price Riots
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Nastasya TayMaputo - Mozambique’s government refused yesterday to reverse this week’s price hikes that have hit the poorest, sparking the country’s worst riots in two years.Moza (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Nigeria Condemns Attack on Peacekeepers
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: By Abiodun OluwarotimiNew York - Nigerian Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has strongly condemned the attack against the presidential palace, in the Somali capital during which four Ugandan pe (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: UN Sinks to Its Lowest, Peddles Double Genocide
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Joseph RwagatareKigali - The United Nations has done it again. The organization has once again shown its incompetence, bias, malice and an inexplicable grudge against a country that, against all od (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Biti Wades Into Kingdom War
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Dumisani MuleyaFINANCE minister Tendai Biti has officially intervened in the "vicious corporate war" between Meikles Africa Ltd and Kingdom Financial Holdings Ltd (KFHL), which has drawn into its v (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Electricity Roadmap - Mines Ahead
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Jerry UwahThe timing of the one-day strike by workers of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) was by no means a coincidence. It was designed to rattle President Goodluck Jonathan as he moved to (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Al Shabaab Kill Four, Injure Eight UPDF Soldiers
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Risdel KasasiraKampala - The Somali militants, al Shabaab, yesterday attacked the presidential palace in Mogadishu and killed four Ugandan peacekeepers.The attackers also injured eight Ugandans in (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Unnecessary Ado About Sim Registration
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Calixthus OkoruwaOregun - Two years ago, a massive power upsurge ignited the PHCN cables supplying power to my house. It was a scary development and I helplessly watched the bright electrical flame (By News Poster)...
Gibson Sibanda, A Distinguished Fighter for the Downtrodden (analysis)
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Welshman NcubeIT is said that the dead do not write their epitaph but their actions do. Gibson Jama Sibanda, throughout his life, through his actions wrote his epitaph. Our task is merely to place (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Arms' Trafficking Threatens Our Peace
Friday 03-Sep-2010: The recent arrest in Maiduguri of five men with deadly weapons bound for Plateau and Taraba states has raised fresh security concerns over the proliferation of illicit arms in this country. The State (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Drug War Intensifies
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By A. Abbas Dulleh"The problem is bigger than imagined. Arrests and imprisonment are not the solution. There is a need for some social rehabilitation, somewhere to take these people. As we arrest and (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Land And Mineral Rights in Conflict
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Mansa - Mining prospectors in Luapula Province, northern Zambia, have forced small-scale farmers from their land at gun point, according to villagers in the region."We have a lot of battles going on o (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Punitive Laws Do Little to Stem the HIV Tide
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Priti PatelJohannesburg - SEX, drugs, rock 'n' roll with a reality show thrown in: sounds like the perfect cocktail for a media extravaganza. Well it was, just not in the way you may imagine. All o (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma is Not Yet Out in the Cold
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Sibongakonke ShobaJohannesburg - DISCONTENT with President Jacob Zuma 's leadership within the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and the African National Congress (ANC) Youth League d (By News Poster)...
Namibia: BoN Gives Green Light to Mobile Bank
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Bank of Namibia has given authorisation to a new banking system that uses mobile phones as the virtual bank. The system, operated by local company Mobicash Payment Solutions, (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Region Appeases Mugabe
Monday 30-Aug-2010: VOICES are beginning to get louder calling for Southern African Development Community-supervised elections in Zimbabwe next year as the only way to break the political logjam.The voices argue that onl (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Vows No Reversal of Land Grab
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Alex BellRobert Mugabe has once again shown that he will not respect the rule of law, vowing over the weekend that the illegal land grab campaign will never be reversed.Mugabe was speaking at Sunda (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Call Banks to Order, IEA Urges Parliament
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Irene J MensahA senior economist of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Dr John Kwakye has accused banks of failing to whip up public interest in savings in the country and has therefore calle (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Call Banks to Order, IEA Urges Parliament
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Irene J MensahAccra - A senior economist of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), Dr John Kwakye has accused banks of failing to whip up public interest in savings in the country and has therefo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Central Bank Goes Mining
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: By Kumbirai MafundaHarare - A MINING joint-venture deal which turned sour has exposed how the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has been involved in the extraction and processing of diamonds and gold in (By News Poster)...
Police Must Only Use Live Ammunition to Protect Life During Clashes
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Mozambique - Amnesty International today urged Mozambique's police not to use live ammunition to disperse violent demonstrations in the capital Maputo unless lives are at risk.According to media repor (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Mining Can Rival Oil in Creating Revenue, Jobs, Says Industry Chief
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Nelly NyagahNigeria's focus on its oil industry has resulted in an under-developed solid minerals industry, yet exploitation of the vast and largely untapped solid mineral reserves could provide th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Could There Be an End to the Crisis?
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Alexactus T KaureOUR ship of state is today sinking! A few are manipulating the system to their advantage, but our intellectuals, our women, our youth, the masses are being flushed down the drain. (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Chinese Bank Stake Paying Off for Standard
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Sure KamhungaAGREEMENTS that Standard Bank signed last week - to be the financial adviser to two large Chinese companies - are part of the lender’s strategy to leverage its relationship with (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Ensuring Lessons of Genocide, the Holocaust Are Not Lost
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Sue BlaineJohannesburg - BONAVENTURE Kageruka was a young law student in Kigali in 1994 when his mother, two sisters and two brothers were killed because they were Tutsis.He now works with the Sout (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Fish And Meat Prices Shoot Up
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Food prices shot up in recent months due to various factors, one of which is limited supply of meat on the international market.Notable increases are in the prices of fish and (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Two State Prosecutors Tortured for Sending War Vets to Jail
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Tichaona SibandaTwo state prosecutors who were based in Matobo in Matabeleland South province fled the country earlier this month, after they were severely tortured for their role in sending three (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Ocampo Gets 400 Witnesses
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: By Francis Mureithi and Nzau MusauNairobi - THE International Criminal Court has 396 victims and witnesses ready to testify against leaders behind the 2008 post-election violence.The ICC Registrar Si (By News Poster)...
Africa: Television Industry to Combat Piracy
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Russell SouthwoodLondon - The African television industry's dirty little secret is that there are television companies who simply broadcast material that they have recorded off air and which they d (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Credit Facility Vote of Confidence
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Harare - The regional banking community was slow to back Zimbabwe's economic recovery, presumably wanting to see if it was sustainable and that political risk was minimal.More than 18 months of steady (By News Poster)...
Africa: India Restates Role in Piracy War
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Khairoon AbbasIndia has committed itself to marine security especially in tackling against piracy around the world.The assurance was given in Dar es Salaam on Saturday night by Rear Admiral R K Pat (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Coal Quality Causes Load Losses, Says Power Utility
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - ESKOM power stations are losing thousands of megawatts because of the poor quality of coal the utility received from its coal suppliers, Eskom MD for primary energy Dan (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Beef Up Security in Ado-Ekiti Over Robbery Threats
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: The police in Ekiti State have been placed on alert and deployed in and around the state capital, following fears of suspected armed robbery attacks on some banks. The state's police command recently (By News Poster)...
Africa: Revolution in Agriculture Gathering Momentum
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Busani BafanaAccra - As one major meeting on agriculture ends, another begins: farming is truly back on Africa's agenda."Africa's agricultural sector has the potential not only to feed its own peop (By News Poster)...
Kenya: International Court to Issue Sealed Warrants
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Nzau MusauNairobi - THE International Criminal Court is expected to request sealed warrants of arrest for the post-election violence suspects, the Star has established.The decision to ask for seale (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Determined to Put Biotechnology to Use
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Jaffar MjasiriDar Es Salaam - LEARNING to use biotechnology did not begin recently, but dates back to when the first human beings realized that they could plant crops and keep animals. Finding that (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Tears, Destruction As FHA Estate Comes Under Siege
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Michael SimireUnbelievable things are happening at a Federal Housing Authority (FHA) estate at Suberu-Oje, Surulere, Olagbado in Lagos, where a forceful possession of the residential scheme appears (By News Poster)...
