October 18, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report 
From Jan Lamprecht 
Southern Africa in Crisis 
Sunday, 17th 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.

South Africa: Media Proposals Provoke Outrage, Concern
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - "The current debate needs to interrogate the desire for secrecy against the right to information in a society in which the lack of socio-economic rights diminishes the ability to acce (By News Poster)...
Africa: SHOCKER: 1,000 Kenyan Teachers Fired for Sexually Abusing Young Girls
Monday 11-Oct-2010: More than 1,000 teachers have been fired for sexually abusing girls over the last two years, according to a new report from the Kenyan government. Last year, 600 teachers were dismissed over allegatio (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Ripple Effect Divides the Polity
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Imam ImamTo the consternation of many Nigerians, issues surrounding the October 1 bombings recently degenerated from a security matter to full-blown politics with brickbats flying across and beyond (By News Poster)...
Africa: Vibrant Media Fight for Freedom
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - "Weak though they may often be, the media, especially the independent outlets, have made remarkable contributions to peaceful and transparent elections in Benin, Cape Verde, Ghana, Ma (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: How Secure is the Nation?
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Kingsley NwezehNigerians and indeed residents of the Federal Capital Territory, woke up on October 1, still basking in the euphoria of the nation's 50th independence anniversary celebrations that w (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: Still with Jeff Nyquist - Meeting converted Americans - How a Liberal Jew abandoned the Democrats
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: [I am still in northern California for one more day. Jeff Nyquist has kept me busy for every second of the day from the morning to the late evening. I hardly have a second to sit still. Between the (By Jan)...
USA: Jeff Nyquist on: How Feminism leads to Terrorism....
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: [Here is something very important that Jeff Nyquist did recently. I am currently visiting Jeff Nyquist. He told me about this article he experimented with on a blog. Jan] At the Garden Party And (By Jan)...
My Trip to America: Are the South African or Zimbabwean Govts spying on JoAn in Oregon?
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Today JoAn phoned me while I was with Jeff Rense. She lives in the small town of Lebanon, Oregon where I am due to go in the next few days. Ever since I announced that I am going to America for a h (By Jan)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Government Should Urgently Act to Arrest Bosco Ntaganda
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: London - The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo should immediately arrest Bosco Ntaganda, a Congolese army general sought on an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court (ICC), (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: TV is dying.... there are a zillion radio stations - South African Radio SUCKS big time...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Let me shock you with some observations of the people I have stayed with in the USA so far. TV's days as a fad are long over. You get huge, big screen TVs which I believe can surf the Internet... y (By Jan)...
USA: President Obama's White House - A Policy of Discrimination - Obama's RAGE - My Comments
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: [Israel is being treated the same way Rhodesia and South Africa were. That's where this is going. Someone like Obama though, has other chips on his shoulder. When I had dinner with Captain Joseph (By Jan)...
Nigeria: The Canonisation of MEND
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Ibrahim ShemeFor a week now, the refrain in Nigeria has been about who to blame for the October 1 bombings in Abuja in which 16 persons were killed. Days before the criminal act, the Movement for t (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Exchange of Crime Suspects Within Region 'Normal,' Say Police Chiefs
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Fred Oluoch, Julius Barigaba, Mike Mande and Adam IhuchaNairobi - In the wake of a Kenyan High Court ruling against the illegal transfer of Kenyan terrorism suspects to Uganda for detention and tri (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Farmer Ben Freeth Presented With Order of British Empire
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Alex BellFormer Chegutu farmer Ben Freeth was presented with a prestigious royal award in London on Wednesday, in recognition of his fight for justice and peace in Zimbabwe.Freeth was named as one (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Blitz Against Robbers Overdue
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Stephen MpofuHarare - While some urban centres in Zimbabwe may have suffered sporadic raids by armed robbers, Bulawayo is virtually under siege and only a blitzkrieg looks likely to rout the bandit (By News Poster)...
What the ....? - Exposing Liberals: The Hypocritical Religion of Liberalism...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: [We have a new columnist on AmericanCrisis. His name is Keith, and this is his first article for us. I am cross posting this article to AfricanCrisis. Keith is talking about Liberalism as defined (By Jan)...
Uganda: Army Under Scrutiny for Rights Abuses in Karamoja
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Julius BarigabaNairobi - Suddenly, the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces find themselves at the centre of controversy.The force is being accused of playing a lead role in perpetrating gross human right (By News Poster)...
Hompa Nyangana Wamukuve - Resistor of European Imperialism and Colonialism?
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Shampapi ShiremoLittle is known about Hompa Nyangana in Namibia's public historiography. Indeed, this predicament actually applies to the general history of a large part of north-eastern Namibia. T (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Chihuri Declares War on Criminals
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Harare - Police are hunting for armed robbers nationwide and will shoot to kill those bent on killing, kidnapping or attempting to run over police officers in the course of their duties, Commissioner- (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Boycotts Cabinet Meeting
Friday 15-Oct-2010: PRIME MINISTER Morgan Tsvangirai and his deputy Thokozani Khupe this week boycotted cabinet, as South African President Jacob Zuma's mediation team arrived in Harare to intervene in renewed clashes be (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - I meet Jeff Rense face to face... If America is nuked... I am a Rented Car Whore...
Friday 15-Oct-2010: I'm currently sitting in Jeff Rense's guest house. I met him after 10pm after his show. We had a good chat and in the morning, in the daylight I will talk to him again. He works really hard. I thin (By Jan)...
USA: None of my close friends are lazy - Jeff Rense & Jeff Nyquist...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Roll up your sleeves!! I have a lesson for all of you out there, no matter your station in life. I was telling Jeff Rense of how I am investing these days and what I discovered from my own analyse (By Jan)...
Sudan: Peace After Votes Will Depend on Quiet Talks
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - "It is in our interest to see that the North remains a viable state, just as it should be in the interests of the North to see Southern Sudan emerge a viable one too. The North is our (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets - This is why the markets are rising so fast: The US Dollar is COLLAPSING...
Friday 15-Oct-2010: [I was wondering why Gold and Wall St were rising so fast at the same time... and like a fool I forgot the obvious: The US Dollar is falling. The US markets rise whenever the dollar falls as it provid (By Jan)...
Africa: Maritime Piracy Off Somali Coast a Global Problem
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Charles W. CoreyMaritime piracy off the coast of Somalia is not just an African problem but a global challenge of worldwide concern, and the international community must step forward to help.U.S. A (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: South Africa's Radio stations SUCK compared to American stations - Crime Ridden California - Jeff Nyquist
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Sexual deviants have an incredible influence on modern politics everywhere - but more on that further below. South African Radio stations suck TOTALLY compared to American radio stations. On sa (By Jan)...
Opposition Marches On Parliament Over Secrecy Bill (news)
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - An unprecedented march on Parliament by the official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) yesterday was aimed at the government's "secrecy bill" but was also sharply criti (By News Poster)...
Africa: Ain't No Stopping the Chinese!
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Morenike AkereleMORENIKE AKERELE finds out the reason(s) for China's pull towards Africa and tensions arising from the relationship at the African Forum Session of the IBA in VancouverWith China's (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Okah has Link With Bomb Blast Suspects - South African Prosecutor
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Kayode MatthewAbuja - SOUTH AFRICAN prosecutor, yesterday, told a Johannesburg court that former leader of the Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, Mr. Henry Okah, who is facing trial fo (By News Poster)...
Uganda: How the UPDF Has Adapted to Urban Combat in Mogadishu
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Risdel KasasiraAbout a week before members of the United Nations Security Council and 27 members of the European Union's top military organ flew into Uganda to, among other things, map out efforts (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Food Security Has Improved - FAO
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Elizabeth NamazziKampala - THE world will celebrate the World Food Day on October 16. Uganda's country director for the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Percy Misika, talked (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: The MDC - BACK INTO THE FRAY - with Mugabe - The WORST THING ZIMBABWEANS DID TO THEMSELVES
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: [I saw that Eddie Cross sent out this post. This is VERY GOOD. Eddie Cross played a huge role in the MDC and in putting out news for the MDC. His silence was a very, very bad thing for the MDC. I disa (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Energy Thrust @ 50 - Piloting PPPS at State, Zonal Levels
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Victor Udo, PhdLagos - "A customer driven sector-wide plan to achieve stable power supply" is the subtitle for the recent Roadmap for Power Sector Reform announced by our President, Dr. Good luck J (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Wants Elections by Mid-2011
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Brian ChitembaHarare - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe yesterday said elections would be held by mid next year as the inclusive government cannot be extended by more than six months after its expiry in Feb (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - The True Liberals, also Markets are going crazy... I am off to meet Jeff Rense in person....
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: I have never had as fascinating a political discussion in my life as one I had with Jeff Nyquist yesterday. I met a fascinating man, Keith, whom I am looking forward to contributing to AmericanCrisis. (By Jan)...
Rwanda: Rwandan Rebel Leader Wanted By ICC for Alleged War Crimes Arrested in France
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Callixte Mbarushimana in an INTERPOL Red Notice, or international wanted persons noticeA Rwandan rebel leader was arrested in France today on an International Criminal Court (ICC) warrant on suspicion (By News Poster)...
South Africa: At Home And Abroad
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Allister SparksJohannesburg - WHILE we have been preoccupied once again with our perennial game of political pugilism ("Malema attacks Zuma"; "Zuma hits back at Malema"), few seem to have noticed t (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Justice Still Remote for Victims of Atrocities in DRC
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: London - The authors of the UN "mapping report" detailing more than 600 "serious violations of human rights and international humanitarian law" committed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) betw (By News Poster)...
Hangberg: a Question of Land Denied (opinion)
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Ardiel Soeker and Kailash BhanaReading about the recent demolition of shacks by the City of Cape Town in Hangberg and the comments made by the City on the issue could leave one thinking that newcom (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Honoured in the U.S., Sanusi Predicts More Convictions -Aganga - Nigeria's Economy 3rd Fastest Growing
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Ayodele AminuWashington DC - All the former managing directors of the rescued banks and others currently being tried for criminal charges will go to jail, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Terror Grips Accra ...as Armed Robbers Ranged With Impunity
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By A Mail ReportReports reaching The Mail tell of how armed robberies, which seemed to have subsided somewhat last year are back with a vengeance dispensing even more scary and traumatic terror.One of (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zim Agonisingly Navigates HIV Minefield
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Nelson ChengaHarare - She was among those once classified as the walking dead of this world after testing HIV positive in 1994. For 10 years, after that test, Rosemary Mufudza of Kovo Village in Mu (By News Poster)...
IMPORTANT: Germany: Merkel says German multicultural society has failed
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: [This is an important realisation in Germany. This is still mild, but history shows us that people want to be among their own kind. If multiculturalism was easy or the natural thing to do, it would ha (By Jan)...
Africa: China in Region - The Lies, the Half-Truths And Facts
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Amir DemekeNairobi - At the global roundtable on African affairs and international diplomacy, the debate continues on China's role in Africa's development.From the engaged, yet visibly antagonistic (By News Poster)...
Stock Markets: The Fastest rising property market in the WORLD... is in Israel...
Friday 15-Oct-2010: [So... while the global real estate market's bottom has fallen out... Israel is rocking. Good for them! Jan] JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel, despite perennial fears of war, has emerged as one of the hotte (By Jan)...
