November 1, 2010

Weekly Southern African Report
From Jan Lamprecht
Southern Africa in Crisis
www.AfricanCrisis.co.za
Sunday, 31st 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.
Click here for Photos & Updates - WARNING: Very Graphic & Gruesome


URGENT PRESS RELEASE: WHITE FARMER SHOT IN THE HEAD IN CHEGUTU AREA, ZIMBABWE
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Harare, Zimbabwe-2010, October 29 A 67 year old white farmer, Kobus Joubert was shot (on Monday 25 October 2010) at his Scotsdale farm in Chegutu, west of Harare. The farmer heard her wife screamin (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
South Africa: Medium Term Budget Policy Statement
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Pravin GordhanMinister of Finance27 October 2010Honourable SpeakerFormer President Mandela once said: "After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb!"As a youthfu (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: IMPORTANT: The ANC hates the Mass Media - The ANC's latest ANC-Only Propaganda outlet: The New Age...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: The ANC claims that this is not a propaganda exercise. Well, I differ from them in my analysis. I recall several years ago, the ANC wanted to create its own propaganda arm. It was not enough back (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: The Civil War is coming - Roy Bennett flees to South Africa for safety - The patience of the Blacks in Zimbabwe is running out....
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: I am glad to hear that Roy Bennett has returned to South Africa. More on this later. Mugabe cannot be trusted. Mugabe is a bastard and Mugabe has been focussing far too much on Bennett. Many of us fea (By Jan)...
America & Africa: Wars that have yet to start in America, South Africa & Zimbabwe.... but which will come... here's why...
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: I am watching a number of political situations around the world, and I see no reason as to why they will end with everyone hugging each other. Instead, I think people will end up shooting at each othe (By Jan)...
Africa: Land Grab Or Development?
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - "While there is a perception that land is abundant in certain countries, these claims need to be treated with caution. In many cases land is already being used or claimed - yet existi (By News Poster)...
Africa: Questionable Land Investments
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - "Africa needs investment in agriculture- -better seeds and inputs, improved extension services, education on conservation techniques, regional integration, and investment to build loc (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: IMPORTANT: Mugabe's Infiltration and subversion of MDC-T, ZAPU & WOZA - The Creation of Traitors...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Robert Mugabe is preparing to steal the election next year and he has already begun many moves in that regard. An important article dealing with it is this one: Zimbabwe: Traditional Leaders Summoned (By Jan)...
Sudan: Rights Groups Urge Pressure Over Mbeki Panel Proposals
Friday 29-Oct-2010: One year ago, on October 29, 2009, the African Union (AU) endorsed the important report and recommendations of the African Union High-Level Panel on Darfur (AUPD), led by former South African Presiden (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Trial of October 1 Alleged Bombers - Country's Battle Against Terrorism
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Jide Ajani, Kingsley Omonobi, Ben Agande and Ikechukwu NnochiriJust a few days before the National Assembly went on recess President Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Jonathan wrote a letter to the legislativ (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - A Shocking Statistic in USA Today on US Govt Debt.... Obama as a 2 term President...
Monday 25-Oct-2010: My last evening in Portland was windy and rainy. I had gone to dinner and went to a shop prior to returning to my hotel. I bought a Rolling Stone magazine because some lunatic seems to think that (By Jan)...
Uganda: Robbers Strangle, Burn Victims to Death
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By J. Semakula and J. KabengwaKampala - Most victims of the car robbery gang were killed using painful but noiseless methods such as strangling, hitting the head with a hammer and stabbing. At least 1 (By News Poster)...
USA: Barack Obama's dumb 'Daily Show' Jon Stewart appearance and the President's diminishing brand
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: [Clearly Obama has little intellectual capabilities and so he engages in frivolous TV appearances. This is an interesting commentary from the USA. Jan] President Obama should make the most of his " (By Jan)...
Nigeria: National Security And Bomb Blast Threats in FCT
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Chika OtuchikereBarely a week after the October 1 bomb blasts disrupted the peace of the nation's capital, sending fear of an imminent invasion of the nation's capital around the country, threats o (By News Poster)...
Africa: Land, Take 2
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Washington, DC - A World Bank report leaked to the Financial Times in late July on "The Global Land Rush" reportedly documented a devastating picture of weak land governance and poorly thought-out inv (By News Poster)...
USA: Remember January 3, 2007.... The Day the Democrats took over... USA Today Obama cartoon...
Monday 25-Oct-2010: [An American friend of mine sent me this. You can check up on its accuracy. I saw a cartoon in a copy of USA Today which I bought in Portland, Oregon tonight. It was about Obama telling the voters how (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Election lies - The ANC will create 5 million new jobs... The Economics of Idiocy...
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: I heard from my Liberal friend that the ANC is busy "electioneering", which is just a nice way of saying that they're lying more than is usual. I know that is hard to believe. When you lie so much, so (By Jan)...
Africa: Integration or Federation? Towards Political Unity for the Continent
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Dani W. NabudereRegional integration is an economic project with superimposed political structures, while federation is a political project as part of a strategy for political and economic emancipa (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - Will JoAn and I ever see each other again?
Monday 25-Oct-2010: I spent the last few days of my trip to America with JoAn. JoAn is so amazing. I know a heck of a lot about her life and personal affairs. She has assisted unstintingly on AfricanCrisis for almost 10 (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: VERY IMPORTANT: Mugabe's ZANU PF Chairman says: We will NEVER hand over power to the MDC
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: [Well, here you have it out of the horse's mouth. "Revolutionary party" - what's that? He means a bunch of commies I am sure. That can be its only meaning. This proves once more that the GNU (Govt of (By Jan)...
Africa: Ignoring Women With Guns
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - The perception that women are only ever victims of conflict ignores the large numbers of female combatants, which can result in their exclusion from disarmament, demobilisation and rein (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Gangs of Port Harcourt
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: After the Abuja bombings, the political process turns back to the Niger Delta, where militants are frustrated by the aftermath of the amnesty dealBomb blasts in Abuja on 1 October killed twelve people (By News Poster)...
Public Opinion and the Supreme Law Which Way?
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Sara Nghishidimbwa and Job Shipululo AmupandaThabo Mbeki, the former president of South Africa, in his State of the Nation Address of February 8, 2008 tenderly remarked: "I speak here today in the (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Witchcraft, Land Disputes Escalate Murder in Lango
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Patrick OkinoKampala - Residents of Nginyanginya village in Ogur sub county in Lira district cover the body of one of the victims killed in a land wrangle in 2008. The number of people killing othe (By News Poster)...
History: WWII - The Italian prisoners of war who fell in love with their South African captors...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: I am referring back to the South African couple I know who travelled extensively through Europe on multiple occasions. They spent 8 months driving around Europe once. They told me this amazing sto (By Jan)...
South Africa: Mobile Interconnect Fees Cut by 16c a Minute
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Nickolaus BauerJohannesburg - The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has taken measures to force mobile operators to cut interconnection fees.As from March 2011 the fee pa (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Cabinet Statement on the New Growth Path
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: President Jacob Zuma yesterday convened a special cabinet meeting to discuss the key economic challenges facing South Africa and endorsed a proposed new growth path for the country that will place emp (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - Discussions with Volunteers - The Extreme importance of YOU - our Readers... Our enemy's agenda...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: When I went to America, I did not really experience jet lag. We were merely so busy that there were just too few hours to sleep - often in the beginning. Towards the end it relaxed more because I was (By Jan)...
'To Be Young, Gifted And Black'
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Veli MbeleIn a speech marking the 33rd anniversary of Steve Biko's death in detention, Veli Mbele, president of the Azanian Youth Organisation, looks at the lessons young black people can learn fro (By News Poster)...
History: The hated British - Rhodesia was better than Europe - The Blacks were happier than in Zambia...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: I was telling a friend of mine who was a university lecturer most of his life, about my trip to the USA. He told me how in 1961 he and his wife put their car on a ship and went to Britain with it. He (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: White Commercial Farmer Shot and Killed in Chegutu
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Tererai KarimakwendaA 67 year old white farmer was killed at his Scotsdale Farm in the town of Chegutu, west of Harare, just after midnight on Monday as lawlessness on commercial farms continues. B (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (27-10-2010)
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- Can anyone tell me just what good is achieved by shooting dead a 67-year-old farmer? " Normal 0 false false fals (By The BeardedMan)...
South Africa: Allies Cool on Cabinet's New Plan to Boost Jobs
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Linda EnsorCape Town - The government released its long-awaited economic growth strategy yesterday, but its leftist allies immediately gave notice they will not readily accept a "shared sacrifice" (By News Poster)...
ZIMBABWE HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER UNDER FIRE IN SOUTH AFRICA
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: ZANU PF agents of covert operations have launched a serious campaign of character assassination. My websites are attacked by spam � people trying to post obscene literature and pornography. Right now (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
South Africa: White Farmers Being Set Up as the New Land Reform Scapegoats
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By John Kane-BermanJohannesburg - STRANGELY, the green paper on land reform drafted by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform fails to say how black economic empowerment (BEE) plans for a (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Regional Common Market - Promise and Pitfalls Ahead
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Oduor Ong'wenEast Africa experiencing a new integration wave, Oduor Ong'wen looks back at the history of regionalisation across the area and at the prospects for the East African Common Market (EAC (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Investigations Into Abuja Bomb Blast - Citizens React
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Emma Nnadozie and Ifeanyi OkolieSOON after the bomb blast that rocked the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on Independence Day, claiming 12 lives with scores wounded, many expressed reservations ov (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Security Fears as Nation Heads to Polls
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Cindy ShinerAfter being delayed six times, Cote d'Ivoire's landmark presidential elections will go ahead on Sunday. The nation has been in turmoil since a military coup in 1999, six years after the (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - My First Impressions of an American city when I landed in Portland, Oregon...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: When I flew to America a few weeks back I first landed in Atlanta. When I landed, it was daybreak. I was there for 2 1/2 hours and then flew to Portland, Oregon. I saw what little you can see of citie (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's Relations With Mugabe Break Down
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Dumisani MuleyaHarare - The recent good working relationship between President Robert Mugabe and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has all but broken down in bitterness and recrimination after the p (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Fear of Hard Times As Diesel Price Rises
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Al-Amani MutarubukwaPrices of consumer goods and services may soon rise due to an increase in production and transportation costs driven by higher diesel prices in the local and world market.Local (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Benefits of Mobile Money Transfer Trickle Down to Rural Folk
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguBefore 2008, analysts lamented that Kenya was performing poorly in financial inclusion.But that was before M-Pesa became appreciated as a popular money transfer technology.Research d (By News Poster)...
