archives : August 2008


Wildred Bungei was the fastest man Tuesday as he qualified in style for the 800 metres semi-final planned for Thursday in continuation of the Olympic games in Beijing, China. - Thursday 21 August 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
South African leader, who is now viewed as Zimbabwe’s president is yet again expected in Harare in a bid to push Robert Mugabe and opposition MDC party leader Morgan Tsvangirai to agree to share power in a government of national unity. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

The much awaited convening of Zimbabwe’s seventh parliament has been set for Tuesday next week. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

The Gambia
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has discharged 23 HIV/AIDS patients who had undergone treatment from him in his native village of ‘Kanilai’, situated some 120km southeast of Banjul, the capital, government sources confirmed Tuesday. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

Although he looks frail, Cossan Ntabwigwa, in his late 60s, is a determined man. He recently returned from Tanzania, where he had been a refugee since 1972, and is seeking to resettle on a piece of land he left years ago. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

Food insecurity in northern Uganda, a region recovering from two decades of conflict, is approaching crisis levels due to a combination of factors, including bad weather and lack of adequate farm inputs, agricultural officials have cautioned. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

As fertiliser and petrol prices zoom and threaten food production in Zambia, farmers are being urged to adopt conservation farming. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

Ivory Coast
Two years after an illegal toxic dumping operation in the Ivorian capital Abidjan created a widespread medical emergency and political scandal, UN contamination expert Okechukwu Ibeanu warns the clean-up effort has stalled. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

Virgin Atlantic is in talks to sell its 49 per cent stake in Virgin Nigeria, which it set up in 2005, following an increasingly acrimonious dispute with the Nigerian government over the location of the loss-making west African carrier’s domestic operations. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

South africa
South Africa’s economy on Tuesday offered a glimmer of hope amid the global gloom as new data showed it expanded by 4.9 per cent in the second three months of the year compared with the previous quarter, faster than analysts had expected. - Wednesday 20 August 2008

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