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  • UNESCO acknowledges Senegal's literacy drive
    08 august 2001 19:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Adult Literacy and Basic Education programme has been awarded the UNESCO Malcolm Adiseshiah literacy prize, a statement from the UN agency said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mandela awarded Zulu King Tshaka's medallion
    07 august 2001 20:17:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela became the first recipient of Zulu King Tshaka's medallion Tuesday. Full text...

  • Algiers under tight security for Kabylie demonstration
    07 august 2001 16:10:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Authorities in Algeria Tuesday placed Algiers under tight security on the eve of a planned protest march in the capital by the Coordination of Kabylie villages. Full text...

  • France supports peace, stability in Great Lakes Region
    03 august 2001 20:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The three-day visit of French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine to Rwanda, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville) and DR Congo beginning 12 August would signal French support for a rapid return to peace, stability and development in the Great Lakes region, foreign affairs spokesman Francois Rivasseau said Friday in Paris. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's white farmers warn of food shortages
    02 august 2001 16:44:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean white farmers battling to save their farms from seizure under government's controversial land reforms, Thursday warned of critical food shortages in the future if the authorities pressed ahead with the programme without adjustments. Full text...

  • Tunisia condemns desecration of Jerusalem Mosque
    31 july 2001 11:41:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia has condemned Sunday's desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem by a group of suspected Jewish extremists, describing the action as "serious provocation" and an "attack on Muslim feelings". Full text...

  • Movement sees dictatorship as hindrance to African Union
    30 july 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the Kampala-based Pan-African Movement, Tajudeen Abdulrahim, says African leaders with dictatorial tendencies pose the greatest threat to the African Union that was endorsed at the Lusaka Summit of the OAU two weeks ago. Full text...

  • Experts say Africa to suffer most from global warming
    30 july 2001 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Kaus Topfer Monday urged environmentalists and all those working to improve their natural habitats to close ranks in a bid to forestall the imminent effects of global warming. Full text...

  • West African entente discusses security
    27 july 2001 22:11:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ahead of a ministerial conference of the 'Entente Council' grouping a number of French-speaking West African countries, about 30 security experts began meeting Friday in Cotonou, Benin. Full text...

  • Libyan press hails Arusha talks on Burundi
    27 july 2001 20:18:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan independent daily, Al Chams, has lauded the outcome of the latest sub regional summit in Arusha, Tanzania on the peace process in Burundi. Full text...

  • Two Ethiopians get art honours
    26 july 2001 20:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- World laureates Afework Tekele and Tebebe Yemane-Berhan recently received the most prestigious awards of the American Biographical Institute (ABI), at a function at St. Full text...

  • Prominent lawyer bags highest title in legal profession
    26 july 2001 12:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After being denied the honour for years due to his anti-establishment stance, one of Nigeria's most-celebrated lawyers has finally bagged the title of Senior Advocate of Nigerian (SAN), the most prestigious title that can be conferred on a lawyer practising in the country. Full text...

  • Rights group indicts beligerents in Sierra Leonean conflict
    25 july 2001 22:52:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone, (PANA) -- The New York-based Human Rights Watch organisation has indicted both the pro-government allied Civil Defence Forces and rebels of the Revolutionary United Front for atrocities against civilians in the eastern Diamond Kono and northern Koinadugu districts of Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Steady progress made in DR Congo - representative
    24 july 2001 21:18:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Secretary General's special representative in the DR Congo, Kamel Morjane, has indicated some progress has been made in the peace process in the DRC since December 1999. Full text...

  • Namibian police to step up night patrols
    24 july 2001 19:27:00
    Rundu- Namibia (PANA) -- To square up with rising crime, Rundu regional police chief Clavi Awanga Tuesday hinted that Namibian police would deploy more members to patrol the town during night hours. Full text...

