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  • 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...

  • DR Congo women urged to join bandwagon of peace
    21 december 2001 08:29:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- One-time Liberian leader Ruth Perry has cautioned Congolese women against adopting a passive attitude towards the conduct of national affairs, urging them to contribute actively to the search for peace in DR Congo. Full text...

  • Kenyan president Opens Somalia peace talks
    20 december 2001 23:11:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi opened Somalian peace talks Thursday with a call on warring factions in the neighbouring country to speed up negotiations for the formation of a central government. Full text...

  • Arbitration to resolve South African airport security dispute
    20 december 2001 07:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) and Khuselani Security and Risk Management (Khuselani) are to enter arbitration proceedings early next year over ACSA's right to cancel a contract between the two parties, Monhla Hlahla, ACSA chief executive has announced. Full text...

  • Armed group attacks Kayanza in northern Burundi
    19 december 2001 23:45:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An armed group on Tuesday night attacked and looted shops in Kayanza, northern Burundi region's administrative capital, official sources said Wednesday without giving any death toll. Full text...

  • South Africa responds to Comoros conflict
    19 december 2001 13:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government will go ahead with plans to send a top level delegation to the Comoros Wednesday night despite reports of an attempted coup earlier in the day on the Indian Ocean island nation. Full text...

  • Group calls for urgent actions to end war in DR Congo
    18 december 2001 23:27:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The US-based International Crisis Group (ICG), a think tank on global conflicts, has called for urgent actions in the peace process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including the disarmament of all non-Congolese armed groups operating in that country. Full text...

  • Burundi govt arrests 15 paramilitary activists
    18 december 2001 23:11:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian security officers have arrested 15 members of a paramilitary group known as "guardians of peace" accused of murder and armed robbery, an official source said in Bujumbura Tuesday. Full text...

  • Zambian, Congolese officials discuss border controls
    17 december 2001 17:25:00
    Mansa- Zambia (PANA) -- Local officials from the Congolese border towns of Kasenga and Pweto have agreed with their Zambian counterparts from Mwense, Kawambwa, Chienge and Kaputa to step up controls along the common border between the two countries. Full text...

  • SADC members discuss terrorism in Angola
    17 december 2001 15:08:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers entered a second day of their meeting on terrorism Sunday in Luanda, Angola. Full text...

  • Nigeria's parliament to hire Israeli firm for security
    17 december 2001 10:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian Parliament plans to hire an Israeli company to provide security at its sprawling complex in Abuja, the private Comet newspaper reported Monday. Full text...

  • Angolan leader prays for peace in 2002
    17 december 2001 09:55:00
    Benguela- Angola (PANA) -- President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola said Saturday in the southern town of Lobito that peace would come to Angola in 2002. Full text...

  • Conflicts drain ECOWAS resources, dull economic vision
    15 december 2001 19:54:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Heralded as a new impetus in Africa's bid for economic integration, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is, 26 years on, having to grapple with political instability at the expense of needed economic focus. Full text...

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