archives : March 2010


On 22 March 2010, Justice Lawal Muhammed of Magajin Gari Sharia Court in Kaduna, North-western Nigeria banned the Civil Rights Congress of Nigeria, a not-for-profit NGO, from hosting discussions on the amputation of Buba Bello Jangebe on the online social networking sites Facebook and Twitter pending the determination of the suit instituted by a pro-Sharia group, the Association of Muslim Brotherhood of Nigeria. - Wednesday 31 March 2010

Panafrica - Madagascar - Sudan - Zimbabwe - France - International
The France-Africa Summit set for Nice end of May is said to "have found Paris in a quandary” as it does not want to offend EU countries by inviting Mugabe of Zimbabwe. After a row with Egypt over ICC indicted Sudanese leader El-Bashir’s invitation, France’s position on Rajoelina of Madagascar’s invitation remains uncertain. He is under both AU and EU santions. - Wednesday 31 March 2010

South africa - Zimbabwe
It’s pay back time for Robert Mugabe’s government in Zimbabwe. A group of white commercial farmers who watched in despair as Mugabe regime grabbed their farms are now also “grabbing” properties owned by Zimbabwe government in South Africa. - Wednesday 31 March 2010

A man yesterday surprised policemen in Uganda’s capital Kampala, when he walked into a Police station and allegedly confessed setting ablaze the Buganda kingdom royal tombs. - Wednesday 31 March 2010

Sudan’s President Mr. Omar al-Bashir has been accused of electoral fraud by the International Crisis Group, but Mr. Bashir has threatened to reject the referendum for southern Sudan’s independence, if he is disqualified or if the elections are postponed as a result of these allegations, reports have claimed. - Wednesday 31 March 2010

Morocco - Netherlands
Abdelaziz Aouragh, a 29-year old Dutch-Moroccan and a practicing Muslim, has launched El Asira, a rather unlikely, if not daring, enterprise in the Netherlands. It is the first halal "sex shop". The question is whether the concept, which is raising many eye brows, will be accepted by an increasing skeptical niche market. - Tuesday 30 March 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
The East African Community Secretariat has stepped up preparations for the 3rd EAC Investment Conference confirming the date and theme for the event due in April. The 3rd EAC Investment Conference will take place from 27 to 30 April, 2010 at the Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala, Uganda. - Tuesday 30 March 2010

Panafrica - International
A group of African NGOs from throughout the continent today urged African governments to support competition among African states for seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Elections to the council will be held in the UN General Assembly on May 13, 2010. - Tuesday 30 March 2010

Zimbabwean Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai seems to have found new love in the person of his late wife’s sister- Leah Mhundwa. - Tuesday 30 March 2010

Ethiopia - United States
As the world’s population grows, so does the need to produce more food. A new generation of agricultural researchers and mentors to encourage them will have to step up to meet that need, said Gebisa Ejeta, 2009 World Food Prize laureate. - Tuesday 30 March 2010

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