archives : April 2008


The Nigerian Senate has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to comply with all due processes of law in its search for the chairman of its committee on health and erstwhile First Daughter Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Congo - International
The World Bank will grant Congo US$1 million to enhance its epidemiological watch in order to fund the action plan to curb bird flu, an official source said here on Tuesday. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Panafrica - United Kingdom - European Union
A UK-based charity has warned that the controversial Economic Partner Agreements (EPAs) will hurt the poor in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Panafrica - Comoros
The Anjouan Island will elect its president by late June, according to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI), Ali Saïd. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Panafrica - Egypt - Morocco - International
The OPEC Fund for International Development has granted to Morocco a loan of 19 million euros earmarked for the financing of part of the Fès-Oujda (328 km) highway construction project, in the country’s eastern province. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe - United States
It has been an amazing experience to say the least what with living in Johannesburg, South Africa as the city and country continue to struggle to find their way in post-apartheid times and journeying every now and then to Zimbabwe to assist democratic political and civic leaders. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

Nigeria - United States - United Kingdom - International
My very last memory of my grandmother is her pulling me into a close hug and a kiss before we left our apartment in Lagos for the airport. She whispered into my skin, holding me desperately, “Don’t come back with a white woman.” I smiled like a fifteen-year-old, not sure at the time exactly what she meant. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

South africa - Zambia - Zimbabwe - China
Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa has commended South Africa and Mozambique for not allowing their territories to be used to offload the heavy Chinese weaponry bought by Zimbabwe. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

United States
The seven-week campaign in Pennsylvania concluded on Monday much as it had begun – in a swirl of accusations and counter-accusations. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

South africa - Mozambique - Zimbabwe - United States - China
Zimbabwean authorities yesterday said the cash-strapped government has a right to buy arms from any legal source as long as they are needed to defend the country. - Tuesday 22 April 2008

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