Guinea: Group Urges Investigation on Attack on Rights Defender
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: Dakar - Guinean authorities should investigate, discipline, and prosecute any members of the security forces responsible for the October 23, 2010 attack on Dr. Mamadou Aliou Barry, a prominent human r (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - The Gorgeous Town where Johnny Depp and Lindsay Lohan secretly own houses...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: When I recently travelled to the USA, I saw many beautiful towns. Let me make no bones about the fact that I never once came across a small town or city in the USA that I didn't like (at least in Oreg (By Jan)...
Seized Weapons Linked to Palestine (news)
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Francis Ugwoke And Chinazor Megbolu With Agency ReportThe large shipment of arms intercepted by security agents at the Apapa Port, Lagos on Tuesday may have taken an international dimension as it e (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Perennial Battle for Regularisation of Papers
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Roselyne SachitiJohannesburg - THE long winding queue stretched along Simmonds Street in Johannesburg as the sun rose last Wednesday morning.Hundreds of men, women and children who had spent the ni (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Soldier Gets 15 Years for Killing Tourists At Bwindi Forest
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: Kampala - THEY had come as tourists to track gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park on March 1, 1999.But a group of former Rwandan soldiers, believed to be Interahamwe (loyal to former P (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Seized Rockets, Grenades - How They Were Intercepted
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Godwin Oritse, Godfrey Bivbere, Albert Akpor & Ifeyinwa ObiLagos - FACTS emerged, yesterday, that the 13 containers of rockets, grenades and other weapons intercepted at the Apapa Port, Lagos, by t (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - I never met anyone who was rude... not even children or teenagers...
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: For years I've been hearing how rude American children are. I actually quietly dreaded meeting American teenagers. I thought they would drive me insane. The truth was actually the complete opposite. (By Jan)...
Nigeria: The Fresh Threats to Bomb Abuja
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Amidst the controversy, fear and anxiety already generated by the widely condemned Independence Day car bomb explosions in Abuja by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), the gro (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Again, Sanusi Over-Reaches Himself
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Ijeoma NwogwugwuThe Central Bank (CBN) Governor Sanusi Lamido Sanusi thought up a "brilliant" idea recently to reduce the cost of borrowing in the country. The CBN, Sanusi revealed, has started a s (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Endorses Mugabe for Life-Presidency
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Nqaba MatshaziThe Zanu PF Women's League last week set the agenda for the party's conference in December, that its leader, Robert Mugabe, be declared president for life.Led by Oppah Muchinguri, the (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Farmers Slam Fresh Onslaught of Land-Grab Violence
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Alex BellZimbabwe's main farmers' union has slammed the renewed onslaught of attacks and illegal land seizures across the country, which have left one farmer dead and many more evicted from their h (By News Poster)...
South Africa: 'No Need to Worry About High Food Prices Yet'
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Jocelyn NewmarchJohannesburg - SA NEED not to worry about record international food prices just yet, an agricultural expert said yesterday.Food security problems in SA are a household problem resul (By News Poster)...
Black Economic Empowerment
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Carel VoslooJohannesburg - EQUITY ownership, especially in public companies, is a popular barometer to provide a periodic reading of the rate of transformation in SA. While the debate around this t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: We Should Call the Bluff of These Terrorists - Bozimo
Monday 25-Oct-2010: CHIEF Alaowei Broderick Bozimo was the Minister of Police Affairs in the regime of Olusegun Obasanjo. In this interview, he answers questions on the security situation in the country, dismissing the g (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sokoto Floods - Any Hope in View?
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Tanimu BawaThousands of Sokoto flood victims are still faced with shortage of food and shelter even though relief materials have been donated to them through the state government. TANIMU BAWA, who (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai's Hardliners Advocate Govt Pull-Out
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Njabulo Ncube and Levi MukaratiHarare - Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has launched a nationwide consultative exercise on the way forward for his formation of the Movement for Democratic Change ( (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Taking Risks On, Off the Road
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: By Tichaona ZindogaHarare - Urban commuter transport crews, made up of touts, conductors and drivers, have often earned themselves a barrage of criticism and other less-than-complimentary references b (By News Poster)...
Angola: Expulsions Mark Rising Tensions Over Resources With DRC
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - Angola's "very violent" expulsion of about 200 Democratic Republic of Congo nationals from its territory this month is a sign of the increasing "bad blood" between the neighbours that a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Illegal Arms - No Conclusions Yet
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Francis Ugwoke And Chiemelie Ezeobi With Agency ReportsThe National Security Adviser (NSA), Lt.-Gen. Andrew Owoye Azazi (rtd), has said the security forces in the country will not jump into any con (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (28-10-2010)
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Howzit Remember that yesterday I published Mugabe's rant at the world when he told his supporters, members and followers to seize the wealth of the country, and it was all in Shona? Well, this m (By The BeardedMan)...
Nigeria: Abuja Blasts - Secret Trial Illegal - Tsav
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Abdul-Rahman AbubakarThe secret trial of seven suspects alleged to be the masterminds of the twin bomb blasts in Abuja during Nigeria's 50th anniversary celebration is a rape of the country's justi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Arms Seizure - FG Orders Red Alert At Borders
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Kingsley Omonobi, Daniel Idonor, Godwin Oritse & Ifeyinwa ObiAbuja - Worried by the recent seizure of arms and ammunition in Apapa Ports, Lagos, the Federal Government, yesterday, ordered the beefi (By News Poster)...
C�te d'Ivoire: Fragile Peace Holds as Elections Approach
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Abidjan - After eight years of waiting, Kandé Bouaké's joy when he received an ID card confirming he is an Ivorian citizen soon turned to frustration when he was told his voting card had (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Inspector General Withdraws Policemen From Banks' Bullion Vans
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Wisdom Patrick and Kazeem AkintundeLagos - As some banks defaulted in the deadline for the purchase of amoured/bullet proof bullion vans for movement of cash, in preference for armed policemen, the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Controversial Jet Fighters Could be Grounded, Says Air Force
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - SA's R10bn fleet of Gripen jet fighters may soon be mothballed unless funds can be found to keep them flying, warns the Department of Defence's annual report.The move cou (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: As Nigeria-India Collaboration Against Fake Drug Yields Results
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Paul Ohia"India is one of the largest exporters of pharmaceuticals into Nigeria and Indian pharmaceutical companies are constantly in touch with Nigeria's National Agency for Food and Drugs Adminis (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Taxman Likely to Be Main Loser in Mobile Price Wars
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Scola KamauNairobi - The ongoing tariff wars among mobile operators in Kenya are likely to affect tax revenues in the long run as the government continues to lose billions of shillings that would h (By News Poster)...
Zim: Official Statement: MDC pushes for a free and fair election - Would Tsvangirai prefer to lose? - My Comments....
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: [Honestly... I am an utter skeptic on this matter. I find it extremely hard to believe that there can be a free and fair election in Zim. Perhaps Tsvangirai is actually happy with the idea of losing? (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Lessons From Chile Mine Disaster
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By M.B. SaboIt was a happy ending; all 33 miners trapped in San Jose mine for 69 days were finally rescued. It was a victory for Chile's ruling class, families of miners, the working people and humani (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Puntland President Praises Women, Calls for 'War Crimes Tribunal'
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: The president of Somalia's Puntland government opened the country's first-ever international women's conference in the Puntland capital Garowe, where he praised the positive role of Somali women and e (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - It was one of the best things I ever did... The Analysis of comparing....
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: I am back at home in Johannesburg and feeling very flat and tired. I can feel that my trip finally caught up with me. Strangely, my health was much better in America than here. I was quite concern (By Jan)...
Tanzania: Unlike Chile, Mining Tragedy in Tanzania Portends Death
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By The Citizen ReporterThe recent mining accident and subsequent audacious but successful rescue operation in Chile has triggered renewed doubts on whether Tanzania, Africa's third biggest gold produc (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Economic Recovery Tentative, Says Central Bank
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Alistair AndersonJohannesburg - THE leading indicator of business activity in SA dipped slightly in August after a strong rise in July, adding to evidence that the recovery is tentative and may slo (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Eskom 'Will Not Be Held Hostage on Coal Prices'
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Siseko NjobeniJohannesburg - ESKOM is negotiating for coal supplies to power stations it has recently returned to service, but the power utility is adamant that it will "not be held hostage through (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Opposition Politicians Lambast the Lusaka Government?s Timidity After Chinese Managers Shoot Local Mine Workers
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Mayhem broke out on 15 October at the Collum Coal Mine in southern Zambia after Chinese owners shot workers protesting over dangerous and difficult working conditions.The workers were demanding higher (By News Poster)...
South Africa's Poverty Challenge
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - THE increase in township service delivery protests across SA, and their tendency to descend into chaos and violence, has generally been interpreted as a wake-up call for the tripartite (By News Poster)...
Angolan Refugees in Namibia Urged to Go Home
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Catherine SasmanWindhoek - The world is changing and so are refugee protection systems, particularly those of Angolans remaining in Namibia.The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) (By News Poster)...
Gearing for Post-GPA Nation
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Tichaona ZindogaHarare - Talk about Zimbabwe's political future has lately tended to stagnate at the point when the country will hold elections some time next year, ending the dalliance of Zanu-PF (By News Poster)...
Business, Labour Back New Economic Plan for Now (news)
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) and trade union federation COSATU have both came out in support of government's new economic growth path, adding that they will wait for more details of t (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: New Currency - Which Way?
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Ndamu SanduThe mention of the return of the Zimbabwean dollars is enough to frighten citizens who, a few years ago, endured hours in bank queues trying to get their hard-earned cash.It brings back (By News Poster)...
Uganda: How Car Robbers Killed Own Friends
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: By John Semakula and Kizito MusokeKampala - THREE people who were friends of the suspected leaders of the car robbery and murder racket have disclosed more details about their ways of operation.Busine (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Defies Police As Govt Split Widens
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: By Njabulo NcubeHarare - PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has defied police orders to abort his consultative meetings with supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) countrywide as the r (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu PF Infighting Blamed for Gono-Grace Story
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaSerious infighting within ZANU PF is said to be at the centre of leaks claiming Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has been having a secret affair with Reserve Bank Governor Gideon Gono.The count (By News Poster)...
Attorney-General Warns Commission Head Over Election Bars (news)
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Kingsley Nwezeh And Tobi SoniyiAbuja - The dust thrown up by the advisory list forwarded to political parties by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is yet to fully settle down.Yest (By News Poster)...
IMF Regional Economic Outlook Sub-Saharan Africa 2010
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Sub-Saharan Africa's Economies Set for Broad-based Growth Good growth prospects for 2010, 2011 but fiscal deficits have risen Domestic demand is resilient, exports increasingly targeted toward Asia (By News Poster)...
