archives : December 2008


Ethiopia - Somalia
The president of Somalia, Abdullahi Yusuf has resigned from office condeming himself for his inability to bring unity, faith, peace and progress to a country in dire need of stability and control. - Monday 29 December 2008

Kenya - Italy
AC Milan, top Italian football team, is reported to have shown interest in Kenyan striker McDonald Mariga, although no official announcement has been made by club. - Monday 29 December 2008

The following are the profiles of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, presidential candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and John Atta Mills presidential candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). - Monday 29 December 2008

With Ghanaians set to vote in Sunday’s crucial presidential run-off that features Nana Akufo-Addo, candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Professor John Evans Atta Mills, former vice president and candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), newspapers during the week featured stories on the campaigns that wound down on Friday evening. - Saturday 27 December 2008

Nigeria - United States
In an effort to save the free-falling Nigerian Naira, which is rapidly depreciating against the Dollar, the Central Bank has vowed to flood the financial market with dollars to and drive down the exchange rate and police the market adequately to ensure that every cent obtained is spent lawfully. - Saturday 27 December 2008

Guinea’s coup leader Captain Moussa Dadis Camara is seeking to explain circumstances leading to his actions and his intentions as the country’s new leader to representatives from the UN, G8, EU and AU, and outline their future plans. - Saturday 27 December 2008

Niger - Canada
The missing UN special envoy to Niger Mr. Robert Fowler is still no-where-to-be-found. According to reports, the United Nations head office has rallied aid from Canada, as well as Niger and other West Africa countries to strengthen the search and rescue opertaion of the ambassador who has been missing since December 15th. - Friday 26 December 2008

There have been tight security and military presence in the federal capital city of Nigeria, Abuja, follwing threats of an imminent attack issued by the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND). - Friday 26 December 2008

Is a proposed law to regulate charities in Ethiopia an attempt to regulate a sprawling sector and block foreign political interference or a clampdown on civil society? - Thursday 25 December 2008

Apparently to forestall a repeat of the incident in which navy soldiers brutally assaulted a lady motorist in Nigeria’s commercial city of Lagos last month, the nation’s top military chief has banned the use of sirens by military personnel, except the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) and the Service Chiefs. - Thursday 25 December 2008

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