September 27, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report 
From Jan Lamprecht 
Southern Africa in Crisis 
Sunday, 26th 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: Deep Politics: The Sowetan: The ANC wants to increase its White membership... Why? My Comments
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [They say "to become truly non-racial"... the implication of which is that they are NOT NON-RACIAL... hence... even the ANC knows it is basically racist. The problem for the ANC is finding enough (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Deep Politics: The Mass Media all say: President Zuma slaps Julius Malema around & kicks his ass into line - My Analysis...
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: My Liberal friend was telling me tonight that all the newspapers have got articles telling how President Zuma has "seized control" of the ANC, Govt, etc and how he is IN CHARGE FIRMLY. He is saying: T (By Jan)...
USA: Shocking Expose: Influential Forbes magazine: How Obama thinks. His hostile African roots to business... still fighting Colonialism...
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: [The Rich in America are angry. They are angrier than the Tea Partiers... Now the Rich are hitting back. This is EXCELLENT. I cannot emphasise how good this is. We need the RICH to get angry... The Ri (By Jan)...
West Africa: Celebrities And the Taylor Trial - Justice And False Consciousness
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Niels HahnMany people in the Western hemisphere are only familiar with the conflicts in Sierra Leone and Liberia through popular Hollywood films such as 'Blood Diamonds' and 'Lords of War' starring (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Unhappy reader on SA Sucks: Selective freedom of speech on sasucks
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [Hi, The reader below is very angry with SA Sucks. (Do they still exist?). He is especially upset with Jews. So I thought I'd say something. Unfortunately, the Jewish issue is a tricky one. I hav (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Super-Corruption: Blacks steal en masse from other Blacks and think nothing of it...
Friday 24-Sep-2010: One day I was chatting to an old white woman who does her liberal thing with her black maid... and it seems she succeeded quite well. The maid apparently is a firm supporter of the (Liberal) DA. S (By Jan)...
S.Africa: I donated my late Mother's clothes to Poor Whites ONLY...
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Yesterday was the 1st anniversary of the death of my mother. I am still extremely annoyed with the worthless hospital where the nursing sisters were too lazy to do the physiotherapy that the black doc (By Jan)...
S.Africa: The Lying Hypocrits of the ANC - Now Zuma claims Malema is not independent...
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Today President Jacob Zuma apparently "hauled Julius Malema" over the coals... or so they say. You never can trust these devious bastards in the ANC. They also play their games and they tell whichever (By Jan)...
S.Africa: The end of days according to Farmer-Prophet Siener van Rensburg ( 1860-1927 )
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: One of our readers, Old Female posted this:- URL FROM GOOGLE Brief information concerning mr Siener van Rensburg; Mr. van Rensburg was born in the 19th century in the Northern part of South Af (By Jan)...
Africa: African Civil Society Organisations - Chinese Perceptions
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Xiao YuhuaThe following is an extract from Pambazuka Press's new book, 'Chinese and African Perspectives on China in Africa', now available at www.pambazukapress.org. 'Chinese and African Perspecti (By News Poster)...
USA: New York Times: The White Hot rage sweeping across the Super Rich - The enraged fury at Obama...
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: [The Rich in America are angry. They are angrier than the Tea Partiers... Now the Rich are hitting back. This is EXCELLENT. I cannot emphasise how good this is. We need the RICH to get angry... The Ri (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: VERY IMPORTANT: The Political persecution of Bennett gone too far - Mugabe: gunning for a White man...
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: [I have had this in my possession for quite a while and wanted to comment on it when I post it. Mugabe has been gunning for Roy Bennett for a long time. He has used every trick in the book short of as (By Jan)...
Privilege and Poverty - Liberation's limits
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Henning Melber'Solidarity, Freedom, Justice' was the guiding motive for the Namibian liberation movement SWAPO (South West Africa People's Organisation) in its struggle for self-determination and i (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (20-09-2010)
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- Apart from being a fellow Zimbabwean writer (and much more successful than myself), I do see Peter Godwin as a kindred spirit insofar as he (By The BeardedMan)...
South African farmers should learn from Zimbabwe - A Black man learning the Wrong lesson
Monday 20-Sep-2010: [Here is an interesing piece of pyschological warfare that one of our American readers spotted. This is really a Communist interpretation of what happened in Zimbabwe. It is interesting that it sa (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Blacks are their own worst enemy - A Black man writes: Black People are Selfish & never think of the next guy
Friday 24-Sep-2010: [A Black Zimbabweans actually posted this on my other site, AmericanCrisis, with respect to this article: "Completely Brilliant: Botswana - Black Journalist on the Haiti earthquake - What a disappoint (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Boko Haram Jailbreak - The Morning After
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Lagos - Two weeks ago, Boko Haram struck again. The fundamentalist group attacked Bauchi prisons and set all its inmates free, killing and maiming in the process. Segun Awofadeju writes that, days aft (By News Poster)...
USA: Will China go to war with Japan/USA over Oil?
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: [Here is an interesting analysis by Jason Kelly. What is worth keeping in the back of one's mind is that the Great Depression was followed by WWII, and the current recession is the longest in America (By Jan)...
Somalia: The Real Pirates - Washington, Paris And Oslo
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Abdulkadir Salad ElmiMany people seem not to understand, or refuse to understand, that more than half of Somalia consists of the seas around the country. This makes the oceans vital to the survival (By News Poster)...
Congo-Brazzaville: Rape: A story of monumental UN failure
Monday 20-Sep-2010: New York - In yet another grisly déjà vu, the world has heard about hundreds of rapes in a small area of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC, or Congo) in late July and early A (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Protect Rights Ahead of Referendum
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: New York - States convening at the United Nations for a high-level meeting on Sudan on September 24, 2010, should press Sudanese authorities to ensure that the forthcoming referendum on southern indep (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: ICTR Defense Counsels Propagating 'Double Genocide' Theory
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Eric KagaboKigali - All along the government of Rwanda has been arguing that most lead counsel defenders for suspected genocidaire at ICTR are propagating the dangerous idea of double genocide, but (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Police Must Protect Innocent Public
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Harare - We are suffering one of those periodic surges in armed robberies, as a couple of new gangs think that they can get away with violent crime, but this time a policeman was killed when he fought (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: How Many of us Are Left?
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: By Jerry UwahThe population of Nigeria is growing at a worrisome rate. In fact, the population is running while the economy is crawling.The projection is that, by 2060, there will be 650 million peopl (By News Poster)...
Africa: Campaign to Stop Somali Piracy
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - Thousands of signatures have been gathered in a campaign to end piracy that demands concrete action from governments.Yesterday, on World Maritime Day, a petition containi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Tapping New Ideas to Make Water Drinkable
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Tamar KahnJohannesburg - SOUTH African tap water is swimming with bugs, laden with pesticide residues and peppered with heavy metals.So says Prof Eugene Cloete, dean of science at the University of (By News Poster)...
USA: WALL STREET FIXES GOLD PRICES - My Comments
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [There can be no doubt that for the last 20 years that they have been trying to keep the Gold price down. The Reserve Banks across the West dumped hundreds of tons of gold to try to stop it rising. Th (By Jan)...
Nigeria: CBN Fights Inflation, Raises Interest Rate to 6.25 Percent
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Ayodele Aninu And James EmejoLagos - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) surprisingly increased its benchmark interest rate (Monetary Policy Rate) by 25 basis points - thus switching its attention fr (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Eugene Terreblance murdered on his farm - Reader's Comment
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [I am still working through old comments from readers. This was from 3rd April. Yeah... Malema's role in this is PIVOTAL... and, I personally would not be surprised if President Zuma was in on the pla (By Jan)...
USA: Wall St is STREAKING UPWARDS... and so is Gold...
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Today might be a public holiday in South Africa... but I checked the US markets. The trading day has just started in the last while and the DOW Jones index is streaking skywards to 10,800. Let's just (By Jan)...
BIG PAYDAY FOR ANC FROM EKSOM LOAN
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Big payday for ANC - Zille 2010-04-02 16:30 Johannesburg - The ANC would make R1bn if the World Bank grants Eskom a $3.75bn loan to finance its contract awarded to Hitachi Power for work on the Medu (By Jan)...
USA: Jason Kelly's analysis: China is the next Property bubble to go - Fed's moves - Gold goes ballistic
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: [Some interesting commentary here, especially about China. All is not that well in the Chinese Empire... I wonder if America will have to bail them out too? Jan] OVERVIEW o The Fed is willing to p (By Jan)...
Africa: U.S. Plans to Strengthen Ties with Somaliland, Puntland
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: New York - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATEOffice of the SpokesmanON-THE-RECORD BRIEFINGAssistant Secretary for African Affairs Johnnie CarsonAnd Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs P.J. CrowleySeptember 2 (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Rules Out Economic Policy Changes
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Sam Mkokeli And Sibongakonke ShobaPresident Jacob Zuma closed the door on new economic policy discussions when he delivered his political report yesterday, instructing delegates to the African Nati (By News Poster)...
Guinea: Reforming the Army - Executive Summary and Recommendations
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: After decades of bad governance and misuse, the armed forces are a potential source of instability which could still throw Guinea and the region into chaos. At the very least, if not reformed thorough (By News Poster)...
Mauritius: The Drugs Don't Work
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Nicholas RainerPort Louis - The conventional approach to fighting against narcotics trafficking isn't showing many results. If anything, the situation is getting worse. A lot more honesty and darin (By News Poster)...
Guinea: Reforming the Army
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONSAfter decades of bad governance and misuse, the armed forces are a potential source of instability which could still throw Guinea and the region into chaos. At the (By News Poster)...
Africa: South Sudan - Africa, Bashir And the ICC
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Francis KornegaySudanese President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Kenya's constitutional celebration in August caused quite an international stir given his being on the International Criminal Court (ICC (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Joint Statement Calling on Zimbabwe Nationals to be Documented
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: The South African Government has, following a bilateral agreement with the Zimbabwean government, announced its intention to document Zimbabweans living in South Africa with effect from Monday 20 Sept (By News Poster)...
[Humor] Jokes: The Best Politically incorrect jokes about Zimbabweans and Muslims...
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [These are hillarious... sent to me by a lady friend of mine. Jan] In a pub quiz the other day I lost by one point. The question was where do women mostly have curly hair? Apparently, it's Africa (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Lessons from my work - I was like a Bull in a China shop... Long Term perceptions...
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: I was sitting licking my wounds over the news from yesterday. I chatted to my partner in crime. We exchanged some thoughts. I have a theory as to why this was killed. If I think back to our last prese (By Jan)...
Mozambique: Inflation Now Over 12 Percent
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Maputo - The rate of inflation in Mozambique, as measured by the Maputo City Consumer Price Index, was 12.12 per cent in the first eight months of the year, according to the Bank of Mozambique.Speakin (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Harare Deputy Mayor Comes Face to Face With Wife's Killers
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe deputy Mayor of Harare, Emmanuel Chiroto, on Sunday came face to face with some of the crazed killers of his wife, whose gruesome murder in 2008 is yet to be investigated by the (By News Poster)...