Sudan: ICC President Troubled by Failure to Arrest Wanted Suspects
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: Washington - The president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) expressed disappointment on Thursday that arrest warrants remain outstanding against a handful of suspects and called on the intern (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Cancellation of Bancassurance - Challenges to Bank-Owned Insurance Firms
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Sola AlabadanThe Bank Insurance Model also sometimes known as 'Bancassurance', became popular in Nigeria when the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN) introduced the universal banking practice in 2000.Banc (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai to Sue Mugabe
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Faith ZabaPrime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has threatened to sue President Robert Mugabe for making a series of unilateral appointments which he has described as "unconstitutional, null and void".M (By News Poster)...
USA: The Economic Meltdown - A presidency heading for a fiscal train wreck
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: [I normally respect Roubini, but this time he bends over blackwards for Obama. Despite appearing not to attack Obama he basically admits the end result will be the worst of both worlds much like Japan (By Jan)...
True Theatre of the Absurd
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Harare - Playwrights would tell you that their writings are mostly art imitating life. The absurdity of the human condition that at times manifests in man's failure to understand his environment or hi (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Technology Revolution Hits HIV Testing and Treatment
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Maputo - Delayed test results often mean HIV patients in Mozambique fail to get timely treatment, but new technology is reducing the need to send tests to far away laboratories, and speeding up test r (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: The GPA is All But Dead!
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Constantine ChimakureThe lack of political will exhibited by the three partners in the inclusive government to fully consummate the Global Political Agreement (GPA) has left the pact dead in the wa (By News Poster)...
South Africa: President Jacob Zuma to Receive Mozambique President Armando Emelio Guebuza on a One-Day Working Trip to Nation
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: The President of the Republic of South Africa, His Excellency Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma will host his counterpart, His Excellency Armando Emilio Guebuza, the President of the Republic of Mozambique wh (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mergers Loom in Banking Sector
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Bright MaderaHarare - TOUGH competition is looming in the banking sector that could force more financial institutions to merge or seek partnerships following the entry of an additional three banks. (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (29-10-2010)
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates upfated. -o00o- This morning's posting will probably be a little shorter than usual as I have to get to the Post Office in town, and the posting on Monday - (By The BeardedMan)...
South Africa: Govt Woos Investors in Renewable Energy
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Upington - Investors are this week deliberating on a feasibility study into the creation of a mega solar park in Upington, where government envisages that some 5 000 MW of renewable energy could be pr (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bitinomics - Art of Hoodwinking Public
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Nancy LovedaleHarare - THE recent revelation by Finance Minister Tendai Biti that "donors have let us down" makes for grim reading because he proposed a cash budget for Zimbabwe, which he described (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Fear, Anxiety Build Up Ahead of Election
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By David Malingha DoyaThe stage was set last week for a showdown on October 31, when Tanzania goes into its most tense general election ever, with incumbent presidential candidate Jakaya Mrisho Kikwet (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Suspected Sect Members Attack Police Station
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Sony Okobi with agency reportSuspected Islamist sect members on Sunday attacked a police station in a remote part of Yobe state, resulting in a gun battle with officers, authorities said, in the la (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Landslide Victims Find Home Away From Home
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Harriet AnenaThe government recently relocated residents of Bududa from the landslide prone area to Kiryandongo. Harriet Anena caught up with some of the people to see how they are coping in their (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Annual Inflation to Close At Four Percent - Mining Sector
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Winfilda ShanaTHE mining sector says inflation pressures have subsided in the second half of the year and will see the annualised inflation closing the year at 4%.In its macro economy perspective r (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Seized Weapons Were Headed for Gaza - Israel
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Isaac AimurieAbuja - Israeli officials yesterday said that the military-grade armaments seized at one of the nation's ports came from Iran and were bound for the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, the As (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Civil Society Groups Pressure SADC to Send Election Monitors
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaPresident Jacob Zuma of South Africa has been presented with enough credible evidence to convince SADC to send an advance election monitoring force to Zimbabwe before next year's el (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: South African Soldier Kills Local Policeman
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Maputo - A South African soldier and a Mozambican community policeman were shot dead after midnight on Monday in the Mozambican border town of Ressano Garcia.According to Joaquim Selemane, spokesperso (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Court Denies Bail to Opposition Leader
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - The Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, yesterday said that the case involving Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, the leader of the yet-to-be-registered political party, FDU-Inkingi, is (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Bayelsa Waterways - Pirates Kill 4, Injure Others
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Segun JamesYenagoa - Pirates operating along the Bayelsa waterways on Monday attacked a passenger boat killing four persons and injuring several others.The attack is the first since amnesty was gra (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: No Place Like Home
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Roselyne SachitiHarare - "EAST-WEST/Which way is best?" goes a nursery rhyme to which we replied: "Home is best!"My recent visit to South Africa where thousands of Zimbabweans are seeking permits t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oceanic, Unity Bank Lead as Prices of 'Rescued' Banks Sustain Uptrend
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Kingsley IghomwenghianUnlike the gloom that pervaded the nation's stock market following the stress test conducted by examiners from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Nigeria Deposit Insurance (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Minister Hints at Lower Rates, Rand to Aid Growth Bid
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Mariam IsaJohannesburg - SPECULATION is mounting that the Treasury could be paving the way for lower interest rates, and a weaker rand, to give effect to the "more effective monetary policy interve (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Illegal Arms - Import Papers Forged - Dikko
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Juliet Alohan And Wisdom PatrickAbuja/Lagos - More revelations have emerged about how the 13 containers laden with arms, ammunitions and other deadly weapons recently intercepted by the State Secur (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Anti-Terrorism Bill - Still Dogged By Contoversy?
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Tordue SalemThe National Assembly is expected to resume consideration of "A Bill for An Act to Provide for Measures to Combat Terrorism and for Matters Related".The preamble of the piece of legisl (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Soldiers Join Battle to Attract FDI
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Shame MakoshoriHarare - The Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) has joined the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA) in the battle to drum up Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), which has trickled at a snail' (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Four Killed in Edo Bank Robbery
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Gabriel EnogholaseBenin - Dare - deviled armed robbers, today, in Ekpoma, the administrative headquarters of Esan West Local Government Local Area of Edo State attacked a first generation bank in t (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Platinum Demand Boon for Economy
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Tawanda MusarurwaHarare - Platinum mining in Zimbabwe is set to play a greater role in the country's economic growth following favourable prices on the global market, as well as demand that is expe (By News Poster)...
Somalia: 15 Die in Clashes in South, 6 Clerics Gunned Down
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: A military offensive by Somalia's interim government forces has left at least 15 people dead as the TFG soldier attempted to capture in Bakol region south Somalia from insurgent group, Radio Garowe re (By News Poster)...
My Trip to America - South African drivers are absolute lunatics compared to Americans...
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: When I was in the USA recently, I never really noticed how well people drove while I was being driven around by Captain Joseph Smith who was my first host there. I was too busy talking to him and watc (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (30-10-2010)
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: Howzit For the last few years, I have been busy collecting ZRP regalia so that I can put it all together in a frame, a shield or a plaque. I needed the cap badge, collar dogs, shoulder flashes (By The BeardedMan)...
Kenya: Army Chief Warns Against Poll Violence as Tension Builds Up
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Nairobi - Cote d'Ivoire's army chief warned today against acts of violence on the eve of presidential elections, saying the borders would be closed should troublemakers try to flee."Those who subscrib (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: European Bank Insists It is Not 'Boycotting' Diamonds
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Alex BellA European banking group that has previously stated its refusal to finance diamond transactions with Zimbabwe has now insisted it is not boycotting the country's stones.The bank, ABN Amro, (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Nigerian Investor Injects New Life Into Bankom's Operation
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Bernard BusuulwaNairobi - Bankom Uganda, the country's only licensed interbank switch operator, has acquired a new strategic investor two years to the expiry of its exclusivity period.As a result o (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Afro-Chinese Labour Ties Turn Increasingly Icy
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: By Janet Otieno, Johnstone Ole Turana and Saudah MayanjaNairobi - Beijing has even gone an extra mile by opting for the softer approach of "not interfering in the continent's political affairs" to jus (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Reserve Bank Restored to Lender of Last Resort
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Bernard MpofuGovernment has restored the banker-of last-resort function of the debt-ridden Reserve Bank after injecting US$7 million to improve fluidity of banking operations.A lender of last resor (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: SSS Intercepts Arms Shipment in Lagos - Rockets Launchers, Grenades Found
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Francis Ugwoke And Tobi SoniyiLagos/Abuja - The State Security Service (SSS) yesterday seized an illegal arms shipment containing "rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives," at the Apapa Wha (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Corporal Arrested Over Driver's Death
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Kola Niyi-EkeAsaba - A police corporal who allegedly shot a bus driver to death in Asaba, Delta State has been arrested by the state police command.Police spokesman, ASP Charles Muka, told newsmen (By News Poster)...
Somalia: 10 Civilians Killed by Amisom Troops in Fighting
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: At least 10 people were killed and more than 25 others wounded after pro-government forces fired mortars in two days fighting in Somali capital Mogadishu, Radio Garowe reports.Most of those killed and (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Community Leaders in New Initiatiave Against HIV/Aids
Friday 29-Oct-2010: A new class of advocates and community leaders has been raised to lead an aggressive drive for communities to access interventions and other services for the prevention and management of HIV and AIDS (By News Poster)...
Côte d'Ivoire: Finally a Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By David ZounmenouAlready postponed six times in the past five years, the presidential election in Cote d'Ivoire now scheduled for October 31 2010 is understandably a source of much anticipation and a (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Base in North Kivu Attacked
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Kinshasa - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Roger Meece, condemns in the strongest terms the attack perpetrated on Saturday (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: UK Expats Protest Resumed Deportations
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Alex BellZimbabwean exiles living in the UK are set to stage a demonstration in London this week against resumed deportations by the British government.There has been a shocked reaction from the Zi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Gordhan Gets It Right On the Rand
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - THE rand exchange rate loomed large over Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's medium-term budget policy statement yesterday. That was to be expected given the domestic and international ec (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Confab On Small Arms, Light Weapons Kicks-Off
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Alieu CeesayThe Gambia Action Network on Small Arms (GANSA) co-ordinated by the West Africa Network of Peace building (WANEP), yesterday began a-two-day workshop on small arms and light weapons at (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Equity Eyes Regional Growth as Profits Rise 51 Percent
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By John GachiriEquity Bank has set its sights on expanding into Rwanda and Tanzania to maintain its profit growth momentum, after increased economic activity in the first nine months of the year boost (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Security Agents Seize Cargo of Rocket Launchers
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Godwin Oritse, Godfrey Bivbere And Ifeyinwa ObiLagos - COMBINED security operatives, yesterday, intercepted 13 containers laden with arms and ammunition including rocket launchers, catridges and ha (By News Poster)...