Madagascar: South Africa Criticizes Ravalomanana Trial
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Pretoria - The sentencing of Madagascar's former President Marc Ravalomanana to hard labour for life may prove to be one more obstacle in the island's attempts to emerge from its current political cri (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Collective Punishment Cannot Deliver a Peaceful Karamoja
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Samuel OlaraKampala - There is no easy way out of the spiraling brutality that confronts the Karimojong civilians today. As darkness deepens over Karamoja, the NRM government continues with its bru (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bank Systems Leave Homes Unwanted
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Eriasa S. MukiibiKampala - Joseph Kironde's house in Kansanga, an up-market residential suburb of Kampala, looks somewhat misplaced amid the storied multi-roomed properties behind high wall fences (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Harness Technology to Combat Climate Change
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Fifi RhodesWindhoek - There is hardly any country in the world with climatic conditions similar to those of Namibia, said Harald Schütt of the Renewable Energy and Efficiency Institute (REEEI) (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Mogadishu Fighting Cuts Food Supplies
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Nairobi - As the latest round of fighting in the Somali capital enters its eighth day, traders and civil society activists warn of food shortages due to the closure of many businesses and markets acro (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Magistrate Abeke Remands Ex-Permanent Secretary, Willy Joof Joof Rejects Criminal Charges Against Him
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Mamadou DemThe former Gambian Ambassador to France and a former Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. William John Joof on Monday pleaded not guilty to the nine count charges p (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Lawyers Denounce Rape Laws As Unjust
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Peter N. TobyLawyers of the Liberia Bar Association (LBA) have described the "rape law as killing and wicked against defendants" and are seeking its removal from the practice of law in the country. (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Moses Blah Ordered the Execution of RUF Commander Sam Bockarie
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Alpha SesayCharles Taylor's former Vice President Moses Blah ordered the execution of a Sierra Leonean rebel commander in Liberia who was already a subject of an indictment issued by the Special Co (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Climate Change Policy Ignores Women Farmers
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Kristin PalitzaCape Town - When asked if they have already felt the effects of climate change, Mary-Anne Zimri and Katrina Scheepers eagerly nod their heads. The two small-scale farmers say lack of (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Three Deny Taxi Driver Murder
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Werner MengesONE of the three men accused of robbing and murdering a taxi driver at the Hage Geingob Stadium in Windhoek four months ago claimed in the Windhoek Magistrate's Court this week that on (By News Poster)...
Domestic Violence - Women Turn the Tables Against Men
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Harare - Cases of men who are bashed by their spouses and girlfriends in domestic violence are on the increase countrywide.Several men have been killed while others have been maimed after being attack (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Is Anyone Listening to Mr. Ban Ki-Moon?
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon, in his various reports on prevailing security and economic conditions in Liberia, has been issuing the same warnings and making the basically the same observations: p (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Govt to Guarantee Large Energy Projects
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Jaindi KiseroNairobi - The Kenya Cabinet has at last moved to secure guarantees needed to speed up implementation of key energy projects whose progress have been dogged by financial uncertainty for (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Aronda Probes Karamoja Killings
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Tabu ButagiraKotido - The Chief of Defence Forces, Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, will this weekend fly back to Karamoja, his second trip to the region in 10 days, to investigate reported killing of civil (By News Poster)...
USA: Nearly Half of United States Considering Arizona-Style Immigration Legislation
Friday 03-Sep-2010: CNSNews.com) � Twenty-two states are now in the process of drafting or seeking to pass legislation similar to Arizona�s law against illegal immigration. This is occurring despite the fact that the Oba (By Jan)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Clinton on Allegations of Mass Rape in DRC
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: U.S. condemns "epidemic of sexual violence in conflict zones"U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATEOffice of the SpokesmanSTATEMENT BY SECRETARY CLINTONAllegation of Mass Rape in the Democratic Republic of the Cong (By News Poster)...
Absa Told to Revise Its Bid
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Felix NjiniWindhoek - Namibia's central bank would consider a reconfigured bid by South Africa's Absa Bank to take up rather a minority equity in Namibia's second largest commercial bank, Bank Wind (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Displacement, Discrimination - the Lot of the Bambuti Pygmies
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Goma - Conditions in Mugunga camp for displaced people on the outskirts of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo city of Goma are tough, but tougher still are those endured by hundreds of people fr (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Pan African to Decide on Gold Project
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - Pan African increased gold production by 3% to 97483oz at its Barberton mines in the year to June. It posted a 26% increase in headline earnings per share of 1,07p.GOLD (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Snubs Regional Court Over Seized Farms
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Sydney KawadzaHarare - FORMER commercial farmers can appeal to any court - - regional or international - - but they will never reverse land reform, President Mugabe said yesterday.Addressing hundre (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Govt Initiates Peaceful Solution in Gbarpolu, Bomi Land Dispute
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Buxton a DaviesEfforts by the Liberian Government aimed at finding an amicable solution to the land dispute between Bomi and Gbarpolu Counties has commenced with the launch of an official inquiry o (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Battle Kidnappers, Rescue Tafawa Balewa's Son
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Chizoba OgbecheAbuja - The Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Saturday rescued the son of Nigeria's former Prime Minister, Dr. Jhailil Tafawa Balewa, who was abducted on Friday evenin (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Planned Statue for Killer-Explorer Stanley a Gross Insult
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: By William OchiengLong ago, the Luo had their fantasies about the Luyia and the Kalenjins, their immediate neighbours. Within these fantasies were constructed strange and, often, unreal images of thes (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Attorney-General's Office Drafting New Electoral Act Bill
Friday 03-Sep-2010: A draft of the proposed amendments to the country's Electoral Law is being worked upon by legal experts in the Attorney-General's office, SW Radio Africa can reveal.The Attorney-General, Johannes Toma (By News Poster)...
Namibia: State Closes Case in Family Murder Trial
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Luqman CloeteTHE prosecution yesterday closed its case in the murder trial of a 70-year-old Tses resident accused of shooting and killing his son.With the start of his trial in the Keetmanshoop Reg (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: How Realistic is Single Registrar for Banks?
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Kayode EkundayoLagos - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Mallam Sanusi Lamido said recently that the apex bank was working on the new policy initiative in conjunction with the Securities & (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Banks' Search for Currency Dealers Sparks Talent War
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Rawlings OtiniBanks are boosting their human capital in the foreign exchange business through aggressive hiring and firing, a move that has sparked a high staff turnover in a field where formal tra (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Diamond Output to Surge
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Harare - Zimbabwe's diamond output from Marange fields could reach 40 million carats within the next three years, realising about US$2 billion per year, a Belgian diamond expert has said.Mbada Diamond (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Rabo - Pursuing the Pursuer
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Abdulaziz AbdulazizKano - In this piece, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz writes on the recent case of an alleged illicit sex affair between the director general of Kano State Censorship Board, Malam Abubakar R (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Business Joins Calls for Bank to Cut Rates
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - BUSINESS has joined the clamour for another cut in interest rates after new data yesterday showed borrowing by companies fell in July, signalling private sector investment (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Banks Embrace Technology to Curb Illegal Deals
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Johnstone Ole TuranaWhen Transnational Bank, a local financial institution, instructed an international bank to process payment for a sugar consignment from Sudan, the global institution raised the (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Impala Vague on U.S. $500 Million Expansion
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Harare - Zimbabwe's Economic Prospects Received a Massive Boost in May When Impala Platinum (implats) Revealed It Was Going Ahead With the Us$500 Million Phase Two Expansion of Its Ngezi Mine.That mak (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Minister Denies Mass Deportations of Zimbabweans Imminent
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has clarified government's decision to withdraw a special dispensation that exempted undocumented Zimbabweans in South Africa from deportati (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Minister Speaks Out on Madagascar
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - INTERNATIONAL Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane yesterday questioned the judicial process that sentenced Madagascar's former president, Marc Ra (By News Poster)...
Kenya: State Unable to Cope With Interest in Fish Farming
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Mwangi MuiruriMore growers in Central Province are taking up fish farming, leaving the Government unable to cope with a rising demand for ponds."I do not even understand it myself. Everyone is scra (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Fighting for Citizenship Right - Ayoub Threatens Hungry Strike
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Moses A. KargboFreetown - Just few days after calling on the Sierra Leonean authorities to shrug-off what he referred to as nationality prejudice and grant full citizenship right to all individuals (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Survivor's Guide for Non-Striking Health Workers
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - Public sector strikes in South Africa have become so common in recent years that people are asking if plans should not be put in place to prevent the disruption of HIV and tuberculosis (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Torture Trial Postponed
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Alex BellThe torture trial of a Norton MDC activist, that will see top ZANU PF officials face questioning, has been postponed until later this month.Mapfumo Garutsa was abducted in November 2008 an (By News Poster)...
