August 8, 2011

Weekly Southern African Report
From Jan Lamprecht
Southern Africa in Crisis
Sunday, 7th August 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: Will somebody please give Julius Malema a dummy for this whining baby? Pay me R1 million to kill Julius Malema - The Price tag on his head - Killing President Khama of Botswana...
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: I see in the newspaper headlines today that Julius Malema is whining and crying because they seem to think someone is dumb enough to pay R1 million to kill him. There is some newspaper article out the (By Jan)...
S.Africa: SOUTH AFRICA HEADING FOR A DISASTER
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: [The original article below is in Afrikaans, taken from Beeld - link attached. On request of one of the readers wanting the article translated and broadcasted, I have translated it into English and am (By Annette)...
S.Africa: Widow relives robbery horror
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: August 4 2011 at 09:08am By ZELDA VENTER My life is ruined. My life of nearly 40 years with my wonderful, kind-hearted husband, has been shattered.” (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Boere kan nie teen aanvalle gewaarsku word – Agri SA
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: Hanri Wondergem Die gebrek aan betroubare, amptelike statistieke oor plaasmoorde maak dit onmoontlik vir boere om tendense en die ware omvang van die probleem te peil. So sê mnr. Kobus Visser, Ag (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: TLU SA / TAU SA: Weer ‘n Gru-plaasmoord / Another gruesome farm murder


Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: English bellow Weer ‘n Gru-plaasmoord Dit is ‘n kwade dag as misdadigers nou al probeer om van hulle bewyse ontslae te raak. Dit is die reaksie van TLU SA se President, mnr. Ben Marais, na di (By Grazy)...
Dear Mr Minister: Dictators Don't Do Dialogue
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Richard Lee Don't be fooled for a second by Pravin Gordhan's talk about the governance conditions attached to South Africa's 'bailout for Swaziland'. He's not. He knows that the conditions are not (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Malema’s ideas can’t be arrested as they are under-age
Monday 01-Aug-2011: JOHANNESBURG. Julius Malema’s statement on the weekend that “you can’t arrest my ideas” has been upheld by legal experts, who agree that Malema’s ideas cannot be arrested as they are “juvenile border (By Grazy)...
Endemic Violence in Postcolonial Nation
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Shaun R. Whittaker Frantz Fanon participated actively in the anti-colonial struggles in northern Africa, which is currently undergoing an astonishing phase of social change. It was probably inevita (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Crime: Crime: I visit my Mom's grave - Even the Dead aren't safe...
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Today I happened to be driving near the cemetary and I decided to pop in to my Mom's grave. It was a nice sunny day on a winter morning. All was clean, and for me personally, and emotionally, I co (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Mag die Afrikaner nooit pateties raak nie
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: [Hierdie brief is deur iemand in Middelburg geskryf, en dit geld vir almal van ons wat wit en Afrikaans is - ek plaas dit hier omdat ons iets daaruit kan leer, dat ons as wit Afrikaners wel ons koppe (By Annette)...
Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Allies Outwit Opponents
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: As senior allies of President Robert Gabriel Mugabe concede through gritted teeth that there can be no national elections this year, they have moved the battleground to economic policy.Their main targ (By News Poster)...
Some thoughts on the spiritual scenario of South Africa today.
Monday 01-Aug-2011: I have some food for thought on some of the general issues that face South Africa as a whole. I write as a firm Christian – that is a believer in the real God as revealed both in the Bible and in rea (By Jeremy)...
Tanzania: Story You Aren't Likely to Hear Any Time Soon
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Rasna Warah I knew the real story about the famine in northern Kenya and Somalia would probably never be told when I watched a young foreign aid worker "reporting" the famine for CNN in Dadaab camp (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Gold to Boost FDIs, Survey Establishes
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Polycarp Machira According to Ernst & Young 2011 African Attractiveness Survey released this month, higher FDI prospects for the country emanate from the rising price of gold, which has increased b (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Nation And Cashless Economy
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Emeka Umeji Recent statement credited to CBN deputy governor that the country spends a whopping N150 billion annually to maintain the naira raised apprehensions in some quarters. Correspondent, EME (By News Poster)...
Genocide of the Whites in South Africa
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Church of Jesus Christ Christian/Aryan Nations World Headquarters P.O. Box 165 Calhoun, Louisiana 71225 (318) 527-5597 www.aryan-nation.org Brethren, The Aryan Nations has issued a press re (By Grazy)...
The 'Good' Side to Famine And War Deaths
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Charles Onyango-Obbo Large areas of Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Kenya are being battered by one of the worst droughts in 60 years.In all, up to 11 million people are affected, which has for (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: There are some young loony Blacks in Botswana who will support Julius Malema's attempts to overthrow President Khama
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: I have been picking up some info via the grapevine. Recently Julius Malema said that President Khama of Botswana's party should be overthrown. The idea is of course ludcrous. But it should not sur (By Jan)...
S.Africa: Cops 'too scared to wear uniforms'
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Hilda Fourie, Beeld Johannesburg – Police officers are scared to patrol the streets and walk around in shopping centres in uniform as they fear being shot dead. National police spokesperson co (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Analysis: A build up of anti-Malema momentum within the ANC
Friday 05-Aug-2011: There seems to the very real glimmer of movement within the ANC directly opposing nationalisation, which in turn means opposition to Julius Malema. It may appear a little fragmented at the moment, but (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Game hunter shot dead in robbery
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: Johannesburg - A professional Johannesburg game hunter was shot dead in a robbery while leading American tourists on an expedition in Mpumalanga, police spokesperson Captain Leonard Hlathi said on Sat (By Grazy)...
Julius Malema And the Ways of the Rich
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Hennie Van Vuuren South Africans have an enormous appetite to question the poor and trust the rich. When poor people demand better services, government asks if it's a plot by foreign agents. When t (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: FF Plus: Probe Malema for sedition
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Johannesburg - The Freedom Front Plus wrote to the Botswana government on Thursday requesting it to probe ANC Youth League president Julius Malema in order to charge him with sedition. "In terms of (By Grazy)...
South Africa: ANCYL Statement on The Botswana Command Team and The Need to Mobilise Against The Botswana Democratic Party
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: The ANC Youth League emphatically disagrees with the ANC Spokesperson’s approach on the Botswana question and very disappointed with the manner in which Cde Jackson Mthembu handled the matter.In (By News Poster)...
USA: IMPORTANT: We are in the midst of the Worst stock market crash since freaky October 2008 - My Analysis coming soon...
Friday 05-Aug-2011: In the last few days the bottom has literally fallen out of Wall St and the stock market is plunging in a way we've not seen since October-December 2008. Yesterday alone, the DOW Jones industrial (By Jan)...
South Africa: South African Police Service Warrant Officer Arrested for Corruption
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: The Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) in a joint operation with the Johannesburg Crime Intelligence Unit yesterday arrested a South African Police Service (SAPS) Vereeniging Family Violence, Ch (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: ‘Die wêreld moet hiervan weet’
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Jana van der Merwe Reitz. – Mnr. Thinus Uitenweerde (55) se familie wil hê die wêreld moet weet hoe grusaam hy vermoor is én dat sy 85-jarige ma deur sy twee moordenaars verkrag is. (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Vrou se kop verbrysel
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Amanda Roestoff Die lyk van ’n pensioentrekker (80) van die Krugersdorpse voorstad Monument is gister in haar huis aangetref waar haar kop blykbaar met ’n tuinskêr verbrysel is. (By Grazy)...
South Africa: President Zuma Should Act on Corruption, Not Just Talk About It
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Reports in today's Sunday Times contradicting Minister of Public Works Gwen Mahlangu-Nkabinde's account about her role in the SAPS lease scandal, raise serious concerns about President Jacob Zuma's de (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Off-course Gautrain needs Gaudrain for Gaurain
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: PRETORIA. Gautrain officials have apologised for a “vast blunder” that saw a line accidentally built to Pretoria instead of the planned destination, the Midrand Supertube. Meanwhile engineers have con (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: So the ANC supports nationalisation - TAU-SA
Friday 05-Aug-2011: Ben Marais 05 August 2011 Ben Marais says it appears that commercial farmers are being targeted for extermination The unveiling of Cosatu during the debate on nationalization that he has enc (By Grazy)...
Tanzania: Now Fuel 'Vanishes' After Price Reduction
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Al-Amani Mutarubukwa At several pump stations that The Citizen visited yesterday, attendants were seen flagging away vehicle owners entering their premises, indicating that there was no fuel.Howeve (By News Poster)...
Is National Politics Really Only About Black Politics?
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: I would like to begin by responding directly to the question raised in the subject of my address is South African politics really only about black politics?The short answer must surely be "no", that i (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa Power Production Way Below Potential
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Christine Mungai The East African Power Pool (EAPP) was to exploit the enormous hydropower potential in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and Uganda, the geothermal potential in Kenya, Tan (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: South Africa's Lifeline Sparks Anger, Dismay
Friday 05-Aug-2011: Swaziland, ruled by sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch King Mswati III, turned to South Africa as a last resort after international financial institutions - among them the International Moneta (By News Poster)...
Africa: One South Africa Bank Bigger Than Nine Top Nigerian Local Banks - Banker
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Omoh Gabriel This is lower than the $12.06bn of Standard Bank Group of South Africa which is, by capital base classification, the leading bank in Africa.This fact is contained in the 2011 edition o (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Islamic Banking - Can We Afford Not to Have It?
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Yakubu Aliyu There is no doubt that Islamic banking is now a global phenomenon. With presence in over 60 countries, Islamic banking has steadily evolved overtime to dealing with whole gamut of fina (By News Poster)...
South Africa: DA Welcomes Arms Deal Investigation By the Hawks
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: The Chief Executive Officer of Saab, Mr Hakan Buskhe, found that BAE Systems effectively laundered R24 million, through a company called Sanip (Pty) Ltd, to a "South African Consultant", who was repor (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Southern Kordofan Needs International Monitors - Human Rights Watch
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Council members, who meet on July 28, 2011, should press all parties to end immediately the indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks on civilians and should warn those responsible for these crimes (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Three Ministers Line up Against Nationalisation Debate
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: It is time for President Jacob Zuma to openly reject the debate on mine nationalisation. So far, three Cabinet Ministers have gone on record against such a debate, but there is no clarity on what the (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Black intimidation will not phase me!!
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: I was threatened the other evening afternoon on the way home. My dark red Tazz tends to turn heads for a few reasons, one being the shape of a large rather striking white and black tribal Wolf's head (By Annette)...
