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  • Nigerian police beef up security for diplomats
    07 march 2002 13:20:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigeria police have stepped up security for foreign diplomats in Nigeria, ahead of the expiration of the 11 March 2002 deadline issued by aggrieved junior police and army officers to stage a "revolution" in the country. Full text...

  • MRU holds joint security meeting in Freetown
    07 march 2002 09:30:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Mano River Union members Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone were Thursday winding up a two-day joint security meeting in Freetown. Full text...

  • Angolan gov't says situation in east, north is under control
    06 march 2002 21:45:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Defence minister Gen. Full text...

  • Angolan leader's peace overtures encouraging - FNLA official
    06 march 2002 20:32:00
    Namibe- Angola (PANA) -- A senior opposition leader, Antonio Pinto, has said that Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' recent pronouncements on resuming contacts with UNITA rebels would help find a way to peace in the country. Full text...

  • Britain pledges financial support for Sudanese cease-fire
    06 march 2002 19:28:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Britain has pledged one million US dollars for international monitoring of the cease-fire in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. Full text...

  • Rebels warn of possible factional war in southern Sudan
    05 march 2002 22:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- There was a declaration made in Nairobi, Kenya late last year of a merger between the John Garang-led Sudanese Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM) and his counterpart Riek Machar of the Sudanese Peoples Democratic Front (SPDF). Full text...

  • S. Africa shocked, saddened by Israeli-Palestinian conflict
    05 march 2002 22:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (Cape Town) -- The South African government said it was deeply shocked and saddened by the scale of the death toll in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the last few days. Full text...

  • UN reiterates commitment to peace in DR Congo
    05 march 2002 21:40:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN under secretary general in charge of peacekeeping operations Jean-Marie Gheheno has re- stated reiterated the world body's commitment to the restoration of peace in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Kinshasa urges UN to pressure Rwanda, Uganda to leave Congo
    05 march 2002 21:24:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A DR Congo senior official has asked the UN Security Council to bring pressure to bear on Rwanda and Uganda to pull their troops out of Congo. Full text...

  • Four Africans for 2002 environment awards
    05 march 2002 12:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Four Africans are among finalists announced for this year's Whitley Laing Foundation conservation awards programme, according to a press release from organisers of the awards. Full text...

  • Angolan youths drill in conflict resolution
    04 march 2002 23:20:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- A seminar on conflicts resolution kicked off Monday in Sumbe in Angola's coastal Kwanza-Sul Province, at the behest of the Centre for Common Ground (CCG), an American NGO. Full text...

  • South African churches to meet Jose Eduardo dos Santos
    04 march 2002 15:03:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (Cape Town) -- Leaders of the South African Council of Churches (SACC) and several other religious groups plan to meet Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in May in a bid to push that country's peace process ahead. Full text...

  • UNEP unveils projects for developing countries
    04 march 2002 12:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Scientists working under the United National Environment Programme (UNEP) have developed several new initiatives aimed at mitigating the impact of climate change on developing countries. Full text...

  • Libyan leader doubts viability of traditional political systems
    03 march 2002 17:16:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan Mouamar Kadhaffi has recommended the propagation of what he described as a 'direct democracy' system practised in the north African country for the last 25 years, and which has eliminated the element of power struggle. Full text...

  • Zambia steps up patrols at common border with Angola
    03 march 2002 15:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia is to step up security at the border with Angola to pre-empt any moves by the rebel UNITA movement to re-group using areas at the frontier. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone lifts six-year state of emergency
    01 march 2002 23:24:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) --Sierra Leone's President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah announced in Freetown Friday the lifting of a six-year old state of emergency declared at the height of a horrible civil war. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers highlight security problem
    01 march 2002 11:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The assassination of Kenya's Deputy Police Commissioner, Njiru Kyanda, dominated coverage this week by the local press, which sees the targeting of police officers by bandits as a sign of worsening crime situation in the country. Full text...

  • Johannesburg Securities Exchange launches new web portal
    01 march 2002 10:43:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Johannesburg Securities Exchange Friday launched a new financial web portal to provide investors with free access to share prices, announcements, key market indicators and other company and economic news. Full text...

