archives : December 2009


Many have died in Northen Nigeria following a crack down by police of a Muslim sect on Monday. The group known as Kala Kato has grown agressive in the shadows of Boko Haram- an extremist group that arose in the country in June, demanding Sharia law across Nigeria and a turn away from western and democratic ideals. - Tuesday 29 December 2009

Panafrica - International
The attempted bombing of Delta Airlines flight 253 by a Nigerian has led to media speculation on the rise of militant Islam in West Africa. - Monday 28 December 2009

Nigeria - United States - United Kingdom - Yemen
More chilling details are beginning to emerge on the plane bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who tried to blow up the Delta/NorthWest Airlines flight to Detroit, USA on Friday. - Monday 28 December 2009

Sudan’s National Electoral Commission (NEC) Sunday set a date on which all those who wish to stand in next year’s presidential and general elections in Sudan will be nominated. - Monday 28 December 2009

Eritrea - Ethiopia - Libya
Ethiopian Premier has hailed the United Nations sanctions against Eritrea and expressed surprise over Libya’s dissent, while indicating that China’s position is the best yet. Libya, in the meantime, has critcised the sanctions saying it will “obstruct peaceful solutions”. - Monday 28 December 2009

With effect from the 2010 academic year, mother languages will be included in southern Sudan’s school curricula. - Monday 28 December 2009

Panafrica - Ethiopia - International
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, who led the African delegation to the United Nations Copenhagen Climate Summit, has indicated that the deal he appended his signature to is well within the confines of what African leaders outlined ahead of the negotiations. - Monday 28 December 2009

Nigeria - United States
Nigerian terror suspect, twenty-three year old Abdulfarouk Umar Abdulmutallab, was a young Islamc scholar whose extreme beliefs alienated him from his family and drew him closer to the mission of al-Qeada, his family has revealed. His father, an elite Nigerian banker and politician had reported him to the the Nigerian security authorities and to the American embassy in Abuja. - Monday 28 December 2009

Panafrica - International
In only five years, Sub-Saharan Africa has become the new hub for drug cartels from Latin America trying to gain entry into Europe. North Africa has not been spared from the drug trade as terrorist groups seek to take advantage of the growing phenomenon. - Saturday 26 December 2009

Nigeria - United States
A Nigerian suspected of acting on behalf of al-Qaeda, has been detained in America for attempting to blow up a Northwest Airlines Flight 253 on Friday, U.S. officials have said. - Saturday 26 December 2009

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