archives : January 2010


The Ministry of Justice has debunked popular outcry to allow Vice president Goodluck Jonathan take over presidential duties in the absence of the currently incapacitated President, Mr. Umaru Yar’Adua. - Thursday 28 January 2010

Panafrica - Liberia
“Good friend please help me. I need to know why you call yourself ’Different Devill?’” is how someone who read the first installment of Random Thoughts inquired about my moniker. - Thursday 28 January 2010

South africa - International
After three of five ticketing sales phases for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ in South Africa, two-thirds of the available tickets have been sold. - Wednesday 27 January 2010

Botswana - Australia
Monday 25 January, I spent the day in Gaborone, the first visit to Botswana by an Australian Foreign Minister. - Wednesday 27 January 2010

Botswana - Zimbabwe
A diplomatic row could erupt between Zimbabwe and neighboring Botswana after three armed officers from the Botswana Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) were arrested for straying into Zimbabwe. - Wednesday 27 January 2010

They were nine in the beginning. But the only one still hanging around is the Ghana coach. Milovan Rajevac is the last of the Mohicans, — among a host of "white wizards" at the start of the 2010 CAN, — caught in the middle of local coaches. Is this the beginning of a revolution? - Wednesday 27 January 2010

Former Sudanese leader, dethroned by president Omar al-Bashir in a 1986 coup d’état, has declared that he plans to run against Mr. Bashir in the pending presidential elections. 21 years after he was ousted from power, Sadiq al-Mahdi has returned with a manifesto to restore peace in Darfur. - Wednesday 27 January 2010

Panafrica - United States
After Pocahontas, Jasmine and Mulan, the wonderful world of Walt Disney welcomes a new Princess, the beautiful Tania. The studios play the Obama card by creating an African American heroine in their latest cartoon entitled The Princess and the Frog. - Wednesday 27 January 2010

Zimbabwe - International
Zimbabwean Prime minister Morgan Tsvangirai has come under rare attack from an international human rights group accusing his party of shielding abuses by ZANU PF in a bid to save Zimbabwe’s fragile government. - Tuesday 26 January 2010

Ethiopia - United Kingdom
Baroness Kinnock, Minister for Africa, is visiting Ethiopia on 26-28 January before attending the African Union Summit later in the week. - Tuesday 26 January 2010

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