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  • 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...

  • Burundi army kills 13 rebels on Lake Tanganyika
    19 june 2001 13:51:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Burundi's army has reportedly killed 13 rebels on Lake Tanganyika, which borders Bujumbura, official sources said Tuesday in the Burundian capital. Full text...

  • Paper Says Nigeria Provides Security For Kuffour
    18 june 2001 19:14:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- A team of Nigerian secret service officials has been dispatched to Ghana to help ensure the security of President John Kuffour, the privately-owned Guardian newspaper has reported. Full text...

  • Good governance is vital for democracy - conference
    18 june 2001 12:03:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- African leaders have been reminded that the sustenance of democracy and constitutional rule depends on good governance. Full text...

  • DR Congo decries presence of rebels in CAR
    16 june 2001 11:37:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The presence in the Central African Republic of DR Congo rebels helping the CAR government against its own rebels may have compromised the participation of the CAR's armed forces in an integrated joint command in charge of ensuring the resumption of free traffic on the Ubangui and Congo rivers, said a military source Friday. Full text...

  • Police reinforce security in Lagos
    15 june 2001 20:49:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria Police have reinforced security in the country's economic capital of Lagos, even as the Federal and Lagos State governments contemplate other measures to curb the growing violent crimes in the city. Full text...

  • Rebels kill at least three people
    14 june 2001 23:40:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Armed bandits killed one person, stole cows and looted shops in an attack Wednesday morning in the Mikoni business centre, a commune of Bukinanyana in the north- western province of Cibitoke, the Burundi Press Agency (ABP) reported Thursday. Full text...

  • Burundi alliance of parties to meet mediator Mandela
    14 june 2001 23:34:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- A delegation from a seven-party alliance of the Hutu majority ethnic group in Burundi flew Thursday to South Africa for talks next Friday with the mediator in the Burundi conflict, Nelson Mandela. Full text...

  • Food group urges production research in Cote d'Ivoire
    14 june 2001 21:23:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A body monitoring food security in west and central Africa (SADAOC) has observed that Cote d'Ivoire had the potential of going self-sufficient for up to 18 months if the authorities there researched into increased yields as well as food conservation. Full text...

  • UNESCO honours long-serving Ghanaian official
    13 june 2001 21:28:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- UNESCO Wednesday honoured the Secretary General of Ghana's National Commission for UNESCO, John Kusi Achampong, for his commitment and devotion to the service of the UN agency. Full text...

  • More troops deployed to troubled Mindouli
    12 june 2001 23:47:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- The Congo Armed Forces (FAC) Tuesday despatched additional troops to Mindouli, some 200-km south of Brazzaville, to prop up security in the troubled city, the official radio reported. Full text...

  • Libya-Egyptian initiative to be reactivated
    12 june 2001 22:49:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The latest developments in Sudan, the reactivation of the Libya-Egyptian initiative to settle the armed conflict there, and how to reconcile Sudan's warring parties were high on the agenda of a ministerial meeting Tuesday in Tripoli. Full text...

  • NGOs plan African Commission for conflict resolution
    11 june 2001 22:29:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Representatives of several NGOs began a meeting in Lome Monday for the formation of an African conflict mediation and resolution Commission. Full text...

  • Insecurity alarms tour operators in Maasai Mara
    11 june 2001 14:18:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The Kenya Association of Tour Operators has sounded an alarm over insecurity in the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve, located in the expansive Rift Valley, warning that it was a powder keg waiting to explode. Full text...

  • EU calls for acceleration of Sudanese peace process
    09 june 2001 18:30:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union has commended the recent Inter Governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) summit devoted to the civil war in southern Sudan in Nairobi and expressed the hope this would step-up the peace process. Full text...

  • Pakistani peacekeepers begin arriving in Sierra Leone
    09 june 2001 10:16:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- Some 265 Pakistani troops have arrived in Freetown to prepare for the peacekeeping contingent from that country, according to UNAMSIL spokesperson Margett Novicki. Full text...

  • Advance Pakistani troops arrive in Sierra Leone
    08 june 2001 23:40:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- An advance party of 265 Pakistani UN peacekeepers has arrived in Freetown, the spokesperson of the UN Military Mission in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL) Margett Novicki confirmed in Freetown Friday. Full text...