South Africa: Food Safety Agency Will Aid Exports
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma 's recent visit to Europe has made it vital for the government to urgently establish a food safety agency to issue certificates for processed prod (By News Poster)...
Africa: Ending Africa's Hunger Means Listening to Farmers
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Stephen LeahyNagoya, Japan - Africa is hungry - 240 million people are undernourished. Now, for the first-time, small African farmers have been properly consulted on how to solve the problem of fee (By News Poster)...
Tsvangirai Berates 'Outlaw' Mugabe (news)
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Kholwani NyathiPrime Morgan Tsvangirai last week issued his strongest rebuke yet against President Robert Mugabe threatening to disregard all unilateral appointments made by the veteran ruler since (By News Poster)...
'Technology is Transforming Africa'
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Kui Kinyanjui and Samantha SpoonerNairobi - As a teenager, one of Simunza Muyangana's favourite shows was a series that featured children who used a computer to solve crimes."I had never seen or to (By News Poster)...
Africa: Oil is a Far Cry From Being Continent's Curse
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Dianna GamesJohannesburg - THERE is no African oil curse, maintains global oil and gas expert Dr Duncan Clarke, only an inherited and continuing curse of politics.Responding to the frequently cited (By News Poster)...
Africa: South Africa Police Link Okah to Abuja Bombings
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Ibrahim ShemeSouth African authorities said yesterday they had found evidence linking militant leader Henry Okah to the October 1 bombings in Abuja in which 16 people were killed.They said Okah, a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Scramble to Grab a Piece of Nuclear Energy Drive
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - The tussle is on for a share of SA's nuclear market, after the government proposed last week to double nuclear's contribution to electricity generation over the next 20 (By News Poster)...
Africa: Eastern and French-Speaking Africa Triumph at the African Banker Awards 2010
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Washington - French-speaking African banks celebrate their haul of the two most coveted awards on offer at this year’s African Banker Awards. The Moroccan bank Attijariwafa took home African Ba (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt Tightens Security After Militants' Threat
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: By Festus Akanbi and Imam Imam and Amby Uneze in OwerriLagos - The Federal Government yesterday tightened security at the busy Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, a day after the militant gro (By News Poster)...
Africa: Software Developers Build Global Gems From Dusty Kiosks
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Kui Kinyanjui And Samantha SpoonerNairobi - As a teenager, one of Simunza Muyangana's favourite shows was a series that featured children who used a computer to solve crime."I had never seen or tou (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Gold Fields Provides More Details on R1 Billion BEE Deal
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Des LathamJohannesburg - Gold Fields has issued a circular this morning regarding its BEE deal first announced in August.The deal outlines a specific issue of shares for cash to the Thusano Share T (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abuja Bombing; Whence the Statesmen?
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Issa AremuScores of conspiracy theories abound on the national tragedy that struck on 50th independence anniversary day after two bombs were cowardly detonated in the vicinity of the Federal Minist (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Prison Should be Penalty of Last Resort
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Harare - The Zimbabwe Prison Service has always faced a dilemma over what to do about women prisoners with very young children.Few of these women have anyone they can trust to leave the children with (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Positions Hardening in Washington and Khartoum in Lead Up to Referenda
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Within days of the United Nations' New York meeting on Sudan, the 15-member UN Security Council set off for Kampala, Juba and Khartoum. The 4-10 October trip, led by Britain's UN Ambassador, Sir Mark (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abuja Bombing and Security Challenges
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Saka Raji AuduAs part of the efforts for government to have smooth conduct of the 2011 general elections, some security measures are being taken to forestall anything that would distract the electi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Scare as Jonathan Visits Zamfara
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Tony AilemenAbuja - Tension and anxiety yesterday gripped residents of Zamfara state, over text message purportedly from the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), as President Go (By News Poster)...
South Africa: South Africa to 'Engage' Mugabe and Tsvangirai Over Latest Spat
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe South African government says it first has to 'engage' the three principals to the Global Political Agreement before it can comment on the issue of Zimbabwe's new ambassador to (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Echoes of the Abuja Bombings
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: In August, former US ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, predicted in an article for Current Affairs that in the run up to the next general election, political tensions might tip Nigeria over the br (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: National Assembly Should Pass Counter-Terrorism Law -Expert
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Philip Nyam And Shuaib ShuaibSince the October 1 bomb explosions in Abuja, there have been varied allegations concerning the perpetrators and how the investigations are being conducted. In this int (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: I see a Big Foot... waiting for Jeff Rense in his town...
Friday 15-Oct-2010: I have spent most of the day driving since I left Jeff Nyquist's home. Yesterday Jeff took me on a drive along the Pacific coast to a beautiful spot. (I have been so busy that I've not even posted (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Govt Deploys Troops as Sect Bombs Police Station
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Michael Olugbode With Agency ReportMaiduguri - Suspected members of the radical religious sect, Boko Haram, yesterday bombed a police station in Maiduguri, Borno State, injuring three officers in a (By News Poster)...
West Africa: ECOWAS Holds Seminar on Transnational Organized Crime and Human Security
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Accra - The Africa Center for Strategic Studies, a Department of Defense agency that serves as a link between military and civilians involved in the security sector from across Africa, Europe, and the (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Banks Set to Reap From New Energy Management Rules
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Steve MbogoThe Energy Regulatory Commission is set to release new energy management regulations for industrial, commercial and institutional organisations in a move that will open new lending oppor (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Two Policemen, Kidnap Indian, Permanent Secretary
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Emma Ogu And Dennis UdomaOwerri And Uyo - It was another field day for gunmen who yesterday killed two policemen and a driver, and abducted an Indian headmistress in Eket, Akwa Ibom state, while th (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Strong Currency May Prompt Bank Rate Cut
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - THE Reserve Bank sent a veiled hint yesterday that appreciation in the rand, and the "risk" it poses to the inflation outlook, could prompt it to consider another cut in in (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: MEND - As the President Eats His Own Words
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Timawus MathiasIt is now all over, but for the shouting of immature political profanity from those we call our leaders, and this I find, is as painful as the loss of lives. 1st October 2010, Nigeri (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Sources of Agricultural Finance
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Martin MwingaIN this edition we focus on different sources of finance that farmers can utilise to finance their agricultural business activities.You have heard the saying: "Finance is the lifeblood (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Govt Ranked Last in Business Freedom
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Nqobani NdlovuBulawayo - Zimbabwe has been ranked last in the world alongside the Central African Republic in terms of lack of economic freedoms for businesses, a situation that has sullied the cou (By News Poster)...
Liberia: 20 Years From Now - Sirleaf Unveils New Socio-economic Contract
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Prevailing socio-economic conditions over the last decade warn most thinking Liberians that their situation is unlikely to change for the better, but that stands to worsen in case the nation slips bac (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Protect Rights and Safety of Opposition Leaders
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: New York - The Rwandan government should fully respect the rights of opposition party members and allow them to carry out their legitimate activities without fear for their safety, Human Rights Watch (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Rebel Rape Victims Now Targeted By Army
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Hundreds of women who were raped by rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nearly three months ago now reportedly face the same abuse from Government troops, a senior United Nations official (By News Poster)...
Proposals for New CNE Disappoint By Paul Fauvet
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Maputo - Proposals for amended electoral laws drafted by all three of Mozambique's parliamentary groups insist that political parties should retain a major role on the National Elections Commission (C (By News Poster)...
Mugabe Blamed for Mabhena's Death
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Nqobani NdlovuBulawayo - National hero Welshman Mabhena was yesterday buried at Lady Stanley Cemetery with the family blaming President Robert Mugabe for the outspoken politician's death.Mabhena su (By News Poster)...
South Africa: New Mega Gold Company Created
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Des LathamJohannesburg - In a reverse takeover, Gold One and White Water Resources begin a new joint venture known as Goliath Gold to exploit a 12 million ounce gold resource on the East RandGold O (By News Poster)...
USA: The Book President Obama wants to suppress at all costs... even if it means murdering gays and blacks...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Poor Larry Sinclair is trying to kill himself. This morning while having breakfast with Jeff Rense at his house he told me the story of Larry Sinclair. I first heard of it via Pastor Manning and h (By Jan)...
Somalia: Weak Govt Fails to Exploit Insurgents' Setbacks, Say Experts
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Nairobi - Weak leadership and internal divisions have prevented Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) from exploiting splits among its Islamist insurgent enemies, say analysts.Al-Shabab and (By News Poster)...
Africa: UN-Backed Report Stresses Economic Diversification for Africa's Growth
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Diversifying African economies is key to reducing the continent's dependence on the sale of raw commodities and to sustained economic growth, as well as the development of such crucial sectors as tele (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sokoto - Flood Victims Speak of Hunger, Illness
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Shehu AbubakarSokoto - Victims of the flood in Sokoto state which displaced people in 50 towns, raise a lament about the conditions in the camps where they are presently housed. Victims of the floo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: My Story - Dokpesi
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Chuks OhuegbeAbuja - Last Saturday, the Director-General of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Campaign Organisation, Dr. Raymond Dokpesi broke his silence over his alleged involvement and implication (By News Poster)...
Orina Accuses Police of Torture And Abuse
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Werner MengesOshakati - Self-incriminating statements that Kenyan nurse Kenneth Orina made to Police officers and two magistrates after he was arrested for the alleged murder of his wife three year (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Rights Panel Calls for Support for Sexual Violence Victims
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: The Panzi Hospital in Bukavu, South Kivu is one of the few referral centres for sexually violated women.Victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), especially in remote a (By News Poster)...
Analysts Say Tsvangirai 'Finally Wakes Up And Smells the Coffee'
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's strong rebuke of Robert Mugabe on Thursday has struck a chord with his party supporters, who were increasingly getting worried about his defence o (By News Poster)...
Coalition on the Edge as Tsvangirai 'Revokes' Appointments (news)
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has carried out his threat to revoke the unilateral appointments by Robert Mugabe, in letters to respective government officials nullifying the appo (By News Poster)...
Africa: Standing Up for HIV-Positive Immigrants in U.S.
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: New York - A new campaign aims to beat stigma and discrimination against HIV-positive Africans in New York by urging the wider population to show solidarity with them."For those living outside their h (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Govt in Constitutional Mess
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Njabulo NcubeHarare - A constitutional crisis is looming over provincial governors as it emerges this week that the 10 ZANU-PF appointees would be ineligible to continue sitting in the Senate ahead (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Delta Leader Takes Stand in Joburg to Deny Abuja Bombing
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Theo NkonkiJohannesburg - Nigerian former militant leader Henry Okah took the stand in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Friday to deny any involvement in the recent Nigeria bombings which k (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Election Race Heats Up
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Mangengesa MdimiDar es Salaam - TWO weeks to go to the polling day, when eligible Tanzanians will put pen to paper to elect people who will lead them (to prosperity, I hope) for the next five years (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Sirleaf's Second Term Bid Gains Momentum
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: In evaluating the performance of a government, pundits often say, it is wise to ask the opposition if you want to know what the government has not done. If, on the other hand, you want to know from (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bombs Must Never Fly in Abuja Again
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Sam Nda-IsaiahA lot has happened in the aftermath of the October 1 terrorist bombing of Abuja by MEND (Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta), but the most noticeable is the anger it has (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Ignorance Can Cost One a Life
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Harare - IT is important that one knows his/her HIV status.The usual bluff of total bliss in ignorance can cost one a life.There was once a popular saying that what you do not know does not kill you.T (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Pay the Tax Money Or Get Out
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Kampala - It was an act of greed that "flabbergasted" even the President himself. Wildcat oil explorer Heritage got paid US$1.5 billion (Approx. Shs 3.5 trillion or half Uganda's 2010/11 national budg (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Oil Corporation Imports Raise Fears of Expensive Diesel
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Zeddy SambuFears of a surge in diesel prices have hit the market as the National Oil Corporation (Nock) resumes a statutory role to import nearly a third of the country's petroleum requirements in (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Alleged Embassy Bomber Goes on Trial in New York
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Kevin KellyNew York - The al-Qaeda cell responsible for the US embassy bombing in Tanzania in 1998 also carried out the nearly simultaneous attack in Kenya, US prosecutors told a jury in New York o (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (13-10-2010)
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- As I write today's posting, I am keeping an eye on the rescue of the miners in Chile - quite a remarkable achievement. -o00o- Whilst I (By The BeardedMan)...
