archives : April 2008

     

Panafrica - Nigeria - International
Journalists have been barred from the venue of the Thursday’s arraignment of Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah and an accomplice, Edward Atatah in Jos, capital of Nigeria’s northern Plateau state. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Panafrica - Nigeria - International
Nigeria’s immediate past Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Sunday Ehindero, was grilled for over two hours by an anti-graft agency Wednesday over the management of 557 million naira meant for the procurement of arms and ammunition for the police during his tenure (117 naira=US$1). - Thursday 3 April 2008


Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International
The "official" reason behind French President, Nicolas Sarkozy’s visit last week to the banks of the Thames river was to rekindle Franco-British relations. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International
Fixed and mobile phone lines have been jammed as Zimbabweans try to find out the outcome of their elections. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International
The MDC’s stunning success in the hinterlands –for long the bedrock of Mugabe’s success – was the key to unlocking Mugabe’s stranglehold on power. Analysts say a collapsed economy and rising poverty connected rural populations with the change message of the opposition. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International
ZANU PF has lost control of Zimbabwe’s parliament in the biggest power shift since the country won independence from Britain in 1980. Robert Mugabe’s revolutionary party is now an opposition. Ofiical figures show that Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) took 99 seats, while Mugabe’s party polled 97. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Panafrica - Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International
Taking the leading position in the general election vote count increases the opposition’s chances of winning the presidential elections against Robert Mugabe. The opposition now has a majority representation in parliament for the first time since the country’s independence in 1980. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Liberia - Nigeria - Sierra Leone
Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council has approved a ’’cessation clause’’ in respect of refugees from Liberia and Sierra Leone who have been staying in Nigeria following the wars in both nations. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Panafrica - International
Though encouraging, Africa’s recent economic growth performance had limited impact on poverty reduction and employment creation, the essential factors for accelerating progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a ministerial meeting has concluded. - Thursday 3 April 2008


Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - International - European Union
According to a new British study, 10% of children under the age of 4 snore every night. In fact, only 40% of children are free from snoring. - Thursday 3 April 2008

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