archives : August 2008


The Nigerian military said Monday it had discovered an illegal refinery being operated by suspected militants in the country’s restive oil-producing Niger Delta region. - Monday 11 August 2008

Zimbabwe’s rival political leaders, Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, were on Monday locked in a second day of tough negotiations, as hopes of an imminent power-sharing deal to address the country’s bloody crisis appeared to recede. - Monday 11 August 2008

Zimbabwe’s rival political leaders, Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai, held face-to-face talks in Harare on Sunday aimed at hastening a deal that would see the old foes come together in an uneasy power-sharing government. - Monday 11 August 2008

Panafrica - China - International
It was a great day for Africa at the Beijing Olympics men’s football event Sunday, as Cameroon and Cote d’Ivoire both recorded their first victories and stayed on course to advance to the next round. - Sunday 10 August 2008

Nigeria - United States
Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) officials said Sunday that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has awarded the 2000 Sydney Olympics Men’s 4x400m gold to Nigeria, after it was stripped from the US team over doping. - Sunday 10 August 2008

Ethiopia - Somalia - International
An aid worker in Mogadishu has received death threats a day after the head of an orphanage was killed by unidentified gunmen. Meanwhile the UN has expressed concern over continuing attacks on humanitarian workers in the war-torn country. - Sunday 10 August 2008

Experts in Diplomacy and International Relations in Nigeria have underscored the need for African leaders to provide responsible leadership, promote good governance and rule of law and uplift the living condition of their citizens as a way of warding off military coups across the continent. - Sunday 10 August 2008

Kenya’s ruling elite, former and serving cabinet ministers and families of former presidents are bracing for forthcoming land seizures following a government announcement on Friday to implement a controversial land reform plan. - Saturday 9 August 2008

South africa
Zuma, who is widely tipped to become the next President of South Africa, was back in Pietermaritzburg this week for a two-day hearing on the legality of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money-laundering charges laid against him last year. - Saturday 9 August 2008

Panafrica - Botswana - United States
Botswana is set to receive military assistance from the United States. Reports from Botswana say the US has allocated the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) about P4 million as part of the global war on terror by President George W. Bush. - Saturday 9 August 2008

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