S.Africa: Sisulu denies AfriForum claim on youth training
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: AfriForum claims that the South African National Defence Force is training ANC Youth League and Young Communist League members SIBONGAKONKE SHOBA Published:2011/08/02 06:49:32 AM THE Department (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Malema's tender bonanza
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: Piet Rampedi and Adriaan Basson Johannesburg - A company partly owned by ANC Youth League president Julius Malema’s family trust benefits ­directly from multimillion-rand tenders it helps to awar (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: TLU SA / TAU SA : MEDIA RELEASE / MEDIAVERKLARING: Nasionaliseringspraatjies/Nationalization
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Nasionaliseringspraatjies Die onthulling van Cosatu by die debat oor nasionalisering dat hy die ANC-Jeugliga aangemoedig het om die saak van nasionalisering stewig op die tafel te plaas, en dat ’n (By Grazy)...
Southern Africa: Pirates Move South to Threaten Shipping
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Ben Coetzee In recent times piracy has leapt to the forefront as a threat to the world economy; impacting the prices of commodities and raising concerns about the long term impact on energy prices. (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: ANC lied about nationalisation, union says
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Johannesburg - An admission by Cosatu that an ANC task team was looking at a model of nationalisation to implement proved the ANC "blatantly lied", TAU SA said on Thursday. "It is clear that the AN (By Grazy)...
Africa: Leaving Oil in the Soil
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Patrick Bond There's no way around it: to solve the worsening climate crisis requires we must accept both that the vast majority of fossil fuels must now be left underground, and that through democ (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Genocide: Elderly couple murdered in Eastern Cape
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Johannesburg - An elderly couple were found murdered in their home in Alice, near Fort Beaufort on Monday afternoon, Eastern Cape police said. Police responding to a house breaking found their bodi (By Grazy)...
Nigeria: CAN President to Sharia Council On Islamic Banking - Keep Your War Drums
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: NATIONAL President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor, who recently returned to the country after two weeks spiritual retreat abroad, spoke to journalists at the Murtala (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Islamic Banking - House of Representatives Disappointed Locals- Oritsejafor
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Anthony Omoh President, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor spoke on Tuesday with some newsmen upon his return to the country from a foreign trip about the heated topic i (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Cops arrest hitchhiker::- Superior South African reporting
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: Please try and catch the snag in this article: Grazy Johannesburg - A hitchhiker was arrested with 7 290kg of dagga in Butterworth on Saturday, Eastern Cape police said. Captain Jackson Manatha (By Grazy)...
Uganda: Origin of HIV - Myth And Reality
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Dr Sam. A. Okunonzi On June 5th 1981, the Centres for Disease Control (CDC) reported a cluster of cases of pneumocysitis pneumonia, a very rare condition, in 5 gay men in Los Angeles. This was the (By News Poster)...
Africa: The Crazy Things They Say - Politicians and HIV
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Uganda's recently appointed health minister, Christine Ondoa, has been berated by AIDS activists for comments she allegedly made in an interview with a local newspaper on 1 August. According to The Ob (By News Poster)...
Reserve Bank Economic Report - 2011 Could be the Year of Stagnation
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: The Reserve Bank today released its annual economic report for 2011, with the economic data from 2010 and the first three months of 2011 summarised in it. The annual economic report provides a compreh (By News Poster)...
Malnutrition - Underlying Cause of Child Mortality
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Johnson Siamachira From the start, Nerwande proved her interest with consistent participation in child care and development. She has always expressed her opinions, at first only among women."I am h (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Charges of Armed Forces Coup Baseless
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Wilfred Mhanda It is appropriate to put the blind support for Robert Mugabe and Zanu PF by some commanders of the security forces in perspective. The struggle for the liberation of Zimbabwe began w (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: A Car Repair shop that really helped me a LOT - Great workmanship - they give a damn
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: I had some real problems with my old car in recent months. It is extremely well looked after for its age, and I have taken it to the same repair shop in Randburg since the early 1990s! Yes, this year (By Jan)...
Nigeria: Govt Nationalizes Three Banks
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Obinna Chima The Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) has swiftly stepped in, creating three bridge banks (temporary banks) to acquire the assets of the banks so as to continue operations (By News Poster)...
Libya: The Right to Protect
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Khadija Sharife In usual form, Gaddafi's regime was politically and economically sustained by the obvious global actors: Corporations and 'first world' regimes, keen to access geostrategically conv (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: When is a Terrorist Not a Terrorist?
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Aisha Umar-Yusuf Is it when he is a blue-eyed white man, or when he is anything other than a Muslim? When the news broke last week Friday that there was a bomb blast in Oslo, the earliest TV analys (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Pirates Threaten Lake Victoria Fishing
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Zephania Ubwani "There have been hundreds of acts of piracy on fishermen in the lake as war lords have virtually declared independence on some of the islands," charged a maritime safety and securit (By News Poster)...
Famine in Somalia - the Story You Are Not Likely to Hear Any Time Soon
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Rasna Warah I knew the real story about the famine in northern Kenya and Somalia would probably never be told when I watched a young foreign aid worker "reporting" the famine for CNN in Dadaab camp (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Al Shabaab Militants Pull Out of Key Positions in Mogadishu Rout
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Abdulkadir Khalif "Mogadishu has been fully liberated from the enemy, and the rest of the country will soon be liberated too," Sharif Sheikh Ahmed told reporters.The al-Qaeda affiliated al Shabaab (By News Poster)...
Africa: Burkina Faso After the Recent Socio-Political Shocks
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Paul Kéré The recent political upheaval in Burkina Faso demonstrates the fragility of peace, writes Paul Kéré, with the country facing numerous challenges around ensuring affordable s (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Swazi Kings and Greek Titans - Implications for Regionalism
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Liepollo Pheko Given the democratic deficit in Swaziland, South Africa's 2,4 billion Rand bailout to the kingdom throws open a question about the nature and exigency of neighbourliness within the S (By News Poster)...
SIT HIERDIE NOMMER OP U SELFOON: "POLISIE DREIGEMENTE, ONBESKOFTHEID, MOLESTERING"
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: SIT HIERDIE NOMMER OP U SELFOON 0860 267 7878 Maandag op “Wat sê die prokureur” op RSG is "POLISIE DREIGEMENTE, ONBESKOFTHEID, MOLESTERING" bespreek. Ichna Kleinschmidt het die nommer deurgege (By Grazy)...
Eritrea: Report Reveals How Afewerki Funds Conflict
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: By Christine Mungai In early July, as Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki headed to Addis Ababa to chair a meeting of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad), a six-country partnership formed (By News Poster)...
Africa: Hi-Tech Taking Centre Stage in Africa
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By André-Michel Essoungou The shutdown itself sent shockwaves throughout the Senegalese economy. Dozens of institutions were affected: banks, travel agencies, customs offices, call centres, calling ca (By News Poster)...
South Sudan: Democracy Should Accompany Disarmament
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Hallelujah Lulie On 23 July 2011 one of the main rebel leaders in South Sudan, Colonel Gatluak Gai, was confirmed dead by government officials after he was shot at Pakur where his forces were tempo (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Holes in CBN's Daily Cash Withdrawal Limits
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Ikechukwu A. Ogu It is very unfortunate that, without much reflection, the House of Representatives, on Thursday July 21, 2011, reportedly swallowed hook, line and sinker, all that the Central Bank (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: South Africa's Bailout - a Political Anti-Climax?
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Dimpho Motsamai South Africa's granting of a R2.4 billion loan to help address Swaziland's liquidity crisis - without explicit political stipulations - has divided public opinion. The Swaziland fin (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Southern Africa Pushes Back Against As Migrants Flee Drought
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: For most the goal is South Africa - the only country in the region where refugees and asylum seekers have freedom of movement and the right to work rather than being confined to camps. But as the numb (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Government Takes Over Three Rescued Banks
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Babajide Komolafe & Yinka Kolawole This means the three banks will still be open to customers and continue to operate normally under the control of three bridge banks created by the NDIC to assume (By News Poster)...
Uganda: It is Strategic for Country to Acquire Military Gear
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Joshua Kato The news that Uganda was going to acquire those very modern birds elicited a lot of mixed debate from the public. Some supported the buying of the planes, others did not.One of the over (By News Poster)...
Murdoch, Mugabe, Malema And the Media
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Glenn Ashton The media will always be a contested space. Some insist there should be no controls over the amorphous beast that is the media; others insist we cannot have a free-for-all.In South Afr (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: What Country Lost By Abacha's Death
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Alex Ekwueme I was an elected member of the 1994-1995 National Constitutional Conference, which sat exactly for one year (June 26 1994-June 26 1995) and had reasonable time to discuss and ponder ov (By News Poster)...
Africa Should Come to the Aid of Somalis
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Solomon A. Dersso The Horn of Africa is hit by one of the worst droughts in more than 60 years. While there are more than 12 million people affected by the drought in the whole region, Somalia is t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: About 100 Million Don't Have Bank Accounts -Report
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Onche Odeh The report by Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) stated that the gap is wider in the rural parts of Nigeria, where an estimated 78 per cent of the population is without a ba (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Return of Diezani
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Willy Bozimo SOME people love to call her the female oil Sheikh of Nigeria. Others see her first coming as the first female oil or petroleum minister of Nigeria in decades some 40 years ago.She def (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Cashless!
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Tope Fasua It must be quickly stated however, that from the angles of anti-money laundering and anti-corruption, the cash withdrawal limit policy CANNOT be faulted, yet there are other consideratio (By News Poster)...
Crisis Fuelling Human Trafficking
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Alex Bell The group said this week that Zimbabwe is at the centre of human trafficking in the Southern African region, because its geographical position means it is a transit point for trafficking (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Home Affairs Concludes Adjudication of Applications From Zimbabwean Nationals
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Minister Dlamini Zuma reiterates her gratitude to all Zimbabwean nationals who took time from their schedules to take advantage of the offer from the South African government to legalise their stay in (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Military Promotions Mock Abuse Victims
Friday 05-Aug-2011: The promotion of two Côte d’Ivoire military commanders against whom there are serious allegations of involvement in grave crimes raises concerns about President Alassane Ouattara’s c (By News Poster)...
IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Nation
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: On July 29, 2011, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Botswana.1BackgroundBotswana’s economy staged an impressive recovery dur (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abdulsalami Wanted Obasanjo Killed - Al-Mustapha
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Innocent Anaba The latest in his tale of scheming for power within the military top brass was that former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar wanted Gen. Olusegun Obasanjo killed.His statement (By News Poster)...
Africa: Unemployment in Africa - What is the Way Forward?
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Mike Mukula The African continent is day by day sliding into unemployment and poverty, especially of the youth. If leaders do not make long-term strategic plans, Africa will certainly be plunged in (By News Poster)...
China tells US “good old days” of borrowing are over
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: China bluntly criticised the United States one day after the superpower’s credit rating was downgraded, saying the “good old days” of borrowing were over. Standard & Poor’s cut the US long-term cr (By Grazy)...
