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  • NGOs join forces against illicit arms in Tanzania
    01 june 2002 06:37:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A grouping of prominent international and local NGOs in Tanzania Friday joined forces with the government to combat the proliferation and illicit trafficking of small arms and light weapons in a nation faced with rising incidents of violent crime. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean media focus on security and refugees
    31 may 2002 23:17:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The media in Sierra Leone this week sized up the new government, the security situation in the country, and problems facing refugees in neighbouring Liberia. Full text...

  • UNAMSIL urges Liberia to monitor its borders
    31 may 2002 12:24:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The force commander of the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) has urged the Liberian government to strictly monitor its frontiers "to prevent cross-border attacks against Sierra Leonean villages. Full text...

  • Three million Congolese killed during the war, says minister
    30 may 2002 23:07:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Some three million Congolese have been killed during the four years of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Congolese Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Leonard She Okitundi said in Paris Wednesday. Full text...

  • New initiatives awaited on peace process in DR Congo
    30 may 2002 20:32:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- New African initiatives at relaunching the peace process in DR Congo and pursuing the inter-Congolese dialogue would be announced this weekend, sources hinted Wednesday in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Court Ruling Assuages Fears Over Local Council Transition
    30 may 2002 13:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- An uncertainty over Nigeria's political scene, due to the controversy over the tenure of chairmen and councillors of the 774 local councils in the country, is gradually dissipating following a court ruling that the officials must vacate their posts at the expiration of their three-year tenure. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso to send peacekeeping force to CAR
    29 may 2002 15:35:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Burkinabe parliament has passed a bill authorising the government to send military peacekeepers to the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Angolan opposition takes pulse of peace process
    28 may 2002 23:01:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Representatives from Angolan opposition parties began meeting Tuesday in Luanda to evaluate progress in the country's peace process, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) indicated. Full text...

  • Gunmen kill passenger in Burundi ambush
    28 may 2002 16:35:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Rebels killed a passenger and seriously wounded two others Monday when they attacked three vehicles at the Nyamutenderi hill on the main road No. Full text...

  • ICRC launches album advocating culture of peace
    27 may 2002 23:52:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently launched an album of songs by several West African artists in Cotonou to sensitise the public towards a culture of peace and the need to ensure the promotion of human rights. Full text...

  • DR Congo rebel leader visits damaged city of Kisangani
    27 may 2002 23:39:00
    Goma- DR Congo (PANA) -- Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma) rebel leader Adolphe Onunsumba Yemba has visited Kisangani to see for himself the bloody aftermath his soldier brought upon the city following the 14 May mutiny, sources close to the movement told PANA Monday. Full text...

  • Beyond electoral success in war-ravaged Sierra Leone
    27 may 2002 14:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The pathetic sight of Sierra Leonean war amputees smuggling to cast their ballots during the country's 14 May general elections that returned President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah to power, mirrored the story of a nation in self-inflicted pain. Full text...

  • Taiwanese agric team leaves Casamance over insecurity
    26 may 2002 19:59:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- An agricultural co-operation mission from the Republic of China (Taiwan), has relocated from Senegal's southern Casamance region because of insecurity, to Sangalkam, some 30 km north of the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Full text...

  • Benin newspapers assess autonomy of institutions
    26 may 2002 16:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The press in Benin this week focused on the functional autonomy of some of the country's key institutions, including the Supreme Court, the Higher Audiovisual and Communication Council (HAAC) and the Constitutional Court. Full text...

  • 84 killed in Burundi's rebel war
    24 may 2002 20:51:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Fighting between Burundi government troops and rebels of the National Liberation Front (FNL) in Rural Bujumbura this month has left at least 84 people dead, military officials here have disclosed. Full text...

  • Ugandan Stock Exchange closes week dull
    24 may 2002 09:39:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- No trading was recorded when the Ugandan Stock Exchange (USE), the youngest in eastern Africa, closed for the weekend on Thursday. Full text...

