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  • Obasanjo Assures Of Improved Security
    09 september 2001 11:51:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Amid a rising wave of violent crimes across Nigeria, President Olusegun Obasanjo has assured the citizenry of improved security. Full text...

  • Educating, training youths for a peace culture
    07 september 2001 22:20:00
    Porto Novo- Benin (PANA) -- A sub-regional meeting on youth education and training for a culture of peace in Africa opened Thursday in Porto Novo, with the aim of identifying the causes and forms of conflicts on the continent. Full text...

  • Benin hosts international meeting on peace
    06 september 2001 19:14:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- A three-day sub-regional meeting on the culture of peace in Africa opened in Porto Novo Thursday. Full text...

  • Mkapa appeals to Burundi rebels to join peace process
    05 september 2001 21:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- President Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania Wednesday called on Burundi's armed rebels to lay down their arms and join the peace process which he said has reached an advanced stage. Full text...

  • Kagame reiterates commitment to Lusaka peace process
    05 september 2001 18:01:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan president Paul Kagame has reiterated his commitment to the implementation of the Lusaka peace agreement to end war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • DSE to open doors to foreign investors
    04 september 2001 10:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania is preparing guidelines for foreign investors to start trading on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) by next year, the chief of the country's securities market announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Peace boat back in Kinshasa
    02 september 2001 19:38:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The 'boat of peace,' which left Kinshasa two months ago for rebel-controlled Mogalo, returned this weekend with 800 tonnes of maize supplied by the European Union and intended for the needy in the Congolese capital. Full text...

  • Gbagbo attends peace meeting in Barcelona
    02 september 2001 15:54:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- President Laurent Gbagbo of Cote d'Ivoire is in Barcelona to take part in an international peace meeting focusing on conflict resolution across the world, notably Africa. Full text...

  • ECOWAS security ministers meet in Cotonou
    31 august 2001 20:37:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ministers of security in the Economic Community of West African States and their police chiefs are holding their third meeting in Cotonou, aimed at deriving measures to fight crime in the subregion. Full text...

  • Police tighten security as racism conference begins
    31 august 2001 08:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police have thrown a ring of steel around Durban's International Convention Centre and say they are prepared for any eventuality during the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) that began Friday in the port city of Durban. Full text...

  • US to assist ECOWAS Conflict Prevention Mechanism
    30 august 2001 14:28:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The US has agreed to support the ECOWAS Early Warning System, being set up under the sub-region's Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Management, Resolution, Peacekeeping and Security, adopted in December 1999. Full text...

  • Mauritius urges US to do more on Middle-East crisis
    30 august 2001 13:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Foreign Minister Anil Gayan urged the US late Wednesday to use its influence in the Middle-East to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Full text...

  • OAU urges Burundians to foster unity
    29 august 2001 23:05:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The OAU observer mission in Bujumbura on Wednesday urged Burundians to foster unity in order to rebuild their war-torn nation. Full text...

  • Burundi still in conflict one year after Arusha accord
    28 august 2001 22:27:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Though the peace accord on Burundi became one-year old on Tuesday, the country is still in a quagmire of civil war and political strife. Full text...

  • Nigeria condemns escalation of Middle Ease violence
    28 august 2001 17:09:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Tuesday condemned the escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians, offering to play any possible role to restore peace to the troubled region. Full text...

  • Meeting opens in Tripoli to discuss peace in Sudan
    27 august 2001 21:45:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Experts involved in the Libyan- Egyptian initiative for peace in Sudan started meeting Monday in Tripoli under the chairmanship of the move's co-ordinator, Soleiman Chhoumi and the Egyptian deputy foreign minister, Rafik Khalil. Full text...

  • Preparations hot up for ECOWAS security confab
    27 august 2001 17:41:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Preparations are underway for the third ECOWAS conference of ministers in charge of security, billed for 30 August in Cotonou, Benin. Full text...

  • State Security denies intercepting former Nigerian leader
    23 august 2001 12:10:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria's State Security Services (SSS) has denied stopping former number two man Augustus Aikhomu from travelling out of the country Monday night as claimed by him. Full text...

