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  • Mauritius forecasts 14 billion rupees trade deficit
    19 june 2001 22:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will record a trade deficit of 14 billion rupees (29. Full text...

  • OAU Civil Society conference adopts report
    19 june 2001 16:35:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Hundreds of delegates from across Africa at the weekend concluded a five-day OAU-Civil Society Conference in Addis Ababa, with the adoption of a 40-page l50-point report. Full text...

  • Salim expected Tuesday in Mali
    19 june 2001 15:03:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim is expected Tuesday in Bamako for a three-day official visit, Foreign ministry sources said. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau arrests two journalists
    19 june 2001 14:15:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Editor Joao de Barros and his colleague Athizar Mendes on the "Diario" newpaper in Guinea Bissau have been arrested by Interior Ministry officials for publishing articles against President Kumba Yalla. Full text...

  • Tribunal told that Minister directed irregular payment
    19 june 2001 07:56:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- A Tribunal investigating three cabinet Ministers accused of diverting two billion kwacha from parliament to finance the last National Convention of Zambia's ruling party heard Monday that one of the Ministers exceeded his powers. Full text...

  • Zambian envoy meets Jammeh
    18 june 2001 22:29:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh on Monday received and invitation from his Zambian counterpart, Frederick Chiluba, to attend the 37th OAU summit in Lusaka from 9-11 July. Full text...

  • Mauritian police arrest 10 demonstrators
    18 june 2001 19:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian police on Monday morning briefly arrested 10 people who staged a protest against the envisaged voluntary retirement of of 6,200 sugar industry workers. Full text...

  • Bissau government in financial dire straits
    18 june 2001 16:43:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- A local newspaper had highlighted the grim situation of the Bissau-Guinean government, noting that the country's internal debt alone had piled up to some 15 billion francs CFA (1 US dollar = 700 FCFA). Full text...

  • Yala says Nigeria ready to assist Guinea-Bissau
    16 june 2001 16:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Nigeria is to assist Guinea Bissau develop its agriculture and transport sectors, President Koumba Yala has said. Full text...

  • Cigarettes prices go up in Mauritius
    15 june 2001 22:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The price of cigarettes has risen in Mauritius following a government decision to restructure taxes on such products. Full text...

  • Sugar cane harvest starts in Mauritius
    15 june 2001 16:21:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Sugar cane harvesting started Thursday in the Saint Felix sugar plantation, south of Mauritius, where the first crop was delivered to the factory early Friday. Full text...

  • Wade to attend Lusaka OAU summit
    15 june 2001 10:45:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegal's President Abdoulaye Wade has confirmed his participation at the 37th summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) in Lusaka, Zambia from 9 to 11 July. Full text...

  • Sugar Industry to cut jobs
    14 june 2001 20:58:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Agriculture, Food Technology and Natural Resources Minister, Pravind Jugnauth said the country's Sugar industry is to shed an undisclosed number of jobs under a restructuring programme. Full text...

  • OAU initiates Tsetse eradication campaign
    14 june 2001 17:41:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU on Thursday unveiled plans for a Pan African Tsetse and Trypanosomosis Eradication Campaign (PATTEC) in a bid to curb sleeping sickness. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala visits Nigeria
    14 june 2001 13:49:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala of Guinea Bissau is in Nigeria for a two-day official visit. Full text...

  • Kumba Yala visits Nigeria
    14 june 2001 11:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala of Bissau-Guinean is Nigeria for a two-day official visit. Full text...

  • HIV/AIDS: both a health problem and a societal virus
    13 june 2001 23:39:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- At the ongoing OAU-Civil Society conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia a guest speaker Wednesday asserted that the HIV/AIDS pandemic was not simply a health problem but also an obstacle to economic development and social advancement. Full text...

  • Saudi Arabia to build teaching hospital in Morocco
    11 june 2001 10:28:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- Saudi Arabia has agreed to build a university teaching hospital in Fes under a cooperation agreement between both countries, state television TVM reported. Full text...

  • Ibrahima Fall aspires to be OAU boss without Senegal's backing
    10 june 2001 15:41:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- Senegalese national Ibrahima Fall would like to be the next secretary general of the Organisation of African Unity. Full text...

  • Spanish Fisheries minister visits Nouakchott
    10 june 2001 15:31:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Spain's minister for Fisheries, Miguel Arias Canete, was in the Mauritanian capital this weekend on a two-day visit to boost relations between Nouakchotte and Madrid. Full text...

  • Consortium loses bid for Botswana motor plant
    10 june 2001 10:07:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) ­ The South Africa conso-rtium which won a bid to buy most of the assets of the collapsed Hyundai Motor Company of Botswana have failed to pay within the agreed time. Full text...

  • Diabetes joins major killer diseases in Mauritius
    08 june 2001 22:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 50 percent of deaths in Mauritius was caused by cardio vascular diseases while diabetes remains the other major cause, health minister Ashok Jugnauth disclosed Friday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Lusaka ready to host the 37th OAU Summit
    08 june 2001 20:13:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Zambia's foreign minister Keli Walubita on Thursday declared in Lome that Lusaka was ready to host the 37th OAU Summit in July. Full text...

  • Zambia denies support to female candidate for OAU job
    08 june 2001 18:06:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian politician and woman activist, Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika, has failed to get the support of her home government to vie for the post of Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) at its Lusaka Summit in July. Full text...

  • Bankers arrested for money laundering
    08 june 2001 17:32:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) Friday arrested three top management officials from the closed United Bank of Zambia in connection with money laundering activities at the bank, said DEC public relations officer Nason Banda in Lusaka. Full text...