Electricity
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Brian DamesJohannesburg - Work together to save power and make the tough choicesESKOM has kept SA's lights on throughout a cold winter.Our power supply helped the nation host a successful 2010 Fifa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Growing Tide of Insecurity
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Jerry Chagga MakeriAs the youth continue to engage in all forms of dangerous crimes, including armed robbery and rape, government must put in place adequate measures to combat the trend, writes JER (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: China Funding Diamond Plunder With Guns
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Alex BellA top secret deal between Robert Mugabe and China's 'Red Army' is reportedly keeping the regime in power, in an 'arms-for-diamonds' arrangement that is driving the plunder of the Chiadzwa (By News Poster)...
The Right Perspective Archive: 2010.09.24
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Frank returns from his Solutrean Vision Quest to The City of Our Ancestors in the Ozarks, commonly known through its Beringian name as Cahokia, and regales us with the message he received from his (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
East Africa: Piracy, Row Cause Oil Shortage in Kenya, Uganda
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Cedric Lumiti and Joseph OlanyoNairobi - Kenya last week experienced a biting fuel shortage following a dispute between market leader KenolKobil and the industry regulator, the Energy Regulatory Co (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Are Women Losing Out in Customary Marriages?
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Gethsemane MwizabiMRS Mutinta Hantobolo was married to a wealthy polygamous man in Mazabuka. Her husband had several heads of cattle, goats, sheep and a huge agricultural land.Being the youngest of (By News Poster)...
Africa: Millennium Challenge Corporation's Commitment to Development, Growth & Prosperity
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Cassandra Q. ButtsWashington, DC - Prepared Remarks for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Foreign Policy Brain Trust on Africa: "Africa Forging Ahead"I am very pleased to have the opport (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Cyber Crime Riding on Fibre Optic Technology
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Stephen OtageAs the government seeks to extent Internet to every part of the country, users have got to be aware of the increasing cyber crime. Stephen Otage looks at how this is done.Many of you h (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Limited Donor Support Stifling Recovery - Biti
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Bernard MpofuFinance minister Tendai Biti has said that Zimbabwe could announce a US$2 billion budget next year after admitting that limited budgetary support from donors has stifled fiscal space a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Electricity Gets a Breath of Fresh Air
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Davidson IriekpenLagos - The nomination of Dr. Sam Amadi by President Goodluck Jonathan as the Executive Chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is seen by many as a major (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Stop Fresh Farm Invasions - Chombo
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Harare - ZANU-PF will not tolerate fresh farm invasions and has warned against the practice saying the law will be evoked against those who do so, the party's secretary for lands and rural resettlemen (By News Poster)...
Burundi: Mystery Killings Spread Fear
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Rukoko - Several mysterious killings in Burundi, where memories of civil war are still fresh, have spread fear and disrupted livelihoods, while authorities have sought to play down talk of renewed arm (By News Poster)...
Economy to Grow By 3.2 Percent, Says IMF
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Pretoria - South Africa's economy will grow by 3.25 percent in 2010 - with growth reaching 4.5 percent by around 2014, according to an International Monetary Fund South Africa report released on Tuesd (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Has Tsvangirai Joined Mugabe Praise Singers?
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai was in South Africa last week where he addressed an investment conference sponsored by The Economist magazine.In his address and in the interviews he gave to various m (By News Poster)...
Young Suspect Admits Walvis Killing and Rape
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Werner MengesA TEENAGE suspect accused of having been involved in a late-night crime spree at Walvis Bay almost two years ago pleaded guilty to charges of rape, robbery with aggravating circumstanc (By News Poster)...
Africa: China Plays Poor
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Antoaneta BeckerLondon - As China basks in international praise for its spectacular economic transformation over the last 30 years, some shadow sides of this story of triumph have begun to emerge.T (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Constitution Program in Turmoil as Zanu Pf Unleashes Violence
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe troubled constitutional outreach program degenerated into total chaos over the weekend when 45 meetings were violently disrupted by ZANU PF hired goons in the capital.As a resul (By News Poster)...
Mauritania: Army Attacks Suspected Al Qaeda Fighters
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Mauritanian warplanes attacked militants of Al-Qaeda's north African wing in Mali, senior officers said, as the head of Mauritania's ruling party urged support for a "holy war against terrorists".Maur (By News Poster)...
Africa: Region Seeks Economic, Trade Partnerships With the EU
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Professor Peter KatjaviviMEMBER of Parliament and Government Chief Whip in the National Assembly of the Republic of Namibia, Professor Peter Katjavivi, presented a speech, on behalf of Dr Theo-Ben (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Recent Oil And Gas Reforms in Context
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Bayo AdaralegbeLagos - Current reforms in Nigeria's Petroleum Industry take their cue essentially from developments in the international industry. When oil took over from coal as the main source of (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: 5 Gold Mutual Funds to Play the Bullion Boom
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: [All of these made good money, but, percentagewise, if you compare the graphs, then they all only look so good because they all took a tumble in October 2008. Their recovery since then has been meteor (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Gono Appeals for Biti's Intervention in Reserve Bank Row
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Reserve Bank governor Gideon Gono has appealed to Finance minister Tendai Biti, his erstwhile rival, to intervene in his blazing row with the central bank's deputy board chairman Charles Kuwaza which (By News Poster)...
Kenya: CBK Likely to Focus On New Growth Threats
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Johnstone Ole TuranaCentral Bank's Monetary Policy Committee is expected to focus on emerging economic challenges such as the rise in fuel prices, foreign exchange swings and the looming dry spell (By News Poster)...
Africa: MDGs - Tracking Progress On MDG Six
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Nairobi - Significant strides have been made in the global fight against HIV, but major gaps remain that could prevent many countries from achieving UN Millennium Development Goal (MDG) six relating t (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: New Wheat Variety to Deal With Wheat-Killer Diseases
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Omer RediGadab Assassa - Like most farmers in Ethiopia, Jundi Hajji expected that the profit from his wheat harvest would be sufficient to feed his family of eight until next year's harvest.But, fo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Aids Doctors Condemn 'Sub-Standard' Drug Trial
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Kerry CullinanTwenty two eminent HIV/AIDS doctors and activists have condemned a recent clinical trial for delaying the antiretroviral treatment of people with CD4 counts below 200 until they had f (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: 'Investors Should Help Democratise Zimbabwe'
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Stanley KwendaJohannesburg - While investors need assurances about property rights and the protection of investments before they will invest in Zimbabwe's precarious economy, the state of democracy (By News Poster)...
Africa: Could the Global Economic Crisis Spur Debt Reform for the Continent?
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Leslie PittersonWill the global economic crisis bring together both developed and developing nations to create oversight for foreign lending? This is the hope of many advocacy groups calling for a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Murder, Drugs Threaten Bohemia
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Jason WarnerA battle is on for the soul of Observatory, with some residents wanting local clubs to close down, claiming they are hotbeds of drug dealing.But club owners and staff have denied these (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe's Gloomy Gold Sector
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Tawanda MusarurwaHarare - Zimbabwe's gold industry is operating at around 40 percent of installed capacity, and the country requires US$4 billion to re-capacitate its energy sector to boost output (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Preliminary UN Report Confirms Over 300 Rapes By Rebels in Eastern DR Congo
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: A United Nations human rights team today confirmed that at least 303 civilians were raped over a period of four days in late July and early August in the volatile far east of the Democratic Republic o (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Xenophobia Victims Resort to New Tactics
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Brian HatyokaJUST like any other person, refugees and asylum-seekers have a right to work and freedom of movement as well as the right to access social services.However, this doesn't seem to be the (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Annual Inflation Target Achievable - Biti
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Harare - The Ministry of Finance has expressed optimism that the country is on course to achieving the targeted annual inflation rate of 4,5 percent by December this year given the continued decline i (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 30-day ultimatum: What SADC deadline?
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Levi MukaratiHarare - South African President Jacob Zuma - the Southern African Development Community (SADC) mediator in the Zimbabwe crisis - might be getting increasingly frustrated by the comato (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: The Curse of Being an Independent-Minded African
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Pan ButamireKigali - When someone pointed out that my quote last week indicated a bent to kill, I realised I'd created a misconception. In asking "Why kill the messenger?" in reference to Gitera, R (By News Poster)...
Namibia: ILO and the International Labour Standard On HIV/Aids
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - Namibian-born medical doctor, Dr Sophia Kisting, has in her capacity as the Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Programme on HIV/AIDS and the World of (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bankers Need to Regain Respect
Friday 24-Sep-2010: TETRAD Holdings GCEO Eugine Mlambo believes bankers need to regain respect from the public more than amongst themselves.This week Zimbabwe Independent chief business reporter Paul Nyakazeya caught up (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Corruption & Confusion As Documentation Process Gets Underway
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Alex BellReports of corruption and confusion have already started surfacing in South Africa, as the process to legalise undocumented Zimbabweans in the country gets underway.The exercise began on M (By News Poster)...
Africa: Continent's Children to Take Centre Stage At UN Assembly
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Samantha Spooner And Charles Onyango-ObboUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will hosts the world big men and women to review progress on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in New York from Septembe (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Furore Over Location of Diamond Centre
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Caiphas ChimheteThe decision by companies mining diamonds in Marange district to build a processing technology centre in President Robert Mugabe's home province, over 400 kms from where most of the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Waste Not, Want Not is a Lesson Still to Be Learnt
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Tamar KahnJohannesburg - SOUTH Africans waste a mountain of food each year, most of which clogs up landfill sites at large economic and environmental cost, but exactly what gets chucked out between (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Taylor Lawyers Want Thabo Mbeki to Testify
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Alpha SesayDefense lawyers for Charles Taylor have indicated that they want former South African President Thabo Mbeki to testify in The Hague about the circumstances under which Mr. Taylor stepped (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Secret Report Exposes Terror Network's Operations in Kampala Attack
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Nairobi - New details have emerged about what police and the intelligence services fear is a network of terrorists who pose a threat to Kenyans. In a report shown to the Nation on Thursday, the author (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Cardinal Roger Etchegaray and Bloody Symbolism
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Tom NdahiroKigali - In June, towards the last weeks of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Cardinal Roger ETCHEGARAY was sent by Pope John Paul II to Rwanda. During his visit, the Holy See envoy m (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: 7 Investments that are doing better than the Stock Market....
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: [A very interesting analysis here. Jan] ROCKVILLE, Md. (MarketWatch) - - Only the most bearish market analysts really expect us to get back to the March 2009 lows anytime soon. In the fourth qua (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (23-09-2010)
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Howzit Thanks to DB who sent me this video - which speaks for itself... -o00o- When you read the various articles that cover the 48 hour detention of these men and women, you soon realise t (By The BeardedMan)...
