archives : August 2008


South African leader Thabo Mbeki will jet in Zimbabwe Saturday afternoon to meet with the country’s political rivals to nudge them towards signing a power-sharing agreement. - Saturday 9 August 2008

Panafrica - Nigeria - International
Nigeria’s men’s team to Beijing Olympics, tagged Dream Team IV, is the prime target of Europe’s determination to end its 16-year gold medal drought in Olympic football. - Friday 8 August 2008

Police in South Africa are investigating a president of an obscure political party in Zimbabwe, Justine Chiota, after a luxury car linked to the Presidency there was registered under his name. - Friday 8 August 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
Daniel Shunba the leader of the United People’s Party (UPP) plans to sue Mbeki if he is not immediately included in the on-going SADC-mediated talks. - Friday 8 August 2008

United States
Few people are more likely to need a holiday than Barack Obama. Yet as he heads off on Friday for his first week-long break since he launched his presidential bid 19 months ago, Mr Obama is dogged by rising angst about his campaign’s direction. - Friday 8 August 2008

Negotiations for a power sharing deal between President Robert Mugabe’s government and Zimbabwe’s main opposition parties have nearly been concluded, people involved in the talks said. - Friday 8 August 2008

Somalia - Canada
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday welcomed Canada’s decision to deploy a frigate to Somalia to protect the agency’s food ships against pirates, who have launched over two dozen attacks so far this year off the East African country’s coast. - Friday 8 August 2008

Malawi president Binguwa Mutharika has refuted an article in Thursday’s edition of the Daily Times which alleged that the 2007 Malawi School Certificate of Education Examinations were leaked because they were printed by a publishing company belonging to the president’s daughter. - Friday 8 August 2008

Ethiopia - Kenya - Somalia
A study co-funded by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has linked less eastern and southern African rainfall wit h a warming Indian Ocean. - Thursday 7 August 2008

Kenyan civil society groups Thursday termed as retrogressive a fresh attempt to re-introduce caning in schools to curb riots in schools, warning they would sue the government for violating the constitution and child rights. - Thursday 7 August 2008

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