East Africa: 'Region Has Worst Power Quality, Reliability'
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By David MuwangaArusha, Tanzania - The quality and reliability of electricity supply in East African Community (EAC) region is considered among the worst in Africa, according to the recently released (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Credible Elections Only Possible After Reforms'
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Leonard MakombeZIMBABWE will not be ready for elections in eight months time because the national healing process is yet to take effect and democratic reforms are still to be implemented, analysts (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Fighting Terrorism is Top Priority, Says Envoy
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By John NjorogeAline KUSTER-MENAGER is France's new Ambassador to Uganda. Sunday Monitor spoke to her on a wide range of issues including bilateral relations with Uganda, Human Rights, the fight again (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: We've no Power to Ban Politicians-EFCC
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Erasmus Alaneme And Dele OgunyemiAbuja/Ibadan - Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday reacted to media reports that it has concluded plans to bar corrupt Nigerians from contest (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: United States Govt to Withdraw Support for Govt
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Dumisani NdlelaHarare - The United States government was said to be mulling withdrawing its support for Zimbabwe programmes at the Bretton Woods institutions after a fall-out within the inclusive g (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Power Problem - Lagos Expands Local Content
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Gboyega AkinsanmiPresident Goodluck Jonathan's roadmap to power sector reform has rekindled hope that epileptic power supply may soon be a thing of the past. But constant availability of critical c (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt's Responsibility in Aids Funding
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Khopotso BodibeAs the donor community retreats from funding AIDS programmes in developing nations, donor-aided countries are being forced to dig deeper into their own pockets to sustain care and tr (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Campaign for Food Safety Gains Momentum As Bio-Security, Draft Food Safety Policy Validated
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Gibairu JannehThe National Codex Sanitary and Phyto-Sanitary Committee, in collaboration with the Food Safety Quality Hygiene Enforcement Directorate yesterday began a two-day stockholders forum at (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Govt Mulls Diamonds Survey
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - Government will undertake an aeromagnetic survey of the Eastern Highlands to determine the extent of diamond reserves in Manicaland province.Mines and Mining Development perm (By News Poster)...
Security Agents Seize Arms Shipment (news)
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: The State Security Service said yesterday that it had intercepted a container holding rocket launchers, grenades and other explosives in the main port of Lagos, weeks after deadly car bomb attacks in (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Shilowa Rejects Cope Sanction
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Sibongakonke ShobaJohannesburg - THE Congress of the People (COPE) appears to be headed for a split after the suspension of party deputy president Mbhazima Shilowa and his backers yesterday by a st (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Deadly Consequences of Inadequate HIV Counselling
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Gulu - Carol Apiyo* is struggling to cope with bitterness and anger towards her husband, whom she blames for infecting her with HIV; a few months ago, she tried to kill him by poisoning his food.Fortu (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Co-Op Bank Share Price Slows After CIC Deal
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By John GachiriCo-operative Bank's share price appeared to slow down after a one-month rally, which market analysts said was fuelled by Tuesday's announcement of purchase of an extra stake in CIC Insu (By News Poster)...
Africa: Domestic Resources and Diversification Key to Economic Growth - UN Official
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: African countries must mobilise domestic revenue and diversify their economies to supplement resources that flow into the continent from foreign aid, loans and investment to sustain growth during the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fulani Herdsmen Attack Village in Jos, Kill Six
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Gonji PalangJos - Six family members were killed yesterday morning at Rawhiku village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State by assailants suspected to be Fulani herdsmen who invaded the v (By News Poster)...
Finance Minister Predicts Growth Rise to 4.4 Percent by 2013 (news)
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Cape Town - Drastic exchange control reforms, tougher controls over the financial sector, and a recovery in tax revenue, are some of the highlights of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's Medium-Term B (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Tea Bonus Payout Fuels Cash Crunch in Banks
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguThe deposit of tea bonus cash amounting to Sh38 billion in two local commercial banks has created a scarcity of money in the banking system, forcing some lenders to borrow from the C (By News Poster)...
Africa: Smallholder Farmers Need Support to Fight Hunger
Monday 25-Oct-2010: The vast majority of the hungry obviously are the world's poor. Rarely would anyone with money in his or her pockets lack food. Unfortunately, the majority of the world's poor and hungry live in Afric (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Secret Meeting on Oil Held
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Kampala - Uganda, Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have stepped up efforts to exploit the newly discovered cross-border crude oil in the Lake Albert basin.The three states jointly agreed t (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Government Officials in Cash Bonanza As Auditors Wince
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Chris OboreA payment system for managing government funds that was meant to curb fraud and stop public officials from handling excess cash funds has failed, our investigation reveals.Although the l (By News Poster)...
USA: UK: Cold War II: RAF jets scrambled twice in one week to intercept Russian nuclear bombers
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: [What's this? I thought the "Cold War was over?". Clearly the Russians are continuing with their animosity towards the West. Why does this not surprise me? Jan] RAF fighter jets have been scrambled (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Indian Buyers Pledge to Back Diamonds
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Golden SibandaHarare - Indian buyers who visited the country last week to seal diamond deals have pledged to lobby their government to endorse Zimbabwe's gems ahead of the Kimberley Process meeting (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Report Links Growth of Regional Bloc to Infrastructure Plans
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Geoffrey IrunguKenya and other east African countries will resolve a major constraint to economic growth by investing in infrastructure development, but they must be able to sustain the debt and gu (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Ministers Sign Corruption Agreement
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Franny Rabkin - A "CORRUPTION baseline report" allowing people to track improvements in the criminal justice system will be released in December by the justice, crime prevention and security cluster, (By News Poster)...
Medium Term Budget Policy Statement: Building Up to Bold Decisions, But Time Is Not on the Side of the Poor (opinion)
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Ebrahim-Khalil HassenThe Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) occurs in a deepening economic crisis; expressed most notably by the loss of over 1 million jobs in the last year. The prognosis (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Politicisation of Oil Bonus for Bayelsa State
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Osa OkhominaYenagoa - In spite of clarification on the issue by the appropriate authorities, the concession of oil bonus to Bayelsa State has continued to generate controversies among interest grou (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Makes You Think, Hey?
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Daniel SteinmannWindhoek - In an inflationary environment, the sooner the consumer buys an item, the better. He can even buy it before he can afford it, as inflation will increase his nominal incom (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Parliamentarians Meet to Discuss Children and Aids
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Lorato KhobetsiWindhoek - Parliamentarians from various eastern and southern Africa countries are in the country for a three-day Inter-Parliamentary Union workshop on Children and AIDS. The worksho (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Billions for Energy Infrastructure
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Ermelo - Government is to spend over R800 billion on energy infrastructure over the next few years.The announcement was made by President Jacob Zuma on Saturday at the re-opening of the Camden power s (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Anglo Stresses Opposition to Nationalisation
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Mark AllixJohannesburg - JUDGING by the calm that prevailed, those in favour of nationalising mines were not in the audience at GIBS business school this week where Anglo American CE Cynthia Carrol (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Puts Food Security On the Table
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Recognising that food security is one of the challenges facing the Southern African Development Community (SADC), President Jacob Zuma has called for more attention to be paid to agricultur (By News Poster)...
Gambia: More Arms Discovered in Foni Brefet
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Fabakary B. CeesayEye witness accounts have revealed to foroyaa that some arms and ammunitions have been discovered in the bushes behind Aslem village near Sutusinjang in Foni Brefet District.These (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Fears of Surplus Maize Harvest Going to Waste
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Lare - After poor harvests due to erratic rains that culminated in a drought in early 2009, most maize farmers in Kenya are enjoying better times due to enhanced March-May long rains. However, they ar (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: SRSG Meece Briefs Security Council About the Challenges Faced By Monusco
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: New York/Kinshasa - The horrific attacks in Democratic Republic of the Congo’s restive North Kivu province in late July and early August, clearly underscored the importance of civilian protec (By News Poster)...
Justice Minister Hits Out at Anti-Corruption Body (news)
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Adelanwa BamgboyeThe advisory posted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC] on its website advising political parties not to field for election anyone who is standing trial for corr (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Operation Khanyisa to Smoke Out Izinyoka
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Pretoria - Eskom is reclaiming the streets of South Africa by launching Operation Khanyisa, which is expected to reduce electricity theft."Electricity theft is a major obstacle and is standing in our (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sanusi Can Remove Bank CEOs, Says Court
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Davidson IriekpenIt was a major victory for the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, yesterday when a Federal High Court in Lagos held that he had statutory p (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Armed Group Attacks Peacekeepers
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Special Representative to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Roger Meece, has strongly condemned this weekend's attack against blue helmets in the volatile far (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Plateau's House of Trouble
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Seriki AdinoyiLess than two weeks ago, Plateau State was agog. President Goodluck Jonathan was in the state on a two-day working visit. But the visit seemed to have touched a nerve in many people. (By News Poster)...
Will Nation Use Its Second UN Term Better?
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Nicole FritzJohannesburg - AS EXPECTED, SA has again won a seat on the United Nations Security Council. With a security council almost unprecedented in its heavyweight make-up, the potential for ma (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: 'Sanctions' Not to Blame - EU
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Relations between the European Union (EU) and Zimbabwe have been sour over the past decade with President Robert Mugabe accusing the bloc of agitating for regime change through the imposition of sanct (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Security Beefed Up At Apapa Port After Arms Seizure
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Kayode EkundayoLagos - The Federal Government yesterday directed a combined team of security personnel comprising the State Security Service (SSS), army, police and the National Drug Law Enforcemen (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Tears, Anguish Over Fruitless Search for Breadwinner
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Albert Akpor And Shantel Okafor- ...Bring Killers of My Son to Justice, Grieving Widow Tells President JonathanAt their sparsely furnished two bedroom apartment on Achapo street Ajegunle, a densely (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Gold Fields in Last-Ditch Bid to Stop Strike
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Franny RabkinJohannesburg - MINING company Gold Fields will be in the Labour Court today in a last-minute bid to prevent a strike of more than 6000 workers at its South Deep mine - due to start tod (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Malawian Military Attache Detained, and Released
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican authorities have confirmed that the police did indeed arrest the Malawian military attaché, Colonel James Kalipinde, on the Shire river, in the centre of the country, on (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: One Year After Amnesty, Militants Strike Again
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Segun JamesYenagoa - Exactly one year after the amnesty programme came into effect in the Niger Delta, militants bared their fangs again in Bayelsa State in the early hours of yesterday when they b (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Cosatu Launches UDF to Rescue Country
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Bekezela PhakathiJohannesburg - WARNING that SA faced a "national catastrophe", the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) yesterday launched a major civil society effort to tackle corrupt (By News Poster)...