S.Africa: Advice from two CEO's... ONLY THE PARANOID SURVIVE... Lessons for Whites...
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Psychology facts are interesting. Some things that I used to dismiss as psychobabble I take more seriously now ... ever since I discovered deeper and more interesting things about psychology. Did y (By Jan)...
Namibia: UN Petitioners Retrace Long Road to Freedom
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Werner MengesMore than 50 years after the cause of a colonised Namibia first saw their paths crossing, and resulted in both of them addressing a United Nations committee on the situation in South A (By News Poster)...
Africa: What Will You Do to Make Peace Happen?
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Ban Ki-moon and Jean PingOn September 21, the United Nations will celebrate the International Day of Peace (Peace Day). Every year since 1982 this day has provided a rallying point for member state (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: ... becomes a high-carbon zone to attract investment
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [Thanks for this Cynic. Jan] JOSS GARMAN - Apr 02 2010 07:15 With its sky-high poverty levels and average life expectancy of just 51 years, South Africa is not a country we generally associate wit (By Jan)...
East Africa: Maize Grain - A Neglected Coupon That Could Boost Nation's Power in the EAC?
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Eriasa S. MukiibiKampala - One issue that has preoccupied Ugandans since the launch of the East African common market is what they could sell to their regional counterparts in order to compete succ (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Blames Poverty on Sanctions
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Tichaona SibandaPoverty in Zimbabwe has remained high because of the debilitating effects caused by targeted sanctions, Robert Mugabe said on Tuesday.Addressing delegates at the United Nations plen (By News Poster)...
USA: The Economic Meltdown - super Debt - Every US President (including Obama) is a Banker
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [This is an interesting opinion piece from Jason Kelly. I work for a bank. The only real problem with banks, is the original concept that a bank can have deposits of say, $1 million and can then g (By Jan)...
Universities to Benefit From Intellectual Property Law
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: By Andrew BaileyJohannesburg - THE newly promulgated Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Funded Research and Development Act came into force last month and heralds a new way for the higher educ (By News Poster)...
South Africa: The Bottom Line Column - Gold's Rise is Much Steadier Than in the Past
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - TWO milestones were reached yesterday; the rand strengthened to below R7 to the dollar and gold edged over 1300 an ounce, setting near-term records.Despite the importance of the milesto (By News Poster)...
Africa: Nation's Paradox - Poverty Despite Political Stability
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Dibussi TandeGhana 'may be the political success story of West Africa', but its socio-economic indices are 'disastrous', reports Dibussi Tande in this week's round-up of the African blogosphere, wh (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Inflation Expectations Easing - BER
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Pretoria - Inflation expectations for 2010 fell by a further 0.6 percent in the third quarter of 2010, the Bureau for Economic Research (BER) said.The BER's Inflation Expectation Survey found that the (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Forex Purchases Keep Shilling Under Pressure
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguThe Central Bank of Kenya's ferocious appetite for hard currency has led to the depreciation of the Kenya shilling in the past few months.The monetary authority has bought foreign cu (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Corruption Stalls New Investments - Study
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Ruth Tene NatsaAbuja - A report obtained by LEADERSHIP has revealed that besides denying the country of growth in socio-economic sectors, corruption equally scares off new investors.According to th (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma's Leadership Faces Critical Scrutiny
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Sam Mkokeli And Sibongakonke ShobaDurban - The African National Congress's (ANC's) long-awaited national general council begins today, with party leaders hopeful of heading off a divisive leadershi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: UZ Student Murdered at Love Nest
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Harare - An Epworth man who allegedly murdered a University of Zimbabwe student at a "lovers spot" in Braeside has appeared in court.Peter Dirai (28) was not formally charged when he appeared before H (By News Poster)...
Polls a Zanu Pf Dummy
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Faith ZabaThe three political principals are expected to meet next Thursday to deliberate on a roadmap to free and fair polls, but Zanu PF insiders say there are no elections scheduled for next yea (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (22-09-2010)
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Howzit It is all falling to pieces for ZANU PF. Having introduced firearms to the public workplace, we have armed robbers raiding bars and the police shooting down close security agents for ministe (By The BeardedMan)...
Nigeria: Resurrection of Obasanjo's Political EFCC
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Shuaib ShuaibFor the last three years, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) under Farida Waziri has been virtually redundant.All of a sudden, with the next general elections around t (By News Poster)...
Supercop Sued for Millions
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Frank Zanner was accused of murder; Paul Kitzman of attempted murder. Both men were acquitted. The pair have nothing in common, except that both were arrested by retired supercop Piet Byleveld - who t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nationalising Mines Will be an Expensive Business
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Gavin Keeton and Greg WhiteJohannesburg - DISCUSSION of the African National Congress Youth League's controversial proposal to nationalise the mining industry has focused largely on the motives and (By News Poster)...
Africa: 'Future Lies in a Free Trade Area From Cape to Cairo'
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Servaas Van Den BoschCape Town - African governments' ambitious plan for a tripartite free trade area (FTA), stretching from South Africa to Egypt, could be more realistic than getting existing ine (By News Poster)...
Africa: New HIV Infections Down in Sub-Saharan Africa
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Pretoria - Twenty-two countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have reduced new HIV infections by more than 25 percent, according to new UNAIDS data on the progress made towards Millennium Development Goal (MD (By News Poster)...
Investors Say Africa is a Great Investment Destination
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Charles W. CoreyAfrica is the place to go for the "frontier market investor" who is seeking a new investment venue with a high rate of return, says Donald Elefson, portfolio manager for the Harding (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Young and Addicted
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Jacqui RyanDaniel wants to grow up to be a policeman so that he can arrest his parents. He says they drink too much and they won't let him leave the children's home to come live with them again.If (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Revokes 200 MFBs' Licences
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By David AgbaAbuja - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday announced the revocation of operational licences of 200 microfinance banks in the country.Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Governor of the apex ba (By News Poster)...
Africa: Stealing Fish Like Taking Lives, Fair Fisheries Coordinator Says
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Emil TourayQ.What is the purpose of your organisation?A.It's a coalition of European NGOs. We have partners in various African countries. Our partners are primarily small scale artisanal fishing or (By News Poster)...
Namibia: MobiPay Now Officially Open
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Windhoek - Namibia's first mobile payment solution company, Mobicash Payment Solutions, received its certificate this week in the presence of Deputy Minister of Finance, Calle Schlettwein, as well as (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Flexing Muscles With Poor Neighbours
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Servaas Van Den BoschCape Town - The beleaguered Southern African Customs Union (SACU) has to face up to serious challenges at its upcoming heads of state meeting in October, including the divergen (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Govt in 'Catch 22' Over Elections
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Bernard MpofuHarare - ZIMBABWE'S business organisations, labour and politicians could be in a catch 22 situation as tension around holding next year's general election hots up.The Employers' Confed (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Calls to Cut Fuel Costs Fall on Deaf Ears
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Joseph BonyoNairobi - Oil companies increased pump prices for the second week, taking advantage of disputes in the sector to make a killing.They are now making as much as Sh12 profit a litre, as th (By News Poster)...
Liberia: FAO Intensifies Hunger Battle - Empowers Local Farmers
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has reiterated its commitment to support initiatives and programs intended to improve the welfare and at the same time empower farmers throughout Liberia.FA (By News Poster)...
[2 Graphs] Stock Markets: My Technical Indicator - How I traded with Gold & Wall St during this crazy year.... Making money from Oil
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: I thought I would show you some details of how My Technical Indicator has been working out during this crazy year. I am using it for trading and putting my money where my mouth is, and so far its not (By Jan)...
Somalia: 30 Killed and Dozens Wounded in Fighting
Friday 24-Sep-2010: At least 30 people have been killed and more than 75 others wounded in fresh fighting between African Union (AU) forces and al-Shabab fighters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, Radio Garowe Reports.Mo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Treat Us Equally, President Tells West
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Mabasa Sasa in New YorkHarare - The West should treat Zimbabwe as an equal in the comity of nations, President Mugabe has said. Commenting on revelations by ex-British prime minister Tony Blair in (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Churches Urged to Fight Crime
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Albertina NakaleWalvis Bay - The Erongo Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Festus Shilongo, has called on churches to encourage their members to fight crime.He said criminal activities such as (By News Poster)...
Africa: Liberalised Services Still Require Proper Regulations
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Servaas Van Den BoschCape Town - With African countries' trade remaining inordinately dependent on natural resources exports, their economies could benefit from liberalisation of trade in services (By News Poster)...
Coal - New Solution to Fuel Problems?
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Safeeyah Kharsany And Chris SteinJohannesburg - A new solution to power and fuel problems worldwide may be developed by using a resource long characterised as dirty and non-renewable: coal.Professo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: US Strikes-Off Nigeria From Major Drug Nations' List
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Chinedu EzeLagos - The United States of America has delisted Nigeria from the list of major drug trafficking countries due to the laudable efforts of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Duration Hamstrung By Sporadic Power
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Gwanda - BASED Duration Gold, an emerging gold mine formed in 2006, last week announced its plans to raise capital through a private placement. Since dollarisation last year, liquidity has been a prob (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: South African Poaching Gang Linked to Minister
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaDawie Groenewald, owner of the notorious Out of Africa Adventure Safaris company and his wife, Sariette, were arrested on Monday in South Africa, for allegedly being the masterm (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Parliament Botches Delivery Protest Investigation
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Patrick Bondf the report issued last week by a Parliamentary committee regarding causes of social protest in South Africa is any indication, our political elites are not willing to take the steps r (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Plunges in Economic Freedom Index
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - SA PLUNGED 12 places in a global economic freedom index this year, ranking 82nd among 141 countries and jurisdictions, the Free Market Foundation said yesterday.That took t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Justice for Khayelitsha
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Lungi LangaHealth and Human rights activists have demanded that the next court date set for the trial of Zoliswa Nkonyana's killers be the last one.According to the activists, including the Treatme (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nouvel Authorities Urged to Drop Two Bills That Threaten Media Freedomarticle
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: As the leaders of the ruling African National Congress meet this week in the eastern city of Durban, Reporters Without Borders urges the South African government to abandon two proposed media laws, on (By News Poster)...
Africa: World Energy Conference Sets New Industry Agenda
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Rasheed KomolafeLagos - The energy industry will follow a path of sustainable growth, aided by existing technologies and a pledge to improve communication with government and the public at national (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Remarks by President Barack Obama at a Meeting on Sudan
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Barack ObamaUnited Nations - Remarks made by President Barack Obama at a meeting of leaders and high-level officials on Sudan, held at the United Nations in New York:THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nedbank Briefs Staff on HSBC Overture
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - NEDBANK CEO Mike Brown yesterday said that staff from operations outside SA had reacted with "excitement" at the possibility of the bank becoming part of HSBC. Mr Brown, (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Curse of Its Riches - Again?
