archives : June 2010


Hardly a fortnight after narrowly avoiding the agony of spending 14 years in jail with hard labor, the controversial Malawi gay couple has broken up, reports say. - Wednesday 9 June 2010

Panafrica - The Gambia - Ghana - Guinea-Bissau - Liberia - Nigeria - Sierra Leone
Security authorities in The Gambia have seized about $1bn worth of cocaine on transit from South America to Europe. The authorities also seized large quantities of cash and arms, and arrested over 12 suspected drug traffickers, reports claim. This comes after last week’s drug bust in Liberia and a series of arrests in Uganda involving drug traffickers. - Wednesday 9 June 2010

Immunization officers went from hut to hut to immunize children in the northern Nigerian State of Zamfara. In one of the Zamfara villages where a Chinese company had been recently employed to mine gold, the immunization team noticed there were hardly any children there. At least 163 Children in the village had died in recent weeks. The villagers thought the children were dying of malaria, but something else was killing the children. - Tuesday 8 June 2010

South africa
Polygamous South African leader Jacob Zuma may have had a test of his own medicine after news of his young wife’s alleged fling with a bodyguard emerges, and it seems all is not well in the president’s compound. - Tuesday 8 June 2010

Nigeria - United States
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has praised the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for their plans to develop an effective malaria vaccine by 2015, after the foundation helped reduce polio cases in Nigeria from 256 in 2009 to three in 2010. - Tuesday 8 June 2010

Panafrica - United States
Racism continues to roil through the sinews of American society from conservative political candidates and TV news personalities openly calling for the repeal of federal Civil Rights laws to educators polluting public school classrooms with blatant, race-based initiatives to limit instructional information. - Tuesday 8 June 2010

One German national, a Kenyan, a Nigerian and one Ugandan are being held by police in Uganda after being arrested at Entebbe international airport in possession of cocaine. - Tuesday 8 June 2010

"Nouadeh Lik" is a daily radio talk-show that tackles love, psychology and sexuality on Atlantic Radio, one of six private stations in Morocco. Every Thursday between 2 and 4 pm, Dr. Aboubark Harakat, a psychologist and sexologist, openly answers questions from listeners. - Monday 7 June 2010

Sudan - International
Police in Southern Sudan are hunting for four unknown gunmen who on Saturday reportedly killed a World Food Programme (WFP) worker. The four also looted a World Food Program (WFP) vehicle delivering humanitarian assistance to Akot Payam in Lakes State. - Monday 7 June 2010

South africa - Nigeria
Soccer officials in South Africa have promised urgent action following a stampede at an international friendly in Tembisa on Sunday afternoon. - Monday 7 June 2010

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