archives : May 2008

     

Switzerland - International
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday urged governments to protect the world’s 1.8 billion young people by imposing a ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. - Saturday 31 May 2008


The Gambia
Gambia’s five-star Atlantic Hotel General Manager has been deported to his native country, France, by the Gambia Immigrant Department, sources confirmed. - Saturday 31 May 2008


South africa - Italy
The historical Bonfires of the Vanities were curious affairs, in which the more of one’s wealth one destroyed in the ritual fire, the higher the status of prosperity one earned. - Saturday 31 May 2008


Panafrica - United States
Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Friday stepped up its defiance of the near-consensus view that Barack Obama has won the Democratic nomination, claiming she would come out ahead on the popular vote by the end of the race next Tuesday. - Saturday 31 May 2008


Panafrica - International
Africa’s economic growth, estimated at 5.7 percent in 2007, is expected to continue at a slightly higher level of about 5.9 % over the next two years, according to a new report launched Friday. - Friday 30 May 2008


Egypt - Israel
Hotels canceled a planned trip by a Jewish group of Egyptian origin to the North African nation of their heritage in the face of rising anti-Israeli sentiments. - Friday 30 May 2008


Panafrica - Angola
Proposed reforms to Angola’s Penal Code have divided opinion in the country about whether HIV-positive people who intentionally infect others with the virus should be punished. - Friday 30 May 2008


Nigeria - International
Amid rising xenophobia around the world, Nigeria’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ojo Maduekwe has called on European countries to grant amnesty to Nigerians living in those countries without relevant travel documents. - Friday 30 May 2008


Morocco - United States - International
The Head of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM), Gen. William E. Ward, Thursday began a two-day visit to Morocco, a US Embassy statement said here. - Friday 30 May 2008


Zimbabwe
Dr Simba Makoni, who come third at the inconclusive presidential elections has called for the cancellation of the presidential run off and calling for the formation of a government of national unity. - Friday 30 May 2008

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