Central African Republic -
  • CAR's PM faults UNDP human development report
    23 november 2006 21:27:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic Prime Minister, Elie Doté, has expressed reservations at this year's United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) human development report which puts his country at position 172. Full text...

  • Second Abuja carnival opens Thursday
    21 november 2006 09:04:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- The second edition of the annual Abuja Carnival is billed to open on Thursday in Nigeria's federal capital, organisers have announced. Full text...

  • WECARD to launch agro-development program in Africa
    17 november 2006 22:03:00
    Saly- Senegal (PANA) -- The West and Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development (WECARD) will by March 2007 launch a program aimed at improving agricultural productivity in West and Central Africa spanning 2006-2016. Full text...

  • Concerned CAR citizens denounce rebel activities
    09 november 2006 09:14:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Scores of Central Africans, including cabinet ministers and MPs, on Wednesday demonstrated in Bangui against rebels of the Union for Rally and Democracy for occupying the city of Birao, in the northeast of the country, since 30 October 2006. Full text...

  • The EU calls for transparent elections in Madagascar
    08 november 2006 13:32:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has invited authorities in Madagascar as well as candidates in the presidential election, slated for 3 December, to respect the "basic principles of a free and fair elections". Full text...

  • Italians to evaluate hydrocarbons in Morocco
    03 november 2006 10:54:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- The Morocco Office for hydrocarbons and mining and "ENI Morocco BV" have signed a one year contract to evaluate the potential in hydrocarbons in an onshore zone, situated between El Jadida and Safi in southern Rabat, official sources revealed here. Full text...

  • CAR govt condemns attack from Sudan
    31 october 2006 10:14:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Authorities in the Central African Republic have condemned an "attack" by unidentified assailants on the city of Birao on late Saturday that left several victims, including soldiers. Full text...

  • Malagasy opposition leader sues Air Mauritius for refusing to fly him
    17 october 2006 20:00:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Malagasy opposition leader Pierrot Rajaonarivelo, who has been stranded in Mauritius since last week, has filed a suit against Air Mauritius for refusing to fly him to his country, judicial sources said here. Full text...

  • Junior CAN qualifier: CAR advances at the expense of Cameroon
    16 october 2006 21:21:00
    Douala- Cameroon (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR), has advanced to the next round of the 2007 Africa Junior Cup of Nations (CAN) qualification series, after beating Cameroon 2-1 in Bangui at the weekend. Full text...

  • Nine register to contest Malagasy presidency
    14 october 2006 20:01:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) – Nine people have reg-istered to contest the presidential election due on 3 December 2006 in Madagascar, an official Malagasy source said Saturday in Saint-Denis. Full text...

  • Rights group condemns use of AIDS in armed conflicts
    14 october 2006 15:04:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Chairman Sidiki Kaba of the- Human Rights Leagues Federation (FIDH) Saturday expressed deep concern about AIDS being used as "a military weapon" in armed conflicts in Africa. Full text...

  • 2 Malagasy opposition figures stranded in Mauritius
    13 october 2006 12:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Former Malagasy Vice Prime Minister, Pierrot Rajoanarivelo, and Roland Ratsiraka, son of former President Didier Ratsiraka, en route home where tension is high ahead of the 3 December presidential poll, are stranded in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Bangui fights small arms proliferation
    09 october 2006 12:21:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic has launched an artistic contest as part of a massive awareness campaign on the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the country. Full text...

  • Top exiled Madagascan politician returns home
    07 october 2006 13:17:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) – Leading opposition p-olitician Pierrot Rajaonarivelo, who had been exiled in France for four years, arrived here Friday en route to his home country, Madagascar. Full text...

  • Bozizé urges compatriots to help protect national security
    05 october 2006 11:51:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic (CAR) President François Bozizé has called on his compatriots to help protect national security by obeying the laws and regulations governing small arms and light weapons. Full text...

  • CAR steps up campaign against small arms
    02 october 2006 12:22:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) plans a national campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of small arms and light weapons proliferation from 4 October, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Rabat, Bangui sign seven cooperation agreements
    27 september 2006 10:45:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco and the Central African Republic signed seven cooperation agreements Tuesday in Rabat at the end of a friendship and working visit by Central African prime minister Elie Dote, a Moroccan official affirmed Wednesday. Full text...

