October 25, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report 

From Jan Lamprecht 
Southern Africa in Crisis 
Sunday, 24th 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. 

Quantifying Genocide - Darfur Mortality Update
Monday 18-Oct-2010: What we learn from the new report by "Darfurian Voices" (July 14, 2010)In the late summer of 2004, during the most violently destructive phase of the Darfur genocide, the US State Department commissio (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Darfur Humanitarian Update - August 31, 2010
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Eric ReevesAmidst a rapidly deteriorating security and political climate, and at the height of the rainy season and "hunger gap," Darfur's people face severe challenges to survival, both in camps a (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Black Economist's open letter to Julius Malema about supporting Mugabe - My note on Matabele Genocide Versus Sharpeville
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: [Here is a black economist trying to reason with logic. Of course, this is wasted on black racist communists like Malema. Just a note: He refers to Mugabe's genocide of the Matabele. He says Mugab (By Jan)...
My Trip to America - My chats to an Obama supporter - Wall St... what now at 11,000?
Friday 22-Oct-2010: I am starting to get down to my final rush before winding up my trip to the USA. There just seem to be too few minutes in a day and I have grown to be very disorganised. Part of my problem was that I (By Jan)...
Sudan: Arming Khartoum - China's Complicity in the Darfur Genocide
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Eric ReevesOn July 8, 2008, at approximately 2:45pm local time, heavily armed Janjaweed militia attacked a joint police and military patrol of the UN/African Union peacekeeping mission in Sudan ( (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Enabling Corporate Crime
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - A September U.S. Court decision dismissed a case against Shell for human rights abuses in Nigeria, with the sweeping claim that corporations could not be held liable under internation (By News Poster)...
The ANC GOVERNMENT IN SOUTH AFRICA FULL BEHIND MUGABE'S TYRANNY
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Rampant Criminality, Sexual Violence in West of Country
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Well-armed criminal gangs in western Côte d’Ivoire subject local residents to a relentless stream of abuses, including assault, robbery, and sexual violence, Human Rights Watch said in a r (By News Poster)...
Rampant Criminality, Sexual Violence in West (press release)
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Dakar - Well-armed criminal gangs in western Côte d'Ivoire subject local residents to a relentless stream of abuses, including assault, robbery, and sexual violence, Human Rights Watch said in a (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Who are the City Car Robbers?
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By J. Semakula and J. KabengwaKampala - Most of the men implicated in the recent wave of car robberies are honest looking people who lure their victims by suggesting to them a lucrative business deal. (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: NDLEA Gets a Shot in the Arm
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Davidson IriekpenSatisfied with the efforts of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), the United States government, weeks ago, removed Nigeria from its drug majors list. While this is a (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - I caused an unexpected stir in the media... America is being torn apart....
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: While I was off to Nevada and back again during the last 3 days, it appears an article I wrote has caused something of a stir in a certain European country. There are all sorts of things in the ai (By Jan)...
Somalia: Troop Surge Won't Solve Anything
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Jakkie Cilliers, Henri Boshoff And Festus B AboagyeFollowing more than two decades of failed interventions, African countries are being called upon to send more troops for a "surge" against Islamic (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: EU Resolution Calls On Mugabe to Scrap Planned Evictions At Hatcliffe
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaMembers of the European parliament on Thursday passed a resolution which called on Robert Mugabe to drop the planned evictions of about 20,000 people from Hatcliffe Extension se (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Armed, Masked Men Terrorize West, Says Rights Group
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Cindy ShinerCote d’Ivoire is preparing to hold long-delayed presidential elections on October 31.Disputed polls held in 2000 led to widespread violence and the division of the country between (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bank Chiefs Plea Bargaining - Lawyers Disagree
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Innocent Anaba & Abdulwahab Abdulahhen the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, announced the sack of chief executives and other top management of five banks on August 14, 2009, the financial sector was s (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Seven Suspects Brought to Court Over Abuja Bombings
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Tobi SoniyiAbuja With Agency Report - Charles, brother of Henry Okah, and six other persons suspected to have masterminded the twin bomb blasts that claimed 12 lives on Independence Day in Abuja we (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Suspected Bomber Okah Vows it is Fight to The Finish
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Kayode MatthewLagos - A JOHANNESBURG court in South Africa was told, yesterday, that former militant leader, Henry Okah, who is facing trial for allegedly masterminding the October 1 twin bomb blas (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abuja Bombings - Playing Politics With the President's Statement
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By George AgbaIn the past few weeks, heavy weather has been made out of President Goodluck Jonathan's statement exonerating the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger-Delta (MEND), from the twin b (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: SPIES: About the Black Africans who spied on JoAn in Lebanon, Oregon...
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: I am back from my trip to Nevada. It was an interesting trip indeed. The more I see of America the more my view of Americans changes. Regardless of their politics, there is a certain consistent charac (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Mobilises Zanu PF for Polls
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Dumisani MuleyaHarare - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has begun to mobilise Zanu PF structures and supporters as he pushes for early elections while his faltering health still permits despite strong rese (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan, 'The Evil Men' And Abuja Bomb Blasts
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Iyobosa UwugiarenAbuja - Amidst controversy over the October 1 bomb blasts and President Goodluck Jonathan's comment on the issue, our Assistant Managing Editor, IYOBOSA UWUGIAREN, takes a critical (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Spiral of Lawlessness in C�te d'Ivoire's Wild West
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Abidjan - Residents of western Côte d'Ivoire are relentlessly subjected to brutal physical and sexual violence by armed groups as the region festers in a state of near lawlessness, according to (By News Poster)...
South Africa Post Gautrain and World Cup - Quo Vadis Namibia?
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Alfredo Tjiurimo HengariI TRAVELLED to Johannesburg two weeks ago. My flight arrived late on a Thursday evening and I could not take the Gautrain as the security personnel informed me and a fellow (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Rand Monetary Union - Labour Implications
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Brett ChuluRECENTLY, I was in Namibia. Those familiar with Namibia will affirm that when you need to purchase some wares or goodies the South African rand (ZAR) is readily accepted. However, for ch (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Wanted Al Shabaab Militant 'Hiding in Somaliland' - Report
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: Reliable sources tell Somali news agency Garowe Online that a man wanted as a terrorist by the Puntland government in Somalia, and whose assets were frozen by the Obama Administration this year, is re (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Tragedy of Abuja Bomb Blasts
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Okechukwu NwaezeThe after effect of the wicked golden anniversary gift which was unleashed near Eagle Square in Abuja while the soldiers marched on, in the form of car bombs, has continued to rever (By News Poster)...
Life After Presidency, By Ghana's John Kufuor
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Liesl Louw-VaudranGhana is set to start producing large quantities of offshore oil later this year. However, some believe the Ghanaian government has already 'sold off' the oil to foreign concerns. (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Rebel Leader's Arrest Just One Step in Fight Against Impunity
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: London - The recent arrest in Europe of a senior Rwandan militia leader is a welcome step in the fight against impunity in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) but real progress in the protectio (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America: Americans are really interesting.... Orania is more like America...
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: I cannot emphasise how important this trip has been to me. Living in people's houses, and going from person to person to see how these folks live and what they are like face to face, has been a huge l (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Seven Arraigned Over Abuja Bomb Blasts
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Ahuraka Yusuf Isah And Peter OnocheAbuja - The seven men arrested in connection with the Abuja bomb blasts were yesterday arraigned before an Abuja magistrate court.In South Africa, prosecution in (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Security Chiefs Are 'Potential Spoilers' in Election
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Judy Smith-H�hn - Judy Smith-Höhn writes that the prerequisites needed for the staging of credible, peaceful elections in 2011 in Zimbabwe have not been addressed, particularly the security appar (By News Poster)...
Mugabe Has No Right to Limit GNU Term - - PM
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Brian Chitemba/Faith ZabaHarare - PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said President Robert Mugabe has no powers to determine the lifespan of the inclusive government without consulting other poli (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF the Biggest Beneficiary of GPA
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Leonard MakombeWHEN the MDC-T signed the Global Political Agreement (GPA) they hoped to tame President Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF, but two years on they have realised they are riding a tiger.The MDC (By News Poster)...
Election Call Raises Fears of More Violence
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: Harare - A call by President Robert Mugabe to hold national elections in 2011 and end any possibility of extending the government of national unity (GNU) has been greeted with concern by NGOs, fearing (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: How Okah Directed Blasts - South African Police
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Mohammed S. ShehuThe detained leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta [MEND] Mr. Henry Okah instructed his accomplices to purchase in Lagos the two vehicles that were subsequ (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - My First Reconnaissance mission to America - I will be back.... I will be on Radio on 23rd...
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: My trip to America has been fascinating. I really had no idea what I would find when I went to America. To me, this first particular trip had no particular agenda. I suspected that I really needed (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: GNU Parties Diverge on Constitution
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Brian Chitemba/Faith Zaba/Wongai ZhangazhaTHE three main political parties in the inclusive government have clashed over the new constitution with MDC-T now declaring that the outcome of the proces (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: War on Stigma in HIV/Aids
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Catherine MwauyakufaHarare - Stigma and discrimination play significant roles in the development and maintenance of the HIV epidemic.People living with HIV and Aids experience stigma and discrimina (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Regional Govts At a Loss Over How to Fight Off Invasion of Deadly, Noxious Weeds
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By George KebasoNairobi - In April, Kenya listed Parthenium hysterophorus as a noxious weed explaining that it has the potential to reduce yields in some crops by as much as 40 per cent."Because of th (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Fight for Ownership of Asians' Property Rages On
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: A storm is brewing in Jinja as government agencies investigate incidences of a property scam in which a property agency as well as government officials are alleged to have pilfered up to 400 departed (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fighting Cyber Crime in the Country
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Cyril OnwubikoInformation and communication technology (ICT) systems are used virtually in all walks of life. They are used at home for personal uses, and at various offices for business, personal (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Rebuilding Agriculture from Scratch
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Noluthando Crockett-NtongaMonrovia - "Before the War" is a phrase woven into the very fabric of Liberian life, repeated countless times as a way to define how far the country has fallen and its inf (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (21-10-2010)
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Howzit On Tuesday afternoon, I had an appointment with the hand specialist as a follow-up in the rebuild of my left arm. He was very surprised at the strength I still have in the arm even though th (By The BeardedMan)...
Nigeria: Govt Plans to Try Five Over Abuja Blasts
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Emma Ujah, Ben Agande And Lawani MikairuAbuja - NINETEEN days after the October 1 twin bomb blasts in Abuja that nearly marred the nation's Golden Independence Anniversary, the Federal Government s (By News Poster)...
Angola: Okah, Nation's Savimbi
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Kunle Somorin'For somehow this is tyranny's disease, to trust no friends' - AeschylusAs an archetypal figure of the cold war in Africa, Jonas Savimbi epitomised the horrendous waste of the proxy st (By News Poster)...