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Lansana Gberie, Senior Researcher, Acpp, Addis AbabaFreetown - Sierra Leone's brutal 10-year civil war was partly blamed on the misuse or mismanagement of its rich mineral resources, in particular (By News Poster)...
Africa: Pursuing More Growth, Less Poverty and Hunger in an Uncertain World
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Robert B. ZoellickThe drive to overcome extreme poverty and hunger has been at the heart of global efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals since their adoption a decade ago. Up until t (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Disputes Erupt at Constitutional Outreach Meetings
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Harare - THE constitutional outreach programme was aborted at a school in Chitungwiza after a gun was pulled out to settle disagreements at the start of the meeting.A dispute arose over who should lea (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: A Quick Note: The Economic Meltdown of 2008 took Gold MAINSTREAM... Smart Money Vs Dumb Money
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Just a note, as I have to dash off to the shops to do some urgent travel stuff for my trip to the USA. Looking at the charts going back years, it is now clear that Gold lifted off since October 20 (By Jan)...
Namibia: Suspect Asked Police to Protect Him From Wife
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Werner Menges At OshakatiTWO months before the alleged murder of his wife, Kenyan nurse Kenneth Orina asked the Police at Grootfontein to protect him from his spouse, it was testified in the High C (By News Poster)...
Somalia: 10 People Killed, 25 Others Injured Fighting in Somalia
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: At least 10 people have been killed and 25 other wounded fighting between Somali government backed by African Union Troops at the main Bakara Market in Somali Capital Mogadishu, Radio Garowe Reports." (By News Poster)...
Trustco Mobile Spreads to Zimbabwe
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaJohannesburg - Trustco Mobile, a subsidiary of micro-finance and micro-insurance group, Trustco Group Holdings, is on the verge of entering the Zimbabwean market after a deal to that (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: How Nigerians Are Contributing to Local Economy
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Mohamed MassaquoiFreetown - The decade-long civil conflict was devastating to the people of Sierra Leone, business and economy virtually collapsed as a result of the war. It was a breathtaking vent (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Warship Disrupts Pirate Attack
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: September 22, EU NAVFOR Spanish ship GALICIA disrupted a pirate action group, comprised of one whaler and two skiffs.Galicia was patrolling off the east coast of Somalia and thanks to detailed informa (By News Poster)...
Africa: Isn't It Time Africans Stood Up Against Child Marriage?
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Mariama KandehLondon - Lawmakers, activists and world leaders are meeting in New York this week to discuss ways to accelerate the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in time to meet the 2015 target (By News Poster)...
Angola: Oil Minister on Nation's Role in World Energetic Security
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Washington - The Angolan Oil minister, José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, Thursday in Washington, said Angola plays a relevant role in the supply of crude to the world oil market and energetic (By News Poster)...
Africa: MDGs - Donors Hold Key to HIV-Free Generation
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: New York - Top UN health officials are confident that an HIV-free generation is possible by 2015, but have warned of the need to fully fund HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programmes to ensure that (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Get Ready to Buy and Eat Your Own Local Rice
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Samuel Serry Jr.Freetown - There has been much talk about Sierra Leone not being able to feed herself regardless of the possibility to do so through the abundant supply of fertile land and favorabl (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Referendum Raises Expulsion Fears
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Khartoum - Forced expulsions, violent recriminations, mass exodus, peaceful co-existence - just some of the possible outcomes for hundreds of thousands of Southern Sudanese living in the North, and to (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Sanctions Hurt MDGs - President
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Mabasa SasaNew York - Zimbabwe's efforts to meet its Millennium Development Goals have been pinned back by the illegal Western sanctions on the country, President Mugabe has said.In his address to (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Mobile Phones Connect Farmers to Agricultural Information
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Phillip Kurata"My goat is sick. Its neck is swollen. It can't eat," an old woman in a remote village in Uganda said. She spoke to a man passing by with a mobile phone."Let me see if I can help," sa (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Banks 'Need to Play Active Role in Agriculture'
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Bekezela PhakathiCape Town - Commercial banks need to play a much more active role in the development of Africa's agricultural sector, Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African arm of the Agricult (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Lays Into Land Reform And 'Tenderpreneurship'
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Nickolaus BauerJohannesburg - AT his opening speech at the ANC National General Council, President Jacob Zuma has criticised land reform and warned against the tender process destroying the ANCPres (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bracing for Another Kariba Draft
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Takura ZhangazhaThe Parliamentary Constitution Committee (Copac) outreach programme ends this month. As has been argued by the NCA, ZCTU and Zinasu it was characterised by political party dominance (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Kampala Bombers 'Plotted to Hit Nairobi'
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Fred MukindaNairobi - Terrorists who bombed Kampala in July were planning similar attacks in Kenya, according to government security reports.The intelligence report shared between Ugandan and Kenya (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Health Official Arrested for Stealing Drugs
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: By Bosco R. AsiimweKigali - Police have arrested a medical official of Kigogo Health Centre in Gicumbi District for allegedly stealing HIV/AIDS medicine and selling it to unauthorized dealers.Eric Mug (By News Poster)...
Billionaire Branson Launches Investment Initiative (news)
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Alex BellBillionaire Richard Branson, who heads the Virgin business group, has officially launched a new initiative in Zimbabwe to encourage investment in the country.Virgin Unite, the philanthropi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt to Fight Piracy, Robbery On Waters
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Transport Minister Yusuf Suleiman says the Federal Government will provide adequate security in the nation's territorial waters against piracy and armed robbery attacks on ships.Suleiman said this in (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Kenya Calls on Security Council to Pay Greater Attention to Conflict in Somalia
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki today called on the Security Council to abandon what he called its hands-off approach to Somalia and strengthen the African peacekeeping force in the faction-torn country (By News Poster)...
Africa: Donors Urged to Continue Their Support For Aids Response
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Khopotso BodibeAs country leaders and donors met this week at the United Nations' head-quarters in New York to review their progress towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals, there were re (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Petrol Price Rise Sparks Inflation Fears
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Zeddy SambuPetrol prices edged closer to the Sh100 per litre mark, raising fears of an inflationary spike as local oil marketers' factor in rising operation costs into retail prices.On Wednesday, f (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Slowing Bank Expansion Hits Access to Services
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Johnstone Ole TuranaAccess to financial services has slowed down as banks review their expansion strategies in the face of intense competition from affordable transaction aids.But this is expected (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Rampant Land Grabbing in Koya
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Alpha Rashid JallohFreetown - After years of marginalization and underdevelopment, Koya Rural District which is part of the Western Area, is on the verge of plunging into chaos as the residents hav (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Minister Urges More Research
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Frederick PhilanderWindhoek - "We must do more in supporting researchers in all areas. It is my considered view that higher institutions of learning must be supported to do more research. Research (By News Poster)...
Uganda: What's Fuelling the Petrol Crisis?
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Dorothy NakaweesiUnscrupulous speculators are partly to blame for the petrol shortage that has pushed prices close to Shs4,000 per litre in many parts of the country, a Daily Monitor investigation (By News Poster)...
The Economic Meltdown & Stock Markets - Shocker: US Government 'hiding true amount of debt
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [Oh my!! These numbers are beyond belief... Jan] THE actual figure of the US' national debt is much higher than the official sum of $US13.4 trillion ($14.3 trillion) given by the Congressional Budg (By Jan)...
Africa: UK to Pledge to Halve Malaria Deaths
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Sarah BoseleyNew York - Britain will lead the fight against malaria, one of the world's biggest killers of children, the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, will tell a UN summit in New York.Clegg w (By News Poster)...
South Africa: World Cup One of SA's Greatest Achievements - Zuma
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Kemantha GovenderDurban - The 2010 FIFA World Cup is one of the greatest achievements of post-apartheid South Africa, said President Jacob Zuma."We are proud to have this success as part of our her (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Preparing Youth for Leadership's Mantle
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Paul ShipaleThe much-anticipated fireworks when parliament resumed this week, to go at it hammer and tongs, was a storm in a teacup as it did not take place. Instead, particularly noticeable was (By News Poster)...
Africa: Text Messaging Challenges Governments
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Russell SouthwoodLondon - The banning of SMS messaging in Mozambique is but one of several signs that both SMS and the Internet are changing the way media creates a national conversation in African (By News Poster)...
'Join Hands to Help Illegal Migrants'
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Harare - The Zimbabwean Embassy in South Africa has urged civic and political organisations to support its efforts to issue locals working in that country with identification and travelling documents (By News Poster)...
ANC Blinded by its Fixation With Market Failure
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Itumeleng MahabaneJohannesburg - THE African National Congress's (ANC's) conception of market failure informs most of its policy thinking, from the rational to the less considered, from broad-based (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Massive Theft at School
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Helvy ShaanikaOmuntele - Police in the Oshana Region have arrested 17 people, including a senior headman, for allegedly stealing building materials from a high school that is under construction at (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Niger's Kidnappers Get Bolder
Friday 24-Sep-2010: To kidnap seven foreigners from inside their homes, al-Qaeda-linked gunmen in northern Niger forced their way past the security cordon of one of the world's most heavily guarded mining towns.The assai (By News Poster)...
Somalia: AU Peace-Keepers Push Back Al-Shabaab
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Mogadishu - After a worrying setback when their Somali government allies deserted their posts, African Union troops in Mogadishu managed to contain the situation, but remain under pressure.At one poin (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 2011 - The Battle Ahead for Jonathan
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Tunde RahmanLagos - President Goodluck Jonathan has finally unfolded his intention to contest at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary. His declaration was attended by virtually a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fresh Faces On the Presidential Podium
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Kazeem AkintundeThe entry of Nuhu Ribadu, the former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, (EFCC), and Dele Momodu, business man and publisher of Ovation Magazine into the presid (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Investors Wary of Empowerment Laws
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Ndamu SanduHarare - FOREIGN investors are ready to do business in Zimbabwe but want clarity on the empowerment laws, stakeholders at the second mining indaba heard last week.Estimates by the Busine (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: World Bank Partner to Assist Coffee Farmers
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Dakar - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced today its participation in a risk sharing facility to support Ethiopian coffee farmers. Over the next three years it is expected to assist one (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Leader Tells of Government's Efforts to Restore Stability
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: Somalia's President told the General Assembly today that the transitional Government he heads is striving to restore State institutions and provide services to the people despite the violence perpetra (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Man, 28 Beheads Two Nieces for N3 Million
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Tom MosesCalabar - Edim Otop, a sprawling business and residential area in Calabar was last Saturday thrown into agony with the news of a money-monger who allegedly beheaded two of his sister's chi (By News Poster)...
