archives : October 2008


Panafrica - Zimbabwe
Southern African leaders arrived in Zimbabwe Monday for crisis talks to salvage a power-sharing deal in danger of collapse over cabinet-sharing disagreements between the government and the opposition. - Monday 27 October 2008

United States
John McCain on Sunday warned Americans against the increasingly likely prospect of a Democratic takeover of Washington’s two main branches of government next week, but insisted that opinion polls indicating a strong victory for Barack Obama were misleading. - Monday 27 October 2008

Kenyan rural farmers who opted to invest all their savings into growing oil seeds now fear they might have chosen the wrong venture as prices of bio-fuels continues its nosedive trend. - Monday 27 October 2008

I am Aissata Saydou. At 13, I was sold to one Kader Amadou ba for 126,985 Mauritanian Ouguiya ($500). Selling me was the only way my father and mother could raise money to carter for themselves and my 5 siblings. It wasn’t just my parents who lived like this, lots of poverty stricken families in Mauritania gave up a child for an agreed number of years to provide for the rest of the family. - Monday 27 October 2008

It is a crunch time for Zambia’s aspiring presidential candidates as the country goes to the polls on Thursday to elect a fourth president following the death of Levy Mwanawasa on August 19. - Monday 27 October 2008

Nigeria - United States
A delegation of the University of Science and Technology (KSUT) in Nigeria’s North-Central Kano State arrived Sunday to foster a partnership with the University of Wisconsin (UW) System. This collaboration is aimed at improving the quality of higher education and research in Kano. - Sunday 26 October 2008

Kenya - Germany
Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, who has never made a trip outside Kenya, smashed the course record in the German Dresdener Kleinwort Frankfurt Marathon Sunday, clocking two hours, seven minutes, 21 seconds, on his debut race, according to the IAAF. - Sunday 26 October 2008

Zimbabwean’s have become a very imaginative lot. Each time the Reserve Bank imposes daily cash withdrawal limits new methods of withdrawing millions are devised. - Sunday 26 October 2008

Kwame Nkrumah dreamt of the United States of Africa, a single political entity that can articulate and defend the interests of the African continent. Kwame’s dreams may have taken roots last week. - Sunday 26 October 2008

Panafrica - International
Nigeria, despite its low position on accountability and transparency has however recorded significant economic growth in the world economic league. - Saturday 25 October 2008

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