archives : January 2010


Security has been heightened today at Harare International Airport with the security operatives out numbering passengers and airport staff. Since Sunday, the road leading to the airport has been under heavy patrol by armed soldiers. - Thursday 7 January 2010

Sudan is on the verge of war, ten international aid groups have warned. The international community has been called upon to prevent a collapse of the 2005 peace deal that brought an end to the 22-year civil war between north and south Sudan. - Thursday 7 January 2010

A new N$10 million Namibian Presidential armoured motorcade has, allegedly, cost a ministry of Works and Transport employee his job for leaking information which reveals extravagant use of public funds. - Wednesday 6 January 2010

Counterfeit United States Dollars are in huge calculation in most African countries as hardly a month passes by without arrests. Tuesday morning, both Zambian and Zimbabwean authorities announced arrests involving huge sums of counterfeit notes. - Wednesday 6 January 2010

Nigeria - United States
The Nigerian government has given the United States government seven days to remove its name from the terror list of nations. Senate Spokesman, Senator Ayogu Eze, at a briefing with Senate correspondents on behalf of Senate President David Mark, yesterday, told reporters that the Senate would on resumption next Tuesday take a definite position should the American authorities refuse to take Nigeria off the terror list. - Wednesday 6 January 2010

An estimated one million Somalis may go without food because Islamic millitant group, al-Shabab, has forced out the World Food Program (WFP) from large areas of Somalia. The WFP has warned that without help, Somali farmers cannot supply enough food. - Wednesday 6 January 2010

Somalia - International
Rising threats and attacks on humanitarian operations, as well as the imposition of a string of unacceptable demands from armed groups, have made it virtually impossible for the World Food Programme (WFP) to continue reaching up to one million people in need in southern Somalia. - Tuesday 5 January 2010

DR Congo - Uganda - Sudan
In an unprecedented move, the Ugandan rebel group, Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), has announced that it is tired of fighting and wants peace. - Tuesday 5 January 2010

In a landmark development, Zimbabweans in the Diaspora will be afforded a rare platform to contribute in the crafting of a home grown constitution which is viewed as key to holding free and fair elections. - Tuesday 5 January 2010

Nigeria - United States - United Kingdom
While Nigerians have condemned the extremism of its 23-year-old citizen, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who attempted to blow up a U.S plane on 25 Dec. 2009, in Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Michigan, its good citizens have questioned the scrutiny and negative perception the country has received from the United States. - Tuesday 5 January 2010

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