Central African Republic -
  • CAF boss due in CAR next month
    09 september 2003 16:43:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- African Football Confederation (CAF) president Issa Hayatou would in October pay a three-day working visit to the Central African Republic (CAR), a statement by the continental football body indicated here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Durban Congress to draw from Madagascar's experience
    09 september 2003 14:11:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- At the invitation of the World Conservation Union (UICN), President Marc Ravalomanana is to brief the 5th World Congress on Parks holding in Durban, on Madagascar's experience in environment protection. Full text...

  • Germany pledges assistance to CAR
    06 september 2003 16:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Germany has pledged a grant of 250,000 euro to help rebuild infrastructure destroyed during the military take-over of 15 March, Embassy sources indicated here. Full text...

  • Madagascar unveils drug control master plan
    05 september 2003 22:44:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy government has adopted a master plan for the fight against drugs and related crime. Full text...

  • Tax exemption in Madagascar drops prices by 30 percent
    05 september 2003 08:40:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The presidential measure granting tax exemption to over 300 imported products since 1 September has sliced prices on the domestic market by 30 percent. Full text...

  • Disagreement arises over Malagasy tourism authority
    04 september 2003 23:36:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy ministry of Tourism has announced plans to set up a board to replace the current House of Tourism, which is to be dissolved or turned into a private group. Full text...

  • Madagascar clinches four more medals in Island Games
    04 september 2003 19:03:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Madagascar Thursday bagged four more gold medals in athletics at the ongoing Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG), while Indian Ocean France (Reunion and Mayotte) are keeping their lead in the event with 50 gold medals so far. Full text...

  • Ex-Malagasy PM allowed medical check-up outside prison
    03 september 2003 20:23:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Former Malagasy Premier Tantely Andrianarivo, arrested and jailed in the aftermath of the 2002 political crisis in Madagascar, has been authorised to seek medical attention outside the Antanimora prison here. Full text...

  • Madagascar gets first gold medals in Island Games
    02 september 2003 22:56:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Madagascar waited for the fourth day of the 6th Indian Ocean Islands Games (IOIG) convening in Mauritius to win its first gold medals. Full text...

  • Madagascar wins gold medal in tennis at Indian Ocean Games
    01 september 2003 20:07:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Malagasy tennis team snatched the gold medal Monday in Petit Camp (Phoenix) at the Indian Ocean Island Games holding in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Madagascar beat Mauritius in IOIG women's volleyball
    30 august 2003 15:17:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Malagasy female volleyball team Saturday defeated its Mauritian counterpart 3 sets to nil, at the 6th Indian Ocean Islands Games (IOIG) which opened here Friday. Full text...

  • Mauritius beats Madagascar 3-1 in Indian Ocean Games
    30 august 2003 14:21:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Club M, which is representing Mauritius in the Indian Ocean Island Games on Saturday beat Madagascar 3-1 at the George V stadium in Curepipe, south of the island nation. Full text...

  • Libya raises diplomatic mission in Madagascar
    29 august 2003 20:53:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Libya plans to raise its diplomatic representation in Madagascar to an ambassadorial level, a top official of Lima Holding, a Libyan-Malagasy joint venture, said here Friday. Full text...

  • Malagasy army, gendarmerie get new heads
    29 august 2003 19:27:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- A new commander-in-chief of the Malagasy army and head commander of the national gendarmerie have been appointed by National Defence Minister Jules Mamizara. Full text...

  • Warrant for Patasse's arrest makes headlines in Bangui
    29 august 2003 11:40:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Newspapers in the Central African Republic this week focused on the announcement by the State prosecutor of an arrest warrant for ousted president Ange Felix Patasse. Full text...

  • Madagascar prepares candidate for Miss Malaika 2003
    28 august 2003 19:20:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) - – Twelve Malagasy candidates are actively preparing to contest their country's lone ticket for Miss Malaika 2003 scheduled 22 November 2003, in Gallagher Estates Midrand, South Africa. Full text...

  • CAR authorities slate national dialogue for 11-20 September
    27 august 2003 13:39:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- A national dialogue aimed at easing social and political tensions in the Central African Republic will hold 11-20 September in Bangui, according to a presidential decree issued Tuesday. Full text...

