Central African Republic -
  • 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...

  • Madagascar's re-entry into AU 'a victory,' says Ravalomanana
    30 july 2003 19:44:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Malagasy president Marc Ravalomanana has described the re-admission of his country into the African Union (AU) as "a victory of reason, democracy and justice". Full text...

  • Marc Rovalomanana arrives in Bamako
    30 july 2003 17:28:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malagasy leader Marc Rovalomanana arrived in Bamako on Wednesday for a two-day official visit, according to well-informed sources here. Full text...

  • Senegal, Madagascar to strengthen co-operation
    30 july 2003 11:33:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal and Madagascar have agreed to strengthen their relations, President Abdoulaye Wade said at a joint press conference he gave in Dakar Tuesday with his visiting counterpart Marc Ravalomanana. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana expected in Bamako Wednesday
    30 july 2003 07:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana was due in Bamako Wednesday on a 48-hour official visit to Mali, official sources said in the Malian capital. Full text...

  • Officials meet on mechanisms to improve Mozambican healthcare
    28 july 2003 16:09:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- Senior health officials from all Mozambican provinces began a two-day meeting in Maputo Monday on the mechanisms to improve healthcare services in the country. Full text...

  • CAR Challenge Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday
    28 july 2003 13:21:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The Central African Republic's Football Association has decided to postpone the country's Challenge Cup quarterfinals from Saturday to Tuesday due to transportation problems. Full text...

  • Paulin Pomodimo appointed Archbishop of Bangui
    27 july 2003 17:54:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- The President of the Bishop's Conference in the Central African Republic, Paulin Pomodimo, has been appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangui, the country's apostolic nuncio has announced here. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana to open Zambian Agriculture Show
    26 july 2003 11:27:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana is due in Lusaka Friday to officially open Zambia's Agriculture and Commercial Show, officials said in Lusaka Saturday. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana visits Reunion
    24 july 2003 21:09:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana arrived in Reunion Thursday where he was received by his Reunion counterpart, Paul Verges and the French Co-operation Minister Pierre Andre Wiltzer. Full text...

  • France, Madagascar to sign investment agreement
    23 july 2003 23:41:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana will visit Reunion on 24-25 July. Full text...

  • Malagasy president plans African tour
    23 july 2003 07:46:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy president Marc Ravalomanana is expected to visit Senegal, Mali and Zambia beginning next Sunday following a two-day trip to Reunion, official sources announced here. Full text...

  • Ravalomanana visits Reunion Thursday
    21 july 2003 23:02:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Malagasy President Marc Ravalomanana is due in Reunion Thursday on a two-day official visit expected to feature the signing of an investment promotion and protection agreement between the two countries, official sources said Monday in Saint Denis. Full text...

  • Bangui expels ruthless Chadian officer
    15 july 2003 16:35:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Authorities in Bangui have expelled a ruthless Chadian military officer, known as Col. Full text...

  • Central African Republic braces for basketball finals
    15 july 2003 16:08:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Authorities in the Central African Republic have decided to remain keen about the progress of the national basket-ball team, which qualified last month for the African Cup of Nations finals scheduled next month in Egypt. Full text...

  • Tandja advises Bozize against vying for CAR presidency
    15 july 2003 14:07:00
    Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- Niger President Mamadou Tandja has advised Central African Republic (CAR) leader General Francois Bozize not to contest the next presidential election in his country, official sources said in Niamey Tuesday. Full text...

  • New envoy says Paris remains Bangui's loyal partner
    14 july 2003 19:57:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- France Remains a loyal, active and demanding partner" of Central African Republic, the new French ambassador to Bangui, Michel Destouesse, declared here Monday. Full text...

  • IOC organises AIDS control at regional level
    12 july 2003 21:18:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) recently held the first meeting of the Regional Thematic Group (GTR) on HIV/AIDS in collaboration with the UN system and the UNAIDS secretariat. Full text...

  • Bozize names new advisers
    12 july 2003 16:22:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Central African Republic President General Francois Bozize has appointed 13 new advisers. Full text...

  • David Dacko calls for national talks
    11 july 2003 19:04:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Former President of the Central African Republic, David Dacko, has proposed the convening of a national conference at the soonest. Full text...

  • AU welcomes Madagascar back into continental body
    10 july 2003 12:12:00
    Maputo- Mozambique (PANA) -- The year-long impasse over Madagascar's barring from the African Union (AU) ended Thursday when it was officially re-admitted into the continental body. Full text...

  • AU summit to recognise political legitimacy in Madagascar
    09 july 2003 11:18:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The presence of Marc Ravalomanana this week at the second summit of the African Union (AU) in Maputo, Mozambique will mark Madagascar's grand return to the great African family, analysts observed here. Full text...

  • EU to grant Madagascar 20 million euro as budget support
    08 july 2003 23:45:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- The European Union is expected to release 20 million euro to Madagascar as part of a second instalment of the emergency budget support programme to the Grand Island. Full text...

  • Exploration agreement signed in southeastern Algeria
    07 july 2003 23:35:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- An oil exploration agreement on the Hamra perimeter in Illizi (2,000 km southeast of Algiers) was signed here Monday between the national hydrocarbon company, Sonatrach and an Algerian-Tunisian joint company, Numhyd. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso beat CAR 3-0 to qualify for CAN 2004
    07 july 2003 08:56:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Burkina Faso qualified for CAN 2004 Sunday after beating Central African Republic (CAR) 3-0 at the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium of Bangui in their last round match of the Cup of Nations preliminaries. Full text...

  • Mauritius stuns Madagascar 2-0 in crucial CAN tie
    06 july 2003 17:59:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Visiting Mauritius beat Madagascar 2-0 Sunday in their last Group 10 Cup of Nations tie to deny the home side a chance to catch up on Egypt, who finally picked the group's ticket to the 2004 finals on 9 points. Full text...

  • New Malagasy envoy presents letters of credence
    03 july 2003 10:28:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Madagascar's new Ambassador, Bruno Ranarivelo has presented his letters of credence to President France Albert René of the Seychelles, undertaking to invigorate ties between the two countries. Full text...

  • Former CAR Prime Minister obtains asylum in France
    28 june 2003 19:30:00
    Bangui- Central African Republic (PANA) -- Former Central African Republic (CAR) Prime Minister Martin Ziguele left Bangui Friday for France via Libreville, Gabon, a communiqué from Communication minister Parfait Mbaye announced here Friday afternoon. Full text...

  • Air France steps up weekly fights to Antananarivo
    28 june 2003 16:31:00
    Antananarivo- Madagascar (PANA) -- French carrier Air France has announced four weekly flights between Antananarivo and Paris starting this Sunday. Full text...

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