  • Seven die in presumed rebel attack
    22 august 2001 22:57:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least seven people were killed and two others kidnapped Tuesday in an attack Burundi government officials blamed on rebels. Full text...

  • Capacity-building programme registers 64 percent success
    22 august 2001 21:15:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- A UNDP programme aimed at beefing up Niger's capacity in economic management and governance was Wednesday reported 64 percent deep in its objectives. Full text...

  • Burundi's monitoring team set to move to Bujumbura
    22 august 2001 11:27:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Burundi's Implementation and Monitoring Committee, a body set up to steer the country's peace process, will move its seat to Bujumbura by the end of October, it was confirmed here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Clans set for full war, VP to mediate
    21 august 2001 21:11:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzanian Vice President Ali Mohammed Shein faces his big test since his appointment when he starts an official tour of Mara region in the northern Tanzania next week. Full text...

  • Burundi envoys meet FNL rebel leaders in Pretoria
    21 august 2001 13:33:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi government envoys and representatives of the rebel National Liberation Front on Monday held their first meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, to discuss the cessation of hostilities, the official radio reported in Bujumbura. Full text...

  • France encourages inter-Congolese dialogue
    20 august 2001 22:49:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French authorities welcomed the inter-Congolese dialogue that opened Monday in Gaborone, Botswana as a significant step towards national reconciliation and implementation of the Lusaka agreement. Full text...

  • Amara Essy says poverty causes conflicts
    20 august 2001 19:42:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- African Union secretary-general Amara Essy of Cote d'Ivoire Monday told senior officials, diplomats and senior military officers here that poverty is a major cause of African conflicts and that economic partners should help the continent develop mechanisms for sustainable development. Full text...

  • Tanzania plans overhaul of social security funds
    20 august 2001 12:19:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The government of Tanzania plans a major overhaul of social security institutions in the country to make them operate with a transparency that is responsive to the needs of beneficiaries. Full text...

  • Spain denies report on war ship presence off Libyan coast
    19 august 2001 17:21:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Spain Saturday denied a report credited to a Madrid-based newspaper "El Pais," alleging that the country had sent a war frigate to patrol the Libyan coast as part of a "Ballistic Defence Project," the Libyan news agency (JANA), has reported. Full text...

  • Burundians still apprehensive over foreign forces
    17 august 2001 23:19:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundian authorities are currently engaged in a national campaign to explain the progress of the peace process amid growing apprehensions in certain quarters over the proposed deployment of foreign troops to monitor the cease-fire. Full text...

  • UN helicopter shot at in DR Congo
    17 august 2001 22:17:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A United Nations helicopter carrying eight observers of the UN Mission (MONUC) to Uvira and Kalemie in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday was shot at near Biera location. Full text...

  • Vera Duarte wins African poetry award
    17 august 2001 11:06:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian writer Vera Duarte has become the first woman to grab the "Tchicaya U Tam SI" African poetry prize. Full text...

  • MONUC sends observers in Bukavu, Uvira
    16 august 2001 22:37:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- Two teams with four military observers each have been sent to Bukavu and Uvira in South Kivu Province, the spokesman of the special representative of the UN Secretary General in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Hamadoun Toure, has announced. Full text...

  • Follow-up committee meets on Burundi peace process
    16 august 2001 10:24:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Follow Up Committee on the peace process in Burundi is currently holding a working session in Arusha, Tanzania. Full text...

  • Vedrine urges DRC parties to respect commitments
    14 august 2001 23:41:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine on Tuesday in Brazzaville appealed to internal and external protagonists in the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo to abide by their commitments so as to facilitate the forthcoming internal dialogue. Full text...

  • Abroad-based DRC citizens urged to join home groups
    14 august 2001 19:53:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) -- Democratic Republic of Congo citizens based abroad have been urged to join or align themselves with political groupings at home so as to contribute To the success of the forthcoming inter-Congolese dialogue. Full text...