Sudan: China Seeks to Block Arms Flow Revelation - Report
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Washington - The Chinese government is fighting hard to prevent the publication of a report showing the flow of weapons it sold into the war ravaged region of Darfur over the course of last year des (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Streetdogs - Gold Remains a Risky Bet for the Average Investor, Says Rogoff
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Michel PireuJohannesburg - WITH the price reaching towards 1400, it's hard to find a rational discussion on where gold is headed these days. Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics and public policy (By News Poster)...
Elephant Poachers Go Hi-Tech
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Steve MbogoThe trends of poaching in Kenya over the last three years are illustrated by a steep graph that defies gravity.The number of elephant deaths in that period has grown five times.The seizu (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Deadly Violence Continues in Darfur, Ban Says in Latest Report
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Although there have been substantially fewer clashes between parties to the conflict in Darfur, deadly fighting between communities in the war-ravaged Sudanese region continues, Secretary-General Ban (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Defends Plea Bargain With Ibru -Approves Provisional Licences for 121 Microfinance Banks
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By James EmejoAbuja - Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday defen-ded the plea bargaining option in the trial of former Oceanic Bank International Plc Chief Ex (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Militant Ordered Cars for Abuja Bombs, Says South African Policeman
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Theo NkonkiJohannesburg - Nigerian terror accused Henry Okah's bail application took a twist on Thursday after evidence emerged that he ordered his co-conspirators to get the cars used in the twi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Zanu PF Directing State Resources to Neutralise MDC'
Monday 18-Oct-2010: ZANU PF is directing state resources to neutralise the MDC in its quest to win a majority in the next election, a leading economic commentator has alleged.Speaking at an Institute for Security Studies (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sanusi - Accuser, Prosecutor, Judge
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: CENTRAL Bank of Nigeria Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi has become famous for speaking his mind, not minding how that affects the sensitive job he does. If he feels like saying something he just says i (By News Poster)...
South Africa: No One is Happy With Land Policy
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - ONE of the most contentious policy issues now facing the government is that of land reform and transformation in the agriculture sector.It is no secret that this is an area where no sta (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Okah Exposed - Brother, Six Others Arraigned
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Ikechukwu Nnochiri, With Agency ReportsAbuja - STATE Security Service, SSS, yesterday, arraigned Charles Okah, younger brother to the embattled ex-leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of Nig (By News Poster)...
State of Botswana Trade Unions - Trials And Tribulations
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: Botswana labour organisations' active participation in labour-related issues dates back to pre-independence days. During the colonial period, labour organisations were very vocal and in fact some cont (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: We'll Bomb Jonathan, Campaign Rallies -MEND
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Achilleus-Chud Uchegbu and Malachy UzenduAbuja - Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), which claimed responsibility for the October 1 bomb explosions in Abuja, yesterday threaten (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blasts - Huriwa Wants Compensation for Victims
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Sunday OkobiHuman Rights Writers' Association of Nigeria, (HURIWA) has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to introduce an endowment fund for the immediate family members, direct beneficiaries an (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Okah's Diary Reveals Terrorism Plots
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Lagos - Former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Mr. Henry Okah, was yesterday re-arraigned in court in South Africa.However, there were more revelations as his di (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Agriculture Ministry to 'Agriculture Authority'
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Oswald HancilesFreetown - In order to stimulate greater efficiency, and provide better service to government and the people in a vital area in the public sector, the SLPP government of President Te (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Protect Rights and Safety of Opposition Leaders
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: 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 said today. (By News Poster)...
Africa: Finding Africa's 'Big Oil' - in Deep Water
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Reed KramerWashington, DC - When Gene Van Dyke, a native of Illinois, graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in geological engineering 50 years ago, he wasn't thinking about Africa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Power Crisis - Experts Suggest Renewable Energy
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By Lola AdewoyinLagos - Renewable energy experts and members of the International Renewable Energy Centre (IREC) reflected over the power crisis facing the country as it marked its 49th anniversary an (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Chinese Firms in Bid to Pump Southern Oil to Kenya
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Washington - Chinese companies are among those that are competing to win a contract for building a pipeline that would pump oil produced in South Sudan through a Kenyan port, according to a report on (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Darfur Rebels Will Not Contest War Crimes Charges - Court
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Washington - Two Sudanese rebel leaders who stand accused of leading a deadly attack on African Union (AU) peacekeepers more than three years ago will not contest the charges at the confirmation hea (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: MEND Threatens President's Rallies
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Constance Ikokwu, Ahamefula Ogbu and Segun JamesAbuja and Yenagoa - Astatement attributed to the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) and sent by email to the media yesterday warned (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Why Oil Bid Round is Delayed
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Mohammed ShosanyaLagos - Five months ago, the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, said Nigeria was on the verge of putting its oil bocks on sale for 2010.The minister's pronoun (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: South African Court May Free Leader of Militant Group
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Lagos - The bail application of former leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), Mr. Henry Okah who is facing trial in South Africa, took a dramatic twist yesterday when t (By News Poster)...
Africa: Research Shows World Cup Did Not Fuel Sex Work Or HIV
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - he South African sex work industry has released a new report that has shown the country's recent soccer World Cup did not fuel a rise in sex work - and that thousands of dollars may hav (By News Poster)...
Africa: MTN, Tullow, SA Breweries Make Africa Attractive
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Kampala - Larry Seruma is the Chief Investment Officer & Managing PrincipalNile Capital Management, LLC in New York. He spoke to the Wall Street Journal.Ugandan-born Larry Seruma has more than 19 year (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Retail Industry Charged to Up War Against Crime
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has urged the retail industry to intensify its involvement in the fight against crime.Speaking at the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) Conferenc (By News Poster)...
Somalia: World Will Pay Higher Price If It Does Not Help Somalia Now
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Stephen KaufmanJohnnie Carson, shown at a July conference in Uganda, says the United States will cooperate directly with regional governments in Somaliland and Puntland.U.S. Assistant Secretary of (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: SA Court Admits Okah's 'Fight to Finish' Diary
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Isaac Aimurie With Agency ReportsA diary entry by suspected October 1 bombing conspirator Henry Okah, made about two weeks before the deadly blasts in the capital Abuja, talked of staging a "fight (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: MEND Threatens to Bomb Abuja Again
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Dennis Naku And Ben UkejiLagos/ Port Harcourt/Abuja - MOVEMENT for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) has again threatened to launch a fresh attack in Abuja, the nation's capital soon.This is c (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Nine Million Face Hunger
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Isaac KhisaAs Uganda joins the word to mark World Food Day today, Isaac Khisa looks at Uganda's strides in ensuring that every citizen has at least a meal a day Uganda today joins the rest of the w (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Farm Group Warns of 'Final Push' for Commercial Land
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Alex BellA farming rights group has warned that there is a "final push" to seize Zimbabwe's handful of remaining commercial properties, ahead of fresh elections.In the past few weeks a number of fa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: One Woman's Crusade Against Tradition
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Nseobong Okon-EkongWhether she will be victorious or go under the ferocity of these battles, she does not care. As far as she is concerned, her work is done and she feels fulfilled to know that she (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Foreign Banks Targeted for Takeover
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Bernard MpofuHarare - EIGHT foreign-controlled banks are targeted for indigenisation amid recommendations that the empowerment threshold for local investors in the banking sector should be reduced (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Local Solutions to Local Problems
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Harare - A leading research institute in Zimbabwe, the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre has called upon the local industry to use research and development outcomes from the co (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Probing the Death of AFRC Leader Johnny Paul Koroma
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Alpha SesayOn Wednesday, October 20, 2010, the Special Court for Sierra Leone judges in The Hague ordered prosecutors to disclose exculpatory evidence in their possession that suggests Charles Tayl (By News Poster)...
Police Bar MDC From Holding Harare Meetings
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaThe MDC reports that they were barred from holding a consultative meeting on Wednesday at Cyril Jennings Hall in Harare. Senior police officers from Southerton Station blocked t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Give Top Priority to Jobs, Not Interest or Exchange Rates, Says Central Banker
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Cape Town - Interest and exchange rates are not the silver bullet that will solve South Africa's growth problems, Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus said on Tuesday.Speaking at a Wesgro investor lunc (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Parable of the Bravest Soldier
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Aniebo NwamuIf I could get N50million at once, I would retire at this middle age and yet live "happily ever after". An impoverished reader would think I am overambitious. He has never seen a millio (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Unity Govt Enters Gridlock
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Njabulo NcubeHarare - The inclusive government has plunged into a gridlock with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai dispatching his proxies to regional and international leaders to highlight what he c (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Diamond Trust Bank to Disburse U.S.$26 Million World Bank Funding to SMEs in Region
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Catherine RiunguNairobi - In a show of confidence in the positive growth of small and medium enterprises in East Africa, the International Finance Corporation has signed a $26 million long-term fun (By News Poster)...
South Africa: The Real Health Deal
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Anso ThomHealth minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi will today sign the "real deal" with nine provincial health MECs and eight ministers, giving South Africans a shot at "a long and healthy life".The Nego (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Dirty Diamonds' - Time For South Africa's New Reclamation Group to Come Clean
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - With Zimbabwe’s diamond industry still shrouded in secrecy, the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and three Zimbabweans have petitioned South Africa’s New Reclamation Gr (By News Poster)...
Legislative Regime Highly Uncertain
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Bernard MpofuRITESH Anand is a global fund manager with more than 12 years experience in investment. After working for Wellcome Trust in the UK, arguably the second largest medical research endowme (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mutambara Backs Mugabe Over Ambassadors Row
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Alex BellDeputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has tipped the already unbalanced scales of power firmly in Robert Mugabe's favour, by backing him in the current ambassadors row.Prime Minister Morg (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Clashes Claim 20 Lives in Mogadishu
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: Fierce fighting between Somalia's insurgent group and pro-government militia have killed 12 people and injured 20 others in north of Somali capital Mogadishu, witnesses said.The clashes erupted Saturd (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Social Protection to Children in the Time of HIV-Aids
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - Eastern and Southern African Members of Parliament met in Windhoek this week in an effort to forge commitment for child-sensitive social protection policies.It is estimat (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Rebelo Accuses Leaders of Enriching Themselves
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Maputo - Certain members of the Mozambican government "are enriching themselves at the cost of the people", accused former Information Minister Jorge Rebelo on Tuesday.Rebelo was giving a lecture at t (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Agriculture - Let's Get It Right This Time
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Harare - Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said all is set for the summer-cropping season in terms of finance facilities and inputs availability. Only a few days ago we also experienced light showers t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blast - FG Deploys Bomb Detector Mirror at Airports
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Dele Ogbodo and Senator IroegbuAbuja - Following heightened security challenges around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) at the weekend, the Federal Government has moved to prevent the recurrence (By News Poster)...
