archives : April 2008

     

Morocco - International - European Union
Founded in the year 808 by Idriss II, Fes, which has stood the test of centuries, battling with the continuous torrential stream of events which define the outlines its history today, celebrates its 1200th anniversary. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Panafrica - International
Though Africa is making good progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, the epidemic threatens more the growth and survival of teenage girls than young men of the same age, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot has warned. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Mozambique
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tuesday declared that the performance of the Mozambican government’s reform programme in 2007 was "satisfactory", despite missing a couple of agreed benchmarks. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Angola - Nigeria - International
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has said it will not participate in this month’s Niger Delta Peace Summit being planned by the stakeholders, including the government, to find a lasting solution to the crisis rocking the Nigerian oil region. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Panafrica - Botswana - United States - United Kingdom
Botswana, Zimbabwe’s diamond rich neighbor, on Tuesday witnessed a smooth power transition while it awaits presidential results. Seretse Khama Ian Khama was inaugurated as Botswana’s president, inheriting a rare political and economic success story. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Panafrica - Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom
Zimbabwe’s civil society organisations have petitioned SADC heads of state to push for the release of full election results. The eighteen organizations fear that the incumbent, president Robert Mugabe’s preparing to declare a state of emergency. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Panafrica - Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International

As the Zimbabwe Election Commission continue to release results albeit at a snail’s pace, Zanu PF still maintains a one seat lead over the Movement for Democratic Change.

Latest results at 11 am (local time), show Zanu PF with 92 seats against MDC’S 91. Arthur Mutambara’s other MDC faction has five.

- Wednesday 2 April 2008


Zimbabwe - United States - United Kingdom - International
Officials from Zimbabwe’s opposition Movement for Democratic Change are having back-channel contacts with senior security officers in Robert Mugabe’ s regime as the president faces increasing pressure from his party to concede defeat in the wake of the apparent MDC victory in last weekend’s elections. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Panafrica - Ghana - United States - International
Former United States President Jimmy Carter, who is waging a war on Guinea worm in the world, on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the acceleration of work by Ghana in the past year to reduce the debilitating disease. - Wednesday 2 April 2008


Panafrica - European Union
The European Commission is to launch an Internet site aimed at providing information for the protection of biodiversity in Africa, official sources said in Brussels on Monday. - Wednesday 2 April 2008

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