archives : August 2010


Zimbabwe - International
Match fixing scandals in Zimbabwe linking top football officials, players and Asian bookmakers have forced foreign national teams to shun playing the Warriors during FIFA sanctioned friendly match days. - Wednesday 11 August 2010

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has outlined an end to the country’s power debacle; proposing 700 kilovolts- an estimated 3.5-billion-dollar electricity grid that will reduce the amount of power currently lost in transmission. But does his promise to generate more electric power highlight his own power goal ahead of next year’s presidential elections? - Wednesday 11 August 2010

Burundi - Kenya - Uganda - Rwanda - Tanzania
The states that make up East African Community (EAC) have said that they are not ready to handle post electoral violence. - Tuesday 10 August 2010

The sitting president of Rwanda and RPF candidate, Paul Kagame, has overwhelimingly won the Rwanda presidential elections, which were held yesterday, by over 90 per cent. - Tuesday 10 August 2010

Swaziland’s King Mswati has been betrayed his childhood friend and his justice minister Ndumiso Mamba, who was caught red-handed sleeping with one of his young wives. - Tuesday 10 August 2010

The Movement for Democratic Change and human rights activists in Zimbabwe have expressed outrage at President Mugabe’s call for amnesty to perpetrators of politically motivated crimes. - Tuesday 10 August 2010

The quandary in South Sudan has been worsened by reports of the rising deaths of its citizens plagued by fly-borne kala azar tropical disease. The South Sudan Health Ministry said at least 31 people have died in the last two months. - Tuesday 10 August 2010

Ethiopia’s latest five year development strategy will see the laying of a 2,000 kilometer railway network as well as the construction of a huge fertilizer factory. The government aims to reduce both the country’s dependence on foreign importation and foreign spending. - Monday 9 August 2010

Uganda - United States
The United States Government has donated US$ 4.8million towards the emergency relief operation of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in the drought-affected Karamoja region in north eastern Uganda. - Monday 9 August 2010

Egypt - Morocco
Air Arabia, the UAE carrier, has for the past seven years continued to gain more wind beneath its wings in the Middle Eastern, North African and European skies. A low-cost pioneer in the Middle East, Air Arabia has carried more than 11 million passengers since its inception, and has two hubs in Africa: Casablanca and Alexandria. - Monday 9 August 2010

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