April 4, 2011

Weekly Southern African Report
From Jan Lamprecht
Southern Africa in Crisis
Sunday, 3rd April 2011
From 1994-Present over 3,000 Farmers have been murdered in S.Africa.
Many thousands of their farm workers have also been murdered too.

S.Africa: SAIRR says right-wing violence threats a concern - Kill the Boer is fuelling White Racism - Increased Farm Murders - Whites threaten to hit back...
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: [The SAIRR (South African Institute of Race Relations) is an interesting organisation that I take seriously. To me they are an "American face" monitoring that a race war does not break out in South Af (By Jan)...
About the USA, South Africa & Rhodesia - The Way the real world's politics actually works... Mistakes White Africans made & which the MDC is making now...
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: I think back to the days of Ian Smith and how many times we whites just hoped and hoped the Americans or the West would come and side with us against the forces of Mugabe and Nkomo. Apart from South A (By Jan)...
History: Why are the British so hated by all Europeans? Books that nobody is allowed to read or see... Hope for Afrikaners... About Serbians, Rhodesians, Americans, Blacks - White Tribalism... Why whites fight each other...
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: I got a fascinating phone call from a German friend of mine who recently pulled off a massive purchase of books that he's been looking for, for years. He was telling me about stacks of German books he (By Jan)...
Libya: U.S. Military and Africom - Between the Rocks and the Crusaders
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Horace CampbellThe Western bombardment of Gaddafi's forces in Libya has become an opportunistic public relations ploy for the US Africa Command and a new inroad for US military stronghold on the co (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Victim turns tables on robbers, kills two
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Johannesburg - Two men were killed and one was wounded when they were shot by the pedestrian they were trying to rob near a railway station in Crown Mines, Johannesburg, police said on Wednesday. (By Grazy)...
South Africa: Family protected as net closes on top cop
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Julian Rademeyer and Thanduxolo Jika, Media24 Investigations Johannesburg - A warrant of arrest has been issued for one of South Africa's most powerful policemen in connection with a murder that wa (By Grazy)...
Congo-Kinshasa: A Call for American Action
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Eric MillerWe are reminded in light of the ongoing crises in Libya and Japan that American leadership in the world is still indispensible. American hegemony may be in decline and the world order ma (By News Poster)...
Libya: Gaddafi's Claim About Al-Qaeda Falls on Deaf Ears
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Reason WafawarovaTHE West has turned a deaf ear to claims by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi that the so-called protests in Libya are in fact not protests from the people of Libya, but a complex opportunis (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Ex-AWB leader arrested over arms cache
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Kimberley - Former AWB secretary general Andr� Visagie has appeared in the Kimberly Magistrate's Court on charges of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition, the National Prosecuting Authority (By Grazy)...
West Africa: West African Immigrants Massacred
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Dakar - Ivorian militias and Liberian mercenaries loyal to Laurent Gbagbo killed at least 37 West African immigrants in a village near the border with Liberia on March 22, 2011, Human Rights Watch sai (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: West African Immigrants Massacred
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Dakar - Ivorian militias and Liberian mercenaries loyal to Laurent Gbagbo killed at least 37 West African immigrants in a village near the border with Liberia on March 22, 2011, Human Rights Watch sai (By News Poster)...
ATTENTION: MASS GRAVE IN ZIMBABWE
Monday 28-Mar-2011: All the activists and dissenters who where murdered by ZANU since the year 2000 their bodies were burried in mine shafts, ZANU PF owned farms and some thrown is gas tanks and some in lakes. This geno (By Collen Makumbirofa)...
USA: African-Americans worse off in 2011 than in 2010 - Have less Health Care than Whites - My Comments
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: [Even in the USA it seems the blacks just can't leave the racial issue alone. There is a lot of whining ... because the whites somehow seem to always be better off. Is this because the whites perhaps (By Jan)...
S.Africa: National Police Chief Cele likens the Police to Jesus and his 12 apostles - My Comments
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: [It seems Jesus is alive and well and living and working as a member of the ANC, if you would believe the hogwash that comes out of the mouths of President Zuma, Cele, etc. I have to say, Cele's c (By Jan)...
South Africa: 51 Farm murders since Eugene Terre'Blance was murdered on his farm
Friday 01-Apr-2011: MEDIA RELEASE / MEDIAVERKLARING TLU SA / TAU SA 51 Plaasmoorde sedert Eugene Terre�Blance op sy plaas vermoor is Dit is nou �n jaar gelede dat mnr. Eugene Terre�Blanche op sy plaas vermoor is. (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Was last night's power failure an Affirmative Action error at Joburg City Power?
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Just a quick note about last night's 5 minute power failure. I am quite sure, based on the 6 hours the power was down the night before, that last night's power failure was actually unintentional. (By Jan)...
Libya: Obama's Address on Libya - Full Text
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Remarks by President Barack Obama of the United States, made in an address to the nation on Libya, delivered at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. on March 28, 2011: THE PRESIDENT: To (By News Poster)...
Africa: No-Fly Zone Strikes Terror in Leaders' Hearts
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Charles Onyango-ObboNairobi - Though Africa's response to the UN-backed attacks on Libya is muddled, those like Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni who are crying loudest, have good reason to.Even w (By News Poster)...
Fate of Missing Libyans Unknown
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: At least 370 Libyans have been reported missing in the eastern part of the country since mid-February 2011, some of them known or suspected to be in Libyan government custody, Human Rights Watch said (By News Poster)...
Africa: Only Protected On Paper
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Richard PithouseIt's now almost three months since David Kato, a former teacher and a leading Ugandan gay rights activist, was beaten to death in Mukono Town in Uganda. Kato was living in Johannesb (By News Poster)...
Burkina Faso: Popular Protests in Burkina Faso
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Lila ChouliLila Chouli gives a behind-the-scenes view on protests in Burkina Faso. The spontaneous protests might prove that kicking a leader out might not need a formal organisation.Political tens (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Racial issues - A White Liberal friend of mine who LOVES Coloureds, likes Blacks and HATES Indians with an unmatched passion... BEWARE the Guptas...
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: I have a White English-speaking South African friend who is a pretty funny and interesting guy. He is a businessman and in his day he was exceptionally successful. He was raking in millions for himsel (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (28-03-2011)
Monday 28-Mar-2011: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- A new website that will entertain the opinions, policies and life of much-persecuted Roy Bennett went live yesterday. Roy Bennett has bee (By The BeardedMan)...
Libya: A Family At War
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: The resilience of Colonel Moammar el Gadaffi’s regime after ten days of aerial bombardment combined with the military weakness of the opposition groups has prompted Britain, France and the Unite (By News Poster)...
Africa: The Forgotten Half of the African Sky
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Juliet ToromeIn Kenya, my home country, there is a popular saying that when two elephants fight, it's the grass that suffers. Nowhere is that more evident than in the numerous conflicts Africa has (By News Poster)...
Africa: Mass Mobilisation, 'Democratic Transition' and 'Transitional Violence'
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Michael NeocosmosThe North African protests have renewed enthusiasm for 'a popularly driven process mass mobilisation', not only as a means for people to force changes in leadership, but also to 'd (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Violence Flashpoints Marked Before Nigeria Elections
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Emma Nnadozie, Albert Akpor, Ifeanyi Okolie And Victor Akpa-FreshTomorrow is the D-day. Nigeria's 2011 elections will kick off with the National Assembly contestants slugging it out in different s (By News Poster)...
Suid Afrika: LP�s hoor vloed van korrupsie spoel oor SA
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Pieter du Toit Kaapstad. � �n �Vloed van korrupsie� is besig om oor Suid-Afrika te spoel. Mnr. Willie Hofmeyr, hoof van die spesiale ondersoekeenheid (SOE), het die reusagtige omvang van staatskor (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Now the ANC Youth League claim that their Website was hacked?
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: I stand to be corrected but today I was walking around and I overheard on someone's radio something about the ANC Youth League claiming that their website was hacked. I think I heard some claim that A (By Jan)...
Plutonium found in soils near Fukushima, but governments say there's nothing to worry about
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: In the aftermath of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown catastrophe, plutonium has now been found in soil samples taken from five locations around Fukushima. Yes, plutonium. But here's the real whopper: Th...
SIU probes staggering corruption cases
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Cape Town - The special investigating unit (SIU) has been inundated with new cases revealing staggering corruption in the police, the public broadcaster, the land reform and housing subsidy systems, s...
South Africa: Right-wing leader warns of bloodshed
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Charn� Kemp, Die Burger Kimberley - Former AWB leader Andr� Visagie said that due to an increase in farm murders, the "ANC should take what is coming their way". Visagie, leader of the Gelofte (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Eskom, Joburg City Power - Electricity - Rolling Blackouts - Are we heading for a Cold, dark, winter? Want a house? Buy next to a HOSPITAL!!!
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Last night my power was out from just before 8pm to just before 2am in the morning. This definitely makes it look like a rolling blackout rather than something which broke. A friend was telling me (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Abuse of ARV Drugs Rampant
Monday 28-Mar-2011: THERE are genuine fears that antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) dispensed by different institutions in Zimbabwe are being abused by drug addicts, who think they enhance ecstasy.This has derailed efforts made (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Why I Will Go to the Hague With Uhuru And Ruto
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Miguna MigunaLike my hero the late great Pan-African revolutionary Bantu Steve Biko wrote before he was assassinated by the Apartheid regime - I Write What I like. But I write responsibly, of cours (By News Poster)...
Libya: Citizens Should Not Surrender Sovereignty to Western Powers
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Koigi WamwereI supported Middle Eastern popular demonstrations that some have mistakenly branded as "revolutions", until the military coalition of American and European armies attacked Libya with t (By News Poster)...
Libya: How AU Dropped the Ball in North Africa
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Charles Onyango-ObboBy the time the guns fall silent and the bodies are counted in the Libya conflict, the African Union could turn out to be one of the biggest casualties.When the US and its allie (By News Poster)...
Suid Afrika: Hy baklei tot die dood toe
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Hilda Fourie en Wolfram Zwecker �n Man van Alberton is doodgeskiet nadat hy probeer het om moordenaars van sy lewensmaat af weg te hou. �Hy het altyd ges� hy sal my tot op die laaste beskerm, tot (By Grazy)...
Libya: Wow That Was Fast! Libyan Rebels Have Already Established A New Central Bank Of Libya
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: March 29, 2011 The rebels in Libya are in the middle of a life or death civil war and Moammar Gadhafi is still in power and yet somehow the Libyan rebels have had enough time to establish a new Ce (By Grazy)...
