archives : August 2008


South africa
This week’s Constitutional Court ruling, removing the biggest legal obstacle to the corruption trial of African National Congress (ANC) president Jacob Zuma rocked South Africa media. - Saturday 2 August 2008

Ethiopia - International
Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea are unlikely to escalate immediately following the departure of UN peacekeepers, but a mechanism should be found to quickly engage the two neighbours, an analyst said. - Saturday 2 August 2008

Zimbabwe’s central bank chief has urged a six-month price and salary freeze in a bid to rein in runaway inflation, with the country in the midst of an economic meltdown. - Saturday 2 August 2008

Ethiopia - Italy
The third and last block of the Aksum Obelisk was successfully mounted by UNESCO Thursday in its original location in Aksum, northern Ethiopia, the world body said in a statement Friday. - Saturday 2 August 2008

A woman killed her four children, including a set of twins, by strangling them inside her rented two-room apartment in Kamwokya, a Kampala suburb, before trying to kill herself. - Friday 1 August 2008

The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) a leading human rights group says more than 16 000 cases of politically motivated murder, torture, rape, assault and other abuses were committed in Zimbabwe in the first half of this year alone. - Friday 1 August 2008

A group of Ghanaians is taking legal action against the government to halt the intended sale of state-owned Ghana Telecom to telecoms giant Vodafone international. - Friday 1 August 2008

Cameroon - Nigeria
In a new twist to the saga of Nigeria’s hand over of the resource-rich Bakassi peninsula to Cameroon, a court in Nigeria has stopped the federal government from going ahead with the full hand over scheduled for 14 August 2008. - Friday 1 August 2008

Zimbabwe’s Reserve Bank Governor, Dr Gideon Gono’s shock anouncement Wednesday that the long discarded set of coins are still legal tender has triggered dramatic excitement with people scampering all over the place hunting for their long-lost coins in houses, offices and even fountains. - Friday 1 August 2008

Libya - United States
Washington moved closer to full resumption of diplomatic relations with Tripoli yesterday after the US Senate passed legislation to create a compensation fund for families of the victims of Libyan-sponsored bombings. - Friday 1 August 2008

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