Thursday, July 2, 2009
The news of the charges of Zuma being dropped is big news around the continent. Many doubted he would ever be indicted and convicted if a trial began, but for those that thought it possible, this means he will most likely be the acting head of the country for at least a full term with no worry of criminally-related removal.
Somalia’s off-shore pirating has increased in the past week. It is now rated in the top two worst countries in the world for aid workers. Afghanistan is the other country. 2008 was listed as the worst year ever for aid workers with 260 being attacked and 122 killed around the world (according to a London-based research institute). Somali pirates seized 6 ships this past week.