Uganda: How Did Shs5 Billion Disappear From BoU
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Dicta AssimweKampala - Imagine leaving money on your account and later find that it's not only missing but you are also asked to pay charges for overdrawing your account. Your bank doesn't even inf (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Uproar Over New Law On Public Gatherings
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Sheila NaturindaKampala - Outrage at the proposed Public Order Management Bill was mounting yesterday with civil society, the opposition and human rights defenders attacking the government for tryi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Let's Walk Our Talk on MDGs - President
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By President Robert MugabeHarare - This is a speech delivered by President Mugabe at a high-level plenary meeting on Millennium Development Goals in New York yesterday.Your Excellencies, the President (By News Poster)...
Africa: Focus on Women and Girls Key to MDG Success
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Janet FleischmanAs world leaders gather this week in New York to assess progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), they will face stark challenges to social and economic development, give (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Locals Proud of Their Heritage
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Kemantha GovenderDurban - As a way of recognising her ancestry, Tracey Nkathazo Fared has a Zulu shield and spear tattooed on her neck. The young South African feels that honouring her Zulu heritag (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Access to Banking, Client Complaints Up
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Namibia ranks high among the world for its high banking population.According to the latest global financial report, it is also among the top five countries with the most compl (By News Poster)...
South Africa: SA Pushes for More African Countries in IAEA
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Pretoria - South Africa has called for more representation of African countries in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).South African Ambassador to the IAEA, Abdul Minty, told a conference in (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: No Election Dates Yet, Says PM
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Harare - Specific dates for the holding of the next Presidential and general elections have not been set as the constitution making process has to be concluded first, MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Constitutional Outreach Meetings Suspended After Disturbances
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Harare - CONSTITUTIONAL outreach meetings in Harare have been suspended with immediate effect following disturbances that marred the activities at the weekend as the political leadership called for pe (By News Poster)...
Mali: Pockets of Extreme Vulnerability Persist
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Bamako - Good rains in much of northern Mali over recent months have caused pasture to regenerate and animals to begin to recover in parts of Gao, Timbuktu and Kidal regions, but extreme vulnerability (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Regulator Wants Mobile Phone Registration
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Maputo - The regulatory body for Mozambican telecommunications, the INCM (Mozambique National Communications Institute), is proposing compulsory registration of all users of mobile phones.According to (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Red Line Could Go By 2015
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By John EkongoWindhoek - The days of the veterinary cordon fence north of Tsumeb, popularly known as the red line, are numbered following a Cabinet decision that all efforts be made in the next five y (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Chegutu Farmer Pleads With PM Tsvangirai
Friday 24-Sep-2010: A French national whose Chegutu farmhouse was burnt to the ground by suspected Zanu PF supporters has expressed anger at Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's failure to intervene despite the property be (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Former Child Soldiers Learn to Rebuild Their Communities
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Sofia TilloIn a press conference earlier this week, Claude Heller, Chairman of Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, expressed concern that children continue to be victimiz (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Gunman Attacks Presidency
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: A suspected gun-man was shot died on Monday evening by the AU troops/AMISOM in Somalia capital of Mogadishu when he tried to attack presidential palace, Villa Somalia, Radio Garowe Reports.The suspect (By News Poster)...
Africa: ONE Calls on Leaders to Fully Fund the Global Fund to Fight Aids, TB and Malaria
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: ONE, the anti-poverty advocacy organization co-founded by Bono, today launched a cutting-edge PSA campaign featuring pregnant women calling for an end to mother-to-child transmission of HIV by 2015. S (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Govt Plans Assault on Rwanda Rebels
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By James KaruhangaKigali - SENIOR officials of the Congolese army (FARDC) are in the DRC's volatile eastern region to assess the situation and come up with fresh strategies to battle against the Democ (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Only Roadworthy Kombis Must Operate
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Harare - Kombi drivers are raising the stakes, illegally, in their dispute with the Zimbabwe Republic Police by trying to block highways into Harare's Central Business District and forcing people to w (By News Poster)...
Regulatory Issues Could Delay Wind Farm
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - Uncertainty over the standard power purchase agreement that will guide the sale of private power in SA is holding up Mainstream Renewable Energy SA's R2,3bn 125MW wind (By News Poster)...
Africa: Tax Could Be the Way Out of Aid Dependence
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Stanley KwendaJohannesburg - Many African countries struggle with debt and finding money for national budgets because they fail to recognise taxation as a sustainable source of funding. Moreover, m (By News Poster)...
South Africa: World Cup United South Africans - MEC
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Nthambeleni GabaraKrugersdorp - The 2010 FIFA World Cup taught South Africans to appreciate the glory and beauty of their country, celebrate their achievements and successes.This is according to Ga (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banks Salary - CBZ Rules, Agribank Rues
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Brett ChuluJOHN Mushavanhu, the Bankers Association of Zimbabwe president recently remarked that salary increments demanded by the Zimbabwe Bankers Workers' Union (Zibawu) of 80% were not viable. O (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nationalisation 'Not on the Agenda'
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Sibongakonke ShobaJohannesburg - AFRICAN National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Gwede Mantashe yesterday reassured investors that nationalisation was not policy and that it would not be adopted (By News Poster)...
Niger: Paris Probes Al-Qaeda Claim of Kidnappings in Sahara
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for last week's abduction of seven people in Niger, as French military planes scour the Sahara in search of clues. France's Defence Minister, (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tom Comes to Town
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Petros KausiyoHarare - Belgian mentor Tom Saintfiet flew into the country last night to finalise his takeover, as the Warriors coach, as the drama surrounding the appointment of the senior team's s (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Lawyer Petitions U.S. Over Kampala Attacks
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Fred MukindaNairobi - A lawyer has petitioned the United States government over investigations into the July twin bombings in Uganda.In a letter to US ambassador Michael Rannerberger, Nairobi lawye (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Lashes Out at British Billionaire Over Investment
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Alex BellZANU PF has lashed out at attempts by a British billionaire to encourage foreign investment in Zimbabwe, saying they will not tolerate "backdoor entry by 'vultures' disguised as angels."Bi (By News Poster)...
West Africa: French Military Search for Hostages in the Sahel
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Paul Melly, Chatham House, LondonFrench military planes scoured the Sahara on Tuesday to look for seven hostages kidnapped in Niger last week. France's Defence Minister Herve Morin says every effor (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Government Gets Real on MDGs
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Tamar Kahn, Sue Blaine and Jocelyn NewmarchJohannesburg - IN STARK contrast to a claim in 2005 by then health director-general Thami Mseleku that SA was on track to meet all of its Millennium Devel (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Country Makes Mark in HIV-Aids Response
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Jana-Mari SmithNAMIBIA has begun to formulate a response strategy for HIV-AIDS which could mean that the lessons learnt locally, during the battle against the pandemic over the past years, will be (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Digging African Minerals Out of Dust - CSOs Should Be Commended
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Mohamed MassaquoiFreetown - Over-emotions and selfish gains should not be the overriding factor towards issues that deal with the economic growth of the country. It is time for consciousness and pr (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Dev't Bank Negotiates to Sell Flower Farm
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Zekarias HaddushThe Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) is to sell Menahem Tizazu Flower Farm through negotiations after it had failed to attract bidders that met the price it had set for the farm i (By News Poster)...
Africa: First African Fisheries Ministers Confab Opens in Banjul
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Amadou JallowThe first conference of African ministers on fisheries and aquaculture began Monday at the conference hall of the Sheraton Hotel Resort and Spa in Brufut.Funded by the New Partnership (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Obama Urges Leaders to Embrace a Peaceful Future
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Stephen KaufmanPresident Barack Obama says Sudan's leaders face a choice between war, continued isolation and international pressure, or peace that can open the way to economic and agricultural dev (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Home Affairs Director General Announces Call Centre for Enquiries on Zimbabwean Special Dispensation
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni today Wednesday 22 September 2010 announced the call centre number for enquiries regarding the Zimbabwean special dispensation and the regularisation of th (By News Poster)...
Kenya: 'Peace Caravans' Campaign Among Pastoralists
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Samburu/Isiolo - In an effort to stem the endemic violent banditry and cattle-rustling that plagues pastoralist areas in northern Kenya, professionals and community leaders from various ethnic groups (By News Poster)...
Africa: Africa is Ready for a 'New Beginning,' Malawi Tells UN Debate
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Africa is striving to transform itself politically and economically for the benefit of its people, the chairman of the African Union (AU) told the General Assembly today, saying leaders in the contine (By News Poster)...
Namibia: National Bank Starts Making Serious Money
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - The loan book of the Development Bank of Namibia (DBN) has increased - hitting N$721 million - while assets stand at just above the billion-dollar mark.With these figures, the (By News Poster)...
Africa: China Union Pay Enlists Equity Bank
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Catherine RiunguNairobi - Equity Bank has become the third in Africa to link up with China Union Pay, thus increasing the number of ATM outlets available to its customers.The deal makes the East Af (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Opposition Call to Reopen Oilgate Probe
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Bekezela PhakathiJohannesburg - THE Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday said it would ask the public protector to "immediately" reopen the investigation into the Oilgate scandal, which has dragged o (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Two Cops Arrested in K375 Million Robbery Probe
Monday 20-Sep-2010: TWO police officers arrested together with another man for allegedly stealing K375 million from two Tanzanian nationals have appeared in court in Luanshya.Copperbelt police commanding officer Martin M (By News Poster)...
Back To Basics
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Christof MaletskyFIVE years ago, Judge Kato van Niekerk imposed a 20-year sentence on Rehoboth resident Prollius van Zyl for killing his wife after a heavy drinking spree. For outsiders the marriag (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (24-09-2010)
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- Not only to I find the idea of inviting Mugabe to all the United Nations conferences and summits to be misguided, and then they compound th (By The BeardedMan)...
Zimbabwe: Schoolgirl (16) Abducted, Raped
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Harare - Prominent Mutare businessman Farai Rimai is on the run after allegedly abducting and raping a 16-year-old Hillcrest College pu-pil in the eastern border city.The incident reportedly occurred (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Finabank Optimistic of Future After Drop in Profits
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Saul ButeraKigali - FINA BANK Rwanda has reported a drop in net profits in the first six months of 2010 attributing it to heavy investments in human resource and infrastructure.The bank's financial (By News Poster)...
Africa: Sexual Abuse Preventing Progress On Education Targets
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Fred KaterereMaputo - After she became a mother just before her 15th birthday, Diana Ricardo* was forced to drop out of school and give up her dreams of a brighter future.Ricardo says she was impre (By News Poster)...