Mixed Reaction to Relax Sanctions Call (news)
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Bekezela PhakathiJohannesburg - Recent calls by regional leaders for sanctions on Zimbabwe to be lifted have been met with mixed reactions by analysts and key stakeholders.The European Union (EU) f (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: India Keen on Country's Diamonds
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Harare - THE Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre under construction in Mt Hampden just outside Harare has attracted the attention of Indian diamond cutting and polishing companies that are keen to set (By News Poster)...
Guinea: Excessive Force Used Against Demonstrators, UN Rights Office Says
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: The United Nations Office for the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today expressed its deep concern over excessive use of force by Guinea's security forces against demonstrators ahead of thi (By News Poster)...
'Dirty Diamonds'. Time for South Africa's New Reclaimation Group to Come Clean
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: With Zimbabwe’s diamond industry still shrouded in secrecy, the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and three Zimbabweans have petitioned South Africa’s New Reclamation Group for access (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Presidential Pardon List 'Shocks' Victim Groups
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Franny RabkinJohannesburg - VICTIMS of "politically motivated" crimes were yesterday invited to make submissions to President Jacob Zuma on whether he should grant pardons to the perpetrators.A lis (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Throws His Toys Out the Cot Over GPA
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaRobert Mugabe is not used to his authority being challenged. So when Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai last week convened a press conference challenging the 86 year old and his unilateral (By News Poster)...
Mugabe Desperate to Secure His Future
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Dumisani MuleyaPRESIDENT Robert Mugabe seems to be pushing hard to have elections next year at whatever cost, even if it means doctoring the Global Political Agreement (GPA) and misrepresenting iss (By News Poster)...
Sudan: W. Equatoria Welcomes Creation of African Forces to Respond to LRA Rebels
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Yambio - The governor of Western Equatoria state (WES), which has been badly affected by the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army, Col Bangasi Joseph Bakosoro has welcomed an African Union move to for (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Security Chiefs Debunk Rivalry Over Bomb Blast
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Chizoba OgbecheAbuja - Investigations into the October 1, bomb blasts in Abuja, have not been stalled as efforts are on to unmask those behind the explosions, FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. John H (By News Poster)...
Abuja Blasts - How Okah Ordered Bombing - Prosecutor (news)
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Kayode Matthew With Agency ReportJohannesburg - A JOHANNESBURG court in South Africa was, yesterday, told that the former leader of Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, MEND, Henry Okah, w (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Mozambican Economy Growing, Despite Crisis
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Maputo - Despite the international financial crisis, the Mozambican economy has continued to grow at a respectable rate, according to figures announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Planning and Dev (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Exonerates Militants Over Oil Theft
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Idris AhmedAbuja - The massive oil bunkering currently going on in the Niger Delta region is perpetrated not by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta [MEND] or other militant groups (By News Poster)...
Minister of Energy to Attend Africa-EU Energy Partnership
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Pretoria - South Africa is to attend the first high-level meeting of the Africa-European Union Energy Partnership (AEEP) in Vienna, Austria.Minister of Energy, Dipuo Peters is expected to deliver a ke (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (24-10-2010)
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: Howzit It is half eleven in the morning and I have only been awake for half an hour. B left me to sleep after a long and trying week, which culminated with a karaoke session up at the club last eve (By The BeardedMan)...
Rwanda: Why Rwanda Succeeds Where Others Have Failed
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Kampala - A few days ago someone asked me why has Rwanda been so successful and what has made it so. He was partly reacting to an article I wrote elsewhere, outlining the reasons to which I attribute (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bar Association Slams State Security Over Trial of Bombing Suspects
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Ise-Oluwa IgeAbuja - The authorities handling of Thursday's arraignment of seven persons in connection with the Independence Day bomb blasts has sparked angry reactions from the bar and the civil s (By News Poster)...
South Africa: No Time to Waste in 'Currency War'
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - THE term currency war may border on hyperbole, but it conveys an urgency about the state of the global economy - urgency that seems to be catching up with local policy makers at last.Th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SA Vows to Again Block UN Sanctions
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Alex BellSouth Africa will once again block United Nations sanctions against Robert Mugabe and his regime, if the issue is brought before the Security Council during South Africa's new term as non- (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 20,000 Seek Documents in South Africa
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Roselyne SachitiJohannesburg - MORE than 20 000 Zimbabweans living here have applied for passports, birth certificates and national identification cards in the special documentation process that st (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Army Deploys Soldiers At Mutoko Business Centre
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaVillagers in Mutoko have raised concern at the presence of an army unit at Nyamuzuwe business centre in the district.SW Radio Africa is reliably informed that the troops, believed t (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Pro-Government Forces Seize Strategic Southern Town
Monday 18-Oct-2010: At least 10 people have been killed and about 15 others injured on Sunday after fierce clashes between Somali government forces and Islamist insurgent in southern border town of Beled Hawo, in Gedo re (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Major Opposition Parties Meet in Ghana to Form Merger
Friday 22-Oct-2010: The Liberian political opposition is in a catch-22 situation. It does not like the way the Sirleaf Administration has been leading the nation and it wants to remove her at the 2011 polls; but it ca (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Groups Demand Inquiry On Poll Chaos Rape Cases
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Samuel SiringiNairobi - Fresh investigations are needed to expose police officers and militiamen who raped women in the 2007 post-election violence.Key speakers at function to launch the State of W (By News Poster)...
ZIMBABWEANS DESPERATELY QUEUEING FOR PERMITS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Hundreds of Zimbabweans are desperately queuing for permits at Home Affairs in central Johannesburg. The South African Department of Home Affairs has offered Zimbabweans an opportunity to apply for wo (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
Zimbabwe: Citizens Assaulted at Gunpoint in Botswana
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Freeman RazembaHarare - POLICE and immigration officials are investigating a case in which seven Zimbabweans allege they were assaulted at gunpoint by members of the Botswana Defence Forces while r (By News Poster)...
Rautenbach to Return to SA
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Collin MatizaJohannesburg - Zimbabwe's motor racing ace Conrad Rautenbach has fallen in love with the South African motor rallying scene.After competing in South Africa this year where he made his (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Strengthen Cooperation to Secure Power
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Thabani OkwenjaniMaun - Southern African nations need to agree on a common operational system to manage energy in the region, environmental experts advise. If they don't, the region could experienc (By News Poster)...
Africa: G8 Debt Agreement to Benefit 23 African Countries; Separate Deal for Nigeria Mooted
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Reed KramerWashington, Dc - The agreement on 100% debt relief for developing countries announced byfinance ministers from the eight largest industrial nations on Saturdayinitially benefits 14 natio (By News Poster)...
Somalia: U.S. Top Africa Diplomat Hopeful in New 'Dual-Track' Policy
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Paul MwauraNairobi - Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) has been urged to be more of itself by stopping internal cycle of political wrangles and repeated changes of its top leadership (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Fears of Attack From Former Liberian Rebels Linger
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Ivorian newspapers are reporting rumours of attack from Liberia as ex-fighters of the Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL), once considered allies of President Laurant Gbabo, demand what they say (By News Poster)...
Namibia: BoN Holds Rate Wildcard
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Jo-Mare DuddyEconomists hesitated yesterday to bet on whether the Bank of Namibia (BoN) will leave its repo rate unchanged at seven per cent today or if Governor Ipumbu Shiimi will adjust it for th (By News Poster)...
Africa: Do Concurrent Sexual Partners Drive HIV on the Continent?
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - An academic dispute about whether concurrent sexual partnerships are really a major factor behind high rates of HIV in sub-Saharan Africa could affect the future of prevention programme (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Mines 'Unable to Keep Up With Gold Upsurge'
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - GOLD production may have shown an upsurge in August but this may not last as SA's domestic gold mines cannot compete with their foreign counterparts.Fitch Ratings sa (By News Poster)...
Kenya: U.S. is Executing a Genocide in Somalia - Deputy Speaker
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Emeka-Mayaka Gekara and Billy MuiruriNairobi - Deputy House Speaker Farah Maalim is in a foul mood. And this has nothing to with the MPs who can't resist the mildest temptation to cheapen debate on (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Relatives of 40 Citizens Held by Pirates Recount Last Moments
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Gitonga MareteNairobi - Relatives of some of the 39 Kenyans being held aboard FV Golden Wave on Tuesday gave painful accounts of their last moments with their loved ones.They talked of dashed hopes (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Vigilance Wanted After Arms Cop-Out
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - THE ending of the last investigations into arms deal corruption after 10 long years almost to the week - with little to show for it other than severe damage to the credibility of the go (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Farmers Warn of 'Dirty-Water' Risk for Produce Exports
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Tamar KahnJohannesburg - Farmers warned yesterday that SA's deteriorating water quality could put European export markets at risk.The warning throws a harsh light on the state of SA's water quality (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Central Bank Wins Rate War
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Jo-Mare DuddyWindhoek - BANK of Namibia (BoN) Governor Ipumbu Shiimi on Friday finished the interest rate fight started by his predecessor Tom Alweendo last year when the last of the commercial ban (By News Poster)...
Mauritius: Fatal road accidents - High death toll linked to licensing policy
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Raj JugernauthPort Louis - From January to mid October, road accidents have killed 115 people while the death toll for the whole of 2009 was 111 victims. As the blame is placed on drivers, some exp (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Land Dispute Turns Tragic As Man is Killed
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Oliver Musembi And Daniel NyassyNairobi - A row over land occupied by squatters in Ndithini, Yatta district, turned tragic when a man died and another was seriously injured.Mr Boniface Musyoka Mwan (By News Poster)...
Dutch Farmers Seek Compensation (news)
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Peter MatambanadzoHarare - Thirteen former commercial farmers of Dutch origin - whose farms were gazetted for resettlement by Government - have approached a US court to seize funds and assets belon (By News Poster)...
Indian Delegation Explores Trade, Investment (news)
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Harare - A twenty-member delegation from India's diamond industry is in the country to explore trade and investment opportunities in the diamond sector.The visit by India's reputable firms in either e (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Xstrata to Take Power Risk Out of Ferrochrome Plant
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - GLOBAL mining giant Xstrata said yesterday it is forging ahead with plans for its own power station in Limpopo - despite securing agreement from Eskom to provide electr (By News Poster)...
President Jacob Zuma in Cairo for a State Visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: This morning, Tuesday 19 October 2010, President Jacob G. Zuma arrived in Cairo to embark on a State Visit to the Arab Republic of Egypt. Discussions between President Zuma and his Egyptian counterpar (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Chiadzwa Mining Shareholder Under Pressure to End Secrecy
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Alex BellA South African company involved in mining diamonds in Chiadzwa is under pressure to reveal details about its operations, as its activities at the controversial site remain shrouded in sec (By News Poster)...
