archives : September 2008


Kenyan health authorities expressed concern on Tuesday over the growing rate of fresh HIV/AIDS infections, which increased by over 11% in the past year alone, suggesting the infected population are increasingly spreading the disease. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

An 84-year-old Nigerian Muslim with 86 wives, Alhaji Bello Abubakar Masaba, has been arrested and charged to an Islamic Sharia court in Bida, capital of Nigeria’s northern Niger State, for ’’insulting or inciting the content of a religious creed and unlawful marriage’’. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

Djibouti - International
According to the official UN report on Djibouti, food supply and emergency aids is would be needed to keep the larger part of the population alive as drought and rising food prices hit the country hard, an early warning information check has hinted. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

Gidion Gono, the current Reserve Bank boss is set to resign Thursday morning after year of ruining Zimbabwe’s economy with his unorthodox economic policies. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

Zimbabwe - United Kingdom
If ever Britain thought the power sharing deal would drop the land issue, then it has more in store. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

The Oil War declared yesterday by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND) has been played down by the Nigerian Defence Headquarters, reports claim. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

A power-sharing agreement signed Monday by the government and the opposition divides executive authority almost evenly between President Robert Mugabe and his main political opponent Morgan Tsvangirai, who became Prime Minister. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

Kenya’s Education Minister, Prof. Sam Ongeri, has invited the Kenyan Union of Post-Primary Teachers (KUPPET) to a round-table negotiation on a harmonization proposal for the teachers’ salaries a week after he dismissed the group as the minority in teachers’ affairs. - Tuesday 16 September 2008

Panafrica - Zambia - Japan
Japanese drivers Hideaki Miyoshi and Hakaru Ichino Sunday made history when they convincingly won the Zambia International Rally and also clinched the 2008 FIA African Rally Champions title. - Monday 15 September 2008

Mauritania - Spain
The Mauritanian maritime authorities Sunday agreed to release a Spanish fishing vessel, "Bahia de Portosanto", detained last Wednesday for illegal fishing, as soon it pays a fine of 44,000 euros, official sources Monday confirmed. - Monday 15 September 2008

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