  • Three top defence ministry officials suspended
    08 june 2001 18:01:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Three top officials of the Liberian defence ministry have been suspended and ordered probed by president Charles Taylor, state radio said Friday. Full text...

  • Niger, Nigeria agree to curb border insecurity
    08 june 2001 16:11:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger and Nigerian authorities have agreed to join forces to fight insecurity on their common borders, after a week-long meeting of their joint Commission in Niamey. Full text...

  • UN asks Mkapa to pursue peace in Great Lakes region
    07 june 2001 23:17:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The UN Security Council has asked Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa to play a more pivotal role in the quest for peace in the war ravaged Great Lakes region. Full text...

  • UNICEF highlights food insecurity in war-torn north
    07 june 2001 23:07:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- A UN official Thursday emphasised a looming threat to food security in northern Liberia as she announced the arrival of an additional 30 metric tonnes of relief supplies in the country. Full text...

  • "Peace Ship" to sail River Congo in July
    07 june 2001 16:40:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A "Peace Ship" will sail on River Congo next month bound for Mbandaka, capital of the north-western DR Congo province of Equateur, carrying medicine, clothes, school equipment and tools for the local population. Full text...

  • Eleven Ethiopian soldiers defect to Kenya
    06 june 2001 18:01:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Eleven Ethiopian army officers have defected to Kenya. Full text...

  • Commission sues for peace in Burundi
    06 june 2001 13:18:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- Some 20 members of the Commission in charge of monitoring the Burundi peace agreement, have appealed to the country's politicians to cease "political and military hostilities" with a view to reaching a final compromise, official sources said. Full text...

  • Crime on the rise in Yaounde
    06 june 2001 10:05:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- At least nine armed raids or suspicious deaths were recorded in the Cameroonian capital, Yaounde, in the latter half of May, official sources conceded. Full text...

  • South Africa takes pulse of situation in Comoros
    05 june 2001 14:04:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) -- South African Foreign minister Dlamini Zuma is in Moroni to get first hand information on the situation in Comoros and see what support Pretoria can give implementation of an agreement signed there on 17 February under the aegis of the OAU. Full text...

  • Police raid Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's home
    04 june 2001 19:52:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Police swooped on Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's Soweto home at the weekend in search of documents related to bank fraud. Full text...

  • Over 400 policemen attacked in five years
    04 june 2001 18:48:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 460 police officers have been attacked in the last five years in Mauritius, according to statistics released Monday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Pan African peace caravan to visit Bujumbura
    04 june 2001 13:59:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The Peace and Solidarity Caravan initiated last year by a network of men and women with different profiles from about 30 African countries, is due mid-June in Burundi, official sources said. Full text...

  • Mano River women network in search for peace
    02 june 2001 18:51:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- A nine-strong delegation from a peace network being set up by women across the Mano River (MARWOPNET), leave the Sierra Leonean capital of Freetown for Monrovia, Liberia on Sunday as the movement makes its debut. Full text...

  • Cameroonian press highlights insecurity
    01 june 2001 23:40:00
    Yaunde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Except for the government daily "Cameroon Tribune," most newspapers in Cameroon this week focused on social life with the private weekly, Mutations, writing on the prevailing insecurity in the country. Full text...

  • Tanzanian media focus on faltering Burundi peace talks
    01 june 2001 08:09:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- A section of the Tanzanian press this week carried a meaningful debate on the faltering Burundi peace talks as well as the need for political tolerance within Tanzania itself. Full text...

  • Lesotho herdboys named for Global 500 Honour Awards
    31 may 2001 08:46:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- The UN Environment Programme Thursday announced the nomination of Khohlooa, Matholoana and Likobo Herdboys of Lesotho to the Global 500 Honour Roll for their outstanding contributions in protecting the environment. Full text...

  • Canada, Iran to mediate in Mano River conflict
    29 may 2001 20:28:00
    Monrovia- Liberia (PANA) -- Canada and Iran have expressed interest in helping to restore peace and stability to the Mano River Union (MRU) basin in the coming week. Full text...

  • 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...

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