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  • Burkina Faso calls for dialogue in the Middle East
    04 april 2002 20:46:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Urging the warring parties to return to the negotiating table, the Burkina Faso government Thursday denounced an escalation of violence "that has led to a dramatic deadlock" in the Middle East peace process. Full text...

  • Swazi senator stuns colleagues on death of Savimbi
    04 april 2002 16:29:00
    Lobamba- Swaziland (PANA) -- An outspoken Swazi senator Thursday stunned his colleagues in parliament when he welcomed the death of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi, saying it has facilitated the peace process in Angola. Full text...

  • Malian women demand respect for quota in government
    04 april 2002 15:22:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The association for progress and defence of Women's rights (APDF) in Mali are demanding political parties to ensure that at least one-third of their parliamentary and local government candidates in the forthcoming elections are women. Full text...

  • Mauritians want peace-keeping force in the Middle East
    04 april 2002 13:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A group of Mauritians, including former President Cassam Uteem, has urged Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, to press for an international peace-keeping force to be sent to the Middle East to separate warring Israelis and Palestinians. Full text...

  • Dos Santos sues for peace, reconciliation in Angola
    04 april 2002 11:59:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has renewed his commitment to peace and urged the citizens "to forgive and forget". Full text...

  • Changing US failed policy on the Middle East conflict
    04 april 2002 06:27:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- When he assumed office in January 2001, after the hullabaloo that trailed his controversial election, US 43rd President George Walter Bush made it clear he would not repeat the "mistake of over-involvement" of his predecessor Bill Clinton, regarding the Middle East conflict. Full text...

  • Togolese police evict CENI members from their office
    02 april 2002 20:41:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese security have evicted members of the country's Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI) from their offices, sources close to the institution said Tuesday. Full text...

  • UN envoy says peace is near in Angola
    02 april 2002 19:39:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Peace is imminent in Angola with the conclusion of the first stage of negotiations between government forces and the UNITA rebels, UN Secretary General's special envoy to Angola, Mussaje Jeychenje has said in Luena. Full text...

  • ECOWAS to host Liberian rebels in Abuja
    18 march 2002 15:51:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- ECOWAS has proposed a meeting of its officials and Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) rebels, as part of efforts to further the country's peace process. Full text...

  • British peace envoy begins talks in Khartoum
    18 march 2002 13:39:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Britain's peace emissary to Sudan, Allan Goulti began contacts Monday with Sudanese officials on how to end the protracted civil war in Southern Sudan. Full text...

  • US general discusses security in Horn of Africa
    18 march 2002 12:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The head of the US military's Central Command and commander of the war in Afghanistan, on Sunday discussed regional security and the war against terrorism with Ethiopian leaders, a senior Ethiopian official said Monday in Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Fresh border clashes break out between Nigeria, Cameroon
    17 march 2002 16:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A border clash has broken out between neighbours Nigeria and Cameroon, even as both countries continue a legal battle at the International Court of Justice over ownership of mineral-rich Bakassi Peninsula. Full text...

  • Zambian govt securities market grows by 4.5% in February
    17 march 2002 10:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The stock of Zambian government securities rose by 4. Full text...

  • Togo sends military mission to the Comoros
    16 march 2002 20:26:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- A delegation of six officers of the Togolese Armed Forces (FAT) left Lome has been sent to the Comoros, as military observers' mission under the aegis of OAU. Full text...

  • Central African armies meet in Libreville
    16 march 2002 18:52:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Army chiefs of Staff from Central African countries will meet next Monday in Libreville to discuss conflict prevention and peace keeping in the sub-region, an informed source said. Full text...

  • UNESCO to present Cities for Peace Prizes in Marrakesh
    15 march 2002 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lubumbashi city in the Democratic Republic of Congo is among 10 cities chosen by UNESCO from 76 entries to receive the Cities for Peace prizes for 2000-2001. Full text...

  • Liberian honoured for championing environmental protection
    15 march 2002 17:51:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A leading Liberian conservationist, Silas Siakor, has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Conservation Award for his contributions to the protection and preservation of the natural forests in Liberia. Full text...

  • UN official hails Angolan government's peace plan
    15 march 2002 13:56:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A senior UN official has expressed satisfaction with the peace plan announced Wednesday by the Angolan government to end hostilities against rebel UNITA movement, whose leader Jonas Savimbi was killed by government forces 22 February. Full text...

  • Network formed to mediate in Mano River Union
    14 march 2002 20:48:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Journalists and members of the civil society in countries of the Mano River Union have formed a network that would support initiatives for a lasting peace in t he sub-region. Full text...

  • Mauritian widow rejects husband's posthumous national award
    14 march 2002 11:53:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The widow of a famous Mauritian black singer, Joseph Reginald Topize (alias Kaya), who died in mysterious circumstances in prison three years ago, has rejected a national posthumous award for her husband, official sources said. Full text...

  • Kenyan Peacekeepers Leave for Ethiopia, Eritrea
    13 march 2002 10:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A 605-strong Kenyan military contingent, including 13 women, departed Nairobi Tuesday to participate in the UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE), after a brief ceremony at the State House. Full text...

  • Moi committed to peace in Somalia, Great Lakes Region
    13 march 2002 09:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has restated his commitment to peace in Somalia and within Africa's Great Lakes region, saying insecurity in the countries posed a "great risk" to Kenya. Full text...

  • US embassy in Guinea tightens security
    12 march 2002 15:09:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The US embassy in Conakry has stepped up security, with stricter controls on all persons accessing the premises, including staff. Full text...

  • Security high on agenda of MRU civil society meeting
    12 march 2002 13:14:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Border security topped the agenda of a meeting by Mano River Union (MRU) States civil society groups, which entered its second day in Conakry, the Guinean capital, Tuesday. Full text...

