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  • Robinson chosen for UNESCO's Peace prize
    29 may 2001 15:57:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- An international jury Tuesday chose Mary Robinson, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Ireland, as the laureate of the 2000 Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize for her "great contribution to the defence of human rights. Full text...

  • Sudan Rebel Group Disowns Unity Declaration
    29 may 2001 14:47:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Sudan People's Defence Forces (SPDF) has rejected the declaration of unity between it and the Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA/M) which was announced Monday in Nairobi. Full text...

  • Armed Factions Unite for Peace
    28 may 2001 17:53:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Several armed factions and tribal militias in Southern Sudan have agreed to unite and push forward a common agenda for establishing peace. Full text...

  • Authorities in Bujumbura say war in Burundi is serious
    23 may 2001 23:39:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- While expecting ambassadors from the UN Security Council in Bujumbura Thursday, authorities in Burundi Wednesday urged the UN to consider the serious nature of the civil war situation in the country. Full text...

  • Expert Says Africa Most Vulnerable to Rising Earth Temperatures
    23 may 2001 22:44:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Sub-Saharan Africa would be most affected by the negative impact of the warming of the earth's surface temperature on agricultural production, the head of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Robert Watson has said. Full text...

  • Ghana urges end to African conflicts as OAU clocks 38
    23 may 2001 18:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Wednesday expressed regret that as Africa celebrates the 38th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), conflicts continued to rage in parts of the continent, causing deaths and sufferings to millions of people. Full text...

  • Tunisian peacekeepers arrive in Kinshasa
    23 may 2001 10:57:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A contingent of 250 Tunisian soldiers, who are among the first armed peacekeepers in the UN Observer Mission to Congo (MONUC), have arrived in Kinshasa where they would take up positions at the airport and surrounding areas. Full text...

  • Buyoya predicts full-scale war in Burundi
    22 may 2001 20:46:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- President Paul Buyoya has predicted a full-scale war in Burundi, citing massive rebel infiltration, a deadlocked peace process, belligerent declarations, forced war efforts, economic depression and a coup attempt. Full text...

  • UEMOA mission ends visit in Abidjan
    22 may 2001 20:15:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Inter-Parliamentary Committee (IPC) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has urged Ivorian authorities to intensify efforts to restore internal peace, stability and harmony. Full text...

  • UN Official Sees Brighter Chances for Peace Dialogue in Angola
    22 may 2001 18:44:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- There are better chances now for dialogue between the Angolan government and the UNITA rebel movement owing mainly to increasing pressure for peace by the Angolan civil society, a senior UN official has observed. Full text...

  • Bashir calls for adoption of culture of peace in Africa
    20 may 2001 13:29:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar el-Bashir has expressed concern over conflicts among the Mano River Union states, comprising Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, and urged African leaders to step up efforts toward resolving them. Full text...

  • Technical committee on Arusha agreement set up
    17 may 2001 22:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi has set up a technical committee in charge of drafting bills for the inter-Burundian peace agreement whose work started on Thursday in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Salim optimistic about Lome Summit
    17 may 2001 20:01:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Salim Ahmed Salim, has expressed optimism over the agenda of the meeting of the Central Organ on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution mechanism, which opens in Lome, Togo, Friday. Full text...

  • Cape Town businessman shorlisted for international award
    17 may 2001 10:04:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Zitulele Combi, winner of the Absa/Ernst and Young sponsored award, "South Africa's Best Entrepreneur 2000," on Wednesday night flew to Monte Carlo to compete for the international title of "World Entrepreneur of the Year". Full text...

  • Al-Bashir for OAU Lome Summit
    16 may 2001 20:54:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir leaves Khartoum Thursday for Lome, Togo, for the 18-19 May Summit of the OAU Central Organ on the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Mediation and Resolution, the Sudan News Agency reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • State radio chides political class in Burundi
    16 may 2001 20:37:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi State Radio has, in an unusual move, gone all out on the conduct of State affairs, castigating both the opposition and the government for failing to restore peace in the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria gets Institute for industrial safety
    16 may 2001 19:15:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The Institute of Industrial Security and Safety of Nigeria (IISSN), formed by a group of private security outfits in the country, was launched in Lagos Wednesday, with a call on all tiers of governments to adopt more functional security measures. Full text...

