archives : April 2008


Panafrica - Tanzania
High food and oil prices on the world market are challenges to Africa that should be checked to save many economies in the continent from collapse, Tanzanian President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete said on Monday. - Monday 28 April 2008

South africa
President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa has stirred up controversy with a speech appearing to characterise the Western Cape as a place of drunks and armed criminals. - Monday 28 April 2008

Panafrica - Nigeria
Nigerians from all walks of life mourned Chief Abraham Adesanya, the Pan-Yoruba cultural group, Egbe Afenifere, who died on Sunday. - Monday 28 April 2008

Algeria - Morocco - International
The president of the Algerian national people’s congress indicated during the international colloquium on self-determination held in Algiers on Sunday, that the Western Sahara conflict is still considered as the main object of tension between Morocco and Algeria. - Monday 28 April 2008

Zimbabwe - International
The MDC says 10 of its supporters have been killed in the violence while 3000 others have been displaced from their homes, in what the opposition party has described as a war being waged by state security agents and ZANU PF militias against Zimbabweans. - Monday 28 April 2008

United States - International
Barack Obama on Sunday said that Reverend Jeremiah Wright, his former pastor, was a “legitimate [campaign] issue”, surprising those calling on the Republican party to withdraw an advertisement that shows Mr Wright’s face morphing into that of Mr Obama. - Monday 28 April 2008

Zimbabwe - International
An independent candidate has filed an urgent court application to force Robert Mugabe and the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to order elections in a constituency where voting was postponed last month after the death of an opposition candidate. - Monday 28 April 2008

The Kenya Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources is developing a National Environmental Policy aimed at strengthening existing development strategies and sectoral policies for sustained development, officials announced on Monday. - Monday 28 April 2008

Egypt - Israel
Egypt has arrested two members of the opposition Muslim Brotherhood for allegedly planning attacks against American and Israeli targets in Egypt with Hamas. - Sunday 27 April 2008

Kenya - Rwanda
The Kenya national Under-17 soccer team made an early ex it from the African Youth Championship after suffering a 2-1 defeat in the hands of Rwanda here Saturday. - Sunday 27 April 2008

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