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  • Mauritius makes ICT a priority
    06 october 2001 11:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius deputy Prime Minister Paul Berenger has said the government plans to introduce a series of measures to encourage investment in information and communication technology (ICT). Full text...

  • Mauritians celebrate Teachers' Day
    05 october 2001 19:53:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian President Cassam Uteem said Friday that teachers should be accorded due respect to complement reforms in the education sector. Full text...

  • Mauritius to help artists financially
    05 october 2001 08:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Arts and culture ministry has launched a scheme to help local artists financially. Full text...

  • Transport union opposes privatisation
    04 october 2001 21:44:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The president of the Common Front for Transport in Mauritius, Wakil Lalloo, has urged government to nationalise the sector throughout the country. Full text...

  • Ex-Minister, 8 others charged with assault
    04 october 2001 20:32:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Nine Gambians, including former Agriculture Minister Omar Jallow, were Thursday charged before a Magistrate's Court for assaulting a woman, Salka Faal, said to be a supporter of the ruling APRC. Full text...

  • Trade union opposes adverts on alcohol
    04 october 2001 17:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian trade-union, the Government Servants Association suggested Thursday the introduction of a legislation to ban all advertisements on alcoholic drinks. Full text...

  • Government approves deficit-free fiscal 2002 budget
    04 october 2001 11:14:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The Mauritanian government has approved a balanced budget of 170. Full text...

  • Breast cancer awareness campaign underway in Mauritius
    04 october 2001 08:59:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian service-club, the Rotary of Port Louis, Thursday launched a month-long national awareness campaign against breast cancer whereby necessary information on the disease would be given to women. Full text...

  • International Beach Soccer Tournament planned for Mauritius
    03 october 2001 23:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- French former football star, Eric Cantona plans to organise an international beach soccer tournament in Mauritius in 2002, the regional news agency MATERA, reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritian civil servants threaten strike
    03 october 2001 22:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The chairman of the Federation of the Mauritian Public Sector Unions, Rashid Imrith, has called on civil servants in the country to begin a national strike Saturday, the regional press agency, MATERA reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius goes tougher on child abuse
    03 october 2001 22:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Women's Rights, Family Welfare and Child Development minister Arianne Navarre- Marie announced Wednesday that the country's laws would be reviewed to make penalties on child abuse more severe. Full text...

  • Report puts Mauritius' economic growth at 6.1 percent
    03 october 2001 11:27:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The London-based Economist Intelligent Unit estimates that the economic growth of Mauritius would be 6. Full text...

  • Envoy urges closer Nigeria-Mauritania co-operation
    02 october 2001 23:57:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Nigerian Ambassador to Mauritania, B. Full text...

  • Saudi envoy condemns terrorism
    02 october 2001 21:38:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Saudi Ambassador to Kenya, Nabeel Ashour has condemned the 11 September terrorist attacks in the US, and absorbed Islam from any association with such terror. Full text...

  • Mauritians celebrate Gandhi's 132nd birth anniversary
    02 october 2001 15:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritians Tuesday celebrated the 132nd birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, the Indian apostle of non-violence who brought independence to India in 1947. Full text...

  • Sudan thanks Mauritius for support
    02 october 2001 13:50:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Visiting Sudanese ambassador Abdel Rahman El Hag Mukhar met with Mauritian Foreign Minister Anil Gayan Tuesday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Leading Mauritian firm doubles profits
    02 october 2001 13:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian investment company doubled its profits from 50. Full text...

  • Mauritius to initiate legislation against cyber crime
    01 october 2001 19:43:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Telecommunications and information technology minister Pradeep Jeeha announced Monday the country would work on legislation to combat cyber crime. Full text...

  • Journalist charged with defrauding Air Mauritius
    01 october 2001 19:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian journalist Patrick Michel was Monday charged before a Port Louis Court, with fraud, in connection with the financial scandal rocking the national carrier Air Mauritius. Full text...

  • Sand extractors protest government ban
    01 october 2001 16:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Some 400 disgruntled sand extractors, who are members of the 1200-strong Lagoon sand extracting owners and employees common front in Mauritius, demonstrated Monday in Port Louis against a government ban on extraction. Full text...

  • Mauritius to launch national youth service
    01 october 2001 08:01:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Youth and sports ministry will launch soon a National youth service (NYS) for young people aged between 13 and 16 years, officials said in Port-Louis Sunday. Full text...

  • US diplomat condemns attacks on Muslims
    30 september 2001 20:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- American Charge d'affaires in Nouakchott John Olson, says his country is against attacks on Muslims following the 11 September terrorist mayhem in the US. Full text...

  • Mauritian scientists rescue palm trees
    29 september 2001 09:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian scientists at the Agriculture and food technology ministry have rescued a rare specimen of a palm plant, Hyophorbe amaricaulis, believed to be the last of its kind surviving in the world. Full text...

  • Amara Essy expresses concern over incidents in Anjouan
    28 september 2001 23:36:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- OAU Secretary General Amara Essy on Friday expressed serious concern over the recent incidents in the separatist Comorian island of Anjouan, where an abortive coup occurred last Monday. Full text...

  • UNICEF official appeals to Bissau for support
    28 september 2001 14:50:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The deputy Regional Director of UNICEF, Ndolamb Ngokwey, has underscored the need to put emphasis on primary health care, the prevention of HIV/AIDS and the promotion of rights and education of young girls in order to attain the objectives of UNICEF in Guinea-Bissau. Full text...

