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  • Workers at Swazi transport firm want racist manager deported
    14 september 2002 11:56:00
    Big Bend- Swaziland (PANA) -- Workers of Cargo Carriers -- a large commercial transport company in Swaziland -- are striking to demand the expulsion of a white Zimbabwean manager who assaulted one of their colleagues on Thursday. 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...

  • Ethiopians sue US City for racial discrimination
    15 june 2002 20:05:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- Seven Ethiopian immigrants in the US have sued the City of Seattle, Capital of Washington State for alleged racism. Full text...

  • EU Council to reinforce fight against racism, anti-Semitism
    30 april 2002 23:21:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The European Union's Justice and Internal Affairs Council plans to reinforce the fight against racism and anti-Semitic xenophobia following a spate of racist attacks in Europe. Full text...

  • South Africa considers new laws to curb racism in sports
    12 february 2002 21:15:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Sports Minister Ngconde Balfour has disclosed that government is considering introducing new laws to force the selection of more blacks in national teams. 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...

  • Controversy in South Africa over non-white cricket players
    04 january 2002 10:17:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Two opposition parties in South Africa Thursday took issue with the "interference" of the country's cricket administration boss in the selection of a cricket squad currently playing Australia in a three-match series. 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...

  • S/African group rejects call to arrest Arabs in Afghanistan
    10 december 2001 21:12:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- A South African human rights group has described as "racist," the call credited to the new Afghanistan leader to arrest all Arabs in his country, which is under US-led military bombardments. Full text...

  • Mbeki commends South African health workers on racism
    20 november 2001 11:10:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- President Thabo Mbeki has commended South African health workers for standing up against racism in the sector. Full text...

  • Jewish Board commends Mbeki for stance on terrorism
    13 november 2001 16:08:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) has expressed its appreciation with President Thabo Mbeki's stand against terrorism made at the current UN General Assembly. 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...

  • Opposition seeks posture of Pretoria on WCAR
    12 november 2001 07:58:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's official opposition Democratic Alliance has asked the government to urgently clarify its position on the status of the Declaration and the Plan of Action adopted at the "disastrous" World Conference on Racism (WCAR) in Durban last September. Full text...

  • White man assaults black for talking to him English
    24 october 2001 23:28:00
    Masvingo- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- In a bizarre racist incident, a white man was convicted in court in the southern Zimbabwean town of Masvingo Wednesday of assaulting a black man for speaking to him in English. Full text...

  • Party advocates deporting immigrants from France
    01 october 2001 23:31:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Le Monde, a French daily, reported Monday that the National Republican Movement (MNR), a French extremist party, has proposed the expulsion from France of all Muslim immigrants. 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...

  • Annan assesses Durban Conference Against Racism
    11 september 2001 12:20:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan has regretted the disagreements "on one or two highly emotional issues" particularly that on the Middle East, which "obscured the solid work" of the just-ended Durban World Conference Against Racism. Full text...

  • WCAR ends as final declaration is adopted
    08 september 2001 19:54:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Conference Against Racism drew to a close on Saturday with the final declaration being adopted despite bitter criticisms by opposing negotiators over the wording of the text dealing with the Middle East issue. Full text...

  • Full text of agreed WCAR stance on slavery
    08 september 2001 15:20:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Following is a full text of the document adopted on the issue of slavery after protracted negotiations that lasted until Saturday morning at the Durban World Conference against Racism: "We acknowledge that slavery and the Slave Trade, including the transatlantic slave trade, were appalling tragedies in the history of humanity not only because of their abhorrent barbarism but also in terms of their magnitude, organised nature and especially their negation of the essence of victims etc. Full text...

  • NGO's call on delegates at WCAR to make a difference
    08 september 2001 11:25:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- As delegates Saturday worked to complete final documents on the last day of the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, dozens of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have urged them to address a range of issues to improve the situation of the millions of victims of daily discrimination. Full text...

  • Major breakthrough achieved at WCAR over slavery issue
    08 september 2001 11:02:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- In a major breakthrough at the World Conference Against Racism, agreement has been reached on how to address the issue of slavery in the final declaration. Full text...

  • Racism Conference dominates Malian press
    08 september 2001 00:01:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The proceedings at Durban World Conference Against Racism Durban dominated press reports in Mali this week. Full text...

  • Burkinabe press focus on Durban conference
    07 september 2001 23:30:00
    Ouagadougou- Burkina Faso (PANA) -- The Durban conference on racism, the local extraordinary conference of the African Party for Independence (PAI) and insecurity in Ouagadougou central market were main topics the press in Burkina Faso featured this week. Full text...

  • When misinformation and manipulation hold sway
    07 september 2001 22:50:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Given the stakes, the record attendance and the controversies surrounding its topics, it was little wonder the World Conference against Racism turned the host city, Durban, into a stage par excellence for misinformation and manipulation. Full text...

  • Portugal falls out with CPLP partners
    07 september 2001 16:39:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) would invest time towards building consensus on how to deal with the various delicate issues related to racism, slavery and colonialism, its Executive Secretary Dulce Pereira has said. Full text...

  • Durban conference enters a crucial day
    07 september 2001 14:57:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Uncertainty still prevailed Friday over whether delegates at the Durban conference against racism would overcome their disagreements over how to deal with "reparations" for slave trade and "Zionism". Full text...