Nigeria: The Return of Diezani
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Willy Bozimo Asaba - Some people love to call her the female oil Sheikh of Nigeria. Others see her as the first female Oil or Petroleum Minister of Nigeria in decades. She definitely broke the jinx (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Six Banks Risk Losing Licences
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Victoria Ruzvidzo In his monetary policy statement yesterday, RBZ Governor Dr Gideon Gono said ZABG Bank, Royal Bank, Kingdom Bank, Genesis Investment Bank, Ecobank, and Renaissance Merchant Bank, (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Islamic Banking, Good for the Country - - Hon Brisibe
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Abbas Jimoh Former chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum (upstream) and chairman of the Sub-committee on local content, Hon Tam Brisibe, represented Burutu federal constituency (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: A Tale of Two Black Cities
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Chika A. Ezeanya There are two black cities sitting on the map One named Kigali, one named Washington D.C Fly away Kigali, Fly away Washington DC Come back Kigali, come back my dear Kigali.And sit (By News Poster)...
Rwanda: We Receive Serious Threats, Says Opposition
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Saskia Houttuin Rumours about Rwandan refugees and exiles receiving threats, mysteriously disappearing or being murdered are nothing new. However, as Rwandans are becoming increasingly critical of (By News Poster)...
Country Ready for U.S.-India Food Initiative
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Agriculture Minister Florence Chenoweth says reports of pending US-India collaborative food security efforts do only thrill Liberia, but that they also energize its commitment to bilateral collaborati (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: South Africa Dismisses Mass Deportation reports
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: It is understood that the completion of the adjudication was in line with South Africa's commitment to finalise the process by the end of July 2011 following discussions between Home Affairs MinisterM (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: 'I Told Abiola He Would Never Be President'
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By George Agba Second Republic Steel Minister, Wantaregh Paul Unongo, in this interview with journalists, speaks on the desperation for power by politicians, the Boko Haram challenge, his legendary ph (By News Poster)...
Tough Draw for Warriors
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Augustine Hwata In a draw conducted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday night, the Warriors, ranked joint 21st on the continent with Benin, were the first team to be put in Group G which will als (By News Poster)...
Zanu PF Wants Zuma Replaced as SADC Mediator
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Tererai Karimakwenda President Zuma, who has mediated the Zimbabwe crisis since 2009, assumes the chairmanship of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security (the Troika) at the summit in Ango (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: A Muslim's Thought On Christian Banking
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Yushau A. Shuaib It is rather unfortunate that every issue in Nigeria today is debated on the basis of ethnic or religious sentiments, while every action taken is politicised, becoming a weapon for (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Genocide: Free State farmer buried in shallow grave
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Bloemfontein - A Free State farmer was buried in a shallow grave after being attacked on his Reitz farm on Monday, said Free State police. Sergeant Mmako Mophireng said police were alerted by his s (By Grazy)...
South Africa Dismisses Mass Deportation Reports
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: It is understood that the completion of the adjudication was in line with South Africa's commitment to finalise the process by the end of July 2011 following discussions between Home Affairs MinisterM (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Living Hell for Vulnerable Children
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Roselyne Sachiti Recently "Both boys and girls are at the mercy of child traffickers who promise them heaven in neighbouring countries. Having a border town for home is like living hell for many vu (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: CBE Eyes Robust Year Ahead, Targets Profit At 5.9 Billion Br
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Tamrat G. Giorgis They also concluded their two-day meeting by setting an ambitious target of boosting the bank's profit before tax for the upcoming operation year by 45.5pc, from the 4.1 billion B (By News Poster)...
Diversify From Agric-Based Economy
Monday 01-Aug-2011: The risk of future climate change is very high, according to research. Its impact on agriculture, ecosystems and livelihoods will be catastrophic.The Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change predict (By News Poster)...
Wage Strikes - a Fair Division of the Pie
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Charlene Houston It is winter in South Africa and this means it is also bargaining time for union leaders and employers. Strikes and deadlocks at bargaining councils have been dominating news headl (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: HIV and the Law
Monday 01-Aug-2011: BENNY is a 30-year-old man. He got married to Sheila (not real name), his long-time girlfriend, four years ago. They had known each other since childhood. Sheila went on to college when Benny became s (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Import Duty Review a Risk to Inflation - Expert
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Tawanda Musarurwa During the presentation of the Mid-Term Fiscal Policy Review Finance Minister Tendai Biti re-introduced duty on maize meal and cooking oil, and simultaneously removed several comm (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Recapitalisation - More Rescued Banks Set to Beat Deadline
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Obinna Chima Oceanic Bank International Plc Sunday said it had signed a Transaction Implementation Agreement (TIA) with Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI).Group Managing Director and Chief Ex (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Two Wanted for Armed Robbery in Botswana Arrested in the Country
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Pretoria - The South African Police Service is a member country of Interpol and works in close cooperation with 188 other police forces worldwide in order to prevent and combat crime within our border (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: IAS 2011 - Assessing FG's Position in the Global Fight Against AIDS
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Kemi Yesufu Rome - Nigeria is one of the countries with the biggest Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) burden in the world. According to statistics, despite, the reduction to 4.4 from an ov (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Standard Bank Announces Key Cross-Border Infrastructure Deal
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Standard Bank has financed the entire debt requirements for the South African Infrastructure Investment Company, (SAIIC), to upgrade the Beitbridge Border Post (BBP) between South Africa and Zimbabwe. (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Inside Sokoto's Unsteady Solar Energy Project
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Shehu Abubakar Sokoto - The idea by experts that it is possible to explore the use of solar energy in Nigeria to complement the nation's over-dependence on the national grid for electricity supply, (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Murder of Boko Haram Leader - Court Denies Accused Cop Bail
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Ikechukwu Nnochiri The judge who stated this on a day he declined to allow the accused on bail, equally ordered that he should remain in Kuje prison pending the hearing and determination of the two (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Review Bank Charges - Gono
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Golden Sibanda, Bright Madera and Tawanda Musarurwa In his Medium Term Monetary Policy Review Statement, RBZ Governor Dr Gideon Gono expressed concern at the structure of bank charges, interest and (By News Poster)...
High Food And Fuel Prices Intensify Pace of Inflation
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By David Mugwe Data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) indicates that inflation rose to 15.53 per cent in July from 14.49 per cent in June. This is way above the Central Bank of Kenya (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Nation's Neglected Top Treasure
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: By Agather Atuhaire Tourism is Uganda's second biggest foreign exchange earner, directly employing more than 7 percent of the population. Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the world and is a (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Region Raps Mugabe Over Elections
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: By Kholwani Nyathi Sadc also rejected calls by Zanu PF hardliners that South African President Jacob Zuma step down as a mediator in the inter-party talks.The Zanu PF hawks despise Zuma for insisting (By News Poster)...
Mandela and African Leaders
Friday 05-Aug-2011: RECENTLY, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the first black President of South Africa and one of the world's most revered figures, turned 93 and as expected, the world celebrated the United Nations' (UN) dec (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Blame Game On As Kenya Power Goes Out
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Mwaniki Wahome As electricity rationing starts to bite, industry players are blaming the Kenya Electricity Generating Company, (KenGen) for failing to carry out routine system maintenance at key in (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Why Museveni Flew to Kigali
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: By Gaaki Kigambo According to the programme, President Museveni was supposed to arrive at Kigali International Airport Kanombe at 2.30pm on Friday en route to starting his four-day state visit, the fi (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Darfur, And Now More Genocide in the Country?
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Eric Reeves Evidence is piling up that genocide is taking place in the southern border region of Sudan, affecting tens of thousands of Nuba people. But the world is dillydallying, just as it did wi (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Women And Children Suffer the Most As Famine Spreads
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: "The situation is such that most of those reaching Mogadishu are mainly women and children because most of the men have remained in the Al-Shabab-held areas since they fear being arrested by governmen (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Security Risks Overshadow Aid Delivery
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: About four months ago, Al-Shabab militia took over Bulo Hawo on the Somali side, and continue to mount sporadic attacks in the area even though it has been retaken by the authorities. On 27 July, the (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Economic Empowerment a Key Focus for 2011 Women's Month - Statement By Ms Lulu Xingwana, Minister for Women, Children And People With Disabilities, At the Launch of Women's Month 2011
Monday 01-Aug-2011: I welcome you all to this media launch of the National Women's Month 2011. Our intention is to present to you all the key activities that government will engage on in partnership with civil society an (By News Poster)...
Blazes, looting in London riot
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: London - Rioters went on the rampage in north London on Saturday, torching police cars, a bus and a shop amid widespread looting following a protest over the fatal shooting of a man by armed officers. (By Grazy)...
Nigeria: A Muslim's Thoughts on Christian Banking in the Country
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Yushau A. Shuaib It is rather unfortunate that every issue in Nigeria today is debated on the basis of ethnic or religious sentiments, while every action taken is politicised, becoming a weapon for (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Ogoniland Oil Pollution Seriously Threatens Public Health - UN
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: A major new independent scientific assessment, carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), shows that pollution from over 50 years of oil operations in the region has penetrated fu (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Accused Officer Claims to Know How Abiola, Abacha Died
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Davidson Iriekpen Former Chief Security Officer (CSO) to the late Head of State, General Sani Abacha, Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, told a Lagos High Court that he was in possession of video and audio e (By News Poster)...
Mines in Bid to Settle South African Gold, Coal Strike
Monday 01-Aug-2011: "I cannot comment, except to say that the talks are continuing tomorrow," spokesman Jabu Maphalala said on Sunday.On Friday, National Union of Mineworkers (Num) spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said the union (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Police Chief Issues Fresh Terror Alert
Friday 05-Aug-2011: "Uganda is targeted by al-Qaeda. We're facing a new terror attack. Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia are in the process of avengingthe death of their commander Fazul Abdullah," Kayihura said yesterday d (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Brotherhood of Protectors or Assailants?
Friday 05-Aug-2011: They are dozos: a brotherhood of initiated traditional hunters renowned for their mystical powers, and to be found in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea and Mali.In Côte d'Ivoire in the 1 (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Coalition Advocates Free ARV Drugs for HIV/Aids Patients
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Irene J. Mensah According to a research published in the New England Journal of Medicine, if HIV patients take the ARV drugs daily the chance of their condition developing into fully blown AIDS is (By News Poster)...
Africa: South Africa Casts a Shadow Over Freedom of Expression in Continent
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Steve Kretzmann Speaking in Cape Town to the Southern African Freelancers Association on Wednesday, Makhanya, who is also editor-in-chief of Sunday Times publisher Avusa, said South Africa's introd (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Dozo As Protector, Dozo As Assailant
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: They are dozos: a brotherhood of initiated traditional hunters renowned for their mystical powers, and to be found in Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea and Mali.In Côte d'Ivoire in the 1 (By News Poster)...
Is the Soros-Sponsored ‘Agenda 21’ a Hidden Plan for World Government? (Yes, Only it Is Not Hidden)
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Apparently South Africa also signed this. Don't know when but I do recall something. Grazy What is Agenda 21? If you do not know about it, you should. Agenda 21 is a two-decade old, grand plan (By Grazy)...
