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  • Cape Verde to set up intelligence gathering unit
    11 october 2001 15:30:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- A State information and security service would soon be set up in Cape Verde, the Portuguese News Agency (LUSA) Wednesday quoted Prime Minister José Maria Neves as hinting. Full text...

  • South Africans warned to keep off US-Afghan conflict
    10 october 2001 12:11:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has warned that it would prosecute citizens planning to avenge US military strikes against Afghanistan. Full text...

  • Nigeria to host another meeting of Congo's belligerents
    10 october 2001 11:53:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria is to host another meeting of parties to the crisis in DR Congo as a follow-up to last week's botched conference aimed at restoring lasting peace to the central African country. Full text...

  • Nigeria tightens security following US reprisal attacks
    09 october 2001 13:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the aftermath of US reprisal attacks on Afghanistan, Nigerian security officials are meeting in Abuja as part of efforts to tighten national security and protect foreigners living in the country. Full text...

  • RUF Rebels Prepare for Tripartite Talks
    08 october 2001 22:56:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A six-member delegation of the Revolutionary United Front has arrived here for a tripartite meeting with UN and Government scheduled for 11 October. Full text...

  • Norbert Zongo given posthumous award
    08 october 2001 22:49:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- Late Burkinabe journalist, Norbert Zongo was elected co-winner of the Integrity Award 2001, given by the international anti-corruption NGO, Transparency International. Full text...

  • African gendarmerie authorities meet in Dakar
    08 october 2001 09:42:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Gendarmerie heads from Africa and France Monday began a two-day international symposium in Dakar, Senegal on the maintenance of order while respecting public liberties. Full text...

  • Rebel attacks in Burundi leave 16 dead
    08 october 2001 09:29:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least 16 people were killed and several others are missing or wounded following attacks blamed on Burundian rebels since Thursday in the north-western province of Bubanza, an official source said. Full text...

  • America launches attacks on Afghanistan
    08 october 2001 07:53:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The US Sunday launched attacks on Afghanistan targeting the military command posts of the ruling Taliban government and terrorist training camps in the country. Full text...

  • Bashir sends peace adviser to Abuja
    07 october 2001 12:50:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- President Omar el Bashir Sunday sent his peace adviser, Ghazi Atabani, with a message on the peace process in Sudan to President Olusegun Obasanjo, the official Sudan News Agency (SUNA) reported. Full text...

  • Britain joins the search for peace in Sudan
    06 october 2001 13:00:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Britain says it is seeking a leading role in ending 18 years of fighting in Sudan, Khartoum press reports Saturday quoted the Ambassador Richard Makepeace saying. Full text...

  • Angolan government says UNITA rebels are desperate
    06 october 2001 10:08:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- President Jose Eduardo dos Santos of Angola has intimated that the rebel UNITA movement was now in a state of despondency, barely carrying out isolated attacks on unprotected civilians and economic targets. Full text...

  • Displaced women lose hope in the future
    05 october 2001 21:47:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A study carried out by the National Pedagogic Institute (IPN) has shown that most women displaced by the war in DR Congo have little hope in the future. Full text...

  • University awards top sports personalities
    04 october 2001 11:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Top South African hockey player Sophie Mayer and basketball star Quintin Denyssen were crowned sportswoman and sportsman of the year, respectively, at the University of the Witwatersrand's annual sports awards dinner Wednesday night in Cape Town. Full text...

  • Government denies involvement in fighting
    02 october 2001 23:42:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- DR Congo Press and Information minister Kikaya Bin Karubi has refuted allegations that government forces (FAC) were involved in recent fighting in the eastern town of Kindu. Full text...

  • Burundi peace talks stumble in Arusha
    02 october 2001 20:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela returned to South Africa Tuesday empty handed after talks in Arusha, Tanzania on the Burundi peace process failed to secure a breakthrough. Full text...

  • EU Special Envoy to the Great Lakes meets Kabila
    02 october 2001 00:00:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The EU special envoy to the Great Lakes Region, Aldo Ajello, said he discussed at the weekend with President Joseph Kabila, the peace process in DR Congo as well as the situations in Rwanda and Burundi. Full text...