  • Central African Prime Minister visits Morocco
    26 september 2006 10:12:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- prime minister Elie Dote of Central African Republic Tuesday began the second of a three-day official visit to Morocco aimed at developing bilateral political and economic cooperation, an official source said. Full text...

  • Morocco, CAR hold joint Commission meeting in Rabat
    25 september 2006 09:50:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Prime Minister Elie Dote of the Central African Republic, is expected here Monday for a two-day working and friendship visit during which he will co-chair their joint bilateral cooperation commission meeting with his Moroccan counterpart, Driss Jettou. Full text...

  • CAR beat Cameroon 1-0 in junior CAN tie
    18 september 2006 12:31:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) – The Central African Rep-ublic junior national football squad beat their Cameroonian counterparts 1-0 on Sunday in Yaounde in the first leg qualifier of the junior African Cup of Nations (CAN) billed for Togo in 2007. Full text...

  • Comoros orders national mourning for shipwreck victims
    15 september 2006 19:23:00
    Moroni- Comoros (PANA) – Vice--president Iklilou Dhoinine on Friday announced a three-day national mourning in memory of victims of the shipwreck on 9 September of Comoran boat "Al Moubarak" off the Mayotte, killing at least 40 occupants. Full text...

  • Professionals in Mauritius launch Heart Network
    31 august 2006 21:24:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) - – Cardiologists, health officials and business partners in Port Louis Thursday launched the "Heart Network of Mauritius" meant to raise awareness among the population about cardiovascular problems. Full text...

  • Ex-CAR leader Patassé gets 20-year forced labour sentence
    30 august 2006 09:44:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- A Bangui criminal court has sentenced in absentia ex-President Ange Félix Patassé and three others to 20 years in forced labour for forgery and embezzlement of public funds estimated at 70 billion francs CFA. Full text...

  • CAR to pass law on rights of HIV/AIDS patients
    29 august 2006 19:43:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- MPs in Central African Republic (CAR) have begun debating a bill governing the rights and obligations of people living with HIV/AIDS, a parliamentary source said in Bangui Tuesday. Full text...

  • Madagascar beats Côte d'Ivoire in Rugby CAN (14-10)
    27 august 2006 20:24:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Madagascar's national rugby team beat that of Côte d'Ivoire 14-10 Saturday in Casablanca during the first round of Group B of the Rugby Junior African Cup of Nations (CAN). Full text...

  • Bangui warns against protests over DR Congo polls
    19 august 2006 20:58:00
    Bangui- Central Africa Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) government Saturday warned against any demonstrations in the country against results of DR Congo's 30 July presidential and parliamentary polls. Full text...

  • Ex-US president Carter hails Banjul AU Summit
    18 august 2006 14:55:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) – Former American President -Jimmy Carter has congratulated Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh for "the successful hosting of Banjul African Union Summit," saying the summit will move Africa forward, a statement from Jammeh's office revealed Friday. Full text...

  • UN official says CAR security still fragile
    17 august 2006 21:53:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) "remains fragile and calls for the adoption of a new strategy," UN Secretary General's special representative, Gen Lamine Cisse said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Morocco facilitates evacuation of Malagasy citizens from Lebanon
    04 august 2006 16:21:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco has made available a C-130 military plane for the evacuation of Malagasy citizens from Lebanon, official sources said here. Full text...

  • Bozize to visit Cote d'Ivoire mid-August
    01 august 2006 19:16:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Central African Republic (CAR) President Francois Bozize is to visit Cote d'Ivoire 15-18 August, official sources said. Full text...

  • IMF approves $80.8m for Madagascar
    25 july 2006 11:17:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year US$80. Full text...

  • Madagascar, Benin get US$74m ADB budget support loans
    24 july 2006 19:04:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The African Development Bank (ADB) Group Monday announced budget support loans of US$52 million to Madagascar and US$22. Full text...

  • CAR HIV prevalence rate drops
    19 july 2006 11:37:00
    Bangui- CAR (PANA) -- HIV prevalence rate in the Central African Republic (CAR) has dropped from 15% in 2002 to a current 10. Full text...

