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  • Nigeria seeks solution to incessant violence
    25 january 2002 13:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has embarked on a process of dialogue aimed at ending the incessant ethnic and sectarian violence in the country. Full text...

  • Witwatersrand University don wins Harry Oppenheimer Award
    25 january 2002 12:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Professor David Glasser of the School of Process and Materials Engineering at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has become the first recipient of the Harry Oppenheimer Award. Full text...

  • French generals justify their role in Algerian war
    24 january 2002 09:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Forty years since guns of the Algerian war of independence were silenced, colonial ruler France is under great pressure to explain what its soldiers may have swept under the carpet. Full text...

  • Sudanese Army says it is observing agreed truce
    23 january 2002 23:05:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese army said Wednesday it had started observing a partial truce in its war with the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Full text...

  • Britain, France urge support for DR Congo peace process
    23 january 2002 22:28:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- British and French Foreign ministers touring countries involved in the DR Congo conflict Wednesday said in Kampala that they would rally international support for the peace process in the troubled central African State. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone peace commission chairman bows out
    23 january 2002 21:34:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Affirming that his mission had been accomplished, the chairman of Sierra Leone's Commission for the Consolidation of Peace, ex-junta leader Johnny Paul Koroma, Tuesday informed President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah that he was relinquishing the position. Full text...

  • Ex-rebels want Sierra Leone combed to curb armed robberies
    21 january 2002 23:40:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Spokesman Eldred Collins of the defunct Revolutionary United Front is urging urged the government in Freetown to do an effective "cordon and search" operation for "the large quantity of arms held by the public" in order to avert armed robberies in post war Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Masire urges DRC leaders to ponder on volcano disaster
    21 january 2002 22:14:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire who is facilitator for the Inter-Congolese dialogue has challenged feuding DRC leaders to seek solutions to the Nyiragongo disaster instead of squabbling over where and when the next round of talks should be held. Full text...

  • Kinshasa opposes new deployment of Ugandan soldiers
    20 january 2002 20:22:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo is fiercely protesting the decision by Uganda to send five more battalions of soldiers to Aru, Mahagi and Ariwara in eastern Congo. Full text...

  • Manufacturers urged to end arms supplies to Sierra Leone
    19 january 2002 13:10:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Nigeria Friday called on "European and American arms manufacturers" to assist in sustaining the momentum against arms possession in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • President Kabbah Declares End of War in Sierra Leone
    18 january 2002 23:46:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Friday officially declared the end of one of Africa's brutal war that left the country in ruins. Full text...

  • Annan spells out remaining tasks in Sierra Leone
    18 january 2002 20:38:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- After the completion of disarmament in Sierra Leone, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has stressed the need to address other outstanding issues, including the forthcoming elections and extending government authority throughout the country. Full text...

  • CEMAC summit ends without solution to CAR crisis
    17 january 2002 23:58:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Leaders of member States of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) could not agree on a definitive solution to the crisis raging in the Central African Republic. Full text...

  • Eyadema commends Kadhafi over peace moves in Chad
    17 january 2002 23:34:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema has commended the leader of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • Danforth experiences stalemate in Sudan peace mission
    17 january 2002 21:39:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- After four days of talks with government authorities in Khartoum and the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) of John Garang, top US envoy John Danforth said his mission to broker a cease-fire in all the war zones in South Sudan faced difficulties. Full text...

  • Government, rebels, UN hold tripartite Sierra Leonean meeting
    17 january 2002 15:00:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The eighth and apparently final session of tripartite talks grouping the government, the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) and the UN Assistance Mission to Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) is afoot in Freetown following the end of the disarmament process in the West African country. Full text...

  • Over 20,000 displaced persons struggle to enter Bujumbura
    16 january 2002 16:21:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 20,000 people fleeing insecurity in neighbouring towns have for a week now been stuck at the entrance to the Burundi capital, Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Nigerian police declares nationalist leader a wanted man
    16 january 2002 12:22:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Ondo police command in south-west Nigeria has declared wanted the factional leader of the Yoruba nationalist group, Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Ganiyu Adams, over a deadly weekend clash between the group and security guards at a palace of a traditional ruler in Owo Town. Full text...

  • Russian technical mission to visit Mozambique
    16 january 2002 08:41:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Russian multi-disciplinary technical mission is expected to visit Mozambique during the first quarter of 2002 in order to assess and propose strategies on military equipment and means of transport for the Mozambican armed forces (FADM), according to Defence Minister Tobias Dai. Full text...

  • Malawi leader promises to assist with DR Congo mediation
    16 january 2002 08:24:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Malawian President Bakili Muluzi has pledged to support former Botswana president Quett Masire in his efforts to mediate in the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Japan aids reintegration of Sierra Leonean ex-combatants
    12 january 2002 19:28:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Government of Japan has made a donation of 3 million US dollars towards the reintegration of ex-combatants from Sierra Leone's decade-long civil war, sources in Freetown said Saturday. Full text...

  • Sierra Leonean papers comment on planned war crimes court
    11 january 2002 20:27:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Press reports in Sierra Leone this week focused on a UN mission currently in the country to discuss modalities for a special court to try war criminals. Full text...

  • OAU urges peace after presidential election in Madagascar
    11 january 2002 17:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU's organ on conflict prevention, management and resolution Friday urged Malagasy officials and others involved in the recent presidential poll to respect rules governing the electoral process. Full text...