Nigeria: Onitsha's Energy Crisis
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Tosin OmoniyiThe Niger Bridge built in 1965 to replace the former creaking ferry crossing of the colonial era, is what separates Asaba from Onitsha. But both bear stark and diverse marks of develop (By News Poster)...
Uganda: How Car-Jackers Tricked Land Dealer
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Herbert Ssempogo and Steven CandiaKampala - Relatives of Nkata, a land dealer who was killed in the tea estate at Nakigalala, looking at the recovered car at KirekaON August 7, Raymond Nkata Mugagg (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Film Festival Grows in Stature
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Harare - The Zimbabwe International Film Festival has grown in stature over the years from being just a film event to become one of the biggest international film festivals in the region.Many local fi (By News Poster)...
Africa: Nigerian Banks Post Impressive Performance - Bag Top Honours At African Banker's Awards
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Daniel NonorNigerian financial institutions continue to make waves and remain resilient across the Africa continent despite having undergone a tough year of restructuring and difficult trading cond (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Cabinet Minister's Wife Faces Drug Trafficking Trial
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Bongani MthembuPietermaritzburg - Tessa Beetge, the KwaZulu-Natal woman imprisoned in Brazil for drug trafficking, was recruited by the wife of the state security minister, the Pietermaritzburg Hig (By News Poster)...
Coalition Against Mugabe Scuttled
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Clemence ManyukweHarare - Mistrust is scuttling the possibility of a coalition built around opposition parties backing Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, as the sole (By News Poster)...
Central Africa: UN Agency Sounds Alarm Over Terror Campaign By Rebels
Friday 15-Oct-2010: The United Nations refugee agency today expressed concern over population displacement resulting from attacks perpetrated by the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in the Central African Re (By News Poster)...
Mugabe Opposes Extension of Coalition Govt (news)
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Takunda MaodzaHarare - PRESIDENT Mugabe has said the constitution-making process should be concluded within the lifespan of the Global Political Agreement to facilitate elections mid-next year beca (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Livestock Industry Accused of Corruption
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By John EkongoWindhoek - Namibia's image as a fair trading partner with South Africa is suffering following the publication of articles that allege Namibian exporters of live animals to South Africa h (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mpofu Blasts West for Double Standards
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Supa MandiwanziraMumbai - Mines and Mining Development Minister Obert Mpofu has told a mining conference here that Zimbabwe is ready to work with anyone to mutually exploit its mineral resources - (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Row Over Energy Ministry Bids for Jinja Fuel Reserves Another Blunder By the Government?
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Haggai MatsikoKampala - Long-serving Ministry of Energy Permanent Secretary, Fred Kalisa, is considered by many people to be very smart. However, if he was employed in the private sector, he would (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Fuel Prices Shoot Up Slightly
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Abduel ElinazaDar Es Salaam - FUEL prices at various pumping stations have continued to rise despite the appreciation of the shilling and the poor showing of the US dollar against major currencies. (By News Poster)...
Africa: Continent is On the March for Investment, Says Analyst
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Nelly NyagahThe growth of essential services like banking, mobile phones and Internet access are leading to long term investment opportunities and increased international focus on servicing the Afr (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: RDB's Restructuring to Boost Rural Businesses
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Grace MugoyaKigali - Rwanda Development Board (RDB) announced its latest round of restructuring focused on boosting the capacity of the private sector in rural areas.RDB's Chief Operating Officer, (By News Poster)...
USA: Quotes by that White-hating, Black racist: Rev Wright....
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: [Take a look at these stunning quotes I found on a website which gives some insight into the sick, twisted mind of Rev Wright. Jan] Jeremiah Wright Quotes Quotes by Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright B (By Jan)...
Somalia: Suspected Pirates Attack Puntland Minister
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Suspected pirates ambush Said Mohamed Rage Puntland Minister of Ports & Marine Transport in Central Somalia, according to interior minister, Radio Garowe reports.Said Mohamed Rage and his bodyguards w (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Suspects Reveal Details of Sh80 Million Bank Heist
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Dominic WabalaNairobi - Detectives investigating last week's theft of Sh80 million from the Co-operative Bank have arrested five more suspects, including an Administration Police officer, and recov (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: A Season of Natural and Man-Made Disasters
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Yushau A. ShuaibOn September 23, 2010, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) hosted a preliminary meeting for a simulation exercise on presumed terrorists' bomb explosions at a very strat (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Military Chiefs Agree on Security Plan for Polls
Friday 15-Oct-2010: This daily press review is compiled by the Information Section of the Public Affairs Office of the American Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. An UN-sponsored meeting on election observation, a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 2011 - Group Warns of Impending Violence Cycle
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Osa OkhominaYenagoa - A United Kingdom based advocacy group, the Stakeholders Democracy Network (SDN) said yesterday after a review of the recent bomb explosions and controversies over the identity (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Metallon to Invest U.S.$600 Million
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Harare - METALLON Gold Zimbabwe has earmarked US$600 million for investment in mining operations over the next four years, a development that could see revenue rising to a projected US$1,3 billion ann (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Farmers Lose Out on Global Maize Price Rally
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By George OmondiKenyan farmers are losing out on the international maize price rally that has come at a time when producers are taking in huge losses owing to the collapse of local prices.Maize prices (By News Poster)...
Africa: Push for EU to Help Continent Meet MDGs
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Pretoria - South Africa wants to sway the European Union (EU) to assist struggling African countries meet their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ahead of the 2015 deadline set by the United Nations (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Ndlea Arrests 159 Drug Traffickers
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Ime AkpanThe Lagos state command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) yesterday said that it had successfully apprehended 159 major drug traffickers with a seizure of 4.7 metric tonn (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Department Warns of Rolling Power Blackouts
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - SA WILL plunge into another series of rolling electricity blackouts, the Department of Energy has warned, unless urgent steps are taken to accelerate the realisation of (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Piracy a Major Threat to Security - Defence Minister
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Maputo - Mozambique's Defence Minister, Filipe Nyussi, declared on Friday that maritime piracy is a growing threat to human life and to the security of states, and possibly even to international secur (By News Poster)...
Constitution Overrides GPA - Zanu-PF (news)
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Harare - President Mugabe's recent redeployment of ambassadors and extension of provincial governors' terms is in accordance with Zimbabwe's Constitution and MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai is tryin (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: National Security Forces Warn Against Election Chaos
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Thomas MosobaNairobi - Tanzania's top security forces have issued a strong warning against the rising cases of election violence saying it had potential of plunging the country into civil unrest.In (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zuma's Facilitation Team Jets Into Harare
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe three member SADC facilitation team appointed by South Africa's President Jacob Zuma, jetted into Harare on Wednesday for a series of meetings with the three principals to the G (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Rebel Chief Arrested in France
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: A Rwandan rebel leader wanted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was arrested in Paris on Monday, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said.Callixte (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Central Bank - How Not to Ground Micro Banks
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Angela AdegboyegaThe essence of regulation is not to parade government institutions as lords at whose mercies businesses exist. Responsible regulation abounds to create fair environment for busines (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Inflation to Remain Within Target Range
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Inflation is expected to remain within its target range for the next two years, says the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).In its October Monetary Policy Review released on Thursday, the SA (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Arrest Two for Kidnapping School Pupils
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Lukkey AbawuruLagos - DETECTIVES from Orile police station in Lagos yesterday arrested two persons who allegedly kidnapped twin pupils of Saint Michaels Church, Nursery and Primary School, Orile . (By News Poster)...
Country Needs New Growth Path
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - South Africa needs to embark on a different growth path if the economy is to grow and poverty beaten, says Trade and Industry Minister (dti) Rob Davies.Addressing reporters ahead of the (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Prepare for the Season
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Harare - Zimbabwe is once again entering the 2010/11 farming season with promise that the situation could significantly improve and take the country back to its place as the region's breadbasket after (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: British Banks Complicit in Corruption, Court Documents Reveal
Monday 11-Oct-2010: London - British high street banks have accepted millions of pounds in deposits from corrupt Nigerian politicians, raising serious questions about their commitment to tackling financial crime, warned (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blast - Ambush on Jonathan Will Fail - Lawan
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By George AgbaAbuja - The Jonathan/Sambo Movement is the first group to organise a major rally to drum up support for President Goodluck Jonathan's presidential bid in the 2011 presidential election. (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Insecurity - the Ultimate Nightmare
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Abba MahmoodSince the end of civil war and the oil boom of the 1970s, Nigeria has been battling with armed robbery. Then, the downturn in the economy in the 1980s further compounded the crime rate (By News Poster)...
Rise in Electronic Fraud Grips Africa's Attention
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Kui KinyanjuiThe other day a colleague rushed into the office looking flustered.A trip to the ATM revealed that the gentleman's account had been relived of Sh5,000 without his knowledge or approval (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: UK Banks Shield Rogue-Governors -Report
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Lagos - Financial institutions and regulatory agencies in Britain have been accused of aiding corrupt Nigerian politicians, particularly state governors in siphoning billions of naira abroad.The repor (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oyo - Fourteen Policemen Killed in 18 Months-CP
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Dele OgunyemiIbadan - Commissioner of Police for Oyo State Command, Alhaji Baba Adisa Bolanta Tuesday in Ibadan, admitted that 14 policemen within the Command were killed in the course of fighting (By News Poster)...
Mauritius: World Food Day - Feeding a nation
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Melissa LouisPort Louis - Tomorrow is United Nations World Food Day. Their campaign slogan this year is "One billion hungry in the world." It is hardly surprising as the world faces a growing popul (By News Poster)...
