October 4, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report
From Jan Lamprecht 
Southern Africa in Crisis
Sunday, 3rd October 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: President Zuma's latest attempts at DECEPTION of the WEST and FOREIGN BUSINESSMEN... not going so well...
Monday 27-Sep-2010: I will write more about this later, but I just want to point out that my analysis remains the same. President Zuma is currently engaging in a massive deception exercise. He is trying to fool every (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Note to Whites & the West: The Black Oppenheimers: The Black Super-rich, the Billionaires like Patrice Motsepe & Tokyo Sexwale are not your friends...
Monday 27-Sep-2010: In my book, Government by Deception, I mentioned that the ANC sends some of its people out on "missions" (sort of like James Bond), BEYOND THE ANC and Government BUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE ANC. The (By Jan)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Questions and Answers on the UN Rights Report
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: What is this report about?The UN mapping report has been prepared by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and describes the most serious violations of human rights and i (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Zenawi And the Devaluation of the Birr
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Seid HassanOn 1 September 2010, the Central Bank of Ethiopia announced a devaluation of the birr by 20 per cent.[1] With this devaluation measure, the value of the birr has declined by at least 45 (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: VERY IMPORTANT: Report on the deteriorating medical condition of Clive Derby Lewis
Monday 27-Sep-2010: [I received this from a supporter. This is being put out by Clive's wife, Gayle to be spread around urgently. The note:- Hi Jan, I received this doc from a friend with an urgent request from G (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Remembering 50 Years of Independence
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Horace G. CampbellOn 1 October 2010, the peoples of Nigeria and Africa reflected on the fifty years of struggle to create a society where humans can live in dignity.After five decades of leaders su (By News Poster)...
[2 Pics] Humor: Too funny: A Message from the President & Colourblind...
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Here are 2 cool humorous pics to brighten up your day a bit. (Photo) (Photo) (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Bombs Blight Golden Jubilee, Jonathan Sees Silver Lining
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: Abuja - President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the nation's security agencies to immediately unmask those behind the bomb explosions, which occurred in Abuja yesterday morning and marred the nation's (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: American friend's advice for Jan & Afrikaners about Eugene TerreBlanche's murder
Monday 27-Sep-2010: [One of our regular, loyal readers sent this to me personally. He meant this for me, and I think it is worth publishing. This was sent on 5th April, shortly after the murder/assassination of Eugene Te (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Beijing Eyes Local Mining Industry
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Shame MakoshoriHarare - Closer economic and diplomatic ties between China - the world's second biggest and fastest growing economy - and Zimbabwe have had wide and far-reaching effects. Not only ha (By News Poster)...
Africa: World Bank Land Grab Report - Beyond Smoke And Mirrors
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By GrainThe World Bank's long-awaited report on the global farmland grab is 'both a disappointment and a failure', writes GRAIN. The bank provides little 'new and solid on-the-ground data' and is sile (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Secrecy As a Weapon of Oppression
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Pregs GovenderWith concerns that a Protection of Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill) before South Africa's Parliament will create a secret state, Pregs Govender writes that debate needs to interrog (By News Poster)...
Africa: Local Baks Capturing African Market
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By JP van der MerweAfrica’s reputation as a viable and profitable investment destination has grown in leaps and bounds and, importantly, its population presents a new market for many products an (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: A Fourth Chimurenga, for Gold
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Kadoma - A new wave of farm invasions in Zimbabwe has been dubbed the Fourth Chimurenga (liberation struggle) - the fast track-land reform programme launched by President Robert Mugabe in 2000 was the (By News Poster)...
Namibia: OPCW's War Against Chemical Weapons
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - Fifty African countries, including Namibia, are members of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and espouse to the Chemical Weapons Convention (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Releases Report Listing 10 Years of Atrocities, Identifying Justice Options
Friday 01-Oct-2010: The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights released Friday a 550-page report* listing 617 of the most serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law over a ten-year period by (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Subsidies Won't Keep Bread On Mozambican Tables
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - In response to food price riots in early September, the Mozambican government has laid on a range of price cuts and subsidies to make life easier for the poor, and has promised to do so (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Presidency Blames Militant Leader for Blasts
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By By Iyobosa Uwugiaren, Timothy Golu, Ahurakar Yusuf Isah and Christiana Esebonu, AbujaThe presidency is holding the leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Mr. Henry O (By News Poster)...
Africa: Country And the MDGs - Talking Left, Walking Right
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Patrick BondIn an interview with the Inter Press Service (IPS), Patrick Bond discusses the failings of South Africa's drive towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the extent to (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Violence, Intimidation Mar Constitutional Outreach
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - Increasing violence in Zimbabwe during community meetings leading up to a constitutional referendum and new arrests of civil society activists highlight the lack of progress in ending h (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Mending Project Finance
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Nelly NyagahEveryone agrees Nigeria is a market that no investor can afford to ignore, yet the federal government is facing a monumental task trying to attract adequate financing that is needed for (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Summary of Report On Charterhouse Bank
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Nairobi - The Central Bank of Kenya put Charterhouse Bank in statutory management on June 23, 2006. The statutory manager then commissioned an investigation by PricewaterhouseCoopers of the bank.PWC r (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Blames 'Terrorism' for Blasts But Delta Militants Held
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Kunle Akogun, Chuks Okocha And Damilola OyedeleAbuja - Leader of Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Mr. Henry Okah, has been arrested. He was picked up yesterday in South Afri (By News Poster)...
Kenya: State Deep in Charter House Conspiracy
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Nairobi - A conspiracy of silence appears to be emerging in government to deny that any evidence exists of wrongdoing in Charterhouse Bank.The Central Bank of Kenya placed Charterhouse Bank under stat (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Behind the Hout Bay Violence in Cape Town
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Mphuthumi NtabeniMany Capetonians were shocked by recent images of violent clashes between police and residents of the Hangberg community in Hout Bay, Cape Town. Residents say they were resisting t (By News Poster)...
My Money is Clean - Chiyangwa
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Isdore GuvamombeHarare - LIKE or hate him, PHILIP CHIYANGWA (PC) is one of the most known Zimbabwean black businessmen to emerge in independent Zimbabwe, who features prominently in Africa's Riches (By News Poster)...
Kenya: State Deep in Charterhouse Conspiracy
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Star TeamNairobi - A conspiracy of silence appears to be emerging to deny that any evidence exists of wrong doing in Charterhouse Bank.The Central Bank of Kenya placed Charterhouse Bank under statu (By News Poster)...
Subsidies Won't Keep Bread on Tables (news)
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - In response to food price riots in early September, the Mozambican government has laid on a range of price cuts and subsidies to make life easier for the poor, and has promised to do so (By News Poster)...
'No to Elections' Call Endorsed
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Njabulo NcubeHarare - The political violence and other chaotic scenes that mired the constitutional consultative process in Harare at the weekend confirmed the widely held view that the country is (By News Poster)...
Blast from the past: S.Africa: Black boys masturbate in public... next to women...
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: [Here's an oldie that someone stumbled on that I posted back in 2005. Its worth a read. Jan] S.Africa: Black boys masturbate in public... next to women... (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Terrorists Responsible for Blasts, Says Jonathan, But Militants Claim Credit
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Chuks Ohuegbe, Chika Otuchikere And Nkechi IsaacAbuja - President Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that the government of Nigeria knows the persons who masterminded the bomb blasts that marred Frid (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blasts Kill 12 in Abuja, 8 Injured
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu, Malachy Uzendu, Tony Ailemen, Erasmus Alaneme And Onyinyechi NwangwuAbuja - High espectation with which Nigerians and hundreds of foreigners thronged the Eagle Square in Abu (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Gold experts predict Gold will reach...??? Is the US Dollar collapsing? Is the Rand strengthening?
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Yesterday Gold was flying once more and it temporarily went over $1300 before falling back. This morning on the newspaper headlines had "experts" predicting that Gold would reach $1450. This is no dou (By Jan)...
Somalia: UN Envoy for Somalia Calls for Coordinated Strategy Against Maritime Piracy
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Somali piracy suspects transported to trial in Nairobi, Kenya.The United Nations envoy for Somalia today called for a coordinated political, military and development strategy to combat the scourge of (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Releases Most Extensive Report to Date On War Massacres And Rapes
Friday 01-Oct-2010: The United Nations today released a new report on "indescribable" atrocities committed in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from 1993 to 2003, when tens of thousands of people were k (By News Poster)...
Africa: The Challenge of Civilian Protection for Peacekeepers
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Nairobi - The protection of civilians in conflict situations is a key challenge for blue berets across the world, but what would it take for peacekeepers deployed in Africa to do better?This question (By News Poster)...
America on the brink of a Second Revolution - The World in 2010-2020
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: ARROYO GRANDE, Calif. (MarketWatch) - - “What’s distinctive about the Tea Party is its anarchist streak - - its antagonism toward any authority, its belligerent self-expression, and its lack of any co (By Jan)...
Guinea: One Year On, No Justice for Bloody Stadium Massacre
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Dakar - Making sure that those responsible for the massacre of more than 150 opposition supporters in a Conakry stadium are brought to justice should be a top priority for both Guinea and its internat (By News Poster)...
Botswana: 'Khama Becoming More Like Mugabe'
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Faith ZabaGaborone - When Botswana President Ian Khama took over from Festus Mogae on April fools day in 2008, and became one of the two regional leaders who publicly denounced president Robert Mug (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Energy Crisis - Tragic Capital Flight
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Jerry UwahSometime in the last quarter of 1982, I was doing my internship with the Sunday Times. Ray Ekpu,the then editor of the paper, asked me to do a follow-up on a story I did the previous week (By News Poster)...
Africa: China Looks to Soft Power to Justify Its Embrace
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Antoaneta BeckerLondon - Irked by accusations that it is the new coloniser of Africa, China is looking to use soft power and historical evidence of its ancient links to the continent to justify its (By News Poster)...
Africa: MDGs - How Far We've Come And What Still Has to Be Done
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Charles AbugreThis week saw world leaders gathering in New York to review progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The solutions to meeting the goals, says Charles Abugre, are p (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Heroes Acre for Zanu Pf Members Only'
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Brian ChitembaPresident Robert Mugabe yesterday declared that the National Heroes Acre was solely for the burial of Zanu PF members who participated in the liberation war, as the two MDC formations (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Intimidation of Farmers Intensifies But PM Remains Silent
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Alex BellThe intimidation of the country's remaining commercial farmers is once again intensifying, and there have been no attempts from the government, particularly the Prime Minister, to prevent (By News Poster)...
