archives : June 2008


Egypt - Zimbabwe - International
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Monday had a heated exchange with three Europeans, whose identity or profession were not disclosed, as they accosted him on his way out of the plenary session of the on-going African Union heads of state summit. - Monday 30 June 2008

Panafrica - Senegal
Hiphop and Islam – to western ears, the two seem like they have to be at odds. It’s true that orthodox Muslims are generally suspicious of pop culture, but this is especially true of American hiphop culture, which celebrates materialism and openly flaunts sexuality. In spite of that, Muslim beliefs and modern pop culture long ago entered into a variety of new symbioses in many parts of the world, particularly in Africa. - Monday 30 June 2008

Kenya - Libya
A global anti-graft organisation has urged Kenya to investigate the controversy surrounding the sale of a top hotel to some Libyan investors. - Monday 30 June 2008

France - International
The news cut like a knife : Lilian Thuram cannot play for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) due to a cardiaque enlargement — an increase in the size of his heart — which has sparked growing fears about his safety on the football field. - Monday 30 June 2008

Eritrea - Ethiopia - International
The UN peacekeeping mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) is as good as dead, according to the Ethiopian government. - Monday 30 June 2008

Panafrica - Zimbabwe
A GROUP of African lawmakers which observed Zimbabwe’s one-man election has today called for the holding of a new round of polling, dismissing last week’s vote as neither free nor fair. - Monday 30 June 2008

South africa - Netherlands
The ANC leadership is reported to be keen to have Jacob Zuma’s rape accuser brought back from the Netherlands to apologise for making the accusation. - Monday 30 June 2008

Panafrica - United States
Three hours after John McCain’s campaign bus left General Motors’ plant in Lordstown, Ohio, workers started streaming in and out of the factory’s gates for the mid-afternoon shift change. - Monday 30 June 2008

Primary and secondary teachers in Nigeria resumed their suspended strike Monday to press for the implementation of a unified salary structure, which they believe will enhance their pay. - Monday 30 June 2008

Panafrica - Zambia
President Levy Mwanawasa of Zambia was rushed to hospital in the Egyptian resort of Sharm el-Sheikh late Sunday after a health emergency, it is reported today. - Monday 30 June 2008

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