archives : September 2008


Nigeria - United Kingdom
England born, Nigerian Striker Carlton Cole has expressed his delight to play under the instructions of former Chelsea Legend Gianfranco Zola. - Friday 12 September 2008

In spite of its slow proceedings and slow execution of development in last years polls, the World Bank & International Finance Consortium (IFC) viewpoint on "Doing Business 2009" has revealed that Ghana is the best West African country to do business in. - Friday 12 September 2008

President Umaru Yar’Adua is becoming a sweet song on the lips of Nigerians especially amongst the natives of the Niger Delta. - Friday 12 September 2008

After months of a stifling post-election impasse, sworn Zimbabwean political enemies have finally struck a power sharing deal, brokered by South African President, Thabo Mbeki. - Friday 12 September 2008

Panafrica - Burkina Faso - France
A show inspired by the life and the political action of the former Head of State of Burkina Faso, Thomas Sankara, opens Thursday evening in Paris, France. - Thursday 11 September 2008

The preparation of a ’linguistic Atlas’ for Africa has begun, according to the African Academy of Languages (ACALAN). - Thursday 11 September 2008

Nigeria - United States
U.S. filmmaker Andrew Berends continues to be interrogated by security forces in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, while authorities have told translator Samuel George to report to security in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, local journalists told CPJ. Today marks the ninth day security forces have conducted day-long interrogations of Berends and George on accusations of espionage. - Thursday 11 September 2008

On 13 August 2008, Jean-Christophe Houngho, parliamentary correspondent of "Le Matinal", a privately-owned daily newspaper, complained to the journalists’ union that his life is in danger. - Thursday 11 September 2008

According to the latest World Bank report on ’Doing Business’, Liberia’s Net income has been described as modest but encouraging. - Thursday 11 September 2008

It has been three months with no electricity in Bambeto and Cosa in Conakry, Guinea and hundreds of youths have demonstrated against the state-run Electricity of Guinea (EDG), reports carried. - Thursday 11 September 2008

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