archives : August 2008


Panafrica - United States
Hillary Clinton rose to the occasion and in most peoples view far exceeded expectations in a speech that offered a ringing endorsement of Barack Obama and a call for Democratic unity. - Wednesday 27 August 2008

Libya - Sudan
A Sudanese plane, hijacked during a flight from Nyala, in Darfur, to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, landed Tuesday at the Koufra airport , south-east of Libya, aviation officials said. - Wednesday 27 August 2008

Panafrica - France
14 African countries, represented by The Federation of Travel Agencies, openly expressed their non-acceptance of an Air France “zero commission” deadline from January 2009, to be introduced mainly in the organisation’s member countries. - Tuesday 26 August 2008

Robert Mugabe opened parliament this morning (Tuesday) amid hackling by parliamentarians from the main opposition party- MDC. - Tuesday 26 August 2008

Panafrica - Ghana - Mauritania - Nigeria
Swathes of West Africa’s coastline extending from the orange dunes in Mauritania to the dense tropical forests in Cameroon will be underwater by the end of the century as a direct consequence of climate change, environmental experts warn. - Tuesday 26 August 2008

Panafrica - United States
Put the Academy Awards and the first day of the Democratic convention side by side and it would be hard to distinguish which was politics and which was showbiz. From Ted Kennedy’s moving convention finale to the schmaltzy two-way between Barack Obama, who was speaking from a living room in Kansas to his family on the podium in Denver, the first of four prime-time Democratic infomercials was choreographed to perfection. - Tuesday 26 August 2008

MEND in a statement, Monday, said that a civilian commercial transport boat plying the Yenagoa-Fropa (southern Ijaw) route of the state had been attacked by the men of the military Joint Task Force (JTF) on Sunday afternoon. - Tuesday 26 August 2008

Panafrica - Kenya
Kenya’s largest retail chain, Nakumatt Supermarket, said Monday it had opened a new branch in Rwanda, in a move that boosts bilateral trade relations between the two countries. - Monday 25 August 2008

In a move depicting President Robert Mugabe’s declining power after 28 years in office, the opposition Monday grabbed the Speaker’s position in the Zimbabwean legislature for the first time in the nation’s post-independence history. - Monday 25 August 2008

The Gambia
Anthony Michael Duson, a New Zealander, was arrested with his Gambian host Mustpha Drammeh, by the Gambia Police for establishing a company dealing with pornography. - Monday 25 August 2008

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