archives : April 2008


Mauritius - United Kingdom
Mauritius Premier Navin Ramgoolam told the Parliament on Tuesday that Great Britain has accepted to initiate top level discussions on the sovereignty of Chagos Archipelago. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

Ghana - United States - International
Should poor governments be allowed to break drug patents for humanitarian reasons? That question is front-and-center at a major public health conference sponsored by the World Health Organization that started on 28 April in Geneva. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

Arab actors are worried that they may be out of work in Eg ypt after the head of the actors’ union Ashraf Zaki said in Cairo that non-Egyptian actors would be allowed to star in only one film or television serial a year. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

United States - International
A visibly angry Barack Obama on Tuesday all but disowned Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor, whose increasingly provocative comments are widely believed to have dented Mr Obama’s hopes of securing the Democratic nomination. - Wednesday 30 April 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
No official results have been released exactly one month after presidential elections were held in Zimbabwe on March 29th. The two main parties involved in the elections, the 84 year old Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF and the opposition’s MDC party headed by Morgan Tsvangirai, who claims his party won the elections. He argues that the delay of the release the results is calculated to give Zanu-PF ample time to rig the elections. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

The Nigerian upper legislative chamber, the Senate, has pledged to review the country’s investment laws as they affect the capital market in order to keep it in tune with current global environment, the senate capital market committee chairman, Ganiyu Solomon, said Tuesday. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

United States
Last week’s vote in Pennsylvania was an even worse result for the Democratic party than is widely supposed. Hillary Clinton’s impressive victory will sustsain her campaign through all the remaining presidential primaries, even if Barack Obama bounces back on May 6 in Indiana and North Carolina. At the same time, though, Mr Obama’s campaign did not collapse. Far from it: he made big inroads into the lead that Mrs Clinton once had in the state. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

Burkina Faso - Burundi - Kenya - Mali
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) Monday in Cairo, Egypt, signed four loan agreements with Burkina Faso, Burundi, Kenya and Mali, totalling US$ 30.9 million to finance development projects in the four countries. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

Panafrica - Ethiopia
A conference on the improvement of the rural living conditions in Africa’s semi-arid areas opens at the headquarters of the African Union (AU) Tuesday. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

South africa
South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe is set to be deployed to the cabinet within days — a move that will allow him to “shadow” President Thabo Mbeki as he serves out the remainder of his term in office, which ends next year. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

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