  • OAU to hold civil society conference
    07 june 2001 22:15:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU will next week convene an African Civil Society Conference aimed at promoting civil society in Africa and developing modalities and mechanism that will enhance collaboration between the OAU and African civil society organizations. Full text...

  • Deputy Premier Accused of Assisting Murder Suspect
    07 june 2001 21:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Deputy Prime Minister Paul Berenger faces a charge of aiding and abetting a murder suspect to escape arrest. Full text...

  • Salim says OAU transformation will dominate Lusaka Summit
    07 june 2001 17:59:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim, said in Lusaka Thursday that the transformation of the OAU into the African Union would be a key issue at the 9-11 July Summit in the Zambian capital. Full text...

  • Bissau authorities seize 140 kg of expired drugs
    07 june 2001 14:21:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Health authorities in Guinea- Bissau have seized some 140 kg of expired medicines from several pharmacies and peddlers in the black market. Full text...

  • King Mohammed VI receives Mauritanian message
    06 june 2001 23:24:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI on Wednesday received a message from the Mauritanian President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. Full text...

  • Minister wants to turn Mauritius into paradise
    06 june 2001 17:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan said that he hoped "that when we meet on World Environment Day next year, Mauritius would have got rid of all its eye-sores, polluting industries and damaged lagoons. Full text...

  • Minister wants to turn Mauritius into paradise
    06 june 2001 17:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan said that he hoped "that when we meet on World Environment Day next year, Mauritius would have got rid of all its eye-sores, polluting industries and damaged lagoons. Full text...

  • Mauritius to invest 670 million rupees in environmental projects
    06 june 2001 16:36:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime minister Anerood Jugnauth announced Tuesday night that the government has devised 72 projects worth 670 million rupees (29. Full text...

  • Sun Resorts rake in 247 million rupees in profits
    06 june 2001 15:37:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius PANA) -- The leading hotel group in Mauritius, Sun Resorts, announced Wednesday it earned 247 million rupees in profits in the first quarter of this year as compared to 233 million rupees (29. Full text...

  • Texas to return Malawi's 100 million-year-old fossil
    06 june 2001 13:56:00
    Lilongwe- Malawi (PANA) -- Plans are underway between Malawian and US cultural authorities to ferry back to Malawi a 12-metre long skeleton of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur from its adopted home in a museum in Texas. Full text...

  • Mauritius Police Organise Crime Prevention Week
    05 june 2001 20:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Police Force is organising a one-week mass sensitisation programme and crime prevention awareness campaign in the Indian Ocean island-nation. Full text...

  • OAU satisfied with Lusaka's preparations for summit
    05 june 2001 17:15:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The OAU assistant Secretary General for Conferences Daniel Antonio has expressed great satisfaction at the advanced preparation of facilities for the OAU summit scheduled for next July in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Officials swindle teachers' millions in insurance scam
    04 june 2001 20:07:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Tanzania's primary school teachers in the country have reportedly fallen victims to a fraud involving 531 million shillings (1 USD = 100 shillings) deducted from their salaries as insurance premiums during a five-year period 31 December 2000. Full text...

  • Over 400 policemen attacked in five years
    04 june 2001 18:48:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- At least 460 police officers have been attacked in the last five years in Mauritius, according to statistics released Monday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Authorities investigate bankers for money laundering
    04 june 2001 16:47:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambia's Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) has seized passports of senior managers at the United Bank of Zambia following reports of money laundering at the financial institution. Full text...

  • Demands for foreign doctors and nurses increasing
    04 june 2001 16:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A report released Monday by the Mauritian Training and Productivity Ministry revealed that demands for foreign doctors and nurses are increasing in the island's clinics and private hospitals. Full text...

  • Cote d'Ivoire woos Togo for OAU top job
    04 june 2001 16:24:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Former Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Diarra, has met with President Gnassingbe Eyadema seeking Togo's support for Amara Essy, the Ivorian candidate for the post of the OAU Secretary General. Full text...

  • Rights group says torture rife in Mauritius
    04 june 2001 15:16:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The use of torture, inhumane treatment or degrading punishment is widespread in Mauritius, according to a report by the Islamic Human Rights Commission based in the United Kingdom. Full text...

  • Mauritius records 2-percent increase in tourism
    03 june 2001 12:59:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius recorded a two- percent rise in the number of foreign tourists in the first quarter of this year as compared to the same period in 2000. Full text...

  • China, Guinea Bissau sign agriculture pact
    01 june 2001 23:42:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- China is giving Guinea Bissau financial and technical assistance to improve farming projects in the west African country. Full text...

  • EU, Guinea Bissau in new fisheries agreement
    01 june 2001 21:55:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- A five-year fisheries signed between the European Union and Guinea-Bissau is due in force beginning next 16 June. Full text...

  • Forum adopts African Common Position
    01 june 2001 21:25:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The Pan-African Forum on the future of Children in Africa Friday adopted a common position containing a declaration and Plan of Action, to be presented to the UN General Assembly session on children and the forthcoming OAU summit in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Bissau troops clash with Senegal's Casamance separatists
    31 may 2001 23:40:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau Defence minister Lucio Soares Thursday confirmed there were clashes between elements of the Bissau army and the Salif Sadio faction of the southern Senegalese Movement of Casamance Democratic Forces. Full text...

  • Parliament adopts national budget of Guinea-Bissau
    31 may 2001 22:54:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Parliament in Bissau this week adopted a budget of about 94,000 million CFA francs (1 dollar = 700 FCFA) for Guinea-Bissau. Full text...

  • Premier launches national policy for elderly
    31 may 2001 22:08:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian prime minister Anerood Jugnauth launched Thursday a national policy on the elderly at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute in Moka, 11 km south of Port Louis. Full text...

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