archives : April 2008


Panafrica - South africa - Zimbabwe - International
South Africa’s official opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) Sunday called on President Thabo Mbeki to urgently consider requesting that the African Union’s Peace and Security Council should intervene in Zimbabwe either by deploying monitors or a peace-keeping force. - Monday 7 April 2008

Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International
Incumbent leader Robert Mugabe has called Zimbabweans to protect their land from whites, stoking emotive land issues as the country anxiously awaited presidential poll results. - Monday 7 April 2008

Panafrica - South africa - Zimbabwe - United Kingdom
As the drama of Zimbabwe’s landmark March 29 election unfolds, Dianne Kohler Banard, Member of Parliament and spokesperson of the Democratic Alliance (DA) of South Africa stated that it was impossible for Mugabe’s ZANUpf to win elections in a country that was very angry with his failed economic policies. - Monday 7 April 2008

Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International
President Robert Mugabe has demanded a vote recount of last week’s presidential poll before results are released, state media reported Sunday. - Sunday 6 April 2008

Panafrica - Nigeria
Nigeria’s flag carrier Virgin Nigeria has won the approval of the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to commence direct commercial flights from Lagos to various destinations in the US, the private Guardian newspaper reported Sunday. - Sunday 6 April 2008

Panafrica - Ghana - United Kingdom - International
A breakaway party of the former President Jerry Rawlings’ National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Saturday night elected a communication consultant as its candidate to contest Ghana’s presidential election scheduled for 7 December, 2008. - Sunday 6 April 2008

Zimbabwe - International
The High Court in Zimbabwe is expected to rule Sunday (today) in an opposition petition to force the national elections body to release delayed presidential poll results. - Sunday 6 April 2008

Mauritania - France - United Kingdom - International
The President of Mauritania’s Bar Association, Ahmed Ould Youssouf Ould Cheikh Sidya, says the government should shoulder "political responsibility" for last Wednesday’s escape in Nouakchott of an alleged member of a terrorist group. - Saturday 5 April 2008

Panafrica - Nigeria - International
With massive fuel shortages in the north of Nigeria since mid March, transport costs have doubled exacerbating food prices. - Saturday 5 April 2008

United States - United Kingdom - International
While Obama and Clinton were delivering their Dr. King remembrance day speeches, Mr. McCain was busy saying he was sorry for a mistake made in the past. - Saturday 5 April 2008

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