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  • 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...

  • Ghanaian newspaper takes shot at OAU performance
    25 may 2001 12:22:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana's biggest selling newspaper, the State-owned Daily Graphic, has questioned whether the Organisation of African Unity came any close to realising its objectives. Full text...

  • Mauritanians frenzied over news of oil discovery
    24 may 2001 11:53:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanians have gone frenzy over the news of offshore oil discovery in their country by the Australian company, Woodside. Full text...

  • Group backs Ivorian Amara Essy for OAU post
    23 may 2001 21:46:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- A West African group on Wednesday expressed support for the candidature of former Ivorian foreign minister Amara Essy for the post of OAU secretary general. Full text...

  • 2001 development report predicts catastrophe for LDCs
    23 may 2001 21:11:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The repercussions of global recession could be catastrophic for developing countries, UNDP resident representative in Mauritania, Michel de la Taille said in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Mauritian workers reject 5 percent compensation
    23 may 2001 20:19:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian trade unions and employers have rejected a 5-percent salary compensation to workers offered by the government on Wednesday. Full text...

  • Ghana urges end to African conflicts as OAU clocks 38
    23 may 2001 18:10:00
    Accra- Ghana (PANA) -- Ghana Wednesday expressed regret that as Africa celebrates the 38th anniversary of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), conflicts continued to rage in parts of the continent, causing deaths and sufferings to millions of people. Full text...

  • Mauritius to boost fruits and vegetables production
    23 may 2001 14:54:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- A plan is under way by the Mauritian Chamber of Agriculture to encourage Mauritians to grow fruits and vegetables outside the country. Full text...

  • ADF approves 12.65 million dollars in loan for Mauritania
    22 may 2001 21:24:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Abidjan-based African Development Fund (ADF) has approved a loan of 10 million Units of Account (approximately 12. Full text...

  • French foreign minister to visit Nouakchott
    22 may 2001 20:52:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- French foreign minister Hubert Vedrine is expected to arrive in Mauritania on 4 June, according to diplomatic sources in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Lawyers withdraw defence for opposition leader
    21 may 2001 23:05:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Lawyers who volunteered to defend Mohamed Lemine Ould Ch'Bih Malainine, chairman of the Popular Front, have withdrawn from the case, a party official confirmed to PANA Monday in Nouakchott. Full text...

  • Mauritius to spend 2.6 billion rupees on health
    21 may 2001 20:30:00
    Port-Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius plans to invest 2. Full text...

  • Botswana Minister supports Gurirab for OAU's top job
    21 may 2001 18:10:00
    Gaborone- Botswana (PANA) ­ Botswana Foreign Minis-ter Mompati Merafhe says he is supporting his Namibian counterpart Theo-Ben Gurirab in the race for the post of OAU Secretary-General. Full text...

  • Mauritania gets 30 million-US-dollar ADB loan
    21 may 2001 17:19:00
    Dakar- Senegal (PANA) -- The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (ADB), has approved a loan of 22. Full text...

  • China invests 173 million rupees in Mauritian seaport
    20 may 2001 10:31:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Shenzhen Shenfubao Group of China has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mauritius port Authority to construct a Freeport House and carry out other operations under an investment package of 173 million rupees (about 6 million US dollars). Full text...

  • OAU Central Organ urges peace in trouble spots
    19 may 2001 18:21:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The 5th ordinary Summit of the OAU Central Organ for the Prevention, Management and Settlement of conflicts, ended in Lome Saturday, by reiterating commitment to and support for the Lusaka agreement as crucial to the resolution of the DR Congo conflict. Full text...

  • Wade's visit makes news headlines in Mauritania
    18 may 2001 21:41:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade's three-day official visit and a cabinet shake-up effected by President Ould Taya called the shots in news reporting among Mauritanian papers this week. Full text...

  • Mauritius plans 50 billion rupees investment
    18 may 2001 21:38:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Mauritian government Friday announced plans to invest 50 billion rupees for the improvement of public infrastructure during the next five years. Full text...

  • Mauritius bus company goes environment-friendly
    18 may 2001 20:43:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius National Transport Corporation has ordered 25 environment-friendly buses from the Indian firm, Ashok Leyland. Full text...

  • Salim optimistic about Lome Summit
    17 may 2001 20:01:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- The Secretary General of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), Salim Ahmed Salim, has expressed optimism over the agenda of the meeting of the Central Organ on Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution mechanism, which opens in Lome, Togo, Friday. Full text...

  • Malaria threatens Mauritius
    17 may 2001 17:57:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius is facing a problem of imported malaria, the Indian Ocean island-nation's health minister, Rajesh Bhagwan, said Thursday. Full text...

  • Chiluba leaves for Togo
    17 may 2001 17:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- Zambian President Frederick Chiluba Thursday left Lusaka for Togo to attend a meeting of the 15-member OAU's central organ on conflict resolution. Full text...

  • Al-Bashir for OAU Lome Summit
    16 may 2001 20:54:00
    Khartoum- Sudan (PANA) -- Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir leaves Khartoum Thursday for Lome, Togo, for the 18-19 May Summit of the OAU Central Organ on the Mechanism for Conflict Prevention, Mediation and Resolution, the Sudan News Agency reported Wednesday. Full text...

  • Court quashes bribery charges against former minister
    16 may 2001 16:49:00
    Blantyre- Malawi (PANA) -- The judge of Lilongwe magisterial court, Ken Manda, Wednesday discharged all three counts of official corruption levied against former finance minister Cassim Chilumpha. Full text...

  • Mauritius gets Islamic history centre
    16 may 2001 13:58:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- The Islamic Society of Mauritius has officially opened an Islamic history centre in the southern town of Moka, an official of the centre said. Full text...