Nigeria: Still on the Matter of Islamic Banking
Monday 01-Aug-2011: It is now clearly obvious that hardliners on both sides of the religious divide have dominated the debate on the introduction of Islamic banking and fouled the atmosphere of what ought to have been a (By News Poster)...
Africa: Growing Economic Powers Reinvigorate South-South Co-Operation
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: The benefits of south-south co-operation (developing countries sharing resources) are appearing in a fresh light. Emerging economies, notably China and India, are grabbing headlines as growing financi (By News Poster)...
Egypt: Pharaoh in a Cage
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Dibussi Tande An Arab Citizen believes that the trial of Mubarak is a watershed moment for the Arab world, and an end to the era of impunity for the region's leaders:'The moment Mubarak received hi (By News Poster)...
Egypt: Ousted Strongman Mubarak Goes on Trial
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: The plane carrying Mubarak left Sharm el-Sheikh, where he was in hospital custody, en route to Cairo, state television reported.Barbed wire was erected outside the Police Academy where Mubarak will fa (By News Poster)...
Two Million At Risk of Starving After Rains Fail
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By David Mafabi, James Eriku and Sarah Tumwebaze Good news, however, is that some parts have started receiving pockets of rain although it might not salvage the worrying situation.Close to two million (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Trade And Investment - Aganga's Fresh Challenge
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Ikpo Igbinoba Last Friday, the minister of trade and investment, Dr. Olusegun Aganga, unveiled his plans for the new ministry before the business community. Our Special Correspondent, IKPO IGBINOBA (By News Poster)...
Senegal: Jokkolabs Hosts the First Mobile Monday Dakar
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Isabelle Gross London - Last Monday, Jokkolabs hosted in Dakar the first Mobile Monday event ever held in francophone West Africa. The event which was attended by developers, mobile operators and k (By News Poster)...
Cow Theft Trumps Rape in Sentencing Stakes
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Werner Menges In the Windhoek Regional Court last Friday, a farmworker who admitted that he had stolen a heifer that belonged to his employer was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment.In the same cou (By News Poster)...
A Limited Coup d'état, Or What?
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Today the ANC has been faced with a sharp choice on which the future of our democracy hinges. Today the torn issue of the public interest offence was finally fully discussed in the ad hoc Committee de (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Country's Economy and the U.S. Debt Crisis
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Bello Muhammad Zaki The Majority Leader of the Congress, Eric Cantor ( Republican, Virginia) quickly responded to Obama's notice that the Republican-led House would not succumb to his government's (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: Armed Police Invade High Court
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: Swazi police in bullet-proof vests and armed with shotguns and tear gas canisters invaded a meeting of lawyers in the Swaziland High Court.The lawyers were meeting to discuss their on-going campaign t (By News Poster)...
Steel Giant Awakens
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Victoria Ruzvidzo and Golden Sibanda The economic recovery path, which Zimbabwee has been following, came to a climax yesterday, with the reopening of the steel giant.The anticipated US$750 million (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Robbery - ACN Wants Ban on Night Travels
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Ike Abony Reacting against the backdrop of the death of 14 passengers of a luxury bus, who were reportedly crushed to death after being attacked by armed robbers in the early hours of Tuesday, alon (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Rebel Distance Themselves From Peter Gadet
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: NO PEACE TALKS ARE TAKING PLACE BETWEEN SSLM/A AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH SUDANMilitary High command of South Sudan Liberation Movement/ Army (SSLM/A) SSLM/A General Headquarters, May (By News Poster)...
Egypt: Cairo's Black Community Dares to Keep Going
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Dallian M . Moniem Nairobi - A ride through the streets of Cairo may not give you the complete picture of the city's popularity with the rest of Africa. Visiting the right places could.There are a (By News Poster)...
Foreign Direct Investment - Dividends and Protection for Whom?
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Saliem Fakir The debate on foreign direct investment (FDI) follows the same superficial rhetoric that gathers around the debate on nationalisation.This issue has gathered somewhat of a storm follow (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Controversy Over "Conflict Minerals" Law
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: In a bid to stem the flow of money from minerals mined in eastern Congo, widely seen as fuelling the ongoing conflicts, the US government included a clause in the financial reform legislation of July (By News Poster)...
Africa: Youth Urge Leaders to Provide More Jobs And Opportunity
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Malabo - African heads of state attending the 17th Summit of the African Union focused on youth employment and empowerment for sustainable development heard a thinly veiled threat from a group of youn (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: SADC Rejects Mugabe Move for New Mediators
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Kitsepile Nyathi South African President Jacob Zuma has been the regional bloc's mediator in the Zimbabwe talks since 2009.His facilitators have, however, repeatedly clashed with President Mugabe's (By News Poster)...
Kenya: New Valuation Fees Push Up the Cost of Land and Homes
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Rawlings Otini Lands minister James Orengo introduced the new charges through an amendment to the forms and fees section of the Valuers Act, paving the way for their application in the property mar (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: As New Investment Forum Unfold
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By John Momoh Freetown - Farm Street Communications, the producers of one of Britain's leading newspapers, 'Daily Telegraph', has expressed their interest in organizing an investment forum on behalf o (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Ruling Party Rebukes Youth League for 'Regime Change' Comments About Botswana
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: The African National Congress (ANC) would like to totally reject and publicly rebuke the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) on its extremely thoughtless and embarrassing pronouncements on "regime change" in Bot (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Couples With Different HIV/Aids Status Can Leave Normal Lives - John Idoko
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Ruby Leo Though a cure for HIV/AIDS is yet to be found, the Director General of NACA Professor John Idoko says couple with different status (one negative and the other positive) can marry, give bir (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Hague Prosecutor Says Ex-Ministers Directed Election Attacks
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Bernard Namunane He submits that the network was headed by suspended ministers William Ruto and Henry Kosgey, and raised funds, held meetings and directed attacks in Uasin Gishu and Nandi districts (By News Poster)...
Africa: Survey Reveals Gaps in HIV Programming for MSM
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV between 24 June and 17 August 2010, the survey sought to highlight key gaps in global efforts to provide MSM with evidence-informed HIV prevention services. (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abdulsalami Wanted Obasanjo Executed - Claim
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Tunde Opeseitan Al-Mustapha, who concluded his defence in his alleged complicity in the murder of Kudirat, wife of the late Moshood Abiola, said Abdulsalami insisted at the Military Council meeting (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Explosive Control Cripples Construction, Mining Industries
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Ruth Tena Natsa There are claims that the police are seeking to control the movement of commercial explosives which are used by miners for blasting and deep trench excavations, and which normally w (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abiola - Mixed Reactions Trail Mustapha's Revelations
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Etaghene Edirin, Patience Akpuru, Kofoworola Beckley And Victor Ogunje While some backed Al-Mustapha's claims, others outrightly dismissed it and accused him of playing to the gallery.Al-Mustapha, (By News Poster)...
Robbery Suspects Arrested
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Helvy Shaanika The robbers allegedly raided the house at gunpoint and fled with an undisclosed amount of money and two guns.The three suspects allegedly invaded the house of John Namwoonde, owner o (By News Poster)...
Police Probe PM Over $1.5 Million House Scam
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Kitsepile Nyathi According to the Zimbabwe Independent, Mr Tsvangirai and a close aide, who is now Zimbabwe's ambassador to Germany, Mr Hebson Makuvise, allegedly misused the money that was meant f (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Congressional Hearings Paint Picture of Crisis And Atrocities
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Lily Hough "It is a war of horror," Sudanese bishop Andudu Adam Elnail told a House committee here about the systemised ethnic cleansing of the formerly southern allied Nuba people - now the target (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Refined Oil Shortage Continues for Africa's Largest Producer
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Sam Olukoya "We produce this thing but we are suffering to get it," he said as he stood in a long queue at one of the few filling stations in Lagos that actually had stock of kerosene.Many in the q (By News Poster)...
Zambia: Maamba Collieries Limited to Foster Economic Growth in Sinazongwe
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Abel Mboozi and Perpetual Sichikwenkwe This is not so any more because for more than 12 years now, people in the district have been faced with great economic challenges following the limping operat (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Cash Crunch Erodes Net Earnings of Small Banks
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By George Ngigi Analysts say the contrasting fortunes between the two tiers of lenders could lower competition in the sector, exposing customers to higher costs of financial services.Middle East Bank, (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: ANC rebukes ANCYL on Botswana
Monday 01-Aug-2011: The ANC Youth League has crossed the line in its comments on bringing out regime change in Botswana, the ANC says. Sapa 01 August, 2011 15:23 (By Grazy)...
Nigeria: Oritsejafor Replies Sultan, Gives Conditions for Islamic Banking
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Sam Eyoboka and Olayinka Latona Speaking in Kaduna in an opening remarks at a meeting to assess the level of compliance with the Tafsir guidelines, the Sultan, who is a co-chairman of the National (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Mat South Land Row Tip of the Iceberg!
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Reginald Thabani Gola The several land rows that have so far been publicised in the province of Matabeleland could be a tip of the iceberg.A case in point: the provincial war veterans' office prote (By News Poster)...
EDA On Track to Deliver Economic Leadership And Strategy in the Western Cape
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Andrew Boraine of the Cape Town Partnership presented the final proposal for the Economic Development Agency (EDA) to a joint meeting of the Western Cape Cabinet and City of Cape Town Mayoral Committe (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Shell Defends Role Over Oil Pollution in Ogoniland
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Chuks Okocha and Omon-Julius Onabu Apparently reacting to the recent report by the United Nations Environmental Programme on the pollution of Ogoniland, which indicted Shell, SPDC Managing Director (By News Poster)...
Wendall, Muzhingi Get Us$50 000 Each
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Sydney Kawadza He handed over US$50 000 each to Muzhingi and Parson for their achievements, while Mutinhiri got US$10 000.It was an emotional moment for Muzhingi, who said he had never dreamt of me (By News Poster)...
Africa: Debating International Criminal Justice
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: As 17 judges from 13 regional districts in Mozambique meet in Pemba for a two day workshop on international criminal justice, the international criticism of arguably the world's most senior IJ prosecu (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: RBZ Warns Banks Over Torn Notes
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: But the banks are arguing that they are providing a service and are therefore justified to charge a fee.The central bank yesterday said banks should adhere to standard banking practices when exchangin (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Tough Times Await Corrupt Public Officers
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Jide Ajani Crucial to this renewed war on corruption is a role for the Code of Conduct Bureau, CCB, a constitutionally-established body with enormous powers and responsibilities to checkmate the ex (By News Poster)...
IFP Concerned With Steady Rise in Cop Killings
Monday 01-Aug-2011: The IFP today expressed its alarm with the steady rise in the number of police officers killed on duty, and called on Government to intensify its fight against criminal elements in South Africa.Accord (By News Poster)...
