archives : July 2008

     

Kenya - Netherlands
Zain International, one of Africa’s leading mobile phone service providers, has moved its Africa regional headquarters to Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Mozambique
Paulo Estevao, otherwise called Dangerman, one of the six men acquitted 1 July in the case of the attempted murder of popular Mozambican lawyer Albano Silva, is back in jail, this time, for threatening to blow up an aircraft. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Egypt - United States
Oil and gas exploration company, Apache Corporation, announced Wednesday it had discovered a potentially significant amount of oil in Egypt, saying plans were afoot to drill more wells in the area to ascertain the full potential of the site. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Panafrica - European Union
A statement, issued by the European Parliament services has indicated that an "African Week" will be organised at the European Parliament between the 8th and 11th of September, 2008, in Brussels, Belgium. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Morocco
49 Moroccan athletes, 38 men and 11 women, selected to take part in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games have promised to bring medals home. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Zimbabwe
Dereck Gurupira, 50, was bathing in the river near his home in Zimbabwe’s Manicaland Province late one afternoon when he saw a woman on the opposite bank begin to undress, apparently oblivious of his presence. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Panafrica - United States
Carl Lewis, holder of nine gold medals, was born in Alabama in 1961 and was introduced to athletics at an early age by his parents who were members of a local track club and also veterans of the civil rights movement. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Panafrica - United States
Few people would associate Barack Obama with Britney Spears or Paris Hilton – America’s blondest and least political of celebrities. But thanks to the latest campaign advertisement from John McCain [video below] that link has now been established. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Panafrica - Ghana
Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has been appointed Chancellor of the University of Ghana, the University Council announced on Wednesday. - Thursday 31 July 2008


Panafrica - United States
The US House of Representatives, has approved a resolution apologising for slavery and racial segregation of African-Americans. - Wednesday 30 July 2008

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