archives : January 2008


Panafrica - Canada
Given the huge development challenges Africa faces, the continent, more than any other region, needs a premier continental development bank, an Independent High Level Panel on the African Development Bank Group says in a report released on Tuesday in Tunis. The report, "Investing in Africa’s Future: The AfDB in the 21st Century," says while poverty reduction and promoting growth and economic integration will be the overarching objective of the Bank, it should foster economic integration and, particularly, undertake regional investments in which returns are greater than those for any individual country and which may otherwise not be financed. - Wednesday 23 January 2008

Panafrica - Cameroon - Egypt - Ghana
The reigning African champions gave their Camerounian conterparts a football lesson on Tuesday, with a 4-2 score. The Pharaos, remarkable with their technique and control, have become one of the favourites of the African Cup of Nations. - Wednesday 23 January 2008

Somalia - France - United Kingdom - International
- Tuesday 22 January 2008

Liberia - Nigeria
- Tuesday 22 January 2008

Expressing concern at the post-election violence in Kenya and its humanitarian consequences, the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) Tuesday called on all the parties concerned to exercise restraint and commit themselves to a peaceful solution of the crisis through dialogue. - Tuesday 22 January 2008

Benin - Ivory Coast - Liberia - Nigeria
The Ivory Coast dominates Nigeria (1-0) while Mali overpowered Benin with the same score. Both The Ivorian Elephants and the Mali eagles won their matches respective matches against Nigeria and Benin respectively, by one goal to nil. Salomon Kalou et Frédéric Oumar Kanouté we the scorers in the two ordinary matches. - Tuesday 22 January 2008

Panafrica - Ghana - Morocco - Namibia
Morocco easily dominated a weak Namibian team by 5 goals to 1, Monday afternoon in Accra, during its first match of the African Cup of Nations tournament. The wide gap in goal difference, the Atlas Lions surge ahead in front of the Ghana Black Stars, winners of their match with Guinea a day before with a 2-1 score. - Monday 21 January 2008

Panafrica - Ghana
Since the first edition in 1957, 13 countries won the trophy. One won it five times, that is Egypt. Two won it four times (Cameroon and Ghana), two won it twice (Nigeria and DRC) and eight other countries won it only once. - Monday 21 January 2008

Panafrica - South africa - International
Power cuts in Hospitals, traffic jams clogging cities like Johannesburg and Cape Town , as traffic lights stopped working, the torching of six trains in Pretoria when trains delayed by over two hours last Friday, are adding to the security issues that have arisen as electronic security systems in homes and offices have been affected, forcing some businesses to shut their doors. - Monday 21 January 2008

Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - European Union
Glued to his position, denoted as a heretic by the international media, snubbed by western politicians, slapped with economic sanctions... President Mugabe strides on undeterred and is standing yet again in his country’s next elections as the torch bearer for his party. He stands a good chance of winning whether or not the majority of the Zimbabwean electorate thinks otherwise. If calculations are correct, this ancient figure seeking a personal colonialisation of his own country has spent about 28 years in power since his ascendance to the highest political office in Zimbabwe. - Monday 21 January 2008

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