archives : April 2008

     

Panafrica - Egypt - Libya - Morocco - International
The Board of Governors of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) says 10 per cent of its net income of US$ 164.2 million had been allocated to support development projects for the Palestinian people, according to a BADEA statement issued on Monday. - Monday 7 April 2008


South africa - Netherlands - International
South African Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, accompanied by Deputy Foreign Minister Sue van der Merwe, departed Monday for the Netherlands where she will hold bilateral political, economic and trade discussions with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of Holland Tuesday. - Monday 7 April 2008


Algeria - United States
The North Africa regional head of the US computer group, Intel, Khaled Lamraoui announced at an information day here Sunday his company would open an office in the Algerian capital this year. - Monday 7 April 2008


Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International
Can reduced testosterone levels explain depression in older men. The pronounced drop in testosterone levels in men aged 70 and over appears to lead to a significant increase in the risk of depression. - Monday 7 April 2008


Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International
Hillary Clinton’s chief strategist stepped down yesterday, days after it was revealed he had met the Colombian ambassador to discuss a controversial trade deal. - Monday 7 April 2008


Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International
The story of Sodom is often used as a condemnation of all homosexual sex. But a careful examination shows that it is mainly condemning only men who try to force other men to have sex with them, i.e. same-sex gang rape. - Monday 7 April 2008


Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International
The Bible approves and has positive stories of same-sex attraction involving love and deep friendship. For example David and Jonathan, Ruth and Naomi, Jesus and two of his followers. As far as we know, these relationships were not sexual. - Monday 7 April 2008


Panafrica - Zimbabwe - United States - International
The High Court in Zimbabwe Monday ruled it had jurisdiction over an opposition application to force an elections body to release delayed results of a presidential poll. - Monday 7 April 2008


Egypt - International
Egyptian security forces cracked down hard on opposition a ctivists late Saturday and early Sunday to end a planned general strike before it was scheduled to begin. - Monday 7 April 2008


Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International
Being a rich democratic presidential hopeful is not a crime per se and Mrs. Clinton’s statement “Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely nothing against rich people” was meant to rally support in her defence after the release of her tax returns. - Monday 7 April 2008

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