archives : April 2008


Namibia’s largest diamond miner, NamDeb, said its geologists have found the wreckage of an ancient ship laden with treasure, including six bronze cannons, thousands of Spanish and Portuguese gold coins and more than 50 elephant tusks. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

By raising their national flags on numerous occasions, young sportspersons have proved to the rest of the world that Africa is not a continent of widespread poverty and illiteracy but a land of confident winners, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said Wednesday. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

Panafrica - United Kingdom - International - European Union
Ivorian internationals Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou as well as the Ghanaian, Michael Essien, will be available for Avram Grant to try to get past Liverpool’s sturdy defensive line during tonight’s Champions League semifinal. The London based team will also count with the Nigerian John Obi Mikel. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

A World Bank senior official on Wednesday said the international donors are ready to help Zimbabwe’s ailing economy recover as soon as the government proves it is committed to economic and social change. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

In a move to check violent crimes in the country, the Liberian legislature on Wednesday began debating a draft bill aimed at making armed robbery, rape, terrorism and hijacking first degree felonies that merit no bail for arrested suspects. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

Panafrica - Benin - International

The Africa Rice Center (WARDA) is helping its member states manage the rice crisis through a combination of short-term actions reinforced by medium- to long-term strategies supporting their domestic rice sectors.

"The rice crisis is not really a surprise for WARDA and our member states," said WARDA Director General Dr Papa Abdoulaye Seck. "The Center had not only foreseen the crisis, but also taken concrete actions to help its member states manage it."

- Wednesday 30 April 2008

Panafrica - Ethiopia - Kenya
As African athletes test their skills on running tracks here over the next five days, legendary Kenyan star Kipchoge Keino has called for the promotion of sports education and the use of sport competitions to foster the unity of African peoples and nations. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

The Director of the Institute for Training and Research on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (IPDSR), Guélaye Sall, has said that acute breathing infections are a major cause of mortality among children aged up to five years in Senegal. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

Nigeria has announced plans to import 500,000 metric tonnes of rice and release an additional 11,000 mnetric tonnes of grains from its strategic reserve to cushion the effect of the global food crisis. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

Morgan Tsvangirai’s Movement for Democratic Change last night circulated statistical evidence to the press to back up its claim that it won with an absolute majority in the presidential election. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

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