ZANU-PF Accused of Using Police to Banish Women From Politics
Friday 05-Aug-2011: The 'Women and Political Violence: An Update' report was compiled by the Women's Programme of the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) and released on Monday. It is a study on the degree of violence again (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: As FG Targets 5,000 MW of Electricity in 2011
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Recently, the Minister of Power, Prof. Barth Nnaji, disclosed to newsmen after a meeting with the Enugu State Governor, Mr. Sullivan Chime, that the Federal Government planned to generate 5,000 Megawa (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Unique Biofuel Warms Its Way to Kitchen As Search for Green Energy Hots Up
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Frankline Sunday What he is holding up is a bottle of bio-ethanol gel, an alternative bio-fuel developed by Consumer's Choice Limited to bridge the country's reliance on petroleum products.The ques (By News Poster)...
Mobipay in One-Horse Race for City Power
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Nico Smit The City of Windhoek's Chief Executive Officer, Niilo Taapopi, and Strategic Executive for Finance, Roger Gertze, have both said that MobiPay was chosen for the pilot project as it had be (By News Poster)...
Bandits Reign in Kenya
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Wycliff Kipsang As a result, thieves are roaming villages stealing animals and killing people at will. The situation is so bad in Mukutani that at least five schools have been closed.Mr Richard Che (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Pro-Mugabe Forces Question Zuma's Role in Zimbabwe Talks
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Tendai Mugabe As a facilitator, President Zuma should report progress to the troika chairman who in turn reports to full summit and unless the Zimbabwe issue is finalised before the Luanda summit, (By News Poster)...
Ghana: We Smell 'Dutch Disease' in Oil Sector
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By George Amexo The Platform's Coordinator, Mohammed Amin Adam, addressing the opening of the Summer School of the Africa Regional Extractive Industries Hub at the Ghana Institute of Management and Pu (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Merger - Rescued Banks Staff Jittery Over Looming Job Loss
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Tony Chukwunyem Particularly affected are employees of banks like Intercontinental Bank and FinBank which appear set to be acquired by Access Bank and FCMB respectively. The workers' anxiety stems (By News Poster)...
West Africa: Remarks By Obama After Meeting With Four African Presidents
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Cabinet Room4:13 P.M. EDTPRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I just wanted to publicly welcome four very distinguished leaders to the White House: President Yayi of Benin; President Conde of Guinea; President Isso (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: A new South Africa? : by Victor Radebe
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: When I grew up we used to talk about THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA, let me call it, Madiba’s dream of a unified new South Africa. Mandela himself, through his legacy, tried to build such a country which I thou (By Grazy)...
Army, NYS Ordered to Distribute Relief Food
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Henry Wanyama Announcing the change in the relief food distribution strategy, Mutua said deployment of soldiers and NYS personnel will save hungry people from having to walk hundreds of kilometres (By News Poster)...
Mobipay Favouritism Claims Denied
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Nico Smit Strategic Executive for Finance Roger Gertze said that despite there being other service providers similar to MobiPay, they were not involved in the pilot project which the CoW has been r (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Country Says Zimbabwean Deportations Will Not Resume, Yet
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Alex Bell The forced removals were set to begin when the Zimbabwe Documentation Project (ZDP) ended, and that deadline was meant to be July 31st. Over the weekend, Zimbabwean nationals were reporte (By News Poster)...
Mugabe And Tsvangirai Still Divided Over Electoral Roadmap
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Tichaona Sibanda MDC-T spokesman Douglas Mwonzora told SW Radio Africa on Tuesday that there are three major fundamental issues that still divide ZANU PF and his party."During the last SADC summit (By News Poster)...
Organic Farming - Answer to Climate Change
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Jessie Ngoma-Simengwa Among many other challenges, farmers are grappling with floods and inconsistent weather patterns that have affected rainfall in most parts of the Southern African region where (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Assassin nominated to lead Afrikaners
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: Convicted killer Clive Derby-Lewis, who is serving a life sentence in connection with the assassination of SACP general secretary Chris Hani, has been nominated to lead the Volksraad Verkiesing Kommis (By Grazy)...
Why News Agency Helped the Law
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Steve Kretzmann When journalists talk about being on the front page of the newspaper we are referring to writing the story, not being in it.Sticking to our objective guns, we shy away from being pa (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Teen, aiming for robbers, kills friend
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: East London - A teenage boy trying to shoot robbers allegedly killed his friend in Butterworth in the Eastern Cape, police said on Thursday. Captain Jackson Manatha said the 14-year-old boy was hel (By Grazy)...
Nigeria: NDIC to Partner World Bank On IFRS Compliance
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Kingsley Ighomwenghian In a keynote address at the 2011 bank examiners conference with the "the future of banking supervision in Nigeria," NDIC Managing Director/Chief Executive, Umaru Ibrahim expl (By News Poster)...
Senate Shoots Down POSA Amendment Bill
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Lloyd Gumbo The party's chief whip in the House of Assembly, Mr Innocent Gonese, had steered a Private Member's Bill, which security experts said sought to make the police redundant and create anar (By News Poster)...
South Sudan: Tribocracy - the New Political Philosophy for the New Country
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Paanluel Wel Washington, DC - For her to avoid the pitfalls of her fellow African countries and be successful, the new nation of South Sudan must fully embrace and constitutionally legalize tribali (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: CBN Allays Fears Over Collapse of Banks
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Clement Nwoji Further, it assured that going by the progress reports on the recapitalization programme from the intervened banks, that before the expiry of the deadline, all the banks would have be (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Ernest Says APC Will Win Again and Again
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Alpha Rashid Jalloh Freetown - So far as APC stalwarts are concern there is only one candidate and that the 2012 is a foregone conclusion as they have declared that there is no need for elections b (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Enhancing Country's Comparative Advantage to Attract Mining Investment
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Oscarline Onwuemenyi Like Nigeria, neigbouring countries in West Africa including Ghana, Sierra Leone, Mali, Guinea and Liberia, have a rich history of mining which has endured for several years.Ho (By News Poster)...
Sex for School Fees
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: "The reason I sought money is because my parents were in financial difficulty. They have difficulties and I can help them. It's me who's paid my school fees since I was 13 years old. I was scared but (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Customers Count Losses to ATM Frauds
Monday 01-Aug-2011: ATM which allows customers access to their monies anytime has brought so much convenience to customers to the extent that people have done away with conventional banking halls, but unfortunately, stor (By News Poster)...
Tunisia: Islamic Force Rises in Tunisia
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Giuliana Sgrena Tunis - The fundamentalist Ennahda party seems poised to take advantage of a chaotic situation ahead of general elections in Tunisia.Ennahda and other Islamist parties are taking ad (By News Poster)...
Macadamia Farmers Turn Fortunes With Change in Strategy
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Ngondi Mburu As growth in export and domestic demand for macadamia heats up, the race for scanty nuts in the country has also heightened.Processors and dealers with huge capacities and resources ha (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Still No Clarity on Zimbabwean Deportations
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: However, officials were reluctant to comment on the question of whether the grace period would extend to Zimbabweans who remain undocumented but have been exempted from deportation by a special dispen (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: PM Renews Call for Urgent Security Sector Reform
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Alex Bell Tsvangirai told MDC supporters in Kwekwe on Sunday that the armed forces have emerged as the biggest obstacle to democratic reforms in Zimbabwe, while again calling for the restructuring (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: IMF Supports Central Bank
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Bernard Mpofu The Ministry of Finance last year crafted the Reserve Bank (Debt Relief) Bill after litigation mounted against the central bank over debts largely accumulated during its quasi-fiscal (By News Poster)...
City's Dirty Secret
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Jana-Mari Smith A FRENZY erupted yesterday at the Kupferberg rubbish dump when a wholesaler dumped a truckload of expired food.Hundreds of people scrambled for the food, pushing and pulling each ot (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Food Reserves And Agric Value Chain in Country
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Idris Ahmed The paradox is more pronounced when you consider the fact that the country is immensely blessed with arable and fertile land that only require a little fertilizer to aid food production (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abdulsalami Bribed Yoruba Leaders Over Abiola's Death
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Tunde Opeseitan He said former Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, offered huge sums of money to Yoruba leaders to appease them over Abiola's death.Abacha died on June 8, 1998, and Abiola, winner (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Boef: 'Ek sal vir jou bid'
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Riata Nel ‘Hy is aanhoudend van agter teen sy kop en nek geskop. Hy het op sy maag gelê. Daar was baie bloed.” Dis hoe mev. Dimpels Muller die aanval op haar seun, Frans (48), eergisteraand tyd (By Grazy)...
Kenya: Central Bank Wary of Banks' Plans to Raise Lending Rates
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Geoffrey Irungu This is nearly double the 49 per cent of lenders who said they would raise the cost of loans in May this year.Higher interest rates could further soften demand for consumer loans, w (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Buckreef Gold Mining for U.S.$25 Million Revival
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By John Mbalamwezi The firm will be reviving an old reef mine which has been abandoned for decades.According to Mr James Sinclair, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, the firm is curr (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Energy Shortages Affect EAC Growth
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Zephania Ubwani Ministers from the five partner states said despite the significant growth trends recorded by the bloc, including intra-regional trade and investment inflows, rising fuel prices and (By News Poster)...
16 Babies Feared Dead in Power Cuts at Parirenyatwa
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Patience Nyagove The power cuts reportedly affected incubators, ventilator support machines, blood pressure and oxygen monitoring machines and ECG machines that monitor heart patterns.However, in a (By News Poster)...
Scrap Death Penalty, Say Legal Experts
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Daniel Nemukuyu They suggested the replacement of the death penalty with life imprisonment.This comes at a time when 55 murderers, one of whom was convicted 13-years-ago, are languishing in prison (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: N37 Billion Bribery Allegation - Al-Mustapha Tears Yoruba Leaders Apart
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Sulaimon Alamutu While some notable personalities in the South West have accused Al-Mustapha of blackmailing the leaders of the Yoruba and asked him to mention names, others said the allegations sh (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: No Dialogue With Boko Haram - Petinrin
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Hamza Idris Maiduguri - CHIEF of Defence Staff, Chief Air Marshall Oluseyi Petinrin who was in Maiduguri explains the challenges confronting the members of the Joint Task Force (JTF) including the (By News Poster)...
Scrap Death Penalty - Legal Expert
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Daniel Nemukuyu They suggested the replacement of the death penalty with life imprisonment.This comes at a time when 55 murderers, one of whom was convicted 13-years-ago, are languishing in prison (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Libya Oil Warms up to Settlement With Tax Authorities
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Mahlet Mesfin The senior executive, who recently arrived from London, had a three hour discussion with Melaku Fenta, director general, and a senior official from the law enforcement department. Yun (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: Beyond Borders - Conversation With My Daughter
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Sulaiman Momodu Freetown - In my last article "Bonjour Abidjan", I stated, on a rather personal note, that my 10-year-old daughter, Yeama, was spending holidays in Accra. The reason for this is bec (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Gono Cracks Whip On Banks
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Ndamu Sandu Gono berated some banking institutions that were bringing in fictitious equity partners to the Reserve Bank, to buy time.Since the use of multi-currencies in 2009, some banks and asset (By News Poster)...