  • Kabbah agrees to broker peace between Taylor, Conte
    09 august 2001 13:43:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- President Ahmad Tejan Kabbah of Sierra Leone has agreed to mediate a dialogue between Guinean President Lansana Conte and his Liberian counterpart, Charles Taylor, state radio reported Thursday in Freetown. Full text...

  • UNESCO acknowledges Senegal's literacy drive
    08 august 2001 19:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's Adult Literacy and Basic Education programme has been awarded the UNESCO Malcolm Adiseshiah literacy prize, a statement from the UN agency said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mandela awarded Zulu King Tshaka's medallion
    07 august 2001 20:17:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Former South African President Nelson Mandela became the first recipient of Zulu King Tshaka's medallion Tuesday. Full text...

  • Algiers under tight security for Kabylie demonstration
    07 august 2001 16:10:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- Authorities in Algeria Tuesday placed Algiers under tight security on the eve of a planned protest march in the capital by the Coordination of Kabylie villages. Full text...

  • France supports peace, stability in Great Lakes Region
    03 august 2001 20:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The three-day visit of French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine to Rwanda, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville) and DR Congo beginning 12 August would signal French support for a rapid return to peace, stability and development in the Great Lakes region, foreign affairs spokesman Francois Rivasseau said Friday in Paris. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe's white farmers warn of food shortages
    02 august 2001 16:44:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- Zimbabwean white farmers battling to save their farms from seizure under government's controversial land reforms, Thursday warned of critical food shortages in the future if the authorities pressed ahead with the programme without adjustments. Full text...

  • Tunisia condemns desecration of Jerusalem Mosque
    31 july 2001 11:41:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisia has condemned Sunday's desecration of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem by a group of suspected Jewish extremists, describing the action as "serious provocation" and an "attack on Muslim feelings". Full text...

  • Movement sees dictatorship as hindrance to African Union
    30 july 2001 17:17:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The secretary-general of the Kampala-based Pan-African Movement, Tajudeen Abdulrahim, says African leaders with dictatorial tendencies pose the greatest threat to the African Union that was endorsed at the Lusaka Summit of the OAU two weeks ago. Full text...

  • Experts say Africa to suffer most from global warming
    30 july 2001 12:10:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- UN Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director Kaus Topfer Monday urged environmentalists and all those working to improve their natural habitats to close ranks in a bid to forestall the imminent effects of global warming. Full text...

  • West African entente discusses security
    27 july 2001 22:11:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Ahead of a ministerial conference of the 'Entente Council' grouping a number of French-speaking West African countries, about 30 security experts began meeting Friday in Cotonou, Benin. Full text...

  • Libyan press hails Arusha talks on Burundi
    27 july 2001 20:18:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan independent daily, Al Chams, has lauded the outcome of the latest sub regional summit in Arusha, Tanzania on the peace process in Burundi. Full text...

  • Two Ethiopians get art honours
    26 july 2001 20:11:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- World laureates Afework Tekele and Tebebe Yemane-Berhan recently received the most prestigious awards of the American Biographical Institute (ABI), at a function at St. Full text...

  • Prominent lawyer bags highest title in legal profession
    26 july 2001 12:09:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- After being denied the honour for years due to his anti-establishment stance, one of Nigeria's most-celebrated lawyers has finally bagged the title of Senior Advocate of Nigerian (SAN), the most prestigious title that can be conferred on a lawyer practising in the country. Full text...

  • Rights group indicts beligerents in Sierra Leonean conflict
    25 july 2001 22:52:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone, (PANA) -- The New York-based Human Rights Watch organisation has indicted both the pro-government allied Civil Defence Forces and rebels of the Revolutionary United Front for atrocities against civilians in the eastern Diamond Kono and northern Koinadugu districts of Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Steady progress made in DR Congo - representative
    24 july 2001 21:18:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Secretary General's special representative in the DR Congo, Kamel Morjane, has indicated some progress has been made in the peace process in the DRC since December 1999. Full text...

  • Namibian police to step up night patrols
    24 july 2001 19:27:00
    Rundu- Namibia (PANA) -- To square up with rising crime, Rundu regional police chief Clavi Awanga Tuesday hinted that Namibian police would deploy more members to patrol the town during night hours. Full text...

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