  • Dos Santos says no amnesty for UNITA fighters
    01 march 2002 09:17:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, has ruled out a unilateral cease-fire or an amnesty for rebel UNITA fighters, Angolan news agency (ANGOP) has reported. Full text...

  • Uganda deploys troops at border with Sudan, dispels war fears
    28 february 2002 17:40:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- A heavy deployment of troops along Uganda's border with Sudan in the last three weeks has raised fears within Parliament in Kampala about a possible military confrontation between the two countries. Full text...

  • Congolese, Angolan provincial governors consult on security
    27 february 2002 22:58:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Governors of adjacent provinces of Angola, Congo Republic and DR Congo said Wednesday that persistent insecurity on their common borders was due to lack of regular consultation among officials. Full text...

  • Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone sign a peace agreement
    27 february 2002 22:13:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Presidents Charles Taylor of Liberia, Lansana Conte of Guinea and Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone signed Wednesday afternoon in Rabat a reconciliation agreement aimed at restoring peace and confidence in the Mano River basin. Full text...

  • Youth Seek Peace in War torn Sudan
    27 february 2002 18:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A conference facilitated by New Sudan Youth Association, NSYA, opened in Nairobi, Wednesday, with participants urging the international community to support the initiative of peace and unity in their country. Full text...

  • Civilians detest rising security harassment in Liberia
    27 february 2002 17:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Civilians say government security forces have increased harassment against them since President Charles Taylor declared a state of emergency in Liberia on 8 February after dissidents attacked localities near Monrovia. Full text...

  • Civilians detest rising security harassment in Liberia
    27 february 2002 16:24:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Civilians say government security forces have increased harassment against them since President Charles Taylor declared a state of emergency in Liberia on 8 February after dissidents attacked localities near Monrovia. Full text...

  • Beninese leader to honour 77 farmers
    27 february 2002 15:44:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Benin president Mathieu Kerekou will present awards Thursday in Cotonou to the country's 77 best farmers for 2001, the agriculture ministry has said. Full text...

  • South Africa calls for efforts to ensure Middle East peace
    27 february 2002 14:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has called on the international community to re-mobilise and launch an unprecedented campaign to bring about peace in the Middle East. Full text...

  • Congolese leader calls for revival of Lusaka Accords on Angola
    27 february 2002 13:58:00
    Djambala- Congo (PANA) -- President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Wednesday called for the revival the of Lusaka Peace Accords on Angola, following the death of Jonas Savimbi, leader of the rebel National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA). Full text...

  • Women rally against civil war in Algeria
    27 february 2002 13:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Several dozens of Algerian and French women rallied throughout France under the auspices of a movement dubbed "Flames for Algeria" to protest against the civil war raging in Algeria. Full text...

  • Rights group says 894 people killed in Burundi in 2001
    27 february 2002 13:32:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 894 people were killed in 2001 in Burundi, 621 of whom were victims of rebel attacks, while 273 were killed by government's military and paramilitary forces, a human rights group said. Full text...

  • Mano River Union summit to be held Wednesday in Rabat
    26 february 2002 23:37:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Foreign Affairs ministers of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia on Tuesday met in Rabat to prepare for the Mano River Union summit scheduled to take place in the same city on Wednesday. Full text...

  • France expresses readiness to support Angolan peace process
    26 february 2002 16:03:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- With the death of Angolan UNITA rebel leader Jonas Savimbi hailed by the international community as opening up prospects for lasting peace in the war-ravaged country, French authorities Tuesday expressed readiness to support that country's peace efforts under the 1994 Lusaka peace protocol. Full text...

  • Niger to send 50 men to Central African Republic
    25 february 2002 22:46:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger is ready to send 50 soldiers to Central African Republic as part of a peacekeeping force agreed by the Community of Saharan-Sahelian States, or SIN-SAD, President Mamadou Tandja has announced. Full text...

  • Cape Verdian premier says Savimbi's death opens way to peace
    25 february 2002 22:09:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdean Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves said Monday in Praia that the death of UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi may open the way to peace in Angola. Full text...