  • OAU new chief, Essy briefs Chairman Chiluba
    28 september 2001 13:54:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- New Secretary-General of the Organisation of African Unity, Amara Essy met Friday with Zambian President and OAU chairman, Frederick Chiluba, on the transformation of the continental Organisation into the African Union, officials said in Lusaka. Full text...

  • Airline suspected of illegal payments to political parties
    27 september 2001 23:37:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius police have seized financial books containing evidence of payments of between 200,000 rupees (about 6,000 USD) and three milllion rupees (about 102,000 USD) by Air Mauritius to the country's major political parties, MATERA news agency reported Thursday. Full text...

  • State Bank announces 871 million rupees profit
    27 september 2001 21:23:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The State Bank of Mauritius announced Thursday a profit of 871 million rupees for the year ended 30 June (29. Full text...

  • OAU secretary general arrives in Lusaka
    27 september 2001 19:09:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Newly installed Organisation of African Unity (OAU) secretary general Amara Essy declared on arrival in Lusaka Thursday that enhancing peace and stability was one of his major priorities. Full text...

  • RFD urges support for other opposition parties
    27 september 2001 13:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritania's opposition Rally of Democratic Forces (RFD), has called on its members to vote for the candidates of other opposition parties in areas where it is not fielding candidates in the 19 and 26 municipal elections. Full text...

  • Authorities to discuss border crises
    27 september 2001 11:30:00
    Kolda- Senegal (PANA) -- Authorities in Senegal's south- eastern border town of Kolda and their Guinean Bissau counterparts meet Thursday to discuss conflicts and livestock theft that have rocked the region since 2000, the Senegalese news agency has reported. Full text...

  • Reproductive health indicators on declining trend in Mauritius
    26 september 2001 21:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius health minister Ashok Jugnauth said Wednesday that the country has witnessed a paradigm shift in its population policy from reaching demographic targets to greater emphasis on the individual and broader reproductive health issues. Full text...

  • Official says no Mauritian firm associated with bin Laden
    26 september 2001 16:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- No company operating in Mauritius is associated with Osama bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire accused of masterminding the 11 September terrorist attacks in US, the Mauritian Deputy Premier, Paul Berenger has clarified. Full text...

  • Stock Exchange seeks explanation from businesses
    26 september 2001 10:17:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Stock Exchange Commission late Tuesday demanded explanations from three major local companies following allegations of illegal payments between Air Mauritius and Rogers and Company. Full text...

  • Industrial accidents on the decline in Mauritius
    25 september 2001 22:42:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Industrial accidents dropped in Mauritius from more than 13,000 in 1989 to 4500 last year, an official said in Port-Louis Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritius moves to foster social integration
    25 september 2001 11:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is setting up a National Economic and Social Council to promote social integration and economic development, Economic Development and Corporate Affairs Minister, Sushil Khushiram announced Tuesday. Full text...

  • Commonwealth Telecomm meeting opens in Mauritius
    24 september 2001 18:15:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth opened the 41st Commonwealth Telecommunications Council meeting Monday, announcing plans by his country to build a cyber-city that would serve the entire region. Full text...

  • Senior Air Mauritius officials charged with embezzlement
    21 september 2001 23:56:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Police said Friday a number of senior officials of the national airline, Air Mauritius had been charged with financial embezzlement. Full text...

  • Mali lands Saudi loan
    21 september 2001 22:29:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Saudi Development Fund Thursday granted Mali a loan of about 8. Full text...

  • OAU organ takes pulse of Africa's conflicts
    21 september 2001 22:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU organ on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution met Thursday in Addis Ababa in its 76th ordinary session under chaired by Zambian Ambassador Simataa Akapelwa and attended by new OAU Secretary-General Amara Essy. Full text...

  • Sugar production to exceed 640,000 tonnes
    21 september 2001 21:39:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Sugar Union announced Friday that there was a strong possibility that this year's projected production of 640,000 tonnes could be exceeded, following good weather that has prevailed on the island in the past months. Full text...

  • Mauritius EPZ exports rise by 10 percent
    20 september 2001 23:34:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius Central Statistical Office said Thursday the export processing zone (EPZ) exported during the second quarter of 2001 goods worth 8,7 billion rupees, bringing the total for the first semester to 16 billion rupees (29. Full text...

  • Regional cooperation in the field of civil security
    20 september 2001 22:10:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The secretary general of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), Wilfried Bertile, and French Ambassador Rene Forceville have signed an agreement within the framework of a regional civil security project, the Indian Ocean News Agency (MATERA) said Thursday. Full text...

  • Registration deadline runs out midnight Thursday
    20 september 2001 21:58:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The deadline for the submission of candidatures for Mauritania's local and parliamentary elections due 19 October, runs out at midnight GMT Thursday. Full text...

  • Trade deficit to reach 14 billion rupees this year
    20 september 2001 21:41:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian trade deficit could reach 14 billion rupees this year, according to official figures released in Port-Louis Thursday (29. Full text...

  • Senegal-Guinea Bissau consultations resume in October
    20 september 2001 12:23:00
    Kolda- Senegal (PANA) -- Periodic consultations between official from Senegal and Guinea Bissau are to resume in October in Kolda, 638 km south east of Dakar, the Senegalese News Agency reported, quoting reliable sources. Full text...

  • 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...

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