archives : December 2008


Ghana’s presidential election, held on Sunday, produced no clear winner and a run-off will be held on 28 December, 2008, the Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, announced here on Wednesday. - Wednesday 10 December 2008

DR Congo
In tune with the global economic downturn, reports from Katanga in DR Congo claim that over 200,000 jobs have been amid a collapse in international mineral prices. - Wednesday 10 December 2008

DR Congo - Sudan - European Union
The fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region has spilled over to the republic of Chad but the European Union has already deployed troops to manage the pending catastrophe, reports claim. - Wednesday 10 December 2008

Following a tense three day wait for Ghana’s presidential election results, Electoral officials have indicated that the West African country is likely to hold a run-off after the two main presidential hopefuls were unable to garner the 50% needed to sustain a first round win. - Wednesday 10 December 2008

Football Kenya Limited (FKL), the body running football in the country, will Wednesday name a new coach to take charge of the national team, Harambee Stars. - Wednesday 10 December 2008

The disciplinary committee of the Nigeria police has recommended the dismissal from the force of the country’s embattled former anti-corruption czar, Nuhu Ribadu, over alleged acts of indiscipline, the local press reported Tuesday. - Tuesday 9 December 2008

Companies based in emerging economic giants, such as China, India and Russia, are perceived to routinely engage in bribery when doing business abroad, according to Transparency International’s 2008 Bribe Payers Index (BPI), released Tuesday. - Tuesday 9 December 2008

Some 53 clubs will feature in the 2009 edition of the African Champions League while 45 will participate in the Confederation Cup, according to Africa soccer’s governing body CAF. - Tuesday 9 December 2008

The Nigerian economy is predicted to collapse in six months if oil prices continue to fall at the current rate and if the country’s currency, the Naira continue to devalue against the dollar, reports claim. - Tuesday 9 December 2008

Reports from Ghana claim that the candidate of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, has taken the lead in the count from Sunday’s presidential and parliamentary election. - Tuesday 9 December 2008

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