archives : April 2008

     

Panafrica - International
Cuba and the ECOWAS Commission have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to implement a regional programme on renewable energy that will also promote energy efficiency in the 15 member states, according to a statement from the commission on Wednesday. - Thursday 24 April 2008


DR Congo - Belgium
A Congolese human rights group, Voice of the Voiceless (VSV), has denounced the arrest of a Belgian independent journalist M. Collin in Bas-Congo province and demanded his immediate release or prosecution at a court of competent jurisdiction. - Thursday 24 April 2008


Nigeria
Investors at the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) Wednesday placed a total of 8.46 billion naira on 476.09 million shares in 16,891 deals. - Thursday 24 April 2008


Nigeria - International
Nigeria’s House of Representatives has set up a 26-member panel to probe the activities of the state-run Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) between 1999 and 2008. - Wednesday 23 April 2008


Congo - Chad - France - European Union
Swedish Col. Hans Am, who has been serving in the European Force in Chad and the Central African Republic (EUFOR), has been relieved of his duties by his country’s military hierarchy for "withholding information", an official source said on Wednesday. - Wednesday 23 April 2008


South africa - Zimbabwe - China - International
The new Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa, the Reverend Thabo Makgoba, Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Zimbabwe. - Wednesday 23 April 2008


United States - United Kingdom - International
Hillary Clinton just hit that magic number. By winning the Pennsylvania primary with a 10 percentage point margin, Mrs Clinton crossed precisely the threshold that pretty much everyone agreed was the minimum necessary for her to rejuvenate her fading chances of securing the Democratic nomination. - Wednesday 23 April 2008


Panafrica - Senegal - United States - United Kingdom
Akon, the successful R&B and Rap artist, had people believe that he spent four years in prison on heavy charges. His “bad boy” image has been much appreciated by many rap fans. A report by The Smoking Gun internet site debunks the myth. - Wednesday 23 April 2008


South africa - Brazil - International
South Africa will wait to finalise a contract with their new coach before officially announcing his appointment, the country’s soccer federation CEO said today. - Wednesday 23 April 2008


South africa - Zimbabwe - International
ZIMBABWE’S ruling Zanu PF party has retained its House of Assembly and Senate seats in the first result announced from a partial recount in 23 constituencies following general elections on March 29. - Wednesday 23 April 2008

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