Libya: National Crisis - Another Example of AU Impotence
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Bornwell ChakaodzaWESTERN governments have double standards and breathtaking hypocrisy when it suits them in propping up some of the most hideous and undemocratic regimes in Africa and elsewhere. W (By News Poster)...
Suid Afrika: Vyfde koe�lwond in ses jaar
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Gerhard Pretorius Vir die tweede keer in ses jaar is �n Pretoriase man in die Unitas-hospitaal in Centurion nadat hy deur misdadigers geskiet is. Dit is nou di� slagoffer, wat �gatvol� vir misdaa (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: A Very Hectic week - My friends' lives - serious problems - Racism to my Friends - People miscalculate regarding my Politics and Pragmatism...
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: I apologise to all of you with regard to articles this week. My life was intensive this week, but it did not totally revolve around me. A lot of it had to do close friends of mine. This week was ve (By Jan)...
'World's largest paedophile ring' uncovered
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Child abuse 'big business online' Scout leader charged over images International police led by a UK team say they shut down the largest internet paedophile ring yet discovered. The global forum...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Warned About Uprising
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Wongai ZhangazhaSADC chairperson of the Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation, Zambian President Rupiah Banda yesterday warned President Robert Mugabe and other Sadc leaders to avoid (By News Poster)...
South Africa: More Police Visibility on the Roads
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Nthambeleni GabaraPretoria - Drunk drivers and motorists who don't obey traffic rules have been warned: there will be more traffic police visibility in all the country's national road network start (By News Poster)...
South Africa: University of Johannesburg Terminates Relationship With Israeli Institution
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: The COSATU led Coalition for a free Palestine (CFP) welcomes yesterday’s decision by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) to terminate its relationship with the Israeli institution, Ben Gurion Un (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Ethiopia - a Country for Sale
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: An international company has benefited from a massive handout of land in the Gambella region of Ethiopia. Alemayehu G. Mariam shows what the devastating consequences of the deal will be for local peop (By News Poster)...
Suid Afrika: Konstabels te bang vir honde om vrou te help
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Buks Viljoen Nelspruit. � Twee konstabels het gisteroggend glo botweg geweier om �n slagoffer van �n huisrooftog te help, blykbaar omdat hulle bang was vir vier klein blaffende honde wat toegesluit w (By Grazy)...
Libya: Opposition Faces Tough Fight for Gaddafi Stronghold
Monday 28-Mar-2011: Nawfaliya And Doha - Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi are resisting an advance by Libyan rebels towards the embattled Libyan leader's hometown of Sirte in the fiercest clashes since the start of a swee (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Explosions Rock Borno, Yobe, Fresh Killings in Jos
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Seriki Adinoyi and Michael OlugbodeTwo persons were killed by unknown assailants in Jos Wednesdayday, just as explosions, believed to be bombs, rocked Yobe and Borno States, causing pandemonium in (By News Poster)...
Soud Afrika: Pta-man deur sy toe kamerdeur doodgeskiet
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Hilda Fourie �n Pretoriase man is gisteroggend deur sy toe slaapkamerdeur in Wonderboom doodgeskiet. Mnr. George Savvides (63), �n Griek, is in die hart getref nadat hy glo sy deur toegedruk het o (By Grazy)...
South Africa: Gauteng man killed protecting partner
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: This was posted by me yesterday in Afrikaans. Grazy. Johannesburg - A 38-year-old man was shot and killed while protecting his partner during a house robbery in Alberton, Beeld reported on Saturday (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Johannesburg: The CRIME WAR in Morningside Manor...
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: A friend lives in Morningside Manor which is not far from Sandton. Apparently they are also now going through a crime spree. I heard that this week there was one car hijacking and 2 armed robberries. (By Jan)...
USA: Donald Trump for President!!! I've got my Birth Certificate Obama... where's yours? My Comments - Talent MUST be celebrated
Monday 28-Mar-2011: [It is sad that Obama has made a mockery of the US Constitution over something as trivial as a birth certificate. Here is something everyone has. The US Constution specifies that US Presidents must be (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Violence Threatens Elections
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Sam OlukoyaLagos - As Nigerians go to the polls on Apr. 2, pre-election violence has raised fears the elections will not be free and fair. The campaign period has featured bombings and gun attacks (By News Poster)...
USA: Future Presidential candidate Donald Trump? He says: Donald Trump: Obama is Possibly A Muslim
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: [I am enjoying Donald Trump entering American Politics. I have not been this excited since Ross Perot and Ronald Reagan. I sat up all night, back in the 1980's watching US election results on TV hopin (By Jan)...
Liberia: Journalists to Highlight Armed Violence Issues
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: At the close of a one-day editor's workshop in Monrovia on armed violence (AV), participating journalists have underscored the need for more public education on the violence and the effect it has on d (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Crude Mix of Oil And Illiteracy
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Daniel ReyeniejuTHE Warri Federal Constituency that I represent at the Federal House of Assembly provides close to 30 per cent of the crude oil exported from Nigeria, but it remains the least devel (By News Poster)...
Libya: Imperialism - the Real Reasons Behind the Invasion
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Demba Moussa Demb�l�Three African nations voted for the UN Security Council resolution that opened the door to the Western military intervention in Libya. Demba Moussa Dembele regrets that South Af (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Governor Dancing Naked in the Sun!
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: "...How wilt thou say to thy brother, let me pull the mote of thine eye; and behold a beam is in thine own eye?" Matthew 7:3-4. In simple language, the above passage from the gospel of Matthew is an a (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Endgames, Uncertainty and Reprisals
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Nairobi - As pro-Alassane Ouattara forces moved into Abidjan on 31 March and rumours flew about the fall of Laurent Gbagbo, residents who have lived through unprecedented violence in recent weeks fear (By News Poster)...
Ouattara Should Act to Control Troops (news)
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Dakar - Alassane Ouattara should take concrete measures to ensure that troops under his command fighting in Côte d’Ivoire’s commercial capital, Abidjan, do not commit reprisals or ot (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Southern Africa Takes Tougher Stance on Crisis
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Alex BellA cautious welcome has greeted the criticism of the political deadlock in Zimbabwe by leaders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), who appear to have finally adopted a tou (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Three Days to Polls - Police, INEC Disagree Over Release of Results
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Chesa Chesa, Joe Nwankwo, Rotimi Akinwumi,Chinwendu Nnadozie And Yemi AkintomideAkure/Minna - It came to light on Tuesday that two key facilitators of the vote beginning on Saturday, the police and (By News Poster)...
Libya: Gaddafi Hangs On By a Thread
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Muammar Gaddafi has resisted every attempt to topple him, clinging to power like a child would to its favourite toy. While he has shown no sign of letting go of his over 40 year grip on Libya, analyst (By News Poster)...
Africa: In Africa Hi-Tech is Taking Centre Stage
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By By Andr�-Michel EssoungouIn many countries, the ICT sector is no longer marginal.For 48 long hours, employees of Senegal’s National Telecommunications Company cut telephone and Internet conne (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Negotiators Set to Craft Poll Roadmap
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Morris MkwateLivingstone - NEGOTIATORS to the Global Political Agreement are expected to meet in Harare on Monday to craft a roadmap for general elections and review the arrangement that created th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Softens on Government Impasse
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Dumisani Muleya and Wongai ZhangazhaAN extraordinary cabinet meeting was held at Manhumutapa Building in Harare yesterday to deal with nagging Global Political Agreement (GPA) and Government of Nat (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Demonstration Turns Focus On African Leaders
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Murithi MutigaNairobi - The name of the man against whom dozens of protesters rallied in London last week was hardly visible on their placards.Zimbabwean exiles were protesting against the excesses (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Provides Logistical Support for Rape Trial of Army General
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: United Nations human rights officials are providing technical and logistical support to military justice authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in the rape trial of General Jer&ocir (By News Poster)...
Africa: Putting Farmers First is Top Priority for a Stable Africa
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Namanga NgongiThe toxic combination of high food prices and revolt rolling across North Africa should give many African governments cause for great concern. While it is difficult to predict the fut (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN's Anti-Inflation Measures
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Jerry UwahThis time round, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was united in its decision to hike its benchmark interest rate, the Monetary Policy Rate (MPR).Th (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Emotions Flare At Lands Commission
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Lamin SanyangAnsumana Marenah of 'Julakay Enterprise' and Mam Saine Njie owner of Makumbaya Farm on Monday 28th March 2011, at the High Court complex in Banjul, testified before the Lands Commission a (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Summit Isolates Mugabe in Region
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: By Caiphas ChimheteHarare - MASS uprisings in North Africa and concerns over President Robert Mugabe's health gave regional leaders a new impetus to take Zanu PF head-on at the just ended Southern Afr (By News Poster)...
Africa: Putting Farmers First is Top Priority for a Stable Region
Friday 01-Apr-2011: The toxic combination of high food prices and revolt rolling across North Africa should give many African governments cause for great concern. While it is difficult to predict the future, I believe it (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Museveni is Right - West Uses Double Standards
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Muniini K. MuleraDear Tingasiga: The Western countries always use double standards. Not my words, but President Museveni's on the Libyan crisis. I agree with him entirely. Museveni writes: "In Bahr (By News Poster)...
A New Scramble for African Riches - Its Consumers
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By By Andr�-Michel EssoungouWhen the world's biggest retail company, US-based Walmart, bought a majority stake in South Africa's Massmart - also a retail company - for a staggering $2.5 billion last y (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Take Land But Be Fair to All
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Christof MaletskyCabinet members have thrown their weight behind Deputy Minister Kilus Nguvauva in condemning a commercial farming family for throwing him off their property, as well as for their a (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Govt Urged to Stop Deporting Somalis Fleeing Conflict
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Nairobi - Kenya should immediately stop deporting back to Somalia civilians fleeing the conflict there, Human Rights Watch said today. Kenya should allow humanitarian agencies to assist Somalis displa (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Stop Deporting Somalis Fleeing Conflict
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Kenya should immediately stop deporting back to Somalia civilians fleeing the conflict there, Human Rights Watch said today. Kenya should allow humanitarian agencies to assist Somalis displaced by fig (By News Poster)...
Niger: Chasing Food Security
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Niamey - Six months before the start of the 2009 rainy season the government of Niger was warned the rains would fail. In the drought that followed, more than half the population - 7.8 million people (By News Poster)...
Obama Backs Regime Change By 'Non-Military Means' (analysis)
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Jim LobeWashington - Widely praised as an effective defence of Washington's 10-day-old military intervention in Libya, President Barack Obama's speech Monday evening appears to have left several ke (By News Poster)...