RTG's 2010 World Cup Heartbreak
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Shame MakoshoriHarare - If there is one thing Zimbabwe does not lack, it is reading material on economic related issues.Year after year government ministries, especially economic related ones, and (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Gunmen Shoot Yuguda's Orderly, Aide
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Ahmed MohammedBauchi - Gunmen shot and injured a personal assistant and a police guard attached to Governor Isa Yuguda in Bauchi at the weekend, the latest in a series of attacks on people linked w (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Huye Rural Farmers in Mobile Phone Frenzy
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Alphonse Muhire MunanaKigali - Rwandans in Huye are using mobile phones to boost their businesses These gadgets help them to easily negotiate with clients over a short period of time while incurrin (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Slain UPDF Peacekeepers Returned
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Steven Candia and Justine NakitendeKampala - The bodies of the four Ugandan Soldiers who were slain while serving on a peacekeeping mission in Somalia were flown in yesterday for burial.Receiving t (By News Poster)...
So Called 'Implementation Matrix' Exposes Farce of Coalition
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Lance GumaTwenty-nine months after Zimbabweans rejected Robert Mugabe and ZANU PF's leadership in the March 2008 elections the same losers are making demands that are meant to paralyze the power sh (By News Poster)...
[Graph] USA: Economic Meltdown Shocker: Its now 829 banks that are at risk... doubled in 1 year!!
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: [Take a look at the graph below. It shows that since 2008, despite all the propaganda to the contrary... the number of banks at risk is growing. Despite the "recovery"... and the bailouts... problems (By Jan)...
[Pic] S.Africa: Crime: A New Anti-Crime Service in Johannesburg
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: I received this in my mail the other day. This is a new service a company is offering to crime-ridden suburbs. (Photo) (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Airport Security Screening and VIPs
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Abel OrukpeLagos - The controversy generated by the incident on August 6, 2010 at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos between the Speaker, House of Representatives, Dimeji Bank (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bujagali Power Project On Course
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Ismail Musa Ladu and Martin Luther OketchOn August 21, 2007 President Yoweri Museveni and the Aga Khan, Prince Karim al-Hussaini, the spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslims, laid the foundation st (By News Poster)...
India's Developmental Model an Inspiration to Country
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Pearl SebolaoJohannesburg - RANBAXY, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ranbaxy Laboratories in India, will tomorrow open a new high-tech manufacturing facility, Be-Tabs Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing Pla (By News Poster)...
Liberia: First U.S. Direct Flights in 20 Years Begin
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Notwithstanding the current infrastructurally cramped conditions of Roberts International Airport (RIA), Liberia in the days of old was the epic center of international air traffic in West Africa, wit (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Aganga, Cholera and MDG's
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Okwudili Ojukwu-EnenduOn Wednesday, August 18, 2010, I wrote a piece entitled: "Who Is Minister Of labour? Aganga Or Wogu?" In it, I made observations that finance minister Olusegun Aganga, has usu (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MP Still Refusing to Leave Invaded Farm
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Alex BellAn MP in Somabhula who has snubbed a number of court orders telling him to leave the farm he has invaded, has this week ignored another eviction notice.Philip and Ellen Hapelt from Grassla (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fiscal Responsibility is Only a Part of the Problem
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Sanusi AbubakarWhen the Fiscal Responsibility Act was enacted in 2007, the noise and hype was all about prudent management of public expenditure and resources. Now we have a law that would mitigate (By News Poster)...
Africa: African Food Security Hot Agenda Topic
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - More than 200 agricultural experts from around Africa and the world are meeting in Windhoek under the banner of the Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysi (By News Poster)...
On the Money - HSBC Gives Hedge Fund Managers a Chance for Some Corporate Action
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Stuart TheobaldJohannesburg - HSBC's bid for Nedbank has given South African hedge fund managers a rare opportunity to try and profit from corporate action.Internationally, some hedge funds do noth (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil Workers Detained Over Alleged Bid to Kill Boss
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Rasheed KomolafeLagos - A new dimension has been introduced into the alleged assassination attempt on the of the Chairman of African Petroleum (AP), Chief Femi Otedola as the National Union of Petr (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Journalist is Stabbed to Death in Puntland
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Reporters Without Borders today voiced its deep distress at the murder yesterday of Abdullahi Omar Gedi, aged 25, a journalist on Radio Daljir in Galkayo, capital of the semi-autonomous Puntland regio (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Drug Bust
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By A. Abbas DullehIn continuation of their intensified crackdown on crime in Monrovia and its environs, police have raided the infamous "Trench Town" Community, a haven for many notorious drug dealers (By News Poster)...
Tragedy of Child-Headed Families
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Wongai ZhangazhaWITHOUT a clue of what is on for supper, 16-year old Trevor Chipinda sits on the collapsing verandah of the home he inherited from his late parents in Masvingo's low-income suburb o (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Human Trafficking Needs More Inclusive Definition
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - Well-known social researcher in the southern African region, Merab Kiremire, said human trafficking ought to be redefined for perpetrators to be more successfully prosecu (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Police Act On Trafficking Report
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Tileni MongudhiPOLICE at Rundu have made a U-turn and returned a four-year-old San girl to her 14-year-old aunt, just a day after removing the toddler. The action came after The Namibian published (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Rape Cases Rise to 242, Says NGO
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Suspected rebels have raped at least 242 women within a few days in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Nord-Kivu province, according to an American medical charity. Rapes and beatings took pla (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Handle Karamoja Killings Honestly
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Alfred AvuniEvents in the last few weeks saw the Daily Monitor running stories on accusations and counter-accusations on the killing and torture of Karimojong by the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces ( (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Warriors Ready - Mapeza
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Petros KausiyoHarare - Warriors caretaker coach Norman Mapeza believes his charges are ready for their opening African Cup of Nations qualifying assignment against Liberia and has expressed satisfa (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Oil Operations Attract Sh1 Billion, But Where is it?
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Ibrahim KasitaKampala - Uganda earned sh1.08b from its nascent oil and gas industry even before producing a barrel, unlocking the potential of petrodollar inflows.According to the Ministry of Energ (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Lawyers Expose Weak Spots in Election Law
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Florence MugarulaLawyers have poked holes into the newly enacted Election Expenses Act, saying some of its sections were contradictory.They aired their opinion few days after the opposition Chama c (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Children Among Dead in Protests Over Price Hikes
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Police opened fire on demonstrators in Maputo marching against rising prices in the capital of Maputo, killing at least six people including two children.On Thursday, police patrolled the streets of M (By News Poster)...
Africa: Arrest Bashir or Bar Him Entry
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Kenya should bar Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir from entering Kenya or arrest him for trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC) if he enters Kenyan territory, Human Rights Watch said today. T (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Ruling Party Suspends Primaries Over Irregularities
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Benon Herbert OlukaKampala - Electoral irregularities and malpractices on an unprecedented scale yesterday forced the National Resistance Movement (NRM) to suspend primary elections for the party's (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Serbia Backs SA for UN Security Council Seat
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Pretoria - While pushing for reforms in international institutions, Serbia on Monday announced that it will back South Africa's candidature for a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Coun (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Militants Kill 4 Peacekeepers, President Appeals for More Support
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed appealed for more support from international community in its fight against the insurgent group, as insurgent mortars killed 10 people in Mogadishu, Radio G (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: UN Report on Rights Abuses Is 'Politically-Motivated Plot'
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Frank KagaboKigali - JASON Stearns, reportedly an expert on DR Congo, was quoted by the BBC saying that the leaked UN report that accuses Rwandan soldiers and the AFDL, of various crimes in the DRC (By News Poster)...
Price Hikes Trigger Mozambique Protests
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Nastasya TayMaputo - September in Mozambique's capital has begun with violent protests. Thousands have been striking over an increase in the prices of basic goods, including bread. Police responded (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: Growing Seed Security
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Mantoe PhakathiWindhoek - Farmer Obed Dlamini, like many of his colleagues from Swaziland, finds it difficult to find quality maize seeds each planting season. Not only are the seeds expensive but (By News Poster)...
