archives : March 2010


Djibouti - Eritrea - Libya - Sudan
The Khartoum government of northern Sudan has moved to strengthen alliances with Eritrea by condemning the United Nations sanctions on Eritrea, which came after the emergence of documented allegations that Eritrea supports and arms rebel groups in Somalia. - Saturday 6 March 2010

Panafrica - Zimbabwe
With little to no money, Zimbabwe’s Champions League and Confederation Cup representatives Gunners, Lengthens, CAPS United and Dynamos have hinted of pulling out from the continental competitions. - Friday 5 March 2010

Togo voted Thursday to elect its next president. While politicians and observers have welcomed a peaceful election, fraud has been detected in several neighborhoods in the capital, Lome. Report. - Friday 5 March 2010

Zimbabweans should be ready to go for fresh polls next year with or without a new constitution, President Mugabe has advised his countrymen. - Friday 5 March 2010

DR Congo - European Union
Rights group, Global Witness (GW) has called on corporations in Europe to break their links to conflict resources from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in order to dissuade rebel groups from continuing with their campaigns of violence against civilians. - Friday 5 March 2010

The Dow Jones Indexes and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, announced their partnership through the creation of a new index; the Dow Jones Global Fund 50 Index. The agreement, signed Thursday at the "Marketplace on Innovative Financial Solutions for Development" in Paris, will enable the Global Fund, already present in Africa, to raise funds from private companies and help establish new humanitarian projects. - Friday 5 March 2010

Panafrica - Morocco
Morocco is the only country to have submitted its candidacy to organize the 2016 Africa Cup of Nations. Although there is still time before the final application is submitted, the country’s football infrastructure has raised a few eyebrows. - Friday 5 March 2010

Panafrica - Comoros
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Mr. Jean Ping, has been closely following the recent developments in the Comoros, especially the adoption, on 1 March 2010, by the Congress which comprises the elected members of the Assembly of the Union and those of the Councils of the autonomous Islands of a law aimed at harmonizing, from 27 November 2011, the mandates of the President of the Union and the Governors of the Islands. - Thursday 4 March 2010

Algeria - Libya - Morocco - Tunisia
U.S. Science Envoy Dr. Zerhouni, M.D., arrived in Morocco today on a two-week trip to North Africa that will include visits to Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. On this trip, Dr. Zerhouni will seek areas for cooperation on health, science and technology, and education in meetings with heads of state, ministers, and representatives from the scientific, education, nonprofit, and business communities. - Thursday 4 March 2010

Three journalists from the African sports network M-Net SuperSport were kidnapped in the Niger Delta Region on Monday, but one has since escaped from his captors and fled to safety, according to news reports. A fourth journalist was reportedly shot during the kidnapping and taken to hospital, reports said. - Thursday 4 March 2010

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