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  • Mauritian firemen sympathise with American colleagues
    19 september 2001 21:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Firemen Welfare Association Wednesday conveyed its deepest condolences to families of US firemen and other Americans who died in last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • Mauritius, Comoro sign health agreement
    19 september 2001 20:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Health minister Ashok Jugnauth and his Comoro counterpart, Attoumane Jaffar Abbas, signed Wednesday in Port Louis a health agreement to allow a maximum of 100 Comoran cardiac patients to be treated annually at Mauritian hospitals. Full text...

  • Landmine clearance continues around the capital city
    18 september 2001 23:38:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Work to clear landmines from the outskirts of Bissau being carried out by an NGO called HUMAID is continuing to the satisfaction of the people in charge of the operation. Full text...

  • Mauritius supports US use of Diego Garcia for military strike
    18 september 2001 19:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Foreign Minister Anil Gayan said Tuesday that Mauritius would not object to the US using the military base at Diego Garcia to hit Afghanistan as part of the anti-terrorism fight following last week's attacks on the US. Full text...

  • Mauritians sympathise with relatives of US victims
    18 september 2001 11:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government Tuesday joined the world in mourning the victims of last Tuesday's terrorist attacks in the US by holding a national intercessory ceremony at the Sir Harilall Vaghjee Hall in the capital, Port-Louis. Full text...

  • Ex-OAU chief returns home after 12 years of service
    18 september 2001 08:38:00
    Dar es Salaam- Tanzania (PANA) -- Former Organisation of African Unity (OAU) Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim of Tanzania, returned home on Tuesday after serving the continental body in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for 12 years. Full text...

  • Opposition party demands special parliamentary session
    17 september 2001 23:42:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's opposition African Party for Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cap Verde (PAIGC), has demanded an extra-ordinary parliamentary session over alleged violation of the country's constitution by President Koumba Yala. Full text...

  • SADC meets ahead of summit on sustainable development
    17 september 2001 23:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Monday began a preparatory meeting in Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius ahead of next year's World Summit on sustainable development. Full text...

  • Sub-regional fisheries commission meets
    17 september 2001 22:40:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The 13th session of the coordination committee of the West African sub-regional fisheries commission kicked off in Nouakchott Monday. Full text...

  • Mauritania postpones opening of school year
    17 september 2001 22:28:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Following a clash with the country's election calendar, the opening of the new school year in Mauritania has been moved from 4 October to 4 November. Full text...

  • OAU human rights commissioner probes prisoners' conditions
    17 september 2001 22:09:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- The special rapporteur of the Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on Prisons and Conditions of Detention in Africa, Vera Chirwa, began her two-week tour of Namibian prisons Monday. Full text...

  • Essy takes over from Salim as OAU Secretary General
    17 september 2001 19:21:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Amara Essy Monday assumed office as Secretary General of the Addis Ababa-based OAU, taking over from Salim Ahmed Salim, who had served the continental body for 12 years. Full text...

  • Salim confident in future of African Union
    17 september 2001 11:50:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim says he is conviced that the African Union (AU) has the full backing of the continent's leadership. Full text...

  • Talks between government and workers fail
    14 september 2001 16:42:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The Guinea Bissau Electricity Company Workers' (EAGB) Union, on strike since Tuesday, decided to continue with the action after its talks with the government failed Thursday. Full text...

  • Western nations, Russia fly national flags at half mast
    13 september 2001 14:48:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Several Western countries and Russia Wednesday flew their national flags at half mast in Nouakchott, as a mark of solidarity with the US over Tuesday's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau shocked by American tragedy
    13 september 2001 13:41:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Koumba Yalla of Guinea-Bissau has sent a condolence message to his American counterpart, George W. Full text...

  • Mohammed VI interrupts Mauritanian visit
    12 september 2001 20:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI left Nouakchott Wednesday morning, interrupting his three-day maiden visit to Mauritania. Full text...

  • Mauritians shocked after attacks on the US
    12 september 2001 14:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritians were Wednesday still shocked after learning via television and watching live the images from international television of the terrorist attacks on US establishments on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Five NGOs risk prosecution over fraud
    12 september 2001 13:29:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- Non-governmental organisations in Malawi risk closure and prosecution for failing to account for millions of kwachas of donor money. Full text...

  • Out-going OAU Secretary General condemns terrorist attack in US
    12 september 2001 08:36:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Erstwhile OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim has roundly condemned Tuesday's terrorist attacks in which hijacked planes crashed into strategic and landmark buildings in the United States, including the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Full text...

  • 10,000 Mauritians to work in UAE
    11 september 2001 12:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Labour and Industrial Relations Minister Showkatally Soodhun said Tuesday that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has offered to employ 10,000 Mauritians in its hotel, construction, management and information technology sub-sectors. Full text...

  • King Mohammed VI leaves for Nouakchott
    10 september 2001 20:41:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco left Tangier Monday for Nouakchott on a three-day state visit to Mauritania at the invitation of President Maaouya Ould Taya. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce unleaded gasoline in 2002
    10 september 2001 17:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government said Monday it would introduce unleaded motor gasoline from August 2002, as part of measures to reduce air pollution in the country. Full text...

  • Mauritius moves to stem road carnage
    10 september 2001 16:44:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Public Infrastructure and Land Transport Minister, Anil Bachoo, Monday launched a national campaign on "safer cycling," as part of efforts to reduce road accidents in the country. Full text...