Uganda: We Need Well-Informed, Skilled Oil Negotiators
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Doris AtwijukireSince 2006, proven commercial oil reserves have been discovered in the albertine region, south western and other parts of Uganda. However, Ugandan oil negotiators are not well-infor (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Remarks to "The Sudan Referendum - Dangers and Possibilities" at The Brookings Institution
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Donald PayneWashington, DC - Let me thank the Brookings Institution and Rich Williamson – Nonresident Senior Fellow and Former U.S. Special Envoy to Sudan - - for inviting me to speak at this (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Boko Haram - Troops On Standby for Borno
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Kunle AkogunAbuja - The Federal Government may deploy troops in the troubled Borno State following the recurring incidents of violence perpetrated by the Boko Haram sect.The latest uprising has lef (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Despite Improvements, Hunger Still 'Alarming'
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Maputo - Despite considerable improvements in food security over the past two decades, the Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) regards the hunger situation in Mozambi (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Opposition Leader Re-Arrested
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - The Rwanda National Police yesterday detained the embattled leader of the yet-to-be-registered political party, FDU-Inkingi Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza on suspicion of being inv (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Court Confrontation Over Bail for Niger Delta Militant
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Theo NkonkiJohannesburg - Nigerian former militant leader Henry Okah had an unauthorised telephone interview with a television network while awaiting his bail application in prison, the Johannesbur (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Explains Comment on Abuja Blasts
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Daniel IdonorAbuja - BARELY eight days after his comment on the twin bomb blasts in parts of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja, which generated controversies, President Goodluck Jonathan, y (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nuclear Must Be Part of the Mix
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - THE Department of Energy's draft integrated electricity resource plan for the coming two decades, released last week, is an essential development that must simultaneously be treated ext (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Security Agent Says Babangida Aide Has Case to Answer on Bomb
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Iyobosa Uwugiaren and George AgbaAbuja - A senior security operative told journalists in Abuja yesterday that the security team investigating the bomb blasts that claimed 16 innocent lives in Abuja (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Peacekeepers Call for Reinforcements
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Risdel KasasiraUPDF soldiers are part of the African Union (Amisom) force helping to bring peace to the war-weary Somalia. UPDF Maj. Gen. Nathan Mugisha, who is also the Amisom overall commander, (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Army Deploys Troops, Tanks to Maiduguri -Boko Haram Planted Bombs- -Police
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Isa Umar, Sharafa Dauda And Yahaya IbrahimGusau/Maiduguri - The Nigerian Army headquarters has ordered the deployment of troops and armoured tanks to Maiduguri to contain recent attacks by suspecte (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Bomb Plotters in Contact With Former Mend Leader, Court Told
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Ernest MabuzaJohannesburg - THE National Prosecuting Authority yesterday asked the Johannesburg Regional Court to detain Henry Okah because the people behind the October 1 bomb blasts in Abuja, Nig (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Clean Up Mining to Avert Further Deaths, Says UN
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Kano - As the number of children known to have been poisoned by lead continues to mount, a UN team has recommended the government help communities clean up the informal gold-mining sector, rather than (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Clean Up Mining to Avert Further Deaths, Says UN
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Kano - As the number of children known to have been poisoned by lead continues to mount, a UN team has recommended the government help communities clean up the informal gold-mining sector, rather than (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: Changing the Focus of Food Assistance
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Mbabane - About a quarter of Swaziland's one million people require food assistance - substantially less than the more than 60 percent relying on donor support in 2008 but an uncomfortable reminder of (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: 'Koroma Has Achieved Near Food Security'- Deputy Director Agric Ministry
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Rachel HornerFreetown - Deputy director general in the ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security has told the Growth Week 2010 conference in London that Sierra Leone was in a state of nea (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Army is Not a Genocidal Institution
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Dr. Jean-Paul Kimonyo - The genocide accusation originally made in the leaked UN report has been proven false after the publication of the final UN Mapping Report on the DRC and Rwanda's comments. Hum (By News Poster)...
South Africa/Sierra Leone: Arduous Journey to Ravaged Sierra Leone Puts Bafana's Stamina to the Test
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Mninawa NtlokoJohannesburg - SUCH are the pitfalls of travelling on the African continent that even World Cup champions Spain, England and Germany would struggle to qualify.Believe me, this is no e (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Court Dismisses Cases Against Museveni Challenger
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Anne Mugisa and Hillary NsambuKampala - THE Constitutional Court has stopped the treason and terrorism cases against Col. Kizza Besigye in the High Court and in the General Court Martial.In its una (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Workers Lost More Jobs Under Sanusi Than Any Other CBN Governor - Nubifie
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Victor Ahiuma-YoungAbuja - NATIONAL Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, NUBIFIE, weekend, said more Nigerians had lost their jobs in the banking sector under the current (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Sharp Change in Cost-to-Income Ratio Prompts Bank Retrenchments
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Stuart TheobaldJohannesburg - STANDARD Bank was the first of the banks to announce last week that it would begin a retrenchment process focused on its head office staff in Johannesburg and London. (By News Poster)...
There is war in Cape Town (press release)
Monday 11-Oct-2010: The Mandela Park Back-yarders, a social movement in Cape Town, describes the aftermath of the situation in Hout Bay in Cape Town, where the City of Cape Town attempted to demolish shacks they claimed (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Rethink Likely On Biofuel Maize Ban
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - ALTHOUGH it was not possible to change the law this year to appease grain farmers who experience a bumper maize crop harvest, Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minis (By News Poster)...
IMPORTANT: Russia's next anti-Western move: Giving Nukes to Communist trashbag, Chavez in Venezuela...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: [Years ago people pooh poohed me when I pointed out that BEHIND IRAN and their nuclear problem is: RUSSIA. Now the Russians want to give that maniac, Mugabe-like lunatic in South America nuclear power (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: Dollar tanks, stocks drop as Bernanke speech looms
Friday 15-Oct-2010: [See... its still about propping up the failing economy. The consequences of the meltdown of 2008 are still very much in effect. Jan] LONDON � European and U.S. stock markets mostly fell Thursday a (By Jan)...
Namibia: Power Utility Allays Fears
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaWindhoek - National power utility, NamPower, yesterday poured cold water over fears that the closure of the Hwange Thermal Power Station in Zimbabwe could affect the import of electri (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nation, Angola 'Close to Signing Oil Deal'
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - SA AND Angola are close to signing an oil deal that could see South African national oil company PetroSA enter exploration and refining operations in Angola, according (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Aggrieved Policemen And Their Banks
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By LeadershipThe business of a new-generation bank's branch on Oyemekun Road in Akure, the Ondo State capital, was brought to a halt, penultimate week, by policemen protesting delay in the withdrawal (By News Poster)...
Kenya: "What First Comes to My Mind? Nyama Choma"
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Wene OwinoGaborone - Forget about Kenya's world-beating track stars and the internecine political bickering, extra-judicial killings and high rate of crime. One of the most enduring images of Kenya (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nation Lags in Giving Citizens Security, Says Study
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - South Africa has been found to rank lowest among comparable middle-income countries in providing order and security to its citizens, according to the World Justice Project's Rule of L (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Ministry's Business-As-Usual Attitude a Big Threat to National Land Policy
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Patricia-Kameri MboteNairobi - The new Constitution provides a critical anchorage for implementing the National Land Policy.The first ever land policy in Kenya, this document was the result of exte (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Stigma Continues to Hold Back Darfur's HIV Fight
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Nyala - There are nine voluntary counselling and testing centres in the Sudanese state of South Darfur, but rather than risk being recognized at one of them, many people travel to a different state to (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: President Back From Summit
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Harare - President Mugabe returned home yesterday from Sirte, Libya, where he attended the second Afro-Arab summit.The summit ended with the adoption of a strategic plan to revive broad-based co-opera (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Beyond the Riot Act to Power Contractors
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Salisu Na'inna DambattaVice President Mohammed Namadi Sambo, in a recent meeting with contractors and consultants working on various electricity projects under the National Integrated Power Project (By News Poster)...
Africa: World Bank's Board - Africa's Presence Reinforced
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Godlove BainkongThe continent got a third seat during the joint World Bank-IMF annual meeting in Washington D.C.Africa will henceforth have a better representation and bargaining power at the World (By News Poster)...
Africa: Hunger Index 'Extremely Alarming' for Central Africa, Eritrea
Monday 11-Oct-2010: As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which include a goal of reducing the proportion of hungry people by half – the 2010 Global (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Renewable Loses Out in 'Rushed Draft Energy Plan'
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - THE Department of Energy's draft integrated resource plan has found little favour with supporters of renewable energy, with some saying it is the result of a rushed pro (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Safety Plan for Rural Areas
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Nigel - South Africa's rural areas will benefit from equipment purchased for the 2010 FIFA World Cup as police roll out their strategy to make these areas safer.Speaking at the launch of the Rural Saf (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt Says Militant's Interview Faked
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Tony AilemenAbuja - There are doubts over the authenticity of Tuesday's celebrated interview with Henry Okah, former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) by Al Jaze (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Police Order Probe Into Cash Theft
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Dominic WabalaNairobi - The government has ordered an investigation into the theft of Sh80 million from the Cooperative Bank.It has also called for a review of the standard operating procedure for (By News Poster)...
Libya: African Politicians Under Scrutiny
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaTripoli - Herero Paramount Chief Kuaima Riruako and Chief Liswani III witnessed fellow African traditional leaders taking on the continent's political heads here on Wednesday night, a (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Christians And Muslims Call for Peace And an End to Religious Stereotypes in Sudan
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: The Programme for Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa (PROCMURA) is the oldest and pioneer interfaith organisation in the continent of Africa, with a specific focus on Christians' relations with Mu (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (15-10-2010)
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- At least we now know what Mugabe is aiming at. He has had very little to say of late about anything and seems hellbent on fulfilling his ow (By The BeardedMan)...
South Africa: UN Turns Focus on Global Hunger
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: New York - Delegates from NGOs, civil society, private sector and philanthropic representatives have gathered in Rome for week-long United Nations-led talks to trash out solutions for global hunger.Th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Banker Association President Defends Bank Charges
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Harare - THE Bankers Association of Zimbabwe has defended local bank charges saying they are comparable to the region, although they differ slightly due to high cost of utilities.In an interview with (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Diary, Weapons Receipt Found at Okah Home in South Africa
Friday 15-Oct-2010: South African prosecutors said yesterday that authorities had seized diaries vowing a "fight to the end" and a quotation for rocket-propelled grenades from the home of Henry Okah, who is being accused (By News Poster)...
South Africa: The New Money Can Be Found Firmly at the Base
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Katy ChanceJohannesburg - THE top of the market's pyramid, the pointy part that comprises the developed world's consumers of quality products and services, is a highly sophisticated sector. However (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Chinhoyi Sitting On Time Bomb
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Walter NyamukondiwaChinhoyi - DESCENDING into Manyame River on approaching Chinhoyi town, the ambient and breathtaking picturesque view of brilliant architectural proficiency, the pride of Mashonal (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Our Bet Should Be with the People
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By K. Riva Levinson and Gregory SimpkinsWashington, DC - Fifty years after independence, Africa's most populous nation is at a crossroad – heading towards an election that can either empower a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Stakeholders Protest AMCON Takeover of Oceanic Bank Asset
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Comfort EkelemeLagos - MAJOR shareholders of Oceanic Bank International have faulted Central Bank of Nigeria's (CBN) decision to hand over the asset forfeited by the bank's former chief executive o (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Enforcing Arms and Drugs Control Ethics
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Nuhu Yar'waFirst, both arms and drugs are salient "weapons" of mass destruction (WMD)Arms are handled under the principle of "firmed control". It is like drugs in bio-chemical sector: they are "hig (By News Poster)...
