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  • Zambian soldiers kill 10 Angolans
    23 november 2001 08:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian soldiers stationed in the Western Province on the border with Angola have killed 10 Angolans, reliable sources quoted Zambian President Frederick Chiluba as affirming Thursday. Full text...

  • EU says Lusaka accord is road to peace in DR Congo
    22 november 2001 23:43:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Belgian foreign affairs minister, Louis Michel said the Lusaka accord was "the Bible that paves the way to peace" in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Ethiopia warns of fresh conflict with Eritrea
    22 november 2001 20:32:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Ethiopia and Eritrea could drift into renewed conflict if the latter would not stop what Foreign Minister Seyoum Mesfin said Thursday were "provocative activities". Full text...

  • Zambian border district wants security stepped up
    22 november 2001 17:50:00
    Mongu- Zambia (PANA) -- Local authorities in Zambia's Shangombo district on the border with Angola have urged the government to reinforce security in the area following the recent killing of seven Zambians, allegedly by Angolan troops that cross into Zambia in pursuit of rebel UNITA fighters. Full text...

  • Congolese urged to contribute financially to talks
    22 november 2001 15:51:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The leader of the Congo's opposition Innovative Forces of the Sacred Union (FONUS), Joseph Olengankoy, has called on Congolese abroad to make financially contributions towards the inter-Congolese dialogue. Full text...

  • Angola declines responsibility for death of Zambians
    22 november 2001 13:40:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Angola has declined responsibility for the death of seven Zambians allegedly killed when Angolan forces crossed into the Zambian border town of Shangombo in pursuit of UNITA rebels. Full text...

  • Rumours circulate about South African presence in Burundi
    21 november 2001 23:18:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Nasty rumours are circulating in Burundi concerning the South African battalion sent to protect senior officials and institutions under Burundi's recently installed transitional administration. Full text...

  • 4,000 Burundians displaced in Muyinga Province
    21 november 2001 15:18:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 4,000 people are taking refuge in the province of Muyinga (North-east) after rebels attacked their village Monday morning, a territorial administration source has said. Full text...

  • Kadhafi wants Arab Afghans returned home for trial
    21 november 2001 14:30:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Wednesday proposed that Arab Afghans besieged in Konduz by the Northern Alliance group, be allowed to return to their countries for trial, to avoid more blood baths in the raging Afghan conflict. Full text...

  • Nigeria slates security summit
    21 november 2001 11:00:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Against the backdrop of a global security alert following the 11 September terror attacks in the US, Nigeria is to hold a security summit in Lagos on 29 November. Full text...

  • DR Congo denounces killings in Eastern Congo
    20 november 2001 17:54:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The DR Congo government has denounced and condemned the 16 November tragic acts that occurred in Wembo- Nyama (eastern Kasai) where a joint force of the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) and the Congolese Liberation Movement (MLC) killed four people and injured 17 others. Full text...

  • Tensions heighten in Burundi
    20 november 2001 14:14:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Rebels reportedly attacked the province of Muyinga in the north-east of Burundi just before dawn on Monday, sources in Bujumbura said. Full text...

  • Rebels attacks spread to North Eastern Burundi
    19 november 2001 20:19:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Rebels burnt or looted private and public assets during an early Monday morning attack in north- eastern Burundi's Muyinga province, various sources in the area said. Full text...

  • Uganda detains hundreds of Rwandans
    19 november 2001 18:08:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Hundreds of Rwandans and Ugandans of Rwandan origin are reportedly detained in military barracks and various detention centres in Kampala, a pro-government newspaper in Kigali reported on Monday. Full text...

  • Libyan leader proposes world committee of elders
    19 november 2001 15:29:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Libyan newspaper comments on developments in Afghanistan
    19 november 2001 12:53:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan independent daily, "Al Chams," made ironic comments about rapid developments in Afghanistan, questioning the reasons which led Mullah Omar's men to flee from Kabul to the southern city of Kandahar. Full text...