  • King Mohammed VI begins visit in Mauritania Monday
    09 september 2001 19:47:00
    Rabat- Morocco (PANA) -- King Mohammed VI of Morocco begins a three-day official visit of Mauritania Monday to further cement bilateral relations, which are currently at their best over the past 25 years. Full text...

  • President dismisses State prosecutor
    07 september 2001 15:33:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Koumba Yala of Guinea Bissau on Thursday dismissed the State prosecutor, Rui Sanha in a presidential decree read on Radio Bissau. Full text...

  • Aristides Gomes announces his candidacy as PAIGC head
    06 september 2001 19:34:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- In a bid to reinvigorate the former ruling African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau (PAIGC), former Planning Minister Aristides Gomes has officially entered the race to succeed current leader Francisco Benante at the helm of the former ruling party. Full text...

  • Salim pays farewell visit to Eritrea
    06 september 2001 17:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The out-going secretary- general of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Salim Ahmed Salim, has completed a farewell visit to Eritrea. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau exports 50,000 tons of cashew nuts
    05 september 2001 22:55:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau has exported about 50,000 tons of cashew nuts out of a production forecast of 100,000 tons in 2001, the Secretary of State for Trade, Antonio Sherifo Embalo, said in Bissau Tuesday. Full text...

  • SADC ministers prepare for Doha WTO meeting
    05 september 2001 16:51:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Southern African Development Community (SADC) ministers on Wednesday stressed the need for the World Trade Organisation meeting in Doha, Qatar to redress imbalances in the existing multilateral trading system. Full text...

  • Influential Ghanaian woman charged with corruption
    04 september 2001 21:50:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- A Ghanaian woman leader Sherry Aryittey, who was close to the last government, appeared before an Accra Circuit Tribunal Tuesday on bribery charges. Full text...

  • SADC ministerial meeting opens in Mauritius
    04 september 2001 16:36:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Trade, finance and agriculture ministers from the South African Development Community (SADC) on Tuesday started a meeting in Mauritius to prepare a common stand for the forthcoming World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Doha, Qatar. Full text...

  • Mauritius tackling poverty
    03 september 2001 22:26:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian Trust Fund for Social Integration of vulnerable groups Monday unveiled an action plan to combat poverty in the country. Full text...

  • Libyan legislature commends African leaders
    03 september 2001 21:15:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The General Peoples' Congress (GPC), Libya's highest legislative body, has praised efforts made by Col. Full text...

  • SADC Ministers meet in Mauritius on WTO agreements
    03 september 2001 19:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Finance, Trade, Industry and Agriculture Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), meet Tuesday in the Mauritian capital of Port Louis to discuss a common position ahead of the November World Trade Organisation meeting in Doha, Qatar. Full text...

  • Unemployed numbers rise to over 20,000 workers
    02 september 2001 10:09:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Official statistics released during the weekend in Port Louis indicated that there is an 18. Full text...

  • Salim says Africa must chart its own development path
    01 september 2001 13:42:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim has said that Africa needs to chart its own path to development. Full text...

  • Opposition candidate barred from contesting local polls
    31 august 2001 21:22:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- A 20-minute delay in submitting papers has caused the disqualification of opposition candidate Diba Abdoulaye from standing in the forthcoming local government elections in Mauritania. Full text...

  • Former PAIGC strongman Flavio Proenca dies in Bissau
    31 august 2001 21:02:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Historic leader, Flavio Proenca, of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea- Bissau or PAIGC died early Friday in Bissau, family members said. Full text...

  • Mauritania hires an Argentinean coach
    30 august 2001 23:09:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania has signed a contract with an Argentinean coach whose task will be to prepare the country's new national team, known as the Mourabitounes. Full text...

  • Elf-Bissau workers on strike for higher pay
    30 august 2001 22:50:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- A five-day strike by Elf-Bissau workers entered its second day Thursday to press for higher wages. Full text...

  • Outgoing OAU Secretary General visits Mali
    30 august 2001 20:00:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Outgoing OAU Secretary General Salim Ahmed Salim begins a three-day visit in Mali Thursday, the foreign ministry announced in Bamako. Full text...

  • Mauritius endorses SADC protocols
    30 august 2001 17:08:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has signed five new Protocols recently completed by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Full text...

  • Mauritius urges US to do more on Middle-East crisis
    30 august 2001 13:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Foreign Minister Anil Gayan urged the US late Wednesday to use its influence in the Middle-East to bring about a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Full text...

  • OAU urges Burundians to foster unity
    29 august 2001 23:05:00
    Bujumbura- Burundi (PANA) -- The OAU observer mission in Bujumbura on Wednesday urged Burundians to foster unity in order to rebuild their war-torn nation. Full text...

  • Deadline for filing election papers expires Wednesday
    29 august 2001 22:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The deadline for Mauritanian political parties to submit papers for their candidates in the forthcoming municipal and parliamentary elections expires on Wednesday at midnight. Full text...

  • Maltese freighter sinks off Mauritius
    29 august 2001 19:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A freighter registered in Malta sank Monday night 228 nautical miles southeast of Mauritius, the daily 'Le Mauricien' has reported. 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...

  • Taya receives Moroccan envoy
    29 august 2001 13:04:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya Tuesday received in audience Teyib El Fahri, a Minister of State at Morocco's Foreign Ministry, who brought a message from King Mohammed VI. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau's president drops interior minister
    28 august 2001 23:49:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- President Kumba Yala of Guinea Bissau on Tuesday dropped the minister of interior, Artur Sanha, and replaced him with Alamara Nhasse, the former minister of agriculture and fisheries. Full text...

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