archives : February 2008


Panafrica - Ethiopia - Somalia
Ethiopia Monday called on member states of the African Union (AU) and the international community to renew their efforts towards providing an all-inclusive support and cooperation to the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia in view of the improving security situation in the country. - Monday 25 February 2008

Another round of mass demonstrations looms in Kenya in what the opposition calls "civil disobedience" as talks to end the post-election crisis hits the wall... - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - Chad
With more than 1000 people massacred in Kenya over elections dispute, news filtering in from Chad in the last few weeks is depressing. While the crisis in Kenya appears to be simmering down, more than a million people have been forced to leave their normal place of abode in Chad. There have been exchanges of gunfire between the government forces and rebels as the latter are poised to remove the incumbent president. - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - United States - International
They are young and beautiful, just like the kennedys during their time. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, provoke a rebirth of the american dream. Profile of a possible “first black first lady” with an imposing personality. - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - Morocco - Zimbabwe
Despite the time and resources spent on reforms aimed at improving performance of governments in Africa, the reforms have not positively impacted lives of ordinary people, an African expert in development administration said Monday. - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - Nigeria
Ahead of Tuesday’s expected ruling of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Nigeria’s disputed presidential elections, one of the petitioners, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, has assured he will respect the court’s verdict, even if it is against him. - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - Zimbabwe
Analysts say an unfair playing field coupled with political violence and intimidation of opponents guarantees President Robert Mugabe’s government victory at the polls despite clear evidence it has failed to break a vicious inflation cycle that has left consumers impoverished and the economy in deep crisis. - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - South africa - Zimbabwe
An unofficial curfew has been imposed by police in several parts of the Zimbabwe, illegally restricting movement of people in the evenings. - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - Ethiopia - International
The world soccer governing body, FIFA, and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have moved to stop the management crisis dogging the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF), according to a joint statement from the two bodies. - Monday 25 February 2008

Panafrica - Sudan - China - International
Head of Chinese envoy, Mr. Liu Guijin, arrived Sunday, in Sudan to find a lasting solution to the conflict that has led to the death of about 200,000 people and made over 2.5 million homeless. - Sunday 24 February 2008

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