Libya: Growing Opposition to Military Intervention in Libya
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Fabiana Frayssinet*Rio De Janeiro - Latin America is still divided over the military intervention in Libya. But the nations that were initially opposed to it are gradually hardening their stance as (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Trade Combats Disparity and Promotes Diversification - Minister
Monday 28-Mar-2011: Washington, DC - Hanna Tetteh has been Ghana's minister for Trade and Industry and a senior advisor to President John Evans Atta Mills since February 2009. The country has recorded steady economic gro (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (01-04-2011)
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- This is not an April Fool's joke, but honest video footage that I was sent the link for on another forum. I told my wife, "I would give my (By The BeardedMan)...
Rwanda: Country, a Regional High-Tech Hub?
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Masimba TafirenyikaA luxury commuter bus pulls up by the kerb to pick up passengers. A young woman quickly jumps in, retrieves a smart card from her wallet and swipes it against a machine next to t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Banks Hike Interest Rates
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Boniface ChizeaDr Boniface Chizea, a noted economist and analyst reviews the unprecedented hike in interest rates and ponders about the effect on the economy...Not surprisingly interest rates have (By News Poster)...
Africa: West Using War On Libya to Test the Prowess of Its Latest Military Gadgetry
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Gitau WarigiNairobi - With Libya under aerial bombardment, Western TV channels are doing what they excel at - - bringing war and bloodshed to our screens as nightly entertainment.We are seeing brea (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Regional Leaders to Discuss Zimbabwe Crisis
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Alex BellThe Southern African Development Community (SADC) is being urged to finally stand up to Robert Mugabe, and publicly pressure the ageing leader to end worsening abuses and harassment at the (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Former Lands Minister, His Juniors Deliberately Sold My Land Old Jeshwang Alkalo Tells Lands Commission
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Sanna JawaraAlhaji Karamo Mustapha Ceesay, Alkalo of Old Jeshwang in the Kanifing Municipality, yesterday, March 28th 2011, informed the Lands Commission that Ismaila Sambou, former Minister of Loc (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Zuma to 'Assess' Situation After Plea From Tsvangirai
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Alex BellAs the situation in Zimbabwe continues to deteriorate, South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has indicated that he will 'assess' the situation 'soon'.Zuma, who is the regional mediator in Zi (By News Poster)...
Murder Nurse's Lawyer Withdraws
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Werner MengesFormer Katutura State Hospital nurse Jeckonia Hamukoto is without legal representation again, after his defence lawyer announced his withdrawal from Hamukoto's triple murder trial in t (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Revenge attack threats from right wing - report
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Johannesburg - The SA Institute of Race Relations said on Friday it had detected threats of violence emanating from some right wing groups in the country. Research manager Lucy Holborn said the rig (By Grazy)...
Why Africa is Ignored in Global Affairs
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Mobhare MatinyiLast Tuesday, African leaders once again proved to the world that they are useless as far as serious global issues are concerned, when they failed to attend the crucial London Summit (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: New Mining BEE Law a Bombshell - Analysts
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Chris MuronziWHEN government gazetted empowerment regulations compelling foreigners to "cede" controlling stakes in companies valued at US$500 000 to indigenous Zimbabweans in March last year, fore (By News Poster)...
Africa: NEPAD and Agriculture - Africa's Development Plan Bears Fruit
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By By Ernest Harsch For most of the 1990s Sierra Leone was best known for its diamonds - and the devastating civil war they helped finance. But a decade after the end of that conflict, the West Africa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt Considers Strong Crackdown on Election Violence
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Ike Abonyi, Ahamefula Ogbu in Abuja and John Shiklam in KadunaThe escalating pre-election violence in the country may be met with a stiff crackdown as the Federal Government prepares to deploy mass (By News Poster)...
Libya: Latin America Hardens Stance on Military Action
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Fabiana FrayssinetRio De Janeiro - Latin America is still divided over the military intervention in Libya. But the nations that were initially opposed to it are gradually hardening their stance as (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Akpabio - Akwa Ibom Violence Not Caused by PDP-ACN Clash
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Ahamefula OgbuAkwa Ibom State Governor, Godswill Akpabio has denied that the recent violence in the state in which several lives were lost and property worth billions of naira destroyed was a clash (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Time for AU, UN to Intervene in Crisis
Monday 28-Mar-2011: It has been all too easy for regional institutions like the African Union (AU) to ignore all the indicators of imminent crises in various countries but swiftly condemn any intervention from other quar (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Fighting Over Abyei Could Spread, Warns Official
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Ngor Arol GarangA key official from the regional government of South Sudan on Thursday warned that any next war involving the north against the south could involve fighting in the Misseriya town of (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Healing a Precondition for People
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Kae Matundu-TjiparuroSwakopmund - The wounds of the Ovaherero people that still need to be healed remains the unfinished business between them and all the successive governments of Germany since th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Civil Society Calls on Region to Intervene Urgently
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Alex BellCivil society groups have called on leaders in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to urgently intervene in the crisis in Zimbabwe, as SADC once again meet to discuss the sit (By News Poster)...
Libya: African Union Absent From London Summit
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Washington - The African Union (AU) on Tuesday failed to be present at international conference in London that was devoted to the situation in Libya where the government is seeking to quell an armed o (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Global Mining Shares Fall On Mugabe Threat
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Alex BellA weekend threat by Robert Mugabe to start taking over foreign owned mining firms in Zimbabwe has already created a noticeable tremble in mining markets, with analysts warning that Zimbabw (By News Poster)...
History: Did the Russians really invent the AK47 and the MIG15 - The NAZI German link to the AK47...
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: It never ceases to amaze me how many facts from World War II are only now quietly creeping out into the open... most of them quite unannounced. It is only in recent months that I saw film footage (By Jan)...
Nigeria: As the Nation Votes Tomorrow - IG Shocks Govs
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Kingsley Omonobi, Okey Ndiribe, Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Regina OtokpaBARELY 24 hours to the commencement of the 2011 general elections beginning with the National Assembly elections, the Inspector Gen (By News Poster)...
Swaziland's Economic Woes Grow, as King's Budget Swells
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Mantoe PhakathiMbabane - While Swaziland struggles to alleviate its fiscal crisis with foreign aid because of its World Bank classification as a lower middle-income country, the government has incr (By News Poster)...
Kenya: 'Gold Rush' Sparks New Demand for Bank Loans
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Moses MichiraA rush for gold in mineral-rich western Kenya region has increased the number of fortune hunters applying for bank loans to develop mines.The "mining and quarrying" sector recorded the (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADC Troika to Discuss Madagascar, Zimbabwe
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Livingstone - The Zambian resort of Livingstone will be the stage on Thursday for a meeting of the troika of the SADC (Southern African Development Community) Organ on Defence, Security and Political (By News Poster)...
'Judicial Contempt' Reflects Badly On MDC-T
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Tichaona ZindogaAFTER the Supreme Court recently nullified the election of Lovemore Moyo as Speaker of Parliament on the grounds that it was flawed, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai came up with a (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Food Security, Oil Stocks Key to Taming Inflation
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Moses MichiraThe Central Bank has asked the government to increase strategic food and oil reserves to complement its role of tackling inflation through monetary policy adjustments.CBK governor Njug (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Postponed Elections - Jega Under Fire
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: Shock, disbelief, anger and disappointment, yesterday, greeted the postponement, till tomorrow, the National Assembly elections.Expectations had been high that the polls would go on, going by the larg (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Alliance Key to Dislodging Zanu PF
Friday 01-Apr-2011: THE House of Assembly speakership election on Tuesday should serve as a clarion call to MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to seek alliances with progressive forces, among them, smaller political parties (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Voters Flock to Polls to Elect National Assembly
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: The 2011 general election kicks off Saturday with Nigerians trooping out across the country to elect members of the National Assembly.It is the first of three elections over three successive weekends (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: U.S. and UN Call For Gbagbo to Step Down
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Jim LobeWashington - As forces loyal to Ivorian President-elect Alassane Ouattara closed in on Abidjan Thursday, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki- (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Big Banks Fleece Customers With High Charges
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By John GachiriKenya's largest banks are the most expensive lenders and pay the least interest on deposits helping them to earn outsized returns at the expense of their customers, a survey by the bank (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Shell Board Meets On Oil Blocks Sale Wednesday
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu and Chika Amanze-NwachukuA board meeting of the Shell Petroleum Development Production Company (SPDC) will take place Wednesday in Lagos, during which the company will be expected (By News Poster)...
Speaker's Election Today
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: PARLIAMENTARIANS will today elect a new Speaker, with Clerk of Parliament Mr Austin Zvoma setting the rules that will govern the voting.This follows the Supreme Court ruling three weeks ago nullifying (By News Poster)...
Benin: Widely-Ignored Crisis Raises Concerns Over Democracy
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: By David ZounmenouThe moment there is suspicion about a person`s motives, everything he does become tainted - Mahatma Gandhi. Like the wave of the Arab Revolutions that swept several countries since (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Tension, Fear Grip Voters Ahead of Polls
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Achor Abimaje, Samuel Aruwan, Ahmed Tukur And Osa OkhominaJos/Kaduna/ Lafia/Yenagoa - All is now set for the National Assembly election fixed for tomorrow, with the Independent National Electoral C (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: War Vets' Leader Slams West's Attacks On Libya
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: War veterans' leader Cde Jabulani Sibanda yesterday launched a scathing attack on Western countries that are bombing Libya for interfering in the affairs of a sovereign state.Cde Sibanda was speaking (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Decline in Credit Risk Boosts the Confidence in Economy, Says Central Bank
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Jevans NyabiageNairobi - There is increased confidence in the Kenyan economy with most sectors continuing to register declining credit risk, latest data from the Central Bank of Kenya show.The indu (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Focus On 'Confession' in Double Murder Trial
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Werner MengesAN ALLEGED confession which double murder suspect Romeo Schiefer made after his arrest for the death of his parents became the focal point of his trial in the High Court in Windhoek ye (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Zanu Pf to Hold Primaries in May
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Brian ChitembaZANU PF is set to announce its primary elections date at a central committee meeting to be held in Harare today as the party gears for polls which President Robert Mugabe insists shou (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Halaal Turf War Simmers in Namibia
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Catherine SasmanTHE Islamic Halaal Council of Namibia (IHCN), a body registered last year, is taking issue with Namibian companies that it claims are commissioning South African institutions to do (By News Poster)...
[Pic] Libya: 'Blonde bombshell' daughter helping Gaddafi rally troops? - Obama's Silly War in Libya going wrong?