Namibia: I'm Not Nujoma's Puppet - President
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Fifi RhodesLuderitz - President Hifikepunye Pohamba says, as Head of State, he is not a puppet of the Founding President and Father of the Namibian Nation, Dr Sam Nujoma."As we commemorate this day (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Terror Suspects Appear in Court Again
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Ephraim Kasozi & Juliet KigongoA group of 30 people who were arrested in connection with the July twin bombings that killed over 70 people in Kampala has been remanded to Luzira Maximum Prison.The (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Hospice Conference
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Kerry CullinanSevere overcrowding in KwaZulu-Natal's prisons is contributing to the spread of HIV and tuberculosis and driving the high death toll in prisons."Our prisons are 140 percent full. In a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: M-Pesa to Open New Frontier for the Unbanked
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - THE days when South Africans will pay for a taxi ride by simply transferring the fare to the driver's cellphone are not far away, the head of SA's largest cellphone comp (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Top Local Producer Pursues 'Fake' Wines Scam
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Michael BlebyJohannesburg - ONE of SA's biggest wine companies is suing its former export director for R12m and has laid criminal charges against him over an alleged eight-year fraud that saw him s (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: After Rapes Report, UN Reviewing Procedures to Better Protect Civiians
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: The United Nations special envoy to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Monday condemned the recent incident of gang rape by members of armed groups in the east of the country, saying that the U (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Tells Ministers to Negotiate End of Strike
Monday 30-Aug-2010: South African President Jacob Zuma has told his ministers to return to the negotiating table with unions to try and end an indefinite public sector strike. Zuma's spokesperson said on Monday that the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Processed Food Imports Dent Jobs
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - THE agricultural sector is losing jobs because processed products are being imported, instead of being produced and manufactured locally, Lindie Stroebel of the Agricu (By News Poster)...
Uganda: The Security Aftermath of 7/11
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Isaac MufumbaKampala - The Igbo, a tribe in Nigeria, say that: "Whenever you see a toad jumping in broad daylight, then know that something is after its life."What would you think if you saw three (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Broaden COMESA Free Trade Area - President
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Tumeliso MakhuraneHarare - PRESIDENT Mugabe has urged the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa to broaden its Free Trade Area to take on board other regional blocs and move away from expor (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Mogadishu Shelling Kills Four Peacekeepers
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Four Ugandan African Union peace workers in Somalia were killed Monday when insurgents fired a mortar shell at one of their bases, the forces' spokesman said.AU troops in the region are propping up So (By News Poster)...
Ghana: The Road to Food Security
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Kanayo F. NwanzeRecently, I was on a road in the Southern Choma District of Zambia to meet with Rosemary Pisani, a smallholder farmer and mother of eight who struggled to feed her children prior to (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Govt Confirms Six Killed in Food Protests
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido on Thursday confirmed that at least six people lost their lives during the clashes between police and rioters in Maputo and the neighbouring city of Mat (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Photovoltaic Firm Opens its First Power Facility
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - CONCENTRATED photovoltaic firm Concentrix Solar has begun preparations to build a 50MW solar plant in the Western Cape, CEO Hansjorg Lerchenmuller said yesterday.Mr Ler (By News Poster)...
Africa: Many Things Are Going Right in Africa
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Randall SmithNairobi - Every time I pick up a news magazine, there seems to be a feature about whether China or India is going to be the next great economy in the world. This week's Economist is no (By News Poster)...
World Bank Team Gives Nigeria Good News
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Golu TimothyAbuja - The World Bank weekend met with President Goodluck Jonathan and presented the report of a recent research on the state of the Nigerian economy and gave the country a clean bill (By News Poster)...
Zuma Will Need to Be a Skilful Trapeze Artist
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Aubrey MatshiqiJohannesburg - THE public servants' strike is heading towards a predictable end. The African National Congress (ANC) government of President Jacob Zuma will implement its offer and t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Harmony Plans to Eke Out Gold Mine Ore Reserves
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - HARMONY Gold has discovered large gold deposits in Papua New Guinea, but closer to home it has exploration programmes to extend the lives of its South African mines and (By News Poster)...
Africa: Continent Joins Fight Against Internet Crime
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: By Jeff LuleKampala - The African Centre for Cyber Law and Cyber Crime Prevention has been launched in Naguru, a Kampala suburb.The centre, set up by the United Nations African Institute for the Preve (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Metropolitan Bank Posts U.S.$1,15 Million Net Profit
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Harare - Metropolitan Bank of Zimbabwe recorded a net profit of US$1,15 million for the half-year period ended June 30 2010.The bank's chairman Mr Wilson Manase said in a statement that the bank's lar (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Keaton to Raise R200 Million in Debt to Fund Coal Project for Eskom
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - KEATON Energy plans to raise up to R200m in debt to fund a 200 000-tons-a-month coal project to supply Eskom with coal, CEO Paul Miller said yesterday.Keaton will bring (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (02-09-2010)
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Howzit This posting is/was late as I had a doctor's appointment earlier this morning, and then, at about 1030hrs, the internet, cable television and the telephone all died... Then, in ill-timed fit (By The BeardedMan)...
South Africa: Gold One Agrees on Value for Its Mine
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - GOLD One has completed a critical step towards raising R65m in debt from two banks by agreeing on a value for its Modder East gold mine and the payment due to the compa (By News Poster)...
Windhoek in Serious Growth Squeeze
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - At the end of 2008, the City of Windhoek decided to demolish shacks in Havana Extension 6, an informal settlement on the city's northern border.The city management said p (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Female Genital Mutilation Spreads HIV-Aids - Iyabo Obasanjo
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Ruby LeoThe mutilation of female genital has in no small measure helped in spreading the deadly HIV/AIDS virus, the chairman, Senate House Committee on Health, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo Bello, has sai (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: RBZ Workers to Lose Jobs in Shake-Up
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Irene MadongoThe Finance Miniser Tendai Biti says up to 2,200 workers at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe will lose their jobs as part of plans to cut its expenditure and get it functioning effectively (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Minister Praises Soldiers for Assistance
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Pretoria - Defence and Military Veterans Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has praised members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) for availing their services at the various country's hospitals (By News Poster)...
Biofuels - No Threat to Food Security?
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Catherine RiunguNairobi - Production of biofuels does not necessarily constitute a threat to food security, a new study has concluded."Crops can be produced for bioenergy on a significant scale in (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Investment Banks See Profit Leaps With Recovery of Economy
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By David MugweAfrika and Kestrel Investment banks have posted 978 and 139 per cent increases in pretax profits respectively on increased activity at the bourse and recovery in the economy in the first (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: South Africa Calls Time On Undocumented Zimbabweans
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: By Jean-Jacques CornishSouth Africa has come under fire from human rights groups for ending the special dispensation for undocumented Zimbabweans living and working on within its borders. Campaigners (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Rioting Continues for Second Day
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - Rioting against price rises continued for a second day on Thursday, in parts of Maputo and the neighbouring city of Matola.The motorway from Maputo to South Africa was again obstructed with i (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Nearly 400 Election Violence Victims Approach Hague Court
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Oliver Mathenge and Jillo KadidaNairobi - Some 396 victims of the 2007 election violence have formally given information to The Hague.The International Criminal Court (ICC) also revealed that it is (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: No Political Mandate, No Development
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Abidjan - Continued election delays and political turmoil have for years been used as excuses to justify poor governance and the lack of investment in public services, say civil society groups and pub (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt Withdraws Special Policy for Zimbabweans
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Pretoria - Undocumented Zimbabwean nationals living in South Africa will no longer receive special treatment following Cabinet's decision to withdraw the special dispensation policy for Zimbabweans.Cu (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: More Officials Slam Amnesty International Report
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - Shortly after the Government described the latest report by Amnesty International as "very sensational and dishonest," more officials have come out to denounce the human right (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: At Least Three Die in Protests
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: At least three people have died in protests over rising prices in Mozambique's capital Maputo.Thousands of residents from poor neighbourhoods took to the streets on Wednesday to protest the rising pri (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Four G4s Security Guards Murdered During Robbery
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Maputo - Four security guards from the private security company G4S were murdered on Friday by a gang of criminals during an armed robbery in the southernmost district of Matutuine, in Maputo province (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Bank Windhoek Becomes No.2
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Tight lending criteria, together with some wise investment decisions, have enabled Bank Windhoek to post encouraging financial results for the financial year ended June 30, 20 (By News Poster)...
