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  • Kadhafi, Bouteflika discuss Middle East crisis
    24 december 2001 20:13:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi and his Algerian counterpart Abdelaziz Bouteflika, Sunday discussed the situation in the Arab world, especially the Israeli-Palestine crisis, the Libyan News Agency (JANA) reported Monday. Full text...

  • IMF delegation impressed with Cape Verde economy
    23 december 2001 16:42:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- An IMF assessment mission recently expressed satisfaction with the evolution of the Cape Verde economy, the local press reported this weekend. Full text...

  • Triki and Essy discuss situation in Central Africa
    21 december 2001 23:49:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya's minister for African Unity Dr Ali Triki on Friday held a telephone discussion with OAU Secretary gehneral Amara Essy on the situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Nigerian journalist wins 2001 Lorenzo Natali Award
    21 december 2001 20:40:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Nigerian journalist Ibiba Don Pedro of the privately owned Guardian newspaper has won the West African "Lorenzo Natali 2001 Prize" for her article on the situation of women, children and men in her country's Niger Delta. Full text...

  • Malawi minister acknowledges his policemen's "old habits"
    21 december 2001 14:02:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The Malawi government, under intense attack from human rights organisations for its callous treatment of the country's citizens, has acknowledged that "old habits die hard" in the nation's unreformed police force. Full text...

  • DR Congo women urged to join bandwagon of peace
    21 december 2001 08:29:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- One-time Liberian leader Ruth Perry has cautioned Congolese women against adopting a passive attitude towards the conduct of national affairs, urging them to contribute actively to the search for peace in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Kenyan president Opens Somalia peace talks
    20 december 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi opened Somalian peace talks Thursday with a call on warring factions in the neighbouring country to speed up negotiations for the formation of a central government. Full text...

  • Arbitration to resolve South African airport security dispute
    20 december 2001 07:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and Khuselani Security and Risk Management (Khuselani) are to enter arbitration proceedings early next year over ACSA's right to cancel a contract between the two parties, Monhla Hlahla, ACSA chief executive has announced. Full text...

  • Armed group attacks Kayanza in northern Burundi
    19 december 2001 23:45:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An armed group on Tuesday night attacked and looted shops in Kayanza, northern Burundi region's administrative capital, official sources said Wednesday without giving any death toll. Full text...

  • South Africa responds to Comoros conflict
    19 december 2001 13:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government will go ahead with plans to send a top level delegation to the Comoros Wednesday night despite reports of an attempted coup earlier in the day on the Indian Ocean island nation. Full text...

  • Group calls for urgent actions to end war in DR Congo
    18 december 2001 23:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The US-based International Crisis Group (ICG), a think tank on global conflicts, has called for urgent actions in the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including the disarmament of all non-Congolese armed groups operating in that country. Full text...

  • Burundi govt arrests 15 paramilitary activists
    18 december 2001 23:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian security officers have arrested 15 members of a paramilitary group known as "guardians of peace" accused of murder and armed robbery, an official source said in Bujumbura Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambian, Congolese officials discuss border controls
    17 december 2001 17:25:00
    Mansa- Zambia (PANA) -- Local officials from the Congolese border towns of Kasenga and Pweto have agreed with their Zambian counterparts from Mwense, Kawambwa, Chienge and Kaputa to step up controls along the common border between the two countries. Full text...

  • SADC members discuss terrorism in Angola
    17 december 2001 15:08:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers entered a second day of their meeting on terrorism Sunday in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Nigeria's parliament to hire Israeli firm for security
    17 december 2001 10:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Parliament plans to hire an Israeli company to provide security at its sprawling complex in Abuja, the private Comet newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Angolan leader prays for peace in 2002
    17 december 2001 09:55:00
    Benguela- Angola (PANA) -- President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola said Saturday in the southern town of Lobito that peace would come to Angola in 2002. Full text...

  • Conflicts drain ECOWAS resources, dull economic vision
    15 december 2001 19:54:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Heralded as a new impetus in Africa's bid for economic integration, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is, 26 years on, having to grapple with political instability at the expense of needed economic focus. Full text...

  • Burundi President holds talks with Mandela
    14 december 2001 12:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Burundian President Pierre Buyoya arrived in South Africa Friday for talks with former President Nelson Mandela, chief mediator in the eight-year old conflict. Full text...

  • Ugandan bishop decries conflicts in Africa
    13 december 2001 22:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Bishop Nelson Onono Onweng of Ugandan bishop Thursday in Paris urged Africans to lobby for peace as the best avenue for continental unity without which the visions currently being espoused to lift Africa out of the socio-economic doldrums would be hindered. Full text...

  • Burundi army denies loss of 50 soldiers
    13 december 2001 22:54:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Army in Burundi Wednesday denied reports that at least 50 government soldiers were recently killed in fighting with rebels at Tenga, just 12 km north-west of Bujumbura. Full text...

  • SADC plans ministerial committee on security
    13 december 2001 10:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma will lead South Africa's government delegation to the Committee of Ministers of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security scheduled next Monday in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Upsurge of violence in Kabylie
    12 december 2001 22:10:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Tension heightened in Kabylie Tuesday even as a workshop continued between Algerian government officials and about a thousand delegates from the troubled region. Full text...

