World conference against racism (WCAR) -
  • DR Congo denounces "genocide" of its people
    03 september 2001 23:04:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The Democratic Republic of Congo Sunday brought to the attention of the World Conference Against Racism "the insidious genocide" suffered by its people in the last three years. Full text...

  • Annan regrets US withdrawal from WCAR in Durban
    03 september 2001 22:52:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, currently touring Africa's troubled Great Lakes region, Monday described as "unfortunate and regrettable," the US withdrawal from the ongoing World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • UNDP spotlights link between human rights and development
    03 september 2001 21:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The UN Development Programme has underscored the need for concrete steps against intolerance and racial discrimination to help the world meet development targets at the World Conference Against Racism which began Sunday in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • US slammed for withdrawing from WCAR
    03 september 2001 21:32:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The US decision to withdraw from the ongoing World Conference Against Racism in Durban over critical comments against Israel has drawn sharp criticism from host country South Africa. Full text...

  • Africa's spokesman calls for a compensation mechanism
    03 september 2001 15:14:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Zambian Vice President, Enoch P. Full text...

  • Dodging compensation for slavery to avoid complications
    03 september 2001 12:36:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The principle of compensation which is one of the hurdles at the World Conference against Racism, was deliberately caricatured to such an extent that one can't see the wood for the trees. Full text...

  • Orthodox Jews cause a stir at WCAR
    03 september 2001 11:51:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Several heads of state and government and thousands of delegates have set the stage for plenary debate that will guide the work of the historic UN Conference against Racism under way here. Full text...

  • Plight of a modern day slave moves delegates
    03 september 2001 10:00:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The plight of a 17-year-old slave from Niger has touched the hearts of delegates at the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. Full text...

  • Poverty, underdevelopment caused by slavery and colonisation
    03 september 2001 09:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A number of government ministers from developing countries have told the World Conference Against Racism in Durban that many of the problems facing their nations, including poverty and underdevelopment, were linked to slavery and colonialism. Full text...

  • Durban conference in halting pace
    02 september 2001 18:08:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Notwithstanding the delivery of about 60 speeches highlighting efforts at national and regional levels to contain the vice, the World Conference against Racism (WCAR) underway in Durban, South Africa since Friday, has made little progress. Full text...

  • Zuma hopeful of breakthrough against global racism
    02 september 2001 15:06:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African Vice-President Jacob Zuma on Sunday said that his government wass hopeful that delegates attending the World Conference Against Racism would be able to agree on a number of contentious issues of the agenda. Full text...

  • Kenyan paper chides West for trivialising Durban conference
    02 september 2001 13:48:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper has called on the leaders of poor countries to draw a lesson from the attitude of rich countries toward the ongoing conference on racism in Durban and pull together to protect their interests. Full text...

  • US threatens to completely withdraw from WCAR
    02 september 2001 13:33:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The issue of Zionism continues to dog the World Conference Against Racism in Durban as the United States, which has come under enormous criticism for refusing to send Secretary of State Colin Powell to the gathering, on Sunday threatened to completely withdraw from the event. Full text...

  • Kagame slams colonial powers for seeds of genocide
    02 september 2001 11:33:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame returned home Sunday afternoon from the World Conference against Racism in Durban, in South Africa, where he called on African leaders to empower their people and African institutions as an insurance against discrimination and intolerance. Full text...

  • Annan calls business to make a stand against discrimination
    02 september 2001 10:52:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- It is vital that company heads send a consistent message that they will not tolerate discrimination in hiring or promotion practices and make clear that their companies will uphold human rights in their operations, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said Saturday. Full text...

  • Victims describe harrowing tales of racial abuse
    02 september 2001 10:20:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- A group of victims of racism on Saturday began relating harrowing accounts of the ordeals they have been through. Full text...

  • Racism has enslaved Sudanese blacks, says Museveni
    02 september 2001 09:38:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Racism has taken a heavy toll on the black people of Sudan in the past 50 years, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Saturday in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Fidel Castro wants appropriate compensation for injustices
    01 september 2001 18:47:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Cuban President Fidel Castro on Saturday strongly called for appropriate compensation for all the injustices that Black populations, American Indians and the Aborigines of Africa, America and Asia suffered throughout history. Full text...

  • Wade proposes special plan for the Diaspora
    01 september 2001 18:05:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade on Saturday suggested the development of "a special plan" aimed at "correcting the numerous injustices which Blacks of the Diaspora are still victims of". Full text...

  • Mandela makes his presence felt at WCAR
    01 september 2001 14:15:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Nelson Mandela, the man whose name became synonymous with human rights, may not be attending the World Conference Against Racism, but he has certainly made his presence felt. Full text...

  • March against global racism brings Durban to a standstill
    01 september 2001 13:59:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- An estimated 40,000 people marched through the streets of Durban Saturday in a dramatic protest against global racism. Full text...

  • Teenager calls for understanding of Palestinian issues
    01 september 2001 11:02:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Fifteen-year-old Manar Abbas comes across as an unlikely hero. Full text...

  • Report says South Africa is not awash with racial friction
    01 september 2001 10:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- For every South African who thinks race relations have deteriorated in the past few years, there are two who think they have improved. Full text...

  • African Youth Group asks Kagame to be its patron
    31 august 2001 19:36:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- The African Youth Group on the International Steering Committee for the World Conference Against Racism has requested Rwandan President Paul Kagame to be its patron, it was disclosed here late Friday. Full text...

  • NGOs stage protest at Durban
    31 august 2001 15:06:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Thousands of people marched through the streets of Durban Friday at the start of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) to protest against a number of issues, including Zionism, landlessness in South Africa and India's caste system. Full text...