  • Libyan papers welcome Chadian peace agreement
    09 january 2002 22:01:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan papers Tuesday carried editorials on the peace agreement signed Monday evening in Tripoli between the Chadian government and the armed Movement for Democracy and Justice in Chad (MDJT), led by Youssef Togoimi, former Defence minister under the then government of Idris Deby. Full text...

  • Three die as farmers and pastoralists clash in Tanzania
    09 january 2002 18:44:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Conflicts between farmers and livestock keepers erupted Tuesday in Tanzania when three people were killed and three others seriously injured at Kiru valley in Babati District, Arusha. Full text...

  • UN steps up moves towards war crimes court in Sierra Leone
    06 january 2002 19:42:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) spokesperson Margaret Novicki Sunday confirmed the arrival in Freetown of a 15-man delegation from the legal division of the UN headquarters in New York, in view of plans to set up a war crimes court in the troubled West African country. Full text...

  • Gbagbo concedes insecurity was still high in Cote d'Ivoire
    05 january 2002 19:20:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo conceded Friday in Abidjan that insecurity was still high in Cote d'Ivoire. Full text...

  • Cattle thieves raid Bujumbura outskirts
    04 january 2002 09:49:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Automatic gunfire was heard daytime Thursday in the Burundian capital, in an attack launched by armed elements in the north of the city. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire discovers 600 ghost policemen on its payroll
    03 january 2002 10:22:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government said it has 600 ghost workers listed as policemen on its regular payroll, Interior Minister in charge of Decentralisation, Emile Boga Doudou, has said. Full text...

  • Angola registers significant fall in crime rate
    03 january 2002 08:59:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Police in Luanda Wednesday reported a significant fall in the rate of crime committed in the country during end of year festivities. Full text...

  • Patasse calls exiles back to Central African Republic
    01 january 2002 18:24:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- President Ange Felix Patasse of the Central African Republic has urged exiled compatriots to return home, saying it was his wish that CAR becomes "once again an oasis of tranquillity for all. Full text...

  • Burundi pins hopes for peace in New Year
    01 january 2002 17:14:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- There is hope for peace, security and economic revival in 2002 in Burundi if all citizens work hard, President Pierre Buyoya has said. Full text...

  • Rebels steal cows near Bujumbura after heavy shooting
    31 december 2001 21:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 20 cows were reported stolen after rebels carried out heavy shooting late Sunday in Bujumbura's northern outskirts of Gihosha. Full text...

  • Rebels shot to steal 17 cows near Bujumbura
    31 december 2001 21:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 20 cows were reported after rebels carried out heavy shooting late Sunday in Bujumbura's northern outskirts of Gihosha. Full text...

  • Ouagadougou under tight security for New Year
    31 december 2001 20:29:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- On the eve of the New Year's celebration, the security ministry in Burkina Faso has engaged in stern security measures, marked by an awareness campaign for road users and the mobilisation of national security forces. Full text...

  • Half of Burundi under grip of insecurity
    31 december 2001 16:08:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi, particularly in nine of the country's 17 Provinces, remained the scene hostilities between rebel and government forces throughout 2001, in spite of the conclusion of a peace agreement, and even after the installation of a transitional unitary government. Full text...

  • Nigeria to beef up security for public officials
    29 december 2001 15:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to step up security for public officials and dignitaries, in the wake of the killing last weekend of Justice minister Bola Ige by unknown gunmen. Full text...

  • Angolan army kills over 1000 Unita rebels in 2001 in 3 provinces
    28 december 2001 22:44:00
    Lubango- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) killed 1101 Unita rebel soldiers in 2001 in Angola's south military region, which comprises the provinces of Huila, Cunene and Namibe, a senior military officer said Friday. Full text...

  • UN representative gives reasons for hope in DRC
    28 december 2001 20:45:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The year 2001, which started with a period of major uncertainty in the DR Congo with the assassination of President Laurent Kabila, is ending in happier circumstances, which is a cause for "reasonable optimism", according to Amos Namanga Ngongi, the special representative of the UN secretary-general Kofi Annan. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers call for peace, love in troubled times
    28 december 2001 16:08:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian newspapers turned preachers of love and peace this week as Christians celebrated Christmas. Full text...

  • Reward for information on Nigerian minister's killers rises
    28 december 2001 15:55:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Monetary reward for information that could lead to the arrest of killers of Nigerian Justice Minister Bola Ige has increased from 500,000 Naira (about 5,000 US dollars) to 6. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone tightens border under Mano River Treaty
    28 december 2001 08:50:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The government of Sierra Leone has tightened its border areas in accordance with the Mano River Treaty, a military spokesman confirmed in Freetown. Full text...

  • Nigeria offers reward for information on minister's killers
    26 december 2001 16:17:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Police Wednesday announced a monetary reward of 500,000 Naira (about 5,000 US dollars) for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the killers of Justice Minister Bola Ige. Full text...

  • Somalia In Dire Need of International Peace Force
    26 december 2001 10:23:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Somalia appears to have scaled another threshold in its 41-year turbulent history. Full text...

  • Burundi to tighten curfew during Christmas holiday
    24 december 2001 20:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The night curfew imposed on Burundi by the government will be tightened during the Christmas and New Year's holidays, to check the excesses of revellers and arrest insecurity in the country, Interior Minister Salvator Ntihabose, announced Monday. Full text...

  • 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...

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