archives : January 2008


Panafrica - Ivory Coast - Ghana - Nigeria
Nigeria’s coach Berti Vogts maintained a calm mien Sunday, as he dismissed fears he is under pressure ahead of Monday’s match between his team, the Super Eagles, and the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire in the Nations Cup Group B opener in Sekondi, Ghana. - Monday 21 January 2008

Kenya - International
Today, the Kenyans for Peace, Truth and Justice Initiative, a coalition of Kenyan independent NGOs amongst which FIDH member organisation, the Kenya Human Rights Commission is co-convenor, has issued a report confirming the electoral irregularities at the occasion of the presidential ballot of December 27, 2007. - Monday 21 January 2008

Panafrica - Ghana - Guinea
Ghana got a big scare in the opening match of the African Cup of Nations, this Sunday, against the Guinea National Team, Syli National. Solid and dominant, the black Stars had a tough time scoring and had to wait until the 90th minute to take home the day’s victory. - Sunday 20 January 2008

Congo - France - International
The Franco-Congolese Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, after his explosive performance, at the first round of the Australian Open, when he sent Andy Murray (Men’s no.9) packing, continues his path in the competition, and after two more wins, surges into the fourth round. - Saturday 19 January 2008

Kenya - United Kingdom
- Friday 18 January 2008

Panafrica - Ethiopia
Since the bloody and controversial elections in May, 2005, Ethiopians have taken the African blogosphere by storm. A number of blogs disputing offcial results have recently been created. They are dynamic and diverse, counteracting brainwash while encouraging the exchange of ideas. - Thursday 17 January 2008

South africa
The South African Broadcasting Corporation, SABC, has denied accusations of sabotage from the ANC youth leader claiming that the public broadcaster « tampered » with the audio during Zuma’s address at the party’s 96th anniversary rally in Atteridgeville. SABC “rejected the claims with contempt” stating that it was only 35 minutes into Zuma’s speech that technicians were allowed to move microphones to the podium. The question still remains, did someone try to sabotage the Zuma speech? - Thursday 17 January 2008

After a national report indicating a 900% increase in cars on the nations roads, President Kuffour promised a 90million dollar rehabilitation of the railway network between the western and eastern regions. An ambitious road construction has also been started to boost the economy of these two rich natural resource regions. He also reiterated the need for rehabilitation and expansion works at the Takoradi ports and harbour to help increase the capacity of business from landlocked countries in the sub-region. - Wednesday 16 January 2008

This week, Nigeria put a $44 billion lawsuit against three tobacco firms namely, British American Tobacco, Phillip Morris and international tobacco, on hold. The government claims that the lawsuit is necessary to compensate smoking related diseases. A similar lawsuit was brought against tobacco companies in the United States in the 90’s. - Wednesday 16 January 2008

Ghana - Kenya - Uganda - International - European Union
Kenyan riot police Wednesday stopped an attempt by opposition supporters here from holding their peaceful rally in protest against the disputed presidential elections. - Wednesday 16 January 2008

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