  • Angolan Home Affairs minister optimistic about end of war
    09 march 2002 17:37:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Home Affairs minister Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos hinted Friday about positive signs that UNITA rebels were contemplating laying down their arms to help restore peace in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria's new police boss unfolds agenda
    09 march 2002 14:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- "I accept the appointment with humility, that lots will be achieved in terms of security control and in terms of making policemen and women serving in the federal republic of Nigeria very very happy," said Nigeria's newly- appointed Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Tafa Balogun, on assumption of duty in Abuja Friday. Full text...

  • Paris to host exhibition on Women in War situations
    08 march 2002 21:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A Committee of French NGOs, is organising an exhibition next week in Paris on "Women in War," an official of the Committee said Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya in move to check cattle rustling, banditry activities
    08 march 2002 18:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Authorities in Kenya Friday announced tough austerity measures to end the perennial cattle rustling and armed banditry activities in the country's North Rift Valley region. Full text...

  • Gambians still waiting for Jawara's return
    08 march 2002 13:17:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambians are still wondering why former President Sir Dawda Jawara is still in exile despite earlier suggestions that he would have been a state guest during the country's 37th independence anniversary on 18 February. Full text...

  • Mano River Union adopts sub-regional peace plan
    08 march 2002 11:12:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, comprising the Mano River Union (MRU), have signed a peace plan after two days of discussions in Freetown on how to restore security in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Ugandan troops to stay put in southern Sudan
    07 march 2002 19:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda - Ugandan troops would stay put in- southern Sudan on the look out for rebels of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) , Defence minister Amama Mbabazi stated Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian police beef up security for diplomats
    07 march 2002 13:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police have stepped up security for foreign diplomats in Nigeria, ahead of the expiration of the 11 March 2002 deadline issued by aggrieved junior police and army officers to stage a "revolution" in the country. Full text...

  • MRU holds joint security meeting in Freetown
    07 march 2002 09:30:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Mano River Union members Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were Thursday winding up a two-day joint security meeting in Freetown. Full text...

  • Angolan gov't says situation in east, north is under control
    06 march 2002 21:45:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Defence minister Gen. Full text...

  • Angolan leader's peace overtures encouraging - FNLA official
    06 march 2002 20:32:00
    Namibe- Angola (PANA) -- A senior opposition leader, Antonio Pinto, has said that Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' recent pronouncements on resuming contacts with UNITA rebels would help find a way to peace in the country. Full text...

  • Britain pledges financial support for Sudanese cease-fire
    06 march 2002 19:28:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Britain has pledged one million US dollars for international monitoring of the cease-fire in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Full text...

  • Rebels warn of possible factional war in southern Sudan
    05 march 2002 22:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There was a declaration made in Nairobi, Kenya late last year of a merger between the John Garang-led Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) and his counterpart Riek Machar of the Sudanese Peoples Democratic Front (SPDF). Full text...

  • S. Africa shocked, saddened by Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    05 march 2002 22:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (Cape Town) -- The South African government said it was deeply shocked and saddened by the scale of the death toll in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the last few days. Full text...

  • UN reiterates commitment to peace in DR Congo
    05 march 2002 21:40:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN under secretary general in charge of peacekeeping operations Jean-Marie Gheheno has re- stated reiterated the world body's commitment to the restoration of peace in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Kinshasa urges UN to pressure Rwanda, Uganda to leave Congo
    05 march 2002 21:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A DR Congo senior official has asked the UN Security Council to bring pressure to bear on Rwanda and Uganda to pull their troops out of Congo. Full text...

  • Four Africans for 2002 environment awards
    05 march 2002 12:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Four Africans are among finalists announced for this year's Whitley Laing Foundation conservation awards programme, according to a press release from organisers of the awards. Full text...

  • Angolan youths drill in conflict resolution
    04 march 2002 23:20:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A seminar on conflicts resolution kicked off Monday in Sumbe in Angola's coastal Kwanza-Sul Province, at the behest of the Centre for Common Ground (CCG), an American NGO. Full text...

  • South African churches to meet Jose Eduardo dos Santos
    04 march 2002 15:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (Cape Town) -- Leaders of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and several other religious groups plan to meet Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in May in a bid to push that country's peace process ahead. Full text...

  • UNEP unveils projects for developing countries
    04 march 2002 12:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Scientists working under the United National Environment Programme (UNEP) have developed several new initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change on developing countries. Full text...

  • Libyan leader doubts viability of traditional political systems
    03 march 2002 17:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Mouamar Kadhaffi has recommended the propagation of what he described as a 'direct democracy' system practised in the north African country for the last 25 years, and which has eliminated the element of power struggle. Full text...

  • Zambia steps up patrols at common border with Angola
    03 march 2002 15:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to step up security at the border with Angola to pre-empt any moves by the rebel UNITA movement to re-group using areas at the frontier. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone lifts six-year state of emergency
    01 march 2002 23:24:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) --Sierra Leone's President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah announced in Freetown Friday the lifting of a six-year old state of emergency declared at the height of a horrible civil war. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers highlight security problem
    01 march 2002 11:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The assassination of Kenya's Deputy Police Commissioner, Njiru Kyanda, dominated coverage this week by the local press, which sees the targeting of police officers by bandits as a sign of worsening crime situation in the country. Full text...

  • Johannesburg Securities Exchange launches new web portal
    01 march 2002 10:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Johannesburg Securities Exchange Friday launched a new financial web portal to provide investors with free access to share prices, announcements, key market indicators and other company and economic news. Full text...

  • Dos Santos says no amnesty for UNITA fighters
    01 march 2002 09:17:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, has ruled out a unilateral cease-fire or an amnesty for rebel UNITA fighters, Angolan news agency (ANGOP) has reported. Full text...

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