  • Red Cross urges Zambia to beef border security
    12 december 2001 16:51:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A senior Zambia Red Cross Society (ZRCS) official has appealed on the government to beef up security in boarder areas to facilitate the smooth distribution of relief maize, the country news agency reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • UEMOA conducts awareness ahead of Dakar summit
    12 december 2001 14:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has begun awareness days in Dakar where the union would hold its sixth summit scheduled on 19 December. Full text...

  • Dos Santos receives UN Official
    11 december 2001 23:48:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos Tuesday in Luanda, received UN Special Representative for African Affairs, Ibrahim Gambari, who brought a message from Secretary General Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • Mozambique police to punish its "bad apples"
    10 december 2001 21:04:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Interior Ministry, which is responsible for the country's police, has promised to "severely" punish policemen who break the institution's rules and ethical codes. Full text...

  • Envoy says continuous war in Angola worries UN
    10 december 2001 12:41:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The continuous war in Angola and the serious humanitarian situation it has caused for millions of people remained a deep concern for the United Nations, Secretary General Kofi Annan's representative for African Affairs, said in Luanda. Full text...

  • Libyan paper hails Khartoum summit outcome
    05 december 2001 16:20:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Africa, "which wrote its new birth certificate on 9-9-99, has decided to replace the battle axes and embark on a struggle for peace and development," the Libyan daily, Al-Chams, said. Full text...

  • Ben Ali, Yasser Arafat hold telephone conversation
    05 december 2001 14:12:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali Tuesday held a telephone conversation with the chairman of the Palestinian Authority Yasser Arafat, who informed him about "the dangerous situation" created by the Israeli raids against Palestinian cities and institutions. Full text...

  • Death toll in Ghana ethnic fighting rises to 26
    05 december 2001 10:44:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The death toll in a bloody ethnic clash between Mamprusi and Kusasi at Bawku, some 830 km north of Accra, has risen to 26, police indicated Wednesday. Full text...

  • Magazine examines root causes of bad governance in Africa
    03 december 2001 07:56:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The assassination of the DR Congo's first prime minister Patrice Lumumba in 1961 and Belgium's recent recognition of its role ("political and moral responsibility") in the killing has been examined and explained as the root causes of governance problems which continue to haunt Africa today. Full text...

  • CEMAC, SIN-SAD discuss Central African unrest
    01 december 2001 19:56:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) will meet Monday in Libreville at the initiative of Gabonese President Omar Bongo, to discuss the situation in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Benin papers deplore the fresh outbreak of crime
    01 december 2001 18:49:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin papers this week deplored a new wave of crime in the capital, in the wake of allegations of child abductions. Full text...

  • Rebels kill four soldiers in fighting near Bujumbura
    30 november 2001 15:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi rebels have killed at least four soldiers and wounded ten others in a fresh battle in Bujumbura's western suburbs of Tenga and Nyabunyegeri, Defence minister General Cyrille Ndayirukiye confirmed. Full text...

  • Nigeria explains shift of Sudanese peace talks
    29 november 2001 11:58:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government said a peace conference on Sudan, scheduled for Abuja 12-17 November, was shifted due to representation made by a key stakeholder to limit delegate participation and pre-determine the outcome. Full text...

  • Congolese Reverend Ntumi demands military status
    28 november 2001 17:23:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Reverend Frederic Btisangou alias Ntumi, chairman of the National Resistance Council (CNR), whose military arm fought against Congolese government troops in 1998 and 1999, is demanding military status, according to media reports in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Govt forces regain control of two Central African towns
    27 november 2001 23:19:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Government forces in the Central African Republic are reported to have regained control of the towns of Kabo and Batangafo in the north of the country, spokesman for the Presidency, Prosper Ndouba, told PANA Tuesday. Full text...

  • Somalia has some success tales to tell
    27 november 2001 20:59:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN office for Somalia, currently operating from Nairobi, Kenya, continues to operate under difficult conditions to serve a community whose nation many considered to have been tossed into oblivion a decade ago. Full text...

  • Kinshasa authorities brace up against insecurity
    26 november 2001 22:48:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese government Monday said it was stepping up measures to check rising insecurity in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Zambia, Angola discuss border conflict
    26 november 2001 13:47:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia on Monday sent four senior military officers, led by deputy army commander Henry Nkweto, to Luanda to discuss with Angolan government officials the brewing border conflict between both countries. Full text...

  • Zambia, Angola discuss border conflict
    26 november 2001 11:01:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia on Monday sent four senior military officers, led by deputy army commander, Henry Nkweto, to Luanda to discuss with Angolan government officials the brewing border conflict between both countries. Full text...

  • First-ever Miss Cameroon, UK crowned
    25 november 2001 16:30:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Twenty-one-year old Namondo Domanju, a student nurse in the University of Sheffield, has been crowned the first-ever Miss Cameroon, UK at a Cameroon cultural evening held Saturday in London. Full text...

  • Third "Pacific Congo-Oubangui" mission ends
    24 november 2001 15:44:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The third mission of the operation "Pacific Congo-Oubangui" (OPAC) ended with the return to the Kivu capital of "Naval Force", the ship used to transport troops. Full text...

  • 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...

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