archives : August 2008

     

Kenya
Kenya’s embattled electoral chief, Samuel Kivuitu, admitted Monday that December’s presidential elections which ignited violent killings were massively flawed and that its outcome could have been tilted by over one million "dead voters." - Wednesday 20 August 2008


Panafrica - International
Saudi Arabia has no permanent rivers or lakes. Rainfall is low and unreliable. Cereals can be cultivated only through expensive projects that deplete underground reservoirs. Dairy cattle must be cooled with fans and machines that spray them with water mists. This is not, in short, a nation that would normally be associated with large-scale agriculture. - Wednesday 20 August 2008


Nigeria - International
It will be a clash of champions and rivals. A repeat of the 1996 Olympic finals as Nigeria and Argentina meet again on Saturday at the magnificent and futuristic “Bird’s Nest” Stadium, Beijing, China, in the final match of the Beijing 2008 Olympics men’s soccer. - Tuesday 19 August 2008


Zambia
Zambia’s President Levy Mwanawasa is dead, Vice-President Rupiah Banda announced Tuesday in an address to the nation on the state-run radio and television stations. - Tuesday 19 August 2008


Panafrica - Nigeria - United States
The campaign organisation of US Democratic Party presidential candidate Barack Obama has disowned a Nigerian group that has embarked on a fund raising campaign for the organisation. - Tuesday 19 August 2008


Kenya
Kenya’s embattled electoral chief, Samuel Kivuitu, admitted Monday that December’s presidential elections which ignited violent killings were massively flawed and that its outcome could have been tilted by over one million "dead voters." - Tuesday 19 August 2008


Zambia
The team of doctors treating Zambia’s ailing President Levy Mwanawasa in Paris, France, have described his condition as serious, Vice President Rupiah Banda disclosed in a statement Monday. - Tuesday 19 August 2008


Nigeria - Belgium
It is more than a contest for a place in Saturday’s final match as Nigeria’s Obinna Nsofor and Belgium’s Moussa Dembele also have to settle the contest for the most potent striker of the tournament. - Monday 18 August 2008


Nigeria
Idris is a pimp and makes no bones about it. Because of the way the sex industry works in Nigeria’s northern city of Kano, he and the women he pimps have a co-dependant relationship – they exploit each other. Kano’s history dates back 1,400 years as an iron-working centre that adopted Islam in the 14th century and grew on the back of the trans-Saharan caravan trade. - Monday 18 August 2008


Ethiopia
Ethiopia has emerged as one of the biggest victims of global inflation after food prices in the country nearly doubled in the 12 months to July, intensifying a hunger crisis that has already affected millions of people. - Monday 18 August 2008

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