Africa: Rape an Increasing Weapon of War, Says UN Report
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Rape and other gender-based violence is increasing and the way to fight it is to empower women, according to a UN report published on Wednesday. The State of World Population 2010 produced by the UN's (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Mineral Revenue Secrecy Fails Dar es Salaam in Global Ranking
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Alvar MwakyusaTanzania has scored poorly in an international survey on mining revenue transparency.The Revenue Watch Index 2010 places Tanzania 37th among 41 countries that were surveyed. The Reven (By News Poster)...
Change Problem - Urgent Solution Needed
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Harare - Banks are being a bit disingenuous when they criticise shops and supermarkets for not buying the coins they have in stock; a lot of the problem comes from lack of thinking by banks and a refu (By News Poster)...
Sudan: China Fails to Block UN Report - Diplomats
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Washington - Chinese diplomats made a failed attempt on Wednesday to block a U.N. report alleging that its locally manufactured ammunition was sent to Darfur in violation of an arms embargo, accordi (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Transparency is What is Needed in the Oil And Gas Industry
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Ibrahim KasitaKampala - WHY are Africa's mineral-rich nations "resource-cursed" and not the foreign companies that exploit the wealth?"The answer is simple: these businesses are manipulative, secre (By News Poster)...
Africa: Global crisis should be wake-up call for Africa to diversify its export markets ? UNCTAD chief
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Recent economic turbulence also presents an opportunity for African countries to strengthen efforts to reduce dependence on external finance argues Dr Supachai PanitchpakdiThe Secretary-General of the (By News Poster)...
Somalia: AU Urges UN to Impose Naval Blockade, No-Fly Zone in Somalia
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Tesfa-Alem TekleAddis Ababa - The Peace and Security Council of the African Union, at its 245th meeting held at ministerial level, on 15 October 2010 in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, expresse (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Tightens Security Over Bomb Threat
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Chika Otuchikere With Agency ReportSecurity at the busy Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport was yesterday tightened following a threat by suspected militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Sex Workers Care for HIV-Affected Peers
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Nairobi - Shunned by mainstream society, sex workers with HIV-related illnesses in Nairobi are unlikely to receive help from concerned neighbours. Instead, some of them are being cared for by fellow s (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MBCA Takeover Deal Flops
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - British bank HSBC's bid to enter the local banking sector has failed after discussions with NedBank, majority shareholder in MBCA Bank Limited, for a US$7,3 billion takeover (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Election Commission Says It's Ready to Conduct Polls
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaThe acting chairperson of the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), Joyce Kazembe, has said they are ready to conduct national elections if the leadership in government asks them to do so. (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Bank Clients Should Embrace Mobile Banking
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Kigali - Banque Populaire du Rwanda (BPR), the country's largest commercial bank in terms of market share, on Friday launched 'Mobile Banking' technology in an effort to curb the long queues within th (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Citizens Are Tired of Excuses
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: WHEN ONE CAREFULLY scrape the 'corruption is endemic in Liberia now than ever before' debate of all political biases and the conspiracy theories designed to splash blotch on the Sirleaf Administration (By News Poster)...
Uganda: 'There is No Excuse for Corruption' - Former UK Development Official
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Stephen WanderaUK's former Secretary of State for International Development, Ms Clare Short, who resigned after opposing former Prime Minister Tony Blair's decision to send troops to invade recentl (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Ex-Diplomat Says Tsvangirai Must Crank Up Pressure on Appointments
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaA former Zimbabwe diplomat to Ethiopia, Clifford Mashiri, who served in Addis Ababa between 1982 and 1986, said people should not read much into the failure or success of Tsvangirai (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Cereals Board Limit Threatens to Lock Out Small Farmers
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Gerald AndaeMaize farmers have criticised a new directive setting the minimum amount they can deliver to the State-funded cereals board at 110 bags, claiming that the high threshold will lock major (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Assembly Hears Different Versions of September Riots
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Monday heard two radically different versions of the riots that struck Maputo and Matola on 1-2 September.Speaking at the formal op (By News Poster)...
Shebeen Owner Accuses Police of Theft
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Tileni MongudhiA WINDHOEK shebeen owner has laid criminal charges against the City Police after she allegedly lost more than N$700 000 when the municipal police raided her Fantastic Bar in Windhoek (By News Poster)...
Sudan: 25000 Residents Fled From South Darfur Camp After Violence - UN
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Khartoum - Some 25,000 residents fled Kalama IDPs camp after clashes between pro and anti Doha peace process , the UN secretary general said in a report to the Security Council Friday.Polarization amo (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Must Stop Failing Civilians Under Threat from the LRA
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Tens of thousands of people will remain without life-saving aid unless the UN mission in Congo steps up its presence in areas brutalised by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), Oxfam warned today. Insecur (By News Poster)...
Uganda: High Fuel Prices Impact Negatively On Farmers' Wallets
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: In the recent past, Uganda has experienced a rise in fuel pump prices from Shs2,800 to Shs3,250 for a litre of petrol while a litre of diesel has shot from Shs2,300 to Shs2,450.The increase in fuel pu (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Coin Shortage Threatens Socio-Economic Development
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Ottis ChambokoHarare - The multi-currency system - - since inception - - has brought macro-economic improvements such as price stability, planning and forecasting certainty.Despite these benefits i (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Country in Need of Fixing, But How?
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Michel BlebyJohannesburg - HOW do you fix an economy like Zimbabwe's? At the end of last year, the country had what the International Monetary Fund (IMF) calls "unsustainable" external debts of $6, (By News Poster)...
Africa: If We Don't Develop Our Infrastructure, Africa Cant Move Forward
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Abubakar K. Mommoh & Aisha Umar AgaieAmbassador Tunji Olagunju, the Special Adviser to the President on New Partnership on African Development, NEPAD speaks to Daily Trust on why the organisation i (By News Poster)...
Sudan: People-to-People Dialogue On Abyei a Way Forward
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Jacob K. LupaiNorth and South Sudan fought two bloody wars expanding 40 years of misery especially to the people of South Sudan.The North which had monopolised all the successive governments of Sud (By News Poster)...
Kenya: What We Need to Build an Agro-Commodity Exchange
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Peter WanyamaThe government should seriously rethink its strategies for revitalising agriculture.It is saddening that despite Kenya having an agro-based economy, has citizens who continue to experi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: European Banks Refuse to Finance Diamond Transactions
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Alex BellTwo top European banking groups have said they will not finance international diamond transactions with Zimbabwe, citing reputation concerns over dealing with the country.It emerged during (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Massmart Selling Off Zimbabwe Stores
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Michael BlebyJohannesburg - MASSMART CEO Grant Pattison yesterday gave a stern warning to Zimbabwean authorities that a proposed law compelling all companies to hand over 51% equity to local owners (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Okah Talks of Fight in Diary, Court Told
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: A diary entry by suspected Nigerian bombing conspirator Henry Okah, made about two weeks before deadly blasts in the capital Abuja, talked about staging "a fight to the finish", a Johannesburg court h (By News Poster)...
Nedbank's Struggle for Territory
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - LIKE an unwanted bride, Nedbank now has to wait for the next suitor to provide the financial muscle it requires to realise a long-cherished ambition of becoming "Africa' (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: If the Chilean Miners Were Here
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Mahmud JegaLast week, while the entire human race was breathing a collective sigh of relief watching the trapped Chilean miners being rescued one by one from a hole 600 meters underground, many peo (By News Poster)...
Namibia: 'Protected Witness' in Third Treason Trial
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Werner MengesOshakati - EVENTS dating back as far as 12 years ago have been recounted as the third Caprivi high treason trial continued in the High Court at Oshakati last week. The trial, which sta (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Islamist Fighters Clash, Killing 5 at Bakara Market in Mogadishu
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Sh. M. NetworkMogadishu - A bitter clash between Al-shabab and Hizbul Islam fighters broke out at Bakara market in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 5 of warriors injuring more others, witnesse (By News Poster)...
Transforming the Health System
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Anso ThomIt has been 18 months at the helm of one of South Africa's toughest cabinet portfolios and already Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has endured a disgruntled doctors' strike, a crippling public sector (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Better Off, as Long As We're Frugal
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - LIKE the Democratic Party under US President Barrack Obama, the UK's Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government finds itself in the unenviable position of having to take tough a (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Foni Brefet District And Traditional Authorities Harp On Incursions of Armed Combatants
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Fabakary B. CeesayAs influx of armed combatants from Casamance raised the question of security in the Foni Brefet District.The Chief of Foni Brefet, Alhagie Junkung Camara, on Saturday, 16 October, (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Move to Ban Cluster Bombs Gains Momentum
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Des LathamJohannesburg - South Africa has signed the convention to ban cluster bombs but failed to ratify the treaty as the UN tries to convince the US to signGovernments that have not yet joined t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Gold Price 'Could Easily Rise Beyond 1400/Oz'
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Amanda CooperJohannesburg - THE gold price could easily rise beyond 1400/oz as investor anxiety, central bank buying and more US quantitative easing continue, JPMorgan Asset Management fund manager (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Okah's Diary - We'll Fight to the Finish -'I'm Not MEND Leader'
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Kingsley Nwezeh With Agency ReportsAbuja - A diary entry by suspected bombing conspirator, Mr. Henry Okah, made about two weeks to the October 1 bombings talked about staging "a fight to the finish (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abuja Bombings And Political Desperados
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Hassan AbubakarThe profound outrage that greeted the twin bomb explosions some meters from the Eagle Square on October 1st from Nigerians, and indeed the international community, was quite understa (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Prosecutor Accused of Abusing Court
Monday 18-Oct-2010: A HARARE magistrate has accused the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Florence Ziyambi of abusing the courts by bringing a frivolous case against a law officer in the Attorney-General's Office, wh (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: A Chat From London - Reflections On Chile Mining Accident Saga
Friday 22-Oct-2010: I am speaking to a Nigerian musician who has roved different corners of the globe. Emeka Elendu was part of the legendary Fela Kuti band, which created the Afro beat sound and confesses his love for ' (By News Poster)...
Africa: Bharti Airtel, IBM Join to Transform Africa
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Nairobi - In a move that will accelerate the transformation of African mobile communications and impact the speed of economic development across the continent, Bharti Airtel Limited and IBM last week (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abuja Bombs And Desperados
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Hassan AbubakarThe profound outrage that greeted the twin bomb explosions some meters near the Eagle Square on October 1st from Nigerians and indeed the international community was quite understand (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Police Commissioner Transfers Entire Avondale Police Force
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaPolice Commissioner Augustine Chihuri is reported to have transferred the entire force at Avondale Police Station, over suspicions they are sympathetic to Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Delta Leader Grilled in Court on List of High-Calibre Weapons
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Theo NkonkiJohannesburg - The bail application of Nigerian former militant leader Henry Okah was postponed in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.Okah, who testified in his own bail app (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zimbabweans 'Must Take Responsibility'
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - INTERNATIONAL Relations and Co-operation Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane last week criticised Zimbabweans and the leadership of the country for continuing to blame SA f (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bennett Says Military Junta Running Zimbabwe
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaMDC-T Treasurer General Roy Bennett has said the military junta is now running the country and that long time dictator Robert Mugabe is now just a figure head. Speaking on SW Radio Africa (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Police Denies Purchasing Weapons From China
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Maputo - Pedro Cossa, spokesperson for the General Command of the Mozambican Police, has denied that the police force has any intention of purchasing firearms and other military equipment from China.C (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Must Not be Seen as Terrorist Haven, Court Told
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Ernest MabuzaJohannesburg - SA SHOULD not be seen as a safe haven for people who commit acts of terrorism, the Johannesburg Regional Court heard yesterday.The prosecution was opposing the applicati (By News Poster)...
