Africa News Round-Up
January 16, 2009, 9:52 pm
Filed under: Africa, colonialism, imperialism, International news, news, politics

Understanding the Crisis in Zimbabwe Global Research 12/31/08

Ghana’s ‘too close to call’ election delayed by vote-rigging claims – Guardian, UK 12/31/08

‘Coup bid’ in Guinea after president dies – Financial Times, UK 12/23/08

Chaos in Guinea after long-time leader Conte dies (AFP)  – Yahoo 12/23/08

The west African state of Guinea was plunged into turmoil Tuesday when a senior army officer declared the dissolution of all state institutions, hours after the death of veteran President Lansana Conte.

In Zimbabwe, Survival Lies in Scavenging – NYTimes 12/22/08

The half-starved haunt Zimbabwe, where a United Nations survey found that 7 in 10 people had eaten either nothing or only a single meal the day before.

Mugabe: No African country will topple him – USA Today 12/19/08

Strange encounter – BBC 12/18/08

Rare audience with Central African Republic rebel head

The Threats of Military Intervention in Zimbabwe – Global Research 12/27/08

Popular Uprising Against Barrick Gold in Tanzania sparked by killing of local – CorpWatch 12/14/08

Why would “criminals” set fire to millions worth in mine equipment? How was it that these “intruders” had an estimated 3,000 people backing them up? In what appears to be a spontaneous civilian movement against Barrick Gold, the world’s largest gold miner, thousands of people invaded Barrick`s North Mara Gold Mine this week in Tarime District and destroyed equipment worth $15 million.

Mass Rape in the Congo: A Crime Against Society – Alternet 12/23/08



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