archives : April 2008


South africa - Egypt - Ghana - Nigeria
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) Wednesday announced that African rice breeders had made ’’critical steps’’ towards ensuring self-sufficiency and boosting African rice production, AGRA said in a statement. - Wednesday 23 April 2008

Ghana - Morocco - United Kingdom - International
The United Kingdom has given 910 million dollars following appeals made by the United Nations to overcome spiraling global food prices in the world. - Wednesday 23 April 2008

South africa - Ghana
Some 50 Ghanaian and South African scientists, academics and policy makers began a four-day meeting in Accra on Tuesday to work towards the establishment of joint collaborative research and development projects. - Wednesday 23 April 2008

South africa - Ghana - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), which claims it won last month’s controversial presidential election, will not hurt President Robert Mugabe, when it comes to power. - Wednesday 23 April 2008

France - United States - Israel - International
The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People says it will convene a UN International conference on the Palestinian refugees to be held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, according to a UNESCO statement, issued in the French capital. - Wednesday 23 April 2008

Ghana - Liberia - International
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, Tuesday addressed the joint session of the Liberian Legislature, saying that he was in the country to assess the achievements Liberia had made so far in recovering from a devastating conflict. - Wednesday 23 April 2008

Panafrica - United States - Canada - United Kingdom
A principal researcher from Canada’s North-South Institute, Dr. John W. Foster, Tuesday urged governments from developed countries “to phase out agricultural subsidies” given to their farmers as part of measures towards solving the current food crises faced by the developing world, including Africa. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Nigeria - International
Insufficient storage facilities has been fingered as one of the major challenges facing the Nigerian Petroleum Industry thereby causing incessant scarcity particularly as it affects aviation fuel, according to the Chief Operating Officer of African Petroleum (AP) Plc, Tunde Falasinnu. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Nigeria - United States - United Kingdom - International
Market capitalization on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) dropped Tuesday to 11.810 trillion naira from the previous day’s figure of 11.854 trillion naira. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Panafrica - United States - China - International - European Union
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a World Bank arm which finances private sector investment, has announced the launch and pricing of a five-year US$ 1 billion benchmark issue. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

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