Uganda: With DR Congo We Must Make Love, Not War
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Daniel K. KalinakiThe recent UN report on the Democratic Republic of Congo sparked off considerable fear among officials in Uganda and Rwanda and for good measure, too.The report, among others, acc (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Puntland Forces Seize Militants in Raid on Hideout
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: The security forces of Somalia's Puntland State government initiated operation of searching Somali hard-line, Al-Shabaab in the Galgala hills, in northern Somalia, Radio Garowe reports.The operation w (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Govt Releases Jailed Ogaden Rebels After Peace Pact
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Tesfa-Alem TekleThe Ethiopian government on Saturday freed leaders and members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), country's most active rebel movement, which has been fighting for th (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Government 'Perpetuates Apartheid Economics'
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Bekezela PhakathiJohannesburg - CONGRESS of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi yesterday accused the government of failing most South Africans and perpetuating ap (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Insurgents' Defeat Leaves Town Between Hope And Fear
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Nairobi - The ousting on 17 October of insurgents by pro-government forces in Bulo Hawo, a town in Somalia's southwestern Gedo region elicited mixed emotions among war-weary residents, thousands of wh (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Biti's Position Not Enviable
Friday 22-Oct-2010: FINANCE Minister Tendai Biti faces a daunting task next month when he presents his 2011 fiscal policy. Whereas there appeared to be a common purpose when he prepared the current fiscal policy statemen (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Electricity Supply - Economy Loses $130 Billion Annually
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Kunle AderinokunAbuja - The Federal Government said yesterday that the country's economy was losing an estimated $130 billion per year, to abysmally low and epileptic supply of electricity.Minister (By News Poster)...
Big Brother: Munya's Dream Comes True (news)
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Harare - ZIMBABWE'S representative in the Big Brother All Stars reality television show, Munyaradzi Chidzonga, is probably the only person in the world who can say coming second beats coming first.Aft (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Displaced in Kismayo Facing Food Crisis
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Nairobi - The situation for several thousand internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Somalia's southern port city of Kismayo has worsened in the two years since Islamist insurgents took control of the (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Noose Tightens on Bandits
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Chrispin InambaoWindhoek - The noose is gradually tightening on rampant cattle banditry in Caprivi after a high-level meeting at Katima Mulilo on Wednesday.The meeting was convened by Caprivi Regio (By News Poster)...
Year-on-Year Inflation Rises Marginally
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Harare - Zimbabwe's year-on-year inflation rate increased marginally by 0,6 percent on August's 3,6 percent to 4,2 percent in September."The year-on-year inflation rate (annual percentage change) for (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Calls for Govt Reforms to End Violence
Monday 18-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-ter (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Parliament Democracy Under Threat'
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Paidamoyo MuzuluHUMAN rights activists have slammed Parliament's slow pace in passing legislation that will open up the democratic space as set out in the Global Political Agreement (GPA).The activ (By News Poster)...
Ministers, Top Security Officials Named in Torture Case
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Alex BellFour cabinet ministers and eight top State security officials have been named in another torture case before the courts, where a victim of the 2008 spate of state sponsored violence and ab (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: State Security to Charge Five Over Abuja Blasts
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Nasiru L. AbubakarThe State Security Service (SSS) said yesterday that it had caught five suspects believed to have coordinated and carried out car bombings in Abuja during the Independence Day cel (By News Poster)...
Sudan: South Sudan Calls for Immediate Withdrawal of SAF Forces in Unity State
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Ngor Arol, GarangJuba - Authorities from oil-producing Unity state in south Sudan have called for the immediate withdrawal of forces belonging to the Sudan Armed Forces of the government in Khart (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Security of Fuel Supply Vital for Economy - Minister
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Albertina NakaleSwakopmund - "If we do not have petrol and diesel, it will cost our economy millions of Namibian dollars," the Minister of Mines and Energy, Isak Katali, told fuel station owners at (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Retail Business to Lift Nedbank Earnings
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - NEDBANK yesterday said it expected headline earnings for the year to be up to 14% higher as retail business improved, but warned economic conditions remained tough.In a (By News Poster)...
Investment in Oil Sector in Nigeria on a Downward Trend
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Jibrin AbubakarShell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Ltd (SPDC), Total Nigeria Ltd (Total) and Nigeria Agip Oil Company Limited Wednesday sold 45 per cent stake in OML 26 in a deal with a (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Unemployment a National Priority - Marcus
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Pretoria - South Africa's biggest internal challenge is unemployment, currently in excess of 25 percent. There is no doubt that addressing this must be the national policy priority, says Reserve Bank (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Govt in Secret Search for Oil Refinery Site
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Ibrahim KasitaKampala - Uganda is silently searching land to build a proposed 200,000 barrels per day oil refinery, a tactic that strives to avoid speculators from hiking prices and making the proj (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: SA Pledges to Block Country Discussion on Security Council
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Harare - THE South African government has pledged to block any further attempts to have Zimbabwe on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.South Africa was last week elected a non-permanent (By News Poster)...
Namibia: No to Swanu Intimidation
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By EditorOF all people, some Swanu activists chose the highway of political hooliganism last weekend ahead of the November regional and local authority elections when a group of them, with the glee of (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Proposed Power Plans Could Replace Costly Famine With Expensive Feast
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By Robert ShawNairobi - Kenya has a welcome window of opportunity to put its energy house in order.But could Kenya be heading for an oversupply of energy in the coming decade and continued overdepende (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Okah Trial - Human Rights Group Insists on Due Process
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By John ShiklamKaduna - The Executive Director of the Human Rights Monitor (HRM) Mr. Festus Okoye has raised eyebrows over what he described as "the secrecy surrounding the arraignment" of the suspect (By News Poster)...
Kenya: How Kenya Ministry Lost Billions in Shady Land Deals
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By John NgirachuNairobi - One of the most eagerly-awaited debates in Parliament will be on Tuesday afternoon as MPs discuss the damning report of a departmental committee which found taxpayers lost hu (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Wilbros Bribery Saga - EFCC Closes in on Officials
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Chika Amanze-NwachukuThe Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) may have stumbled on evidence that nailed some Nigerian officials alleged to have received $6.3 million bribe from Wilbros I (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Private Financiers See Potential in SMEs
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Moses MichiraKenyan commercial banks lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have benefited from private equity funds and concessionary loans in the past five years, indicating growing optim (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Electoral Commission Says It's Ready for Elections
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Harare - THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission says it is ready to conduct national elections and only needs the requisite proclamation from President Mugabe in his capacity as Head of State and Governmen (By News Poster)...
Africa: World Bank Study Suggests Ways to Increase Farm Output
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Des LathamJohannesburg - The World Bank's Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) has released its report into world farming techniques and has suggested ways for African farmers to improve growth.The " (By News Poster)...
Kenya: KCB Profit Rises 28 Per Cent on Increased Lending
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguKenya Commercial Bank posted a 28 per cent increase in profits in the nine months to September on increased lending to households and companies, offering support to the ongoing recov (By News Poster)...
Gambia: FAO Director General On World Food Day
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Daily ObserverThe Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organisation, Jacques Diouf has spoke of the need to launch a new green revolution so that agricultural production can be multiplied t (By News Poster)...
Don't Make HIV a Crime - Mogae (news)
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: FORMER president of Botswana Festus Mogae has called on leaders not to pass laws that criminalise infection of HIV/AIDS as that will not help in fighting the scourge.Speaking when he called on Preside (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Is International Litigation Possible to Fight Climate Change?
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - Little action has so far been taken to limit cross-border pollution that causes climate change. The Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development (FIELD) (By News Poster)...
Munya to Get U.S.$300 000
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Sydney Kawadza, Jonathan Mbiriyamveka and GwendHarare - Businessman Mr Philip Chiyangwa has joined hands with the National Indigenisation and Economic Empowerment Board to launch a compensatory fun (By News Poster)...
South Africa: 'Find New Ways to Finance Aids Fight'
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Tamar KahnCape Town - The South African Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS yesterday called on the government to lead discussions with the private sector to find new ways to finance the fight against t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: First Lady of Banking Goes to Prison
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Funke Osae-BrownShe was celebrated as Nigeria's Amazon of banking until Sanusi Lamido Sanusi became the governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). And then things fell apart for her.Cecilia Ibr (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abuja Bomb Explosion - How SSS Smoked Out Okah's Brother in Lagos
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Osa OkhominaYenagoa - Family of the arrested leader of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND),Henry Okah yesterday raised alarm over the invasion and arrest of the brother, Cha (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Opportunity And Challenge in Punishing Past Crime
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By Mukhisa KituyiNairobi - The suspension of William Ruto from the Cabinet, and the on-going parliamentary debate about Moses Wetang'ula's tenure at Foreign Affairs have understandably riveted public (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Fighting Claims 20 Lives in South
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Unsuccessful offensive by Somalia's strongest hard-line group has killed at least 25 people dead, injured 50 others as the insurgent group attempted to re-seized strategic town in Southern Somalia fro (By News Poster)...
Liberia: End the Cycle of Protests
Friday 22-Oct-2010: WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK Monrovia rudely awakened to the ruckus of a group of women carrying placards, singing militant songs, and blocking major streets in the city center. Businesses came to near halt as (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: MDC Official to Stand Trial in November for 'Insulting' Mugabe
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Alex BellAn MDC Provincial Treasurer from Mashonaland Central is set to stand trial next month on charges of insulting Robert Mugabe.Bindura Magistrate Charles Murove postponed Gilbert Kagodora's t (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Hundreds Perish On Roads
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Albertina NakaleWalvis Bay - Namibia has lost around 390 people in road accidents as of September 30 this year.This is according to statistics contained in the Crash Data report released by the Mot (By News Poster)...
Transnet Cautions on Parastatal Policy
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - Transnet warned yesterday that the state would have to provide greater policy and regulatory certainty if it was to complete its five-year infrastructure investment programme (By News Poster)...
Windhoek Woman Survives 450 Stings by a Swarm of Bees
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Jana-Mari SmithA VICIOUS attack by a swarm of bees left a young Namibian woman covered with at least 450 bee stings and on the brink of death. Two weeks ago, returning with three colleagues from a (By News Poster)...