  • Still no breakthrough as WCAR draws to a close
    07 september 2001 10:42:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- With just hours remaining before the close of the World Conference Against Racism, hopes that delegates would resolve their differences on key issues and secure a consensus, have all but fizzled out. Full text...

  • Horrors of apartheid recalled as victims' forum ends
    07 september 2001 09:13:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The brutality of South Africa's apartheid system was vividly portrayed late Thursday by an 84-year-old black labourer who told a World Conferences Against Racism Special Forum that he was thrown off a farm and left to die after providing 40 years of service. Full text...

  • NGOs submit platform to WCAR conference
    06 september 2001 22:02:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The NGO meeting that preceded and later continued alongside the racism conference in Durban Wednesday urged States attending the forum to recommend reparations for past crimes, regardless of their form. Full text...

  • Kenyan papers want racism conference to create global harmony
    06 september 2001 20:49:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Newspapers in Kenya have called on the conference on racism which winds up in Durban, South Africa, Friday to come up with decisions that would create global harmony rather than widen the gap between nations and peoples. Full text...

  • Senegal, Mauritania deny discrimination accusations
    06 september 2001 20:26:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The head of the Senegalese delegation to the UN world conference on racism, Aminata Tall, denied in Durban Wednesday accusations of an NGO forum report whereby "the griot caste is subjected to discrimination in Senegal". Full text...

  • South African Jewish group slams WCAR
    06 september 2001 20:15:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) charged Thursday that the Durban World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), had degenerated into an anti-Israeli and anti-Jewish gathering. Full text...

  • Youth summit presents its conclusions
    06 september 2001 20:11:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The international youth committee meeting in Durban during the world conference against racism Wednesday evening proposed an 11-point action plan on measures to be taken to fight against racism, discrimination and intolerance more effectively. Full text...

  • Racism issues unresolved as WCAR deadline draws near
    06 september 2001 18:50:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- It is still not certain whether a consensus would be reached on a final declaration at the World Conference against Racism, as negotiators scramble to agree on a number of controversies. Full text...

  • Indian Dalit caste members go on hunger strike at WCAR
    06 september 2001 17:11:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Members of the Indian Dalit "untouchable" caste on Thursday announced that they have embarked on a hunger strike at the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to ensure their concerns are addressed in the final conference declaration. Full text...

  • Anti-racism meeting prepares draft recommendations
    06 september 2001 16:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Little progress had been made Thursday at the Durban conference to produce concrete recommendations on how to combat racism, discrimination and xenophobia in the world. Full text...

  • South African media focus on racism conference
    06 september 2001 10:22:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa has drawn rich praise from around the world over the past week for the manner in which it has hosted the World Conference Against Racism. Full text...

  • NGOs stumble over inflammatory wording in declaration
    06 september 2001 08:33:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A declaration drawn up by non-governmental organisations at the ongoing World Conference Against Racism has been rejected by Western and southeast Asian NGOs, including five prominent human rights groups. Full text...

  • Palestinian gives a personal account of the Middle East tragedy
    06 september 2001 08:11:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Some 45 villages with a population of 70,000 in the Negev Desert face the danger of being wiped out any time because they are not recognised by Israel, a resident of the area has told the ongoing World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Full text...

  • Arabs dismiss US pullout as smoke screen
    05 september 2001 23:57:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The Arab caucus to the UN World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South African has dismissed the US withdrawal from the forum as a ploy to divert attention from other fears. Full text...

  • Islamic countries seem more conciliatory
    05 september 2001 23:46:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Delegates from member States of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC), met in closed-door session Tuesday and agreed "not to give the enemies of the Palestinian State any pretext to scuttle the Durban World Conference Against Racism," reliable sources said Wednesday. Full text...

  • Africans stick to their guns over demands for reparations
    05 september 2001 19:37:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Unlike the Arabs, who are prepared to wait for another occasion to press their case, Africans at the World Conference against Racism are far from relenting on their demand for apologies over western abuses. Full text...

  • Archbishop Tutu says WCAR can learn from South Africa
    05 september 2001 17:10:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Wednesday told journalists covering the World Conference Against Racism that the entire world could draw lessons from South Africa's experience in dealing with the legacy of apartheid. Full text...

  • Durban conference ready to make concessions
    05 september 2001 12:37:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Conference against Racism, under way in Durban since Friday, made substantial progress at the end of its fifth day. Full text...

  • Whither the World Conference Against Racism
    05 september 2001 12:29:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, is at pains convincing the world that the World Conference Against Racism "will achieve its mandate", despite the withdrawal of the US and Israeli delegations from the Durban parley. Full text...

  • WCAR delegates deadlock over slavery issue
    05 september 2001 11:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Delegates attending the World Conference Against Racism have failed to reach agreement over the issue of slavery and reparations. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe feels cheated by London and Washington
    05 september 2001 09:56:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- It was on the basis of commitments and promises made by the British and American governments that Zimbabwe agreed to national reconciliation, Justice Minister Patrick Chinamasa told the ongoing World Conference against Racism. Full text...

  • US sends out mixed signals after snubbing WCAR
    05 september 2001 08:39:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The United States which has come under enormous criticism for its decision to withdraw from the World Conference Against Racism has attempted to soften the blow by claiming it had not withdrawn completely. Full text...

  • Victims describe acts of racism in England, Australia and the US
    05 september 2001 08:15:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Victims of gross human rights abuses in England, Australia and the United States have added their voices to a special forum being held as part of the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Full text...

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