archives : April 2010


Burundi - DR Congo - Egypt - Eritrea - Ethiopia - Kenya - Uganda - Sudan - Tanzania
Negotiations between the ten countries of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), April 13 in Sharm Al-Sheikh, hit the wall over Cairo’s refusal to give its stamp of approval to a new Nile water share plan that could see a reduction of its water quota. Egypt enjoys more than half of the Nile River’s water resource by virtue of a treaty signed with Great Britain in 1929. According Mikaïl Barah, a researcher at the Institute of International and Strategic Relations (IRIS), Egypt has everything to gain by changing its attitude. Interview. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

South africa
South Africa on Tuesday marked 16 years since the first democratic elections which ushered in black majority rule but opposition parties say "economic bondage" remains a huge challenge. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

Ethiopia - Germany
Ethiopian Ministry of Mines and Energy has announced the failure of the German-based Flora EcoPower, the largest biofuel farm and Refinery Company in Ethiopia. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

Head of the Nigeria’s ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) faces compulsory resignation after a rebelling faction of the party demanding reform have charged him with fraud. The accusation and a summon for a court appearance have come ahead of an executive meeting of the ruling party which is contemplating its options for a candidate for the country’s presidential election in 2011. - Tuesday 27 April 2010

With 68 per cent of votes cast in Sudan’s recently held presidential and general election, controversial incumbent president Omar El Bashir has beaten his rivals to become the first indicted seating president to win elections and remain in the seat. - Monday 26 April 2010

South africa
President Jacob Zuma has told the world that he’s clean from the deadly HIV saying he regularly takes HIV tests. - Monday 26 April 2010

The Ethiopian Ministry of Health (MoH) has sounded concerns over outbreaks of malaria in areas where the disease was previously not found. - Monday 26 April 2010

Karamoja region, located 400 kilometres north east of Uganda’s capital Kampala, is known for its cattle rustlers who attack and kill one another to rob cattle. And with a poor agricultural tradition, the area is almost always plagued by famine. But the Karamoja reputation may soon belong to the past as the World Food Programme and the international community seek to address the problem with sustainable agricultural programmes designed to help nearly half a million people. - Monday 26 April 2010

Southern Sudan army have attacked and killed 55 people in Darfur over cattle grazing land rights. The fighting between cattle men from Rezeigat tribe in Darfur and members of the South Sudan army occurred on Friday near the south Sudan border, reports have claimed. - Monday 26 April 2010

Panafrica - United States
High-level bilateral talks between the African Union and the United States on fighting hunger, climate change, and boosting peacekeeping operations has ended with agreements on the importance of sustained engagement to strengthen cooperation on bilateral, regional, and global issues. - Saturday 24 April 2010

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