Mabhena Family Gets Death Threats After Rebuffing Zanu PF (news)
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: The younger brother of the recently deceased Welshman Mabhena says he has started getting death threats after the family rejected ZANU PF's offer to bury Mabhena at Heroes Acre.Former ZAPU stalwart We (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: UK Banks Aid Corruption in teh Country - Report
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Emele Onu, With Agency ReportA report by Global Witness yesterday said British banks, aided by lax regulation by the authoritative are exacerbating corruption in Nigeria.According to Reuters News, (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Country's Debt May Cost Its Peace
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Leslie PittersonWith the knowledge that Sudan continues to face great obstacles to stability, Vice-President Ali Osman Taha used his appearance at the 65th General Assembly to encourage member stat (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Only Democracy Can Solve Our Problems, Says Civil Society Leader
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Cindy ShinerOnly democracy, even with all its imperfections, can resolve Nigeria's problems, Father Matthew Hassan Kukah, one of Nigeria's most respected leaders of civil society, tells AllAfrica. (By News Poster)...
Angola: Armed Forces Anniversary Marked By Military Parades, Exercises
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Luanda - Military tactics exercises, military parades and the handover of decoration medals filled the main ceremony on Saturday in the celebrations of the 19th anniversary of the Angolan Armed Forces (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Is Corruption Still a Menace in Nation?
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By John MomohFreetown - In the latest report that the United Nations Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-Moon read to the UN security council in New York on the activities of the UN Integrated Peace Building (By News Poster)...
Liberia: UN Envoy Warns Against Troop Cuts
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: UN Secretary General Special Representative here, Ellen Margrethe Loj, is warning that further cuts in UNMIL troops strength could ignite instability with the prospects of a spill-over in neighbouring (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: JEWS BEWARE: The Return of Hitler x100 ... Anti-Semitism will reach fever pitch... worse than Apartheid...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Jeff Nyquist and I were chatting telephonically today, and it was scary stuff. Jeff and I have been conniving a bit, to find out some truths about "something". And this "something" has to do with J (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Mining Industry Attracts Child Labour as Economy Picks Up
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Shurugwi - The economic upswing in Zimbabwe is luring workers under 18-years-old to the now bustling mining town of Shurugwi, about 350km south of the capital Harare in Midlands Province.Tinashe Mugwi (By News Poster)...
Namibia: 40 000 Veterans to Cost Govt N$3,4 Billion
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichSupport for about 40 000 war veterans will cost taxpayers about N$3,4 billion, including efforts that have been made already to alleviate their plight."The amount of money Governme (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Women Living With HIV Demand Their Share in 2011 Elections
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Rukiya MakumaKampala - Uganda has been applauded for its efforts in fighting HIV/AIDS but women living with HIV '(WLHA) do not agree with entirety of this assertion. They have suffered all kinds of (By News Poster)...
Africa: Continent Soon World's New Oil Frontier
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - THE profile of the African hydrocarbons market is set to change as emerging African oil and gas companies acquire marginal oil and gas assets from multinational groups. (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MDC Official Dies From Car Crash Injuries
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaAnother MDC official, who sustained serious injuries in the car crash that claimed the lives of three party officials last month, has died.Connie Taruvinga died Tuesday at Parirenya (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Risk of Spreading HIV is Greater Outside Vaginal Sex
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Alex NdiranguNairobi - Many people assume vaginal sex is the only mode through which HIV/Aids and other sexually transmitted diseases are spread.But experts warn that some non-conventional methods (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Audit Exposes Big Fraud Amongst G. Bassa Officials
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: The draft audit report on Grand Bassa County Development Fund has detailed how county officials, via a calculated scheme, allegedly siphoned huge sums of money.Secret bank accounts, undocumented and q (By News Poster)...
Zimcodd Pleads for Moratorium on Debt-Servicing
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Ndamu SanduThe Zimbabwe Coalition on Debt and Development (Zimcodd) says multilateral institutions should introduce a moratorium on debt service to stem the growth of interest payments and penaltie (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Former Rebel Denies Involvement in Abuja Bombings
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Exiled Nigerian rebel leader Henry Okah has denied any involvement in the car bombings in a crowd celebrating Nigeria's 50th anniversary of independence in Abuja.In his bail application before a South (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: UK Government to Resume Enforced Returns
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe British coalition government on Thursday announced it will be resuming enforced returns of failed asylum seekers to Zimbabwe.A ministerial statement read out in parliament by th (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: N5.2 Billion Power Fraud- EFCC Re-arraigns Six Top REA Officials
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Ikechukwu NnochiriAbuja - This is not best of times for six top officials of the Rural Electrification Agency, REA, as they were yesterday re-arraigned before an Abuja high court sitting in Gudu ov (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: PHCN Workers' Shameless Threat
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Jerry UwahThe car bomb that shattered the serenity of Nigeria's opulent capital city, Abuja, on the day the country celebrated the 50th anniversary of its freedom from colonialism, has temporarily (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Equity Bank's Plans to Enter Tanzania, Rwanda Take Shape
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Scola KamauNairobi - As part of its plans to expand to at least 10 countries in Africa in the next five years, Equity Bank will be venturing into Tanzania and Rwanda by next year. This, it hopes, w (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Why Banks Avoid Funding Agriculture
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Mark MuhumuzaKampala - There has been sluggish pace by commercial banks to provide agricultural loans to farmers because of the potential risk that banks have tagged to financing the sector.This ex (By News Poster)...
DA - State Intervention Not What the Doc Ordered
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Mike WatersNo country in the world has a perfect health system. But some countries have got it more right than others, and where countries have got it right, it is through the state being involved (By News Poster)...
Country Cannot Go it Alone on Currency - Finance Minister
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - SA could not solve the problem of a rapidly appreciating currency on its own, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan warned yesterday, in a pointed rebuff of calls for unilateral ac (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Exiled Rebel Leader to Fight Extradition
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana, arrested Monday in Paris, will challenge his surrender to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity in the (By News Poster)...
Sudan: UN-African Union Official Meets With Leaders of Troubled Darfur Camp for Displaced
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: A senior official with the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur today met with leaders of a restive camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the war-torn Sudanese r (By News Poster)...
Africa: Memories of Colonial Africa
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Philip EmeagwaliFreetown - I was born in 1954 in colonial Africa. One of my most cherished mementos from the colony of Nigeria is one of the pennies I received for my school lunch allowance. The co (By News Poster)...
Citizens Not to Pay South African Carbon Tax
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - The Ministry of Finance is cautioning Namibians buying new vehicles to make sure they do not pay the South African carbon emission tax on the purchase price.A statement by the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: After Ibru, Who is Next?
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Idris AhmedLast Friday, a Federal High Court in Lagos sentenced ex-group managing director of Oceanic Bank Cecilia Ibru to eighteen months imprisonment without option of fine. The jail term will ru (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Beware the Season of Burning
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Alvine KapitakoWindhoek - Wildfires are causing havoc, destroying pastures and in extreme cases causing the deaths of animals. However, no human lives have been lost so far.These fires occur mainly (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Standard's Alert a Sign of Damage
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - STANDARD Bank has taken an early decision to debunk the myth of "too big to fail" by taking the knife to its cost base in a move analysts say show s the extent of the de (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: Dollar fall sparks stability warnings
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: The dollar tumbled against most major currencies on Thursday, prompting warnings that the weakness of the world�s reserve currency could destabilise the global economy and push other countries into re (By Jan)...
Africa: Women's Decade Launched
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: The African Union (AU) today launched the African Women's Decade, with a top United Nations official calling on the continent's leaders to seize the opportunity to eliminate a raft of ills, from exclu (By News Poster)...
Africa: Ghana Ranks Top in Continent's Rule of Law
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - Ghana has been found to rank first among Sub-Saharan African countries in five of nine dimensions of the rule of law, according to the World Justice Project's Rule of Law Index, a ne (By News Poster)...
Africa: The Rezidor Hotel Group Explains its Expansion Plans
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: The Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the fastest growing hotel companies worldwide and an international leader on the hospitality market. The group features a portfolio of 410 hotels in operation and und (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Cabinet to Surrender Secret Minutes to Hague Court
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Peter Leftie and Oliver MathengeNairobi - A Cabinet team on Tuesday approved a set of minutes of security meetings to be handed over to the International Criminal Court to speed up the trials of th (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Central Banker Says Former Bank Chiefs May Go to Prison
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Mojeed JamiuLagos - Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has said that the former managing directors of the rescued banks currently being tried for criminal charges mi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Big Hope for Small Grains
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Harare - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) launched a project in Zimbabwe recently to promote the use of small grains such as millet and sorghum to boost food security in three drought-pr (By News Poster)...
EPA Delay No Threat to Beef Farmers - PS
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Jana-Mari SmithBeef farmers can rest assured that there is no immediate crisis that they are going to lose market access to the European Union (EU) because Namibia has not yet signed the economic p (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Beware of Terrorism Apologists Among Us
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Obed K. KatureebeThere have been numerous opinions from so-called 'intellectuals' reproving both Uganda and Kenya over the successful cooperation in arresting alleged al-Shabaab terrorists who kill (By News Poster)...
Minister Calls for a Return to Gas Energy
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - South Africa's heavy reliance on fossil fuel as primary energy may pose a threat to the country's long term "green" economic growth path, Energy Minister Dipuo Peters said on Tuesday.Sp (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Extramarital Affairs Derail Aids Fight
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Kudzai ChimhangwaMarried couples are now the group with the highest risk of HIV infection because of the widespread prevalence of extramarital affairs, a recent regional study has revealed.Pyke Cha (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Defaulting Farmers Lose Property
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Takunda Maodza Recently in ChiredziHarare - FARMERS in Masvingo and Manicaland provinces are crying foul after the Cotton Company of Zimbabwe took away their property and livestock following their (By News Poster)...
West Africa: UN West Africa Envoy to Discuss Return to Constitutional Rule
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: Said Djinnit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Representative for West Africa, visited Niger today as part of a joint mission with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to unde (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Telkom Rolls Out Mobile Operator
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Thabiso MochikoJohannesburg - TELKOM has launched the country's fourth mobile network operator, 8ta (heita), with aggressive plans to acquire 10%-15% market share within five years.The much anticip (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Aussenkehr Farmers Given 30 Days to Sign
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Jana-Mari SmithGRAPE farmers at the Orange River Irrigation Project (ORIP) have 30 days to sign a contract they claim will cripple them financially or else face possible eviction from the State-own (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Govt, DRC Clerics Condemn UN Report
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Robert MugabeKigali - Muslims and Christians leaders in districts bordering eastern DRC have announced that the UN Mapping Report, that accuses Rwandan forces of committing atrocities in the DRC, h (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Kidnapping - Soldiers Declare War in Abia
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Wisdom PatrickLagos - The Joint Task Force (JTF) tackling the menace of kidnapping in the south-eastern part of the country yesterday allegedly killed 172 persons suspected to be members of the dif (By News Poster)...
China Move to Emerging Currencies 'To Lift Rand'
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - China is moving to add more emerging-market currencies to its foreign-exchange reserves, in a move that could extend strength in the rand and the currencies of other develo (By News Poster)...
Gambia: National Assembly Pass Bill to Stiffen Penalty for Trafficking in Persons
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Amie SannehThe National Assembly on Monday 4 October passed The Trafficking In Persons (Amendment) Bill 2010 which is designed to introduce stiffer penalties for persons convicted of trafficking in (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Slum-Breeding Urban Landlords Warned - Time is Running Out
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: The government is seeking means through which idle, underdeveloped urban lands breeding slums and other problems can revert to the state, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said."We have also in the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Azazi as National Security Adviser
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Lagos - The appointment of General Andrew Owoye Azazi (rtd) as the nation's top security adviser to replace General Mohammed Gusau who resigned to play partisan politics could not have come at a bette (By News Poster)...