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: [President Obama's war in Libya isn't looking too good. The war is carrying on... Gaddafi is surviving... and this whole thing has, within days become another pointless international quagmire. This is (By Jan)...
Southern Africa: President in Zambia for SADC Troika
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Morris Mkwate And Takunda MaodzaPRESIDENT Mugabe arrived in Livingstone, Zambia, yesterday evening for today's summit of the Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.The routine summit is expec (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Four Robbery Suspects Roasted to Death
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Barry AgbanigbiAsaba - NEMESIS has played a cruel role on four armed robbery suspects who attempted to escape from a robbery scene but ran into a ditch.The vehicle a Toyota Camry which lost one of (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara Troops Accused of Rights Violations
Friday 01-Apr-2011: The United Nations human rights office today urged forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the internationally-recognized president of Côte d’Ivoire, to show restraint after reports suggeste (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Southern African Leaders Condemn Recent Political Violence
Friday 01-Apr-2011: In their first public response to Zimbabwe Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's campaign to lobby them about violent attacks on his supporters by those of President Robert Mugabe, Southern African le (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Oil Marketers in Face-Off With Company Over Delayed Stock
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Zeddy Sambu and Catherine RiunguNairobi - For the National Oil Corporation (Nock), Kenya's state-run oil marketer, winning a tender to import diesel in February on behalf of the oil sector has emer (By News Poster)...
Africa: Elite Troops Turn Into Paper Tigers
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: By Frederick Golooba-MutebiNairobi - African leaders with a liking for hanging onto power invariably use the military as the fulcrum around which their regimes rotate.The underlying logic is simple: A (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Renewed Deportation Fear Grips US-TPS Liberians
Friday 01-Apr-2011: As intensifying violence in Ivory Coast threatens to spill into neighboring Liberia, fears are rising among some 3,000 Liberians without full immigration status in the United States that Washington ma (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Rescued Hostages Testifying Against Pirates
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Maputo - The 12 Mozambicans rescued by the Indian navy from Somali pirates are now being heard by an Indian court in Mumbai, as witnesses against the pirates, according to a report in Tuesday's issue (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Bank Rate Increased 'To Stabilise the Shilling'
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Kaburu MugambiNairobi - Central Bank of Kenya has said that tightening the monetary policy by raising its bank rate to six per cent would stabilise the shilling and tackle inflation as the economy (By News Poster)...
Uganda: So What If Col. Gaddafi is Bombed to His Senses?
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Allan TaccaPresident Museveni's press release (Daily Monitor, March 22) on the Libyan crisis notes both Col. Gaddafi's bad and positive records as seen by Museveni. However, his suggestion that Gad (By News Poster)...
Africa: The African Union Struggles to Exist On Libya
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Alfredo Tjiurimo HengariThe resolution authorised United Nations Member States, "acting nationally or through regional organizations or arrangements, to take all necessary measures to protect civil (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Uncover Arms in Sylva's Campaign Car - SSS Arrests Yuguda's Special Assistant, Others in Bauchi
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Felix Igbekoyi And Patience OgbodoBauchi/Asaba - A campaign car belonging to Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, which was loaded with guns, explosives, and grenades, has been impounded by the p (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: The Great Land-Grab Debate
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Gambella - Ethiopia has little time for critics of its large-scale land-leasing policy, insisting the millions of dollars of foreign investment will create jobs, improve domestic agricultural expertis (By News Poster)...
Libya: Govt Using Landmines, Says Rights Body
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Benghazi - Muammar Gaddafi's forces have laid both antipersonnel and antivehicle mines during the current conflict with armed opposition groups, Human Rights Watch confirmed today."Libya should immedi (By News Poster)...
New Approach to Climate Change
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Sylvia MweetwaAS the debate continues with the use of big terminologies on issues of climate change, for an ordinarily person the concern especially in Africa is a question on what should happen wi (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Blame Game As Crude Oil Battles Intensify
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By John NgirachuNairobi - Last Thursday's meeting between oil industry players and the parliamentary Committee on Energy was historic in the sense it was the first time marketers and the government pl (By News Poster)...
Kenya: National Oil On the Fuel Crisis
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Nairobi - National Oil has been on the receiving end over delays in the importation of diesel and its rivals are pushing for penalties. Acting Managing Director Sumayya Athmani talks on the issues tha (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: It's Election, Not War
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Is Nigeria going to war or at war already? Recent events bear all the hallmarks of a failed or failing state: Battalions on the march. Political rallies marred by bloodshed. Bombs! Paramilitary, polic (By News Poster)...
Africa: World Bank, ADB Propose Diaspora Bond for Nigeria, Others
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Obinna ChimaIn order to accommodate more participation in the Nigerian financial market as well as other countries in Africa, the African Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank have advised Afri (By News Poster)...
USA: Terrorism: Al Quaeda says they hid 160 nuclear bombs across the USA... My Analysis
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: [The idea of hiding nuclear bombs in the USA is nothing new. I have a fascinating book called "Through the Eyes of the Enemy" written by the highest ranking GRU Defector from Russia. GRU is Russian Mi (By Jan)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe Hits Back at Regional Leaders
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: THE Sadc Organ on Politics, Defence and Security or any other organisation cannot dictate how Zimbabwe should run its internal affairs, President Mugabe has said.This follows attempts by MDC-T to push (By News Poster)...
Africa: Resource-Rich Continent Well Placed to Transition to 'Green Economy' - UN Official
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Africa is well poised to take advantage of a host of opportunities on the continent for building a 'green economy,' one that generates decent jobs in an environmentally sustainable way, a senior Unite (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Economic Empowerment Key in HIV Fight
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Augustine MoyoTHE International Labour Organisation (ILO) last year disbursed US$28 000 in Beitbridge under its Economic Empowerment and HIV Vulnerability Reduction along Transport Corridors in Sou (By News Poster)...
Africa: Last Frontier for Business Increasingly Abandoned by the U.S. Department of Commerce
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Stephen HayesWashington, DC - Less than two years ago, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made headlines as they landed in Accra, Ghana. The July 2009 visit was historic, coming o (By News Poster)...
No African Solution to African Problems Just Yet
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Gwen ListerI TOO would have preferred to see an 'African solution to African problems' but with the continental leadership as indecisive and weak as it is, there is little to no chance this is goin (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Pair Killed While Panning for Gold
Friday 01-Apr-2011: TWO men from Bulawayo were killed while panning for gold near Kwekwe River early this week by people they had hired to assist them.Pevey Geoffrey (65) and Michael Sunderland (35) of Morningside in Bul (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Two in Fresh Jos Attack
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Taye ObateruJos - Two people were, Tuesday, killed and five others injured in a fresh attack on the Federal College of Land Resources, Vom Plateau State by unknown gunmen said to number over twenty (By News Poster)...
Libya: Air Strike by Coalition Forces Kills at Least 10 Near Town of Brega
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: There are reports that 10 Libyan rebels were killed in a coalition air strike on Friday near Brega. Witnesses claim forces loyal to Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi had managed to infiltrate a rebel group (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bank of Uganda Takes Over Control of Tropical Bank
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Martin Luther OketchKampala - The Libyan government has lost control of Tropical Bank in Uganda following the Central Bank's decision to enforce a United Nations Security Council Resolution announc (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: The ANC rushes to condemn efforts to topple their old scumbag friend Gaddafi...
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: [The ANC has been swaying back and forth over the topic of Libya. Somehow the West got the South Africans to vote with them. Then I think Julius Malema, Mugabe-wannabe then whined about this position (By Jan)...
Renamo Tries to Reopen Debate On Honours System
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Maputo - Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Wednesday attempted to reopen debate in the country's parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on a government bill a (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Women Say 'Oil War' in Libya Must Stop
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Catherine SasmanThe Namibia National Women's Organisation (Nanawo) has expressed serious concern over the Libyan situation and condemned attacks on Libya by "some European and American selfish econ (By News Poster)...
SADC Calls for End to Instability (news)
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Pretoria - Leaders of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have called for an end to the conflicts in the southern African region, in particular those in Zimbabwe and Madagascar.This come (By News Poster)...
Egypt: Post-Mubarak Nation Probes Public Land Contracts
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Emad MekayCairo - Egyptian authorities have opened dozens of criminal investigations into hundreds of millions of dollars worth of public land contracts that were awarded illegally to real estate d (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: No Arrests Yet Following Babati Farms Havoc
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: The government has ordered the arrest of people suspected to have torched farms belonging to commercial farmers in Babati district, Manyara region recently.Five ministers who visited the area two week (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Rising Food Prices Linked to Local, External Factors
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Enoth MbeineMs Sarah Nakafeero (not real name), a single mother of three, operates a small food restaurant in Masooli, Wakiso District. She prepares rice, beans, posho, matooke and ground nuts, amo (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Shock Rise in Child Sex Offender Cases
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Tsungirirai Dhambuza"NATURE would have them children before they are men. "If we try to invert this order we shall produce a forced fruit immature and flavourless, fruit which will be rotten before (By News Poster)...
Zanu-Pf Needs to Exorcise 2008 Ghost
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Farirai ChubvuTHE results of the House of Assembly Speakership contest that saw MDC-T candidate Lovemore Moyo beat Zanu-PF candidate Simon Khaya Moyo were hardly surprising for the simple reason th (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Yet to Approve MOUs of Rescued Banks
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Omoh Gabriel and Babajide KomolafeLagos - Two years after the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, intervened in eight banks, sacked their former managements and installed new ones, Vanguard can authorita (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Tsvangirai Discusses Zim Unity Govt With Pohamba
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Catherine SasmanZimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai says the momentum of the two-year-long inclusive government arrangement in his country is "sliding" because of tensions in government fol (By News Poster)...
Revealed - the Cost of Electricity From Coal
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Yugendree NaidooThe hidden costs of generating electricity from coal have been calculated in groundbreaking research by Harvard Medical School's Centre for Health and Global Environment.The results (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt to Deploy Troops to Protect Polls
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Chuks Okocha and Ahamefula OgbuAbuja - The National Council of State (NCS) Tuesday rose from a five-hour meeting and asked the Federal Government to deploy military, riot police, the regular police (By News Poster)...
MDC-T solicits Nation's support
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Toivo NdjebelaWindhoek - Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai led an entourage of his Movement for Democratic Change- Tsvangirai (MDC-T) party leadership to State House yesterday, in search (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: EU Urged to Penalise SADC Over Crisis
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Alex BellGovernments in Europe are again been urged to penalise countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC), over the regional bloc's failure to protect Zimbabweans.A petition by (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Red Cross Says 800 Killed in Duekoue
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says at least 800 people were killed in the western town of Duekoue earlier this week in what appeared to be inter-ethnic fighting, according to new (By News Poster)...
