archives : October 2007


South africa - Nigeria - United States
South African Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu has been named into the Board of Trustees of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), a statement from the university’s founder said. - Wednesday 31 October 2007

Libya - Chad - France
A special envoy of Chadian President Idriss Deby has delivered a special message to Libyan leader Muammar Kadhafi, briefing him on the alleged plan to abduct 103 children from Chad to France, according to a Libyan government source. - Wednesday 31 October 2007

- Wednesday 31 October 2007

Panafrica - France - Caribbean islands - International - Haiti

Erika, 17, (not her real name) is one of an estimated 17,000 children living with HIV in Haiti, the Caribbean island most affected by AIDS. After years of ill-health and many medical consultations, she was tested for HIV at the age of 13 and referred to the paediatric and youth clinic at the Gheskio Centre, the largest HIV treatment centre in Port-au-Prince, the capital.

More than a year passed before the staff told her she was infected. Dr Francine Noël, who heads the youth clinic at the Gheskio Centre, explained that the decision to tell a young person is made on a case-by-case basis, depending on their level of maturity. "At that age, young people are confused about everything, so if you add HIV on top of this, it can be terrible," she said.

- Wednesday 31 October 2007

Panafrica - Mozambique
Former President of Mozambique, Joaquim Chissano, was Monday named the first winner of the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership. - Monday 22 October 2007

Egypt - United Kingdom
The first winner of the Mo Ibrahim leadership award for Africa’s most effective head of state is set to emerge Monday (today) in London, where the winner will be announced by former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, according to the foundation named after the Egyptian born mobile phone entrepreneur . - Monday 22 October 2007

Some 95 companies from 25 countries are expected to attend the second edition of the Libyan Aviation Exhibition (LAVEX 2007), scheduled for 29-31 October in Tripoli, an official Libyan source told PANA here Friday. - Friday 19 October 2007

At least 16 sub-Saharan African countries tripled their use of insecticide treated mosquito nets among children between 2000 and 2007, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). - Thursday 18 October 2007

Panafrica - France
The Director General of the Treasury and the Economic Policy at the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Employment, Xavier Musca, has said there is no plan to devalue the CFA franc. - Wednesday 17 October 2007

The kidnapped 70-year-old father of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly (parliament) in Nigeria’s southern Rivers state has been freed unharmed by his captors, the police said. - Monday 15 October 2007

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