Society - Racism
  • South Africa: South Africa to host major anti-racism summit
    20 november 2014 09:08:55
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma and former Presidents Thabo Mbeki and Kgalema Motlanthe are among a group of leading personalities who will address a historic anti-racism summit organised by Global Watch in Johannesburg on Friday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Race-related clashes make headlines
    24 october 2014 16:12:10
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Two incidents of racism have made headlines around South Africa and demonstrated that 20 years after the end of Apartheid, race relations still remain raw. Full text...

  • South Africa: 20 years after the Mandela miracle, SA still grapples with race issues (News Analysis by Craig Urquhart, PANA Correspondent, Johannesburg)
    06 september 2014 12:33:42
    Johannesburg, South Africa (PANA) - Twenty years after Nelson Mandela swept into power on a ticket promising racial reconciliation and Archbishop Desmond Tutu declared South Africa as the “Rainbow Nation”, the country is still grappling with race issues, PANA reported Saturday. Full text...

  • South Africa: Racism still rife in South Africa
    31 july 2014 13:21:48
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – Twenty years since the advent of democracy and the birth of a non-racial South Africa, racism is still rife in the country, so says the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) which noted that it has received 500 racism-related cases over the past year. Full text...

  • Growing calls in SA for “racist” minister to resign
    20 february 2012 11:32:53
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) - South Africa's Young Communist League (YCL) on Monday called for the resignation of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Deputy Minister Pieter Mulder to resign, saying President Jacob Zuma should sack him if he fails to quit. Full text...

  • Migiro tasks nations on racism, xenophobia
    06 december 2011 21:29:25
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro on Tuesday urged States to continue to combat racism, xenophobia and intolerance, in order to promote harmony and peaceful co-existence. Full text...

  • UN expert says racism, discrimination still persist
    02 november 2010 15:58:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, rac ial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Mr. Full text...

  • UN rights chief stresses importance of combating racism
    16 april 2009 15:41:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The United Nations' human rights chief, Navi Pillay, has s tressed the importance of combating racism. Full text...

  • UN scribe urges countries to fight racism
    21 march 2009 14:35:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged all countries to work together in the struggle against racism, which he said still widely exists across the world. Full text...

  • New UN Rapporteur lists priorities
    06 november 2008 11:25:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- The news UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, Githu Muigai, has listed the areas that will be under the spotlight during his tenure. Full text...

  • Nigeria hosts regional confab on racism, xenophobia
    23 august 2008 19:35:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Representatives of African governments, United Nations, non-governmental organizations and civil society groups have arrived Abuja, the N igerian capital, to brainstorm from 24-26 August on racism, racial discriminatio n , xenophobia and other related intolerance. Full text...

  • UN special rapporteur on racism visits Mauritania
    21 january 2008 15:12:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The UN special rapporteur on racism, racial disc rimination, xenophobia and intolerance, Doudou Diène, arrived here Sunday on a f i ve-day working visit, an NGO, Help to Widows and Orphans of Mauritanian Soldiers said in a statement Monday. Full text...

  • UNESCO official urges Africa to fight racism, discrimination
    20 september 2006 10:55:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) – A senior official of the U-N Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Wednesday urged African leaders to formulate strategies and policies to fight racism and discrimination in their cities. Full text...

  • Envoy regrets death of Cameroonian student in Russia
    29 december 2005 13:29:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- Russian ambassador to Cameroon, Abdoulayev Poulate, has expressed his country's regret over the death on 24 December in Saint-Petersburg of Cameroonian student, Leon Kanhem. Full text...

  • Mbeki decries racism, gender, class divisions in South Africa
    12 august 2005 15:00:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki Friday called for an end to development of cities designated exclusively for the rich or the poor in the country, warning that the practice could re-enact racial and class divisions of the apartheid era. Full text...

  • South African resort forced to change racist policies
    12 may 2005 10:54:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has given a ruling that vindicated two black children who were victims of an ugly racial incident that made headlines around the country. Full text...