  • South Africa confident over Burundi's peace process
    24 july 2001 08:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government is confident that the Burundi peace process remains on track, despite Sunday night's attempted coup in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Insecurity costs jobs in parts of Namibia
    23 july 2001 19:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- More than 200 employees have lost their jobs from business closures in the past 12 months in Namibia's Caprivi and Kavango regionsdue to instability in the regions. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers focus on insecurity
    20 july 2001 19:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Insecurity was a doinant topic in Cameroonian newspapers this week, with state-owned Cameroon Tribune reporting at least three robberies a day in the capital, Yaounde. Full text...

  • FAO chief appeals for contributions to food security fund
    19 july 2001 20:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Concerned about increasing food insecurity in developing countries, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Thursday urged the industrialised G-8 nations to contribute to a trust fund for food security. Full text...

  • Jacob Zuma meets Kabila over Burundi crisis
    19 july 2001 14:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- South African vice-president Jacob Zuma has expressed optimism about peace prospects in Burundi, saying his country was committed to the process despite protests from the Hutu rebellion and Tutsi opposition. Full text...

  • War with Eritrea said to cost Ethiopia 3 billion US dollars
    19 july 2001 13:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The two-and-a-half-year war with Eritrea cost Ethiopia an estimated 26 billion birr (about 3. Full text...

  • More than 100 small arms to be destroyed in Diffa
    19 july 2001 11:50:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- More than 100 small arms will be destroyed Thursday in Diffa, 1,500 km east of Niamey, at a ceremony sponsored by the National Commission for the Collection and Control of Illicit Weapons, the Niger News Agency (ANP) has reported. Full text...

  • Discord between MONUC, RCD rebels over Kisangani
    17 july 2001 20:17:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Officials of the United Nations Mission in Congo have raised serious concern over the refusal by rebels of the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma) to demilitarise the town of Kisangani, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • ebels kill 10 people in southern Burundi
    16 july 2001 19:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Ten people were killed during Sunday's repeated attacks by rebels against southern Burundi's Rumonge town, the country's news agency, ABP, reported. Full text...

  • Conservationist wins Gandhi King Award for Non-violence
    16 july 2001 19:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A leading Tanzanian conservationist, Jane Goodall, has been awarded the prestigious Gandhi King Award for Non-Violence for her outstanding work in protecting and conserving nature in the country. Full text...

  • Sudanese University to award Khaddafi honorary degree
    16 july 2001 16:47:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The University of Juba, Sudan has decided to award Libyan leader Moammar Khaddafi an honorary doctorate in Political Science, the University announced Monday. Full text...

  • Rebel commander captured in northern Rwanda
    16 july 2001 09:50:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda said its army Sunday captured a senior rebel commander in the country's northern Ruhengeri Province. Full text...

  • MFDC meeting slated for Banjul has been postponed
    14 july 2001 11:46:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- An internal meeting of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) rebels, initially scheduled to take place in Banjul (Gambia) from 16 to 19 July, has been postponed to a later date, a rebel leader said Friday. Full text...

  • Five people killed in Burundi
    12 july 2001 23:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least five people were killed and 11 others severely wounded Wednesday night during an attack attributed to rebels on southern Burundi. Full text...

  • UN official meets Bangui authorities on Congo crisis
    12 july 2001 21:16:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Secretary General's Special Representative to DR Congo, Kamel Morjane, has met with authorities in Bangui to discuss co-operation between the UN Mission in Congo and the Central African Republic government, a MONUC official said. Full text...

  • France welcomes Burundi transition programme
    12 july 2001 20:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The latest Burundi transition programme brokered by former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hailed by France as a major step towards the full implementation of the Arusha (Tanzania) peace accord. Full text...

  • Masire proposes mini summit on troops withdrawal from DRC
    11 july 2001 11:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Botswana president, Sir Ketumile Masire has proposed a meeting of presidents who signed the Lusaka peace agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo to work out a strategy for withdrawal of foreign troops. Full text...

  • Finalists Compete for Businesswoman of the Year Award
    10 july 2001 13:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A list of finalists for the 2001 Businesswoman of the Year contest was announced Monday by the Businesswomen's Association (BWA), organisers of the most prestigious award for women achievers in South Africa. Full text...