Protest Opens Can of Worms at DAPP
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Helvy ShaanikaOshakati - Mystery continues to surround the Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) with further investigations suggesting that the recent demonstration against the organisation (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Six Killed in Fresh Jos Violence
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Six persons were confirmed dead and several others injured when unknown assailants attacked Ruhenku, a remote village in Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State."We have confirmed that six people (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 'How We Are Tackling the Power Sector Challenges' - Electricity Commission CEO
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Udeme ClementImamuddeen Talba, the chief executive officer, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), speaks on the measures put in place by the Federal Government to solve power crisis in (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fifty Thousand PHCN Staff to Be Sacked Next Year
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Rotimi AkinwumiAbuja - All 50,000 workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) are to be laid off next year in the last phase of the privatisation of the power sector.They will, however, (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Business Improving, Says Central Bank
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Sylvia JuukoKampala - PRIVATE sector credit and currency in circulation have risen in the past few months, indicating that economic activity has picked up, the Central Bank has said.The slow pace o (By News Poster)...
Africa: HIV Research 'On the Rise'
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Carol CampbellOudtshoorn - Research on HIV/AIDS is on the rise in South Africa, a country with the largest number of HIV infections in the world, while Western research efforts have levelled out, a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jos - Police Arrest Seven, Link Fresh Attack to 'Prominent Personality'
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Seriki AdinoyiJos - As the residents of Rawhiku village in Bassa Local Government area of Plateau State count their losses over the early morning attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen on Tuesday, the (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Women Forced to Farm for Free
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Perpetual SichikwenkweLusaka - Martha Zulu dropped out of school in 2006 when she was 17 and pregnant with her first child (she would later have three more). She then married the father, Antony Zul (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Sudan Summit Moves to Addis After Bashir Arrest Demand
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Washington - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) special summit on Sudan has been moved from Nairobi to Addis Ababa in a bid to avert a diplomatic row over the attendance of Sudanese (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Extend Multiple Currency Use - Bankers Association
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Bernard MpofuTHE Bankers Association of Zimbabwe (BAZ) has asked government to extend the use of multiple currencies by five more years amid fears of massive externalisation ahead of next year's ge (By News Poster)...
Tsvangirai Disowns People-Driven Constitution (news)
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Zvamaida Murwira and Peter MatambanadzoHarare - MDC-T leader Mr Morgan Tsvangirai has all but abandoned the constitution-making process after declaring this week that his party will impose its own (By News Poster)...
South Africa: FNB's Cash-Back Lure to Fuel Card Clients
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - FIRST National Bank (FNB) has taken the battle for customers to another level after announcing plans to give back cash or redeemable points to customers using its cards (By News Poster)...
Africa: African Countries Vow to Fight Gender Based Violence
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Bosco AsiimweKigali - Twelve African countries that have been taking part in the 'International Conference on the Role of Security Organs in Ending Violence against Women and Girls,' which ended ye (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Ignoring the First Law of Holes
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Sanusi Abubakar"The depletion of the (Nigeria's) Excess Crude Account and continued gradual fall in international reserves at a time of high oil prices and record high oil production is a major con (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Boko Haram Stikes Again, Kills Village Head
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Chika Otuchikere and Samuel AruwanAbuja and Bauchi - Suspected members of the notorious Boko Haram militant group late Friday invaded a village in Bauchi State, killing the traditional head before (By News Poster)...
Labour Investment Holding Acquires Shares in MobiPay
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Lorato KhobetsiWindhoek - Namibian workers are set to benefit from Labour Investment Holdings' (LIH) acquisition of shares in MobiCash Payment Solutions (MobiPay). LIH now has a 44% stake in the co (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Nation's Next Test is Oil Governance
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Henry Mugisha BaziraThe discovery of commercially viable hydrocarbons in the Albertine Rift Valley in western Uganda has elicited a mixture of excitement and trepidation. For many Ugandans, there i (By News Poster)...
Angola: UN Envoy Urges Probe Into Alleged Rapes During Expulsions From Angola to DR Congo
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Survivors of sexual violence in the DR of Congo during hearings held by a UN Panel of ExpertsFollowing reports of alleged rapes of women deported from Angola to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Battle for Broadband Market Begins
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Chris Muronzi and Leonard MakombeAt the launch of EconetBroadband last week, Econet Wireless CEO Douglas Mboweni, was a proud man - the launch was a success.But elsewhere, new and old competitors i (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Escaped Toxic Waste Vessel
Friday 29-Oct-2010: The end may not yet be in sight concerning the unfolding drama on the whereabouts of a foreign toxic waste vessel, MV Grande America. It was allegedly detained recently at the Ports and Terminal Multi (By News Poster)...
South Africa: MoU to Turn Limpopo Into Coal-Mining Capital
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Ndivhuwo MusethaPolokwane - Over half a million jobs are expected to be created in Limpopo over the next ten years in terms of a Memorandum of Understanding signed with a Chinese delegation on Wedn (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Harry Marshal - Suspects Allege Torture
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By John Chuks AzuFour persons currently facing trial before an Abuja High Court in Maitama over the assassination of former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain Dr Harry Marshal have alleged that (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 2011 - Outrage Greets EFCC Advisory List
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Imam Imam, Kunle Akogun and Chuks OkochaLagos and Abuja - Frontline lawyers and some prominent politicians mentioned in the advisory list forwarded to political parties by the Economic and Financia (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Security Minister's Secrecy Bill Remarks 'Hot Air'
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele has been lambasted for suggesting those criticising the government's "secrecy bill" lacked legitimacy and believed SA had no legit (By News Poster)...
Africa: African Soldiers Reinforce Defence Strategies
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Richard Kwang KometaMilitary official from across the continent have been demonstrating their abilities to ensure peace and security on the continent.Women and children in Africa who are often trap (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Union Wants to Help Bank Save Jobs
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - LABOUR union Sasbo yesterday offered an olive branch in its fight with Standard Bank over retrenchments, saying it was ready to discuss how to save jobs.This is despite (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Traditional Leaders Summoned to Army Barracks for Indoctrination
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Tichaona SibandaThe commander of 3 Brigade in Mutare, Brigadier-General Douglas Nyikayaramba, last week summoned close to 200 traditional leaders from Manicaland province for a two-day 'indoctrinat (By News Poster)...
USA: Poll: Most Want Obama Fired In 2012 - But I wonder... will he make a 2nd term?
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: [Normally Americans kick out a president during economic bad times, but I can't help wondering whether they will once more bend over blackwards in order to give this worthless Obama just another chanc (By Jan)...
Ethiopia: World Bank Delegates Impressed By Food Security Program
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Tesfa-Alem TekleEthiopia - Delegates from the World Bank and NATO said on Tuesday that they were impressed by the progress achieved in foreign funded efforts to maintain food and provide a safety-n (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Dangote Becomes Largest African Direct Investor in South Africa
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Sunday WilliamsDangote Industries Limited (DIL), has formally increased its stake in Sephaku Cement (Pty) Limited, which is based in South Africa, from 19.76 per cent to 64 percent. The transaction (By News Poster)...
Africa: Bin Laden Threatens French in Africa
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden has warned France to expect more of its nationals to be kidnapped because of Paris's policy in Africa and the ban on the burka and niqab.In an audio recording released t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nation Slides Further in Global Corruption Perception
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Abimbola AkosileNigeria emerged 134th out of the 178 countries assessed by Transparency International (TI) in the global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) released yesterday in Berlin, Germany, sco (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Recover Stolen Jeep
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Ogechi OhaleeA CRV jeep which was snatched by armed robbers along Kaduna Road on Thursday has been recovered by men of the FCT police command.Three AK47 riffles with one hundred rounds of live ammu (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Opposition Leader Charged with 'Terrorism'
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, the embattled leader of the yet-to-be-registered political party, FDU-Inkingi, along with her co-accused, Maj. Vital Uwumuremyi, were yesterday arr (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Country Should Not Be Turned Into a Terrorist Haven - Hrm
Monday 25-Oct-2010: The Human Rights Monitor, HRM, on its part said security agencies "spirited" five of the suspects into an Abuja Magistrate court to legitimize their detention instead of ensuring speedy trials adding (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Agony! They Raped My Daughter, Now They Want Me Dead, Cries Single Mum
Monday 25-Oct-2010: AS 13-year-old Cheta,(other names withheld) walked into Vanguard corporate head office, Lagos, in the company of her mother, Monday, it was evident that all was not well with the teenager, judging by (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Diamond Technology Centre, War Veterans Sign Empowerment Pact
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: Harare - THE Zimbabwe Diamond Technology Centre yesterday signed agreements with representatives of war veterans, women's groups and the disabled for their members to operate cutting and polishing bus (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Families in the Open After Govt Destroys Homes
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Wongai ZhangazhaGovernment has destroyed several homesteads in Mashonaland West belonging to those who do not have offer letters, leaving more than 20 families with young children living in the ope (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Nation Among Top Uncorrupt Countries
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By James KaruhangaKigali - Rwanda has been ranked sixth less corrupt country in Africa with a score of 4.0 out of 10 and 66 globally, in Transparency International's latest global Corruption Perceptio (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abuja Blasts - Govt Should Seek Foreign Assistance -Senator Onwe
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Ben AgandeAfter several years in the courts, Senator Emmanuel Onwe was recently declared the rightful winner of the Ebonyi Central senatorial seat in the 2007 elections.A lawyer with many years exp (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Telecoms Price Battle Spreads Across Borders
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Okuttah MarkThe battle for control of mobile telephony market has moved across the borders as the operators cut international tariffs in the race to attract and retain subscribers.Zain Kenya threw (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Thiteen Containers of Arms, Ammunition Seized
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Achilleus-Chud UchegbuAbuja - Palpable tension enveloped security circles in Abuja yesterday as 13 containers were impounded by the State Security Services (SSS) at the wharf in Apapa Lagos loaded (By News Poster)...
South Africa: State Pursues Charges Over Naomi Campbell Diamonds
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - The case against Jeremy Ractliffe, a former trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, who is facing charges related to the possession of uncut diamonds, was postponed by a Johannes (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 3 Soldiers, 13 Civilians Killed in Communal Conflict
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Edem EdeCalabar - Three soldiers drafted from the Reece Battalion, Ikom in Cross River State to calm communal hostilities between two neighbouring communities of Nsadop and Bansan Boje, Boki local (By News Poster)...
