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  • Govt. moves to tighten national security
    24 september 2001 15:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Escalating ethnic and religious violence in Nigeria and recent terrorist attacks on the US have prompted tighter security measures in the West African country. Full text...

  • Rebel attack leaves one dead in Bujumbura
    22 september 2001 17:16:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Official sources in Bujumbura reported Saturday that at least one person was killed in the locality of Kanyosha, south of the Burundi capital, in a rebel attack last night. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe tightens airport security after US attacks
    22 september 2001 14:31:00
    Harara- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe aviation officials said Saturday they had tightened airport security throughout the country following last week's deadly attacks in the US which left hundreds dead and thousands missing. Full text...

  • OAU organ takes pulse of Africa's conflicts
    21 september 2001 22:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU organ on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution met Thursday in Addis Ababa in its 76th ordinary session under chaired by Zambian Ambassador Simataa Akapelwa and attended by new OAU Secretary-General Amara Essy. Full text...

  • Burundi denies presence of Rwandan military
    21 september 2001 20:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The military in Burundi Thursday issued a flat denial of reports that Rwandan soldiers were in the country, after pursuing rebel Hutu forces beyond the border into Burundi. Full text...

  • France restates commitment to training African forces
    21 september 2001 20:35:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- France Thursday restated its commitment in pushing forward an initiative it launched to equip African states with military capabilities necessary for conducting peacekeeping operations across the continent. Full text...

  • Buyoya says he abides by 1 Nov deadline
    20 september 2001 14:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's President Pierre Buyoya has said he would abide by the 1 November deadline for formation of a transitional government in spite of the protracted talks on a ceasefire with rebel groups. Full text...

  • Armed bandits wound Kenyan border security officer
    20 september 2001 09:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A policeman was seriously injured Wednesday when heavily armed bandits staged a surprise daylight assault on Liboi police station close to the Kenya-Somalia border. Full text...

  • Tanzania tightens security in the US attacks aftermath
    19 september 2001 20:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania has tightened security measures at important installations for fear of possible infiltration by terrorists in the wake of militant attacks in the US, sources told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • About 700 delegates to attend reconciliation forum
    18 september 2001 21:13:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 700 delegates, including former president Henri Konan Bedie, would take part in Cote d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum scheduled to start on 9 October, Abidjan authorities disclosed on Monday. Full text...

  • Ex-Guinean minister chides African leadership style
    17 september 2001 23:55:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Former Guinean interior minister, Alhassane Conde, Monday said the leadership style of African politicians is core to the proliferation of crisis on the continent. Full text...

  • Sudan tightens security at air, sea ports
    17 september 2001 12:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has tightened security measures at all of its air and sea ports for fear of possible infiltration by terrorists. Full text...

  • MFDC leader accuses Wade's government of stalling peace
    16 september 2001 16:07:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- The new leader of Senegal's Movement of Casamance Democratic Forces (MFDC), has accused President Abdoulaye Wade's administration of "jeopardising" a peace process developed under former President Abdou Diouf. Full text...

  • Implications of EU's external defence policy on African security
    16 september 2001 10:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- As the European Union intensifies integration within its member countries, expansion to the East European countries is expected to position Europe as a power both at home and abroad. Full text...

  • RUF promises to resume full co-operation
    15 september 2001 19:25:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has decided to resume co-operation with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) to push the country's peace process ahead. Full text...

  • Naval battles increase on Lake Tanganyika
    15 september 2001 15:39:00
    Bujumbura- Bujumbura (PANA) -- The Burundi marine last Wednesday sank a boat carrying rebels and seriously damaged another during violent clashes on Lake Tanganyika, the private radio station, Bonesha FM, reported Friday. Full text...

  • Mukasi declares Arusha agreement a "waste of time"
    14 september 2001 22:38:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The self-declared chairman of the radical wing of Burundi's ruling Unity for National Progress (UPRONA), Charles Mukasi, has described the agreement signed in Arusha, Tanzania in August 2000 as a "waste of time". Full text...

  • Dutch Government Donates Trucks to Nigerian Peacekeepers
    14 september 2001 21:10:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Netherlands has donated 100 trucks as logistical support to the Nigerian contingent serving under the UN Mission in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Ivorian police detains nine Burkinabe soldiers
    14 september 2001 20:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Nine Burkinabe soldiers were placed under police custody at Abidjan's Felix Houphouet-Boigny airport between Monday evening until Tuesday night when they were released and allowed to board a plane for Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Armed gang kills four in southern Burundi
    13 september 2001 19:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Four persons were killed Wednesday when an armed gang ambushed a van at Songa in Bururi province of southern Burundi, official sources in the area reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian police strengthen security around US Consulate
    12 september 2001 16:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the US, the Nigeria Police said it was strengthening security around the American Consulate in the commercial city of Lagos. Full text...

  • Sudan welcomes US peace envoy
    11 september 2001 15:33:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has welcomed the appointment of a US envoy to broker peace in the country. Full text...

  • UNICEF appraises women's lot in Somalia, Rwanda
    10 september 2001 13:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Observers have warned that unless women's specific needs were addressed, efforts towards their post-war rehabilitation in Somalia and Rwanda are unlikely to make any meaningful impact. Full text...

  • Obasanjo Assures Of Improved Security
    09 september 2001 11:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amid a rising wave of violent crimes across Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo has assured the citizenry of improved security. Full text...

  • Educating, training youths for a peace culture
    07 september 2001 22:20:00
    Porto Novo- Benin (PANA) -- A sub-regional meeting on youth education and training for a culture of peace in Africa opened Thursday in Porto Novo, with the aim of identifying the causes and forms of conflicts on the continent. Full text...