Somalia: U.S. Policy, Interventionism, And the Path to Peace
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: America's policy vis-à-vis that war-torn nation called Somalia has, at least inadvertently, contributed to the spark of today's Mogadishu insurgency which began nearly four years ago. It was th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SA Urged to Extend Migrant Documentation Deadline
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Alex BellThe South African government is this week being urged to extend its deadline for Zimbabwean nationals to regularise their stay in the country, amid fears that the December deadline is unre (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bombing Jonathan's Ambition
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Ibrahim ShemeYesterday, Nigeria celebrated its 50th anniversary as an independent nation. Born 46 years before 1960, it was formed by the British colonialists when they amalgamated their Protectora (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Unemployment Rate Sky High
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By John EkongoWindhoek - It's official - Namibia's unemployment rate stands at a staggering 51.2 percent.Government yesterday announced the results of the 2008 Namibia Labour Force Survey (NLFS) that (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Police Constable Brutally Assaulted
Friday 01-Oct-2010: Harare - A uniformed constable with the Police Protection Unit in Harare was on Wednesday night brutally attacked by unknown assailants while he was walking home in Kuwadzana.The attack occurred near (By News Poster)...
"Food Intelligence" Could Cut Price Swings
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - Accurate and timely information on the food stocks held by major grain exporters and importers, or "food intelligence", could help prevent sudden and abnormal price hikes that threaten (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Briefing On U.S.-Zimbabwe Meeting At U.N.
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Susan D. PageOn the U.S.-Zimbabwe Bilateral MeetingSeptember 23, 2010Via TeleconferenceOPERATOR: Welcome, and thank you all for standing by. At this time (By News Poster)...
Africa: China's Lessons for the West
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Stephen MarksRaphie Kaplinsky of Britain's Open University was one of the founders of its Asian drivers programme which began as far back as February 2005 following a Rockefeller programme on globa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Elections, Inflation And the Economy
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Lagos - Election seasons are periods of increased spending. This arises in the large part from the preparation and campaigns of political office aspirants; and the conduct of elections by political pa (By News Poster)...
USA: Gold Fund Flows Show Stock Investors Keen To Ride The Metal's Rally
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: NEW YORK (Dow Jones)- -Historically high gold prices are driving equities investors into exchange-traded funds and mining-company equity mutual funds at a time when many investors are shedding their s (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: Gold hits incredible high of: $1311... Wall St to crash later? Gold rose: 30% in 2010
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: [This was gold's high for the day before sliding back a bit. What this indicates to me is that large amounts of money are fleeing the markets for the safe haven of Gold, and that makes me wonder wheth (By Jan)...
Nigeria: How NIPP Suspension Nearly Ruined Power Sector - NIPP Boss
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Fidelis Mac-LevaMr James Olotu is the Managing Director of the Niger Delta Power Holding Company of Nigeria (NDPHCN) which is responsible for the National Independent Power Projects [NIPPs]. He spo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Police Minister Calls for Tolerance Among Africans
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for tolerance among Africans, warning that acts of violence against foreign nationals living in South Africa will be dealt with harshly includi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Straight Talk With Mitchell Warren, Executive Director of the Aids Vaccine Advocacy Coalition
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Nairobi - There have been unprecedented developments in HIV vaccine research recently, but the field is threatened by the global downturn in funding for HIV/AIDS.Ahead of the AIDS Vaccine 2010 confere (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Security Services Received Tip-Off on Bombs
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Collins Edomaruse, Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja and Ahamefula Ogbu in Port HarcourtLagos - The State Security Services (SSS) yesterday admitted receiving intelligence alert on the blasts that rocked Ab (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Gold Fields Considers Bond to Drive Growth
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - GOLD Fields is talking to fixed-income investors in the US and the UK to determine what appetite exists for it to issue a bond to raise money towards paying down debt a (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Not Certain on Elections Date
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Bernard MpofuPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai this week said he is no longer certain that elections, which are widely expected to unlock the log-jam in the fragile coalition government, will be hel (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Walvis Gruesome Rape and Murder Unfolds
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Denver KistingA GRUESOME tale about alleged multiple rape at the hands of two young Walvis Bay men unfolded in the High Court in Windhoek yesterday.Arriving at a flat in the Narraville residential (By News Poster)...
Africa: Can Research Strike a Balance Between Food And Fuel Crops?
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Busani BafanaDakar - While researchers and farmers are still divided on the benefits of growing crops for biofuel production as Africa grapples with food security, Senegal is steadily working to ba (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Police Foill Another Bomb Attack in Kampala
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Barbara AmongKampala - THE Police and other security agencies in the country foiled a planned second attack on the country by arresting al-Qaeda's top leaders on September 15, in Kampala.Omar Awadh (By News Poster)...
Promised Economic Policy Review Will Stall Zuma Detractors
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Sam MkokeliDurban - President Jacob Zuma yesterday announced a thinly detailed plan to conduct a broad investigation of SA's macroeconomic policy and government performance in what could be seen as (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADC Monetary Union on Track
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Harare - THE Sadc region has made significant progress towards macro-economic convergence and the creation of an enabling legal environment as it prepares for the launch of the monetary union and the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Can These Strategies Solve the Power Problems?
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Toyin DawoduFocusing on simultaneous power generation in each of Nigeria's administrative states could speed up the provision of adequate power across the country. Toyin Dawodu writes on why it mak (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Shoots Down Zanu PF Sanctions Argument
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Lance GumaPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has blamed his coalition partner ZANU PF for destroying the economy and shot holes into their persistent claims that targeted sanctions were to blame. Spe (By News Poster)...
Mauritius: Crime and punishment - Are harsher sentences for rape justified?
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Raj JugernauthPort Louis - As government members and the population at large push for more severe punishment - death penalty or life imprisonment for heinous and atrocious crimes, especially rape o (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Post-Amnesty - A Celebration of Non-Violence
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Ernest ChinwoPerhaps the most fulfilled official at the Obubra Camp of ex-militants is chairman of the Foundation of Ethnic Harmony in Nigeria (FEHN), Mr. Allen Onyema. FEHN is responsible for the (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone at Critical Juncture in Peacebuilding Efforts, UN Warned
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Sierra Leone, often cited as a success story in United Nations efforts to consolidate peace in countries that have been ravaged by conflict, faces good opportunities but also major risks from upcoming (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SADC Has Neither Bark Nor Bite
Monday 27-Sep-2010: It is now apparent that Sadc and its facilitator in the Zimbabwe political negotiations, South African President Jacob Zuma, do not have teeth that bite and even have difficulty barking.And besides Sa (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: TN Bank Wreaks Havoc for Kingdom
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Dumisani NdlelaHarare - The stakes are currently too high in the banking sector, and, for underdogs like TN Bank Limited, it's getting them into aggressive marketing to capture the discretionary de (By News Poster)...
Mugabe too Busy for 'Bogus' Degree
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Lance GumaRobert Mugabe has been forced to cancel a scheduled trip to Ecuador to receive an honorary doctorate, after extensive media coverage exposed the fact that the Bishop who had conferred him (By News Poster)...
Africa: Elimination of Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission Possible - Children's Fund
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Nairobi - The number of pregnant women being tested for HIV and accessing treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa has shown significant progress - indicating that virtual elimination of mother-to-child transm (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: A Manifesto for Presidential Aspirants
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Sam Nda-IsaiahNigeria already has an array of presidential aspirants who come in different shades, sizes and colours across the political parties, but no one knows what anyone of them stands for. W (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Controversial UN Report to Appear Despite Complaints
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Tabu ButagiraThe ghosts of millions of Congolese and Rwandan refugees allegedly killed during the a seven-year war resurrect to torment perpetrators today as the UN makes public its findings of con (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Six Golden Rules of Starting a Business
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Why is Nigeria an important market?Nigeria is Africa's most populous country with a population of 130 million. This makes one in every six Africans a Nigerian. It is also the largest oil producer on t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: State Losing Graft Battle as Officials 'Bend Rules' - Figures Show
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Bekezela Phakathi, Alistair Anderson and Linda EnsorJohannesburg - OFFICIAL figures released yesterday show that SA is losing the battle against corruption, as the government announced it would set (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: President Goodluck Jonathan's Address to the Nation, on 50th Birthday
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Fellow Citizens.Today, 1st October, 2010 marks the 50th Anniversary of our independence from Britain. It is with a deep sense of humility and gratitude to the Almighty that I address you this morning. (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SA Protests Disruption of Citizens' Farming Operations
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Wongai ZhangazhaThe South African ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mlungisi Makalima, has written to government seeking its "immediate" intervention to stop the takeover of two farms in Chegutu and Maronder (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Second Suspect Charged in Holland for Genocide
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - A woman suspected of involvement in the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, yesterday appeared before judges in The Hague, Netherlands.Yvonne Ntacyobatabara, 63, who is said to h (By News Poster)...
Uganda: What Museveni, Boigny And Kamuzu Have in Common
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Charles Onyango-ObboThe elections of February 2011 are fast approaching, and Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) and other parties are gearing up for the fight, with primaries to pic (By News Poster)...