AU Warns Against Zimbabwe Nationalisation
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Kholwani NyathiAddis Ababa - The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Economic Commission for Africa (EAC) have warned against the nationalisation of strategic companies at a time when Zimbabwe i (By News Poster)...
South Africa: What's New in TB Technology?
Monday 28-Mar-2011: In keeping with the focus on innovation as part of World Tuberculosis (TB) Day held on 24 March 2011, IRIN/PlusNews brings you a wrap of some of recent developments in TB technology.1. GeneXpert: The (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: UN Staff Member Killed by Stray Bullet
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d'Ivoire has lost a civilian staff member who died on Thursday after being hit by a stray bullet.Zahra Abidi, 33, was an information analyst at th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Facebook User Granted Bail
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Lance GumaA Bulawayo man arrested for posting a message on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai's Facebook wall, was granted bail by the High Court in Bulawayo on Thursday.Thirty-nine year old Vikas Ma (By News Poster)...
Africa: What is the Military's Role in the Continent?
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Bosire MosiFrom Tunis to Cairo to Benghazi to heaven knows where next, North Africa is racing on the freedom highway.After the Arab despots, it must be the turn of the sub-Saharan monsters and trib (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: HIV Awareness Not Taken Seriously
Friday 01-Apr-2011: IT seems awareness messages are not rea-ching the targeted audience. If they are getting there, then the desired effect is missing. What could we attribute the missing link to?Mr Stanley Chogurei, a f (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Cabinet is a Special Training College, Says Former Energy Minister
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Edmund KagireAlbert Butare talked about his past experience as a Minister and his life after Cabinet at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Graduation DAay. Below are the excerpts (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Private Sector to Suffer From Hasty MPC Decision
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By James MbuguaThe governor has jumped ship. And because of this, thousands of individual Kenyans and private sector firms are likely to tear up their monthly budget plans because a surprising decisio (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Economy Growing Steadily - Kagame
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Edmund KagireKigali - President Paul Kagame, yesterday said that Rwanda's economy has continued to grow steadily for the last 10 years.The President was addressing the monthly Presidential news con (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Sale of Rescued Banks
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: The planned sale of the rescued banks by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is a welcome development but the process must be transparent and the sale effected in such a way as to guarantee that all sta (By News Poster)...
USA: Poll: President Obama hits all-time low... despite his unconstitutional war in Libya to save himself & back Al Quaeda...
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: [Interesting. Americans are judging Obama in a valid way, especially on Libya. His war in support of the Al Quaeda linked rebels in Libya is insane. His war is also unconstitutional and there has been (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Man Who Allegedly Murdered His in-Law Pleads Forgiveness
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Evelyn UsmanABOUT three weeks ago, a mammoth crowd besieged Ago Police Division in Lagos, to have a glimpse of a man who allegedly killed his brother-in-law and tucked his remains inside a plastic (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Food Security Set to Stay Stable
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: The overall food security situation in southern Africa is set to remain stable this year as most SADC countries are expecting good harvests in the 2010/2011 agricultural season.Assessments by the Fami (By News Poster)...
The Shocking Cost of American Wars: Cost of Libya Intervention $600 Million for First Week, Pentagon Says
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: [It never ceases to amaze me how much American wars cost. America uses highly efficient, highly technological methods... but in reality... the cost of any American intervention is incredible. It is no (By Jan)...
Kenya: Islamic Banking Deepens Financial Services Uptake
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By George NgigiIslamic banks now control 0.9 per cent of total accounts, indicating increased penetration of financial services to a segment of the population that was hitherto excluded from the syste (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Govt Launches Bid to Stop Hague Trials
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: By Nzau MusauThe government has filed a request with the International Criminal Court to hand over all the reports on post election violence in readiness for a local process scheduled to start after S (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Unity State Condemns 'Defection' of SPLA Maj. General Peter Gatdet
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Bonifacio Taban KuichBentiu - Unity state's spokesman for state government Gideon Gatpan Thaor confirmed to the state citizens on Wednesday that Maj.General Peter Gatdet has left South Sudan's offi (By News Poster)...
Somalia: More African Union Troops for Nation
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Ugandan and Burundi governments agreed to deploy 4000 additional troops to join African Union Troops (AMISOM) to back Somalia's week government, a statement from AMISOM headquarters stated on Monday.M (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Alarm Raised Over Theft of ATM Cash
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Anthony KitimoNairobi - The Bank Fraud Investigation Unit has raised the red flag over increasing cases of fraudulent cash withdrawals from automated teller machines (ATMs).The new wave of crime ha (By News Poster)...
'Moment of truth� for war on Aids
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Nairobi - With the war on Aids nearing its 30th anniversary, the UN on Thursday declared �a moment of truth� had come for new strategies to address the campaign's failures and brake costs that were no...
Tanzania: Man Arrested With Bizarre Find
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Shija FelicianKahama - Business came to a standstill in Kahama Town yesterday, when a man was found carrying the severed head and other body parts believed be his wife's, and which he tried to sell (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Two Die in Jos Fresh Attack
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Raymond GukasJos - Two persons were feared dead after an attack by yet to be identified killers at the Federal School of Soil Conservation, Kuru, near Jos.The incident took in the morning, leaving (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Gbagbo Forces Fire at UN Helicopter
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: The United Nations peacekeeping force in Côte d'Ivoire reported today that one of its helicopters was shot at by forces loyal to the country's President and denounced the killing of a dozen civi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Opposition Candidates Seek United Front Against Jonathan
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Emmanuel Aziken & Abdulsalam MuhammadAbuja - THE 2011 presidential contest, weekend, inched towards more suspense following renewed secret efforts by opposition candidates to mount a united front a (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Drug Ship 'In Local Waters for Ten Days' Before Intercepted
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Patrick Mayoyo and Fred MukindaNairobi - A ship laden with more than three tonnes of heroin had anchored in Kenya's territorial waters for more than 10 days - - from where local and international d (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Police Beat Up Members of Unity Govt Partner
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Patience NyangoveHarare - POLICE chanting liberation war songs on Saturday raided MDC-T headquarters at Harvest House in Harare beating up party activists from Mufakose that had converged to hold t (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Human Rights Forum Director Charged By Police
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Tererai KarimakwendaAfter almost 2 months of interrogation and harassment, the executive director of the Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, Abel Chikomo, was formally charged by police on Wednesday, (By News Poster)...
Cuereneia Explains Change in Subsidy Strategy
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Maputo - The Mozambican government will gradually increase fuel prices, with monthly rises of no more than 10 per cent, between April and August, until the price at the pumps is in line with market pr (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Desperate Measures in Times of Hunger
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Harare - A mother of four in Zimbabwe's rural Midlands Province gave her husband custody of her children, after divorcing him three years ago, because the failing crops on her two-acre plot meant she (By News Poster)...
Libya: Gaddafi Forces Re-Take Key Oil Town
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Forces backing Libya's Moamer Kadhafi seized control of the oil town of Ras Lanuf Wednesday, as foreign powers argued over whether to supply arms to his opponents.Hundreds of rebels fled Ras Lanuf Wed (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: MTN, Hollard Insurance Launch Mobile Insurance Scheme
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Sola AlabadanThe MTN Group, a South African mobile phone giant, has joined forces with Hollard Insurance Group to launch a programme in Ghana that will allow subscribers to pay for life insurance t (By News Poster)...
Kenya: MPs Warn Against ICC Arrests
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Nairobi - The political temperature continues to rise ahead of next week's trip to the Hague by the Ocampo Six.Three MPs have called for mass action if William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta are arrested, Uh (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Deploy APCs, Bomb Equipment for Elections
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Kingsley Omonobi and Amayo OkoliAbuja - Ahead of the general elections which begins with the National Assembly, Saturday, the Police High Command, yesterday, commenced the deployment of 600 patrol (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Govt Orders More Security in Violence-Plagued State
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Onyebuchi EzigboAbuja - Following last week's political violence in Akwa Ibom State, the Federal Government has ordered the deployment of more security personnel to maintain peace and forestall any (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Police On Trail of Car Smugglers
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Nico SmitPolice in the Karas Region are clamping down on what appears to be a car-smuggling syndicate operating in Namibia and neighbouring South Africa following the arrest of a man in possession (By News Poster)...
Africa: Dangote Now Richest Man in Africa
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Kunle AderinokunWith a net worth of $13.8 billion, President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has emerged the richest man in Africa for the first time.Forbes magazine, which revealed this in (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Rising Oil Prices Hand Nation Sh224 Billion Import Bill
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By John GachiriKenya's spending on oil imports has increased 29.38 per cent in the 12 months to November 2010, making it the single biggest import item, according to a report by the banking sector reg (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Liberian Mercenaries On Rampage
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Hundreds of Liberian "mercenaries" have gone on a rampage of rape, murder and looting in the western Ivory Coast region of Guiglo, a virtual lawless zone, the UN refugee agency says.UNHCR Spokesman Ja (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Warning of 'Human Rights Catastrophe'
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Côte d’Ivoire civilians are at immediate risk of massive human rights violations Amnesty International warned today, as forces loyal to Alassane Ouattara reach the country’s commerci (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Govt Deeply Concerned About Libya
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Francis HweshePretoria - The South African government has again raised deep concern about the deteriorating political and humanitarian situation in warring Libya.Citing the UN High Commission for R (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Woman Arrested With Ak-47, 158 Live Ammunition
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Chiemelie EzeobiSuspected leader of a notorious armed robbery gang have been arrested by the police detectives attached to Lagos State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, with a bag co (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Zuma in Zambia for SADC Troika Summit
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma is expected to attend the SADC Troika Summit in Livingstone, Zambia, today, where the concept of a uni-visa and the Protocol on free movement of persons within SADC wil (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Police Investigate Leopard Tragedy
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Denver KistingThe police have confirmed that they are still investigating the death of a German woman who was killed by a leopard two weeks ago.Veronika Bauriedl (46) died after she was attacked by (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Poaching Leads to Murder of Professional Hunter
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Annabel RossLast month on the morning of 18th February a Tanzanian Professional Hunter, Andre de Kock, was murdered by poachers in Maswa Game Reserve whilst guiding a tourist hunter, who managed to (By News Poster)...
