archives : August 2008


Panafrica - Nigeria
At least 100,000 infants die from the sickle-cell genetic disorder in Nigeria every year, and the country still has the highest incidence of the illness in Africa. - Thursday 21 August 2008

Panafrica - International
As 31-year-old Magueye Ndiaye describes it, when the pains caused by sickle cell disease come it is like being hit by a tornado. - Thursday 21 August 2008

Zambia - Zimbabwe
Despite their frosty relationship, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Thursday mourned the late Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa, saying his death was a blow to the southern African region. - Thursday 21 August 2008

Ghana - Nigeria
West African neighbours Ghana and Nigeria are to hold a business summit in October to facilitate bilateral trade relations between them. - Thursday 21 August 2008

Namibia’s central bank (BoN) said Wednesday that 65 per cent of its inflation was imported, adding that exogenous market forces have dampened authorities’ optimism in clamping down on rising inflation. - Thursday 21 August 2008

John Githongo, Kenya’s former anti-corruption chief, has said the country’s fragile coalition government will succeed only if it tackles graft, as he returned home for his first visit since he fled fearing his life in 2005. - Thursday 21 August 2008

Kenya - Zambia
Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki on Tuesday mourned his departed Zambian counterpart, Levy Mwanawasa, describing him as an avid defender of justice who demonstrated his willingness to fight corruption by resigning as Vice - President. - Thursday 21 August 2008

The Namibian government has banned domestic trade and export of ivory products, known as omakipas, saying that trade in ivory products, which had all along been conducted without any legislative framework, has to be legislated. - Thursday 21 August 2008

Zimbabwe’s annual inflation rate soared to 11.2 million per cent in June,the central statistical agency has said. - Thursday 21 August 2008

South africa
The ANC National Executive Committee has decided against holding an early general election. - Thursday 21 August 2008

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