  • IGAD peace summit on Sudan set for 2 June in Nairobi
    16 may 2001 17:59:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The proposed summit conference of the Inter-government authority for development (IGAD) on peace in Sudan has been slated for 2 June in Nairobi, Kenya. Full text...

  • Togolese Prime Minister on African tour
    15 may 2001 23:23:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese Prime Minister, Mensah Agbeyome Kodjo left Lome Tuesday, on a visit to Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Sierra Leone, official sources said. Full text...

  • EU Ministers discuss African conflicts
    15 may 2001 22:06:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The two-day EU Council of Foreign Ministers meeting ended in Brussels Tuesday, restating the Union's support for the Lusaka peace accord to end the war in the DR Congo. Full text...

  • Policemen also become victims to rising crime
    15 may 2001 19:33:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- "Praise the Lord! Alleluia! Blessed are they that die in the service of their country!" bellows the man on the church pulpit. Full text...

  • Security Council delegation for the Great Lakes Region
    14 may 2001 19:27:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- A UN Security Council delegation leaves Tuesday for the Great Lakes Region of Africa on a 10-day mission to discuss the implementation of the Lusaka accord to end the three-year conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Full text...

  • Moroccan peacekeepers arrive in eastern DR Congo
    13 may 2001 15:55:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A contingent of 116 Moroccan soldiers arrived in Goma in eastern DR Congo (DRC) this weekend, UN officials in Goma said Sunday. Full text...

  • Six NGO staff members kidnapped in Burundi.
    13 may 2001 12:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- An armed group Friday kidnapped six members of Memisa Coped, a non-governmental organisation, working in the southern province of Makamba in the town of Kibago, said a senior official Saturday. Full text...

  • US backs peacekeeping in Africa
    11 may 2001 23:23:00
    Washington- US (PANA) -- US president George W. Full text...

  • Tanzanian papers pray for DR Congo peace
    11 may 2001 16:10:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania, (PANA) -- Peace in Africa's troubled spots have stolen the limelight as the main issue in the Tanzania media this week which has seen Democratic Republic of the Congo President Joseph Kabila concluding a three-day state visit in the East African nation. Full text...

  • Rebel attack in Burundi leaves at least six dead
    10 may 2001 17:58:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Military sources in Burundi say about 100 Burundi rebels early Wednesday attacked an important army barracks in Gatumba, about 12 km north-west of Bujumbura. Full text...

  • Arab Countries Call for Action To Stop Israeli Aggression
    09 may 2001 19:57:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Mediterranean Arab countries have urged the international community, particularly European nations, to act decisively in order to end Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Eritrea to meet in continuing peace efforts
    09 may 2001 09:47:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Religious leaders from Eritrea and Ethiopia plan to visit border areas and also meet for the first time in key towns of the two countries to promote peace and understanding following their border conflict that lasted more than two years. Full text...

  • UN regional peace centre launches research programme
    08 may 2001 21:30:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The UN Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa based in Lome on Monday launched its first research programme devoted to peace, security and disarmament in the continent. Full text...

  • Mkapa blames fellow political leaders for conflicts
    08 may 2001 15:23:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa Tuesday blamed his fellow politicians for the continent's numerous conflicts in the past four decades. Full text...

  • Buyoya Says Peace Accord Likely to Be Stillborn
    07 may 2001 22:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's peace and reconciliation accord, signed last year, was likely to go on record as a stillborn document, President Pierre Boyoya has said. Full text...

  • Rwanda, Zimbabwe Agree to Push DRC Peace Process
    07 may 2001 21:04:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Rwanda and Zimbabwe said on Monday they had agreed to advance the peace process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after one-day talks between the presidents of the two countries. Full text...

  • Opposition party calls for security minister to quit
    07 may 2001 09:11:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The opposition Freedom Front party has demanded the immediate resignation of the country's Safety and Security Minister Steve Tshwete for what it said was the "extremely poor handling" of the alleged plot to oust President Thabo Mbeki from power. Full text...