South Africa/Sierra Leone: Match Ends in Goalless Draw
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Mninawa NtlokoFreetown - Drama unfolded after Sierra Leone players went on strike just hours before their 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier against Bafana Bafana.Drama unfolded after Sierra Leone (By News Poster)...
Africa: On Continent, the Revolution Will Indeed Be Live - And Online
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Joachim BuwemboNairobi - There was this young German woman who had been trying to interview me for some time as part of the research for her Masters.She finally pinned me down for a 10-minute sessi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Sets Sights on Egypt Oil
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Pretoria - South Africa is set to explore more opportunities in Africa's oil-rich countries, with government planning to use President Jacob Zuma's visit to Egypt later this month to discuss possible (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Guebuza At Afro-Arab Summit
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Mozambican President Armando Guebuza arrived on Saturday afternoon in the Mediterranean city of Sirte, to attend the second Afro-Arab summit.This summit, organised by the African Union Commission, the (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Why Erratic Power Outages? Pura And Nawec Explain
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Following the series of complaints lodged to Foroyaa by NAWEC Customers from all works of life regarding the erratic nature of power outages in the provision of Electricity in the Urban area, this rep (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Mission Chief Stresses Reform of Security
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) cautioned today that military operations alone in the restive eastern region cannot ensure long-term s (By News Poster)...
USA: My Trip to America: Rev Wright, the raving Black Racist who hates whites... is gay... and more...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: You've all heard of one of President Obama's "mentors" - that black lunatic - Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Well, here's one for you. Jeff Rense and I were chatting over breakfast this morning and he (By Jan)...
South Africa: Power Utility Sizes Up U.S.$1 Billion Loan for Clean Power
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - ESKOM may get $1bn in World Bank funding for renewable energy projects, a Treasury official said yesterday, as the utility signals a decisive shift from coal to "clean" (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Heavy Fighting Erupts in Mogadishu
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: More than 20 people have been killed and 30 others were wounded in hours of heavy fighting between soldiers of UN's backed government supported by AMISOM and Al-shabaab fighters that erupted in Somali (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Campaign Fever High
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: This daily press review is compiled by the Information Section of the Public Affairs Office of the American Embassy in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The fever of the presidential campaign underway in (By News Poster)...
Cattle Bandits Besiege Region
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Chrispin InambaoWindhoek - Gangs of marauding armed cattle thieves from Zambia have besieged several villages in Caprivi, impoverishing many villagers by stealing their cattle.Sibbinda councillor, (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Abyssinia Beats Previous Profits by 40 Percent
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Eden SahleBank of Abyssinia (BoA) announced that it had registered a record profit of 140.6 million Br after taxes during the 2009/10 fiscal year, a 40.1pc increase from the previous year's profit, (By News Poster)...
Govt Restriction on Sheep Exports Destroys Southern Farmers - Anton
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichThe new Animal Health Bill tabled in Parliament recently required clear and consistent Government policies and should not be subjected to Government interventions similar to those (By News Poster)...
Liberia: BR Outlines Progress -Over 600 Citizens Employed
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: The Buchanan Renewables (BR) Group, one of the first major investments in post conflict Liberia, has outlined some of its progress and what it intends to do in coming years.The US$150 million investme (By News Poster)...
Mbofana Trashes Rape Allegations
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Nigel MatongorereMortified Zimbabwean coach, Phillip Mbofana accused of rape in South Africa has taken his battle to clear his name on social networking website, Facebook.Hours after Polokwane magi (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Survivors Recount 1998 Bomb Horror at U.S. Trial
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Kevin J. KelleyNairobi - Two Kenyans have recounted to a New York courtroom the carnage they witnessed in the 1998 bomb attack on the US embassy in Nairobi.Particularly graphic testimony came from (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sect Gives Conditions for Peace
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Dauda MbayaMaiduguri - Members of the Boko Haram sect have given the government five conditions to be implemented if peace is to be restored to Borno State.In a British Broadcasting Corporation (BB (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Laws On Political Party Funding Not Enforced
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Maputo - While Mozambique has one of the most comprehensive legislative frameworks governing political party funding in southern Africa, in practice these laws are not enforced, according to a report (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blasts - Govt Should Fish-Out the Culprits
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Muhammad Sa'ad AbubakarMay I express my utmost gratitude to Allah [SWT], the source of all beneficence and mercy, for bringing us together for another meeting of NIREC in the blessed city of Sokoto (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zuma Team in Harare Amid Fresh Wrangling
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Kitsepile NyathiHarare - South African President Jacob Zuma has dispatched a team to Harare to try and solve widening divisions in Zimbabwe's troubled coalition government.President Zuma's team was (By News Poster)...
Kenya: New Twist in Bank Closure Saga
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By John NgirachuNairobi - The controversy over the closure of Charterhouse Bank took a new twist Tuesday after the Attorney General's office was accused of holding on to charge sheets prepared against (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Suspected Pirates Free Puntland Minister
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Suspected pirates released Said Mohamed Rage Puntland Minister of Ports & Marine Transport and his convoy's hours of kidnapping in Central Somalia, according to reports received by Garowe Online.The M (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Ethiopian Injured in Crossfire
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Nairobi - An Ethiopian was on Saturday injured in a crossfire between police and human traffickers at Merti trading centre.According to Isiolo police boss Augustine Nthumbi, two armed men escorting a (By News Poster)...
Africa Needs Better Climate Projections, Experts Say
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Addis Ababa - If African countries had had the capacity to do climate change projections, their data could have been fed into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) assessments for the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: French Strikes Block Oil Refineries, Depots
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Mathilde CruJohannesburg - IEA says France already using emergency crude stocks as strike causes blockage at oil refineries and petrol pumpsFrench workers protesting against pension reform said the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Barrick Gold Shares Plummit 10 Percent in London On Theft
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Business DayJohannesburg - African Barrick Gold announces its suspended almost half its workforce over what it calls "systematic theft of fuel" which has led to a drop in production as it hurries t (By News Poster)...
Algeria: Five Killed By Roadside Bomb
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Five people have been killed and at least one injured by a remote-controlled bomb in eastern Algeria, according to local media. The blast on Tuesday hit the car of a newly appointed local official, wh (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Sarpo National Park Cleared
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Sinoe County Superintendent J. Milton Teahjay has announced that his administration has cleared the Sarpo National Park of more than 20,000 illegal miners and poachers, thanks to the enormous support (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Ministers As Delegates - MPs Deny N20 Million Bribery Allegations
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Abdur-Rahman Abubakar & Turaki A. HassanBoth chambers of the National Assembly yesterday denied legislators are being offered N20m each to approve changes in the Electoral Act that would favour Pre (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nation's Global Rank Falling - De Klerk Foundation
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Sam MkokeliJohannesburg - WHILE the African National Congress (ANC) was engrossed in an onslaught on liberal policies, SA was sliding in all the major international performance indicators, the FW d (By News Poster)...
While the President Flies, the People Queue for Fuel
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Claire NgozoLilongwe - A public spat has developed between the Malawian government and organisations in the small south-eastern African country over foreign exchange being "wasted" on foreign trips (By News Poster)...
Citizens Taking More to Drugs
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Helvy ShaanikaOshakati - Drug abuse has reached alarming proportions in the Oshana Region, says the region's Regional Police Commander, Commissioner Ndahangwapo Kashihakumwa.Kashihakumwa said cases (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bankers, Insurers Fault CBN's Planned Sale of Problem Banks
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Mohammed ShosanyaLagos - The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE) has criticised the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) over the planned sale of the five dis (By News Poster)...
Africa: African Champions Lose in Niamey
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Luanda - The defeats of Egypt (African champions) in Niger and of Nigeria against Guinea Conakry are the main highlight for the weekend, as part of the second round (phase of groups) of the qualifying (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe/Cape Verde: Warriors Placed Third in the Four-Team Group After Match Against Cape Verde
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Augustine HwataHarare - A turbulent week for the Warriors ended in tears for their fans as the senior national soccer team turned on a lifeless show to throw away a golden opportunity to take contr (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Helicopter Attacks Suspected Skiffs Off Somali Coast
Monday 11-Oct-2010: An unidentified military helicopter blasted rockets at Somali pirate skiffs on Saturday evening in middle-shabele region, coastal Somalia, according to residents, Radio Garowe Reports.Residents in War (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Rights Group Alleges Move to Frustrate Power Sector Reform
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Chika Amanze-NwachukuThe Inspector General of Police and the Director of State Security Service have been called upon to conduct a comprehensive investigation into the planned strike by the Nationa (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Informal Trade Reigns
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Michael BlebyJohannesburg - THE man shouts: "Three dollars! Three dollars for a pair of jeans!" He waves at a pile of imported second-hand trousers dumped on a pallet in the sun. Alongside is a sim (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Villagers, Soldiers Find Arms Caches
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Fabakary B. CeesayInformation gathered by Foroyaa from eye witnesses in Foni Bulock and Sutusinjang has it that arms and ammunition were discovered by villagers behind Aslem village near Bajana, an (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Stabilini Visinoni Indebted to GTB, Bank Insists
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Davidson IriekpenContrary to claims by Stabilini Visinoni Limited that it is not indebted to Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, the bank has insisted that the construction company and other companies and its (By News Poster)...
Potraz Announces New Mobile Phones Registration Deadline
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Harare - The Postal and Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe has extended the deadline for mobile phone registrations to February 28 next year.Addressing journalists in Harare yesterday, Potraz board chai (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Uis Unites After Attack on Elderly Couple
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Adam HartmanA jam-packed hall at Uis on Saturday morning was evidence of a community united against crime, regardless of racial differences.The aim of the meeting was for the community to show soli (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Babangida Aide Sues Over Bomb Blast Arrest
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Muideen OlaniyiThe Director General of IBB 2011 Presidential Campaign Organisation Chief Raymond Dokpesi has sued the State Security Service (SSS) and the Attorney General of the Federation and the (By News Poster)...
Private Sector Can Reduce Nursing Shortage
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Otto WypkemaJohannesburg - WE HAVE all heard that SA has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. The Statistics SA figures as of the second quarter of this year are an "official" unempl (By News Poster)...
Mobile Firms Beat Deadline
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Harare - The three mobile phone operators in Zimbabwe have introduced "per second" billing ahead of the end of this month deadline which the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority had set. (By News Poster)...