  • Disarmament secretariat co-opts CDF officials
    10 july 2001 08:51:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Four senior members of the Civil Defence Force (CDF) have been co-opted to join the secretariat of Sierra Leone's National Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration, or NCDDR. Full text...

  • Positive developments in DRC, gives hope for peace
    07 july 2001 19:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba who is coordinator in the DR Congo peace process Saturday expressed hopes that recent positive developments would help speed up a resolution of the three-year-long conflict in that country. Full text...

  • Burundi peace agreement talks set for Pretoria
    06 july 2001 21:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The 19 Burundi peace agreement signatories are to hold a plenary session in Pretoria next Tuesday, the country's information minister Luc Rukingama announced in Bujumbura Friday. Full text...

  • Burundi politician visits Mandela
    06 july 2001 17:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Alphonse Rugambarara, official spokesman of a group of eight Burundi political parties from the Tutsi ethnic minority community, left Bujumbura Thursday for South Africa, for talks with Nelson Mandela, the international mediator on the Burundi crisis. Full text...

  • South Africa shortlists artists for national awards
    06 july 2001 12:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eighty-three young artists from across South Africa have been named as finalists for the national Absa Atelier Art Awards 2001, the longest established and most prominent visual art competition in the country. Full text...

  • South African scientist gets wine biotechnology acclaim
    06 july 2001 10:20:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Following his groundbreaking work in wine biotechnology, South Africa's National Research Institute (NRI) has recognised a Stellenbosch scientist as one of the country's top researchers. Full text...

  • Three African leaders want peace accelerated in DRC
    04 july 2001 21:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The leaders of DR Congo, Tanzania and Uganda Wednesday called for an accelerated pace in the implementation of the 1999 Lusaka Peace Accord to end the DR Congo crisis. Full text...

  • Zambian government warns against disruption of OAU summit
    04 july 2001 13:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government has issued a stern warning to anyone planning to disrupt the OAU summit scheduled slated for 9-11 July in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Army General wants African peacekeeping force established
    03 july 2001 14:03:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A Tanzanian army general has recommended the establishment of an African peacekeeping force that could be deployed in war stricken countries, the official Daily News reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Council of elders urged to help end conflicts
    03 july 2001 09:56:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger President Mamadou Tandja Tuesday urged the ECOWAS Council of elders to help restore peace in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Rightists ask Taylor to rid security of foreigners
    02 july 2001 20:03:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A local human rights group Monday called on President Charles Taylor "to expel foreign nationals" from his elite bodyguard squad, the Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU). Full text...

  • ECOWAS Council Of Elders Meet On Conflicts
    30 june 2001 15:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As part of efforts to ensure peace in the West African sub-region, the ECOWAS Council of Elders will hold its inaugural meeting in Niamey, Niger, 2-3 July to discuss its role under the Protocol relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention. Full text...

  • Bishop calls on world community to respond to DRC "genocide"
    29 june 2001 20:48:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Archbishop Frederick Etsou of Kinshasa has called on the international community to condemn the occupation and plundering of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially in the eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • UN report says Guinea-Bissau lacks firm stability
    29 june 2001 16:32:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The UN representative in Guinea Bissau has described the politico-military situation in the country as "ephemeral and unstable" whereby a fresh conflict may erupt. Full text...

  • Palestinian envoy urges Israeli to withdraw
    29 june 2001 10:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Palestine Liberation Organisation's political department head, Farouk Kadoumi, has reiterated in Dakar that lasting peace would only be restored in the Middle-East if Israel withdraws from the Palestinian territories. Full text...

  • OIC hails peace efforts in Sierra Leone, urges aid for Guinea
    28 june 2001 22:34:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 28th ministerial session of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) that wound up in Bamako, Mali Wednesday, has lauded the deployment of a UN mission in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Ethio-Eritrean temporary security zone still unsettled
    28 june 2001 14:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Military Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) co-ordinating bureau in Addis Ababa Thursday slammed Eritrea for its failure to establish the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) as required under a UN resolution that ended the war between the two countries. Full text...

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