Gambia: 'Women's Day' at President Jammeh's Farms
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Hatab FaderaThousands of women from across the country over the weekend converged on the various farms belonging to President Jammeh in Kanilai and environs for a 'solidarity work'. The three -day (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: Task-Shifting Could Improve HIV Treatment And Prevention
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Manzini - Swaziland has yet to act on a 2006 World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to alleviate health worker shortages through task-shifting and according to the Ministry of Health, the fail (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Credit Growth Slows
Friday 03-Sep-2010: The growth of banks' credit to the private sector and public institutions over the twelve-month period to May 2010 slowed to 3.2%, the lowest since May 2003, compared with an increase of 43.8% recorde (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Close to Joining BRIC Group
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Pretoria - South Africa is confident that it could become the newest member of BRIC, a powerful economic coalition of the four largest developing nations in the world - Brazil, Russia, India and China (By News Poster)...
Malawi Food Surplus Creates Political Storm
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - A surplus production of maize, Malawi's staple food, will not prevent at least one million people from being food insecure, a forecast that has not pleased President Bingu wa Mutharika. (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Never Accept Drinks From Passengers, Police Warn
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: The Lagos State police command yesterday advised commercial drivers and motorcyclists against accepting food or drinks from their passengers.The warning followed the arrest of a man who allegedly drug (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Price Hikes Trigger Street Protests
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Maputo - The cities of Maputo and Matola on Wednesday morning saw unrest with streets being obstructed with rubbish and large obstacles such as electricity poles and burning tyres. Passing vehicles we (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bomb Suspect Confesses to Working for Al-Qaeda
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Andante Okanya and Edward AnyoliKampala - MUHAMOUD Mugisha, one of the suspects charged with the July 11 Kampala twin bombings, yesterday appeared at Nakawa Magistrates' Court and recorded an extra (By News Poster)...
URGENT PRESS RELEASE: FORMER MDC ACTIVIST NABBED BY POLICE FOR THEFT AND HOUSE BREAKING ALLEGATIONS
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Johannesburg, South Africa -2010, August 27, former MDC activist Mr. Ishmael Kauzani (president of Zimbabwe Youth Wing) was nabbed for allegations of House breaking and theft. Ishmael is accused for b (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
Africa: Female Genital Mutilation Helps Spread of HIV/Aids - Obasanjo-Bello
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Winifred OgbeboThe Chairman, Senate House Committee on Health, Senator Iyabo Obasanjo Bello, has attributed the partial spread of HIV/AIDS to female genital mutilation(FGM) especially when its done (By News Poster)...
Strained Alliance Likely to Be Top of ANC Agenda
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Wilson JohwaJohannesburg - FRACTURED alliance relations and a public servants strike will no doubt dominate the African National Congress's (ANC's) national working committee meeting today.Last wee (By News Poster)...
Gone And Forgotten!!!
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: By Kae Matundu-TjiparuroLike many before her, who died brutal deaths at the hands of brutal slayers and butchers of fellow humans that our society is swarming and is infested with, Magdalena Stoffels (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: People are TAKING STRAIN... Whites friends are suicidal... Black man hangs himself...
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Let me tell you, that people are TAKING STRAIN... especially whites... but not only whites. I went to a doctor some time back for a rash I had, and he said it was stress and I needed more exercise. (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Property Scam - Nationals Lose N150 Billion in Dubai
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By David AgbaAbuja - Nigerians, especially politicians, may have lost over $1 billion (about N150 billion) in property investment projects initiated by Damac Properties in Dubai, United Arab Emirate ( (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Govt Needs U.S.$200 Million for Election
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - GOVERNMENT will require US$200 million to hold elections next year if principals to the inclusive Government stick to the provisions of the Global Political Agreement, which (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Dangers of Seeking Milk and Honey Abroad
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Linda Godji And Prosper AshiagborAccra - Ghanaians travelling abroad through agents have been advised to be very tactful else they may end up losing their kidneys to human traffickers.The Head of t (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: How India Has Built a Modern, Reliable Navy
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Khairoon AbbasVisiting the Indian warships is quite an unforgettable experience. These ships are larger than life, and one visit does not suffice.As you walk through the corridors, passing helicopt (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Clannish Fighting Kills Eight in Mudug Region
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Amara - At least 8 people have been killed and more than 10 others have been wounded after bitter fighting between the two Somalia neighboring clan in MARA and Ba'adweyn villages in Mudug region.Clann (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Barclays Bank Approaches Break-Even After Ten Years
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Samuel KamndayaShareholders for Barclays Bank Tanzania may finally smile as the bank is about to break-even.The bank's balance sheet has started to grow, according to the bank's financial statement (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Foreign Visitors Surge in 2010
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Pretoria - Foreign visitors to South Africa had risen by more than 350 000 for the first four months of this year as compared to the same period in 2009, Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said. (By News Poster)...
Africa: Development of Agricultural Projects Attracting Investors
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Edward WestJohannesburg - THERE has been a large positive shift in global investment perceptions towards agriculture in Africa, driven by the global race for resources and food.In addition, many Af (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Govt Threatens to Withdraw Peacekeepers Over Rights Row
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By James KaruhangaKigali - Government has put contingents of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) serving under UN-backed peacekeeping operations on standby for pull out, if the UN publishes a report alle (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Regime Resumes Jamming SW Radio Africa Broadcasts
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Lance GumaRobert Mugabe's regime has resumed jamming news broadcasts from SW Radio Africa, despite the existence of the coalition government with the MDC, that is supposed to guarantee freedom of e (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Frelimo Appeals for Calm
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - The ruling Frelimo party on Wednesday launched an appeal for people to remain calm, after a serious outbreak of violence left at least three people dead and dozens injured. Rioting broke out (By News Poster)...
Strike Set to Drag on as Labour Federation Digs in its Heels (news)
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Wilson Johwa and Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - THE state's revised wage offer to public servants hit new obstacles yesterday, with unions at odds over whether to end their strike and the Congress (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Frelimo Appeals for Calm
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Maputo - The ruling Frelimo party on Wednesday launched an appeal for people to remain calm, after a serious outbreak of violence left at least three people dead and dozens injured. Rioting broke out (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Three Die in Riots Over Price Hikes
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Maputo - Three people have died and dozens injured in the neighbourhood of Benfica, on the outskirts of Maputo, as a result of riots that have spread in the southern Mozambican cities of Maputo and Ma (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Monetary Policies Credited to Banking Sector
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Masato MasatoDar Es Salaam - A SENIOR banker yesterday credited the thriving local banking sector to positive monetary policies, regulatory framework and technological adoptions, saying Tanzania of (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Bombs, Shelling Claim More Than 20 Lives
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: At least nine civilians have been killed and 25 others were injured when roadside bombs hit minibuses in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Radio Garowe Reports.The bombs exploded near the former compound (By News Poster)...
Africa: Old Mutual Africa Maps Strategy
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Albertina NakaleSwakopmund - Old Mutual Africa is hosting its 2010 Africa Operations Business Planning Conference.The conference started in Swakopmund on Sunday.Participants are drawn from business (By News Poster)...
South Africa: African Rainbow Continues 'Aggressive' Growth Path
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Tim CohenJohannesburg - DIVERSIFIED miner African Rainbow Minerals yesterday underlined an "aggressive growth strategy" at its annual results presentation, in which it announced headline earnings d (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Cotton Farming Shows Economic Growth
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Masato MasatoDar Es Salaam - Cotton farming - an undertaking that many Tanzanians could have snubbed had it not been probably the passion and traditional bondage of the crop - is showing prospects (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Well Done Food and Drugs Board!
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Dr. Kwame OseiThis piece is being written as a response to an article in a recent edition of this paper by the CEO of the Food and Drugs Board, Dr. Stephen K. Opuni.I recently wrote an article enti (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Africa Delegates Meet in Nairobi Over Food Security
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Lucas BarasaNairobi - Participants from seven countries meet in Nairobi on Monday and Tuesday to find ways of addressing food security in the region.Other participants will be drawn from the East A (By News Poster)...