  • French Amy to back CAR against insecurity
    11 july 2006 20:29:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- France will shortly provide assistance to the army of Central African Republic to tackle the insecurity prevailing in the North of the country, the ministry of national defence affirmed in a statement here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Bozizé appoints new army chief in Bangui
    07 july 2006 13:47:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The former minister of public security in the Central African Republic, Brig. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Ortega hold talks in Libya
    20 june 2006 20:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan revolutionary leader Moammar Kadhafi and the president of the Sandinista front and ex- president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, have held talks here on a range of issues, official sources revealed. Full text...

  • Two die, many wounded in northern CAR clashes
    30 may 2006 11:42:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Two Central African Republican soldiers, including an officer, have been killed and three others wounded in clashes between an army detachment and a unidentified armed group near Birao, 1,087 km north of Bangui the capital. Full text...

  • Nyimpine Chissano loses lawyer in Cardoso murder case
    26 may 2006 20:58:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The Mozambican Bar Association has ruled that prominent lawyer Albano Silva may not represent businessman Nyimpine Chissano, the oldest son of former President Joaquim Chissano, who has provisionally been charged with the November 2000 murder of the country's foremost investigative journalist, Carlos Cardoso, outside his office in the capital Maputo. Full text...

  • WFP pleas for relief aid in Chad, CAR
    26 may 2006 17:31:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- As insecurity in Chad continues to make international headlines, WFP has urged the international community not to lose sight of the suffering of some 50,000 displaced people in the troubled northwest region of neighbouring Central African Republic. Full text...

  • French Socialists want Bangui release jailed politician
    17 may 2006 22:33:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The French Socialists Party (PS) on Wednesday called for the immediate release of Claude Yabanda of the Patriotic Front for Progress (FPP) who was arrested on 29 April in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • Nouakchott hosts international cartoon week
    17 may 2006 17:24:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Nouakchott is hosting an international cartoon week that began Tuesday at the French Cultural Centre (CCF) here. Full text...

  • Bozize, Mbeki sign cooperation agreement
    30 april 2006 09:45:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- President of the Central African Republic (CAR), François Bozize has ended a three-day working visit to South Africa after signing an agreement setting the framework for future cooperation between Bangui and Pretoria. Full text...

  • CAR asks France for military assistance
    27 april 2006 17:31:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The government of the Central African Republic has asked France for military assistance to control its borders following the recent violation of its air space by an unidentified aircraft. Full text...

  • Mozambique impounds Malagasy ship for transporting illegal immigrants
    11 april 2006 17:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Maritime authorities in the northern Mozambican port of Nacala have seized a Malagasy-registered ship that brought 67 suspected illegal Bangladeshi immigrants to Mozambique, national news agency, AIM, reported here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi slams Prophet's cartoons
    11 april 2006 13:28:00
    Timbuktu- Mali (PANA) -- The Libyan revolutionary leader, Moammar Kadhafi, on Monday in Timbuktu, a city 900 km north of the Malian capital of Bamako, slammed the recent cartoons on Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) published by a Danish newspaper and reprinted by their colleagues in Western countries. Full text...

  • Armed men kill 2 doctors in CAR night ambush
    11 april 2006 11:26:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Two Central African Republic doctors died on Sunday following an attack by armed men near Yakoke, 225 km north-west of Bangui, a reliable source has said here. Full text...

  • 1.3 billion lack access to basic healthcare – WHO
    07 april 2006 13:46:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Some 1. Full text...

  • Insecurity in CAR worries AU's peace organ
    31 march 2006 09:24:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) has expressed deep concern at the continuing insecurity in the north of the Central African Republic and its serious impact on the political situation in the country. Full text...

  • CAR journalists urge 'quick intervention' in troubled north
    22 march 2006 22:30:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic Journalists Union (UJCA) has called on the government and humanitarian organisations to intervene "as quick as possible" in Paoua (485 km north of Bangui) to prevent a further decline in the condition of displaced people in the area. Full text...

  • Central African women MPs meet in Bangui
    17 march 2006 19:17:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- A conference of Central African women parliamentarians, RFPAC, is underway in Bangui, capital of the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

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