Namibia: National Oil Company Wants Millions
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Jo-Mare DuddyNAMCOR wants "at least N$150 million" from State coffers for the losses it suffered since 2008 because Government has been refusing to change the basic fuel price (BFP), which the comp (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Al-Shabaab a Threat to Region
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Kevin KellyNairobi - The worsening security situation in Somalia poses a direct threat to Kenya, Foreign minister Moses Wetang'ula has told the United Nations Security Council.The al-Shabaab insurg (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Cache of Arms Recovered in Abuja
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Misbahu BashirThe police in Abuja have recovered a huge cache arms and ammunition from the residence of an armed robber.The Commissioner of Police John Haruna said 3 AK-47 assault rifles, cartridge (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Police Shoot Ndola Man
Friday 24-Sep-2010: POLICE in Ndola on Tuesday shot and wounded a 24-year-old man who was in a group of protesters that had blocked the road leading to Bwana Mkubwa Mine after being evicted from a disused mining site.Cop (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Farmers Turn to Insurance in Fight Against Hunger
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Steve MbogoA drive down the dusty Embu-Siakago Road shows the ravages of drought as parched farms are prepared for the next planting season.It last rained in April and none of the farmers, includin (By News Poster)...
Who in their right mind would dream of investing in Zimbabwe, writes Cathy Buckle.
Friday 24-Sep-2010: [Thanks to Lars, who is a regular reader in San Francisco for this one. Jan] My son was 8 years old when we were forced off our Marondera farm by war veterans and Zanu PF youths in September 2000. (By Jan)...
Mali: Al-Qaeda Warns France Not to Attempt Hostage Rescue, Site Says
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: An Al-Qaeda offshoot has warned France not to launch a military operation to recue five French nationals, who were captured during a raid in northern Niger last week, a US-based monitoring site report (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Juliet Mashoko, "I Was Beaten On the Head And All Over the Body"
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Harare - Juliet Mashoko, a 61-year-old grandmother, attended the recent Survivors Summit in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, organized by Heal Zimbabwe, an NGO working to rehabilitate people affected b (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Youth Unemployment And Corruption Among Sierra Leone's Biggest Hurdles - UN
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Although Sierra Leone has made strides in consolidating peace and fostering national reconciliation, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the West African nation must address the issues of high you (By News Poster)...
Farmers Acknowledge Fishy Meat Exports
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Jo-MarÉ DuddyThe Namibia Agricultural Union (NAU) and the Livestock Producers' Organisation of Namibia (LPO) yesterday admitted that there were irregularities with beef exports to South Africa, but (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Stowaway Dies in Jo'burg-Bound Arik Aircraft
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Chinedu EzeLagos - Security chiefs at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos are brainstorming on how a young Nigerian man was discovered dead yesterday in the wheel-well, the under-carr (By News Poster)...
Millions Seized in Abalone Bust
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Pretoria - The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has confiscated R4 million worth of abalone at the weekend.SARS investigators confiscated the 1.6 million tonnes of abalone worth an estimated R4 mi (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Report Land Thieves to Police, Says Lundwe
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Gideon TholeLANDS Minister Gladys Lundwe has called on members of the public to be vigilant and report all individuals breaking the law by illegally selling land.Ms Lundwe said in Masaiti at the we (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Darfur - UN-African Union Mediation Committee Presents Draft Peace Accord
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: A committee involving the United Nations has produced a preliminary draft peace document aimed at ending the bloody conflict in Sudan's Darfur region, in which some 300,000 have been killed and 2.7 mi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Harare Police Protesters Arrested
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Michel ArseneaultPolice have reportedly arrested 83 members of Men and Women of Zimbabwe Arise who were taking part in a march outside parliament in Harare. According to Woza, 25 of its members wer (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Knifeman Terrorising Hikers on Signal Hill
Monday 20-Sep-2010: An American couple walking near the popular Noon Gun site on Signal Hill were robbed by a man who threatened them with a knife yesterday.Police spokesman Colonel Randall Stoffels said the woman's pass (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Slams Party Youth Wing
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Jean-Jacques CornishPresident Jacob Zuma has publicly dressed down the youth wing of ruling African National Congress. His speech, which drew approval from trade union boss Zwelinzima Vavi, castiga (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Secretary-General's remarks at High-Level Meeting on Sudan
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Ban Ki-moonNew York - Remarks made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at a high-level Meeting on Sudan at the United Nations:Welcome to this timely and urgent meeting.I thank all the Heads of Stat (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Transition Government Urged to Respect Human Rights
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Charles W. CoreyU.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson and other senior U.S. government officials told representatives of Zimbabwe's transitional government at a meeti (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Central Bank Leaves Key Rate Unchanged at Six Percent
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Justus OndariNairobi - The Central Bank of Kenya has retained its indicative lending rate at 6 per cent, in what it says would consolidate gains made in the push to have commercial banks lower lend (By News Poster)...
Mali: Cured Meat As a Cure
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Bamako - Destocking weak animals has long been considered part of the emergency and recovery response to help pastoralists survive, and protect their livelihoods in droughts, but experts say destockin (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Agricultural Budget Out of Reach of Small-Scale Farmers
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Miriam GathigahNairobi - Although the majority of Kenyans are agricultural producers, only 3.6 percent of the country's national budget goes towards the sector. This falls severely short of governm (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Statement on International Peace Day on 21 September 2010
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Stop Hostilities, Embrace Peace!On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2010, the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is highlighting the urgency of sensible and effec (By News Poster)...
Gambia: CAMFA Opens With Call to Stops Illegal Activities on Africa's Waters
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: The First Conference of African Ministers for Fisheries and Aquaculture (CAMFA) opened today in the Gambian capital, Banjul, with a call to put in place robust strategies and policies to check the wan (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Schools Appeal for Farming Land
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Harare - Schools in Zaka District are appealing to the Government for land on adjacent farms under the ongoing land reform programme to enable them to contribute to food security in the drought-prone (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Let's Not Give Room to Violence
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Harare - The ugly face of violence resurfaced in Harare when several Constitutional Select Committee outreach meetings were disrupted over the weekend.We thought Zimbabwe had put this tendency to reso (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Amid the Chaos, Money Transfer is Booming Business
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Odindo AyiekoAmid bomb explosions, gun-totting warlords, women scampering for safety and bodies strewn all over, something positive is coming out of Somalia - - a financial institution that is emer (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Man Kills Wife Over Immunisation
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Harare - A member of the Johane Masowe weChishanu Apostolic Sect in Gutu allegedly brutally murdered his wife for insisting that their two children be immunised against measles.Jeremiah Makumbe (39) o (By News Poster)...
Kenya: 500 Held in Crackdown on Gangsters
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Dominic WabalaNairobi - More than 500 people suspected to be Mungiki members have been arrested after matatu operators in Nairobi's Eastleigh area grounded their vehicles, complaining of extortion. (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mercedes Plans to Produce New C-Class Model
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - MERCEDES-Benz SA yesterday announced its plans to produce a new-generation Mercedes C-class model in SA.The project, worth R2bn, will result in higher local content (By News Poster)...
Fuel Cheaper, But Still Expensive
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Jo-MarÉ DuddyALTHOUGH fuel became cheaper by ten cents a litre overnight, it is still between seven and eight cents a litre more expensive than it was at the beginning of the year.Mines and Energy (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Money Laundering - IMF, EFCC, NDLEA to Collaborate
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: The International Monetary Fund (IMF), National Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), an arm of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) are fi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abductors Kill Medical Doctor After Collecting N30 Million Ransom
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Unknown gunmen suspected to be hired assassins on Sunday killed a medical doctor, Dr Stanley Uche, the proprietor of Victory Christian Hospital, Aba, Abia State.The medical doctor, who had earlier bee (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Test All for HIV, Says President
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Mabasa Sasa in New YorkHarare - President Mugabe has suggested that one of the most effective ways of dealing with the HIV and Aids pandemic is to treat it as a public health emergency and enforce (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Farm Radio International Respond to Food Security Challenges
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Farm Radio Stations have introduced new farming shows on the air, encouraging listeners to plant a drought and disease-resistant varieties of crops that would thrive in Ghana and fetch good prices at (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Petra Plans to Increase Output as Profit Returns
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - PETRA Diamonds, the second-largest diamond producer in SA, plans to triple output to 3,5-million carats by 2019 and will look for alluvial diamond mines to lift growth, (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Heed to Rick Warren's Advice - the Past is Passed
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Frank TanganikaKigali - PASTOR Rick Warren's prayer for Rwanda on 6th September was encouraging to many Rwandans. I was most touched by his advice to Rwandans when he said 'the past is passed'. The (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Ministry Order to Ensure Clean Fuel Imports
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Kennedy SenelwaNairobi - The Ministry of Energy has directed Kenyan petroleum marketers to import environment-friendly diesel of 500 parts per million (PPM) sulphur content from next month.The move (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Need for HIV Prevention Amongst Women Still High
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Dr. Joseph KamugishaKigali - During the past decades women have been at a higher risk of HIV infection than men. In the past, women never wore condoms during sexual intercourse. Today, high-level s (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Role of Parliamentarians - Communicating Climate Change Science
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By DR Moses AmweeloThe parliamentarians, as elected representatives of the people, play a very active role concerning climate change and sustainable development in our country as well as at regional a (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Stanbic in Short-List for Best Local Bank Prize
Friday 24-Sep-2010: STANBIC Bank Zimbabwe, a unit of South Africa's Standard Bank has been nominated in an African competition recognising outstanding banking players in the region. The bank was shortlisted as one of the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Ruling Party Youth League Pushes Mines Debate
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Sam Mkokeli And Sibongakonke ShobaThe ANC Youth League appeared to score a political victory last night when NGC delegate sneaked discussions on the nationalisation of mines onto the agenda.The Afr (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Don't Cry for Norman
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Robson SharukoHarare - Amid all the drama at the weekend, when a storm hit the Warriors' ship and sent it plunging into turbulent waters, it was easy to feel sorry for Norman Mapeza as the hawks tu (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Uganda's Agric Scheme Raised to $45 Million
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Paul MwijagyeKampala, Uganda - The agricultural loan scheme which was introduced in the 2009/10 national budget to help farmers in value addition has been boosted with a further UShs30billion (abou (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: HIV-Related Cancer Poorly Diagnosed, Treated
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Manzini - Kaposi's sarcoma (KS), an HIV-related cancer, may not make headlines in southern Africa, but dealing with this disfiguring and potentially deadly illness presents a daunting task for health (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: NDLEA Arrests Six Drug Traffickers
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Lagos - National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested six suspected drug traffickers at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos for allegedly smuggling 9.075kg of hard drug (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Says CBN Reform Initiatives Are Working ?
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Idris AhmedPresident Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said in Abuja that all the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)'s reform initiatives to revive the real sector of the economy are working.He said that Fede (By News Poster)...
Miller Matola
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - Rescuing Africa's reputation takes honesty and teamworkAFRICA represents to the world what the Far East did 15 to 20 years ago. A place of collective opportunity founded on a combinatio (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Minister Mohadi Implicated in Theft of Copper Wire From Zesa
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaZANU PF's co-Minister for Home Affairs Kembo Mohadi has been named in yet another scandal, this time involving the theft of almost one thousand kilometers of copper wire from th (By News Poster)...
Police Chief Lashes Out at Critics Over Term of Office
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Harare - Police Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri has lashed out at critics who continue to distort facts about his term of office.There were media reports recently that Comm-Gen Chihuri's term o (By News Poster)...
