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  • Mauritian worshippers launch a Christian council
    03 december 2001 08:35:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Christian Council was launched in Mauritius Sunday at the Mauritius Red Cross Memorial Hall in Curepipe, 25 km south of the capital, Port Louis. Full text...

  • Christians launch council in Mauritius
    02 december 2001 10:32:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A Christian Council was launched in Mauritius Sunday with its leaders saying the council's objective is to achieve national unity and that of all Christians. Full text...

  • Mauritians celebrate Hindu feast
    30 november 2001 22:30:00
    Port Louis- Maurice (PANA) -- Mauritian Hindu faithful Friday celebrated the "Ganga Asnan" religious feast honouring a goddess that shares the same name with an India River. Full text...

  • East Africa Launches Parliament, Court of Justice
    30 november 2001 16:51:00
    Arusha- Tanzania (PANA) -- The presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Friday launched the East African Legislative Assembly and the East African Court of Justice pledging to move fast to achieve economic integration of the three countries. Full text...

  • Mauritius' debt witnesses sharp rise
    29 november 2001 23:12:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The total debt of Mauritius has risen from 5,800 million rupees (190,972 US dollars) in June 2000 to 60,500 million rupees (2 million dollars) in June 2001, according to a Bank of Mauritius annual report. Full text...

  • Mauritius to host African Federation for Family Action
    29 november 2001 22:52:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has been selected to host the headquarters of the African Federation for Family Action, a coordinator of the organisation, Dany Sauvage, hinted Wednesday. Full text...

  • Senegal's Foreign Minister visits Bissau
    29 november 2001 20:43:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau President Koumba Yala has received in audience, Senegalese Foreign Minister, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, who brought a message from President Abdoulaye Wade. Full text...

  • OAU to send military observers to Comoro's Anjouan
    29 november 2001 14:55:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- The OAU's organ on conflict prevention has asked the continental body's secretary general, Amara Essy, to send a 16-member military observer mission to oversee the collection of arms in the troubled Comoran island of Anjouan. Full text...

  • South African charged with drug trafficking in Mauritius
    29 november 2001 13:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A court in Port Louis Thursday charged 33-year-old Joseph Mbokotwana of South Africa of drug possession and trafficking. Full text...

  • Commercial bank employees strike in Bissau
    29 november 2001 09:21:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Employees of the Banque Totta et Açores, established in Guinea Bissau for the past ten years, on Thursday continued striking in demand for pay rise. Full text...

  • Prospects in textile industry worry Mauritius employers
    28 november 2001 23:51:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A regional magazine, Eco Austral, has published a survey showing that 40 percent of Mauritius employers are worried about the future of the country's textile industry. Full text...

  • EU, Mauritania sign new fishing accord
    28 november 2001 23:36:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The European Union (EU) and Mauritania have signed another fishing accord expanding their existing agreement. Full text...

  • Mauritius to build database on erosion problems
    28 november 2001 14:49:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius has commissioned a study to identify the causes of increasing erosion, the Indian Ocean island nation's environment minister Rajesh Bhagwan told parliament Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Lawyers condemn intimidation of judges in Guinea-Bissau
    26 november 2001 23:53:00
    Praia- Cape-Verde (PANA) -- The Association of Lawyers from Portuguese-speaking countries (Ad Jus), Monday denounced government's interference with the judiciary in Guinea Bissau. Full text...

  • Mauritius moves to grant Rodrigues Island autonomy
    26 november 2001 22:06:00
    Saint-Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Parliament in Mauritius has unanimously passed two bills to make Rodrigues Island a region with a full autonomy. Full text...

  • Task force recommends top jobs quota for women
    26 november 2001 14:07:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A task force on discriminatory legislation against women has recommended that one-third of senior posts in the Mauritian public service be reserved for women. Full text...

