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Mugabe says his ZANU-PF party regards black economic empowerment as a key part of the national liberation struggle. Mugabe says ZANU-PF would nationalize firms from countries that imposed sanctions on Zimbabwe, arguing they cannot operate freely while Western powers punish his party over charges of rights abuses. These threats add to the worries of foreign […]

OPEN LETTER President of the Russian Federation Medvedev DA Prime Minister of Russian Federation VV Putin from citizens of Ukraine, Belarus and Russia, working and living in Libya March 24, 2011, Tripoli, Libya Dear Mr. Medvedev and Vladimir Putin, You said that citizens of the former Soviet Union were destined to become today citizens of […]

The prospect of growing Chinese economic clout is welcomed in all African countries, in contrast to other parts of the world where attitudes are either negative or divided, a poll showed on Sunday. Asked how they view the possibility of an economically far stronger China, around four in five Nigerians and Kenyans said they looked […]

The ongoing West-led “Odyssey Dawn” military operation against Libya, which was launched on March 19, apparently is adding fuel to the fire of the Libyan crisis instead of bringing the light of “dawn” to the North African country. The operation, dominated by Western powers including France, Britain, the United States and Italy, has caused huge […]

West-led military intervention in Libya goes far beyond UN mandate and will generate more discontent and discord. The escalating West-led air strikes on Libyan government forces and their military facilities have added new uncertainties to the situation in Libya and caused widespread concern throughout the international community. Western military intervention was quick to follow the […]

A number of civilians have been reportedly wounded in the airstrikes in eastern Tripoli launched by Western warplanes on Wednesday night, Xinhua correspondents and local media said. Witnesses said a number of targets in the Tajoura area in the eastern suburb were attacked by three rounds of bombing. Huge explosions were heard near the Libyan […]

Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi late Tuesday made a public appearance before a crowd of supporters at his residence compound near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, state TV showed . The compound, located in Bab Al-Aziziya, was struck by a cruise missile in Sunday night’s bombing by Western forces. The TV footage showed Gadhafi standing on […]

Half of the world’s population now lives in cities, with 3 million urban arrivals every week. In the next two decades, nearly two-thirds of humanity will be living in cities, delegates at a three-day event held in Cape Town to mark World Water Day (WWD) were told. This year, WWD is focusing on the provision of water in […]

It is all lies. The Libyan Leader Col Muammar Gaddafi did not mobilize his forces against his own people, neither did the Libyan government forces launch air strikes against the rebels in their strong hold of Benghazi, contrary to what the Western media reported. This also contradicts the motives of the military attacks on Libya […]

The U.S., UK, France, and the United Nations all lied against Libyan Leader Col Gaddafi in order to launch attacks against Libya. Russian Military says they have been monitoring the events in Libya from satellites and found that Gaddafi’s forces never fired any shots against civilians and that no destruction was caused by government forces […]

The coalition nations which hastily launched attacks on Libya are now bickering among themselves. A wave of wrangling is sweeping across the so-called major powers that pushed for the destruction of Col Gaddafi’s country. The U.S., UK, and France are strongly divided over one issue: who is to lead the command for the destitution of […]

The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi accused Western powers of making a “big mistake” by carrying out airstrikes against the country. Saif al-Islam Gadhafi told ABC’s “This Week” programme on Sunday. He said if the US wanted to help the Libyan people they should “liberate Benghazi from the militia and the terrorists”. Saif al-Islam, […]

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to replace a trio of South African referees led by Jérôme Damon, 37, ahead of the Senegal-Cameroon African Cup of Nations qualifying clash scheduled to hold in Dakar on March 26, after Cameroon officials challenged the professionalism of Damon, who had officiated a couple of games involving […]

Many countries in the world on Thursday voiced their opposition to any military intervention in unrest-torn Libya amid increasing calls for enforcing a no-fly zone over the North African country. The Syrian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Damascus was against all forms of external intervention in Libya’s affairs, and stressed respect for its […]

Army kills three men and one woman as thousands of women protest against Laurent Gbagbo holding onto power. Marches by thousands of women in protest at Ivory Coast‘s president Laurent Gbagbo have ended in bloodshed after his army killed four people. The women made their stand on International Women’s Day, less than a week after […]

 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi addressed his supporters at a televised public rally in Tripoli on Wednesday, according to the Libyan state TV. Earlier on, Gaddafi replaced two of his ministers who had defected to support the anti- government protests, Libyan state TV said on Wednesday. Gaddafi appointed Masoud Abdel Hafiz instead of Abdel Fattah Younes […]

Egypt want next month’s crucial 2012 Africa Cup of Nations clash with South Africa rescheduled because of the recent upheaval in their country. The African champions will write to the Caf this week to plead for the 26 March away game to be postponed. The country’s league has been halted because of the uprising which […]

Uganda’s Electoral Commission (EC) on Sunday declared incumbent President Yoweri Museveni as winner of Friday’s general elections, extending his 25 years in power. Museveni, one of Africa’s longest serving leaders won by 68.38 percent of the vote in the polls, which the opposition has described as “sham.” Museveni, the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) candidate […]

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