archives : February 2010


Panafrica - Ethiopia - Sierra Leone
Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has been hired to manage the recently constructed Bumbuna Hydroelectric Project (BHP) in Sierra Leone by the west African country’s National Power Authority (NPA). The project was undertaken by Italian-based firm, Salini Costruttori. - Monday 22 February 2010

Panafrica - Niger - International
United Nations delegations and representatives from the West African regional body Ecowas have been assured by the new government in Niger under a senior army officer, Col Salou Djibo, that democracy and a rule of law will be restored in the country. - Monday 22 February 2010

Ethiopia - China
The Export and Import Bank of China (EXIM) has shown keen interest to finance a substantial portion of ESL’s (Ethiopian Shipping Lines S.C) loan demands for the procurement of nine new ships with an aggregate carrying capacity of 350,000 tonnes. EXIM could provide up to 80 per cent of ESL’s construction costs; about 240 million dollars. The deal reveals the Ethiopian government’s shift from its traditional creditors. - Sunday 21 February 2010

Southern Sudan’s Anti- Corruption Commission has issued a declaration to all executive and legislative officials and senior civil servants to disclose all income and assets by end February this year. - Saturday 20 February 2010

Bafana Bafana, 2010 World Cup hosts, have been handed a tough draw for the 2012 African Cup Of Nations qualifying stage. The complete draw and groups are as follows: - Saturday 20 February 2010

South africa
It’s now confirmed, the much talked about Soweto Derby has lost its spark. Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates again played out to a boring goalless draw before a packed stadium Orlando Stadium Saturday afternoon. - Saturday 20 February 2010

In a rare move the Movement for Democratic Change has lavished praise on one of the oldest and longest serving African rulers, President Robert Muagbe ahead of his 86th birthday. - Saturday 20 February 2010

Ivory Coast
Protest against the president of Ivory Coast has resulted in the deaths of civilians and the injury of many more. Security forces fired live bullets into crowds of thousands of protesters on Friday. - Saturday 20 February 2010

Somalia - United States - International
An international naval flotilla of vessels from the European Union, NATO, Russia, China, the United States and other nations is patrolling the Gulf of Aden to deter Somali pirates. - Saturday 20 February 2010

South africa
Distinguished global business leader and entrepreneur, Dr Johann Rupert, has been appointed as the fourteenth Chancellor of Stellenbosch University (SU), pledging his support to changing the nature of education and leading the African continent in an ambitious project to overcome global challenges. - Friday 19 February 2010

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