archives : September 2008


United States
There have been times in the past few weeks when the US presidential race could have been mistaken for an episode of The Jerry Springer Show. - Friday 19 September 2008

Kenya has moved to step-up the fight against sexual offenders by establishing a national registry that would contain personal details of those convicted. The registry, to be called The Dangerous Offenders Databank, will be available to the public. - Friday 19 September 2008

Liberia - International
The rising price of food has left many children in Liberia starving as their parents battle to secure a livelihood. But it has been a big relief for parents in Monrovia as the government and the United Nations have launched a new school feeding programme that will carter for at least 150,000 children. - Friday 19 September 2008

South africa - International
After a four- day visit to South Africa, FIFA President Sepp Blatter has appealed to South Africans to promote the 2010 FIFA World Cup more strongly, within and outside the country. - Friday 19 September 2008

The 86 wives of an 84-year-old Nigerian man, Alhaji Bello Masaba, and some of his over 100 children staged a four-hour protest in Minna, capital of Nigeria’s northern Niger state Thursday to demand his release from detention. - Friday 19 September 2008

Ethiopia - United States
Drought-affected communities in Ethiopia will receive an additional food aid package of nearly US$ 60 million from the US through the UN World Food Programme, it was officially announced Thursday. - Thursday 18 September 2008

Somalia - Sudan - European Union
It was a bloody afternoon as machetes, axes and cutlasses swung from every corner leaving pieces of flesh and puddles of blood on the streets of Omonia in Athens Greece. The Sudanese and Somalians shocked the greek community to their very bones as they killed each other with reckless crudity. It was a scene that could have easily beffited the 3rd Century when barbarism was at its peak. - Thursday 18 September 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe prime minister-designate Morgan Tsvangirai has been quoted as saying some senior members of Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF party could face trial over political violence, but not the veteran leader himself. - Thursday 18 September 2008

Robert Mugabe on Wednesday told his parties Central Committee meeting that the sharing power with rivals was a "humiliation" that would have to be accepted because it lost March elections. - Thursday 18 September 2008

Peter Otieno, a 25-year-old taxi driver in Kisumu City, the capital of Kenya’s western Nyanza Province, is considering getting circumcised, he said "I have heard about male circumcision as a way of reducing one’s chances of getting infected [with HIV]". - Thursday 18 September 2008

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