Africa: African Countries Must Brace for End of US-Funded HIV Treatment
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Henry ZakumumpaKampala - I was travelling through Frankfurt airport when, bored with the long wait for my next flight, I decided to peruse the headlines in one of the ubiquitous bookstores at the a (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Invaders Kill Over 300 Zebra at Illegally Occupied Game Reserve
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Lance GumaWhile a delegation from the coalition government is in the United States trying to get targeted sanctions removed, the ugly side of ZANU PF's continued lawlessness stuck out like a sore t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Kidnapping - Abia Govt Fingers Ex Gov
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Tony Ita Etim and Steve OkoUmuahia and Enugu - Abia State government has accused a former governor of the state (names withheld) of sponsoring kidnapping and other violent crimes in the state.This (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Police Tough On Firearms
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Harare - BULAWAYO residents have been ordered to present their firearms and licences to their nearest police stations in a bid by law enforcers to account for the number of guns in the city.Those with (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Kidnappers of School Children Branded Wicked
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Lagos - Outrage, anger, condemnation and anxiety have trailed the abduction of 15 pupils of Abayi International School in Aba, Abia state on Monday by gunmen.The whereabouts of the children are still (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bombing, Act of Terrorism - Police Minister
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Chizoba OgbecheAbuja - The Nigeria Police Force has said it is yet to make any arrest in connection with the bomb blasts, describing the incident as an act of terrorism.Confirming the incident, For (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Kenya Condemns Nigeria Terror Attack
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Nation ReporterNairobi - Kenya has condemned the terrorist attack that took place during Nigeria's independence anniversary celebrations, which left eight people dead.In a statement, the government (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Wanted Criminal Shot Dead
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican police have shot dead in central Maputo a man they claim was a dangerous criminal wanted for bank robbery and the murder of two police officers.According to the spokesperson fo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Return of Boko Haram
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: It might be wrong to describe the recent attack of the Boko Haram sect in Bauchi as a surprise. The indications of an attack were all over the place, including the North East, where they had started s (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Octenogerian, Three Others Nabbed for Alleged Drug Trafficking
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Omar WallyOne Momodou Jatta, believed to be in his 80s has been arrested and is currently under custody at the National Drug enforcement Agency (NDEA) for alleged drug trafficking.Confirming this t (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu Pf Invaders Parcel Out Glen Forest Farm
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Zanu PF members who invaded Glen Forest Farm just outside Harare are selling the land under the name of the late Joanna Mafuyana, wife of Zimbabwe's founding father, Joshua Nkomo, who died in 1999, th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Piracy is Daylight Robbery - Kapfupi
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Beavan TapuretaWorldwide copyright violations affect creative artists thereby robbing them of benefits which they must use to provide for themselves and their families.In Zimbabwe, musicians and wr (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Crack Down - FG Deploys Soldiers to Abia
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Steve OkoUmuahia - Federal government, yesterday sent troops to rescue the 15 school kids kidnapped by gunmen in Aba, Abia state, who have spent five days in captivity without trace of their wherea (By News Poster)...
Africa: Customary Law Still Bars Women's Access to Land
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Susan Anyangu-Amu And Joshua KyalimpaNairobi And Kampala - Regina Namukasa has been twice dispossessed - first when her husband died and his clan left her out when dividing up his estate, and again (By News Poster)...
Sex Attack Angers Okahandja Residents
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Werner MengesFor the second time in a little more than two months, a violent sex attack on a schoolgirl united hundreds of Namibians in a vocal front against crime yesterday.What hundreds of people (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Asia's Big Oil Companies Outbidding their Western Rivals
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: President John Evans Atta Mills, his government and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation are entertaining offers for cooperation and a stake in the Jubilee oil field from all over Asia. Since Exxo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Press Freedom - Free But Superficial Media Overlooks Important Stories
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Jackie DugardJohannesburg - IN RECENT weeks, South African media institutions have, understandably, been vociferously opposing the proposed Protection of Information Bill and media appeals tribunal (By News Poster)...
East Africa: New Capital Rules Mean Banks Will Cover Risks Better
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Mark KapchangaNairobi - The Central Bank Governor, Prof Njuguna Ndungu, says Kenyan banks need not worry about Basel III. He spoke with MARK KAPCHANGA.What does this new guideline mean to the banki (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Abuja Bomb Blast
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: The grand finale of the celebrations marking the golden jubilee anniversary of the nation in Abuja last Friday was virtually marred by the senseless bomb blasts that claimed the innocent lives of some (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Proposed Death Penalty for Kidnappers
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: The House of Representatives has signalled its intention to introduce a bill to curb the menace of kidnapping and hostage taking in the country. The lawmakers expressed their support for capital punis (By News Poster)...
Africa: Increased Energy Generation on the Cards
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Africa could experience an increase in energy generation capacity in the next 10 years if a recent energy deal with Europe is fully implemented.According to a joint energy plan reached at the recent 1 (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Thousands Call for Kimberley Process Reform
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Alex BellThousands of people are calling for a complete reform of the international diamond trade monitor, the Kimberley Process, over is decision to certify diamonds mined at Chiadzwa.The decision (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MDC Calls for Arrest of War Vets Leader Jabulani Sibanda
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's party has called on the police to arrest war vets leader Jabulani Sibanda, saying the 'self-styled war veteran' had caused 'so much suffering in Masving (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Two Hundred Children Die in Country Every Day
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Khopotso BodibeAbout 75 000 children under the age of five die in South Africa each year. This means that about 200 South African children die every day. HIV accounts for most of the deaths, and co (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Rising Cost of Darkness
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Thompson AyodelePresident Goodluck Jonathan has unveiled his administration's Roadmap on Power Sector Reform. Officials including ministers have been congratulating him for a job well done for comi (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Cocaine Couriers Jailed for Five Years
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Werner MengesA five-year prison term is the lot of three Angolan cocaine couriers who were caught smuggling drugs into Namibia in their intestines last year.The three drug mules had swallowed the c (By News Poster)...
Electricity Security
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Anton Eberhard And Mark PickeringJohannesburg - AS SA's latest integrated electricity resource plan nears completion, two key questions arise: what is the optimal mix of power generation sources to (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Time for Judiciary to Lead, 50 Years And Counting
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Chimezie ElemuoPort Harcourt - No doubt that the Federal Government will roll out the drums to celebrate Nigeria's fifty years of independence. Fifty years ago - precisely on October 1 1960 the Uni (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Lining up for Jubilee
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Asia's big oil companies, backed by their governments, are outbidding their Western rivalsPresident John Evans Atta Mills, his government and the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation are entertaining (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Violence in Ibadan
Friday 01-Oct-2010: For several weeks the story in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, has been one of blood-letting, wanton destruction and even deaths. The latest incident took place at the ungodly hour of 1.30 am when a fa (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Koës Strangler Both Convicted
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Werner MengesSELF-ADMITTED strangler Berendt Both was found guilty on charges of murder and attempted rape in the High Court in Windhoek yesterday.Both (35) stood trial before Judge Collins Parker (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zimbabweans Welcome New Permits But Need Informed Officials
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Nastasya TayJohannesburg - GABRIEL Shumba is standing outside the Arcadia headquarters of the Department of Home Affairs, clutching his brown refugee permit. Mr Shumba has been in SA since 2003 whe (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Case for Gun Ownership in the Country
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Ikechukwu MbonuUSA - For those close friends who know my politics, they will be surprise at the about- face I am going to make. After all in the US I am a strong supporter of Bradley bill which adv (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Unemployment a National Crisis
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Desie Heita and John EkongoWindhoek - Both the public and private sectors, in their reaction to Namibia's high unemployment rate in excess of 51 percent, were in concert that the large number of un (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Armoury Found in Man's Parlour
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Ogechi OhaleeCrime detectives from the FCT Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) recently discovered weapons and a large number of ammunitions inside a compartment built onto an air conditioner's compr (By News Poster)...
Govt Points Out Priorities for Economic Growth
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: The Angolan Government Monday in Shanghai, China, reaffirmed the country's need for Chinese funds for the development of its economy, pledging conditions of security to private investment.This was sai (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Remove Sanctions, Gono Tells West
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Harare - RESERVE Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Gideon Gono has called on the West to urgently remove the illegal economic sanctions it imposed on Zimbabwe as they are impeding efforts to resuscitate th (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Country Cancels Piracy Trial Deals
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Jeff DavisNairobi - Kenya has terminated agreements committing itself to try captured Somali pirates in its courts in bold defiance of diplomatic pressure from Western powers.The Western powers hav (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Police Have Tough, Smart Crime Fighting Plan
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Muldersdrift - From a review of the criminal justice system to improved forensics, communication and command, the Police Ministry has embraced a multi-faceted approach in its mission to fight crime to (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Country Seals 44 Investment Deals
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Bright MaderaHarare - ZIMBABWE is expected to benefit from a total of 51 Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements, which are at various stages of completion - - in a move that is ex (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bank Tames Inflation
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Sylvia JuukoKampala - UGANDA'S core inflation rate is expected to trend lower this fiscal year, hovering within the Central Bank's target of 5% despite risks of high fuel and global commodity price (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Memorial for Murdered Activist Postponed
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Lance GumaThe memorial service for the MDC activist murdered by ZANU PF thugs last week had to be postponed on Monday, to allow for a post mortem. The MDC said the memorial for Chrispen Mandizvidza (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Converting Bush into Electricity
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Fifi RhodesOutjo - European Union Ambassador to Namibia Dr Elizabeth Pape says the 250-kilowatt gasification plant that converts invader bush into electricity presents a truly novel opportunity to (By News Poster)...
Zesa Challenge to Economy
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Harare - Zesa stands out as one of the greatest threats to economic recovery that will need decisive action sooner rather than later.Almost all sectors of the economy have reported that they could hav (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fresh Doubts Hit Nation's 4,500 Kilometre Oil Line to Europe
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Laeed ZaghlamiNairobi - The 4,500 kilometre oil pipeline from Nigeria to Europe, the Nigal (Nigeria-Algeria) project, threatens to lose its way in the desert.The pipeline, which is expected to deli (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: UN DRC Report Threatens Regional Security - Govt
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - The Government of Rwanda has warned that the "flawed and dangerous" United Nations Mapping Report to be released, today, by the United Nation Office of the High Commissioner f (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Referendum Raises Expulsion Fears
Thursday 30-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)...
Gambia: WANEP Celebrates International Day of Peace
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Musa NdowThe West Africa Network on Peace building (WANEP) Gambia recently celebrated the International Day of Peace and Global Cease Fire Day at Kerewan in the North Bank Region, with the theme "Y (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Survey On Secrecy And Openness in Public Institutions
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Maputo - Mozambique has some of the most secretive public institutions in southern Africa, accuses the regional press freedom body MISA (Media Institute of Southern Africa), in a report entitled "Gove (By News Poster)...
Zesa Seeks Power Generation Bailout
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Harare - ZESA Holdings has drawn up a plan for the transfer of its small power plants around the country to private operators as it battles to meet increasing demand for power in a recovering economy. (By News Poster)...
President Orders Rescue of 15 Kidnapped Children (news)
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Iyobosa Uwugiaren and Golu TimothyAbuja - President Goodluck Jonathan last night ordered security forces to immediately step up their search for 15 children kidnapped in Abia State. The gunmen had (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Johannesburg - The electricity going weird?
