archives : January 2009


The candidate of Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, on Saturday congratulated Prof. John Evans Atta Mills on his victory in the country’s crunch presidential election. - Sunday 4 January 2009

Ghana’s ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), which made an un successful last minute bid to halt the declaration of results of the 2008 presidential election, is withdrawing two suits it has filed at the courts. - Saturday 3 January 2009

Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has turned down an offer from President Robert Mugabe to join a coalition government, officials in his party said Friday. - Saturday 3 January 2009

The Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has been ordered to allow investigations of fraud and mismanagement of funds by the economic and financial crime committee (EFCC). - Friday 2 January 2009

Former Guinean president died after a long illness. But only a few days before his death, Lasana Conté’s entourage assured everyone of his good health. There are also claims that the Gabonese president, Omar Bongo Ondimba, might be suffering from a long illness which could be the reason behind a recent "slight" health discomfort he is said to have experienced. The health of African presidents is shrouded in mystery. Umaru Yar’Adua (Nigeria), Mamadou Tandja (Niger), Idriss Deby Itno (Tchad)… - Friday 2 January 2009

The ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) says that it would not contest in Friday’s voting in the last constituency to determine the outcome of the 2008 presidential election if the Electoral Commission (EC) went ahead to organise it. - Friday 2 January 2009

Ethiopian opposition leader Bertukan Mideksa, has begun serving life in jail after she was re-arrested for snubbing the government’s call to apologise for alleged remarks rebuffing her pardon while in Europe. - Thursday 1 January 2009

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