archives : August 2008


South africa - Mauritania - Nigeria
The South African government has joined the international community in condemning the military coup in Mauritania. - Thursday 7 August 2008

Panafrica - Mauritania - Nigeria
The democratically-elected government of Mauritania has been toppled in a coup, according to the state media. - Thursday 7 August 2008

A blanket amnesty would be availed to Zimbabwe leader Robert Mugabe for the crimes he allegedly committed since 1980, sources close to the talks have said. - Wednesday 6 August 2008

Panafrica - United States
When the McCain campaign released his latest in a string of sharply negative advertisements, mocking Barack Obama as a self-important celebrity along the likes of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, all that was expected was the usual comments from critics. In fact, little did they think of anything close to an intelligent riposte making mockery of their star candidate. And little did critics think that their warning of a backfire would be confirmed with a brilliant riposte from Paris Hilton, not Barack Obama. Video Below - Wednesday 6 August 2008

South africa
When Steve Matlhabela, 16, left his home on a chilly June morning to visit some relatives in a village not far from his in the rolling hills outside the town of Tzaneen, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province, he didn’t expect that it would be a month before he returned. - Wednesday 6 August 2008

Sierra Leone
The police in Sierra Leone have questioned the country’s sacked Transport and Aviation Minister Kemoh Sesay over the landing in the country of a Venezuelan plane that was carrying 703kg of cocaine 13 July. - Wednesday 6 August 2008

Panafrica - France - United States
The continued vitality of religion has motivated many scholars in sociology, anthropology, political theory, international relations, and philosophy to revisit their assumptions about how religion relates to their disciplines. - Wednesday 6 August 2008

Panafrica - United States
Fans of Evan Bayh, the clean-cut senator for Indiana, are hoping today will be the day he is selected as Barack Obama’s vice-presidential running mate. They are likely to be disappointed. - Wednesday 6 August 2008

Rwanda - France
Rwanda is preparing to indict members of the French political and military establishment over their alleged complicity in the country’s 1994 genocide after it published a damning report that accuses France of facilitating the killings. - Wednesday 6 August 2008

Mauritanian police arrested a young man , Ali Sarr, presumed to be in his twenties and suspected of committing a series of rapes and murders, Monday evening in the Arafat district of the capital, Nouakchott. - Tuesday 5 August 2008

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