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  • 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...

  • Museveni says Lusaka accord holds key to peace in DR Congo
    13 february 2002 14:43:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- Ugandan Yuweri Museveni said Wednesday that the implementation of the Lusaka peace accord remained the best way forward on the DR Congo conflict. Full text...

  • 2 Comoran politicians charged with violating national security
    12 february 2002 08:25:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- Mohamed Zeina, a former Member of Parliament in Comoros, was arraigned before a Moroni Court Monday for alleged violation of national security. Full text...

  • Pretoria to host another round of Burundi peace talks
    11 february 2002 18:15:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Parties to the Burundi crisis will begin a new round of cease-fire negotiations 18 February in Pretoria, South Africa, Burundi Vice-president, Domitien Ndayizeye has said. Full text...

  • Sudan Welcomes Blair's Peace Move
    09 february 2002 17:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has welcomed as a positive step, a decision by British Prime Minister Tony Blair to appoint a special envoy for peace in Sudan. Full text...

  • Taylor says only Presidential Guards can bear arms
    09 february 2002 17:11:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Liberian President Charles Taylor said Saturday that only members of his Presidential Guard, the Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU), would be allowed to carry firearms in the nation's capital, Monrovia, under the state of emergency he declared Friday. Full text...

  • Britain to support Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Centre
    08 february 2002 16:23:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Britain has pledged to support the planned Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Centre in Accra, Ghana. Full text...

  • Oil brings death, war to southern Sudan
    07 february 2002 21:03:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A report issued this week says hundreds of Sudanese civilians were being killed, raped and displaced in a "war for oil" that has gripped the vast African nation for the past three years. Full text...

  • Security Council on peace mission to Eritrea, Ethiopia
    05 february 2002 18:44:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A UN Security Council delegation is to visit Eritrea and Ethiopia 20-25 February to assess the peace process between the two countries, the UN has announced. Full text...

  • Maghreb experts at Euro-Mediterranean security session
    04 february 2002 17:16:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Experts from Algeria, Egypt, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia are among 40 participants at the first Euro- Mediterranean session on European security and defence policy, which entered its fourth day at the Paris Military School. Full text...

  • Ivorian president wins peace and development award
    04 february 2002 13:52:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo over the weekend won the Grand Prix award of Peace and Development, which awarded by the Paris-based International Council of African Managers (CIMA). Full text...

  • Tanzania govt not meeting people's expectations
    02 february 2002 10:50:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- While good governance in Tanzania may mean accountability in revenue collections and expenditure, the government has failed to meet public expectations, a private daily says in one of its editorials this week. Full text...

  • Premier thanks Kadhafi for Chadian peace agreement
    01 february 2002 12:19:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Chadian Prime Minister Nagou Yamassou expressed appreciation to Libyan leader, Col. Full text...

  • UN envoy calls for respect of DRC cease-fire
    31 january 2002 23:37:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- UN secretary general's special representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Amos Namanga Ngongi has urged parties in the DRC conflict to abide by the cease-fire agreement before the Inter-Congolese talks of 25 February in Sun City, South Africa. Full text...

  • Police Warn Lagos Residents Against Strange Objects
    28 january 2002 23:41:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Lagos police command has warned residents against picking up "strange" objects around Ikeja, where a military ammunition dump went up in flames Sunday evening. Full text...

  • Over 20 people killed in rural Bujumbura
    28 january 2002 21:37:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 22 people were killed over the weekend during clashes between the Burundi regular army and Hutu rebel forces in several parts Bujumbura rural close to the capital, official sources said Monday. Full text...

  • UN decorates 154 peacekeepers in Sierra Leone
    28 january 2002 19:55:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A total of 130 military observers and 24 civilian police serving under the UN Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) have been decorated with medals for their excellent performances in the country. Full text...

  • OAU calls for UN peacekeepers in Central African Republic
    28 january 2002 18:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The OAU's Central Organ for Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution has called on the UN Security Council to seriously consider the deployment of a peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • OAU central organ discusses situation in CAR, Zimbabwe
    26 january 2002 11:22:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The sixth meeting of the OAU central organ devoted to conflict resolution and prevention convenes in Tripoli Saturday on the political crisis in Central African Republic, reliable sources said. Full text...

  • Policeman feared dead in Abuja clash
    25 january 2002 20:46:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- One policeman was feared dead Friday and several cars burnt or smashed in a clash between a task force commissioned by the Abuja municipal council to demolish illegal stalls in the Nigerian capital, and traders. Full text...

  • Nigeria seeks solution to incessant violence
    25 january 2002 13:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has embarked on a process of dialogue aimed at ending the incessant ethnic and sectarian violence in the country. Full text...

  • Witwatersrand University don wins Harry Oppenheimer Award
    25 january 2002 12:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Professor David Glasser of the School of Process and Materials Engineering at South Africa's University of the Witwatersrand, has become the first recipient of the Harry Oppenheimer Award. Full text...

  • French generals justify their role in Algerian war
    24 january 2002 09:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Forty years since guns of the Algerian war of independence were silenced, colonial ruler France is under great pressure to explain what its soldiers may have swept under the carpet. Full text...

  • Sudanese Army says it is observing agreed truce
    23 january 2002 23:05:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Sudanese army said Wednesday it had started observing a partial truce in its war with the rebel Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA). Full text...

  • Britain, France urge support for DR Congo peace process
    23 january 2002 22:28:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- British and French Foreign ministers touring countries involved in the DR Congo conflict Wednesday said in Kampala that they would rally international support for the peace process in the troubled central African State. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone peace commission chairman bows out
    23 january 2002 21:34:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Affirming that his mission had been accomplished, the chairman of Sierra Leone's Commission for the Consolidation of Peace, ex-junta leader Johnny Paul Koroma, Tuesday informed President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah that he was relinquishing the position. Full text...

  • Ex-rebels want Sierra Leone combed to curb armed robberies
    21 january 2002 23:40:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Spokesman Eldred Collins of the defunct Revolutionary United Front is urging urged the government in Freetown to do an effective "cordon and search" operation for "the large quantity of arms held by the public" in order to avert armed robberies in post war Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Masire urges DRC leaders to ponder on volcano disaster
    21 january 2002 22:14:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Former Botswana president Ketumile Masire who is facilitator for the Inter-Congolese dialogue has challenged feuding DRC leaders to seek solutions to the Nyiragongo disaster instead of squabbling over where and when the next round of talks should be held. Full text...

  • Kinshasa opposes new deployment of Ugandan soldiers
    20 january 2002 20:22:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo is fiercely protesting the decision by Uganda to send five more battalions of soldiers to Aru, Mahagi and Ariwara in eastern Congo. Full text...

  • Manufacturers urged to end arms supplies to Sierra Leone
    19 january 2002 13:10:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Nigeria Friday called on "European and American arms manufacturers" to assist in sustaining the momentum against arms possession in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • President Kabbah Declares End of War in Sierra Leone
    18 january 2002 23:46:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Sierra Leone President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah Friday officially declared the end of one of Africa's brutal war that left the country in ruins. Full text...

  • Annan spells out remaining tasks in Sierra Leone
    18 january 2002 20:38:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- After the completion of disarmament in Sierra Leone, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has stressed the need to address other outstanding issues, including the forthcoming elections and extending government authority throughout the country. Full text...

  • 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...

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