archives : February 2008


Panafrica - South africa - France - International
France is to renegotiate all defence agreements with its former colonies in Africa, Nicolas Sarkozy said on Thursday, in the strongest signal yet that the French president will act on his pledge to transform his country’s stance towards the world’s poorest continent. - Friday 29 February 2008

Panafrica - Ivory Coast
A third of Abidjan’s inhabitants have had no drinking water for over a month and many have taken to the streets to vent their anger. - Friday 29 February 2008

Panafrica - Burkina Faso
Violence spread to the capital, Ouagadougou, early on 28 February as demonstrators took to the streets to denounce the high price of food and fuel. Shops and petrol stations were shut down. - Friday 29 February 2008

Panafrica - Egypt - International
The appointment of Egypt’s first female that is authorised to conduct Muslim weddings has sparked a debate over the role of women in Islamic institutions. Amal Soliman, 32, last week became the first woman in the Middle East, and possibly the entire Muslim world, to be given the power to authorise marriage and divorce contracts. - Friday 29 February 2008

Panafrica - France - International
“She fell into the seine river and drowned right on the spot... her body bore no suspicious marks", indicated sources close to the police department in charge of investigating Katoucha’s disappearance. - Friday 29 February 2008

Panafrica - Cameroon
Life is slowly going back to normal in Cameroon, four days after the urban transport strike which led to violent clashes leaving several people dead. Today, Friday, taxis have gone back to work in the capital, Yaoundé, which still bears vivid memories of the violent demonstrations that took place on Wednesday. - Friday 29 February 2008

Panafrica - Zimbabwe
One of the Zimbabwe defence forces top chiefs says he would never salute opposition presidential candidates Dr Simba Makoni and Mr Morgan Tsvangirai should either of them win the March 29 polls. - Friday 29 February 2008

Panafrica - Guinea - France - International - European Union
Katoucha Niane’s body may have been found at last. Her mysterious disappearence almost a month ago raised lots of suspicions. Among them, a theory that she might have fallen over her boathouse and into the seine. - Thursday 28 February 2008

Panafrica - Kenya - International
Kenya’s political crisis came to a historic end Thursday with the signing of a coalition agreement, setting the pace for equal sharing of cabinet posts between the government and the opposition. - Thursday 28 February 2008

Panafrica - Cameroon - International
The violent protests, following an urban transport strike, sparked by a rise in petrol prices as well as the high cost of living has entered a fourth day. Fears of opposion and partisan clashes have been raised as Yaoundé, spared earlier by the violent demonstrations that had rocked Douala, was also caught up in the melee. The protests seem unstoppable a day after the transport union called off thier strike. - Thursday 28 February 2008

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