archives : April 2009


Ethiopia - Sudan
International war crimes suspect and Sudanese President, Omar Hassan al-Bashir, has showed his most determined contempt against the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) warrant for his arrest as he seeks to reinforce his country’s relations on his recent visit to Ethiopia, the first majority Christian country to welcome him since he became an internationally acclaimed wanted man. - Thursday 23 April 2009

South africa
About two million votes were counted in South Africa’s the national elections by 6.15am on Thursday morning. The results, which put the ANC far in the lead with 1 289 275 votes, were released at the Independent Electoral Commission centre in Pretoria, reports says. - Thursday 23 April 2009

A Nigerian pastor has called on fellow pastors in Nigeria to stop deceiving people with the notion of witchcraft. Apostle John Okoriko, the founder and president of Solid Rock Kingdom Church in Nigeria has described the practice of pastors as shameful and manipulative. However such assumed witches and wizards are always the poor in society. - Thursday 23 April 2009

Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili has escaped an assassination attempt in the country’s capital of Maseru. - Thursday 23 April 2009

South africa
Former South African Thabo Mbeki said "God knows, I don’t know." when asked who he thought was going to win the elections as he and his wife, Zanele, caused a stir when they voted in Parktown, Johannesburg, reports say. - Wednesday 22 April 2009

After 10 years of ethnic conflict in Burundi, the people have decided they have had enough as 21,000 fighters surrender to the African Union. Agathon Rwasa led Forces for National Liberation (FNL) militia is the last and most significant of the surrendering process in the country. - Wednesday 22 April 2009

Panafrica - Caribbean islands - United States - Haiti
Now is the time to help Haiti because inaction would lead to significantly greater human suffering, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says. The United States is providing $287 million in nonemergency assistance this year, Clinton said in a speech at a Haiti donors’ conference April 14 at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in Washington. - Wednesday 22 April 2009

South africa
Millions of South Africans go to the polls today in the most hotly contested general election since the advent of black majority rule in 1994. Electoral malpractices have been sounded by in KwaZulu-Natal while protests have broken out in parts of the country... - Wednesday 22 April 2009

South africa
South Africa’s economy is the largest on the entire African continent. Considered as an emerging economy due to its economic performance, it is by no means immuned from the “developing” tag that characterizes its neighbors. The vast majority of its population is, more often than not, faced with unemployment and insecurity. Inequalities inherited from the country’s apartheid era seem difficult to get rid of even after fifteen years of independence. - Wednesday 22 April 2009

A Mutare magistrate today relaxed stringent bail conditions for Deputy Agriculture Minister designate Roy Bennet, who is facing charges of contravening sections of the Public Order and Security Act. - Tuesday 21 April 2009

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