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  • 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...

  • Fresh border clashes break out between Nigeria, Cameroon
    17 march 2002 16:12:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A border clash has broken out between neighbours Nigeria and Cameroon, even as both countries continue a legal battle at the International Court of Justice over ownership of mineral-rich Bakassi Peninsula. Full text...

  • Zambian govt securities market grows by 4.5% in February
    17 march 2002 10:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The stock of Zambian government securities rose by 4. Full text...

  • Togo sends military mission to the Comoros
    16 march 2002 20:26:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- A delegation of six officers of the Togolese Armed Forces (FAT) left Lome has been sent to the Comoros, as military observers' mission under the aegis of OAU. Full text...

  • Central African armies meet in Libreville
    16 march 2002 18:52:00
    Libreville- Gabon (PANA) -- Army chiefs of Staff from Central African countries will meet next Monday in Libreville to discuss conflict prevention and peace keeping in the sub-region, an informed source said. Full text...

  • UNESCO to present Cities for Peace Prizes in Marrakesh
    15 march 2002 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Lubumbashi city in the Democratic Republic of Congo is among 10 cities chosen by UNESCO from 76 entries to receive the Cities for Peace prizes for 2000-2001. Full text...

  • Liberian honoured for championing environmental protection
    15 march 2002 17:51:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A leading Liberian conservationist, Silas Siakor, has been awarded the prestigious Whitley Conservation Award for his contributions to the protection and preservation of the natural forests in Liberia. Full text...

  • UN official hails Angolan government's peace plan
    15 march 2002 13:56:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A senior UN official has expressed satisfaction with the peace plan announced Wednesday by the Angolan government to end hostilities against rebel UNITA movement, whose leader Jonas Savimbi was killed by government forces 22 February. Full text...

  • Network formed to mediate in Mano River Union
    14 march 2002 20:48:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Journalists and members of the civil society in countries of the Mano River Union have formed a network that would support initiatives for a lasting peace in t he sub-region. Full text...

  • Mauritian widow rejects husband's posthumous national award
    14 march 2002 11:53:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The widow of a famous Mauritian black singer, Joseph Reginald Topize (alias Kaya), who died in mysterious circumstances in prison three years ago, has rejected a national posthumous award for her husband, official sources said. Full text...

  • Kenyan Peacekeepers Leave for Ethiopia, Eritrea
    13 march 2002 10:34:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A 605-strong Kenyan military contingent, including 13 women, departed Nairobi Tuesday to participate in the UN Mission in Eritrea and Ethiopia (UNMEE), after a brief ceremony at the State House. Full text...

  • Moi committed to peace in Somalia, Great Lakes Region
    13 march 2002 09:39:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel arap Moi has restated his commitment to peace in Somalia and within Africa's Great Lakes region, saying insecurity in the countries posed a "great risk" to Kenya. Full text...

  • US embassy in Guinea tightens security
    12 march 2002 15:09:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- The US embassy in Conakry has stepped up security, with stricter controls on all persons accessing the premises, including staff. Full text...

  • Security high on agenda of MRU civil society meeting
    12 march 2002 13:14:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Border security topped the agenda of a meeting by Mano River Union (MRU) States civil society groups, which entered its second day in Conakry, the Guinean capital, Tuesday. Full text...

  • Angolan Home Affairs minister optimistic about end of war
    09 march 2002 17:37:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Home Affairs minister Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos hinted Friday about positive signs that UNITA rebels were contemplating laying down their arms to help restore peace in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria's new police boss unfolds agenda
    09 march 2002 14:31:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- "I accept the appointment with humility, that lots will be achieved in terms of security control and in terms of making policemen and women serving in the federal republic of Nigeria very very happy," said Nigeria's newly- appointed Inspector-General (IG) of Police, Tafa Balogun, on assumption of duty in Abuja Friday. Full text...

  • Paris to host exhibition on Women in War situations
    08 march 2002 21:45:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A Committee of French NGOs, is organising an exhibition next week in Paris on "Women in War," an official of the Committee said Friday. Full text...

  • Kenya in move to check cattle rustling, banditry activities
    08 march 2002 18:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Authorities in Kenya Friday announced tough austerity measures to end the perennial cattle rustling and armed banditry activities in the country's North Rift Valley region. Full text...

  • Gambians still waiting for Jawara's return
    08 march 2002 13:17:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambians are still wondering why former President Sir Dawda Jawara is still in exile despite earlier suggestions that he would have been a state guest during the country's 37th independence anniversary on 18 February. Full text...

  • Mano River Union adopts sub-regional peace plan
    08 march 2002 11:12:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, comprising the Mano River Union (MRU), have signed a peace plan after two days of discussions in Freetown on how to restore security in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Ugandan troops to stay put in southern Sudan
    07 march 2002 19:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda - Ugandan troops would stay put in- southern Sudan on the look out for rebels of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) , Defence minister Amama Mbabazi stated Thursday. Full text...

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