archives : October 2008


A band of anonymous soldiers within the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) has threatened to destabilize that country within weeks. - Wednesday 15 October 2008

Riot police broke up a student demonstration in Harare on Tuesday, injuring at least four people and arresting three. - Wednesday 15 October 2008

Egypt - France
The film, "Hassan and Morcos" by the Egyptian actor Abdel Imam, sponsored by the Office of the High Commission of the United Nations for Refugees (HCR) was shown in Paris, Sunday, under the framework of the 2nd international meeting of the "Cinéma-vérité" festival. - Tuesday 14 October 2008

Ahead of the third World Black Festival of Arts and Culture in Dakar, Senegal, next year, Nigeria has commenced serious preparation for the event. In view of the Dakar festival, Nigeria organised this year’s National Festival of Arts and Culture (NAFEST) in Enugu, south east Nigeria, at which many of the performing artistes, some of whom will represent Nigeria, participated. - Tuesday 14 October 2008

Ivory Coast
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative to Ivory Coast, Y. J. Choi has assured that preparations are in place to ensure a peaceful presidential election, come November. - Tuesday 14 October 2008

A former governor of Nigeria’s northern Kebbi state, Adamu Aliero, has been charged to court over a contract for the supply of 9,422 chickens at the cost of 11.7 million naira (about US$100,000) to schools in the state while he was in office. - Tuesday 14 October 2008

South africa
Former African National Congress chair Mosiuoa Lekota, the man said to be on the verge of forming a splinter ANC on Monday met the news of the suspension of his party membership with disbelief. - Tuesday 14 October 2008

Kenya - Zimbabwe
Zanu PF hard-liners say Morgan Tsvangirai should accept cabinet posts he was given by Robert Mugabe since those posts were "better than what Raila Odinga [of Kenya’s ODM party] got." - Tuesday 14 October 2008

Governor of the Nigerian Central Bank has warned that the country’s financial reserves may not be enough to carry the country through any financial upheaval if oil prices further drop from the $62 a barrel scale. - Tuesday 14 October 2008

Liberia - Sierra Leone
Reports emanating from Gendema village in Liberia claim that a throng of youths on daily basis are flocking into Liberia from Sierra Leone. - Tuesday 14 October 2008

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