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  • 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...

  • 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...

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