  • Air Mauritius begins flights to Dubai 22 January
    26 november 2001 13:42:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian national carrier, Air Mauritius will fly to Dubai beginning 22 January, officials announced Monday in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Port-Louis inner suburb residents says no to drugs
    24 november 2001 16:13:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Members of the Roche-Bois Progressive Movement in one of the inner suburbs of Port-Louis, the Mauritian capital, on Saturday denounced the proliferation of drugs and drug dealers in their area. Full text...

  • OAU stresses men's role in fighting AIDS
    23 november 2001 19:57:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Putting men in the front line to fight HIV/AIDS would be the surest way to contain the pandemic in Africa, the OAU said Friday. Full text...

  • Bissau-Guinean opposition closes ranks against Koumba Yala
    23 november 2001 09:08:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- About 6,000 people flooded the city centre in Bissau Thursday in a demonstration called by opposition parties to protest what they charged were President Koumba Yala's repeated violation of the Constitution. Full text...

  • Group decries child abuse in Mauritius
    22 november 2001 19:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The NGO, Save The Children, released a report Thursday lamenting child abuse, including child labour, in Mauritius. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau gets 500,000-US-Dollar grant from China
    22 november 2001 14:23:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- China is providing Guinea-Bissau with 500,000 US dollars in development assistance, an official statement has said in Bissau. Full text...

  • Mauritius to introduce community service for minor offenders
    22 november 2001 10:22:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian social security and national solidarity minister Samioullah Lauthan announced Wednesday that he was introducing very soon in the national assembly (parliament) the community service order bill. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau sacks Foreign Minister
    21 november 2001 18:51:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau's Foreign Minister Antonieta Rosa Gomes, was relieved of her post by a presidential decree Wednesday, officials said in Bissau. Full text...

  • Mauritius to honour indentured labour
    21 november 2001 13:25:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius Arts and Culture minister Motee Ramdass has tabled a bill in Parliament proposing a Trust Fund Bill to honour the memory of Indian immigrants, as well as protect Aapravasi Ghat, the site where they first settled on arrival in 1834. Full text...

  • Governor hails Miss World from Nigeria
    20 november 2001 12:34:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Governor Peter Odili of Nigeria's south-eastern Rivers State has congratulated the newly-crowned Miss World, Nigeria's Agbani Darego, expressing the hope her victory would trigger a new enthusiasm and positive spirit of adventure among youths in the State. Full text...

  • Former Air Mauritius manager dies of heart attack
    19 november 2001 21:45:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Air Mauritius' former chairman and managing director Nash Malam-Hasham was buried Monday afternoon after dying of heart attack Sunday as he read his weekend newspapers. Full text...

  • Study reveals rampant poverty among women in Mauritius
    19 november 2001 19:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A fresh study has shown that women remained the most vulnerable group in Mauritius, the MATERA news agency reported Monday. Full text...

  • Minister decries problem in Mauritian transport system
    19 november 2001 18:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Public Infrastructure and Internal Transport Minister Anil Bachoo, Monday lamented the crisis in the country's transport system. Full text...

  • OAU donates 100,000 dollars to food-stricken Algeria
    17 november 2001 16:12:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- The Organisation of African Unity (OAU), has donated 100,000 US dollars to Algeria to help alleviate the effects of the flood disaster that has claimed more than 750 lives in that country, an official said in Algiers. Full text...

  • OAU donates 100,000 US dollars to Algerian flood victims
    17 november 2001 15:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Assistant Secretary General in Charge of Administration and Finance Vijay Makhan has handed over a cheque of 100,000 US dollars to the Algerian Ambassador in Addis Ababa and permanent representative at the OAU, Smail Chergui. Full text...

  • CDE seminar set for Mauritius in December
    17 november 2001 10:26:00
    Brussels- Belgium (PANA) -- The Centre for the Development of Enterprises (CDE) has organised a seminar for enterprises, financial institutions and professional organisations in the private sector in East African countries from 10 to 12 December in Port Louis. Full text...

  • Current cyclonic activity is normal in the Indian Ocean - Expert
    17 november 2001 10:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Meteorological Services (MMS) predicted Saturday that there was a high probability that cyclonic activity during the 2001/2002 season would be a normal one. Full text...