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: This evening while typing here and doing work late at night (its 23H38), I have been noticing the lights dimming for a while and then brightening up and then dimming again and then brightening. It has (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Govt Can Meet Growth Forecast
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Harare - The upward revision of Zimbabwe's economic growth forecast this year to 8,1 percent suggests that the country is on the right path, following the growth of 5,7 percent last year as much of th (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Businesses Protest At Draft Exchange Regulations
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Maputo - Mozambican exporters have expressed strong disagreement with draft exchange regulations from the Bank of Mozambique that would force them to convert all their foreign exchange earnings into t (By News Poster)...
Africa: Army Chiefs Meet Over African Al-Qaeda Threat
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Stuart NorvalArmy chiefs from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger are meeting in southern Algeria on Sunday to discuss security in the region. Meanwhile, AFP says a Malian source has confirmed that (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (28-09-2010)
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Howzit Mugabe has returned from the United Nations summit in New York where he accused the West of using sanctions to cripple the Zimbabwean economy. I have already written - many times - about Mug (By The BeardedMan)...
South Africa: Where Do We Stand on Nationalisation?
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Peter BruceJohannesburg - I AM both nauseated and frightened by the African National Congress's (ANC's) national general council meeting in Durban last week. Nauseated by the growing evidence that (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Capital Gains Tax, Who Pays What?
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Patrick KagendaKampala - On August 3, 2010 Tullow Oil's Chief Operating Officer Paul Mcdade and Graham Martin, Tullow's General Counsel and Secretary, arrived in Uganda.As they jetted into the coun (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: UN Report to Accuse Rwanda Army of DRC Massacres
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: A UN report to be issued on 1 October will accuse the Rwandan army of massacring Hutus who had fled to the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the 1990s. It will also point an accusing (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Pricking Our Conscience About Fishy Food Choices
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Tamar KahnJohannesburg - IT WAS the biggest salmon he'd ever caught, but the pride British journalist Charles Clover felt in catching the 10kg fish from the Welsh River Dee has long since dissipate (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Security Chiefs Resist Hague Court
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Mugumo MuneneNairobi - Security chiefs on watch during Kenya's post-election violence have teamed up to stop the International Criminal Court (ICC) from taking their statements in a move that could (By News Poster)...
Angola: Angolan Polio Outbreak Threatens Efforts to Eliminate Disease From Africa, UN Warns
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: A polio immunization campaign targeting 5.6 million children was launched in Angola today as the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the southern African country was quickly bec (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Puntland's Govt Blasts VOA Report As 'Appeasing Al Shabaab'
Friday 01-Oct-2010: The government of Somalia's stable northern Puntland region has blasted a Voice of America report which it says is as expecting the U.S. government to "appease Al Shabaab" in Somalia, Radio Garowe rep (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: No North-South Armageddon Over Elections
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Howard F. Jeter and Gwendolyn MikellA vigorous, sharply-worded debate has been set off in Nigeria and among the ranks of U.S. foreign policy analysts by an article in which a former U.S. ambassado (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Walvis Youths to be Sentenced Today
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Denver KistingTwo young men from Walvis Bay who went on a murder, rape and robbery spree close to two years ago will hear their fate in the High Court in Windhoek this morning.Judge Elton Hoff yest (By News Poster)...
Bulawayo Police Harass Residents Under Unofficial 'Curfew'
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Alex BellBulawayo police have been accused of harassing and intimidating innocent city residents in what is being called an undeclared 'state of emergency'.According to the Matabeleland Civil Socie (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Economy Impresses EAZ
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: The Economic Association of Zambia (EAZ) has said it is impressed that the country has continued to register Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the last 10 years mainly on account of increased coppe (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Senior UN Official to Investigate Mass Rape of Civilians
Friday 01-Oct-2010: A leading United Nations official in the fight against sexual violence during conflict began a week-long visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today to coordinate a response to the mass rape by (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Senior UN Official in DR Congo to Investigate Mass Rape of Civilians
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: A leading United Nations official in the fight against sexual violence during conflict began a week-long visit to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today to coordinate a response to the mass rape by (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Uganda is Region's Guantanamo Bay
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Ahmednasir AbdullahiNairobi - In January 2002, four months after the 9/11 attack in New York, a team led by Pierre-Richard Prosper, the State Department's ambassador at large for war crimes, met at (By News Poster)...
Africa: Army Chiefs Meet Over Al-Qaeda Threat
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Army chiefs from Algeria, Mali, Mauritania and Niger are meeting in southern Algeria on Sunday to discuss security in the region. Meanwhile, AFP says a Malian source has confirmed that seven hostages (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nigeria at 50 - Citizens Score Nation Low
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Golu Timothy, Chibuzor Ukaibe and Chizoba OgbecheAbuja - Politicians, civil society groups and labour organisations have reflected on the state of the nation, 50 years after independence and given (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Global Testing Must Go With Universal Treatment
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Harare - Despite a quarter century of immense and expensive effort, HIV continues to spread, albeit at slower rates than it did in the 1990s.Even with the advent of new control drugs the virus continu (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Nation Rallies Behind RDF Amid Telling Testimonies
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By James MunyanezaKigali - On Saturday, September 25, a listener who only identified himself as Elysee called during the weekly Ibyiza Biri Imbere talk-show on City Radio.I was a guest during the talk (By News Poster)...
East Africa: EAC Partner States Urged to Strive for Food Security
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Benard NathaArusha - Member countries of the East African Community (EAC) must commit themselves to improve the agricultural sector if the region is to achieve food security.While the majority of t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: US, UN, AU Condemn Attack
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Abiodun OluwarotimiWashington DC - The United States has shown its disappointment over the bombings that took place on Friday morning in Abuja, which marred the celebration of 50 years of Nigeria's (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Soldiers Take Over Aba -Parents Agonise Over Abducted Pupils
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Emmanuel UgwuUmuahia - Embattled residents of Aba, Abia State, where 15 school children were kidnapped last Monday, woke up yesterday to notice heavy military presence around the commercial city on (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mining Sector - Recapitalisation the Way Forward
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Linda TsarweFor close to a decade economic growth in Zimbabwe has been on a downward trajectory. Economic activity was suppressed up to 2008 due to hyperinflation and the negative effects of being (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Judges' Increase to Improve Justice Delivery
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Margaret ManganiJustice delayed is justice denied. The dispensation of justice to suspects is one key issue that human rights groups world-over look up to.Zambia's is Human Rights Commission has ra (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FG Alleges Sabotage Over PHCN Strike Threat -Nitel Workers Besiege Eagle Square
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Damilola OyedeleAbuja - The threat by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) to embark on another "total blackout" strike during Nigeria's 50th anniversary over monetisation arrears has (By News Poster)...
Cameroon: Cholera Death Toll Exceeds 400
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Ngala Killian ChimtomYaounde - This death toll from a cholera epidemic in Cameroon's North and Far North provinces stands at 420, according to public health minister André Mama Fouda. The ou (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Illegally Exported Diamonds Seized in Dubai
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Alex BellA package of diamonds believed to have been illegally exported from Zimbabwe's controversial Chiadzwa fields, was recently seized in Dubai, in a clear indication that international restric (By News Poster)...
Somalia: United States to Strengthen Engagement With Puntland, Somaliland
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Merle David Kellerhals Jr.The United States will strengthen engagement with the governments of Puntland and Somaliland in Somalia as part of a two-track policy aimed at curbing the growth of terror (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Over Five Months in Jail on Rape Claims, a Govt Official Appears for Trial
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Peter N. TobyHe will stand before a lone woman judge in a special court that handles rape cases, on the rise in the country since the war ended, a war in which rape featured overwhelmingly.Proceedi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: U.S. Says Targeted 'Sanctions to Stay Put' Because of Violence
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe United States government says it will not lift targeted sanctions against Robert Mugabe and officials in his ZANU PF party, as long as violation of human rights, arbitrary arres (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - Getting off a plane and dropping down dead... a danger of flying...
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: I still have so much to do as I am packing and sorting out things at my home and on my computers. It is sunday today and I am even getting phone calls from work from one of the guys I trained who is t (By Jan)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Rwanda, Uganda, Burundi Furious At UN Report
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Rwanda has slammed the UN report on atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which implicates its army in massacres of Hutu refugees in the 1990s. Other African countries named as having n (By News Poster)...
Kenya: WFP Told to Act On Turkana Hunger
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Lucas Barasa and Jonathan ManyindoNairobi - The Government has asked a United Nations agency to resume relief food supplies in Turkana county following reports of starvation in the area. The World (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Post-Election Violence Victim Pushes to Disclose Waki List Names
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Eunice MachuhiNairobi - A victim of the post-election violence has moved to court demanding the disclosure of the names of people on the Waki list.Mr Kepha Mwembi wants the court to summon Mr Justi (By News Poster)...
Kenya: ICC 'Denied Access to Key State Secrets'
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Bernard Namunane and Dave OpiyoNairobi - The Hague has been denied access to minutes of a meeting said to have been held at State House at the height of the post-election violence, according to Dai (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Fear of Explosion Holding Back Gas Powered Cars
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Maputo - The widespread belief that vehicles powered by compressed natural gas are dangerous and liable to explode is the main reason why so few vehicles in Maputo have been converted to run on gas, a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nigeria at 50 - Corruption Very High - EFCC
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Erasmus AlanemeAbuja - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday said though there is reason to celebrate Nigeria's 50th independence anniversary, Nigerians must come to terms with (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Govt Not Investor-Friendly - World Bank
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Bernard MpofuA World Bank official has proposed a raft of policy measures aimed at overhauling investment regulations as Zimbabwe continues to lag behind in establishing a one-stop investment centr (By News Poster)...
West Africa: UN Missions in Region Step Up Efforts to Strengthen Stability On Eve of Polls
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: United Nations peacekeeping missions in West Africa have drawn up joint plans to strengthen stability in the region, where upcoming elections, drug trafficking and organized crime are potential factor (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Central Bank to Redesign the Naira -Again, Jonathan Lauds Banking Reform
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Kunle Akogun And Obinna ChimaAbuja/Lagos - The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has revealed plans to redesign the country's currency on a day President Goodluck (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Banks Must Rethink SME Financing
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Jo-Mare Duddy"Banks need to get back to basics and focus on making money through financial intermediation rather than through transaction fees."This was one of many comments - in this case by indep (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADC Central Bank Governors' Meeting Begins
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Harare - For the first time in its history, Zimbabwe is hosting the Sadc central bank governors meeting that began in Harare yesterday with at least 15 central bank governors and 30 high-ranking offic (By News Poster)...