Dancehall Star Capleton Coming
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Jonathan MbiriyamvekaHarare - Dancehall star Capleton is scheduled to perform in Zimbabwe this festive season alongside Zimbabwe dancehall artistes.The gig is slated for the Glamis Stadium in the E (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Business Wants More Time to Review Energy Plan
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) on Monday welcomed the release of government's draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP 2010), but asked for more time to analyse it.The Inter-Ministerial Comm (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Mediation to Resolve Land Disputes
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Daniel SabiitiKamonyi - Local leaders in Mugina sector, Kamonyi district will now focus on mediation as a means of resolving land disputes that make up the biggest percentage of conflicts among res (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Fuel Scarcity May Damage Growth
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Ibrahim KasitaKampala - THE fuel scarcity that has pushed pump prices up is raising inflationary pressures as the businessmen factor in rising operations costs into consumer prices, a scenario that (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bury Political Differences - Biti
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Fanuel KangondoBindura - Finance Minister Tendai Biti yesterday appealed to Zimbabweans to cast aside political differences and address major issues affecting economic growth.Addressing a pre-budge (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sect Members Bomb Police Station
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Isa Umar Gusau & Sharafa DaudaMaiduguri - Persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram Islamic sect on Monday night bombed the Gamboru Divisional Police Station in Maiduguri, Borno State.Our c (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Rand Strength Will Resist 'Tweaking'
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - THE global "currency war" first mooted by Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega earlier this month appears to be in full swing.Thailand's decision to slap a 15% withholding tax on for (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Children Increasingly Victims of Fighting in Capital, UN Reports
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: The children of Mogadishu are suffering from the recent increased violence in the Somali capital, accounting for one-fifth of the 5,000 people injured so far this year, the United Nations health agenc (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Defence Minister Salutes Soldiers
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has applauded South African soldiers for peace keeping efforts in Africa, saying they must "walk tall.""We have rebuild Burundi; we are working with the peop (By News Poster)...
Egypt: Seeking to Grow Cereals On African Farmland
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Cairo - The Egyptian government is hoping to cultivate wheat and other cereals on fertile land in African countries to feed its growing population of over 80 million.In early September it signed a dea (By News Poster)...
Sudan: UN Security Council Must Push for Swift Resolution of Post-Referendum Oil Negotiations
Monday 11-Oct-2010: With just 96 days left until Sudan's referendum on southern secession, the UN Security Council's visit to the country presents a critical opportunity to focus on the oil sector as an incentive for pea (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country in Energy Talks with Korea
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Pretoria - South Africa and Korea are expected to explore the promotion of energy and technology co-operation between the two countries.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who begins his two-day worki (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Dokpesi Opens Up On Bomb Blasts
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Chuks OhuegbeAbuja - After being a regular guest of the State Security Service (SSS), over his alleged implication in the Independence Day twin bomb blasts at the Eagle Square, Abuja, the Director- (By News Poster)...
South Africa: NEF Invests R2 Billion to Harvest Waste From Disused Mine Dumps
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Beth ShirleyJohannesburg - The National Empowerment Fund (NEF), an agency of the Department of Trade and Industry, is to invest in a R2,5bn project that will harvest material from disused mine dump (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Heaps Praises On Tutu
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma has praised Archbishop Desmond Tutu on his official retirement calling him a fearless champion for freedom."As a nation we are proud to have such a dedicated and fearle (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Experts Canvass More Investment in IT
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Emmanuel ElebekeA one day business seminar on maximizing IT investment has ended in Lagos with professionals in the IT industry calling on players in oil and gas and financial sectors of the econom (By News Poster)...
Cement Battle Takes New Twist
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - The battle to control the cement industry in Namibia has taken a new twist, with the new kid on the block, Ohorongo Cement, saying they are the ones intending to take over Afr (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Party Hits Out At PM Over Envoys
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Kitsepile NyathiNairobi - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe's Zanu PF party has accused Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai of trying to subvert the constitution by disregarding unilateral appointmen (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nationalisation Call a Ploy to Bail Out Business in Trouble - NUM
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Sam MkokeliJohannesburg - The call for nationalising the mines was not a genuine debate, but was driven by youth leaders who were conniving with business people whose mining operations were in trou (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Nu Diamond Opens New Factory
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - One of Namibia's diamond cutting and polishing companies, Nu Diamond, has opened a second factory in Windhoek.Nu Diamond is one of the few Namibian diamond companies with righ (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blasts - Atiku Calls for Investigation By Experts
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Muideen OlaniyiFormer Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for an international body of experts to investigate the October 1 bombings in Abuja for which MEND has already claimed responsibility. (By News Poster)...
South Africa: UN Security Council Seat Won
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Pretoria - After intense diplomatic canvassing, South Africa has won a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).South Africa got 182 votes in the 192-member UN General Assembly (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Application on Maize Pooling 'a Priority'
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - The application by SA's grain producers to pool their surplus maize for the international market was among its priority cases, the Competition Commission said yesterda (By News Poster)...
Namgem in Dilemma Over Diamond Theft
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - A blanket silence covers the theft of diamonds worth nearly N$20 million, as the management of the concerned diamond company, unions as well as law enforcement agents crack th (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Controversy Arises Over Newly-Acquired Prisons Land
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Barbara AmongKampala - CONTROVERSY has arisen over the newly-acquired land for the relocation of Kigo Prison at Kasanje in Wakiso district.Area MP Joseph Balikuddembe said two illegally registered (By News Poster)...
Africa: 2010 Global Hunger Index - Facts and Findings - Sub-Saharan Africa
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Fact sheet on sub-Sarahan Africa:Burundi, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Eritrea have the greatest levels of hunger.Angola, Chad, and Somalia have the highest under-five mortality r (By News Poster)...
Zambia: State Allots More Funds to Agro, Livestock Sector
Monday 11-Oct-2010: THE Government has increased the budgetary allocation to the agriculture and livestock sectors to K 1.2 trillion from the previous K1.1 trillion, Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musok (By News Poster)...
Angola: Namibia and Defense Minister Concerned With Raising Border Crime
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Swakopmund - Angolan defense minister, Candido Pereira Van-Dunem, today voiced concern at illegal immigration, cattle rustling and car theft as the most reported crimes along the border between Angola (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Farmers to Gain From Competition Law Exemption
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Hopewell RadebeJohannesburg - THE government is consulting with the Competition Commission to grant farmers an exemption which will enable them to pool the surplus maize and sell it in the internat (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Wireless System Set to Revolutionise Transactions
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Johnstone Ole TuranaNairobi - Payments for goods and services have been made easier following the launch a new solution that will use wireless platforms.The new system which has been launched by Pa (By News Poster)...
Energy Talks End On High Note
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Pretoria - South Africa and Korea are hopeful there will be more cooperation in the area of nuclear energy between the two counties in the future.Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who concluded his (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Modernised Animal Husbandry Given Priority Under New Policy
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Sosthenes MwitaDar Es Salaam - PRESIDENT Jakaya Kikwete, who is currently on the campaign trail ahead of the October 31 general election, has told livestock keepers that the government has formulat (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Piracy Threat And Merchant Industry
Friday 15-Oct-2010: On 14 October 2010, EU NAVFOR Operational Headquarters (Northwood, UK) welcomed maritime industry representatives to provide them with an update on the current piracy threat in the Horn of Africa.A va (By News Poster)...
Africa: Stability 'Will Ensure SA Turns Into the Hong Kong of Continent'
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - SA COULD become the "Hong Kong of Africa" provided investors are guaranteed stable policies, says US-based Chris Gardner.Mr Gardner's rags to riches story inspired the s (By News Poster)...
Namibia: War Veterans Get Single Association
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Absalom ShigwedhaAn association representing the interests of war veterans in Namibia was officially launched in Windhoek over the weekend.The Namibia National Liberation Veterans Association (NNLV (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Scepticism Greets New Diamond Deposit Discovery
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Alex BellThere has been a mixed reaction to news that three more large deposits of diamonds have been discovered, with widespread scepticism that the find will benefit Zimbabweans.Early studies by (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: UK Banks Took Nigerian Politicians' Dirty Cash - With - Daniel Nonor
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Major British banks allowed two high-profile Nigerian politicians facing corruption charges to deposit millions of pounds of illicit money overseas largely without questions, according to a new report (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Guebuza Calls for Afro-Arab Partnership
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Maputo - African and Arab countries should work in partnership to solve the current problems hindering their economic development, declared Mozambican President Armando Guebuza on Sunday.Speaking to M (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Livestock Farmers Crave Markets
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaOtjinene - Livestock farmers in the Omahake Region are finding the going tough in selling their animals profitably, a misery they squarely blame on, among others, Meatco's monopoly of (By News Poster)...
ZSE 'Worst Performing African Market'
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Winfilda ShanaZimbabwe Stock Exchange (ZSE) is the worst performing African market due to the low returns that it delivers to investors, compared to other African markets, Amstel Securities says.In (By News Poster)...
Creatures Continue Nocturnal Attacks
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Helvy ShaanikaOngwediva - Stories of unidentified creatures that attack animals at night continue to do the rounds in the north. On the early morning hours of last Friday, a puppy that belonged to (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blast - Fourteen Injured Police Officers Still in Hospital
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Ogechi OhaleeFourteen Police officers who sustained various degrees of injuries in the October 1 bomb blast in Abuja are still receiving treatment in various hospitals in the city.The FCT police sp (By News Poster)...
UN Extends Cote d'Ivoire Sanctions
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Declaring the situation in Côte d'Ivoire a continuing threat to international peace, the Security Council today extended until the end of next April the weapons, financial and travel sanctions o (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Laments U.S.$13 Billion Expenditure on Generators
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Daniel IdonorAbuja - PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan yesterday declared that the annual expenditure of over $13 billion (N1.989 trillion) on purchase of diesel to run generators by Nigerians was unacc (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan - Generator Spending Can Revive Power Sector
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Constance Ikokwu And Ahamefula OgbuAbuja - President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday lamented that the huge expenditure of $13 billion on the importation and fuelling of generators is more than the $10 (By News Poster)...
Africa: Tested Model to Sustain Small And Medium-Sized Businesses
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Ella RychlewskiLillian Aero, an Educate! graduate started a thriving paper beads business, which has created jobs in her community.Grace Nanyonga runs a successful fish smoking business and is curr (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Regional Military Officers Trained in Ethics
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Bonny MukomboziMusanze - 29 military officers from the East African Community member states yesterday completed an international course on Military Ethics and the Law of Armed conflict at the Rwand (By News Poster)...
Three Arrested for Petrol Theft Outside Keetmans
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Luqman CloeteThe Police at Keetmanshoop yesterday arrested three suspects who were allegedly syphoning petrol from a tanker truck belonging to Slabbert Burger Transport. The incident happened about (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Insurers Turn Guns On Pirates to Secure the Region
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Jeff DavisNairobi - British insurance companies plan to launch a "private navy" to counter pirates around the Horn of Africa.One of firms, London-based Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group, is among the wo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Over 8000 Inmates On ARVs
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Inmates with appropriate CD4 counts are on anti-retrovirals (ARVs), Correctional Services revealed on Wednesday.Correctional Services National Commissioner, Tom Moyane, told the Portfolio C (By News Poster)...