Gono Had Affair With Mugabe's Wife - Report
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe's wife may have had an affair with Zimbabwean reserve bank governor Gideon Gono, a newspaper reported yesterday.The Sunday Times report said that on her deathbed (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Local Regulators Are More Cautious Since Nedbank Dumping
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Sure KamhungaJohannesburg - HSBC's unceremonious exit from talks to buy Nedbank could potentially make it harder for other investors to convince the banking regulator and the government to let them (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Privatisation of PHCN'll Add More Pains to the Country, Says Aremu
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Sylvester EnoghaseAbiodun Aremu, Secretary of Joint Action Forum (JAF) has declared that the goal of the reforms in the power sector by government is to take over what is currently being generated (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: U.S.$3.9 Billion Cargo Facility Opened
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Hebert Zharare Recently in Nsanje-MalawiHarare - On October 23 this year Malawi made history.In one of its driest regions, about 400 kilometres south of the commercial capital Blantyre, one of the (By News Poster)...
S. Africa: Another 98,000 Jobs lost... Ooops... Bank miscalculates the Recession... fires hundreds...
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: I heard from a friend that in the Financial sector they lost another 98,000 jobs. I am not sure the time period over which this occurred but it is recent. Apparently, Standard Bank, which is the bi (By Jan)...
South Africa: Nation Slips On Corruption Index
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Des LathamJohannesburg - South Africa slips down Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Index as Denmark registers least corrupt along along with Singapore and New Zealand, while Somalia, Afg (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Multi-Billion Dollar Projects in Pipeline
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Peter MatambanadzoHarare - CHINA has pledged to assist Zimbabwe build two more schools, a mini-hydro power station and various other assistance as the two countries continue to strengthen ties.Chin (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Suspected Kidnappers Kill Businessman in Asaba
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Kola Niyi-EkeAsaba. - Detectives in Asaba, Delta state, have arrested two suspects in connection with the gruesome murder of a businessman, Maxwell Obiajulu 304, after which the sum of N12 million (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Fears Cast Over Integrity of Constitutional Review
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Jennifer DubeHarare - THE Parliamentary Select Committee (Copac) on the writing of the new constitution has suspended two senior officials for allegedly mishandling data collected during consultati (By News Poster)...
Addressing Industry's Recovery Needs
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: Last week this column sought to address some of the many critical actions required to halt, and reverse, the decline presently being experienced by the manufacturing sector, and which must be addresse (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Land Ownership Row Spills Into High Court
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Peter MatambanadzoHarare - A farmer who says he invested more than US$200 000 on land Government allocated him under its agrarian reforms is involved in a bitter row with a soldier who is allegedly (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Public Advised to Bank Money
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Harare - Police have reiterated that it is inadvisable to keep large sums of money at home to avoid being attacked by armed robbers.The acting officer commanding Harare Province, Assistant Commissione (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Thirteen Burnt Corpses Found After Land Dispute
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Thirteen burnt corpses have been found in south-western Nigeria, following a land dispute which also led to the burning of dozens of houses and churches, police say.The communities of Nsadop and Boje (By News Poster)...
Angola: Popular Radio Commentator Injured in Stabbing
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: A popular Angolan radio commentator, whose satirical broadcasts have been critical of the government, was injured in a stabbing this morning in the capital city of Luanda, according to local journalis (By News Poster)...
Africa: IMF Outlook Looks to Broad-Based Growth in 2010-11
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today released the October 2010 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa.Ms. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Director of the IMF's African Department commented on t (By News Poster)...
Angola: Popular Radio Commentator Injured in Stabbing
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: A popular Angolan radio commentator, whose satirical broadcasts have been critical of the government, was injured in a stabbing this morning in the capital city of Luanda, according to local journalis (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Conflict of Interest Risks - Company and Country(2)
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Okechukwu OnwukaThis piece which started last week continues. We started with the more obvious conflict of interest scenarios which involve acts of stealing from company or country.These typically (By News Poster)...
Africa: Continent Urged to Embrace Scientific Agriculture
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Jennifer DubeNew York - There is need to embrace scientific interventions in agriculture in order to improve Africa's poor yields, especially in light of food crises on the continent, former United (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Harmony Excited at Gold Prospects
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Allan SeccombeJohannesburg - DRILLING results at the Wafi-Golpu deposit in Papua New Guinea have prompted Harmony Gold and its Australian partner, Newcrest, to nearly double their exploration targe (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Only National Assembly Can Scrap Civil Defence, - Reps
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Philip NyamAbuja - The House of Representatives yesterday kicked against the call for the scrapping of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Bodyguard's Death Certificate Leaked to Counter Gono-Grace Story
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Lance GumaMugabe's machinery kicked into gear this week as the death certificate of his late bodyguard Cain Chademana was leaked to online media in an effort to discredit newspaper claims his wife, (By News Poster)...
Africa: Stanbic IBTC Clinches Africa's Best Issuing House
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Peter EgwuatuStanbic IBTC Bank Plc, a member of the Standard Bank Group, has been named the "Best Issuing House in Africa" at the 2010 African Banker Awards.The winners were announced at a gala din (By News Poster)...
Who Killed the 2010 World Cup PR Guru?
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Dr Nikolaus EberlIt was a sad moment on Tuesday morning, 26 October 2010, at the Oberhausen Sea Life Aquarium, when cleaners found the lifeless body of Paul the Octopus floating in his by now world (By News Poster)...
Gordhan Slashes Deficit as Revenue Overrun Fills State Coffers (news)
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Linda Ensor and Mariam IsaJohannesburg - Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced bold steps to stem the appreciation of the rand yesterday, and forecast a series of smaller than expected budget d (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Embassy Scandal Forces Ouster of Foreign Minister
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Dave Opiyo and John NgirachuNairobi - Foreign Affairs minister Moses Wetang'ula and permanent secretary Thuita Mwangi left office on Wednesday, bringing to a dramatic close the parliamentary invest (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: IPPS - FG Okays NNPC, Septa Energy Gas Supply Deal
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Chika Amanze-NwachukuThe Federal Government has approved a service agreement between the National Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation ( (By News Poster)...
Kenya: State Appetite for Borrowing Boon for Banks
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By John GachiriBanks are the biggest beneficiaries of the government's huge appetite for domestic borrowing, reaping more than Sh31 billion in interest payments on Treasury securities this year alone. (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Assembly Passes Bill On Explosives
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Maputo - The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday passed the first reading of a bill on the production, licensing, use, storage, transport and trade in explosives, with the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: State Governor Imposes Curfew After 30 Die
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Ernest ChinwoCalabar - Following last Saturday's communal clash between Boje and Nsadop communities in Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State which claimed about 30 lives, the State Govern (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Nation Suffers Credit Outlook Downgrade -It's 'Harsh', Says Aganga
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Ayodele Aminu With Agency ReportFitch Ratings yesterday lowered its sovereign credit outlook on Nigeria to negative from stable, citing the depletion of its windfall oil savings and heightened poli (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Judges Reject Challenge to Prosecutors at Taylor War Crimes Trial
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Alpha SesayAt a Status Conference held today in The Hague, the Special Court for Sierra Leone judges set a time table to end the trial of former Liberian president Charles Taylor.The judges also di (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: New Dawn Hopes to Double Output
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Nqobile BhebheNEW Dawn hopes to increase output at its mines by 100% to around 100 000 ounces in the next five years from the current output of 50 000 ounces, CEO Ian Saunders says."With New Dawn's (By News Poster)...
Africa: Lamy Says Intra-African Trade is Key to Growth
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Johannesburg - GREATER intra-African trade is necessary for Africa to sustain the growth that is being fuelled by rapidly increasing exposure to other emerging markets, Pascal Lamy, the head of the Wo (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Prince Johnson Intervenes in Arrested Son's Robbery Case
Friday 29-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)...
South Africa: Businesses Shy Away From Incentives
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Cape Town - South African businesses are still battling to recover from the effects of the recent recession, with the Department of Trade and Industry experiencing a marked decline in the number of ap (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country to Review Partnership With Mozambique
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will on Friday host his Mozambican counterpart , Armando Emilio Guebuza, to discuss the consolidation of economic relations between the two countries.The two are set to (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Housing Shocker
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Irene !hoa�s and Desie HeitaWindhoek - Financial institutions are set to introduce financing conditions that would make it difficult for an average first-time single prospective homeowner to acquir (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Shake-Up in Airforce
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Senator Iroegbu And Kingsley NwezehAbuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday announced a major shake-up in the force with the posting, appointment and redeployment of 75 senior officers across (By News Poster)...
Prisons Unfit for Children: Zimondi
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Harare - Zimbabwe's prisons cannot adequately cater for juvenile and female inmates with children and there is a need to build more friendly structures for them so that rehabilitation programmes could (By News Poster)...
South Africa: New Project Helps Legalise Zimbabweans
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: Cape Town - Olivia, who owns a hair salon in Cape Town's city centre, is just one of thousands of Zimbabweans applying for work, business and study permits through a new four-month long project by the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 13 Burnt Corpses Found in Cross River Land Dispute
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Hassan AbdulThe charred remains of 13 burnt people have been recovered following fresh clashes linked to a 20-year old land dispute in Cross River state between Sunday and Monday."We have so far be (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Somaliland Forces Intensify Anti-Terror Operations
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: Authorities in the self-declared separatist region in northwestern Somalia called "Somaliland" have intensified security operations in search of a suspected terrorist leader wanted in neighboring Punt (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Commonwealth Throws Nation Lifeline
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Nelson ChengaHarare - The Commonwealth is quietly working on a multi-million dollar aid package to assist Zimbabwe emerge from a decade-long socio-economic bog as the 54-member bloc moves to re-eng (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Transitional Govt Goes on Offensive
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Mogadishu - The forces of the Transitional Government (TNG) of Somalia have gone on the offensive, capturing the town of Belet Hawo, on the border with Kenya.The locality has been subject to the contr (By News Poster)...
Africa: World Premiere - Currency Futures Traded in Mauritius
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Haike SchattkaWindhoek - International traders will now be able to hedge their currency risks when trading with Mauritius or South Africa or countries that have their currencies pegged to the Rand, (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Ex- Naval Chief Warns Successor Over Piracy, Oil Bunkering
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Kayode EkundayoLagos - Former Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ishaya Ibrahim has urged his successor to tackle piracy and illegal bunkering with the seriousness they deserve, saying the bunkerers (By News Poster)...
Seychelles: No Room in Our Jails for Somali Pirates, Says President
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Thanks to Somali pirates, the most dangerous waters in the world lie off the Horn of Africa. But Seychelles President Jean Michel tells RFI that his country's jails are full and he does not have the m (By News Poster)...
In America, most politics is really just ENTERTAINMENT... they're not really serious about it...