  • Zimbabwean journalist gets UNESCO media freedom award
    25 february 2002 21:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Zimbabwean journalist Geoffrey Nyarota was Monday awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize for 2002. Full text...

  • French Premier advocates peace, stability in Africa
    25 february 2002 17:11:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- In a message to groups at a French-led military training exercise involving several African countries that wound up in Tanzania at the weekend, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin has stressed peace and stability as imperative for the continent's development. Full text...

  • Troika sees peace in Angola through Lusaka accord
    24 february 2002 15:26:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The troika of observers to the Angolan peace process, comprising Portugal, the US and Russia, said peace and national reconciliation in Angola will be achieved only through the implementation of the Lusaka agreement signed 20 November 1994. Full text...

  • Ethiopia reiterates commitment to peace agreement
    23 february 2002 18:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Prime Minister Meles Zenawi Saturday assured a visiting UN delegation that Ethiopia would continue to implement the peace agreement that ended a two-year border war with Eritrea, notwithstanding obstacles. Full text...

  • Angola affirms commitment to DR Congo cease-fire
    23 february 2002 17:10:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Foreign minister Joao Miranda affirmed that the Luanda government was behind initiatives at ensuring effective application of the cease-fire agreement in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Britain calls on Sudan to explain army killing of civilians
    23 february 2002 13:40:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- The British government has asked for a full explanation from the Sudanese authorities about reports that an army helicopter gunship recently fired on civilians in the country, killing 17 of them, at a food distribution point. Full text...

  • Nigeria's top cop orders arrests of policemen's killers
    23 february 2002 12:29:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's Inspector General of Police, Musiliu Smith, has ordered the Lagos police command to arrest the killers of eight policemen in the commercial city on Wednesday night. Full text...

  • Senegal's MFDC rebels shun Casamance intellectuals' meeting
    22 february 2002 23:15:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's rebel Casamance Democratic Forces Movement (MFDC) Friday said they would not attend a meeting of a group of Casamance intellectuals set to discuss a return to peace in the troubled southern region, official sources in the regional capital of Ziguinchor said. Full text...

  • Liberia's Christians pray for peace
    22 february 2002 17:27:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor on Friday led an array of Christians and other religious organizations to the national stadium in Paynesville City, near Monrovia, to begin three days of fasting and praying in order to save the nation from the raging rebel war. Full text...

  • Moroccan king receives CIA executive
    21 february 2002 14:35:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI Wednesday received in Rabat the director of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) George Tenet, who is currently touring several Arab countries, state-run television TVM reported. Full text...

  • Masire Places Peace Onus On Warring Congolese Parties
    21 february 2002 13:58:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo dialogue facilitator, Sir Ketumile Masire, says the onus of bringing peace in the strife-torn country lies with the warring parties in the conflict. Full text...

  • Angolan forces kill UNITA general, captures others
    19 february 2002 21:09:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angola has announced the death in Moxico (Eastern Angola) of a UNITA general and the arrest of four others between 14 and 17 February. Full text...

  • Congolese president gets warm welcome in Lissouba's area
    18 february 2002 15:18:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso received a warm welcome Sunday when he visited Bouansa town in Bouenza region which was once a stronghold of militiamen backing his predecessor Pascal Lissouba during the civil wars of 1997 and 1998-1999. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe warns EU's chief monitor over political statements
    16 february 2002 18:13:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe Saturday sternly warned the head of the European Union team to monitor the 9-10 March presidential poll in Zimbabwe to refrain from making political statements or risk ejection from the country. Full text...

  • UN peacekeeping boss expected in Kinshasa
    14 february 2002 23:07:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- UN deputy secretary general for peacekeeping operations, Jean-Marie Guehemo, is scheduled to tour the Great Lakes region from 21 February to 4 March, official sources said in Kinshasa. Full text...

  • Commission urges parties to implement DR Congo cease-fire
    14 february 2002 20:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo's Justice and Peace Commission's secretary general Dominique Kahanga said in Paris Thursday that durable peace will only become a reality when all actors implement past agreements. Full text...

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