archives : October 2010


Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister has expressed his frustration with what he has described as President Mugabe’s arrogance and announced that his party will "consider taking legal action... which will bring into stark light the constitutional crisis" - Sunday 31 October 2010

A successful January 9 referendum on independence for Southern Sudan will be a "miracle", according to the Sudanese electoral commission chairman Mohamed Ibrahim Khalil. But while the electoral commission is facing issues with logistics, postponing the elections raises the fear of renewed clashes between the North and South. - Saturday 30 October 2010

Ethiopia - International
The World Bank has challenged the National Bank of Ethiopia’s remittance inflow figures after a recent study indicated that the country receives at least 3.2 billion dollars yearly. - Saturday 30 October 2010

DR Congo - Uganda
"One can never be satisfied by living in exile... notwithstanding the warm hospitality one gets from a host country", said 45 year old Banga Bolingo, a Congolese refugee at Uganda’s Nakivale refugee camp located 400 kilometres west of Kampala. - Saturday 30 October 2010

Authorities in Gabon recently expelled several European nationals for racism. Those expelled are mainly expatriates who worked in the oil sector. According to the local media, Blacks in the Central African country continue to fall victim to racism at the hands of some Whites. - Saturday 30 October 2010

An attempt by the Nigerian government to refurbish the capital city of major oil producing state may render over 200,000 people homeless, a statement released by Amnesty International has notified. - Friday 29 October 2010

Tea Party members across America bristle at charges that racial bigotry flows within their ranks but the core rhetoric of this insurgent conservative political movement contains consistent use of code-words repeatedly employed by some of the most violent racists in U.S. history. - Friday 29 October 2010

A handful of Zimbabwe’s remaining white farmers say security in the commercial farms was deteriorating at an alarming rate following the Monday, October 25 brutal murder of former Zimbabwe Tobacco Association head and top tobacco grower Jobus Joubert. - Thursday 28 October 2010

The Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCo) has again announced a power rationing program and ordered industries to cut their production. - Thursday 28 October 2010

Hotel Rwanda hero, Paul Rusesabagina, renowned for saving Tutsi targets from Hutu extremist during the 1994 Rwanda genocide, has been accused of supporting a Hutu rebel group in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. - Thursday 28 October 2010

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