archives : October 2008


Panafrica - Kenya
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has identified corruption, ethnicism, weak leadership and non-participatory electoral process as the bane of democracy in Africa. - Saturday 11 October 2008

In a full show of his arrogance Robert Mugabe, on Friday gazetted and published a list of ministries which he said had been allocated to the three parties to a power-sharing agreement. - Saturday 11 October 2008

Nigeria - United Kingdom
According to documents released by Earth Rights International, Royal Shell Petroleum has been indicted with actions of oppression against non-violent resistance to its environmental damage and human rights abuses in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. - Friday 10 October 2008

South africa - Botswana - Zimbabwe - India
Three Zimbabweans in Botswana including a woman are facing death sentence as they are accused of first degree murder. They are accused of murdering an Indian before stealing from him. - Friday 10 October 2008

Ethiopia - Somalia
The number of Ethiopians needing emergency assistance has leapt by 40 per cent from 4.6 million to 6.4 million people since June, according to latest official figures from the United Nations and the Ethiopian government. - Friday 10 October 2008

Panafrica - International
The world football’s governing body Fifa says the draw for the last phase of Africa’s 2010 Soccer Word Cup qualifiers has been changed from the original October 24 to October 22. - Friday 10 October 2008

Panafrica - France
The Secretary General of the International Francophonie Organisation (OIF), Abdou Diouf, on Thursday congratulated French writer Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, for winning the 2008 Nobel Prize for Literature. - Friday 10 October 2008

Panafrica - United States
Barack Obama notched up his widest national opinion poll lead so far on Wednesday as he continued to hammer out his message on the single issue that now looks certain to decide the US presidential campaign – the economy. - Thursday 9 October 2008

African-based researchers and institutions have the capacity to develop new drugs and diagnostic tools for diseases affecting Africans, but are hampered by a lack of coordination and funding to the continent, a new study has shown. - Thursday 9 October 2008

The National Union of Guinea-Bissauan Workers (UNTG) has declared a three-day strike; nurses, doctors and civil servants, have been striking over salary sums unpaid, leaving basic services running at bare minimum capacity since Tuesday this week. - Thursday 9 October 2008

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