archives : September 2008


Nigeria - United States
Nigeria and the US have agreed to expand cooperation in natural gas production with the US offering to provide technical assistance in energy as outlined in the Nigerian government master plan, a statement from the Public Affairs section of the US Consulate General said Friday. - Saturday 27 September 2008

Panafrica - International
Africa received record foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows of US$ 53 billion in 2007, according to this year’s World Investment Report of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). - Saturday 27 September 2008

During the launch of the Business Call to Action, President Paul Kagame called upon multinational corporations to invest in Africa and other developing countries to smoothen the process of their prosperity realization. - Friday 26 September 2008

Twelve people have so far died due to a cholera outbreak in Zimbabwe as hundres are hospitalized. Serious water borne diseases are spreading across Zimbabwe’s urban areas due to severe crises within the country’s water and sanitation services. - Friday 26 September 2008

Panafrica - International
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has revealed that the United Nations has realised a total of roughly 16 billion dollars, in the UN summit that was organised to intently rev up the war on global poverty. - Friday 26 September 2008

Panafrica - United States
Organisers at Ole’ Miss, the University of Mississippi, forged ahead on Thursday with preparations for tonight’s crucial first debate of the 2008 US presidential campaign still awaiting the final word that it would go ahead. - Friday 26 September 2008

Panafrica - International
The Publish What You Fund campaigners hope if donors share information on aid flows, recipients like Zakaria Ousman in Chad can better hold them to account.Tired of navigating the often-secretive donor funding world, a group of international non-profits have launched the Publish What You Fund (PWYF) campaign to encourage donors to reveal timely and accessible information about how they are spending their money. - Friday 26 September 2008

Eritrea - Ethiopia
Ethiopia Thursday accused Eritrea of being the main stumbling block to the attainment of peace in the Horn of Africa. According to the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry, Eritrea has consistently rejected any diplomatic efforts to solve its dispute with Ethiopia. - Friday 26 September 2008

Recent economic reports show that Tanzania lags behind neighbours Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zambia and also Madagascar in its ability to attract foreign investors. - Thursday 25 September 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Thursday said the sudden departure of South African President Thabo Mbeki, who brokered a power-sharing deal, was ’devastating.’ - Thursday 25 September 2008

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