  • Togo ratifies general convention on social security
    05 may 2001 15:52:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togo's National Assembly has adopted a bill authorising ratification of a Convention on social security between the governments of Togo and Mali, signed on 10 October 1996 in Bamako. Full text...

  • Second edition of PABHA launched in Dakar
    04 may 2001 21:01:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's minister of Communication and Information Technologies has extolled the significance of the Pan-African Broadcasting and Heritage Award (PABHA), whose second edition was launched Thursday in Dakar. Full text...

  • Federal Govt To Strengthen Security In Lagos
    04 may 2001 13:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's federal government, in cooperation with Lagos State, is to strengthen security in the country's economic hub of Lagos, which has lately been in the stranglehold of armed robbery and other violent crimes. Full text...

  • Burundian delegation leaves for Pretoria
    03 may 2001 22:48:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A 22-member delegation comprising representatives from the Burundian army, civil society and religious denominations left Bujumbura Thursday for Pretoria, South Africa where they are to hold discussions with Nelson Mandela, the main mediator in that country's crisis. Full text...

  • South African journalist wins Misa award
    03 may 2001 11:14:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- The Star's investigative reporter, Lynne Altenroxel has won the first Misa John Manyarara Investigative Journalism Award for her story which exposed kickbacks doctors were receiving for referring patients to certain labs. Full text...

  • Belgium contemplates peace plan for central Africa
    02 may 2001 21:37:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- Belgium plans to launch an action for peace and development across Central Africa when it takes chairmanship of the European Union on 1 July, Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt hinted Wednesday. Full text...

  • Minister says Guinea Bissau is safe
    02 may 2001 20:34:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Information Minister Joaquim Balde said Wednesday that Guinea Bissau is peaceful and safe, debunking a recent security warning by US State Department to Americans not to travel to the country. Full text...

  • Delayed meeting on Sierra Leone ends
    02 may 2001 19:39:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The delayed meeting between officials of the multinational Co-ordination Mechanism on the Sierra Leone peace process and the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF), ended in Abuja Wednesday evening. Full text...

  • Senior FRODEBU leaders meet in Nairobi
    30 april 2001 17:53:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Senior officials from the Hutu dominated Front for Democracy in Burundi (FRODEBU) left Bujumbura on Sunday for a meeting with their exiled colleagues in Nairobi, the private radio station "Bonesha FM" (Enlightener) reported Monday. Full text...

  • Mandela to receive Burundian leaders
    26 april 2001 21:17:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela is scheduled to meet representatives of the Burundian army, leaders of religious groups and socio- professional groups in Pretoria on 4 May. Full text...

  • Travellers' ordeal on a Burundi highway
    26 april 2001 11:00:00
    Mugamba- Burundi (PANA) -- Travellers using Burundi's Highway One (RN 1) linking the capital Bujumbura to the southern province of Bururi have to be prepared to spend hours waiting for a safe passage due to clashes between the Burundi army and rebel forces. Full text...

  • Benin signs accord for fourth ECOWAS observatory
    25 april 2001 17:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has signed an agreement with Benin for the siting of the Community's fourth conflict observatory headquarters zone in Cotonou. Full text...

  • Prime Minister says law and order is Govt. priority
    25 april 2001 14:58:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth says his government has made law and order a priority in the country. Full text...

  • Regional military manoeuvres end
    24 april 2001 22:35:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The 10-nation West African military manoeuvres ended Monday after troops made a final assault against a fictitious enemy at Koumea and a military parade at Kara, 40 km north of Lome. Full text...

  • Rebels attack several locations in southern Burundi
    22 april 2001 18:48:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Growing insecurity in several regions of Burundi has spilled over to the relatively calm southern part of the country where massive attacks, blamed on the rebellion, have been reported since Friday, a military source said. Full text...

  • US envoy inaugurates barracks for demining unit
    21 april 2001 19:43:00
    Boquisso- Mozambique (PANA) -- US Ambassador to Mozambique, Sharon Wilkinson, Saturday inaugurated barracks for a demining unit of the Mozambican Armed Forces (FADM) at Boquisso, 20 km north of Maputo. Full text...

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