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  • Benin awards outstanding artists, journalists
    16 november 2001 16:40:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Four prizes worth over two million CFA F (2,666 dollars) were awarded Thursday to Benin's outstanding journalists and artists for 2001. Full text...

  • Fifth edition of Benin Golden Awards
    16 november 2001 16:01:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The fifth edition of the Benin Golden Awards (BGA), the largest awards event in the country's cultural and artistic scene, was launched Thursday in Cotonou by Culture, Crafts and Tourism Minister Amos Elegbe. Full text...

  • Six people killed, several injured in Bujumbura attack
    15 november 2001 21:25:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Suspected armed rebels killed six people, three of them soldiers, and injured several others, during a late Wednesday night attack that went on into the early hours of Thursday in Mutanga and Gihosha districts located north of Bujumbura, the Burundi defence ministry said Thursday. Full text...

  • South Africa to assist Lesotho to destroy small arms
    14 november 2001 22:59:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa will this week destroy redundant small arms and light weapons belonging to the kingdom of Lesotho. Full text...

  • US seeks agreement points between warring parties in Sudan
    14 november 2001 18:41:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The US government was searching for points of agreement between the Sudanese government and rebels of the South-based Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A) before embarking on practical peace negotiations, the special envoy of President George W. Full text...

  • US peace envoy begins visit to Sudan
    13 november 2001 17:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- John Danforth, the US peace envoy to Sudan, who arrived in Khartoum late Monday, will Tuesday night meet with President Omar el Bashir, the official Sudan News Agency reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Radio Burundi criticises transitional government
    13 november 2001 15:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Two weeks since Burundi's Transitional Government was inaugurated, peace still eludes the central African country and the new authorities are accused of remaining passive to rebel attacks. Full text...

  • Chad and Sudan to establish security sub-committee
    13 november 2001 13:12:00
    N'djamena- Chad (PANA) -- Chadian and Sudanese authorities have decided to set up a joint sub-committee to bolster security along their common border, an authorised source said Monday in N'djamena. Full text...

  • Forced holidays for hundreds of pupils in Burundi
    12 november 2001 22:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 450 pupils of Musema High School in north Burundi have left their school prematurely for home, four days after the school attacked by Hutu rebels fighting against the government since 1993, official sources said. Full text...

  • Peace run in Mogadishu attracts 1000 runners
    10 november 2001 20:13:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Sport for Peace Program for Somalia, in close cooperation with the Somali Olympic Committee, has organised five "Peace Runs" which will take place in Mogadishu throughout Monday. Full text...

  • Burkinabe papers focus on national insecurity
    09 november 2001 21:07:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- National insecurity, the 15th Tour of Burkina Faso and the crisis in Central African Republic were the focus of newspapers in Burkina Faso this week. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone govt regains Liberia border area
    07 november 2001 22:37:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- After almost a decade since the outbreak of civil war in Sierra Leone, the Government has at last re-established its authority on the country's border with Liberia. Full text...

  • Govt releases more senior RUF members
    07 november 2001 22:32:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Ahead of Thursday's tripartite talks with leaders of the rebel Revolutionary United Front, the Sierra Leonean government on Wednesday released 15 senior RUF officials held for 18 months without charge or trial. Full text...

  • Communist party calls for an end to Afghanistan war
    07 november 2001 10:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Communist Party (SACP) has called on all South Africans to join in united action to end the "unjust" war in Afghanistan. Full text...

  • Rebels kill at least 35 people in Burundi
    06 november 2001 23:40:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 35 people have been killed since Sunday when Burundian rebels stepped-up their attacks in the eastern Ruyigi and southern Bururi provinces, the local media reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • Burundian rebels ambush vehicles in the east
    05 november 2001 23:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Armed rebels suspected to be Hutu rebels Monday ambushed a cargo transport vehicle and another one owned by the Ruyigi provincial agriculture and livestock department in eastern Burundi, official sources said. Full text...

  • Burundi still under grip of insecurity
    05 november 2001 09:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the inauguration last Thursday of a transitional government as Burundi's peace process moved into higher gear, acts of violence and looting were reported this weekend in several regions of the country. Full text...

