archives : January 2010


With new funding of 900,000 Euros from the Spanish International Cooperation Agency (AECID by its Spanish acronym), IOM Angola will provide immediate assistance to improve food security and nutritional standards to vulnerable communities impacted by large numbers of returnees and natural disasters. - Wednesday 13 January 2010

Egypt - International
Apache Corporation (NYSE:APA) (NASDAQ: APA) yesterday reported that its WKAL-A-2X discovery tested 5,085 barrels of oil and 130 thousand cubic feet (Mcf) of gas per day - the fourth successful exploration test in West Kalabsha Concession and the company’s sixth discovery in the Faghur Basin play in Egypt’s far Western Desert near the Libyan border. - Wednesday 13 January 2010

Recuperating Guinea’s military junta, Capt. Moussa Dadis Camara, has been advised not to return to Guinea, because his return, according to analysts, would destabilize the country. - Wednesday 13 January 2010

Panafrica - South africa - International
South Africa 2010 World Cup organizing committee is a worried lot. Less than 100 000 tickets have been sold in Africa and even Bafana Bafana games are currently undersubscribed. - Wednesday 13 January 2010

The president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has requested Ugandans to go slow on the controversial anti-gay bill. - Tuesday 12 January 2010

Panafrica - Italy
To give a dog a bad name in order to hang it has become synonymous to the plight of African immigrants in Italy. The Italian government under Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and his Interior Minister, Roberto Maroni have been accused of exploiting and inciting xenophobia and racism. Africans live in a war zone without protection. - Tuesday 12 January 2010

An illicit gin locally called nguli has killed 120 people in Uganda in the last six months. - Tuesday 12 January 2010

Burkina Faso - Ivory Coast - Ghana
The Ivory Coast was held to a goalless draw by Burkina Faso (0-0), Monday night in Cabinda. After Togo’s demise, it is now a three team group with Ghana sitting on the sidelines on the first day of the group’s match. - Tuesday 12 January 2010

Panafrica - Algeria - Malawi
Confusion in Luanda. Algeria, the favourite team, was drastically thrashed (3-0) by an unrelenting and surprisingly strong Malawi team. The CAN began on a bad footing for the Fennecs. - Tuesday 12 January 2010

Zimbabwe’s liberation fighters have declared that they are entitled to a 20 per cent share of any resource in the country saying they are the poorest lot in the southern African nation. - Monday 11 January 2010

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