archives : September 2008

     

Zimbabwe
Thousands of patients in Zimbabwe have been hard done by the persistent cash shortages thanks to the unrealistic daily $1 000 withdrawal limit offered by banks which has left them unable to purchase drugs. - Thursday 25 September 2008


Uganda - United States
According to reports emanating from Kampala, Uganda, the economic hold back in the US and Europe could naturally affect demand for Uganda’s export. - Thursday 25 September 2008


Kenya
Kenyan President, Mr. Kibaki has claimed that the sharp increase in oil prices is fast grinding down gains made by economies of developing countries and hence threatening international peace. - Thursday 25 September 2008


Zambia
The stage has been set for Zambia’s presidential elections in October. Zambians go to the polls to elect the former president Levy Mwanawasa’s replacement. - Thursday 25 September 2008


South africa
The new president of South Africa will be elected at a parliamentary sitting in Cape Town on Thursday. The ANC elected party deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe to be the acting president until the elections early next year. - Wednesday 24 September 2008


Panafrica - Ghana - International
Ghana has performed better on the corruption perception index but an anti-corruption campaigner said this is not encouraging, nearly eight years after President John Agyekum Kufuor declared "zero tolerance for corruption". - Wednesday 24 September 2008


Kenya
Kenya’s athletic officials Wednesday banned the national 400 metres champion Elizabeth Muthoka for two years after she failed a dope test. Athletics Kenya (AK) has also cancelled the new 400 metres national record of 50.8 seconds set by Muthoka this year. - Wednesday 24 September 2008


Zimbabwe
There has been a upsurge in inquiries into investing in Zimbabwe since September 15 when a yet to be effected power sharing agreemmt was signed. - Wednesday 24 September 2008


Speaking at a workshop on decent work, Professor Happy Siphambe of the University of Botswana has suggested that to create employment in Botswana will be to shift employment to the private sector. - Wednesday 24 September 2008


Uganda
Alintuma Nsambu, the State Minister for Information and Communications Technologies, has affirmed that the newly introduced laptop ownership programme will after five years, see over one million laptops imported into the country to meet the needs of both the civil and student/teacher programs. - Wednesday 24 September 2008

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