Car Makers Committed to Local Industry
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Beth ShirleyJohannesburg - DESPITE the numerous challenges facing major car makers in SA, they remain committed to investing in the motor industry, viewing SA as rich in opportunities and strategic (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: ZDTC Hailed
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Harare - MASHONALAND West Governor and Resident Minister Faber Chidarikire has hailed the construction of the Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre that is expected to create more than 10 000 jobs while (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mwanjali Gets Armband
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Petros KausiyoHarare - THREE months after leading the home-based Warriors to the African Championships of Nations finals, Method Mwanjali is bracing for his first major battle as the senior team ca (By News Poster)...
Africa: Former French Minister Jack Lang to Become UN Piracy Adviser
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Former French culture minister Jack Lang has been named UN chief Ban Ki-Moon's special adviser on piracy. "Piracy is a symptom," he told French radio, insisting that poverty and instability must be ta (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Changes to 'Secrecy Bill' Not Ruled Out
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - The government is prepared to entertain changes to the controversial Protection of Information Bill but has warned that this can be done only as far as "is practicable an (By News Poster)...
Police Confirm Four Deaths in Maputo Riots
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican police have confirmed that four people died and 27 were wounded during rioting that took place in Maputo and Matola on Wednesday. Police made 142 arrests, according to prelimin (By News Poster)...
South Africa: First Uranium Shuts Plant for Repairs
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - FIRST Uranium will shut down its Ezulwini uranium plant until the end of this year to make urgent repairs at a cost of 1,2m in lost revenue.The loss is relatively small (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 2011 - EFCC Will Stop Corrupt Politicians, Waziri Insists
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Peter OnocheAbuja - Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, has insisted that nothing will stop the anti-graft agency working with other sister organisations (By News Poster)...
Four Soldiers Killed in Somalia (news)
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Kampala - Four Ugandan peacekeepers were killed and eight others injured yesterday in the Somali capital Mogadishu when al-Shabaab rebels fired mortars at the presidential palace, an African Union spo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Strike Threatens Water Supply
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - SA's water sector workers will embark on a full-blown strike from today - - threatening the country with a serious water crisis for the first time - - the South Afri (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: More Than 20 Children Among Hundreds Raped in Eastern DR Congo - UN
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: More than two dozen children were among the hundreds of civilians recently raped by members of armed groups active in the far east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations rep (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Eco-Warriors Safeguard National Security
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Bogita OngeriNairobi - The core business of the Kenya Armed Forces is to guard the country against external aggression, safeguard national interests and guarantee security to ensure the sanctity an (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Miners Can Export Sought-After Mining Skills, Says Motsepe
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - SOUTH African mining companies have been urged to use their advanced mining technology as a services skill to penetrate India's mining industry.SA is one of the leading (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Civil Groups to Protest Media Restrictions
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Chantelle BenjaminJohannesburg - The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) yesterday announced a coalition, made up of media, civil society and big business, to lobby the government to recon (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: WB Approves Sh210 Billion Credit
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Power supply in the country is about to get the boost following a decision by the World Bank to approve $150 million (about Sh210 billion) credit to Tanzania.The money, according to a statement issued (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Our Oil - Lessons From the Niger Delta
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Dr. Kwame OseiCome November this year Ghana will join the oil producing club by producing its first barrel of oil off the country's west coast. This will be Ghana's first foray into the oil industr (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Interpol Warns Buyers On Stolen Cars
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Frank KimboyCar importers and buyers in the country have been urged to consult the local International Police (Interpol) department about the status of cars that they intend to import.The call was (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: NDLEA - 81 Drug Traffickers Convicted in FCT
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Chika OkekeIn a bid to rid the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of crime, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said it has convicted 81 persons between January to August 2010 who were caught (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bombs - Two More Held
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Charles Ariko and Andante OkanyaKampala - Two more suspects have been arrested over the July 11 bombings in Kampala, bringing the number to 34. Khalif Abdi Muhammed, 20, a Somali national, was arre (By News Poster)...
Africa: Funding Begins Flowing for Agriculture
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Claire NgozoWindhoek - The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) has received a major boost as several countries have begun drawing on funds from a $22 billion pledge made (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Surprise Trade Surplus Driven by Coal Exports
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - SA RECORDED a second surprise trade surplus in a row in July which was driven mainly by a surge in coal exports accumulated during a transport workers strike in May.The sur (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Artist Owen Maseko to Fight Home Affairs Ban
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Irene MadongoBulawayo artist Owen Maseko says he will fight a ban on his art work, which depicts the 1980s Matabeleland massacres carried out by troops loyal to Robert Mugabe.On Saturday it was rep (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Government Makes Available U.S. $70 Million to Boost Economy
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: The inclusive government and the Africa Export Import Bank (Afreximbank) on Monday unveiled a US$100 million joint loan facility to try to revive the country's economy.The US$100 million line of credi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Poor Condom Use in Marriage Ups Infections
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Perpatua ChikololereTHE young couple's joy echoed throughout the days leading to their marriage. Nokuthula Dube* (28), the new bride had dreamt of the special day her entire life.They had been in l (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banned Banks Bounce Back
Monday 30-Aug-2010: THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Friday licensed three banks that were merged to form the Zimbabwe Allied Banking Group (ZABG) to resume their operations independently.The licences would be effec (By News Poster)...
Disappointing Figures May Support Rate Cut
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Mariam Isa And Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - ECONOMIC data this week will provide more pieces to the Reserve Bank's puzzle when it mulls interest rates at its monetary policy committee meeting ne (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Import Penalties Irk Firms
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichImport penalties slapped on Namibian companies for grain, fruit and vegetables from South Africa by a private SA company are being investigated by Government.Agri Inspec, an SA com (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Tensions Soar As Food Riots Move Into Second Day
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Orfeo LisboaMaputo - Tensions are running high in Mozambique, on the second day of riots caused by soaring food prices.The government has deployed troops to clear barricades in the capital, as angr (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Liberian Radio Operator Disputes the Evidence of RUF Radio Operators
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Alpha SesayCharles Taylor's 20th defense witness, a former radio operator first in the National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) rebel group and then in the Special Security Service (SSS) unit of (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Senior Somaliland Security Officer Killed in Las Anod
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: A senior security official in the northern self-proclaimed state of Somaliland was killed by Gunmen outside his house in the eastern town of Las Anod late on Tuesday, Radio Garowe Report."Six armed gu (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Govt Remains Committed to Mitigating Effects of World Economic Crisis
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican government remains committed to finding solutions to offset the effects of the international financial crisis, which oblige countries with fragile economies, such as Mozambique (By News Poster)...
Gambia: DR Ceesay, Police Photographer Testify in Murder Case
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Sanna Jawara and Sidiq AsemotaDr. Abdoulie Alieu Ceesay, a medical doctor attached to the Accident & Emergency Unit (AEU) of the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) and senior registrar at the (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Kigali City Tops Gender Based Violence Crime List
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Bosco R. AsiimweKigali - Kigali City has topped the Gender Based Violence (GBV) crime list with 510 cases registered in the first six months of the year. The report indicates that 1,572 cases were (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe/Sudan: Sadomba, Mushekwi Shine
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Robson SharukoHarare - Zimbabwe international strikers Edward Sadomba and Nyasha Mushekwi gave Warriors' coach Norman Mapeza a timely boost, ahead of the 2012 Nations Cup qualifier against Liberia (By News Poster)...
Castle Beer Brewery Up By 2011
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Construction of the world's number two largest beer brewer SABMiller's brewery in Okahandja has reached an advanced stage.The South African brewery is now asking Namibian comp (By News Poster)...
Uganda: KCC Loses Shs10 Billion in Land Transfer Deals
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Robert MwanjeKampala - Kampala City Council has suspended the conversion of public land from leasehold to freehold, citing overwhelming fraud and loss of revenue to the council. The council also re (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Oil Firm Loses Rights to Well
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Michael WakabiNairobi - The simmering battle between Uganda and exploration companies over oil revenues boiled over last week with Irish firm Tullow Oil losing its rights to the 400 million-barrel (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Police Arrest Another Kampala Blast Suspect
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: By Galgalo Bocha And Antony KitimoNairobi - Detectives from Kenya's anti-terrorist Police unit on Sunday arrested an employee of a Mombasa based FM radio station in connection with the Kampala bombing (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Wheat Production Only Covers Five Per Cent of Needs
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: Maputo - Despite the Mozambican government's drive to increase wheat production, the country still only produces enough wheat to meet five per cent of its annual consumption, according to Agriculture (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: The Massive strike - will the Petrol stations be shutting down?