President Back From Summit
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Mabasa SasaHarare - President Mugabe returned home on Saturday night from the United Nations General Assembly in the United States.The 65th Session of the General Assembly was preceded by a review (By News Poster)...
The Top 25 African Writers
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Mwenda MicheniNairobi - The pace of modern African literature is faster, tone and style sexier and more defiant than the great generation of Independence writers.Hitherto taboo subjects are explore (By News Poster)...
No Plans to Cancel Kusile Power Station
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Pretoria - There are no plans to cancel the Kusile Power Station project both the Energy Ministry and Eskom have said.This comes after media reports allegedly misquoting the Acting Deputy Director Gen (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nationalisation Won't Create Jobs
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Thami MazwaiJohannesburg - TWO Fridays ago, Finscope released research into the small business sector. When the data are juxtaposed with our poverty and inequality numbers, the situation is alarmin (By News Poster)...
Somalia: MV Mississippi Star Evades Pirate Attack
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: On the afternoon of 28 September, MV Mississippi, en route to Dar Es Salaam was attacked by a pirate skiff. The pirates, firing automatic rifles and RPGs, attacked the vessel 45 nautical miles north e (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Business Pitches in to Help Land Reform Succeed
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Natasya TayJohannesburg - GIFT Mafuleka is sitting in a lush crop of baby garden peas, cracking pods open to check on their size and how far they are from harvest. In a few weeks, the juicy vegetab (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Trade Accord With EU Wanted by Year-End
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - The troubling issue of the economic partnership agreements reached between the European Union (EU) and some members of the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) was r (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Treating Majority of HIV Positive People
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Anso ThomAlmost two out of every 10 people on antiretrovirals (ARVs) worldwide are being treated in South Africa, but this progress is still well below the estimated need, a United Nations report h (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt Pushes for 40 Billion Barrels Reserve
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Oloruntobi OmotolaAbuja - The Federal Government has said the nation aspiration for the oil and gas sector was being driven through a raft policy intervention ranging through a Niger Delta initiati (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Veld Fires Claim Livestock
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Helvy ShaanikaOshakati - Veld fires at Uuvudhiya Constituency in the Oshana Region have killed a number of animals and destroyed fences."A farmer came to my office with three goats that were burnt (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Law Can Help Art World Plagued By Fraud
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Toby OrfordJohannesburg - MORE and more South Africans are collecting, inheriting and donating art. But just as art is being recognised as a major and stable investment vehicle in SA, trading in st (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Electricity From Wood Commissioned
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By David AdetonaNamibia's First on-grid 250kW wood-to-electricity power plant that will generate electricity by burning wood chips was inaugurated by the Deputy Minister of Mines and Energy, Hon. Will (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Why Land Should Be Registered
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Grace MugoyaKigali - Claudine Umutesi, 47, is a resident of Masaka in Kicukiro district. The old woman says she has had a long standing land dispute with her neighbor which she only felt comfortabl (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bar Association Calls for State of Emergency in Abia
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Tobi SoniyiAbuja - As the kidnap of 15 school children in Aba, Abia State, continues to elicit widespread condemnation, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has called on the Federal Government to im (By News Poster)...
SME Workers 'Locked Into Poverty'
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Jo-Mare DuddyNamibia's formal sector shed nearly 70 000 jobs between 1997 and 2008, while, at the same time, between 240 000 and 300 000 new job seekers flooded the labour market.Referring to the c (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Niger Delta - Making IOCs Sit up
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Sitonye FrancLagos - SOTONYE FRANK says that government must begin to effectively manage its dual, and seemingly conflicting, roles as a regulator and a joint venture partner of IOCsThe recent oil (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Kidnap of Corpers
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Lagos - The scourge of kidnapping ravaging the country was taken to a ridiculous height recently when five female members of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Rivers State were abducted by k (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banking Expert Urges Americans to Invest
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Bright MaderaaHarare - Washington DC-based investment banking expert Mr Greg Lebedev says Zimbabwe presents massive investment opportunities and the Americans are "late for the party" as some devel (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Somaliland And Puntland to Cooperate On Security
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Hargeisa - Somaliland and Puntland, once-warring territories in northern Somalia, have unprecedentedly agreed in principle to work together to tackle common security threats.Troops from both entities (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Credit Bank Ditches Niche Banking for Mass Market
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Johnstone Ole TuranaCredit Bank, a mid-sized lender that focuses on giving loans to a select group of companies and business people, plans to open its doors to the mass market - - marking a major s (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Spread of Resistant Tuberculosis Fails to Catch World Attention
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Jeff OtienoNairobi - Treatment drugs are becoming weaker by the day. Such is the case with two types of tuberculosis, multi-drug resistant TB and extremely resistant TB, which are on the rise not o (By News Poster)...
Gambia: PW 1 Testifies in the 3.36kg Cocaine Case
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Mamadou DemMr. Kebba I. Bojang, the first prosecution witness (PW 1) in the cocaine trial of Muminatu Sissay, Fernando Varella, Godwin Barset and Ephriaim Michel Chiduben, gave his evidence in chie (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Value of Oilfields Rises as Zuma Joins Race
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Michael WakabiNairobi - After turning the tables on Tullow Oil in Congo with a $9 million signature bonus to the Democratic Republic of Congo government, South African President Jacob Zuma's nephew (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Akunyili, Ribadu, Agbakoba Condemn Abuja Blasts
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Idowu SowunmiThe Minister of Information and Communications, Dora Akunyili has described yesterday's bombings in Abuja as "unfortunate, unwarranted and unacceptable considering the fact that Nigeri (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Slain Bugolobi Man Was Ritual Murder Victim, Say Police
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Patrick JaramogiKampala - THE Police suspect that one of bodies recovered in Mbuya, Nakawa division on Thursday, belonged to a victim of ritual murder.Jinja Road Police Station operations chief Alp (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Detention Without Trial or Disappearance Without Trace
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Fabakary B. CeesayWe have now entered the tenth month of the year 2010 and some Gambian families still continue to puzzle over the continuous detention and disappearance of their family heads and l (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Chief Dies in Fuel Tanker Tragedy
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Eric Oloo and Ouma WanzalaNairobi - A chief died in an accident in which a fuel tanker overturned and exploded at Ugunja trading centre in Ugenya District.Mr Alois Ojeng, 57, who was the chief of N (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Is 'State-Sponsored Corruption' On the Up?
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: IT all started with the notion that the privatisation of State-owned companies was the way to better manage our resources but actually this process just strengthened the relationship between the busin (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Commends CBN for Consolidating Economic Development
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Golu TimothyAbuja - Launches commemorative N50 note President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan yesterday commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) under the leadership of Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi for i (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Access Bank Donates $1 Million to Global Fund's Project
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Kigali - Access Bank, a leading African financial institution also with operations in Kigali, has announced a donation of the sum of $1million to the Global Fund's Gift from Africa" project redeemable (By News Poster)...
Zuma Calls Foreign Investors
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has extended an invitation to foreign investors to invest in South Africa.Zuma, who is in Belgium for the third annual European Union-South Africa summit, is using his (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: UN to Prosecute Rebels Over Mass Rapes
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - A United Nation expert yesterday said that the UN will push for the prosecution of leaders of rebel groups accused of mass rape of civilians in eastern Democratic Republic of (By News Poster)...
Namibia: It's Official - 51,2 Percent of Workforce Jobless
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Jo-Maré DuddyGOVERNMENT has finally, after keeping the figures under wrap for about a year, admitted that unemployment in Namibia is "unacceptably high" at 51,2 per cent.Releasing the Namibia Labou (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mobile Internet Search 'a Marketing Opportunity'
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Chantelle BenjaminJohannesburg - THE use of cellphones for internet searches is growing as a trend in SA, with an estimated 25% of all search queries on Google SA coming from them, says ad sales ag (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: President Blames 'Terrorists' for Independence Day Bombs
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: Nigerian President Goodluck Johnathan on Saturday blamed unidentified terrorists for two bomb attacks during independence day celebrations in Abuja, amid reports that British intelligence agencies war (By News Poster)...
Copac - MDC-T Activist in Court
Friday 01-Oct-2010: Harare - An MDC-T activist who was arrested at the weekend for allegedly assaulting a policeman and disrupting a public gathering appeared in court yesterday.Edmore Manyofa is facing charges of assaul (By News Poster)...
UN Rights Panel to Hear From Sexual Violence Victims (news)
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will have the opportunity to speak out before a high-level panel convened by the United Nations human rights chief beginning on (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Bidco Taps Farmers to Cover Edible Oil Supply Shortfall
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Johnstone Ole TuranaHousehold goods manufacturer Bidco Oil is looking to engage farmers in Nakuru to grow sunflower and soya beans to meet its rising demand for raw materials for processing edible (By News Poster)...
Media is the Biggest Threat to 'Social Revolution', Says Minister (news)
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - THE media is the biggest threat to "the social revolution", and unemployment, poverty and HIV/AIDS are the biggest dangers to the constitution, says South African Co (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mondi Signs 20-Year Lease in 'Model' Land Reform
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Beth ShirleyJohannesburg - PAPER and pulp company Mondi signed its ninth land restitution deal in KwaZulu-Natal last week, touting the settlement as a model for other land claims in SA.The governme (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: New Policy to Handle Disaster Risk
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Gambella - Huge bonfires mark the Orthodox Christian feast day of Meskel on 27 September, which coincides with the end of the rainy season in the highlands of Ethiopia. This year rains were good; too (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Unidentified Helicopter Bombs Al Shabaab Meeting
Monday 27-Sep-2010: A warships helicopter stationed off Somalia's coast on Sunday attacked a house where affiliates of the insurgent group, Al-Shabaab were meeting in Marka, in Lower Shabelle region, Radio Garowe reports (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Controversy Over Army Warning on Polls
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Bernard James And Beatus KagasheDar es Salaam - Politicians and human rights activists yesterday criticised the Tanzanian military's warning on election violence, saying the army should apologise f (By News Poster)...
Police's Interference With Journalistic Duties?