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: I was chatting to Jeff Nyquist in California today. Then he told me of some of his problems. I thought he had things easier than I did with the assistance of certain people. Then he told me how people (By Jan)...
ZIM ACTIVIST FACEBOOK HIJACKED BY ZANU PF AGENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: ZIM ACTIVIST FACEBOOK HIJACKED BY ZANU PF AGENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA Dear All Some few weeks l wrote an article titled, "MR. COLLEN MAKUMBIROFA STATE�S, �WHY I HAVE BECOME A TARGET OF SLANDEROUS CA (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
Tanzania: Chaos, Violence Rock Lake Regions
Saturday 30-Oct-2010: By Anthony Mayunga, Zulfa Mfinanga and Beldina NyakekeLake Zone - Incidents of political related chaos and violence have continued to rock the Lake regions with two days before Tanzanians cast their v (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Wako's Office Claims Unfair Treatment On Bank Closure
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Alphonce ShiunduNairobi - The Attorney General's Office Friday accused the Central Bank of "unfair treatment" in the closure of the CharterHouse Bank.It also blamed the Criminal Investigation Depar (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma Hosts Guebuza
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma will later this morning host his Mozambican counterpart Armando Emilio Guebuza to discuss the consolidation of economic relations between the two countries.Trade imbala (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: 'Hotel Rwanda' Manager Faces Terrorism Claims
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Edmund KagireKigali - Rwanda will move to file charges against Paul Rusesabagina in the case involving Victoire Umuhoza Ingabire, currently in detention, whether he reports in the country or not.Th (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Pirates Abandon Ship After Failed Hijacking
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: In the early hours of 24 October, the Captain of the Cargo ship BELUGA FORTUNE reported his ship was under attack by pirates 750 nautical miles off the Somali coast. The Captain then reported the pira (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Air Zim Buys Two Airbuses
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Paul NyakazeyaAIR Zimbabwe has bought two A340-500 Airbuses which will service the Harare-London and Harare-Beijing routes, the airline's chairman Jonathan Kadzura said this week.The first plane wi (By News Poster)...
No Need to Look North for Threats to Democracy
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Aubrey MatshiqiJohannesburg - WHEN money talks, people mumble. These words of wisdom came from a talk that was delivered at a colloquium on the transformation of the media since 1994. The venue was (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Opposition Candidate Arrested
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Toivo NdjebelaWindhoek - Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP) candidate for the Elim Constituency in the Omusati Region, Abner Uunona, has been arrested for violating his bail conditions in a pen (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Sisulu Insists Gripens Will Be Kept Flying
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - Defence Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has promised that despite there being no new money for defence, budget cuts and spending shifts will be made to keep the defence force "fu (By News Poster)...
Africa: Remittances to Africa to Rise By 2 Percent This Year
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Joint ReportNairobi - Remittances to sub-Saharan Africa are expected to rise despite the weak global economy currently affecting investment flow into the continent.The share, however, will still tr (By News Poster)...
Nampower/Zesa Deal Shortlisted for an Investment Award
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Windhoek - The controversial US$40 million power deal between Nampower and the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) has been shortlisted for a Power Deal of the Year Award at the Africa invest (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt to Raise Crude Oil Export in December
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Chika Amanze-Nwachuku And Ejiofor AlikeThe Federal Government is to increase exports of Nigeria's benchmark crude oil grade, the Qua Iboe, in December by selling 13 cargoes up from the 11 scheduled (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Absa in Talks With NSE Over Launch of Gold Exchange
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Allan OdhiamboA South African investment bank, Absa Capital, has entered talks with the Kenyan capital markets regulator with an aim of tapping into the country's mineral potential through trading (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Briefs Banda on Power Row
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Elias MbaoZimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has met and briefed Zambian President Rupiah Banda on problems facing the coalition government, particularly on the constitutional cris (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Bankers Deny Stealing K500 Million
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: TWO bankers yesterday appeared before a Ndola magistrate court and denied stealing K500 million cash from Investrust Bank.Appearing before Ndola Principal Resident Magistrate Collins Lunda, were Hilar (By News Poster)...
Somalia: It's Second Time Unlucky for Four Seafarers
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Gitonga MareteNairobi - Four of the hostages being held by Somali pirates are reliving the ordeal, having been victims of another hijack two years ago.And it's second time unlucky for their familie (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Media Must Learn From China, Says Minister
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: Harare - ZIMBABWE should draw lessons from China, which successfully countered the negative stereotypes and derogatory messages about its governance, culture, economy and general social life by the We (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Merchant Vessel York Pirated in the Somali Basin
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: On the morning of 24 October, the MV YORK, a Singapore-flagged tanker, was confirmed pirated in the Somali Basin.The MV YORK had recently left Mombasa on route to the Seychelles. The vessel was attack (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Reps Meet Security Chiefs Over Anti-Terrorism Bill
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Philip NyamAbuja - In a move to ensure the passage of the counter-terrorism bill, the House of Representatives has invited the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Mohammed B (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: GT Bank Divests From Subsidiaries
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Amaka IfeakanduLagos - Shareholders of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc have endorsed the management's plan to divest from its subsidiaries.This is in its effort to meet the Central Bank of Nigeria's direct (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Anti-Corruption Body Wants Top Politicians Banned From Polls
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Tunde Rahman and Chuks Okocha in AbujaLagos - At least 40 prominent politicians are on the advisory list containing over 100 persons with high profile cases whom the Economic and Financial Crimes C (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Married Prostitutes Complicate Aids Fight
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Kudzai ChimhangwaMarried women who dabble in commercial sex work are emerging as the biggest threat to efforts to reduce the spread of HIV in Zimbabwe, experts said last week.Participants at a work (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Output Up at Gold One, More to Come
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Edward WestJohannesburg - GOLD One International, the junior miner listed in Johannesburg and Sydney, said yesterday production jumped 58% to 19470oz for the quarter to end- September compared with (By News Poster)...
South Africa: New Medical Parole Laws Put on the Table
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Wyndham HartleyCape Town - The government has approved sweeping changes to key elements of prisons management, endorsing a new policy on medical parole and stipulating a maximum period for an accus (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Cost of Anti-Retroviral Treatment On Developing Nations
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Catherine MwauyakufaHarare - FOR every two people on ART, five more are in need.Currently, there are 260 000 people on treatment nationwide and 593 000 are in need right now, according to Dr Tsitsi (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Standard Bank Fights Fraud
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Pendapala Ya KadhikwaThe rise in fraudulent transactions in the world has not left Namibia untouched, and that is why Standard Bank Namibia has launched a campaign to make its customers and the pub (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Govt Dismisses Reports On Chinese Military Equipment in Darfur
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Khartoum - The Sudanese minister of interior has dismissed as "baseless" reports on the existence of Chinese-made arms and ammunitions in Darfur, saying that such reports were part of a Western politi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Children Forced to Attend Political Rallies, Say Teachers
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Primary school children and their teachers are still being forced to attend pro-ZANU PF political rallies in Masvingo and the Midlands, the president of the Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PT (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 1 Soldier, 35 Others Killed in Cross-Border Clash
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By George OnahPort Harcourt - No fewer than 35 people, among them a soldier, have been reported killed in a cross-border clash between Boje and Nsadop communities, Boki Local Government of Cross River (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Voters Are Ready for 2010 General Elections
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Ichikaeli MaroDar es Salaam - THE 72 days of the 2010 general election campaigns come to an end on Sunday when Tanzanians go to the polls to elect the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Noor El Sham, "It is Not Okay for a Man to Abuse Me"
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Nyala - Survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Darfur not only suffer the psychological consequences but also have to contend with a weak judicial system. A culture of impunity means survivo (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Leaders Must Follow Through and Protect the Internally Displaced People
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Freetown - Imagine having to leave your home in a hurry, bringing hardly anything with you. Imagine building a flimsy shelter, out of old rugs, branches, and, if you are lucky, plastic tarps.Imagine h (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Strike At Food Processing Plant
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Maputo - Workers at Mozambique's largest food processing factory, the Matola Industrial Company (CIM), went on strike on Monday, demanding wage increase and overtime payments.The workers also demanded (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Equity Bank Q3 Pretax Profit Up to Sh6.5 Billion
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Nairobi - Equity Bank on Tuesday announced a 53 per cent pretax profit in its third quarter financial results.Riding high on increased customer deposits and a favourable economic condition, Equity Ban (By News Poster)...
Uganda: How Farmers Can Add Value to Sweet Potatoes
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Kampala - Close to 10 million Ugandans do not have enough food to meet their basic daily energy needs. Another estimated 17 million suffer from different nutritional deficiencies because they lack the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Aid Agency, Policy Body on the Cards
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - SA WILL create a US-style development aid agency and foreign policy institute before the end of the financial year, International Relations and Co-operation Minister Ma (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: IMF Visit Spells Bad News for Central Bank
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: The visit this week of officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Zimbabwe spells bad news for the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and government officials hostile to transparency, an economic a (By News Poster)...
New Africa Fund to Boost Small, Mediium Business
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Julius BosireNairobi - African small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are poised to benefit from a newly established joint initiative that is aimed at mobilising financial resources for poverty (By News Poster)...
Mystery Shrouds Club's Link to Dapp
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Helvy ShaanikaOshakati - Alleged rivalry between a cult-like association and a workers' union has left a number of former employees of Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) project bitter.Co (By News Poster)...
Namibia: War of Words in Parliament
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Brigitte WeidlichTHE gloves were off in Parliament on Thursday when Swapo vice president Hage Geingob took issue with the new official opposition party RDP, accusing them of being frustrated becaus (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Reform Before Investment - Private Sector
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Loyiso LangeniJohannesburg - LEGAL reforms and ineffective regulatory systems were last week cited as the major hurdles that prevented the private sector from participating in infrastructure develo (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Arrest Sudan's Bashir, Rights Group Tells Govt
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Nairobi - An African civil society group has called for the arrest of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir if he attends a regional meeting in Kenya.In a letter to President Kibaki, the East and Horn of Afr (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (31-10-2010)
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: Howzit Okay, so now the clocks in the UK have shifted back one hour and we are now two hours behind Zimbabwe. It is this time of the year that I hate with the early evening darkness, and, of course (By The BeardedMan)...
Kenya: Wheat Stem Rust Hits Rift Valley Farmers
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: Mau Narok - Wheat stem rust, Ug99, continues to threaten the livelihoods of hundreds of farmers in Kenya's Rift Valley region as controlling it pushes up production costs.First identified in Uganda in (By News Poster)...