  • Buyoya for Arusha peace talks
    01 october 2001 23:46:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi leader Pierre Buyoya left Bujumbura Monday for a sub-regional Summit in Arusha, Tanzania, on the peace process in his country. Full text...

  • Experts study prospects of peacekeeping in Burundi
    01 october 2001 14:26:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- African military experts supporting the peace process in Burundi have assessed the possibility of deploying a foreign peace keeping force in the country, according to Defence Minister Cyrille Ndayirukiye. Full text...

  • Nigeria to establish commission on security
    01 october 2001 12:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amid a rising wave of violent crimes, ethnic and sectarian crises, Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo Monday announced plans to establish a Commission on Security to advise it on ways and means of strengthening overall security in the country. Full text...

  • South African television documentary wins Award
    01 october 2001 10:16:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African wildlife television newsmagazine, "50/50" has won the 2001 Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Pal Award. Full text...

  • Govt. to honour 275 Nigerians, foreigners
    30 september 2001 16:57:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Some 266 Nigerians and nine foreigners are to receive Nigeria's national awards this year, to mark the country's 41st independence anniversary being celebrated 1 October, an official statement said Sunday. Full text...

  • Brussels to host conference on conflicts in Africa
    29 september 2001 13:35:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- A two-day international conference opens in Brussels Monday to draw up international co-operation instruments for African countries affected by crises or violent armed conflicts. Full text...

  • US donates security equipment to Lagos State
    28 september 2001 13:25:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In fulfilment of its pledge, the US government Friday donated some security equipment to Nigeria's Lagos State to boost crime fighting. Full text...

  • MRU defence, security ministers meet in Monrovia
    26 september 2001 16:30:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Defence and national security ministers of the Mano River Union (MRU) states Wednesday began a three-day meeting here to review the security situation in the region. Full text...

  • Government moves to tighten national security
    26 september 2001 12:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Escalating ethnic and religious violence in the country and recent terrorist attacks in the US have forced the Nigerian government to take measures aimed at tightening security nation-wide. Full text...

  • MFDC denies authenticity of rebel leader's letter
    25 september 2001 17:43:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- One of the leaders of the rebel Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC), Sidy Badji, Monday denied the authenticity of a statement allegedly sent by dissident rebel Salif Sadio, whereby Sadio reaffirmed his allegiance to MFDC's honorary president, Father Diamacoune Senghor, in a leadership dispute with Badji. Full text...

  • Spain calls for studied response to terrorism
    25 september 2001 14:20:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Visiting Spanish Prime Minister appealed Monday in Tunis for a "clear and intelligent response" to acts of terrorism, stating that his country was prepared to show its solidarity with the United States and all other countries suffering from terrorism. Full text...

  • African military experts meet in Bujumbura
    24 september 2001 20:49:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- African experts in the technical military committee backing Burundi's peace process are currently meeting in Bujumbura to determine modalities under which foreign peacekeepers would operate in the country. Full text...

  • Govt. moves to tighten national security
    24 september 2001 15:54:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Escalating ethnic and religious violence in Nigeria and recent terrorist attacks on the US have prompted tighter security measures in the West African country. Full text...

  • Rebel attack leaves one dead in Bujumbura
    22 september 2001 17:16:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Official sources in Bujumbura reported Saturday that at least one person was killed in the locality of Kanyosha, south of the Burundi capital, in a rebel attack last night. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe tightens airport security after US attacks
    22 september 2001 14:31:00
    Harara- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwe aviation officials said Saturday they had tightened airport security throughout the country following last week's deadly attacks in the US which left hundreds dead and thousands missing. Full text...

  • OAU organ takes pulse of Africa's conflicts
    21 september 2001 22:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU organ on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution met Thursday in Addis Ababa in its 76th ordinary session under chaired by Zambian Ambassador Simataa Akapelwa and attended by new OAU Secretary-General Amara Essy. Full text...

