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  • Insecurity costs jobs in parts of Namibia
    23 july 2001 19:11:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- More than 200 employees have lost their jobs from business closures in the past 12 months in Namibia's Caprivi and Kavango regionsdue to instability in the regions. Full text...

  • Cameroonian papers focus on insecurity
    20 july 2001 19:22:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Insecurity was a doinant topic in Cameroonian newspapers this week, with state-owned Cameroon Tribune reporting at least three robberies a day in the capital, Yaounde. Full text...

  • FAO chief appeals for contributions to food security fund
    19 july 2001 20:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Concerned about increasing food insecurity in developing countries, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Thursday urged the industrialised G-8 nations to contribute to a trust fund for food security. Full text...

  • Jacob Zuma meets Kabila over Burundi crisis
    19 july 2001 14:23:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- South African vice-president Jacob Zuma has expressed optimism about peace prospects in Burundi, saying his country was committed to the process despite protests from the Hutu rebellion and Tutsi opposition. Full text...

  • War with Eritrea said to cost Ethiopia 3 billion US dollars
    19 july 2001 13:52:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The two-and-a-half-year war with Eritrea cost Ethiopia an estimated 26 billion birr (about 3. Full text...

  • More than 100 small arms to be destroyed in Diffa
    19 july 2001 11:50:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- More than 100 small arms will be destroyed Thursday in Diffa, 1,500 km east of Niamey, at a ceremony sponsored by the National Commission for the Collection and Control of Illicit Weapons, the Niger News Agency (ANP) has reported. Full text...

  • Discord between MONUC, RCD rebels over Kisangani
    17 july 2001 20:17:00
    Kinshasa- RD Congo (PANA) -- Officials of the United Nations Mission in Congo have raised serious concern over the refusal by rebels of the Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD-Goma) to demilitarise the town of Kisangani, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Full text...

  • ebels kill 10 people in southern Burundi
    16 july 2001 19:41:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Ten people were killed during Sunday's repeated attacks by rebels against southern Burundi's Rumonge town, the country's news agency, ABP, reported. Full text...

  • Conservationist wins Gandhi King Award for Non-violence
    16 july 2001 19:29:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A leading Tanzanian conservationist, Jane Goodall, has been awarded the prestigious Gandhi King Award for Non-Violence for her outstanding work in protecting and conserving nature in the country. Full text...

  • Sudanese University to award Khaddafi honorary degree
    16 july 2001 16:47:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The University of Juba, Sudan has decided to award Libyan leader Moammar Khaddafi an honorary doctorate in Political Science, the University announced Monday. Full text...

  • Rebel commander captured in northern Rwanda
    16 july 2001 09:50:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwanda said its army Sunday captured a senior rebel commander in the country's northern Ruhengeri Province. Full text...

  • MFDC meeting slated for Banjul has been postponed
    14 july 2001 11:46:00
    Ziguinchor- Senegal (PANA) -- An internal meeting of the Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) rebels, initially scheduled to take place in Banjul (Gambia) from 16 to 19 July, has been postponed to a later date, a rebel leader said Friday. Full text...

  • Five people killed in Burundi
    12 july 2001 23:30:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- At least five people were killed and 11 others severely wounded Wednesday night during an attack attributed to rebels on southern Burundi. Full text...

  • UN official meets Bangui authorities on Congo crisis
    12 july 2001 21:16:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The UN Secretary General's Special Representative to DR Congo, Kamel Morjane, has met with authorities in Bangui to discuss co-operation between the UN Mission in Congo and the Central African Republic government, a MONUC official said. Full text...

  • France welcomes Burundi transition programme
    12 july 2001 20:10:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The latest Burundi transition programme brokered by former South African President Nelson Mandela has been hailed by France as a major step towards the full implementation of the Arusha (Tanzania) peace accord. Full text...

  • Masire proposes mini summit on troops withdrawal from DRC
    11 july 2001 11:30:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Former Botswana president, Sir Ketumile Masire has proposed a meeting of presidents who signed the Lusaka peace agreement for the Democratic Republic of Congo to work out a strategy for withdrawal of foreign troops. Full text...