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: [A friend sent me this some days ago. What I do know is that there has been some talk of there possibly being petrol shortages, like we had about 2 years or so ago, when we also had a big strike back (By Jan)...
Egypt: Brotherhood Struggles Against Shut Doors
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: By Adam Morrow and Khaled Moussa Al-OmraniCairo - As Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood gears up to contest November parliamentary elections, some analysts note the relatively few gains made by the Brotherhoo (By News Poster)...
Police Kill Three in Chimoio as Mozambique Riots Continue
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: Three demonstrators have been killed and 27 injured in the Mozambique city of Chimoio, as protests against price rises enter their third day. Police in the capital, Maputo, fired teargas and rubber bu (By News Poster)...
Namibia: So This is Justice?
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaSo this is it Judge Kato van Niekerk? Your Honour, I don't mean to attack the merit of your judgment earlier this week for imposing a fine on Mr Laz Shaduka. I mean if you find him gu (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Govt Has 24 Hours to Sign International Court Agreement
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Nzau Musau/Ramadhan RajabNairobi - KENYA will tomorrow sign an agreement allowing the International Criminal Court to set up base here as it pursues the post-election violence suspects.This was rev (By News Poster)...
Angola: Constitution Shows Country's Geopolitical Strategies - Analyst
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: Luanda - The Constitution of the Republic of Angola, in its article 12, shows the country's geopolitical strategies, stating that the Angolan State does not allow the installation of foreign military (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banned Bulawayo Artist to Face Criminal Charges
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaAn artist from Bulawayo whose latest work was banned on Monday because it depicts government troops killing villagers in Matabeleland province, is due to face criminal charges n (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Rules Out End to Power Failure Until 40,000 MW is Achieved
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Adeola YusufLagos - Epileptic power supply would continue in Nigeria until the country attains 40, 000 mega watt (MW) electricity generations, President Goodluck Jonathan has said.Jonathan, who had (By News Poster)...
'Tea Bag' Filter Provides Safe Drinking Water (news)
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Chris SteinJohannesburg - Though it may look like a tea bag, straining water through this recently developed filter could provide a cheap, easily replenished source of water for those who need it m (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Electoral Law - Deadline Extended
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Maputo - The Public Administration Commission of the Mozambican Parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, has extended the deadline given to political parties to submit proposals for the revision of t (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Namibia, Kenya Ties Solid
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Chrispin InambaoWindhoek - Sound and excellent diplomatic relations existing between Namibia and Kenya have culminated in an upswing in numbers of Kenyan seconded to Namibia as expatriates in vario (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Two Russian Pilots Abducted in Darfur
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Two Russian pilots operating in Sudan's western region of Darfur have been abducted by unknown gunmen, an army spokesman said on Monday.The pair were seized in Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Public Service Strike Splits Ruling Alliance
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Jean-Jacques CornishSouth Africa's public sector strike has opened up a deep rift between President Jacob Zuma and his erstwhile supporters in the trade unions and the youth wing of the ruling ANC. (By News Poster)...
Arts Are an Untapped Source of Jobs for Youth
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: By Sue BlaineJohannesburg - ALMOST 50% of those employed in SA's arts and culture sector are younger than 35 and the sector has the potential to help solve SA's massive youth unemployment problem, say (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Six Injured in Chimoio Rioting
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: Maputo - Rioting on Friday in the central Mozambican city of Chimoio caused injuries to six people and led to 68 arrests, according to a report in Saturday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".The r (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Death Toll Rises to Ten in Protests
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - The death toll from the rioting in Maputo and the neighbouring city of Matola on Wednesday and Thursday has now risen to ten, according to Health Minister Ivo Garrido.Speaking at a Friday pre (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Assore's Earnings Halve as Recession Hits Mineral Prices
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - MINING holding company Assore 's headline earnings for the year to June more than halved to R1,49bn from R3,27bn because of a major decline in earnings from its prin (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Pastoralism Against the Odds
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Jijiga - Pastoralists' disproportionate contribution to Ethiopia's economy is belied by their marginalized status and by policy assumptions that they would be better off farming. But those who raise l (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: Paul Krugman - This is NOT a recovery...
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: What will Ben Bernanke, the Fed chairman, say in his big speech Friday in Jackson Hole, Wyo.? Will he hint at new steps to boost the economy? Stay tuned. But we can safely predict what he and othe (By Jan)...
Angola: Armed Forces Urged to Join HIV/Aids Activism
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Luanda - The personnel of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) were urged Tuesday to join activists group for the fight against HIV/AIDS, aimed at bringing down the number of the infected people.The appeal (By News Poster)...
Africa: New Maize Types Answer to Food Woes, Says Study
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Jacob Ng'etichNairobi - A new study released on recently developed drought-tolerant maize varieties says that widespread adoption could boost harvests in 13 African countries by 10 to 34 per cent.I (By News Poster)...
Africa: Activist Wants Looted Money Returned
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Ibrahim ChonokoLondon - A London-based Nigerian human rights activist, Ms Alice Ukoko, has challenged western countries to return looted funds stashed in their banks to victims of money laundering (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Bank Windhoek Stays Afloat in Stormy 2009
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: LAST year's economic turmoil didn't derail Bank Windhoek and the financial institution managed to grow its net profit after tax earnings for the year ended June 30 2010 by 18 per cent compared to the (By News Poster)...
Africa: Moshi Hosts Africa's First Coffee Conference
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By From Peter Temba in MoshiDar Es Salaam - The first international conference to be held in the African continent under the banner of 'Let's Talk Coffee' was opened here on Monday with a call to a wi (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Central Bank to Increase Forex Trading
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Gertrude MajyambereKigali - The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has announced plans to increase foreign exchange trading, by using the Reuters system to enhance flexibility in Rwanda's forex market.T (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Mad Rush for Land
Monday 30-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)...
Uganda: Court Evicts LRA Victims
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Bill OketchKampala - Victims of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) war, who fled the rebels and occupied land in Lira municipality, have been evicted and their houses demolished.More than 22 househol (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: End of Torture in Maximum Security Prison
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Maputo - Mozambican Justice Minister Benvinda Levi on Thursday learnt of changes implemented in the Maximum Security Prison, commonly known as 'BO', in the outlying suburb of Machava, in the southern (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Uganda, DRC Slam UN Report
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: By James KaruhangaKigali - Regional leaders have come out to condemn the recently leaked UN draft report that alleges Rwandan soldiers committed atrocities in the DRC between 1994 and 2003.In an inter (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Monitoring Antiretroviral Intake Among Children
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: By David NjagiNairobi - When 11-year-old Ronald Gathece was placed on antiretrovirals (ARVs) after being diagnosed HIV-positive, medical staff did not monitor his reaction to the treatment. But the si (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Now Government Takes Kenolkobil Head On Over 'Fuel Shortage' Fears
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Justus OndariNairobi - The government has moved to reassure consumers that there will be no shortage of petroleum and its products in the country.Reacting to a statement by KenolKobil, Energy perma (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Board Impounds Counterfeit Drugs
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Salma SaidZanzibar - The Zanzibar Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Board and the International Police (Interpol) Tanzania branch have jointly impounded counterfeit drugs during a special operation targeti (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Gukurahundi Artist Faces 20 Years in Jail
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaOwen Maseko, the artist from Bulawayo whose exhibition was banned by the Board of Censors last Friday and who is now facing criminal charges, has said his work actually promotes (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Unrest Worsens Living Conditions - President Guebuza
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Wednesday evening warned citizens that the riots that took place in Maputo and Matola only brought pain and grief, and would lead to the deterioration (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Police Deny Calling Army to Deal With Unrest
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Maputo - Police spokesperson Pedro Cossa on Thursday denied rumours that the army has been called on to restore public order.According to Cossa "the army was called on to carry out the clean-up in the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Teaching Health Communication
Friday 03-Sep-2010: By Khopotso BodibeIn a special partnership the Soul City Institute for Health and Development Communication and the Wits School of Public Health, have launched a post-graduate degree programme aimed a (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Remains of Fallen Soldiers Back Home
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: By Risdel Kasasira and Martin SsebuyiraThe army has, for the first time, named UPDF soldiers killed during the peacekeeping mission in war-ravaged Somalia.The commander of the Land Forces, Lt. Gen. Ka (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Family Over Education
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Ora GarwayMonrovia - Meriam Dukumue, like the majority of women in her country, cannot read and write. Having suffered through years of conflict and now the breadwinner of her family, she is giving (By News Poster)...
