archives : April 2009


Panafrica - Ethiopia
World Bank is set to triple its reconstruction and development lending geared towards developing countries to mitigate the harsh impact of the global economic downturn. The bank’s US$12 billion loan projection has been raised to US$ 35 billion to help achieve the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) goals. - Wednesday 15 April 2009

Southern African Developemt Community countries failed to meet the deadline they set to submit of pledges to Zimbabwe’s economic revival programme as it expired last night. - Wednesday 15 April 2009

South africa
South Africa’s s Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) today announced that about 16 240 voters people in London have registered for next Wednesday’s presidential elections. - Tuesday 14 April 2009

Zimbabwe’s co-Home Affairs Minister Giles Mutsekwa survived a car crash outside Harare this afternoon. - Tuesday 14 April 2009

DR Congo - Rwanda
The hunted Hutu militia in DR Congo, known as the Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda (FDLR), is reported to be reunited again, equipped to continue its atrocities and ready to assassinate the top government officials who supported the joint Rwanda and Congolese military operation against their cartel. - Tuesday 14 April 2009

Panafrica - Ethiopia - Tanzania
As the world’s economic woes deepen, Africa’s leaders are delivering a strong message that the international community must help the continent protect the development gains of recent years. In a report prepared for the 2 April meeting of the Group of 20 (G-20), a high-level consultative body, at which South Africa is the continent’s only representative, a committee of 10 African finance ministers and central bank governors set up to monitor the crisis, has told world leaders that they must honour their commitments to increase aid, improve trade access and agree to a fairer, more flexible way of managing international financial affairs. - Tuesday 14 April 2009

Zimbabwe’s attempts to craft a new constitution could be stalled by critical shortage of money to fund the expensive programme that is pivotal in the success of the delicate inclusive government. An urgent distress call has been issued to the international community to salvage the potentially explosive process. - Tuesday 14 April 2009

Somalia - United States
The al-Qaeda-linked Islamist militia known as al-Shabaab have claimed responsibility for mortar attacks that were aimed at a plane carrying U.S Congress man, Mr. Donald Payne as he left Mogadishu airport, Monday. Three people were wounded when one of the mortars, intended for Mr. Payne’s plane, hit a nearby residential neighborhood. - Tuesday 14 April 2009

Somalia - United States
Somalia’s pirates have been acting more nervously and co-operating more closely among themselves after Sunday’s killing of three of them by US navy snipers, and a French attack on a seized vessel, say people combating the problem. - Tuesday 14 April 2009

Amid high demand from victims of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) for clitoral reconstruction surgery available in Burkina Faso, the procedure remains unaffordable for most. - Monday 13 April 2009

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