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  • 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...

  • Gabon, Mauritania ratify Union constitutive Act
    31 may 2001 21:56:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- Gabon and Mauritania Thursday became the 43rd and 44th OAU member states to ratify the constitutive Act of the African Union, a release said. Full text...

  • Mauritanians to celebrate the Maaouloud next Monday
    31 may 2001 20:03:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Following recommendations from a committee observing the lunar month, Mauritanians will celebrate the Maaouloud feast (anniversary of the birth of Prophet Mohammed) next Monday. Full text...

  • Malawi driver in for manslaughter after killing Britons
    31 may 2001 19:27:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The state prosecutor in Malawi, Fahad Assani, has announced he would charge a driver whose pick up truck caused the death of five people including three young Britons last March, with manslaughter. Full text...

  • Zambians Say Govt Unprepared to Host OAU Summit
    31 may 2001 16:07:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Though government maintains it would be naive to change the venue of the forthcoming summit of the OAU, several Zambians say an alternative host could save their cash-strapped nation from embarrassment. Full text...

  • IMF suspends co-operation with Guinea Bissau
    31 may 2001 14:59:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has suspended its co-operation with Guinea Bissau for what it termed as "lack of seriousness" in the management of funds it provided to Bissau. Full text...

  • Africa Business Direct launch boosts Africa-focused business
    30 may 2001 19:59:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- "Expanding African Business Globally" is the concept behind the new Africa business facilitation firm and its research and resource focused portal, Africa Business Direct, which was officially launched in South Africa this week. Full text...

  • OAU delegation visits refugee camps in DR Congo
    30 may 2001 16:55:00
    Kinshasa- DR Congo (PANA) -- A delegation from the OAU Commission for Refugees on Tuesday inspected the Inga camp in Lower-Congo Province which hosts Angolan refugees in the south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Full text...

  • Mauritius adopts bill to deport foreign prisoners
    30 may 2001 13:58:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Foreigners serving penal sentences in Mauritius would now be deported according to a Transfer of Prisoners Bill which the Mauritius Parliament adopted in Port Louis Tuesday night. Full text...

  • Namibia's Gurirab set to snatch top OAU post
    28 may 2001 21:14:00
    Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- If there are any contenders confident of grabbing the soon-to-be vacated top post of Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Namibia's Foreign Minister, Theo-Ben Gurirab, is one of them. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau denies deporting refugees
    27 may 2001 14:03:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The deputy chief of staff of the Guinea Bissau Armed Forces, Brigadier Emilio Costa, has refuted news reports that his country deported refugees from the Senegalese province of Casamance. Full text...

  • Kenya, Uganda call for regional local authorities body
    27 may 2001 13:51:00
    Muranga- Kenya (PANA) -- Civic leaders from Kenya and Uganda Saturday night called for the formation of an East African local authorities association to strengthen the existing co-operation between the peoples of the two countries. Full text...

  • MFDC consultation postponed to June
    26 may 2001 10:07:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- The consultation meeting of the unarmed wing of the southern Senegalese rebel Movement of Democratic Forces of Casamance (MFDC) originally scheduled to be held in Banjul, Gambia on 29 May, has been postponed to 3-5 June. Full text...

  • Salim calls for popularisation of African union
    25 may 2001 19:20:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim Friday called on the African people to popularise the African Union which becomes a political and legal reality on 26 May. Full text...

  • Eyadema urges greater African unity
    25 may 2001 17:04:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese President and current OAU chairman, Gnassingbe Eyadema, has called for stronger political and economic integration of Africa. Full text...

  • OAU Lusaka Summit unchanged 9-11 July
    25 may 2001 16:42:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- OAU Secretary-General Salim Ahmed Salim confirmed Friday that the 37th Summit of the continental Organisation will still take place as scheduled 9-11 July in Lusaka, Zambia. Full text...

  • Oil discovery makes headlines in Nouakchott
    25 may 2001 13:50:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The reported discovery of crude oil in Mauritania by Australian company "Woodside," made newspaper headlines in Nouakchott this week. Full text...

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