  • Finalists Compete for Businesswoman of the Year Award
    10 july 2001 13:46:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A list of finalists for the 2001 Businesswoman of the Year contest was announced Monday by the Businesswomen's Association (BWA), organisers of the most prestigious award for women achievers in South Africa. Full text...

  • Disarmament secretariat co-opts CDF officials
    10 july 2001 08:51:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Four senior members of the Civil Defence Force (CDF) have been co-opted to join the secretariat of Sierra Leone's National Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration, or NCDDR. Full text...

  • Positive developments in DRC, gives hope for peace
    07 july 2001 19:02:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba who is coordinator in the DR Congo peace process Saturday expressed hopes that recent positive developments would help speed up a resolution of the three-year-long conflict in that country. Full text...

  • Burundi peace agreement talks set for Pretoria
    06 july 2001 21:56:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The 19 Burundi peace agreement signatories are to hold a plenary session in Pretoria next Tuesday, the country's information minister Luc Rukingama announced in Bujumbura Friday. Full text...

  • Burundi politician visits Mandela
    06 july 2001 17:47:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Alphonse Rugambarara, official spokesman of a group of eight Burundi political parties from the Tutsi ethnic minority community, left Bujumbura Thursday for South Africa, for talks with Nelson Mandela, the international mediator on the Burundi crisis. Full text...

  • South Africa shortlists artists for national awards
    06 july 2001 12:42:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Eighty-three young artists from across South Africa have been named as finalists for the national Absa Atelier Art Awards 2001, the longest established and most prominent visual art competition in the country. Full text...

  • South African scientist gets wine biotechnology acclaim
    06 july 2001 10:20:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Following his groundbreaking work in wine biotechnology, South Africa's National Research Institute (NRI) has recognised a Stellenbosch scientist as one of the country's top researchers. Full text...

  • Three African leaders want peace accelerated in DRC
    04 july 2001 21:24:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The leaders of DR Congo, Tanzania and Uganda Wednesday called for an accelerated pace in the implementation of the 1999 Lusaka Peace Accord to end the DR Congo crisis. Full text...

  • Zambian government warns against disruption of OAU summit
    04 july 2001 13:00:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government has issued a stern warning to anyone planning to disrupt the OAU summit scheduled slated for 9-11 July in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Army General wants African peacekeeping force established
    03 july 2001 14:03:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A Tanzanian army general has recommended the establishment of an African peacekeeping force that could be deployed in war stricken countries, the official Daily News reported Tuesday. Full text...

  • ECOWAS Council of elders urged to help end conflicts
    03 july 2001 09:56:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger President Mamadou Tandja Tuesday urged the ECOWAS Council of elders to help restore peace in the sub-region. Full text...

  • Rightists ask Taylor to rid security of foreigners
    02 july 2001 20:03:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A local human rights group Monday called on President Charles Taylor "to expel foreign nationals" from his elite bodyguard squad, the Anti-Terrorist Unit (ATU). Full text...

  • ECOWAS Council Of Elders Meet On Conflicts
    30 june 2001 15:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- As part of efforts to ensure peace in the West African sub-region, the ECOWAS Council of Elders will hold its inaugural meeting in Niamey, Niger, 2-3 July to discuss its role under the Protocol relating to the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention. Full text...

  • Bishop calls on world community to respond to DRC "genocide"
    29 june 2001 20:48:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Archbishop Frederick Etsou of Kinshasa has called on the international community to condemn the occupation and plundering of natural resources in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), especially in the eastern part of the country. Full text...

  • UN report says Guinea-Bissau lacks firm stability
    29 june 2001 16:32:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The UN representative in Guinea Bissau has described the politico-military situation in the country as "ephemeral and unstable" whereby a fresh conflict may erupt. Full text...

  • Palestinian envoy urges Israeli to withdraw
    29 june 2001 10:38:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Palestine Liberation Organisation's political department head, Farouk Kadoumi, has reiterated in Dakar that lasting peace would only be restored in the Middle-East if Israel withdraws from the Palestinian territories. Full text...

  • OIC hails peace efforts in Sierra Leone, urges aid for Guinea
    28 june 2001 22:34:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The 28th ministerial session of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) that wound up in Bamako, Mali Wednesday, has lauded the deployment of a UN mission in Sierra Leone. Full text...