  • Antananarivo hosts first human rights symposium
    26 august 2003 20:02:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy capital Antananarivo is playing host to the first-ever international symposium on human rights on the island, organisers said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Bangui authorities issue arrest warrant for Patasse
    26 august 2003 11:35:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- State prosecutor Firmin Feindiro announced here on Monday that an international arrest warrant has been issued for former Central African Republic president Ange Felix Patasse. Full text...

  • New law accesses foreign investors to land in Madagascar
    25 august 2003 14:05:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The Malagasy Parliament has passed a new law authorising foreign investors to acquire land in the country. Full text...

  • Air Madagascar plans to modernise fleet
    24 august 2003 18:41:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Air Madagascar plans to improve its fleet of Boeing 737-200s under a modernisation and recovery process launched in concert with the German company Lufthansa Consulting. Full text...

  • Madagascar hosts international symposium on human rights
    23 august 2003 18:22:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- An international symposium on human rights on African islands south-west of the Indian Ocean opens Monday in Antananarivo, Madagascar, initiated by the Inter-African Human Rights Union (UIDH) and the World Council of Africans in the Diaspora. Full text...

  • Madagascar may tax exempt 350 products
    22 august 2003 13:07:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Madagascar will institute import tax exemption on more than 350 products beginning 1 September 2003, if a bill to restructure customs and fiscal tariff is adopted by the National Assembly and Senate, officials said here Friday. Full text...

  • Madagascar plans to adopt new currency in January
    22 august 2003 11:35:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- The department of financial operations of the Central Bank of Madagascar has announced the introduction of a new currency known as 'ariary' for the country on 1 January 2005. Full text...

  • ACP ambassadors end Bangui visit
    20 august 2003 22:53:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- A delegation of ambassadors of ACP (Africa-Caribbean and Pacific) countries ended a visit to Bangui Wednesday after an audience with Central African Republic (CAR) strongman, General François Bozize. Full text...

  • Opponents lodge complaints against President Ravalomanana
    20 august 2003 22:04:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Erstwhile President and National Reconciliation Committee (CRN) chairman Albert Zafy has lodged two complaints with the courts in Antananarivo and Fianarantsoa against current Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana for "multiples offences," an official source said Tuesday. Full text...

  • CAR strongman reprimands army officer for indiscipline
    20 august 2003 13:30:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Strongman François Bozize of Central African Republic (CAR) has decreed the demotion of Lt. Full text...

  • Student dies in skirmish over delayed exam results
    19 august 2003 21:34:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- A baccalaureate examinations candidate was killed and two others injured at the Barthelemy Boganda high school in Bangui on Monday, following a riot over drags in the proclamation of results. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana urges Malagasy MPs to support investment bill
    19 august 2003 17:09:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana, has in a message to parliament urged the MPS to give urgent consideration to five bills seeking to improve the country's economy. Full text...

  • Foreigners land ownership bill causes storm in Madagascar
    19 august 2003 14:39:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- A proposed bill to grant foreign investors the right to buy land in Madagascar, being debated in an special parliamentary session since Monday, has been greeted by harsh criticisms from within and outside officialdom. Full text...

  • Brazzaville to host summit on DR Congo, CAR, Sao Tome
    18 august 2003 15:39:00
    Brazzaville- Congo (PANA) -- Brazzaville will Tuesday host a regional summit on DR Congo, Central African Republic and Sao Tome and Principe, President Denis Sassou Nguesso of Congo Brazzaville announced Monday. Full text...

  • Madagascar slates council elections for November
    17 august 2003 14:29:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Local council elections will be held in Madagascar on 9 November in the rural areas and on 23 November in urban centres, the government has indicated, adding that new councils would soon be set up. Full text...

  • Prospects gloomy for Malagasy vanilla
    17 august 2003 13:42:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- Malagasy vanilla exporters, who have disbursed more than 200 billion Malagasy francs (about 33 million US dollars) to growers in rural areas are worried over growing insecurity in the major vanilla-producing region of Sava. Full text...

