archives : September 2008

     

Kenya - Somalia - United States
US navy destroyers and cruisers ships have been positioned to surround the hijacked Ukrainian vessel loaded with 33 tanks, to protect the tanks and other weapons from miscreants. - Tuesday 30 September 2008


Nigeria
After the Ramadan fast, Muslims of the Northern Nigeria have complained of their inability to afford the food items with which to break the fast as high food prices have been driven through the roof. - Tuesday 30 September 2008


South africa - United Kingdom
South Africa’s Steven Pienaar has assaulted a woman in Liverpool and has been arrested. - Tuesday 30 September 2008


Ghana
The president of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA), Nii Osah Mills, has resigned over statements he made confirming claims of Tsatsu Tsikata, the jailed former chief executive of the state-owned Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), that his trial was not fair. - Tuesday 30 September 2008


South africa
The ruling Africa National Congress in South Africa could split amid growing speculation that a new political party would be formed soon. - Tuesday 30 September 2008


Kenya
The Kenyan media last week went all out against foreign multinational companies that dominate the oil industry as the government launched a campaign to force oil distributors to lower the pump prices for refined oil. - Monday 29 September 2008


Panafrica
The GroFin Africa fund has agreed to invest its newly realised $125m in risk capital investments and other business support to five African countries, Jurie Willemse, head of the Mauritius-based GroFin Managers has announced. - Monday 29 September 2008


Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe has told Zimbabweans that the country would by weekend have a unity government. - Monday 29 September 2008


DR Congo - Uganda
In an interview recorded Saturday, September 27, for the flagship news programme, La Grande Interview, broadcast September 29th, on the France based pan African broadcaster, 3 A Telesud, Honourable Basango Makedjo Leon-Dehon, speaker of the Provincial assembly of the Orient Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), reveals that, Uganda has accepted to compensate victims of the so-called 3 day war, that took place in 1999. - Monday 29 September 2008


Zimbabwe
THE Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has brewed another shocker when it unveiled new $10 000 and $20 000 notes this morning. - Monday 29 September 2008

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