  • Inter-Burundi Peace Committee to operate from Bujumbura
    03 november 2001 18:38:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Inter-Burundi Peace Agreement Monitoring Committee (CSA) is to relocate its headquarters from Arusha, Tanzania to the Burundi capital of Bujumbura, 26 November, an official said Saturday. Full text...

  • Benin launches road safety campaign
    03 november 2001 14:12:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The National Road Safety Centre (CNSR), in cooperation with the NGO "Espace Secours," has launched a road safety campaign to prevent accidents during the end-of-year festive season. Full text...

  • Media pray for durability of Burundi's peace
    01 november 2001 12:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The inauguration of Burundi's three-year transitional government Thursday dominated headlines in the Tanzanian media that prayed for long-lasting peace in the troubled central African country of six million people. Full text...

  • Angola, the two Congos brace up against terrorism
    31 october 2001 19:16:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Congo, DR Congo and Angola have indicated they were rallying behind international efforts against terrorism, following a meeting of their security ministers. Full text...

  • UNMEE discusses Ethiopia-Eritrea peace process
    30 october 2001 23:14:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The 9th Military Coordination Commission (MCC) meeting of the UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) held Monday in Djibouti, with the Eritrean delegation challenging minutes of the 8th MCC meeting, on an item concerning the map of the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ). Full text...

  • Ex-Botswana President Named African Statesman of 2001
    30 october 2001 18:23:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Botswana's former President, Sir Ketumile Masire has been named African Statesman of the Year 2001 for exceptional leadership qualities. Full text...

  • Rwandan, Ugandan defence and security chiefs meet
    30 october 2001 00:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan and Ugandan military and intelligence chiefs met Monday in Kabale, near their common border in southwest Uganda in a bid to diffuse rising tension between the two neighbours, official sources in Kigali reported Monday night. Full text...

  • Kenya, Ethiopia create border security council
    27 october 2001 17:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya and Ethiopia have created a cross border security council to enhance peace and harmony along their common frontier. Full text...

  • Niger, Mali agree to jointly control border insecurity
    26 october 2001 22:42:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Authorities in Niger and Mali have agreed to join efforts to control the phenomenon of residual insecurity at their common border, Niger prime minister Hama Amadou said. Full text...

  • Masire Appeals for Funds to Rescue Inter-Congolese Dialogue
    26 october 2001 21:24:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Insufficient funding is retarding progress toward resolution of the crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, former Botswana president, Sir Ketumile Masire said Friday. Full text...

  • Obasanjo names Panel on National security
    26 october 2001 15:11:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In fulfilment of his promise during Nigeria's 41st independence anniversary 1 Oct. Full text...

  • Situation in Kanyabayonga worries MONUC
    26 october 2001 12:28:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The spokesman for the UN Mission in DR Congo (MONUC), Hamadoun Toure, has expressed concern over what he said was a confusing situation in Kanyabayong, where Ugandan and Rwandan troops were reportedly disputing frontline positions. Full text...

  • Mbeki salutes IRA disarmament
    25 october 2001 17:44:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa and the ruling African National Congress have congratulated Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and the Irish Republican Army (IRA) in Northern Ireland for taking steps towards disarmament. Full text...

  • Zimbabweans come under attack in South Africa
    24 october 2001 08:30:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- There was more burning and looting Tuesday night at Zandspruit informal settlement as South Africans continued what critics insist was "ethnic cleansing" to rid the area of Zimbabweans. Full text...

  • Local chief appeals for humanitarian assistance
    24 october 2001 07:51:00
    Kabala- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Following atrocities suffered from rebel RUF fighters, a local chief in Sierra Leone's Koinadugu district has appealed to President Kabbah for humanitarian assistance. Full text...

