archives : September 2008


South africa - Zimbabwe
The weekend ouster of Thabo Mbeki as South Africa;s leaders has raised questions whether he would continue his mediation in Zimbabwe - and perhaps other African conflicts - after his resignation. - Tuesday 23 September 2008

Panafrica - Cameroon - Egypt - Zimbabwe
ZIMBABWE champions Dynamos set up a semi-final Africa Champions League match against Coton Sport of Cameroon after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Zamalek at Rufaro Sunday. - Tuesday 23 September 2008

United States
Barack Obama, casting himself as the defender of Main Street in the face of the folly and greed of Wall Street, is drawing ahead of John McCain in the race for the White House, according to the latest opinion polls. - Monday 22 September 2008

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) officials found out that most supermarkets in Eastern Uganda are flooded with expired goods. - Monday 22 September 2008

Oil state governors and the military Joint Task Force (JTF) in Nigeria have moved to ensure that the cease fire declared by the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is indeed a cease fire. - Monday 22 September 2008

Ivory Coast - United Kingdom - International
It took the Ivorian Salomon Kalou to come off the bench to produce a late equaliser to maintain Chelsea’s 4 year unbeaten home league record. - Monday 22 September 2008

International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) - Monday 22 September 2008

South africa
President Thabo Mbeki on Sunday night confirmed that he had tendered his letter of resignation. "Today, I handed a letter to the honourable Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete to tender my resignation as President of South Africa," he said in a live televised address. - Sunday 21 September 2008

The Kenya government has officially taken over the management and running of the senior national soccer team, Harambee Stars, well-placed sources confirmed Sunday. - Sunday 21 September 2008

Egypt - Lebanon - International
The trial of Egyptian business tycoon and politician Hisham Talaat Mustafa for his alleged involvement in the killing of Lebanese singer Suzanne Tamim in Dubai will begin 18 October, the Cairo Criminal Court reported. - Sunday 21 September 2008

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