archives : October 2008


South africa - Zambia
A mysterious disease with symptoms of flu, bleeding and vomiting suspected to have originated from Zambia has claimed four lives in South Africa. - Tuesday 7 October 2008

The economic impact of high electricity costs in Kenya has seen the government opt to get rid of Value Added Tax from mass fuel used for power production. - Tuesday 7 October 2008

Pressure has again mounted on Morgan Tsvangirai to pull out of Zimbabwe’s power-sharing deal unless the Southern African Development Community manages to persuade Robert Mugabe to soften his stance on the allocation of ministries. - Tuesday 7 October 2008

Equatorial Guinea
Despite the wells of oil that abound in Equatorial Guinea, majority of its population still live in abject poverty, a common phenomena with oil-rich third-world countries. - Tuesday 7 October 2008

Nigeria - United Kingdom - International
A military spokesman has said that he does not know the whereabouts of the Nigerian hostages whom the Niger Delta militants said were released on Sunday, raising concerns about their purported release. - Monday 6 October 2008

United States
Barack Obama is expected to hit back aggressively against John McCain on Monday after the Republican gave the go-ahead to a fresh wave of attacks against the Illinois senator’s character and patriotism as the Democrat consolidates his lead in the presidential race. - Monday 6 October 2008

Cameroon - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s Dynamos Football Club lost 1-0 at home to Coton Sport of Cameroon in a Champions League semi-final, first-leg match played Sunday in Harare. - Monday 6 October 2008

Zambia - United States
Zambian female boxer Esther Phiri has won the Global Boxing Union (GBU) lightweight crown after defeating American opponent Hondi Hernandez in a contest held here over the weekend. - Monday 6 October 2008

The foremost militant group in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria have confirmed the release of the oil workers who were kidnapped two weeks ago. - Monday 6 October 2008

Sierra Leone
Most Sierra Leonians in Freetown rambling ghettos visit the city’s main rubbish dump to dig through the mounds of garbage in search of scrap metal. - Monday 6 October 2008

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