archives : April 2008


Nigerian University teachers Monday began a one-week warning strike, to renew their demand for the reinstatement of their sacked 49 colleagues at the University of IIorin (UNILORIN), in Nigeria’s central region, reports the Nation newspaper. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

Algeria - International
The city of Chlef, Western Algiers, continues to be the scene of violent clashes between security forces and the local population against the abolition of financial assistance to victims of the 1980 earthquake under the 2007 Finance Act. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International
Shut away snugly inside our homes and our workplaces we may think we are safe from pollution … but we’d be wrong. In fact, air pollutant concentrations are higher inside than outside buildings. This is the conclusion of a report by a French senator on the risks and dangers presented by commonly used chemical substances. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

Schools are supposed to reopen today for the second term countrywide after a five week long break. But that is not the case here. Only handful of students were seen walking to school this morning. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

The string of attacks on Shell oil export pipelines by the militants from the Movement from the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has forced oil giant Shell to shut in a total of over 500,000 barrels per day, MEND said in a statement emailed to panapress on Monday. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

Towards the forthcoming 16th African athletics championship, the African Union (AU) and the Confederation of African Athletes (CAA), have jointly organised for Tuesday, an international symposium on the theme "Sport as a factor of peace and integration in Africa", a communiqué of the PanAfrican organisation said. - Tuesday 29 April 2008

Investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Monday staked 11.007 billion naira on 611.5 million shares in 17,589 deals. - Monday 28 April 2008

African scientists Monday unveiled a new research that shows a doubling of treatment coverage of children suffering from malaria, when delivery of drugs was controlled by the local community themselves. - Monday 28 April 2008

United States - International
Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama’s former pastor, on Monday gave a defiant address in Washington DC that looks likely to add to Mr Obama’s growing vulnerability ahead of a critical primary election against Hillary Clinton in Indiana next week. - Monday 28 April 2008

The man who led the death squad that murdered Mozambique’s foremost investigative journalist, Carlos Cardoso, in November 2000, Monday changed his story and claimed the killing was ordered by the late Nyimpine Chissano, the eldest son of former President Joaquim Chissano. - Monday 28 April 2008

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