Kenya: 10 Killed in Somalia, Says CIPK
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Maureen MudiThe Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya has claimed that about 10 youths from Ukunda in South Coast who were recruited to the al-Shabaab militia group have been killed in Somalia.Th (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Food Security Everyone's Responsibility - Official
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Harare Metropolitan Provincial Administrator Mr Alfred Tome has said it is every Zimbabwean's duty to restore the country's bread-basket status.Addressing peri-urban farmers at a field day at Green Ac (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Muthaura Considers Resigning
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Isaac OngiriNairobi - Head of Public Service Francis Muthaura is considering resigning before flying to The Hague next week.The revelations came as Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Monday insisted in (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Ncube MDC to Back MDC-T Candidate for Parliament Speaker
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Lance GumaThe smaller faction of the MDC led by Welshman Ncube delivered the proverbial 'sucker-punch' to ZANU PF Monday, after announcing it would now support the MDC-T candidate Lovemore Moyo for (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Govt Planned to Buy 40 Percent Libya Oil
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Isaac OngiriKENYA was planning to procure 40 percent of crude oil and petroleum products from Libya in 2007 in a deal negotiated with the Tripoli government.A document signed by the negotiators of (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: We're Not Ready for Polls Tomorrow - CPC, ACN
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: "I apologise to Nigerians for what has happened. I take responsibility for it because it's a major lapse and there is nothing we could have done to prevent it from happening. We have sufficient time b (By News Poster)...
Two Poachers Shot Dead
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Isdore GuvamombePARKS rangers have shot and killed two poachers in Chizarira National Park in Binga. The rangers recovered three .303 rifles, 76 rounds of ammunition, a pair of elephant tusks and f (By News Poster)...
Kenya: New Land Policy Must Resolve Issues
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Joseph KieyahInstead of being a guardian of proper usage of private land, the land control boards have become a rubber stamping agency that indiscriminately consents to all land transactions.Contra (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: FDLR Subject to Security Council Resolutions - Ngoga
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By James KaruhangaKigali - The Prosecutor General, Martin Ngoga, yesterday said that it would be naïve for Rwandans to think the legitimacy to pursue FDLR and their supporters is based on foreign (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Gaddafi Was Top Supporter of Darfur Rebels - Official
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Khartoum - The chairman of Transitional Darfur Regional Authority (TDRA) slammed the beleaguered Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and accused him of being the top supporter of the rebel groups who took a (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Serial Killings - We Can't Be Intimidated - Sheriff
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Dauda MbayaMaiduguri - The Borno State Governor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff has said that the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) cannot be intimidated by the serial killings carried out by unknown gunm (By News Poster)...
Africa: 'OPEC Will Not Increase Crude Production'
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Chika Amanze-NwachukuIranian Oil Minister Massoud Mirkazemi said the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will not increase crude output.Mirkazemi, who holds the OPEC rotating p (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: If Julius Malema can sing & talk about Kill the Boer... Freedom of Thought & Freedom of Speech
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: I had dinner this evening with an old friend who came visiting me and we had a long and fascinating chat during the evening. During the evening he told me about suppressed books and suppressed tho (By Jan)...
Libya: Rival Forces Battle for Key Oil Town
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: Fighting for control of the key Libyan oil town Brega continued on Sunday with an advance by rebels forces later countered by troops loyal to leader Moamer Kadhafi.Rebel fighters who had entered the f (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara, Gbagbo Forces Battle for Control of Abidjan
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Fighting raged in Côte d'Ivoire, on Saturday as rival forces battled for control of the country's largest city, Abidjan.In a sign of how deadly the Ivorian conflict has become, the Internatio (By News Poster)...
Gambia: U.S. Commends Country's Zero Tolerance for Drug Trafficking
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Musa NdowThe deputy to the commander for Civil-Military Activities at the United States Africa Command has said that the United States of America is very pleased with the Gambia government's zero t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Life Imprisonment for Indians Shipping Fake Drugs to Nation
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Collins EdomaruseNew Delhi - In a radical move to stamp out the menace of counterfeited pharmaceutical products, India has approved life imprisonment for any of her businessmen involved in the prod (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Independence is a Journey, Says DBN Chief
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By David NuyomaIndependence is a big word. It encapsulates a departure; a break from the old, to one where you are on your own, able to determine your own destiny.In Namibia, in particular, it has a v (By News Poster)...
Libya: Gaddafi Forces Advance as World Meets on Nation's Future
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Pro-Kadhafi forces swept through Libya's third city of Misrata, 214 kilometres east of the capital Tripoli, amid reports that at least 142 people have been wounded in the offensive on the city which b (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Britain to CID Police on Combating Terrorism, Piracy
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Maureen MudiThe British government has partnered with Kenya to train the Criminal Investigation Department police on terrorism, piracy and crime.Speaking at the sidelines of a three week's training (By News Poster)...
[10 Graphs] My Technical Indicator - Stock Markets - Wall St, Gld, Oil, Silver & Natural Gas... My Indicator was right, but I was wrong - huge oil opportunity missed...
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: It has been a long time since I have put up some graphs to show what is going on. Its all very interesting and strange. The graph below shows the DOW on Wall St. (Photo) The red line is my (By Jan)...
Libya: Crisis Poses Immigration Challenge to Italy
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: By Sabina ZaccaroRome - The influx of migrants arriving from Libya and other African countries has created an unprecedented humanitarian crisis in southern Italy.The number of migrants arriving on the (By News Poster)...
Africa: On Political Tsunamis in Afro-Arab And Arab-Muslim World
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Dr Armas A M ShikongoTHE current political tsunamis sweeping in the Afro-Arab and Arab-Muslim worlds have received a lot deserved attention from various media analysts and commentators, both in Nam (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Fuel Prices Push March Inflation to 9.19 Per Cent
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By James MbuguaEscalating fuel costs are working their way into different consumer prices pushing the inflation rate for the month of March to 9.19 per cent up from 6.54 per cent in February, official (By News Poster)...
Liberia: The Medium is the Message - for and Against Stealing Public Funds
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Tom KamaraIn the continuing squabbles following the dismissal of Auditor-General John Morlu, opposing sides on the issue have intensified their media onslaughts with the aim of winning hearts and m (By News Poster)...
More Poachers Arrested in Otjozondjupa
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Jana-Mari SmithTWO men were fined N$500 each by the Outjo Magistrate's Court this week after they were caught red-handed with stolen meat on a farm in the area last week.According to Detective Chie (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Diamond Bank Shareholders Profit From Another Good Year
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Dar Es Salaam - The Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) board of directors has approved a dividend of Sh35 per share after posting a pre-tax profit of Sh7.073 billion in 2010."The total assets of the bank rose b (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Jonathan Promises Jobs Via Agriculture, Oil Sector
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Tony Icheku And Igho OyoyoAbuja - President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday described himself as a responsible leader who would not put his personal interest above the nation's interest in the course o (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Lake Tanganyika Fishing Industry Adrift
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Mpulungu - Fishing for a living on Lake Tanganyika has become a gamble, with the rising costs of fuel and the ever greater distances navigated to catch fewer fish stacking the odds against those worki (By News Poster)...
Council of State Seeks Peaceful Polls (news)
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By George AgbaThe National Council of State (NCS) has tasked all stakeholders in the coming general elections to shun any action that is capable of causing violence.The council met at the Villa and en (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Parliament Chooses Tsvangirai Party Candidate As Speaker
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: BALLOT returns in yesterday's Speaker of the House of Assembly election in Harare indicate that at least two Zanu-PF legislators may have voted for the MDC-T candidate.MDC-T candidate Mr Lovemore Moyo (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Darfur Rebels Say Khartoum Has to Show Seriousness in Doha
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Doha - The rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) called upon the Sudanese government to resume seriously talks to end the eight year conflict in Darfur instead of launching unfounded accusations.T (By News Poster)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (29-03-2011)
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Howzit Morgan Tsvangirai's impending arrest is because of his public outburst against the judiciary following the court's decision to set aside the election of Lovemore Moyo some two years ago beca (By The BeardedMan)...
Zimbabwe: Karoi Man Raped at 'Snake Point'
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Walter NyamukondiwaChinhoyi - A catchy welcome insignia, with a scantily dressed witch skillfully gliding on a broom, announced every visitor the arrival to the small town of Karoi.In recent years, (By News Poster)...
Western Sahara: This is Not a 'Forgotten Conflict'
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Peter Kenworthy and Konstantina IsidorosIn conversation with Konstantina Isidoros, Peter Kenworthy profiles the longstanding Saharawi struggle for independence from Morocco and the gulf between peo (By News Poster)...
Africa: Call to Respect the Right to Health Care
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Khopotso BodibeHealth campaigners in east and southern Africa want the United Nations to develop a policy framework to ensure that countries honour and implement the right to health care.At a meeti (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Stop Honouring Criminals!
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: The recent appeal made by the Inspector General (IG) of Police, Afiz Ringim to traditional rulers as well as other institutions to desist from honouring Nigerians with questionable sources of wealth i (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Alleged Insecurity - Banks Close Shops Today in Warri
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Emma AmaizeCommercial banks in Warri, Delta State, yesterday, resolved to close doors to customers, from today, following the withdrawal of mobile policemen from the banks on the orders of the Insp (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Limpopo Agri Dept to Create Thousands of Jobs
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Siphiwe NyathiPolokwane - Limpopo's Agriculture Department will spend part of its R1.4 billion budget to create jobs through their revamped tea estates.Department spokesman Kenny Mathivha said the (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Fighters Sent to Hague As War Crimes Witnesses
Monday 28-Mar-2011: Four former fighters from the Democratic Republic of Congo have arrived in The Hague to testify in the trials of militia leaders Thomas Lubanga and Germain Katanga. The two warlords face charges of wa (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Three Killed in Election-Related Clash
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: By Osa OkhominaYenagoa - The aborted National Assembly elections in Bayelsa State yesterday claimed three persons in the Ekeremor local government area of Bayelsa, including personnel of the State Sec (By News Poster)...
Kenyan Prime Minister to Address MDC-T Congress
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Tererai KarimakwendaKenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has been invited to be the guest of honour at the MDC-T's annual congress, which begins on April 30th in Bulawayo. Party spokesperson Nelson C (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Leo Mugabe Pressures Telecel to Give Up Majority Stake
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Tererai KarimakwendaThe looting of Zimbabwean companies continued this week after it was reported that a local consortium, led by Leo Mugabe, was set to acquire majority shares in the mobile giant (By News Poster)...
