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  • 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...

  • Security Council extends mandate of UN Office in Angola
    18 april 2002 17:07:00
    New York- USA (PANA) -- The mandate of the UN Office in Angola (UNOA) has been extended to 15 July upon request of Secretary General Kofi Annan, the Angolan News Agency (ANGOP) reported. Full text...

  • Conflicts drain 13 billion dollars from Comesa yearly
    18 april 2002 12:21:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Ongoing conflicts have been blamed for causing losses estimated at 13 billion US dollars to countries in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa). Full text...

  • Mai-Mai fighters surround eastern Congolese town
    18 april 2002 11:32:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Mai-Mai traditional fighters have surrounded and are threatening to capture Shabunda town in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu Province, the spokesman of the UN Mission to Congo (MONUC) Hamadoun Toure said in Kinshasa Wednesday. Full text...

  • African diplomats lauds Kadhafi's action
    17 april 2002 22:34:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Ambassadors from Algeria, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Burundi and Niger have reiterated their support for the leader of the Libyan revolution, Colonel Moammar Kadhafi, for his determination to end conflicts in Africa. Full text...

  • Armed group hijacks boat on Lake Tanganyika
    17 april 2002 14:17:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An armed group hijacked a boat with 60 passengers and huge quantities of goods on Lake Tanganyika on Monday as it headed for Uvira port in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi News Agency (ABP) reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Senegal's Diouf wins African Footballer of the Year award
    17 april 2002 07:57:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Senegal's peroxide blond El- Hadji Diouf was named African Footballer of the Year Tuesday night ahead of Ghanaian defender Samuel Kuffour, who plays for Bayern Munich. Full text...

  • Over 4,000 UNITA troops for relocation in Malange
    16 april 2002 08:03:00
    Malange- Angola (PANA) -- Some 4,500 UNITA soldiers will be stationed shortly in Malange (northern Angola) under the ongoing peace agreement, the Angolan Press Agency (ANGOP) reported, quoting local military sources. Full text...

  • Sudan welcomes ruling on Ethiopia-Eritrea border
    15 april 2002 17:43:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese leader Omar el Bashir has welcomed Saturday's decision by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), delineating the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and urged the two nations to strengthen co-operation and peaceful co-existence. Full text...

  • CAF nominates annual awards recipients
    15 april 2002 12:06:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Nominations for the Confederation of African Football annual awards ceremony in Johannesburg on Tuesday for African Footballer of the Year are: El Hadj Ousseynou Diouf (Lens and Senegal), Samuel Eto'o (Real Mallorca and Cameroon), Samuel Osei Kuffour (Bayern Munich and Ghana). Full text...

  • Bomb blast kills 10 Uganda soldiers in southern Sudan
    14 april 2002 15:35:00
    Bombo- Uganda (PANA) -- Ten Uganda soldiers, including a major, died in a recent bomb blast while a Captain was reported missing in action in the ongoing military operation in southern Sudan, Defence minister Amama Mbabazi confirmed Sunday. Full text...

  • Report calls for an end to Sudanese war
    14 april 2002 15:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Sudanese war has exacted a terrible toll and a poorly communicated human cost, exhausting a vast majority of the people who are disappointed by a lack of progress in the current peace processes. Full text...

  • Nigeria, US plan fresh military co-operation
    14 april 2002 11:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A US military delegation is in Nigeria to discuss a new military co-operation deal with the hosts following the conclusion of Operation Focus Relief (OFR). Full text...

  • Army regains control of Goma Tse-Tse railway station
    13 april 2002 19:17:00
    Brazzaville Congo (PANA) -- The Congolese armed forces have regained control of Goma Tse-Tse railway station which was captured Thursday by Ninja militiamen, military sources said here Saturday. Full text...

  • Uneasy calm returns to northern Burundi
    12 april 2002 21:24:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An uneasy calm now prevails in north-eastern Burundi's Cankuzo Province after more than one week of fierce fighting between rebel groups and government forces, the national radio reported in Bujumbura Friday. Full text...

  • UK MPs urge support for IGAD peace efforts in Sudan
    12 april 2002 17:22:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Four British MPs have ended a six-day fact-finding mission to Sudan, with a call on the international community to support the peace efforts by the sub-regional Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Full text...

  • Southern Districts of Brazzaville Reported Calm
    11 april 2002 22:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The southern districts of Brazzaville were calm Thursday though the army was still searching for the so-called ninja militiamen said to be hiding in the area. Full text...

  • Britain, France worry over obstacles in inter-Congolese talks
    11 april 2002 21:21:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and his French counterpart, Hubert Vedrine, have issued a joint statement on the Sun City Inter-Congolese dialogue expressing concern at the remaining obstacles to an agreement. Full text...

