archives : October 2008


Panafrica - Cameroon
Cameroon, due to lack of funds, will not take part in the seven-team rugby tournament, to be held 30 October - 1 November in Tunis, Tunisia. - Thursday 30 October 2008

Sudan - China
The government of the Peoples Republic of China has vowed to continue investments in Sudan after the killing of five of Chinese citizens in Darfur. - Thursday 30 October 2008

Panafrica - Senegal
The movie "Ezra", directed by Nigerian Newton Aduaka, will be shown at the French Institute Leopold Sédar Senghor in Dakar, Senegal, on 31 October and 5 November, according to a statement issued by the institute. - Thursday 30 October 2008

A Chinese businessman in Namibia is in danger of losing the equivalent of more than N$4,5 million to the State after he pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge that he had tried to illegally take more than U$$431 000 out of Namibia. - Thursday 30 October 2008

Zambians began streaming to countless polling stations across the vast country early Thursday to choose a successor to the late President Levy Mwanawasa. - Thursday 30 October 2008

Panafrica - Benin - International
Benin President Boni Yayi on Tuesday denounced in Cotonou the operations of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) saying these were detrimental to the poorest countries. - Thursday 30 October 2008

DR Congo - International
As Renegade leader Laurent Nkunda continues to lead his troop of Tutsi rebels across Congo, threatening the peace and stability of the country, the Congolese army and UN military forces have joined forces to march the Nkunda siege with fire for fire. - Wednesday 29 October 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
Southern African leaders have vowed not be involved in the dispute in which MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai has been denied a passport by Robert Mugabe regime. - Wednesday 29 October 2008

Egypt - Turkey - Saudi Arabia
Sunni Islams highest authority, Egyptian Sheikh Abdel Hamid Al Atrash, has said that women have the right to fight back against their husbands if violence is used against them, according to the local Al Masry Al Youm newspaper. - Wednesday 29 October 2008

Panafrica - United States
John McCain on Tuesday insisted that opinion polls showing his impending defeat were wrong and that he would "fool the pundits" next Tuesday, even as a new survey of early voters showed him trailing Barack Obama by a large margin. - Wednesday 29 October 2008

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