  • ECOWAS expands protocol on democratic rule
    23 october 2001 23:45:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Experts from 15-member countries of the Economic Community of West African States met in Lome Monday and Tuesday to discuss an additional protocol to the one regarding the mechanism to prevent, manage and solve conflicts in the sub- region. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Uganda accuse each other of preparing for war
    23 october 2001 21:35:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Tension is building up between Rwanda andUganda with both countries trading accusations that one is preparing to launch a war against the other, military sources in Kigali reported Tuesday night. Full text...

  • More die from gunshot wounds in Malawi
    23 october 2001 14:13:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- At least two people die of gunshot wounds per week in Malawi due to an influx of assault rifles, an orthopaedic surgeon at Lilongwe Central Hospital has revealed. Full text...

  • Governor satisfied with security situation in Bengo
    23 october 2001 10:36:00
    Caxito- Angola (PANA) -- The Governor of Angola's northern Bengo Province, Isalino Mendes, said the security situation in the area has now improved. Full text...

  • Mauritian group calls for common declaration against war
    21 october 2001 12:52:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Mauritian social group, Lalit, has called for a common declaration against war saying the use of arms is not an effective way to combat terrorism. Full text...

  • Army disbands UNITA base in Benguela
    19 october 2001 23:36:00
    Benguela- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan Armed Forces (FAA) say they recently disbanded an important military base of the rebel UNITA movement at Ganda district in central coastal Benguela Province. Full text...

  • UN Security Council to discuss Angola Friday
    18 october 2001 18:52:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- The UN Security Council would on Friday discuss the peace process in Angola, according to a despatch Thursday, of the Angolan Press Agency (ANGOP). Full text...

  • British embassy in Tanzania suspends activities
    17 october 2001 18:19:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The British embassy in Dar es Salaam Tuesday suspended its activities for a week to sort out security problems at its offices. Full text...

  • Nigeria tightens security at Airports
    16 october 2001 19:50:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As the effects of 11 September aerial attacks on the US continues to reverberate, Nigeria has introduced measures aimed at tightening security at its airports nation-wide. Full text...

  • Kabila reiterates call for foreign troops to quit Congo
    16 october 2001 19:13:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- President Joseph Kabila at the weekend reiterated his call for a complete withdrawal of foreign troops from DR Congo as a precondition for lasting peace in the country. Full text...

  • High Commission Denies Pakistanis Arrested In Nigeria
    16 october 2001 17:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Pakistani High Commission in Nigeria Tuesday denied claims that five of the Asian country's citizens, suspected to be terrorists, were arrested in Nigeria, even as the police authorities re-confirmed the report. Full text...

  • Mbeki weighs request to send troops to Burundi
    16 october 2001 13:35:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki is still considering a request for South African troops to be sent to Burundi to protect exiled Burundian leaders returning home. Full text...

  • Govt. orders arrest of killers of Nigerian soldiers
    15 october 2001 19:22:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Nigerian government Monday ordered the arrest of those behind last week's killing of 16 soldiers deployed to the crisis-torn communities along the borders of the northern States of Benue and Taraba. Full text...

  • Deputy President Zuma gets more honours
    15 october 2001 09:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The University of the North has conferred an honorary doctoral degree on South Africa's Deputy President, Jacob Zuma, in recognition of his proven dedication to freedom, equity and democracy. Full text...

  • Four Africans receive Africa Prize for Leadership
    14 october 2001 17:24:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Four Africans who have made extra-ordinary contributions to the fight against HIV/AIDS in their countries were Saturday awarded the Africa Prize for Leadership at a colourful ceremony in New York by The Hunger Project, a non-governmental organisation committed to reducing poverty in the world. Full text...

  • Kenya tightens security on its borders
    14 october 2001 11:09:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The authorities in Kenya have announced a tightening of security at all border entry points, airports and around vital installations to counter possible terrorist attacks. Full text...

  • Ghana media yet to wake up to Annan's Nobel Prize award
    13 october 2001 11:12:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The Ghanaian media is yet to wake up to the news of Kofi Annan, Ghanaian-born UN Secretary General, being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Full text...

  • Government, rebels agree to bury the hatchet
    12 october 2001 16:18:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Sierra Leonean government and the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) have agreed to sink their differences and speed the peace process in the country. Full text...

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