archives : September 2008


United States
It may come to be remembered as the moment when John McCain shed his straight-talking image and became just another message-controlled politician. - Thursday 18 September 2008

South africa - International
FIFA President Sepp Blatter Tuesday paid tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela during a private audience with him in Johannesburg. - Wednesday 17 September 2008

Zimbabwe - European Union
Morgan Tsvangirai, invested as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe as part of a power-sharing deal with his bitter rival, President Robert Mugabe, called for international support to help the raise the country off its economic haunches at the signing of the agreement in the capital, Harare. - Wednesday 17 September 2008

Nigeria - United States
The financial storms that hit two of New York’s esteemed Wall Street firms, as stocks fell across the globe has not caused worries for Nigerian reserves, reports bring a sigh of relief last night following revelations that the storm that hit the United States claimed. - Wednesday 17 September 2008

Panafrica - International
The 2008 economic development in Africa report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) reveal that Africa has not made any progress in exports, after 20 years of trade liberalisation. - Wednesday 17 September 2008

Panafrica - Ghana - Liberia - Nigeria
The African Development Bank Group is to support the West African Monetary Zone (WAMZ) payment system development project with a grant of US$23 million from the African Development Fund (ADF). - Wednesday 17 September 2008

With the World cup qualifier against Sierra Leone coming up, Nigerian Head Coach Shaibu Amodu has invited five stars from the Olympic soccer team that won silver in Beijing. - Wednesday 17 September 2008

Ghana - Italy
Ghanaian midfield dynamo Sulley Muntari has been given a three-match ban after seeing red in what was just his second League game for Inter. - Wednesday 17 September 2008

Nigeria’s federal government Tuesday denied local and international media reports that President Umaru Yar’Adua plans to resign on health grounds after making changes in his cabinet. - Wednesday 17 September 2008

Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom
One of the more comic episodes during the last US presidential election was the effort by Britain’s Guardian newspaper to influence the vote. The Guardian accurately foresaw that the state of Ohio was going to be crucial to the outcome. So it provided its readers with the addresses of 14,000 voters in Clark County, Ohio – and encouraged them to write letters, urging a vote against George W. Bush. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

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