  • COMESA calls on OAU to address the Madagascar crisis
    23 may 2002 19:13:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- COMESA leaders Thursday strongly appealed to the Organisation of African Unity and the interna- tional community to urgently address the deteriorating political crisis in Madagascar. Full text...

  • Congolese army gains control of Kimba locality in Pool
    23 may 2002 13:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Kimba locality in western Pool region, which was under the control of Ninja militiamen led by Father Frederic Bitsangou alias Ntumi, fell into the hands of government troops on Wednesday, official sources disclosed in Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Service delivery by Kenyan police under threat
    23 may 2002 12:51:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya police has admitted that an alarming increase in cases of drug trafficking, proliferation of small arms and light weapons coupled with technological advances were posing major challenges to the force to deliver service in the country. Full text...

  • MONUC official urges Congolese rebel group to ensure security
    23 may 2002 12:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN special envoy Amos Namanga Ngongi has conceded that the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) was incapable of stopping continued killings in the war-ravaged country. Full text...

  • Malagasy Defence minister issues ultimatum
    23 may 2002 10:42:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy Defence minister and Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Full text...

  • UN Security Council debates conflict management in Africa
    22 may 2002 16:01:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The UN Security Council meeting in New York held an open meeting Wednesday to review UN efforts in dealing with conflicts in Africa. Full text...

  • UN says Angolan former fighters need help
    22 may 2002 07:40:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN special advisor on Africa, Ibrahim Gambari says unexpected large turn out of former Angolan UNITA fighters has overwhelmed the government's rehabilitation arrangement. Full text...

  • US steps up peace efforts in Sudan
    21 may 2002 16:57:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- US peace envoy to Sudan, John Danforth has recommended that Washington "engage energetically" in efforts to end the conflict in the East African country. Full text...

  • CESA holds forum on how health impacts African security
    21 may 2002 07:54:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Strategic Studies Centre (CESA) is holding a seminar in Dakar to "extend and consolidate talks on security and health tendencies in the region. Full text...

  • DR Congo Calls for UN Action on Rwanda
    20 may 2002 20:27:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo has called on the UN Security Council to apply coercive measures against Rwanda in order to demilitarise Kisangani, its Eastern provincial capital. Full text...

  • Kabbah invites opposition to join 'national coalition'
    20 may 2002 17:51:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Re-elected Sierra Leonean President Ahmed Tejan Kabbah has extended a hand of fellowship to opposition political parties asking them to join what he dubbed a "new coalition for national development," local press accounts said Monday. Full text...

  • DR Congo, RCD/ML delegates converge in Ituri
    19 may 2002 15:40:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Delegates of the Congolese government, civil society and leaders of the rebel Rally for Congolese Democracy/ML (RCD/ML) started converging Saturday in Bunia, Ituri sub-region, as part of a campaign for the revival of the political agreement reached in Sun City, South Africa. Full text...

  • Congolese Army bombards Ninja positions in Pool
    18 may 2002 13:47:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese MI-24 military helicopters have been bombarding positions of Ninja militiamen in Vindza in the western part of Pool region south of Brazzaville, Army sources affirmed Saturday. Full text...

  • Observers say Angola right on peace course
    17 may 2002 23:32:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- International observers have acknowledged progress made in the Angolan peace process, saying although a number of problems still exist, the overall assessment is positive. Full text...

  • ECOMOG likely to redeploy troops in Liberia, says minister
    17 may 2002 23:18:00
    Yamoussoukro- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- ECOMOG will send troops to Liberia if the LURD rebels (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) persist in waging war against Monrovia, Liberian Foreign Minister Monie Captan said Friday in Yamoussoukro, the Ivorian capital. Full text...

  • French authorities advise citizens to avoid African countries
    17 may 2002 22:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French Foreign ministry has listed several African countries among destinations considered as dangerous for its citizens. Full text...

  • South Africa launches new securities exchange trading system
    17 may 2002 20:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South African president Thabo Mbeki Friday said that investors had to feel confident their money was secure in transparent, liquid markets if Africa was able to compete successfully in luring a decent portion of foreign funds. Full text...