  • Burundi denies presence of Rwandan military
    21 september 2001 20:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The military in Burundi Thursday issued a flat denial of reports that Rwandan soldiers were in the country, after pursuing rebel Hutu forces beyond the border into Burundi. Full text...

  • France restates commitment to training African forces
    21 september 2001 20:35:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- France Thursday restated its commitment in pushing forward an initiative it launched to equip African states with military capabilities necessary for conducting peacekeeping operations across the continent. Full text...

  • Buyoya says he abides by 1 Nov deadline
    20 september 2001 14:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's President Pierre Buyoya has said he would abide by the 1 November deadline for formation of a transitional government in spite of the protracted talks on a ceasefire with rebel groups. Full text...

  • Armed bandits wound Kenyan border security officer
    20 september 2001 09:27:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- A policeman was seriously injured Wednesday when heavily armed bandits staged a surprise daylight assault on Liboi police station close to the Kenya-Somalia border. Full text...

  • Tanzania tightens security in the US attacks aftermath
    19 september 2001 20:15:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania has tightened security measures at important installations for fear of possible infiltration by terrorists in the wake of militant attacks in the US, sources told PANA Wednesday. Full text...

  • About 700 delegates to attend reconciliation forum
    18 september 2001 21:13:00
    Abidjan- Côte d'Ivoire (PANA) -- About 700 delegates, including former president Henri Konan Bedie, would take part in Cote d'Ivoire's national reconciliation forum scheduled to start on 9 October, Abidjan authorities disclosed on Monday. Full text...

  • Ex-Guinean minister chides African leadership style
    17 september 2001 23:55:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- Former Guinean interior minister, Alhassane Conde, Monday said the leadership style of African politicians is core to the proliferation of crisis on the continent. Full text...

  • Sudan tightens security at air, sea ports
    17 september 2001 12:57:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudan has tightened security measures at all of its air and sea ports for fear of possible infiltration by terrorists. Full text...

  • MFDC leader accuses Wade's government of stalling peace
    16 september 2001 16:07:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- The new leader of Senegal's Movement of Casamance Democratic Forces (MFDC), has accused President Abdoulaye Wade's administration of "jeopardising" a peace process developed under former President Abdou Diouf. Full text...

  • Implications of EU's external defence policy on African security
    16 september 2001 10:24:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- As the European Union intensifies integration within its member countries, expansion to the East European countries is expected to position Europe as a power both at home and abroad. Full text...

  • RUF promises to resume full co-operation
    15 september 2001 19:25:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has decided to resume co-operation with the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) to push the country's peace process ahead. Full text...

  • Naval battles increase on Lake Tanganyika
    15 september 2001 15:39:00
    Bujumbura- Bujumbura (PANA) -- The Burundi marine last Wednesday sank a boat carrying rebels and seriously damaged another during violent clashes on Lake Tanganyika, the private radio station, Bonesha FM, reported Friday. Full text...

  • Mukasi declares Arusha agreement a "waste of time"
    14 september 2001 22:38:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The self-declared chairman of the radical wing of Burundi's ruling Unity for National Progress (UPRONA), Charles Mukasi, has described the agreement signed in Arusha, Tanzania in August 2000 as a "waste of time". Full text...

  • Dutch Government Donates Trucks to Nigerian Peacekeepers
    14 september 2001 21:10:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The Netherlands has donated 100 trucks as logistical support to the Nigerian contingent serving under the UN Mission in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Ivorian police detains nine Burkinabe soldiers
    14 september 2001 20:37:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Nine Burkinabe soldiers were placed under police custody at Abidjan's Felix Houphouet-Boigny airport between Monday evening until Tuesday night when they were released and allowed to board a plane for Dakar, Senegal. Full text...

  • Armed gang kills four in southern Burundi
    13 september 2001 19:07:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Four persons were killed Wednesday when an armed gang ambushed a van at Songa in Bururi province of southern Burundi, official sources in the area reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigerian police strengthen security around US Consulate
    12 september 2001 16:02:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- In the aftermath of Tuesday's terrorist attacks on the US, the Nigeria Police said it was strengthening security around the American Consulate in the commercial city of Lagos. Full text...

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