  • Govt says Angola's peace process is well on course
    16 november 2001 23:38:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Angolan Foreign minister Joao Miranda Thursday intimated in New York that peace was slowly but surely becoming an irreversible reality in the troubled country. Full text...

  • Two senior Angolan soldiers captured in Zambia
    16 november 2001 21:11:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Two senior officers from the Angolan army have been captured in the Shangombo area of western Zambia by the Zambia army following an abduction of over 100 Zambians by the Angolans. Full text...

  • President and prelates discuss Angola's peace prospects
    16 november 2001 19:48:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Friday granted audience to a delegation of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (CEAST) with which he discussed the country's search for peace. Full text...

  • Benin awards outstanding artists, journalists
    16 november 2001 16:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Four prizes worth over two million CFA F (2,666 dollars) were awarded Thursday to Benin's outstanding journalists and artists for 2001. Full text...

  • Fifth edition of Benin Golden Awards
    16 november 2001 16:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The fifth edition of the Benin Golden Awards (BGA), the largest awards event in the country's cultural and artistic scene, was launched Thursday in Cotonou by Culture, Crafts and Tourism Minister Amos Elegbe. Full text...

  • Six people killed, several injured in Bujumbura attack
    15 november 2001 21:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Suspected armed rebels killed six people, three of them soldiers, and injured several others, during a late Wednesday night attack that went on into the early hours of Thursday in Mutanga and Gihosha districts located north of Bujumbura, the Burundi defence ministry said Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa to assist Lesotho to destroy small arms
    14 november 2001 22:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa will this week destroy redundant small arms and light weapons belonging to the kingdom of Lesotho. Full text...

  • US seeks agreement points between warring parties in Sudan
    14 november 2001 18:41:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The US government was searching for points of agreement between the Sudanese government and rebels of the South-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) before embarking on practical peace negotiations, the special envoy of President George W. Full text...

  • US peace envoy begins visit to Sudan
    13 november 2001 17:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- John Danforth, the US peace envoy to Sudan, who arrived in Khartoum late Monday, will Tuesday night meet with President Omar el Bashir, the official Sudan News Agency reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Radio Burundi criticises transitional government
    13 november 2001 15:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Two weeks since Burundi's Transitional Government was inaugurated, peace still eludes the central African country and the new authorities are accused of remaining passive to rebel attacks. Full text...

  • Chad and Sudan to establish security sub-committee
    13 november 2001 13:12:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chadian and Sudanese authorities have decided to set up a joint sub-committee to bolster security along their common border, an authorised source said Monday in N'djamena. Full text...

  • Forced holidays for hundreds of pupils in Burundi
    12 november 2001 22:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 450 pupils of Musema High School in north Burundi have left their school prematurely for home, four days after the school attacked by Hutu rebels fighting against the government since 1993, official sources said. Full text...

  • Peace run in Mogadishu attracts 1000 runners
    10 november 2001 20:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Sport for Peace Program for Somalia, in close cooperation with the Somali Olympic Committee, has organised five "Peace Runs" which will take place in Mogadishu throughout Monday. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers focus on national insecurity
    09 november 2001 21:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- National insecurity, the 15th Tour of Burkina Faso and the crisis in Central African Republic were the focus of newspapers in Burkina Faso this week. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone govt regains Liberia border area
    07 november 2001 22:37:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- After almost a decade since the outbreak of civil war in Sierra Leone, the Government has at last re-established its authority on the country's border with Liberia. Full text...

  • Govt releases more senior RUF members
    07 november 2001 22:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Ahead of Thursday's tripartite talks with leaders of the rebel Revolutionary United Front, the Sierra Leonean government on Wednesday released 15 senior RUF officials held for 18 months without charge or trial. Full text...

  • Communist party calls for an end to Afghanistan war
    07 november 2001 10:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called on all South Africans to join in united action to end the "unjust" war in Afghanistan. Full text...