Fifa Probes World Cup Bribe Scandal
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Abdullahi Tasiu AbubakarLondon - World football's governing body FIFA said yesterday that it would investigate allegations that two of its Executive Committee members, including Nigeria's Dr. Amos (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 2011 - Fourth Republic in Danger - Leader Olumba
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Louis AchiAhead of the 2011 general elections, sole spiritual head and founder of Brotherhood of the Cross and Star, leader OlumbaOlumbaObu has warned Nigerians of an impending military take over t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Khula's Make-Over to Attract Entrepreneurs
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Cape Town - Khula, the government's small business finance agency, is making drastic changes in the services it offers business owners and in the way it operates in a bid to boost lending to entrepren (By News Poster)...
Africa: Twas Hears Calls for More Science Collaborations
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By T. V. PadmaHyderabad - Developing world science academies should meet and exchange information more often to assess their shared challenges, South Africa's minister for science and technology, Nale (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Ban Ki-Moon Encouraged By the Arrest of "Lieutenant-Colonel" Mayele
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: New York/Kinshasa - UN Secretary-General held his regular monthly press conference at the UN headquarters during which he touched on the “mapping report” concerning the Democratic Repub (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Important Victory for Anti-Graft Fight
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: The Federal High Court, sitting in Lagos sentenced the former Managing Director of Oceanic Bank International Plc, Mrs Cecilia Ibru to a total of 18 months' imprisonment on three-count charges involvi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Water is the New Struggle
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Jocelyn NewmarchJohannesburg - MUNICIPALITIES are struggling to provide basic water and sanitation services to all consumers, and maintenance of facilities has been dangerously neglected, infrastru (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Vunani in Coal Venture With UK Firm
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - VUNANI, a black-owned AltX-listed financial services firm, has acquired for an undisclosed sum a 37,5% stake in coal miner Black Wattle.CEO Ethan Dube said yesterday the (By News Poster)...
Chad: UN Force Hands Over Security to Local Units Ahead of Departure
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: The head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Chad, which also has a mandate for the Central African Republic (CAR), said today that the force is handing over its tasks to local military unit (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Criticism of Iran's Uranium Enrichment is Mere Propaganda Says Ambassador Zare
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Musa NdowThe Iranian Ambassador to The Gambia, Saeid Zare has said that criticism of Iran's uranium enrichment is a mere propaganda by big powers [the West] to confuse public opinion in the world.A (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Five to be Arraigned in Connection with Abuja Bombings
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Chizoba Ogbeche, and Osa Okhomina in YenagoaAbuja - The State Security Service (SSS) yesterday said it would be arraigning four persons arrested in connection with the October 1, 2010, bomb blasts (By News Poster)...
Sudan: UN Envoy Addresses Khartoum Press Conference
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: A near-verbatim transcript of the Press Conference by Mr. Haile Menkerios, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Sudan, held in Khartoum on 18 October 2010:Spo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Time to Enforce Road Rules
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Harare - The 21 440 reported road accidents that claimed 1 390 lives in Zimbabwe in the first nine months of this year are absolutely appalling and need everyone to take action to reduce the toll.For (By News Poster)...
Uganda: A Teenager's Battle With Blindness and HIV/Aids
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Cissy MakumbiCalm, determined but desperate. These are the words that can describe a 16-year-old boy battling HIV/Aids and blindness in Onyama Village, Gulu District.You will not notice that Sam Ok (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Curruption in the Country
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Sam Nda-IsaiahThe last time I had a similar title was when I wrote a column for the Daily Trust about 10 years ago. Obviously, the art, science and technology of corruption has blossomed since then (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: AML Talks On Job Opportunities in Pepel
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Fadda BakishFreetown - African Minerals last year said it has defined magnetite Iron Ore reserves of 10.5 billion tons with 29 percent ore content and 8 million tons of hematite Iron Ore deposits.M (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Locals Sleep on South Africa Streets
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Kampala - Hundreds of Ugandans lured to South Africa with promises of education and job opportunities have ended up on Johannesburg streets empty-handed.Some abandon their jobs expecting high pay only (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Fierce Opposition to Planned Booze Ban
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Simbarashe ManhangoIMBIBERS and traders have roundly criticised government's proposed regulations that will bar outlets from selling beer after 7pm on week days.The proposal contained in a National (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Unanswered Questions Over Land Reforms
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By John HarbesonNairobi - In his book, Kenya's Quest for Democracy, Makau Mutua makes the critically important point that the prior Kenya Constitution did not treat land as a matter of constitutional (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Corrections Unit, a New Section Within Monusco
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Kinshasa - In order to give a new impetus to the corrections work that its Rule of Law section has undertaken on the ground since 2006 by the United NationsOrganisation Stabilisation Mission in the De (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Prince Johnson's Son in Armed Robbery, On-the-Run - Police
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By J. V. BoimahPolice have launched a manhunt for Prince Johnson, Jr., son of presidential candidate Senator Prince Y. Johnson, for allegedly robbing several people and injuring some in a Nigerian sho (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: New Report on Conflict Minerals Makes Case for Certification
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: As a growing consumer movement demands cell phones and gadgets that are guaranteed to be free of conflict minerals that fuel mass rape by armed groups in eastern Congo, human rights activists see an o (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Five Million Meticais Stolen From Procredit Bank
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Maputo - Armed thieves stole around five million meticais (about 140,000 US dollars) on Monday night from a branch of the ProCredit bank in the Maputo neighbourhood of Chamanculo.The thieves had clear (By News Poster)...
Russian Mobile Operator Acquires 30 Percent Telecel Stake (news)
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Harare - Orascom, the majority shareholder in Telecel Zimbabwe has agreed to sell 51 percent of its telecomms interests to a Russian mobile operator, Vimplecom.This will result in Vimplecom, Russia's (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Foni Berefet Chief, Alkalolu Brainstorm Over District Security
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Gibairu JannehIn his quest to promote peace and security in his district in the wake of the recent Casamance rebel conflict which saw rebels infiltrate the Foni Berefet District of Western Region i (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Take Care That Uranium Mining Turns Into Blessing, Not Curse
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Shaaban FundiNairobi - Tanzania will soon join African countries like Namibia, Niger, and Malawi as uranium exporters, if proposed mining projects are approved by the government.Short-term benefits (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Prince Johnson Intervenes in Arrested Son's Robbery Case
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By J. V. BoimahPolice Supt. Dave Jallah, commander of the Zone 8 Police depot at ELWA, Monday confirmed the arrest of Senator and presidential aspirant Prince Y. Johnson'son, Prince Johnson Jr., along (By News Poster)...
Uganda Urged to Build Oil Refinery
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Esther NakkaziNairobi - Support for an in-country oil refinery has gained momentum following the presentation of a feasibility study report to the Uganda government this month by Swiss engineering (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Power - Govt Targets N17.6 Billion Monthly Revenue By 2011
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Clara NwachukwuIn the run-up to the privatisation of the distribution companies, the Federal Government said it hoped to realize an average of N17.6bn monthly revenue from electricity distribution (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: IMF Forecasts Economic Growth at 5,9 Percent
Monday 18-Oct-2010: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has revised upwards Zimbabwe's growth forecast for 2010 in an indication that the economy has been on a rebound in the second half of the year.IMF is viewed as an (By News Poster)...
Libya: France Hopes to Build Nuclear Power Station
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: France hopes to sell a nuclear power station to Libya and gain access to its massive oil reserves after the signing of a strategic partnership between the two countries on Thursday.The agreement in pr (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Refugees Held Over Illegal Arms
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Fred TuryakiraKampala - OFFICERS of the Rapid Response Unit (RRU) in Mbarara arrested seven Rwandan and the DR Congo refugees suspected of illegal possession of a gun and robbery.An SMG with 54 bul (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Demining Official Killed
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Manchester - A statement for the Mines Advisory Group:It is with great sadness that MAG (Mines Advisory Group) regretfully confirm that on Friday 15 October Stephen "Darby" Allan, one of our Technical (By News Poster)...
South Africa: First Uranium Sees Drop in Output
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - FIRST Uranium maintained its gold production forecasts for next year but made no mention of a uranium outlook after shutting the Ezulwini uranium plant last month to ma (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Rate Cuts Pump Millions Into Economy
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Jo-Mare DuddyInterest rates at most banks will effectively drop by 75 basis points before the end of October, putting nearly N$16 million per month back into consumer pockets after the Bank of Nami (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Warri Community Women Protest Alleged Land Encroachment
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Osa OkhominaYenagoa - Normal business activities were disrupted on Monday, for several hours at Ogunu community, Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, as the community women protested a (By News Poster)...
Will Liberian Opposition Merge?
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Liberty Party (LP) political leader, Charles Brumskine, and Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) standard-bearer, Amb George Weah, have agreed in principle to merge their two institutions and to prese (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Forget Sovereign National Confab ? Jonathan
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Oscarline OnwuemenyiAbuja - PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, said yesterday, that any discussion about convening a Sovereign National Conference in Nigeria should be forgotten, noting it was “hig (By News Poster)...
Unam Students Win Top Law Prize
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Windhoek - Two University of Namibia students were part of a six-member team of law students from three universities that won the top prize at the 19th African Human Rights Moot Court competition in C (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Army Warns UN Against Deploying Troops On North-South Borders
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Khartoum - The Sudanese army reacted angrily to the announcement by the United Nations peacekeeping chief Alain Le Roy yesterday in which he said that the world body intends to redeploy peacekeepers (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Charges Against Zim Diamond Researcher Finally Dropped
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Alex BellState prosecutors have finally dropped charges against diamond researcher Farai Maguwu, who stood accused of endangering national security by exposing rights abuses in diamond fields.Attor (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Banks Urged to Lower Interest Rates
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Dar es Salaam - BANKS and financial institutions have been urged to reduce charges for their services including interest rates on lending.The Minister for Finance and Economic Affairs, Mr Mustafa Mkul (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Lagos-Port Harcourt Axis
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Chidi AmutaThere is a growing notion that democracy frustrates or even obstructs development in poor Third World countries. Because the institutions for the delivery of public good and its support (By News Poster)...
South Africa: State Ready to Fight Agri SA Damages Claim At Top Court
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - The Department of Mineral Resources will fight Agri SA's claim for damages over alleged expropriation all the way to the Constitutional Court.It wants to prove that the Miner (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: The Plight of People With Disabilities in a Post-Conflict Nation
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Teddy Foday-MusaFreetown - The plight of people with disabilities has become a post-conflict reconstruction challenge for the Government of Sierra Leone. People with disabilities in the country are (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Trade Disputes Between COMESA Countries and Overlapping Membership Spell Double Trouble
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Jaindi KiseroNairobi - Zambia has now requested the Secretariat of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa to intervene to urgently resolve longstanding disputes with Kenya over the latte (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Cecilia Ibru - One Case, Many Lessons
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: The Federal High Court, Lagos recently sentenced former managing director and chief executive officer of Oceanic International Bank Plc. Mrs. Cecilia Ibru to six months imprisonment after she pleaded (By News Poster)...