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Kae Matundu-TjiparuroI HAVE been wondering what the police may have done about the interference of the Okahandja Police with my duties as a journalist.I wrote in this column on August 28 about the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: A Call for Debate on Health
Friday 01-Oct-2010: Since the ANC's announcement last week that a national health insurance (NHI) will be pursued, we have once again seen claims that an NHI is unaffordable and that the whole idea should be consigned to (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Tell Me Lies About Mozal
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By By Paul FauvetMaputo - A campaign of lies and disinformation in parts of the Mozambican media against the country's largest factory, the aluminium smelter Mozal, reached a crescendo on Thursday, on (By News Poster)...
Namibia: South African Meat Producers Meet
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Fifi RhodesWindhoek - Namibian meat producers and other stakeholders recently met their South African counterparts to tackle head-on issues related to the exportation of livestock to South Africa.T (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets - Japan's never-ending recession, Americans are discouraged...
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: [Here is a recent analysis from Jason Kelly showing how the world is still floundering. Jan] 3. The Economy Is Slowing Without Stimulus After presenting several charts showing a deterioration o (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Bribe Scandal- Julius Berger to Pay FG U.S.$29.5 Million Fine
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Tobi SoniyiAbuja - Construction giant Julius Berger has pleaded guilty to being an accessory and conduit for distributing bribes to top government officials in respect of Siemens and Halliburton sc (By News Poster)...
South Africa: DBSA Seeks Advisers for Energy Programme
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - THE Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) invited advisers at the weekend to bid for the provision of transaction advisory services for the government's renewable (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: President's Aide Names Delta Militants Over Bombs
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Vincent ObiaSpecial Adviser to the President on Niger Delta, Mr. Timi Alaibe, said on Saturday that Friday's bloody blasts in Abuja could only be the handiwork of one man masquerading as the Niger (By News Poster)...
Magistrate Says Mudede Has Case to Answer in Diesel Mystic Case
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaChinhoyi provincial magistrate Ignatius Mugova on Tuesday blasted Registrar General Tobaiwa Mudede for habouring 35 year old fugitive 'diesel n'anga' Rotina Mavhunga who was on the run fo (By News Poster)...
Black-Eyed Peas Key to Economic Development
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Busani BafanaDakar - The black-eyed pea, commonly known as the cowpea, is the new kid on the block when it comes to improving the welfare of women and their families in West Africa, researchers say (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Embargo Poisons Political Environment, Germany Admits
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Harare - GERMANY has admitted that continued sanctions are poisoning the political climate in Zimbabwe and making life difficult for Sadc-appointed facilitator of the dialogue between Zanu-PF and the (By News Poster)...
Farms are Crucial to Chocolate Making
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Catherine Alston and Danielle NierenbergPennsylvania has made its mark on chocolate production in the United States through the years, with several major chocolate manufacturing and processing comp (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Former Zanu-Pf SG Hails Masawi's War Role
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Harare - Former Zanu-PF secretary-general Mr Edgar Tekere has described the late Cde Ephraim Masawi as an illustrious cadre who played a pivotal role in recruiting freedom fighters to join the liberat (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Union Threatens Strike Over Water Quality
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Sarah HudlestonJohannesburg - UNLESS the growing threat of acid mine drainage, and the lack and quality of potable water, are properly debated and action taken, the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedu (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Rift Between Copac Co-Chairmen Threatens New Constitution
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Tichaona SibandaA row over the aborted outreach program in Harare threatens to torpedo the harmony within the COPAC management team, after ZANU PF allegedly tried to block the rescheduling of the a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Wal-Mart Deal With Massmart 'Still Five Months Off'
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Michael BlebyJohannesburg - WAL-MART's nonbinding offer for Massmart, announced yesterday, is at least five months from completion, Massmart CEO Grant Pattison said yesterday.The due diligence proc (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fifty Years of Insurance in the Country - Still a Mixed Grill
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Ngozi OnyeakusiLagos - Fifty years after Nigeria's independence as a nation, the insurance industry, one of the prominent sectors of the economy, is yet to assume its pride of place. NGOZI ONYEAKUS (By News Poster)...
Local Brokers Face Competition as Global Players Set Sights on Africa
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Johannesburg - A NEW wave of competition is washing over the stockbroking industry. Standard Bank will soon launch an international equities dealing business and beef up its equity capital-raising act (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Victim Empowerment Tops Summit Agenda
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Pretoria - The Victim Empowerment Programme (VEP) of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) will be evaluated at a summit that kicks off on Thursday.Over 400 delegates are expected to atten (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Construction Industry Slams Illegal Practices
Monday 27-Sep-2010: THE newly elected president of the Construction Industries Federation of Namibia (CIF), Karl Heinz Schulz, has slammed companies that appear to defy Namibian labour laws, thus expressing the federatio (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil Workers Threaten Strike Over PI Bill
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Mohammed ShosanyaLagos - Organised labour in the nation’s oil sector, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil Workers Threaten Strike
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Mohammed ShosanyaLagos - Organised labour in the nation's oil sector, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Wo (By News Poster)...
Kenya: New MP Mbuvi Fires Imaginations
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Nairobi - The new MP for Makadara is fast becoming an urban legend with Parliament discussing the issue of integrity.On Wednesday, stories were circulating of people with some similarity to Mr Gidion (By News Poster)...
Namibia: 'Massive Spending Could Create Jobs'
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - An annual overspending of about N$5 billion for the next decade coupled with gigantic public debt of about N$30 billion can solve record unemployment.Additionally, the busines (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mining Drives Surprise Climb in Factory Prices
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - PRICE increases at SA's factories, mines and farms quickened unexpectedly in August, driven mainly by mining products, official data showed yesterday.Producer prices climbe (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Western Cape Plan to Stamp Out HIV And TB
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Lungi LangaCommunity care workers will be paid a standardised stipend in a move to retain their skills and in turn tackle the twin epidemics of TB and HIV.Western Cape Health MEC Theuns Botha said (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: NOCZIM Feels the Heat
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Shame MakoshoriHarare - Troubled State petroleum procurement and distribution giant - the National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (NOCZIM) - is being haunted by competition, particularly from players with (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Kimathi's Arrest Renders Kampala Trials a Farce
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Muthoni WanyekiNairobi - For all East Africans, the memories of this year's soccer World Cup will forever be blighted by the bombings in Kampala during the July 11 final.Innocent people out to enjo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nationalisation No Cause for Alarm - Zuma
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Edward WestJohannesburg - MINING sector investors do not need to fear nationalisation, says African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma.The party is committed to its mixed-economy policy w (By News Poster)...
South Africa: More Money Needed to Fight Aids, TB
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Tamar KahnCape Town - The Treatment Action Campaign and other activists have called on rich nations to double their pledges to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, saying i (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Training Reduces Maternal Mortality Rate
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Aimable TwahirwaKigali - Two years spent training traditional birth attendants in remote rural areas has allowed Rwanda to reduce the country's maternal mortality rate, says the country's health de (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Veld Fires Destroy Sugarcane, Forests in Masvingo
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By George MapongaMasvingo - Rampaging veld fires, believed to have been sparked by poachers, have destroyed nearly 100 hectares of forestry and sugarcane in the Masvingo Wildlife Conservancy and Mkwas (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Man Loses Bone Marrow to Thieves
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Walter NyamukondiwaChinhoyi - A Kadoma man died in hospital last week after bone marrow from his leg was forcibly suctioned and stolen by four men.Police suspect ritualism was behind the attack on (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country is Attracting World's Call-Centre Business
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Beth ShirleyJohannesburg - THE call centre, financial accounting, human resources management and IT support industry - collectively called business process outsourcing and offshoring - is one of SA (By News Poster)...
President Consoles Masawi Family
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Harare - President Mugabe has sent a message of condolence to the Masawi family following the death of former Mashonaland Central Governor and Zanu-PF deputy political commissar, Cde Ephraim Masawi, o (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Patel Eyes Gulf States for Goods Market
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Livhuwani MammburuJohannesburg - Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Economic Development says Saudi Arabia and other gulf states have enormously important potential market for South African goods.Patel w (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Terrorism Charges Brought Against Kenyan Rights Defender
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Ugandan authorities should either release a Kenyan human rights activist who is being held on terrorism charges or provide details of the charges, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said tod (By News Poster)...
Burundi: Govt Calls on UN to Continue Supporting Its Economic Development
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Burundi, which with United Nations help returned to relative stability after decades of conflict that killed hundreds of thousands of people, has appealed to the world body and the international commu (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Four Pirates To Be Transferred to Kenyan Authorities
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: On Monday 27 September, EU NAVFOR welcomed the decision of the Kenya authorities to prosecute four suspected pirates, interdicted by the EU NAVFOR Spanish warship SPS GALICIA.On 24 September, the boar (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Kenol Shares Surge as Dispute With KPC Ends
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguShares of Kenya's second largest oil marketer, KenolKobil, surged to a one-month high following news that the company had reached a settlement on protracted disputes with the energy (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Now the Hard Part
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Ijeoma NwogwugwuLagos - Five years after the Electric Power Sector Reform Act was enacted and several policy flip-flops in between, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday unveiled a comprehensive ro (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Niger Delta Rebels Claim Responsibility for Blasts
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (Mend) has claimed responsibility for blasts in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Friday.At least eight people died and three were seriously injured in (By News Poster)...
South Africa: ANC's Youth League Claims Victory Over Mines
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Jean-Jacques CornishSlapped down at the National General Council of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) last week, the party's Youth League is nevertheless claiming victory. Its leader Juliu (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zuma Faces Criticism at European Parliament
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaSouth Africa's President Jacob Zuma found himself facing strong criticism at the European Parliament on Wednesday, for the way he has handled the Zimbabwe crisis in his role as (By News Poster)...
Namibia: U.S. Law Protects African Penguin
Friday 01-Oct-2010: The African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), a bird native to Namibia and South Africa, is now listed as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. The listing means the U.S. g (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Set to Redesign Banknotes
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Mohammed S. ShehuPresident Goodluck Jonathan yesterday launched the N50 commemorative note and non-circulating coins as part of activities to celebrate the country's 50th independence anniversary, (By News Poster)...
Fraudsters Prey on Walvis Residents
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Albertina NakaleWalvis Bay - The Mayor of Walvis Bay, Uilika Nambahu, says the harbour town has become a magnet for fraudsters, con artists and other criminal elements whose presence is fuelled by (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Sits on 'Time Bomb' of Unemployment and Poverty
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - Minister of Labour Membathisi Mdladlana said SA was "on a ticking time bomb" if it did not alleviate its poverty and unemployment problems drastically, especially be (By News Poster)...
