archives : November 2008

     

Somalia
Somali rival factions opened talks Friday on the models of a power-sharing cabinet and parliament expected to be formed in the Horn of African country, with two UN agencies backing the talks. - Saturday 29 November 2008


Ethiopia
Ethiopia’s state-driven set of initiatives to increase the pace of industrialization dominated the pages of the country’s sole daily newspaper, which went to great extents to examine the potential these initiatives had of success. - Saturday 29 November 2008


Nigeria
Only yesterday, a locally contested election between a Christian and a Muslim candidate resulted in mayhem after the Christian candidate emerged winner of the council poll in Jos, Nigeria. - Saturday 29 November 2008


Ethiopia - Somalia
"We have done our job and we are proud of it, but the expectations that we had from the international community were never fulfilled. But that said, we will withdraw in a responsible manner," said Wahide Belay, the Ethiopian foreign ministry spokesman. - Saturday 29 November 2008


Zimbabwe
The SADC Tribunal Friday dealt a deadly blow to Zimbabwean government’s chaotic and violent land reform, which it said was racially motivated and violated the country’s international treaties on the rule of law and respect of human rights. - Friday 28 November 2008


Ethiopia - Somalia
Ethiopia which has between 10,000 and 15,000 troops operating in Somalia is reported to have addressed a letter to both the United Nations and African Union warning them about an intended pull out by the end of the year. - Friday 28 November 2008


Nigeria
Nigeria’s major gas facility belonging to Anglo Dutch giant, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), has been shut down. Shell Petroleum also shut down its Soku Gas Plant to repair pipelines damaged by Niger Delta vandals. - Friday 28 November 2008


DR Congo
Despite accepting a cease fire declaration last week General Laurent Nkunda has attacked Hutu villages and Rwanda Hutu fighters, some of whom are accused of taking part in the 1994 Rwandan genocide, reports claim. - Friday 28 November 2008


Zimbabwe
Robert Mugabe’s nephew, Patrick Zhuwao who is the current deputy minister of Science and Technology, has been figured as a ring leader in a new plot to topple him. - Friday 28 November 2008


Ethiopia
The humanitarian situation in the drought-affected north and north-eastern Ethiopia continues to deteriorate as severe drought bites. “Rainfall in October, which was unexpected, was not of great help to the crops that were planted in May; only the livestock benefited temporarily, now the people are facing a significant crop failure,” a humanitarian worker, who requested anonymity, confirmed on 23 November. - Thursday 27 November 2008

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