  • Mauritius urges Israel to accept the Mitchell Report
    16 may 2001 12:53:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritian Foreign Affairs minister Anil Gayan told the National Assembly Wednesday that unless Israel accepts the Mitchell report in toto there will be no reasonable prospects for a cessation of the Palestinian- Israeli violence. Full text...

  • FAO to boost Guinea Bissau fisheries sector
    16 may 2001 12:43:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau and the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation have signed a contract under which the West African country will be assisted to improve the quality of its fish exports. Full text...

  • Togolese Prime Minister on African tour
    15 may 2001 23:23:00
    Lome- Togo (PANA) -- Togolese Prime Minister, Mensah Agbeyome Kodjo left Lome Tuesday, on a visit to Guinea Conakry, Liberia and Sierra Leone, official sources said. Full text...

  • Mauritanian opposition leader moved to Aioun prison
    15 may 2001 12:42:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The detained president of the Mauritanian opposition Popular Front Mohamed Lemine Ch'Bih Ould Cheikh Malainine has been transferred to Aioun prison 800 km southeast of Nouakchott the capital. Full text...

  • Mauritius Proposes Law to Protect Ageing Population
    14 may 2001 14:53:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Elderly Mauritians may soon have a more comfortable retirement if the country's parliament passes a law for their protection against exploitation and abuse. Full text...

  • President makes minor cabinet reshuffle
    14 may 2001 10:37:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya made a minor reshuffle in the government Sunday with four ministers swapping portfolios. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau demobilises former dissident soldiers
    13 may 2001 15:33:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- The authorities in Bissau this weekend demobilised 90 veteran soldiers who took part in the events of June 1998 overthrow of Joao Bernardo Vieira. Full text...

  • Mauritius sets up medical disciplinary tribunal
    11 may 2001 22:14:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Authorities in Mauritius have established a medical disciplinary tribunal to probe allegations against public and private doctors in the country. Full text...

  • Six African presidents for Museveni's inauguration
    11 may 2001 20:17:00
    Entebbe- Uganda (PANA) -- Six African presidents and representatives from several others have been invited to attend the inauguration of Uganda's President-elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Saturday. Full text...

  • Indian doctors for Mauritian hospitals
    11 may 2001 19:43:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- Mauritius will recruit doctors from India in a bid to end the shortage which affects public health services in the island-nation. Full text...

  • 6 African leaders to grace Museveni's inauguration
    11 may 2001 16:24:00
    Kampala- Uganda (PANA) -- At least six African leaders are expected at Saturday's inauguration of Uganda's re-elected President Yoweri Museveni, official sources said in Kampala Friday. Full text...

  • Zambia reaffirms commitment to host OAU Summit
    10 may 2001 18:42:00
    Lusaka- Zambia (PANA) -- The Zambian government says there is no basis to move the venue of the scheduled OAU's 37th Ordinary Summit from Lusaka to South Africa as proposed Wednesday by Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • Air Mauritania strikers resume work
    10 may 2001 17:25:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Air Mauritania's striking technical flight personnel returned to work Wednesday, at the expiry of a three-day ultimatum issued to them by management. Full text...

  • Opposition leader goes on trial in Nouakchott
    10 may 2001 16:41:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- The chairman of the opposition Popular Front (FP) in Mauritania Mohamed Lemine Ch'Bih Ould Cheikh Malainine and two aides Thursday appeared before the Nouakchott criminal court on charges of "criminal conspiracy. Full text...

  • Pretoria unaware of plans to change venue of OAU Summit
    10 may 2001 14:25:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- The South African government has expressed optimism that the 37th Summit of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) will take place in Zambia in July as scheduled. Full text...

  • Opposition politician returns home from abroad
    10 may 2001 09:28:00
    Bissau Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- Opposition Democratic Alliance of Guinea-Bissau (AGS) party leader Fernando Gomes has returned home after spending four months in Dakar and France for medical reasons. Full text...

  • Guinea Bissau joins EDF fishing project
    09 may 2001 23:11:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea Bissau is among 25 African countries included in the five-year European Development Fund fishing programme under which FAO would provide 35 million US dollars to each of them. Full text...

  • Kadhafi proposes change of venue for OAU summit
    09 may 2001 23:00:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Col. Full text...

  • China gives Mauritius equipment worth 15.5 million rupees
    09 may 2001 20:13:00
    Port Louis- Mauritius (PANA) -- China's ambassador in Mauritius, Xia Shouan on Wednesday handed over agricultural and health equipment worth 15. Full text...

  • Air Mauritania orders strikers to resume work
    09 may 2001 16:34:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Air Mauritania has issued its striking technical flight personnel with an ultimatum to return to work within three days or consider themselves fired. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau begins demobilising war veterans
    09 may 2001 14:43:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau has launched a programme to demobilise and reintegrate about 500 war veterans and other volunteers into civil society. Full text...

  • Guinea-Bissau denies arms trafficking charges
    08 may 2001 15:40:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Guinea-Bissau's director general of defence policy, Zamora Induta, has denied allegations that the Guinea-Bissau government is involved in the trafficking of arms. Full text...

  • Gambian leader visits Mauritania
    08 may 2001 15:38:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Gambian President Yahya Jammeh arrived is in Nouakchott on a three-day official visit at the invitation of his Mauritanian counterpart, President Maaouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya. Full text...

  • Opposition leader tackles State Prosecutor
    08 may 2001 11:32:00
    Bissau- Guinea Bissau (PANA) -- Leader of the opposition African Party for the Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde (PAIGC), has accused State Prosecutor Rui Sanha, of causing political division in the country. Full text...

  • Jammeh off to Mauritania
    07 may 2001 15:47:00
    Banjul- Gambia (PANA) -- Gambian President Yayah Jammeh left Banjul Monday on a three-day official visit to Mauritania, official sources said. Full text...

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