archives : October 2008


Panafrica - European Union
Eleven projects presented by African associations are on the list of competitors for the three "Harubuntu" 2008 prizes, a contest organised by Echos Communication and "Africa’s United Cities and local governments". The project is to highlight African personalities, those who bring hope and create wealth. - Monday 20 October 2008

Panafrica - International
A three-day Conference on ’Education for Inter-cultural Understanding and Dialogue’ will start in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Tuesday, UNESCO said in a statement Monday. - Monday 20 October 2008

More than 33,560 marriages of female Moroccan minors, representing 86.79% of the requests submitted in 2007, were approved by judges, a women’s rights group has disclosed. - Monday 20 October 2008

Panafrica - International
Amongst the nomination for this year’s award are former heads of state of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo; Sierra Leone, Tejan Kabbah; Botswana, Festus Mogae and Tanzania, Benjamin Mkapa. - Monday 20 October 2008

Due to the Niger Delta crisis, the folding up of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the crippled situation of the country’s refineries, the Nigerian government has agreed to the massive importation of fuel to avoid shortage and queues at the filling stations as there is a pending zero production of petroleum products in the country. - Monday 20 October 2008

South africa - Swaziland - Zimbabwe
The Southern African Development Community has acknowledged in a legal document that it widely felt concerns that Robert Mugabe should not be recognised as Zimbabwe’s head of state are "legitimate". - Monday 20 October 2008

Cameroon - Egypt
Cotonsport of Cameroon on Saturday crushed Dynamos FC to reach the finals of the African Champions League. The Cameroon side, became the first from the central African country to reach the MTN CAF Champions League final since 1980. - Sunday 19 October 2008

Rwanda - France - United Kingdom
« Rwanda wants to speak English. » French is to be banned from the Rwandan educative and administrative system. The decision announced by the country’s president, Paul Kagame, has prompted lots of divers reactions from the international press. Mr. Paul Kagame’s decision was followed by an unprecedented boycott of the Francophonie summit, which kicked off Friday, October 17 in Québec, Canada. - Saturday 18 October 2008

About 10 candidates filed their papers at the end of the deadline on Friday to contest next December’s presidential election in Ghana that will see the successor to President John Agyekum Kufuor, who is not eligible to stand again after completing his two four-year terms. - Saturday 18 October 2008

The Namibian government has issued an ultimatum to ’children of the liberation struggle’ demonstrating outside the Ministry of Veterans’ Affairs to pack up and leave before 14h00 today. - Saturday 18 October 2008

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