  • Benin hosts international meeting on peace
    06 september 2001 19:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A three-day sub-regional meeting on the culture of peace in Africa opened in Porto Novo Thursday. Full text...

  • Mkapa appeals to Burundi rebels to join peace process
    05 september 2001 21:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania Wednesday called on Burundi's armed rebels to lay down their arms and join the peace process which he said has reached an advanced stage. Full text...

  • Kagame reiterates commitment to Lusaka peace process
    05 september 2001 18:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan president Paul Kagame has reiterated his commitment to the implementation of the Lusaka peace agreement to end war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • DSE to open doors to foreign investors
    04 september 2001 10:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania is preparing guidelines for foreign investors to start trading on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) by next year, the chief of the country's securities market announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Peace boat back in Kinshasa
    02 september 2001 19:38:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The 'boat of peace,' which left Kinshasa two months ago for rebel-controlled Mogalo, returned this weekend with 800 tonnes of maize supplied by the European Union and intended for the needy in the Congolese capital. Full text...

  • Gbagbo attends peace meeting in Barcelona
    02 september 2001 15:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire is in Barcelona to take part in an international peace meeting focusing on conflict resolution across the world, notably Africa. Full text...

  • ECOWAS security ministers meet in Cotonou
    31 august 2001 20:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ministers of security in the Economic Community of West African States and their police chiefs are holding their third meeting in Cotonou, aimed at deriving measures to fight crime in the subregion. Full text...

  • Police tighten security as racism conference begins
    31 august 2001 08:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police have thrown a ring of steel around Durban's International Convention Centre and say they are prepared for any eventuality during the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) that began Friday in the port city of Durban. Full text...

  • US to assist ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Mechanism
    30 august 2001 14:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US has agreed to support the ECOWAS Early Warning System, being set up under the sub-region's Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping and Security, adopted in December 1999. Full text...

  • Mauritius urges US to do more on Middle-East crisis
    30 august 2001 13:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Foreign Minister Anil Gayan urged the US late Wednesday to use its influence in the Middle-East to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Full text...

  • OAU urges Burundians to foster unity
    29 august 2001 23:05:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The OAU observer mission in Bujumbura on Wednesday urged Burundians to foster unity in order to rebuild their war-torn nation. Full text...

  • Burundi still in conflict one year after Arusha accord
    28 august 2001 22:27:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Though the peace accord on Burundi became one-year old on Tuesday, the country is still in a quagmire of civil war and political strife. Full text...

  • Nigeria condemns escalation of Middle Ease violence
    28 august 2001 17:09:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Tuesday condemned the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians, offering to play any possible role to restore peace to the troubled region. Full text...

  • Meeting opens in Tripoli to discuss peace in Sudan
    27 august 2001 21:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Experts involved in the Libyan- Egyptian initiative for peace in Sudan started meeting Monday in Tripoli under the chairmanship of the move's co-ordinator, Soleiman Chhoumi and the Egyptian deputy foreign minister, Rafik Khalil. Full text...

  • Preparations hot up for ECOWAS security confab
    27 august 2001 17:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Preparations are underway for the third ECOWAS conference of ministers in charge of security, billed for 30 August in Cotonou, Benin. Full text...

  • State Security denies intercepting former Nigerian leader
    23 august 2001 12:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's State Security Services (SSS) has denied stopping former number two man Augustus Aikhomu from travelling out of the country Monday night as claimed by him. Full text...

  • Seven die in presumed rebel attack
    22 august 2001 22:57:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least seven people were killed and two others kidnapped Tuesday in an attack Burundi government officials blamed on rebels. Full text...

  • Capacity-building programme registers 64 percent success
    22 august 2001 21:15:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A UNDP programme aimed at beefing up Niger's capacity in economic management and governance was Wednesday reported 64 percent deep in its objectives. Full text...

  • Burundi's monitoring team set to move to Bujumbura
    22 august 2001 11:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Burundi's Implementation and Monitoring Committee, a body set up to steer the country's peace process, will move its seat to Bujumbura by the end of October, it was confirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Clans set for full war, VP to mediate
    21 august 2001 21:11:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian Vice President Ali Mohammed Shein faces his big test since his appointment when he starts an official tour of Mara region in the northern Tanzania next week. Full text...

  • Burundi envoys meet FNL rebel leaders in Pretoria
    21 august 2001 13:33:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi government envoys and representatives of the rebel National Liberation Front on Monday held their first meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, to discuss the cessation of hostilities, the official radio reported in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • France encourages inter-Congolese dialogue
    20 august 2001 22:49:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French authorities welcomed the inter-Congolese dialogue that opened Monday in Gaborone, Botswana as a significant step towards national reconciliation and implementation of the Lusaka agreement. Full text...

  • Amara Essy says poverty causes conflicts
    20 august 2001 19:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- African Union secretary-general Amara Essy of Cote d'Ivoire Monday told senior officials, diplomats and senior military officers here that poverty is a major cause of African conflicts and that economic partners should help the continent develop mechanisms for sustainable development. Full text...

  • Tanzania plans overhaul of social security funds
    20 august 2001 12:19:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The government of Tanzania plans a major overhaul of social security institutions in the country to make them operate with a transparency that is responsive to the needs of beneficiaries. Full text...

  • Spain denies report on war ship presence off Libyan coast
    19 august 2001 17:21:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Spain Saturday denied a report credited to a Madrid-based newspaper "El Pais," alleging that the country had sent a war frigate to patrol the Libyan coast as part of a "Ballistic Defence Project," the Libyan news agency (JANA), has reported. Full text...

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