archives : October 2008


Ghanaian politicians playing the ethnic card have been labeled as threats to national unity and enemies of progress and Member of Parliament (MP) for Sunyani East, Mr. Joseph Henry Mensah, has asked Ghanaians not to vote for such persons, reports claim. - Saturday 25 October 2008

After only seating for less than two weeks, Zimbabwe’s parliament has been forced to adjourn until November 11 as it has run out of money to sustain its operations. - Saturday 25 October 2008

Police in Zambia on Thursday detained five Patriotic Front (PF) officials who impounded a Ministry of Health truck on suspicion that it was carrying ballot papers, reports say today. - Friday 24 October 2008

Contrary to human rights, and the Nigerian law and justice system, Jonathan Elendu, a Nigerian blogger has been arrested and detained by the Nigeria’s secret service, without a right to a lawyer, or medical visit, reports claim. - Friday 24 October 2008

South africa
South Africa is to put its 15-year-old strategy of fiscal prudence to the test after it announced a sharp rise in borrowing to fund vast infrastructure investments aimed at keeping its economy growing through lean years. - Friday 24 October 2008

Nigeria - International
Nigeria Thursday finally confirmed it will not host the FIFA Under-17 tournament in 2009, ending days of speculation over the issue. - Friday 24 October 2008

The just concluded Tripartite Summit ended with 26 countries seeking to merge their economic blocs into a single regional market, proposed to be the largest free trade area in Africa, with a population of over 527 million people and a combined GDP of $624 billion. - Thursday 23 October 2008

Egypt, the current African soccer champions have been handed what many consider to be the best of the five group draws. They have been grouped with Algeria, Zambia and Rwanda in Group C as they attempt to reach their third World Cup finals. The draw was conducted on Wednesday in Zurich. - Thursday 23 October 2008

Equatorial Guinea
Latest statistics reveal that more than 300,000 people in Equitorial Guinea are from outside the country, with the majority of the migrants arriving illegally in hunt for the supposedly abundant oil money. - Thursday 23 October 2008

ZIMBABWE’S militant war veterans, through it maverick leader Jabulani Sibanda have threatened to take drastic action against Morgan Tsvangirai. - Thursday 23 October 2008

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