archives : December 2008


Panafrica - Morocco - France
Maghreb’s leading banking and financial group, Attijariwafa Bank (AWB), will in 2006 hold 59% of the share capital of the Union Gabonaise de Banques (UGB) which recently acquired Crédit Agricole (CA), banking sources said Friday. - Friday 12 December 2008

Panafrica - Zimbabwe
African Union’s (AU) chief Jean Ping said Friday he would not consider sending troops to Zimbabwe to help deal with a health humanitarian crisis there, nor will a military solution be sought until the diplomatic channels are exhausted. - Friday 12 December 2008

South africa - Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s cholera epidemic is in danger of being worsened further by the distribution of much-needed food aid, it has been warned. - Friday 12 December 2008

Zimbabweans will now fork out US$670 for an adult passport up from US$220, the country’s Registrar General has said. - Friday 12 December 2008

The Central Bank of Zimbabwe Friday unveiled new high- denomination bank notes (ZW$ 200 million and ZW$ 500 million), to grapple with soaring inflation. - Friday 12 December 2008

Panafrica - Ethiopia
Ethiopian troops in Somalia will secure the safe exit of the African Union (AU) peacekeeping troops in the country before eventually pulling out at the end of this year, Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, said. - Thursday 11 December 2008

In the clearest indication yet that his administration is committed to the fight against corruption, Nigeria’s President Umaru Yar’Adua Wednesday asked the National Assembly (parliament) to remove the immunity clause protecting certain categories of public officers from the country’s constitution. - Thursday 11 December 2008

Somalia - United States - International
The United states of America is asking for an authorisation from the United Nations Security Council resolution to assemble a mission to Somalia to hunt down pirates. - Thursday 11 December 2008

Mozambique - Zimbabwe
With reports of a growing cholera crisis having killed about 800 people as well as spreading to neighbouring Mozambique, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has announced that the disease has been brought under control in his country. - Thursday 11 December 2008

Kenya - United States
Confirming her county’s support for Kenya’s yet-to-be formed post-election violence Special Tribunal, United States Ambassador to Kenya, Michael Ranneberger has indicated that his government would welcome a request to provide investigative experts for the Special Tribunal. - Wednesday 10 December 2008

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