archives : October 2008


Nigeria - International
Nigeria may not host the 2009 FIFA Under-17 football tournament unless the country’s private sector is ready to fund the hosting, at a cost of 37 billion naira (US$1=118 naira), Nigerian presidency sources have indicated. - Wednesday 22 October 2008

The Somali transitional government has welcomed the presence of foreign warships guarding the country’s pirate-infested waters, Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein said. - Wednesday 22 October 2008

Zambia’s Attorney-General, Mumba Malila and Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) president, Elijah Banda have dismissed accretions that the new president to be elected rule for the next five years. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

‘With $510million, Nigeria in ten years will have modern rail transportation, steady power and energy and other western infrastructure’ said Mr Remi Babalola, the Minister of State for Finance. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

A Kenyan Judge was on Tuesday arraigned in court, charged with attempted murder for stabbing a driver, Robert Kamau, on the stomach. Kenyan High Court Judge George Kariuki denied stabbing Kamau before a Nairobi Magistrate court, presided over by Stella Muketi. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

Somalia - International
A Somali official, employed by UN children’s’ fund, UNICEF, was shot several times in the head and then the body, according to intelligence sources report. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

Panafrica - United States - United Kingdom - European Union
Mr Lawrence Bategeka, a fellow at the Economic Policy Research Centre at Makerere University in Uganda, has suggested that there was indeed a strong whiff of hypocrisy on the part of the West which compels poor countries like Uganda to part with some of their most prized public commercial institutions because ‘governments are not supposed do business’ while the same governments are currently doing the opposite of what is expected. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

Panafrica - Botswana
And the winner of the Ibrahim Prize for good governance is ... President Festus Mogae, former head of state of the Republic of Botswana. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

Swaziland - Zimbabwe
Morgan Tsvangirai was denied travel document by the Robert Mugabe regime so he “ boycotted” the Swaziland regional summit, scheduled for Monday, on Zimbabwe’s power-sharing deal. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

Panafrica - United States
Barack Obama said on Monday he would consider a formal government role for Colin Powell, the Republican former secretary of state who endorsed him at the weekend, if he is elected to the White House. - Tuesday 21 October 2008

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