Sudan: South Admits Challenges to Handle Disastrous Oil By-Products
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Ngor Arol Garang & Bonifacio Taban KuichJuba & Bentui - Authorities from the oil producing region of South Sudan on Friday admitted facing serious challenges to handle dangerous waste products fr (By News Poster)...
Namibia: A Reversal of Democratic Politics - Apocalypse Now?
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Alexactus T KaureIS Namibia consolidating its democratic transition or witnessing a reversal? If recent comments by Hage Geingob on the Special Advisors and Regional Governors Appointment Amendment (By News Poster)...
Africa: Kibaki Leads Africa in Signing New Deal to Promote Rights of Women
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Lucas BarasaNairobi - President Kibaki on Friday asked African countries to enact specific laws to enable girls to inherit land and protect rights of widows.Speaking when he officially opened the A (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Rights Group Decries Violence On Women
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By Tamba Jean-MatthewUS-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has expressed grave apprehension over the violence propagated by armed masked men across Cote d'Ivoire compounding the already tense electoral cl (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Seven Die in Renewed Cult War in Ambrose Alli Varsity
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Simon EbegbulemBenin City - THE university town of Ekpoma, turned into a theatre of war since Wednesday, as rival cult groups in the state owned Ambrose Alli University (AAU), engaged themselves in (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Takes Hard Look At Cabinet
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Sam MkokeliJohannesburg - THERE is a growing conviction in government circles that President Jacob Zuma may reshuffle his Cabinet soon, as he finalises a review of his ministers' performance and lo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Delta Boosts SABMiller Growth
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Tawanda MusarurwaHarare - Zimbabwe Stock Exchange-listed alcohol and beverages firm, Delta Corporation contributed 4 percent to the 11 percent increase to SABMiller Plc's volumes growth in Africa i (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Women's Lives to Tell, Not to Exploit
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Mona HakimiJohannesburg - If anybody has ever wondered why Gender Links and like-minded organisations place a watchful eye on the media, the answer was made clear last week. While more than one hun (By News Poster)...
Africa: HIV/Aids - Tracing the Multiple Concurrent Partner Debate
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - As the debate heats up about whether or not multiple concurrent partnerships (MCPs) are major drivers of Africa's HIV epidemics, IRIN/PlusNews takes a look at the evolution of the theor (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Needs Sustained Rural Development Scheme - Molewa
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Nastasya TaySun City - Rural SA is caught in a "development trap", Social Development Minister Edna Molewa told a gathering of policy makers, academics and civil society yesterday.Speaking at the R (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Moshono, Mlangarini Disputed Land Under Survey
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Arusha - A long standing land conflict near Arusha city pitting villagers and the army may at last be resolved after nearly 30 years.A team of experts from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Arumeru D (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Rand a Risk to Recovery, Bid to Curb Gains 'Futile'
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - SA CANNOT rely on a weaker rand as a panacea for improving its global competitiveness, the Treasury's director-general, Lesetja Kganyago, has warned.Gains in the rand did p (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Former MEND Chief Okah Denies Links With Abuja Bomb Suspects
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Jean-Jacques CornishFormer Nigerian rebel leader Henry Okah took the stand in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court Friday to deny any involvement in the Abuja car bombings that killed a dozen people (By News Poster)...
West Africa: Sierra Leone Alert - Police Briefly Detains Reporter, Manhandles Her
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: Kadijatu Savage, a journalist with the privately-owned the Independent Observer newspaper was on the night of October 13, 2010 reportedly arrested and detained by police personnel drawn from Motor Tra (By News Poster)...
Africa: Adapt or Die - a Climate Change Challenge for Cities
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Olu SarrAddis Ababa - African countries have been advised to cooperate in adapting now to the ravages of climate change or face the harsh consequences of inaction that would befall large numbers of (By News Poster)...
Motlanthe Seals Deal With Syria
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe concluded a two-day working visit to Syria with a vow that the two countries will work together in removing all other impediments to trade and investment. (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Magazine May Pose Last Hurdle for Brazil's Rousseff
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Stuart GrudgingsJohannesburg - As South African politicians and the politically connected defend the Information Bill, in Brazil a magazine that uncovers uncomfortable truths about corruption has c (By News Poster)...
Africa: India, South Africa to Team Up on HIV Vaccine Research
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By T. V. PadmaHyderabad - India and South Africa will launch a joint research project on basic science and vaccines for HIV strains common to both countries.The project was formally approved by the go (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Obel Seeks to Spread Tentacles
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: Harare - Oil Blending Enterprises (Private) Limited or Obel, as the name suggests is in the business of oil blending, a process that involves blending of base oil with additives to produce various lub (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Education Minister Loses Cabinet Post, Faces Fraud Charges
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Dave OpiyoNairobi - Eldoret North MP William Ruto was on Tuesday suspended from Cabinet as minister for Higher Education, Science and Technology pending the hearing and determination of a Sh272 mil (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Criminalising HIV Transmission
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: FORMER Botswana president Festus Mogae's suggestion that no country should pass laws that criminalise HIV transmission is likely to stir emotions among anti-AIDS campaigners, but his views need carefu (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Fighting in Central Region Claims 20 Lives
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Fierce clashes between Somali government forces and the insurgent has killed at least 20 people and injured 30 others in Celgal, a parts of Hiran region in central Somalia, Radio Garowe reports.Govern (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Nation Demand for Edible Oil Huge
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Austin BeyadiDar Es Salaam - Tanzania's national demand for edible oil is huge compared to national supply, which has forced the country to largely depend on imported palm oils that has so far floo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Chile Raises the Bar for Our Country's Leaders
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Bisi OjediranWhatever angle is chosen to tell the miraculous rescue story of the Chilean miners does not take anything away from it. Such is the magic of fairy- tale ending stories - every bit cont (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Sources of Agricultural Finance
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Martin MwingaIN last week's edition we focussed on different sources of agricultural finance in Namibia that farmers can utilise to fund their agricultural business activities.No business, whether (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: NNPC, Shell Head for Collision Over Three Oil Blocks
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Ejiofor AlikeControversy has stalled the 10-month-old process by Shell Petroleum Deve-lopment Company (SPDC) to transfer ownership and operatorship of three oil blocks to a consortium of two Nigeri (By News Poster)...
Central Africa: Region Agrees to Jointly Combat LRA Rebels
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Kampala - Central African nations affected by the activities of Uganda's notorious rebel group Lords Resistance Army (LRA) have agreed to form a joint military force to strengthen their fight against (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Buzwagi Fuel Theft to Affect Barrick's Gold Output
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Dar Es Salaam - Fuel theft at Buzwagi gold mine has affected the African Barrick Gold, to the extent that the company has cut its 2010 gold production forecast.Reports said that the company had uncove (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Four to Stand Hague Trial Over Poll Violence This Year
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By Cosmas Butunyi And Peter LeftieNairobi - ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo said on Friday that at least four ODM and PNU officials would appear before him by the end of the year."I will prese (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Delivery Agreement Signed to Improve Service Delivery
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Roy Downing & SapaJohannesburg - Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi along with other ministers and MECs signed a delivery agreement with President Jacob Zuma , to "improve the health of all South (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Eskom Winter Surcharge Irks DRDGold
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - DRDGOLD does not see "any compelling value add" from paying an extra R28m to Eskom for power it received during the winter months at its South African operations, CEO N (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Rupiah Banda Condemns Coal Mine Shootings
Friday 22-Oct-2010: PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda has condemned the shooting of 11 miners by some Chinese investors and urged investors to follow the country's labour laws.And President Banda has also advised politicians agains (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bomb Blast - We Have Not Cleared Dokpesi - State Security
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Chizoba OgbecheAbuja - The State Security Service (SSS) has said that it had at no time cleared the Chairman of Daar Communication, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi, of involvement in the October 1, 2010 (By News Poster)...
Piracy As Bad As Cancer - Songwriter
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Tinashe FarawoHarare - PROLIFIC songwriter Leonard Zhakata said piracy was like a cancer that needs to be nipped in the bud as it has wiped out musicians' income.Speaking in Harare last week, the s (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Army Deployed to Block LRA
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Chris OcowunKampala - The former LRA rebels who defected being paraded before journalists in Gulu on MondayThe UPDF has heavily deployed on the borders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South (By News Poster)...
Somalia: UN Returning to Somalia in Effort to Stop Terrorist Takeover of Government
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Sh. M. NetworkNew York - The United Nations is set to establish a political presence in Somalia for the first time in 17 years, aimed at creating a new constitution and government, the world body's (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Stunted Children Threaten Economic Growth
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Dorothy KweyuWhat does a baby born today have to contribute to Kenya's Vision 2030? A lot, depending on how well she or he is fed.A presentation by the government and the UN Children's Fund titled, (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Investment Company Chairman Seeks Stake in Steel Company
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Martin Kadzere and Golden SibandaHarare - NATIVE Investments chairman Mr Philip Chiyangwa has written to President Mugabe expressing interest in partnering the eventual winner of Government's share (By News Poster)...
More Benefits for War Vets (news)
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Loide JasonWindhoek - More benefits are in the pipeline for the country's war veterans as Government continues to practically acknowledge their role in bringing about the country's independence.The (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sack Fever Grips Wema Bank Workers
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Amaka IfeakanduLagos - There are strong indications that many workers of Wema Bank may lose their jobs as the management of the bank has applied to the CBN seeking licence to operate as a regional (By News Poster)...
Africa: 'Why Devt Eludes African Countries'
Sunday 24-Oct-2010: By Onwuka NzeshiAbuja - One of Nigeria's scholars of African Philosophy, Professor Uzodinma Nwala, has attributed the current economic and political challenges among African countries to the disruptio (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Borno - Boko Haram Strikes Again, Kills Policeman
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Dauda MbayaMaiduguri - Barely some hours after the launching of a new security outfit "Operation Mesa" and the deployment of helicopter gunships to Borno State, the members of the Boko Haram sect h (By News Poster)...
Cipla Will Not Withdraw Pill Despite Request
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Tamar KahnCape Town - Generic drug maker Cipla Medpro says it has no plans to withdraw its fat-fighting pill Ciplatrim from the market, despite the voluntary recall last week of Abbott's Reductil a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FIFA Suspends Adamu - Bars Him From All Fooball-Related Duty
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Ismaila LereWorld football governing body, FIFA, provisionally suspended Dr. Amos Adamu along with Tahiti's Reynald Temarii and four lower-ranked officials yesterday in a World Cup vote-selling sca (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Media Restrictions 'Against Spirit of 1994'
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Chantelle BenjaminJohannesburg - THE proposed media restrictions are contrary to everything the 1994 African National Congress government believed in, former education minister and ANC constitution (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Dossier On Machel Death Not Closed
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Maputo - Mozambican President Armando Guebuza declared on Tuesday in Madrid that his government will not close the dossier on the death of the country's first President, Samora Machel, until the circu (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Elderly Gobabis Man Found Dead at Katima
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Denver KistingThe family of an elderly Gobabis man who was found murdered outside Katima Mulilo on Saturday has accused the Caprivi Police of ignoring their appeals for help during their week-long (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Kenya Calls for Regional Summit on South's Referendum
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Muhammad OsmanAddis Ababa - Kenya has called for a summit of the Intergovernmental Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) on Sudan in Nairobi at the end of this month, the country’s for (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Farmer Wins Legal Battle Over Land
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Sam KiplagatNairobi - Land acquired compulsorily by the government must be used for its original purpose, the High Court has ruled.In a precedent-setting case, an elderly farmer from Eldoret has wo (By News Poster)...
