archives : December 2008


Algeria - Morocco - Western Sahara
In a damning report released, Friday, by the Human Rights Watch (HRW), the group has highlighted the pitiful state of human liberties in Western Sahara and has since urged Rabat to stop violating the rights to freedom of expression in the territory it has been occupying since 1976. - Monday 22 December 2008

Poverty-stricken Nigerians, surviving on less than a dollar a day have called for a better standard of living following reports that the country has hit a fortune of N7.6 trillion from oil in the last 10 months. - Monday 22 December 2008

DR Congo - Uganda - Sudan
After Joseph Kony’s narrow escape from a joint military operation, last week, over 70 per cent of the camps occupied by members of his LRA rebel group in northern DR Congo have been destroyed by the joint government forces of Uganda, Sudan and Congo. - Monday 22 December 2008

Ethiopia - Nigeria - Somalia
With Ethiopian troops ready to withdraw from Anarchical Somalia, Nigeria, Burundi and Uganda have pledged to send a battalion of about 850 troops each, reports claim following the African Union Igad meeting, Sunday. - Monday 22 December 2008

The UN Security Council has stressed the need to freeze the financial assets of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, his family and associates. Taylor is now on trial at the UN-backed court for war crimes and crimes against humanity. - Sunday 21 December 2008

After more than 40 years at the helm of ZANU-PF, and nearly 30 years as leader of the country, Mugabe has become a big liability to both, hence the press speculation he would be ditched at the party conference. - Sunday 21 December 2008

More than half of the Mozambican 2009 Budget introduced in the country’s parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, is dependent on foreign aid. - Saturday 20 December 2008

Tamerat Layne, Ethiopia’s former Prime Minister convicted by the Ethiopian Supreme Court in 2000 for corruption and abuse of power has been released. He is said to have swindled the government to the tune of US$ 10 million and stashed it in a private Swiss account. - Saturday 20 December 2008

Panafrica - European Union
The EU plans to save its citizens from a hypothetical threat by banning a fifth of pesticides, creating a real threat to crop yields, food prices and the poor—especially in Africa. - Friday 19 December 2008

There have been celebrations of justice among factions of Rwandans over the indictment of Theoneste Bagosora and his cohorts, for planning and inciting the 1994 ethnic cleansing of the Tutsis. - Friday 19 December 2008

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