Africa: Africa Dominates Worst Educated List
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Inter Press ServiceJohannesburg - Out of the ten worst places in the world to be a school child, seven are in Africa: Somalia, Eritrea, Comoros, Ethiopia, Chad, Burkina Faso, Central African Republ (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Airline Spends U.S.$400 Million on New Aircraft
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: The government's decision to spend US$400m on purchasing aircraft for Air Zimbabwe, as workers strike over pay, show the government has failed to balance priorities, an economic commentator has said.M (By News Poster)...
Uganda: World Bank to Boost Support to Agriculture
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Martin Luther OketchThe World Bank has announced it will provide $9.350 billion in soft loans to aid the agriculture, health and education sectors in developing countries.The move will help countri (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (21-09-2010)
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Howzit This morning, I received a rather interesting email from someone who did not indicate where they were or how they are connected to Zimbabwe, if at all. "A person like yourself needs to co (By The BeardedMan)...
Kenya: Elections Marred By War of Words Over Voter Bribery
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Nation TeamNairobi - Voter apathy and widespread claims of ballot rigging marred repeat elections in the three constituencies on Monday.Juja, Makadara and Starehe have a history of electoral malpra (By News Poster)...
Congo-Brazzaville: Ban on Mining an Incomplete Solution to Conflict minerals
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Washington DC - In order to decrease violence fueled by the global trade in conflict minerals, Congo's recent ban on mineral exports must be accompanied by long-term efforts to reform the trade, inclu (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Nampol Buys Second Helicopter
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - The Namibian police have taken delivery of a second helicopter from the Africa Aerospace & Defence Exhibition in Cape Town.Last year, the Namibian police received their first (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Gasification Power Plant Inaugurated
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Fifi RhodesOutjo - Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Willem Isaacks, inaugurated the first bush-to-electricity power plant on Wednesday.The Combating Bush Encroachment for Namibia's Development (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt, EU Eye Stronger Ties
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Pretoria - South Africa and the European Union are set to strengthen relations and address shared bilateral, regional and global interests at the upcoming SA-EU Summit.A top SA delegation - lead by Pr (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Fuel Crisis in Kenya Won't Affect Local Pump Prices
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Saul ButeraKigali - Following the fuel crisis looming in Kenya since last week and currently affecting Uganda, a top government official has assured the Business Times that local pump prices won't (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Kenyan Court Convicts Seven of Piracy
Friday 24-Sep-2010: EU NAVFOR welcomes the second judgement, which was delivered Thursday 23 September, in a Kenyan prosecution in connection with the interdiction of a pirate group by an EU NAVFOR warship.The conviction (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Student Leader Arrested Over Protest Graffiti in Harare
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By Lance GumaTafadzwa Mugwadi, the president of a faction of the Zimbabwe National Students Union (ZINASU), was on Thursday arrested by police over protest graffiti painted around several city centre (By News Poster)...
Eritrea: State Under Severe Stress, If Not Crisis, Says Group
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Nairobi/Brussels - To prevent Eritrea from becoming the Horn of Africa's next failed state, the international community must engage more with the country.Eritrea: The Siege State, the latest report fr (By News Poster)...
Africa: Gabon, Malawi Sign Treaty on Children and Armed Conflict
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By africa children arms gabon malawiToday the Gabonese Republic, the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Malawi became the latest Member States to sign or ratify the Optional Protocol to the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jail Break- FG to Review Prison Security
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Ahmed MohammedBauchi - THE Federal Government is to review security in all prisons in the country.Minister of State in the Ministry of Interior Mr. Humphrey Abbah disclosed this yesterday at the en (By News Poster)...
Govt Reassures Investors (news)
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - Government is committed to observing the "sacrosanct principles" of respect for property rights, while reassuring foreign investors that their individual concerns will get sp (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Activists Call for World Leaders to Avert War
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Today thousands of activists are gathering at events in 14 countries in a global day of action co-ordinated by the Sudan365 Campaign, calling on world leaders to take urgent steps to prevent a collaps (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Quest for Global Competitiveness Laudable
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Eric KagaboKigali - RWANDA has emerged as the top country in this region on the competitiveness index released on 9 September 2010 by the World Economic Forum. Rwanda was included in the flagship s (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: The Hunt for Genocide Suspects Must Not Stop
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Kigali - The President of IBUKA, an association of Genocide survivors, has urged Rwandans not to give up on the hunt for Genocide survivors who are living freely in various countries across the world, (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Attacks on Mogadishu Radio Stations Leave Journalists in Untenable Situation
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns yesterday's assaults by Islamist militias on two radio stations in Mogadishu. Radio HornAfrik was ransacked and looted by members of Al-Shabaab while Global (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: I out-Geeked myself... Looking forward to just getting away for a while...
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Today I went to my bank to get myself some US Dollars in cash. I recently acquired a Netbook (more on netbooks and notebooks later - as I have learned quite a bit from my experiences on that score). (By Jan)...
Good Play Acting On Stage
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By M'kariko Amagulu'The Blood Brother', written and produced by Frederick B. Philander, last Saturday completed the 4th annual Committed Artists of Namibia theatre festival, depicting sadness, humour, (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Plans Ipp for Lagos
Friday 24-Sep-2010: By David AgbaAbuja - Banks operating in Lagos State have been assured of the construction of independent power plants by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, CBN governor gav (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: A Decade of Living in the Aftermath of Flooding
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Harare - It was 10 years ago that a cyclone hit remote rural communities in eastern Zimbabwe destroying much of the basic infrastructure, but in the absence of any reconstruction it may as well have b (By News Poster)...
Uganda: One Woman's Tale of Making Ends Meet Amidst High Petrol Prices
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Dorothy NakaweesiAs the fuel scarcity continues to bite, many motorists and other consumers are expressing fear of the increasing expenses as prices of food and other items continue to escalate.Ms (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Poverty Grinds in Tobias Hainyeko
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek - Tobias Hainyeko is one of the largest constituencies in the Khomas Region, with a population of about 42 000 people. It is also the constituency with the highest number of (By News Poster)...
Mauritania: Al-Qaeda Offshoot Threatens Country
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb accused the Mauritanian government on Monday of killing civilians in Mali and of being the agent of France. In a communiqué published by the website Nouakchott I (By News Poster)...
Uganda: UK Terror Suspect Held on Way to Entebbe
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Kampala - Dutch military police arrested a British man of Somal descent yesterday on suspicion of terrorism as he transited through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport en route from England to Uganda, prosec (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Niger Delta Chieftain Murdered in Kaduna
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Samuel AruwanKaduna - Kaduna was thrown into mourning again yesterday, following the gruesome murder of a lawyer, and chieftain of the Niger Delta Peoples Forum, Mr. Jimmy Omogberem. He was killed (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Luano Farmers Get Land Deeds
Friday 24-Sep-2010: EIGHTEEN small-scale farmers in Chingola's Luano area have been given title deeds for their land.At the handover ceremony on Wednesday, Chingola District Commissioner Toby Maliti said Government stand (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Rebels Lose Trace of French Hostages
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Nigeria's main militant group MEND says it has lost contact with the abductors of three French hostages seized this week in waters off the Nigerian coast.Two days after saying it had located the three (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Deputy Minister's Scramble for High Office Stalls
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Sam MkokeliFikile Mbalula has been at the receiving end of what could be described as a brutal assault by President Jacob Zuma.FORMER African National Congress (ANC) Youth League president Fikile M (By News Poster)...
Gabon: UN Anti-Crime Body Lauds Gabon's Accession to Trafficking Treaties
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: The head of the United Nations crime watchdog on Wednesday applauded the accession by Gabon to treaties on human and arms trafficking, noting that the move will help strengthen peace and security in C (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zimbabweans Heed Call to Get Papers in Order
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Pretoria - Almost 2 000 Zimbabweans turned up at Home Affairs' offices countrywide on Monday to get their documents in order.This was day one of the Home Affairs' Department's programme to regulate th (By News Poster)...
Medical Aid Societies Short Changing Clients
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Bradwell MhonderwaHarare - The provision of medical healthcare through medical aid societies has grown over the years, and according to a report by the Regional Network for Equity in Health in East (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Drive to Seize Arms Extended in Eastern
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By John Njagi and Hassan HukaNairobi - Police have been forced to extend the disarmament drive in the Upper Eastern region due to a constant flow of illegal arms into Kenya through the border.Increase (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bank Says Proposed Takeover Positive
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Harare - South Africa's Nedbank, the controlling shareholder in Zimbabwe's MBCA Bank, says its proposed takeover by HSBC will have a positive impact on operations but the group is not dependent on the (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Govt Cannot Block Violence Probe, Says Hague Court
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Oliver MathengeNairobi - Kenya lacks the power to terminate the investigations of the International Criminal Court at this stage, the prosecutor's office has said.The Hague is therefore going ahead (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Third Time Proves Charm in Abyssinia's Core Banking Search
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Eden SahleBank of Abyssinia (BoA) has joined the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) in selecting Temenos Group AG for its centralised, online, real-time electronic (CORE) banking solutions on Wednes (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Heartt Brings Hearts and Brains to Help Close Health Gap
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Boakai Fofana with Shreya Prasad in Providence, RIMonrovia - Until recently, the emergency room at Liberia's main hospital was "a place you came to die," says Dr. Braden Hexom, who teaches emergenc (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: DRC And Angolan Presidents Meet Amid Tensions
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By by Laura Angela BagnettoDemocratic Republic of Congo President Jospeh Kabila was in Luanda on Monday for a meeting with his Angolan counterpart José Edouardo dos Santos on stability in the r (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Reforms Mean More Than Having OB Forms Online
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Muthoni WanyekiNairobi - I received a notice this week involving on-going police reforms: the forms required when reporting crime are now available online and email addresses are now operational.I (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Debit Cards - Banks Rush to Beat CBN Deadline
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Yunus AbdulhamidLagos - The race to migrate all existing magnetic stripe cards to the more secure Chip & PIN platform has received a boost as 16 banks in Nigeria, in association with Interswitch ar (By News Poster)...
Somalia: U.S. Seeks Closer Ties With Puntland, Somaliland
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: By Kevin J KellyThe United States is strengthening its relations with two breakaway regions in Somalia while also urging Japan to help Kenya meet the costs of prosecuting Somali pirates.Washington is (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Farmers Need Inputs Support
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Harare - For the first time in many years, stakeholders in the fertiliser industry have assured the nation that they will be able to produce enough to meet demand, releasing pressure on the need to im (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Chronic Malnutrition Blamed On Mothers
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Bonnie Allen And Clara K. MallahMonrovia - Mercy Freeman sits on a small hospital cot in one of Liberia's emergency hospitals, looking down at her frail son, whose dark eye sockets have sunk into h (By News Poster)...