  • OAU experts meeting polarised over issue of polygamy
    16 november 2001 13:17:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- An OAU experts meeting considering the Additional Protocol to the African Charter, on Human and People's Rights on the Rights of Women on Thursday failed to reach a consensus on whether polygamy should be prohibited. Full text...

  • Mauritius raises price of cooking gas
    15 november 2001 20:03:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The price of cooking gas has been increased by six percent in Mauritius, an official of the Commerce Ministry announced Thursday. Full text...

  • OAU secretary general due in South Africa
    15 november 2001 20:02:00
    Johannesburg- South Africa (PANA) -- OAU secretary general Amara Essy is due in South Africa Friday for discussions with President Thabo Mbeki in Pretoria. Full text...

  • Ex-chief justice in Bissau under arrest
    15 november 2001 11:08:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The former chief justice of Guinea-Bissau's Supreme Court, Emiliano Nosolini dos Reis and ex- associate justice Venancio Martins are currently under arrest in Bissau, according to reliable sources. Full text...

  • Editor of Guinea-Bissau newspaper under arrest
    15 november 2001 09:14:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Authorities at the interior ministry Wednesday arrested editor Joao de Barros of the Bissau- based newspaper, Diario, independent sources said, without giving reasons for the action. Full text...

  • Young Mauritians train in drug control
    14 november 2001 20:28:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritius National Addicts Treatment and Rehabilitation Agency, in collaboration with the Mauritian ministry of youth and sports, has launched a training programme in drug addiction prevention for young people. Full text...

  • Mauritian group makes 59.5 million rupees in profit
    14 november 2001 16:00:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian industrial group Phoenix Camp Minerals Ltd announced on Tuesday profits of 59. Full text...

  • Mauritius earns $2.7 million surplus in tourism
    14 november 2001 15:47:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Tourist earnings in Mauritius rose from 10. Full text...

  • Portuguese-speaking lawyers back Bissau colleagues
    13 november 2001 22:16:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Members of the Permanent Council of Bar Associations of the Community of Portuguese-speaking Countries (CPLP) Monday declared their solidarity with Bissau- Guinean colleagues struggling for the rule of law in their country. Full text...

  • Mauritius starts acting against terrorism
    13 november 2001 14:17:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The war against terrorism is not a matter of choice but an absolute necessity, Mauritian Foreign and Regional Co-operation Minister Anil Gayan has said. Full text...

  • 20 percent of Mauritians are diabetic
    12 november 2001 23:24:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is classified second on the list of countries with the highest diabetes prevalence in the world, informed sources disclosed in Port Louis at the weekend. Full text...

  • Hindu Priest says US terrorist attacks could have been avoided
    12 november 2001 20:05:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A visiting Indian Hindu priest Swami Chidanandji, said the 11 September terrorist attacks on the US could have been avoided if the world had listened to Hindu teachings on love and the fact that the world is one family. Full text...

  • Mauritius claims sovereignty over Chagos archipelago
    12 november 2001 16:55:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth has told the ongoing session of the UN General Assembly that the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean belongs to Mauritius. Full text...

  • Activists press US to close military base in Mauritius
    12 november 2001 08:57:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian political and social group Lalit is campaigning US and British citizens to support the closer of the US military base on the island of Diego Garcia, north of Mauritius. Full text...

  • Mauritius NGO raises funds for Afghan children
    11 november 2001 16:20:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Save-the-Children NGO in Mauritius has launched a fund raising campaign to support Afghan children affected by the war in the central Asian country. Full text...

  • 10,000 demonstrate against Koumba Yala
    09 november 2001 15:08:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Some 10,000 people held a peaceful demonstration in Bissau Thursday afternoon against what they referred to as President Koumba Yala's "violations of the constitution". Full text...

  • Mauritius anticipates upturn in sugar production
    09 november 2001 08:06:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Sugar production in Mauritius, trends experts assert, would reach 650 000 tonnes this year. Full text...

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