Combating African Poverty With 'Poor Economics'
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By A. D. MckenzieParis - French economist Esther Duflo thinks poverty can be alleviated or even eradicated with the right policies. All it takes is for politicians to "translate research into action," (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Another Crime Intelligence Member Arrested
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Pretoria - Police have arrested another member of their Crime Intelligence Unit in connection with the 1999 murder of Oupa Abel Ramogibe.A 52-year-old Lieutenant Colonel was taken into custody by the (By News Poster)...
UK Spy Named in Parly Votes-for-Cash Claim
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Farirai MachivenyikaA BRITISH intelligence operative is behind MDC-T's claim that Zanu-PF tried to bribe legislators ahead of Tuesday's Speaker of the House of Assembly elections, it has been alleg (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Demanding End to Violence, Security Council Imposes Targeted Sanctions
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: With the post-electoral deadlock in Côte d'Ivoire now entering its fifth month and the crisis showing no signs of abating, the Security Council today demanded an immediate end to the violence ag (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Africa Can Transform Crises Into Opportunities
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Maputo - The Governor of the Bank of Mozambique, Ernesto Gove, said on Monday in Maputo that Africa, including Mozambique, is not an eternal victim of financial circumstance but has the potential to t (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Doctors Fed Up With Failing System
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Jana-Mari SmithDoctors working for the Ministry of Health say the system is failing them and their patients.At a meeting called by Health Minister Richard Kamwi yesterday, doctors said the mountain (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Zuma, Premiers Meet On Job Creation
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Pretoria - Serious about addressing the challenges of unemployment, the President's Coordinating Council (PCC) held its first meeting of the year on Tuesday to try to map out a collective approach to (By News Poster)...
Liberia: 11 Indicted For Murder/ Criminal Conspiracy
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Criminal Court ‘’B ‘’ has indicted 11 Persons for Murder and Criminal Conspiracy for their alleged involvement in the death of the Late Tumu Youade Allison of Ma (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Govt Freezes Libyan Investments
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Kampala - The government of Uganda has announced it is taking control of Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL), a mobile telephone company, where Libya holds 69%, information minister announces on Tuesday. Uga (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Seven Feared Dead in Bayelsa Political Clashes
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Segun JamesYenagoa - Seven persons were feared dead following clashes between supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and rival Labour Party (LP) in Bayelsa State on Monday. The clash took (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Libyan Stake in Country's Oil Licence is Frozen
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Jo-Mar� duddyLibya's interest in a gas and oil exploration licence off the Namibian coast has been frozen after the European Union (EU) hit Muammar Gaddafi's regime with sanctions for the bloody re (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Prosecutors Charge Former Bank President
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Eden SahleLeikun Brehanu, former president of Awash International Bank (AIB) SC; Mitiku Abeshu, former vice president of international banking at AIB; and eight other former bank employees in manag (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Elton Mangoma Re-Arrested
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Innocent RuwendeENERGY and Power Development Minister Elton Steers Mangoma has been arrested on fresh charges of criminal abuse of office for allegedly flouting State tender procedures.He will spen (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Malema linked to 'wrecked' taxi rank
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: Piet Rampedi, City Press Johannesburg - ANC Youth League President �Julius Malema has been linked to another failed construction project � a collapsed R2-million taxi rank in Limpopo. SGL Engine (By Grazy)...
Lovemore Moyo Victory Boosts Prospects for MDC Unity
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Lance GumaFor the first time since the MDC split in October 2005 the two resulting formations of the party on Tuesday temporarily buried their differences and united in re-electing the MDC-T's Love (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Braying Cavalry in Campaign for Literacy
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Ignatius BandaBulawayo - Across Zimbabwe, economic and political crisis has forced students to do without books, classroom furniture, teachers - the basics of a conducive learning environment. Thes (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Pro-Ouattara Forces Seize San Pedro Threaten Abidjan
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Supporters of Alassane Ouattara on Thursday have taken control of Côte d'Ivoire's cocoa-exporting port, San Pedro, and threatened to seize control of main city, Abidjan, unless Laurent Gbagbo dr (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Ivorian Exodus Spreads in West Africa as Crisis Deepens
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Geneva - This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 29 March 2011, at the Palais des Natio (By News Poster)...
No Room for Abusers
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Pretoria - Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, has challenged communities to work with the criminal justice system to ensure that women and children abusers get l (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: UN Envoy Hails Move to Pursue Rape Cases Against Top Military Officers
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: The official spearheading United Nations efforts to combat the scourge of sexual violence during war today welcomed the decision of authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to prosecu (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: ZMDC Steps Up Gold Mines Revival
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Martin KadzereTHE Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation has stepped up efforts to revive three of its gold mines, deputy minister of Mines and Mining Development said yesterday.Mr Gift Chimanikir (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Firefighters find burnt, shackled body
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Cape Town - The burnt and shackled body of a man was discovered by firefighters responding to a blaze on the side of the M5, in Rondebosch East, Cape Town police said on Tuesday. "There were burnin (By Grazy)...
South Africa: Vengeful dad arrested after killing spree
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Durban - The man accused of killing three men with an axe and wounding a fourth after his daughter was gang-raped and infected with HIV was arrested in Yellow Wood Park on Tuesday, said KwaZulu-Natal (By Grazy)...
Customs Union Eyeing the Money, Not Development (news)
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By Servaas Van Den BoschWindhoek - A new revenue sharing formula in the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) could boost development but has met with resistance from the governments of poorer states (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Insurers Ride on Stock Market to Raise Profits
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: By David MugweInsurance companies' ride on performance of the stock market has seen most of them record double digit profit growths in line with last year's upturn at the bourse.Most Kenyan insurance (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Ghana Must Tread Cautiously On GM Foods
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Genetically modified foods are aggressively being promoted by the agric industrial complex of the North as the solution to the global food security challenge. Indeed, innovation which holds the promis (By News Poster)...
Cameroon: Author Jailed for Insulting President's Wife
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: The Writers in Prison Committee (WiPC) of PEN International condemns the imprisonment of author Bertrand Teyou, detained since November 2010 for 'insulting' President Biya's wife in a book published i (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Has Not Approved MOU for Merger
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By David Agba and Amaka IfeakanduAbuja - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday denied granting approval for any Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for any of the rescued banks to merge or be acqu (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Cabinet Minister Charged Again, Jailed
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Alex BellThe MDC's Deputy Treasurer General, Elton Mangoma, will remain behind bars for another week after the State 'maliciously' moved to block his release on bail.Mangoma, who is also Zimbabwe's (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Govt Under Pressure to Adopt Genetically Modified Crops
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Frederick AsiamahPressure is mounting on Ghana to introduce Biotech/GM [Genetically Modified] Crops into its agricultural framework and allow for the production of biotech foods on commercial scale (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Khartoum Distances Itself From New Dissidences in South Army
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Khartoum - Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) denied any links with the new insurgencies in southern Sudan army, Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), and dismissed reports that Maj. Gen. Peter Gadet is presen (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: HIV - Country's Prevalence Rate Drops to 4.1 Percent
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Sola Ogundipe and Chioma ObinnaIn line with predictions, Nigeria's national HIV prevalence rate has continued its downward trend first witnessed in 2001.Result of the latest HIV Sero-Prevalence Sen (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Ten Hurt in Protest Over IDPs Land
Monday 28-Mar-2011: Nairobi - More than 10 people were injured on Sunday during a demonstration over land meant for the resettlement of displaced persons.The demonstration had been planned by members of the Maasai commun (By News Poster)...
Film Review - Black Swan
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: By Gerry HillVenue: Cine 3, Ster - Kinekor Maerua MallFilm: Black SwanDirector: Darren AronofskyScreenplay: Mark HeymanPlayers: Natalie Portman; Vincent Cassel; Mila Kunis; Barbara Hershey; Winona Ryd (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: You Can't Afford to Fail, Obama Tells Nation
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Abiodun OluwarotimiWashington DC - United States President Barack Obama has warned the Goodluck Jonathan-led administration to avoid rigging and violence during the forthcoming general election in (By News Poster)...
Mozambique: Government Shifts to Targeted Subsidies
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Maputo - Mozambique's Minister of Planning and Development, Aiuba Cuereneia, announced on Tuesday that the government will shortly abolish its general subsidies for fuel and for wheat flour, replacing (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Consumers Feel the Pinch as Cost of Living Surges
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Justus OndariNairobi - The full impact of the rising food and oil prices on the cost of living became clearer after government statistics showed overall inflation rate nearly hitting the 10 per cen (By News Poster)...
Angola: Armed Forces Play Key Role in Africa - Canadian Diplomat
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Luanda - The Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) has a predominant role in central and southern Africa, said Tuesday, in Luanda, the Canadian military attaché to Angola, colonel Richard Milot.The Canadi (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Rejects Merger of Rescued Banks
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Kevin Egrue and Erasmus AlanemeAuthorities of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) yesterday cautioned parties to the on-going rush for the acquisition of the nine rescued banks in the country to trade wi (By News Poster)...
Guinea: UN Backs Reform of Security Agencies
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: The United Nations has pledged its "enthusiastic" support for security sector reform in Guinea as the West African country transitions into a democracy after decades of dictatorships, coups and bloods (By News Poster)...
Uganda: African Union Snubs Libya Talks in London
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Tabu Butagira and Argaw AshineKampala/Addis Ababa - The gulf between Africa and the West on how to tackle the Libya crisis widened yesterday with African Union representatives boycotting a schedule (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: Central Bank Endorses Tigo's Mobile Money Service
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Saul ButeraTigo Rwanda, the country's second largest telecom operator by market share, will unveil Mobile Money service before the end of this year, a top official announced.Tigo, a subsidiary of M (By News Poster)...
Africa: Fashion With an Easy Conscience
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: The headquarters of the organization supporting fair cotton production in Africa is located in the north of Hamburg and has eight employees. It is here at the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) that threa (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Judge Warns Jurors Against Bribe
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: With the spiral of bribery in return for favourable verdict, a judge hearing a bank theft case has warned jurors not to fall in the money trap.There have been several reports of bribery in the courts, (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Bidco in Sh2 Billion Fraud Scare
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Mike SsegawaJinja - Police in Jinja are investigating a scam involving billions of shillings at Bidco Uganda Ltd, a leading vegetable oil manufacturing company. Bidco was mid-week reportedly in a l (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Uphold Democracy, President Urges Region
Friday 01-Apr-2011: PRESIDENT Rupiah Banda yesterday opened the Southern African Development (SADC) Troika Summit with a call to member states to uphold democratic principles and reduce tension in their respective countr (By News Poster)...
South Africa: SAAF Gets Upgraded Combat Chopper
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Pretoria - The South African Air Force is the proud new owner of the upgraded Rooivalk combat support helicopter. Rooivalk Mark 1 is now ready for operational duties.The helicopter, designed and manuf (By News Poster)...