Sudan: SPLM Gives Assurances On Chinese Oil Investments in South
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Juba - South Sudan’s ruling party reassured China that its investments in the semi-autonomous region will be protected if southerners vote for independence in a January 9 referendum."The large (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Nation Hits U.S.$1.02 Billion FDI in Nine Months
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Paul MwijagyeKampala - -Uganda has registered a steady flow of foreign direct investments (FDI) since the year begun, Uganda Investment Authority board chairman Patrick Bitature disclosed last week (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Kony's Heinous Crimes Must be Stopped
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Kampala - Outlaw Joseph Kony and remnants of his rag tag Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) group continue to wreck mayhem and disaster in the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo and (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: 250 Kids Highlight Concerns On HIV-Aids
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Freetown - National Aids Secretariat, NAS in collaboration with UN's child welfare agency, Unicef and other stakeholders and concluded a three day national consultative conference on children and Aids (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Power-Sharing Deal Should End, Says Mugabe
Monday 18-Oct-2010: President Robert Mugabe said Friday that Zimbabwe's power-sharing should not be extended when it expires in February. He wants the unity government to be dissolved and elections to be called, despite (By News Poster)...
Angola: Gunmen Kill Police Officers
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Luanda - Unknown armed assailants gunned down Thursday two officials of the Home Affairs Ministry, in Viana district, in Luanda.The gunmen shot dead 44-year old superintendent-chief Domingos Francisco (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zifa Make Three World Cup Bids
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Augustine HwataHarare - Zimbabwe have made bids to host three Fifa World Cups, the first time that Zifa have made attempts to host such high-profile football competitions.Acting Zifa chief executiv (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Standard Bank to Axe 2000 as Revenue Stays Under Pressure
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - STANDARD Bank confirmed yesterday it is retrenching more than 2000 staff members as part of a major cost-cutting drive, after a bank review revealed its revenue would re (By News Poster)...
Uganda: General Otafiire Threatens to Quit NRM
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Edris KiggunduAngered by a drawn out investigation into his narrow victory in the NRM primaries in Ruhinda County, Tourism, Trade and Industry minister, Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire, said on Monday tha (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Economic Policies Leading to Growth, Say Bankers
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: The Bankers Association of Zambia (BAZ) has said Government's economic policies being implemented have resulted in positive economic growth.BAZ chairperson Saviour Chibiya said his association appreci (By News Poster)...
Namibia: N$260 Million Bailout for Namcor
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Jo-Mare DuddyCabinet has approved a bailout strategy for Namcor which includes paying off debts of nearly N$260 million and giving it a cut of 7,6 cents per litre of the existing fuel levy to help (By News Poster)...
South Africa: GDP May Outperform Forecast - Finance Minister
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - The economy had performed "slightly better" than projections in the first six months of the fiscal year despite the three week public sector strike so the actual growth outco (By News Poster)...
South Africa: State Gas Company Sets Its Sights on Retail Market
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - PETROSA, the national oil and gas company, has been talking to local oil companies with a view to entering the local petroleum retail and distribution market and could (By News Poster)...
Minister Warns Poachers
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Irene !hoa�sWindhoek - Namibia is warning would-be poachers that it will act strongly against anyone who makes him/herself guilty of the offence.Worldwide figures on the poaching of the protected r (By News Poster)...
Sudan: UN Launches Investigation Into Death of British National in Mine Explosion in South
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Julius N. UmaJuba - A United Nations-led inquiry has started into the death of a British national working with the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) who died after an explosion in Kapoeta, capital of East (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Communist Party Not Contesting in Polls
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Windhoek - In a hand-delivered letter to the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN), the Communist Party (CP) says it will not participate in the 2010 regional council and local authority elections.The (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Making Gas Available And Affordable
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Ojo MaduekweCooking gas is becoming the in thing for anyone spending time in the kitchen. This is a major shift from the past when irregular supply and cost discouraged many from using the product. (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Pension Fund Scheme Could Be Safe
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Tileni MongudhiCABINET'S decision to freeze the Government Institutions Pension Fund's (GIPF) unlisted investment programme was to "clear the air" and not to go back on getting pension funds to inv (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nedbank 'Failed to Meet Strict Acquisition Criteria'
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - HSBC yesterday said that it walked away from a potential deal to buy Nedbank because the South African bank did not meet its "strict acquisition criteria".In an intervie (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Three Arrested Over Fraudulent Land Deals in East
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By David MafabiBulambuli - The police have arrested three people in connection with a land deal between Mbale Municipality and Buyakala village in Burukuyi Parish in the new Bulambuli District. The tr (By News Poster)...
Africa: Good Governance, Not More Aid, Needed to Achieve Africa's Development Goals
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Franklin CudjoeNairobi - Heads of State from across the developing world arrived in New York last month for the annual United Nations meetings.Heading up the agenda this year was a summit examining (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Urban Squalor, Land and the President's Agenda
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Tom Kamara WednesdayThe issue of rescuing Monrovia as a sprawling slum lacking very basic facilities such as water and toilets emerged last week when President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addressed the N (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Insurance is Inevitable in Our Lives
Monday 18-Oct-2010: There is a common mindset amongst Tanzanians that there is actually no need to insure property, life, business and so forth until the inevitable happens. Misconception has always been that premiums pa (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Parties Must Prepare to Make Compromises, U.S. Says
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: By Stephen KaufmanObama administration officials say there is "no more time to waste" ahead of referendums on the independence of Southern Sudan and Abyei that are scheduled for January 9, 2011. U.S. (By News Poster)...
Gambia: A Matter of Security
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By PublisherNowhere in the world could armed combatants be hauled in security vehicles, armed caches unburied and arms and ammunitions found scattered on farms without a state issuing a statement for (By News Poster)...
South Africa: FSB Takes HSBC to Task Over 'Cavalier' Snub of Nedbank
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - A WAR of words has broken out over the way HSBC walked away from its potential takeover of Nedbank, with SA's Financial Services Board (FSB) yesterday criticising the "c (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Al-Shabaab to Avenge Sheikh Muktar Abu-Yazid
Friday 22-Oct-2010: In a show of defiance Al-Shabaab has paraded thousands of trained fighters in the Somali capital, Mogadishu to fight against the African Union troops, AMISOM and the Transitional Federal Government so (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Cash-Flush Pension Fund Managers Buy Loans From Banks
Friday 22-Oct-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguCash-flush pension fund managers have started buying loans from commercial banks in exchange for a slice of the lenders' interest income driven by low returns in traditional investme (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Two Armed Robbers Get 20 Years
Thursday 21-Oct-2010: By Peter N. TobyJudge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court "D" Monday sentenced Essau Kollie and Archie Williams to 10 years each in prison after jurors found them guilty of Armed Robbery last Friday.Ju (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: New Report on Conflict Minerals Makes Case for Certification and Army Reform
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: As a growing consumer movement demands cell phones and gadgets that are guaranteed to be free of conflict minerals that fuel mass rape by armed groups in eastern Congo, human rights activists see an o (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Farmers Trained in Rice Production
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Musa Ndow and Alieu CeesayThe Department of Agriculture, under the Food Security and Agricultural Commercialization Project on Monday began a three-day training for farmers in Rice Production, Mill (By News Poster)...
Re-Election to Security Council 'Vote of Confidence' (news)
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Pretoria - South Africa has thanked the international community for having confidence in the country after being re-elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the per (By News Poster)...
Youths Avoid 'Dirty Jobs'
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: Otjiwarongo - The first day of the three-day investment and economic conference at Otjiwarongo had attendees discussing how "society moral decay, especially among youths", is dampening the spirit of e (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Did the CJ Steal GA Land?
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: When Ex-President J.h. Kufuor appointed Mrs. Georgina Theodora Wood as the Chief Justice, he must have thought that his fellow country men and women would fully appreciate the true value of the pearl (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Commander Dies in Afgoi Town
Wednesday 20-Oct-2010: By Sh. M. NetworkAfgoi - Col. Ali Aden (Ali Ganey), the former commander of police department of lower Shabelle region in southern Somalia died at Afgoi town, 30 kilometers to south of Mogadishu on ac (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Opposition Leader Axed as Chief Whip Over Parliament Fund
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - Congress of the People (COPE) deputy president Mbhazima Shilowa was yesterday suspended as the party's chief whip and accounting officer in Parliament, bringing to a head (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Development Bank Discloses Five-Year Strategic Plan
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Zekarias HaddushDevelopment Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) revealed its five-year strategic plan in which it will give out an unprecedented amount of loans to the manufacturing and agricultural sectors, re (By News Poster)...
Country to Ban Exports of Unrefined Gold
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican government intends to ban the export of unrefined gold, now that a gold refinery in the central province of Manica is operating, the Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Abdul (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Threatens Retaliation if Europe Expels Diplomats
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: By Kitsepile NyathiHarare - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe will retaliate if European Union (EU) countries heed advice from his rival Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai to expel diplomats that the vet (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Restoration Work at Kotu Power Station as Power Outages Continue
Monday 18-Oct-2010: By Alieu CeesayA massive restoration work is ongoing at the Kotu Power Station. The restoration work is meant to bring back to normal the 24/7 uninterrupted power supply people were enjoying before.Th (By News Poster)...
TRP 2010.10.22 Archive: Kyle Bristol Interview
Saturday 23-Oct-2010: Kyle Bristol: White Apocolypse Interview Author Kyle Bristol brings the right perspective to Solutrean Truth with his new book, White Apocolypse, and talks about how anti-racist losers are wh (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (19-10-2010)
Tuesday 19-Oct-2010: Howzit Once again, I find myself trying to play catch-up as I only woke up at 0830hrs - and the coughing and spluttering remains. And later today I have an appointment to see the hand specialist - (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (18-10-2010)
Monday 18-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated. -o00o- Okay, so yesterday I went AWOL. The truth of the matter is that this cough/cold/flu/dreaded lurgy will not go and B let me sleep in yester (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (22-10-2010)
Friday 22-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- Before we even think of forming an opinion on just what Roy Bennett needs to do, let me remind us all that Bennett has been persecuted by t (By The BeardedMan)...