archives : September 2008


Panafrica - Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has lifted the ban on some non-governmental organisations (NGOs), but aid agencies have been cautious in their response.

A notice from the social welfare ministry on 29 August announced the lifting of the ban, imposed ahead of the second round of voting in the presidential ballot on 27 June for alleged political bias against the government.

- Monday 1 September 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s major opposition party has revealed that the two days of power-sharing talks with the ruling Zanu-PF have ended without any agreement. - Monday 1 September 2008

Panafrica - United States
Republicans are running helter-skelter as an unrelenting hurricane Gustav promises an indiscriminate destruction, forcing important Republican party governors to be present in their states instead of the Republican convention. - Monday 1 September 2008

Zanu PF, referred to as "the military junta" by critics, at the weekend sealed off Matobo constituency in Matabeleland South which fell vacant following the election of MDC national chairman, Lovemore Moyo, as the Speaker of Parliament. - Monday 1 September 2008

Swaziland, today celebrates the Reed Dance the second most important ceremony where King Mswati III would pick his 14 wife. - Monday 1 September 2008

Thirty-five people were killed yesterday in violent clashes that ensued between security officers controlling the Niger Delta region and the region militants. The deadly stand-offs took place in Bayelsa, Delta and River States. - Monday 1 September 2008

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