Africa: Why Digital Privacy and Security are Important for Development
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: By Dr Tanya Notley Digital technologies, such as mobile phones and the internet, provide the development sector with new opportunities to plan and co-ordinate activities, expose hidden truths, and mob (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: UN Confirms Massive Oil Pollution in Niger Delta
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: The oil company Shell has had a disastrous impact on the human rights of the people living in the Niger Delta in Nigeria, said Amnesty International, responding to a UN report on the effects of oil po (By News Poster)...
All Systems Go for COP 17 - Govt
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Chris Bathembu Speaking after an Inter-Ministerial Committee meeting in Tshwane, Water Affairs Minister Edna Molewa, who will be leading the country's delegation to the talks, said government had d (By News Poster)...
Zuma On the Occasion of the State Visit By the President of the United Republic of Tanzania
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Pretoria - An address by President Jacob Zuma during a state visit by Tanzania's President Jakaya Kikwete:Today is a special occasion for us as we welcome my brother, comrade and friend, President Jak (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Threats Won't Solve Islamic Banking Issue - Prelate
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Baba Negedu The cleric said as religious leaders, they should strive to always champion the cause of peace and not beating the drum of war.Speaking with newsmen on the state of the nation at the en (By News Poster)...
Former Bank Manager's Bail Hearing Postponed
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Fifi Rhodes Kisting stands accused of defrauding the bank of nearly N$4 million (over US$560000).He voluntarily resigned in May last year, and went to South Africa to look for business opportunitie (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Nationalisation Debate - Minister Gigaba Concedes That Nationalisation is Damaging to Our Economy
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: This is in line with the DA's view, and we welcome the Minister's sentiments, especially coming from a former head of the ANC Youth League.The Minister's exact words were:"We who run the country know (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Greenfield Refineries - Politics Slows Down U.S.$48 Billion NNPC/Chinese Project
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Hamisu Muhammad, Mohammed Shosanya And Hope Abah Sadly, many months after the government's decision, not much has happened on the piece of land earmarked for the project. There is no visible eviden (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Fourth Camp for Refugees Opened in Ethiopia
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: As part of today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the UNHCR Representative for Somalia, Mr. Bruno Geddo, spoke over the phone to accredited journalists. Below is the summary of wh (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Oil Spills Continue to Occur Too Often, UN Expert Tells President
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Ibrahim Thiaw A statement delivered by Mr Ibrahim Thiaw, director of the Division for Environmental Policy Implementation of the United Nations Environment Programme, at the formal handover of th (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Terror in Norway
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: On Friday, July 22, 2011 two bomb explosions rocked a government building in Oslo, Norway. One and a half hours later, a man dressed in police uniform gunned down scores of people attending a politica (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Three Killed, 20 Injured in Soldiers, Bandits Gunfight in Anambra
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: The battle, which occurred by 12: 30p.m. at the busy Nnobi Junction, left two soldiers seriously wounded and two members of the gang dead, witnesses said.Among the dead in the fight, which caused a pa (By News Poster)...
Where a Bowl of Boiled Maize Means Life Or Death
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Gakiha Weru But for Mzee Ekarapan Anangurot of Napetet village in Lowdar, it meant a new lease on life, at least for the next few days.He couldn't remember exactly when he got the previous ration.H (By News Poster)...
Congo-Kinshasa: Aid Workers Probe Report of New Rapes
Monday 01-Aug-2011: The mass rapes were allegedly committed by a group of ex-rebels who recently deserted the army, which they had joined under a peace deal.Troops from the same group were recently convicted of raping at (By News Poster)...
Police Must Stop Being Partisan
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Sadc leaders are expected to meet yet again next month in Angola to try and resolve the Zimbabwe political crisis.Judging by events on the ground, leaders of the parties to the Global Political Agreem (By News Poster)...
Africa: The Karenplification of Africa
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: Even as recent as last year, I was never too keen to watch what I considered an unnecessary intrusion of privacy and a promotion of frivolity. Though I was not as hypocritical as some of our politicia (By News Poster)...
East Africa: EA Bankers Want Ethics Restored
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Abduel Elinaza This was said in Dar es Salaam by the bankers during the five-day 11th East African Banking School hosted by the Tanzania Institute of Bankers. The bankers were discussing 'professio (By News Poster)...
Public Service Minister Dies
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Tichaona Sibanda The 58 year-old former University of Zimbabwe lecturer was taken ill six weeks ago, suffering from a heart related ailment. He had been receiving specialist treatment at a hospital (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: We Need 'Jerry Rawlings Option' to Flush Corruption - Apga Chair
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Tony Adibe Chief Victor Umeh is the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). In this interview with our Enugu correspondent, he speaks on President Goodluck Jonathan's propo (By News Poster)...
South Sudan: The Nation at 'Extremely High Risk' of Acts of Terrorism
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Toby Collins South Sudan takes it place below Somalia (1), Pakistan (2), Iraq (3),Afghanistan (4) and above (5), Yemen (6), Palestinian Occupied Territories (7), DR Congo (8), Central African Repub (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Anti-Gay Outbursts Threaten Public Health, Say NGOs
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: The minister of Ghana's Western Region, Paul Evans Aidoo, publicly described homosexuality as "detestable and abominable" after media reports in late May that 8,000 homosexuals had registered with hea (By News Poster)...
It is the Height of Shame for Citizens to Die of Hunger in Their Own Country
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Magu Ngumo There is plenty of front page news in both the local and international media on the food crisis devastating large areas of Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, in which it is reported that more (By News Poster)...
Labour Minister - NEDLAC Negotiations on Labour Law Amendments
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Pretoria - Industrial actionWith regards to the wave of industrial actions that arise from the annual round of collective bargaining I wish to reiterate my position that I urge parties to meaningfully (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Petroleum, Power Ministers Meet On Jonathan's 2012 Stable Power Promise
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Adeola Yusuf Jonathan had during the launching of the roadmap for power in Lagos last August promised a stable power supply in 2012 and a source at the meeting of the ministers told Daily Independe (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: I Have Video Evidence on Murder of Abacha, Abiola - Al-Mustapha
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Innocent Anaba Al-Mustapha who is standing trial for the death of the late Alhaja Kudirat Abiola opened his defence, yesterday.Led in evidence by his counsel, Al-Mustapha, told the trial judge, Jus (By News Poster)...
Communal Land Registration Explained
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Catherine Sasman Lukato has called for a referendum in Caprivi on who should administer communal land there, and argued that the Act is divesting traditional authorities from administering land.In (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abiola Died After Drinking Tea - Affidavit
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Reproduced below is the testimony of Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Theodore Bethnel Zadok, before the Oputa Panel in Abuja in July 2001. Zadok was in charge of Abiola's security and welfar (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Investors Now See Delta As a Hub - Uduaghan
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Emma Amaize Some years ago, when the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, started its gas master plan in 2007, Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, took an interest in it, knowing (By News Poster)...
Media Statement on the Outcomes of the Exco Lekgotla
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: Following the recent national cabinet Lekgotla, the Limpopo provincial Executive Council (EXCO) held its two-day Lekgotla on 3 and 4 August 2011 in Polokwane. The current provincial EXCO Lekgotla was (By News Poster)...
No End to Rhino Poaching
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Johnson Siamachira Efforts to stop poaching in Zimbabwe have been partially successful, but the future of the world's most wanted animals, is still under serious threat.During the summer season in (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Boko Haram - the Negotiations After
Friday 05-Aug-2011: COMPARISONS between Boko Haram and the militants in the Niger Delta, as the explanation for the proposed talks between government and the group in Maiduguri are inevitable, though many would refuse to (By News Poster)...
WFP Says There is No Famine the Country But Emergency Food Crisis
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Emeka-Mayaka Gekara Some Sh52. 2 billion is needed to secure more than three million people facing starvation, the UN body said.But it reckons that Kenya is not experiencing famine. According to th (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Renewable Energy Generation - DA Welcomes Launch of Renewable Energy Procurement Programme
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: The Democratic Alliance (DA) warmly welcomes the published advertisements from the Department of Energy calling on requests and proposals for renewable energy projects.This move finally opens the door (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Gold Strike Ends
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Wage negotiations with the Chamber of Mines in the gold sector ended "favourably", deputy secretary general Gideon du Plessis said in a statement.Miners, artisans and officials at AngloGold Ashanti an (By News Poster)...
Cote d'Ivoire: Dozos - 'Savvy Political Actors'
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Dakar - As Côte d'Ivoire looks to move past the unprecedented violence that followed presidential elections, attention has focused on the traditional hunters known as dozos, with human rights re (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Despite Regular Elections, Nation's Army Remains in Control
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Rodney Muhumuza The corporal's vehicle had been hit and now he was being insulted by the culprits, so he drew his rifle and fired at them. Then, as he tried to run away from a gathering mob, he ran (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Exchange Rates Key to Fuel Prices Hike
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Daniel Semberya Speaking to fuel dealers at a public hearing in Dar es Salaam last week, Masebu said that of recent the pump fuel prices in Tanzania have been shooting up partly due to the deprecia (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Orphanage Leaves Families Homeless
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Caiphas Chimhete The residents bought their stands way back in 1998 from the Mazowe Rural District Council and had completed building their houses. But the residents were given notices to vacate th (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Another UN-AU Peacekeeper Slain After Ambush in Darfur Region
Friday 05-Aug-2011: Unidentified gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying five UNAMID troops about 11:30 a.m. in the village of Duma, northeast of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur state, according to a press release issued b (By News Poster)...
Death Toll Statistics Shocker!
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: This shocking statistic was revealed by Catherine Shipushu (Corporate Communication Manager at the MVA Fund), during the latest Shell Namibia collaboration with MVA Fund and Unitrans Namibia where the (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Too Many Deaths in Childbirth
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: According to the latest official figures from a 2006 health survey, 16 Ugandan women a day die in childbirth, and 76 newborns in every 1,000 do not reach the age of one."These unacceptable figures pro (By News Poster)...
Farmers Count Losses After Drought Devastation
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Joseph Elunya Pockets of food insecurity have already been detected in drought-hit northern areas of Uganda, east Africa's third largest economy, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) sa (By News Poster)...
Swaziland: South Africa Imposes Reform Conditions on Massive Bailout
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: The loan guarantee was on condition that the government of Swaziland undertakes confidence-building measures, guided by the Joint Bilateral Commissions for Co-operation (JBBC) agreement, which promote (By News Poster)...