Africa: AU Chairman Says Region Must Fight for Farm Subsidies
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Lilongwe - Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika, who is also African Union chairman, said on Thursday that Africa should fight for subsidies for its poor farmers so as to achieve food security on the (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Weah Party Split on Merger
Friday 29-Oct-2010: While yet politically wet behind the ears, the standard-bearer emeritus of Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), Amb. George Weah, stunned the world and political analysts in Liberia when came first a (By News Poster)...
Botswana: Botswana Gets Thailand's Help With Mystery Fish Disease
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Justice KavahematuiGaborone - A lack of laboratory equipment and technical expertise has left Botswana unable to find the cause of a fatal disease that is ravaging its largest and most important fi (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Wheat Stem Rust Hits Rift Valley Farmers
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Mau Narok - heat stem rust, Ug99, continues to threaten the livelihoods of hundreds of farmers in Kenya's Rift Valley region as controlling it pushes up production costs.First identified in Uganda in (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Africa Must Protect Her Displaced People
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Kate Halff and Michel GabaudonImagine having to leave your home in a hurry, bringing hardly anything with you.Imagine building a flimsy shelter, out of old rags, branches, and, if you are lucky, pl (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Small Budget Hijacks Police
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Jo-Mare DuddyThe Criminal Investigation Division (CID) of the Namibian Police is understaffed by 66 per cent, with the result that some crime scenes, especially those in Windhoek, are only inspecte (By News Poster)...
Africa: Corruption Hampers Development, Says NGO
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: London - Corruption siphons off 20-30 percent of funding for basic services, estimates non-profit Transparency International (TI), and tackling it should be higher on the international development age (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Copac Sets New Outreach Meeting Dates for Harare
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Harare - Outstanding constitutional outreach meetings for Harare have been set for this weekend, Copac co-chairperson Mr Douglas Mwonzora has said.Speaking at a Press briefing in Harare yesterday, Mr (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Cultural Impacts On HIV/Aids Explored
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Kemantha GovenderDurban - A conference is currently underway in Durban to examine the role culture plays in how society deals with HIV and Aids.Speaking at the Learning and Sharing Conference, KwaZ (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Sungate Ready for Take Off
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Work on Sungate, the lifestyle and commercial project next to Hosea Kutako International Airport, has finally kicked off after nearly five years of planning.The company says i (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Workers, Activists Protest Planned Privatisation of PHCN
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Victor Ahiuma-Young and Ikeoye OyetoroLagos - WORKERS and members of the civil society allies of organised labour, yesterday, paralyzed parts of Lagos as they began a nationwide protest against the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Opposition Parties Support Cabinet Reshuffle
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Nickolaus BauerJohannesburg - Opposition parties in parliament say they will support a cabinet reshuffle - after a week of strong reports that President Jacob Zuma may be about to move portfolios a (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Farmers Express Concern About the Farming Season
Monday 25-Oct-2010: By Abdoulie G. DibbaAs part of his assignment to monitor the production, consumption and marketing of agricultural products for the interest of the farming community, this reporter visited part of Nor (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Businessman, Son Abducted
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: By Peter MatambanadzoHarare - A CHINESE businessman and his son were kidnapped by five people suspected to be their fellow nationals and detained for four days at an unnamed safe house in Harare.Chief (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Seychelles Foreign Affairs Minister Visits EU Navfor Operational Headquarters
Friday 29-Oct-2010: On 28 October, EU NAVFOR welcomed Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, the Republic of Seychelles Foreign Affairs Minister in its Operational Headquarters (Northwood - UK). The visit was made to provide him with an up (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Clowning Around Boosts HIV-Positive Children
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Khayelitsha - Shrieks of laughter echo through the community centre in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha as 20 children aged between four and 15 play a game of tag.They are part of the Cirque du M (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Banks' Stance Counters Increase in Transfer Duty Threshold
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Desie HeitaWindhoek - Government's decision to increase the threshold for transfer duty on property to N$400000 is said to be the reason why commercial banks are reluctant to finance property that (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Eight Detained for Cholera Disinformation
Friday 29-Oct-2010: Maputo - The Mozambique Police have detained eight people in the village of Mula in the northern province of Nampula accused of fostering campaigns that disinform citizens about cholera.According to J (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Arms Seizure - National Security Adviser Meets Top Security Chiefs
Friday 29-Oct-2010: By Daniel IdonorAbuja - In an apparent state of worry, over the recent seizure of a record quantity of war arms and ammunition, in Lagos, the National Security Adviser, NSA, General Andrew Azazi (rtd) (By News Poster)...
Kenya: MTN Enters Local Internet Market After Two-Year Wait
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: By Kui KinyanjuiWednesday marks the formal end of a two-year wait by South African telecoms giant MTN to enter the fast-growing Internet market, after its 2008 buy of a 60 per cent stake in UUNET Keny (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 'My Husband's Not a Terrorist'
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: As security agencies investigating the October 1, bomb blast continue to detain Charles Okah and several others for their alleged roles in the independence day bomb blast, his wife, Angela has appeale (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Extra Hundred Million to Fight Aids
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: Cape Town - An extra R100 million has been allocated to the Department of Health to help fight HIV and Aids while provinces are to get more funding to help build new schools, says the Minister of Fina (By News Poster)...
Isaacs Plunges Fans Into Tears
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: By Petros KausiyoHarare - Zimbabwean reggae lovers yesterday joined the world in mourning the death of Jamaican Lovers Rock icon Gregory Isaacs with the elderly in particular reflecting on the life an (By News Poster)...
School-Leavers Duped (news)
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Harare - A nurse who allegedly swindled 17 school-leavers of thousands of dollars after promising to secure places for them to study as nurses at Harare Hospital Nursing School, appeared in court yest (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Fresh Clashes Drive 60,000 Somalis From Their Homes, Reports UN Agency
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: The United Nations refugee agency today reported that fierce clashes in the Somali town of Beled Hawo on the Kenyan border have driven some 60,000 people from their homes over the past week.In additio (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Optimum Says Coal Demand is Sustainable
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Thabang MokopaneleJohannesburg - OPTIMUM Coal, a black-owned and controlled coal mining and exploration group, said yesterday there are "positive" signs that increasing demand for South African the (By News Poster)...
Input Costs Slice Into Farmers' Profits
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: THE agricultural sector cannot provide national food security and decent jobs on a sustainable basis without the help of Government, Deputy Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein has said.Speaking at the (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Mobile Phone Users to Reach 70 Percent
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: By Daniel NonorTelecommunications companies in Ghana have taken centre-stage in Ghana's economy as the oil industry which is expected to make a huge impact is about to begin in November or December 20 (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Budget Transparency - Are the Wrong Questions Asked?
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Maputo - Mozambique has scored poorly in this year's edition of the Open Budget Index (OBI) - but when the report was presented at a Maputo seminar on Thursday, dissenting voices wondered whether the (By News Poster)...
Interior Ministry to Investigate Forged Passports
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Maputo - Mozambique's newly appointed Interior Minister, Alberto Mondlane, has promised to look into reports that forged Mozambican passports are being sold in South Africa.The scandal came to light i (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Planning Minister to Help Zuma With African Union Job
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Pretoria - National Planning Commission Minister Trevor Manuel is to assist President Jacob Zuma in his duties in the African Union (AU), said the Presidency.Manuel will help the President in his resp (By News Poster)...
A Note to South Africans travelling overseas: The BIG ADAPTER RIP-OFF and SCAM at airports & shopping malls...
Friday 29-Oct-2010: I wasted close to R500 ($70) just on adapters for America that can't work there. When I was preparing to travel to America, I was looking for adapters for use with my netbook in the USA. I went to (By Jan)...
USA: 65% Favor Getting Rid of Entire Congress and Starting Over
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: [Not a bad idea. Democracy should reflect responsibility. Jan] Let�s face it: Most Americans don�t have much use for either of the major political parties and think it would be better to dump the e (By Jan)...
Science: Bee's brains are superior to computers...
Monday 25-Oct-2010: [My personal viewpoint is that our brains are superior to any computer ever built... and that there is virtually no comparison between our brains and the greatest computers ever built. Any attempt to (By Jan)...
My Trip to America - Create another Afrikaans radio station? - Well travelled friends encourage me to travel annually...
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: I dashed off to dinner this evening with some well-travelled friends of mine who were involved in a lot of business in the past. We chatted about my trip at length. They said they thought it had done (By Jan)...
My Trip to America - boarding in 10 minutes to Johannesburg - A Cool day in Atlanta....
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: I am in Atlanta quickly charging my netbook. I have to board in 10 minutes to go to Johannesburg. I had a really cool day. Firstly, I was at the airport at Portland at 4am ready to head for securi (By Jan)...
TRP 2010.10.29 Archive: The Tuesday Massacre
Sunday 31-Oct-2010: Frank calls on Patriots to rise up this Tuesday and vote in the people we need to roll back the Bolshevik onslaught created over the last two years by Barack Obama. Plus: The Foreign Occupier h (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (25-10-2010)
Monday 25-Oct-2010: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- This video tape shows Russian Navy commando on a Somalian pirate ship shortly after the pirates captured a Russian oil tanker. The EuroUnio (By The BeardedMan)...
Science: Discussion on Doubting Evolution - What if Evolution is itself designed?
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: [Jason Kelly got a bit side-tracked on his website with this issue. He really went into it in detail. I have a real problem with evolution by way of randomness. The tendency of random change is to (By Jan)...
My Trip to America: Jan Lamprecht's Weather service - Comparing Portland, Oregon with Johannesburg...
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: Just a quick note. When I was in America, Captain Joseph Smith drove around Portland. We dropped into a "farm store" on the outskirts of Portland and I bought myself a gorgeous thermometer. One of the (By Jan)...
My Trip to America: About M&M's, Chiclets, Root beer & Pretzels....
Wednesday 27-Oct-2010: I just wanted to talk sweets for the record. I kept hearing about M&M's and then finally I bought some but I did not have time to eat them until I got home. I was telling JoAn that M&M's look to me li (By Jan)...
My Trip to America - My stunning interview with Barbara Simpson in San Francisco...
Monday 25-Oct-2010: I had a stunning interview with Barbara Simpson on her HOT TALK radio show yesterday (saturday). It was scheduled for 1 hour, but it was so interesting that they extended it twice until it took a full (By Jan)...
[Audio] USA: Barbara Simpson interviews Jan Lamprecht on Hot Talk in San Francisco....
Thursday 28-Oct-2010: I did this interview with Barbara Simpson in the final days of my trip to the USA. I was at JoAn's house in Oregon when I did this in the afternoon. The original interview was meant to be 1 hour on (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (26-10-2010)
Tuesday 26-Oct-2010: Howzit "Robert Mugabe was on Monday said to be preparing to take an unprecedented step to sue both the British and South African Sunday Times newspapers following damaging claims that his wife, Gra (By The BeardedMan)...