archives : February 2008


The most vocal opposition party in Nigeria, Action Congress (AC), Sunday lambasted the National Assembly (parliament) for ’’unilaterally raising its allocation in the 2008 budget’’ from the 67 billion naira (US$572 million) proposed by the Executive to 140 billion naira (US$1.19 billion). - Sunday 24 February 2008

Panafrica - Nigeria
Trading experienced a downturn at the close of the past week at the Nigerian Stock Exchange with a turnover of 6.2 billion shares valued at 80.1 billion naira in 109,299 deals, down from 7.62 billion shares worth 115.44 billion naira in 120,472 deals recorded the previous week. - Sunday 24 February 2008

Panafrica - Zimbabwe
The campaign of Zimbabwe’s former finance minister says it has been able to field candidates in most constituencies for the general elections next month but the question is: who is behind the presidential bid of Simba Makoni? A mystery... - Sunday 24 February 2008

Panafrica - Uganda
Uganda peace process moved closer to its end on Saturday when both government and rebel of the Lord’s Resistance Army/Movement (LRA/M) signed the fourth landmark truce to end hostilities. - Saturday 23 February 2008

Panafrica - Kenya - International
Kenya is at risk of plunging into a new wave of violence, despite progress in negotiations to end a political crisis, because several armed groups are mobilising on all sides of the country’s ethno-political divisions, according to the International Crisis Group (ICG) think-tank. - Saturday 23 February 2008

Panafrica - Zimbabwe - International
MASSIVE administrative chaos has marred the run up to March 29 polls raising questions as to whether the elections would be free and fair. Five weeks ahead of the election date, the average voter still in Zimbabwe has to plough through a maze of confused messages coming from the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), the state body in charge of elections in Zimbabwe. - Saturday 23 February 2008

Panafrica - Ghana
Ghana’s HIV prevalence rate for 2007 declined to 1.9 percent from 2.22 per cent in 2006, the authorities said on Friday. - Saturday 23 February 2008

Uganda - International
Ugandan government has rejected demands by rebel leader ship of the Lords Resistance Movement (LRA) to share power, saying they must go through the election process as required by the constitution. - Friday 22 February 2008

Panafrica - Congo - Equatorial Guinea - Japan - Germany
The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group is currently funding 80 ongoing operations to the tune of US$ 2.7 billion in all sectors of activity in 10 countries of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC). - Friday 22 February 2008

Panafrica - International
Certain muslims weigh a woman’s intergrity by virtue of their virginity, thereby, prompting those who may have succumbed to carnal pleasures to find ways of bleeding artificially during their wedding night, thus, giving the impression that their hymen have remained intact. Others opt for sexual lifestyles that preserve the membrane. - Friday 22 February 2008

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