Central African Republic -
  • Rights groups welcome steps to probe abuses in CAR
    25 may 2007 11:04:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Rights' activists have welcomed "with satisfaction" a decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to probe claims of abuses committed in the CAR in 2002 and 2003. Full text...

  • Renowned artist Satesh Gupta in Antananarivo
    24 may 2007 21:43:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Internationally acclaimed Indian artist Satesh Gupta arrived in Antananarivo Thursday for an exhibition of works and presentation of his latest book, 'Centering Awareness'. Full text...

  • ICC focuses rape cases in Central African Republic
    24 may 2007 13:34:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has decided to investigate reported sexual crimes in the Central African Republic, a statement issued at The Hague said. Full text...

  • Int'l Court to probe crimes in Central African Republic
    22 may 2007 18:20:00
    New York- UN (PANA) -- The Hague (Netherlands)-based International Criminal Court (ICC) Tuesday announced it will investigate alleged crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) during the armed conflict of 2002 and 2003. Full text...

  • WFP airlifts emergency gear to Central African Republic
    21 may 2007 19:28:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced Monday it had airlifted 31 metric tonnes of aid gear to the Central African Republic (CAR) as part of expanded efforts to reach over 230,000 people affected by recent violence and displacement. Full text...

  • CAR president sacks communications minister
    20 may 2007 13:23:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic (CAR) President Francois Bozize has sacked his national reconciliation and communications minister, Abdou Karim Meckassoua, according to official sources late Saturday. Full text...

  • CAR publisher released from jail
    16 may 2007 13:09:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Michel Alkhaly Ngady, chair of the Central African Republic's Association of Private and Independent Newspapers Publishers, has been released after spending a month in jail. Full text...

  • Madagascar's Ravalomanana urges strong private sector in Africa
    15 may 2007 09:38:00
    Shanghai- China (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana said here Tuesday that Africa's development would depend on a strong private sector. Full text...

  • Madagascar gets additional EU financial grant
    10 may 2007 19:39:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) has granted Madagascar additional financial aid of 68. Full text...

  • Madagascar gets US$150m AfDB loan to improve extractive industry
    02 may 2007 17:49:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Wednesday in Tunis, Tunisia, approved US$150 million to partially finance the Ambatovy Nickel Project in Madagascar. Full text...

  • CAR rebel leader seeks international mediation
    20 april 2007 20:48:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – Rebel leader, Christophe Go-zam Betty, of the Central African Republic (CAR), on Friday called for an international mediation in the political dialogue in that country. Full text...

  • WFP sends SOS for 190,000 refugees from CAR
    20 april 2007 19:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) – The World Food Programme ur-gently needs $44 million to provide assistance for some 190,000 refugees from Central African Republic (CAR) including 70,000 now living in Cameroon and Chad. Full text...

  • Voter cards on sale in Nigeria, says paper
    13 april 2007 09:07:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Ahead of Saturday's (tomorrow) state legislative and governorship elections in Nigeria, voter cards are being offered for sale to interested persons in the country's oil- producing Niger Delta region, the local Punch newspaper reported Friday. Full text...

  • France Telecom sets shop in Central African Republic
    12 april 2007 21:55:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- France Telecom has signed an agreement with the Central African Republic head of state for the award of a mobile and Internet licence, according the company's media communiqué availed to PANA Thursday. Full text...

  • Bangui journalists unveil press centre
    28 march 2007 22:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Journalists in Central African Republic Wednesday witnessed the inauguration of a press centre in capital Bangui, the first such facility in the country. Full text...

  • NGO criticises ICC for ignoring sexual abuses in CAR
    17 march 2007 12:36:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Bangui-based NGO, Organisation for compassion and support of families in distress, OCODEFAD, has criticised the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes, for failure to try those responsible for sexual abuses committed in the Central African Republic (CAR) between 2002 and 2003. Full text...

  • Mauritian economic model moves Malagasy president
    13 march 2007 13:37:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Visiting Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana on Tuesday expressed admiration for Mauritius economic growth as he ended the last day of a three-day visit to the island. Full text...

  • Mauritius marks 39th independence anniversary
    12 march 2007 20:37:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – Mauritius marked it-s 39th independence anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the island's accession to a republic Monday, at a ceremony attended by Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana as a special guest. Full text...

  • Mauritius honours Ravalomanana
    12 march 2007 19:40:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Visiting Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana, has been awarded the "Grand Commander of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean," GCSK, the Mauritian highest national honour. Full text...

  • Malagasy leader sues for united Indian Ocean islands
    12 march 2007 09:52:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) – Malagasy President,- Marc Ravalomanana who started an official visit to Mauritius on Sunday, has called for a greater co-operation between the Indian Ocean islands to promote the welfare of populations in this region. Full text...

  • Mauritius to give Madagascar 500 tonnes of rice aid
    11 march 2007 13:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian government has pledged to give 500 tonnes of rice in aid to Madagascar, which was last month hit by four cyclones. Full text...

  • Madagascar's Ravalomanana due in Mauritius Sunday
    07 march 2007 17:46:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana is expected here Sunday to attend Mauritius' 39th independence anniversary celebrations as Guest of honour, Monday, official sources said here Wednesday. Full text...

