archives : August 2008


Cameroon - Nigeria
Describing the process as ’’very painful for all’’, Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar’Adua has assured that the planned handover of the resource-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon would proceed as scheduled Thursday (14Aug), in spite of local opposition to the plan. - Wednesday 13 August 2008

Cameroon - Ivory Coast - Nigeria
Former Olympic men’s football gold mediallists Cameroon have been joined by Nigeria and the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire to advance to the quarter-final of the men’s football event of the 2008 Beijing Olympics Wednesday. - Wednesday 13 August 2008

An Egyptian lawyer has demanded that an Egyptian movie director be given 80 lashes for making a film said to have ’defamed’ the country. - Wednesday 13 August 2008

Kenya - Somalia
A Kenyan-operated passenger aircraft, with three crew members, crashed after hitting a telecommunication tower as it attempted to land in Mogadishu, Somalia, Wednesday, killing all the three occupants on board, police and aviation officials said. - Wednesday 13 August 2008

Power-sharing talks between the government and opposition in Zimbabwe ended without agreement Tuesday, South African President Thabo Mbeki, who is mediating the negotiations, said. - Wednesday 13 August 2008

In an unprecedented reaction to the rising crime wave in Liberia, nine suspected criminals linked with armed robberies in Monrovia’s commercial suburban district of Paynesville were mobbed to death and their bodies burnt late Monday, eye-witnesses confirmed Tuesday. - Wednesday 13 August 2008

Panafrica - United States
Barack Obama on Tuesday netted the endorsement of three prominent Republicans, including Jim Leach and Lincoln Chafee, both of whom lost their congressional seats to Democratic opponents in the 2006 mid-term elections. - Wednesday 13 August 2008

Ghana - International
Serbian Milovan Rajevac was on Tuesday named as the new coach of Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars, ending months of a search that brought out several names that turned out to be false. - Tuesday 12 August 2008

Panafrica - Uganda - India
Police in Uganda have revealed a new wave of crime in financial institutions where bank officials conspire with conmen to siphon money out of bank accounts, but efforts to apprehend culprits are thwarted by the affected banks for fear of negative publicity. - Tuesday 12 August 2008

Troubled power-sharing talks between the government and the opposition in Zimbabwe entered the third day Tuesday, with diminishing hopes that the two sides are close to agreement. - Tuesday 12 August 2008

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