February 2009

South Africa : Professional Networking South African Style

Hughie's Graffito


Question: Who's trollop?

Nigeria: Cheap Houses for Anambra

Nigeria: Cheap Houses for Anambra - The Anambra State government is set to provide affordable houses to its citizens, this was disclosed by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Anambra State, Arc. Law Chinwuba, yesterday at the Government House, Awka, while taking delivery of 20 hydraform machines from South Africa being the first delivery of the fifty such machines being expected in the State. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: Town Planners Lauds KWSG On Planning Laws

Nigeria: Town Planners Lauds KWSG On Planning Laws - The Nigerian Institute of Town Planners (NITP), Kwara State chapter, has commended the state government on its concerted efforts on urban and regional planning laws. [AA Urbanisation]

Angola: Over 3,000 Kilometres of Roads Paved in Six Years

Angola: Over 3,000 Kilometres of Roads Paved in Six Years - About 3,325 kilometres of roads were paved over the last six years of peace in Angola, by the Angolan government, on Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, said the Speaker of the National Assembly, Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos. [AA Urbanisation]

Nigeria: FG Approves Construction of Second Runway in Abuja

Nigeria: FG Approves Construction of Second Runway in Abuja - The Federal Government has approved construction of second runway for Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at the cost of about N8 billion. [AA Construction]

Angola: Rehabilitation of Zootechnical Station in Ganda

Angola: Rehabilitation of Zootechnical Station in Ganda - Angolan deputy agriculture minister, Zacarias Sambeny, has voiced for the immediate rehabilitation of the zootechnical station of Ganda (Benguela province) aimed at the recovery of veterinary investigation. [AA Urbanisation]

Open letter to Haruki Murakami: don't legitimize apartheid

Open letter to Haruki Murakami: don't legitimize apartheid

Dear Mr. Haruki Murakami: We ask you to seriously reconsider the social and political significance of a world-famous author such as yourself participating in the book fair, which is fully supported by the Foreign Ministry of Israel and the City of Jerusalem, and receiving the award from the mayor of Jerusalem. [Palestine]

Aid worker: Gaza an "apocalypse"

Aid worker: Gaza an "apocalypse"

RAMALLAH, occupied West Bank (IPS) - As fears rise of renewed violence in Gaza, Elena Qleibo, a French-Costa Rican aid worker from Oxfam, gives IPS a first-hand account of surviving Israel's three-week bombardment of Gaza: I was attending a meeting at Gaza City municipality on 27 December when suddenly the meeting was interrupted by heavy booming sounds coming from a short distance away. Plumes of smoke were rising from a number of bombed areas surrounding the building I was in. I and a number of colleagues rushed outside to try and establish what was happening. [Palestine]

Irish civil society calls for boycott of Israel

Irish civil society calls for boycott of Israel

A letter signed by 300 Irish civil society figures was published in a full-page ad that appeared in the 31 January 2009 edition of The Irish Times. The undersigned stated, "The occupation can end if political and economic pressure is placed on Israel by the international community. Recognizing this, the Palestinian people continually call on the international community to intervene." [Palestine]

Ethiopia: WB Report Says Country Lags in Infrastructure Dev't

Ethiopia: WB Report Says Country Lags in Infrastructure Dev't - Government representatives on Friday rejected a world Bank report which claimed that Ethiopia was way behind its peers in the region in development of infrustructure. [AA Urbanisation]

Eritrea: Mai-Aini - Construction of Communal Hospital Finalized

Eritrea: Mai-Aini - Construction of Communal Hospital Finalized - The construction of a communal hospital in Mai-Aini at a cost of over 13 million Nakfa has been finalized, according to Eng. Kalid Saleh, head of engineering service and project supervisor in Southern regional Administration. [AA Construction]

Angola : 2009-02-02 - Can2010 Stadiums to Cost Usd 600 Million

Angola: Can2010 Stadiums to Cost Usd 600 Million - The four stadiums being built in Luanda, Benguela, Huila and Cabinda provinces for the African Football Cup of Nations (CAN2010) are estimated to coast Usd 600 million. [AA Construction]

Nigeria: EBS Unveils Panel Homes in Lekki

Nigeria: EBS Unveils Panel Homes in Lekki - Lagos-based firm of developers, Eco-building Systems Nigeria Limited (EBS), which specialises in systems building technology, has unveiled panel homes. [AA Construction]

Eritrea: Housing Construction Materials to Be Extended to 800 Families in Ambesete-Geleba

Eritrea: Housing Construction Materials to Be Extended to 800 Families in Ambesete-Geleba - Construction materials would be extended to about 800 families in Ambesete-Geleba, Senafe sub-zone, for the construction of residential houses, according to Mr. Bereket Tekeste, Administrator of the sub-zone. [AA Construction]

Tanzania: Roads Agency Paves 1,500 Kilometer Trunk Roads

Tanzania: Roads Agency Paves 1,500 Kilometer Trunk Roads - About 1,500 kilometres of trunk roads have so far been paved by the Tanzania National Roads Agency (TANROADS). [AA Construction]

Angola: New Bridge to Be Inaugutared Wednesday

Angola: New Bridge to Be Inaugutared Wednesday - A new metallic bridge over the Coporolo river, in Kambeje, Kalohanga commune, will be inaugurated on wednesday, marking the 48th anniversary of the start of the liberation struggle for Angola's national independence. [AA Construction]

Sewage may contaminate Gaza drinking water

Sewage may contaminate Gaza drinking water

GAZA CITY, occupied Gaza Strip (IRIN) - With Gaza's sewerage system on the verge of collapse, a top water engineer has warned of the risk of groundwater contamination in the enclave, making clean water scarcer than it already is. Gaza is particularly vulnerable to groundwater contamination since its sandy desert soil easily absorbs water -- or sewage from leaking sewage pipes. Compounding the risk is the fact that groundwater is relatively near the surface, and wells dug to access it tend to be shallow. [Palestine]