  • ECOWAS condemns attempts of forceful power seizure in Liberia
    17 may 2002 09:31:00
    Yamoussoukro- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Mediation and Security Council of ECOWAS (the Economic Community of West African States) has condemned attempts by dissident forces "to seize power by force in Liberia. Full text...

  • UN committee deplores central African conflicts
    30 april 2002 16:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- United Nation's permanent consultative committee on security in central Africa has deplored the lack of follow-up to the sub-region's continuing inter-state conflicts. Full text...

  • Group fears Liberia is turning into police state
    29 april 2002 14:16:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberia's Catholic Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) has expressed fears that the country is gradually moving towards a police state. Full text...

  • Sudan Commends U.S Envoy's Call for Unity
    29 april 2002 13:44:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has welcomed a statement by U. Full text...

  • Power struggle wrecks Somalia's breakaway Puntland
    28 april 2002 14:43:00
    Mogadishu- Somalia (PANA) -- Delegations led by the President of the Somalia's breakaway region of Puntland, Jama Ali Jama, and his rival, Abdulahi Yusuf, are in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa to start negotiations on how to resolve their power struggle which has brought violence to the troulbed country. Full text...

  • Central African parliamentarians urged to work for peace
    25 april 2002 23:55:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- The speaker of the Gabonese national assembly, Guy Nzouba Ndama, has urged parliamentarians of the central African sub-region to adopt concrete conflict resolution plans. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe Urges DRC Parties to Maintain Peace
    25 april 2002 21:14:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Thursday urged rival political groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to put aside petty differences and work for long-lasting peace in the central African country. Full text...

  • DRC's Kabila pledges to honour Sun City pact
    25 april 2002 21:06:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- President Joseph Kabila has pledged to respect and guarantee implementation of the political agreement signed last week in Sun City, South Africa, at the end of the inter-Congolese dialogue on the political future of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • Journalists sue for peace in Great Lakes
    25 april 2002 13:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Senior journalists and civil society actors from the Great Lakes countries rose from a three-day seminar in Nairobi Thursday, with a declaration to be more pro-active in the search for peace in the conflict-ridden region. Full text...

  • Three EU countries commend Sun City DRC accord
    24 april 2002 23:08:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- France, the United Kingdom and Belgium have commended what they regard as "significant progress" made at the recently concluded Inter-Congolese dialogue in Sun City, South Africa. Full text...

  • US govt backs peace efforts in Burundi
    23 april 2002 22:44:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has obtained one million US dollars from the United States government to support the implementation of the inter-Burundian peace agreement signed in August 2000 in Arusha, Tanzania, an official source revealed in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Congo Brazzaville warlord captured in DR Congo
    22 april 2002 16:39:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Willy Matsanga, a Congo Brazzaville warlord captured by the DR Congo armed forces last week, is expected to be handed over to Brazzaville authorities, a military source said. Full text...

  • Sudan, Uganda to extend protocol on military operation
    20 april 2002 11:59:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Sudan has agreed to allow Uganda to continue with its unfinished military operation against the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels in southern Sudan after the expiry of a protocol signed by both governments. Full text...

  • Bujumbura halts Lake Tanganyika fishing over insecurity
    19 april 2002 14:08:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Authorities in Burundi have announced suspension of fishing in Lake Tanganyika for security reasons, military sources confirmed. Full text...

  • EU applauds for signing of Lusaka cease-fire in Angola
    18 april 2002 23:50:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the signing between the Angolan government and UNITA of a memorandum completing the Lusaka protocol on a cease-fire and other pending issues. Full text...

  • Donors concerned over security in Somalia
    18 april 2002 19:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A coalition of aid agencies operating in Somalia Thursday said that it was concerned about the deteriorating security in that country's northern Gedo Region and appealed to the parties involved to put to an end to the hostilities. Full text...

  • Four Africans among Rotary's Peace Scholars
    18 april 2002 19:11:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Four Africans are among a group of 70 candidates selected to undergo studies in peace and conflict resolution sponsored by Rotary International. Full text...

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