  • South African resort forced to change racist policies
    11 may 2005 08:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has given a ruling that vindicated two black children who were victims of an ugly racial incident that made headlines around the country. Full text...

  • Mozambique's Labour Ministry warns against racism in employment
    03 march 2005 23:39:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Labour Ministry has warned the press against publishing advertisements by companies seeking to use racial criteria to recruit staff. Full text...

  • South African Black Lawyers Association joins racism furore
    16 february 2005 08:50:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The Black Lawyers Association on Wednesday distanced itself from the statement made by the Cape Bar Council when reacting to allegations of racism among white judges in the Cape High Court of South Africa. Full text...

  • Cape High Court judges accused of racism
    15 february 2005 09:33:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A sub-committee has been appointed to investigate allegations of racism at the High Court in Cape Town, South Africa. Full text...

  • South African Education Minister condemns racist initiation
    11 october 2004 23:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Education Minister Naledi Pandor has strongly condemned racist initiation practices recently reported at some higher education institutions around South Africa. Full text...

  • UN worried by racial discrimination in Mauritania
    21 august 2004 11:58:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has expressed concern at what it called racial inequalities in Mauritania, citing the poor representation of Negro-Africans in the military, the police and the government. Full text...

  • Central Africa sub-region holds anti-racism workshop
    12 july 2004 20:28:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- A sub-regional workshop opened here Monday to discuss the role of civil society in implementing the Durban Plan of Action on Racism, Discrimination, Xenophobia and Intolerance. Full text...

  • South African high school racism case resolved
    07 july 2004 09:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A racism case between two Cape Town school children has been resolved after months of legal wrangling in a South African court here. Full text...

  • Reunion group wary of police brutality in Paris
    11 june 2004 09:36:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A committee against racism set up by Reunion personalities has urged French Interior Minister Dominique de Villepin to take measures following police racist behaviour towards two Reunion nationals in Paris recently. Full text...

  • Africans face 'ethnic cleansing' in Northern Ireland
    12 january 2004 20:48:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- Leaders of 2,600 Africans living in Northern Ireland have called on British authorities who govern the province to take action against a wave of assaults and forced evictions facing the minority population. Full text...

  • South Africa's rugby race row claims another scalp
    02 september 2003 12:26:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- Just few days after two locks were excluded from the South African rugby World Cup squad for their part in a race row, the Springbok media officer Mark Keohane resigned saying he wants no part in a cover up. Full text...

  • 'Fucking Nigger' is no insult, says Austrian court
    12 august 2003 09:14:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- A court in Linz has dismissed a law suit filed by a Black African refugee against an Austrian policeman who called him "Fucking Nigger" at a road checkpoint, according to the French daily, Libération. Full text...

  • Authorities post Kritzinger's sentence as warning to racists
    05 may 2003 13:48:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The sentencing last Friday of Pretoria bus shooter De Wet Kritzinger serves as a warning for all racists, South Africa's Justice Ministry affirmed Monday. Full text...

  • Racist salon provokes outrage in Cape Town
    07 april 2003 15:01:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Human Rights Commission has been called on to investigate an alleged case of racism after a black woman claimed she was denied employment at a white-owned hair salon because of the colour of her skin. Full text...

  • South African minister visits schools accused of racism
    15 january 2003 13:00:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Joyce Mashamba, Education minister in South Africa's Limpopo province Wednesday led a series of high-level inspections of provincial schools accused of racial discrimination in their criteria for admission. Full text...

  • Mbeki labels 19th century Europeans as 'barbarians'
    09 august 2002 14:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Millions of South Africans on Friday commemorated the sacrifices women have made for the country during a day of national festivities. Full text...

  • ANC takes moves to eradicate racism in schools
    24 january 2002 15:12:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress Youth League in the Western Cape is spearheading a campaign to eradicate racially based exclusions from all schools. Full text...

