archives : October 2010


As Nigerian authorities gathered at the Eagle Square in the capital city of Abuja, to celebrate the 50th year since the green-white-green replaced the Union Jack, rebels of the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) decided to show Nigerians that there was nothing to be celebrated by launching multiple bomb blasts. Now they are blaming the Nigerian government for the blasts. - Saturday 2 October 2010

Algeria - Morocco - Western Sahara
“They tore off my clothes leaving me naked in front of their ferocious eyes,” twenty year-old Nguia El Haouasi tells me describing an ordeal she suffered last year at the hands of Moroccan police. As a campaigner for self-determination of her native Western Sahara she has been arrested many times. On this occasion she was released after just 24 hours but not before she had been beaten and tortured. - Friday 1 October 2010

As Nigerians celebrate 50 years of nationhood today, the promise of independence- a nation of free people living at peace with itself and neighbours, undergirded by individual and economic well being is still a distant dream. The President and his Governors may cut mammoth cakes and pop champagne and toast to success, perhaps personal success. Yet, this artificial success is derived from plunder and supervised penury foisted on the poverty industry and fueled by years of bad governance. - Friday 1 October 2010

Zambian President Rupiah Banda will forever be haunted for removing the abuse of office offence clause from the revised Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) Act, Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has said. - Friday 1 October 2010

Rwanda - International
The Subtleties of diplomacy may have trounced fact as the UN in order to maintain the stability in the Central Africa region, has moved to rephrase claims in its reports on Rwanda’s incursion in the Democratic of Congo in the 1990s. - Friday 1 October 2010

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