Gweru 'Dies' as Industries Shut Down
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Fanuel ViririGweru - The Gweru Central Cemetery is adjacent to the heavy industrial area and there is a popular saying in the city that the graveyard has been "extended".This is because several of (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Red Cross Steps Up Efforts to Save 65,000 Starving Pokot Residents
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Barnabas BiiNairobi - The Kenya Red Cross Society has embarked on a massive supply of relief food in the greater Pokot district as thousands of families in parts of the North Rift region face starv (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: AFDB Loans Rwanda $30 Million to Finance New Cement Plant
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Gertrude MajyambereKigali - The African Development Bank, has approved a $30million loan to enable CIMERWA, Rwanda's only cement factory, construct a new plant, with the capacity to produce 600,000 (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Working on the Biggest Mining Project for Women in the World
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Livhuwani MammburuJohannesburg - Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, chairman of Kalahari Resources, says she had always wanted start something where she would be able to bring in more women.Speaking to Business (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: 'Parochialism' Stymies Integration Efforts
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Harare - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has set ambitious targets for regional integration. But the goal of creating a customs union by 2010 has been postponed and the adoption of a (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Government Sells 250 Acres of Prison Land At Sh1.2 Million
Friday 15-Oct-2010: By Mercy NalugoThe government is once again in the spotlight over questionable sale of land in Jinja to private investors- -at a laughable price. Parliament is investigating how 252 acres of Kirinya G (By News Poster)...
20 Year Sentence for Mutilation
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Maputo - A court in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia has sentenced two men to 20 years imprisonment for the grisly mutilation of a 12 year old boy, in order to sell his body parts to a Mala (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Retrenchment Impacts Negatively On Aids Levy
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Harare - FIVE thousand workers have been retrenched since the beginning of the year and this militates against successes made in the fight against HIV in the country as the Aids Levy is being heavily (By News Poster)...
Africa: New TB Plan Hopes to Save Millions
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - If the targets for the new and improved plan to stop Tuberculosis (TB) are met, more than five million lives could be saved in the next five years.The new Global Plan to Stop TB 2011-20 (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Man Allegedly Tries to Assassinate Archbishop
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: A man identified to be a Misseriya Arab from Southern Kordofan State has attempted to assassinate the Catholic Archbishop of Khartoum.His Eminence Gabriel Cardinal Zubeir Wako was leading the Eucharis (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: The Country Improves Ranking in Gender Gap Index
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Maputo - The Swiss-based World Economic Forum has ranked Mozambique 22nd out of 134 countries in its latest Gender Gap Index.Out of a possible top score of 1, Mozambique scored 0.7329. Last year, the (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: What the Nation Gained From Growth Week in UK
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Rachel HornerLondon UK - According to the Coordinator of Sierra Leone Strategy and Policy Unit, the recent Growth Week meetings in London enabled the Government of Sierra Leone delegation to achiev (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Farmers Need Crops That Can Withstand Floods
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Kampala - CLIMATE change is not a new phenomenon. What is alarming, however, is the scientific proof linking the current changes in global climate to man's activities over the past century.As weather (By News Poster)...
Kenya: New Laws 'Key in War on Corruption'
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Walter MenyaNairobi - Optimism is high among Kenyans that the new Constitution will be effective in the fight against corruption, according to a new opinion poll.However, the anti-corruption instit (By News Poster)...
Fuel to Go Down
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Windhoek - Fuel prices will go down on Wednesday.Prices for the 93 Octane Lead Replacement Petrol in Walvis Bay will be decreased by 10c per litre, while the 95 Octane Unleaded Petrol will decrease by (By News Poster)...
Mainstreaming African Writers
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Rasna WarahNairobi - In most large bookshops across the world, including in African cities such as Nairobi, novels by African writers are often "ghettoised" in a remote corner next to the Travel or (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SA Home Affairs Urged to Speed Up Applications
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaA group of representatives from Zimbabwean organizations in South Africa met with officials from that country's Department of Home Affairs to try and resolve the problem of long (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: '1,3 Million People Will Need Food Aid'
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Harare - More than 1,3 million Zimbabweans will need food aid between January and March 2011, a senior Government official has said.Speaking at the launch of the Promoting Recovery in Zimbabwe project (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Govt Troops Seize Southern Town
Sunday 17-Oct-2010: Beled Hawo - Many government soldiers with armed vehicles led by Barre Aden Shir (Hirale), a Somali MP took over the control of Balad-hawo town in southwestern Somalia completely, just after hours of (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Two Policemen in Bauchi
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By AdministratorGunmen killed two policemen manning a checkpoint in Bauchi state in the latest in a wave of such shootings that have raised alarm over rebels from an Islamist sect, an official said Fr (By News Poster)...
West Can Learn Forgiveness From Africa
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Africa is a good example of how hostile nations or people can renew friendships and work together for the common good of the country, Dr Hage Geingob, Minister of Trade and In (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Alstom in Kusile Cleanup Deal
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - FRENCH conglomerate Alstom yesterday said it had won a 160m contract to build SA's first wet-flue gas desulphurisation system at the utility's 4800MW Kusile power stati (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Obasanjo Aide Charged Over Halliburton Scam
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Mebrim UchechukwuAbuja - The federal government yesterday kept to its promise to arraign the first set of the suspects in the $180 million Halliburton scam, as a personal assistant to former Presid (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Petrol Blending Plan Falls Behind Schedule
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: By Steve MbogoTeething problems have hit Kenya's plans to start blending ethanol with petrol, casting doubts on whether the supply chain will be ready soon to implement the hybrid that would see consu (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt, a Shoo-in Winning Security Council Seat
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Hopes are high as South Africa looks set to regain a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) - as voting gets underway in New York.South Africa has been canvassing for (By News Poster)...
Namibia: LPO Annual Report Slams Lack of Progress
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Jana-Mari SmithThe livestock sector has described the past year as challenging and disappointing, as various initiatives have not been implemented due to a lack of co-operation and drive.The LPO re (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Firm to Use Sh12 Billion to Make Wind Power
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Kennedy SenelwaNairobi - Bluesea Energy Ltd is investing Sh12 billion ($149.88 million) in various projects to generate 117 megawatts (MW) of electricity from wind as a renewable source of energy.P (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sect Kills Sheik Bashir Mustapha
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Dauda MbayaMaiduguri - Barely two days after the murder of National Vice-Chairman (North-East) of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Alh. Awana Ali Ngala, the dreaded Boko Haram sect has again s (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: CABS Gets U.S.$12,5 Million Bailout
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Dumisani NdlelaHarare - Zimbabwe's biggest mortgage lender by assets, Central African Building Society (CABS), received a bailout package from parent firm, Old Mutual, boosting funds for refinancin (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Defence Department Reduces its Audit Qualifications to Just One
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Wyndham HartleyJohannesburg - The Department of Defence, a serial offender in its financial management over the years, has reduced the number of qualifications in its audit report from six in 2008- (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Grape Growers Won't 'Bow to Threats'
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: By Luqman CloeteAussenkehr - Group farmers at the Orange River Irrigation Project (ORIP) are adamant that they won't sign a service contract despite the Agriculture Ministry warning about the conseque (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Plug the Security Gaps
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Kampala - In recent weeks revelations have been coming through the press about a Police investigation into a five-year car-stealing racket.The thieves would not only steal cars, but kill the drivers a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Security Agents Warn of Wi-Fi Cyber Theft By Bogus Bishop
Friday 15-Oct-2010: Chicago - The American Broadcasting Company's Investigative Team has learned that federal authorities believe Nigerian scammers are posing as Bishop Joseph Perry and by one estimate, have stolen tens (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt Arraigns Obasanjo Aide Over Oil Bribe
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Ahuraka Yusuf IsahAbuja - The Federal Government yesterday arraigned the first set of the suspects named in the controversial Halliburton scam at the federal high court, Abuja.They included an assi (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Promote Health Practices As Alternative to Art Treatment
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: By Irene MirembeUganda is currently battling with the challenge of ensuring that people living with HIV (PLHIV) who are eligible for treatment access ARVs. With donor support and self-financing, the g (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Sirleaf Forwards Several Officials for Prosecution
Wednesday 13-Oct-2010: A major Achilles heel of the Sirleaf Administration is the endemic corruption that seems refractory to every regulatory trick on the books. The administration had been beside itself, hoping and prayin (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Mass Break-Out From Nampula Prison
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Maputo - A group of 17 prisoners escaped from the Nampula Industrial Penitentiary in northern Mozambique on Monday night, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday.The (By News Poster)...
Is Music Promotion a Big Gamble ?
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Harare - The Real Deal show on the 4th of September last month, sponsored by Zimswag, featuring Sean Paul and Akon, has prompted me to write this article which, however, is not meant to be an analysis (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Ranked Worst for Business
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: A new report shows Zimbabwe is one of the worst places to do business in the world, and it has been ranked at the bottom in the world in terms of lack of economic freedoms for businesses.The Economic (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Date for Referendum on Constitution Set
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaThe Constitutional Parliamentary Committee (COPAC) has said a referendum on a new draft constitution is likely to be held next year on the 30th June. Speaking to SW Radio Africa COPAC co- (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan - Why I Exonerated MEND
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Mohammed S. ShehuPresident Goodluck Jonathan said yesterday that his decision to absolve the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) of blame for the October 1 Abuja bomb blasts was (By News Poster)...
Mcel Agrees - Registration Deadline Impossible
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Maputo - Mozambique's publicly owned mobile phone operator, M-cel, has agreed with its competitor, the South African company Vodacom, that it is completely impossible to register the sim cards of all (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: IMF Commits U.S.$223 Billion to Global Crisis - Aganga
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: By Abiodun OluwarotimiWashington D.c - Minister of finance Mr. Olusegun Aganga, has said at the World Bank/IMF Board of Governors' plenary session of the 2010 World Bank Summit in Washington DC, that (By News Poster)...
Liberia: President Challenges Land Commission to Tackle Long-Standing Land Issues
Monday 11-Oct-2010: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has challenged the Land Commission to address long-standing issues of land that Liberia faces. She noted that land tenure in the form of communal land needs to be exami (By News Poster)...
South Africa: U.S. Group Surprised at Investor Hurdles
Monday 11-Oct-2010: By Michael BlebyJohannesburg - BUREAUCRATIC hurdles and a lack of competitiveness among local businesses remain obstacles in the way of new inward investors, judging from the experience of one new Ame (By News Poster)...
USA: Stock Markets: The Collapse of the US Dollar - Is Gold heading for $1700? Even the Rand is strong...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Today is my last day at Jeff Rense's house. He is busy much of the time and we chat in between. From tomorrow I will be on the road for some very long drives off to Nevada. So I will probably then onl (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets: Its still melting down - September home foreclosures top 100,000 for first time
Friday 15-Oct-2010: [Times are still rough in the USA. The economy is still shot, and will remain so for many years... and the same will be true in every other country in the world too. The consequences of the meltdown a (By Jan)...
USA: The Russian Bride business is just a big scam...
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Have you seen all these adverts for "Russian Brides?" During my visit here in the USA chatting to various people I heard of someone who did some investigation into the matter. Apparently, the vast (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (14-10-2010)
Thursday 14-Oct-2010: Howzit I don't think that anyone who watched the rescue of the miners in Chile could fail to be moved with the huge dignity in which the operation was conducted. And every miner was surprisingly fi (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (16-10-2010)
Saturday 16-Oct-2010: Howzit Towards the end of August this year, I wrote a letter to the Prime Minister's office about the continual call for people to return to work. I have every intention and want to go back to work (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (11-10-2010)
Monday 11-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- "Authorities in Zimbabwe said on Sunday they believe they may have found yet more diamonds in western Tsholotsho, northern Binga and near the (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (12-10-2010)
Tuesday 12-Oct-2010: Howzit Today, it is already gone 9 o'clock as I begin this posting. For the last week I have been fighting a head cold and a cough, and last night I kept waking up every of hours struggling to brea (By The BeardedMan)...