  • Former ruling party ends congress in Bangui
    17 august 2003 13:29:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The former ruling National Political Council of the Central African Peoples Liberation Movement (MPLC) has decried the military coup that toppled president Ange Felix Patasse, though acquiescing to the transitional arrangements of the new government in Bangui. Full text...

  • Ex-ruling party holds extra-ordinary session in CAR
    15 august 2003 14:20:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- About 132 delegates of the Central African People's Liberation Movement (MLPC), the former ruling party, Friday convened an extraordinary session of its National Political Council (CPN) to deliberate on political events in the country. Full text...

  • Madagascar moves to allow foreigners own real estates
    15 august 2003 11:40:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Madagascar government has submitted to parliament bills intended to facilitate foreign investors' settlement in the country by allowing them to own property, official sources said here Friday. Full text...

  • Bozize vows to clamp down on impunity in CAR
    13 august 2003 22:00:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- General François Bozize, head of state of the Central African Republic (CAR), has vowed to ensure a crime-free society and one where there would be no room for impunity. Full text...

  • L'A.S. Tempete Mocaf retain Central African Cup
    13 august 2003 20:33:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- L'A. Full text...

  • EU loans 11 million euros for Madagascar railways
    12 august 2003 23:34:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The European Investment Bank (EIB), European Union's long-term financing bank, has granted an 11 million euro loan to rehabilitate Madagascar's northern railway network, a statement from the Prime Minister's office said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Madagascar gets UN deputy chairmanship
    08 august 2003 14:19:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Madagascar has been elected deputy-chairman of the 58th United Nations General Assembly, which begins sitting in September, an official statement said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Military regime in Bangui detains former speaker
    08 august 2003 14:10:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The military regime in the Central African Republic has arrested and detained Apollinaire Dondon Konamabaye, former speaker the National Assembly, family sources said. Full text...

  • Chadian government, UNHCR train relief workers
    07 august 2003 16:18:00
    Ndjamena- Chad (PANA) -- The Chadian government and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, have launched capacity-building training for aid workers managing refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) in Chad as well as internally displaced Chadians. Full text...

  • Tempete wins first leg semi-final in CAR cup
    05 august 2003 20:53:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- AS Tempete Mocaf of Bangui on Tuesday defeated Stade Centrafricain (SCAF) by 2-0 in the first leg semi-final of the national cup played at Barthelemy Boganda Stadium in the Central African Republic's capital of Bangui. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana sees renewed fight necessary against poverty
    02 august 2003 17:04:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Visiting Malagasy president, Marc Ravalomanana, on Saturday suggested that African needs new leaders who can give fresh guidance to the people and pull them out of poverty. Full text...

  • Central African Republic cup semi-finalists are known
    02 august 2003 16:38:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- AS Tempête Mocaf Friday grabbed the fourth and last place of the cup of the Central African Republic, after sinking underdogs Ouaka 4-0 at Bangui's Barthélémy Boganda staduim. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana inspects Zambian agricultural fair grounds
    02 august 2003 14:50:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Visiting Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana began official activities here Saturday by touring stands at the Zambia Agricultural and Show-grounds where various farm produce, implements and support services are on exhibition. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana arrives for two-day Zambian visit
    01 august 2003 09:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- President Marc Ravalomanana of Madagascar arrived in Lusaka on Friday to begin a two-day visit to Zambia that will see him open the Zambia Agriculture and Commercial Show. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana winds up 48-hour visit to Mali
    01 august 2003 08:02:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- President Marc Ravalomanana of Madagascar on Thursday ended his two-day visit to Mali after signing a co-operation accord with his hosts. Full text...

  • Mali regrets minimal economic activities with Madagascar
    31 july 2003 18:36:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malian foreign minister Lassana Traore has deplored the minimal level of economic cooperation between Antananarivo and Bamako. Full text...

  • Malagasy president due in Zambia Friday
    31 july 2003 17:08:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Malagasy president, Marc Ravalomanana is expected in Lusaka Friday for what promises to be a hectic visit that will include the official opening of the 77th Zambia Agricultural and Commercial Show on Saturday. Full text...

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