  • Mbeki opens World Conference Against Racism
    31 august 2001 14:17:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki, Friday called on participants at the World Conference Against Racism to "discuss practical means" of eliminating forever "the anachronistic images of black and brown ghettos of poverty" existing in the world. Full text...

  • South African President advocates century of hope
    31 august 2001 11:44:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African President Thabo Mbeki Friday acknowledged international support in ending apartheid, saying the victory should inspire the Durban world conference against racism to work at making the 21st Century one that restored to all, their human dignity. Full text...

  • Kofi Annan sees South Africa as an inspiration
    31 august 2001 09:42:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan Friday paid glowing tribute to the host of the World Conference Against Racism, saying South Africa had provided a beacon of hope for Africa and the rest of the world. Full text...

  • Police tighten security as racism conference begins
    31 august 2001 08:41:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South African police have thrown a ring of steel around Durban's International Convention Centre and say they are prepared for any eventuality during the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR) that began Friday in the port city of Durban. Full text...

  • WCAR officially starts in Durban
    31 august 2001 08:24:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- The World Conference Against Racism kicked off in earnest Friday morning with the opening ceremony in Durban. Full text...

  • Media keen on run-up to World Conference Against Racism
    30 august 2001 20:24:00
    Johannesburg - South Africa (PANA) -- The World Conference Against Racism captured media attention in South Africa this week with the spotlight beaming mainly on the US over its unmoving stance on Israel. Full text...

  • Namibian groups slam US for snubbing anti-racism Conference
    30 august 2001 18:14:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Several NGOs in Namibia have criticised the US over its threat to boycott the World Conference Against Racism opening Friday in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Leaders arrive Durban for racism conference
    30 august 2001 16:42:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- About 15 foreign Heads of State have so far arrived in Durban ahead of the World Conference Against Racism which kicks off Friday. Full text...

  • WCAR chief organiser acknowledges Africa's contribution
    30 august 2001 16:31:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson has paid tribute to African countries for what she said was the extra effort they have made to contribute to the World Conference against Racism due to start in Durban on Friday. Full text...

  • Jesse Jackson takes issue with US boycott
    30 august 2001 16:21:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Leading American civil rights leader Jesse Jackson is still hoping that US Secretary of State Colin Powell would attend the World Conference against Racism opening Friday in Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • Eyadema leaves for Anti-Racism Conference in Durban
    30 august 2001 13:12:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema left Lome Thursday morning for Durban, South Africa, for the UN World Conference Against Racism, which opens Friday. Full text...

  • Tanzania raps US demands at UN racism conference
    30 august 2001 07:50:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania has deplored threats by the US to pull out of the forthcoming UN racism conference in the port city of Durban, South Africa. Full text...

  • UNESCO official says traders had licences to buy slaves
    29 august 2001 22:12:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Slave traders took commercial licences to conduct their trade in millions of Africa's vibrant sons and daughters forcefully transported across the Atlantic in the 15th century to work plantations of the Americas and the Antilles, a UNESCO official said Wednesday in Paris. Full text...

  • South Africans fear unemployment and crime than racism
    29 august 2001 21:45:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- Most South Africans regard racism as a serious problem, but they do not feel that it is an immediate crisis in their lives. Full text...

  • NGOs deplore Powell's absence from Durban conference
    29 august 2001 21:02:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- French NGOs have deplored the US government decision not to send a high-level delegation to the World Conference against racism to be held in Durban, South Africa from 31 August to 7 September. Full text...

  • Michel Houellebecq's book sparks off controversy
    29 august 2001 19:54:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Several anti- sexual and racial discrimination organisations have reacted angrily against Michel Houellebecq's book, "Plate-forme" published by Flammarion in Paris, on the eve of the world conference against racism (WCAR). Full text...

  • Moroccan group urges condemnation of 'Zionist racism'
    29 august 2001 19:23:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Morocco's association for the support of the Palestinian struggle, or AMSLP, has called on countries taking part in the World Conference against Racism in Durban, South Africa, to condemn "Zionist racism". 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...

  • Campaigners call for justice on apartheid induced debt
    29 august 2001 17:53:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Campaign groups from Europe and Southern Africa are to issue a demand Thursday that specifically calls for the cancellation of debts incurred by countries close to South Africa over their fight against the apartheid regime. Full text...

  • Mbeki criticised over remarks at NGO Forum
    29 august 2001 16:06:00
    Durban- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's opposition Democratic Alliance (DA), Wednesday expressed disappointment that President Thabo Mbeki did not celebrate the country's successful transition to non-racial democracy in his opening speech at Tuesday's NGO Forum in Durban. Full text...

  • Amara Essy supports compensation for slavery
    29 august 2001 14:07:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Amara Essy, the secretary general of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), said Tuesday in Dakar that he supported demands for compensation for the slave trade and colonisation. Full text...

  • Freedom front exhibits pictures of farm murders
    29 august 2001 12:43:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- South Africa's Freedom Front political party, which has been calling for an Afrikaner homeland, has opened its stall at the venue of the World Conference Against Racism in Durban. 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...

  • Kofi Annan arrives in South Africa for WCAR
    29 august 2001 08:55:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- UN secretary general Kofi Annan is expected in South Africa Wednesday ahead of the World Conference against Racism that opens in Durban on Friday. Full text...

  • Scholar highlights historical African navigational skills
    28 august 2001 21:40:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- An African economist has highlighted the contribution of African sailors to modern day navigational scientific knowledge long before Christopher Columbus appeared on the scene to "discover America". Full text...

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