A 100-year battle awaits Fukushima while suicide workers are needed to keep up the rescue efforts
Friday 01-Apr-2011: The unfolding of the Fukushima catastrophe continues to worsen. Here are today's most important developments: � A nuclear expert is now warning that it will take 50 to 100 years before the spent nu...
South Africa: Ivorian Chief of Army Seeks Refuge
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Pretoria - Cote d'Ivoire's Chief of Army, Phillippe Mangou, has sought refuge at the home of the South African Ambassador as bloodshed continues in that country.International Relations said in a state (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Smart Investments Needed to Tackle Drinking Water Crisis
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) possesses over half of Africa's water reserves, yet 74 percent of its population - or approximately 51 million people - lack access to safe drinking water ac (By News Poster)...
Angola: Armed Forces Role in International Arena Highlighted
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Luanda - The political analyst Belarmino Van-Dúnem Friday in Luanda highlighted the role played by Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) in the Dolphin and Kwanza2010 Military Exercises, which earned them (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Presidential Advisor Reveals Alleged Plot to Assassinate VP Machar
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Julius N. UmaJuba - A senior adviser to South Sudan President, Salva Kiir has disclosed what he claimed to be a plot to assassinate Riek Machar, the vice president of the semi-autonomous region, in (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Rebranding of Former BP Assets in Six Months
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Nyasha Francis NyaungwaThe rebranding of the former BP Namibia assets to Puma Energy Namibia will be completed in the next six months, Puma announced this week.Puma Energy, an international integra (By News Poster)...
Nation Holds Another Investment Conference
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Alex BellFinance Minister Tendai Biti on Wednesday hosted another conference trying to encourage investment in Zimbabwe, despite the recent moves by ZANU PF to take over foreign owned companies.The (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Fuel Shortages Hit Prison Services
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Farai KuvirimirwaThe Zimbabwe Prison Services on Tues-day failed to take prisoners to court in Harare citing fuel shortages.ZPS spokesperson Chief Prison Officer Ms Priscilla Mthembu said the servi (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Backlash Against Women in Politics
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Ignatius BandaBulawayo - "Women in Zimbabwe are largely seen as a huge demographic to be exploited by politicians who seek our support," says Ntombikayise Mswela. "But when we take to the streets t (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Edgars, Kingdom Spring Surprises
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: THE reporting period for quoted companies is in full swing and so far Edgars and Kingdom have sprung the biggest surprises yet.Given the problems in the manufacturing sector and low disposable incomes (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Time Up for Terrorists' Sponsors, Jonathan Warns
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By George Agba and Stanley NkwochaAbuja - As the ruling PDP ended its presidential campaign rally in Abuja yesterday, President Goodluck Jonathan used the occasion to give a red card to terrorists' sp (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: German National Abducted, Then Deported From Zimbabwe
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Jennifer DubeA visiting German national, Yvonne Paperndorf, was on Friday evening abducted by unidentified men while attending a meeting of human rights defenders in Harare.Her whereabouts were unk (By News Poster)...
Kenya/Angola: Mariga's Rocket of a Shot That Sent Fans Into a Frenzy
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Allan BulukuNairobi - When the Kenya and Inter Milan mid-fielder fired a thunderbolt in the 87th minute to spur Harambee Stars to victory against Angola last Saturday, the entire nation burst into (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: BK to Introduce Deposit Taking ATMs
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Saul ButeraBank of Kigali (BK), Rwanda's leading lender, will rollout new Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) that accept deposits, in what industry experts say is driven by stiff competition that is (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: U.S. Urges Nation to Avoid More Civilian Casualties
Friday 01-Apr-2011: By Stephen KaufmanThe Obama administration says Côte d'Ivoire's Laurent Gbagbo is in "a weakened position" as forces loyal to internationally recognized President Alassane Ouattara gain control (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara's Forces Threaten Abidjan
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Supporters of Alassane Ouattara on Thursday have taken control of Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa-exporting port, San Pedro, and threatened to seize control of main city, Abidjan, unless Laure (By News Poster)...
Libya: International Military Attacks to Continue
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: International powers have agreed to continue military action in Libya until leader Moamer Kadhafi stops his attacks on civilians.More than 35 countries, including seven Arab states, the United Nations (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Why FG Spends U.S.$1.3 Billion on Fuel Imports in Three Months - CBN
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Adeola YusufLagos - The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) at the weekend declared that $1.34 billion (N201 billion) was spent on petroleum product imports in the first quarter of the year as a result o (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Fuel Scarcity - Deregulation Will Check NARTO, PPPRA Trade Disputes, Says Minister
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Adeola YusufLagos - The recurrent trade dispute between oil marketers and transporters would end immediately after the downstream sector of Nigeria's multi-billion dollar oil and gas industry is de (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil Search - Why Country is Intensifying Surveys in River Basins
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: By Clara MwachukwuNigeria is intensifying surveys in the eight River Basins in the country with a view to opening up frontier exploration, with a view to attaining the 40 billion barrels reserves and (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Circumcision - Proud Tradition Faces the Cut
Monday 28-Mar-2011: By Erick NgobiloNairobi - The pomp and colour associated with traditional circumcision ceremonies among the three main communities in Bungoma is set to diminish drastically in the coming years.The Buk (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Limpopo man attacks granny with hammer
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Johannesburg - A 70-year-old Limpopo woman was critically injured when a robber repeatedly hit her with a hammer in her Mokopane flat, Beeld reported on Saturday. Elsa Botha was attacked on Wednesd (By Grazy)...
Zimbabwe: Farmers Sceptical About 'Complicated' Exchange Market
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: By Stanley KwendaHarare - Kindness Paradza has a mission. After he lost his job as a journalist when the ZANU-PF government closed his newspaper in 2004, he ploughed his life savings into a 2,000 ha f (By News Poster)...
"Japan Considers Entombing Nuclear Plant as Workers Fight to Stop Radiation",
Friday 01-Apr-2011: "Dismantling the plant and decontaminating the site may take 30 years and cost Tokyo Electric more than 1 trillion yen ($12 billion), engineers and analysts said. The government hasn�t ruled out pouri...
Japan: Hideaki Akaiwa, Badass of the week.
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: On the afternoon of Friday, March 11th, Hideaki Akaiwa was at his job, dully trudging out the final bitter minutes of his work week in his office just outside the port city of Ishinomaki in Japan's Mi (By Grazy)...
South Africa: Motorists to choke on petrol spike
Saturday 02-Apr-2011: Johannesburg - Petrol pump prices in Gauteng will increase by 54 cents a litre, or 5.%, from next Wednesday, the government said on Friday. The energy department said that the pump price for 95 gr (By Grazy)...
Fuel levies are choking us
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Fuel levies which have been double the rate of inflation for the past three years are �choking� motorists especially in Gauteng, trade union Solidarity said on Thursday. �The cumulative increase i...
South Africa: Luxury VIP jets for SA elite
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: I'll copy some comments at the bottom. Grazy Erna van Wyk, City Press Johannesburg - Government VIPs will soon be jetting around the country in two luxury jets complete with sleeping quarters, c (By Grazy)...
S,Africa: Johannesburg City Power - Another power outage? Two nights in a row?
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: I had just started writing an article for the website about Mugabe, Malema and Zuma when suddenly the power went out. It was about 23h15. I got some lamps switched on and went to my laptop and then th (By Jan)...
South Africa: By-laws need to 'accommodate slaughter'
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Johannesburg - The Commission on the Rights of Culture and Religion on Tuesday recommended that municipalities look at amending by-laws to accommodate communities slaughtering animals for religious an (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Electricity Blackout: AfricanCrisis brought to you by Generator again, Nintendo Wii by generator???
Monday 28-Mar-2011: This evening I got home from work and ended up finding myself being phoned by friends and phoning friends and talking for quite a long time on the phone. Then in the midst of one conversation to my am (By Jan)...
South Africa: Alleged child rapist caught red-handed
Tuesday 29-Mar-2011: Johannesburg - A man was caught "red-handed" while allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in Sigingqini, Peddie, Eastern Cape police said on Monday. The man, 72, was seen leading the child into his (By Grazy)...
South Africa: Dumping of babies increasing
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: Johannesburg - Babies dumped in Gauteng were increasingly becoming a large part of non-natural, undetermined deaths in the zero to four-year age group, the provincial forensic pathology service said o (By Grazy)...
USA: A Blackberry is NOT a toy - It is a Business machine - Dump your IPhone - Switch to Blackberry - What my friends are doing....
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: I have had a Blackberry for a couple of months now after trying a top range Motorola which had email and Internet. There's no comparison. A bottom of the range Blackberry Curve smokes most of these ot (By Jan)...
USA: Stock Markets - Wow, I missed a stunning Oil rally... weird markets... What is driving commodities down?
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: As you will recall, I said I would experiment with buy and sell signals for oil, and I did do that for a period of time. Then, when it seemed to me that the markets were topping out I stopped issuing (By Jan)...
Boy, 12, charged with hate crime
Friday 01-Apr-2011: America (NY)- A 12-year-old boy accused of trying to rip the head scarf off a Muslim classmate during recess has been charged in New York City with a hate crime. The boy appeared on Thursday in fa...
South Africa: Taxman targets the rich
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: Pretoria - Some 200 superrich South Africans will receive great attention from the taxman this year. These individuals have been identified for tax non-compliance. On Friday SA Revenue Service c (By Grazy)...
Message from Anonymous: To the South African people
Sunday 03-Apr-2011: (By Peter the News Guy (TRP))...
Mmusi Maimane for Johannesburg
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Mmusi Maimane is the DA's mayoral candidate for the City of Johannesburg. Mmusi grew up in Soweto, his parents still stay there, and he has lived there most of his life. Mmusi is building an impressiv...
Tokyo Sexwale has benefitted substantially from Gauteng Freeway Improvements
Friday 01-Apr-2011: Letter to the Editor Dear Editor, Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project to benefit the connected? I will be asking the Minister of Transport about the much debated Gauteng Freeway Improveme...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (31-03-2011)
Thursday 31-Mar-2011: Howzit Okay, so ZANU PF experienced another defeat in the election of the Speaker of the House. I do note that the clerk of parliament has indicated that he believes the election was 'flawed' yet a (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (30-03-2011)
Wednesday 30-Mar-2011: Howzit Foreign currency mid-rates updated... -o00o- It would appear that Mugabe leads a flawed party. The secret vote was carried out yesterday afternoon for the Speajer of the House, followi (By The BeardedMan)...