archives : April 2008


South africa - Algeria - Kenya - Nigeria
Algerian transport minister, Mohamed Maghlaoui, who is also president of the bureau of the Conference of African transport ministers, Friday deplored the frequent cases of plane crashes in Africa, saying the continent’s figure is 10 to15 times above the world average. - Saturday 26 April 2008

Morocco - International - Western Sahara
The personal envoy of the UN Secretary General for Western Sahara, Peter van Walsum, is of the view that the idea of the Wester n Sahara independence is not realistic and that the Polisario Front should stop ca lling for it, the Moroccan press reported Friday. - Saturday 26 April 2008

Panafrica - France - United States - United Kingdom
A British medical team recounts the misfortunes of a young woman of African origin who was obsessed about the colour of her skin. She wanted to lighten it, whatever the cost. And, after using a great many so-called adapted creams, she final found herself … very seriously ill. - Saturday 26 April 2008

Local production of basic foods in Cameroon will double in the next two years if an emergency programme announced by the government on 24 April achieves its goals. - Saturday 26 April 2008

South africa - Botswana - Zimbabwe
South Africa’s labour movement and other civic groups are planning to stage weekly marches and protests against Robert Mugabe’s government they accuse of illegally clinging to power in Zimbabwe. - Saturday 26 April 2008

Panafrica - Algeria - International
African transport ministers Friday adopted the Algiers Declaration during the first session of the conference of African ministers in charge of the sector held here. - Friday 25 April 2008

Panafrica - Kenya - Rwanda - International
The Kenyan national Under-17 soccer team Friday threatened to boycott Saturday’s Africa Youth Championships first round return match against Rwanda unless outstanding allowances are paid. - Friday 25 April 2008

Zimbabwe - International
Riot police on Friday carried out their first major crackdown on the MDC when they raided its headquarters detaining scores of people. - Friday 25 April 2008

South africa - Nigeria - Canada
The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) in collaboration with some International experts have concluded arrangements to adopt the South African and Canadian models in addressing the economic injustices of the past in Nigeria’s restive Niger Delta region. - Friday 25 April 2008

Seeking to revive the agricultural sector in the face of an increasing global food crisis, the Moroccan government has decided to opt for a new strategy. - Friday 25 April 2008

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