  • Ethio-Eritrean temporary security zone still unsettled
    28 june 2001 14:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The UN Military Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea (UNMEE) co-ordinating bureau in Addis Ababa Thursday slammed Eritrea for its failure to establish the Temporary Security Zone (TSZ) as required under a UN resolution that ended the war between the two countries. Full text...

  • Libya, Egypt propose interim government in Sudan
    27 june 2001 20:36:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Libya and Egypt have proposed an interim government as an initial step at ending the protracted war in Sudan, press reports said in Khartoum Wednesday. Full text...

  • Niger researchers design frame for measuring good governance
    25 june 2001 20:19:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger researchers have designed a software for analysing and assessing good governance, a member of the research team hinted Monday. Full text...

  • DRC rebels invite unarmed opposition for talks
    25 june 2001 17:19:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- The Rwanda-backed Congolese Rally for Democracy (RCD) has called a consultation meeting with representatives of unarmed Congolese civilian opposition in the eastern town of Goma on 30 June. Full text...

  • Buyoya, Mandela optimistic over Burundi peace
    24 june 2001 19:20:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- President Pierre Buyoya of Burundi Saturday echoed what he said was the optimism of the mediator in the country's peace process, Nelson Mandela, that it was only a matter of days before things worked out. Full text...

  • Industrial accidents on the decline in Niger
    24 june 2001 17:40:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Eleven people died in 361 recorded industrial accidents in Niger in 1999, according to figures from the National Social Security Fund (CNSS) quoted by the local press. Full text...

  • RUF wants clarification on Special War Crime Tribunal
    24 june 2001 17:29:00
    Freetown Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The leadership of Sierra Leone's rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF) has requested clarification on the planned UN Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Special Courts to try war crimes suspects, a UN official has said. Full text...

  • Paper Accuses Neighbours Of Wreaking Havoc On Kenya
    24 june 2001 17:12:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Reflecting the concerns of many Kenyans on the negative impact the conflicts in neighbouring countries is having on their country, the privately-owned 'The People' newspaper has urged the Nairobi government to do something about the situation. Full text...

  • Ethiopian president accused of anti-democratic ways
    23 june 2001 12:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The central committee and cadres of OPDO have decided to expel Ethiopian President Negasso Gidada from the organisation, accusing him of using anti- democratic ways to distract its activities, Radio Ethiopia reported Saturday. Full text...

  • Lissouba pledges to assist Congo regain freedom
    22 june 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Exiled former Congolese President Pascal Lissouba has reaffirmed his readiness to work for peace, liberty and reconciliation so as to foster harmonious development in his "marvellous country. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone demobilisation commission enlists RUF members
    22 june 2001 13:55:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- The executive secretary of Sierra Leone's National Commission for Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration (NCDDR) Francis Kaikai, has confirmed the inclusion in the body, of five senior members of the rebel Revolutionary United Front (RUF). Full text...

  • Peace boat gets warm welcome in Kinsangani
    21 june 2001 15:26:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A Peace Boat chartered by the UN Mission in Congo (MONUC) to initiate the reopening of traffic on the River Congo between Kinshasa and rebel-held Kisangani, was warmly welcomed by populations last Tuesday. Full text...

  • Philippine peace talks open in Libya
    21 june 2001 13:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Cape Verdian premier urges Savimbi to stop war
    20 june 2001 14:14:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Cape Verdian Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves has appealed to UNITA leader Jonas Savimbi to work towards the search for a peace in Angola. Full text...

  • Police To Shoot Lagos Armed Robbers At Sight
    20 june 2001 13:16:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- The fight against rising violent crime in Nigeria's economic capital of Lagos is taking a new turn with the decision by the police to henceforth shoot armed robbers at sight. Full text...

  • Sudanese entity seals software deal with Indian firm
    19 june 2001 17:08:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- The Khartoum-based Electronic Banking Services Company (EBSC), which coordinates banking correspondence nation-wide, Tuesday sealed a "partnership" deal with the Indian Pentasoft Engineering outfit. Full text...

  • Mediator updates sub region on Congo peace process
    19 june 2001 14:25:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The Facilitator of the peace process in DR Congo, former Botswana President Ketumile Masire, has acknowledged what he said was positive progress in the implementation of the Lusaka Peace Protocol, affirming that all was going according to plan. Full text...

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