Ghana: Group Puts Women's Inheritance Rights Under Spotlight
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: The denial of women's succession rights in recent times has been compounded in situations where a male spouse dies from HIV/AIDS. In Ghana, some communal societies pour scorn on the female spouse, oft (By News Poster)...
South Sudan: Arrest of Chief Public Security Officer Confirmed
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: The government confirmed the arrest following the announcement by President Kiir, while delivering a speech on 30 July 2011 , in which he told the audience had ordered the arrest of some senior office (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Human Trade Linked to Low Incomes
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Sylivester Ernest This, it says, is because the communities might be having lower income levels, thus pushing trafficking victims out in search of higher incomes in informal sectors which, however, (By News Poster)...
Gambia: Country Commissions Multi-Million Dollar Power Plant
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Hatab Fadera Officially commissioned by the president of the Republic, His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr Yahya Jammeh, whose office is overseeing the Ministry of Energy, the power plant is (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Players That Killed Chelsea
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Soyombo Opeyemi Soyombo Opeyemi, a football fan, laments the dwindling fortunes of Chelsea Football Club...Dateline: Sunday, April 8, 2011; English Premier League (EPL); Match 36; Old Trafford; 160 (By News Poster)...
City Lays Pre-Paid Power Fraud Charge
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Werner Menges The City laid a charge of fraud, alternatively theft, against Namibia Electronic Payment Terminals (NEPT) on Friday, July 22, after it realised that the company had not been paying th (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Elections 2011 Daily News Review
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: The opposition calls for a boycott of the August 23 referendum on constitutional reforms are not only unpatriotic but also designed to deny people their voting rights, the Daily Observer reports, as G (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: The Nation Will Gain Over N192 Billion Through Cashless Policy By 2012, Says Lemo
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Sylvester Enoghasse The apex bank also disclosed that an individuals and corporate organizations that make cash transactions above the limits will be charged a penal fee of N100/thousand and N200/t (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Civil Defence Will Now Bear Arms- Minister
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Yochuku Ofoka Yobolisa Minister of the Interior, Comrade Patrick Abbah Moro, disclosed that President Jonathan has directed that arms be thrust into the hands of the civil defenders because officer (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Circumcision Proves Yet Again That It Can Reduce HIV
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Khopotso Bodibe Scientific research trials have theoretically proven that medical male circumcision can protect men from HIV infection by up to 60%. Now a study of a community of men who, over the (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Abiola's Death - South West Leaders Dare Al-Mustapha
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Major Al-Mustapha who is on trial for the murder of late Abiola's wife, Alhaja Kudirat Abiola, told a Lagos High Court in his evidence-in-chief on Monday that he had audio and video evidence of how bo (By News Poster)...
Famine Relief Stymied by Access
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Lily Hough "We haven't seen a humanitarian crisis this bad in a generation," Reuben Brigety, deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration at the Department of Stat (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Don't Rush to Criticise UN Report, Muslim Leader Tells Colleagues
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Anthony Kitimo Kenya Muslims National Advisory Council (Kemnac) chairman Sheikh Juma Ngao said as leaders they should not criticise the report that was released last week because it was in connecti (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Officials Claim Wins Against Al Shabaab, Al Qaeda
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Kevin Kelley "We're within reach of strategically defeating Al Qaeda," Pentagon chief Leon Panetta declared during a recent visit to Afghanistan.That bold assessment was affirmed last week by senio (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Banks Relieved As CBN Retains Cash Reserve Requirement
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Tony Chukwunyem The previous increase in the MPR came with a hike in the CRR from two per cent to four per cent, and so the expectation in some quarters was that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) (By News Poster)...
Namibia: City Plunged Into Crisis
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Donna Collins Pre-paid electricity provision was abruptly cut from convenient vendor points overnight.With month-end congestion and freezing temperatures adding fuel to fire, the chaos began early (By News Poster)...
Arrest Warrant for Murder Accused
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Denver Kisting Gordon Douglas Markus (28), who allegedly stabbed fellow Rehoboth resident Kelvin Beukes (26) to death, was supposed to hear his verdict on Monday.In his absence, Magistrate Dinnah U (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Sirleaf's Anti-Corruption Fight at Crossroads
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: The Chairperson of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), Cllr. Francis Johnson Morris, says she is displeased with the decision of the Ministry of Justice to drop the embezzlement charge agai (By News Poster)...
Kenya: New Player Enters Mobile Banking Market
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: MobiKash Afrika, an independent commerce service, will offer mobile money transfer, mobile banking and mobile payment services.It hopes to tap into the huge unbanked population, as less than 30 per ce (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Fleeing From Dust and Starvation
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Greg Beals Dagahaley Refugee Camp - Abdulahi Haji Hassan gazes at the exhausted and confused faces of his family and contemplates the toll that drought and famine has taken on their lives. His two- (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Billions At Risk As Shell Bidders Face Losses
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Ijeoma Nwogwugwu Their reluctance to close the deals, is a fall out from the decision by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation not to assign operatorship of the blocks to the companies that w (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Destitute Family Eats At Funerals to Survive
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Joas Kaijage Vincent Kabyemera, 65, his wife, Laurensia, 52, and their children Kokuberwa and Jones have become regular faces at such ceremonies.For this family, a funeral is not just a place to co (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: New Battle on EPA Scandal
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Tom Mosoba According to documents seen by this newspaper, conclusion of the investigations into the scandal is among yardsticks donors intend to use in determining the level of future budgetary sup (By News Poster)...
Sierra Leone: ACC Engages Lokomasama and Marampa Chiefdoms
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Addressing representatives of both chiefdoms at the chiefdom headquarter towns of Komrabai and Lunsar on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th July 2011, ACC's District Coordinator for Port Loko, Sahid Kam (By News Poster)...
Women Seeking Justice Face Archaic Rules, Discrimination
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Nyarai Mudimu "No post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV was administered to me and there was no 'morning-after pill' to prevent pregnancy. I was tossed from office to office, meanwhile I was silently p (By News Poster)...
East Africa: African Nations Accused of Stuttering Response to Crisis
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: By Paul Redfern Their response has not been matched by those of African governments or some Western nations, according to a critical report.Mr Irungu Houghton, Oxfam's pan-Africa director, told the UK (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Camps in East Ethiopia Struggle to Cope With Influx of Somali Refugees
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Laura Padoan Dollo Ado, Ethiopia - Deep in the Ogaden desert - one of the most remote regions in Africa - a sprawling city of tents is emerging. More than 118,000 Somali refugees reside in the thre (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Nationalisation is going to be implemented - Cosatu
Friday 05-Aug-2011: ANC is looking at how to implement the policy, rather than whether or not it should DES LATHAM Published:2011/08/04 02:50:17 PM The ANC task team looking into nationalisation is not considerin (By Grazy)...
Zimbabwe: Gono to Hold Talks With Banks' Top Brass
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Six banks have so far been found to be undercapitalised, with only some of them said to have submitted "fictitious" equity partners to beat the deadline.But three banks out of the six - Kingdom Bank, (By News Poster)...
Tanzania: Power Woes 'Hit 87 Percent of Businesses'
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Bernard Lugongo The survey, conducted by Synovate, a research firm, has established that during the power cut about 45 per cent of the businesses do not operate until power from the national grid w (By News Poster)...
Africa: Millions of Poor People Will Have Mobile Phone Numbers Under UN-Backed Scheme
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Instead of sharing a phone number with family members or neighbours, those provided with a Movirtu cloud phone number will be able to use any mobile phone to log in with their own unique number to mak (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Advocacy Group Urges Foreign Firms to Cease Oil Exploration in Ethiopia's Ogaden
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: In a statement seen by Sudan Tribune, the group said "it unconditionally condemns the exploitation in the Ogaden region and its natural resources" urging all foreign oil firms to refrain oil and gas e (By News Poster)...
Ghana: We Don't Have Anything to Eat
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: At 80 years, Opanin Kwadwo Boahene, Oman Abusuapanin of Yayaso in the Birim District of the Eastern Region, has seen it all. Since Newmont broached the idea of exhuming royal and ancestral corpses in (By News Poster)...
IFP Condemns Assassination of Umfolozi Leader
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Just seven days after the death of the IFP's Ward 17 Candidate in Ndwedwe, yet another IFP leader has been gunned to death at Mabhuyeni in the uMfolozi Municipality.Themba Cebekhulu who was the IFP's (By News Poster)...
Somalia: Fighting Hampers Aid Effort Inside Country Amid Fears of Spreading Famine
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Nairobi, Kenya - The UN refugee agency's plans to deliver assistance to up to 180,000 people in Mogadishu and south-central Somalia are being threatened by the latest fighting in the Somali capital.A (By News Poster)...
Southern Africa: Southern Africa HIV And Aids Information Dissemination Service (SAFAIDS)
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Established in 1994, Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS) is a regional non-profit organisation based in Pretoria, South Africa with two other country offices in Lu (By News Poster)...
Libya: Journalists Condemn Nato Strikes on TV Stations
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Reporters Without Borders condemns NATO airstrikes on the Tripoli headquarters of the state-owned national TV broadcaster Al-Jamahiriya and two of its installations on 30 July.According to Al-Jamahiri (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: ICPC - Before the Death Knell
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Shogunle Ebenezer Adenekan A lot has been written and said in the media and in private discourse about the pros and cons of the speculated merger of the anti-corruption agencies, ICPC and EFCC.The (By News Poster)...
Dancing is in My Blood - Granny (80)
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Walter Nyamukondiwa Chinhoyi - At the ripe age of 80, Mbuya Karigande confines other women of a lesser age to the less energy sapping roles of singing, clapping and ululating as she does what she k (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: Police Probe Ex-Militants, Bankers Over Amnesty Fund
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Osa Okhomina According to the Bayelsa State police command's spokesperson, Mr. Eguaveon Emoakpe, an assistant superintendent of police, there may be a link between the rising disenchantment among t (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Strike a Decisive Blow Against Terror Groups
Monday 01-Aug-2011: A report submitted to the United Nations Security Council lays bare the level of al Shabaab infiltration in Kenya.According to the UN Monitoring Group on Somalia and Eritrea, the Somali-based offshoot (By News Poster)...
Manyika Family Suspects Zanu PF Cover Up
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: By Wongai Zhangazha Manyika died in a car accident when his Mercedes Benz is said to have careered off the road at the 145km peg along the Zvishavane-Mbalabala road in 2008 while on a Zanu PF restruct (By News Poster)...
Another Kombi Crash Kills 14
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Nine passengers died on the spot and the remainder on admission at Rusape District Hospital.The accident, in which 21 passengers were injured, comes three days after a similar tragedy claimed 19 peopl (By News Poster)...
Nigeria: FEC Approves CBN's Cashless Policy
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Goerge Agba The FEC added that the policy would help reduce cost of running banks by 30 per cent.The development came just as Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Malam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, (By News Poster)...