  • Rebels kill at least 35 people in Burundi
    06 november 2001 23:40:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 35 people have been killed since Sunday when Burundian rebels stepped-up their attacks in the eastern Ruyigi and southern Bururi provinces, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burundian rebels ambush vehicles in the east
    05 november 2001 23:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Armed rebels suspected to be Hutu rebels Monday ambushed a cargo transport vehicle and another one owned by the Ruyigi provincial agriculture and livestock department in eastern Burundi, official sources said. Full text...

  • Burundi still under grip of insecurity
    05 november 2001 09:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the inauguration last Thursday of a transitional government as Burundi's peace process moved into higher gear, acts of violence and looting were reported this weekend in several regions of the country. Full text...

  • Inter-Burundi Peace Committee to operate from Bujumbura
    03 november 2001 18:38:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Inter-Burundi Peace Agreement Monitoring Committee (CSA) is to relocate its headquarters from Arusha, Tanzania to the Burundi capital of Bujumbura, 26 November, an official said Saturday. Full text...

  • Benin launches road safety campaign
    03 november 2001 14:12:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The National Road Safety Centre (CNSR), in cooperation with the NGO "Espace Secours," has launched a road safety campaign to prevent accidents during the end-of-year festive season. Full text...

  • Media pray for durability of Burundi's peace
    01 november 2001 12:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The inauguration of Burundi's three-year transitional government Thursday dominated headlines in the Tanzanian media that prayed for long-lasting peace in the troubled central African country of six million people. Full text...

  • Angola, the two Congos brace up against terrorism
    31 october 2001 19:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo, DR Congo and Angola have indicated they were rallying behind international efforts against terrorism, following a meeting of their security ministers. Full text...

  • UNMEE discusses Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process
    30 october 2001 23:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 9th Military Coordination Commission (MCC) meeting of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) held Monday in Djibouti, with the Eritrean delegation challenging minutes of the 8th MCC meeting, on an item concerning the map of the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ). Full text...

  • Ex-Botswana President Named African Statesman of 2001
    30 october 2001 18:23:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's former President, Sir Ketumile Masire has been named African Statesman of the Year 2001 for exceptional leadership qualities. Full text...

  • Rwandan, Ugandan defence and security chiefs meet
    30 october 2001 00:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan and Ugandan military and intelligence chiefs met Monday in Kabale, near their common border in southwest Uganda in a bid to diffuse rising tension between the two neighbours, official sources in Kigali reported Monday night. Full text...

  • Kenya, Ethiopia create border security council
    27 october 2001 17:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Ethiopia have created a cross border security council to enhance peace and harmony along their common frontier. Full text...

  • Niger, Mali agree to jointly control border insecurity
    26 october 2001 22:42:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Authorities in Niger and Mali have agreed to join efforts to control the phenomenon of residual insecurity at their common border, Niger prime minister Hama Amadou said. Full text...

  • Masire Appeals for Funds to Rescue Inter-Congolese Dialogue
    26 october 2001 21:24:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Insufficient funding is retarding progress toward resolution of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, former Botswana president, Sir Ketumile Masire said Friday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo names Panel on National security
    26 october 2001 15:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In fulfilment of his promise during Nigeria's 41st independence anniversary 1 Oct. Full text...

  • Situation in Kanyabayonga worries MONUC
    26 october 2001 12:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The spokesman for the UN Mission in DR Congo (MONUC), Hamadoun Toure, has expressed concern over what he said was a confusing situation in Kanyabayong, where Ugandan and Rwandan troops were reportedly disputing frontline positions. Full text...

  • Mbeki salutes IRA disarmament
    25 october 2001 17:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and the ruling African National Congress have congratulated Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Northern Ireland for taking steps towards disarmament. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans come under attack in South Africa
    24 october 2001 08:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- There was more burning and looting Tuesday night at Zandspruit informal settlement as South Africans continued what critics insist was "ethnic cleansing" to rid the area of Zimbabweans. Full text...

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