archives : February 2008


Panafrica - Zimbabwe - International
Since March 2007, Zimbabwe has been in the midst of a hyperinflation (a rate of inflation per month that exceeds 50%). This phenomenon is rather rare. Indeed, prior to Zimbabwe, there had only been 29 hyperinflations. - Wednesday 20 February 2008

Panafrica - Egypt
Egypt was scandalised last summer when an 11-year-old girl named Hend Farghali was allegedly raped by a 21-year-old man. Petrified, the girl did not tell anyone until she was five months pregnant. - Tuesday 19 February 2008

Panafrica - Caribbean islands - International
Some people will do anything to look good! In Brazzaville in the Congo, there has been a disturbing rise in the cosmetic use of depigmenting products. Among women, but also among men. Doctors are warning about the frequent and potentially serious complications associated with what is known as kapokola. - Tuesday 19 February 2008

Panafrica - Kenya - United States
Mwai Kibaki has agreed to share power... under the country’s current constitution and pledged a new constitution within 12 months, signaling a hardening of positions on opposition demand for the post of PM with executive powers. - Tuesday 19 February 2008

Kenya - Spain
Wilfred Bungei is among the eight athletes selected by Athletics Kenya (AK) to represent the country at next month’s 12th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Valencia, Spain. - Tuesday 19 February 2008

Panafrica - Mali
Daby’s story goes back two generations and has a fairy tale beginning. Once upon a time, there were four brothers who lived in a village near Kayes, in what is now the modern state of Mali. - Tuesday 19 February 2008

Addis Ababa Bole International Airport is to become the first airport in Africa to fully operate bar-coded boarding passes (BCBP) for all international and domestic flights, two years ahead of the IATA deadline of 2010, Panapress reports Tuesday. - Tuesday 19 February 2008

Panafrica - International
Bad news for sportsmen and sportswomen! According to French researchers, the Olympic motto Citius, Fortius, Altius, will soon be a thing of the past - Tuesday 19 February 2008

In a bid to support initiatives to restore and strengthen peace on the unrest-prone continent, wives of African heads of state or their representatives have formed a conflict-resolution group. - Tuesday 19 February 2008

Panafrica - Kenya - United States
The US Monday warned that failure to strike an accord to end the political crisis in Kenya would push the US to support the civil society group in ’checking’ the Kenyan government. - Monday 18 February 2008

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