archives : April 2008


Nigeria - International
The food crisis which has ravaged some countries across the globe may not be too far from Nigeria, given the rate at which prices of staple foods have been on the rise daily, a Thisday newspaper investigation revealed Thursday. - Thursday 24 April 2008

A Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo, Wednesday called on the Nigeria’s anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), to declare Senator Iyabo Obasanjo-Bello wanted with immediate effect, according to Thursday’s publication of the Thisday newspaper. - Thursday 24 April 2008

Nigeria - United States
The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Robin Renne Sanders, has described poverty as "perhaps the greatest challenge facing Nigeria today," with more than half of the country’s population living on less than US$ 1 a day, according to Thursday’s edition of the Guardian newspaper. (US$ 1 = 117 naira). - Thursday 24 April 2008

Panafrica - South africa - Angola - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe, embroiled in an election crisis, Thursday announced it was calling off the summit of the Common Market for Central and Southern Africa (Comesa) due in the country next month because of its unresolved 29 March polls. - Thursday 24 April 2008

Panafrica - International - European Union
A new report has slammed the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) to be signed between the European Union (EU) and developing countries and called for its rejection. - Thursday 24 April 2008

Mozambique is to present to the November meeting of the parties to the Ottawa Convention against anti-personnel land mines, a request to extend its deadline to be declared a country free of these deadly devices. - Thursday 24 April 2008

Ghana - France
With Ghana being surrounded by French- speaking countries the education authorities, in conjunction with the French Embassy in Accra, are making conscious efforts to improve the learning of the language in the country. - Thursday 24 April 2008

Kenya - United Kingdom - China
Four-time Boston Marathon winner Robert Cheruiyot will lead the Kenyan team to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games marathon. - Thursday 24 April 2008

Egypt - Israel
Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested 105 Eritrean illegal migrants who were attempting to sneak into the North African country from Sudan. - Thursday 24 April 2008

DR Congo - Rwanda
Twelve Congolese teachers serving in Rwanda have bee n detained at the National Intelligence Agency (ANR) in Bukavu, the South Kivu province in the DR Congo, on charges of planning to attacking Kinshasha, police sources said Tuesday. - Thursday 24 April 2008

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