  • ANC condemns black boy's eviction from Caravan Park
    03 january 2002 09:40:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal, Thursday condemned last Sunday's eviction of a black boy and his white friends from a caravan resort on grounds of racism. Full text...

  • South African businessman sentenced for horrific attack
    13 november 2001 09:52:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African court in Bloemfontein on Monday sentenced a white Sasolburg businessman to seven years imprisonment for of assaulting his black employee and dragging him behind his vehicle until he died. Full text...

  • Follow-up of anti-racism conference ends in London
    27 september 2001 11:01:00
    London- UK (PANA) -- A follow-up panel discussion to the recent UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa, ended at the Africa Centre in London Wednesday, with most of the participants happy with its outcome despite the marching out, yet again, of Isreali and US delegations before the end of the conference. Full text...

  • Rwanda tribunal set to probe racism charges
    14 september 2001 16:02:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- The UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) plans to conduct a scientific probe on charges of racism, discrimination and intolerance raised against the Arusha, Tanzania-based court by its former workers. Full text...

  • Youths say slavery is crime against humanity
    29 august 2001 18:21:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian youths have said that slavery should be declared as a crime against humanity. Full text...

  • Youths march against racism in rural South Africa
    29 august 2001 10:36:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Ahead of the Durban World Conference against Racism, the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in South Africa Tuesday held a march in Petersburg to decry racism in small towns, rural areas and farms. Full text...

  • AI wants victims of racism highlighted at WCAR
    22 august 2001 16:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amnesty International has expressed fears that conflicts of interest likely to emerge at the forthcoming World Conference against Racism in Durban could throw victims of racism into oblivion. Full text...

  • Racists considered Blacks sub humans
    20 august 2001 22:37:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Advocates of racism against Blacks actually held the outrageous view that the Negro was sub human. Full text...

  • Advocacy for a shared human history
    18 august 2001 20:10:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- It was a tough battle at the end of July in Geneva, where the organisers of the UN conference on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and inteolerance, to be held from 31 August to 7 September in Durban had their work cut out trying to agree on a comprise text reconciling the positions of all parties. Full text...

  • NGOs, Civil Society set to contribute at WCAR
    18 august 2001 19:52:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The success of the World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance will hinge on the involvement of NGOs and civil society organisations in its preparation. Full text...

  • Togo sounds opinion ahead of racism conference
    17 august 2001 16:34:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The National Human Rights Commission in Togo Thursday organised a sensitisation workshop in Lome ahead of the World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance scheduled to start 31 August in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • South Africans protest against US dominance
    16 august 2001 12:39:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Union members Thursday began gathering at the US Embassy in Pretoria and the US Consulate in Durban to what they said were Washington's attempts to bully, dominate and subject the world to its own interests. Full text...

  • WCAR: Religious authorities pledge to tackle racism
    02 august 2001 17:47:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The National Religious Leaders Forum (NRLF) in South Africa has pledged to work within religious communities to eradicate racism, in line with the objectives of the World Conference on Racism in Durban later this month. Full text...

  • Woman in racist attack fears for her son's life
    02 august 2001 12:57:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The victim of a bizarre racial attack in South Africa's Southern Cape, says she has moved her three-year-old son to a place of safety because white racists have threatened to kill him. Full text...

  • Protestors plan to disrupt antiracism Conference
    01 august 2001 23:50:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- As many as 15,000 protestors could descend on Durban's venue of the UN World Conference against Racism starting at the end of August. Full text...

  • Mozambique told to be aware of racism
    01 august 2001 19:01:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- A Mozambican political and foreign affairs analyst, Belmiro Rudolfo on Wednesday said that the country should watch out for the occurrence of any ethno-racial tendencies in order to prevent the explosion of pockets of "intolerance" that could lead to all sorts of conflicts. Full text...

  • Opposition urges caution on World Racism conference
    31 july 2001 12:05:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Ahead of the August World Conference Against Racism taking place in Durban, South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged the Pretoria government to adopt a conciliatory posture on the pre-conference arguments. Full text...

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