  • Morocco readies humanitarian aid for Madagascar
    28 february 2007 18:31:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) - – Morocco plans to send humanitarian material aid to Madagascar, which has been hit by widespread flooding which killed people and caused huge damage to national infrastructure and personal properties, the ministry of Foreign affairs and Cooperation in Rabat said Wednesday. Full text...

  • CAR govt. pledges protection against LRA aggression
    23 february 2007 20:02:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic government will protect the population against any aggression by Joseph Kony and his Lords Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who are said to be in the country, interior minister Col. Full text...

  • CAR, Sudan, Chad sign peace pact in France
    16 february 2007 09:50:00
    Cannes- France (PANA) – Chad, the Central African -Republic and Sudan, signed a peace accord late Thursday in Cannes, providing for the deployment of an international force along their common borders, African Union (AU) chairman, Ghanaian President John Kufuor announced here. Full text...

  • Carter assesses treatment initiatives in Nigeria
    14 february 2007 08:58:00
    Abuja- Nigeria (PANA) -- Former US President Jimmy Carter arrived in Nigeria Tuesday to assess the Carter Centre-assisted integrated disease treatment initiatives towards their possible expansion. Full text...

  • American actress Farrow, pledges humanitarian support for CAR
    12 february 2007 22:30:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic(PANA) -- US actress Mia Farrow, a UNICEF goodwill ambassador, pledged here Monday, to highlight the humanitarian crisis in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • CAR rebel leader Miskine expected in Libya Thursday
    08 february 2007 09:30:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The head of the rebel Democratic Front of the Central African People (FDPC), Abdoulaye Miskine, who on 2 February joined the government after signing a peace agreement, is expected to arrive in Tripoli, Libya Thursday, to cement the peace deal, according to sources. Full text...

  • Minister demands equal access in Mozambican hospitals
    07 february 2007 20:30:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Mozambican Health Minister Ivo Garrido on Wednesday announced the scrapping of the current two-tier system in public hospitals whereby patients with more money get preferential treatment. Full text...

  • Former US President Jimmy Carter arrives in Ghana
    06 february 2007 15:01:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Former US President Jimmy Carter arrived here Tuesday for a week-long working visit during which he would meet with Ghana's President John Agyekum Kufuor. Full text...

  • The CAR government, FDPC rebels sign peace pact
    02 february 2007 23:19:00
    Sirte- Libya(PANA) -- The Central African Republic (CAR) government and the rebel Democratic Front for the Central African People (FDPC) late Friday signed a peace deal here mediated by Libyan leader, Moammar Kadhafi, who is also the current chairman of the Community of Sahelo- Saharan States (CEN-SAD). Full text...

  • Bozize in Tripoli for peace dialogue with rebels
    02 february 2007 11:57:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- President François Bozize of Central African Republic (CAR) is expected to conclude a peace accord in Syrte (central Libya) with rebels and opposition leaders in CAR, a diplomatic source indicated here Friday. Full text...

  • CAR's Bozize ends his visit to Egypt
    01 february 2007 21:34:00
    Cairo- Egypt (PANA) -- Central African Republic President Francois Bozize ended his two-day visit to Egypt Thursday during which he held discussions with his host, President Hosni Mubarak, on several issues, officials told PANA. Full text...

  • 20 killed in road accident in eastern Uganda
    27 january 2007 12:34:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- At least 20 people have been killed in two separate road accidents in eastern Uganda in the past two days, police sources said Saturday. Full text...

  • Nigerian makes breakthrough in car design
    23 january 2007 18:02:00
    New York- US (PANA) -- A Nigerian, Jelani Aliyu, has recorded a major breakthrough in the automotive industry in the US, with the design of a state-of-the-art electric car. Full text...

  • AU denounces use of force in CAR
    08 december 2006 13:10:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The African Union (AU) Peace and Security Council (PSC) has urged the rebel movements in Central African Republic (CAR) to renounce the use of force in seeking power. Full text...

  • CAR needs external help, says AU report
    07 december 2006 15:29:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Persistent insecurity has dragged the Central African Republic (CAR) into a vicious circle where it urgently needs external help to reverse alarming trends that characterise the country's development, according to a report by a multi-disciplinary mission of the African Union. Full text...

  • PSC to hold session on Central African Republic
    06 december 2006 14:27:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- African Union (AU) member States have been invited to a special session of the organisation's Peace and Security Council (PSC) here Thursday to be apprised of the current situation in the Central African Republic (CAR). Full text...

  • OIF sends observers for Malagasy presidential poll
    02 december 2006 14:20:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- The Paris-based International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) has sent a team of 18 observers to monitor Madagascar's presidential election on Sunday, the OIF said in a statement here. Full text...

  • Bangui assured of French support
    30 november 2006 22:50:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- France has assured Central African Republic (CAR) of continued support, officials said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Mauritian observers for Madagascar poll
    28 november 2006 18:56:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Three members of parliament from Mauritius are expected Wednesday to join observers from the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) for the presidential election of 3 December in Madagascar, reliable sources disclosed here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Former Mauritian PM leads poll observer delegation to Madagascar
    25 november 2006 10:40:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Former Mauritian Prime Minister, Paul Berenger, leaves Port-Louis this week-end for Madagascar where he will lead an observer mission for the presidential election taking place on 3 December. Full text...

  • 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...

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