archives : April 2008


Libya - International
Nur Missuari, President of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF), was liberated Friday evening, in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, by the Kadhafi Foundation for Development, a statement from the Philippines’ Ministry of Information announced. - Sunday 27 April 2008

Ethiopia - Somalia
A fresh eruption of fighting this week in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, has forced an estimated 8,200 people to flee the beleaguered coastal city, the UN refugee agency said here Sunday. - Sunday 27 April 2008

Rights groups numbering more than 2,000 and under the banner "Global NGO Coalition on International Criminal Court (CICC)" Friday launched a campaign dubbed "Justice For Darfur", and called for the immediate arrest and trial of two Sudanese government officials for crimes committed in the region. - Sunday 27 April 2008

United States - Canada - United Kingdom - International
Marijuana and tobacco are an explosive combination for the lungs. It appears that regular tobacco smokers who also use marijuana run a considerably increased risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. - Sunday 27 April 2008

The Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, has threatened to stop conducting weddings for couples where the bride and bridesmaids appear half-naked. - Sunday 27 April 2008

Zimbabwe - International
Twenty-four babies and 40 children under the age of six are hold up in Southerton Police cells after police raid MDC offices last friday. Spokesman for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). - Sunday 27 April 2008

Ghana - Brazil - China - India
Conclusions of UNCTAD XII ministerial meeting have stresse d the immense potential created by growing trade and investment links within the developing world, spurred by the emergence of dynamic developing economies, such as China, India and Brazil. - Saturday 26 April 2008

Panafrica - Ethiopia - Kenya - International
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has confirmed the efficiency of mosquito nets treated with insecticide, indicating that its use had trebled since 2003 in 16 African countries. - Saturday 26 April 2008

United States
The Democratic party’s “superdelegates” have every right to overturn the popular vote and choose the candidate they believe would be best equipped to defeat John McCain in a general election, according to Howard Dean, chairman of the US Democratic National Committee. - Saturday 26 April 2008

Mauritius - India
A team of Indian experts in computer technology is expected in Mauritius Monday to assist that African country in the setting up a "National Computer Emergency Response Team" (CERT-MU) which will help to secure computer data, an official source said on Friday. - Saturday 26 April 2008

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