Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hope and Fear for Zimbabwe Vote

saw an article ms. t posted. thought it was interesting.
Election time has again come to Zimbabwe — expectant days of hope and suspense, but also of fear, with the lining up at the polls customarily preceded by what many people here describe as a campaign of state-supported intimidation and skulduggery.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Boxing champion: Samuel Peter!!

Samuel Peter became the first Nigerian to win a heavyweight championship belt after stopping Oleg Maskaev in the sixth round of their WBC title fight.

The 27-year-old unleashed a flurry of punches to finish the Russian off in Saturday's first ever heavyweight title fight to be held in Mexico.

Friday, March 07, 2008

The World's Billionaires: #334

Fortune: inherited and growing
Source: sugar, flour, cement manufacturing
Net Worth: $3.3 bil
Country Of Citizenship: Nigeria Residence: Lagos , Nigeria, Middle East & Africa
Industry: Diversified
Marital Status:
Nigeria's first billionaire hit the jackpot when his sugar-production company listed on the Nigerian stock exchange last year. Meanwhile, proposed initial public offerings of his flour and cement companies have stalled. Began career as trader at 21 with loan from his uncle; built his Dangote Group into conglomerate with interests in sugar, flour milling, salt processing, cement manufacturing, textiles, real estate, haulage and oil and gas. Closely linked to Nigeria's former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Check out the Africans on the list.