Africa: Agri-Projects 'Unprecedented'
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Edward WestJohannesburg - THE number of investment projects in the agricultural sector in sub-Saharan Africa is at "unprecedented" levels, Paul Runge, the MD of Africa Project Access, said at an ag (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Indian Firm Plans to Re-Bid for Zisco Stake
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Harare - Indian steelmaker, Jindal Steel and Power Limited is mulling plans to re-bid for a controlling stake in the Zimbabwe Iron and Steel Company.According to the Economic Times news-paper of India (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Seven Held Over Robbery
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Chris MugashaKampala - The Police in Bushenyi district are holding seven men suspected of terrorising residents. The district criminal investigations officer, Ronald Bogere, said the men were round (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Victims of July 11 Kampala Bombings Receive Money
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: By Herbert SsempogoKampala - The next-of-kin of the July 11 bomb victims and those injured in the blasts yesterday received what the Government called a "compassionate contribution".Several beneficiar (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Namwandi Urges Citizens to Be Vigilant
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Albertina NakaleWalvis Bay - Unite for the benefit of nation building, Deputy Minister of Education, Dr David Namwandi, has called on all Namibians.He made the remarks last week in Omaruru during t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Fruit Farmers Forced to Branch Out
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - STRUGGLING under the pressure of the strong rand and depressed global markets, fruit farmers are being forced to venture into various processing sectors in the value c (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Climate Change Reality Dawns on Rural Farmers
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Charlene MunhengaHarare - Rural folk across Zimbabwe are beginning to experience the effects of climate change, with crop yields declining as prolonged droughts and erratic rains start taking their (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Is Obasanjo Bad For Jonathan?
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Sam Nda-IsaiahForty-eight hours ago, former President Olusegun Obasanjo led the South-West PDP to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan's candidacy in next year's election.Ordinarily, this should hav (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Parliamentarian Issues Death Threats Against Businessman
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Maputo - One businessman resident in the northern town of Nampula is complaining about death threats issued against him by Calbe Hussene Aly Ussene, who is member of the Mozambican Parliament of the r (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Tyre, Rubber Workers Start Strike Today
Monday 30-Aug-2010: By Beth ShirleyJohannesburg - TYRE and rubber industry workers will down tools today after wage negotiations with their employers failed, said National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) spokesman Ca (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: IMPORTANT: Riots in Frelimo, communist area... spread by Cell phones...
Friday 03-Sep-2010: My friend with business interests reported that there were food riots in Maputo. The communists in Mozambique control the south of the country... and this is where the capital, Maputo is. This is the (By Jan)...
Namibia: A Hero Looks Back
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: By Jana-Mari SmithChief of the City Police, Abraham Kanime, decided to celebrate Hero's day by visiting the sandy forest where the armed liberation struggle was kick-started on 26 August 1966.Yesterda (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: People are TAKING STRAIN... An Afrikaans friend's son tried to commit suicide twice last month...
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: [I recently posted an article entitled: S.Africa: People are TAKING STRAIN... Whites friends are suicidal... Black man hangs himself... You can read it here: (By Jan)...
S.Africa: A Black Co-Worker tells me another Black guy hung himself...
Friday 03-Sep-2010: [I mentioned to a black co-worker of mine the black guy I heard who hung himself on wednesday. She then sent me a note containing this... she also knows another black guy who hung himself. Funny... (By Jan)...
USA: A Good cowbody joke... The Gun Fighter...
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: [I got this from Jennifer in Nevada. Jan] Some western humor for you to get your in the mood for your trip.� ;-)���Jennifer� THE GUNFIGHTER A young cowboy sitting in a saloon one Saturday nig (By Jan)...
Zim: S.Africa: USA: UK: A British Colonel points out the BIG PROBLEM with all Intelligence - which ties back to Mugabe, Mandela, etc
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: I am busy reading a book written recently by a British Colonel who was involved in Military Intelligence. The Colonel writes a great deal about blunders in intelligence. It is fascinating, read (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: Its the worst August in 9 years... and September is traditionally the worst...
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: [Take note that September is traditionally even worse than August. Jan] Stocks battled to a stalemate on Federal Reserve uncertainty over how to handle the faltering economic recovery, ending the m (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (31-08-2010)
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Howzit "Zimbabwe's long-time ruler, President Robert Mugabe on Sunday stunned black farmers as he questioned their agricultural skills saying the current new crop of farmers would not restore the c (By The BeardedMan)...
AfricanCrisis - The Suppression of Google Images search engine & Donations... by the ANC?
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: If there is one thing I watch like a hawk on my website it is statistics. I watch the statistics on my site a minimum of once a day, and very often 5 or 6 times per day. I am very familiar with the st (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets - Gold makes a sharp jump upwards...
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: Just a quick note: Today Gold jumped sharply upwards. On the GLD ETF it has been struggling for quite some time to reach $122 (about $1220 per Oz). From a P&F chart point of view it is very close (By Jan)...
USA: History: Vietnam Technical military innovations - What worked & what did not work...
Tuesday 31-Aug-2010: [Some months ago I asked about brilliant technical innovations in Vietnam. One of the ideas was a helicopter which could detect people due to smell alone. See the comments of this American below. (By Jan)...
USA: Humor: A Nancy Pelosi joke...
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: [Again from Jennifer in Nevada. Jan] An airplane was about to crash; there were 5 passengers on board, but only 4 parachutes. The first passenger said, "I am President Obama, the chosen one.� Th (By Jan)...
Saudi couple torture maid by hammering nails into her
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: A Sri Lankan maid was tortured by her Saudi employers as punishment for complaining about her heavy workload, Reuters reported on Thursday. The couple reportedly hammered 24 hot nails into her han (By Jan)...
[10 Pics] Gore: Hideous: Namibia: Baby buried alive - but Survives - Henties bay
Sunday 05-Sep-2010: [I received this story from a friend. It comes from Orgrish who post really harsh reality stuff. What I'm not sure of is whether this really happened in Henties bay in Namibia or whether it was elsewh (By Jan)...
The Right Perspective [2010.09.03 Archive]
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: Frank announces his latest Solutrean Vision Quest, this time to Cahokia, located 40 miles south of St. Louis, MO. The Cahokians were mistakenly named "Missippi Culture" and Frank plans to prove th (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
[Pic] Bill and Hillary Clinton in their college days... real hippies...
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Clearly, Bill and Hillary Clinton were hippies back then... sex, drugs and rock and roll I suppose. She looked pretty geeky... and he looked like the kind of guy a father would not want his daughter t (By Jan)...
Running late with posts... My work success is almost intimidating...
Thursday 02-Sep-2010: I am running late with posts because of work and other things... I will post a bit later. But I can't complain... I am pretty focussed and getting lots done on all fronts of my life. Sometimes its (By Jan)...
[Pic] USA: Just a post it reminder on the fridge for Americans for November 2nd...
Friday 03-Sep-2010: [This is just a reminder... sent from Jennifer in Nevada! Jan] (Photo) (Photo) (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (30-08-2010)
Monday 30-Aug-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- Today is the August bank holiday in England. The weather isn't bad, although there is a chilly breeze blowing. I am unsure whether the holida (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (04-09-2010)
Saturday 04-Sep-2010: Howzit Today's posting will not be very long as I want to spend some time with my wife, B, today being our 17th wedding anniversary... -o00o- Almost thirty years ago, Mugabe visited one of th (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (03-09-2010)
Friday 03-Sep-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- Please be aware that this Sunday there will be no posting as I have our regular local Royal British Legion meeting. Thanks for understandi (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (01-09-2010)
Wednesday 01-Sep-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- I have written many times about Mugabe's penchant for surrounding himself with people who are sympathetic to his thoughts and ideals, to hi (By The BeardedMan)...