archives : January 2010

     

Burundi
Hutu and Tutsi military officers in the Burundi army have been arrested for attempting to overthrow the government. The army chief of staff, Major Gen Godefroid Niyombare said the soldiers were planning to oust President Pierre Nkurunziza- a former rebel leader elected under a deal that ended the years of conflict between the Tutsi army and Hutu rebels in Burundi. - Sunday 31 January 2010


Uganda
Uganda’s minister of ethics and integrity, Nsaba Buturo has said that gays can not be represented in parliament as some of them are reportedly demanding. - Sunday 31 January 2010


United States - United Kingdom - Iraq - International
In a speech in May 1997 newly elected Prime Minister Tony Blair stated “[m]ine is the first generation able to contemplate the possibility that we may live our entire lives without going to war or sending our children to war.” Friday, two wars and countless deaths later, Tony Blair appeared in front of the Chilcot Inquiry to answer questions on the war on Iraq. Anyone hoping for Tony Blair to show an ounce of contrition or remorse was in for a sore disappointment. Instead a relaxed and sun-tanned Blair lived up to his ’Teflon Tony’ sobriquet defiantly repeating his ’I did what I thought was right’ mantra whilst the pusillanimous Inquiry panel failed to land a punch. - Sunday 31 January 2010


Sudan
Khartoum government has been accused by southern Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), for the chaos caused by illegally armed people in southern Sudan. - Friday 29 January 2010


Uganda
Bank Of Uganda (BOU) yesterday revealed that the eastern African country’s shilling had depreciated by 1.2 per cent in the past month alone. - Friday 29 January 2010


Egypt
The Egyptian government’s decision to cull all of the country’s 300,000 pigs in May 2009 is increasingly being viewed by experts and officials as a gross mistake as piles of organic waste the pigs once ate accumulate in Cairo’s streets, posing serious health hazards. - Friday 29 January 2010


Panafrica - Libya - Malawi - Tunisia
The rotating regional chairmanship of the 53-nation African Union (AU) has been hit by a dilemma of unparalleled complexity as Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s tenure draws to an end. Libya’s northern ally, Tunisia, has begun a propaganda to retain Gaddafi as AU leader. The move, widely seen as a threat to AU democratic principles, could also foster divisions among member states. But the AU needs money, and Libya can provide it. - Friday 29 January 2010


Panafrica - Ghana - Nigeria
Ghana book their place in the final of the African Cup of Nations after beating Nigeria (1-0). - Thursday 28 January 2010


Zimbabwe
A newly crafted ZANU PF strategic document has disclosed the party’s distaste for the country’s power sharing arrangement and insists that any new constitution should retain the wide-sweeping powers vested in the president. - Thursday 28 January 2010


Sudan
The government of southern Sudan has streamlined tax collection. It has also instructed tax payers to register their businesses with the directorate of taxation with effect from 1st Febuary 2010. - Thursday 28 January 2010

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