Angola: Govt Might Train Somali Troops
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: New York - Angola might contribute to train Somali troops, as part of the African Union (AU)'s effort towards the stabilisation of the situation in that country.This was said Monday in New York by Ang (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Northam Platinum Strike Enters Third Week
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - A strike at Northam Platinum has entered its third week and a dispute between workers and another mining company, BHP-Billiton Coal SA may also lead to a strike soon (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Local New Co-Chair of Indian Solar Task Force
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Nairobi - Kenyan-born Aparna Doshi was last week named Co-chair of the US India Business Council (USIBC) Solar Power Task Force, a major new initiative to promote US-India trade and investment in the (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Report Corrupt Police'
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Harare - The Zimbabwe Republic Police is aware that some of its officers engage into corrupt activities and those caught will face the full wrath of the law, a senior officer said last Friday.Addressi (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Cooperative Bank Increases Profits Tenfold
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Mikias SebsibeThe Cooperative Bank of Oromia (CBO) registered an unprecedented gross profit of 36.7 million Br (unaudited) in the 2009/10 fiscal year, up from 3.6 million Br in the preceding one."T (By News Poster)...
Appeal to Zimbabwe Nationals to Get Proper Documentation (news)
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Pretoria - Home Affairs Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has appealed to Zimbabweans living in South Africa to get their documentation in order as of Monday 20 September."The South African government (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: GNU Should be Judged on Delivery, Not Posts
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Kudakwashe ChitofiriThe signing of the global political agreement (GPA) by the three political players, the MDC-T, MDC-M and Zanu PF was welcomed by all Zimbabweans and people the world over. The m (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt Presses Ahead With 'Secrecy' Bill
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - The government has signalled its intention to proceed with its "secrecy bill" with few changes despite mounting concerns over the damage that is being done to SA's image (By News Poster)...
Niger: France Has Every Reason to Believe Hostages Alive, Says Defence Minister
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: France has "every reason" to believe that five French nationals kidnapped in Niger last week are alive, Defence Minister Hervé Morin said on Saturday. He acknowledged, however, that the French (By News Poster)...
Johannes Smith - Champion for Freedom of Expression (1933 to 2008)
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - Loved him or not, Johannes Smith was one of Namibia's foremost fighters of press freedom and freedom of expression and was known for his anti-establishment journalism tha (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Solar Vehicle Race Kicks Off
Friday 24-Sep-2010: Pretoria - The SA Solar Challenge - a race between solar-powered vehicles - kicked off today at the Innovation Hub in Pretoria.Miss Earth South Africa Nondy Dzingwa, the chief executive of the Innovat (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Militants Kidnap French Crewmen
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Lagos - There appears to be no end to the spate of kidnappings in the Niger Delta, as French offshore vessel supplier Bourbon, yesterday said three French crewmen were abducted during an attack on a s (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Farmers Get Crop Insurance Payouts After Poor Rains
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Steve MbogoThe first group of farmers has benefited from a farm inputs insurance scheme.Farmers in Siakago, Embu District, received insurance payouts on Tuesday marking the first pay by Kilimo Sala (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: US Judges Dismiss Nigerian Violence Case Against Shell
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Lagos - Appeal Court of United States of America has dismissed a case against Royal Dutch Shell Plc (RDSa.L) in which the oil company was accused of helping Nigerian authorities to violently suppress (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Man Assaults, Kidnaps Mother
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: By Yvonne MuvhuroHarare - A fifty-three year old Mbare man, who reportedly assaulted and kidnapped his mother (77) will stay in remand prison until next month after being denied bail by a Mbare magis (By News Poster)...
Botswana: Peermont Tries to Block Gold Reef Casino in Gaborone
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Julius BaumannJohannesburg - GAMING and hotel group Peermont is to challenge in the high court the awarding of a new casino licence in Botswana to a consortium that includes rival group Gold Reef R (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe/South Africa: Muripo to Lead World Cup Quest
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: By Ellina MhlangaHarare - World champion Samson Muripo will at the weekend lead Zimbabwe's team to the Ashihara Karate Sabaki World Cup scheduled for Cape Town, South Africa.The tournament is pencille (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe hits Out Against Sanctions in Address to UN
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: International economic sanctions against Zimbabwe are illegal and have caused "untold suffering" for its people, President Robert Mugabe told the General Assembly today, calling for them to be scrappe (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Ensuring Economic Growth and Food Security
Friday 24-Sep-2010: THE Government's resolve to fully support sustainable agriculture is to ensure economic growth and food security so that ultimately the country can attain Millennium Development Goal (MDG) number one (By News Poster)...
Ghana: The Military Must Be Restrained
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: The protracted dispute over a parcel of land lying at the eastern gate of the 2nd Battalion of Infantry, popularly known as Apremdo Barracks in Takoradi, took a dramatic turn on Friday, when soldiers (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: AML Dele is Back From Ghana Mines
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Tanu JallohFreetown - A 17-man delegation of mainly youth leaders and community representatives from the African Minerals, AML's flagship iron ore project in Tonkolili, northern Sierra Leone, has r (By News Poster)...
Uganda: USADF Funds Three New Economic Development Projects
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: The United States African Development Foundation has signed three grants to support community groups dedicated to food production in Uganda. The grants will benefit BUFA Cooperative Society Limited, (By News Poster)...
Angola: Region at 2010 Summit On Energy
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: Washington - An Angolan governmental delegation, led by the Oil minister, José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, is in Washington D.C. since Wednesday afternoon, to attend the 2010 summit on Energy (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Kumba Package - Court Papers Highlight Haphazard Mineral Rights Process
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Tim CohenJohannesburg - THE court documents submitted by Kumba to challenge Imperial Crown Trading's iron-ore rights to a 21,4% portion of the Sishen iron-ore mine, previously held by ArcelorMittal (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Government Aims for 7.2 Percent Growth in 2011
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican Council of Ministers (Cabinet) on Tuesday approved the draft Economic and Social Plan (PES) and state budget for 2011, which will now be submitted to the country's parliament, (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Investec to Take £250m Mortgages Bet
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - INVESTEC could become the first bank in Europe to conclude a deal to securitise £250m worth of prime mortgages since the financial crisis.If successful, the deal w (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Hazards in Street Hawking
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Most the hawkers have nowhere to sleep at night.The menace of street hawking has been over-publicized many times but no solution has been found.The time has come for the phenomenon to be dealt with ac (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Two Radio Stations Taken Over by Militants
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Mogadishu - Al-Shabaab and Hizbul Islam extremists on Sunday, 19 September 2010, forcibly looted two independent radio stations, HornAfrik and Global Broadcasting Corporation (GBC), in Mogadishu.The t (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Govt, DR Congo Plan to 'Neutralize' LRA Rebels
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Henry MukasaKampala - Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have vowed to work together to annihilate the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who are threatening the security of the two (By News Poster)...
Namibia: 3 More Arrests in Building Materials Theft Case
Monday 20-Sep-2010: By Oswald ShivuteA headman of Onamutayi village in the Omuntele district of Oshikoto Region and his son, as well as a teacher from the Nyambali Junior Secondary School at Omuntele village, were arrest (By News Poster)...
USA: Democrats will emulate the ANC - It's gonna be a hot Summer of 2010
Monday 20-Sep-2010: [This is a comment that one of our readers in Florida, USA sent us in March. I only got round to it now. There are interesting parallels between the Democrats and the ANC. The Dems are very leftist - (By Jan)...
[Graph] US: Shocking comparison of US versus Japan - USA is doing much worse than Japan...
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: [Jason Kelly who lives in Japan, and others have pointed out the similarities between Japan and America... however... as this chart shows... things are MUCH WORSE in America. Jan] The US economy is (By Jan)...
S.Africa: New Crime Trend: Criminals phone you... posing as bank officials trying to help you...
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: I overheard the following at my work today. Apparently there are criminals now who will phone you posing as bank officials. They might phone you and tell you that your account is being used or com (By Jan)...
Rwanda: Reviewing Nyerere in Elections Year
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: By Amir DemekeKigali - For those concerned with Africa's liberation, it becomes increasingly important to anchor our steps in the reality of our environment and to benchmark our progress to the giant (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock markets: Gold explodes through critical level... next staggering target... Wall St bull market now?
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: Just some notes about today's trading on the stock market. Wall St rose strongly in the last 2 days as the market now pretends to once more be a bull market. The P&F Charts indicate a target quite a l (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Lessons from my Work - A bullet to the head... my system is stopped dead in its tracks...
Tuesday 21-Sep-2010: I just heard this morning from my partner that our system did not make the finals of the innovations. It is quite astounding really... because we are succeeding on a massive scale and the pace at w (By Jan)...
USA: I Am The Super Rich And I Can't Afford Obama's Tax Hike
Wednesday 22-Sep-2010: [Obama's logic is just the same old recycled socialist Marxist rubbish. It will have a big negative impact all the way - let there be no doubt about that. Jan] As the debate over the expiry of the (By Jan)...
USA: Wanna be a terrorist?? Interpol worried about spike in extremist websites
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [Interesting. But catching them should also be easier. A website is a double-edged sword. Jan] PARIS — The chief of Interpol says the "skyrocketing" number of extremist websites is making it easier (By Jan)...
[Graph] US: Stock market: 43.6 Million Americans Living In Poverty Is The Highest Number Ever Recorded
Monday 20-Sep-2010: Take a peek at this. Just look at how poverty in America has been growing since the late 1970's. And look, despite the massive waves going up and down, the general, bottom-line trend is UPWARDS - prob (By Jan)...
Stupid America: GUAM COULD TIP OVER
Thursday 23-Sep-2010: [Thanks for this Gus. Yes, this was a hoot... by a black American congressman earlier this year. Too funny for words. Honestly, it shows how scary some of those US Congressmen can be... like the flipp (By Jan)...
My Trip to America - I travelled on the GauTrain today...
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: Today a friend and I quickly went on the new GauTrain. He suggested it because it would be easier when I go to America, for him to drop me off in Sandton rather than driving to the O.R. Tambo airport. (By Jan)...
USA: Dr Peter Hammond from Frontline Fellowship to appear on American Radio show....
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: [I got this note from John Loeffler of Steel-on-Steel. Jan] Jan: I have Peter Hammond on the show this weekend. John Loeffler Steel on Steel Radio Consortium IRN/USA/Family Radio Networks (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Afrikaans: A new Afrikaans website....?
Monday 20-Sep-2010: [I received this note in April and am only dealing with it now. I went to look for this website, but can't find it so I don't know what happened to this guy who calls himself, "Boer". Jan] Ek wil s (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (25-09-2010)
Saturday 25-Sep-2010: Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (26-09-2010)
Sunday 26-Sep-2010: Howzit I understand that the United Nations Headquarters are in New York city, and whilst the targeted travel sanctions against Robert Mugabe and his upper echelons of power have been lifted to all (By The BeardedMan)...