archives : April 2008


Ethiopia - International
Ethiopia Monday announced it had broken diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing the Middle East country of causing instability in the Horn of Africa. - Monday 21 April 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe - European Union
A South African member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) observer team Monday said the recount of votes in a number of constituencies in Zimbabwe was futile because ballot boxes had been tampered with. - Monday 21 April 2008

Panafrica - Zimbabwe - International
Election officials in Zimbabwe said Monday the results of controversial parliamentary vote recounts in 23 constituencies, which started on Saturday, would be delayed beyond the three-day time frame earlier forecast. - Monday 21 April 2008

Egypt - International
The Egyptian opposition is gearing up for a 5 May general strike to coincide with President Hosni Mubarak’s 80th birthday, according to opposition groups. - Monday 21 April 2008

United States - United Kingdom - International
Perched on the observation balcony at the end of the Georgian Railroad train, Barack Obama waves at passing Pennsylvanian voters and shouts: “The train is leaving the station – I need your help.” - Monday 21 April 2008

Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International - European Union
At a time when food prices are beyond what many can afford, it is unconscionable to consider policies that would make food scarcer and drive prices even higher. Yet that is exactly what is advocated in a UN-backed report published last week. - Monday 21 April 2008

South africa - Nigeria - Zimbabwe - United Kingdom
Morgan Tsvangirai, leader of Zimbabwe’s main opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), arrived in Nigeria early Monday to confer with former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the crisis in the Southern African nation. - Monday 21 April 2008

Panafrica - Cameroon - Nigeria
The Nigeria Football Association (NFA) has threatened to report its Cameroonian counterpart (FECAFOOT) to African soccer’s governing body CAF, over its (FECAFOOT) refusal to postpone last Saturday’s Women’s Under-20 World Cup qualifier involving teams from the two countries. - Monday 21 April 2008

Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - China - International
A time bomb has recently been unearthed in China. An international team coordinated by INTERPOL has discovered a huge trade in counterfeit malaria drugs: 240,000 packs of counterfeit artesunate have been sold across Asia. And experts fear an outbreak of pharmacoresistance in the region. - Monday 21 April 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe - United Kingdom - European Union
Norway and the European Union on Sunday urged southern African leaders to resolve the political crisis in Zimbabwe as their credibility was at stake. - Monday 21 April 2008

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