archives : December 2008


Panafrica - United Kingdom
Didier Drogba, Samuel Eto’o Mohamed Aboutrika, Emmanuel Adebayor, and Amr Zaki are the five candidates nominated for the 2008 BBC African Footballer of the Year. - Tuesday 2 December 2008

Early voters in Ghana cast their ballots on Tuesday as the West African country begins the process of electing a new president and 230 parliamentarians. - Tuesday 2 December 2008

Panafrica - France
With Nigeria’s 3-2 loss to France in the quarter-final of the current FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup Chile on Sunday, Africa’s two representatives in the competition have now been eliminated. - Monday 1 December 2008

Ethiopia - Somalia
Just a few days after the Ethiopian government formally announced plans to withdraw its troops from Somalia following a pact signed between Ethiopia, the UN and the Somalia government, the Ethiopian army has poured hundreds of additional troops into southern Somalia, reports claim. - Monday 1 December 2008

Following the religious clashes in Jos Nigeria, the few Hospitals available in the city are struggling to accommodate or cope with the dead bodies and fatally wounded victims at their disposal, reports claim. - Monday 1 December 2008

Kenya - Somalia
Thousands of people are fleeing parts of the northeastern region of Mandera and neighbouring Somali border areas after Kenya beefed up its security presence to counter possible threats from Somali armed groups. - Monday 1 December 2008

Bodies of 376 victims of the violence that engulfed Jos, capital of Nigeria’s North-central Plateau state, and its environs have been given a mass burial as armed troops gradually restores calm to the embattled city, an MP said. - Monday 1 December 2008

South africa
A senior African National Congress official has likened his president Jacob Zuma treatment which he called "persecution:" to that of Jesus Christ. - Monday 1 December 2008

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