Namibia: EU Injects N$14 Million Into CBEND
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Fifi RhodesOutjo - Combating Bush Encroachment for Namibia's Development (CBEND), a bio-energy project aimed at reducing extreme rural poverty and environmental degradation in the country has recei (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Mobile Phone Users Must Register By 15 November
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Maputo - All users of pre-paid mobile phone cards must register their phone numbers by 15 November, according to a government decree issued last week (but not yet published in any of the media).The de (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Wal-Mart Deal Draws Fire From Unions
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Michael BlebyJohannesburg - THE first front in Wal-Mart's battle to win over public opinion in Africa opened up yesterday when two unions fired shots across the bow of the world's largest retailer, (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Local Polls Likely to Delay Bulk Purchase of Petroleum Products
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Joseph MwamunyangeNairobi - The much awaited bulk procurement of petroleum products in Tanzania is likely to be delayed further: The minister supposed to issue regulations on the matter is yet to d (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Citizens Fall Prey to Con Men in South Africa
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Omphitlhetse MookiThey come on the promise of high-paying jobs, but end up entangled in a web of human trafficking that leaves them stranded, thousands of kilometres from home.Richard Mukasa (not r (By News Poster)...
Guinea: An Uneasy Nation Says 'Never Again'
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Dakar - On the eve of their Independence Day Guineans are uneasy as tensions threaten a political transition many had hoped would end decades of repressive rule.Concern over delays to a second-round p (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Says Citizens Must Control Foreign Investors
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Ryan TruscottZimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says foreign investors must be willing to hand over majority shares to local people if they plan to invest in the country.In a speech broadcast live (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Copac Orders Fresh Outreach Meetings for Harare
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe COPAC management committee has condemned the fact that 42 outreach meetings were not done properly or were abandoned in Harare, as a result of violence, and wants them done agai (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Soldiers Get 45 Years in Prison for Murder
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By James ErikuThe High Court sitting in Gulu has sentenced two UPDF soldiers of the 4th Division to 45 years each in prison for shooting dead a woman in Gulu Municipality. The soldiers, Michael Onek O (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Insurance Sector Must Try Out New Ventures
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Harare - LISTED insurance stocks on the local market have remained fairly undervalued relative to the common valuation multiples.This has been attributed to the fact that core insurance business growt (By News Poster)...
Kenya: HIV/Aids - Value for Money Central to Achieving Universal Access
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Nairobi - A global shortage of funds for the fight against HIV means universal access to prevention, treatment and care is unlikely unless HIV programmes get better value for their investments, says a (By News Poster)...
New Cause Posited for African HIV Rates
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By David Njagi And Naomi AntonyNairobi - Malaria, and other common African infections, may make women more susceptible to HIV/AIDS than they are in the developed world, according to a study that may h (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Deadly Antiretrovirals On the Market
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Kampala - MEDICAL experts have warned against the routine use of Stavudine, a highly toxic AIDS drug that has been abolished in most parts of Europe and America for treatment of HIV in adults. Stavudi (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Torture Detected in Nampula Prison
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Maputo - The General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Justice has detected cases of the torture of prisoners in the Industrial Penitentiary in the northern Mozambican province of Nampula.According to a (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Fake Miracles And the Media By Paul Fauvet
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Maputo - The Universal Church of the Kingdom of God is a wealthy and sinister Brazilian pentecostal sect that has spread its tentacles across the Portuguese speaking world and beyond.It has become wil (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (02-10-2010)
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Howzit Please be aware that there will be no posting tomorrow as I have our normal monthly meeting of the local Royal British Legion to attend. Some of you have been aware that I have been getti (By The BeardedMan)...
Nigeria: ACN Berates FG Over Worsening Security Situation
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Charles AjunwaAction Congress of Nigeria (ACN), opposition politcal party in the country, yesterday expressed serious concern over the worsening security situation in the country, saying the Federa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sixteen Child Hostages Freed
Friday 01-Oct-2010: Sixteen children who were kidnapped in Nigeria earlier this week have been freed. Police say no ransom was paid, and none of them were hurt. It's believed they were released in a joint police and mili (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Old Mutual's Sale of Nedbank Stake is on Course
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - OLD Mutual 's plan to sell Nedbank to HSBC appears to be on course, judging by a cautionary announcement that Nedbank issued yesterday in which it said the talks were co (By News Poster)...
Africa: Neonatal Circumcision Yet to Gain Ground
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Ignatius BandaBulawayo - Judith Sikhosana recently gave birth to a healthy baby boy. And while she has strictly followed the advice of health workers about the post-natal care for her child, there (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (30-09-2010)
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Howzit Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 (By The BeardedMan)...
Nigeria: Residents Flee City as Hunt for 15 Kidnapped Students Continues
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Emmanuel UgwuUmuahia - Aba, the once bustling commercial and industrial hub of Abia State, has finally been brought to its knees by the lingering insecurity situation in the city which culminated i (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Law on Telephone Tapping
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Emmanuel MulondoKampala - President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law the Regulation of Interception of Communications Bill, 2010, giving powers to security officials to listen into private commu (By News Poster)...
Africa: Awareness Needed to Curb Rabies
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Ayanda YeniIt's estimated that about 55 000 people die of rabies in Africa and Asia every year and over half a million animals die as a result of rabies.Rabies is a viral disease passed from an inf (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Many Oil Spills
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: The nation must have been shocked recently when the Minister of Environment, Mr. John Odey said that in four years (2006-2010), there have been 3,203 cases of oil spillages in the country. He added th (By News Poster)...
Africa Discusses Chemical Weapons
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - The eighth regional meeting of national authorities of state parties in Africa is meeting in Windhoek this week on the implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention ( (By News Poster)...
Nigeria Tasks UN on Arms Proliferation
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Abiodun OluwarotimiNew York - President Goddluck Ebele Jonayhan has called on the leadership of the United Nations to take a firm action towards the control of the proliferation of small arms and l (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Unites Behind National Symbols
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Pretoria - Heritage Month promises to be a hive of activity for millions of South Africans. The Department of Arts and Culture has put together an entertainment programme offering a showcase of the co (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Trade in Stolen Medicines Reined in
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Charles KazoobaNairobi - Ugandan authorities have teamed up with their Kenyan counterparts to stem the rise in cross border trade in stolen drugs.The initiative could lead to a regional framework a (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Nurses Demand Bribes to Dispense Arvs
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Nqaba MatshaziThere is rampant corruption at government hospitals and city council clinics, with HIV and Aids patients having to bribe staff at the institutions in an effort to get life prolonging (By News Poster)...
Africa: SA Urges World to Assist Troubled Sudan
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Pretoria - South Africa has called on the international community to redouble its efforts in support of peace in the Sudan and to ensure that a schedule referendum in that country is held in a peacefu (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: MEND Leader's South African Home Raided
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: Lagos - The South African police invaded the Johannesburg home of Henry Okah, leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) early yesterday, apparently acting on the request of (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Violence in Mogadishu Swells Number of Displaced Somalis
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Over 400,000 IDPs from Mogadishu have sought refuge in the Afgooye corridor1 October 2010 - An estimated 410,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Somalia's violence-wracked capital, Mogadishu, (By News Poster)...
Namibia: National Bank Roasted Over Delay of SME Bank
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaWindhoek - Swapo Party Youth League Secretary for Economic Affairs, Veikko Nekundi, has accused the Bank of Namibia (BoN) of taking lightly the need to have a small and medium enterpr (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Memo From Mogadishu
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Risdel KasasiraDaily Monitor Reporter Risdel Kasasira is embedded with Ugandan peacekeeping contingent with the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) where they are fending off attacks from terror ou (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: High-Level U.S. Delegation to Attend 50th Independence Celebration
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Charles W. CoreyPresident Obama is sending a high-level delegation to attend Nigeria's 50th anniversary independence celebration October 1, reflecting the high level of importance the United States (By News Poster)...
Zesa to Revive Three Idle Thermal Power Stations
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - Power utility Zesa Holdings is working on reviving three idle thermal power stations with potential output of 310 megawatts, costs of which would be shouldered by industrial (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Young Farmer's Dream Comes True
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Nthambeleni GabaraBronkhorstspruit - Owning a farm has been Gift Mafuleka's lifelong dream. Today, it became a reality when he was given a five-year lease for a portion of Leeuwfontein farm.Deputy (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Remove Payment Hitches, FRA, Banks Urged
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: THE Government has directed the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) and commercial banks to immediately address the bottlenecks that are delaying payments to farmers so that they can be paid promptly for them t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Mobil to Settle Dispute With Workers Out-of-Court
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Tobi SoniyiAbuja - Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited on Tuesday in Abuja told the Supreme Court that it was committed to reaching an out-of-court settlement with its security workers otherwise know (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Govt Set to Dispatch RG's Office Staff to SA
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Harare - Government will next month dispatch officials from the Registrar General's Office to South Africa to assist in issuing passports to Zimbabweans living there, an official has said.The move was (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Region Ready to Export Food - RADA
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Eugene MutaraKigali - After achieving the initial target for food security, the country is now in a position to produce for foreign markets, a top agricultural officer has said.Norbert Sendege, the (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Nine Managers Arrested Over Sh80m Bank Heist
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Fred MukindaNairobi - Police were on Saturday evening holding nine managers in connection with the theft of Sh80 million in transit from a bank.They included six from the Co-operative Bank and thre (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Country Receives $4.2 Billion in Remittances
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: By Stephen Odoi-LarbiThe Ghanaian economy is fast enjoying an economic rebound after experiencing some shocks from the financial meltdown that plunged many markets around the globe in 2008/09.Accordin (By News Poster)...
Cameroon: Kudos For The Police Boss
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Nkendem ForbinakeManifestly, the new police boss is starting his tenure with a thorough knowledge of some of the numerous challenges facing the national security services and which certainly inform (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Capitec Surge in Profit 'Set to Continue'
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - CAPITEC Bank yesterday impressed with a surge in first-half profits, boosted by income from its core banking operations, which CEO Riaan Stassen predicted would continue (By News Poster)...
