archives : January 2008

     

Ghana - Morocco - Namibia
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Monday announced the arrival of four-UK-based players to the camp of the team in Abu Dhabi. - Tuesday 8 January 2008


Kenya
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Monday reached out to his opposition rivals, Raila Odinga and five of his five senior associates known as the "Pentagon" for talks on Friday to discuss an end to post-election violence. - Tuesday 8 January 2008


Kenya - Uganda
Post-election violence has decreased in several districts of western Kenya, but displaced civilians have continued to trek across the border to seek refuge in Ugandan border towns, officials said. - Tuesday 8 January 2008


Morocco - Mauritania - France - International
The cancellation of this year’s Lisbon-Dakar rally over security fears in Mauritania has continued to elicit reactions from the African nation, which was billed to host several legs of the prestigious race. - Monday 7 January 2008


Panafrica - International

UNESCO has said it will showcase its guidelines for teachers to enable them use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve education world wide.

According to a UNESCO press statement, issued in Paris and made available to PANA here, the world body will release its guidelines Tuesday in London, England, at a conference for young minds.

- Monday 7 January 2008


Panafrica - Guinea
State regulators in the Guinean capital, Conakry, summarily suspended two private newspapers on Monday and barred their journalists from practice for three months. Local journalists and news reports say the bans were connected to December articles critical of top government officials. - Monday 7 January 2008


The Gambia
The leader of Gambia’s main opposition United Democratic Party (UDP), Ousainou Darboe, on Thursday launched scathing attack on the ruling government’s economic policies, saying they are "misguided and continue to wreak havoc on the population". - Friday 4 January 2008


Nigeria
Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar’Adua has promised his compatriots ’’a very eventful’’ year in the country’s development, while asking for cooperation from them to enable the administration realise its goals. - Friday 4 January 2008


Ghana

A team of 12 players accompanied by a dozen backroom and administrative staff left Accra Wednesday night aboard a Fly Emirates airliner to the Gulf for a pre-African Cup of Nations training camp.

They flew out of the Kotoka International Airport in the capital, Accra, at 18:30 GMT to the United Arab Emirates.

- Thursday 3 January 2008


Ethiopia - United States
The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on the Ethiopian government to allow journalists in the country the right to publish newspapers, after three local journalists said the government denied them applications to launch new newspapers. - Thursday 3 January 2008

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