Ombudsman Clashes With Seal Activists
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Catherine Sasman "I will determine the nature, extent and direction of the investigation," said Walters in response to Seal Alert South Africa's insistence that he had withdrawn from the investigat (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Usaid Encourages Private Funding for HIV/Aids Care
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: According to USAID, the initiative represents an innovative approach to sustainable development by inspiring banking confidence in the health sector."This agreement is a historic initiative and an out (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Darfur IDPs Say Concerned By Chad Deal to Return Refugees
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Chad is hosting over 250,000 thousands Sudanese from different parts of Darfur residing since 2003 in 12 camps run by the UN refugee agency HCR in the eastern part of the country .On 27 July Sudan ann (By News Poster)...
Journalists Assaulted At Parliament Building
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Journalists Aaron Ufumeli and Lev Mukarati were, on 23 July 2011, reportedly assaulted and harassed by suspected Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front (ZANU PF) supporters who were part of (By News Poster)...
High Wealth Levels Protect Democracies - RenCap
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: This "put the West in an awkward moral position, as this suggests that the best way to overthrow an autocratic regime is to trade and invest heavily in the country; which has indeed been the United St (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Unamid Peacekeeper Killed in Ambush in South Darfur
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: A UNAMID peacekeeper was killed and a second seriously injured when their vehicle carrying five troops came under attack by four gunmen at 1040 hours today in Duma Village, 37 kilometres northeast of (By News Poster)...
Libya: Libya Rebels Claim Gaddafi Son Killed
Friday 05-Aug-2011: Citing spies operating among Kadhafi's ranks, Mohammed Zawawi, a spokesperson for revolutionary militia groups, told the AFP news agency that Khamis was confirmed to be among the dead.Khamis, who has (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Urban Land Owners Be Warned - City Hall And the Taxman Will Come Calling
Friday 05-Aug-2011: By Ibrahim Mwathane The young man living in his father's sprawling Karen farm bides for time.He and his sisters will surely inherit the land once their father passes on. They reckon the property provi (By News Poster)...
Namibia: Of Rights And HIV Status
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Christof Maletsky I was touched this week to read about the plight of people who used to benefit from Lironga Eparu (meaning 'Learn to Survive') but can no longer take their antiretrovirals because (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: U.S.$176 Million in RTGS Surpluses Lying Idle
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Bright Madera Governor Dr Gono said the central bank was concerned that the inactive funds could have been used to ease liquidity conditions on the market.He said the surpluses were noted as of jul (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Crisis in the Horn of Africa
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: We have all seen the news reports of tens of thousands of Somalis in desperate search of food and water. Somalia's Foreign Minister Mohamed Ibrahim has warned more than 3.5 million people "may starve (By News Poster)...
Storm Brews Over Zisco Deal
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Munyaradzi Huni Reports say President Mugabe is expected to officiate at the handover ceremony this Wednesday.With 45 billion tonnes of iron ore, BIMCO has the largest reserves of iron ore in the w (By News Poster)...
Ethiopia: Cement Factories Team up On Coal Purchases
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Mahlet Mesfin Being the only two factories that use coal for electricity generation, the two companies agreed to transport the coal jointly using a single shipment. Out of the total consignment, 5, (By News Poster)...
Kenya: Support Green Energy Investors
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Betty Maina The Kenya Association of Manufacturers notes with great concern that power supply will be constrained by three hours for three days in some areas and two days in others, assuming weeken (By News Poster)...
South Africa: Richard Branson Backs Nation's Entrepreneurs
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Paul Anstiss The country has made great strides since the end of apartheid 17 years ago while retaining its status as Africa's largest economy. But Branson warns there is a danger that without more (By News Poster)...
Favourable World Cup Draw for Bafana
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Brad Morgan Coach Pitso Mosimane's charges were drawn alongside Botswana, the Central African Republic and Somalia or Ethiopia.Botswana are ranked 71st in the latest Fifa World Rankings, the Centra (By News Poster)...
Zimbabwe: President Hails Uniformed Forces
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Innocent Ruwende Speaking at the 2011 President's Medal Shoot Competition at Cleveland Rifle Range in Harare yesterday, the Head of State and Government, who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Z (By News Poster)...
Sezibera Calls for Implementation of Food Security Measures
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Bosco R. Asiimwe In a statement on the current drought and food insecurity in the region, Sezibera noted that despite the region's huge potential to produce enough food for regional consumption and (By News Poster)...
Biti Crosses Mugabe's Path - Again
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Levi Mukarati An estimated US$200 million is required to run the synchronised elections with an additional US$100 million needed to fund a referendum on the new constitution expected before the end (By News Poster)...
Uganda: Scrapping Power Subsidy, But Can Market Forces Shape Price?
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Dicta Asiimwe Parliament decided on a forensic audit instead of allowing government to spend Ush61.3 billion ($23.5 million) above the vote on account to pay thermal generation companies when subsi (By News Poster)...
Economic Empowerment for Women
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Nthambeleni Gabara Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, unveiled the 2011 Women's Month programme on Sunday in Pretoria."We will use Women's Month to highlight (By News Poster)...
Indigenisation Policy - More Questions Than Answers
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: By Happiness Zengeni At the Indigenisation Indaba held recently, minister Saviour Kasukuwere said government would take a minimum 51% shareholding, which would be directed towards three beneficiaries (By News Poster)...
South Sudan: Gov't-Uganda - Mine Clearance to Boost Agriculture
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Ngomoromo - Farming communities living along the South Sudan-Uganda border are afraid to till their land, with the risk of landmines and other unexploded ordnance (UXOs) remaining high in the region a (By News Poster)...
East Africa: Uganda Oil Revenues Can Spur Regional Growth
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Fredrick Njehu There has been a lot of debate surrounding the oil and petroleum sector in Uganda in since the discovery of this vital natural resource.First and foremost, it is important to appreci (By News Poster)...
Sudan: Soldiers Die in Darfur's Building Mishap
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: The collapse of the two buildings sheltering soldiers of the 15th Division Commander of the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) occurred on Tuesday in El-Geninia, the provincial capital of West Darfur State.I (By News Poster)...
Video Footage Exposes Zanu Pf Manipulation of Food
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Lance Guma SW Radio Africa has obtained video footage containing the testimonies of people who have suffered from the manipulation of food distribution in the country and its effects on rural popul (By News Poster)...
Africa: Haitians Return to Continent, Bringing Solar Energy
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: By Peter Costantini "Finally we come to 'the door of the voyage of no return'," he wrote in a blog. "My blood wouldn't stop boiling, wave after wave of gooseflesh. I nearly broke down. So it's through (By News Poster)...
Woman Robbed, Raped in Cemetery
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Tinashe Charuka (33), who was armed with a knife at the time of his arrest, also threatened to stab the police officers. It is alleged Charuka followed the 18-year-old woman who was going to town arou (By News Poster)...
Liberia: Civilians Are Hungry for Change - Prof. Dew Mayson, Opposition Presidential Candidate
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: By Jide Ajani Mayson also stated that an administration led by him would ensure that Nigeria begins to reap the dividends of her contribution to the enthronement of peace and stability in Liberia.Mays (By News Poster)...
Ministries Dare Tsvangirai
Monday 01-Aug-2011: By Clemence Manyukwe These are Foreign Affairs headed by Simbarashe Mumbengegwi, Media, Information and Publicity under Webster Shamu; Lands and Land Reform presided over by Herbert Murerwa; Walter Mz (By News Poster)...
S.Africa: Man shot in eye during robbery
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Johannesburg - One person was shot dead and another was wounded during a robbery at a food market in Bloemspruit on Thursday, Free State police said. Captain Rulene Kuhn said three men entered a 24 (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: AfriForum goes to court over youth training
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Cape Town - AfriForum Youth will bring a court application to force the department of defence, rural development and land reform, and the National Rural Youth Service Corps (Narysec) to publicise info (By Grazy)...
S.Africa: Some people in Botswana would like Julius Malema arrested
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: Some more info I got via the grape vine with regard to how black people in Botswana view Julius Malema is that there have been some voices in the press who say that if Malema dares to come into Botswa (By Jan)...
South Africa: Nation Urged to Clarify Position on Zimbabwean Deportations
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: By Alex Bell The department held a press conference on Monday, announcing that it had finished adjudicating the applications for permits under the Zimbabwe Documentation Project (ZDP). The department (By News Poster)...
Are you talented and looking for a chance? ... watch this space... My first cartoonist...
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Last saturday I finally went and met someone who is a regular reader of my AfricanCrisis website for years. I had been promising to meet the man for months and let week after week go by without meetin (By Jan)...
Humor: Sex-Insurance - South African style....
Saturday 06-Aug-2011: [One of our volunteers sent me this. Its very good. This is based on well known brands in South Africa. Some are international. Its a good laugh! Jan] Sex-Insurance: Recent studies have shown incr (By Jan)...
[Cartoon] AfricanCrisis's first cartoon from new cartoonist: Marwinsing! - You won't see cartoons like this in the Mass Media!
Sunday 07-Aug-2011: I told you last week that one of our regular readers came to me with a proposal to run some regular cartoons on AfricanCrisis. We met the other weekend and had a good chat about this and related topic (By Jan)...
S.Africa: TEST
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Jan, please delete...testing to see if system works... (By Annette)...
USA: Stock Markets: A Very nasty market fall on Wall Street today...
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Just a note: Today Wall Street really took a beating. It fell about 500 points today. This week we've seen the biggest falls in Wall St in months. It might be the biggest since last year. Wall St (By Jan)...
SURVEY: Internet Explorer users have lower IQs...
Monday 01-Aug-2011: [Funny! Jan] (By Jan)...
Notes from Jan: A month of wild change for August...
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Just a note: I have posted an article on my personal website: (By Jan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (03-08-2011)
Wednesday 03-Aug-2011: Howzit At a time when I am struggling to study with everything else going on around me - we have had the decorators in for the last two days doing the kitchen (and they finished yesterday and have (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (01-08-2011)
Monday 01-Aug-2011: Howzit We have the decorators in today and tomorrow, so out little bungalow looks like a tip! We really hope that they will finish before the end of tomorrow. We know that the conditions of road (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (05-08-2011)
Friday 05-Aug-2011: Howzit In the last 24 hours we have read how Mugabe has called for a stop to the political violence in the country, but it didn't stop these people, did it? Ayaya Kassim, an MDC Youth Assembly c (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (02-08-2011)
Tuesday 02-Aug-2011: Howzit The accident at work that left me with a badly injured left arm, happened 11 years ago today. Whilst I greatly appreciate and am in awe of the work carried out by the NHS, the company that I (By The BeardedMan)...
"Zimbabwe Today" by Robb WJ Ellis (04-08-2011)
Thursday 04-Aug-2011: Howzit I received a comment on this page yesterday that the anonymous contributor must have thought sounded like some thought of threat. "I know who you are" it stated. I have got news for whoev (By The BeardedMan)...

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