Govt Denies Army's Involvement in Human Rights Violations in DRC
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: Luanda - The State secretary for Foreign Affairs, George Chicoty, Tuesday in New York, USA firmly refuted an alleged involvement of members of the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) in acts of human rights vi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: RMB Asset Manager to Oppose Mittal's BEE Deal
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Tim CohenJohannesburg - THE possibility of a widespread rejection by fund managers of the controversial ArcelorMittal SA-Ayigobi Consortium black economic empowerment (BEE) deal took an incremental (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: PHCN Strike Threat - SSS Invites NUEE Secretary As Workers Suspend Strike
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Linda ErokeThe State Security Service (SSS) has invited the General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), Comrade Joe Ajaero, to a meeting today in Abuja.The invitation m (By News Poster)...
Dozens to Testify in Kenyan Nurse's Case
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Helvy ShaanikaOshakati - A record 80 witnesses are expected to testify in the case of the Kenyan national who is accused of murdering his wife and hacking her body into pieces before allegedly dump (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Struggling to Create a Constitution
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Harare - Violence has marred the series of outreach meetings being held across Zimbabwe, where members of the Constitutional Parliamentary Select Committee (COPAC) come to hear what ordinary Zimbabwea (By News Poster)...
'Negotiated' Constitution on the Cards as Outreach Process Fails (news)
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Alex BellPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has indicated that a new constitution is likely to be a negotiated document between the three parties in the coalition government, and not the people drive (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Security And Access Top Agenda of Latest Darfur Talks
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: The security of civilians in Darfur as well as access for peacekeepers and aid agencies to those in need were among the issues discussed today during the latest talks between the United Nations, the A (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Banks to Share ATMs
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Eden SahleZemen and Dashen banks (SC) signed an agreement on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, that would allow customers of both banks to use the 80 automated teller machines (ATMs) they have between (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Anti-Graft Body Asked to Blacklist Corrupt Firms
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Peter LeftieNairobi - The Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC) has been asked to conduct an audit of the private sector to identify and blacklist companies that engage in corruption.The Kenya Pr (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Whose Mouthpiece is Mutula Kilonzo?
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Makau MutuaNairobi - The Honourable Mutula Kilonzo, the minister for Justice, is nobody's fool. That's why I listen carefully - and read between the lines - whenever he speaks.The man is phenomenal (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FG Hands Off Power Generation, Distribution
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Chika Amanze Nwachukwu And Ejiofor AlikeLagos - President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday launched the most comprehensive plan to reform the power sector and achieve stable electricity in the country.U (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SADC Sets Up Presidential Team On Sanctions
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: By Wongai ZhangazhaHarare - THE Southern African Development Community (Sadc) has set up a three-member presidential team to lobby for the removal of sanctions against Zimbabwe in keeping with resolut (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Petrol Price to Rise
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Motorists can expect to pay between four and five cents more for a litre of petrol as of next Wednesday, the Energy Ministry announced.The cost of a litre of 93 ULP & LRP is set to increase (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: UN Team Takes Soil, Water Samples in Deadly Nigerian Lead Poisoning Outbreak
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: A United Nations team has finished collecting dozens of soil and water samples in a region of northern Nigeria where acute lead poisoning due to backyard gold digging has sickened hundreds of children (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Rescue Kidnapped Children, Jonathan Orders Police
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Mohammed S. ShehuPresident Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the acting Inspector-General of Police Hafiz A. Ringim and heads of other security agencies in the country to take all necessary steps to re (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Nation Moves to Cut Off Funding for Al-Shabaab
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: By Dominic WabalaNairobi - Kenya is moving to tighten financial screws on Nairobi-based businessmen suspected of bank rolling Somalia insurgency group al-Shabaab.The Central Bank of Kenya has directed (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Minister Arrested for Assault on Chief
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By George MapongaMasvingo - Youth Development, Indigenisation and Empowerment Deputy Minister Tongai Matutu and six MDC-T activists have been arrested for allegedly assaulting Chief Serima following a (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Farmer's NGO in Leadership Crisis Claims And Counter Claims.
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Fabakary B. CeesayThe National Farmers Association for Poverty Alleviation (NAFA), a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) based in Sintet village in the Foni Jarrol District, Western Region, is curr (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: U.S. Meeting With Coalition Government
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: On September 23, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Ambassador Johnnie Carson, and Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs Michelle Gavin met with seni (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Alleged Impersonator Exposed
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Omar WallyKebba Jobarteh, the 45-year-old resident of Latrikunda German who was arrested by police last week for alleged impersonation, was Friday paraded before members of the press at the Serious (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Namwandi Vows to Crack the Whip
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By John EkongoWindhoek - Deputy Minister of Education, Dr David Namwandi, is a very bitter man, whose apparent fury comes in the wake of disturbing reports of misconduct, non-proffessionalism, theft a (By News Poster)...
Kenya: U.S. Rules Out Lifting of Sanctions On Zimbabwe
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Kitsepile Nyathi Nation CorrespondentNairobi - The United States has told Zimbabwe to restore the rule of law and stop alleged human rights violations before it could consider lifting sanctions imp (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Customer Gets Judgment Against Intercontinental Bank
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Abiodun FelixOsogbo - A N250million judgment against the Intercontinental Bank Plc in favour of one of its customers, Princess Funmilayo Lamuye, has caused a face-off between the duo as the custome (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Four Seized Over Army Jobs Promises
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Nairobi - Four people have been arrested and more than Sh250,000 recovered, 10 days after the Ministry of Defence launched its national recruitment drive.The military has warned the public to be wary (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Edo Lawmaker in ICPC Net Over Financial Scam
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Patrick OchogaBenin City - A member representing Orhionmwon (2) constituency at the Edo State House of Assembly, Hon Etinosa Ogbeiwi, was on Thursday whisked to the headquarters of the Independent (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: More FDLR Rebels Defect
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Robert MugabeKigali - A former secretary to the FDLR overall commander, Lieutenant Alphonse Senyoni, who defected recently, has appealed for more protection, claiming "he is the most wanted man by (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Security Agencies to Investigate 'Grenade' Explosion
Friday 01-Oct-2010: By Musa NdowSecurity agencies, notably the Gambia Armed Forces (GAF) and the Gambia Police Force (GPF) say they will investigate the 'grenade' explosion that killed a 10-year-old boy on Tuesday evenin (By News Poster)...
South Africa: A Big Day for Wages in the Clothing Industry
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: By Edward WestJohannesburg - THE fate of 22 000 jobs in the clothing and textile industries will be decided today at a meeting between manufacturers and the National Bargaining Council (NBC) for the c (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Market Shelling Claims 11 Lives
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: At least 11 people have been killed and 20 others wounded Wednesday in an artillery battle by Somali government backed by African Union forces and insurgents in Mogadishu, according to witnesses, Radi (By News Poster)...
Somalia: 13 Migrants Died in Gulf of Aden
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: At least 13 people on a stranded skiff died Monday and More than a 60 others were unconscious while being rescued by multi-national personnel on an American destroyer in the Gulf of Aden, Radio Garowe (By News Poster)...
Deadline for Indigenisation Committees Set
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: By Lloyd GumboHarare - Government has set the deadline by which indigenisation sectoral committees should have submitted proposals for implementation of empowerment laws.Youth Development, Indigenisat (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Power Company Records 15 Percent Profit Rise
Monday 27-Sep-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguKenya Power and Lighting Company has recorded a 15 per cent increase in profit after tax, buoyed by increased connections, rising revenue as well as fibre optic business.This will en (By News Poster)...
USA: On the brink: Economy "Close to a Destructive Tipping Point," Glenn Hubbard Says
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: [I have said all along that Obama isn't going to solve anything. Jan] "America is very close to a destructive tipping point," co-authors Glenn Hubbard and Peter Navarro warn in their new book Seeds (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: Gold hits new all-time highs... Is Wall St heading to peak & crash?
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Its late and I had a quick peek at the stock markets today. Gold ended up at new all-time highs. GLD ended at over $127 - which is about $1270. This is an all time high. During intraday trading it wen (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets - IMPORTANT: Oil breaches a critical point... Oil heading UP...
Friday 01-Oct-2010: Just some notes quickly from the stock markets. I see that Wall St's DOW Jones index tried to head towards 11,000 to breach it. But it fell back very sharply. It will no doubt be attempts to do so (By Jan)...
My Trip to America - Visiting a reader... Manager's pets... winding down at work...
Thursday 30-Sep-2010: I have been working into the night for the last 2 nights I had urgent changes to do and to get implemented before I go. Then I had to dash off to Pretoria to pick up some things from one of our regula (By Jan)...
My Trip to America - Off to Ultra-Liberal Oregon - Jeff Rense and I chat...
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: It looks as if I have a long, long night ahead before I even leave here. I still have so much to do. I have been finalising many things. I also have to think of theft, etc and I made photocopies o (By Jan)...
The Right Perspective: 2010.10.01 Archive
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: Frank gives the right perspective on The People's Lunatic Asylum of North Korea, run by Kim Jung Mentally Ill, who introduced his son, Kim Jung Hard-on, a the "successor in waiting" this week. Fra (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
My Trip to America - Last minute rushes
Saturday 02-Oct-2010: I have been trying hard to sort out all my final work commitments. Some of them were nothing more than personal promises to people - to certain managers - that I wanted to keep. I had so little cha (By Jan)...
My Trip to America... trying to get things done...
Friday 01-Oct-2010: I have been very hectic at work. I am actually spending the morning of my last day at work prior to my leave, trying to sort out so much stuff telephonically that I just don't get around to. I hav (By Jan)...
S.Africa: My work, running late with posts... Some WEIRD eGoli (soapie stuff?)....
Tuesday 28-Sep-2010: Today has been so hectic, I can't even get a few minutes during my lunch hour in order to pop a post on the website. In the last day or two... some strange stuff is going on at my work... really s (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Debugging my washing machine - a thought about fabric softener
Sunday 03-Oct-2010: My old washing machine was giving me some trouble by not releasing its fabric softener properly when I was doing the washing. Before calling for help I became curious and pulled out the drawer where t (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (29-09-2010)
Wednesday 29-Sep-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- Just as I said they would, ZANU PF have declared Ephraim Masawi a national hero. In my mind, any senior member of the party - regardless of t (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (01-10-2010)
Friday 01-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- I am a golf fan. As a former 12 handicapper, it was one game that I really enjoyed, so it probably will not surprise you to know that I have (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (27-09-2010)
Monday 27-Sep-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- Another candidate for Heroes' Acre? "Former ZANU PF deputy spokesman Ephraim Masawi who was a key Mashonaland Central province party funct (By The BeardedMan)...