  • Chadian rights activist wins international award
    11 april 2002 18:14:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Jacqueline Moudeina, lawyer to "victims" of alleged human rights abuses by former Chadian leader, Hissene Habre has won the 2002 Martin Ennals Award for Human Rights Defenders. Full text...

  • Group accuses Britain of destroying Africa's rainforest
    11 april 2002 11:58:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Volunteers of a UK-based environmental campaign group, Greenpeace, Wednesday stormed a Cabinet Office in London following revelations that government was about to install in the building, hundreds of new doors and windows made of wood from Africa's last rainforests. Full text...

  • FRODEBU, UPRONA differ on Burundian peace process
    10 april 2002 23:48:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's two main political forces, the Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU) and the former sole party, the Union for national Progress (UPRONA) have different perceptions about the unresolved cease-fire issue in the peace agreement they both signed. Full text...

  • Britain urges Israel, Palestine to begin the peace process
    10 april 2002 19:40:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair has warned that the Middle East conflict would never be solved if it were seen purely as a security or military question. Full text...

  • EU reaffirms support for MRU peace process
    10 april 2002 19:10:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A top official of the European Union (EU) Wednesday reaffirmed the union's "strong support" for efforts aimed at restoring peace in countries of the Mano River Union (MRU). Full text...

  • Trouble again rocks Congo's Pool region
    10 april 2002 13:50:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The civilian population in the southern Congolese region of Pool, which was hardest-hit by the 1998-1999 civil war, is again running for cover following clashes between government troops and Ninja militiamen. Full text...

  • Zambian paper warns Israel's action may exacerbate violence
    10 april 2002 11:52:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- State-run Zambia Daily Mail warned Wednesday that the Middle East conflict was being fuelled by Israel's continued offensive in the Palestinian territories. Full text...

  • Congo seeks international relief for displaced persons
    09 april 2002 23:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Minister of Health and Humanitarian action, Dr Léon Alfred Opimbat on Tuesday appealed for interntional relief assistance for persons displaced by attacks in the Pool area of Congo by Ninja militias since 29 March. Full text...

  • Kufuor lauds Angola's peace agreement
    09 april 2002 19:41:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's President John Agyekum Kufuor has congratulated his Angolan counterpart Jose Eduardo dos Santos for the peace agreement his government signed with the rebel UNITA Movement on 4 April. Full text...

  • Fighting rages in Congo's Kindamba locality
    09 april 2002 15:20:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A fresh wave of fighting erupted Monday between Congolese government troops and Ninja militiamen led by Father Frederik Bitsangou alias Ntumi in Kindamba, west of the capital Brazzaville. Full text...

  • Great Lakes region learns to talk peace (Feature)
    09 april 2002 11:05:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- As a meeting on peace and the development of a regional market for the Great Lakes countries opened in Kampala Monday, the question that comes to mind is: Will there ever be peace in this part of the world again? The Great Lakes region of East and Central Africa has in recent years come into the forefront of international and regional attention from both politicians, academics and humanitarian groups concerned about the re-current conflicts that have seen the potentially rich region sink into abject poverty. Full text...

  • Ivorian opposition party condemns insecurity
    08 april 2002 21:27:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Cote d'Ivoire's opposition Rally of Republicans (RDR) party on Monday condemned rising insecurity and the infringement of human rights in the country. Full text...

  • Angola seeks SADC's support to solidify peace
    08 april 2002 18:45:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Justice Minster Paulo Tjipolica of Angola has appealed to the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) for support to solidify peace in the civil war-ravaged country. Full text...

  • DR Congo group call for five minutes of silence for peace
    08 april 2002 12:16:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A group of DR Congo activists working "for peace and unification of the Congo" have invited all Congolese wherever they are to observe five minutes of silence on Monday at 1200 GMT to pray for a return of peace to the potentially rich country. Full text...

  • Congolese army blamed for the fighting in Pool region
    07 april 2002 17:31:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- A close aide of Ninja militia leader Pastor Frederick Bitsangou, alias Ntumi, on Saturday accused the Congolese Armed Forces (FAC) of being responsible for the outbreak of fighting in the southern Pool region. Full text...

  • Govt troops, Ninja militia clash in Congo-Brazzaville
    05 april 2002 23:41:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Clashes have since last Wednesday been raging between Congolese government troops and Ninja militiamen led by Rev. Full text...

  • Head of Egypt's Coptic Church criticises Israel
    05 april 2002 20:35:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- The head of Egypt's Coptic Church, Shenouda III, has denounced "the inhumane acts perpetrated by Israel against unarmed Muslims and Christians and its barbaric attacks on Mosques and Churches in Palestinian occupied territories. Full text...

  • South African opposition welcomes Angolan peace agreement
    05 april 2002 19:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has congratulated the Angolan government and the UNITA rebel movement on the signing of Thursday's cease-fire agreement in Luanda. Full text...

  • 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...

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