archives : March 2010


Zimbabwe - United States
The United States extended sanctions on Robert Mugabe’s regime for another year, saying that Zimbabwe’s political crisis is unresolved, President Obama announced. - Wednesday 3 March 2010

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC party youth wing is planning nationwide demonstrations aimed at forcing the arrest of people "linked to the nauseating corruption at Chiadzwa”. - Wednesday 3 March 2010

A recent document released by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has revealed that millions of dollars, allocated for victims of the Ethiopian famine of 1984-85, went into buying weapons for rebellions. However, Robert Gates - President Obama’s Secretary of Defense said the suggestion cannot be ruled out that the CIA not only knew about, but supported, the diversion of aid funds to the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). - Wednesday 3 March 2010

Rwanda - International
On 28 February, UNAMID’s Joint Special Representative (JSR) Ibrahim Gambari concluded a two-day visit to Kigali, Rwanda, where he hosted the first-ever Retreat between UNAMID and the Special Envoys of the Permanent Members of the UN Security Council and the Special Representative of the European Union on Sudan, under the theme "Nexus between Peace, Security, Recovery and Development in Darfur." - Tuesday 2 March 2010

A Zimbabwean freelance journalist was arrested today for the third time this year, this time for taking footage of prisoners outside a courthouse in the capital, Harare, according to local journalists. - Tuesday 2 March 2010

Guinea - United States
The United States welcomes Prime Minister Jean-Marie Dore’s appointment of a transition government in Guinea. - Tuesday 2 March 2010

International - European Union
Over the last month, the European Commission has adopted a series of humanitarian aid decisions worth €375.35 million for operations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. The funds are managed by the Commission’s Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO). - Tuesday 2 March 2010

A Somali correspondent was allegedly beaten by court security guards last Wednesday in Puntland, the semi-autonomous region of Somalia, according to a 25 February statement by the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ). - Tuesday 2 March 2010

Panafrica - Nigeria
Ways to boost the development of agribusiness and agro-industries in Africa will be the focus of a high-level conference hosted by the Government of Nigeria in Abuja from 8 to 10 March. - Tuesday 2 March 2010

Tanzania - Japan
The Government of Japan has decided to extend grant aid (the Project for Widening of the New Bagamoyo Road [Detailed Design]) totaling 60 million JPY to the United Republic of Tanzania. Notes to this effect were exchanged on February 26 (Fri) (local time: same day) in Dar es Salaam between Mr. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Ambassador of Japan to Tanzania, and Mr. Ramadhani M. Khijjah, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs of Tanzania. - Tuesday 2 March 2010

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