archives : October 2010


Zimbabwe’s Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to step down as leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) next year in line with the party’s original constitution that allows an incumbent to hold office for a maximum of two five-year terms. - Tuesday 5 October 2010

Ethiopia - United States
Ethiopia has suspended Samaritan Purse, an international humanitarian organization for illegally recruiting several American citizens. - Tuesday 5 October 2010

Diplomats from Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States have arrived in Sudan to oversee the referendum that may lead to the secession of South Sudan from north Sudan come 2011, as well as attend to rising issues in the Darfur region. - Tuesday 5 October 2010

Nigeria - International
The FIFA Emergency Committee decided today, 4 October 2010, to suspend the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) with immediate effect on account of government interference. - Monday 4 October 2010

United States
Human growth hormone can be used successfully to treat some symptoms of cystic fibrosis, but its impact on the disease itself remains unknown, according to a new report funded by HHS’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). - Monday 4 October 2010

My dear friends and fellow citizens, first let me thank God that we have been able to mark 50 years as a united nation with great potentials. I congratulate all Nigerians once again and thank you my friends for your messages of support to Nigeria and my humble self on my facebook wall. I also wish to thank all dignitaries that attended the events marking our anniversary including the various Presidents who attended in person and the representatives of Presidents and Heads of state who were unable to attend in person. - Monday 4 October 2010

A small terrorist group based outside Nigeria, but under the auspices of some Nigerians have been identified as the perpetrators of the independence-day attacks in the capital city of Abuja. The terrorist group carried out the bombings under the name of the Niger Delta militia group known by the acronym MEND. - Monday 4 October 2010

Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has urged foreign donors to assist his government’s five year strategic plan without making any policy requirement demands for their financial aid. He is also seeking the lifting of the ban on direct budgetary support following the May 2005 general election. - Monday 4 October 2010

Election mood has reached fever pitch levels as primary election campaigns for flag-bearers of various political parties, ahead of the January presidential polls, register increasingly unusual events. The highly competitive elections have been marred by fraud and rigging, and in some cases supporters of different candidates have settled their differences by exchanging blows in the streets. - Monday 4 October 2010

Panafrica - South africa - Namibia - United States
The African penguin, a bird native to Namibia and South Africa, is now listed as an endangered species under the U.S. Endangered Species Act of 1973. The listing means the U.S. government has determined the African penguin is in danger of extinction throughout all of its range. - Saturday 2 October 2010

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