archives : October 2008


Nigeria - International
According to the United Nations report, Nigeria has not done enough in the last four years to better the health indices of women. - Thursday 2 October 2008

United States
The collapsing financial system and the public’s response to last week’s presidential debate propelled Barack Obama into his broadest opinion poll lead over John McCain since the Democratic convention in late August. - Thursday 2 October 2008

Ivory Coast - Netherlands
A trial is under way in Abidjan of local officials accused of conniving in the dumping of toxic oil sludge in August 2006 and causing over a dozen deaths, and illnesses to tens of thousands. - Thursday 2 October 2008

Three African photographers who launched their works on September 22 in Dakar, Senegal, will be exhibiting in three countries on the continent. - Thursday 2 October 2008

DR Congo - Spain
Congolese artist and painter, Rhdode Bath-Schéba Makoumbou, is scheduled to mount an exhibition of her works from 3 October to 15 November in Bilbao, Spain. - Wednesday 1 October 2008

Panafrica - International
The President of the Commission of the African Union, Jean Ping, arrived Brussels Tuesday where he takes part, Wednesday, in a joint meeting of the Commissions of the AU and the European Union (EU). - Wednesday 1 October 2008

Despite the bright moves by the administration of President Umaru Yar’adua to tackle the long-term problems of Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] declared yesterday that Yar’adua’s administration has deviated from an initial dynamism that it displayed and moved over to a lacklustre performance. - Wednesday 1 October 2008

Panafrica - Mozambique
The Mozambican government has decided to grant the town of Chilembene - the birthplace of the country’s first president Samora Machel - in the Southern province of Gaza, the status of a national cultural heritage site. - Wednesday 1 October 2008

Nigeria is 48 years old now. We have indeed come a long way, 48 years of holding unto the mantle since the British passed it on. Our fate has been ours to design, our destiny ours to influence, the ship ours to captain through the winds, storms and turbulence of our seas. How well has our rig coped with the challenges of our voyage as a nation. How well have we done? - Wednesday 1 October 2008

United States
John McCain, the Republican presidential hopeful, got a sobering snapshot this week of what the world might look like if he was elected president. And it did not look pretty. - Wednesday 1 October 2008

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